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favorite songs by the fifth dimension "up, up and away in my beautiful balloon." that will take you away. hopefully floating on air. >> that would be nice. >> we'll see you tomorrow. >> have a great day. good morning morning. breaking news. edward snowden leaves moscow's airport for the first time in more than a month after being granted temporary asylum in russia. we're live in moscow and the white house. happening right now, air yen castro in court r sentencing in the cleveland kidnapping case. and one of his victims is expected to be there. new details of the horrors the women face emerge from diaries they kept in captivity. and expecting. simon cowell reportedly having a baby with the wife of oneover his closest friends, as he gets dragged into an ugly divorce battle.
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today, thursday, august 1, 2013. >> good morning. welcome to "today." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> we will take you live to cleveland in just a moment. >> but first, edward snowden almost a year after receiving asylum in russia. good morning to you. >> well, edward snowden was expecting a permit to leave the airport and get some space really while he waited months, he thought, for a possible temporary asylum. but he got something much better than that. an official tast track passport.
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this is edward joseph snowden's terrific to freedom. his new passport, granting him temporary asylum for one year. snowdenstranded for more than five weeks while russian authorities reviewed his asylum request. and within minutes of the news, snowden's lawyer confirmed that snowden with passport in hand left the airport. but citing security reasons, the lawyer refused to say where snowden was going. snowden's release comes just y days after eric holder sent a letter to russia authorities claiming that snowden would not face the death penalty for the espionage charges he faces and should be returned to the united states for trial. but fsh now, it appears that snowden is taking the advice of his father, lon snowden who speaking on russia television believed his son would be better off staying in russia. >> i feel that russia has the strength and resolve and conviction to protect my son, to
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keep him out of the reach of those who would wish hitch harm. >> the question now, will president obama still meet president putin at a summit here in moscow scheduled for early september and just before the g-20 in st. petersburg. that meeting is now looking a lot less likely. >> thank you. we want to get the white house reaction. let's go to peter alexander on duty there. good morning. what is the fallout there? >> savannah, good morning to you. this is going to strain already tense relationships between the two countries. no immediate reaction to the officials in the white house. they're still crafting the exact language, u.s. officials are in this case. be very clear. this is not the result the obama administration wanted in this case. for the last several months, they have been pressing, they have been pressuring the kremlin to expel edward snowden from that country because there's no extradition treaty between the u.s. and russia. in many way, their hands are
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tied. the president said i'm not going to scramble jets for a 29-year-old hacker. you heard from jim maceda saying just last week attorney general eric holder sent a letter to his counterpart in russia demanding that snowden be returned to the u.s. and a u.s. official told us just a couple of days ago, savannah, it would be, quote, quite disappointing if mr. snowden were allowed to leave the airport. savannah? >> up to this point, it seemed like russia, putin in particular, was trying to walk the line. now we have this happen. you've got the g-20 summit next month in russia. do you expect the president still to go? will it be any affect on that trip? >> it certainly remains to be seen. it is the first week in september that the president is supposed to travel to st. pet s petersburg, russia, for the g-20 summit. but in the days before that, he was scheduled to have a fall summit of sorts with vladimir putin, the president there who enjoys moments like this to sort of validate russian prestigious. the white house officials have not confirmed that that is taking place.
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obviously it would be a significant slap in the face to the russian leader if the u.s. president chose to skip that altogether. >> all right, peter alexander at the white house for us, thank you. >> savannah, thanks. we've got breaking news in cleveland as well that we mentioned a while ago. just a short time ago, ariel castro walked into a courtroom there to face sentencing for holding three women captive in his home for about a decade. nbc's kate snow is covering this trial for us, these proceedings for us. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. we heard ariel castro say i would like to apologize to the victims but he stopped at that, indicating he would have more to say later on in the day. right now we're hearing from a cleveland detective speak on the stand before that. we heard in an e. rr. doctor an one of the first responders who found michelle knight hiding behind a curtain in the house.
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the attorneys tried to stop the hearing saying they didn't think it was appropriate 20 gto get o all these details, but the judge agreed with the prosecution. they have a model of the house in the courtroom, they talked about the diaries the women kept. the diaries essential in putting castro behind bars. his fate is already sealed. when ariel castro accepted a plea deal last week, he accepted life without parole plus 1,000 years. >> you will never leave prison alive, is that clear? >> yes. >> reporter: prosecutors filed a document late wednesday describing what castro has already admitted to, that the michelle knight. he promised her a puppy for her young son if she came in his son.
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he chained and gagged her. castro used chains, padlocks and zip ties to restrain the women. they were given just one meal a day and infrequent showers. they had only plastic toilets, emptied infrequently, the document said. >> the captor is now the captive 37. >> prosecutor tim mcginnty called castro the worst kind of violent sexual predator, a fraud and coward. castro told the women he had other captives and some made it home, some did not. his own son told savannah this week he's happy his father will never be able to hurt anyone ever again. >> i think that if he really can't control his impulses than he really doesn't have any value for human life, then behind his bars is where he belongs for the rest of his life. >> slowly, the families are coming out.
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amanda barry on stage. gina desousa's family at a charity walk. >> they don't have to relive the horror for the past decade. >> their own written words, prosecutors say, led to such a strong case among castro. amanda barry would start most entries, "dear mom." the police released a thank you note michelle knight sent them. just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. thanks. god bless you. >> of the women, michelle knight is the one we expect to see in court today. she may speak out. we're told the other two women won't be here, but members of their families will speak on their behalf. castro's home will be demolished very soon, made into a park of some sort for the neighborhood. and the daughter that castro
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fathered with amanda barry, we've been told by the prosecutor there's absolutely zero hope that castro will have any visitation rights to that daughter. >> kate snow in cleveland. thank you very much. here's savannah. we've got new information on the steroid scandal and possible punishment for aaron rodriguez. >> many people wonder if a-rod has played his final game. major league baseball is reportedly ready to bring a hammer down on him tomorrow with a possible lifetime ban. nbc sports is reporting that major league baseball has given alex rodriguez a choice. sdriek a deal for a long extension that could extend until he's nearly 40, or major league baseball will move to ban him for life. >> he's coming awe of two hip surgeries and 40 years old, the general sense is that, you know, it would be a very good time to retire, take the ban and go.
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>> a-rod's lawyers have vowed to appeal any suspension, but if there's no deal and commissioner bud selig bans rodriguez for life, the punishment that kept pete rose out of the hall of fame for gambling, a-rod's ability to appeal would be limited. the new york daily news reports that baseball's investigation has turned up e-mails, text messages and more, even evidence that rodriguez interfered with the investigation. in a new "sports illustrated" cover story, rodriguez said i'm not giving up. i have tremendous faith and hopefully there's a couple more chapters to this book and hopefully there's a happy ending somewhere. i have faith. but at age 38, having admitted to using steroids in the past, and now the prospect oof a lengthy suspension at best, speculation grows about whether he'll wear yankee pinstripes or any other team uniform for that matter, ever again. a-rod has made more than $350 million in his career. he stands to lose a significant amount of money going forward. guys, back to you.
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>> ron mott, thank you. >> it's interesting when you hear the headlines that a-rod plans to appeal any suspension from major league baseball. i talked to people close to the rodriguez camp. they're fu they' they're prepared to wage full scale wore against major league baseball and the yankees. meanwhile, there are other details. natalie has more on that. >> the president is going to be meeting where lawmakers talking about government surveillance. "the guardian" newspaper is reporting about another sa program called x key score. the information comes from edward snowden. the program allows analysts to read e-mails, and read private facebook messages. the white house insists those
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searches are limited and legal. same-sex couples began sharing vows in minnesota. the minneapolis mayor officiating the first wedding. a total of 42 couples signed up to say i do throughout the morning. similar wedding ceremonies took place at the mall of america's chapel of love. the roll back of student loan rates is now a done deal. on wednesday, the house gave final congressional approval to the billowering the rate to 3.9% for undergrads and 5.4% for grad students. rates will be eight r able to go up in the future, but they'll be linked to the economy. the wall street and facebook stock getting a boost. for more on what's moving the markets, let's check in. good morning. >> up to 15 seconds long, news feeds will cost $1.5 million per day. the official network stock has more than doubled last year on the successful launch of
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products like these. watch your grocery bill. prices for canned artichokes and cut flowers rise today as a trade agreement with ecuador expires. u.s. relations with the country remained frayed over treatment of edward snowden. on wall street, the stock market is still at all-time highs after the federal reserve said yesterday the economy, while recovering, still needs support. natalie? >> thanks so much. the national champs posed with president obama on wednesday. two players just couldn't resist flashing some bunny ears behind his head. the commander in if chief seemed to laugh it off with a no harm no foul attitude. a public service announcement is hitting the airways in britain this week, reminding riders that heavy drinking and train platforms can be a dangerous combination. the network rail shows several caught on camera moments, including this one.
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it shows a manwaring a kilt trying to kick a pigeon. he loses his ball lan. another shows a drunk man trying to bored a traen whiin while it moving. there were 1,600 accidents across the uk last year. >> you mentioned that facebook planned to have ads on its home page. we'll see what the professionals think about that later on. >> one of our producers said there will be protests in the streets. meanwhile, george zimmerman is back in the news after an encounter with police in texas. kerry sanders is in forney, texas, just east of dallas. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt, it was a routine matter. george zimmerman was pulled over for speeding, but especially noteworthy, even to police, is zimmerman in his car was carrying a gun.
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george zimmerman was driving west on u.s. highway 80 in forney, texas, near dallas when he was pulled over for speeding. >> it's going to be a florida suv. >> reporter: zimmerman, who was found not guilty of second degree murder or manslaughter in the shooting death of trayvon martin, was quick to tell the officer that he had a gun in the glove compartment. >> where are you headed this evening? >> nowhere in particular. >> nowhere in particular? why do you say that? >> you didn't see my name? >> huh? >> you didn't see my name? >> uh-uh. >> reporter: the officer then looks down at zimmerman's license again. >> what a coincidence. >> we, the jury, find george zimmerman not guilty. >> reporter: just days after a florida jury found him not guilty, zimmerman was back in the news, stepping out of seclusion to help four people escape from their overturned vehicle in florida, and now this police stop last sunday.
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his older brother robert zimmerman tweeted on wednesday, "a heavy foot, nothing more." >> are you clear of warrants? >> absolutely, sir. >> reporter: on the dash cam tape, the officer then says he's going to make a routine check. >> and as long as you don't have any warrants, you'll be cut loose with a warning, okay? just take it easy. don't play -- go ahead and shut your glove compartment and don't play with your firearm, okay? >> reporter: the firearm zimmerman was carrying was not the same one he used to kill trayvon martin. that gun is still being held as evidence by the fbi, but having been acquitted, zimmerman can legally carry a firearm once again. in a second tweet, robert zimmerman said, "our family receives many death threats. we all continue to take our security seriously and to ensure our safety in accordance with the law." the traffic stop lasted about five minutes. >> all right, sir. just slow down a bit for me. you received a warning.
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>> reporter: police say under texas law, traveling from county to county with a gun in the glove box is perfectly legal, and because george zimmerman had a concealed weapons permit in florida, there's reciprocal permission to carry that gun in texas. we contacted george zimmer mama legal team, they had no comment as to why zimmerman was in texas or even if he's still here. >> kerry sanders in forney, texas, thank you. >> let's check in with al roeker now. >> we do have a risk of strong storms, especially in montana, on into billings. dangerous lightning, wind gusts, hail, can't rule out an isolated tornado or two. rain starting to fire up. about half an inch to an inch or so, but especially in northern montana. rest of the west not too bad. nice and cool in san diego.
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71 degrees. tucson, 101. and denver is going to see temperatures into the low 90s. we're going to get into your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. 7:18. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. what a difference 24 hours made forokñ the golden gate bridge. we had p low clouds yesterday at this time. this morning, crystal cheer. like to hang on that shot. 59 degrees on the way to the
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city. what a beautiful day shaping up in san jose. 73 degrees. one degree above room temperatures for the3h-÷ first of august. we're going to bring that heat on saturday to sunday. >> ever have a crowd over to get into the pool? check this out. this is in southern china. 15,000 people in a wave pool. a lot of kids. >> that looks so refreshing. >> literally when they do the wave. people literally washing up on shore. a shore full of people. >> is it really swimming if you're packed in that close? >> let's go play sardine. coming up, o.j. simpson granted parole after five years in prison, but will he actually be getting out anytime soon? and is it the end of the privacy from your morning commute to your store? wait until we see how much of your life is up for grabs and is being tracked. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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discover the lighter side of strong. new purina dog chow light & healthy. it is 7:26. good morning everybody. i'm jon kelley. police investigating reports of a woman violently attacked overnight near santa clara university. this happened around 1:30 this morning at the park near lexington and main streets. her) attacker, a man, is believd to have some sort of weapon, possibly a knife. the victim was able to get away. a police dog was able to track the suspect's scent but ultimately lost it on campus. protesters expected to gather in oakland tonight as b.a.r.t. and its labor unions try to avoid the strike. b.a.r.t. workers gather at frank ogawa plaza at 5:00 and march to b.a.r.t. headquarters. word is contract negotiations
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are not going very well. union representatives say if b.a.r.t. doesn't budge by tonight, the union will likely issue the 72-hour strike notice. a u.s. soldier who died in the korean war will be buried in the bay area today. the remains of sergeant first class joseph steinberg arrived tuesday in sunday. he was recently identified through dna testing. time for a check on the thursday weather. christina loren is here to look at today and maybe the weekend. >> we'll stake a look at both. both look good. good morning to you. 7:27. taking a live look. this is the bay bridge. let's show you the craft at the golden gate bridge. we are starting to see low clouds starting to filter over the bridge. mostly clear conditions, no flight delays, a great way to kickoff a thursday, so close to the weekend. 78 in livermore for the first day of august, much cooler than average. 6 degrees in fremont and 59 on the way to san francisco where you probably need a jacket today. come this weekend, you peel it
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off, beautiful conditions at the beach. 65 degrees in the city by sunday. let's check the drive with mike. >> a grade drive past the coliseum. this is 880. over on your right you have your traffic flowing north toward the bay bridge toll plaza. the south bay shows an easy northbound drive as well after the earlier disabled vehicle, the pickup cleared from alum rock. 280 slow toward 880. an issue through marsh road, cleared through 101 as well. a rollover crash highway 92. don't have a lot of details. but this is a problem between half moon bay and 280. back to the "today" show.
