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g. good mornin breaking news. attacks on two oil tankers in the tense waters near iran. the.s. navy rushing in this morning to assist. oil prices skyrocketing overnight as tensions flair. who is responsible? we're live with the very latest. doubling down. the president in a new interview saying he would take help from a foreign govnment for his rehelection. >> thave information. i think i'd take it. there's nothing wrong wit listening. >> a direct conflict with the fbi. just ahead, what the president is also saying about donald trump jr.'s meeting with russians during the 2016 campaign. murder for hire.
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police now saying david ortiz was the target of an $800 hit. this morning the video of the shooting and the overnight arrest connected to the case. and a stanford coach avoids prison time in the collegeio admissns scam. >> my actions were wrong. i see that now. >> will it iact the case of lo lori loughlin. a knox back t, ama in italy. why she returned to the place she vowed the never woulsp and the irit of st. louis. the st. louis blues win stanley cup. the first team in history. and it sets off one of the biggest parties that city has seen.
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2019.y," june 13th, >> announcer: this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." nice to have you with us on a thursday morning. it's a first fort. louis bringing home the stanley cup. >> they are bleeding blue down in st. louis this morning. again, halfway through theas se, the blues last in their division. cinderella story, indeed. more on that in a >>bit. hat's history now. let's get to this breaking news. the u.s. navy this morning rushing in to assist two oiler tankers afthey were attacked near the strait of hormuz off the coast of iran. the incident is coming at a time ofeightened tensions. >> reporter: oil prices rocketed ring after the incident last night. one of the ship saying it was
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hit by a shell. that's true, it is stunning. justs the prime minister is in iran. on japan-related tankers tweeting suspicious doesn't begin to dibe what happened this morning. this morning the u.s. navy's the fleet rushing to help tankers off the coast of iran in the gulf of iman saying u.s. navy ships are in the area rendering assistance. iran state tv reporting 44 cre evacuated from the vls accident. the two tankers damaged around the strait of hormuz are sailini from saurabia to singapore. and the crude oil tanker headed to taiwan from the emirates. sinking according toranian stat media after it was afanme d adrift near the strait of hormuz. its owners reporting an
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explosion on board. this morning's events coming just weeks afterra saudi aa accused arch rival iran of striking four oil tankers in the gulf. a preliminary investigation blaming an unidentified state actor. iran has denied the accusations and at time played down the aspec aspects. >> when i came here, they were all over the place causing problems. they're not doing that right now and i think they respect the united states right now much more than they ever have. >> reporter: this morning the region on a knife edge again. iran's supreme leader saying america could not do anything to stop them getting an atomic bomb. >> this has been a time of escalating tensions, keir. have we heard anything from the white house? >> reporter: not yet. but there will be reaction. the administration has already taken multiple steps going way
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back to last year pulling out of the nuclear agreement with iran. ramping up sanctions on iran. and me recently amid those tensions sending more u.s. including he region an aircraft carrier strike oup. the aim has been to deter iran. the urgent question this morning, what happened here. there will be cool heads in washington who will be asking this morninghy would iran attack japanese-related ships just when the japanese leader was therein workng for peace. but if it was iran, it will strengthen the hands of those in the trump administration that are urgg a tough approach like john bolton. again, we're in the early hours of trying to find out wt really occurred. without doubt, this is a dangerous moment. >> keir simmons on this breaking news, thank you. re> now to that stunning admission from pdent trump revealing in a new interview that he would listen to information on his 2020 rivals from foreign governments. peter alexander joins us with
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moren what theresident had to say and the reaction as well. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. you're right. these were remarkable comments especially after an investigation that consumed nearly two years of donald trump's presidency focusing on that in 2016. the president he might not necessarily alert the fbi if foreign governments offered damaging information on his 2020 opponent suggesting he would pun his o political future ahead of the rule of law. president trump asked by abc news whether he'd accept information on his 2020 opponent from a foreign power or call the fbi. >> i think maybe you d both. i think you might want to listen. there's nothing wrong with listening. ifod someb call ed from country, norway, we have knformation on your opponent. oh. i 'd want to hear it. >> you want that kind of interference in our election?
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>> it's not interference. they have informat if i thought there was something wrong, i'd go to the fbi if i thought there was something wrong. t when somebody comes up with oppo research, they zroent enough to take care of it. >> reporter: just last month christopher wray made his thoughts clear. >> if any fficial of any campaign is contacted by any nation state or anybody acting on behalf of a nation state bout influencing our interfering with our election, then that'something that the i would want to know about. eporter: the president disputing that. >> call the vefbi. e a break. >> the fbi director says that's what should happen. >> the fbi director is wrg. >> reporter: it follows donald jr. c testifying behindlosed doors. the president's oldest son hosted that trump tower meeting between campaign officials and
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russians. the president defending his son who was not charged with a crime in connection with the mueller >> okay.ation. let's put yourself in a position. you're a congressman. somebody comes up and says, hey, i have information onour opponent. do you call the fbi? >> if it's coming from russia, you do. >> i don't think in my whole life i've ever called the fbi. in my whole life. you don't cal thefbi. you throw somebody out of your . offi >> reporter: it comes as one of the present's most trusted confidants hope hicks will testify investigating the president tried to obstruct justice. what she will be permitted to say remains unclear. sense thede presi may assert executive privilege related to her time at the white house. and earlier this month directed hicks. >> peter, let's go back to the comments from president trump about accepting information from governments.
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has there been reaction yet and do we suspect there will be some fallout? >> reporter: strikingly, republicansave been silent. but democrats from the campaign trail, they condemned the commentser chuck schum calling them disgraceful. he tweeted, there's no wonder mitch mcconnell is blocking bipartisan eorts to secure our elections from foreign interference. i think the real question perhaps right now is what if anything, the the president's latest comments mean for the wider impeachment discussion. nancy pelosi has resisted calls within her partyeg to b impeachment proceedings. we are going to hear from her this morning. a weekly news conference. bu it's not clear that these comments from the president will change her calculus. >> peter alexander, thank you. there is his morning, growing reaction to the first sentencing connected to that widespread college admissions scandal. it wasn't what a lot of people were expecting from the judge.
