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hashtag organic. all the hashtags! good morning. tip of the iceberg? are the indictments against two of president trump's former top aides just the beginning? and one former campaign adviser pleads guilty. so what exactly has he been telling the fbi? undue influence? twitter, facebook and google set to face tough questions on capitol hill where as many as 126 million americans exposed to russian linked p fe alone during the presidential race. we're live in washington. something fishy. new questions raised about the rescue of the two women who claim they were lost at sea for five months. officials revealing they had an emergency beacon on their
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why didn't they activate it? those stories, plus selena gomez gets candid about the health battle she waged in secret. >> i needed to get my mind right, be healthy. >> more of our exclusive interview. a first look at the new iphone x threes days before it hits the stores. ♪ my heart is a ghost town >> costume foolery. time for our halloween reveal and this will have you seeing stars you will never be able to unsee. tuesday, octob1s7. from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ >> good in everybody. welcome to "today." so nice to have you with us on a halloween morning. one good look as you as you used to be before the transformation. >> i've been preparing for this
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and i'm ready. >> that's what i'm afraid of. >> we have a fun morning planned and we will get to that later on. but first, let's go to our top story the fallout over the first indictment in the special counsel investigation of the trump campaignll ties to russia. >> the white h is attempting to brush aside these criminal charges against former trump campaign chairman maft and his one-time top aide rick gates, but it's ally the plea deal with another campaign adviser who pled guilty and is now cooperating with the fbi that could be the bigger concern for the white house. we've got two repofoyo now and we're going to talk another former trump campaign manager cory lewandowski. let us begin with peter alexander at the white house. good morning to yo >> good morning to you. it's that campai adviser's plea deal that details the clearest evidence yet of links between the trump campaign and russian officials. still just moments ago, the kremlin is calling these charges against former trump campaign chairman paul manart as
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russia meddled in the 2016 election. this morninth white house pushing back reacting to the first criminal charges in robert mueller's russia investigation. the president's chief ofta on fox ns. >> all of the [ inaudible ] that i understand they were indicted for was long before they met donald trump or had any association with the campaign. >> reporter: press secretary sarah sanders doyi the news. >> today's announcement has nothing to do with the president, has nothing to do with the president's campaign, or campaign activity. >> reporter: but t documents reveal a volunteer trump campaign foreign adviser george papadopolous pleedy is month tlyi to the fbi about the timing of his contacts with kremlin connected russians. in the documents papadopolous says he was told by the russians they had dirt on hillary clinton, includinsas e-mails. that was april 2016, well before it was publicly known to
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russians that it hacked the democrats. one month eaie shows papadopolous at a meeting with candidate trump who praised the young consultant in a meeting with "the washington post." >> george papadopolous, he is an oil and energy consultant, excellent guy. >> reporter: th30-arld arrested at dulles airport three months ago and has since been cooperating with mueller's investigation. court documents refer to unnamed campaign officis who were aware papadopolous was trying to set up a meeting between trump and vladimir putin during the campaign. law enforcement tell nbc news one of those unnamed officials was former trump campaign chairmapa. paul manafort. both manafort and rick gates pleading not guilty monday to federal felony charges during a short court appearance. they're accused of hiding millions in foreign consulting fees to avoid paying taxes, failing to register as foreign lobbyists and lying to the fbi. prosecutors say the two men
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to 2015. stashing the money in offshore banks to hide it from the government, the indictment makes no mention of manafort's role in the campaign. manafort's lawyer calling the charges ridiculous. >> i think you all saw today president donald tmp s correct, there is no evidence that mr. manafort or the trump campaign colluded with the russian government. >> reporter: prosecutors say manafort's money cover the cost of four homes from manhattan to suburban washington, d.c., as well as other lavish purchases, more than a quarter million dollars on luxury cars, $900,000 for antique rugs, $1.4 million on clothes, and nearly $8 million in home improvements. the judge set bail for both men ordering them to denon. and following reports that president trump w fuming as he watched news of the indictments on tv monday the idt' lawyer tells nbc ne
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several times to ask questions about the process but in his words never showed any angst or anger adding that he wanted the country to understand the president remains committed to cooperating with the special counsel robert muel matt and savannah. >> thank you. nbc news legal analyst ari mel ber with us now, good morning. >> good morning. >> a rolr coaster for the white house because in one sense they were breathing a sigh of relief when the manafort and gates indictment come down and the conduct doesn't touch on the time when they are involved in the trump campaign but now we have the former trump adviser who pleads guilty to meeting with russians, trying to arrange a meeting with russians in the trump campaign and the russians telling him they've got dirt on hillary clinton. >> howt shak down is the difference waki up this morning you have someone pleading guilty to russia-related issues from the campaign, so there's no dispute to this part. he lied to the fbi about it and now he admits that. that is a huge break in the russian investigati even if we donno
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go. >> this isn't the end. this is only the beginning. what's the prosecutorial strategy here? you have manafort and gates, you've got them indicted. let them marinate allow them to contemplate the consequences they face knowing this other guy papadopolous is cooperating with the investigation and then you come back to him at a later date and dangle the cooperation against? >> you're putting your finger on the strategy and what is fascinating about th news the only reason any of us know this is because bob muell wants us to know this. this is part of his strategy to unfurl not only t financial set of crimes that may not have much to do with 2016 and something that has direct evidence linking back to the russian effort to try to help the donald trump campaign. so clearly bob mueller's strategy is got what he can get from this cooperating witness and now he wants other people on notice look how far ahead of this we are, maybe you want to be on the cooperating side. >> ari mr,
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trump campaign manager before paul manafort and an adviser to the trump super p good morni tyo >> good morning. happy halloween. >> and to you. how well do you know george papadopolous? >>. >> you know, from what i recall george was a low-level volunteer who might have attended a meeting of the foreign policy advisory team, the one meeting that took place, but he was not a person who was involved with the day-to-day operations of the campaign or a person who i recall interacting with on a regular basis at all. >> cory, were you aware or was anyone in the whithoe aware that he had actually been arrested as pa of this investigation back in july? have you had any interaction or anyone in the inner circle had interaction with him in the time since july? >> you know i can't speak for the people in the white house of what they may or may not be aware of but i can say on behalf of myself i've had no
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that time where he was arrested or since i left the campaign that i can recall in june of 2016 and have not h any interaction and was not aware of his arrest other than what was reported yesterda >> knowinge w arrested and is now cooperatingthe special counsel, if he was in contact with anyone in the inner circle through phone calls or e-mails or visits to the white house, do you imagine there are some people in the white house this morning, waking up with dry mouths? >> well, look, i can say this, i know a number of the people in the white house, i had the privilege of working with them on the campaign and george was never a person who was part of the team that was interacting with the senior management on a regular basis. look, if george did, in fact, lie to the fbi, and he's been arrested for those lies he should be accountable for that which anybody shou be. i don't think there's concern in the white house about his -- any potential contact th he may or may not have had. >> let's see if we can clear up a few things from the indictment which i'm sure you have ready. are you the,uo
