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thanks for watching. have a great day. stay dry today. good morning. breaking overnight. a may day march in seattle erupts into violence. >> we don't want to hurt anyone. >> protesters hurling rocks, bricks and flairs. police using stun grenades and pepper spray on the crowd. a dozen people arrested. double digit lead. donald trump up big in the polls heading into tomorrow's crucial primary in indiana. >> the joke is, don't let me fall. don't let me fall. >> will the hoosier state be ted cruz's last stand? on the democratic side, bernie sanders is vowing to fight to the bitter end. >> the convention will be a
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contested contest. troubling signs. prince's personal chef opens up about recent health problems he says he witnessed, as the pop star's siblings head to court to begin the long fight for his estate. and trouble brewing. starbucks hit with a $5 million lawsuit. this one all about their iced drinks and whether you're getting what you pay for today, monday, may 2nd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on this monday morning. >> may is not coming quietly in seattle. >> the pacific northwest seeing violence. it's our top story. violent may day clashes in seattle between capitalist demonstrators and the police.
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gadi schwartz is there. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. boarded up doors here in downtown seattle after a chaotic night. police say they tried to take a hands-off approach. when people started throwing things at them, they had to switch from crowd control into riot mode. >> reporter: the violence started with clashes throughout the city. some demonstrators clearly dressed and armed for a fight. quickly, the may day protests in seattle escalated. >> we do not want to get hurt. we don't want to hurt anybody. >> reporter: protesters sprinting for cover. seattle police saying they were attacked with rocks and bottles. >> the seattle police department works hard to protect the first amendment rights of those in our city. the demonstrators put people in jeopardy, so we had to take action. >> reporter: they focused their anger on what they call a
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capitalist system. >> i'm tired of capitalism destroying the country. >> reporter: some bystanders criticized the crowd. >> do something positive. >> reporter: as darkness began to fall, lines pushed forward, ordering demonstrators to disturb. armored officers formed a moving wall. >> move back. >> reporter: making multiple arrests as the crowd thinned. while most may day demonstrations across the country were peaceful, once again, for the fifth year in a row, seattle is cleaning up after another riot on the first day of may. >> all told, nine protesters were arrested. there were five officers that were injured. two of those officers were injured by things that were thrown at them. one officer was actually bitten by a protester. all of them are expected to be okay. back to you. >> gadi schwartz, thank you very much. moving to the race to the white house and tomorrow's potentially decisive primary in
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indiana. according to you aour new poll, donald trump has a double digit lead over cruz there. the democratic side is closer. we'll begin with national correspondent peter alexander, in indianapolis this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. in reality, ted cruz and the stop trump forces have one day left to stop donald trump from becoming the republican party's nominee. in our new poll, may be crushing those hopes. >> reporter: 24 hours out, the republican race could come down to indiana. >> if we win indiana, it's over. >> reporter: donald trump with 80% of the delegates needed to lock up the nomination, now arguing rivals ted cruz and john kasich are hanging by their fingertips. >> don't let me fall. >> reporter: cruz casting the stakes. >> i believe in the men and women gathered here and the goodness of the american people, that we will not give into evil but we will remember who we are. and we will stand for our
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values. >> reporter: a cruz loss would likely mark the beginning of the end for his campaign, and a near fatal blow to the stop trump movement. their window is closing. the latest poll showing trump crushing cruz in indiana by 15 points. 6 in 10 republicans here say the alliance between cruz and kasich backfired. still, cruz remains defiant. asked whether he'd support trump as the nominee on "meet the press," he deflected. >> i am going to beat donald trump. you're welcome to lobby for support for trump as much as possible. we are going to beat trump. >> reporter: undeterred by crit critics, trump's talk turns head. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country. that's what they're doing. >> reporter: ahead of the convention in cleveland, trump's allies are plotting how to secure the nomination, even if he falls short of delegates.
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groups like stop the steel are staging a massive protest. >> there should be a correlation between how the people voted and how delegates are allotted to the convention. it doesn't seem to be happening. >> reporter: hillary clinton with a slight lead over bernie sanders is looking to put away the race. >> i will work against a the divisiveness, the mean spiritedness, the hateful rhetoric that we are hearing from donald trump and others. >> reporter: as sanders insists, he's in it for the long haul. >> the convention will be a contested contest. >> it sounds good, but the fact is, because democratic pledged delegates are awarded proportionally, even if clinton loses here in indiana tomorrow and loses every other state on the calendar, she still collects enough delegates to win her party's nomination this june. >> peter, thank you. the center of the political universe right now, indiana.
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we're joined now by nicolle wallace and msnbc host and political correspondent steve kornacki. good morning to both of you. >> morning. >> donald trump said to supporters, if we win in indiana, it's over. so if he does win, if he trounces cruz and kasich tomorrow, steve, does the stop trump movement pack up and go home, or do they pack up and buy bus tickets to cleveland? >> i don't think they'll pack up on the spot, but i don't know where they go after that. they'll point to california. they'll say, june 7th, huge number of delegates, he can stop him there. you have to talk about the idea of momentum. if trump wins tomorrow, and especially if he wins by the margin weir s're seeing in the , it was not on paper that way a week ago. the voters are saying, we're ready. >> we're seeing that play out in interesting ways. we know that ted cruz has pretty much outmaneuvered donald trump on the delegate process. finding delegates who would be supportive of him in a second ballot.
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we're reading in the papers today that some of the delegates are softening and thinking, i don't know if i'm a cruz person after all. >> yeah. i think you can describe it as losing by winning. he was sort of winning some of the back room deal and the opaque side of presidential polit politics. all along the way, trump was gaining on him by cementing the message that someone was trying to take something from him that was rightfully his. i don't think cruz will be the nominee anyway, but he made damaging missteps. the kasich-cruz alliance was a bust. this game looked like a problem to many voters. i think trump will be the nominee. >> democratic side, close between hillary clinton and bernie sanders in indiana, according to the polls. if bernie sanders loses indiana, he has to win something like 95% of all remaining delegates before the convention. what does he say to his supporters when he gets on the
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stage tomorrow night to justify going forward? >> what's weird about this, if you look at the map between now and the end for democrats, he could lose tomorrow and is likely to keep winning states until the end. there are a few left on the map, like west virginia a week later, that are going to be bernie sanders states. clinton versus obama in the primaries eight years ago, clinton was winning primaries through the end against obama but the math wasn't working. the key difference was at the end of the process, basically as soon as it ended, she said, that's it. i'm not fighting in the convention. will sanders do that? >> sanders talked about a contested convention as recently as this years ago. >> eight years ago, it was hillary clinton being a good girl, how would she get behind him and help obama win? now, trump is telegraphing everything that sanders says about clinton.
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calling her unethical and unqualifi unqualified. he's made a mess for the democratic party. >> sanders is opening the wounds and the republican nominees are going to pour salt in the wounds. >> thank you, guys. millions across the south are facing another severe weather threat after a weekend of heavy rain and flash floods. miguel almaguer is in louisiana, west of baton rouge, this morning. miguel, good morning. >> good morning. this area has been hit hard by the deluge. many homes in the community already have damage. adding insult to injury, the region is under a flash flood watch today. the one thing this community does not need more of is water. >> reporter: the deadly storms pounding the south have shown no mercy. rain, hail, lightning and tornadoes, crippling communities in at least four states. while in kentucky, flash flooding swept away one person, who this morning, has been confirmed dead.