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miguel almaguer joins us with the. latest >> reporter: good morning. prosecutors wanted to send a message with this sentencing at real prison time will happen. but they didn't get it. it's a case being watched by other defendants incding hollywood actresses as they, too, face possible time behind bars. >> you want to apologize? >> any message toour former athletes? they looked up to you. >> reporter: prosecutors wanted john vandemore y to spendrs behind bars. but he was sentenced to one day already served, six months house arrest, two years pvd probation, and a $10,000 find. he apologizedde outsi of federal court >> i have taken responsibility for my actions and am accepting the responsibility of those actions. >> reporter: after pleading o guilty t federal racketeering in march, he admitted to taking0 $6,000 in bribes to get studen from wealthy families
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admitted into stanford as sailing recruits. but in federal court where hd his family we wapt, his attorneysked for leniency. he used the money to pay for sailing uniforms, boats, equipment, and staff sts, they said. >> in no way could i have used the money for personal expernss a personal gain. myions were wrong. i see that now. >> reporter: after the hearing releasing this statement. we willo continue seek meaningful penalties in these cases. with 22 defendants pleading eeilty or agrg to plead guilty, the jue's decision likely got the attention of others like felicity huffman who faces possible prison time. the actress this week attendingf rther ige daughte hr whose college trance exams were rigged. but some parents like hollywood
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celeb lori lori loughlin plan t fight the charges. >> you said there will be many more sentencing hearings. but what about new indictments or charges? there's always been that notione that perhaps t's more to come. >> that's right. we know this investigation is still wide openornd several m parents could be indicted. the court dates remain some time away. but this man is now a felon. now tohose new arrests and chilling new details in the shooting of former red sox star david ortiz. prosecutors in the dominican reblic now say he was the target of a murder for hire plot. morgan chesky is live in santo domingoh more on this. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, craig. good morning. dominican authorities stressing
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the shooting suspect definitely did not act alone. in fact, right now six other men are behind bars. accused of trying to murder a ore than an ch international sports star. here in his dominican republic, a national hero. this morning dominican authorities are calling the plot to shoot beloved baseball star david ortiz a sophisticated and coordinated hit. six suspects are now behind bars. but police say they're searching for others including one nicknamed the surgeon. the attorney general investigators have been working nonstop to track down those responsible including this man. who police say confessed to being the shooter. investigors refuses to reveal the possible motive but that llmebody put $8,000 on the head of the future ha of famer. this video captured the brazen attack.
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you can see the moment he opens gunfire on ortiz. the bullet going through ortiz and wounding his iend. authorities say shortly before the attack, this video shows the suspects meeting around the corner in t cars. the motorcycle there, the planned getaway vehicle. police dination leading to believe the shooting was anything but random. the motorcycle driver eie vladimir feliz garcia captured and beaten by therowd before police took him into custody. he's now chaed as an ptaccomplice to attem murder. his attorney saying none of the evidence so far implicates his y client in a way. back in boston, ortiz's wife tiffany saying big papi is improving every day. daif david was able to sit up as well as take some steps. he will remain in the icu for the coming days but he is making good progress towards recovery. and this morning, the attorney for garcia, that first suspect
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arrested says his client has never accepted any money and isf not part o an organized crime ring. meanwhile when asked, authorities refuse to answer anything on who could have dered this hit on bigpi pa >> all right. morgan chesky there in the dr. thank you. much more to get to this morning iluding history in the nhl. the city oft. louis celebrating its first stanley er cup ever aft the blues defeated the boston broouuins i last night's game seven. kristen dahlgren got to st. louis because she wanted to be in on this party. >> repter: that's right. talk about happy tears. people in st. louis have had a long timeo plan this party. 52 years in the making. is is the city's first stanley cup ever. and what a cinderella not just ending a 52-year drought but on january 3rd, this team had the fewest points in the league. they went on, they like to say, from worst to first.
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they did that with a 4-1 w away game seven in boston. fans that couldn't travel filled the enterprise center here. they watched it on the big screens and ten party w well into the night. the blues not only ending their own drought, but also throwing a wrench intoboston's post season success in multiple sports. so a huge day. the title, the stanley cup already back here in st. louis, guys. >> all right. thank you very much. you stay up late and watch? >> i watched through the second period last night. they were up 2-0 at that point. looked like they had it well in . looks like you might have been pulling for the blues bas on your your glasses. >> right. or i want to be like al roker. al, are you wearing yours today? >> i've got purple on today, actually. but provel cheese for everybody. a delicacy in st. louis. a little fried ravioli also. we've got wet weatherts making i way through the northeast and a cold front pushing its way to the east making its way through
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western pennsylvania. we've got some wet weather out there to talk about. today that coastal low will .ing rain and wind it's going to bring travel delays. then we've got this second front that pushes through through friday. l showersgering on into new england. airport delays may be a problem later this afternoon. up into boston, new york city this morningnto the raerl afternoon. d.c., cincinnati, and detroit. if you're on the roads, look along roi-95 f bangor to raleigh. and ballmer to indianapolis along in70. we're gog to get to your local forecast coming up iecthe next 30ds.
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we're in weather alert mode today. the steady widespread rain has moved out of the area, but take a look o westr west virginia. this activity moving iai mnly during the afternoon hours in the form of scaered showers and thunderstorms andns anyone suhine we see is going to help to touch off some potentially severe thunderstorms this afternoon. we could see some heavy ra, me gusty damaging winds, and some hail in the d.c. metro area. mainly between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.rr for to, breezy with the high of 78. >> between your purple glass and savannah's blue glasses, i'm a slob here. >> but your tie is like sherbet. >> thank you very much. coming up, aman da knox on a trip she swore she's never make
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♪ thiisve this is br ♪ this is who i'm meant to be, this is me ♪ 7:26 is your time now on ththis june 13, 2019. good morning, everyone. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. we're following breaking news in montgomery county where police e saying to stay away from randolph road in rockville a remain vigilant. >> five people rammed a vehicle into thed unite gun shop and stolere fims. one suspect is dead, four others are on the run. this is causing some traffic issues. let's get to melissa mollet in your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. we'll talk about that in just a second. right now the gw, one lane there
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because of a crash. mclean b the beltway and turkey run, car blocking the left side. and taking a look at what you were just talking about randolph road shut down between parklawn and putnam. police investigation blocking those lanes. >> thanks. a check on your forecast is up next.
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steady rain we had out there now coming to an end. dry across the area. plenty of cloudinessut there. this batch of rain ahead of a cold front moves into the area mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. dependsing on how much sun we see later today. we'll have to fuel the storm. some more sun, stronger storms. storms mainly between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. hit and ms innature. we could see some hail, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall. with the high temperature today
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we're back at 7:30 t it'srsday morning, june 13th, 2019. that's a live look at the wizarding world of har potter in universal orlando. folks already up for the grand opening of a new ride. we'll have much more on all of that coming up in a few. > let's start with a check of today's headlines. the u.s. navy is responding this morning to attacks on two oil tankers in the middle east. the navy'susifth fleet rhing to help after the vessels suffered serious damage off the coast of iran. at this point it's not clear who's behind those attacks, but this morning's events do come just weeks after saudi arabia accused iran of striking four oil tankers in the gulf. iran denied those accusations.
