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it is friday. get out and enjoy the weekend. let's remember to remember yourself outside because of the air quality. now enjoy the weekend. good morning. breaking overnight. hurricane lane slams hawaii. the massive storm lashing the islands with nearly 2 feet of rain, dangerous winds and bringing power outages, mudslides and flash flooding. residents forced to evacuate and it's only just begun. al is tracking it all. turning on trump. the publisher of the "national enquirer," a one-time ally who pushed propaganda hard during the campaign, now granted immunity to testify against the president, telling prosecutors the nitty-gritty of trump's payments to the playmate and the porn star. this morning, why the president's legal troubles may
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be about to get deeper as a new set of prosecutors take a look. saying goodbye. the family of mollie tibbetts set to lay the iowa student to rest this weekend. police learning new details about how exactly she died. those stories, plus on the sidelines. surprising new numbers reveal kids from coast to coast are choosing not to play football. what it could mean for the future of america's most popular sport. best case scenario. a source close to ben affleck speaks out about how and why he headed back to rehab. and meet the sprintern. we're going to talk to the nbc news intern taking the internet by storm, making the rest of us feel lazy. today, friday, august 24th, 2018. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in
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rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." nice to have you with us on a friday morning. we have craig here while hoda has got some time off. and we need the instant replay. >> we do. >> there should be an olympic event for this. running out of the courthouse. that's our nbc intern, cassie simeon, who really was moving fast when she was trying to alert the other reporters there what the manafort verdict was a little bit earlier this week. >> that 20-year-old is going to join us in just a bit. she's taking the internet by storm. >> she is. she's going to trade in her heels for some running shoes. she's fast. we'll start in hawaii. rescues have begun as hurricane lane barrels across the islands, and in some places dumping almost 2 feet of rain in one day. residents and tourists are bracing for what officials are calling a life-threatening impact from this massive storm. we're tracking it all this morning. nbc news national correspondent, miguel almaguer, is in oahu for us this morning. hi, miguel. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. this is the relative calm between the storm. the worst of lane is actually
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set to hit oahu later on tonight. but for the past 24 hours, much of the hawaiian islands has been getting hit with relentless rain and wind. bracing for the worst, part of the hawaiian already taking a lashing from lane. the hurricane unleashing 145-mile-an-hour winds. swirling closer to islands like oahu. >> hawaii is going to be impacted by hurricane lane. the question is how bad. >> reporter: the massive category 3 storm releasing a torrent. almost 2 feet of rain so far, pounding the big island. submerging cars and swamping roadways. some rescued from their flooded homes, while hundreds of others are filling up shelters. authorities say this is a rare, life-threatening storm. residents racing to stockpile supplies as the governor warns, there could be no access to food or water for two weeks. propane tanks, batteries and
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generators in short supply. potentially the strongest storm to hit in a quarter century. lane so powerful, even a near miss could be catastrophic. >> i'm fearing damage for my house. >> reporter: images from space show lane's massive reach. vacationers trying to enjoy a piece of paradise while they can. >> we know we're going to get rain. you can't forecast what the weather is going to be like when you book a year in advance. >> reporter: hurricanes in hawaii are rare. aniki was the last to make landfall 25 years ago, killing six, leaving behind billions in damage. today lane creeping across the pacific, as it continues to threaten paradise. lane is only moving at about 7 miles per hour. one of the big problems is it's going to linger along the islands for so long. again, the concern here is not the wind, it's the rain. we're in a break now, but we're
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expecting those heavy rains to arrive here in just a few hours. guys, back to you. >> miguel, leading us off. thank you. >> al is tracking the storm, of course. and word a short time ago there is now another complicating factor here, mr. roker? >> that's right, guys. this just in. we've got now -- not only do we have lane, but we've got this investigation area, 95-c. this is a system that's trying to get itself together. what this means is there's more moisture now available to feed into this whole system. so we're going to be looking at probably even higher rainfall amounts. category 3, 160 miles southwest of kona. 120-mile-an-hour winds. and now it's actually slowed down even a little bit more. only moving north at 5 miles per hour. here's the track of the system. you don't have to have an actual landfall to have major problems. this morning around 8:00 a.m., it gets downgraded, maybe to a category 2. it continues on to the north by this evening. it's down to a 1 with 90-mile-an-hour winds. the winds themselves only about 40 miles on the outside of that
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storm. but the biggest problem going to be the rain. here are the impacts that we're looking for. already, we've seen 10 to 24 inches of rain. we could see scattered amounts of 36 inches, overflowing rivers, mudslides and rock slides. again, the winds not the big factor, but it's going to cause downed trees, widespread power outages, causing elevated surfaces to see those strongest winds. what we're most worried about, of course, is also the heavy surf, besides the rain. we could see wave amounts 10 to 20 feet high. and guys, that can cause major beach erosion and damage for buildings right along the shoreline. it's still a dangerous storm, and it's not even close to being done yet. back to you. >> we'll check with you in just a bit, al. thank you. turning now to that bombshell in the michael cohen investigation. the publisher of the "national enquirer," a close friend of president trump's, granted immunity, sharing new information with prosecutors about those secret hush money payments to a playmate and a porn star that the president has
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admitted making, just days before the 2016 election. we've got these new developments covered. we'll start with nbc news chief white house correspondent, hallie jackson. good morning. >> hey, savannah. good morning to you. it seems like there is a new twist to this whole story every day. this morning, no exception. the "new york times" is now reporting overnight the manhattan district attorney's office is considering criminal charges against the trump organization, though no decision has been made yet. it's all part of the case involving the president's former long-time lawyer, as we're learning another confidante of the president, a publisher, whose paper backed the president and slammed his opponent during 2016 is involved in this case too. a pro-trump tabloid for months before the election, its headlines hyping a win. its publisher, a long-time friend of donald trump's. now he's the one all over the news. >> we're talking about david pecker. >> david pecker. >> david pecker was granted immunity. >> david pecker, sharing what he knows about hush money payments
