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it will be a little bit more seasonable, but you can see how dry it's going to be through this seven-day forecast. marcus, laura? >> all right, thanks so much. that's going to do it for us. >> a live look from our emeryville camera at the been bay bridge. have a great morning. good morning. to mask or not to mask the white house expected to announce new guidance for outdoor spaces today dr. fauci hinting at possible big changes ahead. >> the risk of inftion outside is really minimum. if you're vaccinated and you're outside, it is even less >> this morning, what could be a major step in the reopening of america amid new concerns over the country's vaccination numbers heading in the wrong direction. breaking overnight, growing
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outrage. >> say his name. >> andrew brown. >> say his name. >> andrew brown. >> new protests over a fatal police shooting that has a north carolina city under a state of emergency. the family blasting officials for only showing them a brief clip of the body camera footage, and demanding all of it be released to the public. >> 20 seconds is not transparency. >> this was an execution. >> we're live with the very latest. power shift. the first results of the latest census changing the nation's political landscape. straight ahead, which states will gain and lose seats in congress, and why one state's fate was decided by just 89 people bring it on. the case of a high school cheerleader banned from her squad over a profanity-laced social media post reaching all the way to the supreme court. >> i was a 14-year-old kid expressing my feelings, expressing how i felt, and that's how kids do it. >> why it's being called the most significant student free
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speech case in more than half a century. mob crackdown. hundreds of suspected members of italy's most powerful mafia group now on trial, after a worldwide round-up that is still unfolding. this morning, our exclusive access inside the wave of arrests, with the prosecutor who has risked his own life to bring them to justice. all that, plus, taste of summer if you enjoyed yesterday's sunshine, just wait. al says it is about to get even warmer with near record temperatures blanketing much of the nation, today, tuesday, april 27th, 2021 >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza hey, everybody welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. so happy that you are waking up with us. we do have a busy morning ahead, don't we >> a lot to cover when it comes to the coronavirus.
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>> indeed. including the harsh reality that it is still very much a global crisis right now, india is being devastated by a new outbreak, with medical supplies greatly needed, including oxygen richard engel is live with the latest. and some help could be on the way. the white house says it will begin sharing its entire stock of 60 million doses of the astrazeneca vaccine with the rest of the world, once it clears federal safety reviews here the u.s. has already sent about 4 million doses to mexico and canada here in the u.s., it is expected to be a big day in the mask debate. the white house set to release guidance on when you need to wear them outdoors we have complete coverage on what we should expect. we'll start with nbc's tom costello tom, good morning. >> reporter: hey, guys good morning how many masks do you have laying around? i have them in my car, in my briefcase, all in my coat pockets. we're supposed to wear them outside if you are too close to
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somebody else. now, though, we know that, in fact, most inside transmissions are what cause covid fewer than 10% of cases occur outside. so the mask rule is about to change heading outside with no mask could soon be no problem president biden and the cdc hours away now from issuing new public health guidance on wearing masks outdoors that announcement could get separate recommendations for the fully vaccinated and for those who have not yet been inoculated. >> for the most part, they're going with the science we have seen almost no cases of transmission that can be linked to people outside. >> reporter: on monday, white house chief medical adviser dr. anthony fauci acknowledged the risk of contracting covid outdoors is very low. >> the risk of infection outside is really minimal. if you're vaccinated and you're outside, it's even less. >> reporter: the cdc says you're
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less likely to be exposed to covid-19 during outdoor activities, even without the use of masks when you stay at least 6 feet apart from people who don't live with you, and also when you limit your time around others. but for so many of us, wearing a mask has become so routine you obviously are comfortable being outside. you're wearing a mask. you guys aren't. >> everybody has our masks. >> reporter: yeah? >> but i wear mine all the time. >> reporter: your comfort level could also depend on where you live covid cases are on the rise now in 11 states more than 95 million americans are fully vaccinated more than 140 million have received at least one dose but the cdc says the average number of daily covid shots has dropped 18% since earlier this month. at supersites equipped to inoculate thousands every day, the surge is slowing concern over the 8% of americans who got their first dose but are
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skipping the second. >> it almost sounds like we're to the point now where we can start resuming our normal live >> we are at a point where we can resume normal lives and fully expect the president to reinforce that, as well as to emphasize that he is still hoping that july 4th will be an important milestone for many americans to have normal activities >> reporter: in fact, memorial day may start to feel more normal already, some states are suggesting they're going to lift their outdoor mask mandates, including kentucky that goes into effect today, especially if you're in a crowd of fewer than 1,000 people guys, back to you. >> tom, thank you. want to bring in dr. ashish jha, the dean of brown university's school of public health. good to see you. you're pretty plugged in what do you expect when the cdc announces these new recommendations regarding outdoor mask wearing >> good morning, savannah. thanks for having me on. i am pretty confident the cdc is going to pull back some of the mask mandates for outdoors, as dr. fauci said in the last piece.