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ana prelimi investigation into those attacks blamed a, quote, unidentified state actor. baking overnight. chaos erupted after a deadly police shooting in memphis. officials say aroup of protesters gathered at the scene, became irate, and starteg throwi rocks at officers. they damaged police vehicles and a nearby fire station. thprotests came after federal officials shot and killed a man they were attempting to arrest. memphis police officers whoe not involved in the shooting were called in toer w help cont those crowds. some heart-stopping moments ki thewedn sesday.es a small twin engine plane forced to make an emergency landing after theaircraft's right side landing gear falls off during takeoff from another texas airport. the plane manages to land successfully on its other two wheels but when the right side touched down, sparks shot out of that plane. you can see there. thankfully no one aboard was
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hurt. now a journey back to italy for amanda ox. she returned there for the first time since being convicted andl eventual cleared in the 2007 murder of her roommate. she once said she would never go back. kelly cobiellaoins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is clear this morning that interest in amanda knox has not gone awsh. arrived in milan this morning touching down on italian soil for thest firime in eight years. she was invited to italy to speak this weekend on how the media changed her life and the i cameras were wng at the airport. this morning amanda knox seen arriving in milan ready to set the record straight. knox's story, jailed for a murder she didn't commit, dominated the headlines for years. now she is nervongly returni to italy for the first time since 2011. posting this picture on instagram days beforehe left seattle with the wolis, feeng
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frayed. in 2007, amanda's friend and fellow student miranda kercher was killed in their apartment. >> i'm so grateful to have my life back. >> reporter: in a new article she previews the speechhe will make in italy this week. she said the italian prosecutor painted me as a sex-crazed femme fatale and the media profited for years foron sensatiizing an already sensational and unjustified story. lling "today" last year -- >> i think that i wasn't ever really given a chance from the get go. i think that asoon as the tragedy of what happened to meredith was revealed, there was a hunt for a monster. >> reporter: more than a decade after the killing, the world has
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moved on, but not amanda knox and her then-boyfriend pictured with her at the murder scene. rafael will not make an interview. >> i want people to kno exactly who i am. not whatl media about me. >> reporter: theho man w did kill meredith is currently serving a six-year sentence. amanda knox said she believed she would grow old in prison knowing she was innocent. she saill she sti suffers hate on social dia. use from which she fears she will never be free. >> kelly, you mentioned she's going because she's got this speech. but it sounds like it's personal as well, this return toivi ital. >> reporter: that's right, savannah. she says thiss really the way she feels she can get over what she calls a very traumatic experience. she said inthe past tha she needs to go to italy in order to face her fears. she said it's scary for her, but
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it's something she has to do. it is not going down well, by the ay, on the side of family of the victim meredith his words that the visit was uncalled for and inappropriate. savannah? >> kelly cobiella, thank you very much. and we turn once again to mr. roker for another check of the weatr. more heat. >> that's right, more heat. and it's getting warmer. since 1970 withchlimate ge, we've seen temperatures rise. the mid-atlantic for the gulf coast highest since 1970. the number of summer daysbove average, only three in new york. but 36 in raleigh. 41 in new orleans. 20 days in st. louis.ou and y head out west and you really see a change. look at the number of temperatures above average. reno, 67 for the summer. 22 in seattle. 30 in phoenix. 15 in amarillo. ande continueith triple digit heat today. of temperatures above average. phoenix will see a record today
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at 114. tucson, 110. and as we head into the weekend, almost triple digits, in fact, for las vegas, yuma, sacramento will see temperatures in the 90s. we've seencore-setting heat in the pacific northwest as well. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the wos. >> in our area since 1970, we've actually seen our summers warm by 2 degrees fahrenheit overall. now, today temperatures running below normal. plenty of clouds out there right now. we're getting a break from the rain, but sti some patchy drizzle as we head on into the midday. some thunderstorms coming in between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. today. they could have sehail, some strong winds, some heavy rain. 78, breezy and beautiful tomorrow. >> and happy national seersucker day. >> that explains it. >> it is. >> but for you it's almost always seersucker day. >> it's a month for me. kate midd aton, she's got new call to action overnightha hoping to ce the way we all
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them today. morgan radford is here. some of these are really, really good. >> really good and kind of scarily good. if you haven't heard of deepfakes already, you better get to kno them. the technology that makes them is becoming easier to access than ever before. already numerous doctored political videos created withle simp editing techniques have been debunked. but the technology to make epfakes is onlyetting more sophisticated. >> sir elton. he reporter: who can forget this moment at t grammyshen lady lga honored sir elton john? or whenady gaga took the sta athe golden globes with bradley cooper. but look now. >> it is an honor. >> reporter: that' not lady gaga standing next to bradley cooper. that's me. my face replacing lady gaga. >> michael douglas. >> reporter: and at the grammys.
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tlp i am again. >> so thank you, elton. i you. sure, it'sen innocent gh. but the technology that makes this possible makes it easier than ever to manipulate video. even putting words in people's mouths. it's cled a deepfake. >> we're atre a point deepfakes are very realistic and the technology is only goingge better. >> reporter: jeff studies deepfakes at the university of colorado and he made those lady gaga deepfakes for us. >> every facial expression lady gaga makes, morgan makes. effectively, we've put morgan at the golden globes. >> reporter: and how did he make such a convincing fake? with free software, a regular desktop computer, and basic programming. >> this is what the software generates after a few hours of training. and after about 24 hours training we get a much more well hfined face. >> reporter: thereave already been a number of prominent
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deepfakes spread online. and just last week, artists uploaded this deepfake video of facebook ceo mark zuckerberg delivering a amominous message. >> imagine this for one second. one minute with billions of people's stolen their secrets, their lives, their futures. >> reporter: with the 2020 ection getting into swing, there's growing concern deepfakes can be used to disrupt u.s. elections. and this has members of u.s. congress scrambling to act. >> the potential for harm is tremendous. >> reporter: congressman adam schiff, chairman of the house intelligence committee called far hearing on deepfakes. o you think that this technology could disrupt the 2020 election? >> absolutely, it could. and what psychologists will tell you is if y a video of someone saying something distasteful or racis or criminal or whatever, even if you're peraded that wasn't them, you can never completely negative ingering impression of that person.
