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for every generation. down. you cannot end birth right citizenship. one of the most important our lives.n you can vote and you can vote. or goodng and welcome to "sunday today" on this november 4th. i'm willie geist. we are two days away from the mid term elections, historically a rebuke of the sitting president. at this pointsi in pnt obama's first term democrats lost 63 seats in the house of representives and six in the senate in what the president mously called a shellacking. president trump is working hard to prevent a flip of congress
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holding rlies in florida an montana on saturday and he has five more to go befortu day. on saturday the president tauted the economy off a strongreobs rtnd ais h decision to send more troops to the border. we're live on the campan trail d we'll talk to chuck todd about some of the closest races around the >>country. then a utah community is grieving this morning after its mayor, a u.s. service member, s killed in an apparent insider attack in afghanistan. the soldr, a father of seven. we'll look back at his life lost in a17-year war. and later, a sunday sitdown with one of the biggest stars in the mark waherg talking about his new movie, the insane workout t routinet has him up at in2:30 he morning and the reaction of his children when they hear markey mark's good vibrations. think aboutour kid the song? >> dude, i was at a football game, my son's game last week, and in the middle of the game they start playing "goo vibrations ".
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my wife is cracking up. she's looking at my son. >> a sunday sitdown in boston with mark wahlberg plus harry smith and another life well lived a bit later in the show. let's begin this morning with two days to go until the mid-term elections. inhhis final the president had headline two rallies today and three more on monday. president obama gets on the campaign trail today as well. nbs kristenelker is covering it. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the stakes could not be higher for president trump and his agenda. in many ways tms mid t are a referendum on him. in two days he's making a frenzied final push. this morning duels closing arguments pitting president trump d against tocrats in the final sprint to election day. >> you're going to vote, right? >> r florida president trump abling to energize his supporters. >> if this election is based on crowds, they might as well
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cancel it because we won. >> reporter: at an event for republiccandidates, ron desantis for governor and rick scott forsenator,r. trump ineasingly touting the economy. >> the hottest economy anywhere on earth. >> reporter: and taking aim at critics who have quest ned why he's focused more on immigration than jobs ahead of the mid terms. >> we know how well we're doing cowith themy and we have to solve problems. >> reporter: targeting desantis's challenger andrew gillum. >> he's notbe equipped t your governor. >> reporter: gillum got his own high wattage help from jimmy buffet on saturday. but mr. tru waslso quick to stoke fresh fears over that caravan of central american migrants praising the arrival of u.s.opros at the >> did you watch tonight? i sent the unitestates military to our borders and i watched that barbed wire being put down, barbed wire. >> reporter: a point he's
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hammered home again and again, including during a rally in montana earlier saturiay. >>nals in some cases, in many cases, they'll say, do you have proof? yeah, i have proof. they threw stones in the police's face. >> reporter: so i his message working? >> he is an excellent motivator and he can fire the base like no one else i've ever seen in my lifetime. >> reporter: it's all part of the president's final push, 1 rallies in 8 states largely targeting his base and democrats are o i force. former president obama who's been crisscrossing the country. >> that power rests in your hands. >> reporter: will stump in his home state of illinois today as his former viceoe president, j biden, ampd to energize democrats in ohio saturday. >> we have to reset the moral compass of this nation. we do that on tuesday. >> reporter: now president trump is targeting areas that are friendly tohim,n other words, his core supporters. today he makes stops in georgia
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and tennessee. so far nearly 33 million people have vheed earler i exceeding the number of total early votes cast in 2014, a sign voters are energized, willie. >>k kristen, thu very much. chuck todd is nbc's political director and he joins us here in studio in n york this morning. good to see you in the flesh. >> good morning. we never get to do this. >> wre two day away. we've been talking about this for now long, months and months and months the early voting is huge.ex ceeding 2014. s put into perspective what you're looking for on tuesday night. >> well, look, i think there's two large stories. number one, president trump's the issue. you know, i was talking to somebody who was wking with a candidate in one of the raszs where the candidate's personal rating is very high. right now theyook likehey're going to lose. there's only one reason. it's the president. he is the referendum. in the suburbs he's a negative referendum. in rural america he's a positive. the other thing is this turnoutv
