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>> get you a coloring book. thanks for watching. today show starts right now. enjoy the day. good morning. breaking overnight, the u.s. launches a long-range missile test from california. another strong message for north korea. rex tillerson weighing in on the crisis, in his first briefing since taking office six months ago. is there still hope for a diplomatic solution. nbc news exclusive. the 71-year-old grandfather involved in this ugly airport confrontation with the united employee speaking out for the first time. >> i remember stumbling back and falling. >> the united agent seeing it differently. >> i think he lost his balance and that's when he fell. >> who is telling the truth?
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new video of an airport worker being struck by lightning on the tarmac. some are calling it a miracle. all that plus the last of the 12 escapees from an alabama jail caught. amazon's job fair. and he's out. the play that has players and fans head over heads today, august 2nd, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today." on this wednesday morning. we appreciate you joining us. steamy here in new york. >> it is. >> hoda is here while savannah stays on vacation. >> you like that catch? >> i have to pick my jaw off the ground. that's, where you're a baseball fan or not, you watch that and
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go wow. >> austin jackson, making a bid for catch of the year. we have a lot to talk about this wednesday morning. the u.s. military launching a long-range missile test from california. the trump administration sending a signal to north korea in the face of a growing nuclear k crisis. as secretary of state rex tillerson speaks out about the tensioning with the regime. we start with chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: secretary of state tillerson in the middle of a crisis between the u.s. and north korea. early this morning, the u.s. military testing a long-range missile from vandenberg air force base. a subtle show of face, just days after north korea's second icbm test in a week. tillerson sends a direct message
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to kim jong-un, let's talk. >> we're not your enemy. we're not your threat. but you're presenting an unacceptable threat to us. and we have to respond. >> reporter: the military muscle, along with diplomacy, strongly endoorsed with a forme pentagon chief. >> if there's going to be any hope of dealing with north korea. >> reporter: the conciliatory phone from tillerson, offering a stark contrast from trump. lindsey graham saying the president told him this about north korea. >> if there's going to be a war to stop him, it will be over there. if thousands die, they're going to die over there. and he told me that to my face. >> reporter: on russia, after vladimir putin is ordered to remove half of the embassy staff. >> i told lavrov repeatedly, the situation is bad but it could goat wor get worse. does it make our life more
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difficult? of course. >> reporter: all this over rumors that tillerson might quit over disagreements with the president. >> he wants to talk. if we're not having the differences, i'm not sure i'm serving him. and so, i would tell you the relationship between the president and myself is good. >> reporter: and brushing off concerns about the president's foreign policy tweets, like recent ones blasting china for north korea. how complicated is it for you to do your job with sometimes the president, the commander in chief, contradicting u.s. foreign policy on twitter in. >> just like anything else, it's part of the environment in which we work. we'll adapt to it. >> reporter: today, tillerson joins secretary mattis in a closed briefing of the senate foreign relations committee, which has been critical of the deep cuts in the diplomatic corps. >> andrea, thanks so much. now, to the new backlash that president trump is facing
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from his own party and administration. the backlash is growing as the white house confirms he was personally involved in addressing the fallout from his son's 2016 meeting with the russians. peter alexander is at the white house with the latest on all that. >> reporter: good morning, hoda. increasingly, the most important dispute here in washington, the growing tensions between the president and his party. his son, eric, taking aim at lawmakers, criticizing them for not fighting hard enough to accomplish his father's agenda, as republicans are looking for ways the work around president trump. call it the republican revolt. new signs of the souring relationship between the president and members of his own party. on capitol hill, gop senators like lamar alexander, jeff flake and lindsey graham are among those pushing back, breaking with the president on everything from health care, to attacks on jeff sessions.
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>> i will push back. i will call him out. >> reporter: trump venting with his party online. tweeting it's sad that republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do little to protect their president. and tuesday, white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders underscored that point. >> what's hurting the legislative agenda is congress' inability to get things passed. >> reporter: the dissent isn't just coming from capitol hill. the president is facing a growing bagrow ing backlash from its own ranks. >> when you see theugs being thrown into a back of a paddy wagon, you see them thrown in, don't be too nice. >> reporter: the nation's top narcotics officer, in this memo obtained by nbc news, telling his nearly 9,000 agents and staff worldwide, to ignore the
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president's comments that condone police misconduct. why weigh in? we have an obligation to speak out when something is wrong. jeff sessions in atlanta, urging police to conduct themselves lawfully. >> i will always use the powers of the office i've been entrusted with to hold any officer responsible who violates the law. >> reporter: the president's press secretary insisting he was trying to be funny. >> it wasn't a directive. it was a joke. there's a big difference. >> reporter: the white house on the defensive today after a report that the president personally dictated a statement from donald trump jr. about his son's 2016 meeting with a russian lawyer. despite denials from the president's personal lawyer last month. >> the president was not involved in the drafting of the statement and did not issue the statement. >> reporter: the president's aides contradict that. >> he didn't dictate. but, like i said, he weighed in, offered a suggestion, like any father would do. >> reporter: the white house
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denying this morning that president trump took a swing at his current residence, 1600 pennsylvania avenue. "sports illustrated" saying that the president recently explained his visits to the golf club. saying that white house is a real dump. a white house spokesperson denying that ever occurred. former first daughter chelsea clinton responded to the president's reported criticism, saying thank you to all the white house ushers, butlers, maids, chefs, florists, gardeners for all you do every day. >> thank you so much. look who is here. chuck todd joins us here. >> happy august. >> potpourri for you this morning. let's start with what seems to be a changing dynamic in washington, members of the president's own cabinet, even distances themselves from him or outright disagreeing with him. what's driving this? >> i think it's the frustration of how things have gone the first six months.
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you hear about quiet conversations that are had. in the foreign policy community. you had a rex tillerson and the defense secretary, jim mattis, who were hoping that jim kelly would take this chief of staff role. the way the white house, interacted with the pentagon. they felt emboldened to do that. and on capitol hill, i think this, frankly, lack of fear of him that -- >> because of the failure of health care. because of low polling numbers? >> i think it's a combination of all of it. and the fact he seems a bit feckless right now. and there isn't a penalty -- there's no penalty for disagreement. >> jeff flake disagreed with him strongly in the last couple days. we expected to hear something from trump. a tweet or something. but there was nothing but crickets after that. >> you have to give the credit to john kelly. i think he's using his honeymoon period. he got rid of scaramucci,
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realizing that was a boil that needed to be lanced immediately. he's had enough impact on the president to keep him from tweeting. yesterday could have gone h horribly wrong for him. and republican senators would do what? defend jeff flake. he stays quiet, and what do senators do? distance themselves from jeff flake. when you keep your mouth shut, you might actually stop people from trashing you. >> that word, elusive word, discipline. >> why haven't we heard anything on trump from putin's call to dispel the 750 staff? nothing. >> it's not a question for me. it's for the president. it's amazing how much, how often, there is an open question like that. huh? why hasn't he said something in response to what putin did? why are we respondings to the russians this way? there's curiosities and all fall
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under the umbrella we seem to be publicly pressuring the russians less. you can draw your own conclusions why that is. but i think that is why he can't shake this cloud, never mind the actual evidence coming. because of the way he acts. >> north korea, we heard rex tillerson talk about north korea. stressing our military resolve, at the same time, telling north korea, we're not your enemies. we had lindsey graham saying the president has told him to his face that he's willing to fight a war on the korean peninsula to avoid the possibility of a nuclear strike by north korea here. the president says he's disappointed in china. tillerson says it's not china's fault. what is our policy on north korea? >> we don't have one. but that was news when rex tillerson said let's negotiate. that harkins back to george w. bush. >> trump said that earlier. >> that's right.
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and if you're thinking about using the military option, you have to exhaust the diplomatic option. we really haven't even begun. they have had one back channel attempt at having a conversation in the first six months. and it fell through. i think there's a lot of spade work that needs to be done to start that back channel conversation. >> all right, chuck. now, to an update on a story we're following all week. an escaped alabama inmate on the run since sunday, is behind bars this morning. brady kilpatrick was arrested in florida, about 800 miles from the jail he ran from. kilpatrick and others escaped after tricking a guard into opening a jailhouse door by using peanut butter to cover the numbers on the door. the other 11 inmates were captured within hours. they're going to keep a close eye on kilpatrick and, quote, he's not getting anymore peanut butter.
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a ground worker at a airport is out of the hospital this morning, after getting struck by lightning on the tarmac. tammy leitner has the latest on his recovery. >> reporter: 21-year-old austin dunn suffered serious burns. but incredibly he's been released from the hospital just two weeks after this near-death experience. now, our nbc affiliate, wbbh got the surveillance video. and it shows a lightning bolt coming out of nowhere, nearly ending this young man's life. airport surveillance cameras capturing the exact moment a bolt of lightning struck a plane on the tarmac at southwest florida international airport. you can see the bolt hit the tail of a plane. the current traveling through the fuselage. another camera angle shows a burst of electricity toward airport worker, austin dunn. causing him to immediately collapse to the ground.
