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. >> d> rnado outbreak. more than twoozen tearing across the south. the midwest,t's a flooding catastrophe. and there's the new severe weather threat today stretching om texas to maryland. al has our forecast just ahead. chaos on campus. a gunman burst into carolina university classroom and opened fire. >> someone yelled there's an active shooter, get down. >> two people lled, four others injured. panicked students scrambling for wver. this morning whare learning about the 22-year-old suspect now in custody. bombshell letter. what we now know about what robert mueller really felt about
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the a.g. and their follow-up conversation just ahead. all that plus revolution? venezuela bracing for more protest this morning in the wake of a disturbing day of violence being called an attemptedno cou. likes. uld instagram do away with its most recognizable feature? and the waiting game oprah weighs in. >> i'm just so proud of her. >> her special gift for the royal baby revealed today wednesday, may 1st, 2019. >> annncer: from nbc news, this istoday" with savannah uthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. morning, everybody. wlcome to "today." nice to have youh us. what a night for the folks in the south. >> hard to believe more than 20 tornadoes touched down y.
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yesterda >> that's right. the severe weather is going to impact millions across the southwest. large htornadoes,vy flooding, damages there. travel problems aboubd. and we've got more on tapy. to let's start with gabe gutierrez who's just north of dallas for us. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the tornado roared through here last night thankfly no one was injured. as you can see, there are downed trees and power lines across the area this morning. the national weather service says reports of 25 tornadoes across 5es stat. this morning,as brutal weather h been pummelling the plains. striking in arkansas and oklahoma. >> wow. look at that. >> reporter: iowa battling intense flooding. all part of a massive system reeking havoc. 13 million people in the path of e m. lo as itc twists and turns at nearly 50 miles an hour.in
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spning water wildly in the air near the small pond. heavy rain causing dangerous flooding in many areas across the mississippi river. one of the worst hit, davenport, iowa. downtown davenport inundated after a temporary barrier meant to hold back the rising river gave way. >> it's typically a high grade process. it's not designed as a permanent fix. they just wore away. >> reporter: fire crews went door to door helping we vacuatio. residents grateful for rescuers who helped pull them. >> i thank the folks helping us get out. they're doing a great job. >> reporter: while communities here in texas are cleaning up from wind damage, the major concern in ten states is
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flooding. warnings up and down the mississippi river. >> gabe gut jarz leading us off ere, thank you verymuch. >> what's ahead today? mr. roker snding byith that. >> up to 3 inches of rain per hour. but the from texas all the way up to michigan. and we have got the risk of severe weather. 14 million people at risk for tornoes in that area in orange. for tomorrow it expands out from texas all the way into the midwest. 15 million people at risk for damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes. the tornado threat low. here's what we've got today. slow-moving system. storms with flooding risks continue. this is going to be a slow mover. so these rainstorms will sairt trng over the same areas. by thursday, rain from the plains all the way to the east coast. scattered showers and heavy rain. the system moves out slowly but
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again we're still going to have storms with travel delays. re's what we're looking at through friday. especially from texas into central arkansas. anywhere from 3 to 5 inches or more as this rain continues. here's what we look for as far as travel. denver for morning fog. austin for afternoon ss. same in st. louis and chicago. i-95. oklahoma city to atin on i-35, rain is going to be a problem. flooding is going to be an issue too. we'll look at the flood threat in the 8:00 hour. >> thank you so much. now to the panic over yet another college campus in the wake of a tragic school shooting. the university of north carolina charlotte. a gunman f openede there yesterday. happened in a classroom. two people were killed, four hers injured. and it could have been even worse. kathy park is here with what happened. good morning. >> it's an all clear now on the charlotte campus.
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the accused gunman opening fire on the last day of classes right before final exams were set to happen. >> this is a tragic day at this great university. city of charlotte and state of north carolina. >> reporter: just one week before graduation, shock on campus after a horrific shooting left two people dead and four others injud. >> we got multiple victims in here. we're going to need multiple ambulances. >> reporter: the university of north carolina charl putting the entire school on lockdown. students and staff getting messages that read run, hide, fight. secure yourselves immediately. barricading themselves in classrooms and hiding under desks. >> we heard a loud bang near the
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window. and as we were evacuating, the glass of the front d was just destroyed. >> really scary experience to to >> she shooter is detained right here. >> police responding quickly disarming the shooter before he could do more damage. >> our officers' actions definitely save lives. there's no doubt about that. >> reporter: overnight authorities identifying theec suspt as tristan terrell. >> can you tell us what happened? >> reporter: wcnc reporting terrell is a student who dropped out earlier this semester. initial callers to 911 indicated the soter was armed with a pistol. students in charlotte shaken. >> you think you're save anywhere. but you're not. >> reporter: one of the vicms who survived is a sophomore communications major from boon. his fraternity brothers thanking
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others for keeping him in their thoughts and prayers. the cams community coming together. >> we'll get through this, but it's going to be thinful. and i k we can all expect that it's going to take quite a while to get past it.nd >> reporter: at's also worth noting there was a large police presence on the campus for an end of semester concert and they may have prevented more blood shed because officers could respond so quickly. he was charged with two kounts of murder and four counts of attempted murder. >> thank you. now to the latest on the muler report and a dramatic showwn capitol hill. william barr facing lawmakers for the furst time since the release. it comes as we learn robert mueller himself has already confronted the nation's top prosecutor over his portrayal of the investigation. we've got complete coverage on that this morning. starting with peter alexander. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to
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thu. big news overnight. attorney general william barr now certain to face a grilling from senate democafts today r that explosive news that robert mueller sent him what at least until now was an undisclosed letter disputing barr's summary of his report. some docrats are nowalling for barr to resign accusing him of misleading the puic. new details this morning about how the famously tight lipped robert mueller was fuming behind the scenes of the release of his report. after revelations last night he wrote a letter to william barr rejecting the initial description of the conclusions. complaining that barr's account caused public confusion. >> this letter is unquestionably and unprecedented, stunning rebuke of the attorney general of the united states. very severely undermining, in fact, devastating his credibility. >> it is an outright manipulation of the report and
