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good morning. not guilty. the decorated navy s.e.a.l. acquitted of murder charges, speaking o for the first time since the verdict. >> i'm happy and thankful. i thank god, and i leave with my wife. >> how his future is uncertain this morning in the face of another charge against him. ticking time bomb. that's how government officials are describing dangerous conditions at the southern border in a new report. it shows detention centers overflowing with migrants. now, growingot prests to close the centersle comply. >> this is a horrific situation. no child should be treated and
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held in a facility for this period of time. breaking his in an exclusive interview, the estranged husband of jennifer dulos, now missing more on that month, deniesan he had hing to do with her disappearance. >> i wouldn't want the children to have a relationship with their mother because i care for my ildren. my parent would wa wany parento same thing. >> why is he talking now? united we stand? nike pulls sneakers from the shelves amidst controversy. watch out. a father spots a shark heading for his kids, saving them in the nick of time. >> i started seeing the shadow comiar in towds them, and so that was the moment where things started getting crazy. wor cup win. >> goal! >> the u.s. women's soccer team beats their british rivals in nail-biting victory that has the whole country celebrating today, wednesday, july 3rd, 2019.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ng welcome to "today." thank you for jois on this wednesday morning. craig melvin here alongside kriste welker, as savannah and hoda enjoy the week off. how about those women? >> how about those women soccer wplayers? thehole country celebrating. front page of the "new york post." alex morgan. it all happened on her 30th birthday. what a way to ring in 30. >> scored a goal on her 30th birthday, too. there is the header. 2-1. they'll go to the championship on sunday. we'll have more on that in a bit. >> incredible. this morning, the verdict is in in the trial of a decorated navy officer accused of killing an isis prisoner in iraq. the s.e.a.l. team chief found not guilty on six of the seven counts against him. his legal team claiming victory this morning, but n it is over
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yet. steve patterson has more from san diego where the trial took place. steve, good morning to you. >> reporter: craig, good morng to you. the jury will reconvene here in just a few hours to discuss sentencing for chief edward gallagher. he was acquitted of the most serious charges, but his future with the navy at this point remains unclear. navy s.a.l. chief gallagher jubilant, leaving the courthouse with his wife is and legal team not guilty ing verdict on six of the seven war crimes charges brought against him, including the most serious murder.of premedicated gallagher speaking out for the first time since the trial began. >> happy and i'm thankful. i thank god, and i leave with my wife. >> reporter: during the dramatic trial, gallagher remaining silent while his honor and his actions came under fire. >> this is ftally the mom that we've been waiting for, that the truth came out. >> reporter: his wife, andrea, has maintainedser husban
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innocence and has been by his side through it all. >> we're finally vindicated after being terrorized by the government, that my husband fought for for two decades on the war on terror. >> reporter: inside the courtroom after the verdict was read, raw emotion from gallagher's team. his wife waseard sobbing. the couple embracing. >> after an almost two-yeare, nightmare got a verdict today of not guilty on the murder. this is a good day. >> reporter: the decorated navy chief accused of killing a wounded iraqi prisoner during his deployment in 2017. over the two-week trial, prosecutors called members of gallagher's own s.e.a.l. team, testifying they saw him stab the young isis fighter. bombshell testimony from medic cory scott helped the defense,g admittnder immunity that it was he, not gallagher, whohe killed t detainee. w gallagher found guilty of
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wrongfully posing with a casualty. the punishment for the crime, yet to be determined. >> f this was amovie, no one would believe it. >> free eddie. >> reporter: the gallaghers, eage to put this chapter of their lives behind them. so that guilty count does not carry the possibility for a dishonorable discharge, but it could affect the chief's rank which could, in turn, affect things like his health benefits, retirement benefits, even his still so much at stake here for the family, guys. >> steve patterson in san diego for. thank you. we want to turnow to a new government report that ps the situation at is southern border in striking terms. this morning, newly released images of overcrowded detention centers are fueling a wave of protests nationwide. let's get right to nbc's gabe guerrez in el paso, texas. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: kristen, good mornneg. this is of the border crossings here in el paso. on the other side of the bridge is suarez, mexico, where thousands of migrants are
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waiting to apply for asylum. weadn't had pictures of how bad the backlog was on this side of the border. this morning, newly released images are offering the clearest picture yet of what the government watchdog describes as dangerous overcrowding in migrant detention facilities. the department from the office of inspector general received one senior manager called the situation a timing time bomb. investigators toured several stations in texas's rio grande mali last month. in this photo, inspectors say 82 men were in a cell with the capacity of 41. one migrant held up a sign with the word "help," writing he' been in custody 40 days. the report says these facilities, children had limited ak seg access to clothes, and some didn't provide many meals. they believe it presents ane immediat risk to dhs officers
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and those >> everyone deserves due process. >> reporter: across the country, from south florida to new mexico to california, protests und the hashtag, close the camps. >> close the camps. close the camps. >> reporter: demanding migrant tentionenters be shut down. >> this is a horrific situationc nold should be treated and held in a facility for thispe od of time. >> reporter: federal authoriti have repeatedly said they're facing an unprecedented surge of migrants. >> we're burning the candle at both ends to try to reduce that backlog whi continuing to support our partners at the border and processing fairly all the migrants who are coming to the border. >> it is super troubling. n >> reporter: i el paso, dr. rodriguez has treated migrant children after they were releasedho >> childrend not be in a place where they don't have access to their basic human netes. >> repor now, once children are processed by cbp, they're then sent to facilities run by another government moagency. than 160 facilities across the country. we should mention, according to
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a dhs document, an internal document obtained by nbc news, the number of migrant children in custody in the u.s. has dropped from 2 rk,300 a month a to 300 today. supporters of president trump say that is due to his administration's changes in asylum policies. critics argue it's weather during the summer. either way, craig and kristen, house democrats are expected to hold an oversight hearing on all of this on capitol hill next week. back to you. >> gabe gutierrez reporting from el paso, thank you. meanwhile, this morning, u.s. military tanks have arrived in washington, d.c. ahead of president trump's huge ay independence d celebration, but there's controversy now over how much it may cost. peter alexander joins us w details on that. good mornteg. >> repor good morning to you. two bradleys and a pair of abmsm abratanks, to be exact, is what has arrived in washington ahead of tomorrow's fourth of july festivities. the salute to america, as it is
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being called, is going to include show of military might, featuring flyov ts byhe f-30s, navy blue angels, probably air force one, as well. e white house insists i non-partisan celebration, but some say the president is turning sbietturn ing it into a campaign-like event. emt in sreraput blicayans, includin republican national committee and the trump re-election caaign, their donors have been given tickets to a vip area in front of the lincoln memorial.he that's where tresident is going to speak. the democratic national committee tells me they have not received any tickets. craig? >> so, peter, these are no small changes to the celebration. how are they planning onfo payi this. >> reporter: good question. the "washington post" today is reporting that the national park services diverting nearly $2.5 million in fees, generally meant to improve parks across the u.s., instead to help cover some of the additional costs for this