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♪ as we get started on a thursday morning, it's the 1st of august, 2013, with the hottest country song in the land right now. the band perry done, it's our way of reminding you that the sibling trio going to be here for a live concert on the plaza tomorrow morning on "today." if you show up at 9:00, they'll be done. get here early. big crowd, great show. inside the studio, i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie and natalie morales. coming up, a look at how much privacy we have in our daily lives. >> such a hot topic these days.
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we've been learning a lot about the nsa surveillance program, but it's not just the government, there's private companies, even your cell phone. there's a number of ways to be tracked. we decided to do an experiment. we followed one person all day long. how much of their life would truly be private? you may be shocked by these results. also ahead, we've got day two of our look at how not to be awkward. everyone has been in this situation, right? hi, al. a little crowded right now in that elevator? >> just a bit. we're going to find out if there's a right way to handle those tricky situations when you're stuck with people and somebody fell asleep in front of you. >> get to know them, al. just get to know them. talk about your issues. >> make friends. >> al wants out. >> al, don't kind of skulk away. also, music mogul and x-factor judge simon cowell reportedly going to be a first
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time father with his close friend's wife. we'll have the details. let us begin this half hour with more on that legal victory for o.j. simpson that's tied to the kidnapping and armed robbery convictions that have kept him behind bars for nearly five years. it's a story with good news and bad news for simpson. here's nbc's miguel almaguer. >> orenthal james simpson. >> reporter: now 66 years old, o.j. simpson has been granted parole, but one of the nation's most famous inmates, he isn't getting out of prison just yet. >> my intent wasn't to rob anybody. >> reporter: during a video conference plea to the parole board, he expressed regret for a las vegas hotel room heist six years ago. >> i am sorry for what has happened. i just wish i'd never gone to that room. i wish i didn't. >> reporter: convicted of orchestrating the armed robbery and kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers, simpson was sentenced for up to 33 years, but wednesday a board of commissioners granted his
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parole, noting simpson's positive institutional record and minimal criminal history. >> even though o.j. got parole on some of those charges, he was originally sentenced to more charges, and those start to trigger now. so he has to serve at least four more years before he has any chance of getting out. >> reporter: in may simpson asked a judge for a new trial, claiming he was given poor legal advice from his original lawyer. >> i followed what i thought the law. >> reporter: if the judge agrees, simpson could soon go free. if the request is denied, he'll stay in prison until at least 2017. >> nine years is probably a pretty fair sentence for what he did. he's going to have to continue doing his sentence. >> reporter: for the last 20 years, o.j. simpson's legal woes have captivated the nation. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> reporter: all these years later, we are still waiting to find out what will happen to o.j. simpson next. for "today," miguel almaguer,
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nbc news, los angeles. >> mr. roker has made his way outside. he's got a check of the weather. al, feeling better? >> finally got out. i got to tell you, that was close in there. happy birthday, 16. what's your name? >> megan. >> where are you from? >> rapid city, nebraska. >> it's going to be a little stormy there today. it's hot in texas. how hot is it? well, little baby belle, she is -- there we go. she's 3 weeks old, and she's getting in the baby pool. she's a beautiful asian elephant, and she's getting cooled off. that is so cute. i love that. all right. let's show you what we've got, talking about temperatures. fairbanks, alaska, going to be 83 degrees today. normally this time of year they'd be at 70. they've had a lot of hot weather. we're talking about over 30 days of 80 degrees or higher this spring and summer. they're going to get into the 80s again today. let's head back to dx. del rio, 93. 103 in shreveport.
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austin 103. rest of the country, the heat is banked up there in the southwest as well. 90s as you get down to southern florida. 80s and 70s here in the northeast and the great lakes, where we're going to be looking at rain up and down the east coast today. also looking at a risk of strong storms back through the central plains. gorgeous day in l. 7:35. now taking a live look at the sunol area. you can see yes do have low clouds moving in. i'm happy to report your high in sunol today, right around 80 degrees straight up. forecasting 78 in livermore for the first day of august. 80 in.'] gilroy, 60 for fremontd 59 on the way to san francisco. getting into the all-important weekend just around the corner, temperatures will heat up but not by much. upper 80s expected saturday and sunday. hope you have a wonderful thursday. >> got a lot of friends from new mexico here. university of new mexico. all right, don't forget. you don't have to be a college
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student to know you need to go to the weather channel or weather.com to get your latest weather. guys, back to you. >> all right, al. >> thank you, al. coming up next, is your privacy gone forever? wait until we show you how easy it is for anyone to track your every move and access your personal information. just during a given day. and why you may soon be seeing higher prices for things like broccoli, roses, and more, and why you may have edward snowden to thank for that. first, these messages. l time and we're talking with diane about the walmart low price guarantee, backed by ad match. you got your list? i do! let's go! here we go cinnamon toast crunch. yay! a perfect school day breakfast. i know if you find a lower advertised price they'll match it at the register. that's amazing. look at that price. i like that. they need those for school. we're always working to lower costs so you get more savings. now your kids have everything they need. all in one place. more school for your money. guaranteed. ready? wow! that's the walmart low price guarantee backed by ad match. save time and money getting your kids ready for school, bring in ads from your local stores and see for yourself.
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we are back now at 7:39 with the question, is privacy dead? we've seen a lot in the news lately about how much the government is able to track the data of americans. could be phone records, e-mails, license plates. after that, all the ways private companies can access your information. so we wondered, how much do we give up about ourselves in just one ordinary day? we decided to find out. it's happening right now. you're being watched online, on the street, every step recorded, every click tracked. >> we absolutely live in a surveillance society. there are all these digital trails we leave behind everywhere. >> from the moment we rise to the time we climb into bed, those digital trails are being collected, analyzed, and in some cases, sold without our knowledge. nbc news reporter robin olkers
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agreed to let us follow him for one day, a glimpse at his daily routine, a day in the life of his privacy, or lack thereof. robin starts his morning simply enough. like most of us, he surfs the internet and logs onto facebook to interact with friends. and just like that, he's on the digital grid. >> facebook has tons of information about us. the they often know where we are. they also share a lot of that information with other sites across the web. >> from there, robin goes for a morning run and uses an app on his smartphone to help monitor his pace and his distance. a digital cloud begins to follow him. >> your mobile phone is basically a tracking device, taking information about where you are and sending it to lots and lots of companies. there are cameras all over while we're driving. police systems, governments, they're tracking the make and model of the car, they're looking at the license plate. >> robin's car is outfitted with a mapping service.
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his speed and his location is tracked all the way to the train station, where a swipe of his monthly train ticket logs the time of entry. >> i talked to him an hour ago. he said we'll talk later. >> when he makes his first phone call, the phone company knows where he is. as we also know from the revelations by the nsa, we also know the government knows where he is and they know the numbers that he called. >> to get to work at nbc, robin walks through several new york city streets and a huge network of video surveillance cameras take notice. some of that video is beamed out over the internet. >> you walk through times square, and you're basically on video everywhere. >> robin officially scans in when he arrives at work, logs into the network, browsing the internet and sending off e-mails. both activities can be traced. >> the company not only can see it but they probably store that. they probably store it for legal reasons for a long period of time. >> robin buys his daily cup of
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coffee at a local starbucks and uses his loyalty card when making the purchase. >> you use a loyalty card with what you buy, when you buy it. they know you had coffee at 9:15. >> during the course of his day, security cameras record him throughout the building. >> the company knows where you are all the time. >> he makes a couple updates to his social media account. they hold a wealth of personal information. >> i found pictures of him from college. i found his beer league softball photograph. i found pictures of his kids. they're quite attractive. i found out where he likes to vacation. >> at home, after a day at work, he settles in for a movie with his kids, and, yes, you guessed it, even his viewing habits can be traced. >> netflix is storing the information about everything you watch. your cable box knows what channels you watch. it knows when you watch them. >> 24 hours, countless ways to track our every move. wow, nick thompson is the editor of thenewyorker.com. my takeaway is sit in a chair
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and read a book if you don't want to be tracked. >> if you don't want to be tracked. but you also have to remember that all this information you're giving to tech companies, it helps serve you better. use a loyalty card, they know you like coffee at 9:15 in the morning, that's something you might want them to know. they'll give you a discount when you walk by. that's the trade-off. how concerned are you about this, and how much are you benefitting from the company? >> we're just trying to make you aware. but to be clear, we don't want to make people paranoid. most companies that collect this data, they're careful with it, aren't they? >> they have every reason to keep that secure. they know, if that gets out, that's terrible for them. also, here's the thing about robin. he has all these ways he's tracked, all these things he didn't know, all these things i learned about him, but has any of this ever caused him harm in his life? it doesn't seem that way. there are very complicated trade-offs here, and it is a little frightening, but there's a lot of good you get from giving up all this stuff. >> speaking of trade-offs,
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that's the whole issue with privacy with regard to the government, tracking various things, and now we have a fuller picture of what the government is able to get if it wants to, and in some cases, if it has the right justification -- phone, e-mail, even your license plate. >> all of that information, and there's a trade-off for the government. th they can protect us more, stop more terror attacks, do things they want to do the more information they have. are we giving up too much? is there hasn't been a great debate in this country either from the personal tech company side or the personal government side, but we are starting to have that, and it's a really good thing. >> an eye-opening report. thank you so much for your time. coming up next, simon cowell reportedly expecting his first child with his friend's wife. the eyebrow raising details. first, these messages.
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♪ would they laugh after i'd gone? ♪ ♪ or would they pass that wonder on? ♪ ♪ i wonder how it'd change your point of view ♪ ♪ if i gave one to you? ♪ we're back now at 7:49. looks like simon cowell is going to be a dad. normally, that wouldn't be front page news, but it's the circumstances surrounding the reported pregnancy that has him in the katy turr.
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>> reporter: talk about a pile of rubbish. simon cowell, who first gained notoriety as the mean judge on "american idol." >> i thought it was absolutely terrible, that performance. >> reporter: is now reportedly expecting his first child. the mother-to-be, according to several media reports, including "people" magazine, new york socialite lauren silverman, wife of real estate mogul andrew silverman, who also happens to be one of cowell's friends. >> they have been photographed together, but to call them best friends or confidants is an overstatement. >> reporter: cowell hasn't commented on the reports, but one of his assistants told people, "this is a very sensitive issue, and all media inquiries are being dealt with by his u.s. attorney." that attorney didn't respond to nbc news. silverman family attorneys also had no comment. last october cowell and lauren silverman were seen visiting a home for sale in los angeles. in december they attended the
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same charity event in barbados. silverman seated next to cowell's then fiancee. >> she's beautiful, brunette, exotic, very much like other women he has been seen with before. the shocker is that he got her pregnant. >> reporter: cowell has dated a string of brunettes over the years, but he's never been married. he told "gq" magazine that he definitely ruled out having kids at his age, adding, "with the way i live my life, i wouldn't have the patience. i'd sort of want people born at the age of 10." so would a baby of his own turn simon into a softy. >> your dancing is terrible. the singing was horrendous. >> reporter: he may soon learn that some voices can'ting shushed, no matter how off key. katy turr, new york. >> this is on the front page of a lot of newspapers across the country. >> a lot of people are talking about it. >> coming up --
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>> not delivering, apparently. >> mark your calendars. this is the time of day when al apparently restrains himself. coming up, should you tip for takeout? we'll talk about that. then the queen's secret speech in the case of nuclear war, and why it's now being made public. and day two of our look at how not to be awkward, from elevators to crowds and lines, how to deal with strangers in very tight quarters. >> all coming up after your local news and weather.
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the time now is 7:56. good morning everyone. i'm jon kelley. >> police say they'vevmn arresta man in connection with an z( beating. police believe the attacker and victim knew each oefrmt oni9iñ tuesday night the two men got into a fight. the attacker slammed that victim's head right into the concrete numerous );pñtimes. the victim was taken to the hospital suffering non-life-threatening injuries. the fight against the deadly west nile virus ramping up in the south bay tonight for the second time in less than a week. vector control crews out in force in san jose fogging for mosquitos. the defense move herezer schedu to start at 11:00 tonight weather permitting and will take several hours. right now let's get a check on the weather with christina loren. >> good morning, jon. we have the haze over san jose.
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i'm happy to report our air quality improved dramatically overnight. the smokey conditions from the wildfires burning in oregon starting to mix out. 69 in fremont, 73 on the way to san jose. 76 in los gatos and 80 in gilroy. unseasonably cool for the first day of august. we'll hit our averages by this weekend, dropping you right back off monday, tuesday and eek. so no big heat, mike. that's the story. traffic getting bigger. fremont south oy;880 past the k scales we bog down. let me show you a map, south 880 at tennyson, reports of a car and motorcycle in a crash there. no major injuries, but this is a distraction passtion tennyson and south. past davidson also another crash causingt< more slowing toward 2. northbound directions slowing into downtown. palo alto, slowing as you head toward university avenue. our live camera shows things bogging down a bit.
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mote ♪ i'm 50 today! >> happy birthday. >> i knew when we got married i knew i was second to matt lauer. >> love you matt lauer. >> she was here when she was six months old. now it's my sweet 16. >> band perry is on too -- on tomorrow. i have love them. >> happy birthday, pretty cool. 8:00 on a thursday morning. it's the 1st day of august. a pretty day. summer is just flying by, but we have so many concerts still coming up. so fear not, we have one tomorrow.
