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downed that power lines, and the estimated time when that is to re-open is possibly 11:00 a.m. >> hopefully you don't have to go to work this morning. that's it for "today in the bay." we will be back in with some li local news. good morning. good morning, happy 4th. from the heat and humidity to the pomp and circumstance, with president trump's salute to america about to get under way, a rising controversy over cost and the message behind the military display. plus, the traffic accident causing a travel nightmare we havyour holiday covered. kids in crisis new images show the effects detention centers are having on young migrants. >> the psychological effect that it will take on these children is -- you can't even explain. as the government launches an investigation involving border patrol personnel we're live with the latest. demoted.
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the navy seal acquitted of murdering an isis fighter in iraq now facing a new sentence. >> we were certainly hoping for a different sentence. >> president trump celebrating the outcome. but the controversy in the case, far from over. plus, quad goals as team usa heads to the finals we'll talk strategy with the star goalie. sea change "the little mermaid" casting choice that's lighting up the internet and you go coco, cori gauff's winning streak continues and the teen sensation is headed to round three, today, thursday, july 4th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, and welcome to "today" and thank you for joining us on this holiday
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morning, the 4th of july, i'm sheinelle jones alongside kristen welker filling in for savannah and hoda this morning, craig is off for the holiday we have a lot to get to. >> it's great to be with you. >> how about coco. i love that we're calling her coco like we're buddies, rooting for her, round three. >> she's amazing she beat her icon venus williams there was a great moment when roger federer came over and greeted her, and she was wide eyed, 15 years old. >> phenomenal. let's get to your holiday weather with the heat and humidity expected to hit much of the country the next few days, making those packed airports and congested roadways feel that much worse for travelers if you'll be watching the fireworks in our nation's capital tonight the national mall is expected to be hot and crowded. we have it all covered for you this morning, starting with a weather update from dylan who's in for al this morning. >> hopefully you're done traveling and where you need to be now and we can focus on the 4th of july forecast for you if you're out of doors, most of
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the day looks warm and humid it's perfect for that. we will have to deal with a stalled front that goes through the midwest and into the mid-atlantic that's along that frontal boundary we could see pop-up showers and storms later on this evening because those storms are occurring because of the daytime heating those storms should fizzle out lingering storms should be through the plains and upper midwest. still pop-up in nature some towns will get hit and some won't. you need to keep an eye to the sky, watch for the dark clouds, listen for the thunder and keep in mind the storms could be strong as they move through. same story for saturday. our best chance will be up and down the east coast, in the middle of the country it's hot and humid, although it will cool off a bit in the 70s and 80s
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out west, it's hot and dry no problems out that way if you're traveling sunday, no problems whatsoever. our best chance of summertime storms will be through the mid-atlantic and the appalachians and ohio river valley on sunday those will be trouble spots on the roads. if you get stuck in the heavier downpours we will see that slowing things down on the roadways airports, it will mostly be the east coast and southeast where we'd see the trouble areas sheinelle? >> thank you, dylan. more on the holiday weather ahead. first, let's turn to the holiday travel millions of americans hitting the roads, crowding the roads and buses and trains and a major accident left new yorkers stranded good morning, kristen, happy 4th. >> hey, happy 4th to you yeah, this is going to be one of the best places to watch the fireworks. the problem is getting to places like this, to your beach and barbecue, proving tough this year travel is at an all time high and as we learned here in new york an accident can throw a serious wrench in those holiday plans.
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before the oohs and aahs this fourth of july, travel is leading to groans across the country. an overturned truck, shutting down major roadways in and out of manhattan leading to four hour delays. new york's port authority stopping bus service for hours as a result. hundreds of people left waiting outside in the heat, eager to get their long weekend started. >> i hope i can get there because i'm looking forward to the barbecue. >> others crowding trains and ferries to get out of the city. >> no information, totally ridiculous. >> reporter: but the holiday travel headache is far from over more americans than ever are expected to travel this long holiday weekend. about 41 million people are hitting the roads. aaa predicting places like seattle and houston will see the worst traffic delays today about three times more than normal
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other cities like boston, chicago and atlanta are expected to see major backups on friday those taking to the skies should also be prepared sunday is expected to be the busiest day of the holiday weekend at the airport. >> and seeing all of that mess, guys, i think i'm going to stay right here, the fireworks, the macy's fireworks going off from the brooklyn bridge tonight, that's the first time they've been down here since 2014. preps have been under way for months it's going to be a spectacular show here. >> really exciting all right, kristen dahlgren, thank you. growing concerns about the costs of president trump's plan, nbc's white house correspondent kelly o'donnell is on the national mall with the details kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. officials say the president loves his patriotism, and they put it this way. they say he won't apologize for that despite the criticism mr. trump is putting himself right in the middle of a revered national
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holiday where presidents usually don't take center stage or have a speaking role. ready to celebrate red, white, and this year, green. tanks in the shadow of the lincoln memorial, american military might on display at the commander in chief's request. >> we're going to have planes going overhead, the best fighter jets in the world. >> reporter: each military service branch is taking part, showing off the big hardware and reportedly including a 21 gun salute and flyover from air force one. the stage is set for president trump to deliver a speech tonight. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states -- >> reporter: the first president to address an independence day crowd on the mall in more than 60 years his vision for the holiday, setting off some fireworks. >> i think it's fantastic. when was the last time we did
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something like this? >> i think that now he's doing this it's kind of ruined it a little bit. >> republican donors and vips will get special access to the event with an allotment of tickets given to the republican national committee while several protests are planned less than a mile from the stage. critics accuse the president of injecting politics into a traditionally nonpartisan event. a campaign rally at taxpayer expense, some say. washington, d.c.'s mayor wants her city reimbursed. >> if there are demonstrations and protests that sprout up around these activities those are additional police costs as well. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports $2.5 million was diverted from national park service fees. the president tweeted the cost will be very little compared to what it is worth. >> there's probably more good use to that money versus 4th of july celebrations. but, you know, today is america's birthday. >> reporter: two reelection officials tell me there won't be