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year's expanded event. the trump administration has repeatedly refused to say how much taxpayers would pay for it. past july 4th celebrations on themaational , those typically cost $2 million total, with this year expected to far exceed that figure. >> peter alexander from the white house this morning. thank you. turning back to texas now, where a hcoroner's office finished the preliminary autopsy report on baseballtar tyler skaggs. the findings have not been released for the 27-year-old pitcher who died monday. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer iswi follo this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. althouai police have they do not suspect foul play or suicide, the cause of tyler skaggs' death hasn't been released by the medical examiner, family, or members of his team. how or why he dids unknown, has many mourn the shocking and sudden loss. >> a moment of silence inonor of los angeles angels pitcher
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tyler skaggs. b >> reporter:ore the los ,ngeles angels returned to playing baseball the entire stadium paid tribute to tyler skaggs, his memory heavy in their hs and just above them. >> today is one of th hardest days, and i know it gets easier. but it is difficult. >> reporter: with coaches, players, and fans brought to tears, the untimely death of the pitching superstar remains mystery. the 27-year-old left-hander found in a texas hotel room unresponsive in the hours before his team was to take on the rangers. >> it's like a punch in the heart. it just -- you really don't -- you're so in shock. >> reporter: after police said they did not f suspectl play or suicide, the medical examiner's officedu concted their preliminary autopsy. skaggs' family is requesting privacy. his record, which could have indicated a cause of death, removed from the medical examiner's website. >> who knows where he could have
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gone from here. >> reporter: drafted by his hometown team in 2009. >> swing and a miss s >> reporter:ggs was a top talent and in the prime of his career, leaving hind a wife whom he just married last december. skaggs was beloved by the league and especially his team. >> we wanted to, you know, take them out there with us, you know, one more time. >> just had such an infectious personali personality. he always lived life to the fullest and was always the one that wanted to, you know, pump everybody else up. >> reporter: this morning, heartbreak for the angels, while the mystery surrounding a young superstar's death deepens.t >> iould take up to three months for the official autopsy report to be released. that is when we would have confirmation onag sk' cause of death. his family and law enforcement, however, would know well before that. o, hcoisf urovseed,n ones. guys, back to you. >> so emotional, to hear from his teammat miguel, thank you for that.
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this morninges erth ine. no caroli, investigators are trying to figure out what caused a massive house exploon that left one woman dead and a neighborhood shattered. nbc'sadi schwartz has been following this one. gadi, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, craig. good morning, kristen. that's right, guys, the bsst wao powerful, the home was completely leveled. it took rescue crews nearly seven hours to finwo the n's body in the wreckage. incredibly, they were able to pull a man out of the home after he called 911 on his cell phone. heuras badly inj but alive. >> this is all that's left in a two-story home in an upscale charlotte suburb. the home blown to pieces by a massive explosion. its not clear what caused the blast, but neighbors say it could be held for miles. >> it was a boom so close thatt lirally i felt it in my chest. >> my walls were cracked open,e and th garage was imploded. >> reporter: overnight, firefighters searching for survivors usingis lning
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equipment and space rcameras. afte sifting through the rubble for hours, they found the body of a woman. >> we are always hopeful, whether it is a building collapse, whether it is a fire, that we will be able to intervene and be able to make a difference. unfortunately, that did not happen today. >> reporter: earlier in the day, a man who was inside the same house used his cell phone to call 911. he was able to tell first responders where he was crapped incredibly, they managed to pull thhim out alive. >> victim untrapped. i could use more hands. he has a beam laying across his hips. >> reporter: the victim air lifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. officials have not tupdated status of the man in the hospital. they're investigating what may have caused this deadly blast. >> my goodness, the footage, amazing that it wasn't worse.it now to some news that has us nkall feeling very patriotic ad of the fourth of july y. the u.s. women's soccer team is headed to the world cupdali hof. how cool is that? after a 2-1 victory over englane
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erday. their triumph, despite the absence of megan rapinoe, sidelined due to an injury. kelly cobiella is following the team in lyon, france. fantastic day. what a celebration. a reporter: oh, it was incredible game, kristen. the atmosphere here in lyon absolutely electric, especially after that big win. believe it or not, team usa isk already bo work this morning, preparing for the final, after that hard-fought battle against england. this morning, team usa is just one win away from a fourthorld p title. the american women did not celebrate their victory over england for very long. a hourser their close-fought win, they we o backthe practice field this morning for a training session. the americans topping england two goals to one. they were ahead early.
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then on her 30th birthday, alex morgan wit this amazing header. >> goal! suppy birthday, alex morgan. >> reporter: the rstar celebrated by poking a little fun at the brits, pretending to drink tea with her pinky finger extended. >> would you say it's hde best birt ever? >> i would say so. how can you beat this? yeah. >> reporter: late in the game, england almost ce back. with this controversial penalty kick. goal allwith a incredible save. her fily watching from the stands. from france to the usa, and even online, the team and their fans cheering another win. >> go usa! >> reporter: the team's big fanr forward, meg rapinoe, didn't play, but said she'll be ready for the final. >> she strained her hamstring and wasn't available today. >> reporter: england's coach
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congratulating the u.s. >> there is respect now between both countries. at the end, both sets of players were togeteer. >> repor fans are hoping to see the u.s. women make history again. >> we are going to the final. >> reporte t the u.s.m now looking ahead to the most important game of all. and they could face a rival in that final, sweden. they're playing the netherlands tonight. if they win their semifinal, it is sweden versus the usa on the final game on friday. by the way, kristen and craig, there has been more controversy around celebrations. the british media taking issue with that little teacup celebration on the part of alex morgan last night. >> of course they are. of course they are.bi kelly cola there in lyon, thank you. the match on sunday, we're favored to win it. >> cannot wait. i know where i'll be on sunday. i think the whole country is just cheering, and i love these women. i think they just inspire young
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athletes, boys and girls. you can't help but to feel excited and energized. >> as a buddy of mine pointed thi out, this may be the first time, in a long time, if ever, where you have a lot of guys wearing the jerse of women's soccer players. >> i think you have the whole country wanting a jersey. let's turn to dylan dreyer, in for al the whole week, we're getting cser and closer to the fourth of july. that's for sure. a lot of folks traveling today. most of the country looks fairly quiet. there's nothing very widespread out there as far as stormsre concerned. we could see some severe storms pop up later through the northern plains, also isolated scattered strong storms. they will move in, move back out. and some get them times don't. it's like those popcorn-type thunderstorms. if youe traveling, kansas to baltimore, those roads could be slow,tuck in heavier downpours, southeast and golf course pretty unsettled, too.