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the statements by special counsel mueller. >> reporter: justice department officialsiliar with the issue tell nbc news that three days after barr released his summary of mueller's findings, the special counsel in a letter reviewed by "the washington post" said barr's descriptions did not fully capture the context, nature, and of mueller's 448-page report. the speci counsel adding there is now public confusion about the results of our investigation. th threatens to undermine essential purpose for which the department appointed the special counsel. to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations. barr called mueller after receiving his leer. a conversation the justice department describes as professional the department says mueller emphasized that nothing in the letter wasinaccurate or misleading. but he expressed frustration over the lack of context and the
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resulting media coveragehe regarding t special counsel's obstruction analysis. overnight rudy giuliani telling me he wasn't aware of the letter before tuesy's reports. saying if mueller didn't want confusion, he should have made a decision. he was made special counsel to make decisions and the fact he didn't says to me that the president was innocent. for his part, barr on capitol hill three weeks ago was pressed about the mueller team's reaction to his letter. >> reports have emerged recently that members of the special t counsel'seam with the limited letter. do you know what the referencing with that? >> no, i don't. i think -- i suspect that they probablyed want you know, more put out. but in my view, i was not interested in putting out summaries. >> reporter: democrats today
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challenging those comments. this morning they are demanding that bar release mueller's entire letter to them. they are als newing their call for mueller himself to testify. craig and savannah. >> peter alexander at the white house, thank you. >> let's turn to petell wims. so long people have been wound whaerg does mueller think? what is his thinking behind what's going on? is this a reflection of that? >> reporter: we knew some of the lawyers didn'the like way they described the main conclusion. now we know mueller himself didn't either. mueller apparently thought it got things off on the wrong foot skewing the initial public percepon about what theeport said. but now we have the full report. and we can make up our own minds about whetherba 's letter characterized it. i think one challenge for anybody seeking to briefly explain that section on obstruction of justice is this. it's not crystal clear on why mueller reached no conclusion t about whether president
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committed a crime, en experienced prosecutors have debated what that section means. >> pete, no doubt the attorney general's going to be in the hot seat today facing tough questions from democrats. any idea what we can expect to hear from barr? >> reporter: pretty good idea he'll say he didn't change a word of the mueller report when he ordered it released to a congress the public. that just 8% of it was redacted mostly in the first section m about russiandle ling.le muelr suggested to barr he could release the report, some sections. but they were marked may contain grand jury material which is legal to release. he said he didn't want the report to come out in pieces. i would tnk many of today's questions would be about why barr concluded the president did not obstruct justice. >> pete j williams,tice correspondent in d.c. thank you. ve> meanwhile, democratic leaders say they' reached an agreement with president trump on a $2 trillion deal to improve our nation'srumbling
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infrastructure. speaking outside the white house tuesday, house speaker nancy pelosi and chuck schumer expressed optimism about their ability to woshrk with the president. >>t' i clear that both the white house and all of us want to get something done on infrastructure in a big and bold way. and there was good will in this meeting. that was different than some of her meetings than we've had. >> the two sides plan to meet again next month to talk about w to pay for all of it now the story we are watching closely. violent clashes in venezuela. this morning the main opposition leader i calling for a new round of mass protests following a day of turmoil aim at toppling the embattled president. kerry sanders has the developments coming in overnight. good morning. >> reporter: well, good mornin the trump administration backs that opposition leader juan guaido saying it is taking othing off the table in tha support. which is why nobody is watching the developments in venezuela closer thatten the folks over there in that thbuilding.
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u.s. military southern command. we want to warn you, some of the images you're about to see are disturbing. uncertain of opposition supporters will protest again today. they're leader juan guaido saying overnight, we will see you in the streets. tuesday's chaos in the capital caracas included molotov cocktails, tear gas, bullets, a venezuelan natiol guard truck mowing down more than a dozen protesters. >> the suation is confusing because there is no official news. internet is blocked. and all the social medias are being blocked. >> reporter: this violence began after the opposition leader flanked by what appeared to be uniformed members of venezuela's military called for massive demonstrations.
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venezuela's president nicolas maduro calling it an attempted coup. working to get the news out saying presidentaduro had been planning to quietly relinquish his authority and escape to cuba. >> we understand that he was getting ready, contemplating leaving the country. and the russians told him to stay. >> reporr: in the last three years 70,000 venezuelan expats no live in south florida. why did you live? >> to find a better future. over here you could demonstrate. you could fight for freedom.ou and don't get shot at. >> the president said all options remain on the table when it comes to venezuela. that presumably includes military involvement? >> reporter: indeed. the venezuelan military has about 160,000 soldiers.
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many of them trained by russia and cuba which is why the u.s. southern command has so many different contingencies planned which might include an invasion. at this heme, t are no outward signs the u.s. will go to war to remove nicolas maduro. >> kerry, thank you very much. >> one of the last network correspondents that traveled to venezuela as well. we looked at the tornadoes off the top.e what are w looking at now? >> we've got flooding to look at. we'll talk about that in the next half hour as well. let's show the big picture. snow tapering off in the northern rock yis. beautifulay dlong the west coast. these severe storms theto big storyy. in the southeast going to be beautiful. sunshine and warm. 90 degrees in tampa today. with some showers hanging around the northeast. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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95. after skagville. left lane blocked by police activity and potomac park crash blocking two right lanes. >> thank you. later today on news4, most of vus a pair of headphones but not cleaning them could mess with the sound. >> we'll show you simple ways to clean yourod headphones t at 4:00. we'll take a break. your forecast is up next. stay with us.
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clouds have rolled in overnight. temperatures in the upper 50saro ound 60. it's going to take a littlor while f clouds to get out of here. with more sunshine in the afternoogh today, a s chance for a shower. afternoon highs tay mostly in the mid to upper 70s. get a little farther s of town, you'll be in the 80s today. good night for baseball. only a slight chance for a shower between about 6:00 and 9:00 this evening. a little higher chances for rain tomorrow because it's going to be so much tormer.
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close 90 degrees tomorrow. mid-80s again on friday. >> all right. thank you. >> another local news update in 25 minutes. >> for now back to the "today" show after this short break. ughs lactose intolerant.s tut i was just sensitive to a protein commonly found in milk. now, with a2 milk®... ...i can finally enjoy cereal again. it's delicious like real milk. because, it is real milk! a2 milk® is... ...real milk from real cows that...e ...produce only th protein. i love milk! i'm so happy i found this. a2 milk®, real milstthat's easier on din. love milk again.