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any staffers here shooting video or taking pictures to be used in campaign ads down the line. and if there are any campaign staffers present they will be using those tickets we talked about but they'll only be "spectators." sheinelle, kristen? >> thank you, kelly. meantime the justice department seems to be reversing its position on including citizenship question, a question about that in the census, after a tweet from the president. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: well, that tweet, sheinelle, reversed the administration's course, the president defying his own departments of justice and commerce who said this week they would go forward printing the census forms without the controversial citizenship question. a federal judge saw that tweet and demanded answers from government lawyers who said they couldn't explain what the president meant but were ordered by president trump to try to find a legal way to add that question, despite the logistical and legal hurdles ahead. the judge wants an answer tomorrow. kristen, sheinelle? >> thank you. meantime at the southern border outrage is growing over
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conditions in migrant detention facilities. this morning the head of homeland security is launching an investigation into what he calls disturbing social media posts allegedly made by border patrol agents. gabe gutierrez is in el paso with the latest as president trump weighs in as well. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: kristen, good morning. president trump has a blunt message for migrants. if you don't like conditions here on this side of the border don't come. but now doctors here are warning of the deep psychological toll this crisis is taking on children. this morning these drawings are painting a heartbreaking picture. the american academy of pediatrics says they came from 10 and 11-year-old kids after they were released from the custody of customs and border protection in texas. what do these pictures tell you? >> it's horrible. i can guarantee you within the next few years the psychological effect that it will take on
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these children is -- you can't even explain. >> reporter: dr. carlos gutierrez is a pediatrician who volunteered to treat children after their release from custody. you don't believe that children should be in detention centers at all. >> absolutely not. >> reporter: president trump tweeting our border patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses and migrants are living far better now than where they came from. if they're unhappy with the conditions, just tell them not to come. with evidence of crowded conditions and a lack of necessities like food, water and clothing in some locations -- >> my goal today is to just sell some misinformation -- >> reporter: bet posted this video showing a processing center in arizona stocked with supplies. >> we have diapers, baby wipes, clothing for children, marked by gender, age, clothing for men and women. >> reporter: meanwhile acting homeland security secretary kevin maclean an is launching an
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investigation after a report highlighted disturbing and inexcusable social media activity that allegedly includes active border patrol personnel. according to propublica the private facebook group included crude and sexist jokes that mocked migrants. >> we don't know all those people that mocked them are agents or officers but we certainly don't condone that. that's not the way we act. >> i'll take that to donald trump any day. >> reporter: democratic presidential candidate cory booker visiting with asylum seekers in juarez, mexico where thousands of migrants are waiting for the process. >> things that are hurting our country, insulting dignity and human values. >> gabe, what are border patrol agents themselves saying about all this? are we hearing from them? >> reporter: yeah, kristen, the head of the union here in el paso says morale among his members is very low, they're overworked and overwhelmed. he and dhs officials are urging congress to set aside more money for the border. kristen?
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>> gabe gutierrez, thank you for that. today is no holiday for the democratic presidential hopefuls on the campaign trail. six of the candidates are in iowa today, including front runner joe biden as well as senator kamala harris now gaining steam in the polls. garrett haake is in storm lake, iowa following the candidates this morning. >> reporter: good morning. the democratic front runners have spent comparatively little time in iowa so far. that's about to change with a full slate of rallies, house parties and parades today.day. the democratic candidates are taking the hawkeye state by storm. >> i know predators and we have a predator living in the white house. >> reporter: with top tier democrats taking aim at president trump. >> there's one thing i can't stand, and i suspect all of you
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because i know iowa pretty well is the abuse of power. this guy has no respect for the rule of law. i can't stand it. >> reporter: seven months before the first votes are cast in iowa many of the contenders are criss-crossing the state today joining in the july 4th celebration including joe biden, kamala harris, bernie sanders and pete buttigieg and there are signs the race here is far from settled. a new usa today poll finds six of ten who picked a candidate say they may change their minds before the caucus. there's a shakeup in the race, kamala harris leaping towards the top of the pack with joe biden slipping but still in the lead 2015 runner up bernie sanders is rallying supporters in iowa city urging americans to get more politically engaged. >> stop complaining, get involved. >> i don't want a government that works for giant multinational corporations i want one that works for our families. >> reporter: senator elizabeth warren and south bend mayor pete buttigieg rounding out the top tier. >> i believe in this country and we're way bigger than our
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president is making us look at a time like this. >> reporter: as the campaign settles into the summer season harris's debate stage challenge to biden's civil rights record remains the moment reverberating most for democratic voters. >> it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputation of two united states senators who built their reputation and career on the segregation of race in this country. >> we're getting new fund raising numbers from the 2020 democratic field who has the most support >> reporter: we haven't seen the totals from all the candidates yet but right now it's mayor pete in front with $25 million raised in the second quarter, joe biden coming in second place in that total with about $21.5 million. he's been in the race nearly a month less the fund raising numbers show us a lot about how the candidates are gaining support beyond what
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we see in the polls. i asked mayor pete yesterday how he's going to spend all this money. he said a lot of it will go to hiring staff, including right here in iowa. >> race is heating up. that's for sure. we want to turn now to one of our favorite stories, to wimbledon where 15-year-old cori gauff just keeps on winning, after upsetting her idol five-time champion venus williams in the first round. she bested her second round opponent in similar fashion. blaine alexander has been watching the young american's meteoric rise. >> reporter: kristen, good morning. you, me, everybody, we're all rooting for coco, the buzz here at wimbledon has turned into a full on roar after the 15-year-old's victory yesterday. she proved her victory against venus williams was no fluke and now the teenager says she's not finished yet it may be even sweeter the second time around 15-year-old coco gauff doing it again, serving up another straight set victory, this time
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against slovenia's mag da lena it's on to round three. >> the last three days have definitely just been kind of surprising, last week around this time didn't know i was it just shows you have to be ready for everything. >> reporter: she's proving she is more than ready. >> the newest star shines a little brighter. >> reporter: now the talk of wimbledon and gaining a flock of new fans, especially that home in florida. >> i think it's amazing, like she's the future of american tennis. >> i think everyone's got coco fever. >> if you're wondering how she gets ready -- >> social media relaxes me just watch youtube videos before my match and it gets me in a laughing spirit, or whatever >> reporter: and it's working.