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for your fourth of july, same thing. warm, humid,to pop-ups for the eastern half of the country. the western half looks fine. byireworks later on after dark, most of those storms should fizzle out. we could see lingering back through the plains and miest. on friday, looks like another day. hot and humid town south as well.k that's a loo at the weather across the country. we'll geto your local forecast in the next 30 s. (wom's) i do have a mastern early childhood development. (mom) you don't mind if i just record this, do you? (woman) no. (avo) first kid. (mom) here's all the numbers, food's in the fridge, oh and lucas likes to pull on jewelry, so you might want to lose the nose ring. (avo) by their second kid, parents are more likely to choose luvs. it absorbs 20x its weight. and the new triple leakguards lock away wetness for ecoutstanding leakage prottion.
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re righteratures out t now in the 70s. 76 herewa in ington. it is a warm start to this july 3rd morning. now, full forecast, by noon still looking good. 95 degrees. up to 102 today. scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2:00 or 3:00. some of those could bst ng. the scene, rolling stones. back-up plan, evacuations with 60% chance of rain early on. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, coming up, a stunning interview. the estranged husband of that ssing mom of five in connecticut denies any involvement in what happened to her, despite facing charges linked to her disappearance. why is he talking w? plus, the red, white, andue blhemed shoes that are sparking a massive debate. why did nike pull those flag sneakers? first, this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead, the 15-year-old who defeated her idol, venus williams, hea back to round two at wimbledon. also, celebrations. tips for tips for
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now let's check on your commute with missa mollet and first4traffic. >> we have a closure chopper 4 over the situation in rockville twinbrook parkway south of veirs mill road. we're closed until further notice, a crash investigation. centreville eastbound 66 after crash on the right side. beltway overall not bad right now. bay bridge nice and clear. leave early if you possibly can. >> all righa, melisshank you. a check on your forec
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well, temperatures are in the mid-70s right now. plenty of humidity out there right now as well. over the next 12 hours, we are looking at partly sunny ies. after3:00, that's when we're t going start to see storms around the area.e they could b strong to severe at times especianty going io the evening. again, the best time is after 2:00 or 3:00. we'll keep a chance through the
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late evening andninto the ovt as well. again, nhing happeningight now except for a few sprinkles. >> lauren, thank you. another local news update in 25 minutes. >> now bac after this short break. have a great day.
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back now. 7:30 on a wednesdin morn it is july 3rd, 2019. way day e known as get here in the united states. people head out early for the holiday weekend. this is one of the busiest travel days of th year. that's a look at the long island expressway in new york. aaa expecting 41 million people to hit the road thisweek. the worst time, don't worry, not today, but july 5th, between 10:00 and 12:00. >> a lot of folks on the roads now, so they're ready to get out of here and start their fourth. who can blath ? >> we'll get a check of the fourth of july forecast in a moment. now, let's check today's headlines. a decoratedavy officer accused of killing a prisoner in
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iraq found not guilty on six of seven counts brought against him. >> i'm happy and i'm thankful. i thank god, and i leave here with my wife. >> navy s.e.a.l. chief edward gallagher was jubilant leaving a courthouse yesterday. he was acquitted on murder and attempted murder charges, but he was found guilty on one count of wrongfully posing for photos with a human casualty. his sentencing could come as early as today. a new poll shows a tightening race in a crowded race for democrats. joe biden tumbling 22%, down eight points from the last three weeks ago. kamala harris is joying a post-debate bounce, surging into second place at 20%. that's up 13 points. elizabeth warren, bernie sanders, and pete buttigieg round out the t five. we've lost a titan of
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business. lee cciacoa has died at 94. he helped launch some of the best-selling and most significant vehicles, including the mini van, the chrysler k car and the ford mustang. in his latter years with chrysler, he did a lot of charitable work and helped restore the statue of liberty and ellis island. he passed away at his home in los angeles surrounded by family. most folks may remember iacocca broughtys chrr back from bankruptcy in the '80s. >> what a life. also this estranged husband of jennifer dulos is talking in a surprising new interview. kristen dahlgren has been following the story from the beginning and is here with the latest on a case that's gripped the nation. >> i has. good morning, guys. fotis dulos sat down for an voterview with wnbc.
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he involved any ing in jennifer's disappearance. >> reporter: this morning, a bombshell in the case of jennifer dulos, a missing mother of five from connecticut. e woman's estranged husband, fotis pedulos,aking out for the first time since she mysteriously vanished more than month a. fo st fotis saying he had nothing to do with her disappearance. >> people who don't know me probably look at me as a monster and draw their conclusions. i've been convicted, in their mind. >> reporter: jennifer was last seen may 24th dropping her kids off at school. fotis and his girlfriend my smell troconis are accused of evidence tampering and arey currentlt on bail, pleading not guilty. >> i seriously pinched myself and said, this cannot be true. i'm wearing orange, and i'm in a cell, 6 feet by 9 feet. this cannot be true. >> reporter: fotis would not comment on the evidencesa
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prosecutors y they have against him, including surveillance videos of a man and a woman who iestigators say matched the couple's description. according to arrest warrants, the pair seen on camera throwing away items containing jennifer'l d. >> defendant's dna. >> reporter: last month, a prosecutor telling the courtna belonging to fotis was found missed with jennifer's blood inside her home. >> i have faith in the system, the legal system. i have faith in the police and all the agencies that are working on this. hopefully, we'll have some answers soon. >> reporter: the duloses were in bitter custody battle over the couple's five children when jennifer disappears. fotis denies that was motive to do her harm. >> i never wanted jennifer out of the way. even if i could get sole custody, i would still not take it. i would want my children to have a relationship with their mother. >> reporter: since jennifer's
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disappearance, the dulos' children have been staying with her mother in manhattan. the kids now without both participa parents after a judge ordered y fotis to sta away from them. he has a message to the kids he says he misses so anmuch. >> h in there. it is a big challenge in our lives. things will work out, and everything will be all right, eventually. >> eeisten, it's b a month now. still no sign of jennifer dulos. where does the invesdgation stann where do things stand with regard to the search for her? >> this morning, authorities say the search continues. they've received over 1,000 tips but, so far, no sn of jennifer. they do maintain though that they expect additional charges at some point in this case. >> krreten, how a the five children holding up through all of this? so difficult for them. >> a great question, what a lot of people are wondering. the family hasn't responded directly. as for the children, a friend told the "new york times" they're participating in summer school, sports, going on field
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trips this summer, but they often askhen are they going to find mom.>> so painful. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you. we want to take a turn now and get another check of tit weather dylan. >> good morning again. we are talking about the heat. it is goingoing to be just very very uncomfortable, especially wn through florida and across the gulf coast. tallahassee will feel like 108 today. jacksonville, same thing. orlando wil feel like 106. miami will feel like 107. rely limit your time outdoors in the middle of the day, and also just check on the elderly, check on pets, and make surene everyos hydrated with the extreme temperatures. farther north, temperatures are very warm. raleigh will feel like 104. washington, d.c. feels like 97. tomorrow, more of the same. cincinnati feels like we're in the mid 90s. nashville, closeo 100. charlotte will feel like 100 when you factor in the humidity. as we go into the weekend, we will still seearm temperatures come friday. by the time we get into saturday and sunday, it is back in the 70s for minneapolis. chicago, 70 s bysunday.