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>> i was drivdriving. my dad called and said your brother was electrocuted. >> reporter: three workers back the airplane off. dunn, seen in orange, ducks under the plane's wing. that's when the lightning bolt hit him, traveling out of his left hand and out of his right. his co-workers are tying to flaggen in down for help. >> we got there and once we knew he was alive, we were -- it was a relief. but it was definitely a scary thing. >> reporter: the 21-year-old suffered third-degree burns on his body and bleeding on his brain. >> right now, he's doing what is expected. i mean, it's traumatizing. >> reporter: airport officials say lightning warning systems were activated at the time dunn was hit. this morning, dunn's family and
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tre friends say, they are relieved he's alive and making progress. >> it's a miracle. i can't -- the prayers, we all prayed. and he came through. >> reporter: nbc news reached out to dunn's employer, as well as sun country airline to find out what their policy is at employees being near planes in a storm. we have not heard back yet. matt, back to you. >> tammy, thank you very much. let's show you that incredible catch we showed you at the top of the show. cleveland indians' austin jackson robbing ramirez of a home run. jackson leaps up. gets the ball, flips over the wall, right into the red sox bullpen. it happened at fenway park. even red sox fans gave jackson a real good ovation. a lot of people calling this the catch of the year. hard to disagree. but boston went on to win that game, 12-10.
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>> one of the first of many birthday gifts. >> thank you so much. it's going to be a nice day in the northeast. in the southwest, we're looking at extremely hot temperatures. look at what happened down in florida yesterday. this is in miami, where we have reports of more than seven inches of rain in a couple of hours. led to extreme flooding. all of the cars picked up by the water. that baseball field flooded out. cars trying to drive through the flooded waters, which you should never do. a tow truck trying to bail out people who did get stuck in the floodwaters. looking at the heat we have out west. heat advisories in california and nevada. looking at several days of high temperatures above 100 degrees. in the northwest, we could be breaking all-time record high temperatures. all because of this flow in from the southwest, this huge ridge in the jet stream, producing the dangerously high temperatures. salem, oregon, the all-time
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hottest it's been 108 degrees. today, we are forecasting 109. yaki yakima, 101. in portland, the highest it's been is 107. we'll come close that that. as we go into the weekend, whul it will cool off, temperatures will be extremely hot. 99 in portland on friday. then, mid-90s medding into the weekend. around 100 in medford. and boise dropping off by a couple of degrees. that's a loo
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good morning. bleejt bill henley. steam my conditions for the suburbs and lehigh valley and delaware too. temperatures climb into the upper 80s. good chance of showers and thunderstorms developing for most locations. the skpepexception looks like i going be the shore. cloudy this morning. nice breaks of sunshine. warm to 82 degrees this afternoon. have a great day. exclusive. the passenger says he was pushed to the ground in this caught-on-camera confrontation is spe is speaking out for the first time, as the former united employee accused of pushing him says he was the victim. one family story of alleged bullying and the tragic
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consequences for their young daughter. her parents suing the school. they will join us live. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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an accident. few vehicles on the scene. couple police officers too. injuries reported there. approaching the mid county toll plaza. just past this camera are the mid county tolls. an earlier crash on 76 just past 295 causing big delays on the 42 freeway around creek road. northbound towards philly. see delays there. tracey, back to you. this morning, police looking for the man who sexually assaulted a jogger in montgomery county park. sky force ten over the park yesterday after a masked man with a gun attacked a 19-year-old woman. all new tomorrow, human milk depot opened doors in bucks county. needs the place is needing to save lives of littlest patients. i'm tracey davidson. today show continues in just a couple of minutes. thanks for watching. have a great day. cancer is smart. it pushes us.
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7:30, now, on a wednesday morning. the second day of august, 2017. folks downstairs who make everything happen. >> what's going on down there? a lot? looks like a lot. >> exactly. why don't we get a check of the headlines. early this morning, the u.s. launched a long-range missile test from california, sending another strong message to north korea. it comes hours after rex tillerson weighed in on the growing conflict during his first news conference as secretary of state. offering the first direct talks with the isolated regime in an attempt to find a diplomatic solution to the escalating nuclear crisis. in "new york times" is reporting about uproar over affirmative action. the times are saying the trump
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administration is redirecting resources in a conservative direction. using the funds to investigate and sue universities over policies they believe discriminate against white applicants. and the duke of edinburgh is heading into his last day of royal duties. the grand finale, a ceremony at buckingham palace. prince philip at age 96, is the longest serving consort in british history. and today is 22,219. by the way, in royal news, did you see this report in "travel & leisure" magazine, according to the royal chef, the queen has four drinks over the course of the day. >> a woman after your own heart. >> including a glass of champagne before bed. i knew i liked her. in other news, the battle between airlines and passengers, back in the news with a little bit of a twist. in june, we showed you surveillance video seeming to
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capture a united airlines employee roughing up a 71 grandfather. now, there seems to be more to their confrontation that meets the eye. kerry sanders at bush international airport. >> reporter: i spoke to ronald tigner who was pushed and knocked out by a former agent. he says this is all very upsetting to him. and he's now suing in court. fighting back, mr. anastasia, is countersuing. the video seems to show what happens when push came to shove at a united airlines terminal in houston. a united employee appears to push a passenger to the ground, he says knocking him out. on the video, no one from united is scene coming to help. i spoke to tigner last night in an exclusive interview.
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when you see that video, what do you see? >> i sort of go into a panic mode candidly. it's almost scary. >> reporter: but anastasia said he was worried tigner would head-butt him. >> i was scared. >> reporter: it started when tigner was given an inlegible boarding pass. >> the lady behind the counter didn't understand me. didn't speak good english. >> reporter: he says he found an says t anastasia and asked for help. >> he said, you need to hire people to speak english back there. >> reporter: he says he started to make racial slurs. >> i did not make any slurs. >> reporter: then, it gets
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physical. >> he goes like that. and i remember stumbling back. and then, i remember falling. >> reporter: anastasia says tigner stepped on his toe, which tigner denies. and, quote, he gets in my face. >> i just backed away. i think he lost his balance and fell. >> reporter: united made a statement, saying the video shows unacceptable behavior by a united employee. he is claiming that tigner assaulted him. and the airline failed to provide proper training and a safe workplace. following the counterclaim, the airline issued another statement tuesday, saying it has nothing more to add because this is an ongoing legal matter. anastasia maintains he did nothing wrong. >> i'm not going around pushing elderly people. >> reporter: tigner says it was
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like he was sucker-punched. >> it's sad. i think they've taken away nothing from me that i'll never get back. >> reporter: mr. tigner's attorney says they're very much looking forward to a public trial because he says, at that point, everybody will be under oath and have to tell the truth. matt? >> confusing. kind of a he said/he said. kerry sanders, thanks. bush intercontinental airport. i misspoke before. >> should we turn to dylan? >> i haven't opened twitter yet. thank you for the lock stream i'm going to get. we're looking at strong storms likely through the northern plains later on today. and a small area from south dakota into nebraska. you can see a couple of storms for now. but we are going to see more severe weather, redevelop later this afternoon. it is a cold front. that's going to cool off temperatures a bit. we could see isolated severe storms that could produce hail
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and winds. tomorrow, the threat includes eastern iowa, southern wisconsin. it i'd incluncludes chicago, to. large hail and damaging winds will be the biggest threat. we could see a lot of rain fargo, right down into minneapolis/st. paul. two to three inches of rain possible over the next couple days. on the other side of that, we have cooler air that's going to start moving in. and by the time we get to tend of the week, to the weekend, we could see temper at good morning. meteorologist bill henley. humid day today and hot this afternoon. philadelphia, new jersey, up to 90 degrees. steamy conditions for the suburbs and lehigh valley and delaware too. temperatures climb to the upper 80s. good chance we'll see showers and thunderstorms developing for most locations. the exception looks like it's going to be the shore. cloudy this morning, get nice breaks of sunshine. warm to 82 degrees this
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afternoon. have a great day. >> and you can find your full forecast anytime on the weather channel on cable. >> dylan, thank you very much. coming up, do you let your children's friends treat you like a peer instead of a parent? we'll get into that debate. up first, the heartbroken amily of a 12-year-old girl, amily of a 12-year-old girl, saying her daughter was bullied. summer took a hit this morning amily of a 12-year-old girl, saying her daughter was bullied. when frankie popped the alligator floaty. plus, the snacks and drinks are gone, people. and one of us used up all the sunscreen! i wonder who... . we're gonna need some reinforcements...quick. copy that. walgreens makes it easy when summer needs a little help. your summer base camp is just around the corner so you can get in, out and back to those summer shenanigans. walgreens. at the corner of happy & healthy®. now with card, buy one, get one 50 percent off sunscreen.
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bullied in person and through social media. the worst of it starting last january. >> it got to the point, she didn't want to go to school. chronic headaches. stomachaches. >> for months, she was told, she's a loser. she had no friends. and finally, she was even told, why don't you kill yourself? >> reporter: in june, 12-year-old mallory, a straight-a student who loved gymnastics, committed suicide. now, seth and diane grossman say they are planning to sue the school board in rockaway, new jersey, for not doing enough to stop the bullying. the school superintendent declined to talk to nbc news about the suit. but in june, the school board issued a statement, in part, saying, we wish to extend our deepest sympathies. it is cooperating with an ongoing cooperation and cannot respond to inaccurate rumors and accusations. mallory's case is an extreme example of what's happening across the country. more than 50% of young people
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report being cyber bullied. 25% repeatedly. girls, more than boys. >> we're here today to bring light to the fact that this small device can be a lethal weapon in the hands of the wrong child. >> reporter: the grossmans want accountability, hoping their family tragedy may help prevent another. for "today," stephanie gosk, nbc news, roseland, new jersey. >> joined by diane and seth grossman, and their lawyer. we are so sorry for your loss. we thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> you know what jumped out at me. i was reading a lot about mallory last night. and she doesn't seem to fit the description of someone who would go through this. she was popular. she had a lot of friends. she was an athlete. tell me more about her. >> i think that's really it. i think the best way to describe mallory is she's your all-american girl.