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very, very few infections happen outdoors if they happen, they happen in large, crowded gatherings, rallies, packed events if you can avoid those, you don't have to be wearing a mask when you're outside. that's especially true for people who are vaccinated. so i expect all of that to be reflected in the cdc's guidance today. >> let's say i'm walking down the street here in new york. they talked about, okay, you don't have to wear a mask outside potentially, but try to maintain the 6 feet of distance. what if you're walking by, on a sidewalk, and you breathe by somebody i mean, do you have to wear a mask if that is going to happen, or is it really about a congregant setting for an extended period of time? >> yeah, so distance, of course, matters, but timing also matters. if you walk by somebody, you run by somebody, you are not going to be at risk of picking up covid. it's if you stand next to someone for 20 minutes and have a close conversation at very close distance, then there is a small risk if you're vaccinated, even that
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risk really, really disappears walking by somebody is just not a risk running by somebody just isn't a risk we can really relax about those things. >> we await the cdc guidelines dr. jha, i want to have you stand by what is happening in india right now is nothing short of a crisis an alarming surge of new infections, 325,000 per day, and just yesterday, the country reported nearly 3,000 deaths nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is on the story for us. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah a very alarming surge. in fact, it is the biggest surge of covid cases anywhere since the pandemic began hospitals are struggling to provide people with oxygen, which is so critical for ventilation treatment. a note of caution, some viewers might find some of the images in this report somewhat disturbing. at a hospital in delhi, keeping people alive means one thing, oxygen, and they don't have nearly enough.
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>> we have not seen so many fatalities in the icu, and the . i drugs we don't have anything patients are dying. >> reporter: patients line the halls, twice as many as before, and these are just the ones who managed to get in. >> the situation is critical right now. this pandemic is the worst we have ever seen these two weeks are going to be hell for us. >> reporter: hospitals are so full and lack so many basic supplies, people are turning wherever they can. this sikh temple in delhi has a few precious oxygen tanks. people come from miles just for a few breaths. this man weak and motionless has been trying to get care for eight days, but he has been turned away by hospitals >> no more beds. no more beds >> reporter: his brother tries to keep him alive and conscious.