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made in 2016, and who may have been involved in making them. granted immunity by federal prosecutors, according sources familiar with the matter. >> what are you doing to get ready for prison, mr. cohen? >> reporter: it's part of the fed's case against michael cohen, the president's former lawyer who pleaded guilty this week to illegal campaign violations for paying off women to keep quiet about alleged affairs with the president. the "inquirer's" cozy relationship with donald trump dates back years, well before he decided to run for office. >> the "national enquirer" did a poll that's unbelievable that says i win. >> reporter: in 2013, donald trump praised pecker as his pick to run. pecker and the paper reportedly bought rights to damaging stories about the then candidate, then never published. like the story of one of the women who says she had sex with donald trump years ago, something he's denied. it's a practice known as "catch and kill." pecker even kept documents related to hush money payments
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and other potentially negative information, locked up in a not-so-secret safe in his office, according to the associated press. in an audio recording released by cohen's lawyer earlier this summer -- >> i need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend david. >> reporter: cohen appears to refer to pecker and the payment in a conversation with the president. >> you never know what that company -- >> maybe he gets hit by a truck. >> correct. so i'm all over that. >> reporter: in april, president trump denied knowing about the hush money. >> did you know about the $130,000 payment to stormy daniels? >> no. >> reporter: then this week -- >> did you know about the payments? >> later on i knew. later on. >> and halle, as you mentioned earlier, now michael cohen has pleaded guilty. but now the manhattan district attorney's office, which is a different office than the federal prosecutor's, reportedly considering charges against the trump organization. what more can you say about
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that? >> on the state level, savannah, as you know, it's a distinction. the "new york times" is saying the district attorney's office of manhattan is going considering after criminal charges against the organization. and two senior company officials in connection with these hush money payments by cohen citing two officials with knowledge of the matter. but both of those officials tell the paper, this is still in the early stages. the prosecutors have not made a decision yet. so why does that distinction between federal and state matter? remember, the president does not have the power to pardon people or corporate entities who have been convicted of state crimes. i've just heard back from an attorney for the trump organization who declined to comment on this story, savannah. >> lots of moving pieces. thank you. now to an escalating battle between president trump and his own attorney general, jeff sessions. sessions not mincing words as he fights back at the president after months of criticism. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with more on that. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, craig, good morning to you. the feud between the president and attorney general jeff sessions is escalating this
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morning in a new fiery tweet. mr. trump is lashing out yet again. this time sarcastically quoting sessions' statement from thursday which said the justice department, quote, will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. mr. trump adding to that this morning, jeff, this is great. what everyone wants. so look into all of the corruption on the other side. adding in a second tweet, come on, jeff, you can do it. the country is waiting. but sessions seems to be making it clear, he won't be bullied. this morning, asserting his independence, attorney general jeff sessions is firing back at president trump after this latest jab on fox news. >> i put in an attorney general that never took control of the justice department, jeff sessions. never took control of the justice department. >> reporter: in his firmest response yet, sessions writing, i took control of the department of justice the day i was sworn in, declaring defiantly, the
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actions of the department of justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. sessions spotted briefly at the white house after a preplanned meeting with mr. trump, and other top officials on thursday. sources familiar with the matter telling nbc news, their tensions didn't come up. still, for months the president has lashed out at the entire agency, accusing officials at doj of being democrats out to get him. >> i always put justice now with quotes. it's a very, very sad day. >> reporter: sessions became the first senator to endorse candidate trump. >> i am pleased to endorse donald trump. >> reporter: but things turned contentious quickly after sessions recused himself from the russia investigation, citing his prominent role in the campaign. since then, the president has unleashed a barrage of tweets, calling sessions everything from beleaguered to scared stiff. on capitol hill, while some republican senators warn the president -- >> it would be a very, very, very bad idea to fire the attorney general, because he's
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not executing his job as a political hack. >> reporter: others who once supported sessions signalled they would be willing to consider a successor. >> after the election, i think there will be some serious discussions about a new attorney general. >> reporter: the battle with sessions is brewing amid mounting questions about whether the president is planning to pardon his former campaign chair, paul manafort, who is now a convicted felon. rudy guiliani telling nbc news, the president discussed the possibility of pardons in general with his legal team earlier this summer. and all agreed he shouldn't do any. while the special counsel investigation is under way. >> kristen, what are your sources telling you about whether the president is actually going to fire jeff sessions? >> reporter: well, craig, i've been talking to administration officials who tell me there's just no indication the president is planning to fire sessions right now. having said that, the shift in tone from some top republicans could be key. lawmakers like senators lindsey graham and chuck grassley who
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once said there wasn't enough time in the year to go through such an intense confirmation process are now saying, well, it just might be possible. and you heard graham there expressing a willingness to consider it, although he did stress that those serious discussions he talked about, about potential new attorney general, would only happen after the critical midterm elections. so the timing here is also key. for his part, president trump heads to ohio for a state party dinner later today, where we may hear more from him about all of this, craig and savannah. >> kristen welker from the white house. thank you. in the meantime, republican congressman duncan hunter and his wife, margaret, pleaded not guilty thursday. allegations are that they illegally used campaign funds for personal expenses. their accused of using over $250,000 to finance their own family vacations, golf outings, school tuition and theater tickets. hunter seemed to point the finger at his wife on thursday, saying she's the one that handled the money. >> she handled my finances throughout my entire military career and that continued on when i got into congress.
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i'm gone five days a week, home for two. and she was also the campaign manager. so whatever she did, that will be looked at, too, i'm sure. but i didn't do it. i didn't spend any money illegally. i didn't -- i did not use campaign money. >> well, hunter says the charges are politically motivated and without merritt. thursday he voluntarily stepped down from three committee assignments in the house. turning now to the death of 20-year-old student mollie tibbetts. the state medical examiner is releasing new information about how she died as her family prepares to lay her to rest this weekend. this as the department of homeland security weighs in on the immigration status of the suspect. nbc's ron mott has the latest on the case that has captured this country's attention. >> reporter: this morning, new details about how 20-year-old mollie tibbetts died. a killing that has shocked her small iowa hometown. preliminary autopsy results list multiple sharp-force injuries as the cause of her death.