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she's the girl that you hope that your children would grow up to be. and that's who mallory is. >> what happened at school? did something start gradually? again, she's a popular kid. did kids start picking on her? >> i think the first was, that she kind of represented to the girls that did this to her what they could never be. so, i think that's really important. and it did start in early elementary. and then, from there, it kind of gradually got worse and worse and worse. >> did she come to you? did she talk about it? and what, as a parent, could you do? i know you did contact the school. and what were you told? >> it was being investigated. and that was as far as it wednesday. and nothing ever came of it. >> when a lot of kids come to their parents if they're getting picked on, they say, don't say anything. it will make it worse. >> labeled a tattle-tale. >> what happened here? >> that's what mallory did.
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she said, you're going to make it worse. please, don't. as she would bring information and things to us, we would take it to the school. and i think we followed the school's protocol. as parents, you don't want to be that parent, where you're constantly badgering the school. but when you start to see things at home that start to change who your child is, you do want to bring it to the school's attention. >> we reached out to the school district. they did not have a comment for us. you're filing suit against the school district. what do you think they should have done? what does the suit aim to accomplish? what should they have done? >> it's simple. this case is a wake-up call. sibl cyber bullying is going on in every school. school administrators need to do something. when there's a report of a problem like there was repeatedly, you have to move on it. and this school did not. every school needs to learn a lesson from this case. >> you're so strong.
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i'm watching you. my heart's breaking. how are you functioning? how are you sitting here talking to us? >> it's not easy. more mental survival than anything else. >> we want to honor here. we don't want another parent to walk in our shoes. it's the most painful -- it's just incredibly painful. and so, for us, we want to honor. >> you say you don't want another parent to walk in your shoes. another thing that disturbed me reading this story, you reached out, to one of the parents of the young ladies you felt was bullying mallory. and what did that parent say to you? >> dismissal, denial. she said, oh, my god, it's no big deal. do you want my daughter to apologize or something? it was complete outrage. i couldn't believe it. if i got a phone call like that -- >> she defended her position. didn't see anything wrong with it. >> we want to thank you guys for coming on with us. hopefully a lot of parents are watching and can learn
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. a few minutes before 8:00. good morning. i'm tracey davidson. let's get right to bill henley. most accurate forecast. temperatures have started to climb. 70s in philadelphia. not for much longer. quick warmup. mostly cloudy now. 82 degrees at 10:00. 87 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon. i think the high temperature will be near 90 degrees this afternoon. sunshine now in delaware. frawley stadium, starting in the middle 70s. warming into the middle 80s by noontime. then this afternoon, keep an eye on the ski. expecting to see showers and thunderstorms develop late this afternoon and this evening. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has a look at the roads now. >> jessica. >> watching the blue route and germantown on-ramp camera turned around right now. approaching the mid county tolls. still dealing with accident scene. mid county tolls beyond the toll
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plaza here. dealing with delays approaching the scene there. watch on 55. big delays here. approaching the 42 freeway because of crash on the n northbound side. police believe a man allegedly behind a murder on the main line is hiding out in philadelphia. shot ask killed a random victim in haverford township saturday. also believe he shot at a car in overbrook just before the murder. happening today on the spot offers made during ten amazon job fairs across the country. one at the fulfillment center in mercer county. job fair runs from 8 this morning until tomorrow noon. human milk depot opens doors in bucks county. needs that can save the lives of littlest patients. nbc 1:04 a.m. to seven. today show continues in just a couple of minutes. thanks for watching.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, primed and ready. thousands of people lining up this morning to score a job with amazon, as the tech giant holds job fairs across the country. so, is it a saeb ign of the end traditional retail jobs? we're live at one of the fairs. plus, hope in tragedy. golf star david feherty speaks out after losing his son to a drug overdose. how is the weather? >> the rain is starting any minute. >> we put weather apps to the test. how accurate are they? what you need to know before
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heading outside. today, wednesday, august 2nd, 2017. ♪ >> i love this. who do we have here? >> dance champions. >> all natural blondes. good-bye, high school. hello college. where are you going? >> university of missouri. >> happy birthday, ben. >> happy birthday, dylan. ♪ >> i love this. i just took a 21 1/2-hour louisiana bar exam. and all you want to do is -- >> be on the "today" show. >> what are you up to? >> girls' trip from texas. >> i like the dahair-dos out the today. >> it's a little sticky out there. welcome back, everyone. on this wednesday morning. hoda's here, while savannah is on vacation. >> how are we doing? >> dylan's birthday.
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did we tell you? >> we have been telling people. >> let's get to your news at 8:00. the news from washington, dominated by escalating tensions overseas and here at home with the president and his own party. hallie jackson has the latest on this. >> reporter: good morning. let's start with the tensions overseas because overnight, the u.s. sending a strong signal to north korea. test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile from an air force base in california. this is meant to send a message to kim jong-un. and for the trump administration, that's one of the thorny policy problems facing them. you have russia, now, reportedly concerned with what it's describing as mixed messages about moscow, as the president did not sign that bill passed by congress that cracks down with tougher sanctions against russia. here at home, you have the president looking at his domestic agenda. his team is working to get some
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kind of compromise on health care. but increasingly, his own party is looking past the president to try to work something out themselves. it's a sign republicans may be ready to revolt. and now, there is pushback elsewhere in the administration. from the president's own acting dea adviser. in a memo, he is rebuking president trump on what he made was a joke about police violence. >> hallie jackson, thank you very much. a safety hazard you may not know about. this one is behind the recall of hundreds of thousands of iphone cases. they have liquid and glitter floating inside the plastic. the company has two dozen reports of the liquid leaking out. the cases were sold online and in retail stores. owners should stop using them immediately and contact mix bin online. a lot of people are lining up across the country and hoping
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to get hired by amazon. nbc business correspondent jo ling kent is at new jersey. >> we're at 1 of 12 job sites. amazon wants to hire 50,000 people today. many of the jobs will be offered on the spot. look at this line. it's happening right here. they want to be competitive. but amazon is not the only major retailer staffing up right now. the amazon empire is expanding yet again. but instead of striking another retail deal, today, ceo jeff bezos is hiring 50,000 new workers. the company is calling it the first-ever amazon jobs day. rolling out tours, information sessions and interviews at 12 locations across the country. >> i'm between work. and basically, i need a job. >> reporter: amazon's beefing up staff to keep up with growing customer orders from its
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warehouse distribution centers to lure in applicants in an improving labor market, amazon is offering competitive pay and premium benefit packages, with health insurance, company stock and tuition assistance. >> we believe we should give benefits across the company. whether you're in seattle or a fulfillment center. >> reporter: amazon is one of several major retail centers staffing up for the coming holiday season and beyond. this week, walmart will also hold hiring events. macy's plans to hire 80,000 workers later this year. and target says they're adding 2,600 jobs ahead of new store openings this fall. but amazon is proving to be a fierce competitor. in jacksonville, florida, so many job seekers turned out to a job fair. the company canceled the second day because the openings had been filled. >> amazon continues to grow. it's hard to predict what that means for the future of retail. as it is right now, small
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businesses and large businesses are having a very hard time competing and keeping up with amazon. >> reporter: delivering another threat to traditional retail from the inside-out. now, here at this jobs fair in new jersey, they want to hire about 1,500 workers today. this line snakes all around the block into the fulfillment center. this is all part of amazon's larger plan to hire about 130,000 workers by next year. >> wow. that's a lot. jo, thank you very much. you know what time it is? >> it's time for "hoda's morning boost." what do you have today? >> kdid you hear about the seve priests who walked into the bar? >> no. >> the doorman at this pub in wales would not let them in. he thought they were there for a party of costume. the men were seminary students. they were celebrating a friend's
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ordination. they got a round of applause from the regulars and a round of ale on the house. >> you can't judge a book by its cover. if you have an idea for my morning boost, share it with us at maybe we'll feature it. much more the come on a wednesday mooring, including an exclusive look at the "will & grace" reboot. we're going to hear from the beloved stars. on ""rossen report" do those weather apps work as well as they promise. and must-haves from a solar-powered phone charger to a chair that gets as small as a water bottle. water bottle. and the camping cookout will hi. oh, hi! welcome to the neighborhood. i brought you this pie to see if you're weird.
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>> reporter: there's a message about reaching out to each other here. it's every parents' first nightmare, your child killed by an overdose. but for david feherty, the pain is raw. it's a battle he fought and won himself. his beautiful blue jays could captivate a room. but they could not stare down the enemy that lurked in the shadows. that enemy, his family says, drug addiction. through our heartbreak, we share shey's story, in the hopes it will touch another person who is battling with addiction. shey's father, david feherty, tweeting, my first born son is good eveni gone from me, dying of an overdose on his 21st birthday. a plano, texas, police report, says shey's mother called 911 to her home on saturday morning. she was going cpr on her son by the time police arrived.