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he's not a medic but won't give up others die while they wait for care that never comes. the government is surging testing, so these are now in short supply, too. in kolkata, every second person is testing positive. help is coming to delhi. a train dubbed the oxygen express arrived, traveling 700 miles to bring 70 tons from an outlying province. prime minister narendra modi tweeted that he spoke with president biden on monday and thanked him for his support. president biden ordered vaccine raw materials and medical supplies to be immediately deployed he intends to make up to 60 million doses of the astrazeneca vaccine, not yet approved in the u.s., available to other countries. the hope, some will go to india, where they are so desperately needed only 2% of india's enormous population is fully vaccinated, which means the virus is spreading more or less
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uncontrolled, which is the perfect condition for new variants to emerge, potentially spread to the united states, including variants that could be more resistant to vaccines savannah >> richard, thank you. let's go back to dr. jha we look at that, and it's shocking the u.s. has stepped up, talking about sending ppe, oxygen, more test kits. what kind of impact do you think it'll have >> yeah, so i think it will be helpful. again, the size of the problem is enormous, so no one country, not even the united states alone can help this situation. germany, uk, the saudis, australia, others are pitching in, which i think is terrific. india has a lot of internal capacity to ramp up its own production that will be helpful but this is a full-blown crisis, and you really need everybody playing an important role here. >> look, india helped us in our hour of need to help them now, it is the right thing to do. it is the moral thing to do. so let's just say that
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but aside from that, can you explain why it is also in the u.s. interest to stop an outbreak like this, particularly when you're talking about a virus that's multiplying and variants are, you know, happening all the time >> yeah, absolutely. first and foremost, absolutely right. it's the right thing to do beyondis that variants arise when you have large, uncontrolled outbreaks. and the best way to prevent new variants, including variants that may be resistant to our vaccines, is to stop the large outbreak india has a very large population, large infection numbers happening right now. it is in the whole world's interest to get this virus under control. >> dr. jha, thank you so much. we appreciate your time, as always. >> thank you now to new details on that fatal police shooting that's led to a state of emergency in north carolina andrew brown, jr., was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies last week as they attempted to serve warrants on drug charges overnight, protesters were back in the streets of elizabeth city, calling for the public release of body camera video of
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the incident this after brown's family was privately shown a very short clip nbc's kerry sanders has the very latest hey, kerry good morning >> reporter: good morning, hoda. it will now be up to a judge here at the courthouse to determine whether all nine or more body camera videos will be released to the public 42-year-old andrew brown's family says the 20-second clip they have seen is far from enough, but they say what they did see, to them, is damning evidence that deputies overreacted. overnight, peaceful protests again in elizabeth city, north carolina andrew brown's family demanding that authorities in pasquotank county release all the body shooting at the hands of atal deputies last week. the sheriff's office gave the family and their lawyers a
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private viewing. but the family says they were only allowed to see one 20-second clip. what did you see? >> an execution. >> reporter: execution. describe it. >> it was horrific. you know, you see a person trying to get away, and the cops shooting at him. you know, that's not right. he was in no harm at all. it's very clear in the video. >> reporter: family lawyers believe there may be as many as nine body cams, as well as dash cams. they say the video appears to show brown with his hands on his car's steering wheel before he was killed, and that he was shot from behind. >> a black person being shot in the back is almost like a cliche in america. >> reporter: these grainy images snapped by a witness show the aftermath. brown's windshield with at least four bullet holes. the shooting unfolded early wednesday when deputies were attempting to serve a warrant on brown for allegedly selling illegal drugs.
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ashley beckdale, married to brown's cousin, say she witnessed it happen from her upstairs bedroom. >> they crowded around his car. they shot -- were shooting the front window of his car. >> reporter: seven deputies have been placed on administrative leave, while authorities investigate. >> this tragic incident was quick and over in less than 30 seconds, and body cameras are shaky and sometimes hard to decipher. >> andrew brown did what you teach your children to do when we have the talk, which is to comply. he put his hands on the steering wheel when he was being shot. >> reporter: lawyers for the brown family say andrew brown had no gun, no drugs. you heard attorney ben crump say he was shot from behind. the family has commissioned a private autopsy, and the results could be released as early as today. hoda? >> all right. kerry sanders for us. thank you. also this morning, the first numbers from the 2020 census are