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we're we're back at 7:30. nice look at a plaza crowd on a wednesday this morning. can you believe it? it's almost may 1st. we're in may. i would like the weather to get th memo. >> maybe spring will show up. >> it's been a little chilly here. we're ready for sunshine in may. let's get to the headlines. we start with this weather. it's powerful and dangerous in the south. central plas got it, too, on tuesday. there were 25 reports of tornadoes in oklahoma, missouri, and arkansas. other states in the region as well. you're going to see this drone deo of a funnel cloud. meantime, it's heavy rain causing dangerous flooding in areas along the mississippi river. one of the worst hit, davenport,
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iowa. all part of a massive system. it's wreaking havoc. 13 million people affected. al will be back with the latest forecast in just a few.eo two pe were killed, four others hurt when a gunman opened fire at the university of north carolipo at charlotte. ce were called to the scene just after 5:30 tuesday evening. the campus wasla pd on lock down. all of it happening on the last day of class there. the suspected shooter is a former student at the university. he was arrested while still on campus. he's been charged with two counts of murder and four counts of attemptedmurder. police are still trying to figure out why he did it. this morning a british judge assigned julianan assge to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail. he took refuge in the ecuadorian embassy for years. he is charged with conspireing
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to break into a pentagon .mputer system media to a social experiment that's getting a lot of attention this morning. facebook announcing a slew of changes yesterday and revealed testing for a new feature on instagram that's raisie som eyebrows. joe fryer joins us with details on a story a lot of people may t like. >> reporter: hey there. right now if you look in your instagram feed or someone else's page, you can see how many people liked someone else's photo. that number right there. but on, that number might be hidden. instagram is going to start testing the idea with some users in canada later this week. it d alreadyrawing strong reactions. to many, it's truly an unlikely move. instagram ceo announced tthsday ouapp will test a new idea hiding the l on pictures and the view count on videos. that means those numbers won't be publicly listed. they'll only be accessible to
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the person who creates the post. >> it's because we want people to worry less about how many likes theym. get on instagra >> reporter: like most things on socialpemedia, some le like it. saseng -esteem levels should increase and it might take away the desperation of likes from those who worry too much about it. >>no pressureo for you get the like. >> reporter: creating feels of inadequacy and anxiety. e it'll probably stop peo worrying as much. youon't think about it. >> reporter: but for oers eliminating likes might break their hearts. >> i think it's bad. g think they should show us who's likin what. and i think we should be able to have that control still. >> if i don't have likes, it's hard to see what the reaction is. >> reporter: it's also making dollars and cents questions for instagram s.influencer those who make big bucks posting pics that get a lot of love.
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as one influencer posts, likes are currency to us. in response, instagram says we understand that this is important for man creators. while this test is in exploraty stages, we are thinking through ways for you to communicate value to your partners. instagram is also looking at ways to tackle online bullying. one idea, comment filters. >> if youay something aggressive, maybe we give you a nudge to rethink that. >> reporter: the company is also looking into something called away mode. a way to opt out of instagrim du a sensitive time in your life like switching schools or going through a breap. instagram is also getting into the shopping game introducing a way to buy products you see on the app without ever leaving it. >> of course they are. also a dating game too. tell us about the controversi new way to find love on the social network, joe. >> reporter: they're calling it facebook crush described as a tinder-like way to find matches.
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if those friends select them, they're alerted. critics say it could make the weite less enjoyable for those who haven't found love through other sites. some have called it creepy or potentially embarrassing. facebook says crushes will go ignored i you're not already in facebook dating. >> joe fryer. >> i think it's an interesting idea. >> like idea? >> yeah. you see your own likes but everybody else doesn't hav to seethem. i think it might take pressure off. the kids in >> yeah.ar. >> i like it. and don't hate me. don't at me orhatever on twitter. >> you know they're coming for you. mr. roker, we always like it when you're here. >> thanks. i'm going to check the tweeter in a moment. meantime, let's see what's on the map. basically the areas in red, these are the flood warnings we have river flood warnings and
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you can see where the rain is ndming down. the missouri a mississippi rivers all feeding down. that's why we're worried about this. davenport picking up -- this is the highest river stage they've had since 1993. maybe the second or third highestefore it's all over. 291 locations above flood stage and that may rise. temperaturewise, we've goths chilly hign the plains. warm in the southeast. chicago, it's going to be 6 degrees below average. 55.d city, boston on the chilly side. nashville, 83. 84 in mobile. raleigh will be in the 80s. you look at tomorrow. d.c. popping up into the mid-70s. 86 in louisville. north platte will be 51. then towards thursday, that warm air makes its way to the east. the coolir stays from chicago all the way to san angelo. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the >>ods. good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. winds back out o the east today. that means low clouds and lower temperatures. we're down to 60 now in
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washington. most of the suburbs in the mid to upper 50s. 62 in quantico. afternoon temperatures today will have big range. low to mid-80s across parts of central and northern virginia. upper 70s for much of the metro area. then highs only in the low 70s across parts of northern maryland. temperatures way up into the 80s tomorrow. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank youcho mu coming up, carrie underwood talking about the highs and lows mber two.back after baby heod to catch up withnu . >> also ahead, mr. smith.y ha sharing his, shall we say,en rtaining conversation with the spinal tap crew as they reunite for a spernl ni anrsary. and the winning strk rolls on. the new record hit on jeopardy. new this morning, oprah's take on the secrngy surroundi prince harry's royal baby. we're live at windsor castle right after this. ♪
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we are back.ed you're dress bit alike. i like that. >> all planned out. >> dylan joins the table here. and we are on day three of royal baby watch. >> that isright. meghan markle is due to deliver any day now. f searchin clues in the days. keirkis there loo for a sign of smoke, a sign of activity. literally anything. what do you got. >> reporter: no baby. hey, craig. h hey, savannah. there's a few reasons we don't have the details. they're determined to protect their privacy. if you're going to do that, itl heto have a friend like oprah.