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country sensation, the band perry. they'll be great on our summer concert stage. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer and al roker. august 1st. this is the time of the year when my brother would say summer is over. >> it's depressing. it really is. >> let's just enjoy it. >> that's what i say. stretch it out. >> coming up, a subject that gives a lot of people fits -- tipping. savannah is a 7% tipper no matter what. but a popular athlete is being criticized a little bit because he went to a restaurant, got a takeout order for $77 and tipped $3. a takeout order. >> okay. >> what's appropriate? how much do you tip on takeout, delivery, in the restaurant. we'll be talking about that. i feel like we could do an hour on this subject alone. we'll get into it. >> then part two of the effort to make your life less awkward. from the war over the armrest or that sleepy neighbor next to you on a plane, to a packed
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elevator, what's the right way to deal with strangers who invade your personal space? >> embrace. no? that's not awkward. >> get a hug from savannah. >> kick it up a notch. let's go inside to natalie. a lot of breaking news, including in details on the edward snowden case. good morning, again. >> good morning. former u.s. spy agency contractor edward snowden has left moscow's airport after russia granted him temporary asylum, ending more than a month in limbo. nbc's jim maceda has the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the latest twist in the snowden saga saw his lawyer confirm that temporary asylum. we have seen images of the new refugee passport. it is dated yesterday, july 31 and it's valid for a year. this asylum is renewable after a year and indefinitely. so a process that would take
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three to six months was in fact fast tracked to a couple of weeks by russian immigration officials. so snowden passport in hand, slipped out of the airport, unseen by anybody. accompanied by wikileaks attorney sarah harrison in a taxsy. when asked where he was going, his lawyer said, cannot tell you that. i can't even confirm in he's still in london, moscow or anywhere else in russia. but a top russian official said he hopes this snowden i think department being insignificant for russia will not affect u.s./russia relations. quite unlikely. >> yeah. thank you. sentencing is underway in cleveland for astro for imprisoning three women in his home for ten years. kate, one of the victims will be there. >> reporter: yes, we do expect michele knight to be here. natalie, this hour we are seeing incredible, dramatic pictures,
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photos from inside castro's home. some of the photos show where the three women and a young girl were held. we see toys strewn around, musical instruments but also chains, heavy chains used to restrain his victims and portable plastic toilets. earlier aeri earlier ariel castro made his first remark, he sad i'd like o to -- he said i'd like to apologize to the victims. whether or not knight will speak or not. the other two are not expected to attend but the families will be here to say something on their behalf. we do expect this to take hours today as prosecutors lay out what they believe -- what castro has admitted to doing. ariel castro of course already faces life with no parole possible. plus 1,000 years. he has sealed his fate with a plea agreement and will face that punishment no matter what is said in the courtroom here
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today. meantime, the home of ariel castro will be demolished and made into a community park. natalie, back to you. >> kate snow in cleveland, thanks so much. a receiver for the philadelphia eagles is apologizing for a video that's gone viral, shows him shouting a racial slur at a security guard. >> i fight [ bleep ]. >> now, that clip from a kenny chesney concert back in june. riley cooper was in full damage control mode apologizing after meeting with team officials. >> i'm extremely embarrassed. extremely hurt. and extremely sorry for my actions. >> cooper was fined an undisclosed amount of money by the team. a decision could be near on new york yankees slugger alex rodriguez and his future in baseball. a-rod has been given a choice -- accept a long suspension or risk
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a lifetime ban for his role in the steroid scandal. a robbery suspect is facing charges after lunging for an officer's gun. he was tackled by other deputies before he could grab the weapon. fortunately, that's where the situation ended. you're up to date right now. now back to you. savannah? thank you very much. let us get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> let's show you the pick city of the day. beautiful town, we like to call syracuse, new york. where i worked at channel 5. nbc station is channel 3. 74 degrees, and you can see we have a lot of wet weather making its way across the eastern seaboard from the southeast all the way up to the northeast. we have a gorgeous day in the pacific northwest, althese showers moving in there later on today. a risk of strong storms in the central plains.
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wet weather up and down the eastern seaboard and more wet weather into the southwest. what's your name? >> dwayne and tina heisman. >> where are you from? >> dallas. >> never had a fight? 8:07 now. good thursday morning tour i'm meteorologist christina loren. this, of course, the golden gate bridge what a beautiful day for a walk or maybe a bike ride over the beautiful bridge. nice and clear here no flight delays7hg÷ out of sfo. first time this week at this time. 78 degrees in livermore. going to have a beautiful day shaping up. it's nice and clear out there westerly winds are going to keep pumping that cool ocean air all the way inland that means the low 80s today here. see plenty of upper 80s by this weekend. the heat will crank. >> that's your latest weather. it's his last birthday here at the "today" show because he's getting ready to retire. doug. happy birthday. >> thank you very much. >> how many years at nbc? >> 35. >> wow. it's your 38th birthday.
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>> in giant turtle years. >> well, all the best, my friend. matt and savannah? >> happy birthday. he's been great. coming up next, a football player gets slammed for not tipping well on a takeout. is that fair? and awkward moments we face from elevators to airplanes. how do you deal with strangers when caught with them in tight places? and which beauty products live up to the expectations? folks at women's day reveal their ratings. s.their ratings. a? that's a great choice. let me show you some faucets to go along with that. with the latest styles and guaranteed low prices, you can turn the bath you have into the bath you want. good choice. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now, this abbey vanity combo is a special buy. just $299. younnot giving a thought to sacrtheir own satisfaction.
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♪ ♪ we're back now. 11 after 8:00 with what's trending toda we are back 11 after 08 clock. we talked about you the breaking news concerning edward snowden. believe it or not, edward snowden's saga can have implications for you at the grocery store. n consumers could caught in a nasty spat between
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the u.s. and ecuador, the country that offered to grant asylum to snowden. ecuador's president has been threatening to pull out of a trade agreement over this scandal. what would be affected? everything from broccoli to canned artichokes to roses, all of which the u.s. imports from ecuador. broccoli could be subject to tariffs as high as 15% and almost 7% for flowers. >> and there's almost no tariffs now. you would really recognize the price difference. >> there's a side of the snowden story you may not have noticed. >> good job on rafael correa. you can roll those rs all day long. meanwhile, traendiendinging today, the popular quarterback of the new orleans saints, drew brees, defending himself over a tipping controversy. he picked up a takeout order in california at a chinese restaurant. everybody does that.
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then they showed a photo of his receipt outing him, showing he tipped just $3. the total was $77. the restaurant later apologized the receipt was made public. it hasn't stopped critics from calling him cheap. i don't think people knew at first it was takeout. brees went to twitter and said, "in case anyone still cares about this report, i tipped $3 on a takeout. had we sat down, it would have been more than 20%." this is an interesting issue. how much do you tip on takeout? >> takeout, $5. delivery, anywhere from $8 to $10. >> he's close to five, by the way, there. >> they still have to package it and put it together. that takes a lot of effort. >> some people wonder, if i give the tip to the guy that gives me the bag, is it going to get to all the people that actually prepare it? >> if it does, $3 isn't going to go very far. i understand his take on it, but i tend to give a little more even if it's takeout. >> do you tip on the total or the subtotal? >> in a restaurant? the total. double the first number. >> basic math, we got it.
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trending on yahoo! amelia earhart will attempt to fly around the world next summer. you heard me right, amelia earhart, but not the amelia earhart, the famed aviator who disappeared in 1947, but amelia rose earhart, one of her ancestors and reporter for kusa. like her great aunt, she is happiest when she's airborne. next year she and a co-worker plan to recreate the flight, a mission she was almost born to do. >> growing up as a child, it was really difficult to have this name. didn't know what to do with it because there was a lot of responsibility to talk about amelia, talk about flight, and i didn't really know much. >> the journey will take earhart to more than a dozen stops all around the world, and upon completion she'd be the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft. wish her and her co-pilot lots of luck. they will have gps. >> that's exciting. follow her along. >> absolutely. trending on today.com, we
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all have them, awkward vacation photos. in a few minutes we'll learn how not to be awkward in close quarters. for years, all of us have taken those bad photos. people online are flocking to the blog awkward family photos, features those kinds of pictures that years later you can't believe you took. how about taking a sultry pose with a fish? or the kid who either really loves or really hates the roller coaster. this one is taking awkward to new heights. and what happened just after this photo was taken? yikes. and there's one i don't really remember taking. >> i don't either. >> i remember the suit, exactly. that old photo album. >> you can find more awkward photos at today.com. >> that is what's trending today. meantime, straight ahead in our 8:00 block, part two of our series how not to be awkward. this morning those close encounters with strangers in very tight spaces. and does your marriage need a hail mary move? what some couples are now doing
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to try and save their relationship? >> last-ditch trips. that's interesting. first, a newly revealed speech written for the queen is making headlines around the world. it's one she never actually had to deliver. nbc's michelle kosinski is at buckingham palace this morning. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: are hi, matt. it's a very good thing she didn't deliver that speech because, if she had, that would have meant that nuclear war had broken out. it was 1983. ronald reagan was in the white house. the police and michael jackson at the top of the charts. ♪ in the midst of brightly colored '80s bubble gum pop, this was the height of the cold war. beneath those shoulder pads and neon, people had real nuclear fears. in america, the tv movie "the
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day after" depicted a terrifying what if. that's when the british government decided to write a speech for the queen, you know, just in case nuclear war did break out. a sort of king's speech. >> i asked them to stand calm and firm. >> reporter: for modern times, possibly about to be annihilated. "now this madness of war is once more spreading through the world, and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds. i have never forgotten the sorrow and pride i felt as my sister and i had huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father's inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939." >> we are at war. >> reporter: not for a single moment did i imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me. it is this close bond of family life that must be our greatest defense against the unknown." chilling words as it describes
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whatever terrors lie in wait for us. thankfully, it never came to be. her majesty may never even have read it. now a silent testament to history. another strange story out here today, the palace footmen who placed the royal birth announcement in that guilded ea easel out here last night was deported. the government refused to renew his work visa. started out in a calcutta orphanage, earned a scholarship and a college degree here. this morning he finds himself back in calcutta in a two-room house with nine of his relatives. even when the queen is your boss, it doesn't necessarily help your visa situation. back to you guys. >> michelle kosinski at buckingham palace. michelle, thanks very much. let's go over to savannah. now part two of our series how not to be awkward. this morning close encounters with strangers. there's no doubt about it, being crammed with a crowd of random
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people isn't that fun. up high, down low, or simply in between, it's not always pretty. >> my personal space bubble gets violated a lot. >> subtract space, add strangers, and you've got a random recipe for awkward. >> awkward. >> feeling awkward is a form of anxiety. it's kind of anxiety light. we don't like unfamiliar people in our intimate space. >> i can't be too close to somebody. it freaks me out. >> i'm the one that makes everyone else feel awkward, yes. >> transit is troublesome. >> people will stand close to you. >> long lines are inescapable. >> i need them to back off. >> it's awkward when people try to edge you out of line because you feel they're invading your personal space. just back up. >> then there's the rear sneaker upper, who's too close for comfort. >> give me some space. >> awkward. >> there's also sky-high stranger danger. >> airplanes are always the worst. >> from arm rest wars. >> do i get an arm rest?
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do i not get an arm rest? >> i am an arm rest hog. >> to unwanted chat. >> i'm talkingin, making eye contact. >> or even the sleeping stranger who's landed on your shoulder. >> awkward. >> and topping the awkward charts, the quintessential human lock box, the elevator. >> the elevators are the worst thing because some people do want to chat it up. >> i try to look forward and not look at anybody. >> do i really see them? do they want to talk to somebody? do they not? >> do you try digital avoidance? >> if people have earbuds in, i don't talk to them. >> close encounters of the awkward kind. >> this is my space. back off. give me a little breathing room. >> so how do you tackle those awkward close encounters? patty wood right here is a body language expert, author of "snap, making the most of first impressions, body language and charisma." good morning to you. we're really close. i had a lot of coffee this
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morning. i want to apologize to the whole grup. we're going to talk about awkward encounters in an elevator which we've having at the moment. this is primitive, right, our desire to have a little space. >> it's a primitive brain response, and we actually respond as if we are in danger. you've heard of fight/flight response. it's actually freeze in place, want to flee, get big and want to fight, or try to get really, really small. >> what is the ideal psychological distance? if we had our druthers, how far would we be from the next person? >> in north america, the ideal is actually four feet. it's not going to happen here. >> no way. >> it extends out from the body 18 inches. we're too close in that space as well. ideally, face front. protect the front of your body. >> if you're in an elevator like this, people do what these guys are doing. just pretend like this isn't happening. >> absolutely. electronic devices feed the e ecocenters of your brain. you can have a little high and make you feel more in control of the situation. so you have an extra benefit.
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>> what if you have a fight on a bus or train or airplane, and you're fighting over the arm rest? >> it's interesting, men over 40 fight more. actually turn, tilt your head. that shows your submissive, and you're not going to fight with them, and smile and request more room. >> what about the lines where somebody gets too close behind you, to put a little pressure on. >> and it's interesting because it makes us want to puff up and get big and get alpha, and we want to use the big old purse to whap them on the side of the head. again, a nonassertive response is to realize there's that body bubble. for guys -- we want to be side by side. for guys, they feel more protected and safe in that position. in a line, you can get side by side. the stress goes down. >> good advice, patty. remember in dirty dancing when he said this is my dance space, this is your dance space. i've about t i've got to get out of here, guys. this is freaking me out. tomorrow, the meet and greet. do you hug your boss? a provocative question.