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buffalo, 80 on sunday. even across boston, it is warm through saturday, and sunday itt peratures in the 70s. it's muggy out there. we're going to continue to see that humidity creep on up, the temperature creeping in the low- to mid-90s. mix of sun andlos now after 2:00 or 3:00 keep an eye to the sky. you're going to need it. 60% chance into the evening. headed to the park, could be a postponement or delay. >> that's your forecast. >> lots of 90s and00 >> it's summertime. hi>> we're in the t of it. coming up, tips to keepour kids and pets safet a pool parties on the fourth of jul also, prince y'harr heartfelt speech honoring his mother, princess diana, on her
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in-depth look at a new controversy involving nike and the american riag. that's t. it is known as the betsy ross flag, which the company put on the back of its new air max sneaker. it was recalled from stores amid a major backlash. nbc's stephanie gosk joins us here live with the details. hey, steph. what's this all aboot? >> gmorning, guys. you know this fourth of july themed shoe triggered a debate even before nike decided to pull it. me called the early american edag a symbol of slavery, while others defe it as a patriotic symbol of the revolutionary war. this morning, a sneaker at the center of the latest battle in the culture wars. >> reporter: nike's decision to pull these red, white, and blue shoes, emblazoned with a colonial era flag, i whipping up more controversy. the governor of arizona threatening to pull incentives ng plant e manufactu in his state, calling nike's readlldi ang, words s cannot ex disappointment at this terrible
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decision. the future of the facility, which would employ 500 people, is unclear. according to the "wall street journal," former nfl quarterback,ep colin kaernick, spearheaded the call nike to pull the shoe. citing people familiar with the matter, the report says he was offended by the use of the flag, as were others. in a statent, nike said its decision to recall the design was based on concerns it could nintentionally defend andy. en tdehe iconic brand revealed the shoe late last month, critics spoke out. one writing, nike, you should be ashamed of this shoe. another wre, can't wait for the confederate air max 90s. the so-called betsy ross flag, name t after 18th century woman said to havees dned it, has been at nazi rallies. some say it celebrates the time of slavery. others, including texas senator
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ted cruz, are renewing calls for a nike boycott. cruz tweeting, in part, their shoes represent snide for the american flag. similar calls were made when nike partnered with kaepernick last year in an ad campaign. >> believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. >> reporter: the former quarterback was t first in the nfl to kneel during the national anthem, protesting police brutality and racial injustice. some burn thaed their shoes and boycotted nike, while the company s its sales rise and its stock price surge. >> we reached out to colin kaepernick's agent, who said he had no comment. some of the fourth of july shoes made it to the public. they were selling, in some cases, for thousands of dollars. >> wow. secondary market. >> yeah, right. >> unbelievable. look, this isn't the first time this betsy ross flag has been at the center of a controversy, right? >> yeah, there haseen some limited controversy.
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there was a chapter of the ku klux klan that was sendingut flyers in upstate new york using the flag. at a high school in sochigan, of the students showed up then superintendent apologizing to families later, saying that this flag had become a symbol of hate. i think this example being the most widespread controversy we've seen to date. >> stephanie gosk, appreciate it. >> thank you. coming up, 15-year-old cori uff back at wimbledon after her stunning debut and victory over venus williams. so can she pull off another one toda we'vey? g if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla. if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, otezla is not a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. it may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. ezla is associated with creased.
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fter today. she's gearing up court 2. she'll take the court later this morning. it comes after the stunning start to wimbledon, where shefe ed five-time champion venus williams. the 15-year-old said she's idolized the williams sisters for years. they inspired her to pick up a racket in the fst place. she's got a poster of serena hanging on her florida bedroom. turns out, serena has been watching her, too. >> honestly, i feel honored that i was on her wall at some point in her life. soon other girls will be -- she'll be on other girls' walls. >> reporter: serena weighing in there. certainly, she has plentyo keep her busy this weekend, this week. she's pushing to tie the wimbledon this year.ecord with now, in a surprise move, serena announces she is teaming up with the uk's andy murray to compete mixed doubles. guys, certainly going to be a match to watch.
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>> blaine alexander for us at wimbledon, thank you. coco taking the court in a few hours. >> cannot wait to watch her again. so exciting. amazing young woman. coming up here, wouldn't be the july 4th holiday without fireworks, right? whether you're in a big crowd or safe.ackyard, stay we'll do our part t with smart so coming up. a news, look atluti "comedi cars getng ti alright, here's another tough one. keep or toss?
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to newsbreak. 7:56 is your time now on this wednesday july 3rd, 2019. good morning, everyone. i'm eun yang. new video this morning shows one of the tanks for president trump's salute to america fourth july celebration tomorrow. the festivities include 39th annual concert. the rehearsal tonight at the capital. let's check with melissand firsaffic. >> left blocked. columbia pike, tree down, all lanes blocked as well.ro ville still has twin brook parkway shut down between veirs mill and park lawn if you're headed to beach, everything looks good across the bay
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well, we've got temperatures in the 90s today and pretty much all the way trdough satuay.
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sunday, then 100 of year 88. another hotea day, more rounds storms expected. that's why a weather chances of rain stay on the high side all the way through at least sunday, possibly into nd low 80s. that heat index has a potential to get to arod 100 degrees today. if you heado rolling stones, the scene, a lot ofreeo ppl ceo rms will have ligh. same deal tomorrow. fireworks may be in jeopardy, could have sttered showers and thunderstorms at 9:00 then we'll keep that chance again until sunday. >> all right, lauren. thank you, another local news update in 25 minutes. for now back to the "today show" after .
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it's 8:00 ontoday." coming up, not guilty. the navy s.e.a.l. chief accused of murdering an isis fighter, acquitted of the most serious charges. >> i'm happy and thankful. i thank god, and i leave here with my wife. >> theegal fightsn't over. what's next? we're live with the latest. plus, getting personal. prince harry the way his fatherhood has changed him. >> perhaps it's the newfound saracter i have as a father, knowing that myon will always be watching what i do. >> and honoring his mother a day after her birthday. >> princs diana was a role model to so many. >> we'll have a full royal recap just ahead.