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today, 4 million are under flash flood watches. in lake charles, where streets and homes were inundated, they're bracing for more swift water rescues today after ten inches of rain. >> all the rooms are flooded. all my floors are gone. >> reporter: the storm system that flooded louisiana killed six in texas over the weekend. among those unable to escape the fast-rising flood waters, four children. 6 through 9 years old. along with their great grandmother. palestine wasn't the only community in the bull's eye. >> that is crazy. thank you, lord, i got off of this. >> reporter: in lindale, texas, floods washed away roads and cars. at least 37 twisters touched down last week. today, the threat of more severe weather is here again. >> while they're worried about flash flooding, they'll keep a
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close eye on riverbanks. if the levies give way, they could swamp nearby communities. as the rain begins to pick up at this very hour, we know it can be another dicey day along the gulf coast. >> miguel almaguer, thank you. new developments in the investigation into the untimely death of prince. the battle over his estate heading to the court, as the superstar's long-time chef speaks out about recent problems he noticed. stephanie gosk as the latest. >> good morning. in a few hours, prince's siblings and their attorneys will be in probate court to begin, only begin, the process of dividing up his estate. the mystery of his death deepens. the personal chef cooked for him for three years and noticed prince's health start to slip. >> reporter: this morning, new details about the final days of prince's life. his personal chef, ray roberts, reveals up sight, telling the
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associated press, it felt he wasn't himself, probably the last month or two. i think he was struggling with being sick a lot. roberts tells the ap, the music icon was suffering from core throats and a stomach illness. his final show on april 14th in atlanta was plagued by cancellations for what were said to be the flu. when asked about reports of prescription painkillers and addiction, roberts said, not even a hint. not at all. echoing what others close to prince, who want to remain private, told nbc. but law enforcement sources say prescription painkillers were found on his body, and in paisley park. finding out what role they may have played and who prescribed them is an ongoing investigation. surrounding the days leading up to prince's day, the family began the process to divide up the estate. there is no will and a mountain of unreleased music, nearly
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impossible to put a price tag on. the estate is estimated to be worth up to $300 million now. the music could make it worth much more. >> for a man so sophisticated, with so many business interests, to leave no road map for what goes forward, chaos is bound to ensue. ♪ must have heard it on the news this morning. >> reporter: the conservative guess by a state expert is legal wrangling over prince's priceless will will take years. >> a source connected to the family tells me the negotiations have already become contentious, and they've only just begun. matt and savannah, back to you. >> stephanie, thank you very much. now to puerto rico's growing debt crisis. the government will default today on $422 million in debt payments. its governor announced on sunday what he called the painful decision, saying they can't pay the bonds without cutting essential services. officials spent the weekend trying to negotiate a settlement that would have avoided the
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default. the territory can't declare bankruptcy and a rescue bill stalled in the u.s. congress. things could get worse this summer when another payment of more than $700 million is due in july. tens of thousands of public school students in detroit have an unexpected day off today. detroit public schools closed after the teachers union urged members to call in sick over a protest over funding issues. the district says unless it gets more funding for the state, it'll have no money to pay teachers after june 30th. tens of thousands of detroit students missed class. speaking of school, the milestone for the first family. the white house announced the obama's eldest daughter will attend harvard university. first, she'll take a year off after graduating high school. kristen welker has more on that. good morning. >> good morning to you. i'm, of course, out on the trail covering the race for the white house. but it's the current residents
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of 1600 pennsylvania avenue who are also making big news today. malia obama has been visiting colleges, spurring speculation about her future. she's made her decision. it's harvard. >> reporter: she's the oldest daughter of the nation's first african-american president, but now malia obama is preparing to make a mark of her own. after graduating this spring, the 17-year-old will take a so-called gap year and then attend harvard university in the fall of 2017. the president joking this weekend, there are still rules as long as malia is under his roof. >> a young person came up to me and said, she was sick of politicians standing in the way of her dreams, as if we were actually going to let malia going this year. >> reporter: he talked candidly about how much he'll miss her. >> i'm not ready for her to leave. i was asked if i would speak at her graduation. i said, absolutely not. because i'm going to be sitting
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there with dark glasses sobbing. >> reporter: it's been nearly eight years since the obama daughters first captivated the nation. >> hi, daddy! >> reporter: since then, the world has caught glimpses of them growing up. on family outings and holiday traditions through the years. even marking major milestones, like malia's sweet 16. >> watch out. malia obama on the road. >> reporter: now, malia is about to travel down a familiar road for first daughters. chelsea clinton set off for stanford while her dad was president. the bush twins, also. this high achievement comes with mixed emotions. >> she's one of my best friends. it's going to be hard for me not to have her around all the time. >> now, the white house has always been careful to protect the privacy of the obama girls. they haven't said how malia will
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spend the gap year. typically, students use it to travel or volunteer. it's possible she wants to start her studies after her dad leaves office. of course, the obamas are no stranger to harvard. both of malia's parents attended law school there. back to you. >> kristen, thank you very much. >> i would like to announce that i'm going to take a gap year. it would be nice. >> i've been touring colleges with my daughter, and i want to go back to college. >> it's wasted on the young. >> we should go now. how about a check of the weather first? >> in the meantime, since i'm here, figure i'll do that for you. as you saw in miguel's story, we're looking at more heavy thunderstorms moving through. severe thunderstorm watches from houston all the way up near memphis. we'll watch this. also, a stationary front, cold front, pushing its way east. we have heavier showers and thunderstorms in western new york. a risk of strong storms today making their way south of philadelphia to ash ville. 20 million people at risk for
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this. the system pushes to the east, look for heavy rain in louisiana. the gulf coast still in this. travel delays for new orleans to atlanta. tomorrow, unsettled weather in the east. this low pressure sliding in, we'll be looking at a real mess. rain, 1 to 2 inches in the south, which will exacerbate all the flooding. that's what's going on. that's what's going on. we'll get to your local forecast mary buys a little lamb. one of millions of orders on this company's servers. accessible by thousands of suppliers and employees globally. but with cyber threats on the rise, mary's data could be under attack. with the help of the at&t network, a network that senses and mitigates cyber threats, their critical data is safer than ever. giving them the agility to be open & secure. because no one knows & like at&t. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley.
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lots of clouds, occasional showers an a chance of some late-day storms. that's a seven-day at the bottom of the screen. this is what's going on today. a warmup in spite of the cloudy skies. for philadelphia, the pennsylvania suburbs and the lehigh valley all near 70 degrees this afternoon. some scattered showers in south jersey, upper 60s later today for hamilton township. at the shore, a sea breeze will keep things cooler. could see late-day storms in delaware. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. just ahead, starbucks being accused of ghiving you too much of something. jeff rossen tells you what it is. exploring the biggest crime stories ever. first up, the o.j. simpson case. we'll talk to former prosecutor christopher darden exclusively. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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in with jessica boyington. it looks like we have a few problems on the road. tell us what's happening. >> a few as well. really foggy conditions and accident scene on 422 around trooper road. this accident scene is pushed over into the shoulder now. you can see a few vehicles involved. they'll tow these cars out of the way. speeds are climbing back up, still, but into the 20s now. vai? >> jessica, thank you. happening today, jury selection will begin and congressman chaka fattah's federal corruption child. he's accused of taking bribes and misusing campaign funds to repay debt from a failed run for philadelphia mayor. the congressman's co-defendants include a lobbyist and his former chief of staff. last week fattah lost his re-election bid to dwight evans. we'll have another update coming up in about 25 minutes. meanwhile, always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. we'll send you back to the "today" show. have a great day. see you in a half hour.
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good morning, everybody. 7:30. it's may 2nd, 2016. sunny skies and happy crowd. we're starting off the new work week. glad to have you along. we'll be outside in a bit. let's take a look at the headlines this monday morning. another day of flooding for parts of the south. nearly a foot after rain has already fallen in southern louisiana, leading to dozens of swift water rescues there. at least six people died when severe weather hit texas over the weekend. >> reporte . firefighters still putting out hot spots from a fire that gutted a historic church here in manhattan. flames were shooting out through the window and roof of the serbian orthodox cathedral. it was built in the early 1850s and luckily empty at the time.
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hours earlier, it was packed for orthodox easter celebration. sunday marks the end of an era for the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus. the elephants staged their final performance during a show in rhode island. they'll be moved to florida where they'll live out their retireme retirement. a new rossen reports highlighting more trouble for starbucks. after slapped with a lawsuit over its hot drinks, now another lawsuit is claiming issues with the coffee company's giant iced drinks. today, national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has been following the developments. >> good morning to you. first, as you mentioned, the lawsuit against starbucks claiming they underfill hot lattes. we told you about that weeks ago. measured for ourselves. now, a starbucks customer in chicago is filing this new class action, saying starbucks is underfilling the cold drinks, too.
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adding enou ining too much ice. this morning, she's demanding $5 million from starbucks to pay back all of you who buy these drinks. >> reporter: when you order an iced drink at starbucks, the a barista fills it up and then adds the ice. they're saying starbucks is misrepresenting the cold drinks. the customer often getting much less than advertised. nearly half as many fluid ounces. in a vende, starbucks advertises 24 fluid ounces. according to the lawsuit, you get 14 ounces of liquid. >> it's an interesting case. >> reporter: legal analyst karen de soto reviewed the case. >> they include this photo of the cup. the claim is the black lines are fill lines, and saying, only fill the liquid up to the black lines and fill up the rest of the cup with ice. what do you make of this?