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seen an enormous amount of interest in this election. at some point if you get so man people to show up in the polls, it makes all the current polling irrelevant. >> right. you look at these specific races. sort of canaries in the coal mine. if we're watching early, and georgia. >> florida and georgia got the most nationalized, highest exposure candidates. you have a hand picd trump-like candidate in ron desantis. andrew gillum an unabashedic african-am democrat. it's a real test, right? democrats want to move in a more progressive direction. if he wins that will define the presidential primary field. in that sense, the party that lo winsda can say they won the night. >> ron desantis couldn't m bee pro trump. >> that's one of his problems,
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he's almost too tied t him. for good or bad he's too tied with him. those are state races. one, claire mccaskill in a fight arizona. fe in >> to me you can't say it's a democratic wave if claire mccass kehl loses.e shn only win if there is a surge in democratic enthusiasm. this is a state that's trending republic republican, has been for a decade now. if she survives, that is a big night for democrats. if she doesn't, that tempers an, positi i think, for the democrats because, yes, they're going to make gains in the house. if she loses, it's a reminderay theyose seats. >> the magic number is 23 in the house. if the demrats flip 23, that means nancy pelosi has the gavel back. democrats control the intel commite, impeachment's on the table for some democrats, not all of them. what does ourhiovernment in country look like if the house is controlled by democrats up
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against the presid ht? >> we a taste of this, right, after the 2014 elections sentially or 2010 elections with president obama where you had one party with the senate and t white house and the opposite party in the house. nothing gets done. it's super gridlock when you have that situation. when the house is the opposite of the white house, it's almost like a super sized gridlock because of the investigations and all of that stuff. one thing democrats hav to figure out if they win control of one or more of these chambers, yes, they can hold him more accountable but voters are fearl of gridlock they have to figure out how to work with him on something and that will be an interestingle che if they do end up with real power. >> real quick, chuck, what's your number in the house? >> my over/under line since i'm a sports guy is 35. seats. i would set that as my line. last week i'df taken the under. this week i might lean towards the over actually it's a no play n.r me. >> smart ma >> no play for me. 35 would be my over/under line.
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>> good to see you in the stood s. more for y on the final push when chuck is joined by stacy abrams and missouri's attorney general and republican candidate for senate, josh hawley. stay with nbc news for complete coverage of the mid term elections, chuck, lester and live ce tuesday night. this morning we are learning more about the national guardsman killed ts week in an apparent insider attack in afghanistan. ent taylor was the father of seven children and a mayor who was on leave to serve the country. nbc's kathy park has more. >> reporter: this morning a utah community grieving over the sudden loss of one of their own who died while deployed overseas. brent taylor held many titles, father, husband, mayor, and major in utah's army national guard. at sdaury military officials released details of an apparent insider attack in kabul killing
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one u.s. service member and injuring another. while no names were mentioned in the report, touching tributes andan condolences beg surfacing on social media honoring taylor's life of service. senator orrin hatch tweeted news of his death in afghanistan isi devast my prayers and love are with jenny and his seven young mitt romney added another unmeasurable price is paid for freedom.a taylor too leave of absence as mayor of north ogn for a one year commitment in afghanistan, his frth deployment. another utah city mayor says he's devastated. >> i can't tell you how much he meant to me. he was my best friend. >> reporter: taylor frequently shared photos and experiences on facebook. his final postdated october 28th, months shy of returning home, reflected on his commitment to country, freedom and deml racy. his fiint eluded to the upcoming elections in which he
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wrote, w united stand, divided we fall, god bless america. taylor is survived by his wife jenny and their seven children. >> our thoughts and our gratitude are with major taylor'samily thiseek who died on his fourth deployment more than 17 years after t inar