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three or four e-mails from george papadopolous during this april, may, june pio during thcaai >> you know, it's a great question, savannah, and i don't know the answer to it because as you know, as a campaign manager to the trump campaign, i was receiving thousands of e-mails a day. i don't know if that's -- if that was specifically referring to me or was that paul manafort or was that rick gates or somebody else. >> you don't recognize those e-mails? some of the e-mails have quotes one states that the campaign official wish may or may not be you, forwarded an e-mail and said, you're running point on this. did you send an e-mail like that? >> yeah. savannah, look, i don't recall that specific e-mail but you're asking me to remember an e-mail from april of 2016 on a day any given day i would have received a thousand e-mails and this would have potentially come from a low-level volunteer so i don't remember the exact e-mail so i don't know if i'm that person or not andan
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particular incident. >> at any time point did george papadopolous tellou either verbally or in an e-mail that russian officials had told him that they had dirtn hiary clinton, specifiy thousands of her e-mails? do you ever remeecei that mesgeroge padolou >> i don't remember that and the reason would be is because george was such a low-level volunteer, i don recall having much interaction with him throughout the campaign. he would have potentially been talking to somebody else in the campaign but as the campaign manager, particularly that time when we were in the middle of an intense primary fight with ted cruz and john kasich, my day-to-day operation was not interacting with a low-level volunteer. >> let mju see if we can clarify this, were you aware that russians had hacked the dnc computers and e-mails before the news broke? did you get that information from someone before april of that year? >> to the best of my
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absolutely when fod o about that i found out about it through public press reports. >> corey, has the fbi asked to interview you? have you been interviewed by the fbi? >> look, let me be very clear, i'll be be more than happy to cooperate with any potential ongoing investigation. i have not spoken to anybody from the fbi. but i'll be as clear as i can be. i will cooperat with any investigation because i am 100% certain that all of my interactions the campaign were above board and legal and i have nothing to hide. so if they ask me to participate i will be happ to do that unequivocally >> cor lan tha y very much. another story line connected to russian interference in the election vc eiolv sof misinformation facebook, twitter and google. representativesall three are testifying on hearings in capitol hill. nbc business correspondent is there, joe, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. ahead of today's hearings we have new details on how
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been. 126 million amica may have been exposed to russian-backed content on facebook in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election and there is much more. this morning, new bombshells from facebook and twitter on russia's attempt to influence american voters in the lead up to the 2016 election. facebook revealing to nbc news that 80,000 posts from russian backed facebook accounts potentially reac a third of all americans between 2015 and 2017. according to prepared testimony obtained by nbc news, the world's largest social network will tell congress today that approximately 126 million people may have been served one of their stories at some point during the two-year period. those posts came from 120 fake russia-backed page at first they only reached 29 million users, but then, through likes, shares follows, they reached 126 million americans. that's half of a
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voters. facebook says we shut these accounts down and began trying to understand how they misused our platform. the content was separate from 3,000 targeted ads on facebook and instagram. paid for by russian entities. the admission comes nearly a year after facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg initially brushed off facebook's role in t election, a position he recently walked back. >> i don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy. that's not we stand for. >> reporter: new today twitter says it found nearly 37,000 accounts linked to russian entities betwn ber 1st and november 16th 2016. these bots tweeted 1.4 million times and were seen 288 million times. twitter sahe impact limited adding russian linked automated accounts constituted less than three quarters of a percent of the overall election related tweets on twier the time and congressio
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are expect morgue answers from twitter, faceok and google in a series of hearings starting today on cap h >> i want to know what we're going to do to make sure that our 2018 and 2020 elections are secure becau frankly, this threat is going to continue. and they have a responsibility to help us stop foreign interference in our election. >> reporter: anoig question minds of congressional stato th morning is if there's any links between the russian activity on twitter, google and facebook, and the trump campaign and the lead up to the election, and one senator is telling us he'll be revisiting that quei today and tomorrow. guys? >> jo, thank you very much. now to a surprise moving at the hearing of army sergeant bowe bergdahl he took the witness stand and made a tearful allison chincha aor abandoning his post in 2009. kerry, good morning. >> good morning. bowe bergdahl cace life in prison after ea guilty to what the
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misbehavior befe enemy. in a surprise, bergdahl here took the stand and offered a dramatic apolog for what he had done during war. high emotion in court from army sergeant bow bergdahl, surprising observers taking the stand and tearfully apologizings to those who were wounded searching for him after deserting his post in afghanistan in 2009. it was never my intention for anyone to be hurgda said, reading from a statement, and joking bac tears. i grieve for those who have suffered and tir families. one of those soldiers master sergeant mark allen was shot in the head while searching for bergdahl. his wife shannon testifying just before bergdahl's apology, tearfully describing the traumatic bra ith paralyzed her husband leaving him unable to speak or hold their 9-year-old daughter. he's not able to reach out for her or talk to her, she says. bergdahl was
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after being held by the taliban for five years in a controversial prison exchange under the obama administration. in graphic testimony monday, bergdahl described how during his captivity he was kept in the cage for four of the five years, bergdahl saying he was repeatedly beaten, concluding i think about what i did every day. but on social media, little sympathy. he is a coward that ruined the lives of brave men and their families, said one. another writing,s ly sorry he might go to jail for life which what is hedeserves. sentiment echoed by candidate trump on thmpra >> a dirty, rott traitor. >> reporter: bergdahl's legal team asked the judge to dismiss the case because of comments by president tru. the judge declined but said he would consider the president's comments as a mitigating factor for sentencing. bergdahl was on the stand for more than two hours but because
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first being sworn in, prosecutors wil not be able to question him. savannah and matt. >> kerry sanders, thank you. mr. roker, let's say some of the group, somebody here might be wearing something a little more revealing than others on halloween. is it gointo >> well, we know it's not me. >> not me. >> is it going to be cold out there? >> it's going to be very brisk and one of those trick-or-treats where remember when your kid mom made you put the coat on over the costume? never a good time. but all in all not too shabby out there. look at below average temperatures in upper mississippi riv valley to western plains. heavy rain developing down through texas on into parts of arkansas and oklahoma. beautiful weath west. we're going to get to your local forecast coming n e x 30 second that one. this. that one.