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american talk show queen oprah winfrey guest at their royal wedding now defending their decision to keep the royal birth private. telling entertainment tonight -- >> i'm so proud of her decision. to stand up to say this is what ngreally want for my baby and my family and i'm goi to do it a different way,ee when it's b done that way for a thousand years? i'm just so proud of her for being able to stand in whatfo workher and harry and what is the truth for them, how they want to raise their baby. >> reporter: when sister-in-law kate had their three children, she walked out in front of the cameras hours later just as princess diana did. but meghan will not do the same. >> who is ready to stand in front of the world the day you had a baby? i think for her and him -- i'm sure iwas a mutual decision for the two of them. i think it's a great thing. >> reporter: theng lo-time royal fans say diana would have
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been excited to see harry's first child. >> iix met her s weeks before she died. >> she would behe overwed with her children. she would praise them to the end. >> reporter: this morning still no news. meghan said to be relaxing at home. >> should any day. but it could go up to two weeks after the due date. >> reporter: two weeks? i don't have two weeks worth of things to say. plse. two weeks? bookmakers taking bets on baby names but the palacein break down the speculation that urls were being prepared ahead of the delivery. saying the p time ago.ave some soon to be father harry is in regular contact over the new project centered around mental health. >> every week we do an update and lets him know. he always has something to say. >> reporter: but saying she esn't have an date on the
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bay. though she does have a gift in mind. >> i don't know the baby's name or the baby's gender, but this baby will have enough books to last a lifetime. >> reporter: and here's something pretty great overnight. even with their big day around the corner, they focused on their passion projects posting on instagram highlighting mental health charities for mental health month, guys. keep the focus on those accounts, they seem to have unfollowed other royal accounts. so people may raise an eyebrow at that. you know what? i hope not though. because we needrelaxed. meghan, ifou're watching, please have that baby. >> she could have had the baby and we don't know about it. >> i think it's possibte. >> repor i think it's unlikely. >> probably unlikely. >> keir is like all my work is in vain.
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7:56 is your time now on this wednesday, may 1st, ng19. good moro you. i'm eun yang. today there will be extra security at hilton high school in woodbridge, rginia, after a gun went off inside of a classroom yesterday. prince william county police say no one was hurt and a student is now charged. let's check on your commute now with melissa molt andour first 4 traffic. how's it looking? >> 270 southbound pretty slow fr a couple of earlier issues. only going about 30 to 40 miles per hour depending on the section there. manassas near the rest area, right lane blocked by that . accident >> thank you. we'll take a break now and check your forecast next. stay with us.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking overnight tornadoes touching down in the south. heavy rain bounds areas. this morning the rescues underway andhehe question w the storm is headed next. al's got your latest forecast. plus, carrie on. country star carrie underwood talks out her new tour and taking her family for the ride. >> you set the bar way high for all working moms out there. ving a 3-month-old and stepping on the stage for a world tour. >> you know what? everything we all do is just as difficult in different ways. >> how the busy mom of two is
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maching it all work. and still cranking it up. harry smith w sitting downh spinal tap far special reunion 35 years in the making. >> so does it feel like it? >> not really. >> what's it feel like to you? >> i feels like 26 years. >> the story how the ground breaking mockumentary became a cult classic. ♪ hellorom oklahoma. >> to our five kids in spokane, washington, wlove you. >> we're here for broadwa week on the plaza. ♪ >> from madison, >> celebrating my wife's 54th birthday. >> good y"morning, "toda show, from woodbridge, virginia.
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>> well, happyirthday to you. welcome back to "today." nice to have you with us on a wednesday morning. great crowd out there. >> first day of may. nice to have that kind of crowd. by the way, also out there on the plaza, there she is. jbh. jenna bush. she is treating those folks to a eak peek of her book club pick of the month. going to bring her inside to share that book witt the r of us. >> getting us excited about reading. it's been fun. let's geto your news at 8:00. we start with the weather. powerful storm system that has already caused severe flooding and tornadoes is on the move again this morning. al, who's in the danger zone? >> the folks in the z dangere yesterday still are head. in fact, we've got flood watches from texas to wisconsin. 29 million people. in this area of red, we've got some rainfall rates that are upwards of 3 inches per hour. so we're worried about the flooding there. here's where the severe weather is expected. especially down through texas. pl million peo at risk. damaging winds, hail, and
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tornadoes. especially in texas this morning. for tomorrow, it's a wider area stretching from central texas all the way up to oh damaging winds and hail, the tornado threat lower but we can't rule it out. w here's whatre looking at. central texas to arkansas, 3 to 5 inches of rain. could be more, in fact. and as far as airport delays today, chicago, st. louis, dallas, austin. and on the roads i-55 to st. louis. >> all right. thank you. a lockdown was overnight at the university of north carolina at charlotte. a gunman killed two people there and injured four others tuesday evening. police say the 22-year-old suspect opened fire on the last day of classes befor final exams. he's reportedly a former student at the school. police say he was quickly disarmed before he could cause
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more blood shed. suspect charged with two counts of murder, four count of attempted murder. a vig will be held. attorney general william barr is testifying before congress today. first time since he released the mueller report. a bombshell revelation overnight says the special counsel mueller was critical of the way barr first portrayed his findings. peter alexander joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning to you. the attorney general william barr is testifying before the republican-con olled senate judiciary committee today. but he's going to get a grilling from democrats after what was significantly explosive news here that robert muell sent him a letter in le march complaining that barr's initial summary misrepresented his report and even caused unnecessary confusion. reatened to undermine the public's confidence in his findings. some democrats are already calling for bar to resign. th are newing their calls
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for mueller himself to testify. barr in his statement to lawmakers says he didn't change a word on the mueller report and he kept the redactions limited. also this morning, president y trump who's to comment on the news is unloading an extraordinary tweet storm. more than 60 tweets and retweets today all before 6:30 in the morning. the president seemingly fheious with t suggestion that he doesn't have the support of firefighters whose union one of the biggest in this country endorsed democrat former vice president joe biden earlier this week. >> peter, thank you very much. 8:05. w boost-o'clock. >> we want to introduce you to a girl who's doing just fine with some enuragement from her mom. >> i'm cute. i'm cute. i'm cute. i'm cute. >> you're beautiful. >> no, i'm cute. >> oh, ay. >> i'm cute.