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ofife synagogue has a muslim group that did some crowd funding. the group wrote, we wish to respond to evil with good as our faith instructs us. we hope to lessen their burden in some way. the money is beinged transfe to the islamic center of pittsburgh where it will be handed out. >> we just want to know what you need. you know, if it's more money, let us know. if it's people outside your next service, you know, protecting you, let us know. we'll be there. if you just need somebody to come to the grocery store because you don't feel safe in the city, we'll be there and i'm sure everybo in the room would say the same thing. we're heert for the community. the original goal was $25,000. as of this morning, are you ready for this? $235,000 have been raised for the victims of the tree of life shooting. celebrate mercy raised 00$165
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to repair vandalism. dyla at moments like this there is so much more light than darkness and there's another example. our first logos to an injur suffered by the world series trophy during the red sox championship parad boston this week.ston toryanne parade, there have been far too many of them across every sport. >> not enough. >> knows the fans lik tooss beer cans up to the players as they pass by. rob gronkowski likes toth catch and chug them. gronk like beer. on wednesday the crowd wasil particularly up because we had the perfect day drinking storm of halloween a the red sox parade on the same day and man it was not pretty as the world series trophy rolled by. one fan performed the ceremonial chuckingndf the beer it broke off some of the flags. a 19-year-old fan also hit red sox manager alex cora wit a
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can. the man said after his arrest, i love cora, i did mtn to hit him. it's part of the tradition. >> what have you got? i love cora. >> oh. >> i need to call my mother-in-law. she'll nail it. >> got it? >> we'llet her on to correct my error. our second high goes to the unbelievably brave lengths one commercial fiscrman went through to free a whale. a giant humpback whale flailing and stuck after its tail is caught in the line fromy a buo which is attached to the bottom of theoc ean. an eel fishinghe boat saw pulled up gling and next to it. after two hourhe to free animal, the crew decided the only shot was a for guy named sam to jumpn the whale's back and cut it free. >> cut it! >> oh. did you get it? yeah! nicolas is the captain, the man
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athe helm there shouting with w joy and thele is free. he said he had called the coast guard who told them there was really nothing anyone could do at that point but nicolas w sai not leaving that whale until it was free. atat was the end of a couple of hours. wasn't an instant thing. they made the decision probably not t safest one, jump in and do it ourselves. >> good thing it's on video. that's one of the things you tell your friends, no, that didn't >>happen. ltimate fishtail. the historic flooding in the great city of venice, italy. the extreme weather caused damage and death in venice. high tide venice was 61 inches a ibove snea level. the highest flood in a many venetians were undeterred. the venice marathon went on as scheduled with the final legs o the race run through ankle deep water. still, then men's champ won it in 2 hours and 9 minutes even it was through that a business as usual for this pizza
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restaurant as waiters through the flooded room to deliver food to tables full of people who werealmly eating, drinking, and chatting while seated in the water. how about this one? bon appetito. youik feel you missed a joke with the waiters, waders. >> you missed the e joke. >> youst here to critici criticize? >> that's what i'm doing. >> a quick bonus high. you're going to like this. the gronk beer chug at the parade. it happened ats game weekend. john gott is an offensive lineman. after his team scored a touchdown pulled off a celeioatn for the ages grabbing a cold one from a fan, chugging it fully and then, get ready for it, smashing the can on his helmet. goes without saying he quickly became an internet sensation. th say athletes aren't role models. was that the end of the? ga
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>> mid game, score a touchdown. >> at least he had the helmet on. >> in boston for a sunday sitdown with mark. wahlberg the question why would a person wake up at30 in the morning. we'll talk about the rise through the streets in dorchester to become hollywood's highest paid actor. later, harry smith visits the middle school science genius ose invention in flint, michigan, has made her a star. send us your best and send us your best and weirdest on facebook,
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wednesday. much cooler conditions on wednesday. adam? more news and weather at 9:00. for now, let' head back to and who -- who is in this caravan? >> everyone you've ever seen in your nightmares, laura. it's got gaut at the mall lans, mention he cans, isis, the menendezbrothers, the 1990 detroit pistons, thenos and several ba dukes. >> 1990s pistons reference. wow. "saturday night live" ts take on the state of the political conversation heading into tuesday's elections. jonah hill hosted snl and maggie rogers was the musical guest. over the past two decades mark wahlbgas worked his way into ywhod's a-list with movies like "the perfect storm," "the departed," "lo fighter."