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>> it could be a valid argument. the plaintiff clearly believes this is an admission that starbucks knew they were doing something wrong. the ultimate question is going to be, is ice a fluid, or is it going to be considered a solid? >> reporter: starbucks telling nbc news the suit is without merit. our customers understand and expect that ice is an essential component of any iced beverage. but this isn't the first time starbucks has been accused of underfilling. just weeks ago, another lawsuit claiming its hot lattes are approximately 25% underfilled. >> can i have a grande latte? >> reporter: i went undercover to test it out. >> grande latte. >> thank you. >> reporter: while the website says nutritional information may vary, in stores, a grande latte is listed at 16 fluid ounces. the first came up short. >> this is the 12 ounce mark,
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and the 16 ounce mark is all the way here. >> close but not 16. >> reporter: they all missed the mark. >> that's really low. >> reporter: at the time, starbucks told nbc news the lawsuit and our experiment were unscientific and without merit. because lattes are hand crafted and customers want the foam on top. foam and now ice. starbucks defending its multi-billion dollar empire. >> we should mention both the lawsuits are in the early stages. we'll have to see what happens. this latest one covers everything from iced coffee to iced tea and their hand crafted sodas. starbucks telling us, if you don't think you got the full among, ask to have them make it again. i've gotten tweets this morning from baristas this morning. when somebody says, no ice or half ice, we're happy to help. >> on the side. >> how many cups do you want? >> and avoid filing a lawsuit. >> there's that. let's get a check of the
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weather now from al. >> announcer: "today"'s weather is brought to you by walgreen's. get your red nose and red flare at your local walgreen's to help kids in need. >> it's back. that's right. the omega block is back. couple of low pressure systems on both coasts and in between. big area of high pressure. this is a very slow-moving system. we'll be dealing with this on into the end of this week. what's going to happen, especially here in the east and from the great lakes, upper level low will be slowly moving down out of canada. it's going to push the jet stream down to the south. we're going to see the cloudy, cool weather. it's not going to be a downpour all the time, but we are going to see scattered showers. we could be watching this low strengthen along the coast. if it does, we're not talking nor'easter but we're talking something that will amplify the rain. it is going to stay wet and cool over the next several days. whatever weather you have today, you're going to have toward the end of the week. for today, record highs in the
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pacific northwest. gorgeous weather. 77 down in los angeles. sunny skies and beautiful in minneapolis, 67. here in the east, it's a mess from texas all the way up into new en good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of clouds, occasional showers and a chance of some late-day storms. that's a seven-day at the bottom of the screen. this is what's going on today. a warmup in spite of the cloudy skies. for philadelphia, the pennsylvania suburbs and the lehigh valley all near 70 degrees this afternoon. some scattered showers in southç jersey, upper 60s later today for hamilton township. at the shore, a sea breeze will keep things cooler. could see late-day storms in delaware. have a great day. >> get that weather any time at weather channel on cable or online. >> thank you very much, al. coming up next, lingering questions from the o.j. simpson case. the trial of the century. we will talk about them exclusivelyexclusively with for prosecutor c
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we're back at 7:41 with a special series, where are they now? case closed. this week, we're looking closer at the biggest crimes in history. starting with the murder case against o.j. simpson. in a moment, we'll have an exclusive, live interview with former prosecutor christopher darden. first, the attention being given to the so-called trial of the centu century. >> reporter: the crime, the case, the glove, the verdict. >> find the defendant not guilty of the crime of murder. >> reporter: more than 20 years after the trial of the century, the o.j. simpson saga is captivating the nation once again. >> not guilty. >> reporter: adapted for tv, as "the people versus oj simpson," the mini series played up the racial tension. and its ties to reality tv. >> stop running. >> reporter: but that show is
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only the start. at least two more tv specials are in the works, including one titled "hard evidence: o.j. is innocent," produced by martin sheen. saying marscia clark and christopher darden -- >> this is a simple case. >> -- how they presented to a jury. >> reporter: and there was a different tension outside of the courtroom. with the show's popularity, simpson's guilt or innocence is taking a backseat to his celebrity, and it's coming as he may be a free man. he is 8 years into a 33-year sentence for a kidnapping and armed robbery. he's up for patrol next year. chris darden wrote a book called "in contempt" and has been reissued as an ebook. nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you.
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>> you have not attempted to watch the series? >> i lived through it and knew the series would not be accurate. i couldn't see any reason why i should watch it. >> what's it like now? it's been 20 years and, suddenly, everyone is talking about the o.j. simpson case. you turn on your tv and see the images. >> it's the trial that never dies. it just goes on and on into perpetui perpetuity. i'm amazed 20 years later, people are still talking about the verdict. >> is it painful to relive it in this way? is it cathartic? >> neither. by not paying a whole lot of attention to it, that's the healthiest thing for me to do. then i go on social media sometimes and see what people say. i'm going to ignore this. >> keep out of it. >> yeah. >> let's talk about the trial itself. you came in rather late, after the jury had been picked. what was your first thought when you walked into the courtroom. >> i looked at the jury, and george looked at me, and i looked at the body language. i could tell, you know, from the
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very first moment, that there were jurors who did not like me and did not appreciate me being on the panel. i wondered why the jury wasn't more diverse. i was surprised. >> you feel the case was almost won or lost in jury selection? >> i think cases are won and lost in jury selection all the time. i think that this one is probably one of them. >> let's talk about the racial tensions that were just shot through the case. you mentioned the jury. there was the back drop of lapd and its history in the black community. this was mark ferman. the allegations that o.j. was framed because he was black. and here you are, the african-american prosecutor. what was it like, to be in that role? >> i didn't think i was there because i was african-american. a lot of people said that and wrote that and published that. i thought i was there because i was a good lawyer, a good prosecutor. that's what i tried to focus on. i didn't pay a lot of attention to the media at first, until the media started paying attention
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to me. then we had an argument one day, before martin luther king's birthday about race, and the "n" word and it was then an issue for me. >> johnny cochran got really heated. >> i was offended then and offended now. it was an outrageous thing for one lawyer to say about another in a public courtroom. >> did you patch things up with johnny cochran. >> yeah. johnny and i were fine. i wish he were here so we could argue about this some more. continue my closing statement in the simpson case. >> the other thing the series gets into is the suggestion that perhaps you and marcia clark had a romantic relationship during the trial. care to confirm or deny? >> well, i'll tell you what, i'll wait until marcia is
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sitting next to me. >> to talk about it? >> in greater detail. you know, people want that. they want a happy ending to what was otherwise a happy ending. >> would be understandable. >> look at it from my position as a lawyer. people looking back at the trial. if i would have said i had a relationship with marcia clark, people would say, we lost the case because we were more interested in intimacy than in the law and the facts. that'd be an even worse position to be? >> i have to ask you about the moment o.j. simpson tried on the glove. for those who think the trial was lost in that moment, what do you say? >> you have to look at the chronology of events in the case. number one, i think the trial was lost before then. i think the glove thing was the most brilliant move in any criminal courtroom in the history of -- >> you do not regret it? >> i can't regret it. it's the past. i think that desperate times
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call for desperate measures. you know, for me as a lawyer, i'm always one to try and win. always going to try and save my case. if it's a little unorthodox, the approach i take, because i don't have a whole lot of other approaches. >> as we sit here today, are you glad you served on the simpson case. >> no. no. >> really? >> the first day i was supposed to appear, i was having back spasms, at home, couldn't get off the floor. i thought i was having a heart attack. i should have stayed on the floor. >> changed your life? >> changed my life. changed me. >> christopher darden, good to catch up with you. thank you for being here. >> my pleasure. >> the book is called "in contem contempt" and you can find it as an ebook. marcia clark will be here later. she'll sit down with kathie lee and hoda. also ahead, history in the making. we'll check in with kerry sanders, aboard the
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nbc 10 news starts now. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. let's get our first alert forecast from nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. bill, cloudy here in center city and cape may. >> dreary. look at the rain that's falling, light, sprinkles and misty in cape may. that's a live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. you can see the light, scattered showers in the cape may area. more impressive, showers that are just to the west moving through harrisburg and heading our way, a chance of storms. the first thunderstorms of the day heading to the northeast. late day today. we could see showers and thunderstorms. the temperatures, holding in the 40s, a little cooler now in the pennsylvania suburbs, philadelphia, 49 degrees at philadelphia international. 49 also in bustleton. vai? >> thank you, bill. not surprisingly, more volume in the 8:00 hour. jessica boyington tell usç whas going on. >> we're watching an accident scene, vai, on 95. the cameras around cottman
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today" and coming up, sailing into history. >> really exciting thing. it's an honor. >> we're live aboard the first u.s. cruise ship to sail to cuba in more than 50 years. plus, kirk cameron controversy. the "growing pains" actor under fire after saying women should be submissive to their husbands. what he's now saying about the growi ing backlash. and all shook up. >> i don't enjoy spending time with people. i find it to be a waste of time, and it makes me anxious. >> elvis presley's granddaughter, riley keough,
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these people. >> i saw someone with a sign that says, where is spring? we agree. absolutely. >> not here. >> exactly. coming up, and we all love a cooking segment, and what's better? >> a dessert segment. >> exactly. we are doing a week of mother's day treats. this morning, a delicious recipe for a triple threat chocolate cheesecake. >> should i go test it? i want to make sure it's safe. >> come to mama. let's go inside. natalie has a look at the top stories. >> good morning to you. five seattle police officers are recovering from after injuries after a may day protest against capitalism led to rioting sunday night. at least nine people were arrested. the violence followed a peaceful march earlier in the day to support higher wages and immigrant's rights. officers had to use pepper spray when protesters began throwing rocks and bricks and molotov k
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cocktails. >> reporter: dona donald trump has a 15-point lead over ted cruz in indiana. on "meet the press," cruz refused to say if he'd support trump as the nominee, and insisted it'd come down to a convention fight. bernie sanders on the democratic side is predicting his party will come down to a contested convention, as well. 16 years after they were buried by an avalanche, the bodies of alex lowe and cameraman david bridges have been found on a mountain in t tibet. lowe was one of the best climbers of his generation. their remains were found last week by two european climbers. lowe's family will make a pilgrimage to the site. "today" exclusive this morning. after more than five decades, a
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u.s. cruise ship is heading into port in havana, cuba. it's one of the biggest commercial steps since last summer when the u.s. and cuba reestablished relations. the only journalist reporting live from the ship is kerry sanders. you've been covering the back and forth between the two countries for a long time. i don't think he ever saw this happening. here's kerry sanders. >> reporter: this morning, history is being made as this cruise ship becomes the first in more than a half century to sail from miami to havana, 262 miles. until now, it might has well have been light years. it's the maiden voyage to cuba on a ship owned by carnival corporation. >> we'll be at the heart of the city, a few minutes from downtown. >> reporter: american passengers about to step on to cuban soil, a country that most u.s. citizens have been forbidden to visit since 1963. >> we wanted to be part of
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history. it's really an exciting thing. an honor. >> reporter: the cuba they'll see has americans anxious to get here before it changes. >> i want to get there before burger king shows up. >> reporter: the voyage almost didn't happen. an old cuban law still in the books banned anyone born on the island from coming in by sea. cuban americans from miami protested, and the law changes. which is why anna garcia, who left havana when she was 6, is today among a dozen cuban-born americans able to take the trip. >> i've been waiting 48 years, 8 days and 8 hours. i left on april 24th, 1968. i've been waiting for a long time. it still seems absolutely surreal. excuse me. >> reporter: cruising to cuba comes with restrictions. passengers can't go to the beach and drink mojitos. passengers technically are not tourists. they're on an educational or
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cultural visit. >> it's all very new. it's all happening so quickly. it's cool to see. >> reporter: one ship, 700 passengers, but a sign perhaps of more to come. >> very few americans aren't curious about and want to visit cuba and experience the culture and people there. we see a lot of demand. >> we're almost there. i can't believe this. let's check. how close are we? >> two miles out, kerry. >> two miles out. this is a history-making moment. when you think about the history of the two countries, so far apart, finally coming together. americans getting ready to step off the ship and on to cuba, a country in many ways, frozen in time. this ship will be going to three ports in cuba every other week. it's about $1800. that's where it starts. there are other fees because of taxes. truly a history-making moment,
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natalie. sort of a pinch me moment. i can't believe this is finally happening. >> pretty cool. kerry, enjoy it and have a good time. kerry sanders reporting for us. >> two miles out, he should be able to see it. fantastic. >> wave the little flags. >> who is on the other end of the walkie-talkie? >> our cameraman. kirk cameron is under fire for things he's saying about marriage. hoda has that story. >> kirk cameron is on tour for a love worth fighting for event. it's designed to strengthen marriage. what cameron is saying about a woman's role is igniting a social media fire storm. >> reporter: this morning, new uproar over kirk cameron's views on marriage. his controversial message, women should be submissive to husbands. >> nothing wrong with being a nerd. >> reporter: the one-time "growing pains" star who tours
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churches speaking about marriage tells the "christian post," wives are to honor and respect and follow thaer husband's lead, not to tell a husband how to be a better husband. when each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage. >> their marriage is really something that fits into the bigger picture of god's love for his bride, the church. >> reporter: the backlash on twitter was quick. can someone please slap some sense into kirk cameron, one woman tweeted. another, kirk cameron isn't qualified to give anyone advice on anything. his wife isn't allowed to tell him this. that's why it's up to us. >> in this case, i think he's using religion, in a way, as a way to justify or validate what are sexist beliefs and not take responsibility for them. >> reporter: men chimed in, too, calling cameron a piece of trash. some supported the actor, saying the advise came from scripture.