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24-year-old cristhian rivera is charged with first degree murder. he's an undocumented immigrant from mexico. officials issued a statement, saying in part, we have found no record in our systems indicating he has any lawful immigration status. rivera's attorney originally said his client was here legally, but he hasn't provided hard evidence to back that up. >> what proof do you have to present to the american people that he is here legally? >> well, the proof would be he's been in the community for seven years. working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. without any issues. he's been accepted into the community. he's filed his tax returns. >> reporter: arguing rivera's immigration status shouldn't factor into the case. >> the process, even in the constitution, says if you're here and a noncitizen, you have the right for equal protection under the law. [ speaking in spanish ]. >> reporter: this woman didn't want us to reveal her name. but says her niece was a classmate of mollie's and shared
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a child with rivera, both seen in court on wednesday. according to the woman, rivera's ex girlfriend is in disbelief. [ speaking in spanish ]. >> reporter: she's heartbroken, she can't believe it, she says. explaining rivera was a calm person who never caused problems and enjoyed spending time with his daughter. rivera behind bars as mollie's friends and family plan for her funeral saturday. meanwhile, some members of mollie tibbetts' family say they do not want her death to be used for political leverage. telling cnn, quote, i don't want mollie's memory to get lost amongst politics. it's not about race. it's about people joining together to do good. 7:17. that's the news for now. we've got the weather, which is news this morning, especially with hawaii. >> that's right. besides hawaii, we've got other activity going on across the rest of the country. we're looking at some heavy rain in the southwest, some gully washers there. it's going to be a gorgeous day in the northeast, mid atlantic
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states. more rain, though, for our friends down in florida. a beautiful day along the west coast. dear foremothers, your society was led by a woman, who governed thousands... commanded armies... yielded to no one. when i found you in my dna, i learned where my strength comes from. my name is courtney mckinney, and this is my ancestrydna story. now with 2 times more geographic detail than other dna tests. order your kit at ancestrydna.com poor air quality. high temperatures heading up to 6 69 dlees there. it is 82 in antioch and santa
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rosa today reaching 80 degrees. sachb francisco low 60s. our temperatures warm up slightly for tomorrow and come up slightly for next week. we will deal with driefts of smoke throughout the weekend. w? >> you've got these washes and they're dry, and you get a heavy amount of rain, they literally come and wash them out. >> you've got to be careful. as a kid we played in those washes, but not when it was raining. >> i love it when you teach us. thank you. >> there you go. thank you, al. coming up, an everyday battle. what a source close to ben affleck is saying this morning about why he chose to go to rehab and what led up to that decision. also ahead, a "today" exclusive. surprising new numbers just out this morning. kids across the country choosing not to play football. what it means for america's most popular sport. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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now the flights are not leaving. we have delays over two hours on average because of this smoke and the low clouds. our temperatures today will only reach the low 60s there and 74 today in palo alto. the skies as they clear will have the drifts of smoke and hazy skies. highs reaching the upper 80s, 81 in concord and 77 in napa. throughout the forecast our temperatures will be warming up a few more degrees for tomorrow. overall more comfortable weather over the next severen days. how are the roads moving, mike? >> they are moving well. a little build up towards silicon valley. the one big problem is the crash at the 101 and 280 connector. it is bogging down because your left lane is blocked and a motorcycle is involved. a few folks are standing around cht no reports of major injuries. i'll track that as chp arrives.
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the toll plaza looks like that. we are seeing lanes back up over the last few minutes. >> thank you. we'll be back with another news update in half than hour. see you then.
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♪ we're back. 7:30, friday morning. concert day. nice to have a good crowd out there, waiting for some great music. we've got craig inside. hoda getting some time off. a great concert out there in just a few. we'll get to that in just a bit. let's start with a check of today's headlines. hurricane lane lashing hawaii this morning with high winds and torrential rain. it's causing flash floods, landslides and raging surf. nearly 2 feet of rain has fallen on parts of the big island, and evacuations are under way on sections of in maui.
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michigan state university's former head gymnastics coach is the latest person to be charged in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding ex sports doctor, larry nassar. cathy klagis is accused of lying to an investigator in june when she denied knowledge of nassar's sexual abuse in 2016, according to prosecutors. witnesses say they reported the abuse to the coach dating back more than 20 years. nassar is accused of abusing hundreds of women and girls. in february he was sentenced to decades in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting nine victims. an oregon man has been sentenced to 130 days in jail for taunting a bison in national park and disorderly conduct. raymond reinke was arrested after this video surfaced of him waving his arms and running toward that bison. prosecutors charged him with disturbing wildlife in the park and carrying an open container
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of alcohol in the vehicle. he said he and his friend were on a last hurrah trip before he entered alcohol treatment. turning now to new challenges for hollywood star, ben affleck. the oscar winner checking back into rehab for alcohol addiction. a source close to him confirms to nbc news, saying he did so willingly. stephanie gosk has been following this for us. good morning. >> guys, good morning. this morning ben affleck, who has entertained us on screen as an actor, screen writer and director for more than 20 years is back in the headlines. this time for his personal struggle with alcohol. this morning, a hollywood a-lister is seeking help. ben affleck confirmed to be back in rehab following struggles with alcohol addiction. a source close to affleck saying, quote, one crucial aspect of ben's recovery is for him to be able to seek help when he feels as though he's not in control. when his ongoing treatment and meetings with sober coaches aren't quite enough.
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adding, the best-case scenario is for him to seek help, which he has done willingly. and for that we are all very grateful and hopeful. the oscar winner's soon to be ex-wife jennifer garner said to be a driving force behind his latest trip to rehab. >> if you don't have a support system that's going to be there to help support you, because you can't do everything alone, then it's really a tougher hill to climb. >> reporter: according to tmz, photos that surfaced earlier in the week of affleck holding a box reportedly filled with bottles of alcohol alarmed garner, who is the mother of his three children. stepping in to help, garner was photographed at after flack's home on wednesday, is believed to have driven the 46-year-old to a treatment facility. affleck, who recently split from snl producer lindsey shookus and was spotted with a 22-year-old playboy model, has spent more than two decades in the spotlight, soaring to stardom when "goodwill hunting" hit theaters in 1997.
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>> you know what the best part of my day is? from about ten seconds when i pull up to the curb and get to your door. >> reporter: co writing the screenplay with his long-time friend, matt damon. four years later, affleck entered rehab for alcohol addiction for the first time before getting more treatment last year. in a decorated career full of hollywood blockbusters, affleck's next role, getting healthy. >> they're there to inspect themselves and know themselves and really look at what the trigger was and what the triggers could be and to be able to set themselves up for success when they leave. >> steph, as you mentioned, ben affleck has been in rehab before. has he talked about his battle with addiction? >> the last time he got out in march 2017, he was very open about it on his facebook page. he wrote, i have completed treatment for alcohol addiction. something i've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. he wrote, i want to live life to the fullest and be the best father i can be. i want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it. and it sounds like he needs it again, guys. >> good to hear he's getting it.