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forbes mag is a seen put walhberg on the last r list of top aors with $68 million. he spent his boston youth in trouble with police befor a brief overnight hip-hop career made him a star. hrk and i got together in south boston wheres shooting an upcoming mboie to talk aut the ride and his new movie "instant family." >> people who take care of foster kids are special. >> reporter: over the span of three decades mark wahlberg has worked his way on to hollywood's a-list, but he has never forgotten his roots. it was and number one hit ar ene world in 1981. for an oft shirtless, workingro class guy boston who went by markey mark. >> you had just turned 20 when "goodvibration" blew up. you go from the childhood you had to becoming a household name and a recognizable face around
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the world. how did you handle >> i was an idiot. i was loving all of it. i had the biggest attitude, ego in the world and i thought i was fantastic. it's naas see eighting to see me especially talk back then. >> what do you mean? >> i was so full of but you needed that. to survive around here, you needed -- youateeded th. you know, you needed to be tough. >> 47-year-d mark wahlberg grew up poor inouthboston's dorchester neighborhood as the youngest of nine children. his p divorced when he was 11. wahlberg dropped out of high school at 14 and fell into a violent life on the streets. at 16 he spent 45 days in jail for assault. >> when you look back on yr childhood, do you think that was guess it was formative but critical to the man who's sitting here right now? >> absolutely. >> scrapping, the fighting. >> absolutely. i wish -- i wh -- iish i would have listened to a lot of
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the real role models that i didn't recognize as that earliet on b you can't change those things. things were things i needed to go through to become the person i am. >> the turn from crime towards music beganith help from mark's brother donnie. a member of the big time boy band new kids on the block. donnie helped markand a recording contract. they went platinum with the firstm. albu "good vibrations" made wahlberg a star around the world. he became the famous face and body of calvin klein underwear, but the group' a secondum was a flop. director penny marshal called aphlberg with an idea. ther should become an actor in her next movie, the 1994 comedy "renaissance man." >> i grew up watching movies. m dad and i, he would bring in a six-pack of slitsschlitz, giva
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pack of ororeos. once i auditioned, i couldn't see me doing anything else. >> wahlberg proved his chops to hollywood with the breakout role of porn star dirk diegler in the nights." "boogie >> your name. >> my name, yeah. >> something with pizzaz, dirk digler >> then he earned a role in "the departed." and more critical praise as "the fighter." around the same tim wahlberg was cutting through his tough guy image with a series of comedy mitts including the other guys with will ferrell. >> hi. >> who are you? >> i'm his wife. >> it's a ball and chain. >> come on, seriously, who is >> and ted where he co-srred
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with a white teddy bear. >> mandy. >> marilyn. >> no. >> brittney? >>no. >> tiffany. >> in his latest film "instant family" wahlberg plays dad. they experience the joy and frustration of adopting three foster children. >> thanks, daddy. >> i just got f myst daddy. >> you suck! >> was it important to you guys to get tt right so people could get the message when they saw it that this is a beautiful thing? >> oh, absolutely. i think after seeing the first couple of screenings with an audisce most of the com were, we're going out and adopting ten kids. >> "instant family" is based on the real life story of shawn anders and his own chdren. >> we wanted it to be honest and truthful and depict what it was ike for him and his wife going through that experience. >> off screen walhberg lives in los angeles with his wife rea and his four children.
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there are two grounding forces, family and his catholic faith. >> how big is religion and faith at the center of your life? >> it's just the most important part of my life. it's allowed b me to successful in every aspect of my life, especially with my family, my marriage, my career. it also helps me to stay focused and disciplined and keep me getting up a at 2:30 in the morningad insf getting home at 2:30 in the morning. >> when he he's training for a role he wakes up at 2:30 in the morning. his shocking daily schedule became a viral success when he post it to instagram. >> you fwhee this is? >> probably. >> see, i didn't put out the schedule. you didn't -- >> can we clarify? >> what do you mean? somebody asked me for my schedule and broke it down. see them shower fro 6:00 a.m. to 7:30. there's no hour and a half shower. >> right. >> no more hot water.