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♪ >> good morning. it is a cool one out there, so jackets before you head out. temperature inhe district 46 degrees. plenty of all day long. many suburbs, though, are in the 30s right now. 38 degrees dulles, 35 manassas, 38, clinton is 38 degrees, 39 in gaithersburg. sunnynd cool high temperature 60 degrees but once the sun sets we quickly drop into the 50s for the trick-or-treaters. many suburbs will be in the 40s and then we warm into the 70s by the end of th. >> and that's your latest weather. thase much. coming up the questions being raised about the rescue of those
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at sea on a disabled sail both for months. >> mu more of our interview with selena gomez and her best friend and kidney donor opening up about her secret health battle and why she says she sometimes felt guilt about her fame. first on a halloween morning this is "tod" b guilt about her fame. first, on a halloween morning, narrator: ed gillespie's false attacks. independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years.
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longer sentences for gang members and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because i'm a pediatrician, and for ed gillespie to say i would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable.
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talk to your doctor today. see if lyrica can help. s this is a "news 4 today" news break. 7:26 is yr ow on this tuesday, october 31st, 2017. happy halloween. >> i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. let the control room know we need to go to traffic, traffic first or -- try to come back to our headlin? melissa, std >> inner loop of the beltway we have the cra moved to the left shoulder still have the delays that we were talking about there. right at the end of the show as we hit 7:00 a.m. this morning. old georgetown road, a crash there. not sure of the directi yet. we will tweet in just a
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northbound 95 i virginia after the river bridge have a crash there in the right lane. guys? >> all right. thank you. we're going to check your forecast when wmeac stay withs.
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in our headlines parents in prince george coun will see if there was anything behind the accusations of grade tampering in schools. end pint auditors will turn over findings in the investigation that has lasted several months. a whistleblower at one high school told investigators some records were changed after the investigation started. also today extra express lanes opening on i-95, two miles of express lanes are opening around garrison road. the southbound ramp opens this afternoon. the northbound ramp opens tomorrow morning. now let's check your forecast with storm team 4 sheena pen
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temperatures in the 40s, 46 in washington, trick-or-treat forecast we will be into the 50s, quickly once the sun sets, many suburbs in the 40s we warm up by thenofee narrator: ed gillespie's false attacks. independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because
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one hurting a child is despicable. ♪ we're back, now, at 7:30. that is a great crowd out on our plaza. all gussied up for the halloween tuesday october 31st, 2017. we will get out there in a moment and we too, will be unrecognizabl >> tt i lov i love when the people come in costume. makes it mor fun and gives us bravery. >> it does. >> to go out there. >> we're not alone. >> having secon thoughts. we will get to the reveal in a little while. let's begin this half hour, though, with a cf day headlines star with the first charges fe ss probe. indictment fallout, without brushes aside the criminal charges brought against former trump campaign officials paul manafort and rick gates. >> all of the activity as i understand ity
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met donald trump or had any association with the campaign. >> but a plea deal with another campaign worker who did have contact with the russians could prove to be a bigger concern for the trump administration. >> the trump campaign adviser was communicating with well-connected russians offering him dirt on hillary clinton, including e-mails as far back as april 2016. captured u.s. commandos nab a key suspect linked to the deadly 2012 benghazi attack that killed four americans including ambassador christopher stevens. >> out of the woods 14 time major champ tiger woods announces plan to return to competitive go nearly a year after injuring hk. march of the penguins. a university in ohio sets a world record with more than 900 people dressed in penguin costumes. today, halloween, october 31st,
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>> change of plans. >> also this morning, new doubts being raised about the remarkable rescue of two women from ha why owe who say they were stranded at sea on a disabled sail boat about five months. lucy kava nof has the the deals. >> happy hallowe morning to you. we have new the deals about the story that don't add up leaving questions about whether the incredible tale of survival is credible. the women anth accn. >> this morning new questions about that hair rowing survival at sea. jen fer appel, tasha fuiava and their boys arriving in japan yesterday aeinit pacific f fn >> had they not been able to locate us we would have been dead in 24 hours. >> reporter: th u.s. coast guard says the women never activated their gen beacon. in a statement to nbc
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the beacon writing, we were in distress, but were floating had water and food and limited maneuverabili at that the beacon should only be activated if we were in imminent danger. looking bac should have activated it sooner. the women set sail from honolulu on may 3rd heading for tahiti but a storm on may 30th swamped the engine and broke the mast. the coast guard says it made contact with the sea nymph in june near tahiti the captain saying they were not in distress and expected to make land the next morning. appel responding to that report, telling nbc news, we never got near tahiti. or gps track proved that. for the devastating storms at the start of th voyage. >> winds between 50 and 72 miles an hour and waves 35 feet. >> reporter: the national weather service in honolulu saying there were no storm systems in or around haiit that me.