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and celebrating our country. as you get ready for your fourth of july party, we'll take a look at ways you and your family can stay safe this holiday. from fireworks torb uing, we have it all covered today, wednesday, july 3rd, 2019. ♪ american girl ♪ this is never really over >>da "toy" show. >> we turn 15 today. >> from utica, new york. ♪ i'll be coming over again >> hi,il fam and friends. >> braxton, mississippi. >> celebrating being cancer free >> well, that's fantastic. welcome back to "today." thank you so much for beius with n this wednesday morning. the day before the big july 4th
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holiday. kristen and i in for savannah and hoda this week. >> what a great crowd we have. they are ready for the holiday, clearly. pumped up >> yeah, they are. we'll get out there in a bit. >> looking forward to oday plaze so fun. you can't make to new york, we'd love to hear from you. just record a short message, post it t twitter and instagram with the hashtag my today plaza, and you might make it into o open. >> part of the virtual plaza. >> which is just as good. it is a busy wednesday morning. a lot going on. let's get to your news at 8:00. the jury in the trial of a decorated navy s.e.a.l. chief is found n guilty of murdering a captured isis fighter in iraq. he was convicted on a lesser charge though. steve patterson as the latest from san diego this morning. steve, good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning you. edward gallagher walked out of court jubilant. his defense team claiming victory after he was acquitted on six of the seven war crimes
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charges against him, including the murder of a wounded isis detainee, and the attpted murder of several unarmed civilians. this is a case full of twists and turns. at one point, a fellows.e.a.l. team medic who took the stand and testified it was he who killed the detainee, not gallagher. there was a lot of emotion in court as the verdictas read. gallagher embracing his wife. tears of joy streaming down her face. they're not out of the woods yet though. gallagher, as you mentioned, was found guilty of one count of posing for a photo with a body, which could affect his rank, could affect his pay, and could affect his pension. there's so much at stake for the family as sentencing gets under way this morning, craig. >> steve patterson in san diego, thank you. a new government report on the southern border crisis warns that the situation is, quote, a ticking time bomb. inve department of homeland security toured border patrol stations in texas last month. they say dangerous overcrowding at migrant detenon facilities
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was widespread. one newly released 82 men crammed into a cell with the kpas capaty of 41. children have limited access to a change of clothes and, in some cases, no hot meals. some critics are callingor the hold a to be shut down. hearing on that next week. tanks have arrived in the nation's capital for president trump's salute to america, fourth of july celebration. flat bed tcks carried some of the tanks through the streetsshf waington last night. they will be displayed on the national mall. s retheevten wlilly displayer o nation's military t since he attended a similar event in france two years ago. this is video of that event. officials have not said what the fourth of july celebration will cost, but the park service is diverting $2.5 million to help pay for it. millions of americans are already headed to their fourth of july destinations, but for many, that means the beach.rk
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recent s sightings though and attacks have some swimmers on alert. nbc's kerrys sanders in florida with the latest on this. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, kristen. a look at the statistics reveals that worldwide, a quarter of all shark attacks happen in the waters othe coast of florida, but they can happen anywhere. the experts point out, often,s t happenn murky or in the surf where a shark can't see what it is going after because they're hunting seals or fish, not humans. an eye in the sky catching a close call in florida. dan watson usingne his dron n the beach when he noticed a dark outline in thewater, heading for his three kids. >> that's when i saw the shadow coming in towards them, so that things moment where started getting crazy. >> reporter: his children were able to race to shore. >> that was kind of that
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eye-opening moment to us, being able to see that. >> reporte their fears realized a week later, when 18-yeaold riley wright was bitten while surfing in the same area. >> i got a shark biting my ankle. i find of freaked out. >> reporter: miles away at daytona beach on monday, danger in thewater. swimmers seemingly unaware of several sharks nearby. a similar scene in north myrtle beach, south caroli. marine biologists say sharks are not inherently interested in humans. we joined a shark tour off the coast of jupiter, florida, tuesday. we swam wh 20 bull wearks. e been in the water more than two hours. b nothing hashered us. why? >> well, because these are fish eaters, and we're not fish. >> reporter: southern beaches aren't the ooty shark h spots. >> beau. beauty. >> reporter: researchers tagging sharks off cape cod sayea at l seven great whites were spotted
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on tuesday. it's already been a dangerous shark season, with three attacks of north carolina in june. >> we're on the beach. we have a shark bite here. >> reporter: austin reid survived. >> it was a lot ofpressure, like, on my foot, and it tugged me down. >> reporter:ea 17-yr-old paige winter lost her left and two fingers. the attacks not limited to the ited states. jordan lindsey from california died last week while snorkeling in the bahamas. a fisherman aacked in the bahamas days earlier. >> it was a blur of whitewater,s fi, and thrashing. >> reporter: ag terrifyin encounter millions of beach goers hope to avoid this holiday weekend. experts stress that the chances of being attacked by a shark are very smal but there are some tips that you can use as you head to the beach this weekend for the fourth of july. don't venture too far from shore. don't go into the water if
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you're bleeding. remember not to wear shiny jewelry bause in the water, it can actually look like flashing the scales of a fish. that will likely draw a shark towards you. bottom line, guys, enjoy the beach. ive a good time. of course, you h "s,"us c ieaodb off the beach and enjoy the sun. remember your sunscreen. >> your last tip may be the best one, kerry. thank you so much for that. >> a tip d that kerry not include, kristen welker, to avoid a shark attack, stay out water. >> stay out of the water. tof in the shallow part. 8:08. time for the morning boost. you may recall this viral video from two years o, showing a boy terrified of jumping into a swimming pool. >> one, two, three. come, ms. margaret. >> he couldn't overcome his fear, right? he never gave up ying. fast forward two years. here he is. >> yes. >> watch how that same young man is now hitting t water like
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whether you're having people over or checking out the local fireworks, some simple tips can really keep your family safe. nbc investigatorive aive and co correspondence vicki joins us. >> reporter: good morning. show e getting ready to off a ton of fireworks under this arch. st. louis has three days of fireworks planned. this is my favorite how liday. no pressure, no gifts, just cookouts and swim parties. having a good time. before you do hanything, wee put together a roundup of summer safety tips to make sure you and yours have a great and fun celebration. it's the fourth of july, and that means summer. time to head outside and enjoy the weather. if you're like me, there will be a lot of grilling happening in your house, but are you using one of these to clean your grates? the metal bristles are great for
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cleaning but they canome out your food. here is a fantastic alternative, yeah, an onion. it works really well to get all the gunk off the grate. h if you don'tave an onion, aluminum take a ball and get toscrubbing. also, as you're getting ready r. anything that is uncooked, left out more than an hour in this summer weather, could make you sick. serving adult beverages at the party? oi like t use two color couples. red for the grown-upks drin blue for the kid-friendly. that way, there is no confusion. it wouldn't be the fourth of july without fireworks. if you're headed out to a big show, it'll be azing. one thing for sure, it'll be loud. if you're bringing your little ones, don't forget the ear
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protection. i like these ones, which go over the ears like this. el okay? awesome. if you can't find those in time, well, these work just as well. the traditional ear plugs. let's talk about the at-home fireworks. so much fun, but they can also be incredibly danger ls. before youight off the one, two, three, go, wow, this bringk me make sure you've done your homework. fire extinguisher at the ready, make sure you know how to use. it sparklers, very fun. something as small as this can start a fire. have the bucket of water ready. when everything isdone, extinguish it, and you're safe. of course, check to see if it is legal to lwoht fires where you live. here's a great tip for when you venture out into the crowds for the spectacular firework shows. use a temporary tattoo with name and phonenumber. if your child is lost, someone can call you right away. you can get this paper ,onli printat it ome. if you don't have time,
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permanent market works just as well. pool parties are always fun. tips, be sure to designatere sione and serobthat, thank you. to watch the pool. as an additional safety measure, ere is a number of high-tech to tools that can help you in a pool incident. this safety turtleill sound an sarm the second your kidit th er loud.thup there's no way you're going to miss this alarm. it works for pets, too, if your trdog isn't a sg swimmer, right, peanut? you definitely heard this before, but don't forget the sunscreen. reapply the sunscreen about every hour. we have phones with us every time. set a timer. easy reminder. ula great r of thumb for exactly how much sunscreen to use, the experts recommend a shot glass full. really, you can never get too much.