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and beautiful. i'm cute andbe autiful. i'm cute and beautiful. i'm cute and beautiful. >> yeah. and you're smart. >> i'm cute and beautiful andar sm >> okay. i think we have a new pre-show warm-up. should we try it out? >> that's great. >> that is adorable. and she is cute, smart, and beautiful. >> she is. much more ahead on this wednesday morning inclung a special hoda treat for you on pop start. >> then natalie's catching up with carrieunderwood. >> going out on stage with a 3-month-old. i'm tired. but how many people get to take their children to work with them? >> new tour, new baby. so much to talk about. how she makes it work, after this. buffalo. i give frankie rachel ray nutrish. ever reathe ingredients? oh yeah. could you read a few? sure. deboned chicken chicken chicken meal chicken meal brown rice dried peas barley soybeameal oatmeal whole grou corn
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jbh is joining the table on today's talker. one of our favorites here. carrie underwood. >> i hope she comes bac for a concert soon. it's been a big year for her.h bif her son jacob, kicking off a new tour tonight. natalie caught up with her in north carolina yesterday. i saw youuys working out doing the kettle ball, nat. >> reporter: yeah. i'm working on my lifts there with carrie. but i'm here on the red carpet in las vegas because tonight it's all about the billboard music awards and carrie is nominated in two categories. top country female as well as top county album. but tonight he's trading inhis red carpet for her own stage. ♪ i am invincible ♪ unbreakable ♪ unstoppable >> reporter: she's a musical force to be reckoned with. but she's had to deal with
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of acles in the last coup years. now she's ready to take the stage. her long awaited cry pretty mtour. i'hinking about where you are in your life right now. coming back, of course, from that horrible injury that you had a littlr over a yea ago. you talked about what you had to go through to get pregnant. and now finally having another little baby boy. and being on that age. w has that changed you? >> i feel a lot more cfident in myself everyone though at the time you're not really understanding. when you come out on the or side, you still might not understand why. >> carrie won't be doing it alone. her children will beith her ery step of the way. you set the bar way high for all working mom out there. having a 3-month-old and st st fping on the stage a world tour. >> reporter: everything we all do is just as difficult but in
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different ways. r >>orter: tell me about 3-month-old jacob. is it like having him on tour now? >> going out on the road with a 3-month-old. i'md. tire but how many people get to take their children to work with them? >> reporter: life as a mom of po forcing carrie to confront thessures she says she put on herself to be perfect. >> i feel like moms put a lot of pressure on themselves toav h it all together and know everything and plan for everything. it's impossible. >> reporter: carrie's been honest about her personal struggles including her journey to have a sond child and suffering multiple miscarriages. >> people come forward and talk toed to you and reached out to you after your experiences >>yeah. i've definitely had people come up to me on the streets and just cry, you know? and just say it'se just nic to know that somebody knows what it feels like. >> reporter: she's also been candid about the challenges of getting back into shape after
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pregnancy the second time around. >> you have unrealistic expectations about the second time. it's going to be just like the first time. and it wasn't. and i'm like wh, what is happen? what am i doing wrong? >> reporter: her fitnessui contin on the road with her mobile gym. so this is what allows you to be fit for your ow. >> yes. we have giant me on the side of the truck. >> reporter: looking good. her athletic apparel line providing more motivation. >> i literally live in this. >> reporter: carrie sharing the post-workout selfie. her shirt with the new motto, me.doing this for >> i love what we do because it positively impacts my life as well in a day-to-day way. >> reporter: her workout part of her everyday life that i had to try. so how do iet carrie underwood gams? that's what we're going for.
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and booty. >> squats. lunge. orking from multiple muscle groups at the same. >> reporter: pop and lock. yo hips and booty. her routine, she says, is helping her be her very best in all areas of her life. >> i'm a better mom. i'm a better performer. i'm a better wife. i feel better when i get to do that. >> rorter: guys, she's got so much going on, but she kicks off oer had 55-city cry pretty tour tonight in greensboro, north carolina. and it's going to be a great one for sure. fans very excited about it. back to you. that's so fun, natalie. you held your own there with those kettle balls or whatever. are you feeling it? >> reporter: i'm trying. not really. not really. i feel it in other areas. but coming up in the fourth chour, ich up more with carrie and we talk about the example she's set ng for her two kids. >> and the full conversation is
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on today.com. mr. roker, good time to get forecast.heck of the >> that's right. let's show you what we've got going on. so for today down in the southeast is going to be beautiful. sunny and warm conditions. here's whereye're reall watching these severe storms stretching all the way up into wisconsin. snow tapering off in the northern rockies. g that'sd news. and out west, beautiful weather, plenty ofns sune. look for 71 degrees. little on the cool side. g that's what'sng on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. ♪
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>> that is your latest weather. >> all right, al roker, thank you so much. carn continues his "the voice" duty. dylan dreyer filling in. >> he we go. a very special start to pop start today. a special someone is gracing the cover of people magazine. lo at that beautiful momma. hoda kotb. she and her two daughters are featured in the latest issue. hoda opened up about how she is handling a family of four now and talked about the moment she found out hope had arrived. she said, i won't forget the day. it was just a crazy busy day at work and the agency called me s and are you by yourself. they said it's a girl. as for the name, naturally she thought of hope becausehe had joel had been hoping for a second child pl for more onhat e had to say about parenthood, head to today.com and read people's full article when it
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hits stands on friday. >> but it'sic thetures too. >> every single picture, she's, like, exploding with joy. >> and hailey too. >> hailey is over the moon. >> hoda was sayingvery morning hailey is like where's my baby hope. so special. >> she'sve loving ery second of this. a. in other news, steph curry even though the nba star is fighting to stay in the playoffs, a new docuseries about him will debut tomorrow night. stephen versus the game. the six-part series shows how he evolved into the basketball player he is today. and we have an exclusive preview of the first episode. in the clip yourself about to see, curry's mom details the ext moment in son's life that made him who he is. take a look. >> 9 years old playing on a 10 and under aau team. and they were downy b one and
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threw him the ball and he could have won it and he missed the shot. broke our hearts. you didn' like that feeling, did you? no. so now you know what to do next. i'm like, he's 9 years old. >> and i guess you could say the rest is history. as curry has gone on to become a six-time nba all-star, two-time nbamvp, and has three nba championships under his belt. craig, you recently interviewed steph about this docuseries. why now? what motivated him? >> he said that -- you know, first of all, tomid brady it last year and they enjoyed that. they've got a slew of home footage from when they were kids. so they had all this footage and wanted people to understand he didn't get where he is without any sort of struggle or obstacles. so this is -- >> he worked hard. >> yes. so he wanted people to see that.