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>> and guys, the women said they had six forms of communication on board that includes satellite phones, radios, nt dead. in her statement to nbc news jen fer appel says once the boat is recovered anyone will be able to check the details of her story and e none of those communications worked. guys? >> all right. >> thank you very much. >> all right. and big day for al roker, people dieing to know what weather will be like on halloween. >> let's get to all the spookies going on tonight. we are looking at not a bad night for trick-or-treating. ghoul creek washington, clear 50 degrees, death valley, california, 69 degrees tonight. skull creek nebraska, cloudy and 38, boo, illinois, 40 degrees. hey hey blood town georgia, 56 and sleepy hall low, new york, clear and chilly, temperature of about 50 degrees. that's what's going on around the country here's wh's happening ycke wood >> good morning.
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plenty of sun through the afternoon today. it is chilly, 46 degrees in the district, many suburbs, though, walking outside you will be in the 30s. 38 dulles, 43 leesburg, 34 in wargton, 35 manassas, 35 gaithersburg a once the sun sets after we hit a high of around 60 we will drop into the 50s, many suburbs whil drop into the 40s. nice and dry and then in the 70s by the end thek. >> get your halloween forecast tonight with our friends from the weather channel. >> al, thanks. to more of our exclusive and emotional interview with selena go me and her best friend and kidney donor. on monday they told us about the transplant that selena told us saved her life. this morning she opens up about what led to it. her five-year battle with lupus. >> i would get fevers and headache and fatigue but kept going ignor ie ne.
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>> i really wanted to accept. ♪ >> for years selena gomez rarely stopped, maki new music appearing on red carpets and in commercials and movies. >> i don't think i made the right decisions because i didn't accept it and that's extremely selfish and at the same time really, really unnecessary. i'm not proud of that. >> it sounds like you're being hard on yourself. to me it seems like weren't you just a young woman who wanted to just not have to be sick? >> sure. yeah. that would easier if i accepted that. but i am definitely the hardest person on myself for sure. >> reporter: shek a break to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression. her close friend was worried. >> i went away to a facility and took some time off. i needed to get my mind right. be
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in my life. >> went six months without speaking. >> yeah. and just the fact that you have someone in your life that can understand whe you are and not judge you for it. >> it was a huge lesson of friendship and trust because it's easy to feel offended or want to be there and they need to go through their own thing. >> i had everything. and i was absolutely broken inside. and i kept it all together, enough to where i would never let you down, but i kept it too much together befo i let myself down. >> you feel like you got caught up in the business or fame or -- >> no. i definitely don't. i don't think ev accepted the position i had. it was me almost feeling guilty about things. because people could see anyone in my position and just say wow, they have it all figured out, they have everything, they get to live this cool life. >> privately it's a different
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you're isolated. you're being looked at, you're being judged, always trying to be nice, i want to be great. that's genuinely who i am deep down, but it just seemed pointless. >> that anxiety and panic and some of those parts of it, that's part of lupus, part of the condition, isn't it? >> it is. because everhi affects your body too. i think that's a huge part of why i was feeling that way. i would have a lot of fatigue. i wouldn't want to leave the bed a lot. >> reporter: today, selena is feeling better than she has in years all thanks to the healthy kidney. >> it tas a lot of courage to do what you did. >> yes. >> a lot. >> where did that come from? >> the only answer i have is god. honestly. if i didn't have my relationship with god i don't think i would have been able to. >> what i believe is that it does happen for a reason. i think a huge part of my discernment and honesty has been because i've
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with god. >> reporter: both chose to share their health journey because they hope others will consider organ donation. their story has raised awareness about lupus. >> lupus has been a misunderstood disorder. very few people knew what it was. all of that has changed and no exaggeration to say the reason awareness is so much better now than it was is because selena has been brave enough to tell her story. >> reporter: the say they have no regrets. >> i don't want people to think it's a sad thing that i went through, with fransea or anything in my life. at the end of the day all the stuff i went through made me and defined everythg that i am right now. i think it's a really beautiful thing and i have to remind myself that it's not a negative experience. >> interes to hear her so introspective. she's ry candid. you saw the speech at the awards
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front about what she went through and learned and how she talked about how she feels she failed herself. >> to hear her talk about her friendship an faith and all those things, yeah, she's something speci >> and so to come to that realization at such a young age it's going top mh going fwa. >thery stars. they're back to work, busy as ever and both doing great. se sel will be at the american music awards next month her first performance since the transplant a francia's show. >> can't wait for the iphone 10 to hit stores. kate's head is in the clouds because she has one in her hot hand in studio 1a. >> countdown to our costume reveal fill w surprises. but first, the es.