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no, i probably take a fivese to n minute shower. >> why do you wake up at 2:30? couldn't you work out at 5:30? >> no, it' taking an hour and a half, 1:45 to do the workout. i have to get up, do my prayers, eat breakfast, do my training, then do all of my reading. >> you and i have one thing in common. cryo chamber. >> i donave my personal one. they wanted to give me one but it's like g ant condenser. where am i goingo put that? >> nearly 30 years removed from markey mark, wahlberg finds he is stilllowed by "good vibrations." >> what do your kids think about the song? >> dude, i was at a football game, my son's game last week and middle of the game they start playing "good vibrations." and my wife's just cracking up laughing. she's looking at my son who's basically burying his head in
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his helmet. it's fine for me. i don't want to make theirife any more difficult. i think my past may not be something that they i should --t should not be their burden to bear. ♪ good vibrations >> good song. still is. mark's new film is inhe studios on the 13th. our thanks, by the way, to grand 10 distill larry in boston for hosting mark and me.ow to hear mark uses the example ofis own troubled years as a teen through mark wahlberg youth foundation, check out the "today's" extras. you'll heathe entire unedited interview with mark wahlberg, it's a good one. find it on tune in or wherever you get your podcast. next week, the queen herself, golden globe and emmy award winning star, claire foco ersation about playing a young queen elizabeth and her
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new project next week on "sunday today." coming up this morning, dylan and i will answer your questions. use #sundaytoday and we will get to as many as we can when we read our sunday mail at the end of the day. dylan is we're bringing heavier rain and snow through the higher elevations out west. this will move eastward as we go into tomorrow and on monday we are going to see the chance of stronger storng, damag winds, large hail, can't rule out a tornado, especially acrossof pas tennessee and down into mississippi and northwestern val val. as we go into tuesday we'll see it move eastward and that will last into tuesday morning in areas like washington, d.c. and down into the southeast. that's the weather across the co try. now here's a peek out your
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ndow. >> that's the same rain will be will be headed monday into tuesday. pass that umbrella for monday and tuesday. we return tonny skies on wednesday. temperatures today, a chilly start. temperatures will be in the 30sp r 50s today, a light wind, >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. next on "sunday today." attong l the mid term elections are two days away. we'll tell you about a new kind of candidate hoping to lead the u, for yo it's always leap over look. now over later. and pause. not even in your vocabulary. so when a cold sore tingle strikes. you act on it. only abreva can get rid of a cold sore in as little as 2 1/2 days when used at the first sign.
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implications for how our government works. if early voting is any indication, americans areired up. nbc's capitol hill correspondeni hunt has our sunday spotlight. >> retired lieutenant is first to fly an f-18 in the combat. >> i did both. >> hello. >> for combat vet, she joined the air force and was shot down flying a rescuen helicopter afghanistan. >> i took heround through t co-pilotld windsh i took shrapnel in my arm and leg. twoom veterans are hoping to win seats,ec ad high. >> before i served eight years with the cia. >> i bame a navy helicopter
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pilot. >> before i was a cia analyst in the middle east. >> beforeng serhree tours. >> in iraq. >> afghanistan. >> most women are democrats but several are republicans including martha mcsally who was in the air fce and isow running for senate. we are going to fly, fight and wi >> regardless of party, they're trying to dramatically expand the ranks of female vets serving in congress beyond the current four. >> when i was a marine, we went out on a mission, iidn't look to the marine on my left or the marine on my right and say, hey, are you a democratr a republican? >> just 19% served in the military, down 73% from the early 1970 most have never run for office before but many have experiefied ting on behalf of all women. >> it's fundamental. >> women weren't allowed to fly
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in combat. >> every member of the a house senate armed services committee a letter saying open up this b. >> one male senator responded. >> i do not believe that women shouldarticipate in combat situations. >> yeah, so i'd like to hand it back to him some day after 89 missions that i've >> women were allowed to fly starting in 1993 but over a decade later women still couldn't serve in ground combat. m. jhay garr sued and lobbied to save it >> it was to lobby with congress and meet with representatives. everybody, it was really just a 40, you know, really pissed off female combatets who bonded together and said, let's do that. t>> i wouldn't want to tat group on. >> exactly. >> i have never run for political office before. >> i started realizing i should run. >> are you ready to serve america? >> for "sundatoday" kasie hunt, nbc news, round rock, texas. nkkasie, tou very much.