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if you're a christian wife, that is exactly what your bible commands you do. hate to break it to you. cameron's spokesperson says his comments were twisted and taken out of context. telling "today", husbands should love and protect their wives. >> it is meekness, it is not weakness. >> reporter: his sister has stated that she prefers a more submissive role in her own marriage. >> what's another word for election? >> reporter: this isn't the first time the '80s heartthrob has been under fire. he spoke out against gay marriage in 2012. >> it's unnatural and detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization. >> reporter: weeks later, he clarified comments here on "today". >> i love all people. i have hatred toward no one. i'm also a man of conviction. if you press me, i'll give you my perspective on a social issue if you ask. >> reporter: with his love worth
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fighting for tour underway, the married father of six telling the "christian post," a lot of people don't nomar raj coknow ms with instructions. we find them in the bible. >> the conversation on social media are more important than the comments he made. >> he says couples shouldn't have heated argumenarguments. if someone wins, someone has to lose. they shouldn't fight in front of the kids. i noticed he hasn't been on twitter since a year and a half a ago. maybe he's not aware of the tweets. >> get away from it now. >> may be off of it for a reason. >> hoda, thank you. coming up, the president's best jokes and his mic-drop moment at the white house correspondence' dinner. plus, how the royal family is celebrating princess charlotte's first birthday today. we're happy to welcome actress riley keough. she has a new role, a steamy
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women feel their sexiest. i'll tell you what the number is in a moment. first, a poll. when did you feel sexiest? what age? >> oh, gosh, never. >> wow. >> somewhere maybe in my 30s. >> tamron? >> i don't know. i'm 45 now, so i'll say now. >> what about you guys? >> we're not women. >> i know. >> i would say somewhere in the late 30s. >> mid 40s. >> a british study found -- and it interviewed women, not men -- but the women said 34. age 34 was when they felt sexiest. 64% said it was because they were more confident as they aged. 34% said they were in a better relationship. others got compliments from a partner, tried out a new hair style or were told they were funny. >> i love the study from the
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can you imagine someone running up, i own you? >> i pay for you. >> no way to get a selfie. >> you should do something else with that. next, a royal milestone. today is the first birthday of princess charlotte. i'm obsessed with these pictures. kensington palace released what is ridiculous cuteness. the photos show the princess walking. look at that. posing inside her parents' home. her full name is charlotte elizabeth diana of cambridge. the photographer behind the photos, the duchess herself. she did the same with george. >> so cute. finally, the white house correspondence' dinner on saturday. it was the last one for president obama. he's made the most of it. here are a few highlights for you. >> even some foreign leaders, they've been looking ahead, anticipating my departure. last week, prince george showed
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up to our meeting in his bathrobe. that was a slap in the face. bernie, you look like a million bucks. or put it in terms you'll understand, you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each. then there is ted cruz. ted had a tough week. he went to indiana, hoosier country, stood on a basketball court and called the hoop a basketball ring. but sure, i'm the foreign one. they say donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world. ms. sweden. ms. argentina.
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with that, i have two more words to say. obama out. [ applause ] >> the president getting rave reviews. standing ovation, as well. friday, savannah and i got to try something cool. the people in time party. this is the glam cam, 360. all the angles. we stood in the middle of this thing and it swirled around us. i did a beauty queen wave. >> see what you missed, matt? >> that's your pop start. we need one of those for in our studio. >> do we really? >> we do. >> a glam cam. >> we should get one. we have the tiny facebook instagram studio. >> why not? >> convert it. perfect. >> you ladies were gorgeous. >> thank you, natalie. >> the president has amazing comedic timing. >> he does. >> as did president bush before him. >> definitely. let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by jared, the
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have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. hails from hollywood royalty, riley keough, the granddaughter of elvis presley, is getting fans shook up on her own. she stars in "the girlfriend experience" on starz. take a look. >> how much does he pay you? $1,000? $2,000? still there? >> yes. >> i'll pay you $10,000 to stay away. >> what if i don't want your money? >> $20,000. what name do i make the check out to? >> seems like a good deal, actually. >> yeah. >> riley keough, good to see you. >> good morning. >> i love what you said to the producer in the pre-interview. you said the character was a law student and, questionably, a sociopath, as well. why the gray area? >> i think the gray area because
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we wanted the audience to sort of view this as a study of this woman. but, i mean, i have my own viewpoints on her as a person. like i said, i don't really want to put that in people's heads. >> she's a law student. yet, she's also been drawn into this world of the escort service. >> yeah. >> when i say drawn in, i think people might immediately think she's been forced into this and, yet, there's something about it that she finds empowering. >> that was kind of the idea behind the show and what i liked about it. it was the story of a girl who ends up doing sex work, who is not coming from a terrible background or oppressive situation. that was the idea for the show. what kind of girl enters into this career and likes it and wants to do it? there's a lot of them. we were interested in that. >> she manages to compartmentize these two sides of her world.
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when we watch this and see her doing what most people find distasteful, we still end uprootiuproot i uprouproot -- up rooting for her. >> that's why i liked the script. i was reading it and she was doing what one might consider bad or terrible things, and i still wanted her to win and was on her side. i thought if we could accomplish that with a tv show, it'd be an interesting thing to do. >> there are scenes in the show that are graphic is maybe not the right word, but they're intense sexually. it's not a first date show, i don't think, or a show you'd sit down and watch with mom. have you tried that? >> i have sat down with mom. >> how did that go? >> i fast forwarded some parts. my parents are both -- i haven't shown my dad -- but my mom is very, i guess, young for a mother and progressive. understands -- you know, i don't have conservative parents. she really liked it.
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>> talking about your mom, lisa marie. your grandmother, we're talking about priscilla. do you look forward to the time, even today on our show, we introduced you from being from hollywood and music royalty, do you look forward to the day when it's never mentioned, when people have you on a program like this? >> it doesn't bother me. i don't think about it. a lot of people say, you must get frustrated at always being called elvis' granddaughter. i don't really think about it. it's a fact. >> it may be easier for each generation. easier for you than for your mom. >> i think so. i'm removed a generation, so i don't really feel it as some kind of bad thing. to me, it's not a bad thing. >> you carry it extremely well. riley keough, thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> "the girlfriend experience" is on starz. our best of broadway week kicks off. we have the cast of "waitress"
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out on the plaza. first on a monday morning, your local news and weather. . good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 8:30. now be careful out there, there's some fog around this morning. nbc 10, delaware bureau reporter tim furlong sent us this video while traveling northbound on 202. all t less check in with bill henley. >> light fog in that shot but there is dense fog in coatesville. was done to zero visibility so that quarter mile that's an improvement. down to a quarter mile in quakertown and under a mile in pottstown. fog to start with, showers are on the way and temperatures will be warming up. right now we're seeing temperatures that are in the 40s
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heading for the 60s this afternoon. we're tracking a few light showers that are just getting ready to move back into the philadelphia area. thank you, bill. let's get a check onto roads. >> 95. we're still seeing problems there. seeing problems in both directions. heeded northbound past an accidents scene onto shoulder. some delays there. we're also seeing typical southbound delays in center city. around cottman avenue and dealing with airport delays. a groundstop of flights departing philadelphia. today we'll find out when traffic can go faster on parts of the pennsylvania turnpike and interstate highways across the state. turnpike and penndot officials will announce expansion of the 70 mile-per-hour speed limit in areas where it's 60 now. another update coming for you in 25 minutes. i'm vai sikahema.