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>> reporter: while not a deepfake, last month a doctored video of nancy pelosi rac d up millions of views on social media. this is the original. >> most currently that he was engaged in coverup. >> reporter: here's the edited video which makes it appear that words.slurring her >> most currently that he was engaged in a coverup. >> reporter: butt' is not just washington. hollood is taking notice too. actresses like alyssa milano and scarlett johansson has had their faces put on other women's bodiesn pornographic videos. johansson wrote, nothing can stop someone from cutting and pasting my image a orone else's onto a different body and making it look as eerily ditolalaptislyisc a evolving, smith says i s getting harder to distinguish the real and the fake. alough there aretill some telltale signs of a fake. >> if you're looking atg
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somethin that might be a deepfake, you can see some of l this detail or definition in the eyes. but fort'hat i worth, morgan is now at the golden globes with bradley cooper. >> you lk great with bradley there. >> thank you. and blond hair? >> there's aht story r now out this guy in czechoslovakia producing these videos as well. the videos that originatere in fon countries, what can actually be done about them? what can be done about the ones here? >> that's actually a great question. we reaed out to facebook and youtube. they're working to update their technology and policies to combat disinformation. butou the h intelligence committee which is meeting hours from now says they're working on tracking and sourcing those videos because eecially when they're made on foreign soil, it's something they have to be concerned about. because they're not exactly sure what rol the u.s. can play. >> all right. >> it's so disturbing.
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carson joins us. carson joins us. we've got an update on the injury suffered by kevin durant. >> yeah. in an instagram post from his onfirmed what he fans feared. he wrote in part, quote, i did rupture my achilles. i had surgery today. my road back starts now. i got my family and my loved ones all by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support that people have sent our way. again, tt coming from kd a short time ago. the injury, of course, happening during gameive of the nba finals. rant's first game back after being thsidelined more an a month. >> well, he seems to have good
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7:56 is your time now on this thursday, june 13th, 2019. good morning, everyone. i'm eun yang. 're staying on top of breaking news in montgomery county. police are searching for four possibly armed and dangerous suspects. a fifth suspect is dead. police say the suspect rammed a vehicle into the unitedun shop in rockville early this morning. now let's check on your commute with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> good morning, eun. right now a couple of problems northbound gw park at the key bridge. singleway lane. outbound roosevelt bridge, flooding blocking two right lanes right now. southbound gw between the beltway and turkey run, flooding blocking the left side.k taking a l here at the beltway. slow in the normal spots. and because ofhat incident overnight, randolph road sti shut down near parklawn. >> thank you, melissa. now and checkreak
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widespread rain has moved out of the area. notice this batch of rain back into west virginia. this will bring us scattered showers and thundstormsainly between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. storms today could be strong, maybe even severe. heavy rain, gusty winds that could lead to damage and hail all potentially out there today. again, that timing between about 2:00 and 00. more specifically in the metro area between 4:00 and 6:00. otherwise peeks of sunshine are possible w a high of 78. mid-80ats on sday with mostly sunny skies. late dayms thunderstoror father's day but most of the day mainly dry. >> amelia, thank you. another local news update in 25 minutes. now back to the "today" show. with this one little nexgard chew comes the confidence you're doing what's right to protect your dog
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thompson are here to talk about the return of "men in black." how ts duos teaming up once again and making history. "today," thursday, june 13th. ♪ >> all the way from new zealand. >> to celebrate a birthday. >> celebratiing m 18th birthday. >> we're from maryland. >> celebrating life lessons. >> hi to our family in the outer banks. >> just fi of teaching. year >> here fory m 60th birthday. >> from cedar grove, wisconsin. >> happy birthday, happy anniversary, happy everything. it's thursday morning. we're happy to have you on our plaza. whether yeb're celting a special occasion or if coming to the plaza is your occasion. we're happy to have you here. also send a shoutout.
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use the #mytodayplaza and w ll find it. we have another crowd outside down at universal orlando. dthat is where a new rs i wizay potter. that's where the ride is. kerry sanders, of course, loves moroller coaster. he was a the first to experience it. he's going to have more on that in just a bit. >> all right. let's get to the news at 8:00 and the tensions e the middle east at this hour where the u.s. navy has come to the aid of oil tankers attacked in the tense waters near iran. keir simmons is on this story this morning. keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, savannah. good morning. we're just seeing these pictures. fire and smoke from what is said to be one of the tankers. the pictures from an iranianew state n agency. the u.s. navy's fifth fleet rushing to help. iran's foreign ministeri referring to attacks on japan
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reted tankers tweeting suspicious doesn't begin to describe what happened this morning. one ship claiming it was hit by a shell. this all happening just as the japanese prime minister is in iran wking for peace. iran state media reports 44 crew evacuated from the vessels after an accident and taken toann irn port and claiming one of the ships has sunk. whether this was an attack on which country or who might beon respble is not yet clear. in a week where president trump said his iran policy is working. many wl ask whyran would do this now, but this is a dangerous moment with oil prices spiking. >> all right. keir on the treaking news,nk you very much. with russian meddling in the 2016 election still under investigation, president trump said he would take information from a foreign governments let'o to peter alexander. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. you're right. president trump certainly raisea eyebrows a with these comments saying there would be,
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quote, nothing wrong with accepting damaging information about a 2020 opponent from a foreign government and he might ctt call the fbi. here's exa what he told abc news. >> it's not an interference. they have information. i think i'd take it. somethinght there was maybe to the fbi. if i thought there was something wrong. but when somebody comes up with oppo research, right? oh, let's call the fbi. the fbi doesn't have enough it.nts to take care of >> reporter: the president also said his own fbi director f fstopher wray was wrong whenr perhenm senicts d olshould alert the fbi.am all this hours after the -- donald trump jr. hosted that 2016 trump tower meeting with russians after being promised dirt on hillary clinton. we're likely to hear from nancy pelosi today. >> peter alexander, thank you.>
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>>here is new fallout this morning from the netflix series about the central park five case. the lead prosecutor in the case is leaving her job as a part-time lecturer at columbia university law school. a student group demanded her resignation in a letter from the dean quoted as saying given the publicity by t netflix i should not continue. on what would have been his 95th birthday yesterday, the u.s. postal servicess id its new president george h.w. bush stamp. the postal service says the president bush who died last year aptures the spirit and essence of a remarkable man. >> well deserved.