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next on sunday today, harry smithitthe star science whiz who's changing the world right from her middle school classroom. >> if i'm 13, i'm worried about what other people think, i'm at worried about eople are going to say about me. >> yeah. >> do you have any of that stuff? >> that's why my parents have kept me off of social media. >> and later, a life well lived. the man who's teaching an ample show generations of checkout is at 4pm. plenty of time to enjoy your ride. (bicycle bell sound) ♪ ♪ (bicycle bell sound) ♪ ♪ (bicycle bell sound) ♪ ♪ explore more with a guaranteed 4pm checkout at over 1,000 fine hotels and resorts. it's another way we've got your back. ♪ ♪ the platinum card from american express. don't live life without it. makeup now optional.
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i believi've heard storiesnt from people across virginiaing. that have moved me to take action on veterans unemployment, the opioid epidemic, and pediatric healthcare. but we can't make progress when we're divided, when our leaders pit us against each other for political gain. in the senate, i'll always listen to you and focus on solving problems that matter to virginia and to america. i'm tim kaine, and i approve this message. he turnebusinessman. naacp. ben jealous. "marylander of the year". endorsed by president obama for his "vision, experience and courage to move maryland forward." ben's vision: medicare-for-all, fully fund our schools, and an economy that works for working people. the sun says jealous has "the stature and gravitas" to lead maryland. we can do much better on jobs, on education, on healthcare. but it means we've got to believe in each other. ben jealous. governor.
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yup, that's me in middle school. it was about that time, 30 years ago, for my science fair project i invented plates made of rice crispy treats. the idea is you would eat your meal off the plate and eat the plate, genius. one middle schooler fromas coloradoecome a national celebrity by aiming much higher and doing much more good with her project. harry smith introduces us in our sunday closer. >> reporter:catangalie rou is famished. >> favorite foods? >> a. >> but her love of pizza is nothing compared to her appetite
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for knowledge. >> so how is your chinese? >> thank you. >> she is, to say the least, insayingsable. >> how would you describe yourself? >>'m a very curious person. i like to learn about everything i can see and know about everything around me. >> especially curious about science. it started when she was little with kid's chemistry set. >> i realized that i really liked to dods stuff that's h on and see changes. >> add one substance to another. >> exacy. you get. >> yeah. >> something cool. >> last year she was named america's top young scientist for her invention of a water testing kit inspired by the led is in flibt, michigan. >> led poisoning is growing at an alarming proportion. >> yes, she's done a ted talk d spoken to investors in silicon valley and wowed jimmy fallon on the "tonight show." >> so i cated a device which detects led in drinking water. >> good for you.