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stephanie, thank you. >> stephanie. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> we have a pretty good complex of showers and thunderstorms pushing their way towards chicago, probably some airport delays, especially there for this morning into the early afternoon hours. part of a system moving east, rounds of rain for the midwest, the plains. look for those travel delays to continue today into tomorrow morning. and then as we get through the day, it will continue to make its way to the east, bringing some showers, quick showers through the northeast into new england. a risk for a few thunderstorms, heaviest rain centered through central wisconsin all the way down into illinois with anywhere from 1 to 2 isolated amounts of goods morning. i'm kari hall. unhealthy air quality today. smoggy with san francisco and 69
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in oakland. 78 in san jose as well as livermore. palo alto up to 74. upper 70s in napa. warming up a few more degrees for our inland valleys. and that is your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. as you well know, it's been one year since hurricane harvey. jeff rossen has gone back to keep helping the victims since that storm. there's still much work to do. he's got some surprises in store for folks down there. also ahead, how young is too young to walk the dog alone? one mom can't believe that a neighbor called the police on her 8-year-old. it's sparking quite the controversy. and then, s.o.s. cher delights her fans, dropping a surprise cover. and more kids making a difficult decision to leave a sport they love. sport they love. but first, these messages. i'm emma. and i'm claire. and we're the salmon sisters. we run our business from the boat.
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friday night, just outside austin, this is high school football, texas style. >> third and goal from the 1. watson is into the end zone! touchdown, west lake! >> but nbc news can report, data just released this morning indicates high school football is losing players all across the country, year after year. even in a place like this. walker southern understands the love of the game in these parts. he grew up in a family where everybody plays football. playing for powerhouse, south lake carol high school, walker received a brutal hit freshman year, leaving him dazed. >> i sat up, and i was seeing stars a little bit. and i just felt like something was off. like, this wasn't just like a normal hit. >> reporter: headaches and trouble sleeping turned into sluggishness in the classroom. but it was a concussion test at the doctor's office that really got his parents' attention. >> when you sit there and the doctor is doing the test and
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he's having a hard time repeating back basic numbers -- i mean, that's certainly eye-opening to sit there as a parent to say this just got real. >> reporter: after a family discussion, walker decided to switch from football to lacrosse. data obtained by nbc news shows that since participation in football peaked in 2009 to 2010, it has dropped 7% nationwide. this while participation of all other sports has increased by 7%. among the states with the biggest declines, ohio, north carolina and illinois. what's behind it? >> when the concussion issue really took the eye of the public a number of years ago, we started to see a decline in participation in youth football programs. >> somebody did declare war on the game of football about eight years ago. >> former dallas cowboys' star running back, darryl johnston, knows a few things about hard knocks. he believes some people have
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used increase awareness and publicity of head injuries and cte to malign the game. >> football has never been safer than it is right now. so much safer than it was when i played. the equipment is better. the rules are better. >> not far from dallas cowboys' at&t stadium, youth programs are feeling it too. coaches say far fewer kids are coming out. but it's not all about the fear of injury. kids just have more sports to choose from. >> some of those are just declining numbers. they're going to other sports. because there's more opportunities that parents have the option to go take their kids to. >> but for players like walker southern, making the difficult decision to leave the game he loves in the heartland of the sport is a personal one that many seem to be taking on. >> is it really worth the risk, and, you know, for us it wasn't. it wasn't worth the risk for us. and fortunately, he was insightful enough to make the decision on his own. >> and that's a conversation that a lot of parents are having around this country. >> what about you guys? >> you know, we've had the
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conversation. my wife and i. and, no. we've already decided -- >> because of this? or because there are other sports and they have so many options? >> because of this. you know, is it worth the risk? >> yeah. >> you know, i grew up in a high school -- i'm from kansas, where friday night football was everything. you rushed home to see the scores of the other high school teams. so it's hard to believe there will be a day that perhaps it won't be as popular, but you can kind of understand why parents are saying, you know what? there are other options. >> charlie and vail, if they get our athleticism -- [ laughter ] >> but chess club, watch out. >> let me tell you, that debate team. coming up, rossen to the rescue. rescue. jeff rossen checking in on a us. rescue. jeff rossen checking in on a it's what this country is made of. but right now,
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good friday morning. it's 7:56. if you're outside far long period of time try to limit your outdoor exposure. temperatures will reach in the upper 70s for the south bay. low 80s towards antioch. in oakland today 69 degrees and a cool 63 in san francisco. up to 80 in santa rosa. some of our warmer spots reaching into the mid-80s tomorrow. temperatures coming down several more degrees early next week. let's get an update on the
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commute. better news into san francisco. it is cleared. you can see things have smoothed out over the last few minutes. we have had a couple crashes. the latest crash and another one farther down closer to the merge that has cleared to the shoulder. a smooth drive through oakland. it is coming up through here. a nice smooth drive for the south bay. >> thank you very much. happening now united passengers at sfo being placed on other flights after their plane was hit by a bird strike. it returned and made a safe emergency landing. you can link to the story on our home page. hurricane lane inches towards the. air quality extremely poor across the area.
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. it's 8:00, bracing for lane. residents in hawaii hit by strong winds. the worst of the storm getting dangerously closer. >> hawaii will be impacted by hurricane lane, the question is how bad? barking up the wrong tree. a chicago mother speaking out after a neighbor called police on her 8-year-old daughter for walking the family dog alone. >> it was obviously a false report. it was not true that i was
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neglecting my kid. electric lady on the plaza. janelle monae. today is friday, august 24, 2018. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] friday with janelle monae on "the today show." >> celebrating with my husband and janelle monae. >> here with my best friend. >> with my sisters. >> with my three beautiful girls. >> and his lovely wife to see janelle monae. [ cheers and applause ] >> okay. that is a crowd ready for a great concert and they are going to get one in a few. thank you for being with us bright and early.
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>> i always enjoy fridays here. one of the reasons why the plaza filled with fans and al roker. >> are you ready? >> i'm always ready. >> what's up new york? [ cheers and applause ] >> can you show me a move. maybe i can be a back up dancer. >> sure. you got to go like this [ cheers and applause ] >> i'm going to practice this. >> i'm going to step down and let you take over. >> we almost wore the same thing this morning. >> we sure did. >> a little appetizer before the main event. hurricane lane, hitting the beach. the storm slamming the island with dangerous rain and wind rarely seen in hawaii. >> good morning, we are in a bit of a break before lane hits
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ohahu. hammering much of the island and they have seen localized flooding and horrific rain about 24-inches in 24 hours. an inch of rain an hour. sweeping across the area for the next several days lingering along the hawaii coastline. hundreds of people seeking shelters and recommending everybody have two weeks of food and water when lane hit this is area. as you mentioned, a major hurricane has not made landfall in hawaii in 25 years. that's the big concern. lane is approaching here and we should begin to see the heavy rain soon. >> all eyes on pope francis heading to ireland this weekend for a key visit.