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well, let get a boost. itas to do with the st. louis blues. when they won their first stanley cup last night, there was no happier fan than laila anderson, the11-year-old has inspired the team throughout the playoffs. she battles a rare immun disoer.e so the blues flew her to bosto and made sher she was rthht there focelebration. >> give it a kiss. >> unreal. unreal. >> laila had to get her doctor's permission just to travel to that game but her health has been getti s betterce the bone marrow transplant in january. that has got to raise her spirits. i would think so. >> speaking of the stanley cup, it sparked a friendly feud between the stars of "the office" that went tole a who new level last night. but first, kate's mpaign. >> what we experience during o earliest years even while still
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with what thess duc had to say overnight. these are rare comments from duess kate. >> reporter: yes. we seem to be seeing her more and more often speaking which is fantastic. you know, for the eight yearsr so since she married into the royal family, she's been quietld fig her footing as a member of the royal family, as the mother and wife of future kings. but now cambridge carving out a role. the duchess of cambridge stepping out solo. speaking about kids and mental health in a rare publicaddress. >> for the last fewyears, i've been focusing on the importance of prevention. how can we all really support the earliest years of life, build foundations, and help oi avd adversity later on in life? >> reporter: highlighting the need for early intervention. >> i've seen over and over again that sadly the root cause can so often be traced right back to
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the very earliest years of someone's life. >> reporter: it's become one of the corner stones of her public work and a sign she's transitioning from the more mundane duties to taking on some serious issues. >> sadly for many who are suffering with addiction, they just don't receive the help they need early enough. they've already reached crisis point before they find the support they need. >> reporter: the move similar to shift made by princess diana who after starting her championed several causes from a worldwide ban on land mines to changing perceptions about hiv> dangerous to know. >> reporter: and like her late mother-in-law, kate is now bein >> what you do for children'sme ntal shelt unique. t reporter: as the n generation of royals explore new ways to help. opening up about their own
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moments of desperation. >> wheve you are berea at a very young age, any time really but particularly at a young age, pain like no other u elpafein. >> reporter: and encouraging mental strength throut. sp kate now firmly rooted in the royal family tree opening up and reaching out. >> theas never a more important tcce to d. and i for one could not be more delighted to support such al sp special. >> reporter: -- it's called blue peter. it airs in the uk. she'll be on the show encouraging children to get outside and play. guys? >> all right. n. kelly, thank you. al, let's get a check of the weather. >> all right. let's check out blue peter, find out what that's all about. but first look in the northeast. got a lot of wet weather making
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its way through. nothing toohorrible. that'll move through pretty quickly. afternoon highs, 90s and 100s as you make your way into the southwest. 80s and 90s into the pacific northwest. 60 in the northeast as the systems mush on through. firing up through parts of arizona and west texas. another hot day in the southwest. cooler in the pacific northwest. this cold front pushes down into florida. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> a cloudy, damp start out there right now. we're at 65 degrees. a few sprinkles falling in faulkier county but that's it. now i'm focused on this second batch of rain to move into the area mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. any sun we see will help to fuel storms today mainly between 2:00 d 7:00 p.m. so some scattered thunderstorms and showers for your afternoon and evening hours. storms can have heavy rain, strong winds, and some hail. a high today of 78.
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>> that's your latest weather. don't forget, he ting out door? catch us on sirius xm channel >> 108. thank you so much. time for some pop start action. >> let's get to it. john kra sin key and jenna fisher have been going head-to-head all throughout the nhl stanley cup tournament there's john in bruinsear and she's in the blues jersey. captioned it, it all comes down to tonight. beforehe blues took home the cup, he couldn't resist taking one last jab at his former costar. >> ge seventanley cup. jenna fisher, i know we've been having our ups and downs recently. i just wanted toay s i'm really sorry you're not here. this is your seat right and i was really bummed you couldn't make it. but listen. honestly, let's just have the best team win. both teamse been playing great -- ah, i'm sorry. both teams have been playing incredibly well. i think it's an exciting series for hockey -- oh, thanks.
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and i think at the end of the da it's about hockey. it's about hockey fans. so good luck. it's jenna, by the way. >> oh, hey. >> fans of the office may recognize that's the actor that played fisher's fiance for the first few seasons of "the office." prettyha funny twas him in the video. of course she did get the last laugh as thees bid take home the stanley cup. so congratulations to jenna. next up, jonas brothers sat down with jimmy fallon. kevin sen a moment of herer daught the moment she finds out he's in the jonas brothers. >> thiss my dad. this i one of the jonas brothers. >> what? >> kevin also revealed that
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little ailina spilled the beans about the jonas brothers reunion. it was a big secret but she told her entire school and she did ie before t announced the tour. lucky for them, those kids know how to keep it. >> he talked about that last week h how kids were clueless that he was one of the most popular guys. >> that he was a joe bro. >> right. out of t bag now. finally, madonna, her album is out tomorrow. e sits down with harry smith to open up about mother hoodt'nd what i taught her. >> how has having six childreed informour life? >> it's reminded me how precious time is. and how each child requires attention and vigilance and guidance in a different way and really you have to be ready for and the more kids that you have, the better you get at being a
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parent. >> really? >> yeah, definitely. of course. it's like everything. the more songs you write, the better i get as a song written. >> full disclosure, none of us had seen that clip until just now. we're all takenk ab by the eye patch. where's her parrot? >> no, no, no. the album -- >> it does say "x." >> i don't know. >>ccess are i? >> it could be an accessory. >> maybe she's excited that the raiders are going to be doing "hard knocks." she's a raiders fan. >> that's it. >> raider nation. >> that's it. >> maybe he'llxplain it tomorrow. >> here's what we should do. watch the interview tomorrow airs.t i'm sure he'll get right down to it there. that is very, very special.
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h>> i don't know if youe a clip that can bthat. >> i have a good one though. i want you to meet roy and rachel. they're huge fans of "snl." when they wanted to announce their wedding party, they made a special entrance. >> live from the wedding party it's wding night. featuring jason tz. lauren gindf. jason steinberg. >> are you guys watching this? >> yeah. >> looks like the "snl" open. >> it des. >> they a great job. >> they must be a producer. are they? >> there's ali. she's in the wedding party. so is jon weinberg. isn't that good? >> do they work in television? >> they must. >> sarah kessler. >> if they dot, they should. >> we could hire them here. >> this is incredible. >> it's a
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deepfake. >> it is. what people can do. st hire them. congratulations. nice job. >> we're still thinking about the patch though. >> i think she might have pink eye. >> i think she has something and she decided to make the most of a bad situation. em we'll find out tomorrow, i hope. ber that boot i had when i broke my ankle here. and i bedazzled it. it could be that. >> n way. >> you think it's a fashion thing? >> for sure. tomorrow.ind out >> okay. well, we're going to find okay. now to more of our spring clean today series. a team of professional organizers can turn a mess into magic. recently we put their skills to e ultimate test. vail and charlie's play area. >> reporter: playtime is all the time in my house. everywhere you turn,re are my two tots and all their toys. teenyie tinys add up to one big me. a mess that has met its match.