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david feherty's spirited personality has been a feature of golf coverage for two decades. but he has fought his own battle with depression and addiction, as he told bryant gumbel next year on hbo's "real sports." >> and bad elbows when i played. got into painkillers. >> percocet, vicodin? >> vicodin, mostly. percocet if i got lucky. i needed more and more to that place i wanted to be. >> reporter: this week, a federal health study reveals one-third of american adults used prescription opioids in 2013. that's 90 million people. and david telling "rolling stone" in 2013, there was cocaine, there was dope. i think about it now, why am i alive. a struggle with adirectidiction feherty shared. the family tribute going on to say, please know there's no shame in asking for help.
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our shey is gone from us now. but you can help keep his light shining and focused, if you reach out to another who suffers. and the medical examiner's office, says the result of an autopsy result will be four to six weeks. we don't know which drug may have caused feherty's death. there's no words. >> i spent some time with david not long ago. and he talked about the challenge of addiction and what a struggle it has been. david, if you're watching, our condolences go out to you and your family. let's turn and take a check of the weather from dylan. >> we're going to see a cooldown back through the northern plains and upper midwest. this cold front will trigger some storms today. and it is going to significantly cool off as we go through tomorrow and the next day. st. louis, 89 today. bismarck, north dakota, about 73. tomorrow, watch what happens to
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temperatures. 65 in minneapolis. 73 in pierre. louisville at 87. but then temperatures will dip down, as well. chicago by friday, a high of only 64 degrees. that has that fall-ish feel, which is a shock to the system, considering it's early august. we have potential of some severe storms with large hail and damaging winds, through south-central south dakota and through most of nebraska as we go into good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a humid day today, and hazy and hot this afternoon. for philadelphia and new jersey, up to 90 degrees. and steamy conditions for the suburbs in the lehigh valley and delaware, too. as temperatures climb into the upper 80s. there's a good chance we'll see some showers and thunderstorms developing for most locations. the exception, looks like it's going to be the shore. even though it's cloudy this morning, we'll get nice breaks of sunshine. warm to 82 degrees this afternoon. have a great day. >> and that's your latest
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forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. what do you say we start "trending"? >> let's do it. >> i want to take you back to your childhood. a longer trip for some of us than others. when you were 10 or 12 years old, what did you call your friends' pornparents? did you call them mr. and mrs. smith? or by their first names? >> mr. and mrs. >> most were mr. and mrs. but my one friend, jeanine, i called her name ger. >> that was her name? >> it was weird. >> an op-ed in t"the washington post" caught our eye, it's time to treat your children that i'm not their friend. i'm a grown-up. her kids' friends see her as a peer. growing up, i didn't know my friends' parents had first names. there was a line between kids and adults we inherently understood. i don't know why these
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boundaries seem to have eroded. do you think they've eroded? >> when i moved to new york, i was surprised. all of the kids at schools, the teachers go by their first names. there's no more ms. jones. i told my kids not to. but they're the only kids in class that use the miss or mr. >> i have mila say yes, ma'am, mommy, to me. when other friends ask her, i say yes, miss goff. and people think it's strange. but it's what i grew up doing. >> i have trouble calling my parents' parents by their first names. >> and me, too. my kids, their friends, i want them to call me mr. lauer. i think it's presumptuous if they don't call you that. >> the age for that? >> after college. zm >> i still call my father-in-law mr. hager. he's an older man. and i call him mr. hager.
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he says, call me john. call me john. >> your friends called your dad mr. president. >> and one time, i had a boyfriend that called him big george. he wasn't a boyfriend for much longer. >> didn't call him el jefe? >> that didn't go on very well. >> there aren't many options, it's mr. or mrs. or the first name. sir would work, as well. >> that was a good one. >> i think we're all on the same -- >> we all agree. >> call me mr. >> yes, ms. jones. we begin with "will & grace." the magazine sat down with the stars of the reboot. explained how one small get together for an election video led to the reboot of our dreams. >> we got the script for the -- yeah. for the election video.
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and i read the script, picked up my phone and i e-mailed max and said, why can't we do the show again? and he e-mailed back, we can. >> i thought about the four of us being an orchestra. and each of us playing a different instrument and creating a musicality together. once we started to play again, it was like, oh. >> i think the show will always be what it's always been. >> just jack. >> yes. >> you missed it. >> they will be ignoring the season fie untnale where will a grace pubumped into each other. and jack is their no-knocking neighbor. the issue hits newsstands friday and "will & grace" premieres friday the 28th. now, ryan reynolds, the actor opens up about fame and fatherho
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fatherhood. he says, i don't take a second of it for granted. and hollywood has its parenting perks, such as being able to take time off between projects. ryan said, i love to see my kids grow and evolve. and i hope i get to do that for a huge amount of their lives. and he cooks for his wife, blake live lively. if i cook, you will have a structure fire. >> i love it. >> that's your "pop start." >> time for the "daly click." >> rubick. >> this is "the daly click" today. there's ways to pass time. this subway rider, impressive. he was captured on camera. casually sitting in a seat, solving the rubik's cube with one hand. with his eyes closed. the best part around this, look. no one seems to be paying any
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attention, other than the passenger with the camera. he shared it online. and the video has been viewed thousands of times. >> i think i solved it. >> did you? >> once you pick off the stickers. coming up, this morning on "rossen reports," more of our special series, keeping your safe. can the popular weather apps protect you from severe weather? >> "today" national correspondent jeff rossen went storm chasing. >> we've been reporting on severe weather. m monsoons out west, tropical storms in the east. i want to know what to wear, what to bring. if there's a dangerous thunderstorm, i want to know that, too. now, there's apps that will tell you when rain will start and stop, telling you if rain will be a drizzle or light or heavy. they know where you're standing. the question is, how well do they work? and how accurate are they? this morning, we are trying them out.
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wild weather this storm season. in tennessee, hail smashing through car windows. in new jersey, lightning toppling trees. and worse, this summer, surv surveillance video catching this bolt of lightning striking just feet away from this woman. she runs for cover. the sweeping water trapping 17 hikers in arizona. rescuer plucking the victims out of the rushing water to safety. how do you make sure you're not caught in a dangerous storm? we're trying out three popular weather apps that make predictions minute-by-minute. rain aware, dark sky and fresh air, using default settings. i've recruited my producers. we've each downloaded one of these apps. we're standing, as you can see, all in the same park here in mobile, alabama, checking the weather.
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i'll go first. i downloaded dark sky. it is saying, possible drizzle for the hour. a 59% chance of rain, drizzle right now. but it's not doing anything. what is yours saying? >> i'm using rain aware. for the next three hours, dry. >> dry for three hours. >> three hours. >> mine says it's going to rain soon. >> i'm using fresh air. and mine says it's going to start raining in the next hour or so. >> they can't all be right. we're going to stand here in the rain, maybe, and see. just minutes later, the skies open up. it's raining out here now. dark sky is saying 100% chance of rain and that it's stopping in three minutes. but it just changed, very quickly. it literally went from possible to it's raining after it started raining. what about you? >> rain aware changed, too, rain starting any minute and i'm getting soaked. >> i'm putting my umbrella up. >> mine says partly-cloudy. i wouldn't have my umbrella up. it says partly-cloudy.
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>> reporter: the apps struggled with forecasting. that's why we want them. how do they perform in the middle of a storm? we find ourselves in mississippi. it's pouring here. this is dark sky. here it is. heavy rain and there's a flood warning here. so, dark sky getting it right, in the middle of the storm, which is good. which one do you have? >> i'm using fresh air. mine says just rain. i can confirm it's raining. >> reporter: it's not saying thunderstorm. >> and rain aware, raining, as well. >> reporter: and look at that lightning bolt. rain aware, the only app warning this is a thunderstorm. rain aware telling nbc news, there's various settings that make it more accurate. call it a professional weather tool. adding, it takes time to become proficient at using it.
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and the reviews speak for themselves. encouraging users to try it for an entire season. dark sky and fresh air did not respond to our request for comment. i'm drenched all the way through. love you guys. thank you. don't quit. >> no promises. >> reporter: by the way, you can apply for that producer job -- all the apps, they're under $5 each. experts say they can be helpful. best to use them with a radar app to see where the weather is coming from, where it's headed. there's a free one used my radar. really cool. you can watch the system and make a determination for yourself when it's coming. >> what's your go-to? >> the weather channel. dark sky and my radar. >> which one to you like? >> they're now-casting. they're looking at the radar and predicting for the next five minutes. just like we use all different weather models, each app uses a different model.
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it's how they interpret it. contact your local meteorologist for the most accurate forecast. >> it's nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. it's just about 8:30. let's take a look outside and talk with bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> tracy, finally seeing breaks of sunshine. 76 degrees in philadelphia. but we'll warm to near 90 degrees this afternoon. dry right now, blue sky. a few scattered clouds and muggy this morning. the mugginess stays with us through the day today. and this afternoon, as we heat up to 90 degrees in philadelphia, watch out for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening. >> let's see what you have to watch out for on the roads with first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. >> this scene on the blue route on ramp for quite some time now. on the northbound side, a few vehicles involved in a crash over here. we have a disabled tractor-trailer, too.