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the catholic church has been rocked and catholics around the world are ready to hear what the pope has to say. >> bill in dublin with more. good morning. >> good morning, craig, pope francis will be flying here. the center of the child sex abuse scandal rocking the church worldwide. the first visit here in nearly 40 years and many catholics here and in america are determine that had this is the year the church must change. >> his smiling face is everywhere. ireland is preparing to welcome pope francis with flags. but not everyone because this is a country traumatized by scandals of child sexual abuse by priests covered up by the
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catholic church. >> this week, the pope asked catholics everywhere to pray for his visit. days after the church was rocked by the release of the pennsylvania grand jury report. it detailed the abuse over decades of hundreds of children by priests. >> above all, this is a wake up call for everyone about the importance of the issue of sex a abuse. >> the pope in a letter called the abuse a crime. >> it was absolutely not one single concrete proposal in that letter as to how he intended to -- >> all words no action. >> all words no action. >> the last pope in ireland was seen by half of the population. >> a year and a half later i was raped for the first time by a
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catholic priest. >> the pope needs to tell the truth but the vatican directed a deliberate coverup of the rape and abuse of children. >> even the ireland prime minister will urge to reform the church not just apologize. >> sometimes words and apologies are not enough. >> words are never enough and if they are not followed up with actions, they are meaningless. >> ireland was one of the most catholic countries in the world. not anymore. the pope will confront the church's dark past in one small part of the catholic world in crisis. >> and the church in the u.s. faces more scrutiny. missouri's attorney general announced its own investigation. illinois may follow suit. hundreds of thousands people will turn up to see the pope but
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it is a visit under dark clouds. >> one of the nations largest supermarket companies says it is phasing out single use plastic bags. kroger and the phase out will start in seattle, taking about six years to complete. the move is in response to growing concerns by customers. americans use an estimated 380 billion of the bags every year. >> hoda is gone, who will do the boost? >> i will take it. >> you're the man for the job. >> pretty hard to get one past texas long horn check it out. at a team meeting, the walk on senior talked about his trip in
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jamaica and surprises him that the final year of school will be on scholarship. >> a big shot out to my boy -- you have done well. -- [ cheers and applause ] >> look at that. rushing him and celebrating. he bursts into tears and thanked them to be there to support him when others written him off. >> that will give you chills. >> keep those tissues handy. we have another tear jerker coming up. >> and in houston with something special on the anniversary of hurricane harvey. good morning. >> i was here touring the devastation and we are back for a progress report and families who are out of their home a year later, we have a big surprise for all of them. three big surprises coming up.
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hey justin, think fast! what?! every time! i get lucky every once in a while. we're back. 8:11. we've got a special edition of "rossen to the rescue" this morning. one year since hurricane harvey devastated houston and surrounding areas, and you may recall that jeff at that time and his team launched a massive charity drive, hoping to help victims get back on their feet. >> now jeff is back in houston to help out once again. good to see you there, buddy. >> reporter: good to see you guys. yeah, i was here a year ago, and the devastation, of course, was -- well, this was a monster storm. hard to believe it's been a full year. and as there have been so many other tragedies and natural disasters that have gone on,
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you've maybe moved on with your life, people here are still suffering, including all of these families behind me who have gathered today, many of them still haven't been able to get inside of their own homes. but don't fret. we have some surprises for them this morning. some big surprises. from what's inside of these bins to what's inside of this big truck. they have no idea. plus, for one family, what's inside that house. the emotional surprises in just a moment. first, a look at how houston is doing today. one year ago, the nightmare rolling in. hurricane harvey, a monster, slamming the houston area with heavy rain for days. drowning entire neighborhoods. homeowners rescued from their houses by boat. 160,000 homes and businesses damaged here alone. thousands homeless. the "rossen reports" team sprang into action after the storm.
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hi there, jeff rossen from nbc's "today" show. assembling a nationwide charity drive. >> is that the kind of stuff you're looking for? >> this is fantastic. >> reporter: generous people across the country pitching in. adults. >> thanks for giving me the opportunity. >> reporter: bring up your donations, whatever you have. donating toys and school supplies to the storm's youngest victims. how does this make you guys feel to help? >> really good. >> great. >> >> reporter: delivering it all to the victims in houston. you can see we have a lot of volunteers here. three trucks. live on "today." look at this pile. it goes back like this. i'm told this is just about 50%, only half, of what we have collected across the country. it's been a year, and i am back in the neighborhoods here. and driving around, i will tell you, i was here a year ago. this entire community was completely under water. i mean, it's actually surreal to be driving around here now. people have gutted their homes. everything was out on the front lawns. but now looks like a regular neighborhood now. people have moved back in.
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everything looks great. it's actually heart warming to see. but there is still so much work to do. just blocks away, homes are still unlivable. like this one. take a look at all this debris still out in the front yard. and when you come inside the house, and i want you to be careful here, because it's kind of dangerous. this is what it looks like. they had to gut the entire home, and i can't stress enough, it has been a full year, and things look like this. look over at where the kitchen was. i mean, there was so much water damage, so much mold in the walls, they had to actually rip the insulation out. but when you come to the backyard, you get a real picture of just how devastating this storm was. take a look at this. right along the house -- can you see that right there? all along the house, that's the waterline. that's how high the water was during the storm. several feet up. so strong, so powerful, it rotted right through the deck. >> we have completed over 600 homes thus far with a goal of 1,000. but that is the tip of the iceberg. there are so many homes, especially in this area, about 79% of the homes were flooded.
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we've got a long journey. and -- >> reporter: how long? >> three to five years. >> reporter: now volunteers helping to rebuild new houses for their neighbors, painting walls, landscaping yards. and removing debris. we are back now one year later, teaming up with the united way once again to surprise some of these families in desperate need. these are the families, just some of them, that have gathered here this morning. they want a surprise. they have had a very, very tough year and our hearts go out to all of you. are you guys ready for the surprises? >> yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: united way home care kids. we have kitchen supplies, and this is just some of it. cleaning supplies. pot holders. because you're going to cook again, right? >> yeah! >> reporter: that's just the beginning. i want to come over here.
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this is mattress mack, a famous guy in houston. [ cheers and applause ] you brought your big furniture truck. you have a major announcement for these folks moving into new homes. >> we want to thank the united way for helping these folks, thanks to the "today" show for being here and thanks to the brave houstonians. >> reporter: what are you doing for them? >> 32 families are going to be awarded with $10,000 worth of furniture! $10,000! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: there's more, right? >> $10,000. >> oh, my god! >> accessories and stuff. >> okay. and in addition to that -- in addition to that, during the first labor day sale, $3600 in free accessories, too! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: $13,000 per family. love that. love that. now i want to bring you to our final surprise. you haven't been in your home
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since the storm. >> no, i haven't. >> reporter: this is your home behind you. volunteers have worked on this home day and night. you're about to walk in and see the finished product. let's come on in. your whole family is here. >> thank you, jesus! >> reporter: it is ready for you. the whole family is here. >> oh, thank you, jesus. >> thank you, jesus. thank you. thank you. >> reporter: i'm going to show you around. look at these floors. brand-new flooring. >> yes! >> reporter: brand-new everything. from the volunteers that have worked so hard. >> yes, yes! >> reporter: i'm so happy you're getting back. what does this mean? >> this means everything to us. thank you so much. >> reporter: we're so happy you can come back. what a hellish year it's been. what a hellish year it's been for you. >> it has been. >> reporter: i know. well, you're back. you're back! the whole family is back!