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out, and they show the nation's political center of gravity shifting farther to the republican-led south and west. craig joins us with a closer look at that and what it means. good morning. >> good morning. good morning to you, as well. the census count has far-reaching implications for the country on many levels, including potentially tipping the balance of power between political parties. it decides how many congressional seats and electoral college votes each state gets. right now, states in the south and west are growing the fastest, which seems to give republicans the upper hand. texas will gain two congressional seats. others including florida and north carolina picked up one. some democratic strongholds will lose a seat. seven states total, notably california and new york. this could eventually impact who holds the house of representatives, where democrats of course, right now, have a slim majority. one interesting note here, if new york had tallied just 89 more people in its population, it would not have lost a seat in
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this latest count. savannah? >> craig, thank you. another big story in politics, the president's first speech to congress tonight night. we want to remind you, nbc news will bring it to you. special live coverage beginning at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. it is coming up on 7:17. why don't we get our first check of the forecast? mr. roker, we like talking warm weather. >> well, most of us. >> oh, come on already! >> oh, come on, let me finish! two-thirds of us are going to see warmer weather, but our friends in the southwest, a little on the cooler side. temperatures are anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees below average. but it's not all about us. yes, it is. all right. so warm for april. take a look. kansas city, you're going to be 82 degrees. that's 14 degrees above average. st. louis, 85. 84 in nashville. cincinnati, 84. d.c., 13 degrees above average at 84 degrees. then we move into tomorrow. look at these warm temperatures. new york city, finally, baby,
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bam! 81 degrees. 87 in ballmer. 80 in detroit. music city, nashville, 84 degrees. ten degrees above average. that's a beautiful thing. then as we get to the late week period, a cooldown, unfortunately. charlotte, you'll stay 75 by saturday. pittsburgh, 59. philadelphia by saturday, 64. 71 in richmond. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. . seconds.
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good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a live look outside in walnut creek, we're starting out all clear, and it's chilly out there, some mid-40s right now. as we go into today, we'll see our temperatures making it into the mid-70s, a pretty significant warmup this afternoon, and even warmer tomorrow, reaching up to 82 degrees. we continue with a little bit of taste of summer, but it will turn windy, and slightly cooler for the weekend. >> and that is your latest weather. hoda >> al, thank you just ahead, can a school punish a student for something they say off campus? >> the battle over a cheerleader's profanity-laced post that is about to reach the u.s. supreme court this morning, we're going to hear from the family at the center of a major free speech case plus, an inside look at a massive crackdown and trial against the italian mafia 30 years in the making. keir simmons with exclusive access to police and prosecutors
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of a serious condition like atrial fibrillation. which could make you about five times more likely to have a stroke. your symptoms could mean something serious, so this is no time to wait. talk to a doctor, by phone, online, or in-person. good morning. it's 7:26. i'm laura garcia. here's today's top stories. a deadly south bay crash which began with an attempted traffic stop. >> reporter: i'm snlg snlg in san jose. a crash killed two people and they were trying to make a stop of one of the vehicles involved, when the crash happened about 10:00 last night on mitty way off lawrence expressway not far from mitty high school. the sheriff's department confirmed they were trying to pull a driver over and according to the witness, the crash was so forceful that vehicle went airborne.
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that does affect folks trying to get to mitty northbound lawrence expressway on the maps still closed. the southbound side reopened from 280 down to bollinger. accessing 280 from the south use wolf, you can use saratoga. also in the south bay, north 101 about a minute ago got word all lanes of northbound 101 reopened and mckee but the backup goes all the way back to capitol expressway and that will send more traffic on to 280 and capitol expressway itself. back over to you, laura. it's a cool start to our tuesday morning, kari has a look at our forecast for today. >> and it's going to be actually a warmer afternoon, laura, reaching into the low 70s for our inland spots like antioch as well as santa rosa and gilroy. as we go into tomorrow, we'll see some low 80s once again and we'll continue that trend into thursday. by the weekend, slightly cooler, the winds pick up, we keep the sunshine and we're still looking at some very dry weather in our forecast, while san francisco
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will keep it steady here with some low 60s and some gusty winds over the next few days. laura? >> looks really nice for today. thanks so much. i'll be back with another local news update in half an hour. hope to see you then.