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don't forget about the pets. this is crlie helping us out today. n ery animal shelter sees influx of pets coming in because they're spooked by the fireworks. make sure tags are up to date, charlie's are. contact informations there. keep them insid so they don't net scared off. have a great fourth, y'all. >> great information. are you going to get your temporary tattoos ready? ered it. n't o >> i haven't believe that is a thing. i'll put them on myself. in case momeone findse on the fourth of july. send me home. the onion on the grill is a great tip. the color coded cups, great tip. >> amazing. >> the sun block. i had i didn't know you needed t much. >> that's a lot. >> too bad you can't do the tempory tats on the dogs, in case they ru away. >> we're building up to that. how about a little pop start? >> let's get tot. i if found, call siri daly.
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first up, prince harry.ye sterday, the duke of sussex spoke at the first men's mentoring summit. he opened up about being a legacy his mother left behind. here's a little of it. >> perhaps it's the newfoun character i have as a father, knowing my son will always be watching what i do, mimicking my behavior. one beday, may following in my footsteps. my mother, princess diana, was a role model to sowi many, out realizing the impact she would have on so many lives. you don't have to be a princess or a public figure to be a role model. in fact, it's equally valuable if you're not. because it is more relatable. to the mentees here today, i am incredibly proud of what you've achieved, and i can safely say that my mother, who wouldave feeed 58 yesterday, would the same. hhank you. >> harry's speec kicked off a at mentoring inie, honoring his mother's life work.
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the organization will help youth across the uk and commonwealth. you can read more at today.com. up next, jerry seinfeld. big week .r the comedian along with the 30th anniversary of his long-running nbc sitcom "seinfeld," yesterday, netflix dropped a new trailer for h edians in oject "c cars getting coffee." it teases another season with a-list celebrities and an assortmentf . here's a sneak no just give me onemowing them left, left, then drop a right, left, lefts. >> like a bar and living room soaked in beer. >> looks like they made the sandwich out of his head. >> can you say snit. >> no, no, no,. no >> we have the meats. >> really just eating. >> not saying anything ng. my g.
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>> sohow 'em what we got. >> that's a good teaser right there. season 11 features big names. seth rogen, jamie foxx, and a rare interview with eddie murphy, to namefew. july 19th on netflix. >> looks good. >> i'm going to check that out. how about aut a check of th, forecast dylan dreyer? >> let's look at it. everyone wants to know what's going on for the weekend. a lot of people heading to the beaches. it really looks fantastic. just watch out for late day thunderstorms. temperatures across the noheast, water temps in the lower 70s. that'll be nice. southeast, temperatures in the air will be close to in florida unsettled pop-up storms. otherwise sunny and hot. temperatures will feel close to 100. wa cr temperatures runninglose though 90. that's a look at eer wea across the country, now a peek out your window. >> out our window, it's 80
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already. northwest winds at 8 miles an hour. so very humid out there right now. we'll continue to warm up low- to mid-90s. cool down when we get a few storms. we'll see those storms blossom ar3:nd 2:00 or . we'll keep that chance tstough at lea 9:00. pretty high, 60% chance to see storms, evenll a sma chance into the overnight. fourth of july fireworks could be in jeopardy. another 60% chance of storms hot and humid once again tomorrow. >> that's your latest . thank >. >> now to our series "50 and fabulous." a new trend that some are lling the real-life "golden girls." >> older americans, especially women, are choosing to live together later in life toase s geoff bennett joinsnbc'o fight us with more. >> great to see you. >> you, as well. turns ou "golden girls" was ahead of its time. decades after the show aired, more baby boomers and older seors are sharing their homes
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in real life, choosing roommates and even choosing to live in co-housing. it is all in a response to wha n be intense financial meessure in reti o.rent it isolation as people grow older. more older americans are turning to roommates for a safet independence, but it is also to curb loneless and cut costs. ♪ thank you for being a friend >> reporter: today's "golden girls" are not an '80s sitcom but a new trend taking over with the over 50 crowd. >> i also happen to have a room for rent, and the name is blanch. >> why is the name blanch? >> reporter: moom raroommates a new retirement plan. these two were strangers a year ago. iew, they live together and say they're good frs, both seeking the same thing. >> i found myself to be in a situation after a long marriage and divorce. i could affd my ownplace, but i was a little concerned about
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moving and isolating myself and beingon al >> i am very busy, and i have lots of friends, but i was finding that i was lonely at home.le >> reporter: i is 74. she rents a room in her home to jean, who is 55. ey're part of a growing trend of baby boomers choosing to live together ln theirater years for companionship and to cut costs. the numbe of friend or unmarried partner jumped 75% in nearlyfor good re can broaden s the coast. hot temperatures in the southwest, 110. that's a look at the weather acunss the y, now here is a peek out your window. >> it is hot and humid out our window with temperatures in the 70s. 're already at 80 in washington, fredericksburg and annapolis. if you're heading out to the rolling stones concert tonight at fedex field, working for you on the ene, 60% chance of rain
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at 6:00, 40% at 9:00 p.m.,ng maki the gang go on at ke7:30. a chance of showers all the way through:0 today low- to mid-90s. severe thunderstorms possible after 2:00 or 3:00. >> that's your latest forecast. carson and kristen. forecast. carson and kristen 12? >> thanks so much. videoaming is a huge industry, a hobby for millions of people, and myself, and a sour of friction in some families. in fact, 65% of american adults play video games, according to common sense media. kids 5 to 8 spend an average of 42 minutes on video games a day. kids 8 toum t key question. a18ha tda>>tt e health ing, the world organization recognized the condition known as gaming disorder, putting it in the same category as disorders due to substance use or addictive behavior. so how do you know if someone you love is justor having fun is really having a problem?