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guys, we're going to be here all day. i know we could watch this all day. we'll send it back to you. this is so heart warming to be here in person. >> that's beautiful. >> not a dry eye in the studio, jeff. thanks for that. >> she's just counting her blessings. she's incredible. wow. >> thank you, jesus. that's what she said. $13,000, also in new furniture for -- >> i know. i love the guy from the store. he's got some oprah in him. he's like, you get $3500! >> reverend jeff took us to church. >> we needed that this morning. >> makes you feel so good. >> i hate to take a turn to what's going on out in hawaii, but we have to let you know. we've got an invest area there. plus we've got hurricane lane, still a category 3, 120-mile-an-hour winds. unfortunately, moving slowly north at 5 miles per hour. the track of the storm will keep heavy rain moving across the hawaiian island chain. we've already seen 20 inches of rain. some areas could see up to 36 inches, waves of 10 to 20 feet. so we still have a long way to that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.
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>> good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. right now, the smoke is choking us all in the bay area. we're still going to have some unhealthy air quality. and the high temperature in san francisco will reach up to 63 degrees today. 69 in oakland. 74 in palo alto. expect a high of 78 in livermore and san jose, with some low 80s in antioch to concord. and some upper 80s for ukiah today. our inland areas warming up. and cooling down for the rest of the forecast. and that's your latest weather. craig. >> thank you. heading over to the orange room now, our friend sheinelle jones. we're talking about a viral storm on our hands. one of our own. >> i'm excited about this one. when the paul manafort verdict was handed down tuesday, there were no cameras or cell phones allowed in the courtroom. so that breaking news had to be delivered to the media the old fashioned way, by foot. so we saw several people sprinting out of the courtroom. but, yes, it was the stride of nbc news intern cassie simeon,
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that caught people's attention, turning her into a viral sensation overnight. and guys, we have cassie joining us this morning from washington, d.c. good morning to you, cassie! >> good morning, guys. thank you so much for having me. >> i will tell you, i found out this is your last day as an intern. what a day, you're on the "today" show this morning. >> i know, right? my last day. >> take me back to that moment. there is nothing worse than running when you're nervous. i think about when you're trying to catch a flight or something like that. and this was breaking news. what were you thinking? >> trying not to fall. i guess. honestly, in my mind, i was just worried about getting outside and doing my job. and i had no idea it was caught on camera until the ap photographer came up to me afterwards. and i thought i was just going to have a cool instagram photo. i didn't think it was going to go viral. >> are you surprised with all of the attention you're getting? >> a >> yes. oh, my gosh, it's been so overwhelming. very cool, but definitely overwhelming.
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we're used to being on the other side of the camera, asking the questions, not being the story. >> i noticed you wore flat sandals that day. a lot of people on twitter thought you were barefoot. when you woke i hope that morning, did you plan on the sprint you were going to have? >> honestly, no. i was thinking about the weather and i was thinking about what was going to be comfortable, because there was a lot of sitting and waiting around. >> true. >> so i had no idea the verdict was going to come that day. but thankfully, i wore those shoes. they're going to be retired. i'm keeping them forever. but, yeah. definitely really cool. >> cassie, congratulations on a job well done. you will remember this internship, i'm sure, for the rest of your days. temple should be very proud. you're a temple student, right, in philly? >> yes. >> congratulations. and what a last day. >> i know. >> thank you, cassie. >> thank you. >> guys? >> last day as an intern. >> i know. >> i hope someone inside the building is -- you know. >> last day, exactly. she had the cutest tweet. she said, go, blue dress, go.
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>> love that dress. >> should have run over here. >> take off my heels. >> cassie, thank you, as well. and this one has a lot of parents up in arms. an 8-year-old girl walking her dog around the block alone seemed innocent enough. until a neighbor actually called police. we were talking about this yesterday. >> oh, yeah, everybody is talking about this one. this morning, that girl's mom is defending her action. nbc's kristen dahlgren is following it. hey, kristen, good morning. >> good morning, guys. the law on when you can leave a child alone varies by state. and is often open to interpretation. as we're seeing this morning, many people have very strong opinions on this. an 8-year-old walking her dog in a quiet chicago suburb now causing an uproar. >> she was gone for about five minutes. and the next thing i know, the police are at the door. >> reporter: cory widen let her daughter take the family puppy, marshmallow, out for a walk around the block. less than an hour later, police were at the widen's door. >> i said, is there a problem? and she said, well, how old is she? i said, she's 8 1/2.
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and she said, oh, okay, we had a report of an unattended 5-year-old. and i said, well, that's not my daughter. mine is 8 1/2 and that was that. >> reporter: from there it got worse. two days after the police found nothing wrong, the state's department of family and children services contacted the family. cory believes the same anonymous neighbor was responsible. >> it was an obvious false report and obviously not true that i was neglecting my kids. it's -- you can see it when you walk through our door. i really felt they should have pursued charges against the person who filed two false complaints. >> reporter: the ordeal has sparked a debate. one user writing, when we were kids, we rode around for hours at night without any supervision. it was called playing. now it's against the law for a kid to walk her dog? insane. but others are opting for precaution, writing, good. she's too young to walk the dog alone. the question how young is too young? >> is there a magic age for when
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you can leave your kids alone? >> the main thing that we have to bear in mind is we are training our kids from early on to be independent adults. picking out their own clothes by age 4. walking the dog by age 8 or 9. these are appropriate things for them to do in a safe place, around your home or neighborhood. >> reporter: it's an issue that's caused controversy in the past. in 2014, a south carolina mom was charged with a felony for letting her then 9-year-old play in a park while she worked nearby. it took two years for charges to be dropped. the laws on leaving kids alone vary by state, and can be vague. in illinois, children under 14 can't be left without supervision for an unreasonable period of time. this summer, utah became the first state to pass a so-called free-range parenting law where well-cared-for children can go to the school, the playground or stay in the car alone if they're
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mature enough. for cory widen, the issue is clear-cut. >> even if you're not 100% on board with your child walking around the block, most people are confident that a mom who stays at home with her kids, who has devoted their life to them has good enough judgment to decide when her child is ready or not ready to do that. >> all right. so dcfs cleared her of any neglect, but they say they really do have to investigate all calls that come in, because sometimes there are kids who do need help. >> well, if parents got in trouble for allowing their 8-year-olds to do things unsupervised, my parents would still be in prison. >> exactly. >> they would still be in prison. >> yeah. maybe it's -- i don't know why the neighbor called. maybe they thought she looked smaller than she was. she thought it was a 5-year-old or something. >> right. and all the doctors are saying it is a case-by-case basis. while states are trying to legislate, a parent needs to know their kids and what they're ready for and it is about giving independence. >> interesting discussion. >> thank you, kristen. let us go over to al, who is just hanging out with janelle monáe all morning.