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let's get to the 7:30 headlines and the effort to recall california's governor, gavin newsom, is official. state officials say organizers have collected well over the required 1.5 million valid signatures the election likely will take place in the fall. voters face two questions. should gavin newsom be recalled, and who should replace him the votes on the second question will only be counted if more than half say newsom should be recalled last week, caitlyn jenner joined the list of candidates running to replace him. newly released video shows a tense encounter between american and iranian ships in the persian gulf earlier this month. take a look. the video shows an iranian ship cut directly in front of a u.s. coast guard vessel, causing the u.s. ship to come to an abrupt stop you can actually see smoke rising from its engine there this all happened back on april 2nd. the u.s. navy officials say the same thing actually happened to
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another coast guard cutter recently the incident did not result in any injuries or damage apple is following through on its pledge to crack down on facebook and other apps that secretly shadow people for the purpose of targeted advertising. the new privacy feature called app tracking transparency rolled out yesterday as part of an update to iphone and ipads operating systems. once the update is installed, apps will be required to ask and receive concept to track your online activities. until now, the apps have been able to automatically conduct surveillance, unless users took the time to go into settings and prevent it. >> now you'll have to opt-in instead of opt-out good news. now a key question about to go before this country's highest court. can a school punish children for something they say off campus? >> at the center of this high-profile case is a high school student who says she was blowing off steam. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is at the supreme court for us this morning. pete, morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you
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it is well-established that students do have free speech rights at school, though they can be punished if what they say is disruptive. what if it is something they say away from school, especially on social media that's what this case is about when brandi levy was a ninth grader in pennsylvania, she discovered one saturday that she did not make the varsity cheerleading team and would remain on the junior squad she lashed as on social media. on snapchat, she posted a photo of herself and a friend making a rude gesture, and she wrote a word we can't say on tv. blank school blank softball, blank cheer, blank everything >> i was a 14-year-old kid expressing how i felt. that's how kids do it. they do it over social media >> reporter: she assumed the message would quickly vanish, but a classmate took a screenshot and showed it to her mother, who happened to be one of the high school cheerleading coaches.
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brandi was suspended from the junior varsity team. she and her parents sued, saying the school shouldn't be able to punish her for off-campus expression the federal courts agreed. the school district said schools must be able to take action against any speech that's a threat, especially when social media is so pervasive and children are off campus when they attend class by remote learning. >> we want to make sure that the supreme court doesn't paint with a brush that is so broad that it limits the ability of schools to address the very important question of speech that is bullying speech or harassing speech >> reporter: brandi levy's dad has another reason for hoping off-campus restriction isn't restricted. >> that's how us parents learn what's going on with our children's lives, through social media. we see posts or what they're doing or how they're feeling >> reporter: the court will hear the case tomorrow with a decision by late june, and the ruling will affect free speech rights for generations of young people to come, who are increasingly spending their
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lives online and social media, savannah >> one thing that's noteworthy is the support she's gotten, and it runs across the political spectrum. >> reporter: hundreds of groups siding with her, all the way from people concerned about free expression to those who are worried about campus speech codes. by the way, the biden administration is siding with the school district, saying it doesn't matter where disruptive expression comes from, savannah. >> all right pete williams. thank you very much. when we come back, an eye-opening look inside one of the largest crackdowns on the italian mob ever >> keir simmons with exclusive access to the police and prosecutors fighting at any cost to bring down one of the world's most powerful groups that's right after this. (groan, bleat) there once was a colt who was raised by goats. he struggled at first on the snow, the rocks and the rivers. then he became strong. capable of handling any terrain. and the colt became a bronco.
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way. >> today senior international correspondent keir simmons joins us with exclusive access inside that wave of arrests and the prosecution of this high-profile case hey, keir. good morning >> reporter: hoda, good morning to you they're not so well-known. their name is not so easy to pronounce. the 'ndrangheta. last week, italian police swooped on another 53 alleged members of this ruthless mafia clan italian police arresting a mafia boss this video broadcast this morning for the first time shows one of hundreds of raids against alleged members of a clandestine mafia clan from calabria called the 'ndrangheta. less well-known than the sicilians, made famous in the "godfather" movies nbc news was given exclusive access to italian police and prosecutors.