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>> we are actually professional organizers. crazy people. same thing. >> reporter: with more than a million instagrwe follors and celebrity clients, they are making house goals a reality. three women a my organizing superheroes. so i invited them over for a play date. this is -- we call it the play room. it's kind of an obstacle course. this is what happens. it wasn't meant to be likewhthi. i started, you were my inspiration and i had a toy cabinet and it was okay. but then allehis stuff cam out. >> it grows, yes. >> i call it toy creep. >> it does.s >> this say blocks. there are no blocks in there. charlie toys, no. that's where the blocksare. so i tried really hard. and then the art situation is roout of contl. >> the artua sittion is going to be fun for us. >> reporter: surrounded by this mess of toys, measuring and
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planning. >> move that guy over. >> reporter: sorting and stacking. >>okay. why don't you hand me the -- it's like extremecratics right now? >> what about two side by side? >> reporter: they were nally with occas toy challenges. >> where are you? you stopped it. something was laying on something. don't touch it! >> i'm trying to know where it is. >> we don't want it to do it again. >> oh. see, it's mad at you for tellino me to sp touching it. >> oh, my god. it's going to be playing in my ears tonight. a >> reporter:m i bothering you? welcome toin my world. clea and joanna's world they have a method to managing this. first step, cleanse. second step, categorize. third step, and add a label. a few little helping hands, they organized right down to the minute. >> did you think we weren't
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goshg to fini? >> no, i know we're always going to finish. but are we going to finishth as 're walking in the door. still.ight >> that's true. >> reporter: after a few final touches, time for the big reveal. >> ready? >> one, two, three. >> reporter:oh, my god. what happened? how did youo this? >> okay. so let's just take you on a little tour. all the messy art you'll see is out of reach. >> this who shelf is like adult help. so scissors, clue stks, messy things. sharp pencils. >> things that we don't allow it our house ll are on that shelf. >> why do i allow it? >> i don't know. >> then, moving this is more puzzles, building, thinet they can g into. >> reporter: i'm getting teary again. from arts and crafts to cars and
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trucks. >>s thiis moving into car land. >> reporter: look at the you color coordinated his cars. comeli over!e! what do you see? >> look at the cars. >> open the drawer. look what's in there. >> rorter: to car land and peppa's land. >> this is pig world. you know, peppa has her own land. complete.r: play room kid and mom approved. best play date ever. thank you, girls. >> you are so welcome. >> reporter: you've changed our >> wow. >> look at that. >> does it still look like that? >> it still looks like that. it really does. i had to keep it. it's so beautiful. it really did make meeaup. because it's -- i can't believe they did that. >> it's a work of art. >> it really is. >> it's like watching an artist. >> the color coordinated crayon wheel. i still have it color coordinated.
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>> has charlie had a good play session in there? >> my gosh, we're there all day every day. >> you put it back? >> we make sure to put things back. once you do it, you're totallym vated to keep it the right way. you play with something, put it back. the next thing comes out, you put it back. >> i think you could do it yourself too. >> you dinitely can. >> they actually have a book called "the home edit." they tell you how to do it. they've got products and things you can do. so you can make your hse like that. >> i've never been so jealous about you except when you pierced your ear with gwyneth pal droe. >> i want to go to the container store now. >> i need help.ah ye >> you need the professionals? >> i do. i need the girls. >> my favorite part was charlie's dancing. >> he was so happy. we have a packed half hour ahead. including the face of t "men in black" franchise. chris hemsworth and tessa thompson.
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good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's check in with melissa mollet and the first 4 traffic. >> couple obl pros downtown right now. franconia to vandoorne street. vehicle is sideways. southbound gw parkway between beltway and turkey run, flooding blocking the left side. and there's a crash in the northbound lanes. arlington outbound roosevege brid flooding again blocking some lanes app z we head north, randolph road near irklawn, poliestigation blocking >> all right. thank you. we will get a look at the forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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cloudy skies and dry right now across the area. earlier rainfl has exited to the north and east. this rain will be moving in during the afternoon hours ahead of a cold front. and we could see another front. peeks of sun out there. the more sun, the more fuel for those storms later. highs today and tomorrow in the
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mid to upper 70s. breezy with beautiful sun tomorrow. mid-80s on saturday. 90 on sunday. >> all rik t. thu. of course you can get the latest news and weather any time. just open the nbc washington app. compare comcast business to your current provider. my curre service provider compare comcast business to your current provider. does not provide half of what you provide. and to know that i could save money? i'd be thrille this sounds like a whole business package, which would be incredible. so what are you guys waiting for? let's do it. (laughs) comcast business gives you more. sw and get fastreliablt ch now for a new low pric of $39.95 a month.
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plus, get free installation. better, faster? i mean sign me up. call today at 1-800-501-60. bu comcast ness. beyond fast. and -- we are we are back. 8:30 now. thursday morning. 13th of june 2019. we were if they knew about to head outside. skies opened up a few moments ago. nonetheless, happy faces on the plaza. how are you guys holding up? you good? you good? all right. >> so many umbrellas. >> oh, you're right ther
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>> i love you so much. >> look at these two right here. you're sisters. >> sisters from new zealand. >> from new zealand? >> yep. >> wow. y" show.to the "to >> thank you. we've been watching you a long time since mtv. god bless you. i love these sister well, you're out in the rain so we want to say thank you very much. we understand you're a fan of the show. i t pught i'd give you avate tour inside studio 1a. >> are you kidding me? >> no. yould you like that? yes. >> chris hemsworth is australian but maybe you can say hi. i'll give you a tour in a little bit. >> love that. >> how about that, huh? >> coming up, the aforementioned chris hemsworth and tessa thompson. they are here to talk about the new spin they're putting on that "men in black" franchise. and kerry sanders is whe it's a little drier.