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it's been quite the week for the youngest player to ever qualify for wimbledon, upsetting five-time champ venus williams, a player she grew up idolizing and then -- some words of wisdom from another giant of the sport, roger federer. >> got that on camera. >> reporter: she may be star struck on the sidelines but when it's time to hit the court. >> i think i can beat anyone who's across the court if i don't think i can win the match then i won't even step on the court. >> reporter: now she's stepping into history books coco will be back on the court this friday for round three. she's been very candid saying she never expected to be here and she still can't believe it's happening. she's gotten a lot of congratulations from celebrities reaching out to her on social media. she says now that she is here she has one goal and that's to win. kristen and sheinelle. >> just incredible, blaine, thank you. it's so incredible to imagine being 15. >> 15. and it's not lost on her that's the thing she has that innocence
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but when she steps on the court -- >> celebrities cheering for her and the rest of the country. time for another check of the forecast with a woman in a very patriotic dress >> we love it. >> it is the 4th of july let's take a look at the maps here, they look more threatening than it's actually going to be today. i want to point out it's a typical summer day you get the heat and humidity and afternoon and evening storms will begin to pop up through the eastern half of the country, anyone could see the storms out west you are enjoying a lot of sunshine that's a look at the weather across the country we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds this is the time to get an exceptional offer on the mercedes of your midsummer dreams at the mercedes-benz summer event, going on now. lease the gla 250 suv for just $329 a month at the mercedes-benz summer event. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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happy fourth of july. here's a look outside, san francisco covered with fog over the golden gate bridge. it does look like it will linger in time for the fireworks tonight. and then foster city, mostly cloudy skies and 62 degrees at the time of the fireworks. inland valleys reach 80s today and upper 80s tomorrow, and it will be hot to start off the weekend but cooling off on sunday. forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, a new sentence for the navy s.e.a.l. acquitted of murder. now a new question about his future up in the air the latest from france from the u.s. women's soccer team is getting ready for the world cup finals we'll talk to the star goalie who saved the day in tuesday's semifinals that's just ahead. but first, this is "today" on nbc goalie. this is fred. he's dancing like nobody's watching.
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60s and reach into the upper 70s by early afternoon. our forecast brings it into the 70s and 80s across the bay area today as we enjoy great weather for the fourth of july. it will trend warmer tomorrow and then temperatures peak in the inland areas in the upper 80s on saturday, cooling down early next week. in san francisco we will watch out for the potential of the fog drifting by in time for the fireworks tonight and it will stay throughout the weekend with some times of sunshine in the forecast as well. let's head over for an update on the commute. no issues on the highways but still the closer in milpitas on calaveras road. the estimated time when it will re-open is 11:00, and unfortunately power lines are down due to a suspected dui crash. and mass transit, ace has no service for today, and vta has a
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holiday schedule. we will have another local news update coming up for you in 30 minutes.
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♪ america good stuff, it's 7:30 on a thursday, july 4th, 2019 on this independence day a look at the statue of liberty in new york harbor, a symbol of freedom and democracy for our country since 1885 this makes me want to stay up for the fireworks. >> lady of liberty, we're going to have to stay up late. >> we're going to have to suck it up. >> i'm inspired now. get a check of the headlines, president trump is brushing aside critics who say today's 4th of july celebration in the capital will be too expensive and political.
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along with a traditional concert and fireworks he's added a show of military might, including tanks and flyovers it's called salute to america. officials say his remarks will be patriotic, not partisan. the department of homeland security is launching an investigation into a report that some border patrol employees posted to a facebook group that mocked immigrants. it comes as we learn more about conditions at migrant detention facilities along the southern border the american academy of pediatrics released disturbing drawings investigators have warned that overcrowded detention centers are a "ticking time bomb," president trump tweeted yesterday that many of them are in a better place than where they came from. alfred e. newman has something to worry about after 67 years the satirical magazine will vanish from newsstands
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"mad" will be sold in comic shops but it will feature recycled material. song writer "weird al" yankovic, tweeting that's the reason i turned out weird. navy seal eddie gallagher has been cleared of the most serious charges against him. the same military jury that acquitted him has now sentenced him for a lesser crime nbc's steve patterson has more steve, good morning. >> reporter: and kristen, gallagher was facing seven charges for those war crimes, including premeditated murder. in the end he was acquitted on all of them, save for one, a single uniform code violation. and yesterday he learned his sentence for that violation. but his attorneys say it isn't
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the last word. this morning for the first time in weeks chief edward gallagher will not have all eyes on him in military court the navy seal now free, but still being punished on tuesday gallagher was acquitted of murder, and other war crimes on wednesday he faced sentencing for taking a photo with a dead isis fighter the jury recommending a reduction in rank from chief to first class petty officer. gallagher's pay also reduce today two months and he was released with time served. >> we were hoping for a different sentence but at the same time that's not something that's finalized. >> reporter: the demotion would mean a reduced pension for the career military man but the commanding authority overseeing the case will now have the ability to approve, deny or reduce the sentence. gallagher's legal team feels there's a good chance it will at
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least be partially adjusted. >> we're pretty confident that he will ultimately be allowed to retire at his current rank so continue to call him chief. >> reporter: the gallaghers telling "fox & friends" they're happy the ordeal is over. >> i feel completely grateful. and blessed. to have the support that i had this whole time from the country and from all the troops. >> now everyone in the country is able to see what we've seen all along which is my husband is a hero. >> reporter: the 40-year-old celebrating his acquittal by getting a huge tattoo of his wife's eyes, a tribute to her for religiously campaigning for his exoneration, new ink in various stages of progress on facebook his troubles began when the decorated navy chief was accused of killing a wounded iraqi prison but the trial turned when fellow seal team seven member corey scott, who has had immunity, testified that he, not gallagher, killed the young prisoner president trump congratulating the navy seal tweeting "glad i could help." >> it brought national attention to the case and brought us a lot
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of support. >> reporter: eddie gallagher is two weeks away from his 20th anniversary with the navy. he will most likely retire. >> thank you, steve. dylan, another check of the weather? >> we've been talking about the record breaking temperatures we could break a record in anchorage, alaska, the all time record high temperature was 85 degrees. we are forecasting, by the time we get to friday, up to 86 so there is a chance that we could break the all-time record. either way it is going to stay warm up there with temperatures in the mid-80s it's very, very warm down south with heat advisories in effect because of the humidity it will feel like it's about 105 to 110 degrees. tampa will feel like 107 today wilmington, north carolina will feel like 104. you need to stay hydrated when it is this hot we are also looking for the heat to continue to push to the north. washington, d.c. will feel like 97 norfolk will feel like 99. then going through the weekend