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back to you. >> we'll think about that overnight. savannah, thanks. now to a trend that seems to be growing among some couples who want to wrestle their marriages away from the jaws of divorce. they're calling it the hail mary move. >> reporter: it's a reality no couple wants to face, but after 18 years of marriage, tom and susie were there. he moved out. she started dating. they were heading towards a divorce until susie thought, why not give it one last chance? >> the first reaction was no. no, no, no, not doing this again. >> reporter: but with continued persistence from susie, tom warmed up to the idea and proposed the two take a weeklong cruise together. it was an all or nothing vacation to save their marriage. a trend writer carrie stein has
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dubbed a hail mary move. >> these trips are a last-ditch effort in the final seconds of a relationship to sort of snatch victory from divorce. >> reporter: more and more couples are finding the key to happiness and love is on the road. deb and dave, travel bloggers, say their relationship was in a rut until a trip to thailand awoke something in them that had been dormant for years -- passion. >> anything that two people do together that is unique to that couple can increase a sense of intimacy. >> reporter: but it takes more than exotic locations and sandy adventures to save love from divorce. and sipping mojitos with her now ex-boyfriend in colombia didn't help carrie either. >> the day that we landed back in new york, the arguments began again. it's not magical. you go to a beautiful place, your relationship is in a better place. basically, you have to intend on
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making it better. >> reporter: but a week in isolation helped tom and susie reset an old relationship with some new lessons. >> we learned things through our separation that worked, worked for us individually, and worked for us as a family. >> reporter: a family now stronger than ever with a slightly newer appreciation. >> i want to travel more. >> reporter: for "today," nbc news, philadelphia. >> that's a good idea. just stay on vacation forever. >> don't come back to the reality of the world. >> that's it. >> for every success story on a trip like that, i bet there are some very awkward trips. >> sometimes vacation can add to certain stressors. >> we're going to add to your awkward series. >> a whole awkward half hour. what the heck? >> straight ahead, you know who's back? the professionals are back in the house. we're going to get their take on facebook's plans to add video commercials to your news feed. >> we'll see about that.
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it is 8:26, good morning, everybody, i'm john kell tlachl breaking news going on in east san jose right now. we are hearing reports of police chasing a man with a gun this is going on in the area of story road and diana avenue. the gunman, wearing either a long-sleeve brown shirt or a black jacket. he is also said to be wearing a black glove. officers say he opened fire into an unknown building and right now, police, they started to block off traffic in that area, trying to set up a perimeter. for more on that traffic situation, how it looks out there, let's check in with mike inouye. >> a major roadway that divided at that point by diana a bigger intersection, story and jackson. on our maps, we will show you story and xingt biggest those intersections that is open, but again, avoid the area just past
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there heading toward capital express watch alternate, stay clear of the area and stay off of king, stay off of diana. you know what just use capital expressway, 101. we do have your commute and starting to ease up a bit although a crash now 280 north at 880. watch that through the south bay. also following a slow drive eastbound 580, a crash just cleared recovering off the dublin grade and westbound, of course, your commute direction to the trivalley. back the "today" show. >> mike, thank you vet. be back in half an hour. see you then.
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for ten tournaments over five weeks. the emirates airline us open series. 8:30 on a thursday morning. 1st of august, 2013. got a big crowd out on the plaza this beautiful day right now. al is telling us we could get little later on. nice and cool, though, not too big a problem. and if these people stick around for about 24 hours, they're going to get treated to a concert tomorrow morning from
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the band perry in our 8:30 half hour. that should be a lot of fun. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, al roker, and fat natalie morales. coming up, the professionals are here. >> where have they been? >> maybe on vacation. >> coming up, they're going to tackle a controversial comment made in a press conference by the pope to facebook running television style ads on their site. >> and you've seen infomercials, the ones that promise amazing beauty response. do they really deliver? "woman's day" magazine is here. they reviewed and tested some of these beauty items. we'll have their results on the best of the best coming up. we all remember moving to the suburbs in the '40s and '50s and '60s. are people over it? why are people ditching rural life and heading to the city? we have an update today.
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susan spitzer discovered she had lou gehrig's. she decided to live a year of joy and typed it out one letter at a time on her iphone with her thumb. she can't do that anymore, but with new technology she has a head gaze device. she wrote a special essay exclusively on our website today.com. it's inspired by french bulldog lenny and so much more. she truly is an inspirational person and really believe she all should check it out on our website, today.com. an exclusive essay just for us. she painstakingly learned it with this new device on her head. >> i remember when we first heard it. it was amazing. >> incredible. >> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? we're looking at a lot of strong storms tomorrow to start your weekend off into the midwest. rain in new england. and sunshine out west. as we move on into friday -- saturday, i should say, we're going to be looking at gorgeous weather along the gulf coast
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into southern florida, beautiful weather through the southwest. mild and sunny through the great lakes. sunday, sunday, we have rain still hanging through the plains, plenty of sunshine through the gulf. look for the sunshine out west. where are you guys from? >> new york. >> what's your name? >> what's your name? >> oh, everybody's hanging out, having a good time. there you 8:33 on a thursday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren, taking a live look at a gray sky over the bay bridge this morning. this is going to mean a beautiful day shaping up, especially inland. >> we should see highs in fremont and livermore, closer to about 78 degrees here and 88 degrees here. today, about 10 degrees below average and going to hold on to this beautiful pattern all the way through the end of the week. this weekend, temperatures are going to start to come up monday to tuesday, level off, not too hot to kick off the month.
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>> sharknado in theaters on friday. enough said. willard? >> we love a birthday party with candles and funny little hats, and so does edith, brooklyn, new york. ♪ give me the moon over brooklyn and the one i love today ♪ . edith is 100 years old today and loves her family. it's reciprocal. it means her family loves her. we have juanita reynaldo. he is 100 years old today. he's a feisty little guy. don't challenge him. he's liable to deck you. i've been there, and i love it. they've got some of the nicest people and lots of action. in fairbanks, alaska, that's the home of zelma trafton, and she is 100 years old today. loves her coffee. coffee for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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clara and george ackerman from advance mills, virginia, which is near charlottesville, which is probably the prettiest town in north america. they've been married for 76 years. we wish them a blessed anniversary. that's sweet. that's really nice. rose sturdevant, a good strong name, beaumont, texas. when you're from texas and you're from beaumont, you can walk proud and tall. 103 years old today. loves her vegetables, but most of the vegetables she eats, she grows herself. we got another birthday on the list today. this is paul bancroft from beautiful downtown shoshone, idaho. one of the most incredible states in this country. it's unbelievable. a little bit of everything. great farmland, fabulous potatoes. 104 years old today, and he can tell you the whole history of idaho. always liked history in school. now back to new york and the great big apple.
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>> all right, willard. thank you so much. coming up next, will anthony weiner's scandal impact hillary clinton? today's professionals tackle that topic and more. the thing is bee,
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we're back with today's professionals here to talk about the stories making headlines. star jones, donny deutsch. you haven't been here in a while. you missed commenting on big stories in the news. how about the pope giving a press conference on the plane on the way back from brazil. he was asked about gays in the church, about gay priests. here's what he said. who am i to judge a gay person of good will who seeks the lord? you can't marginalize these people. some people heard that comment, they thought it was a watershed moment for gays in the church. others said it's really just a very minor shift, and it doesn't mean a lot.
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where do you come down? >> i think it's consistent with the christian spirit of welcoming everybody into the church of christ. however, you didn't hear him make any changes as it relates to celibacy. so a heterosexual priest or a homosexual priest would still have to be sell bat. >> i think it's a watershed moment. we're seeing a change in the catholic church that the gay lifestyle is finally coming in. >> let me interrupt you there. it's not the gay lifestyle because the church still considers homosexual sex acts to be a sin. >> but my point, the leader of that church, i don't care if it's a country or an institution, one person can change things. he was making a big statement. who am i to judge? we're all equal. i think it was huge. >> i think it will be a watershed moment as soon as women can become priests. >> and he made that comment during the same press conference, when asked about the possibility of this, he said, no, john paul ii decided that. that issue is closed. >> it should be open and on everybody's conversation. >> you guys have also missed speaking out on anthony weiner
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and the whole scandal involving the man running for mayor. i don't want to talk about what he did. i want to talk about what is the fallout now with his wife huma. she obviously has stood by him. she supported him. and now she's facing fallout. how much damage has been done to her? >> i actually felt she set feminism back 100 years. to me, it looked like she was a pure opportunist. she wants to be the first lady. i didn't buy a woman standing by her man. i bought a woman standing by her own aspirations. i think hillary pushes her way to the side. >> i was going to say that every decision that woman makes in that situation is a valid decision, and the rest of us can support -- >> didn't you go yuck? >> i'm not married to him. i went yuck the first time because he's such a jerk. but she has the right to decide whether to be married for him. >> donny brought in the hillary
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aspect. she's considered a top adviser to hillary clinton who's running for president in 2016. by association, does this do damage to hillary clinton? >> she's more than an adviser, they're very close friends, and their lives are intertwined. i'm sure they're in touch, but i don't think there's advice being offered other than friendship. >> every time hillary comes forward now, it allows them to go back to monica lewinsky, which they're a long way from. >> but president clinton had already been successful. he was a president. he had accomplished things. you cannot look at anthony weiner's time in congress and say that he's successful. >> it bring the story that they left far behind, and hillary's history is good-bye. >> hillary's history is history. here's a phenomenal woman who will be run for president. >> raise your hand if you're on facebook. facebook, facebook, no? okay. facebook is about to experiment with 15-second television style advertisements. you go to your facebook page, and before you get to check in on all your friends, either you'll see a 15-second ad in its entirety, or it will run as
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you're checking up in the developments of your friends' life. how do we feel about this? donny, we'll start with you. >> this is -- i don't want to say the beginning of the end for facebook, but this shows how vulnerable they are. the whole premise of social media is it's us together. when you're on google, you're searching. now there's an invasion into the whole associate of it. the whole premise is exclusivity. this is going to be the beginning of the end of the am any presence of facebook. >> do you think the stock price has gone up because people knew this was going to be another business battle? >> i think it's gone up because there's another market going up. if you think about it, you're talking to friends. >> is this an ingenious way to monetize this? they're going to make a lot of revenue. >> short term. i told you this, kids. a few years later, you look back and say it was the beginning of the end of facebook. >> all of the websites i go to, they have a little ad that comes up. >> they're not social. there's a difference between when you're on search versus the whole premise of social media, it's us, not the outsider coming in. >> i only have a minute left. here's this.
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a critical care physician named sam has written a book called erasing death. one of the things he writes in this book -- i'll start with you, nancy -- within 20 years doctors are going to be able to bring people back to life up to a day after they die. you have a heart attack. you've got about 24 hours you can actually resuscitate that person. is it possible? >> yes, it's being done. research is getting there. >> 24 hours? >> however, no one -- and i've talked to several neurologists yesterday and neurosurgeons. no one says there's a claim that your brain is going to work just as well and you'll be the same person. i think we're talking about the wrong thing. it should not be cheating death but a conversation about owning one's death. all you have to do is look at south africa right now, and nelson mandela, to realize that we are not talking about death and dying in a civil way. >> how do you manage something like this? >> you don't. >> it becomes a medical possibility. >> the big question is we resuscitate people. a minute later with paddles. where do we draw the line? who's to say we should do it a day, five days?
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>> have the conversation ahead of time. >> how about the lawsuit? you didn't bring my father back to life. he only died 18 hours ago. >> go back in there and try a little harder, another couple hours. you only did two hours. that's what's going to happen. >> it's not the brave new world of science. science will always outbeat us. it's the conversation ahead of time. matt, if this happened to you, what would you want? and the necessity to talk about death and dying while you're well. we don't have these conversations. >> i lost my dad recently. we spent a lot of time on this. i think that's the key point. understanding the person who's about to pass. what's their wishes? >> i'm a big fan of hospice all around the country. up next, why a growing number of families are saying good-bye to suburbia.
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home prices have posted their strongest annual gains in years. some are wondering if a dramatic shift is under way. mara, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. america's geography isn't changing, but apparently americans are as a whole generation is saying farewell to the suburbs. where are they going and why? you just might be surprised. suburbia, the proverbial american dream with white picket fences and leave it to beaver innocence. but that dream may have lost its luster. after more than 60 years, families who once fled to the suburbs are now trying to escape or avoid them all together, says author lee gallagher. >> we are in the middle of a major fundamental shift. >> a radical new housing trend is under way, says gallagher, and pretty soon a lot more families may be living like this by choice. >> this is our daughter's room. it's really small, but we've made it work.
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>> reporter: a two-bedroom city apartment for a family of four, but the dalys wouldn't have it any other way. >> the kids don't have a yard, but they get to walk home from a celtics game. >> reporter: when many of their friends left the city to raise families in suburbia, bethany and jeff said, no thanks. urban is our scene, and we're staying put, raising two kids in boston's downtown financial district. >> they've got endurance, and they've got street smarts. >> reporter: they're not alone. in fact, they're part of the future landscape, according to lee gallagher's new book, "the end of the suburbs." >> everything you can possibly measure is pointing towards this idea that we are not expanding anymore into suburbia, and people want a different solution. people are sort of moving inward. they want more neighborhoods. they want more communities. >> that's what asha sharma wanted, so she moved back to downtown seattle after she tried suburban life in downtown bellevue. >> over all, i missed the energy
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and the bustle and the pulse of being part of something. >> reporter: grueling commutes, waning car culture, and a sense of isolation are fueling the suburban rejection, according to gallagher. what is it that people do want? >> what people want is really a sense of liveliness and neighborhood identity and community. >> reporter: of the estimated 132 million homes across the country, about 80% are in metropolitan regions, and of that 80%, more than half are in the suburbs. but for the first time in almost a century, our largest cities are growing at a faster rate than the suburbs. metro areas with 5 million-plus people saw double digit downtown population growth between 2000 and 2010, according to the u.s. census. >> sort of like proximity is the new location, location, location. it's access, access, access. people want to be near the things they want to do, and the future is going to look very different. >> reporter: that future is what denise and gary gibson are seeking by selling their
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oversized six-bedroom suburban chicago home. >> we thought that it was a good time for us to transition. >> reporter: downsizing to move their family from long grove to libertyville, granted from one suburb to another, but to a brand new suburban/urban street development with a deliberately nostalgic close knit design. >> thank you. >> reporter: this is why. community and camaraderie driven by proximity. >> it's the old front porch revival. it's bringing back the neighborhood. >> reporter: experts suggest the trend may be linked to a decrease in the long-term birth rate as well as a decline in the marriage rate. savannah? >> interesting. thank you so much. coming up next, are as seen on tv beauty products a good buy? we'll check it out.