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universal orlando. and he's got big debut coming up. right? >> oh, my god. it's so excited. you can hear i sort of lost my voice a little bit because i screamed so much on this ride, guys. just really incredible. you know, to give you an here, take a look at the crowd at how big of a deal this is. theseines began forming -- one guy showed up at 1:30 in the morning. they extend as far as the eye can see. somebody was joking this morning standing out on interstate 4 holding a sign that the line begins here. so that's an idea of how excited people are to maybe come out, get in ne, and go on this ride. i got a preview. i went on it a coupletimes. i got a chance to do it with my producers' kids. i did it with dee and seba and a surprise guest take a look. >> all right, kerry. we'll come bk to you in just a
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moment. >> that looks fun. >> then we have carson and siri and they're going to bring a taste of the tropics. we need it. >> we were going to barbecue on the plaza. we have to bring it inde. is rain will not spoil our fun. >> you have the food and the drinks and the flip-flops. >> everything. coming up on the third hour of "today," we're going to meet th mayor who's taking a unique approach to fighting crime. he is offering to pay criminals in they a to one thing. >> okay. guys, i know it's raining b y i know want to know what's happened with the eye patch. apparently madonna has been wearing it as part of her madam x persona. it's part of the new album. so you were correct. it was not an eye injury. >> not pink eye. >> it's an outfit. we're going to hear much more from her interview with harry smith tomorrow on "today." >> mr. roker, this is typically when wor turn to you f a check of the weather. but i don't know if we need any expert analysis today.
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>> well, there is more thrk just new yo. >> oh, that's true. >> but fst -- >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by capital one. what's in your wallet? >> and let's take a look, see what we have for you. arting off wit our weekend outlook. tomorrow some showers left over in new england. we're looking at some strong winds. out west cooler and sunnier. that will continue on saturday. hot and humidhe through t gulf. wet weather from the great lakes into the mid-mississippi and ohio rivervalleys. and dad's day on sunday, sunday! looking wet in the northeast. the ohio river valley down into the gulf and florida actually the only nice place it looks along the west coast for father day. and we had -- we did have a weather person here from -- here she is. now, where do you do the weather? >> spokane, washington. >> so you're used to this weather? >> it's supposed to be nice. one of the hottest days this year today. >> atur nbc station? >> yes.
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>> what's your name? >> majestic storm. >> is that your real name? >> yes. >> are you hermom? >> no. >> majestic storm. that's amazing. that's what's going on aeund th country. here's what's happening inne yo of the woods. >> cloudy skies and some patchy drizzle out there right now. that sady rain has exited our area. some scattered showers and thunderstorms with a high today of 78. storms could be on the strong so severe. storms breezy and beautiful tomorrow. plenty of sun. mid to upper 80s. mid to upper 70s, i should say. mid-80 on saturday as we warm up. late day storms sunday. >> in fact, my real name is pathetic izzle. right? >> i can believe that. mr. roker, thank you. up next, we're excited to sit down with these two. stars of the "men in black international."
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we are back with chris worth and we are back with chris helms worst and tessa thompson. the men in black franchise is coming back tackling theirt biggesthreat yet. a mole in the organization. take a look. in?hould we call it >> god no. the paperwork is a nightmare. i haven't seen that before. ♪
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>> now i'm pissed off. >> chris and tessa, good morning. >> morning. >> "men in black." come on. joining a franchise like that is a big deal. were you fans of theor inal? >> absolutely. >> yeah. we were both 14 when the origal film came out. just the way they capetured our imagination at that time and still they hold up. >> they really do. they're so fu y. something people are wondering is is this a prequel? will we see tommy lee jones and will smith? how does it fit into the whole men in black world? >> that was the appeal for us to not do a remake or reboot. just an expansion of what had been done so wonderfully befo. as you say, it's a global feel to the fi. went all over. tommy lee jones and will smith characters still exist within the naturef this men in black universe. yeah. >> so you're kind of
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co-existing. >> we're work colleagues >> you knowwhat? it duss havee that s kind ofhu mor and sass and a little bit of edge that the original had. >> yeah. i think whato we wanted tdo is satisfy fans of the original movies and this beloved franchise but also bring something new and fresh and original. >> so it's "men in black," however, you are making history. as far a we know, you're the first female agent. imean, although emma thompson is kind of a supervise. but you're not the men and women in black. the film has a funny way of dealing with th. >> yeah. there's always been wom inside of the organization. there's just never been woman at the forefront of any of these narratives. and i think it's a great time for that to be the truth. >> and emmathompson, she reprises her role but she basically says, s, i know, men in black, the name, we're working on it. >> going to take a little while. ye. >> now, you two we cannot separate. this is the third project --
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>> glued together. >> -- that you guys have done together in three years. are you negotiating as a package now? >> no. we probably should. >> you could. >> i'm just trying to get a little guest house where he lives. >> you could look at australia as a home away from home? >> i feel like an honorary hemsworth. his parentsame on tour. >> they adopted you. >> and you worked with luke hemsworth before. >> i have. i get asked who is my favorite hemsworth. it's your favorite. >> they're my favorite too. >> so i have my neurolizer here. is the any memory you would like to erase? i'm just going to open it wide open. >> i'm being neurolizedight w. tough fill in the blanks. >> >> i'd like to -- what are we allowed to erase? all the wonderful films i've
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ever watched soan we c rewatch them. >> that's a good one. i thought you were going to say there's some films you've been in. >> there's also that. we can'tou talk ab that. maybe a litt stint on dancing with thear sts. that was traumatic. >> no. i want to imprint it in my memory. we have it ready. >> look at that. >> but i think you really -- yeah. haw. let's gett off. >> let's just hang onto that. >> i think you look good.>> thank you. >> what is next for you? oh, no this to the audience. >> it's gone. just like that. >> good morning, everyone. >> we just start right over. what are you working on next? ng i'm worki on the third season of est world." i go back to be with another hemsworth after this. i can't escape them. >> what about liam though? yohhaven't worked wit him yet. >> lurking in the wings. >> he's like right over there.