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this is a "news 4 today" news break. 7:56 is your time now on this tuesday. october 31st, 2017. happy halloween. i'm eun yang. we want to get to melissa for a check on the roads in your first four traffic. >> hi. outer loop of the beltway have a crash reporteded there. inbound between branch avenue and nay lor a crash there on the right shoulder. westbound randolph, there in wheaton, a cras blocking a couple different lanes and popular tree road at spring fellow a crash reported there. >> thank you. we'll take a break now and check your forecast n stay with
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good tuesday morning. might need the jacket before you head out. 36 in manassas, 36 for meade, 46 in washington. for the trick-or-treaters high around 60 today once the sun goes down, many areas will be in the 50s, suburb in the 40s. tomorrow, though we're cloudy and cool still and then we warm up thursday, friday, back into the 70s, cooler this weekend and we fallack an hour. >> thank you. another local news update for you in 25 minutes. for now back to the "today" show. and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because
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anyone hurting a child is despicable. it's 8:00 on "today." coming up pushing back. the white house now downplaying the first criminal charges in robert mueller'ssia investigati. a othe activities as i understand itha they were indicted for was long before they ever met donald trump. >> so is this just the beginning? we're li at the white house. plus, making his own path. michael jackson son prince opens up to natalie in a rare interview to talk about growing up in the spotlight and how he is different from his pop star father. >> i can't dance. it's very sad. i didn't get that gene. >> and it's almost time. we're just minut away from our huge halloween reveal from batman and robin. >> robin, yes
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like i am. >> i have a t weeky like you wouldn't believe, batman. >> to a galaxy far, far away. we've had some incredible costumes over the years, so how do we plan to make this the best one yet? you're about to find out today, tuesday october 31st, 2017. ♪ >> i have a question for ava, how much do you love halloween? >> a latte. >> i'm confused. what are you dressed up as? >> we're a couple from idaho. >> three sfristers from indianapolis. >> hay llee ♪ ♪ it's thriller >> you have someone you want to say good morning to. >> happy halloween to our grandkids. >> u ow who i have, i have trey from maryland. >> happy halloween. >> happy halloween to our friends and family in indiana. >> happy halloween from the plaza! ♪
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>> good morning everybody. welcome back to "today." nice to have you with us. tuesday, it's halloween tuesday. >> waited patiently for this day. >> that time near again. the big costume reveal coming up in a little while. >> we will t to ha in just a moment. we begin this half hour with your news at 8:00 and the trump administration to distance itself from the first defendants indicted in connection with the russia investigation. we also have new details about what led to these charges. nbc white house correspondents kristen welker us with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> savannah, good morning to you. in an interview overnight chief of staff john kelly said the criminal charge handed down by special counsel robtue are unrelated to the white house and trump campaign but court documents show george papadopolous, a volunteer trump campaign foreign policy adviser pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the fbi about the timing of his contacts with russians whoa ties to the government. according t documents papadopolous sa he was told by thess
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they had dirt on hillary clinton, includ thousands of e-mails. documents show papadopolous e-mailed a number of trump campaign aides about the potential meetings with russians. one of those aides former trump campaign chair paul manafort. the meetings never happened. manafort and his former deputy rick gates pleaded not guilty to federal felony charges for activities prior the campaign. . savanh. islk athwhe h, anyou. in the meanta del court h blockeded a trump administrati from banning transgender peoplerom miliry service. back in august, the president signed a memorandum that required the u.s. military to discharge transgender service members by no later than march of 2018. on monday a federal judge ruled that ban was likely unconstitutn transgender see members who sued over the policy were likely to win their lawsuit.
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administrati provided no evidence why a ban should be implemented. s ns o of hoood an arrest warrant obtained for actress rose mcgowan for felony possession of a controlled substance. officialsath actress left behind personal belongings which tested positive for narcotics on a flight that landed at washington dulles international airport back january. mcgowan who has been an outspoken voi a sexual harassment in hollywood claimed this warrant was part of a conspiracy to silence her. and now we turn for a pick me up on this halloween morning. hoda's morning boost. >> i have a great one for you guys. leave it to the shriners hospital for children in salt lake city to make halloween special for everybody. this year the halloween expanded the wheelchair costume program. 5-year-old penny peterson that means trick-or-treating in a candy cart from wreck it ralph. a star wars fan gets to cruise around in a millennium falcon. how
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oh, how about an astronaut on the space shuttle. these are awesome costumes. if it makes you hungry there's a popcorn machinen wheels, even a taco truck. they're cool. one mom says thanks to her child unique's wheelchair costume other kids will want to hang with her daughter and a fun way to celebrate halloween. >> people who have a big heart and lot of creativity. >> it's wonderful. >> nice one. >> al is here with your halloween fore >> let's e w w have before the trick-or-treaters head out. we looking at wet weather making its way down through texas into parts of arkansas. beautiful weatheo west. 59 degrees in seattle. 69 in l.a. 65 in san francisco. a flood watch up for parts of the leeward side of the lake ontario and lake erie. mid-atlantic states all the way down into florida. that's what's going on around the country here's what's happening in ur neck of the woods? >> good morning. it is cool outside. we have a halloween forecast for you as you makeur
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depending on where you live temperatures wil quickly be dropping into e 50s and 60s and suburbs in the 40s by trick-or-treat time. we're looking at 47 degrees, 9:00 p.m., temperatures in the mid 40s and warm up by the end of the week a cckow for the wke >> and that's your latest weather. hoda? >> l ri al, thanks. coming up next we will do trending and p start. first just about everything, so what will we be for halloween this year? our big costume reveal is moments away. but first, tse ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ here comes the man, ♪ here comes the man, ♪ here comes the man, ♪ here comes the man, ♪ here comes the man, and we're gonna get the phone- his phone,ry sorry. uh out of you... the important thing is that we're going to make you better. (voice-activated double-tone) okay. here's how to make butter. pour two thirds a cup of cold heavy cream into a one cup canning... snickers® satisifes. welcome back to "today" on this hallowe morning. are you ready to trend? >> yes. >> we've been planning our costumes for months and months but not everybody has that kind of time nor do they want to use that time to
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kansas city tom stf you. this site has put together some easy costume ideas for those of us who have procrastinated. i will show you a picture and show me if you can guess the costume. the firson tpe >> the iron chef. >> oh, my gosh. >> y'all are go number two. >> okay. . >> shadow dancing. >> shadow. just a shadow. go with your girlfriend, dress up. >> oh. >> go everywhere together. >> everywhere together. >> interestinwh you go to the bathroom. >> number three. >> wonder bread. >> wonder bread that will be good. >> you're getting -- >> gold medal flour. >> three, two. >> what? >> bread winner. >> oh. >> simple, right. go out like that. next one. >> gray, gray - >> ksh