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♪ ♪ what's inside [ applause ] we are back now at 8:30 with
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a case of what's to come. yummy pie and the cast of "waitress." we have sara bareilles. we'll hear more about it and a performance in a little bit. >> you did great. >> you were good. >> amazing. plus on today food, we're counting down to mother's day. we have decadent desserts any mom is going to love. have you noticed, the guys are missing. >> they slipped into something more comfortable. >> well, we've taken jackets off, actually. may is national skin cancer awareness month. we're declaring this melanoma monday. take a look. estimated more than 8,500 people in the united states are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. the incidents among men is on the rise. men over age 50 have a higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population. by the age of 60, melanoma rates
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are twice as high in men as they are in women. >> with that in mind, the american academy of dermatology created a new psa to encourage men to check themselves. take a look. >> take a good look at yourself. oh, yeah. and turn. oh, very nice. check yourself out. and find someone else to help. >> dermatologist deborah is here to give us the once over. good to see you. good morning. >> morning. >> the incidents in men, on the rise. is that because more men are getting themselves checked, or it's simply happening more often? >> it's happening more often. men are not as knowledgeable about skin cancer as women tend to be, and there have been surveys that have shown that they are not as likely to look at the way their skin is changing.
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they're not as aware of the fact that, you know -- there's no such thing as a healthy tanner or a base tan that's good for you. >> is there a difference in the incidents between, say, men of color, and caucasian? >> skin cancer can occur in any skin type and any ethnicity. unfortunately, in men of skin of color, it's diagnosed later and when it's much more difficult to treat. for example, if you develop a malignant melanoma, your chance of survival for five years is around 70% and yours is around 93%. >> we talk about self-examination. there are simply places on your body you cannot look at yourself. you get somebody to help you. how often do you suggest you go to a trained professional? >> it depends on your family history, skin type and risk of skin cancer. have you had multiple burns over the past? do you frequent a suntanning salon? all those things add to it. it's important to get a baseline
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skin test from your dermatologist to determine what's best for you. >> there is one spot our makeup artist always told me i should have checked. you look a picture of it earlier. we're going to look at it up close. anything i should be worried about. >> i like to use magnification to look at moles. it looks okay. what i'm seeing under the microscope, looking for asymmetry, the abcs. a border that's irregular color, multiple colors. anything bigger than the size of a pencil eraser or what's evolving. that looks okay for me. >> men to do a self-check, what do you look for? >> moles that are changing or evolving. something that a non-healing wound or growth. look for a crusty area that repetitively doesn't heal properly. or anything that is new. for you, for example, if you were to see a new spot on your arm or something growing, you
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might be concerned. you want to be able to look at the head. have somebody look behind your ears. it's difficult for you, for example, to see the side burns or the back of your legs. on your buttock and the private areas. doing a skin exam, it's best to be in a well-lit area, mirrors. if you can engage with a partner, it would be helpful. >> you touched a second ago, moles evolving. can a mole like this, which is fine, turn into something that's not fine? >> yes. be aware of that mole. if your makeup artist or partner or someone in your family says, that's changing, betting bigger or darker, have that looked at. >> sunscreen, sunscreen, sunveresun j sunscre sunscreen. >> absolutely. protective clothing, seeking shade, avoiding the salons, your best bet. >> thank you, doctor. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> if you want to check your
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skin cancer risk and take a quiz from the skin care foundation, head to mr. roker, weather? >> that's right. not a lot of sun here in the northeast. let's look what you have for the week ahead. a lot of rain. just because it's cloudy doesn't mean you don't need sun protection. there are still uv rays coming through the clouds. you'll see a lot of wet weather in the east. as we get to the mid part of the week, from the great lakes to the northeast, rain moves into the pacific northwest. midsection of the country, sunshine. latter part of the week, still damp. we've been talking about the omega block. we'll keep dry where it's dry and wet where it's wet. midsection of the country, warm. in the midweek period, it's much warmer under the beneficial dome of high pressure in the plains. stays in the midsection of the country. both ends of the country looking at cooler than average temperatures because of that omega block. that's what's go in good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley.
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lots of clouds and occasional showers and a chance of some late day storms. that's the seven day at the bottom of the screen. this is what's going on today. a warm up in spite of the cloudy skies. philadelphia, pennsylvania suburbs and the lehigh valley all near 70 degrees this afternoon. some scattered showers in south jersey, upper 60s later today for hamilton township. at the shore a seabreeze will keep things cooler. could see late day storms in delaware. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. up next, looking for something sweet and special for mom this mother's day? we have a treat you you will lo. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: today's food is brought to you by cheerios.
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we are back with today food and all this week, we are celebrating, who else, moms. donatella is a celebrity chef and mom. she has a sweet treat you can make for mother's day on sunday. i love the name and the sound of it. >> triple chocolate cheesecake. three types of chocolate. it looks complicated, but it's a great recipe and kind of easy. >> actually, i read it and i was not intimidated, which is saying something. >> eggs, graham crackers, butter, softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, sweet chocolate. >> let's start with the crust. >> you can use a food processor or just use a rolling pin and make a fine ground. can you pour it in? >> i can. what do we have in there? >> melted butter and sugar. >> try not to make a mess. >> stir this up. when it's well incorporated, you pour it into a buttered spring
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form pan. with a glass, you smash it down. >> i was going to use my fingers. >> cook it for 5 to 7 minutes at 350. cook it and that's the first layer. here's the crust. >> just the bottom. >> now the cheesecake part. this is softened cheesecake. >> room temp. >> all the ingredients should be at room temperature so there are no lumps. pour in the sugar. >> as i do, i should mention the chom -- chocolate lovers are downstairs. >> forget mom, i'm making this for myself. >> incorporate the ingredients slowly. one at a time. >> is this melted chocolate? >> melted chocolate and eggs. >> should i not pour the entire thing of sugar in at once? >> you kind of -- it was okay. the idea is, if we had more time, each ingredient, one at a time arks l time, allow it to mix before you add the next one.
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pour it on to here. >> fluffy. >> pour it on. >> you really do trust me. >> i do. bake it at 350 for 60 minutes. let it cool for at least four hours, or do it the night before and have it cool overnight. then the fourth and final element. >> the triple chocolate glaze. >> sugar, chocolate and cream. we melted it on a soft pan. create the glaze. >> we're calling that a ganache? >> yeah, a ganache, a glaze. >> if you're not a die-hard chocolate fan, which i don't understand but some people aren't, you could probably skip one of the chocolate steps, i suppose. >> but why would you? now, if we come over here -- and this is a great time for moms to be with their kids and decorate cakes. >> we have a celebrity guest. we have her little boy. >> you have flowers? >> hi, kiddo. want to help us decorate the
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cheesecake? >> what is your favorite thing to decorate? what do you want to start with, stau ber strawberries? >> yeah. >> he's a man of few words but is a man of action. >> he's serious about his chocolate. >> you have marshmallows, sprinkles. >> what are we celebrating? anything? >> you, mama. >> me? >> those are going back. team downstairs, do we love it? >> look at this little guy. >> he's fantastic. >> very healthy. likes his strawberries. >> i'm impressed. >> very serious about his decorating. >> thank you so much, kiddo. if you want the recipe, tod up next, sara bareilles and the cast of "the waitress."
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. this morning, we are kicking off our best of broadway week with one of the great white way's newest hits called "waitress." stars jesse moos jessie mueller bareilles wrote the music. was this like watching your child be born when you saw it go on opening night? >> the theme of birth is really strong with this whole project. it's been amazing. the audiences have been so loving and bringing their friends and coming back. the cast and crew are working so hard. it's just a huge triumph at this point. >> jessie, savannah says, you've been open a week, ho-hum, it's ordinary now. but from your perspective, to get it on stage, how does it feel? >> it was a joy. opening night, it was such a celebration. you said, the birthing metaphor,
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labor pains, the whole thing. we had it all. it was a joyous moment on sunday when we finally opened. >> pie is prominently featured in the show. do you ever have to partake a little bit? maybe a couple bites between takes? >> we just ate pie. >> in between takes, definitely. >> what will you perform this morning? >> we're going to do a mashup. the first song in the show and the last song of the show. you get a flavor of the bookends of what you'll experience. >> here's a little of the flavor and taste of "waitress." take it away. ♪ sugar, butter, flour ♪ my hands pluck the things i know that i'll need ♪ ♪ i'll take the sugar and butter from the pantry ♪ ♪ i add the flour to begin what i am hoping to start ♪ ♪ then it's down with the recipe and bake from the heart ♪
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♪ what's inside ♪ everyone wants to know what's inside ♪ ♪ i always told them, it's more than words can say ♪ ♪ want to know what's inside ♪ you want the answer ♪ my whole life is in here ♪ in this kitchen, baking ♪ what a mess i'm making >> jenna, what's the pie today? >> blueberry bacon. ♪ the day starts like the rest we've seen ♪ ♪ coffee of an older routine ♪ one out, one in, baking, running ♪ >> make the coffee strong enough. ♪ there's no time now for taking
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things like that ♪ ♪ we've got too much to do ♪ too much to do, always opening up ♪ ♪ letting the day in ♪ ordering cups, we'll say, hello, how you been ♪ ♪ looking around, seeing the same things every day ♪ ♪ hello, how you feel? ♪ ♪ thank you, come again ♪ somebody is there ♪ i wouldn't call this the happy ever after ♪ ♪ i've been around the block and just came back again ♪ ♪ a small town ♪ sometimes home is where your actions are ♪ ♪ order up is how the day finds me ♪ ♪ everything in its place and time ♪
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♪ i like the way most of the days look exactly the same ♪ ♪ opening up to a new day ♪ opening up, come my way ♪ one at a time, every day working ♪ ♪ what's inside ♪ looking around at the day ♪ all the baking ♪ ♪ what's inside ♪ what's inside
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♪ sugar, butter, flour [ applause ] >> jessie mueller and the cast of "waitress," sa va bareilles, thank you so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now at 8:52. good time to get to important business. birthdays. >> we love this time of the show. introduce you to amazing folks. let's get to it. happy 100th birthday to wiley armstrong of brunswick, georgia. need something sewn? she worked as a seamstress and still owns her own shop. love it. joe sell, 100 from erie, pa. joe loves spending time with his wife of 77 years. congratulations. his 12 great grandchildren. happy birthday to helen crivello of milwaukee, wisconsin. her secret to longevity, a vodka at 5:00 p.m. every day.