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detroit will start to cool off by sunday with a high of 82 on sunday mid-80s through charleston, knoxville mid to upper 80s and i am meteorologist, kari hall. happy fourth of july. we can't see the golden gate bridge right now because of the fog that may linger in time for the fireworks tonight, and the inland areas will be clear. our temperatures in some of our inland valleys will reach up to 83 degrees, and slightly warmer tomorrow. the warmest day will be on saturday, the best day to go swimming. 89 degrees. and then it cools off for early next week. and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you, dylan. coming up after that string of recent shark sightings how you can keep your family safe at the ocean this holiday weekend. plus, the big summer sales are kicking off today. we've got the scoop on some great bargains from electronics and appliances to clothing and furniture. and the tides are turning, reaction to the surprise "little mermaid" casting choice that's
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we can't wait and it features our own u.s. women's soccer team taking on the netherlands. in just a moment we'll talk to u.s. goal keeper alyssa naeher who was a key player in their semifinal win. but first we go to nbc's kelly cobiella who has been following the team in france good morning, kelly, the excitement is building. >> reporter: it is kristen and it's still scorching out but that's not affecting american fans here. they're taking in the sights while the team is preparing to take on the reigning european champions the netherlands. and hoping for a record fourth world cup title. the heavily favored american squad now knows who they'll be facing in the finals the opponent standing in the way of another world cup, the netherlands. the women in the distinctive with a single goal in extra time last night the u.s. players with a light
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practice and a rest day after their own bruising battle with england. incredible headers from kristen pratt. and alex morgan had the u.s. up 2-1. but late in the game a heart stopping penalty kick. and unbelievable save by american alyssa naeher that naeher's family celebrating in the stands it's carly lloyd's third straight final. >> not everybody can say that although we know the job hasn't been done yet. we've got to finish it off on sunday. >> reporter: from their very first game that included a record breaking 13 goals the world has been watching and judging. the u.s. women told they celebrated too much. british media branding alex morgan's tea cup celebration against england as rude. >> i mean, it's like -- we're at the world cup. i don't think anyone truly believes that we disrespect the game or disrespect our opponents.
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>> reporter: now, one last game. you're going to the finals. >> all of us. >> what do you think that's going to be like >> scary and exciting. >> reporter: thousands of dedicated fans, and two determined teams the u.s. and the netherlands have never played before at all in a women's world cup and actually the last time the dutch team beat the u.s. team was nearly 30 years ago. kristen, sheinelle >> kelly, thank you. >> we're joined now by the hero for the americans who came up huge on tuesday. stopping that late penalty kick, u.s. goal keeper alyssa naeher alyssa, good afternoon to you where you are. >> hi, how are you, happy 4th of july
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>> happy 4th. >> happy 4th of july to you. congratulations on a show stopping game. let me start with how you're feeling in the present how are you this morning, are you still riding a high here how are you feeling? >> i'm good. just enjoying a beautiful morning here in lione, getting ready for the final on sunday, getting excited. i'm going to spend time with my family this afternoon, refocus and get ready for an exciting game on sunday. >> alyssa, your team and america quite frankly sees you as a hero because you stopped that penalty kick it was really a pivotal moment in the game. can you take us to that moment what was going through your head as you saw that ball coming toward you and how did you stop it >> you know, it's just -- we've done a lot of preparation. we've done a lot of training for these moments so we're ready for everything to be honest i just felt really calm, could feel my teammates felt calm and i could feed off of that and i was able to just get a good read on it and make the save and now we're getting ready to
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head into sunday. >> alyssa i want to show viewers this video, u.s. soccer tweeted out a video of your family's reaction to your game-saving effort that went viral really an emotional moment talk to me about the importance of your family there are so many of us who can relate my boys play soccer, we're traveling all over the place i can only imagine that moment for your parents after all those years of traveling around with you. >> yeah, absolutely. i mean, they've driven me thousands and thousands of miles, been on hundreds of fields since i was 5 years old so to -- we're all in this together you know, we're all here for the journey. they've been by my side every step of the way since i was a little kid it's special to have them here and you can obviously -- you can see what it means to them to be a part of it and to see it it's, you know, just special that they're able to be here and with my sister as well. >> that video sure is emotional, alyssa, no doubt about that. look, this has not been without some criticism you guys have been criticized a little bit for being too confident, some have said you've
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been unsportsman-like at various moments. how do you respond to that criticism as a team? >> we stay together as a team. we've been in our own little bubble over here and, you know, we just try to tune out a lot of the noise that's being said. we can't control what other people are saying. we can't control those narratives but we can control how we react and how we play and how we step onto the field we step on the field as a group of 23. 23 women we've all got each other's backs and we fight together and we celebrate together and we try to enjoy all the little moments along the way. >> it's inspiring to watch sunday is the world cup final. you're taking on the netherlands. alyssa, thank you for your time. it goes without saying, we're rooting for you. good luck. >> thank you very much i appreciate it. there's no question, these women have changed this game forever. >> they've changed this game and they are inspiring to little
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>> what is the thing that i need to be rescued, to do to help you? >> the most important thing is to stay calm. and under the sea. disney announces the cast for the "the little mermaid" live action film. who's the new leading lady we'll have the full details today, thursday, july 4th, 2019. ♪ >> happy 4th, from monroe, alabama. >> nashville, tennessee. >> detroit, michigan. >> and oceanside, california >> god bless our troops. happy 4th of july. happy 4th to you welcome back to "today." thank you for spending part of your 4th of july holiday with us kristen and i are filling in for savannah and hoda this morning. >> we have a great crowd
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the president says he'll only be speaking on behalf of our country. but democrats and others are worried that this could become too political, not appropriate for a national holiday also today the president is tweeting about a separate controversial matter saying that his staff is working on this holiday on the citizenship question for the 2020 census questionnaire. that's a big reversal from his own administration this week that said it would go forward to print the forms without that citizenship question the president tweeted he still wants it a federal judge asked lawyers to explain and they said they were ordered by the president to keep working at it despite legal and logistical hurdles sheinelle, kristen >> we'll have an answer soon on that one. tourists ran for safety and jumped into the sea when a volcano erupted with little warning on the italian island of stromboli. one person was killed by falling rocks. it's a popular destination many could only watch in horror from their hotels as huge clouds
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attacks on both coasts and for the south into the bahamas. >> the big question is how can you keep your family safe at the beach this holiday kerry sanders spoke to experts about what you need to know. >> reporter: what a beautiful morning, what a beautiful weekend for the beach. right here the water temperature is delicious of course, we have a little bit of seaweed here. if you're going into the water there are a few things that we can do to keep ourselves safe. as beach goers kick off the summer season there's an understandable fear this year, sharks in the news multiple attacks last month on swimmers in north carolina and the bahamas. it's the driving reason some parents tell us they're now hyperwary of even wading in the surf with their kids. >> i thought maybe we should go to the pool today. >> reporter: just last week 21-year-old american jordan lindsay was fatally attacked by a large tiger shark while snorkeling northeast of nassau in the bahamas.