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back now at 8:52, those infomercials can draw you in. when you're watching one, you think, gosh, i really want to have that. when you get the product home, does it stack up the way you thought it would? the editors at "woman's day" magazine reveal the most popular beauty products sold on television to help you decide if they are worth your time and money. taryn is a senior editor at "woman's day." good morning to you. before we get to the products, tell me about the process. how did you test these? >> we put together a panel of seven editors in their 40s and 50s, all different ethnicities,
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and we sent them home with products to tryout in their routine one to six weeks. >> they rated them 1 to 3. 3 is the best. >> 1, didn't meet expectations. 2, it worked, maybe had a flaw. 3, a great product. they want to keep using. >> meaningful beauty, cindy crawford's daily routine. >> it's supposed to erase lines and wrinkles you maybe already have and has a powerful antioxidant found in a rare melon. that's the key ingredient. >> what do the reviewers think? >> it got a 3 out of 3. our reviewers loved this product much it was their favorite. it went on nice and smooth. they saw results really quickly, and they really love this insert that told them what to apply, how to apply it, and when. >> let's move on to the air curler. wild guess, it's supposed to curl your hair. >> it is. >> exactly how does it work? it's got this big contraption. >> this is a styling tool that attaches to the end of your hair dryer, and it creates this vortex of air, when you put your
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hair inside, makes these nice polished curls. >> how did this do? >> it got a 1 out of 3. that's really because the results varied tremendously based on hair length and hair type. thinner, longer hair got great results. those with thicker hair got more of a beachy, wavy curl. >> air curler provided a statement, "the air curler provides the best results when used on damp hair with up and down motion. the look and shape of curls produced by using the air curler are dependent on the thickness and length of hair. you need to use the hair dryer's cool setting for the curls to set and maintain their shape." >> tell us about this product. >> color correcting cream. they're a big product right now. they have anti-aging benefits like vitamins and spf in them. this is from it cosmetics. it promises it's going to go on smooth, keep your skin looking flawless. >> and this is supposed to be for aging skin, smoothing over fine lines. >> this one got a 3 out of 3. our editors really liked it.
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it comes from it five shades. it was easy for them to find one that matched their skin tone. definitely a full coverage foundation. quickly and easily covered redness, blemish, and definitely fault it was flawless and smooth looking at the end of the day. >> i'll be able to cover up all my bruises. the next one, we've got cheek duos. this is kind of exciting. is it supposed to give you that contour look? >> it is. it's supposed to take the guesswork out of it. you have the bronzer, the highlighter, and then the blushes, plus this really smart brush that closes and opens for blending and then contouring. >> so you get both of these items? >> it's a set of two. >> what did your reviewers think? >> a 2 out of 2. the formula itself has a nice matte finish. and our editors like how easy it was. really takes the guesswork out of it. but the brush itself, it's a little small. it's sort of hard to hold. we felt the design could stand some improvement. >> finally, hair care products. tell us about this. the company is wen. >> this is wen by chaz dean. it's a cleansing conditioner.
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this is formulated without harsh detergents, going to be gentle on color treated hair, very hydrating, cut down on frizz. >> how did it do? >> 3 out of 3. another one our editors really liked. it doesn't lather like our normal shampoo. so it took a little getting used to. after that, they really appreciated how great it smelled, how healthy their hair felt, and loved the other extra products you can use as leave-ins and spray treatments. >> thank you for doing a little hard work for us. we appreciate it. still ahead, we'll the time is 8:56. good morning, i'm jon kelley. breaking news in east san jose, we have a live picture. police there shut down a neighborhood chasing after a man with a gun this is going on in the area of story road and diana avenue. bob redell is on the scene for us right now telling us officers
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have their guns drawn and they appear to have that gunman right now cornered. a neighbor says the man came into his house and then after his forced that guy out, he says the gunman was then jumping from roof to roof during the escape. the gunman reportedly wearing a max and black glove. opened fire in the check cashing store during the robbery. police blocked off streets in east san jose, keep this going for you and we are back in a half hour.
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♪ name that tune. i know that song. i know that song. there's so much pressure on me. i'm the music guy. >> you are the music guy. >> the band perry tomorrow on the plaza. >> what's the song? >> something about paradise. >> who's the lead? >> i don't know her name. they should be more popular than they are, the band perry. >> they're very popular. they jammed the plaza last night. >> last time they were here, huge crowd. country music stars usually get -- >> "postcard from paris."
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not paradise, paris. >> paris is paradise, many would say. >> that's right, paris, texas. it's really like the mediterranean. >> i agree. >> welcome to "today." it is. it's a lovely town. "today" on thursday morning, 1st day of august, 2013. we should mention, the band perry will be on our stage tomorrow. summer concert serii'm al roker morales. mr. music himself, "the voice's" carson daly. >> a lot of pressure on you to be able to always name that song. >> i like that. and i like that app shazam. have you had that on your phone? i'll do that in a restaurant. you know this song. i'll pull out my phone with shazam, yeah, linda ronstadt. >> i just shazam people as they're talking. >> what comes up as you do that? >> always bizarre stuff. anyway, let's do the old take. photo bombing the president. president obama -- >> who would do that? >> i know. kids today.
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oh, kids. >> it's kind of cute, i think. >> honored at university of connecticut women's basketball team yesterday, and the huskies, the lady huskies at the white house ceremony, commemorating their eighth ncaa championship chose one of the basketballers giving the president bunny ears. >> she's being audited as we speak. >> you shouldn't do that. >> really? i don't know. i think they probably made sure it was okay first before they did that. >> do you think she asked, is it okay if we do this? hey, secret service, is this okay? >> i think they would if you go anywhere near the president. >> they actually wrestled the fingers to the ground. unbelievable. >> disrespectful or funny? you let us know. tweet us, and we'll share your responses throughout the morning. >> i think it's both. >> kind of made me think a little bit of that moment. remember when the northwestern basketball team players went in. they wore their flip-flops into the white house and took a photo. a lot of people -- it was a lacrosse team, there with their flip-flops. i think a lot of people kind of took issue with that.
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>> that's who they are. >> it's very different, though. they're athletes, college athletes. very different, i think, than what the uconn huskies were doing. >> we don't know what was going on during the photo. the president could have been joking with them. most likely. >> it's a memorable photo. it certainly made a difference. >> something else we're talking about. >> big story everywhere. >> simon cowell, 53 years old, >> uh-oh. >> is reportedly expecting a baby. he's not. that would be much bigger news. >> the mom. >> the mom is reportedly a new york socialite lauren silverman. she's the wife of real estate mogul andrew silverman. do you name yourself a socialite or do others? >> i think others bestow that name upon them. >> is it on the business card? >> they're in the middle of a divorce now. >> they're separated and in the middle of a very nasty divorce. >> she got pregnant while she was married. >> this is where it gets awkward. >> andrew silverman is or was one of simon cowell's really close friends, and they had been
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on vacations together, seen on each other's yachts. >> this is going to make a great mini series on this network. that is salacious. >> it makes for great fodder, "the x-factor." >> she was married, friendly with simon. he would vacation with her and the husband. now she's pregnant with simon's kid. are they going to be together? >> i don't know. he's been public saying the last thing he wants to be is aed dad. he would make a terrible dad. i have a feeling that, if, in fact, fatherhood is bestowed upon him, i'm sure he's going to be a great dad. >> we're parents. it's a game-changing moment once your own kid comes into the world. you can have that attitude you don't want to be a parent, but if you have an oops, it ends up nine times out of ten being the greatest thing that ever happened to you. you don't know it now because you're on the cover of every paper. there's a moment when the child is on your chest, oh, my gosh, i'm so glad it happened. it's a game-changer. >> and the good thing for simon cowell, he and the baby can both
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wear the same shirts from baby gap. >> my son and adam levine wear the same t-shirts. he's 4. >> they're so small. >> a little tight. jackson needs another shirt. can i borrow that one? >> a little adam levine diagnose dig out of nowhere. >> i don't make fun of his getting married, though. i don't go near that. i just keep it to his little t-shirts >> does it mean you want to make fun of him, that he's getting married? >> are you kidding me? >> why is it funny that adam levine is getting married? >> i don't know. i think it's funny. i know him for another side of him. he's got such incredible access. i get the victoria's secret catalog, and he actual wily dat the entire catalog. >> at once? >> who are you seeing today, adam? >> page 53 in the back in the swimsuit. >> adam, if you care to respond, you can call in. next week, you can come on the show. it's all about open invitations now. come on, adam levine. >> very happy for you, adam.
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she's going to make a man out of you. >> when are they getting married, by the way? >> come on, blake and miranda on the set of "the voice." i bring my kids. christina brings max. so much family going on. we're all super thrilled for him he's settling down. >> when are the nuptials happening? >> i have no idea. on an island far away. none of us are going to be invited. >> super model island. >> there is such a place. >> super model island? >> in fact, it takes place about 100 miles from where sharknado started. >> adam should not get married on that island. >> that would be bad. >> that would be a bad idea. >> mr. vice president, in case you were thinking of coming into the program, this doesn't happen all the time. >> more than welcome. >> grandma or nana? camilla, the duchess of cornwall has revealed what the new royal baby may call her. technically, prince charles' wife is baby prince george's stepmom. >> step grandmother. >> right. she told the daily mail my own
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grandchildren call megaga. i don't know if they think it's funny or still very sweet. >> because they can't get the rs out. my kids couldn't say grandma and grandpa. so they said ki ka po. >> that was one of the teletubbies. >> maybe that's where they got it from. >> la, la, la, ki pa po. >> where did they get it? >> who makes the names? >> the kids because they couldn't say the rs. >> i had a meemaw and a pepaw. separately. not the pi pa po. and i had a nana. and my mom, when my son was born, i think in an effort to just keep it youthful, didn't want to be grandma or anything. she's kiki, which sounds very florida to me. this is kiki with the sun
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reflector. by the pool in boca. >> my mother was nana. deborah's mom to the kids is grandma. and i had a grandma and grandpa. that was it. both of them were grandma and grandpa. >> i'm okay with being grandpa. i think that's a personal choice. >> not right now. >> no, but i think people don't want to be grandma and grandpa. >> you know when it's rough -- and this happened to me as early as when i had courtney. i'd be in the grocery store, your grandchild is so pretty. grandchild? this is my daughter. it gets a little awkward when you're checking an old lady. grand kid. >> i can make it rain at your house. i can put the thunder over your family. >> make it rain. >> i'm the weather man. >> note to self, don't ever approach al in a grocery store in general. >> let's get a check of the weather. we can approach you on the weather forecast. >> going to be raining pi pa po. weather making its way up and doup the eastern seaboard. a gorgeous day in southern california and the southwest where it's going to be hot.
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texas temperatures, a good portion of central texas going to be over 100 degrees. as we said, rain up and down the eastern seaboard. ere i 9:08 now. kind of surprised to see how slow things are moving on the golden gate bridge as far as foot traffic goes, such a pretty day, you can see all the at this point pi tops of the towers here, got a gorgeous day shaping up, don't have a whole lot of cloud cover expect as we head through this afternoon what will happen is the cool westerly flow through this afternoon w air in and temperatures, as a result, only end up in the upper 70s, livermore, 80 gilroy. get into the weekend, finally starting to climb back to seasonal averages. >> and that's your latest weather. up next, in the wake of the sandy hook school shootings last year, one school district in arkansas is arming its teachers. is this going too far? we'll get into the emotional the boys used double miles from their capital one venture card to fly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? hello.
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as a new school year approaches, the tragedies of sandy hook are still fresh in people's minds. since 1999, 20 students and six teachers lost their lives at sandy hook, 4 students and 1 teacher kills in arkansas, 3 students in paducah, kentucky, 12 students and 1 teacher at columbine, 27 students and 5 faculty members at virginia tech, and five girls at an amish school in pennsylvania. >> police officers will return to the newtown school district this fall. in the aftermath of the shootings there, seven states enacted laws permitting teachers and administrators to carry guns in schools. in clarksville, arkansas, teachers have undergone training
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to protect their students if an active shooter enters the school. when classes resume this month, they will all carry a concealed weapon during the school day. >> david hopkins is superintendent of the clarksville school district. mr. hopkins, good morning to you. you'll actually be one of these educators this fall going into a classroom with a concealed weapon. why do you feel this is necessary? >> after the sandy hook incident occurred, that tragedy, i think superintendents and school personnel all across the country have been grappling with how can we provide a better security for our students and our faculties and our faculties on our campuses? when you sit down and have an honest conversation with yourself and you put the political correctness aside and you think, if a gunman comes through the front door of your school, what do you do? well, seconds count. we can't wait for minutes to pass. something has to be done in a matter of seconds. that's what led us to the decisions that we've made to provide our own security force on our campus.
