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good morning. first the firing, now the fallout. democrats and some republicans outraged after president trump suddenly cans fbi director james comey. >> are people going to suspect cover-up? absolutely. >> it came as a surprise to me. >> the white house pointing to com comey's handling of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation, something that the president once praised. >> what he did, he brought back his reputation. >> but was it really over the investigation of the trump campaign's ties to russia? moment of panic. a tunnel collapses, sending workers scrambling at the nation's largest and most
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this morning, officials insisting no raid nation has been detected. but a scare for the nuclear sites across the country. timeline of a tragedy. prosecutors release a detailed and disturbing account of how things unfolded on the night of the hazing death at penn state. what's being done to make sure it doesn't happen again? this morning, the school's president and the district attorney in charge of the case are joining us live. and another day, another plane, another fight. >> stop it. what is wrong with you? >> a brawl breaks out on a southwest airlines jet. a female flight attendant tries to break it up, only to get slammed to the ground. she's being praised for her bravery. and why this latest incident of airline outrage has people wondering what's going
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>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. there's one story dominating headlines today. president trump facing immediate fallout after his firing of fbi director james comey. trump said the move was a necessary one to restore public confidence. >> but it's casting a large shadow over the russia investigation and where it goes from here. lawmakers are questioning the timing of the firing. democrats are calling for a special council to lead the russia inquiry. >> and trump is sitting down in the oval office with russia's foreign minister. we have complete converage on al of this. let's go to peter alexander at the white house. >> reporter: goo
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to be clear, this was a shocking move. the shock waves reverberating. president trump firing james comey, who was leading the investigation into the possible ties between president trump's campaign aides and the kremlin. the decision the white house says was based on the recommendation of two men, jeff sessions, who planned to recuse himself from the russia investigation. he had no comments to reporters. and the deputy attorney general, only two weeks on the job. overnight, fired fbi director james comey, returning to washington, after his dramatic dismissal, by president trump. >> there's james. he's become more famous than me. >> reporter: less than three months after publicly embracing comey, the president who built his brand on the catchphrase, you're fired, insisted he . >> reporter: that dismissal letter hand delivered to fbi head quarters by the long
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security head, keith shiller. comey learning about his fate when it flashed on a tv as he addressed employees. comey laughed thinking it was a prank before aides pulled him into a nearby office. the reaction from capitol hill to the surprise announcement? fast and furious. >> comey was not fired because of hillary. comey was fired because of the russians. >> reporter: this memo from the deputy attorney general who oversees the fbi details why comey was fired, blasting the handling of the conclusion of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation has wrong, writing as a result the fbi is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust. until it has a director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them. but candidate trump praised the handling of the clinton probe. >> i was not his fan, but what he did, he brought back his reputation. he brought it back. >> i have
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the fact that director comey was able to come back after what he did. and it took guts for director comey to make the move that he made. >> reporter: the white house now pushing back on the previous comments. >> it has nothing to do with the campaign from six months ago. this has everything to do with the performance the fbi director since the president has been in the white house. >> reporter: the president's letter also claims the fbi director inform himd on three separate occasions he was not under investigation for ties to russia. when asked, white house aides couldn't identify those occasions. sean spicer defending the decision. >> this is a decision that should have been shared by most democrats, chuck schumer, nancy pelosi, all of them talked about how the director lost their confidence. >> reporter: instead, they're demanding answers on russia. >> if an independent special prosecutor is appointed, there can be some faith tha
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if not, everyone will suspect coverup. >> reporter: mr. trump firing back saying i don't have confidence in comey anymore. then acts to indignant. some republicans are critical too. among them, richard burr. he's the chair of the senate intelligence committee heading up the russia investigation. he called it a loss for the bureau and the nation. a senior aide at the white house last night telling us it's time to move on from the russia investigation. and as you mentioned, the president today just a single event on his public schedule. it's a meeting in the oval office with survey -- sergey lavrov. let's bring in pete willi s williams. by all accounts, this was a stunner. what is the mood inside the fbi this morning? >> reporter: total shock. nobody saw this coming. thew
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comey's testimony last week about the clinton e-mail investigation allowed him to make the public explanation that he wanted. that he'd finally gotten behind him. he had no idea this was coming. there's a strong feeling the way he found out about it seeing it on a room full of tv screens in los angeles was at the least undignified. many agents were unhappy with how he ran the clinton e-mail investigation, but he was generally popular and well respected inside the fbi, and only once before has president fired an fbi director. bill clinton filed william sessions in 1993 over concerns that sessions was using government money for personal purposes. now the man who was the deputy fbi director, the 21-year veteran of the fbi becomes the acting director. he's somebody who had the confidence of james comey because comey picked him to be his number
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the russia investigation keeps going out of the counterintelligence division. the firing of comey cast a big cloud over it. pete, thank you. >> we are joined now by a former fbi special agent and former consultant of the counterterrorism division of the fbi. good morning. >> good morning. >> let me follow up with what they were just talking about. give me your knowledge of people been the bureau who think it resulted from the e-mail investigation or the russia investigation? >> i would estimate that they think it's the russia investigation. there have been months where the trump administration could have fired comey over the clinton e-mail investigation. they chose not to. and this is when the grand jury is issuing subpoenas that relate to the flynn investigation which is part of this trump conspiracy with russia. so it's ominous timing. i don't think any fbi agent in the fbi today would think this is an in
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action that president trump needed to undertake. >> if it's about the investigation into hillary clinton and her e-mails. the handling of that investigation is being looked into. why wouldn't you wait until the results come in before you would make this move? >> i think it's because it's an emotional decision. if you saw president clinton when he had to fire the fbi director, he waited for an investigation to come forward and used it for cause. this is the weakest cause case out there. it makes no sense not to go ahead and wait for the ethics investigation to be completed. >> as a practical matter, what happens to the russia investigation now. we heard pete say it continues. but if a new fbi director comes in and is presumably hand picked by donald trump, can that fbi director shut it down? can that person slow walk it? as a practical matter,wh
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investigation? >> there's three things we should look at. one, the fbi agents doing the russia investigation will do what they planned to do. they're not going to strap. the real gap, the second thing is charges have to go to a grand jury. that has to be pushed to the department of justice. who is impartial there that would have an open mind about this? we just saw where the doj under sessions now who said he refused himself, is probably not going to be open to charges being pushed on the russia investigation. and the president signalled in his own letter that there was nothing to be looking for, nothing to be looking at in terms of the russia investigation. whoever he appoints, whoever the new fbi director is, they could come in and reprioritize on what president trump wants rather than what's good for the nation. >> clint, thank you very much. let's bring in nicole wallace and ari. on the
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does this rank? >> it's huge. >> let's see the devil's advocate. i think a lot of people will want to give the president the benefit of the doubt. why is it not a reasonable rationale that he's unhappy with the way comey handled the hillary clinton e-mail investigation, something that many career prosecutors and many democrats also found fault with? what's the rationale? >> there were procedural problems with the way director comey handled the investigation, but the letter from this doj under donald trump says the main problem was that the approach by director comey was essentially too mean to hillary clinton. that is at odds with everything the candidate said. it's also at odds with what jeff sessions said at the time. >> and by the way, nicole, if you want to fire james comey over the hillary clinton e-mail investigation, you could do it on day one as president. you don't have to wait five months. let me read you a portion of the
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wrote to director comey. while i greatly appreciate you informing me on three separate occasions that i'm not under investigation, i nevertheless concur with the department of justice that you're not able to effectively lead the bureau. what does that mean? >> it means no one has successfully reigned in donald trump from his impulses to carry on as if he's the ceo of the apprentice. you saw it at the beginning of the week, sally yates was fired for not enforcing the muslim ban. no one believes that's all that was going on. when people refuse to fall into line, and this should send a chill and wake up every republican who thinks it's okay to go along. the fact that democrats are james comey's defenders this morning, most of them believe we have a president trump because of james comey's handling of the e-mails. >> it's interesting to see the
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on the one hand the white house is saying this is all about the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. and president trump's own letter betrays the fact that it is about russia. that that's at top of mind. >> we can give them the benefit of the doubt. but the fact that they thought they could turn the page on russia by removing the head of the fbi while the fbi is investigating russia guarantees it will be a burning focus. >> and the president has made an admission of a stunning level in that letter that you're both pointing to. because the doj is trying to create neutral regions that has nothing to do with russia. and donald trump in writing that sentence that he couldn't hold back on is raising his criminal reliability. he inserted himself and russia into what they claim was a neutral policy decision. >> from a communications perspective, i think you laid it out. if you wanted to draw attention to russia, this seems like tl
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for russia. >> what they've done is now everyone has to choose. if you care about getting to the bottom of the questions about russian mettling in 2016 which we know graham and mccain said they care about. and if you care about having a nonpolitical fbi director, you must have an fbi director that promises to get to the bottom of that investigation between trump's orbit and russia. >> and you must now have a special -- >> i don't know how you avoid it. >> good time to have a new show, which you do. it's called "deadline white house". we're going to hear from president trump on this d dismissal tomorrow as he sits down from lester holt. it starts airing tomorrow on nightly news. friday morning on "today." new developments -