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>> i just -- whether there's known to be sharks, chum in the water, fishermen nearby, i'm putting myself at a greater risk. >> reporter: ocean life guard kristen ohito says being armed with basic first aid could be the key to survival. >> it may seem silly, my holding this, but the suggestion is from the experts punch it in the snout and punch it in the gills and that will cause the shark to release. >> if you're in the middle of a shark attack fighting it off might not be very effective. >> reporter: the most important thing after you've been attacked. >> the most important thing would be to know some first aid. >> while shark attacks are rare and in 2018 trended significantly lower than average worldwide, nearly a quarter of those encounters happened in florida. experts we spoke with offered these tips for swimmers, avoid the surf in early morning and evening when sharks typically feed always stay in groups.
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and steer clear of waters used by sport or commercial fishermen. and when it comes to other marine life like jelly fish and portuguese, fight your curiosity. >> i've been stung and it's definitely not fun. >> reporter: if you are strung. >> don't immediately try to grab it off use something else, a stick or a leaf to scrape it off. rinsing it with saltwater, dunce help to rinse it with fresh water. >> reporter: one of nature's most deadly threats at the beach is one you likely cannot see it's claimed more than 20 lives this year, rips. strong, narrow rip currents flow out from the beach with a force that not even an olympic swimmer can beat if you get caught in a rip you'll likely be pulled out to sea. which is why we went out into the atlantic with the u.s. coast guard in fort lauderdale here commanding officer lieutenant derek wallace and his
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crew gave us one piece of important advice. >> reporter: what is the thing that i, needing to be rescued, can do to help you >> the most important thing is to stay calm conserve your energy, keep your wits about you and you want to make yourself as big a target as possible >> reporter: as big a target as possible because trying to spot someone in the water is like looking for a floating basketball in the vast ocean. >> over here over here. speaking does burn off energy and it's likely with a boat engine they might not hear you down at this level, even though i have a life jacket on i'm getting exhausted. >> stay there. don't swim to us, we'll come pick you up. >> reach in. >> one, two, three man's on board >> reporter: if you're not going to go in the water there's still
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one thing you should prepare for, sunscreen guys, back to you. >> you hear about shark attacks and a lot of us blow it off. now -- >> serious. >> still rare, good tips, i don't know if i'd be able to punch a shark in the nose. >> gosh, all right. >> hope we don't have to deal with that. >> carson's off today. so let us get to pop start before we get to weather first up, disney announced yesterday the actress who will be playing the leading role of ariel in the upcoming live action, 19-year-old r&b singer halle berry. as congratulations from well wishers poured in online yesterday some of the compliments were misdirected to halle berry.
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she was trending on twitter as a result of mixup. berry responded on twitter saying in case you needed a reminder, halles get it done bailey replied she was honored to share names with the academy award winner she's also in talks with -- jacob tremblay and aquafina. production is set to begin early next year. >> i don't understand how they'll do that under water. sophie turner and joe jonas, we're getting a peek at the couple's second wedding that took place in paris last weekend. both joe and sophie posted this picture of the two walking down the aisle and holding hands in a black and white photo. sophie and joseph captioned the pic mr. and mrs. jonas in another photo posted by louis vuitton's artistic directo we get a full view of the bride's beautiful dress. the cutout back and delicately embroidered veil she previously hinted she might wear a louis vuitton gown as she's the ambassador for the brand as well. we wish the best to the happy couple.
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i feel like we have been talking about the wedding for so long. >> gorgeous dress. >> gorgeous. and finally, earlier this week we showed you the latest online trend the bottle cap challenge this viral sensation challenges people to unscrew the cap off a bottle in one swift round house kick celebrities like john mayer, jason statham an david spade have successfully nailed it. even our own willie geist showed off his skills and nailed it but it doesn't seem like everyone is up to the task here's a look at ryan reynolds smashing a bottle of his own aviation gin and blake shelton didn't quite hit the right note comedian marlon wayans missed the mark even the university of oregon's duck mascot gave it a go. >> oh, no. >> apparently got tripped up on his own webbed feet. have you tried it, would you give it a try? >> my kids would be good at it.