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we have a relationship therapist here to help us out with all of this. good morning. >> good morning, ys. >> let's start off by defining terms here. when do you know if someone is having fun or actually having a real problem? this is something that is a definition by the world health organization. >> yeah, yeah. so ifou arempaired in terms of y when you jus can't ou ropnt,corol, if you're prioritizing gaming or any other activity, bathing, going to work, sleeping, eating, those kinds of things, and if you continue to do it and it becomes escalated, despite the consequences, so you lose your job, relationships, things like problem.t's a >> those are the red flags. what do you do about it? >> think about it. you do the research so you can assess what the symptomsare, right? you don't want to assume bseeca different than someone else's. u might be able to play fortnite and go to work, but hahers may not be able to do that. resources handy. if you can support them, be the support. you might have to do an intervention oro no backlash fre
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gaming community when this came out from the world health organization? >> the bottom t line, i a billion dollar industry, right? the goal is to keep people playing it. but you don't want people to play it sohauch so t they can't do anything else. so that's the problem. that's the rub. because it is a billion dollar industry they want people to keep doing it. we don't want people to do it at the expense of something else, like going to >> we're in the middle of the summer here. carson doesn't do it yet at the expense of going to work. >> i do it on the way to work on my ipad. i play fortnite. >> during the summertime, especily, kids have a lot more time to play games. should you let them ingulldulgea little more game time? >> absolutely abnot. lutely not. >> okay. >> i would say stay with your limitations because you don't know when you're going down the slip slope until you're there. if you can give them a liliwtt e little leeway it is time to get back to basics and go to school,
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and they're saying, i don't want to bathe, that's a problem. problem. a >> you don't know that if you don't give them other activities. >> without other activities, kids will play for four, five hours, and think it is summer, every >> right. >> parents can be creating monsters. >> they could be. createal rnative, fun activities. do other things with your children. >> right. >> tech-free zones. >> eating. >> dinner, being in the car. >> getting outside, playing sports. >> gives you time to bond and stay engaged with your kids. >> i like that. >> if you don't do that, i say the four letter word for love with kids is time. >> i have a camera inyiving room and i look, and they're on their devices. i say, guys -- it happened yesterday. you give them a little bit, then get outside, put on music, and they washed the cars.ov they l it. had a good time. >> if you have a bucket on basket at the front door they t the devices there. pick them up when they want to.
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>> carson hits the nail on the head. know what your kids are doing. of course, adults sometimes struggle with this, as well. >> yeah, ah. >> important to keep track of that. all right. thank you. >> good information. >> appreciate it. just ahead, who is ready to head to the go to the beach, get off fortnite. we'l items for the trip to the ocean, the lake, some umbrellaat wproof cases for your phone, and a whole lot more. as i mentioned, a cooler that miss.nnot this is "today" onc. >> that was great. thank you.
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it is prime beach season. these guys are fired up. if you're planning on spending some time in theater for the fourth, we've got some great ear to help you enjoy a stress-free vacation. clint carter is a contributor editor at "men's journal" and has done all the hard work for you. good morning, clint. >> good morning. >> great to see you. let's start with the breach
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umbrella. >> unlike the umbrellas you -ick into the ground - >> which can be dangerous and fall over. >> right. this promises to stay put, even in high winds. the secret is the be down here. you fill it up with this shovel, just a couple minutes, then you have 125 pound base. this willwithstand winds up to 35 miles per hour. >> wow. pretty sturdy. >> really sturdy. >> is it tough to put up? >> no. you just dig a little hole, put it in there, fill up the base. five minutes, then it is solid all dng. you can even set your drinks there, have your lunch set out. >> and the blanket? >> so this is the beach mat. what it does, the surface is just porous enough so the sand disappears through theatop. >> look hat. >> you don't have to shake the blanket throughout the day. >> that is impressive. >> just rub it, and it disappears. >> every parent's dream. >> dylan has a good one. >> so this is the rinse kit pie. it is essentially a portable ffower. you can rinse your feet,
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cooler, boogie board. >> fill it withor water b you go? >> you have four minutes of pressurized spray, which is all you need to clean everything up. >> is it cool, dylan? >> it is getti my feet clean. that works out great. >> also good for mountain bikes cleaningything. it is really cool. >> it makes so much sense. >> when you get in the water, the goggles of the futurere he. custom made goggles that use face mapping technology from a company called the m hic five. >> does it dothis? >> it is a camera on your phone that scans your face. you have great saleeals tt don' leak. they don't cost more than $59. they make a perfect saeal with your eye. hands wn, best speakers for the beach. waterproof, they float. >> wow. >>really, reallyex llent. >> amazing. >> you can pair two of them
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together. you can get a full surround stereo sound while at the beach. >> amazing. t entertain beach crowd. >> don't have to worry about getting wet or anything. if you want to play while -- >> important one. >> right. you can get cases specific easiest ando t lea st bout re e expensive ways to do it. go across all your devices. yeah, you can drop it right in bthere. you'll fine. >> i love all the different colors. >> different colors, different sizes. you can have your tablet on the water. don't worry aboit >> most people use a ziploc bag. >> this is way better. th tell us about . >> keeping your keys, credit cards, jewelry safe. you can lock this on to a chair boardwalk. >> it is a safe at the beach. fantastic. >> combination lock, and it is nobody is going to be getting into it. >> majoroo cooler. >> great for small groups. >> jeff from texas is helping us out with this. >> feels great.