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i have an allerly issue. >> new developments in south korea overnight. amid the growing tensions the now south korean president says he is open to dialogue with rival north carolina to talk about the north's aggressive pursuit of nuclear missiles. he was sworn in today after a snap election to replace the former president who was impeached. his softer stance on north korea could create friction with the u.s. the new president says he'll negotiate with washington over the deployment of a u.s. missile defense system. >> and this morning officials in washington state are investigating the cause of a dpriegtenning sichx at the nation's largest nuclear waste system. the collapse of a tunnel. we have the latest. scottie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. before this partial cave in, the tunnel where this happened was supposed to be cleaned up by the year 2024. that deadline was
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the year 2042 was the department of energy didn't think there was any danger of tunnel collapse. it was a massive alarm. thousands of workers the sheltering in place. for hours those workers forced to stay inside this sprawling nuclear reservation half the size of rhode island after a hole was discovered in a hole used to bury radio active waste. a robot sent in to inspect the collapsed area. after no contamination was detected most employees were sent home. others began repairing the tunnel and filling the hole with clean soil. the watchdog groups say tunnels like this one and thousands of tons are nuclear waste are disasters waiting to happen. an earthquake in this area could be catastrophic. >> the entire northwest could be put at incredible risk of radio active
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>> reporter: he once produced one of the weapon's great plu tome yam for the united states arsenal when it seemed almost afterthoughts. >> it's like having fukushima sitting in your backyard ready to go off. >> reporter: now it's estimated that it could take over $100,000,000,040 to 60 years to make this sight safe. an nba investigation found cleanup efforts around leaking nuclear waste storage tanks were linked to health concerns. this week fishofficials say a cs was averted here. others say it's a warning for nuclear sites nationwide. >> if you just have continued degradati degradation, you have the potential for one after another very serious accidents. >> currently they receive over $1 billion a year
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waste cleanup without addressing the tunnels. right now it's unclear exactly what kind of condition these tunnels are in. >> thank you. let's go back to the video from the top of the show that has airlines in the spotlight once again. this shows another fight between two passengers. now, the brawl broke out last weekend on a southwest flight. it had just landed in california. not clear why the men were fighting, but police say there was a verbal exchange before they started throwing punches. a witness says the flight attendant did her best to try to break up the fight. her efforts were praised by the airline. one of the passengers was arrested for batter ri. the other man suffered an eye contusion, a cut on his nose and a chipped tooth. the incident is less than a week after another fight on a plane in tokyo. friendly skies, they are not. good morning, al. i hope your skies are friendly in your forecast. >> they're not, unfortunately. let's look at texas right now. show you where it was rough. i mean, they had
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a lot of hail and, in fact, the hail so severe as we look, it actually broke windshields as it came down. simon brewer is now going to have to go call safe lite, i guess. look at what's going on now. more storms. upper level lows to the west of texas. severe thunderstorms. tooe severe thunderstorm from texas to oklahoma. scattered showers and thunderstorms. tomorrow the front moving east. more storms in the afternoon from chicago all the way down into the gulf. and the severe storms will continue. look at the flooding risks we have right over where it already did in the midwest last week, an as we move through friday, the mid atlantic, 2 to 3 more inches of rain and that could cause flooding problems as well. we'll get to your forecast in the next 30 seconds.
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temperatures on the chilly side this morning. you might want a jacket before you head out. 51 degrees. clouds around the area. we'll be staying dry through the day today. 44 dulles. 43 frederick. quantico coming in 47 degrees. if you're planning on dining out today, it's looking pretty good. mid 60s by lunchtime. by the afternoon staying dry. you'll notice more clouds with highs in the low 70s. increasing clouds ahead of rain tomorrow and friday, eci
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on saturday. that's your latest weather. what's the allergy count. >> >> it is bad. >> especially at this desk. >> yes, it is. >> coming up, chilly new detail in the hazing death at penn state. what we're learning about the victim's final hours, and the university president will speak out along with the district attorney handling that case. and the remarkable new ways drones are changing our lives. we'll take you inside the largest convention of its kind. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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every kiss begins with kay. this is a news 4 today newsbreak. 7:26 so your time on this wednesday may 10th, 2017. good morning. >> developing this morning, new video from a bp gas station in southeast washington where thieves tried to steal an atm. look at this on alabama avenue. an employee told us the suspect hooked up chains to the atm and ripped off the front. it's not clear if they got away with any money. >> all right. well, it is bone of the biggest days in d.c. sports highlighted by a do or die game tonight. metro says it cancelled all p n planned
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state track tonight. now let's check on traffic with melissa mollet. looking at the beltway, slow on top. outer loop approaching coalsville, the crash on the shoulder. otherwise no major issues. northbound 301 at frank at this particular time road, stay left. hunting ton parkway, west of georgetown, downed wires and closures. we'll break now and check your forecast next.
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good morning nrmt another chilly start to your day. not as cold as yesterday. maybe jacket weather. 51 in the district. 44 dulles. as we go through the day today, dry. you'll see sun and increasing clouds, low 70s. friday make sure you have the umbrella. it lasts into the weekend. then we dry outn
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and to start next week. >> thanks. tonight how a group of high school students is leaving its mark on its through their art work.
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♪ we're back. 7:30 on this wednesday morning. it's the 10th of may 2017. if you hear the music, the it's from the up and coming star. his song is number one around the world. he will perform for us live in our 8:30 half hour. >> i listened to music. it's impossible to get it out of your head. we talked about the firing of the fbi director. other headlines. philadelphia prosecutes say the amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed 8 people and injured about 200 others will not be charged. they say they can't prove he acted with
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106 miles per hour on a 50-miles per hour curve. they concluded he lost track of his location. they found no evidence that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or distracted by his cell phone. now a scary moment in south carolina. a school bus with 56 students on it engulfed in flames. two kids in the back of the bus alerted the driver. it took the driver less than a minute to get everyone off. no one was hurt. the cause of the fire is under investigation. and as savannah said, president trump's firing of james comey sending shock waves throughout washington. a number of democrats and republicans are questioning that move. comey was leading the investigation into possible collusion between the trump campaign and russian officials during the campaign. so the president's decision sparked new calls to the special prosecutor be appointed. peter alexander is at the white house with more on the f
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the president is facing it this morning. good morning to you, peter. >> reporter: good morning. the story still developing. as we speak the president up early as the country is still digesting the fallout over the firing of james comey. president trump on twitter now vowing he will make a great pick to replace comey, and adding comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in washington. republican and democrat alike. when things calm down, trump writes, they will be thanking me. james comey himself landed back here in d.c. overnight after learning about his dismissal during an fbi recruiting event. he was in l.a. the headlines broke on the tv behind him. initially we're told he thought it was a prank. the white house saying the president acting on the recommendations the attorney general, that's jeff sessions, and his deputy attorney general who blasted comey's conduct during the 2016 election and his public statements surrounding the investigation in the hillary clinton e-mails as a, quote, textbook example as wh
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prosecutors and agents are taught not to do. the president has a single event at the white house today. it is a meeting to take place in the oval office with sergey lavrov, the foreign minister of russian. president trump we're told called comey's number at the fbi, a career prosecutor by the name of andy mckab. he brought him to the white house. after an oval office meeting, he named him the fbi director even though he's the one who oversaw the fbi's investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. >> all right. pete, thank you. the latest on the case of alleged hazing that rocked penn state. eight more members of the fraternity were arraigned on tuesday. >> the indictments have reveals a detailed time line of how the night unfolded. in a moment we'll talk to the university's president as well as the district attorney in the case. first, here's
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gosk. >> reporter: 8:56 p.m. the gauntless begins. surveillance video shows pledges shotgun beers and drink from bottles of vodka. at 10:45 p.m. timothy is staggering toward the basement steps. brothers say they heard him fall down the stairs. he's carried upstairs to the couch. his and has a large bruise. surveillance video shows a backpack is placed on his back so he doesn't roll over. one brother the testified at 11:14 he demanded they take piazza to the hospital. he's shoved to the wall and asked to leave. at 11:25, the pledge master slaps piazza three times in the face. 1
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around. tim might be a problem. he fell down the stairs. going to need help. nothing happened. brothers say they saw him vomit and twitch at 1:00 a.m. between 3:00 and 5:00 in the morning, he tries to get up but falls three more times. the last time into an iron railing and a door. by 5:15 a.m. he's been repeatedly ignored and at least twice stepped over. at 6:57 a growning piazza is filmed. the video later posted on snap chat. at 7::18 he stands for a final time and staggers toward the basement. at 10:00 a.m., he's found there. he's described as cold to the touch and pale. his eyes half open. for 42 minutes, brothers try to shake him awake and try to dress
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him. one brother googled cold extremities in a drunk person. at 10:48 a.m., 12 hours after he first fell, 9-1-1 is called. >> we have a friend who's unconscious. >> reporter: for "today," stephanie gosk, nbc news, state college, pennsylvania. >> let's get more on this with the president of penn state university who is joining us live. good morning. >> good morning. thank you for having me. i just wish it was under better circumstances. no one should have to deal with this kind of tragedy. no family. >> i think we all agree on that. and when you hear what we heard and read the description of what happened to this young man over a period of 12 plus hours, it literally makes you sick to your stomach. my question is is this a wakeup call for penn state university? are you willing to acknowledge that whatever the university was doing to govern this fraternity and all fraternities, it hasn't been
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>> so i would say this is very clearly a national problem. we've had tens of deaths across the nation. we have university president large, small, private, public, trying to deal with this problem. you know that if you have a society which is secret which from all outward appearances is incredibly positive, these brothers signed a pledge that if they were caught drinking, they would be expelled. they have faculties a visors, a beautiful house, cameras. there were no external parties. if behind closed doors a group of people are willing to ban together, keep something secret, not the tell anyone, how is it that universities can manage to deal with a situation like that? it's private property.