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>> have you tried it >> i haven't yet. >> i'd have to practice. >> we can't do it in heels and dresses. >> daily click. a man in florida was enjoying a quiet day of fishing when he caught one and started reeling it in, not knowing he was in for quite a surprise. >> oh, no. >> the alligator came out of nowhere. luckily for the man his quick reflexes saved him it could have been an unfortunate accident he managed to hold onto the fish he got to take it home. >> quick reflexes. >> i'd be running, oh, my goodness. >> put on your forecaster hat. >> yes. >> my stars and stripes dress for the 4th of the july here and for those of you who are driving today to get to any barbecues or wherever you're headed, we have trouble spots this morning across south dakota and eastern kansas where we do have some -- lots of lightning and heavier downpours. elsewhere we're starting off
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quiet. we're seeing scattered showers and storms, along this frontal system the heat and humidity combined with the front, you'll see unsettled weather and afternoon showers and storms will pop up some could be severe especially across the plains today. out west, enjoy the beautifu day, 70s and 80s across california, hot in the southwest, about 106 out there for the fireworks later on tonight even if we do see a couple of scattered showers and storms early on by the time the sun sets it looks like the storms will fizzle out 8:00, partly cloudy, very warm, >> happy fourth of july. i'm meteorologist kari hall. here's a live look outside at the golden gate bridge. fog will be the problem with visibility tonight. we hope it lifts for you to see the fireworks. all clear inland and a mostly
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clear day. lindh vall inland valleys up to 83. we begin a warming trend going into saturday. it does cool off on sunday and extending into early next yeek. and if you're heading out don't forget to check us out on our siriusxm channel 108. summer is all about sun and fun but the warm weather also turns up the heat in the sales department, bringing savings galore for tvs, laptops. >> all that good stuff fashion. tons of your favorite items are discounted heavily we'll save you money this morning. yahoo lifestyle contributing editor cassie pope has more. >> fireworks for all these sales, july 4th. and this month, july, the third week of july you can also have incredible savings we're going to see amazon prime day on the 15th and 16th we're also going to see other
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retailers like walmart, ebay, target have sales around that time as well >> all getting on board. >> everybody, july is shop, shop, shop. >> let's start with appliances. >> yes, great, so our first -- actually we have electronics. >> electronics, yes. >> it's an incredible time to shop for tvs so amazon, monster deals we found a 50 inch toshiba for $80 off starting at $299. >> wow. >> $299. laptops, ebay is featuring dell intel core this is great for over $500 off, for $760, original price $1,299. iphones and ipads at walmart, iphones, $150 off. ipads, $80 off >> $150 off? that's good! >> yes you can get some great tech devices. >> let's walk to the kitchen. >> now everybody wants to know about appliances so major deals on major appliances now, refrigerators, if you're in the market, best buy has 40% a beautiful -- >> 40% off
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>> a beautiful lg french door stainless steel for $700 off at $999 dishwashers, home depot has 40% off. washing machines, sam's club you can get an entire laundry room, four aplieps s -- appliances f $1850 off. originally $5,000. and small appliances, samson and walmart, air fryers and coffee makers for 60% off, major savings. >> and home furnishings. >> inside and out, yes and target has an amazing deal, 30% off plus an extra 15% off for patio and home you can get an enormous 11 foot outdoor patio umbrella for $250. >> perfect for summer. >> we've got lighting and rugs, oriental rugs for $51. >> fantastic. >> and we found a glamorous chandelier for $200 off. and outdoor gear
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i mean, rei. >> everyone loves rei. >> and it can be expensive. >> yes, so $250 for a two-person tent and dick's sporting goods we found a paddle board for $300 off. get out and have some fun. >> what's next >> fashion okay, i know sheinelle's interested in this. >> yes. >> so okay you can find massive sales. so for up to 90% off clothing for the entire family, even designer we're going to see 60% off at old navy, 50% off at h&m, j. crew. >> online and brick and mortar >> yes, for both check the details. >> okay. >> also active wear and jeans, lucky brand $29 for $129 pair of jeans. back to college, that's useful and shoes. cole haan, 60% off women and men's. those very chic oxfords with the
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sort of athletic soles, a hundred -- >> 411, i know that. >> $150 off. >> you come bearing gifts. >> i know, right. >> everything she talked about, sales and more, head to today.com/shop. coming up we have a special july 4th tribute to hidden heroes, a military family helping other vets despite their own tremendous struggles and we have a big surprise for them that they don't know about. we can't wait. but first, your local news ♪
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good morning. it's 8:26. dublin police are investigating a single car crash that killed both people in that crash. it happened about 1:30 this morning near fallon road and anton way near the dublin ranch golf course. two men in the car died. their identities have not been released. their car struck a light pole in the center median and then caught fire. authorities are investigating a hit and run crash in san jose that happened around midnight near north capital and madden. one car crashed into the back of that minivan and sent it through a fence and into a cemetery. the car driver ran from the scene. the minivan driver was not hurt. and now we want to get a look at your traffic picture.
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kind of slow. >> very slow. slow and go but steady. i haven't had any big accidents but still one closure that may affect your morning commute in milpitas. closed between downing road and vista ridge. the eta time on when that should reopen has been until 11:00 a.m. unfortunately, looks like it may be a possible du i incident that happened early on this morning. also a couple changes to mass transit. b.a.r.t. is on a sunday schedule. ace has no service for holiday and holiday schedule. >> more news coming up in just a half hour. have a good morning, folks.
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♪ ♪ ♪ that was phenomenal. good morning to you. we are back at 8:30 on this beautiful july 4th that was yankee doodle, an american classic, performed by the united states air force ceremonial brass that is their 20th year playing for us on the 4th of july. we're joined by the band's commander. >> good morning, we always love having you here on independence day. and what else does the band have planned for the 4th of july? >> today, we're here with you. we travel back to washington, d.c. tonight, air and space museum, the air force memorial and the lincoln memorial but we are also today in canada and costa rica as we're
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strengthening the bonds with our allies by sharing culture. >> that song you played yankee doodle was made popular during the american revolution. >> that was a song the british sang and the americans adopted it as a show of unity. >> just tremendous. >> thank you all for joining us on this 4th of july holiday and for your service. >> thank you. >> you ready for a crowd moment. we want to meet someone special today. where is ava there she is we're going to come through. are you ava? >> yes, ma'am. >> good morning to you, where are you from >> memphis, tennessee. >> i hear today is special because it's your 10th birthday. is that true >> yeah. >> let's give ava a round of applause you've got your sister elise here, mom angela, your grandmother is here, the whole family is here we want to do something special for you.
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we are going to -- you ready i have a bunch of big old tickets. do you guys see these? here, hold these while i talk. we have tickets for you to attend the annual macy's 4th of july here in new york city tonight and you're going to get a great view to enjoy the fireworks, vip tickets, my friends. what a cutie thank you guys for coming. say hi everybody to memphis for me somebody's specific. dylan, take it away. >> so fun. i'd love to walk in with those tickets. don't forget, you can also enjoy the nation's largest 4th of july fireworks display with performances by luke bryant, khalid, marin morris and many others that's tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern on nbc. >> don't want to miss that speaking of great concerts tomorrow on the plaza country star toby keith will be here with a live performance. we're so excited about that. >> i love it. >> absolutely. also coming up, nothing sends us running inside the house faster than a bunch of annoying mosquitos
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dr. azar is here with important tips to keep the bugs away. a special 4th of july menu with easy red, white and blue recipes that still leave you plenty of time to celebrate with friends and family that's always good when we have sunny here. >> looking forward to that she sure does. but first, dylan, how about another check of weather it's gorgeous out there. not as humid as when the day started. >> it will get humid but, you know, it's summer. we kind of expect to sweat a little bit this time of year. >> we'll take it. >> we are going to see the heat and humidity across most of the country. in fact, that heat and humidity will help spawn some storms later on today, especially up and down the east coast, back through the midwest as well. tomorrow we are going to see the hot and humid weather up and down the east coast, back through the midwest, isolated strong storms pop up each afternoon. something to keep in mind, on saturday, more scattered storms the forecast is very repetitive. it stays beautiful out west. as we go into sunday a big travel day as you head back to wherever you have to go. less humid across new england.