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>> and mr. hopkins, what's the reaction been in the community? the parents, folks in the community about this? >> it's been generally received very well in our community. not to say there haven't been some that didn't agree with that decision, but you would find that with just about any policy in a school district. so far, we've had overwhelming support from within our community and across the country. >> mr. hopkins, will the children know that some of their teachers may be carrying a gun albeit a concealed weapon. >> i think that that's going to be out in the community, obviously, with the press coverage that we've received. i think that most of the children probably know that that's going to take place. but, again, the reason we want to do it concealed is we wanted to try to be as a threat with the firearm wagging around on
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the teachers. we want it to be concealed. we want it to be business as usual. we're not putting these people in place to be police officers in our schools. that's not their job. the only time that they would act in that role as a security officer in our school would be in the event a madman came into our school wielding a weapon, trying to do our students and staff harm. that would be the only time they would act. >> is it a prerequisite for a teacher to have a concealed weapon? in other words, if they choose not to, can they opt out of that? >> oh, certainly. this was done -- what we did, the administrative team sat down, and we looked at our staff across the district, and we kind of preselected who we wanted to approach about this, and then we went to those individuals, and we sat down and talked to them about this plan that we were trying to devise, they were all -- the members of this emergency response team all volunteered to do this. >> superintendent david hopkins, thank you very much for your time. we appreciate it. donna cherry is president of the american federation of teachers
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in new jersey, and kurt lavarello is the executive director of the school safety advocacy council, good morning to you both. donna, you're a teacher. what do you think the impact would be on a child if they knew their teacher was carrying a gun? >> in today's society where students see television where, if someone gets angry, they pull a gun, a classroom, a school is supposed to be a safe haven. a classroom is someplace where magic happens, and it happens when there is a comfortable feeling between teachers and students. i would hate for students to say, oh, my goodness, if i answer the wrong question, is my teacher going to shoot me? if i make my teacher angry, is my teacher going to shoot me? >> could they make that connection? >> i think, because of the media and everything they've been exposed to with people on a regular basis they see on tv, someone got mad and pulled out a gun. i also think it impacts parents. parents many times come into classrooms to have uncomfortable conversations with teachers.
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i wouldn't want parents to come in and be hesitant to say something to me with is this the teacher packing the gun? what do i have to be fearful? is i think it would make an environment of fear. >> kurt, somebody who trains teachers for certain eventualities, what's your feeling on this? does it depend on, say, the community, where they have the guns at? >> quite honestly, we're having the discussion for the very right reason, which is obviously we want to keep children safe. i understand the superintendent's position here because everybody in school district's across the country post-sandy hook are grappling with what to do to make sure their children are safe. to go as far as the extreme to say we're going to start arming teachers in schools, there's a big difference between having an armed teacher and having a well-trained law enforcement officer and a school resource officer. there's a lot of things we can do in between that. >> perhaps there's a happy medium. >> what do you think is a last resort? >> what do you think teachers think is necessary to ensure the safety of the children? >> i think they want to see good
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safety preparedness. they want to make sure there's training in place. they want to make sure there's a good relationship with the local law enforcement agency, whether it's the sheriff's department, police department. there are a lot of things we can do to straighten it out on the front end before we go to necessarily the extreme of arming teachers. >> arming every pilot feels crazy too. i feel better when ip on the plane, and i know there's a federal air marshal on the plain plane to make you feel your kids are safe. >> in broward county, they're using part-time police officers who have gone through all the first response training just as that of a school resource officer. there are happy mediums in between. >> thank you. up next, all the news you need before you leave the house today. before you leave the house today. [ man ] launch sequence initiated. [ beep ] 15 seconds and counting. [ male announcer ] at kfc we have one mission. and t minus 10...9... serve the world's best tasting chicken. that's why our whole chicken is delivered fresh. 8... and prepared fresh by real cooks. 7... with kfc's world famous secret recipes. t-minus 5, 4...
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using a patch containing a peanut product. about 3 million americans have a nut allergy. the rollback of student loan rates is now a done deal. on wednesday, the house gave final congressional approval to the bill, lowering the rate to 3.9% for undergrads and 5.4% for grad students, and it sent the bill to the president for his signature. rates will be able to go up in the future, but they'll be linked to the economy. and the road sign in auburn, california, getting lots of attention. take a look. the sign on the property outside of a preschool warns motorists to please slow drively. the owner says she purposely misspelled it in the hopes of actually getting people to slow down, take a look at the sign. it's going to make you do a double take. always a good idea, we should say, to careful drively as well. anything else? >> all the traffic was coming from behind the sign. >> true. >> what does it mean when you read and it says please drive slowly? i made the quick adjustment? >> already done it. >> i think i have educational
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from that location and is now hiding among theseqdwomes in ts neighborhood. they do have him locked down to a specific area, what exactly yard he is in, that is not clear. do they have a general idea? yes, they do. they've chopper above and right now waiting for the s.w.a.t. team to arrive to actually flush him out. they have officers out here right now, they have him surrounded in case he were to come out and fire, have him suppressed, waiting for s.w.a.t. to come out and flush him out and take him into custody. reporting live near san jose, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> we will check back with you later on and we heather and tr after this break. ♪
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weather department. let's check that drive with mike. >> quickly off of here the live shot for oh land, north bound, you're right, improving past the coliseum, map%ajuj you still slow through this stretch heading to downtown, earlier crash 29th has cleared, slow on ashby. the eastshore free sway fine, the earlier crashes, plural, on that richmond bridge cleared that is the san raffaele bridge, because jon, head together north bay, westbound 580, they are recovering. back to you. >> thanks for joining us. back in one half hour with another local update. hope to see you then. blan
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♪ welcome back to "today" on a thursday morning. that's not my name. i could tell that. >> it sounds like hey mickey, you're so fine. hey mickey. >> that's what i want to be called instead of a grand dad. ting ting. >> you want the name of a panda. >> no, a great rock group. >> it sounds very panda-like. >> i'm like that. >> welcome back thursday morning, 1st day of august, 2013. al roker with natalie morales
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and carson daly in for willie much a strange phenomenon popping up across the internet. tons of tweets about this. it's called starbucks fails. >> when you place your order at starbucks, and you give your name tolt cashier, and when you get your coffee or drink, you marvel at the creativity the staff used when they spelled your name. this probably never happens to you, al. >> it actually does. >> they misspell al? la? >> the dislexic barrista. >> maybe they're just being creative. let's check out the ones that have been captured. this is supposed to be carla. instead, you see color. lindsey was supposed to be -- >> sound it out. >> i guess phonetically spelled. >> that's not so bad. >> kelsey, it was supposed to be, but kelthy. she has a little bit of a lisp.
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brad, brat. okay. >> probably not far off. >> paul, pole. paul did apparently write online, i guess accents can be tricky. my name is paul. >> what is the strangest misspelling of your name that you've ever seen? >> i've gotten everything from madeleine. people mishear me. to nadalee. >> are you offended when you see that? do you correct them? >> no, i think it's kind of funny. >> i get the daily for my last name all the time. carson, they just ignore at all costs. >> i get people all the time, hey, mr. roper, like i was on three's company. i got five letters. you've got a 20% chance of getting it wrong. roper. >> everybody makes mistakes. and it's a memorable cup of coffee then, right? check of the weather, mr. roper. >> that's right. let's show you what we've got for your weekend. friday, a lot of rain for the plains on into the upper
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mississippi river valley. sunny and hot from the gulf coast to the northwest. rain leftover in new england. saturday, kind of wet through the ohio river valley back into the plains. west coast looking fabulous again. sizzling in texas. sunday, sunday, more rain in the mid-atlantic states. the heat continues out west. and a few 9:33. we do havess an overcast sky ov the bay bridge but the golden gate completely clear. show you san jose. a nice, hazy sky here, lots of blue overhead. we have a beautiful day shaping up. the wind is the reason why. even though we have got a nice clear sky in san jose, that cool ocean air is going to continue to move all the way inland. keep our temperatures really comfortable. that means we are expecting 80 inland, 72, bay side, 63 at the coast, today, finally warm up to seasonal averages. >> that's your latest weather.
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carson? >> i'm going to build something now. thank you, al. are you a weekend warrior who loves to take on new projects? is we've got cool ideas for you that should help you spruce up your home. >> kevin o'connor of this old house and a contributor to "this old house" magazine. these are things we can do in our house, very easy to do. >> things you can do on a weekend, and we'll start with the easiest. let's say you've got an old cabinet, and you found something at a yard sale or salvage, and the glass front is broken. instead of fixing it with glass, you can actually put chicken wire in here, give it sort of an old vintagy look. carson, you want to help me with this one. >> watch your fingers. >> i'll watch everything, pal. we've already started. you can simple staple it everywhere you go. >> are you a manly man, carson? >> not at all. >> it's a good way to put a little country feel. this is just a front here for a cabinet. you can do this with kitchen cabinets if the glass is broken. this is a look you might find in the pantry old time. good enough. >> we're supposed to wear these?
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>> take a pair of those. >> that one, a couple bucks, and you're done. this is a wine rack. the idea here is it's actually made out of a garden planter. here's a garden planter you buy for $30, and we retrofitted it. >> how did you make these things? >> that comes -- we took out the bottom of the garden planter and started off with plywood. if you want to drill this for us right here, we'll show you. this is a hole saw, 3 1/2 inch. >> right here? >> anywhere, go. >> close your eyes, natalie. >> yeah, go. >> i'm trying. >> all right. what that's going to give you is the holes in the back, and you're going to cut those. across the front, you'll be able to mount your wine bottles right there. >> make sure you don't reach in front. >> if you're cutting,
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absolutely. $30, a little wine rack, no problem. >> what are we making here? >> this is a fun little game. pipe ball game. it starts with four-inch pvc. >> pretty cheap, right? >> eight foot length, $10, $12. that's all you need. >> this is madeleine? >> maddy helping us out. tennis balls. >> cut it at a 45 degree angle. >> make four in the back, about 18 inches or whatever. go down smaller. >> and you've got a little game. you number them. this is four-inch. you put the numbers on right here. couple of tennis balls. give it a throw, maddy. >> let's see it. okay. >> keep working on it. >> easy, cheap, lots of fun. here's something a little bit more aggressive. in is the garden trellis. i'm going to have you help me with this one actually. >> given up on me? >> you've got a nail gun. put a couple nails around the corner. you can buy this premade. the frame is 2 by stock.
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not bad. don't kill anybody. >> new career here. >> there you go, soldier. all right. so 2 by stock, easy to build. this will probably take you maybe the entire weekend, but the effect is pretty impressive. >> i can see the guys out there who have saturday and sunday and want to get their hands dirty. i'm going to make a trellis. >> really quickly, great for the kids as well. a ball pit. >> 2 by 4 stock. we painted this to look like a fire engine. not a lot to it. you fill it with balls. carson is still firing nails in the back. ready to drive. >> did you make this whole thing? >> yeah. >> that's awesome. >> normally, you fill it with sand, but we put balls in there. >> is there wood on the bottom too? >> all 2 by, 1 by stock. these guys love it. >> kevin o'connor, thank you. coming up next, they're gaining tens of thousands of followers every day. you don't want to miss out. we're going to show you the vid why sensations that have you clicking on youtube right after hey, it's me, progressive insurance. you know, from our 4,000 television commercials.
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full of top tips for summer. grant thompson, who uploaded it to youtube and has a great channel on youtube, he's been putting this out there, and millions of people have now watched it. >> the it the simplest everyday tips. this one right here, you can't get a straw to sit comfortably in a can of soda, and he gives you a little tip on how to do that. how to cut a mango. how to make a bag of chips turn into a bowl of chips. >> how to hide your valuables in a shampoo bottle on the beach. this is getting views all around the worrell. >> i was wondering if this is stuff you can easily do. >> it is. we're going to do the chip one first. you have bags of chips getting messy at your barbecue. fold it into the top. and you're going to push it up from the bottom. look. carson's already done it. it looks a little bit better than that on the youtube video, but that's the general idea. then you have it at your barbecue, and you're not making a mess any longer. this is why we don't make the
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youtube videos. that's pretty good, carson. >> oh, come on. >> we picked the easiest one. the straw in the can. pull it forward, put it through. kind of, a little bit. you're doing all right. there you go. he's got many more videos on youtube you can take a look at. >> okay. >> the next one is >> we're going to look at a video. >> the face mashables. >> this is a new comedy channel on youtube. it's been around for just a couple of months. 2 million views already. you've really just got to see this. >> what is that? >> jonah hill and -- >> can you guess who these are? >> jennifer lawrence. >> jennifer lawrence and jonah hill. >> steve buschemi earlier with
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emma watson. >> this is disturbing. >> this is a guy called chase in north carolina. >> there's emma watson there as well. don't you think you see steven tyler there? >> yes, you do. and now i can't stop thinking about it. >> actual audiofrom one of their are interviews. >> he's using the audio from one of them and the face and the body from the other. this is super popular. this guy in north carolina is now taking suggestions for what he should mash up next. we had one for him. i wonder if you can guess who's in this one. >> let's find out. let's roll. >> oh, wow. >> that's you and me, buddy. >> oh, my gosh. that is disturbing. look at us, al. >> you look a little like fred armisen. >> i think you're right. >> he's leaving "snl." you and i could replace him. >> we'd have to do one of these sorts of things. hey, how are you? i'm over here. >> there's a little walter matthau in there.
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scary. >> like i said, how-to videos really popular on youtube. so popular, these videos are watched collectively 4 billion times last month. we've got one of them, which is really the how-to of the summer. this is from a guy david hatch. >> look at that shirt. >> shirt folding. fold it it in two seconds. we're going to do it. >> the a series of pinch points. is that the idea? >> we've got t-shirts here. to make it easier, turn the collar to the right. you're going to have three points. point "a" in the middle here. pinch that with your left hand. point "b" over here at the top. we're doing this a little bit slower. point "c," fold it over, shake it out. there you go. mine's not so pretty. there's the general idea. >> got a half fold there. >> the thing about youtube, you can watch the video over and over again until you get it. >> two seconds. >> you can put it in a bag of chips, and there you go. >> is there a need to have a shirt folded? if you work at the gap, i guess. >> this video is so popular from
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new york to new zealand all around the world. >> al, that's nice. you made a diaper. >> then you can take your chips wherever you go. >> perfect. thanks, pal. thank you very much, abby. appreciate that. you can find out more of these -- all these wonderful inventions, of course, today.com, we'll put them up there. we'll take a break. when we come back, has the summer brain drain already set in. fun ways to keep the kids learning. ♪ [ female announcer ] enter a world of clean inside the only 3 chamber laundry detergent. ♪ now, here you go, let it go ♪ 'cause we're gonna go ♪ go to a place that we never, ever know ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh ♪ 'cause it's a bright light ♪ when i look in your eyes ♪ doo-doo-doo-doo-doo doo [ female announcer ] tide pods... three chambers. three times the stain removal power. so that all your clothes pop! has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good?