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but you can see here, slow go by the scene. that's headed northbound towards the mid county tolls. we're also seeing some southbound delays and gainer delay there, too. the 42 freeway is slow, right around route 41. really slow. northbound moving towards philadelphia, following an earlier crash that's clear, but residual delays remain, tracy. back to you. today at the jersey shore, officials are holding an emergency meeting to consider legal action against the dune construction project there. the community has been fighting the project for years. yesterday the city closed more than a half dozen beaches following tests that showed elevated bacteria levels in ponds of standing water created by the construction and the flooding rains over the weekend. nbc 10 will be at that meeting. we will have all of the developments today at 4:00. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always stay updated throughout the day with news and weather on the free nbc 10 app. i'm tracy davidson. "today" show continues in just minutes.
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♪ we're back, now. 8:30 on this wednesday morning. it's the second day of august, 2017. otherwise known as dylan's birthday. >> you can keep saying it over and over again. >> it's sticky out here. if these people stay here until friday -- >> what happens? >> it won't be pleasant. >> but they get to see a great concert from country superstar
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brad paisley. you have been sending in picks all week long. he will perform the song you voted for on the plaza on friday morning. >> it's that time of the day when we track somebody down. this kid just asked me if it's wines day wednesday. yes, it is. look who we found. we daufound the 2017 world champions from canton, ohio. y'all are a dance team? >> yeah. >> are you ready to have fun? >> yeah. >> we're going to do the five count back here with the coach. we're ready. >> five, six, seven, eight. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. one, two, three, four, five, sick, seven, eight. pose. [ cheers and applause ] >> you guys, that was awesome.
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great job, you guys. one, two, three, four. >> you didn't participate in that was the only shocking thing of the morning. coming up, you guys, who likes camping? do you like it? okay, ish. whether you're taking your family in the wild or just doing a cookout in the back yard, we have some of the gear you're going to need and great recipes that will help you with your great outdoor adventure. first, birth day girl with a check of the weather. >> we're looking at hot temperatures in the northeast. humid, too. that's going to make it uncomfortable. that stretches back into the midwest. but that cold front will cool things down a bit. storms into south dakota and nebraska, as well. heavy rain in florida and eastern texas into louisiana. all about the record heat out west. even hotter tomorrow with all-time record high temperatures possible. on the flip side of that, cool weather will work in behind that front. we could see highs in chicago,
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only in the 60s and 70s. it's going to be 10 to 20 degrees below average. some of the severe storms will move into the chicago area. and also, tropical downpours along the gulf coast, into florida, too. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a humid day today and hazy and hot this afternoon for philadelphia and new jersey, up to 90 degrees. and steamy conditions for the suburbs and the lehigh valley and delaware, too. as temperatures climb into the upper 80s. there's a good chance we'll see some showers and thunderstorms developing for most locations. the exception looks like it's going to be the shore. even though it's cloudy this morning, we'll get some nice breaks of sunshine. warm to 82 degrees this afternoon. have a great day. >> and you can find your forecast anytime on the weather channel on cable. guys? >> thank you very much. speaking of the hot temperatures, extreatment heat
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in the summer can put a burden on your heart when you're active. >> in those moments, cpr can be critical. >> lack of training make for dismal statistics. 28% that suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive. but one young woman survived those odds. famous faces are lending their hands to an important cause. >> one hand out, one hand over like that. >> reporter: cardio pulmonary resuscitation or cpr, can be the difference between life and death. this is the spot it happened, right? have you been back here before? >> nope. first time. >> reporter: something 23-year-old molly alter found out on her last day of high school. >> everybody was in the hallway with some of my best friends. i started to feel dizzy. >> her eyes rolled back. she went into cardiac arrest.
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>> reporter: they were seniors at newark academy. in the moment of crisis, jackie sprang into action. >> i had finished my emt training two weeks prior. my mind went blank. >> reporter: when you think about what it took to do this, what goes through your mind? >> this scenario. all of the panic signals, and jackie saying logically, what do i need to do here and starting cpr right away. >> reporter: quick thinking that gave molly a fighting chance. talk to me about what saved molly's life. >> reporter: nurse pat nearry responded to the cry for help that afternoon. administering cpr and using a defibrillator to get her heart beating again. >> what saved her life is that students acted quickly. without that, it would have had a different outcome. >> reporter: in this one, each year, there's 500,000 cardiac arrests. 92% of those cases will flat line before they reach a
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hospital. every minute, cpr is not performed. the chance of survival drops by 10%. after ten minutes, it's virtually zero. >> your arms straight out. one hand out and one interlocked. >> reporter: holly anderson is trying to change that. three steps can save lives. >> when you see a victim of cardiac arrest, check to see if they're breathing. call 911 and begin chest compressions. to the song "staying alive." you don't have to do mouth-to-mouth anymore. >> your hands can save a life. >> reporter: hands-only cpr can double or driptriple a person's chance of living. >> use the heel of your palm to push down in the center of the chest. >> reporter: and cpr parties are popping up all over the country. how quickly do you have to act? >> you have to act right away. the worst thing to do is do nothing. do something. >> reporter: how much gratitude do you have your life was saved
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that day? >> i'm thankful that not only do i have my life, but i have a healthy life and that's because jackie acted so quickly. >> reporter: she's now sharing her story hoping others will act. in the 25 minutes it took for an ambulance to show up, jackie and the nurse kept her heart beating. check, call, compression. that's all you need to do. and by the way, we should mention that molly is the daughter of msnbc analyst jonathan alter. >> we're glad she's okay. >> she went on to harvard and graduated. she's working in the city now. >> and is okay? >> she's okay. she had something that caused this. but once she figured it out, she's fine. >> someone said here, in high school, i think somebody else might assume they just passed out. >> right before she passed out, she said don't call the ambulance. this has happened before. she was feeling sick. and she didn't listen to her. jackie called the ambulance and
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saved her life. >> wow. great story, jenna. >> let's all act. coming up next, cool, new gear for your camping expedition, even if it's just in the backyard. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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camping is truly a beloved american pastime. every year, 40 million americans try it out. if you're planning to have an outdoor adventure this summer, matt bean is here with the best products. >> we're setting up here in rock center. how about it? >> in your backyard or out in the wild. stuff like that. first thing you need is a tent. >> this is the coleman flat iron. it has the little switches. you press that button and you put it into place. >> for a novice, how long would it take me to set this tent up? >> i don't know. we have to figure out that.
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maybe about 60 seconds, though. >> what else? cool lights. >> lumen noodles. they are l.e.d. lights. this works like a flashlight. you can go into disco mode with this guy. let's get this party started. stick them in the backyard and you're good. >> someone was going to have a lamp on their head. do you have yours, jenna? they have lamps that are great. >> i have a hard enough time getting into the sleeping bag. >> 40 bucks. we'll look at them in a little bit. >> look at these two babes in sleeping bags. >> heels in sleeping bags don't go well together. i couldn't get in. >> and it's a little hot. >> these are 55-degree rated. you can take them on the trail. they back down to this size. >> look how little. this is light and easy. >> keep it in the garage. right now, it's 80 degrees and humid. very cool.
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thank you, guys. >> this is from thermocell. i swear by this stuff. it's a mosquito beater. it has chips go in it that are mosquito repellents. this will keep the mosquitos away better than anything. >> we can use them in the back yard. >> we can use them here. >> speaking of mosquito netting, you have some over this hammock. >> everybody loves a hammock. but you want to be swinging without the bugs stinging you. we have a net on this one. and you can pull this guy right over the top. >> so smart. >> and cinch it clothes. you can chill without the bugs. >> look at that, matt lauer. >> get in that hammock. >> matt is in the adult version of this chair right here. i don't know if you want me to try this. >> those little guys? how does that fold up? >> just a little aluminum in the
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back. look how small that backpa pack up. >> yours is a little bigger. >> get them on big this is a yeti coaster. >> that's a camelback hydration back. that's the kids' version. it's shamed for their frame. and an eddie bauer bacon pack. >> it smells like bacon. >> smells delicious. >> let's come to the table top. >> if you used a head lamp, the most frustrating thing is digging around for the batteries. this is usb rechargeable. i love it. all you do is set it and forget it. >> lightweight hiking shoes. >> these are for kids. they're based off of a popular hiking shoe that adults have. and the ultras, i did machu
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picchu in a pair like these. >> would you wear them? >> light as a feather. >> 50,000 feet in a day. leatherman, multitools. everybody needs to be environmentally responsible. it's the solar charger. and in four hours, it will charge your iphone. >> this is a layering piece. every one you buy, they take a pound of trash out of the ocean. >> this is recycled. look at him. he's sweating. thank you. there's more information on all this, including a special deal on the sleeping bag we told you about and more on you got all the gear. now, it's time to eat. we'll have a camping cookout next. you'll be surprised at all of the delicious stuff you can make on the go. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back, now, with "today
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food." this morning, living large outdoors, firing up a campout. elizabeth, good morning. >> good morning. >> every once in a while, there's a segment and i say, you need to prove this to me. you're going to make lasagna on a camping trip? >> it was a little too much to bring lasagna to a camping trip. we're going to do most of the legwork at home. all our ingredients for our meat sauce. bechamel ingredients and our no-boil lasagna noodles. we have onions. we have celery. it's sweating with a little garlic. kind of like me right now. so, anyway, we got that already done. this is our ground beef. it's already been cooked. >> we're home here. we're doing this at home. >> all this is going to be at home. it would be a nightmare trying to take this to a campsite. we're going to add our seasonings. italian seasonings. basil, parsley. a little sugar to cut the acid.