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but i will tell you this. we're not going to give up until we either solve the problem or shut down every house that's out there. >> it's a problem, and it's a difficult position for someone in your role. however, i think there are a lot of people who are sitting there and thinking the university just turned a blind eye. they know what really goes on in these fraternities and they allow it. >> okay. we have been working on this for more than a decade. we began with a lot of educational programs. then mandatory educational programs. then response programs if we had an incident. then we worked on team approaches to get everybody involved, all the partners involved. then we go to a task force that looks at america schisms where we can see something happening ahead of time. but the only real tool we have in the tool box is to take away the recognition for
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because you have to remember that it's private property. it's a private house. it's privately managed. it has a national organization that is involved there. it has alumni boards there, and the only tool that penn state has to be effective is to say you're no longer a student organization. >> and i should mention that penn state has done that with regard to the from a tern thety -- fraternity in question here. tamerlin tsarnaev let you -- i have to let you go. we're out of time. >> one last thing. beta will never be back at penn state. >> thank you so much. let's get more on the investigation now. stay stacey parks miller, her office has jurisdiction over penn state. district attorney, good morning. >> good morning. >> with all respect to the president of the college, is he
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ignoring something well known on the campus of penn state? was this a secret kept right out in the open? >> well, i will say this. the grand jury is going to go on and issue a report and recommendation about who knew what and when. and when that report comes out, i think it's going to answer all of those questions. >> what about the culture and the climate of alcohol abuse at fraternities on penn state? >> well, as the presentment showed, this behavior particularly with this fraternity has gone back quite a period of time. and we have found at least on just the cell phones that they have been doing it for semester after semester after semester. and i think the report and recommendation is going to open a lot of eyes about who knew what. because it's the grand jury report and recommendation, it has to come to fruition before the details can be released. i think it's going to be surprising to people who
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what. >> district attorney parks miller, i think every parent needs to go and read this timeline. you should go and read the timeline. as disturbing as it is, it is so illuminate as to what happened inside that fraternity. i'm curious how you came up with the threshold in terms of people who were actively involved in the drinking, hazing ritual and people who simply ignored the desperate condition of this young man. how did you decide who to charge and who not to charge? >> well, as you know, we worked with the grand jury, and they made the recommendation for charging which we supported after they heard scores of testimony. but for manslaughter you have to find that reckless behavior led to the death. in this case the theory begins with preplanning an event that gets you to a fatal level of alcohol which leads directly to
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event and participated. >> one of the young men said the government assumes these young men, many of whom were intoxicated themselves should have been able to differentiate symptoms of extreme fox kags to symptoms of a threatening head injury. >> that's mistating pennsylvania law and it's a copout. personal responsibility lives in my county. again, reckless death begins and ends when they serve these young man as part of a condition to be in a fraternity, fatal levels of alcohol. that's the reckless conduct that led to the death. ignoring signs of his injury compounds it. it starts when they decide to get these young men fatally drunk, risking death. that begins the manslaughter. the rest of it just compounds it. >> the parents of the tim, do they see allf
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those who forced him to drink and those who ignored his condition? >> i'm sure, yes. and i'm sure personally outside of the legal realm which is our job to assign responsibility, they see personally everybody who did not help him as responsible, and morally they're probably not wrong. >> all right. stacey parks-miller, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you for having me. >> everybody needs to read this timeline. it will change your view of what happened. >> just reading it. it takes your breath away when you see what happened, what the allegations are, and the pain of these parents to think that their child was treated so shabbily. >> and will total disregard for his safety. >> it's a shocking case, and we'll hear more about it in the days to come. just ahead, we ask the question with so many negative headlines about the
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[ cheers and applause ] 7:47. mr. roker is hear uttering the most terrifying word, nor'easter. the storm is causing the problems today by friday it's in the mid appalachians. it's making it way east. by saturday the it's along the coast. heavy rain for mid atlantic and the northeast. then it slides up the coast. gusty winds. we could be talking about gail force winds, coastal flooding saturday into sunday. and rainfall amounts from 3 to 5 inches from west virginia up into new york. boston will see about an inch. it's going to be a mess. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we're going to tap into that rain as we get to tomorrow, friday, and saturday. but not today. today is dry. a little
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we'll continue with clouds. 51 degrees in the d.c. area. temperatures are still in the 40s outside the beltway. headed into the low 70s today. another great day. the clouds are already on the increase. again, expect showers and rain as we get into your thursday, friday, and saturday. but sunday we clear out. we're just a little on the breezy side. >> that's your latest weather. >> is it? >> mother's day is just -- >> you know what? you spend the time indoors with mom bonding. >> how about this. the moms of "today" get candid over lunch about the highs and lows of mother hood with some wine in the picture. ♪ her hair, her hair, ♪ falls perfectly without her trying. ♪ ♪ she's so beautiful... ♪ and i tell her everyday. ♪ when i see your face
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wednesday, may 10th, 2017. good morning. we'll get to melissa mollet for a check on your commute. >> big problem here outer loop after 66. the right side of the roadway is blocked. we are quite slow there. also 95 south before fairfax county parkway, blocking the right lane. beltway, outer loop at coalsville from an earlier problem and outer loop at 66 probably going to get slow. >> all right. melissa mollet, thank you. we'll check your forecast next.