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it is the 1st day of august, the peak of your kids' summer pontchartra brain drain, you might say, and you may be looking for ways to get them back into gear for the school year. >> look no further. editor of "family fun" magazine here to keep kids' minds and bodies busy. all these games have some sort of active component to them. >> that's right. there's been more and more research done that shows, when kids are moving, they're actually more likely to learn what it is that you're trying to teach them. all of these have some sort of active component as well. >> educational component. >> calculator hop scotch. >> so millie is here to show us what we're doing. you can do this with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. you toss a stone, hopefully hit the number 1 there to get started. and do some sort of equation that equals that 1.
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2 equals -- keep going, lily. you've got 1 plus 1. she can come up with all sorts of equations that equal that 2 or go on to the number 3, all the way up to 9. and then keep doing it with division, multiplication, practicing your math skills. >> that's a good idea. >> next beach ball math. this is natasha and lily. toss the beach ball, and whichever number -- go ahead, guys. lands under your right thumb, you call out that number. >> 2. >> 11. >> and then the next person adds up 2 plus 11. so natasha's got -- >> 13. >> that's right. and you can also do that with multiplication for older kids. >> live tv, never an easy thing to do that. >> next we've got eamon.
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this is a great way. kids love to pound the hammer. while they're doing that, they can learn the names of the flowers around me. >> these are cool. beautiful art. you can also turn them into gift cards and gift tags, that kind of thing. >> nice prints. >> exactly. >> frame that and send that to grandma. >> bright and beautiful artwork. what you do, you get a piece of scrap or just lay down some newspaper, and eamon, you want to choose a pretty flower. that's an iris. that's great. going to lay down watercolor paper, put your paper towel on top, and grab the hammer and pound the flower. you can see the color coming through the paper towel, and you know it's transferring to the watercolor paper below. >> don't do this on a glass table. >> probably not a good idea. >> next we've got a ter airium. >> terrariums are a great way to learn about the ecosystem. just need a layer of pebbles,
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three inches of dirt. little moss, garden center. >> can you reach in there? >> you can decorate them for kids. the fun part is decorating them with pebbles. you can see the water circulating and the precipitation gathers on top and rains back down and creates its own ecosystem. >> letters on the lawn game. >> we're just about out of time. we really thank you. >> letters on the lawn. >> we'll be back in a moment. we have this all on our website. first this is "today" on nbc. good morning! wow.
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.... .... letters on the lawn. >> this is sophia doing that. >> thank you, sophia. coming up next, kathie lee and hoda hang out with bill paxton. >> and ambush makeovers. paxton. >> and ambush makeovers. >> e[ dad ] ah! lilly.
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san jose right now as police track down a man with a gun. this is going on in story road, diana avenue, a live shot from our chopper there. our reporter on scene, bob redell, tells us officers have guns drawn, appear to have that gunman cornered right now a neighbor says the man entered his house, the man who lives with it forced him out, tell him the gunman was jumping from roof to roof during eat xachl the man was reportedly wearing a max and black gloves. he opened fire into a check cashing store into an attempted robbery. police blocked off streets in east san jose near story road and diana avenue as they try to catch that gunman. we will have an update on this breaking story in one half hour from now. right now, get a check on that thursday forecast and check in with christina loren. >> yeah, we've got a really good-looking day shaping up, temperatures in the 70s and 80s for today. usually we see a high of about 88 in livermore. today, 78, 73 in san jose, and 80 degrees in gilroy. some people saying they had to
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use their heart this morning because it was so chilly for the first day of august. and we head through the weekend, temperatures are going to heat up, 88, saturday and sunday inland. charge he can that drive. good morning, mike. >> morning. quickly look at the san mateo bridge, easy drive west land away from us, toward the peninsula. slow south toward 101, 29 toward san mateo. we have some slowing northbound 101 toward 85. 85 itself, sunnyvale, mountain view, the last to show the clearing around the shoreline. north 101 slow past the airport, but nothing dramatic. 87 starting to recover past alma, downtown, activity we told you about john told you all the activity on story by king that is affecting the 25 line for the vga. service interrupted around that closure. >> keep you posted on that inform was at east san jose. police have a gunman cornered. we will check it out in half an hour. [ slurps ]
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simon cowell is going to be a daddy. there's good news and bad news. >> he hit both -- >> that's the way you say it. >> both new york papers. >> yes. >> the interesting thing isn't so much that he was with a girl and she may -- she's pregnant. it's that the girl happens to be -- >> one of -- >> one of her friend's wives. apparently they're separated. have been separated for a while. did you hear that or not? >> i heard some people have been saying they're separated for a while. other people are saying, no, they recently separated when the husband found out. that's andrew silverman, her real estate developer husband. i don't know what's true. i just work here. >> of course you do. you know the news. they all went on vacation together, which is always -- >> i've done that many times, hoda, not come back pregnant with somebody else's baby. it is possible.
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sources told "us weekly." >> "us weekly." >> in the united states. i do that all the time with jill martin. >> i know. u.s. to me means us, united nations. i mean united states -- i'm drinking. >> good. >> lauren and andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time and their divorce has been in the works for a while. of course we reached out to simon. >> yes, i did. >> we got a big fat no comment. >> nada. which none of us would have expected anything different. >> he's usually a private guy, said he would never marry. >> wasn't interested in having children unless they can come fully grown by the age of 10. >> yeah. >> yeah. you know what he admits about himself, i'm all into me. i do what i want to do on my schedule. i please myself. he admits it, at least. he sure does. he was the brains behind the one direction phenomenon. >> right. >> he put these five kids together.
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>> and "x factor" and so many other things. these one direction kids, there's a whole dust-up over these kids. >> i know. i will lose sleep over there. >> gq london -- >> are you sure it's not us? >> gq london decided they would do a cover, five separate covers, one with each one of the kids. that sounds great. to tease it they wrote like a one-liner about each one of the kids in the september issue. fans took umbrage. here's what they said about harry. "he's up all night to get lucky." the fans took -- they were upset. >> yes. >> they decided to just avalanche a bunch of tweets on gq. we couldn't find tweets that we could mention on the air. >> these are young people doing that, too. >> they were livid. let's read some of them. should we? >> go for it, hoda. you know how much i love this
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story. >> gq, i will come over there and personally slaughter you, okay? >> lovely. >> you read the next one. >> i'm getting my butcher knife, i'll have a little talk with the people at gq. >> how about this one, i'll blank you up, gq. i swear you messed with the wrong people. >> these are kids. >> what was so offensive about that. >> that's a lyric from his own song. >> not his, but somebody else's. somebody else's? i thought it was one of their songs. >> no. >> then i get it. then i understand why they're so bleep upset. >> all right. >> where are these kids parents? >> i don't know. the kids who are tweeteding? >> yes. >> i don't know. >> is that the way you're supposed to vent your feelings? >> gq posted a statement saying while most were positive and some less so, a few frankly had us running for our lives. it just goes to show hell hath
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no fury like a directioner scorned. >> i just got over the bieber people. are they called biebers? i'm too old for this world. you know why? i don't give a rip. it sounds like junior high school garbage. you know how many years ago i was in junior high school? do the math. nobody is growing up anymore. becoming solid model citizens who play nicely, go on vacations with friends and don't knock up the wife. who actually pay their bills, go to church, their mosques, rabbis, say god bless you. they don't have to go on social media and share everything, every thought and picture of their kid's doo-doo. i don't care.
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>> let's live here. after glow. this is a moment. this is a moment. we hit a nerve. >> that felt good. >> didn't it? >> that felt cleansing. >> stop it. you had a moment. it was good. >> it won't happen again. >> drew brees. this is upsetting. >> he is one of the quarterbacks on the saints. he is my make believe boyfriend and a really, really great guy. >> a opposed to blake, who is your real one. >> i live in fantasy world. he went to chinese takeout. it was a $74 bill. he added a tip of $3 as -- he was picking it up. it wasn't like he sat down and had a meal. he gave the guy $3. >> for picking up the food in a bag and bringing it over to you.
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>> drew was his own delivery guy. he showed up at the restaurant and got his own food. a lot of people are like, he's so cheap. so drew brees defended himself on twitter saying in case anyone still cares about this report, i tipped $3 on a take-out order. had we sat down it would have been more than 20%. >> of course. he's a very, very generous guy. all the things he does for charity. and the restaurant later apologized the receipt was made public. >> when you go to pick up a take-out order do you tip or not tip? when you show up at the restaurant? >> if there's a container or something that says tips are appreciated or something, i throw in a few bucks like he did. otherwise -- that is a service tip that you put on for service. an if you're not -- if there's no service involved, i don't think it's necessary. it's a nice thing to do, but it's not required. >> i always tip the delivery guy and waiters and waitresses. i think sometimes the waiters and waitresses share with the whole group, the cooks and the busboys and everything and sometimes they are the tips for
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the waiter or waitress. >> you know what confused me, going to italy at this hotel that we were at because i would always say is your gratuity included? and they would say, no. and i -- so i went to the concierge and i said i'm confused because i'm seeing people just sign and nobody is adding. are tips even expected here? we're so tip oriented. everybody's got -- and rightfully so. it's part of our culture. he said, no. they don't expect it. you know how much money -- >> tip them. >> i tipped everybody. no wonder they gave me a nice seat every place we went. >> if you have ever done a job and you haven't gotten tipped, i remember when we used to deliver "the washington post." you deliver it for 30 days, show up at the door to get them to ask them to pay for the month and they hand you like a buck and you came out in the rain in the snow. you put the paper in a plastic bag, you put it inside the screen door. so when -- >> the next month did you like throw it at the front porch. >> you go get it.
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get it yourself. >> that we also have in common. hoda and i have a lot of things in common. we both clevdle delivered the "washington post" for a while. >> we did. >> when i was much old ear younger. i am much older now. you have a birthday coming up. >> so do you. >> no, i don't. >> yes, you do. yours is bigger than mine. this will put you in the best mood. >> oh, no! >> let me tell you why, before we roll this. this ihoda has a broadway theme. if "fiddler on the roof" >> which i love. >> if it had been about a woman and gwen stefani had been the singer, this would be the song. >> those are two things that never would have happened. >> get ready. ♪ you'll feel a little fiddler in a minute. >> so far i love the lyrics. ♪ >> i like to get you warmed up. >> i'm continuing to love the same lyric. >> they are easy to learn. ready? here we go.
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♪ if i were a rich girl na, na, na, na, na ♪ ♪ i have all the money in the world if i was a wealthy girl ♪ ♪ ♪ what ♪ what ♪ >> he's turning over in his grave. >> that was gwen stefani. how was that song? >> awful. i hate it with all my broadway heart. >> come on. a little? a teeny bit? >> no, i love the na, na, na thing. when i realized it was the actual song from "fiddler on the roof." ♪ if i were a rich girl >> you are a rich girl in many ways. i'll never recover from that.
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i need some more applause. is it okay to take your kid on your honeymoon? >> oh, dear. we answered that, didn't we? >> it's your honeymoon. take your rabbi if you want. >> i like that. >> if you and your spouse agree, it's fine. but i'd have a babysitter on standby if you know what i mean. >> such a tramp. >> it's your honeymoon. >> hey, for the record, we didn't do those smooches. that was added in post. >> all right. i love to say that. in post. >> this is important. our college counterparts -- >> oh, my lord. are we still doing this? >> we're still doing this. we're looking for two college counterparts that are like kathy and i. we want to meet you and we -- here's one of our submissions because we have a couple. >> we had two and this is one of them. >> this is kara from south dakota and her friend hali. >> so last night i saw a tweet that said that you and i were just like kathie lee and hoda. >> yeah, that is so true.
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>> i know. like kathie lee and kara and hoda and hali. >> exactly. we love to laugh. we love handsome men. >> we love to dance. >> we love to dress up. >> going to the beach. >> we love animals. >> and these are some of our favorites. >> what cutis. >> and we love to travel. >> we're ready to go. >> we're some fun women. >> you know what? they are adorable. let's just give it to them now. since there's only one other and i haven't seen it. i vote for them. >> we are accepting submissions until 11:59 tonight eastern time. >> yeah. we might get two more. >> so, by the way, we have a crack research team. >> one person. >> joanne and amanda. >> two. we've moved up in the world. we asked about chartreuse. and look what -- this is what it is. >> so they are right. rarely am i wrong.
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actor and director and all-around good by bill paxton has started in blockbusters. and he's earned three golden globe nominations playing a man with three wives on the critically acclaimed series "big love." >> now he's being described as deliciously oily. >> and that's the best -- >> in his latest film "two guns" he plays a mysterious cia hire who enjoys a slick game of russian roulette. you'll love this scene.
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take a look. >> you ever play russian roulette? the thing is, most people put the gun on the table. well, that's just stupid. you blow a man's head off before he's had a chance to tell you what you want to know. >> oh. >> that's what we're talking about. >> denzel's got like $43 million? >> 43.125. >> which you tell them every time, don't forget the 125. but then you point it some place else, don't you? say, where's my money and denzel says -- >> it's not down there. and i say, you sure? something he improvised which is great. >> he improvised that clip? >> yes. he's very light on his feet. quite nimble. i think he has fun going up and down the notes of a scene.