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>> that's right. here she is, ready to get going. it's the dirty computer tour, right? >> dirty computer it is. >> that's right. and you're going to be kicking it off here. >> yep, right here ini )m ... a scare overnight - for good morning. 8:26. i'm marcus washington. a scare overnight for passengers on one plane that just landed in san francisco, or left san francisco airport for singapore. a bird strike prompted pilots to turn that plane around and make an emergency landing. it all happened around midnight. this video showing the photo from -- we had a video, one passenger, showing a picture from that plane. now, you don't see signs of damage but passengers say the plane circled over the ocean, dumping fuel, before safely landing. emergency crews were on hand there. united had placed passengers on other flights.
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right now, a look at your commute. mike inouye in. >> we can barely see because of the haze in the air. spare the air day. a lot of smoke. the fires in northern california. we're looking at the slower drive there. an earlier crash looked like it clear around oak street. another crash eastbound 580. reported eastbound but look at the slowing westbound so at least a distraction. just two hours in oakland which show the focus of the commute. the rest of the area looks great. approaching the bay bridge, almost no backups there. south bay, pleasant. >> we'll have another local update in 30 minutes.
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♪ >> 8:30 now. a friday morning. we are so happy to have a great crowd out on our plaza, the 24th of august, 2018. beautiful day out here. and we are ready to get going. singer janelle monáe is here, and she is just goabout ready t take this stage right here. >> oh, look at that! >> hi. how are you? >> who is your little friend? >> this is a part of the team. >> everything. >> hi. good morning. you're all so up. you have me up way early this morning. >> i know, it's early. >> i'm going to talk to somebody about that. >> she's going to be telling us
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about her new album, her new film coming up and a whole lot more, as well. >> yeah. >> sheinelle is somewhere in the crowd. >> i am. can i introduce you? good morning! over here. can i introduce you to two very special people? we have zaria and her mom, shelby. everybody give it up for them. [ cheers and applause ] two fans. i understand you're a big-time janelle monáe fan. she's obviously right behind you. what does seeing her mean to you today? i know it's your first time. >> it means so much. she's so amazing. she's gorgeous. she represents everything. love, which is -- black girl magic. everything. [ cheers and applause ] >> and one more thing. can i just say -- wait, she's right behind you. mom is holding -- she's facetiming with dad, who is deployed right now. >> yes, he's deployed right now. >> hi, dad! you're on the "today" show. thank you for your service. >> thank you for your service. >> and janelle, anything you want to say to dad? >> yes, thank you so much for your service. and you are the cutest thing. i love your hair!
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hi, mom! hi, dad. i love y'all! give me a hug. [ applause ] you are so beautiful. >> don't you pass out on the stage now. don't you pass out on the stage. >> hi. >> look at that. >> look. say hi to your dad. thank you for your service, dad. we'll dedicate this performance to you and everybody serving the country. all right? >> okay. that's awesome. sweetie, you can stay on up here. we're going to get to -- right here with your new besty, janelle. we're going to have a concert in a minute. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> hi, dad, you're going to help me do the weather. it's time for state fair forecast. let's show you what's going on. in alaska, we've got a state fair in alaska. we love that. a little rain on salem, oregon, look pretty good. boise, idaho. blue ribbon for you. as we move across the state, we can see colorado state looking fairly great. nebraska, not so great on sunday. and you can see we've also got
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the syracuse -- also there in maryland and kentucky. looking pretty good in maryland, especially. so there is your forecast. and i here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. right now, we're looking at temperatures moving into the upper 70s for the inland areas. and it will still be hazy. some moderate to poor air quality for today. slightly warmer for tomorrow and hazy skies. and then as we go into next week, a little bit cooler. as we look at san francisco, still some low clouds and fog. at times, some drizzle. high temperatures reaching to the low 60s for today. 60 for tomorrow. and then staying in the 60s through next week. >> announcer: the city concert series on today is proudly presented to you by citi. >> we are so excited because janelle is just about to take over the stage. first, let's look at how this
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multitalented, award-winning artist got here. she's a musical power player whose hits include "pink," "tight rope." and "make me feel." ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ >> great art comes when we're able to all come together with our differences, wherever we're from. >> a gifted songwriter, janelle monáe released her first ep at just 21. her debut album, "the arch android" soared up the charts and earned her her first grammy nomination. "the electric lady" highlighted her altar ego, cindy mayweather, a time traveling robot and featured erykah badu and prince on the album. >> i'll never be one thing to any one person. >> beyond music, modeling and "wondaland," she also acts,
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playing in films like "moonlight" and "hidden figures." >> i'm not going to entertain the impossible. >> in "dirty computer," her latest album, she takes on race and gender with tracks like "django jane." >> i've created a very honest and vulnerable body of work. >> she shares a raw and personal journey, one of struggling, persevering and ultimately living out loud, proudly, on her own terms. >> we've just got to remind young girls and women that there's nothing you can't do. >> and this morning, we're ready for the award-winning janelle monáe to live it up, right here on our citi concert stage. >> all right. ladies and gentlemen, performing "make me feel," here is janelle monáe.