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sears, retiring as lieutenant colonel. thank you for your service, sir. and myrtle taught at her church for 67 years. happy birthday to renee fontana. she's lived on the same street in manhattan since the day she was born. >> wow. >> that is amazing. >> mother's day, of course, around the corner. we want to celebrate the mom in your life here on "today". head to and tell us why you have the world's greatest mom. don't forget to send us a photo. >> wait, i thought i had the world's greatest mom. >> i do, too. >> i do. >> i have it. >> you guys are doing survival training next hour? >> central park. we were alone
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good monday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert "philadelphia inquirer" for meteorologist bill henley. bill we had rain, clouds, fog. >> we're to get about more rain. clouds are hanging in. fog seizing. starting to improve. but there are the showers moving through lancaster and chester counties. those are light rain showers. later this afternoon that's when
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we could see heavy thunderstorms especially in delaware and south jersey. temperatures climbing in spite of the clouds. 50 degrees right now in philadelphia. south jersey is at 50 degrees. cooler spots but not by much. clayton, haddon township all at 48 degrees. tracie. >> now let's check your ride to work. let's look at the roads. >> we're watching 76. this is over in gloucester right now in new jersey right in here. you can see some slow downs just around this curve. there's an accidents blocking out a lane heading over the bridge into philadelphia. some delays there. some delays on 95 headed northbound as well because of this accidents scene over the shoulder coming off the cottman avenue off-ramp. this morning a 2-month-old baby girl is in critical condition after this accidents that killed another child that happened on henry avenue yesterday when two cars collided. later this morning, former penn
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state coach is asking for a new trail. he was convicted in 2012. his new attorneys say he didn't get a fair trail and have competent counsel. a school start times. parents, students and teachers are weighing the possibility of moving the start time to 8:30 or later. first meeting is scheduled today at camden communities college. i'm tracy davidson. more news in 25 minutes. see you then.
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all on a freshly baked croissant. america runs on dunkin'. this morning on "today's take," anchors away. watch what happens when natalie, tamron and dylan are left alone in the wild. i hit the stage of the ground-breaking hip hop musical-hamilton." dessert and breakfast rolled into one for the ultimate mother's day treat. all that and more coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc "today's roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today". it's a monday morning, may 2nd, 2016. i'm here with natalie and tamron. willie is on assignment. my morning jam, i heard this all week last week because my daughter loves this song.
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we were touring the west coast colleges. this is pillow talk by zayn malik. >> he's so hot right now. he was in my neighborhood recently walking home. i saw what had to be 5,000 girls of a certain age and thought, what's going on? kept walking. then i saw zayn's name scribbled. he was at i heart radio not long ago performing. he's next level. people were worried when he left the group, but he's next level. >> he's gotten good reviews. >> he is adorable, if i might say as an older woman. he is a cutie. >> love him. >> good to have you back, tamron. >> it's good to be back. >> it was a tough week. >> it was. you called me saturday and made my day. beautiful e-mail from natalie. all the outpouring on social media, thank you so much. i appreciate it. i would be lying to you if i said i was 100% myself. i'm not, as this is an ongoing situation. >> for folks who don't know, you
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were close friends with prince. >> yes. we spoke just two days before he passed away. all of the developments that came out, i told you, it has made me question a lot of things about life and so on and to forth. anyway, thank you so much, everybody. you've been tremendous. and thank you. >> you had a little distraction this weekend. >> i did. i had been held up in my home with my family. i thought, let me be out and amongst our people. >> people being -- >> i was like a bum in there. anyway, the big name -- >> you look like a bum. >> so smoking, by the way. >> sophie, the designer i love so much. that's my hair stylist, johnny. she's all about diversity of models of all sizes and shapes. i mentioned her before. so i wore her gown. it was an amazing event. the a-listers came out. will and jada pinkett.
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president obama's final opportunity to take jabs at the media, take jabs at candidates. here are a few highlights. >> anyway, here we are. my eighth and final appearance at this unique event. i am excited. if this material works well, i'm going to use it at goldman sachs next year. [ applause ] earn me some serious tubman. next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot. it's anyone's guess who she will be. although while in england i did have lunch with her imagimajest
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queen, took in a performance of shakespeare, hit the links with david cameron. if anyone is still questioning whether i'm black enough, i think that settles the debate. with that, i have two more words to say. obama out. >> that was great. so good. >> timing is impeccable. >> he had a great line. we had another fence jumper last week. the secret service brought michelle back, and she's okay. >> people were raving about her gown. just beautiful night. the line about her escaping. >> i thought abo i thought about you on the college tour. the white house announced that melila malia is going to harvard. >> taking a gap year. >> so smart, to discover themselves. >> it's a unique opportunity for
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her and her family. most kids can't. to be able to do that is tremendous. >> when she does start, they're out of office. >> right. >> it really is smart on so many levels. your weekend, not quite as hilarious. >> i was supposed to go to the white house correspondent dinner but i was stuck on the island with jenna. >> maryanne and ginger. >> this is part of the national parks segment that airs next week. we went to key west and had a little bit of an unexpected layover in key west. >> what happened? >> the plane we were supposed to take to get to key west, there was an insurance issue. we couldn't get on the plane. >> you still got on? >> we had an extra night in key west. it was fine. >> what do you do when you're in key west? >> eat key lime pie, margaritas. >> tattoos? >> jenna and i got our ears
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pierced. i always wanted one. jenna got a third pierce right here. rachel, our producer, she was like, i don't think so. we sort of strong armed her. get up here. she got a second pierce, which was really fun. then we ended up in tortuga national park, which is gorgeous. which is flying in on a seaplane. 2 hour, 30 minute ferry ride from key west. you land there. it's just fort jefferson. it's a giant fort. it's a bird sanctuary. >> you camped there? >> overnight, we roughed it. everything that could possibly go wrong went wrong. trying to put up a tent took us over an hour. >> holy mackerel. >> we finally got great guys to come over and help us out. >> this sounds like a story. >> wait until monday. we'll kick off the series on monday.
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trying to light our coal, apparently we had the cheap coal and couldn't get the campfire going. we had a lot of help thanks to the people camping there with us. >> sounds terrific. >> we had a great time. >> so we spoke over e-mail but we've not seen each other. i saw your instagram feed of her getting the ear piercing. let me show you what i was doing at the same time. >> no way. >> i was getting my -- >> no way! >> in new york, that's ben, a piercing guy. i got mine thursday. there must be something for women over4 40. i told him, is this the trend again? i have the prince-like ear cuffs. i was going to do it in honor of him. it's crazy. i know, there are other ways to remember somebody you love. this guy told me it is back in style to get the whole thing. we're behind the curve. there's another part of your body he says all of the women are coming in and asking to get
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pierced. >> what part of the body? do i want to know. >> above the waist, in this region. women in their 40s are coming -- i know! i know! >> i blacked out. >> when i saw your instagram we went for the earlobes, i was like, that's my girl. >> we're safe. >> the weather, there's a bit of a nip in the air. >> he said -- >> it's not a tattoo. >> yeah, this is the thing. >> at least you have some place to put your keys. hey, this weekend, i was so proud of our n brbc news market team. the rokerthon2 promo won an emmy. >> it was a great promo. >> i was excited about being on there. >> the goat made it. >> the little man. >> the goat. >> he was a star in this thing. >> love it. >> we were proud. we won a daytime emmy.
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>> your national park series, as well, is coming up. >> we were out west with my daughter, touring colleges. we went to the world's largest living tree. over 2,000 years old. >> beautiful. >> it is unbelievable. gener >> are you close to picking a college next week? is it your choice or an individual choice? >> individual choice. >> does she have a pick? >> two of the top picks are out west. >> it'll be hard. >> i'll miss her, but she's not gone yet. we're going to enjoy it. what we wish would be gone is all this rain along the gulf coast. it has been pouring. it just continues. we've got a weak stationary front, cold front, making its way to the east, as well, where we could see severe weather today, south of philadelphia, all the way into asheville.