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>> that smile, you have a sehious man crush on >> i do. i've never hidden it. >> you blush. >> i love steph curry. he's a man of great faith but doesn't beat you over the head with it. but yes, i am a fan. >> i can tell. this is going to be a great docuseries. watch theullpisode of stephen versus the game tomorrow night 8:00 p.m. on facebook watch. finally after tayr swift, bruce springsteen, and pink. it seems a lot of people are releasing new music. now it looksike we might be ab j to addtin bieber and ed sheeran to that list. bieber shared this split screen photo of him and sheeran in the same position in front a of a green screen. all he captioned was the number ten. sheeran shared his own photo on instagram and wrote ten. many fans are speculating what
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tenld cou mean. we have no idea. we will bring it to you as soon as we find out. >> they need a countdown clock like taylor swift. that workedwonders. >> cool. you got a click? >> daly click, yes. this one's for the birds. a bird found i way int this family's home. while they were deciding how to ondle it, one of the kids took matters into hi hands. >> got a bird in the house. >> oh. >> oh. >> oh, my gosh. >> i d't like this. >> yes. >> before they could come up with a plan, the little boy grabbed the bird. >> the bird's fine. window.o youknow? >> and there was a cat outside, but other than that. bird in the hand worth two in the bu a. it wasn't a pet bird.
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it was one that flew in. >> i get it. >> t bird's back story doesn't change it. >> that's what leadership looks like though. that kid. yeah. the t-like reflexes for kid. dylan, thank you. i think. now to a real highlight from this year's tribeca film festival. e guys from "this is spinal tap" reunited a special 35th anniversary screening. >> the cult classic follows this phony rock band on a failed comeback tour and it helped launch the whole mockumentary genre. harry smith, who better to catch up with them? >> no one had heard the word mockumentary until this along. all these different formats. well, we thank the guys from spinal tap. >> we are spinal tap ofhe t uk! you must be the usa! >> the thing i found so createding was that you this history for the whole band. >> you had to do that because
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the whole film ispr imised. so the only way that we could know in scenes what to reference is to have that common history. >> vital of the lives -- >> we had to know what our characters would havrknown. >> y name and thumbnail was -- >> err ek albion smalls from the river nulln west midlanoi. >> david o st. cubbins in england. and childhood friends with. >> lived on the same street. nigel toughn. mates when we were young. >> inspiring film maker. hugean of spinal tap. and not as successful as he would like to be. ♪ >> the creators of the phony band spinal tap would have no idea just h t successfuir idea would be in real life. if i understand correctly, you make a 20inute short.
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>> that's in lieu of writing a screen play which we decided after a day and a half we didn't want to do. >> and not only no fun but we didn't know how we could communicate what this tng was which is a documentary. >> i'm really influenced by moas art and bach. in between that. it's like a mach piece. >> i said give me the money that you were going to g us for the screen play and we'll make you some of the film. so we made 20 minutes of the film. >> what was it like shopping it around? >> terrible. >> yeah. >> terrible. >> the main reaction was what is that? >> wt are you doing with your finger? >> i might need it later. >> michael and i were standing -- we'd seen the movie. >> you were in it. >> we were. two young women came to the upunter and said, these guys are so stid. and it was just -- >> they're not wrong. >> they're not wrong. they weren't wrong. >> that was a success inhe sense they actually didn't know
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what this was. >> the movie made headlines again recently when the foufo ding members of spinal tap sued the movie's current rights holderor $400 million in lost royalties. that suit is in mediation. so the guys would not discuss it. was it as much fun to do as it is for us to watch? >> we had fu >> wead a lot of fun. >> lot of fun. it can't be more fun. because you got play music and be with friends tha we'd worked with for a long time and o something that we believed in. and no one knew what was going to happen to this, obviously. n> we did this 35 years ago. every once i awhile we'll come back for something. whether it's a reunion, whatever. and every time we come back, we fall bac right into the same rhythms. >> absolutely. >> it's the best. >> it's like the movie "titanic." when they g back together, and they -- >> they don't get back together. >> oh, that's right. >> one of them dies. >> spoiler alert. >> i think the whole boat is
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gone. >> favorite scenes? >> well, in "titanic" it's -- >> no, no. we're done.li we're tab "titanic." >> all right. okay. >> i always like his guitar solo. for some reason -- >> which withun? >> the main guitar. >> oh, yeah. >> there's something about i relax into that like a hot bath. >> when people come up to you and they say what about the film? >> this goes to 11. >> and my favorite line is -- and it's a perfect example of dubbing. there's a fine line between upid and clever. and that to me is the epitome of the e. a fine line between stupid and clever. ld you guys are brilliant. and we cou have gone on for hours.
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35 years ago, and they were back in rhythm. >> their chemistry is, like, right on, right? >> y know that sce from the "titanic." >> exactly. r how they got back toget again. >> is ite t that film has beensh enned in the library of congress? >> yes. there's a criteria for that. it needs to meet certain thingsh were baffled but what could it have achieved. >> it's art. it belongs in the library of congress. thank you for that. guys, come on over here. it's time to shop. jill's here to give you a second chance at scooping upome of the most popular steals and deals ever. but first, your local news.
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good morning. it's 8:26 onwe this esday. the first day of may. i'm corey smith. let's get a check of your commute with melissa mollet. >> good morning. outer loop of 404 we have a abled vehicle causing a little bit of a delay. also something else on the beltway here. capitol heights. we have the left side blocked by an accident still hanging around there. 270 southbound going about 30 miles per hour right now and roadn head hawthor between livingston and indian head highway all lanes shut down right now. we have downed wires and ig vehicles are unable to turn around. >> all right. thanks. we'll get a check of the forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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it's a hazy day out there this morningth. e temperatures in the 50s and 60s right now. we've got a fntal system as it rises to the north, may f isolated showers. but a big spread in temperatures today. south a little warmer. north just a little cooler. no rain right now but again an isolated chance ofome storms later on. slightly better chance tomorrow. best chance comes on friday.
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we have rain chances for saturday down but up for saturday. >> thank you. you can get the latest news and weather in the nbc washington app.