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captain alessandro says they found weapons hidden in homes. >> the weapons were hidden inside the walls these weapons were used to commit a homicide. >> reporter: another arrest came just last month. the man's tattoos gave him away in a youtube cooking video he was ex tr he was extradited to italy the name means man of honor. in reality, they are an army of around 6,000 from 150 families, accused of murder, extortion, and drug trafficking hundreds of millions of dollars in assets have been seized boats, cars, buses, even an entire seaside resort. an entire 'ndrangheta operation was run from here. >> yeah. >> reporter: 350 alleged 'ndrangheta members and associates are on trial in a specially built covid-compliant
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courtroom. 58 informants will testify, like in "goodfellas" portrayal. >> see him in the courtroom today? >> yes. >> can you point him out for the members of the jury? >> reporter: and this is the prosecutor who has dedicated his life to bringing them to justice. nicola gratteri lived under 24-hour police protection for more than 30 years outside his office, a memorial to two previous prosecutors killed by the mafia. they've tried to kill your wife, then your girlfriend they'd love to kill you. why do you keep going? you can't live in fear, he tells me this extraordinary video shows the prosecutor meeting an arrested mafia boss at the airport. they act like old friends. you're smiling known as the pablo escobar of italy. i have known him for a long
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time, he says. now, he's determined to bring an end to the reign of italy's most powerful mafia clan. >> wow, keir, you mentioned just how large and far-reaching the mafia is there are there connections here in the united states? >> reporter: yeah, there absolutely are, hoda it goes back a long way. some folks will remember the kidnapping of the grandson of the american oil tycoon and the demanding of $17 million in ransom that was the 'ndrangheta in 2014, new york prosecutors charged seven people and said they had connections to the 'ndrangheta. you know, the mafia, the modern mafia, hoda, is an international business what's interesting about that prosecutor you saw in my report, locally, he grew up with these people he knows them very well. he says that is what is helping him catch them, hoda >> wow, interesting. putting his life on the line, huh? thank you, keir. >> a calling, yeah. feels like a good time to
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check in with mr. roker once again. how are you, sir what are you looking at? >> we're doing good, but we have severe weather to talk about first of all, for this afternoon into tonight, very large hail possible 2 inches in diameter or more tornadoes possible, especially more dangerous at night. twice as deadly. then for tomorrow, we're going to be watching this area stretching from del rio, texas, all the way to syracuse, new york, for the possibility of severe weather 14 million people especially heavy from oklahoma to san antonio and del rio, as well we watch this system make its way to the east. heavy snow for mountains of colorado today ahead of the system, a severe threat in the southern plains. wednesday, strong storms from new york state to oklahoma we have a flood threat from texas up into illinois as the system continues to move to the east, rain and storms will move into new england by thursday, heavy rain for the ohio and tennessee river valleys. rainfall amounts about an inch or so as you get up into new
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england. the mid mississippi and central plains, locally, 4 to 5 inches of rain. could be some flooding we're going to be watching that closely. that's what's going on around the country. >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. taking a look at our seven-day forecast, inland spots are going to be very nice and comfortable today, with some of our valleys reaching into the low 70s. it's going to be even warmer tomorrow, reaching 82 degrees, and we keep that warmth for thursday as well. we see where temperatures are just coming down a few degrees on friday and the weekend is going to be breezy, but sunny, with highs reaching into the upper 70s. >> that is your latest weather is
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good morning. it's 7:56. i'm laura garcia. here is a look at what's happening now. >> reporter: i'm bob redell in fremont outside the fremont unified school district where a group of mom and dads threatened to sue the district, fremont parents for reopening threatened to sue fremont unified if they didn't return to in-person learning by yesterday. which did not happen. not clear if the parents will go through with the threat of that lawsuit. the "east bay times" is reporting parents demanded a plan for full reopening to in-person learning in the fall which the board with the fremont unified school district did approve last week. >> reporter: good morning i'm cierra johnson in front of san quentin state prison where scott peterson spent the last 17 years
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of his life after the 2004 conviction of killing his wife and his unborn son. today at 10:00 he'll appear in court over zoom over two specific hearings, taking another look at the penalty phase of the trial, the second to claims of juror misconduct. the court taking a closer look at those two situations this morning. taking a like at our forecast, here's meteorologist kari hall. how are we looking? >> looks nice today. headed out in on the yok in the upper 50s, next hour at 50 degrees and the warming trend will happen today. lunch time low 70s and mid-70s for later today. as we go through the forecast, we continue to warm up with some low 80s in our inland areas. for tomorrow as well as thursday some low 80s in the forecast and then back to the 70s with more sunshine over the next seven days.