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>> hi, liam. >> chris andnk tessa, thaou so much. theovie hits theaters nationwide tomorrow. check it out. ahea another fantastic adventure. taking us aboar the new ride in orlando. but first this is "today" on nbc. orlando. it will have arry potter" fans
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arry potter is an incredib phenom. think about it. the book sold 500 million cop copies. parents sit down with their kids who are reading the book.to now the continues. you can see the people who have lined up here to get an opportunity to continue that story with hagrid. i got a chance to go on several times this ride. i did it with my producer's children and a surprise guest. for all of us, it was quite a thll. from the opening scene of the first hry potter movie, hagrid on his motorbike bringing baby harry to dumbledore. the half giant friend of harry, ron, and hermione teaching a class on magical creatures. >> isn't he beautiful? say hello to buxby. >> reporter: this is where
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hagrid teaches care of magical creatures. but we're not dressed for class yet. before the ride, a there moments fans will remember. so we've made it to hagrid's hut. >> look at that pumpkin. >> looks like buxby was here. >> reporter: you know it. wow. look at all of hagrid's dragon eggs. you see the golden egg? >> yh. reporter: wow. look, it's the giant glove.ut >> watch o for the books.ha >> reporter: tt looks like hagrid's motorcycle over there. t aok allri tdehe? >> yeah. >> reporter: to take us through
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the forbidden forest, we had an expert rupert grid who played ron weesly. look who we found. wanted to call you >> you ready? >>eporter: as hagrid says, hold tight. okay? ♪ >> reporter: what did you think? >> that was awesome. >> reporter: it's not hogwarts without hagrid. >> couldn't have said it better myself. >> it's not hogwarts without
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you, hagrid. >> reporter: and so after ridg the rides, i can take a twist on the line from the movie that was hagrid said, you are a wizard kerry. i should mention that this, of course, this park here is all partf the nbc universal . family but boy, what a ride. >> kerry, it would seem as if you really enjoyed the ride yitself. are a roller coaster aficionado? >> reporter: you know, i've bee on lots of roller coasters and this one is different. i'm not going to spoil it for people. i will say there are some w momentsre unexpected things happen. it goes -- i can tel you this. it goes 50 miles an hour. roller coasters dal't usuly last from beginning to end five minutes. so you really g something out of this. and, you know, when you're holding on, you are holding
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onfo on for real at certain moments. the acceleration surprised me but i'm not going to give away the bigger spoilers. >> i hope it comes with a throat lozen lozenge. thank you. carson, what you got? >> oh, mygosh, ys. that looks fun. but this is going to be fun too. we're going to get the partyte st we're going to fire up the grill. we're inside but we'll make it work. we're doing jerkn. chic we've got our daughter here asleep. london is asleep onhe beac >> she's sunbathing. >> but first this is "today" on nbc. come on back. to'll be fun. his is "y" on nbc. da co my body is truly powerful. i have the power to lower my blood sugar and a1c. because i can still make my own insulin. and trulicity activates my body to release it like it's supposed to. e trulicity is for peoplwith . it's not insulin. i take it once a week. it starts acting in my body from the first dose. trulicity isn't for people with type 1 diabetes
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shaving has been difficult for me. oh i love it. it's a great, an razor.ingrowing hairs. it has that 'fence' in the middle. it gives a nice smooth shave. oh, i love the music already. this morning on "today's" food, it is grilling and chilling with us, the dalys. i can't believe this is on tv right now. we wanted to figure out a way -- i'm as passionate about music as
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you are food. so we're doing a theme. we want to be outside but it's raining. we're doing jamaica.a jamaic in june. we've gone to jamaica. i love it. it's my favorite place. the caribbean is much more accessible to us. this encompasses everything we in life. e try to replicate it at t house. it's the food and cocktails but also the music. i've curated a play list on today.com. this is third world, great bandl steepulse, one of my favorite reggae bands ever. we've of course got bob marley. i threw a sublime song in there. and then og reggae from the '60s. theytarted the whole thing. there's a good play list. put this on while you're doing the menu. >> ios going t start with rum punch. then jerk chicken. >> the rum punchs easy.
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coconut rum, light rum,pricot brandy. we're doing both pineapple juice a . we're going to mix this up. i always make the drink first. enjoy the cocktail. >> can you do these in a big batch. >> absolutely. >> and the best part is the little floater of dark rum. but what f we made jenna is a mocktail version. >> rum punch. that's what you get in jamaica. you have it in your hand and it gets you up. now we're going to mtoake jerk but honestly the cocktail is most important. mi right. where's . >> the jerk spice is interesting. what's in it? >> the pepper is the part. get a habanero. we have chinese five spice. that's probably my favorite spice inhe whole thing. there's cinnamon, all spice,
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cayenne, bwn sugar. >> people are intimidated to make a jerk sauce. they think it's a lot, the spice. but it's not. >> just throw it all in a processer. >> you can jerk anything. we're jerking chicken but you can put it on steaks, anything. is.here it the key is to try to marinate it overnight if you can. the seasonings are marrying together. en throw it on the grill. you can do it inside if it's raining. >> when you're in jamaica and come out of a bar -- this i h likeot dogs in new york on the side of the road. this is what they have. 15 minutes a side on t chicken. >> exactly. >> 165 degrees. >> you want it charred. now a marinade for the l juice. >> one minute, okay? >> then you can get most of thi at thestore. and we will pour that over the veggies. >> rocking out. i got to get my cocktail.
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no problem, mon. >> and you're going to soak them in water. >> i flew to ajamaica, engine went out over cuba. and the pilot goes, hey, mon, no problem, mon. one thing i learned, we can fly on one engine. we'll be in jamaica soon, mon. it was the best. we got to go. go to today.com/food. check it out. third hour is up next. thank you, siri. god bless you all. happy eating. 8:56 is your time now on this thursday, june 13th, go201. od morning, everyone. i'm eun yang. let's check on the roads with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffien >> gre belt inner loop, two right lanes blocked in a crash there. southbound gw parkway between the beltway and turkey run, flooding on the left side.
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arlington outbound roosevelt bridge, more flooding there. and rockville, randolph road closedecause of police investigation. >> we'll check your forecost when we back. stay with us. compare comcast business to your current provider. my current service provider does not provide half of what you provide. w and to knothat i could save money? i'd be thrilled. this sounds like a whole busiss package, which would be increble. so what are you guys waiting for? let's do it. (laughs) comcast business gives you more. switch now and get fast, reliable internet for a new low price of $39.95 a month. plus, get free installation. better, faster? i mean sign me up. call today at 1-800-501-6000. comcast business. beyond fast. m
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storm tea 4 radar right now, dry. notice showers down into charles, southern anne arundel county. some showers through the early afternoon hours. then scattered storms thatould be strong to severe with heavy rain, damaging winds, and hail depending onow much sune see this afternoon. high today of 78. >> thank you, amelia. get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app.
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live from studio 1a on rockefeller plaza this is the "3rd>>our today." ood morning, everybody. it's the third hour. i'm al roker. here with willie geist. sheinelle is off. and we've had mug envy. >> we did. >> you have? >> yeah. hidden our -- >> we cou hide it no more. >> we're going to see your mug and raise you -- >> oh! i bow to your mug. >> look at this. the height of this thing. travel?hat like a >> we put coffee in that -- >> wow! -- nd, in fact >> not even half way. >> we brought you

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