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and now, we just dump it. we're going to dump in our sauce. we have crushed tomatoes. you can help me with this. our beef broth. let's add that in. and a few more thoomatoetomatoe. this is going to cook for about two hours. i want that to cook down really well. >> this is part of the bechamel sauce. >> this is a beautiful bechamel. it's a cream sauce. >> what's the rue? >> flour and butter, equal parts. that's going to thicken this milk. we don't want to overcook this. once it gets thick, turn it off. we have salt and nutmeg and another bay leaf because we don't want play-doh. it will get like play-doh if you let it cook too long. >> what we did, we took our meat sauce. our bechamel. we put them in ziploc bags. those got thrown into the cooler. we lined this with parchment paper. this is genius. this is why i'm a genius.
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we're not going to have cleanup. we're going to start with our sauce. we layer a little bit on the bottom. just squeeze it out. and you use your spatula. next, we're going to add our -- these things. no-boil lasagna noodles. best invention. if you want to add the cheese, we're going to bechamel now. >> on top of that? how many layers. >> i'm going to do three. when you finish, the last layer, the last noodle layer has to be covered completely in that sauce. >> are we cooking on an open fire? >> it will go on the fire. we'll put a lid on it. best-ever lasagna. >> so good. >> so good. >> if i do this, hoda, you're carrying the iron pot for me. that's too heavy. >> that's the only kicker. this is our skillet dessert.
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these are pancake bites. you can buy one. that's pretty good. >> that's good. >> we will melt our butter. toss this in, let it toast up. we macerated berries. these are all in ziploc bags, throw them on top and add your berries. whether you like cake, fruit, chocolate, caramel, this is going to hit every dessert. >> this is lasagna that you make at home and drag to a camping site. >> that does not sound fun at all. he is such a fun sucker. >> that's okay. this is fun. if you don't like that -- >> i love it. it's not a camping dish, though. >> we're glamping. this is a little different than what we did in rosedale, mississippi. we're more fisophisticated now. you make your mojito. >> is there alcohol in that? >> i know. >> they're good. >> while the kids are very their
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dessert, momma is having hers. >> how is that lasagna? >> it was delicious. >> it doesn't taste like it's cooked on that. >> it's easy because we did all of the prep at home. >> thank you very much. for all the recipes, head to back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back, everybody. it's that time of day when we celebrate birthdays. dylan, will you do the honors? >> more than just mine? >> yes. >> let's spin around the smucker's jars. happy 100th birthday to vera kenison. she educated young minds for 70 years. mary haggerty is also 100. she is from vermont. the secret to longevity, a glass of scotch every night. and happy 100th birthday to eileen dennis. she ran a nursing home for 30 years. and graham hermson of wisconsin is celebrating 102 years. he worked in the cheese packing business and is a huge green bay packers fan. of course. arzella johnson, a fisherman.
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and a happy 100th birthday to joseph ockman. his life was featured in a documentary. how cool is that. if you know somebody celebrating a milestone birthday or an versusry, tell us at speaking of celebrating. we mentioned it 17 times today. but it is your birthday, dylan. we have a cake here. candles to be lit later. there they are. there you go. >> a sun on there. thank you, guys. and this fun drink. >> elizabeth made this drink specially for you. >> it's extra strong. thank you. >> happy birthday, dylan. >> blow out the candle. >> make a wish. >> good luck with that. >> it's hard from this chair. >> what do you have coming up in the next hour? >> dean cain. this is strong.
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dean cain is our co-host today. and the actors from the movie "detroit" coming out on friday. >> and i hope we talk about my birthday some more. >> i have a feeling it's on the menu. >> it's cool out here. chilly, isn't it? >> good thing we have a fire. >> i'm sweating. the fire here. >> matt told me to get a towel. >> we're all a little -- happy birthday. have a great day. back after these messages and your local news.
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good morning, i'm vai sikahema. let's get to bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> a steamy one, and the temperatures are climbing. 79 degrees in delaware. sunshine in philadelphia, too. 78 degrees. and well into the 70s for the suburbs. new jersey and the lehigh valley. the sunshine fades this afternoon. starting in the lehigh valley, that's when we see showers and thunderstorms.
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and that threat will be around for most locations this afternoon. less likely, though, at the shore where skies will be partly sunny. vai? >> thank you, bill. how about a check on the roads. let's check in with jessica boyington. jb, what are you seeing? >> better on the 42 freeway. volume on the northbound side. here moving through route 41. also still watching the blue route around the germantown pike on ramp. earlier, for quite some time since about 6:45 or so, we have seen a bunch of vehicles here in an accident approaching the mid county toll plaza. that's all clear for now. and the schuylkill expressway good for the most part. seeing slow downs, though. the westbound drive times doing worse with 24 minutes right now from the vine to the blue route. speeds into the 20s. vai, back to you. >> jessica boyington, thank you. this morning police looking for the man who sexually assaulted a jogger in a montgomery county park. this happened yesterday in broad daylight at norris town farm park. a masked man attacked a 19-year-old woman. police believe the man is hiding
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out in philadelphia. investigators say derrick rollins shot and killed a victim on saturday. they also believe he shot at a car in overbrook just before the murder. and news from overnight in chester. police want to find the gunman who opened fire at a person pumping gas at a station. officers found multiple shell casings at the scene. the victim was taken to the hospital. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 news app. "today" show continues in a few minutes. see you at the bottom of the hour.
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this morning on "today's take," dean cain is our celebrity co-host. be ready for surprises. and then, darren kcriss is leaving the dream and a new role. plus, some fast summer fashion that will save now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, august 2nd, 2017. this is "shoutout to my ex." >> not way back. but throwing back a little built. >> do you shoutout to your ex, though? >> no. it's all good.
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but probably not. al is on assignment. here to mix it up with us, is our celebrity co-host, dean cain. >> going to mix it up. shoutout to your ex. i don't want to talk about that. >> what? >> we didn't date. >> who? >> you and i. >> oh, i thought you were talking about the girl you went on the date with. >> you had to bring it right there. >> that's what america thought you were talking about. you've been quite the jet setter lately. you went to sleep at midnight? >> i landed here at midnight. came in from london, from spain. >> okay. >> via london. i was with you last, i was all over europe, running around, with my son. >> since i left you last, i've been working. you've been traveling around spain. >> i was in spain with my boy. in london there. about to fly home. therefore, the telephone booth. and that weird guy was following me on the escalator in heathrow. >> is that your son? >> that's my boy. he was angry with me. >> why was he back?
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>> were you fighting? >> i make him walk seven steps behind me. >> that it's just you. >> we were cruising. we had been up late the night before. celebrating my birthday. i know it's your birthday now. birthdays are happening. we're both 27. congratulations. >> we're both leos. >> i believe it. >> yeah. we're both leos. >> no sympathy for you. you haven't slept. but you have a big night tonight. a premiere. >> a short film at the l.a. short film festival. called "state of award." >> l.a.? you're flying back? >> after this, on a plane back in time for this. i'm not messing around. >> with the scruff. >> it's character. he's a police officer. his last name is ward. and a short, you can't give away too much information. things are not as they seem. we'll be doing that tonight. >> how short is it? >> about 15 minutes. >> oh. >> if you talk about it --
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>> it's over. that's all i can say. but the whole scruff and everything. >> do you like having scruff? >> i want to shave in three days. sometimes, you're out and you're on vacation. get a little grizzly and it feels pretty good. i was happy to shave this morning. >> i can't wait to see this go down this morning. you're flying back after this. what time does it start? >> 8:00 tonight. my son is with me here. christopher, with me. there's my boy. >> part of the family. >> he is. i have been dragging him all through europe. he had a blast. has to see the orthodontist. >> why did you tell us that? >> he's trying to get them off early. and i am trying to make him keep them on. >> i didn't notice you had braces. >> why do you want them off early. can you do that? >> you're not supposed to. >> he can just wear a retainer or the head gear. >> everyone finds that
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attractive. >> he says no to the head gear. >> you wear it to class, you're not getting dates. >> dylan doesn't have problem with that. >> i'm married. >> i mean in high school. you wore head gear recently? >> no. i wore it to bed. >> you kept it on as long as you're supposed to, right? >> yes. >> if you want teeth like these beauties, keep it on. >> you f you wear your retainer you're you're supposed to, i was throwing it away. they shift. they change. if you don't listen to them, they do move back. >> i'm going to say about the that whole thing is, never any braces. >> really? >> i got crooked teeth here. >> a little crooked. >> a little crooked. >> that's pretty cool. last night, i didn't get to sleep until 11:00. i can't talk. we went to a screener of "detroit." the movie that comes out on the
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4th. it was good. >> intense. >> you know it's intense when the movie is over, the credits roll, and some theaters, people pop up. you stayed there and take it in. we're going to talk to the actors later this morning. it was heavy. very good. >> i happen to have been there. it was in 1967. i was born in detroit, 1966. i don't remember it very well. the fact i was there, i'm looking forward to the film. i don't remember anything. >> to know that was all going on around you. >> yeah. >> very excited. >> a good interview coming up this morning. the top of the show, we talked about the date that didn't keep going. or did it? >> my date? >> you went on a date with a woman that his mom chose. not a bad date, right? >> she's lovely. wonderful. i hadn't been home since there. i had not. i have been in europe and all over everywhere. but the date was nice. she is a very nice girl. she wasn't in europe.