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laura? >> all right, thank you very much. thank you for joining us as well. we'll be back with a local news update for you in about half an hour. see you then.
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it's 8:00 on it's 8:00 on "today. coming up, no mask, no problem the cdc set to issue new guidance on wearing one outdoors, as the nation steps up its race to get americans vaccinated >> we are at a point where we can resume our normal lives and fully expect the president to reinforce that. >> what you need to know before you step outside then, lasting legacy how the family of dr. breen, who died by a suicide at the beginning of the pandemic, is making it their mission to protect other health care heros. >> if we can help somebody else
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in the health care profession avoid an outcome like my sister had, this will have all been worth it >> just ahead, their message of support for those on the front lines. plus, the summer of diana. the princess' wedding dress going on display for the first time in 25 years, as the world prepares to celebrate what would have been her 60th birthday. we are in london with all the details. and the moment her dream came true. the touching reaction from the young woman playing maria, watching the "west side story" trailer for the very first time. >> oh, my gosh i'm in a movie >> what she is revealing about the film today, tuesday, april 27th, 2021 >> good morning, "today" show. >> we are 14 friends. >> more like sisters. >> from pennsylvania. >> together. >> celebrating our 56th
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birthday >> every morning we tune into the "today" show with our sweet girl, jersey we can't wait to bring her to nyc to the real plaza. >> our family is about to get a little bigger. >> we're expecting baby number three. >> oh, my. >> don't know if it is a girl or boy. i see the pom-poms can go either way. >> happy you're joining us on a tuesday morning. a warm morning here in new york. >> it is about to get real warm tomorrow. >> by the way, daily reminder to dvr us starting at 7:00. we've been here an hour, you perhaps have not been. set the dvr, and you can watch what you've missed. let's get right to your news at 8:00, guys. the face mask has been a public health tool and a source of contention during the pandemic today, the white house is expected to announce new guidance on who does and does not need to keep wearing them
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outdoors nbc's tom costello joins us now with the very latest tom, good morning. >> hey, hoda the mask debate has been raging for months the white house guidance, in collaboration with the cdc, is expected to make a distinction between those who have been vaccinated and those who haven't yet. the data is showing your risk of contracting covid outdoors is really very low. fewer than 10% of cases right now originate with outdoor infections you're 19 times more likely to be infected indoors. all of this, of course, is happening as more and more americans are vaccinated 95 million americans now fully vaccinated that's a big number. 140 million americans have at least one dose so today, we expect president biden and the cdc to lay out the new guidance on outdoor mask wearing as we head into warmer and warmer weather by the way, some states are already starting to revise their
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outdoor mask mandate, some dropping them all together kentucky, effective today, dropping the mask mandate for outside, unless you're in a crowd of greater than 1,000 people back to you. >> tom costello, thank you. the police department in louisville, kentucky, where breonna taylor was killed, is now the second police force in the past week to come under federal investigation. nbc's gabe gutierrez spoke with breonna's mother about the latest developments. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. first, minneapolis, now louisville, both cities under scrutiny by the justice department for potential bias and excessive force. officials say more will follow more than a year after breonna taylor was shot to death in her own apartment during a botched effort to serve a search warrant, mayor garland says an investigation of the louisville police department is under way >> all of these steps will be
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taken with one goal in mind, to ensure that policing policies and practices are constitutional and lawful >> reporter: the investigation will cover racial bias and legal stops and searches, unlawful warrants, unreasonable force, including against peaceful protesters, and police training and policies louisville's mayor and police chief say they welcome the probe. >> good officers will welcome this announcement and see it as an exciting time to be part of reform and transformation. >> i think that it is necessary because police reform, quite honestly, is needed in near every agency across the country. >> reporter: it comes after the doj announced a similar investigation of the minneapolis police department last week following the conviction of derek chauvin for the murder of george floyd investigators also looked at the ferguson pd after the killing of michael brown, and the chicago pd after laquan mcdonald's more than 70 such investigations