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in general most of the country looks like we'll be seeing beautiful weather for this entire weekend >> happy fourth of july. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're going to have great weather for the fireworks in san jose this evening. about 66 degrees with all clear skies. and if you are heading over to livermore, a little warmer to start for the block party but cooling off once again into the mid-60s there. and our inland valleys reach low 80s today. slightly warmer tomorrow. temperatures peak on saturday reaching 89 degrees and then cool off on sunday into early next week. san francisco, we're just watching out for the fog drifting by. and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you. now to a special story for independence day there is no freedom without sacrifice, something military families all around the country know all too well >> we want to introduce you to a family who's been through it all.
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16 years of service, three tours of duty. despite tremendous ups and downs they continue to live their lives in the same spirit of service as advocates for veterans and military caregivers alike. >> reporter: for carlos urbina the call to protect and serve was in his blood. >> my mom was mt. marine corps my aunt was in the marine corps. what made me want to go in there, to be honest with you, was the uniform. the dress blue uniform. >> reporter: he joined the marines at 19. was sent to iraq for his first tour of duty when he came back he felt different. >> i started feeling ashamed and guilty and depressed, and i didn't know why. >> reporter: despite his personal struggles he found the love of his life sharon. >> we met when i was in college. he had to chase me for a little
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while but he wore me down. >> reporter: they got married after his second deployment when sharon says the scars of her husband's battle with mental health became easier to see. >> he was quicker to anger he didn't like to be in crowds he was up a lot at night getting him to admit that he had ptsd and he suffered from mental health issues was very hard. >> i gave up on myself and i gave up on the idea of ever being happy i just wanted it to be over. she pulled me through. >> reporter: sharon became carlos's full-time caregiver, encouraging him to try different kinds of therapy gradually he began to improve. >> i don't want to change what happened to me and i think the role that i'm supposed to play is giving back because i'm still here. >> i watch my husband wake up every day and want to battle his demons and that gives me the motivation
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i need to fight for him and fight for us and fight for our family now. >> reporter: a family that's grown, after nine rounds of fertility treatments the couple welcomed their little miracle, adeline in december. >> he's an amazing father, he's very engaged he's obsessed with her. >> i was thankful that it happened when it happened because if it would have happened years ago i don't think i would have been able to be the father that i am. >> reporter: and this morning we have carlos, sharon and little adeline here with us this morning. isn't she precious >> she's precious. >> thank you guys so much for coming in. carlos, it takes so much to go through what you've done and you've come out stronger talk about why you still want to
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volunteer and you're frankly serving others still now. >> we were shown all kinds of kindness through our struggles and our battles and we just want to give back we're still here and i mean we just want to make sure that all the guys and, you know, caregivers out there -- >> someone's got it. >> there are all kinds of guys out there that are getting the help they need we want to make sure we're showing them that we got help and it's not over and we're going to continue to fight but at the same time we want to help people get in a better place. >> and sharon, you're a fellow for the elizabeth dole foundation, an advocate for the 5.5 million military caregivers. why is that so important to you and how can other families who are out there help and get involved >> it's so important to advocate on a local level and at a national level just so that those caregivers and those people who identify as caregivers can access resources like through the hidden heroes.org but also get support from their neighbors if it's just a cup of coffee. >> that makes a difference, doesn't it? >> it does.
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>> i have to tell you guys, you're here to honor what you do i don't know if you know, that's part of it i don't know if you guys have heard of kristen bell and dax shepard, they founded a company called hello bello and they came to us with an idea, they wanted to help out a deserving military family we said, okay, that's a great idea so we went out and we found you guys and we told them about you guys and they have a message for you. take a look. >> hi "today" show. >> happy independence day. we have been trying to think of a way that we could say thank you to the servicemen and women who have fought to keep this country that we love safe. and we have decided to slash prices at hello bello.com for all active or retired servicemen and women. >> forever. >> forever. >> forever you will receive a permanent discount it is our very small way of saying thank you, we love this country that we live in. and carlos and sharon, we were so moved by your story, thank you both for your service as a veteran, as a caregiver, as new parents to baby adeline. >> we want to pull up the dump
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truck and spoil you. without further ado, guys bring out the goods. >> we hope you have room in your car, we hope this lightens your load a little bit. >> thank you for all you've done hello bello is gifting you a year's supply of baby essentials, diapers, you name it >> look at that. >> you'll never have enough of those. >> wow. >> what do you guys think about that >> we're speechless. >> everything we do is obviously not to get anything. >> emotional. >> thank you for your service. >> and we all know, we were saying and dylan was saying the same thing, when you have a little one, diapers are expensive. >> everything is. >> diapers, wipes, lotions you have it for a year. >> thank you guys. for your service, carlos and sharon and adeline. >> she knows her daddy's crying.
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>> she leaned in to give him a hug. >> she's giving you a hug. >> god bless you guys. coming up, don't let bug bites ruin the fireworks tonight. we've got tips on keeping them away so you can maximize your outdoor fun all summer long. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >> look at these little feet. >> precious. on nbc. >> look at these little feet. >> look at these little feet. >> precious. are we tnot yet.? at crystal geyser we put our mountain source on our bottle... that's cool. ...because we bottle at our mountain source. crystal geyser alpine spring water. always bottled at the mountain source.
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are bad flyers if you have a fan, they're flying into a head wind, that can help keep them away. wear light colored clothing. they're drawn to dark colors if you see something on you, like a tick, it's easier to see. >> i get a lot of bug bites standing outside the white house. i'm going to prop up a fan. >> make sure your screens don't have holes, make sure they're working. it can go a long way. >> repellants. >> if you are using repellant, we have three products, deet is the active ingredient in off we've heard a lot about it. >> that's the toughest stuff you want to look for about 25% to 30% deet. if you're looking for natural, we have two products here, one is called oil of lemon eucalyptus it's a refined version from the eucalyptus tree. that can be used in anybody, but not on children under the age of 3. >> is it strong enough >> very, very strong the other one is called
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poteradin, synthetic version of something found in the black pepper plant this can also be used. for deet, it can be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women. not to be used in infants under the age of 2 months. >> how important is it to check with your doctor if you are pregnant >> it's a good idea. when we had zika a couple years ago the cdc and academy of pediatrics were on board with protecting pregnant women from mosquito-borne illnesses and we have here clothing treated with an insecticide. >> in the actual shirt. >> in the actual clothing. you want to read the label carefully to know how many times you can actually wash it and it retains its insecticide ability. >> and citronella. >> unfortunately if you're relying on this, just for mosquito repellant, not going to be as sufficient as the actual repellant. >> so do both. >> have it as an adjunct, but don't rely on it solely.