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clouds out there. temperatures are coming up. 54 in d.c. everybody else coming up to the 50s as well. we're headed to the low 70s. back in the 60s tomorrow. we'll have scattered rain showers possibly in the morning. and a few more showers friday and saturday before we clear out on sunday which is mother's day. >> lauren, thank you. we are working for you. the shortcuts and hidden secrets to get you around traffic and to the beach faster tonight on news 4 at 6:00.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up the firing and the fallout. >> are people going to suspect coverup? absolutely. >> reporter: reaction after president trump abruptly dismisses james comey as the white house insists the move has nothing to do with the ongoing russia investigation. we're live in washington. plus mom paluzi. the women of "today" gather for an early mother's day celebration. >> i can't believe the greatest story of my life came at 52. >> i have mom guilt. >> the bond is beyond belief. >> they open up about the love, lessons and laughter that
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cheers. and a nugget of truth. a teenager breaks ellen's record for having the most retweets of all time. >> honestly, i just want chicken nuggets. his quest for a year's supply of free chicken nuggets now in the record books. we'll talk to him live. today, wednesday, may 10 th, 2017. h, 2017. ♪ >> today is >> a wake up call wednesday. what's your name? >> orlando. >> who do you have with you? >> my wakeup call from my daughter and life. >> good morning. >> i'm melissa. i'm 40, and i have my mom and dad on the phone. >> hi, guys. >> good morning. >> someone else is getting up. come on. >> chuck turner from houston, texas. w
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morning to? >> good morning, las vegas. >> what are you doing here? >> birthday road trip. >> welcome back. we are back at 8:00 on this wednesday morning, the 10th day of may, 2017. hi, folks outside. nice to have you with us on kind of a pretty day before what al just teased us is going to be a not so nice weekend. can we talk about music again for a second? we're still riding high from harry styles here yesterday. we got more great music today. this guy in there, rag'n'bone man has one of the most hauntingly beautiful voices that i have heard in a long time. >> it's almost chemical. right when he sings the first note, you feel the chills. this is the first time i've heard of him, and i can't believe it. >> it's a revelation. >> he was rehearsing, and you could hear a pin drop. let's get to the top stories. her a
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a busy day. this morning despite near universal chris schiriticism, d trump is defending his decision to fire james comey tweeting this morning, quote, comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in washington, republican and democrat alike. when things calm down, they will be thanking me. this morning fallout from the bomb shell firing almost no one saw coming. democrats arguing the president played politics with a surprising dismissal of james comey. >> comey was not fired because of hillary. comey was fired because of the russians. >> are people going to suspect coverup? absolutely. overnight the president firing back on twitter, crying chuck sumer stated recently i do not have confidence in james comey any longer. hash tag, drain the swamp. the white house insisting the firing had nothing to do with th
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with russia's interference in the election. >> the actions taken by director comey have created a single viewpoint that things had to change. >> reporter: instead, the white house says the president followed the recommendation of his new deputy attorney general, rod rosen stain who argued comey lost his confidence over the handling of the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. but before the election, the president had raised comey for that clinton inquiry. >> it took guts, for director comey to make the move that he made. he brought back his reputation. he's going to hang tough. >> reporter: what changed? the recommendation that comey should be fired. the same day the president reviewed that memo, the white house says, he made the decision to dismiss comey setting off a whirlwind with top white house aides deployed to defend the
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>> it's time to focus on the things the american people care about. >> reporter: they say the democrats are playing politics by slamming the decision to dismiss comey. a hand full of republicans aren't on board including richard burr, the gop head of the intelligence committee looking into russia saying he finds comey's firing troubling. >> reporter: and with new questions now about whether a special prosecutor could oversee the russia investigation. the president's first and only meeting on his public schedule? one hear at the white house with moscow's foreign minister in the oval office. >> all right. hallie, thank you. events in this are clearly moving quickly. pete william has more on the role that the attorney general and the deputy played in comey's firing. pete, good morning again. >> reporter: good morning. one question is where did this idea come from? what was the genesis. some justice department officials were saying it originated
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department. that once the deputy attorney general was confirmed, he was determined to do this and drew up a bill of particulars against james comey. there were other indications from our team at the white house that the idea originated in the white house, that the president in essence, tasked the justice department to come up with justifications for comey's firing. this morning the attorney general jeff sessions as he's left his house on his way to the justice department had no comment. but during the campaign sessions said he thought comey did the right thing in late october when he sent the letter to congress saying the clinton e-mail investigation had been reopened. so now the investigation with any potential connection between the trump campaign and the russia hacking of the election is now in the hands of the number two man at the fbi who becomes the acting director andrew mccabe, a 21-year veteran of the fbi. thank you, pete. >>nd
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it's 8:10, time for "trending." >> you ready for this? just about everywhere trending is nugs for harter, the hash tag that took twitter by storm has made twitter history. it's the most retweeted twitter of all time. he tweeted wendy's asking, quote, how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets? wendy's replied 18 million. in other words, fat chance. in almost the blink of an eye, it picked up millions of retweets. edging closer and closer to
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oscar selfie which had 3.3 million retweets. nugs for carter officially broke the record. carter now has more than 3.5 million retweets, and he's joining us via skype. carter, good morning. congratulations. >> good morning. thank you. >> you have dethroned ellen. may i be the first to personally warn you what can happen if you cross ellen degeneres. >> i'm kind of scared. tamerlin tsarnaev wat i have to watch my back. she threatened to make my underwear. >> you tweeted her? >> i did. i said please don't come to my house and take my stuff. i want to keep it. >> well, you are in for years of torment. >> so far it looks okay. >> how does it feel, carter? >> it's insane. i never
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far. i'm a 16-year-old kid from reno. i never thought i'd get this far. we're doing our best to do good. >> you're just a kid that loves nuggets. we understand. we have nuggets here. we're there with you, but you're turning it into a charitable thing. explain that. >> yeah. it all started when the tweet started picking up speed and momentum. a lot of friends and family were asking to make some merchandise so they could support and wear it around. and so that's where we got the idea to make t shirts, the nugs for carter t shirts, and i'm a pretty lucky kid, and i have a lot in life, and so i didn't really need the proceeds, so i thought why not donate them to charity. and that's kind of where it went from there. >> well, carter, that was great. favorite dipping sauce, everybody? >> honey mustard. >> what's your favorite, carter? >> i'm divided right now. sometimes i like honey mustard.
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>> and all the sauces to go with. >> carter, congratulations. way to go. >> thank you. >> looks sort of like napoleon dynamite. >> adorable. >> he just made a face at you, al. >> sorry. he's got a nug. >> okay, guys. wait until you hear this one. president obama is kind of letting it loose. he's not president anymore. why not? tuesday at the global food innovation in italy, the president was rocking what you might call the business casual look. specifically the buttons of his shirt were undone. gq describe id it d it as a lotn real estate in the chest region. harry styles was kind of doing that. we have two fashion experts at the table. their names are not hoda and savannah. it's matt and al. >> absolutely appropriate look. he's a young man. he looks good doing
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>> how many buttons down? >> i only go down one, but he's -- >> i go down one or two. you go one more button, it's another thing. he's fine at two, i think. >> i can't do that, but he can. >> good. all right. let us get a check on the weather. >> today's weather is brought to you by zales. celebrate your lasting love with gifts from zales. the diamond store. >> we got the earliest forming tropical storm in the eastern pacific ever. we got adrian. 45 miles per hour winds. it's not going to make land fall, but it is going to affect the u.s. this tropical moisture is going to come across the yuk tan pens la and bringing it across the gulf, it's funneled up. there's a moisture plume that's probably on monday going to fire up severe weather potential from minneapolis all the
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houston. we're going to be watching this very closely over the weekend. and into the beginning of next week. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in our neck of the woods. >> well, temperatures have come up just a little bit. we're now in the 40s and 50s. and we are headed into the 70s for daytime highs. low 70s. we will have some sunshine out there. we have cloud cover out there right now. we'll have sun and clouds as we continue through the day. it's going to be a good looking night at nats park. chances of rain and thursday and friday and saturday. temperatures are cooler. by the time we head through mother's day, temperatures looking better. low 70s and a little breezy. >> that's your latest weather. >> up next, the women of today celebrate mother's day by getting real about what it means to be a mom. right after this. hey allergy mus are you one sneeze away from being voted out of the carpool? try zyrtec® it's starts working hard at hour one and works twice as hard when you take it again the next day.
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ahead of mother's day kathy we ho kathie lee hosted us for a special mother's day lunch. >> sit back and have a little lunch with us. >> ladies, i hope you're hungry. >> find your spot. hoda, you're over here. >> what a beautiful lunch. >> thank you, kathie lee. >> oh, of course. let's thank the lord quick. lord, we thank you for the time together. we thank you for sister hood, and father, we thank you for mother's day. we're so grateful in your holy name. amen. >> i've been a mother now for many years. i can't believe i have a 27-year-old and 23-year-old, but you are a mom for the first time. you're a mom for the first time. this will be your very first mother's day. >> i can't tell you how exciting
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haley existing and me being a mom and me sitting at this trib table with you, like am i supposed to be at this table. it feels weird. it's like i can't believe the greatest joy of my life came at 52. >> i believe god has a plan, and we all get the baby that's coming to us in whatever form it takes. it's haley for you at this moment. you wouldn't want it at any other moment, because haley is your baby. not just a baby, she's yours. i'm old. i had my kids late. i don't want any other kids but vale and charlie. those are amy babies. even if you're not a mom in a traditional sense, we all have the children we're meant to
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pregnant for a lot of years. the day they found out they were pregnant for us was the day they found out they were accepted to adopt. i keep that picture they sent to the adoption agency by my bed. my mom said this looks like people desperate to have children, and for you with haley. that's what you've done. and you've changed a lot of people's ideas on what mother hood is. >> dylan, happy mother's day. >> thank you. >> for the first time ever. >> i'm so excited. and i'm very fortunate. every night i wake up at 3:30 in the morning to pump. it wakes up brian every night. he looks over and says i just want you to know you're beautiful. i love you. you're the best mom i've ever known. and thank you for everything you do. >> what? >> does he have room for sister w?
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>> yes. >> i have terrible mom guilt. it is so real. i'm hardly ever away from my kids. hardly ever. and i feel sickened by when i'm not with them. i do. >> but why? because you miss them so much or because you're letting them down? >> all of the above. i miss them. i feel i'm letting them down even if i'm with them all day and i want to go take a bath or something, i feel bad if they're on the other side of the apartment. >> i don't. >> i know. i have it bad. mom guilt is real. >> we're so blessed with technology in today's world. i didn't have any of this stuff. my son called me last night and face timed me at 11:00 at night. the fact that they still want to be with you, they don't have to like you all the time. i don't like them all the time, but we love each other. >> it's a bond that's beyond belief. it really is. and for people who say, well, justw
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that is not true. >> although, my parents -- >> except for jenna. >> the teenage years weren't pretty. >> there were just two two arrests and the one tongue sticking out. opw&erñ when i was getting up a breast feeding every two hours and mike would be like snoring next to me. and then in the morning he would wake up and he'd go, i'm so tired. i did not sleep well, and i'm like i was up. you slept great. >> finally one day i was like you need to stop saying you're tired. ban it from your vocabulary. >> joe is like that. at 2:00 in the morning i heard something weird and it kind of disrupted my sleep. oh, she was wailing. that's a scream you heard. he's like then i settled back down, but i got to shake it off.