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>> was it cool to do? >> one of the coolest moments of my life. r> she felt there was something horribly unf about children in america not knowing if the water in their tap was safe. >> i heard about this new technology emerging on m.i.t.'s page where they were using carbon and nano tube sensors. >> right. >> to detect hazardous gases in the air. >> so you hew that on m.i.t. web page? >> yes. that was jus >> because it just so happens that's someplace you hang out a lot? >> yeah. >> i love it. it pretty much >> tons of trial and error. no, like really a lot and plenty of mistakes until finally this. >> if i did this perfectly with no mistakes and i want t learn from something -- >> right. >> -- but if i didn't make any of those mistakes, i wouldn't know that it could have been 20 times betters than it going to be. >> she is remarkably and unenvy
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ab bring unfettered by consciousne consciousness. >> if i'm 13 i'm worried what people will think or what they'll say about me? do you have any of that snuff. >> that's why my parenke have me off of social media. >> you do what you want to do and what y're passionate about. >> she practices beethoven on the pia but likes to listen to 21 pilots. ♪ ♪ >> and plays bass guitar in a band. her hero is madam currie who won nobels in chemistry. >> she's a model but she can code. you can have the beauty and the brains. >> this way. >> back in the kitchen it was time to bake cookies, which is chemistry by the way. >> do you ever feel pressur m your life? you're a super high achiever? >> no, i never really feel pressure because i like what doing so it's never really pressure for me. >> right. >> i think it's just all fun and
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games. >> for "sunday today," harry smith, lone tree, colorado. >> how cool is she? harry, thank you very much. this week we highlight another life well lived. bernardra was born deaf with two deaf parents.wa brag's fathe an amateur actor who knew how difficult life would be for his young son so he taughtov bernard to the theater. when brag attended gallaudet coege for deafnd hard of hearing students, he played the lead in several school plays ans won awa for his acting. after graduation he earned a job teaching at california's school for the deaf whthe he directed ter productions. in 1956 brag met the famed fren mime marcel marceau after a performance in san francisco. mar arceau invited him to study
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with him. he was the founder of the national theater of the deaf. on april 2nd, 1967, brag and his company made history when they produced a firstts of kind one hour show performed in sign language and tevised nationally here on nbc. marley matlin whoon "in children of a lesser god" it is with a heavy heart i say good-bye to bernard brag. he was my friend, mentor, teacher. rest in peace, love. bernard brag, america's first aprofessional deafor died this week in los angeles. this week in los angeles. he was 90 i was on the fence about changing from a manual to an electric toothbrush. but my hygienist said going electric could lead to way cleaner teeth. she said, get the one inspired by dentists, with a round brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's gentle rounded brush head removes more plaque along the gum line. for cleaner teeth and healthier gums. and unlike sonicare, oral-b
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>> close this morning with a look at our sunday mail where we take your questions from twitter, facebook and instram. our fir question this morning comes from ted in florida. chd wants to know, i imagine yourules are almost as insane as mark wahlberg's. what time do you guys wake up and go to bed every night? we talked to mark a wahlbergut his schedule that has him up at 2:30 in the morning. >> al roker works out. >> no chance. i tried it for a while at 3:30 and i said, i not givingp the hour of sleep. i wake up about 4:30 and i'm shot outf a cannon to go to work so i don't have all of that rly stuff. >> do you go to bed early? >> no, 10:30. >> calvin's in bed at 7:30, i'm in bed at 8. >> yeah. and i falla sleep. there's no tv in the room. go to bed, slp. >> that' impressive. when your kids start going to bed later. >> amy in georgia wants to know, what are the weirdest superstitions you believe?
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i don't know if it's a superstition as much as a time saver. i lay out my clothes befor i g to bed. >> will something bad happen if you don't do that? >> yes, t'll loseee minutes of sleep. >> you're very practical. >> mine is if i go to bed at night, nothing can be crossed. i can't have legs, anything crossed. i have to say, good knight, i love you, see you in the morning. >> with the spaghetti arms? >> it helps with m nighttime routine. >> do you stay that way all night? >> no, sass so rk, as soon as i can wrap back up. >> would you rather travel to the future or past? >> the past. >> i want to live in like the '50s. i want to be in the kitchen, i want to. ba i love the style of the '50s. >> you can bake now, k yw. >> no, i know. the kitchens were better. >> thank you. thk you for spending part of your morning with us. go out and v
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police praing starbucks employees for keeping customers safe after a man allegedly said he had ab on him. and a new report shedding light on amazon's search for a second headquarters and it's sounding a lot like it could be looking at northern virginia. good sunday morning to you. thank you for being wth us. much more on the amazon story which is starting to become the story here. >> all of us in our area. we'll check into that but we want to welcome you in. i'm adam tuss. >> and i'm david culver.
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it's november 4,2018. angie is off celebrating ren's first birthday. >> yes, little baby ren. happy birthday to baby ren. third in the goff family. we have our own special person here lauryn ricketts who's always a beam of stun schinunshine and ae base about daylight saving time. >> it ende adam. we're back to standard time. twe're looking at a beul day out there. >> blue skies the sun came up after 6:30. wever that sun goes down at 5:04 so just a little after 5:00 that sun is down. no rain out there.ho ver, if you want to wash that car, i would say take your chances. we have some rain ohe


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