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>> does it start to wear out >> it definitely -- usually after about 40 minutes it wears off. hours of protection with those. >> what happens if you get a bite >> if it's painful use an anti-inflammatory or a pain reliever for itch i like to recommend an antihistamine or a cortisone and an ice pack. >> ice pack. >> one of my favorites, i didn't realize was around for 30 years, sorry, everybody, is after bite. which is baking soda it's a big, big hit in my house now. >> just rub it on. >> it helps with the itch. aloe and honey. >> my biggest fear, ticks. >> if you do have a tick engorged in your skin, get it off before 36 hours. >> i'll call you. >> use gloves, clean the area with alcohol you want to take fine tip tweezers, go as close to the skin as possible pull up with a steady motion, not a twisting motion and i would recommend for anyone who thinks they have had a tick bite, ask your provider what
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symptoms to look for. >> great to see you. >> thanks, you too. coming up next a red, white and blue menu for your 4th of july gathering, steak, potato salad and blueberry-apple pie. all the best simpler than it sounds first, this is "today"n nbc. it's time for our lowest prices of the season on the sleep number 360 smart bed. it senses your movement and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable. the queen sleep number 360 c4 smart bed, now $1299. plus, free premium delivery when you add a base. ends sunday.
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♪ welcome back this morning on "today." food has become a tradition around here. we have "food network star" sunny anderson joining us on the fourth of july we are lucky to have you. >> here i go of course you pull out the old pictures. >> she served four years as a member of the u.s. air force and she celebrated independence day all over the world and today
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you're whipping up a red, white and blue menu for us. >> yes >> good morning. and thank you for your service >> i'm so happy to be here who would have thought in 1993 when i enlisted that i'd be here hanging out with the air force band with you, cooking. i'm happy. look at me >> can we do this? >> look at her shoes. >> i've got themed shoes. >> i thought i'd upgrade your red, white and blue. i think everyone probably already has the menu punch it up. for the red, if you're making steak or beef usually people just do a salt and pepper thing but i like to kick it up just a little bit differently we've got the salt, the pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, some paprika and curry powder. the awesome thing about curry powder, it's got so much going on, ginger, coriander, cumin >> it does it for you. >> it does so stir it up. the big ticket to make sure it's nice and juicy and gets the
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crust is how you rub a tablespoon at a time, get it into the flesh and really rub it in, really rub it in you can do this now with whatever steak you have in the fridge wrap it tightly with some plastic wrap let it hang out in the fridge. >> how long? >> up to 12 hours. >> oh. >> do it now but up to 12 hours leave it room temperature for about two hours before you grill it or get it into your pan and that's another tip you don't always have to use the grill. you can put the pan on the grill. >> will it have the same taste >> yes, even better you get a full on 360 flat iron of fire on that so you're not just getting the grill marks and the juices are releasing. >> okay. >> make sure you also grill all of the sides that means the top, the bottom and the edges right there. >> kristen and dylan are chewing away is it phenomenal >> curry powder on your steak. >> the rub on the fatty park of the steak is amazing. >> we only have a minute left. >> really quick on the potatoes, go to your produce section you
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can get potatoes in a bag that you just zap for eight minutes and they're done so i say zap those. >> only add something. >> charred onion potato salad. char the onions on the grill, salt and pepper, olive oil, make a quick dressing of mayo everybody loves dressing, right? you know what i mean >> i've never heard of doing it this way. >> yeah, you're outside on the grill, put the onions on there and get char. >> tomato. >> dylan said it's amazing. >> toss it and you've got your potato salad. >> and dessert. >> the apple pie, your blue. you've got the blueberries, add some apples in there, they're going to help with the thickening with the pectin, sugar and lemon juice. >> apples and blueberries work well together, quick tip, if you
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get fruit tip, apple is the number one ingredient, the vanilla of fruit, goes with everything. >> they're eating, happy plates over there, sunny. >> yeah. >> how long do you bake that >> put it in the oven at about 400 degrees until everything's nice and golden and publy on top. 30 to 35 minutes. >> you're cranking this out on the 4th of july. >> i'm trying. >> go to today.com/food. back in a moment, but first, as i speak with my mouth full, it's >> i do it all the t im just when you thought you were done painting... ...you discover paint bleed under your tape... not with frogtape! frogtape is the only painter's tape treated with patented paintblock technology.
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this is nissan intelligent mobility. ♪ we want to wish you a happy fourth of july good morning. 8:56. moments from now, the first of several bay area fourth of july parades will begin. danville's parade is one of the most popular anywhere. in many cases, folks brought their chairs to the downtown area last night and even early this morning as bob redell was arriving this morning. other cities having parades
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include fremont and novato. and tonight let the fireworks begin. dozens of fireworks shows are planned. the biggest one is in san francisco. that's where about 100,000 people are expected to be along the embarcadero. nbc bay area meteorologist kari hall says the skies may cooperate but there could be a marine layer along some of the coastline. pete suratos is at the embarcade embarcadero. he'll look at the preparations. also we have you covered online when it comes to things to do on this fourth of july. link to our yankee doodle dandy handy guide at the top of our home page. our nation's capital is always buzzing. this year the buzz is centered around president trump's plan to host a big celebration on the national mall, including a show of america's military might and a speech from president trump. you can find that story right on our home page. show me the crown.
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♪ from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the "3rd hour of today." and good morning, everyone, welcome to the "3rd hour of today," it is the 4th of july, i'm dylan here with sheinelle and craig. al is off. >> of course he's off, it's a holiday. >> it's a holiday. >> the only one who has to work is me. >> happy 4th of july. >> we have, if you can see it, fireworks going off behind us. >> which is so good because i can never stay up late for the fireworks. this is the closest. >> you can watch them on tv and dvr. >> it's so late. >> what better way to mark independence day in classic american fashion than with food. >> oh,

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