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a lot of folks i've met and here. we were lucky to have parents that made us feel like we could do anything. and you never thought it wasn't an option. it was an option of how to get there. >> my mom, my parents made us feel we could do anything. at the same time, they didn't overstate the case. >> my mom loved me no matter what. i would walk out the door wearing something terrible, and she would say look at you, how beautiful you look today. i believed her. i wondered in 7th grade, why is no boy asking me? i'm so beautiful. but i believed her. and when she said you can do anything, i believed it was true. >> and still do. >> yes. and even today she's like what an amazing interview you did with the celebrity, whoever, anyway, kathie lee was so funny, and you were good too,
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like someone with two pom popmp. you can do it. >> we just had a parent teacher conference. they said she has so much empathy, and i cried. i'm like she does? so i want them to be kind. i want them to be good. because they are. they're born these precious girls who care so much about each other and about others, and to me, that is most important. i want that so much, and i see that now. i'm like don't mess this up, jenna. you got one shot. >> you're not messing it up. >> happy mother's day. cheers. >> i love you, ladies. >> cheers. now i'm jealous. that looked like a lot of fun. >> it was fun. >> i could have kept talking all afternoon. >> only a couple statements we
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>> i'm sorry. >> for me, it was great fun getting to know you and you a little better. >> for father's day, are you in? >> oh, yeah. >> the men tell all. good morning. 8:26 on this wednesday, may 10th. right now let's check your traffic with melissa mollet. >> taking a look at the beltway, outer loop after 66 the crash is on the right shoulder. the rest of the beltway looking normal. southbound 270 after falls road in the local lane, a new crash there westbound silver hill road at suitland crash in the left lane getting by. more information on that crash in bu wii involving a child that was hit. >> thank you. we'll check on the forecast when we come back.
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with strayer university's mba program today. let's get it, america. good morning. cool outside. 54 degrees. just about mostly cloudy skies here. light winds as we go through the day. today a mix of sun and clouds. more clouds as we go through tonight. 72 for a high temperature. comfortable afternoon. tomorrow
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some of that could be in the morning. friday as well and even into the weekend. >> you can get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app.
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♪ goo good morning normal we're back. it's wednesday, may 10th. it's 8:30 in the morning. another nice one this morning. dylan is going bold. no coat. >> it's nice. this is a huge mistake. >> you have goose bumps. coming up, you may not know his name just yet. that's about to change. rag'n'bone man is here to perform a hit topping charts all over the world. we are firmly on board the
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now. >> 100%. also ahead, mr. manners helps us bring civility back to flying. >> and we showed you some of our mom talk. we'll have more in a bit including what we said about the work life balance and romance. you can check out the full episode of mom talk right now on the people entertainment network app. >> i don't remember talking about romance. >> let's check on the weather. >> wow. let's go to the weather. >> today's weather is brought to you by ckay jewelers. for 100 years, every kiss begins with kay. >> let's show you what we have as far as today is concerned with temperatures a chilly split. warm highs in the midsection of the country. chilly on both ends. the jetstream is starting to flatten out. from houston intori
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could be records through florida and the southeast. saying cool in the northern tier of states. heading toward friday we start to see warmth making its way north. it stays cool from albany to chicago and warming up through the plains. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> what's happening to some of the warm air next week after sunday? we're going to be cool out today. temperatures cool right now. 54 in washington. 46 in frederick. the temperatures are coming up. a little bit of cloud cover, but we'll get sunshine. temperatures below 70. it will be nice. a great day. clouds on the increase. you can see those out there right now. we'll be dry today. expect more rain as we head into your thursday, friday and saturday. that's your latest weather. don't forget, get that weather any time you need it. check out our friends at the weather channel on cable. now to our new series manners on the move today.
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people across america about etiquette where they live, work, and travel, and boy, do we need it. >> we're starting with a wave of recent problems for the airline. we showed one just this morning. it was a fight between passengers on a southwest flight that just landed in california. thomas farley mr. manners himself, is here with a look at bad behavior before and after boarding. we need it. good morning. >> we sure do. it's been said that the journey, not the destination is what really matters. try telling that to modern air travelers. we went to the world's busiest airport to talk etiquette in the skies. >> anger in the air. cell phone cameras were rolling as tempers flared during testing and even violent episodes. from
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from. perhaps it's fuelled by a larger anxiety. we went to take the pulse of the flying public. >> why is flying more stressful today? >> after 9/11, going through security can be stressful. the it's not as pleasant as it used to be. >> it's a stressful environment. you're not going there for fun. >> people's patience level seeps to be zero when they show up at the gate. >> the limits are the tested in many ways. >> i'm a believer that we all contribute to the situation in some way, passengers, flight crew. what do you think are some things that passengers could be doing differently? >> rushing to get on the plane and sort of people pushing you from the back. that starts it off. >> people are like it's a 15 hour flight, and there's this crowd and n this big metal tube in the air. >> seat belted in so close to strangers, and some behaviors can be offensive. >> probably
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experienced was a woman brushing her teeth and sucking on her toothbrush the entire flight. >> people don't notice their feet smell and they take off their shoes. it smells like that for the rest of the time. >> where do you come down an taking your shoes off? >> no no taking your shoes off. if you wear flip-flops, that's fine, but even that, it would be nice to not crush your legs so your foot is not in the other person's lap. >> what about reclining your seat? >> i say go for it. if the person in front of me does it. it's a domino effect. >> never. never. >> why? >> if you recline your seat one centimeter, it makes my flight 35% more uncomfortable. and so i try to pass that same courtesy on to the person behind. >> there was little debate over who gets two armrests. >> the middle passenger. they don't have the space. >> middle seat person.
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gets both. >> the guy in the middle. what's he going to do? >> this mother had just taken her two-year-old daughter on her first flight. she says travel with a child can be nerve wracking. >> sometimes people don't have compassion. they just think i'm running late. gabby almost got knocked out one time, i'm like it's not that serious to knock my baby over. >> this man says he suspects some travelers go to great lengths to board early. >> i think they abuse the wheelchair access. you see more wheelchairs going on to the plane than coming off. from the perspective of somebody that actually needs a wheelchair, that's a little bit frustrating. >> reporter: this executive says he travels 100 times a year. what are your secrets for keeping your cool with flight delays, weather delays. >> the things i can control, i can't control the weather. i can't control maintenance. i think the other thing is having empathy foreo
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oftentimes these folks are the messengers, not the creators of the issue. >> this young woman who is about to take her very first flight had this perspective an how to deal with her fellow travelers. >> make sure you respect people's space and if you bump into somebody, try to be polite even though you're all together. >> really good insight on that. >> we have three tips to go through based on our conversations. the first is arrive at the airport prepared. travel is stressful. bring the things that make you happy. your favorite book or candy bar. this way you're able to be more considerate and less stressed. number two, make sure you engage in conversation. we heard this universally with the people we spoke with. you sit next to someone for six hours. you pull down the eye mask and pop into your buds and have no connection. the more you humanize the experience -- >> guilty, on a plane. >> and especially for
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travelers. i think you want to just get into the laptop and get your work done. you're not there to make friends, but you can make a friend. >> or you can have niceties and get to your work. >> and the final thing is be considerate. this is not a private airplane. you're not going to take more than your space. you're not going to encroach into another's area. be considerate. use space wisely, and considerately. >> for those of us who travel with kids, can i say public service announcement, don't give us the death lasers. the parents feel terrible when their kids are misbehaving and are trying to control the situation. >> i heard earlier those with toddlers where there could be more control, do that, but with the babies, it's beyond your control. >> thomas, got information. tomorrow we're tackling manners with your neighbors. there's more on including ways to challenge yourself to be a little bit more civil and be sure to share your stories and progress using the hash tag manners on the move. >> all right.
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we're back with our special series thanks a million. jenna pulled off a heart warming surprise. >> i loved this mom. april green always dreamed of having a mom. jane horn and her husband turned that dream into a reality when they dropted her at 17. april reached out. but she lived pretty far away from her parents. this surprise was a tough one to pull off. >> i'm april and this is sara. we are living in okinawa, japan. we are headed to memphis, tennessee. we're going to surprise our mom for mother's day ot
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show. >> a two-day journey that took april and daughter sara around the globe, and it all started with a letter. >> this is what i submitted. i wanted my mom janet horn to see if they love my mom as much as i do. >> reporter: like many adopted teens, she moved over and over to dozens of temporary children's homes throughout her childhood. >> my past was very negative, but the horns gave me a positive future. >> reporter: her adoptive parents met her at a church dinner. the horns were part of the friends family, and outreach program where children like april spend quality time in a welcoming home. >> mother's day 2003 was one of our last visits together as a friends family. it was on that night that they asked me to become a part -- a part of their family.