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ baby don't make me spell it out for you ♪ ♪ all of the feelings that i've got for you ♪ ♪ can't be explained but i can try for you ♪ ♪ ♪ baby don't make me spell it out for you ♪ ♪ you keep on asking me the same questions why ♪ ♪ keeping guessing all my intentions ♪ ♪ should know by the way i use my compression ♪ ♪ that you've got the answers to my confessions ♪ ♪ it's like i'm powerful with a little bit of tender ♪ ♪ an emotional sexual bender ♪ mess me up yeah but no one does it better ♪ ♪ there's noggin better ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ so good so good so real
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♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ woo ♪ you know i love it so please don't stop it ♪ ♪ you got me right here in your jean pocket ♪ ♪ laying your body on a shag carpet ooh ♪ ♪ you know i love it so please don't stop it ♪ ♪ it's like powerful with a little bit of tender ♪ ♪ an emotional sexual bender ♪ mess me up yeah but no one does it better ♪ ♪ there's nothing better ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ so good so good so real ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ that's just the way that i feel now baby ♪
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♪ good god i can't help it no ♪ hey that's just the way that i feel yeah ♪ ♪ please i can't help it ♪ ♪ i'm powerful with a little bit of tender ♪ ♪ an emotional sexual bender ♪ mess me up yeah but no one does it better ♪ ♪ there's nothing better ♪ damn ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ you make me feel ♪ ooh ♪ so good so good yeah ♪ so, so so fine ♪ it's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ baby baby baby ♪ baby baby baby ♪ baby baby baby ♪ i got that feeling ♪ said baby baby i got that
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feeling ♪ ♪ said baby baby i got the feeling ♪ ♪ said baby baby i got that feeling ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> i love you. >> janelle monáe, just getting started on a friday morning. this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back enjoying a concert from the very talented janelle monáe. not only is she an energetic performer, we saw that already. she's also an accomplished actress. she next stars in the film "welcome to marwin" later this year. >> she was in "hidden figures," "moonlight." she's out with a third studio album, "dirty computer." it comes with its own narrative film. and if that wasn't enough, the tour has started as well, a
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summer tour, performing next month, as well, at this year's global citizen festival, center park here in new york city. >> she also can change clothes really fast. >> i am a part time magician. thank you. >> so the album came out in april. what's it been like sharing this particular vision with the world? this is something i read you said had been inside you for some time. this particular album. >> oh, yeah, i had the concept, the title, everything, before i put out my first album. it's been incredible. like, touring and going to see so many people from around the world. it's like a church community, you know. i wrote this album from a very personal space. but it wasn't just about me. it was about those who have been pushed to the margins of society. because of who they love. because of where they come from, what class they're from. because of the color of their skin. and so what i wanted to do was to create something that felt communal, that felt like there was a place for us, despite if
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we're -- you know, a part of the lgbtqia community. which i'm a part. i'm a black woman, grew up with working parents, janitors, trashmen. i wanted to celebrate those people. i didn't want to focus on the abusers of power. i wanted to focus on those who needed to be celebrated most. and that is the dirty computers over the world. >> that is the statement. the album speaks loud. there is a film that accompanies it. you have a movie coming up with >> are you excited about that? >> i'm so excited about that. i think that story touched my heart in the way when i read the script for "moonlight" and "hidden figures," this is a story that needs to be told and i think with "dirty computer" it was important to continue to tell our stories and narratives because they're being erased so it's important we continue to be a part of projects or i'm a part of projects to highlight untold stories that need to be told. >> what you got coming up for us
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now? what are you doing next? >> i'm going to do something new. it's called "i got the juice" and this is the celebration part so i need y'all to be dancing and partying, you know? okay. here we go. >> we've got to get out of the way. ♪ hey, come on, new york, i got the juice ♪ ♪ you're so damn electric you, you know you got that juice ♪ ♪ you know you got that juice, you know you got it ♪ ♪ now squeeze all that passion fruit, ain't no one fresher ♪ ♪ than you, if they try to take it you stay down log ♪ ♪ down dog, you're number one and don't you doubt it ♪
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♪ down love, stop, i got the juice ♪ ♪ i'm going to chaser don't need a mixer ♪ ♪ i got the juice how many damn times i got to tell you ♪ ♪ i got the juice, baby, i got the juice ♪ ♪ here we go, don't think about it, don't think about it ♪ ♪ you're number one and don't you doubt it ♪ ♪ go on girl and use that song ♪ if you don't if it that's your loss ♪ ♪ turn it up, don't turn it off, everybody look it in your club ♪ ♪ you know they want to drink it up, you know they want to drink it ♪ ♪ and if they try to take it you say down dog, ♪ ♪down dog and don't you doubt it ♪ ♪ down dog, down dog, down dog,
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stop ♪ ♪ i got the juice, i'm the chaser don't need a ♪ ♪ mixer, i got the juice, baby i'm the plug ♪ ♪ and the filter, i got the juice ♪ ♪ how many damn times i got to tell you, i got the juice ♪ ♪ hold my mic ♪ waking up, yellow, oh, i mean me ♪ ♪ it's got going to mack you want to drink ♪ ♪ the top is too small can't wait to get you home ♪ ♪ at all, i can't believe you, taste look a good time ♪ ♪ you got the juice, let's go ♪ what you got girl? new york, y'all with us ♪ ♪ hold up, hold up, hold up,
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stop the music ♪ ♪ break it down. do we got dirty computers ♪ ♪ out here this morning? [ cheers and applause ] i said are dirty computers out here this morning? [ cheers and applause ] who got the juice then? i see some people who look like they got the juice. oh, you got the juice? come on stage. oh, y'all got the juice? okay. i see a fan drawing right there, now when y'all come on stage i want y'all to be on y'all dirtiest behavior! [ cheers and applause ] one, two, three, let's go ♪ not ♪ hey, you got the juice, baby, all right ♪
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♪ you got the juice, you got the juice ♪ ♪ sing it with us, here we go, i got the juice ♪ ♪ i'm the chaser, don't need a mixer ♪ ♪ baby, i'm the plug and the filter ♪ >> the dance party when we continues, janelle monae performing what might be her most famous song live. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ oh ♪ oh ♪ oh yeah, yeah yeah, yeah ♪ you got to find yourself ♪ you've got to stay on the scene ♪ ♪ ♪ i said one more time for the tight rope ♪ ♪ one more time ♪ one more one more one more
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time ♪ ♪ one more time ♪ one more time ♪ one more time ♪ one more time ♪ one more time [ cheers and applause ] ♪ tight rope >> thank you so much, new york. thank you "today" show. "dirty computers". i love you. [ cheers and applause ] >> and thank you, janelle monáe. what a performance. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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[ cheers and applause ] good morning, everyone. welcome to the show. i'm megyn kelly. it's been a busy week. and there's a lot making the rounds today. here to help me break it down, best-selling author, harlan coben is here. and joeevi. welcome, guys. we're starting with -- it's summertime. so we've been talking a lot about the shark attacks. apparently there has been an actual rise in alligator attacks. this week a gator bit a woman who was in a lake in the tampa area of florida. she fought back and was treated at the hospital and was released, which is a miracle. but days earlier, be an alliga

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