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♪ 8 it is:30 on this wednesday morning. the very first day of may 2019. summer is going to h bee before we know it. look at all the albert einsteins. >> very smart cewd. should w do a crowd moment? this is fun. it's rar should we do a crowd moment? it's rare it works out. we have some milestone birthdays here. we've got 50, 60, 70,nd . >> wow. >> and you all don't know each other, right?
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o. >> if there's a 90, come on down. happy birthday. >> happy , birthdaydies. coming up, it's may 1st, so who's ready to read? will you read with me? 're about to reveal this month's book club pick. it is my favorite. >> wow. that's a tease. >> we're excited. we just saw jill. she's here. she's got another shot at some of the best selling steals and deals of all time. we've got the cast with us is morning for a live performance for our best of broadway week. >> i see a line out the theater every morning i come in. it's a good show. not that i've seen it yet, but i've heardood things. and coming up on the third hour of "today," we're talkiin
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to kev love about his mission to help anyone dealing with mental health issues. and we'll flash back to the '80s with the culture club. boy george is here. >> really? >> he's here. >>#thirdhour. >> stop it. >> maybe we can convince him. at's a goodidea. >> let's have him perform. >> that's amazing. wow. okay. let's get a check of the weather. >> all right. let's show you -- >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by "long shot" starring seth rogan. in theaters friday. >> let's see what w have for you. looking at the month of may since it is may 1st. may outlook, each coast looks warmer than average. in between, cooler than average. then as far as precipitation for the monthf may, it looks pretty wet other than along the west co gt. as wet to the mississippi river valley, it is going to be a wet may. that's what's going on around the country.
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here's what's happeng in your neck of the woods. >> not too wet out there right now. it feels on the moist side out heere because we have cloud covers that are blanketing the area. little fog to the south. even drizzle in some spots. temperatures right now pretty mild. 50s and 60s at this moment. here in d.c. between i-66 in virginia and i-70, temperatures in the 70s this afternoon. if you are south of d.c., temperatures may get into the 80s.sb fredrickg may be near 90. frontal system in the area. >> and that's your latest weather. are we doing a remake of "grease"? >> i know. they're like, what's this leather outfit? >> i love it. >> this is what she looks like on the streets of downtown manhattan too. >> on the streets? .> well, i see her picking up her childr >> we're neighbors. start of a new month, you know what that means. new book clupick. >> i'm so excited. we have a fresh month of reading
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ahead. i'm such a nuerd. i've picked a beautiful book for may whichlu incs mother's day. >> you unwrap it. >> i'm not good at unwrapping wait.s. oh, no. >> you unwrapped the cover. >> i unwrapped the cover. but here it is. it is a novel. "a woman is no man." it's t firstook by this author. it's the story t ofee generations of palestinian women torn between their culture and their desires for themselves and estheir famili it's a family saga that spans generations but it reads like a mystery. there's lots of secrets. you don't know why people have the motivations they have. i loved it. icried. not much laughter. but it is a beautiful, beautiful book. ando get your copy and find out more of why i picked it, head to today.com. this book moved me like i haven't read a book in a long time. it really mov. it made me think about how
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women's places have changed across all cultures. it also taught me about things i didn't know. it's a mystery. it's a family saga. it's a romance in ways. it's a dedication to family. and iis also a lot about what books can do. what read kg do for families. so anyway, please follow along on instagram with read with jenna on facebook. people have read with me. i love . >> are any of y'all -- savannah just finished the first book. she's like, you're still reading the fctst selen? they've had like four books since then. now i'm ready for a new one. >> it's been fun though. >> i'll taic this. t >>nk you for holding my trash. >> all right. i know. does that drive you crazy? >> it's triggering you. littering. coming up next, a special second chance edition of steals and als. these are past products you've loved the most since they flew off the shelves. but thaur back. " rst this is "today nbc. thank you. they are back.
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i just love this. we're back with steals and deals. everybody deserves a second chance. right? s> i believe that. >> i believe tha true especially about deals that you really love. these are some of our best sellers. they went so fast people were sad. and now you're going to make dreams come true. >> people were legitimately sad. i had people saying i really tried. let's bring back five tha sold out instantly. we're making it easier to shop. last week we showed you this. it's a bar code. you just open your phone to the camera if you want to buy something when your item comes up and hold it there. even my mother could do this. the today.com website pops up. a little too easy now but you could do it. >> are we starting here? this makes me laugh.
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explain what this is. >> this is like party in a box. the retail is $89.99. here'she deal. 's bluetooth so you control it from your phone. it comes with a five foot pole for a barbecue, pool party, to the beach. 96 l.e.d. lights a a speaker and flame effect. five hours of play time. that's a solid party. for t ust's like 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. >> all my husband's favorite things. fire and music and everything in one.>> retail $89.99. deal is $37. these flew lastime. >> we have a mutual friend who called me to ask if i had connections. i don't. >> well, he's going to get one now. tell us about these bags. >> the retail $495. all leather. eight colors what i love about these, it's classic but has thi it is a tas which is on trend.
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and the drop on this bag is great because you can wear it with a coat in the sonter. t's year round. really fun colors. retail $495. deal is $89. too. outside pocket >> whatever you need easy access to. >> talk to me about t bras. >> the bras flew. >> why? >> because this is the deal with the bras. they're $60o $66. what's great about these bras, two sizes. regular and full size. so we have what you witld f into on today.com. there's a let of s in these. you could wear them for leisurely workouts. >> jenna's motioning she wants some of ese. >> full size. >> i do too. >> n's in the market. so it's 38 a to 42 d. you see where you could fit in with our size chart. 38 different choices of sets. one of them comes with leggings.
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the other is three bras. >> okay. the set is either a bra and leggings or three bras.. >> yeah the retail $60 to $66. the deal $24. >> we love to stack some bracelets here. how come these were -- these are cute, i love them. >> i got a lot of feedback on these. these are great on their own. but also, you know, if you are my mother you split them up for the bk club. even a few onwa layered, that cool. this is the bangle bracelet set. there's 18ieces in a set. 11 color ways to choose from. j. lo and mariah carey are fans of the brand. >> you know what i like about it? you kind of sometes don't know w to i laier. not all of us are as tylish as you. and it does it for you. >> just don't sneak up on anyone with those. they're noisy. >> this is the smartphone
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bundle. al, you're the pro at this. >> yes. he's good at selfies. >> and this is -- >> a remote control? >> here's the deal. you get the 11 in masmartphone lens. and here's ours. >> cute. >> and this is a great set because you could takehis on a vacation. it has the zoom lens. >> what's this? >> that's the -- so you can zoom in on everything. that's a really great -- tee of them. deal is $22. 83% >> so this will give it the access to gothis. so you have the tripod here. you have this which you're able to zoom i you keep it on. >> it'son a series camera. it makes your iphone a series camera if you're traveling. >> the tripod and selfie stick naul one. off.3% >> wow.