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raleigh, just outside of it. 20 million people at risk. hail, damaging wind gusts and heavy rain. as the system pushes through, we still have flood watches in effect for parts of louisiana. this all moves east. during the day today, we could see travel problems from new orleans to atlanta, and more heavy showers and thunderstorms as waves of low pressure move up the eastern seaboard. look for, again, 1 to 3 inches of rain. concentrated down in southern louisiana, we could see 3 to 4 inches. that's where we're worried about flooding, south of i0. that's w-1ha good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of clouds and occasional showers and a chance of some late day storms. that's the seven day at the bottom of the screen. this is what's going on today. a warm up in spite of the cloudy skies. philadelphia, pennsylvania suburbs and the lehigh valley all near 70 degrees this afternoon. some scattered showers in south jersey, upper 60s later today for hamilton township. at the shore a seabreeze will keep things cooler. could see late day storms in delaware. have a great day.
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>> don't you do that. i'll tell your mom. >> al roker is blackmailing me. telling my mom secrets. up next, natalie and tamron and dylan testing their survival skill as in the notoriously barn and desolate central park here
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lovely ladies, two words come to mind. expert survivalists. >> that's what i say. >> scream it. >> we thought we'd test our skills, playing a modified version of "alone." >> they throw one lucky person into the middle of nowhere and challenge them to survive on a few supplies. the key is, how long can you survive? >> we didn't go to the jungle, not close. we ended up in a remote part of central park. >> cell service was spotty. >> you'll have to see what happened. >> welcome to "alone" central park edition. i was a contestant on "alone" season one. everything you need to survive is in these packs. build a shelter. you need to build a fishing rod and a spear. last but not least, you have to gut a fish. you have to fillet a fish, which is also in your pack.
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>> oh. it's a fish. >> hello. >> is this in case i need help? oh! it works. >> i already have like a really comfy little stoop here with this tree. i've got a pretty good shelter going. >> i have cleared this out -- ow -- for my area. >> is my eye okay? i got whacked in the face with a stick. >> these could slant and make for cover. >> i don't know the best way to make a whole roof. >> that was stupid. >> better not be bugg es in her. >> oh, there are so many bugs under that rock. >> bugs in my hair. >> all those years of girl scouts. good little lean to. not bad, right?
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>> i don't know if i'm doing this right. >> it's rusty. it's a rusty fixer upper, but it's not bad. >> just getting my tree limb here. i found what i think is a natural spear. >> if i can get halfway through the brunch -- >> all i need to do is now sharpen it. >> i can't break this. oh, got it! i'll be right back. totally forgot about this thing i found. well, this isn't working either. >> scare something away. what am i trying to spear, a squirrel? >> i've got hooks. i've got some weights. >> got a little thing on a thing. the thing on the thing. there you go. >> i had my fishing line.
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i've got my spear/fishing rod. which i also think is a good idea, based on this theory. in case i want to go -- wait for it -- spear fishing. >> see the beautiful stick right there? that is my fishing pole, my fish weapon. >> i have a dead fish in my bag. why do i need to make a fishing line? he's waiting for me to cut him up. help me. she has no idea what she's doing. >> sorry, fish. >> oh. >> ah! the ineners. >> look at that, so gross. >> there's a fly trying to get my fish. >> this is yucky. i think it's yucky. no, but i think it's good fish. >> i'm not ordering fish for dinner for a long, long time. >> my hands are just disgusting.
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>> i want it off. i want it off. >> gross. >> hello! >> hi. >> do you want to squeeze in? >> yes. >> you need more leaves, dylan. >> i need a lot more. >> what's for dinner? >> not having fish. >> terrific. >> we had a lot of fun. we tried. >> oh! don't throw it. >> comedy. >> i've got my spear. >> flying fish. the most impressive thing was you found a pick ax. >> in central park. >> i assumed they planted props you could use. >> you're the only one with the pick ax. >> i said, dylan, there's a pick ax in central park? >> these are our spears. >> mine was too big. >> it's like sharpening a
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pencil. >> i don't know what we learned from the experience, but the show is good. >> you learn a lot. new episode of "alone" thursday night on the history channel. >> yes. >> we learned how to cut a fish, though dylan didn't -- >> i didn't do it well. coming up next, before you dive into the summer swimming season, we're going to show you must-have cool gadgets to keep must-have cool gadgets to keep your kids safe, next. ♪ your body was made for better must-have cool gadgets to keep your kids safe, next. things than rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to another treatment, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as two weeks, and help stop further joint damage. xeljanz can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts and higher liver tests and cholesterol levels have happened.
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may is national water safety month. before your kids make the splash this summer, "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has products you should know about. jeff, good morning. >> good morning, tamron. >> i didn't know may had the significance of swimming. i learned to swim a couple years ago. a lot of kids these days are water bugs. parents need to supervise but things can help us out. >> they're walking around the pool and there are drownings every year. nothing beats supervision, but these are technological advances that can help you. the first is the pool watchdog. it's a camera that is literally trained right on your pool. it sets off an alert on your smartphone via a text alert, no matter where you are. we have a live picture of this right here. it stares at your pool. watch the live feed at all times. i'll put my hand through here. you can see it.
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it would set off a text alert to your phone. >> is there a delay? >> no delay. it's in real time. it'll send the alert. you don't have to have motion in the pool. it's anything in front of the camera. >> right to your phone. >> use it for pets, by the way, too. >> next up? >> this water buoy. the pool guard water buoy. it floats in your pool. this one actually senses motion inside the pool. the second there is a splash, i'll set it off. ready? >> i'm ready. >> here we go. >> oh. >> it goes right off. i'll try to shut this off. but the second a kid falls in, that alarm will go off. 200 foot range. set up the speaker inside your house. >> would you need a couple of these in a standard sized pool in your backyard? >> i'll give this to one of you. >> it is loud. >> go, go. >> it would have to be a huge splash? >> any little ripple or change
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will set it off. in an average pool, one works. obviously, you're safer with two. >> how much is that? >> we have it on the bottom of the screen. they're all less than $200. >> okay. >> the final is the safety turtle. i have special guests here. >> cute. >> these are my kids, sloan and blake. high-five. >> wow. rossen duo. >> they're wearing the safety turtle. see that? spin it around right there. these are cheap, as well. the second these get wet, an alarm goes off on the wristband. you can be anywhere around. you can set up a speaker inside your house. hop in the pool, guys. get your wrists wet. >> is the water cold? >> there was negotiation about the temperature of the water. >> put that in? >> yeah. >> if this is inside your house, the second your kid falls in, no water where you are, this goes off. >> let me see your arm. it's securely on her arm. >> regular little wristband.
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good monday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your forecast from nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. still cloudy out there. >> cloudy and foggy and bigger one in coatesville. socked in there. mile and a half visibility in allentown and below quarter of a mile for quakertown. lehigh valley with light fog in easton, 57 degrees. see temperatures climb, might even see a break of sunshine this afternoon but there are more showers in our future. in fact later today a chance of some strong thunderstorms that is most likely in delaware but you could see them in new jersey as well. 72 degrees in new jersey. cooler at the shore.
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>> let's see if that fog is impacting drivers onto roads. definitely impacting the roads. reduced visibility pretty much all over the place. we're dealing with a few accidents. this is on 95 headed northbound on cottman avenue. it's right at the off-ramp. a lot of slow downs getting off the ramp on to 95. slow by the scene on 95. new jersey, you can see we're dealing with foggy conditions. closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a man accused of beating and strangling a local college students. he is charged in the death of his girlfriend. it happened at millersville university last fall. he claimed he only pushed her during a drunken argument. today we'll find out when cars can go faster on parts of the turnpike and highways across the state.
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more news in 25 minutes. see you then.
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taking a look add the headlines. the known birth defects caused by the zika virus may be the tip of the ice burg. this according to an expert with the centers of disease control. at a pediatricians conference on sunday, a brazilian doctor warned the long-term impact of zika is probably underestimated. some physical and developmental disabilities won't be noticed until children miss milestones. the legal process of die living prince's else kate is getting underway this morning. prince's siblings and authorities have a court hearing in minneapolis. negotiations are expected to take years. experts say the singer's assets are complicated and prince reportedly left no will. his sum estimated at $300 million could grow larger if unreleased music goes on the
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market. never lose your luggage again. that's what delta airlines is hoping for as it rolls out new technology that allows you to track your bags through an app on your phone. the technology replaces existing bar codes. you can track your luggage in real time. the app should be available nationwide by the end of the year. great idea. the "jungle book," king of the box office. it brought in $42 million. the huntsman winter's war was second with a little over $9 "keanu" was third. there was a sweet moment yesterday at a texas rangers baseball game. a little girl sitting in the upper deck with her dad. gets her hands on the ball. in her excitement, she threw the ball back on to the field. her dad tried to stop her and gave her a hug. told her, it's all right, sweetie. later, the team gave her a new autographed ball. this time, she kept that one.
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let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. first baseball game, al, she didn't know what to do. >> they lost the ball. i'm throwing it back. >> being nice. >> understandable. we've been talking about the omega block. the weather you have now is what you'll keep for the next few days. wet weather along the eastern seaboard. sunshine out west and the great lakes. the midweek period, sunshine hanging in the midsections of the country. wet weather moves to the pacific northwest. soggy in the great lakes and new england. latter part of the week, sunshine for the great lakes and the gulf. temperatures, we start off mild in the mid-atlantic states, the pacific northwest and the plains. as the block settles in, you can see the temperatures shift into the midsections of the country. it stays cooler, below normal, east and west. that'shat's going on around w good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. lots of clouds and occasional showers and a chance of some late day storms. that's the seven day at the
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bottom of the screen. this is what's going on today. a warm up in spite of the cloudy skies. philadelphia, pennsylvania suburbs and the lehigh valley all near 70 degrees this afternoon. some scattered showers in south jersey, upper 60s later today for hamilton township. at the shore a seabreeze will keep things cooler. could see late day storms in delaware. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. if you watch our show, it's no secret, we're fans of the musical "hamilton." lin-manuel miranda's ground-breaking show. it's won a slew of awards, including a pulitzer prize for drama. recently, i was invited to join the cast and crew for a rare tour of the set. i even got to become a stykyler sister. >> reporter: it's an epic tale making history.