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their daughter. sorry. she has given me the best gift by giving me a family, and someone to come home to. >> reporter: as part of the surprise, we included her brother, zach, who flew from that idaho and little brother joshua helped too. their mom janet would be spending a typical wednesday cooking you have a storm at the church. our producer told janet nbc was doing a story on their church, but she had no idea what else was in store. >> we're at the back door of the church. sh. n pastor michael was in on the surprise and helped us pull it off. >> hi. jenna bush? hi. >> reporter: are you january snet. >> -- janet? >> i am. >> we have a special guest that's going to be here. jenna bush
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meanwhile april, zach and sara were all hiding nearby in the choir room. >> i'm so nervous. >> reporter: we haven't been 100% honest with all of you. since he's a pastor, i feel like that's okay. we're actually here tonight for janet. we have some mother's day surprises for her. somebody wanted to give you a hug. where is he? oh, there he is. that's your son, zach. you all think that's it? than somebody that has flown a really long time to tell you how special you are. come on out.
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hold on, janet. we're not even done. our amazing friends at cruise decided to do something for you. guess what. you're going on a cruise. >> oh, i'm crying. >> thank you for being a mom not just to me but a lot of people. >> this is the best mom i've ever seen. >> i would like to thank the "today" show just for giving my mom the chance to be recognized. and to let her know, and you all know our story, but what it's like to be able to have a mom, and even at 30, i still need her, so i'm just thankful, and the it's just nice to have a family, and i appreciate that. >> i love you.
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i love you too, little man. >> happy mother's day. >> thank you. the best mother's day ever. >> so the best part is that april flew all that way and she gets to spend mother's day with her mom. she said they made their favorite cinnamon rolls right now. they're all watching at their church, and watching this segment. >> that was so beautiful. >> i'm not sure how much of this i can take. >> i know. that was awesome. >> she's an awesome mom. we love that we get to celebrate her. >> beautiful, jenna. >> so lovely. jenna, thank you so much. >> of course. >> get ready. you're about to get blown away by a live performance from rag'n'bone man. this will have you crying for a different reason. first, this is "today" on nbc. g different reason. this is "today" on
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proudly brought to you by citi. >> we're back with a music superstar in the making. rag'n'bone man is described as a hip-hop blues the rogag'n'bone man has a brokeout single that's number one in 33 countries. here's my problem. you started performing at 15. you weren't really discovered -- you didn't breakthrough until you were 30. who listened to this sound and didn't get it? >> well, i mean, i was working as a musician for a while. it just took people a while to figure out i was any good, i guess. somebody finally figured it out. hip hop bluesman. you like that? >> that's accurate. >> what were you influences growing up? >> muddy waters and people like aretha franklin and outkast. >> when's the first time
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>> a friend of mine called me from australia and said you're playing on the building where i'm working. i thought that's pretty cool. >> you've got an lot of praise. big names in the business have reached out to say nice job. who is the most kind of impressive? >> elton john was pretty cool. i was just sitting at home and the phone rang. i picked it up and it was elton john to mtell me i was great. >> did you speak to elton john? he said hi, it's elton? >> yes. >> what are you going to perform? >> this song is called "human".
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quote maybe i'm foolish ♪ maybe i'm blind ♪ ♪ thinking i can see through this ♪ ♪ and see what's behind ♪ i'm only human after all ♪ i'm only human after all . ♪ don't put your blame on me ♪ take a look in the mirror and what do you see ♪ ♪ do you see it clearer or are you deceived ♪ ♪ in what you believe ♪ because i'm only human after all ♪ ♪ you're only human after all don't put the blame on me ♪ ♪ some people got the real problems ♪ ♪ some people out of luck ♪ some people think ian
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♪ lord heavens above ♪ i'm only human after all ♪ i'm only human after all ♪ don't put the blame on me ♪ don't put the blame on me ♪ don't ask my opinion or ask me to lie ♪ ♪ i beg for forgiveness ♪ you're making my cry ♪ i'm only human after all ♪ i'm only human after all ♪ don't put your blame on me ♪ some people got the real problems ♪ ♪ some people out of luck ♪ some peoplein
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them lord heavens above ♪ ♪ i'm only human after all ♪ i'm only human after all ♪ don't put the blame on me ♪ don't put the blame on me ♪ i'm only human i make mistakes ♪ ♪ i'm only human that's all it takes ♪ ♪ don't put the blame on me ♪ don't put the blame on me ♪ i'm no prophet or messiah ♪ should go looking somewhere higher ♪ ♪ i'm only human after all ♪ i'm only human after all ♪ don't put the blame on me
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don't i'm only human i do what i can ♪ ♪ i'm just a man i do what i can ♪ ♪ don't put the blame on me ♪ don't put the blame on me >> rory, that was awesome. thank you >> that was awesome. rag'n'bone man back with more music later this morning. first this is "today" on nbc.
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raise your hom raise your hand if you're going to readjust your play list. you're going to go to philadelphia and toronto and then home? >> yes. >> thank you for spending time with us. more with him coming up. >> first your local news. that has news 4 today newsbreak. 8:56 is your time now on this wednesday, may 10th, 2017. good morning. right now a check on the commute with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> a child was struck earlier this morning on bel air drive and stafford lane. nonlif
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southbound gw at the key bridge, police activity. orange, blue, silver, delays. >> thank you. we'll take a quick break and check your forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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the temperatures in the low 70s by this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds. we'll have rain but not until tomorrow. we could have a few showers early tomorrow morning. and we'll keep the chance of showers through friday as well and even into saturday. we cool down after today. enjoy that sunshine. >> all right. lauren, thank you. get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app. we'll see you in 25 minutes.
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this morning, summer shapeup. our contestants weigh in. and the moves to help you slim down by memorial day. plus it's one for the books. a school librarian getting the surprise of her life all coming up right now. >> from nbc news this is today's take live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. it is may 10th, 2017. listening to "crash and burn". >> hopefully we don't do that. we just enjoy the song. >> something we skirt with every day here. >> we can relate to it. >> relating to, boy, you blew up
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i don't have a lot of followers on instagram, but the few i have decided to respond. last night i was at home by myself. we had a shoot last night. i didn't get home until 6:30. my little guy before bed was begging for toast because he didn't eat his dinner. what do you do when your kid needs a snack but needs to go to bed. this is what i posted. >> hello, everybody. he did not eat his dinner, and now it's time for bed, and he wants a piece of toast. do we give him toast or make him go to bed? >> give him toast. >> i say you should go to bed hungry, because he needs to eat his dinner. >> no. >> yes. >> no. >> good night. it's past 8:00. no toast. >> aside from being the most adorable thing in the world -- >> you know what?