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>> joe jonjje jonas was on tv t about the worst date. mine wasn't the worst date. what was joes? >> the best of the worst. >> he was saying he was on a hammock. and he leaned in for the kiss. but his date fell asleep because she had too much wine on the date. >> she was pulling one of those, i'm asleep. i'm kidding, joe. kidding. >> do you remember your worst dates? >> i wouldn't call them dates. people come over. and you're trying to impress somebody. >> hanging out. >> yeah. there was a guy over. let me cook something. >> it was over right there. >> i made some chicken. set it out. had everything nice. he goes to cut the chicken. and blood just gushes out. um, you want to order?
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>> he got to see you, you know, improvise. >> oops, i tried. i don't know what happened. did i have it up too high? it was like a fountain. >> gross. >> not a good look. what about you? >> mine wasn't a worst date at all. it's the reason why i fell in love with brian. we were on a date. it was like a brunch thing. and for him in his mind, he was mortified because the tables were close together. a little place in boston. he goes to step to his seat and he plants his whole foot in someone else's purse. he's trying to tip-toe around. would you look at that. my foot's in your purse. >> and that worked? >> it was the -- i fell for him in that moment because how embarrassing. your first date. and you just do something like that. and you're trying to be cool. >> that's pretty good. >> he's probably dying inside. >> and we laughed about it. immediately just was -- this is
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going to be fun. >> i love that. >> quick thing. i had one date, it wasn't so good. she sang herself out of a next date. that's all i'm going to say, with the radio. it didn't work. she was singing as the radio was playing. this is not going to happen again. >> dean. >> you are picky. no wonder you don't have a girlfriend. >> yeah. she sang herself out. >> she is probably blasting her heart out. thinking -- that is horrible. >> i know. i'm a horrible person. >> that's not fair. talk about e-mail rules you should know. did you send an e-mail before you were finished? or you sent it before you corrected it. add the e-mail address last. >> that's so smart. >> i always do that. i type up the e-mail. and the last thing i do, was put in the e-mail address. >> just in case. >> that's good. >> rule number one, that's great. >> and here's another one, well, make sure -- this is true.
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make sure you spell the recipients name correctly. and don't hit reply all. >> you don't know who is on there. >> one thing i will say for anyone e-mailing me, don't say mr. dylan. you have no idea who you are e-mailing if -- >> you get that all the time, probably? >> i won't play bills addressed to mr. >> that's why collection agencies are looking for you. just ahead, the play that got a standing ovation at fenway park. have you seen this? the baseball catch of the year. the baseball catch of the year. you have ♪ ♪ ♪
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be the craziest catch of the year. the cleveland indians against the red sox. fifth inning. austin jackson leaped into the bullpen area to make a catch and held on to the ball as he fell in. >> oh. >> that is insane. but once he's out of the ballpark, does that make it a home run? i don't know. what happened? >> he caught it. >> he stole it. he went over the fence, still a home run. >> it's an out. >> an out. >> yeah. >> the red sox still won, i'll say. but whatever. >> the red sox would have won by five if they -- look at that catch. look at his body control. holds himself up. >> here's what i want to know. i was a second baseman, i never played outfield. do you know going into it there's a fence there and you're going to topple over it? >> if you're smart, you do. he knew it. you do this. you look up. you go. and you go, i'm going to get close and lean over it. >> crazy. >> what an athlete. >> remember that time i hit you
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in the face with a pie? >> i remember really well. that was the last time i was here. >> speaking of pies, can we talk about cake. it's your birthday today. >> yay. >> here's the thing. i feel like, we have to do something special. come on. >> brian is here. >> yay. >> and a sunshine take. >> a weather theme. happy birthday. >> i spufk lspecifically asked t night. >> did anybody ask you to do anything? no. they waited to this morning to say it. >> did you hear dylan talking about how much she loves you in your date when you put your shoe in somebody's -- >> that was a first date. >> you won because of that. >> it was make-or-break. i thought break. >> it was make. >> my shoe is in your purse. >> so romantic. it was your birthday, too. we don't want to leave you out. >> i saw someone changing in a phone booth outside.
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>> that's why you married him. >> what are you talking about. >> a baby. >> yes. >> there's tears in her eyes already. my gosh. get out. i want to marry him now. >> happy birthday. >> it's going on. >> can i hold him? >> my gosh. >> look at that. >> would you like to stick your entire face in this cake? >> yes. >> would you like to eat the whole cake. my gosh. >> this is the best thing in the world. superman is holding calvin. >> guys, thank you so much. i'll see you later. i can't hold christopher like this anymore. he shuns it. you are awesome. >> it's superman. >> that's true. >> you want to hold him? >> this is an awesome moment right now. >> you are watering up. you're so soft now. >> don't you have to do weather?
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>> yes. this weather is actually pretty topical. it was your birthday. look at this weather map. we have all of these cool places across the country. we have clark, missouri. we have deanville, west virginia. deans borough, new york. cape. metropolis, louisiana. deanville. who knew so many places were named dean. there's kent. look at that. i didn't talk about any of the weather. pointing out some of the towns across the country. that's a look at y good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a humid day today and hazy and hot this afternoon for philadelphia and new jersey. up to 90 degrees. and steamy conditions for the suburbs and the lehigh valley, and delaware, too. as temperatures climb into the upper 80s. there's a good chance we'll see some showers and thunderstorms developing for most locations. the exception looks like it's
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for most kids heading back to school, it's exciting. for families without resources, back-to-school can be challenging. >> we want to show you how to help by teaching your children out to be thoughtful and kind to others. here is meredith sinclair. >> good morning. >> we have a lot of good stuff. you have paint swatches. >> we're teaching kids kindness. we want to do it in things they're already doing every day. in the summertime, kids craft a lot.
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pick a craft that's fun and easy. then, give back. we made these bookmarks. i made three cards. and i learned how to make these tassels on a video tutorial in a second. and then, have a book drive in your neighborhood. and take the books and the bookmarks to a children's center, the y. and now, we're going to give back, as well. >> brilliant, absolutely. i love it. have to go to the lemonade stand. this is what i was hoping to get to. >> lemonade stand is a staple for kids. instead of using the profits for yourself, this is a time to talk where can we give back? we have the kids making fun things like watermelon stars to go inside. then, what you do is research with your kids some fun places to give back. nonprofits. or are great resources for you and your
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family to look and find and pick one and give back. >> when the kids are involved, it makes the giving that much sweeter. they learn to love it. >> something they love doing. >> and get them busy, too. >> i like how he is using the tongs, too. >> the next is to give to businesses that are giving back. if there's a hair salon doing free haircuts. or this is the pair up program from jcpenney. they're going to give a pair to the y, up to 750,000 fairs for back-to-school. as a former teacher, kids need pencils and paper. they do. but kids in need also need the basics. >> you don't have the basics, you're not going to feel good. that's huge. >> the bday before, you would st out your outfit. all the way down to the
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understood undies. >> my kid is 17. he buys his own stuff now. >> this last activity is fun. not every kid goes back with a new lunchbox or healthy snacks. we've taken old-school lunchb lunchboxes. and painting them with chalkboard paint. and fill them with healthy snacks. and donate it to your local y. the children's center. had a fun time making a craft with you. >> i love this idea. and you can make a little message on there. for your kids, too. >> that's a win. >> way winner. coming up, from strappy sand sandal blisters to torn hems, we have the hacks that are save your summer style. first, your local news. i love this.
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♪ nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 9:30 on a steamy wednesday morning. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. morning, bill. >> right about that. morning, vai. humidity is much higher this morning, even at the shore, where the temperatures are now climbing. we're getting some sunshine, partly sunny and 77 degrees. temperatures in the 80s this afternoon at the shore. but look at philadelphia. 78 degrees in philadelphia international. we're already seeing 80s for parkside, and west mount area is close to 80 degrees at 79 at this hour. bill, thank you. the hunt is on for a man who grabbed a jogger from behind and sexually assaulted her yesterday at the norristown farm park. the jogger told police she was approached from behind by a man armed with a gun.
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then he assaulted her before taking off. the jogger was taken to einstein medical center, and later released. and happening today on the spot, offers will be made during ten amazon job fairs all across the country. one of them is at the fulfillment center in robbinsville, mercer county. the job fair runs from 8:00 a.m. until noon today. and if you're looking for a job that's a little nontraditional, look no further than dorny park in allentown. the park needs more than 500 people for its annual halloween haunt. openings include monsters, technicians, makeup artists and ushers. apply today at the good time theatre from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and aldi needs company store and shift managers. they'll be at locations in allentown, allentown, lehigh county and at noon. another update in 25 minutes. get the latest news and weather
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with the nbc 10 app. we'll send you back to the "today" show. have a great day and we'll see you near 10:00.
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as ever woman knows, summer fashion comes with its share of problems. blisters, scuffed sneakers, torn hems. >> today, we show you some of the fixes. >> thank you for having me. >> you start with a white shirt. after a while, they get dingy. >> what is the secret? >> caring for your whites is easy. you want to wash them often. pretty much after every wear. if you have a little discoloration around the neckline or underneath the arms, you can put a light bleach detergent on top of the stain. let it sit. and use a toothbrush and just throw it in the wash.