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keeps it fresh. >> is it fun to react when someone is playing that way? >> i had to shoot that scheene very first day of film chicago was very intimidating. >> you have worked with a lot of huge stars. >> i have a lot of admiration for denzel and mark. your always a little nervous. >> a great cast. when you watch this movie you think, oh, it's one of those movies. but action buddy guy thing. this place takes you around curves and then back again upside down and you kind of -- it's kind of, whoa, i better not just eat the popcorn. maybe better think this through. everybody is not who they seem to be, bill paxton. >> it's a little perverse. definitely a perverse sense of humor and a throwback to some of the action movies from the '70s. a movie called "charlie verek." the part i play is like joe don baker. >> where did the accent come from? >> the dialogue was very flowery and poetic.
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even though the guy was supposed to be from texas. i am from texas. i started watching a punch of old youtube interviews with tennessee williams. >> you did? >> i don't particularly care if i shock people. people were shocked by the truth were undeserving of the truth. the truth is something that one must deserve. so i started playing around with that and -- >> that's what's fun about acting, though, right? >> oh, yeah. >> when you first saw this script did you know immediately this was something you were going to be interested in? >> i read a role and get really excited. no, they want you to play the sheriff. i'm like, i'm not going to do that. but i was really excited because i had a chance to read to show audiences. >> you really mix it up in your career. that's what's so smart. the actor you love the most and haven't had a chance to work with yet? >> jack nicholson.
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♪ ♪ to my home girls with the big butt ♪ >> can i? this is 21-year-old austin sparkman and his 67-year-old grandma which isn't even that old. >> that's all she is? oh, my gosh. shake it up, granny. that's literally his best friend because rather than hanging out with friends he'd rather be with her because she's so cool. >> you can see why. >> it's not their first video. it took all of one second to get her to do this. it's a hidden gem, though. only has about 500 hits. but -- >> this one is going to be -- >> but how cute is that? >> is that all we get to see? otherwise you have to pay. >> i can't believe she knows all the words to miley's song. >> she had to practice that a little bit. but that's not their first video. they've done a bunch. >> she's a pro. >> love you, sara. thanks. coming up, two ladies in our plaza have been ambushed and are ready to sport their hot new makeovers for the first time. >> and our "everyone has a story" winner who is using his illness to save other lives.
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as we speak where police shut down a neighborhood after chasing a gunman, on the area of story road and diana avenue. our reporter, bob redell, is at that scene. he tells us officers do have their guns drawn, they do appear to have the gunman cornered as well. the man reportedly wearing a mask and black gloves. officers say he opened fire into a check cashing store during an attempted robbery. we continue following this story. we will have an update for you on the situation during our 11:00 news. right now, we will have a look at weather and traffic coming up right after this bleak.
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10:28 now, want to point out very interesting weather going on at the immediate coast and around the bay. this, of course, the bay bridge. you can see plenty of low clouds starting to see a little bit of blue to those clouds. show you the golden gate bridge now, completely sunny here at the immediate coast, the coast is clear, but the bay is still with those low clouds and like lit case for the next hour, hour and a half, keep you updated, 80, livermore, 80, gilroy and 73 on the way to san jose where the santa clara county fair starts in just a couple of hours. your forecast today 11:00. first want to check your drive and say good morning to mike. >> good morning. good morning, fair gears, love that event. fremont is fremont, south 880 is slow past the truck scales, starting to thin out just now, it is bogging down toward mission and 237. look at the maps, see things are slowing, ashby, the eastshore freeway is fine, 880 starting to move more smoothly to the coliseu-qhe richmond center field bridge tied up you approach the toll plaza,
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earlier, two crashes across the span, blocking traffic a half an hour, the backup and slowing. >> mike, thank you very much. see you back here at 11:00. we have all the latest coming up. see you then. life is a highway. we're back with our plaza ambush makeover. we pluck two lucky lady offs the plas nad surprise them with a brand new look. >> but first, today is a very big day here at nbc news. we have a new fearless leader. and she happens -- there she is. deborah. and she is so much fun. let me tell you why we like her because guess what's in her hand. >> this woman brings it and plays ping-pong with us. we love her. she's smart. she's a tough cookie and gives big hugs. we can't hear you. we can't lip read, but we love you. >> show us the love.
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>> welcome and -- >> oh, good. all the best. >> she's a drinker. >> all the best to her. >> all right. our resident ambush makeover team is also here. "today" contributor and stylist to the stars, louis licari. and today contributor and "people" style watch contributor. >> how was it? >> perfect timing. we found two great ladies. wait until you see them. >> first one up is joyce. 58 years old. from wisconsin. i've always loved joyce. she's not had a proper haircut since she was in the sixth grade. >> wow. >> she was nervous but excited for an opportunity to get a brand new look. let's take a listen to her story. >> this is going to be one of our most dramatic ever because you decided to cut your hair today because we asked you. >> today. and i am pretty nervous about it, but, you know, i thought, hey, a makeover on the "today"
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show. who can say no. >> i don't blame you. you haven't cut it since sixth grade? >> sixth grade. >> she had a perm like 15 years ago and other than that, this has been my mother's hair my entire life. >> i cannot wait. louis cannot wait. are you freaking out or -- >> i'm a little nervous. i'm a little nervous about letting go of the hair. >> oh, my gosh. okay. her daughter sarah is prepared. you ready? >> i think so. >> please keep your blindfold on. here is joyce before. all right, joyce. let's see the new you. come on out. ♪ >> oh, yeah. all right. are you ready? okay. sarah, take off your blindfold. >> mom! oh, my god you look fantastic. 20 years younger. >> oh, i'm going to get the kleenex. joyce, you want to see yourself. >> sure. >> okay.
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you ready? >> right here, sweetie. >> oh, my god. >> stand right next to me. >> i look like you, honey. >> that's a good thing. >> oh, my gosh. >> you look fantastic. look right there at camera 12, joyce. tell us louis about the hair. >> our dream to have been able to cut that much hair. look how much. and by the way, her mom, who i'm sorry to say recently passed but it was her dream that you'd give your hair and donate it. we'll ship it the minute we're off air just so you know to locks of love. >> sweet. with that, this is just a bob but longer in the front to make it very, very chic. bobs are not boring. look at what we did to the color. she's still a blond but i left it bright in the front and darker in the back. >> what do you think? >> she looks absolutely amazing. i am so happy, mom. i was worried about all of that hair going. >> jill, she looks hot in that leather. look at the body on this woman.
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>> look at the body. the jeans are white house, black market. we wanted to give her a nice leather jacket. >> you guys can walk right over there. head right that way. >> this way, mom. >> our second lady is sandy, 65, from new hampshire. she's had the same look for so long that even her 104-year-old friend betty begged her to change it up. so she jumped at the chance to get a makeover. let's listen to her story. >> please help me. i've been doing my wife's hair for 15 years. how do you first of all know how to do her hair? >> well, i don't know. i just started doing it because she liked -- didn't like it at the salon as well as she did at home. so -- >> so you cut and color? >> well, her hair has been long all the time so i just kind of trim it if it's getting frizzy. and then do the coloring. >> this is quite the process. i'd love to know what you do in return for him.
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dare i ask? >> well -- >> i'm not sure of that. >> on that note, this is going in the wrong direction. your ready for a little louis licari. >> yes, i am. >> she is here with that amazing saint of a husband steve. take one last look at sandy before. and where -- okey-doke. come on out, sandy. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, my god! >> wow, wow, wow! >> wow! >> steve, i hope you aren't wearing a pacemaker. steve, take off the blindfold and look at your woman. >> wow! fantastic. >> sandy, you -- >> sandy, take a look at yourself. you'll not believe how beautiful you are. >> oh, my gosh. oh, wow.
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i love it! >> that is sensational. >> i love it. >> turn right around and look at camera 12, hon. >> oh, he's coming over. you're dying. >> you are out of a job, honey. >> yes, i was just going to say, i don't like the idea of my competition having air time. >> look at it. simple, chic but look at the style. >> look right here. >> what we did here to add more contrast to the skin, i added depth to the hair and, of course, it was all brought together with the makeup. >> gorgeous job. and, jill, that dress -- i want that dress. >> our producer kate and i picked out a different one. she said not really. i'd like something in color. she picked this one. it's by maggie london. >> she was right. oh, my. great job. >> wow. >> all right. we have a great story for you
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illness, but he was fortunate enough to get a second chance at life. >> and now we'll meet the romanoff family in a moment, but first, howard's story. >> i was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. i was told to expect the disease to make my lungs fibrotic. that they'd stop functions within three to five years to which point i would require a lung transplant in order to breathe. the timing was accurate. just shy of four years after being on oxygen 24/7 for a while, i was placed on the waiting list for a life-saving double lung transplant. the six-month wait was filled with the unanswerable question would i receive the life-saving transplant in time to save my life? question was answered, and i had a double lung transplant in august of 2011 at new york presbyterian hospital, columbia university medical center in new york city. i was one of the lucky ones.
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as my family and i learned more about the disease, we learned about the number of deaths as a result of this shortage of lungs. the limiting factor in saving lives is the lack of organs. due to the low number of registered organ donors. throughout the five years of my illness, surgery, and recovery, we have had continued support and love from a large circle of family and friends. we feel deeply about the strength of the support in helping in my recovery and the ability to reach this point to which we can pay forward some of what we have learned from this experience. harold, alexis and i along with family and friends have initiated the outreach of share life. we hope this effort will inform and educate others. increase enrollment as organ donors and provide many others the opportunity to receive life-saving organ and tissue transplants. >> boy, that's beautifully done. >> wow. >> you can tell why we picked
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your story. howard, because it's beautifully written and i know about the lungs, but your heart shows the whole thing as well. >> and howard is here with his wife and -- >> brett and daughter alexis. >> such a loving family. >> i'm so into the family already. how are you feeling by the way? >> i'm feeling great. next week it will be two years, and we have had our ups and downs inned adjusting medicatio and such. but i'm feeling great. >> we saw a lot of pictures of you going through the treatment and that was on purpose. tell us about that. >> we felt very strongly that period when howard wasn't well we needed to kind of hunker down and take care of howard and take care of ourselves. and get through it. >> be positive. >> be as positive as we could. >> how was the waiting game, kids? i know waiting for an organ -- a
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call about an organ must have been excruciating for you guys, for the whole family. >> there was a lot we couldn't control and i think we focused on being a family. we spent a lot of quality time together in the hospital. >> when you got the call, about the organ -- >> i mean, the whole process is so emotionally and physically draining that you just rely so much on one another. it's kind of how you -- >> great family. >> my gosh. >> photogenic beyond belief. >> i know. >> well, just for you, a performance by broadway's joe dillinger right after this. ♪ ♪
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♪ everyone has a moment that changes their life ♪ we're back with our special series "everyone has a story" honoring the romanov family. we're in the dark. don't mind us. we've lost power but let's continue. >> we're having a kumbaya moment. now it's time to hear the song david friedman and i wrote just
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for you. and here to sing it in the light -- >> oh, there is light. >> wonderful broadway performer including scandalous, i love this man, joe delger. the song is called "life is a gift." ♪ ♪ ♪ so many things we take for granted like breathing out and breathing in ♪ ♪ so many blessings that go uncounted if we could count them where would we begin ♪ ♪ we live our days just running and racing
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until at last those days run out ♪ ♪ before that day that we'll all be facing will we acknowledge what life's all about ♪ ♪ life is a gift and life is a gift worth living life is a gift and life is a gift worth giving ♪ ♪ so many ways to make our lives better if we would make just one simple choice ♪ ♪ to understand we're in this together and give the gift the gift of life ♪ ♪ as we rise up and say with one voice
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life is a gift and life is a gift worth living ♪ ♪ life is a gift and life is a gift worth giving ♪ ♪ and so when we take our last breath we can be sure without any doubt ♪ ♪ someone will receive that wonderful gift of breathing in and breathe iing out ♪
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joe delger, everybody. thank you. we'll be back with a special surprise. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ life is a gift and life is a gift worth living ♪ we're back with "everyone has a story." joe just performed "life is a gift" for howard, his wife and children. also with suscomposer extraordinaire. did you guys enjoy the song? >> it was unbelievable. it brings you back to a lot of our experiences over the last couple of years. >> we want to talk about your organization in just a second but we want to give you a little
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something. we like to give away a little prize. you don't get to spend a lot of time together as a family. we reached out to the folks at the radisson warwick hotel in philadelphia. they've given you a couple nights there. tickets on trolley tours and sightseeing. hopefully you still like each other after today. >> tell us about your organization. that's really important to you guys. >> well, we've started share life as a vehicle to help educate and make people aware of the severe problem in the country. there's over 118,000 people waiting for an organ today. and a new name is added to the list every ten minutes. but the problem is that 20 people die every single day because -- >> needing one. >> -- because there aren't enough organs to go around. >> and lungs are rare. only 20% of those will --
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>> right. >> most people only think about it when they renew a driver's license. they check whether or not you want to be an organ donor. >> there is so information about their amazing organization. so much information about it on our website. so go to dlgandhoda.com. >> and read it all. you guys are doing great work. >> so glad you could be with us today. >> and our website is sharelifeny.org. and a lot of information there. >> yep, we are all linked up, howard. we're family now. may not be happy about that, but we are. all right. tomorrow the easiest ways to house hunt. >> plus how to deal with the most stressful times of the week. >> and what is it about all those infused wines? we're going to taste test some. >> i knew
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breaking news going on in east san jose right now. you are looking at live pictures from our chopper as police have been in a standoff with a gunman for three hours now. police say he opened fire at a check cashing facility before jumping roof to roof, trying to escape police. we are now hearing reports officers may have taken that gunman into custody. good morning, everybody, thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. marla tellez has the day off. san jose police are home located on cinderella lane, a few blocks away from story road. nbc bay area's bob redell with the first reporter on scene.
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he has been talking to neighbors all morning long. bob, right now, starting to hear that tense sti

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