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>> i want to say he didn't eat his dinner, he has to go to bed. that's the way i grew up , but s a mom who needs sleep, i say -- >> you could not give him the toast and make him go -- life's too short. >> here's the thing, don't you create a habit? wouldn't you want toast with butter every night? >> i think the idea being that one time you're going, your mom is going to do this. you can -- i figure, hey. >> you're all about the toast. >> i like toast. >> i understand the point of you have to eat your dinner. >> i think i got 107 comments. i sent him to bed screaming and crying. my room is right under his. i'm like no toast, tough mom. finally i'm like forget it. i'll just give him some toast. so i go downstairs. i'm l w
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toast is spoiling. give him a piece of bread. i go upstairs, he is knocked out. i'll like okay. so then i go to leave and he goes mommy, is that you? do you have my toast, and i'm like yeah. i give him a hot dog bun. he chew a little bit, and he goes that's gross. i don't want it. >> i don't know what the moral of the story is. >> i don't know either. wise man? >> don't go to dinner at sheinelle's. >> what's wrong with a hot dog bun? >> nothing but there's no hot dog. you give somebody a hot dog bun, you expect a hot dog. you give them toast, that's toast. >> i want to know why. if you read a comment that said don't toast it, why you refused to get get the bread. >> were you out of bread? >> well -- >> yes. >> no. here's the thing. we have sweet bread, and the
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who wants the end? >> that's my favorite part. >> everybody just went yuck. >> if there's a heel, who wants it? >> the heel is all crust. the it's my favorite part. >> not so much. no. the heel is only to keep the other bread from going stale. >> i could make a sandwich of who heels. i love it. the. >> the point is. no heels. and would you rather have heels or a hot dog bun? >> would you rather get hit in the head or the arm? i don't know. >> you were late because you were on a shoot on governor's ieland. i live in downtown. it was for a weekend "today" shoot. look at the view of downtown manhattan. there's this gem
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spells jem. think about it. i had no idea. we had so much fun. it's beautiful. you have the most gorgeous views of manhattan. we had parks and bikes and ice cream. >> it's a great park. >> it's true. and you know what else? i think we all appreciated it's so tranquil. it's quiet. >> there's a great new york city high school on governor's isl d island. >> we talked to the students. >> we had fun with them as well. you'll see it in the piece. >> we goofed off a lot. it was a lot of fun. what about you? >> i had a thing to do last night, but before i did, i made dinner for the kids. >> hot dog buns? >> no. i didn't make hot dog buns. seared scallops with green beans. and then i
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child mind institute. it's a wonderful event. the organization helps children with mental health and young adults as well. the child mind institute change maker award. we nominated lawrie rothman. she got the local hero award. deborah would have been there, but she was on assignment. >> and so many of those folks who work with our kids, don't get thanks. i love that. >> nice. i will admit, i was watching earlier. you guys all got together thanks to kathie lee at her place and had a mom's get together. and i will admit, i lost it a little bit. you guys were talking about your moms. i lost mine a few years ago. i was thinking about her. this was so terrific. >> for me, as a new mom, the it was so -- i felt like part of the cool girl's club. i was able to share my experience. we're all at different points in our mother hood. it was so fun to share advice, and to
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that it's like wow, i'm going through that right now. and it's okay if things are hard sometimes, and it's okay if you don't always make the right decision or to know savannah was talking about mom guilt. it was just -- the it was so refreshing. sheinelle and i both left that lunch like that was the best thing. >> overwhelmed. i mentioned a while ago, it was like having lunch on a cloud. it was therapy to hear from other people who can relate. we didn't realize it for "people" magazine as well. i think it's out today. >> and i didn't realize "people" had an app to watch the questions. >> back to answer the question, heel or hot dog bun. >> heel. >> you're the first person i've met who likes the heel. >> when you grow up with two older brothers eating the good stuff in the middle. you only get the heel and learn
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we get together, our producers and us before the show. talk about what we're going to talk about. we're talking morning mother's day is coming up sunday. question to the ladies here, the moms. would you rather get a store purchased card for mother's day or a home made card? >> homemade card. would anybody pick store? >> i don't know. sometimes when i was a kid, you know, made them when i was much younger, but then when i got a little older -- >> i don't mind a store bought card. if you get a store bought card, it would be nice to write something in it. >> i have some of them. >> from who? >> different holidays j ju, jus card. i need a little thought, or even if you get your child to do a hand print or a thumbprint. >> i would rather get a card made or store bought than a gi
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game where you get blindfolded and put your hands in a box and figure out what's on it. james corden took it to the next level in game called nuzzle what? >> i think he heard our say what? instead of their hands, he and his celebrity guests needed to use their faces. can you imagine, to identify certain projects. take a look at james corden and eva longoria. >> nuzzle commence. >> is it an animal? >> oh, is it a possum? >> no. >> is it a raccoon? oh, god. is it a rat? >> no. >> a liz zard? >> a l
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>> i guess eva is never going to go back. >>. >> i don't know how she was feeling fur. >> is it a possum, a rat? >> does it have a little fur and we underestimate? >> i don't think so. most lizard, i've never seen a furry lizard. >> not a lot. just a little. you know, just a little. >> do the weather now. >> i guess so. just a second. >> you're like your mother. >> i am. >> billboard. >> today's weather is brought to you by kay jewelers. for 100 years every kiss begins with kay. >> i paused for the billboard. but i still had to say it. let's see what's going on. map, and there it is. the it's the map, it's the map
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dor i miss dora. looking at strong storms firing up. we have the days of syrevere storms from texas to kansas making their way to missouri and illinois and indiana. it will keep going in the east. we'll look at that same storm forming a nor'easter along the east coast into mother's day weekend. the plains in the midwest 1 to 3 inches. into the mid atlantic by friday. 2 to 3 inches causing flood threat. that's around the country. good morning. we'll be seeing temperatures in the low 70s today. currently we're still in the 50s. 57 degrees, light wind. more clouds moving in through the day too. 72 for a high temperature. partly to mostly cloudy. through the afternoon we'll stay dry. weather system approaches tomorrow. we could see rain early in the
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periods of rain through the day. the weekend we start with rain and dry out on sunday. >> that is your latest weather. coming up, week one of our summer shapeup challenge is in the book. how did our contestants do? they'll weigh in, and we'll show you the food and fitness to help you get healthy by memorial day. s when you put your red nose on. ♪ you help ensure that children in the u.s. and around the world are safe, healthy and educated. this red nose day, swing by walgreens and get your noses on to help end child poverty. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. sir, can you hear me? two, three. just hold the bag.
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now, for now for our summer shapeup challenge. joy bauer in l.a. our celebrity trainer is here, the author of the best selling book "the cut". >> the last week we asked what's the most successful way to lose weight. diet, exercise, or both? we've been putting it to the test with three amazing viewers. we have lisa, a busy mom of three from new jersey. she's been on joy's diet plan, solely diet. then we have reuben, a dad and cop. he's been exercising. then charlene, she's been on both. now we want to see how you guys are stacking up. why are you making that face? >> no reason. >> lisa, you've been on joy's diet plan for a week. how's it going? >> the it's been going great. i was a little nervous at first, how i was going to be preparing the food. thatl
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mine. the recipes are easy. everything tastes great. i went over to my parent's house yesterday and we made the apple protein pancakes, and they katae great. at first, i wasn't sure. they taste great and i'm never hungry. >> last week your starting weight was 185 pounds. current weight is 181. you developed four pounds. >> joy, what do you think? >> she's so positive. i love the fact that you've infected your family and friends with healthy eating. there's a little bit of a learning curve at the beginning, but this is going to become muscle memory. in a few weeks your old hackebi will be gone. you're awesome. >> thank you so much. >> reuben, let's lok
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you're a police officer and working with two kids. you're working with 4 to midnight shift. was it hard to find time to work out? >> it wasn't. i feel great. my neck was getting sore when i started. after time progressed, i started feeling better. your starting weight was 283. your current weight, 280. you lost three pounds. >> awesome. >> way to go. >> amazing. >> obi, how is reuben doing? >> i'm impressed. the fact that he's only following the exercise program with no diet or nutrition program is very impressive. he lost three pounds in one week just off of exercise only. kudos to reuben. >> thank you. >> way to go. >> now charlene, i'm really interested here. because you're doing both. america is watching. >> yes. >> how has it been for you? >> it's been great. identify lot more energy and like lisa said, fixing the
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with a two-year-old, it isn't always easy to cook cauliflower. >> but she's doing it. >> your results? you started last week 277. after a week of being on joy's diet plan and obi's exercise plan, your current weight, 273. you lost four pounds. there you go. how do you feel? i'll start with joy. how do you feel about her doing both? >> two thumbs up. in charlene, in the past she wasn't aware she did a lot of mindless murcnching. now she's journaling. she's logging everything down that she's eating and drinking and she's much more mindful. and the weight is falling off. it is working, girlfriend. >> obi, what do you say to charlene? >> i'm very impressed. four pounds in one week following joy's program and my exercise program, and that's
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good for you. congratulations. >> can i ask a question? >> going into commercial break, can you tell us what move we should be doing? we'll come back in just a moment but even during commercial break. >> we can run in place just like this. run in place. >> okay. >> how difficult is this? >> run in place. >> you're even doing it too. i love that. >> how long is this commercial break? >> i can't read and run. >> all right. >> don't go anywhere. they're sticking around to show you food and exercise to get healthy, and wait until you see what happened when the moms of "today" got together at kathie lee's house. with a little wine, nothing was off limits. that's after your local news. se. that's after the local news. >> keep running. don't stop. ♪ ouch! ♪ skin-flex™, anna! sit! new band-aid® brand skin-flex™ bandages. our best bandage yet! it moves like a second skin.
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9:26 on this wednesday, may 10th. we're following the breaking news out of buoy at this hour. an elementary school age child was seriously hurt after being hit by a car on bell air driver. it happened about 8:00 this morning. this is chopper 4 footage of the child being lifted off the field there to the hospital. the chopper had to land at the football field at buoy high school. check our nbc washington app for the latest updates on this. and video from a bp gas station in washington where thieves tried to steal an atm on alabama avenue. the suspect hooked up chains to the a the tm and ripped off the front. it's not clear if they got away
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good morning. going through the afternoon a nice day. warmer than yesterday. 72 degrees. partly to mostly cloudy. more clouds tonight. ahead of rain for tomorrow. have your umbrella. we'll she
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cool temperatures starting off the weekend, steady rain. we dry after sunday. >> thank you. get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app. another update here in 25 minutes.