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also, sunlight is a natural brightener. it's the same reason a bright color would fade. the whites get really bright. having it out in the sun to dry for a little bit. >> how about the commercials, when they line-dry them. >> what's with the lemon? >> lemons have natural acidity. if you squeeze lemon juice and add it to the detergent, it's a natural bleaching agent. >> it probably smells good, too. sandals. i've had so many wears pairs of that i don't wear because they hurt. >> they can rub and be tight. >> i had sandaled stretch and they become misshapen and don't fit as well. i recommend wearing a thick sock and wearing the sandal. wear them around the house and they form to your foot. when you take them off, they fit you much better. and deodorant. you put a little on the souls of
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your feet. it keeps them from perspiring. >> you have shoes that get funky. >> i have the shoes by the front door. i hope the door and you can't keep them there. what do we do? >> for kids' shoes, obviously, and slides, which are popular this summer. good old-fashioned baking soda. >> just pour it in? >> you can sprinkle it in the shoes. the kids are never wearing socks. you can let it sit overnight. you don't have to do anything to clean it. you just tap it out in the morning. >> dana, i will keep you posted. >> these shoes are so bright white. but i know they're not going to stay that way. >> you get your white sneaker and you get a scuff. mr. clean magic eraser, use it for the scuffs on your wall. it takes off any mark on a shoe. just like that.
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>> is it that simple? >> it's that simple. >> the tub, the walls, amazing. >> it's perfect for sneakers. you're on the go. and the hem comes out of your dress. and double-stick tape is perfect. i pretaped this one. you just have to stick it. stick it. and before you have time to get to the taylor, it will hold you. >> i do that to my jeans. >> this last hip, this is a denim tip. if you don't have time, you are in a rush, and you don't want to try on denim, you can wrap the denim around your neck, if the waistband touches in the back, it will fit you in the waist. these are the same pair of jeans. >> take it.
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>> and if it touches comfortably in the back, it will fit. if it doesn't reach, it will be too tight. if it overlaps, it will be too loose. >> that's the coolest thing i've ever heard. >> we tried in and all of the editors, we were getting a kick out of it. >> we're going to go downstairs. we wore jeans today. up next, the dramatic real-life event that played out on city streets. now, on the big screen. we will catch up
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there's a new movie coming out on friday called "detroit," getting amazing reviews and oscar buzz. >> it's about the race riots of 1967. the relationship between the police and the citizens of detroit. and what happened one night at the algiers motel. >> will poulter and algee smith
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are two stars of the film. i saw the screener last night here in new york city. it's heavy but so good. at the end, people have to let it sink in. it was directed by kathryn bigelow. she won an oscar for "the hurt locker." talk about this script. it is heavy. >> i didn't know a lot about -- during the audition process, i didn't know about the film. kathryn kept us in the unknown. every day on the set was a new experience what was happening. when i found out about the history that was involved in this, and i never knew about the algiers motel. when i found that part out, i was game. i was all-in. >> what about you? and talk about the movie for people who don't know what happened. >> of course. so, set against the backdrop of the 1967 rebellion. and the algiers motel incident actually, unfortunately, resulted in three young african-american men losing their lives at the hands of the police. seven other people were kind of
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viciously brutalized including two women. so, you know it's an important story to tell, these people, when given social justice. we shed light on the story. and bring awareness to it. >> this is a historical piece. it took way before you were born. i was there, i was 1 year old. my birthday was a couple days ago. had you known anything about this before you started the film? >> i'm from saginaw, michigan. i knew about a lot of the rebellions taking place around the u.s. but i didn't specifically know about the algiers. when i got this part, that was a complete history lesson for me, as you say. one of our cast mates, jason mitchell, he call s us his historians. to be able to put this out for
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multiple generations to finally hear truth is a blessing. >> what's it like for you? you live in london, clearly. >> that surprised me, by the way. no. >> what is it like for you to be in this movie that's so much a part of american history? >> yeah. i think for as much as it's a part of american history, i think it's incredibly relevant for everyone, worldwide. we've had amazing reactions from people, you know, an international level. just screening it here, recently, a woman from brazil, she was like, thank you. this is so relevant to what's going on today. i'm british. and jack reynor who play two of the other cops, we have a painful racial history. that's something that everyone needs to learn more about. develop empathy around the subject. entirely relate havenevant for . i would encourage everyone to see this movie.
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>> a big part of it is music. in the movie, you're part of a group called the dramatics. your song isn't it on the charts already? congratulations. i was telling them the new edition movie was out. we were like, you're ralph in the movie. you have a song out. and i heard something this morning, quickly. you sang with the real -- larry reed? >> yeah. >> you sang with him in a song. >> first of all, shutout to larry reed. he's an amazing guy, still to this day. he actually was in the group called the dramatics back in the day, an amazing group. for those that don't know. ♪ look in my eyes and don't just see water ♪ somebody will know that. i got a chance to tell his story. i wrote a song for the film called "grow" that was on the soundtrack. >> which is incredible. >> and me and larry got to sing that song. to have him thing with me, that was incredible. but my e.p. is on itunes right
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now. >> algee smith, will poulter, congratulations. "detroit" hits theaters on friday. what are you doing tonight? >> i have a show at s.o.b.s tonight. we sold it out. >> sold out already? >> he might get you tickets. >> you might sneak in the back door. i know him. i know him. >> right. >> i swear, i know him. can you do weather? >> we don't have time for weather. that's a look your weather at good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a humid day today and hazy and hot this afternoon for philadelphia and new jersey, up to 90 degrees. and steamy conditions for the suburbs and the lehigh valley and delaware, too. as temperatures climb into the upper 80s. there's a good chance we'll see some showers and thunderstorms developing for most locations. the exception looks like it's going to be the shore. even though it's cloudy this morning, nice breaks of sunshine. warm to 82 degrees this afternoon. have a great day.
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> audiences first got to know singer, actor, broadway star, darren criss seven years ago when he joined the series "glee." >> and soon, darren will be headed back to the small screen in "american crime story: the assassination of johnnier havy e versace." >> good morning. nice to have you here. >> i have a lot of stuff going on. >> you're busy. >> talk to us about elysefest. >> it went on sale yesterday. and goes on sale on the 4th, i believe friday. our third year, it started in new york city. the short hand is the coachella of cabaret.
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a pop culture cabaret, performing an outdoor situation, instead of a velvet seat. you can be loud and rowdy. we released this song in tandem with that. >> really quickly, we said you are starring in "american crime story." we saw the cover from "entertainment weekly." talk about your character and the photos. >> the best actor i did in my life is standing next to ricky martin and penelope cruz. that's the hardest acting job of the gig. >> performing "i dreamed a dream" from "les miserables" darren criss, take it away. >> thank you, guys. ♪ i dreamed a dream of time gone by ♪ ♪ and hope was high and life worth living ♪
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i dreamed ♪ [ applause ] >> oh, yeah. >> thank you. >> fantastic. >> thank you. >> you guys -- >> fab tantastic. >> he was squealing for you. back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. you make it seem so easy.
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we actually can't focus because we got cuteness overload. dean, thank you, by the way. >> the next generation, right there.
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>> the next generation superman. >> will calvin be joining us at 10:00? >> do you want him to? >> amazing cake is from here in new york city. brian, you're awesome. >> yes, he is. >> i just carry the baby. >> jesse metcalfe, james vand dr beek and visiting of the dallas cowboy cheerleaders. >> your local news, we're going to, right now.
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nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 10:00 a.m. just about 80 degrees, as well. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. bill? >> some neighborhoods lettered in the 80s, vai. sunshine breaking through the clouds. clouds lingering in new jersey, but so far no wet weather this afternoon. showers and thunderstorms will be popping up. 78 degrees in new jersey. look at delaware. 83 degrees. and philadelphia international is up to 81, near 90 degrees this afternoon. but keep an eye on the sky for
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developing showers and thunderstorms later today. >> all right, bill, thank you. police want to know who set three suspicious fires all within a mile of one another. it all started when someone threw some kind of device through the window of a home on cedar avenue in cobbs creek. a short time later, a car and a truck were set on fire along 56th street. this is nearby kingsessing. police are working to figure out if the suspicious fires are all related. in delaware county, someone shot a man just pumping gas in his car at a gas station. this happened in chester just before 1:00 this morning. police say the victim was hit twice in the chest and they recovered several shell casings. the victim is in critical condition at the hospital. investigators hope surveillance images can help pinpoint a suspect. and people who live in chester county can attend a meeting to hear the county's safety plan in case of a pipeline emergency. it starts at 7:00 p.m. in the middle school. officials will officially cover preparedness tips for schools,
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families and pets. i'm vai sikahema. another update in 25 minutes. meanwhile, you can always get the latest news, weather and traffic on the nbc app. see you at the bottom of the hour. ♪ end of throat surgery. guided you through recovery. joe tastes just as sweet to us, as it does to you.
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aetna. you don't join us, we join you. he gets things done stevfor south jersey.o tell you don't believe him. because steve sweeney gets things done for himself, for the special interests who pay for his campaigns, and definitely for chris christie. but steve sweeney doesn't get things done for you. unless you count cutting education funding, raising the gas tax, and sending more of your tax dollars off to trenton instead of south jersey. if you're tired of typical politics, stop electing typical politicians like steve sweeney.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie gifford and ho hoda kotbe. >> it's my all-time favorite day, it's my daughter's birthday. she's 24. >> she's not 24. >> she's in los angeles, i miss her. but it's also dillon's birthday. it's


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