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>> next one. look how cool this is. you can do that in one -- >> chip on my shoulder. >> ding, ding ding. >> amazing. >> and our final one. this one. >> this is so -- >> i'm -- >> mum's the word. >> queen. >> ready. >> french kiss. >> oh. >> oh. >> by the way -- >> one in every group. >> like the rock band kiss. >> another eastern shore one. >> what? >> all you need is a wig, a brown fro, button down jeans, pop rocks. >> last minute for the fellas out there. get the wig. >> fellas of a certain age who remember bob. >> yes. >> bob rock pop star. >> all night drinking going -- >> happy little treat. >> let's get t
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today guys. over the weekend prince jackson and his siblings got into the spirit of halloween for their charity event costume for a cause and sat down with natalie at the jackson family home in encino, califnio talk about that and how he is following hi famous father's footsteps. >> report: he's the oldest of michael jackson three children and 1997, michael joseph prince jackson jr. born into pop music's royal family starting what would become an insays seicheble fascination -- insatiable fascination of the children of the most famous entertainer of world. >> are you musical at all? >> not at all >> you don't even moonwalk? >> i can't dance. i didn't get that gene. >>s who has the gene then? >> my sister can sing very well and my brother he doesn't like to dance either. ♪ at home in fact wake >> reporter: prin his 19-year-old sist paris and 15-year-old brotr blet
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changed his name to bj grew up under the protective eye of michael jackson. in the early years their superstar fatheing to great lengths to shid them from the public. that was then. this past weekend the siblings were in the spotlight for the second annual costume for a cause event to benefit heal l.a. a charity founded by prince who helped foster kids who have aged out of the system. >> you're about to be 21 but you're already kind of setting on your own path to making sure you're helping the world. >> yes. >> where that come from? >> i think it's just the way my dad raised me and my siblings. it's just like an inborn i guess something that's bred. >> us to really give back to the community. >> what do you get out of the work that you're doing? >> well, my dad always taught know lead by example, so i hope that i can set a good example that you can have fun by helping other people and you can make a change by doing that. encouraging othple to do
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but he goes by bj. >> yes. >> bj's idea. >> yeah. he goes all out. he has them all ndhe house. he goes through everything to make sure everything is in its place. if there' little piece of blood somewhere he doesn't want it there he moves it. >> clowns everywhere. >> being the oldest you a lot of responsibility yo shoulders, right. >> yes. >> ha y felt that? >> sometimes i do but me and my siblings we get along really well and especially my sister she's grown so much. and i think she's been able to really step up and i don't really see myself as like her older brother. kind of we're equal partners when it comes down to it. bg is so mature for his age. pretty strong bond. >> what are your memories of sitting and watching music videos your dad and watching his work? >> he didn't really like us watching his work. we didn't really know who he was the king of pop until we were significantly
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>> when we saw a video of his concert and him performing, girls were passing out and dudes were passing out and it was just crazy. why are they doing this? sigh him every day, you know. >> what do you think your dad would say looking down on you all now doing this together as a family. >> he wouldd of the type of work we're doing giving back to the community >> someing he would have wanted you to do. >> yes. >> for "today" natalie morales, in encino, california. >> by the way, natalie will have more interview with prince jackson, check it out on "access hollywood". >> carson, time for the daily flick and this is a big one. >> huge. >> today halloween is sponsored by snickers. snickers is halloween satisfaction. >> guys, it's a very special, huge daily click. it is this year's big halloween reveal. here we g
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>> hit it. >> oh, my god. it's miley. ♪ >> miley. >> i vyo m >> come on, miley. >> we're her backup dancers. ready. >> yeah. >> miley does it. >> okay. >> you got to wait for team miley. >> here we g ♪ hands up playi mso ♪ nodding my head like yeah moving my healih ♪ hands up playing my song ♪ ♪ it y t [ applause ] >> hey, i'm team blake and team miley. now this soulful southern gentleman captivated the hearts of country music fans for seven decades his gifts for story telling is asar
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♪ needs no convon >> ride it toge ♪ making love with each otr ♪ islands in the streams that is what we are no one in between how can we be wrong sail away with me to anothor ♪ and we rely on each other ♪ from one lover to another >> wow. >> i think i speak for all of us when i say hello, dolly! >> all right. somehow they convinced me to dress as a woman one more time. >> oh, yeah. real hard. >> just e more time. believe me this is not the big surprise of the morning. >> what? >> nope. >> blake shelton is not just here because he's part of hoda's dream seqe.
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doors. he's about put on a halloween concert right here on the plaza. blake, get moving. we've got much more ahead. first your loca d weathe coming up. first, your local news and weather. ♪ ♪ i'll be your shade tree you be my honeysuckle i'll be your honey
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this is a "news 4 today" news break. 8:26 on this tuesday, october 31st. good morning. i'm aaron giis let's get a check on the commute with melissa first alert traffic. >> near indian head highway medical emergenh response on the scene. slow down through the area from an earlier issue. that one as well. inbound new york avenue between south dakota,ra blocking the left lane. southbound 270 before 85, crash reported there. two problems in virginia 66 inbound at 123 is one of them. >> we will have a check on your forecast when wmeac stay wi u
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good morning jackets before you head outside. chilly but by the afternoon, 60 for a high. after the sun goes down temperatures in the 50s, 40s in the suburbs for the trick-or-treater the go news it will be staying nice and dry for that. still cool tomorrow more clouds around, maybe a few sprinkles. 70s for the end of the
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we go into the weekend and we get cooler again and we gain an hour as we fall back. aaron? >> thank you >>et the latest news and weather any time, open the nbc washington a.
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♪ we got something going on ♪ you'll be my something sweet >> 8:30 on tuesday morning. halloween 2017. we kicked it ofuny style for our halloween celebration. this seemed like a really good idea when we talked about it in a meeting. a while ago. and the fun is just getting started. blake shelton, the real one, is going to perform live on the plaza in just a moment. >> love it. >> yea or ney? >> i don't know what it says about my ego but i love you even more. >> can we point something out. carson? you had no i >> no idea. >> that billy ray
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go to be here. >> billy ray, thank you so much for being here. >> surprised. >> last night. i said i'm going to be in at 5:00 tomorrow. this is a real nice surprise, thank you. >> happy to see ad. >> daddy. >> blake sheln and billy ray cyrus on the same stage. >> pretty cool. >> that is cool. >> meanwhile -- >> hoda has a moment. >> yes, come here. i'm going to go. come with me for a proud moment, meet someone in the crowd. >> charlie is going to. >> charlie is coming to. come on. we have a young lady, it's her birthday, andt'own. so they are our pick on the plaza. you look terrific. what are your names? >> thank you. mary ann. >> what do you think of mary ann and pete's costume. >> they look beautiful. you look incredible. >> happy birthday. >> so happy birthday to y'all. thank you forom s u >> thank u. >> oh.