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ready for texas. >> there are four bottles of wine. leakproof seal. if ice melts, it won't leak on you. >> awesome. we havele our monster cof all coolers. >> look out, everybody. carson >> this is the rover cooler. >>di heang beach. >> they'll go over curbs. it makes 50 pounds feel like 5. >> you can'tell you're carrying anything. i have a full keg back there. no problem. >> you don't have to have a bike to pull it around. it makes things easy. you have a case attaching on the top for all your gear. this comes off once you get to the beach. >> great. >> oh, my gosh. >> fantastic. i like it. >> that is great. >> clint, thank you. awesome t tips. grea see you. more on the gear, head to
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da m/y.to.shcoop putting his spin on crab cakes and berry crumble. first, this is "today" on nbc. looks delicious. honey, this gig-speed internet is ridiculously fast. we are sh iously keeping up wite joneses. keeping up with the ford's. keeping up with the garcia's.pa the romeros. tels. the wahh-the-wahh wolanske's. right. no one is going to have internet like this. xfinity makes keeping up with the joneses simple. easy. awesome. want gig-speed internet? we've got you covered. or check out our other amazing speed options at new low price. get started now for as low as $29.99 a month. call, click orisit a store today.
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cooking with soul from a rising food star. his name is lazarus lynch, been on a number of tiwns. he's kor putting a personal spin on soul food. the two-time "chopped" champion nd host of"chopped youth," drives fans to his food through social media. lazarus is out with his first cookbook. it is an omage to his dad, son a southern chef. good to see you. >> good to see you, man. >> this is a great cookbook. the way you promoted the drop of the cookbook. >> how did i promote it? >> i think we have a video. >> do we have a video? >> this is from instagram. this is you with a full on band. >> with a esband. the are all my friends.
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they may sic. we're in times square. >> tracing through the streets of new york city. >> in mg stompingrounds. i grew up here, though i'm the son of a southern chef. my dad was from alabama. my mama from guyana. i'vell inherited a this great cooking and techniques from around the world and decided to put that in the book. i'm very excited about that. >> what are we making this >> we are making my crab cakes with a chipotle sauce. i'll tell you what it means later. we'll do berry cobbler. i have to say, we're all matching today. >> a lot of pink. >> nobody looks as good as you. >> thank you. >> it's the best. >> it's from fluid. >> i almost wore that today. i almost wore mine. awesome. >> we'll make the sauce. really easy.ai mayonn goes in there. we're going to use our shallot and garlic. >> what makes it a remoulade?
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>> it is afrench-inspired, picked up tarter sauce. >> picked up tarter sauce, carson. >> i love this. lemon juice. blend it until smooth. we'll come back to that. >> okay. all right. >> now, we're going to work on the crab cake filling. i love crab cakes. o you? >> i loveit. i also love the cobbler. >> thank you. >> you've started in on the cobbler. >> i've started in. >> are yout using real crab m or imitation? >> excuse me? >> real crab, i gather. dy real crab for everybo at home. >> you could use imitation crab. >> you cannot. don't use my recipe with imitation crab. it has starc and sugars. >> ah. >> our lump crab meat, fresh lump crab meat, some dough, two rge egg yolks, mayonnaise, dijon mustard. mix, mix. to make this come together, we need bre crumbs for it to absorb. this is panko. you can do it gluten-free.
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use rice or even almond flour. omit the bread crumbs. i put it in the fridge to get it firm. >> w we put it in the fridge? >> to get it firm. if you put it in the skillet, you'll have problems. >> >> this is smoking. right into our panko, the patty. i'll be cute. nd have them, nice and shaped. into butter a oil. >> butter and oil? >> wow. >> combo. >> why both? >> ask me>>why. why? >> because butter gives me flavor. oil makes sure it doesn't burn. >> got it. >> okay.w. >> wo >> you're going to let that go. i'll shut that off so we don't burn anything. >> how long on each side? >> o, three minutes. great yes. this is what we made over there. once you make it, put it in the fridge. e you go. add a little sauce. craig, i should put you to work. >> go ahead. >> add the krcrab cake on top. >> arugula in ere? >> some arugula. >> in your table of contents,
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the chapters in the book? >> veggies ain't lack. we got drink waves. >> the meat one. >> what's it called? >> table of contents is -- >> birds on fleet. >> yes. >> let's get to this crumble here. >> very, very easy. fourth of july is coming up. this is something you can do very easily. brown sugar. >> that's good. >> you like it? >> that's >> save some for me, please. thanks. always eating, craig. >> it's tr. >> it is true. >> cornstarch. easiest recipe in the world. my granddad who lives in london s this recipe. i made it for him earlier this year, and he fell in love with it. >> what does the cornstarch do? >> good question. it acts as a thickening agent. it'll thicken the sauce. ou can e flour in this, get a lot of lumps. cornstarch is smoother. >> i like that it is a little tangy. >> okay. that goes in. make sure everything is mixed. we do the crumble, which is
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cornmeal, brown sugar, butter, flour, and almonds. >> goes on top. >> right on top. bake that at 375. >> for how long? >> 30 to 35 minutes. >> top it with ice cream and eat. >> that's it. >> what do you think? >> i'm a texan and i like a cobbler. this is really good. >> excellent. >> really good. >> i ate the whole sandwich. >>ha lazarus, you so much. >> get the book. it's great. >>
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all right. congrats again. we set a date yet? >> not yet. >> still a yes? >> yes. >> this is great. wonderful. >> way to plan the whole thing. nice job. >> have fun tonight. >> raise the >> "lion king" will be fun. >> doesn't get better than that. >> can y'all get married here on the plaza, too?
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>> sure. let's do it. >> she was waiting on that. third hour of "today" up next. first, your local news. >> have as. great day, g nn >>ncer: this is a "news4 today" newsbreak. 8:56 is your time nowsdn this wedne july 3rd, 2019. good morning, everyone. i'm eun yang. let's get right to a check your commute with melissa mollet and first4traffic. melissa, good morning. >> good morning. nice, light volume on the beltway this morning. no b complaints there. we still have the closure in rockville twinbrook parkway between veirs millnd park lawn. this is a pedestrian crash investigation this morning so this could be a while before things reopen. as you lk at the bay bridge if you're headed that way, you want to do it soon.oi
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definitely g to be busy this afternoon and ipg. >> all right, melissa, thank you. we'll take a break an check your forecast when we come back. .
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ht> well, current temperatures out there rig now in the 70s and 80s. 84 in the district right now. we're heade into the low- to mid-90s. we are weatherert. about a 60% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2:00 or 3:00. damaging winds, lightning will be the main threat. same dealtomorrow, fireworks in jeopardy. stormse any tim after about 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. >> lauryn, thank you. get the latest news and weather any time on the nbc washington .
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning, everyone. welco welcome. i'm sheinelle hered ith craig andylan. al is off, but we have kristen welker with us this morning. >> good morning, guys. thank you for having me. so nice to be here with y'all today on this day before the fourth. >> yeah. >> need a good nick name. >> everybody has a >>nickname. k welk? >> k dub. >> i'll take it. >> you have been here all week but not with us. ll have a gift for you. >> sheine that's so sweet. >> oh, it's heavy. it's weighty. >> it is heavy. should i open it now? >> yup. >> it is onetsf the best gif you could ever receive. >>

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