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>> the bluetooth flame spkers, handbags from lago, the bra set. >> why are you being a cree >> and the smartphone photography set. >> you can find all the deals on todadacom/deals. to rofueev enpurchases. >> jill, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> craig, over to you. the cast is envious. they're like, i want that. st ahead, truly the best of broadway. a live performance from the show that leads this year's tony nominations. " nominations. but first this isday" on nbc. ♪ 1,2,3,4
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>> we are back with more of our best of broadway week. otand we've the cast of "hadestown" with us this morning. it's a reworking of the ancient greek myth of orpheus. just yesterday the show gained the most tony nominations. 14. here's the cast. guys, first of all, good morning. congratulations. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you. ta>> let me with you, amber. you play persephone. it's a really good show. but i would imagine yesterday you were even surprised by that. >> no. >> not at all? not one bit. >> i wanted more. folks who come to see this show, what can they expect? >> fantastic music. first and foremost. and two really good love stories. >> you guys haven't performed outside before, have you? >> no. >> you're a little cold, aren't
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you? >> tyeah. bu've got a fur so i'm all right. >> what are you guys going to perform? >> you can expectts nding entertainment. profound enlightenment. and irreplaceable ecstasy. how's that? >> come on. that's the sell. when you're done with that suit, by the way, i want it. >> no, no.t. >> all righ take it away, guys. thank you. ♪ ♪ well it's like he said i'm an outdoor g ♪ married to the king of the world ♪ ♪ often where i been
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♪ been to hell and back again ♪ but like my momd always sai when you're down you're down ♪ ♪ when you're up you're up ♪ if you ain't six feet under ground you're living it up on top ♪ ♪ let's not talk about hard times ♪ ♪ now we're living in living it up ♪ ♪ i'd rather we're living it up on top ♪ ♪ and that is how the summer went ♪ ♪ i'm just getting started by one night stand fly ght ♪ ♪ for a moment there ♪ anybody want a drink ♪ the world came back alive ♪
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♪ ♪ up on top we ain't got much but we're living it up ♪ ♪ just enough to fill our cups ♪ living it up on top ♪ brother pass that bottle around ♪ ♪ living it living it
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>> fin ♪ finally returned to us wanting us to share ♪ ♪ asking nothing in return ♪ but that we should live and learn to live as brothers in this life ♪ ♪ and the trust shel wil provide ♪ ♪ and if no one takes too much there'll always be enough ♪ ♪ ashe willays fill our cups them will always raise up ♪ and e world we dream about the one we live in now ♪us beca right now we're living it living it up ♪ ♪ right here we're living
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♪ how are we living ♪ i'll tell you where we're living it up o top ♪ ♪ up on top ♪ivg it up ♪ we ain't going to stop ♪ living it up on top >> how about that? "hadestown." i see why you got 14 nominations now. you promised and delivered, sir. thank you. "hadestown" right here in new york city. tickets on sale right now. wow. first this is "today" on nbc. well done. geico makes it easy to get help when you need it. withe icensed agents availabl/7. it's not just easy. it's having-a-walrus-in-goal easy!
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hard at work creating it. the cafe inspired by our own studio 1a. this is righthe by t main arches there at universal. >> it looks like our studio. >> it really does. it opens doorsia offy on may 16th. the menu will have food and drinks which are seasonal dishes. some i had a hand in creating.th morning we're getting a taste of one of the items. a take on avocado toast. >> it's so good. >> se tomattomato, bread and bur pickles. >> one of the best parts. >> when we goe there w get a 20% discount. >> that's right. we're going to be there live on, thursday may 16th. grand opening of "today" cafe. >> fun. >> and we all got a little roasted pepper aowe lee. >> this is a delicious recipe. >> it has a nice kick to it. >> will you make it for us every
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morning? >> i will. >> he used to make me avocado toast. >> he used to make me coffee. >> he made me nothing. >> no. you made yourself nothing. >> al's recipe is on today.com. the grand opening thursday, may 16th. i thought the crew gave you the extra pickles because you're pregnant. you're like, no. >> i took i as a sign. bread and butter pickles are my favorite. >> they're delicious. >> i think we're out of time. >> we are. byhe t way, today.com/allday. more stuff there. including the low carb spin. >> fanny packs and more. >> i don't know if that's a good look. do you? >> no, it is not. >> and third hour coming up next. we're sharing antiaging tips and boy george. >> and guess. what the fourth hour we have christina applegate.
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good wednesday morning to you. it is 8:56 on this the first day of may. i'm corey smith. let's check on your commute with melissa mollet and first 4 traffic. >> hi. brand new problem at the woodrow wuhl son bridge. right now you're looking at the traffic leading that way. delay in the middle of the road. a crash there.
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indian head. hawthorn near livingston lane. and taking a look at virginia northbound 95 quantico. >> thanks, melissa. we'll get a check of your forecast when we come back. st with us.
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it's a hazy day out there right now. a dreary day. we've got some fog to the southw lo visibility. these clouds will hang on for quite some time. temperatures mild. in the 50s and 60s right now. throughhe day, temperatures throughout d.c. from i-66 to .-70 going to be in the 70 warm front in the area. even south of that, temperatures in the 80s. some rain chances all the way through the weekend. >> all right. thanyou, lauryn. as always get the latest news and weather.
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rockefeller plaza this is the third hour of "tay." >> and happy hump day. it's wednesday. welcome to the third hour of today. >> i never thought i wouu hear say that. >> i know, craig drops in those comments every now and then. >> what day is iwh day is today? >> mike, mike, mi, mike. >> i feel like i have avocado toast i my teeth. >> i said no. i looked very closely. there is nothing in there. >> you're clean. >> you're good. >> okay. i'm really genuinely interested in what you have to say this morning. everybody is onnstagram. we took polls. so far, well, i'll get to the results in a moment. here is t

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