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>> happy birthday rashell's 70th. >> thank you, blake. >> we should also mention, megan, this is your first halloween on "today." how does this feel? >> every shred of my dignity -- so i feel like i'm home. >> welcome to the cloub club. >> how do we think she did as shania twain? >> awesome. >> i wonder what the real shania would think look y. here shes. [ applause ] >> oh, my gosh. >> that is crazy. >> crazy. >> what a nice surprise. >> you look awes >> oh, my gosh. >> you look awesome. gorgeous. >> i woulha pce more if i knew you wengo here. >>
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>> shania. >> scale of one to ten, how did she do? >> look at you. >> one to ten. >> hi, sweetie. >> all i can think right now is ten. >> oh. >> i have to do the rounds. this is really so fun. >> i spent all morning watching your videos all morning and still screwed it you. >> perfect. this is really, really amazing. >> can i tell you, after -- the first time i've had a corset on, i highly recommend it. it gives what three children take away. >> by the way, another surprise, did you know she's now going to be a guest on your hour. you two are heading off. >> that's amazing. >> to do your show. >> i am just now learning this. >> i'll give you the notes and questions and stuff like that. >> this is a great tease. i was going to begin our show today with breaews out of the middle east. >> ladies and gentlemen, shania twain. [ applause ] >> all right. guys, go
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watch them together on megyn kelly today. >> awesome. >> bye, shania. >> takes a massive team to pull this off. >> none of us knew about it. >> billy ray and how about reba mcentire. >> love it. >> we have to give thanks to our wardrobe, hair and makeup team. >> yes. >> our costume designer, betty and our design team who created these beautif sets. >> and we also want to mention the pnt dance studio and our producers malia and christine. >> all right. >> time to get on to the weather. >> all right. i didn't know w we talking t i know. >> today's weather is brought to you by ihop. eat up every moment. >> and as we take a quick look and show you what's happening weather wise, we expect to see plenty of sunsh tonight. it's going to be sleepy h
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new york, clear skies 50 degrees. look for pumpkin center florida, 69 degrees and fair, look for some clouds as we get out into the pacific northwest. death valley, california, clear 69 degrees. that's what's going on around the country here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> well, this morning clear skies, so that's going to lead us to a nice dry day and a dry halloween trick-or-treat forecast. 46 degrees in the district, many places, though, sti in the upper 30s to low 40s. 41 dulles, 36 manassas, 39 in clinton. probably la underneath the costumes tonight. high temperature around 60. once that sun goes down for the trick-or-treatee stay dry and quickly cool into the 50s and 40s, but we warm back up by the end of th. the concert series on today is proudly presented to you by citi. >> i could go on and on about how country super star blake shelton is a five-time
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cma male vocalist of the year and the reigning people's choice awards favoritr country artist and today, blake is here to celebrate his 11th album, performing his first single "i'll name the dog" here he is my love blake sh ♪ ♪ girl it's high time i tell you no more messing around ♪ ♪ going to lay these cards on the table and throw it all out ♪ ♪ i'm talking you and me with the same street name same last name it's a reain♪
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♪ i'm going to s ♪ ♪ you find the spot and i'll find the money you be the pretty and i'll be the funny ♪ ♪ you plant the flowers i'll plant the kisses ♪ ♪ baby let's get right down to business ♪ ♪ i hang the pictures you hang the stars you pick the paint and i'll pick the star ♪ ♪ sing you a song with the crickets and the frogs ♪ ♪ you name the babies and i'll name the dogs ♪ ♪ you can park your car in the driveway i'll park my truck in the grass ♪ ♪ i'll put a little swing on the front p
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tea in my glass ♪ ♪ i'll watch the sun set from the gravel road kiss me in the kitchen on your tippy toes ♪ ♪ still loving on you when the rooster crows ♪ ♪ watching way more than the garden grow ♪ ♪ you find the spot and i'll find the money you be the pretty and i'll be th funny ♪ ♪ yeah next to you every night sounds like a dam good life ♪ ♪ you find the spot and i'll find the money you be the pretty and i'll be the funny ♪ ♪ you plant the flowers and i'll plant the kisses baby let's get right down to business ♪ ♪ i'll hang the pictures and you hang the stars you pick the paint i'll pick a guitar ♪ ♪ sing you a song out there with the crickets and the frogs ♪ ♪ you name the babies and i'll name the dogs ♪ ♪ yeah, i'llam
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♪ you name the babies i'll name the dogs ♪ ♪ yeah, i'll nahe [ applause ] >> we're going to have more of blake shelton in just a minute but first, this is "today" on nbc. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ welcome back to our citi concert stage where blake shelton times two is performing. >> i love having my twin here. this is like one of my favorite days ever. >> yeah. >> as we mentioned you guys, blake has a new album called "texoma shore" drops on friday. blake
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your heart, a spot on the map. >> yeah. it's an area i was born and raised in ada, oklahoma, on the northern end o texoma, lake texoma is the border between oklahoma and tas at one point there. so that's where i grew up going to the lake and inou >> you bring out new music means you're going on tour are you looking forward to that. >> i am. it's a nice break for being stuck in l.a. for "the voice" hanging out with adam months at a time. gets me away which is always nice to get away interest him. >> yes. >> how is it looking at matt lauer interdug you like that? >> i want him to put the microphone betwe his boobs and interview me. >> it works. >> like you have worst friday nights. >> how is it going on "the voice." >> it's going good. i think it's going fine.