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we are back with our summer shapeup leaders. joy bauer and obi. we have lisa on joy's diet plan. reuben on obi's exercise plan, and charlene is doing both. we'll see what joy and obi have in store for week two. >> let's get started. first of all, let's check out lisa's bridge. >> this is before lisa went shopping for the plan. so many of us open up our fridge and say we have nothing to make. i saw a lot of things. i saw the onion, marinara, and eggs. >> did you know sheinelle has never
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>> as a kid, i didn't like it. >> this is going to be our homework tonight. we are making a middle eastern dish, but it's going to have zucchini noodles. this is a spiral slicer. you could pick one up at any home good store for about $10 or use a vegetable slicer. make your noodles. in the skillet, saute the noodles. garlic powder, onion powder is added. throw in your marinara sauce. you let the whole thing get nice and well seasoned and soak up the flavor. and on top two eggs. you cover it, and this whole thing, the calorie? 280 calories. >> char's
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of her leftovers. she had cauliflower and broccoli. she had rotisserie chicken. i saw stock j vegetable stock. a can of beef and stewed tomatoes. take three cups of any vegetable combination. they could be fresh or frozen. boil it up in four cups of reduced sodium broth. i add the can of steamed tomatoes, a can of any kind of beans, two cups of rotisserie chicken and whatever seasoning you want. >> let's go to obi. since very sheen and reuben are doing the exercise, what's week two? >> week two is a little more difficult. we added one extra move for each day. now we're doing seven different moves. and i want to show you one move we're going to be doing called cha
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we'll do burrpees. we have a chair? i'll show you the exercise really quick. this is going to work the arms, the triceps. have your arms shoulder width apart. we'll go down, extend all the way, all the way down. i would say 10 to 15 seconds about three to four sets. very simple exercise you can do in your office, living room, at home. very simple. >> and how about the burppee. >> i hate burppees but they work. get down on the ground, kick your feet out in a plank pushup position, put your feet back in, and back up. that's a cardio endurance move. >> perfect. >> a nice jump. >> thank you guys so
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>> she's talk about get the surprise of her life. what's happening? >> reporter: okay, guys. i am here to surprise shelly sars. she has no idea her cameras are here. she's in for the surprise of her life. let's go. >> hi. i'm looking for mrs. star. >> that's me. >> surprise. you're live on the "today" show. >> oh, my goodness. >> are you so excited to see us? >> i'm kind of surprised. >> we know you do so much for the community and we're so grateful for you. we wanted to surprise you here today. >> i'm definitely surprised. >> reporter: fantastic, while we make our way to the gym, we'll let everybody at home get a look at your inspiring story.
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well, thank you. >> reporter: take a look. welcome to hemphill. >> this is considered the texas, the further you can go before you hit louisiana. the bean county is the 16th tourist county. we have the highest unemployment rate in the state of texas. >> reporter: the population just over 1,000. in a rural area like this, books can take you outside of what you know, and they teach you so much about the world. >> reporter: shelly star knows the importance of books in children's lives. >> i like the shark book that's over there and the lego book with the lego person. >> reporter: for the last seven year she's been the elementary, middle school, and high school librarian. on tuesday he ate through two pair but he was still hungry. >> i start in the elementary library and check in books and
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>> this is my favorite place in the school. >> reporter: in addition to her daily tasks, device a year she hosts a book fair. the hope is each child can bring book home to read with their family and keep them. early on shelly realized financial hardships prevented kids from buying books. >> sometimes kids come in and have a few pennies and want to buy a book. my volunteers would start buying books for the kids. it's heart breaking. we keep digging in our own pockets to make it work for these kids. we couldn't keep up with the demand. >> reporter: determined to make su sure every child to who wanted a book had one, she reached out to the community. >> i made a facebook post. within about 20 minutes, i had a man handing me a $100 bill. >> the book fair is supported by the community, foreigner students and strangers.
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for her students and raising awareness about the needs. >> she goes above and beyond. >> she tries to get to those who may not be interested in reading, but get them interesting in picking out books they would like to read. >> this book is about a boy named billy, and his horse named blaze. >> there's a lot of books, and you can explore more if you keep reading. >> news about the fair travels quickly through their small town. neighbors encouraging other neighbors to pitch in. >> they are very proud of it. it's in the newspapers. and people talk about it at churches. >> but shelly and her community still have work to do. and like any determined educator, she won't stop until every child's needs are met. >> we would love to see every kid be able to get a book from the book fair and take books home. >> okay. mrs. star, behind these doors is
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a great surprise. are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> open them up, boys. >> reporter: this is all for you. all the students, all the teachers, everyone in your community came out to honor all of the incredible work that you have done for this school. we share your love for books. come on over. take a look. all of this just for you. they are so grateful. and we are so grateful as well because of your commitment to education and to these incredible students. for one thing, i know the reading corner is very important you to your library. so we have filled it in chairs and bean bags so all the kids can have special memories with you in the
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superintendent briggs is coming in to let you know this very special surprise. >> i'm pleased to announce that this plaque will proudly be displayed in the mrs. stars story time room. >> thank you. >> reporter: surprises aren't done yet. as you see, we took the liberty of setting up what we call a book fair right here for you, and last night with the help of state farm, we loaded in 4,000 books, and that means that every single student in the entire school district is going to get to go home with four books today. all of them get four books to take home and that's all because of your love for reading and your love for books. how does it feel? >> it's overwhelming. >> okay. hey, kids, you want to come get these books? yeah? come on. come on.
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let's go. come get books. all right, al. back to you. >> thank you so much. congratulations to shelly star. you did a terrific job, liliana. >> every day we talk about things you can do at home. get a book and give it to a kid. >> that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in our neck of the woods. >> well, we have temperatures today topping out in the low 70s. we have rain on the way but not until thursday, friday, and saturday. that's when we'll have rain chances. again, maybe tomorrow morning most likely tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow evening and also showers getting into your friday. look at these temperatures, though. we're dropping quickly. we could have heavy rain friday to saturday. we'll have to watch for flooding concerns. enjoy today. it's breezy on sunday through monday and even into tuesday. >> today getting personal about
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advice. and i do feel like that was a surprise. i didn't know that i would make new friends. >> this career is crazy. i don't know if i can struggle at all. i don't think i can. and jenna said you had gotten more opportunities after you had kids because you almost became part of this mom club. and people respect that. >> more than that, i think it was that don't let work as important as it is, dictate the happiness that you could have. because it is worth it. having these two precious girls is more important -- it is my life. >> i just want her to be happy. if haley is happy, then i feel like it's a job well done. >> raise your hand if you use the internet. >> what's the internet? >> it's a new thing invented. but google can get you in
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>> i have to start going with dr. gut. you google something and there's 20 things. the it's like i'm dying. >> go with your gut. >> i don't know when the moment happens when you say you know what? it's not what i want, but i'm going to listen to my gut. >> everything jenna does, i copy her. we're neighbors, i'm like where do we go for the dentist? who is our pediatrician? i'm like where do we go to pre p preschool, jenna? it's great to have a friend ahead of you and then it's fun to have a friend who is saying get that baby on a schedule. >> model that baby. >> that's what we did with you. what did you do in the thick of it? we're all kind of juggling and multitasking. everybody has a schedule. everybody has activities. >> my kids haven't written the books yet.
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that i know of. but i know i made mistakes, and that breaks my heart. because you're just trying, so much of it if you're a parent for the first time, it's by the seat of your pants, and somebody is always going to feel like they're getting the short end of the stick. >> when it comes to my relationship myself, my husband, if i have a little nerve left and he's stepping on it, and there are other times when i see him with the kids and all is right with the world. >> i love to see henry as a dad. to watch the girls juststa start him in awe makes me have a new feeling toward him that was not the way that it was before. the it's so refreshing to kind of step back for a second and realize i'm not just one
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busy and exhausted. he's doing it too and deserves as much credit. >> having little kids is a lot of pressure. >> that need you right now. >> you have to have that commitment. some days the it's just a commitment. like i'm in it with you and you're in it with me. >> and it's not always pretty. it's not always going to be like love and sunsets, but you know what? there's this great deep love. >> maybe some of our romantic encounters have been shortened. >> i totally agree. we don't find ourselves romantically -- >> the it's a shade and a half. >> shade and a half of gray is enough for me. >> at least you got a shade and a half, honey. >> tell us about that. >> two and a half shades. okay? two and a half shades. >> there's much more in the next hour with kathie lee and hoda. and we'ral
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people magazine. you can check out the full episode of mom talk on the people entertainment weekly app. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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9:57 is your time on this wednesday, may 10. breaking news out of buoy. an elementary school aged child is seriously injured after being struck by a war on bel air drive. this happened around 8:00 this morning. this is footage of the child being lifted to the hospital in the medical chopper which had to land on the football field
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bowe high school. let's check your forecast now. turning out to be a nice day? >> sunshine out there and clouds. in the low 70s. clouds on the increase continuing through the day. tomorrow that's when you can expect rain. in fact, we'll see scattered showers through the day tomorrow. and we'll keep the showers going through friday and also into saturday. after today, it's turning a lot cooler. but by the time we get into sunday, mother's day, breezy and back in the low 70s. >> coming up on news 4 midday, what you need to know if you're headed to see the nats or the caps tonight. we'll see you at 11:00.
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from from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> we made it to hump day. >> all right. it's wines day wednesday, may 10th. the it's a special spanky wednesday. >> there's only spanky tuesday. >> no. we'll give it away. that's crazy new by one of our favorites, thomas rhe ttt. >> he'll be here june 2nd. >> the it's a


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