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"hamilton." ♪ >> reporter: from a-list celebs to high-powered politicians, audiences pack the theater eight times a week to see the ground-breaking hip hop musical about our founding fathers. ♪ only american experiment begins ♪ >> reporter: every detail telling the revolutionary story. including the elaborate costumes, props and the industrial looking set. in a sense, it's a muscular set. there's a lot of wood. i mean, this is solid. was that part of the design, it's a solid wood? >> definitely. we're talking about the building of the foundation of a country. >> reporter: the set designer took me on an exclusive tour behind the scenes. it took him nearly nine months to design this monster. >> as the cast and crew got into rehearsal, we refined and refined until the last minute. as lin was rewriting, we were changing props and redressing. this is metal wrapped in wood. it's been sandblasted, so it
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gives it the old feeling. we've been in the gym. you said it is a physical show. >> yeah. >> here. >> oh! >> that's a good one. >> he's a brick house. mighty, mighty. >> all right, you're done. >> sorry. >> reporter: who better than two of the leading ladies to spill some more set secrets? renee and jasmine play two of the three skyler systems, daughters of a revolutionary war general. >> what is it like being on the levels? >> it's a new perspective. it's like a part of you is performing here and a different part of you down in the fishbowl there. >> reporter: most of the dynamic choreography takes place on the center turntable. >> the turntable moves, symbolizing the creativity and new and exciting things happening in new york.
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>> reporter: in a tv first, i got to rehearse on the turntable with the cast. ♪ we hold these truths to be self-evident ♪ ♪ i'm created equal ♪ i happen to be in the greatest city in the world ♪ ♪ the greatest city in the world ♪ >> reporter: dance captain morgan helped me perfect the role of the third skyler sister. ♪ eliza >> jump on the turntable. >> that's crazy. >> you do this every night. >> reporter: after a few rehearsals on the turntable, i think i've got it. ♪ history is happening in manhattan ♪ ♪ we just happen to be in the greatest city in the world ♪ ♪ in the greatest city in the world ♪ >> we did it! >> a lot of people don't realize, we actually have our own turntable here at the "today" show. >> selfie doing it.
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video. >> are you going to do the whole dance? what was the whole number? >> anyway, we want to thank everybody at "hamilton" for being so very, very gracious. "hamilton" on broadway right now. >> let's see your moves. go! come on. ♪ eliza ♪ greatest city in the world coming up, the mother of two gets a little treat. she gets a style makeover in time for mother's day. we'll show you her look after this. see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months. while the majority saw 90% clearance.
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jcpenney. on "today"'s soundtrack of sound, we're celebrating a mom who pushed her goals aside to raise her kids. now, we're making her dreams come true with the help of our sponsor jcpenney and our "today" contributor. she's getting a new look in time for mother's day. >> my name is amber. i'm a mom of two boys, cameron, who is 5 1/2, and lucas, 2 1/2. i was a teacher and got two degrees in education. after i got married and had kids, i decided to be a stay at home mom. in the last couple of years, my life took a 180 degree turn. i got divorced, overcame melanoma, boys and i moved in with my parents, i lost 60 pounds and i've rejoined the working world as a social worker. it hasn't been easy, but the sacrifice has been worth it. being a mom has been the best thing i've ever done in my whole entire life. >> i'm here in new york at
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jcpenney with our very deserving mom, amber. we just watched your incredible journey. amazing. let's talk about fashion. how would you describe your style? >> a little dishevelled. not really put together. >> if i suggested shopping for a whole new look for work, how would you feel about that? >> i would love that. >> yeah? >> yeah. >> let's do some shopping. >> can't wait. >> what was your style like before the kids? >> before the kids, i tried to be fashionable. then when i had my kids, it's been sweatpants or yoga pants. >> there's nothing wrong with sweatpants. we don't want to wear them all the time. >> no. >> let's find some non-sweat pant options. >> okay. >> i love a dress that's a little more a-line, so it tapers at the waist and flares out a little. it has a flattering cut on a lot of women. gives you a little waist. >> i like that. >> look who is here!
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>> what are you guys doing? are you having fun with cousin e.j.? >> yeah. >> we're doing a little shopping for mom. want to join us? >> yeah. >> you take these into the fitting room, and i'll take these sweet boys to do a little mother's day shopping. look at all these presents. earrings. and a necklace. bring that one over here. these boys have some good style. these are all such amazing deals, and they're all under $50. i love it. mom is going to be a happy lady. ready to see mom? hey, amber, i have two handsome gentlemen that want to see you. come on out. what do you think? you can go. they also got you some gifts. >> thank you. >> amber, you look amazing. you guys love this? we wanted to wish you a happy mother's day. of course, gifts from your boys.
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also, we wanted to give you these. >> oh, thank you. >> you look beautiful. i had so much fun shopping with amber, and she looks perfect for mother's day. now, it's your turn. join me tomorrow morning for a live chat on the "today's take" facebook page. for more mother's day gift ideas, head to >> as you heard her mention, if you're looking for the perfect gift for mom, tune in today to lilliana's live chat on "today's take" facebook page. she has other great ideas for mother's day, as well. up next, a sweet way to treat mom. how about breakfast in bed with how about breakfast in bed with the ultimdriving a pet perfect. no tickets. no accidents. that is until one of you clips a food truck, ruining your perfect record. yeah. now you would think your insurance company would cut you some slack, right? no. your insurance rates go through the roof... your perfect record doesn't get you anything.
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br brandie's rainbow grilled cheese recipe was a viral success. we brought her in to make a rainbow pancake cake. good morning. everybody is excited about this. >> i'm so excited about this. >> here's the menu and the stuff on the grid. fun fetti. >> that's the secret ingredient. everything you need for regular pancakes, add funfetti, sprinkles and stuff for the frosting. >> the batter? >> i use a bag of funfetti cake mix. add in the dry ingredients. flour, sugar -- thank you -- salt, baking powder. give that a whisk for me. the wet ingredients. our eggs, our milk. there we go. and our oil. then we're going to fold this in. honestly, if you want, go ahead and use a boxed pancake mix.
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you wouldn't have the sprinkles. i like to add that in there. >> you can add sprinkles in that. >> you could. you can divide the batter into five parts. because these are rainbow can ca -- pancakes, we're tinting them with food coloring. >> a little goes a long way. >> you can use natural food coloring or chop in fruit of different colors. the pink could be strawberry. blue could be blueberry. so forth. >> right. >> this is when it comes alive, the fun part. i like how you did that. take a scoop and put it on a hot griddle. cook up your pancakes. i love to make this recipe with my nephews. this is something where the kids can get involved with mom. we have the pancakes but need the frosting. help me make the frosting. >> okay. >> it's a cream cheese frosting. cream cheese at room temperature. add the butter. >> mush it in there. >> this is when you get the arm workout. our powdered sugar.
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>> a pound of -- at least -- >> oh, my gosh. >> listen, i have a sweet tooth. i can't stop myself. >> that's good. >> half and half. >> can't stop, won't stop. >> a little bit of vanilla. >> love that. >> mix it up. >> splurging on mother's day. >> yes. now it's time to build. don't worry about it, al. i have you covered. start with one pancake. look at that. the sprinkles in there. >> wow. >> add a little bit. these guys get large. >> right. >> top it. i'll do the next one, if you want to grab the purple pancake. >> this would be great for a birthday, for breakfast. >> sleepover the next morning. >> yeah. >> this is when you get mother of the year award. keep it going. >> if they have this, they're staying up the whole day. >> did you get to try yours, ladies? >> oh, yeah. >> to make it healthy, put some strawberries. >> and sprinkles. >> your kids will be hopped up
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on sugar. >> man, fantastic. >> kids go crazy over this. >> you go crazy after this. thanks so much. want to make this at home? we'll be back in a moment after we come off the ceiling. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. i'm a i'm tracy davidson. >> pretty dreary morning. some areas of fog. scattered showers. you can cee lo clouds and fog in the lehigh valley. 51 and showers in philadelphia. temperatures climbing in to the low 70s this afternoon. reduced visibility on the roads all morning long. let's look at the ride network.
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>> we're watching the schuylkill expressway. heading westbound, seeing delays there still as well. we'll check on some drive times onto schuylkill also east or westbound. the conshohocken curve, still doing okay. some slow in some spots. 16 minutes both directions eastbound. w westbound from the blue route. jury selection starts in congressman fattah's fir trial. congressman's co-defendants include a lobbyist and his former chief of staff. opening statements are scheduled for may 16th. atlantic city's mayor plans on updating the cries his city is facing. the mayor said the city will be able to come up with the money. >> i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. stay updated with news and weather with the nbc 10 app.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. hope you had a great weekend. it's funday monday. >> love a funday monday. >> that is "mom" by meghan traynor. we love her. and mother's day is coming up -- >> when's mother's day. >> this coming sunday. the 8. >> may 8.


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