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for season 14. what we're in the middle of now with miley and jennifer and adam and -- >> good. >> it's so mu fun. i can't believe that we get paid -- do you get paid? >> no. i actually give them money. >> amazing. >> so you're her n yk for halwe. e u sting going home? if you're staying what are you going to dress up as? >> yeah. >> i don't know if i can top that. i'm going to be here. it's funny, yesterday i actually bumped into heidi klum in an elevator and s invited me to her halloween party until she realized gen is not with me. if she's not here you don't have to worry about it. >> sing another song? >> actually this song is -- i don't know what you're doing today, what it's going to be like, with but you got to listen to the words of this song. >> all right. >> i'm excite >> bkeheon. [ applause ]
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♪ daddy drove the wheels off a flat bed ford flies found a hole in the screen d ♪ wasn't long ♪ mama poured grease in as crisco can put 100,000 miles on the sears box fan ♪ ♪ uncle joe put tobacco on my hand where the jello jackets tore me up ♪ ♪ i a'ti this up ♪ ♪ you think i'm talking crazy in a different language you might not understan ♪ but that's all right that's just the kind of life that made me who♪
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♪ taking my mind on the road back in time ♪ ♪ you wouldn't know love unless you lived it ♪ ♪ man i liveit ♪ grand daddy smoked salem with the windows up drove me around in the back of that truck we drank from the hole he spit in the cup and survived somehow ♪ ♪ hollywood was fake and [ inaudible ] was real ♪ ♪ dreamed of spending a $2 bill from pushing a lawn mower around i go back there right now ♪ ♪ you think i'm talking crazy in a
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not understan ♪ oh, but that's all right that's just the kind of life that made me wh ♪ back in time ♪ you wouldn't know what love is like i love you unless you lived it ♪ ♪ man i d ♪ oh, you think i'm talking crazy in a different language you might not uta ♪ oh, but that's all right that that's just the kind of life th
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♪ taking my mind on a visit back in time becaes ♪ you wouldn't know a love like a love unless you lived it and man i lived ♪ oh, man i li [ applause ] >> that was the wonderful blake shelton. back with much more but first this is "toyc. [ applause ] ♪ in a different language you might not under
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can't ♪ >> real kenny rogers. >> i am the real dolly parton. >> no doubt about that. >> happy halloween. >> happy hallee gs. >> whoa. >> coup legends there. >> that's so exciting. >> you know so much preparation goes into halloween here on "today" and be honest people need more construction than others. >> a lite t o work went that this. people always as how do they talk you into this and pull it off? this year i was luck yes enough to get pointers from the real dolly parton herself. watch. >> pretty well documented by now that every other year or so on halloween the producers of the show convince me to dress up as a woman. how do we decide which woman? well, that's where this comes in, the big book of halloween ideas. and if we browse through the pages, well, here's j-lo. i've been there. paris hilton. done that. pamela anderson, nailed
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brings us to dolly. but where do you even begin? >> hello, matt. >> hello, dolly. >> how are you? >> i'm good. good to see you. >> you too. >> are you okay with this? >> am i okay with it? i'm going to teach you how to do it. >> let's g come on. >> matt, when i say i have everything yone right here in this dolly starter kit. >> what is in here? >> everything. first of all, you can't be dolly without hair, right. >> you didn't? >> i did. >> it's like looking in a mirror. >> you see hair, what's the next thing you s on me? here, put your arms out. >> okay. >> what happens if i spring a leak? >> if you spring a leak you do what i do every morning, i got the boob tube. pump them up. this is my botox. >> this is your foundation. >> my foundation. and you put it on. >> in your size. check tha
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a walking -- >> because you could sprain an ankle. >> walk a mi in my shoes and you never walk again. >> hill billy swag, a sexy drag. >> i don't know if i can do the hips like you. >> looking go to me. ♪ make a living >> we've got the hair. one last thing, get your little dolly beauty mark. i think we're ready for the big reveal! >> ladies and gentlem, hello, dolly. ♪ nine to five >> what an honor it is to dress up as dolly but have dolly parton show me the ropes. >> very cool. >> really cool. >> well, we are back in a moment and talk to pilly ray in a second, blake, much more ahead on a halloween morning here on "today." this ayo ♪
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♪ welcome back. billy ray you have new music. tell us about that? >> i'm glad to be here. it's been a lot of fun today. the new album called "set the record straight." that thing you heard is me and noah, my daughter, we did sound for don williams. got a duet with miley on the album. it's a fun album. and yeah, comes out november 10th. >> good. >> i'm really excited to tour it. >> we're gog to be on the road. shout out to noah and miley, i love you. >> all right. billy ray, thank you. >> blake, how are you feeling about hoda? a cutout, a dog named blake, dressing like you? >> i'm loving her more every day. every day.
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until you get arrested. >> up next, aftr ca news. >> coming up on megyn kly today -- megyn kelly and shania, coming up after your local news. ♪ ♪ i feel lika ♪ you be my honeysuckle ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, dolly parton. ♪ refer i beat he . this is a 4 news break. >> 8:56 is your time now on this tuesday, october 31st, 2017. good morning to you and happy halloween. i'm eun ya. right now we want to check on your commute with melissa mollet and your first four traffic. >> good morning. brand new problem big one here on 66 in fairfax. the ramp to eastbound 66 crash blocking the le side. we're getting slow through that area right n
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southbound 28, a broken down vehicle, parkway between grand and naylor blocking the right shoulder. >> tha you. we'll take a break and check your forecast w ce ck stay withs. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam and as a doctor, nobody ever asked if i'm a democrat or republican. they just want my help. so if donald trump is helping virginia i'll work with him. but donald trump proposed cutting virginia's school funding, rolling back our clean air and water protections, and taking away health care from thousands of virginians. as a candidate for governor, i sponsored this ad because i've stood up to donald trump on all of it. ed gillespie refuses to stand up to him at all.
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good tuesda morning. we'll be topping out around 60 degrees this afternoon. quickly coolingntt 50s for the trick-or-treaters. many suburbs in the 40s, maybe a layer under the costume. tomorrow we're cool in the 70s. thursday and friday. then cooler again for the weekend and we fall back one hour sunday morning. >> thank you. get the latest news and weather any time. the nbc washingtpp have a gre d
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it's halloween across the land. the 9:00 hour is now at hand. and as you keep evil spirits away, coming up this morning on "megyn kelly today." it's a kelly family frightfest, as megyn and doug go where others fear to tread. a monstrously spooky haunted house. today's spine-chilling costumes get a treat for their tricks and a chance to win a halloween surprise. and a father who is making tricked out sets of wheels and putting a smile on faces everywhere. and now, your ghost -- i mean host, megyn kelly. ♪

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