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since the mid-90s, following the police beating of rodney king. do you think this will lead to change >> i am skeptical because of what we've seen in past patterns and practices of investigations, but i'm still hopeful. >> reporter: for breonna taylor's mother, it is another key step toward accountability >> it was long overdue grateful to hear it. i think that long before breonna, it's been something that's been needing to happen. better late than never >> reporter: in a statement overnight, the police union in louisville said it will help the investigation in any way possible, but it remains confident that the doj will find officers did not violate any constitutional rights. instead, the union suggests, the review may find leadership failures led to a critical manpower shortage. savannah >> gabe gutierrez, keep us posted thank you. 8:06 feels like a good time for a boost. >> got a boost for you guys. here we go okay, so a grandmother who has been sick had not seen any of her grandkids in more than a year during the pandemic so her son, david, and his 7-year-old daughter, frannie,
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flew from new york to dallas to surprise nana for her 75th birthday, my gosh. what are you doing oh i can't believe this >> go give her a hug >> i can't believe this. believ! >> oh. >> been 14 months since those two shared a hug grandmother, bonnie pitman, said her heart exploded we saw it explode in real time right there. wow. that wonderful moment. >> how beautiful was that? >> "new york times" supporter. she had been sick and got to see her grandchild still ahead here on a tuesday morning, princess
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♪ a-hey, a-hey-hey ♪ ♪ ♪ love like yours will surely come my way ♪ carson joins us with a tough but important story that impacts a lot of front line workers. >> this pandemic has taken so many lives, but the early loss of a doctor right here in new york city has served as both a warning sign and a rallying point, as well. >> yeah. you may remember one year ago this week, dr. lorna breen, an emergency room physician, died by suicide her sister and brother-in-law opened up to us on the show just days afterwards. from that moment forward, jennifer and corey have been on a mission. laser focused on trying to make
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a difference in caring for health care professionals, tackling the mental health taboos in the medical community. >> reporter: it's been just over a year since the unthinkable happened >> she was my right arm and my left arm i used to call her my twin, my sister, my other spouse. we were attached at the hip forever. so it's been a real challenge. >> reporter: a challenge that jennifer and corey are meeting by making it their mission to help other health care workers, hero foundation, and working with their senator on legislation to reduce and pre prevent suicide and burnout among health care professionals. >> let's pass this bill, showing we're cared about our healers and providing them the resources and culture they need to keep healing. >> reporter: it took a lot of courage in those first days of just stunned grief for you to speak out. what has driven you all this
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time and since those early days? >> savannah, i believe that this could have been avoided. that's what's driven me. and if we can help somebody else in the health care profession avoid an outcome like my sister had, this will have all been worth it >> reporter: jennifer's 49-year-old sister, lorna, died by suicide last april after first fighting the flood of covid-19 patients coming into her new york city emergency room. >> the volume of death and dying that they experienced was something that they never had seen in their career >> reporter: and then battling the virus herself. the more you learn about lorna, the more unfathomable this is. what have you come to believe or understand about what led to her passing? >> what i know today is the same thing i knew even before my sister died, which is that she
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got sick with covid and it affected her brain the tragedy is, she had enough of her faculties to know that if she raised her hand as a physician and said, "i can't think, i can't work, i need help," it could have been we know now exactly the same thing i knew a year ago, which is that it was the combination of covid and the culture in medicine that killed my sister. >> reporter: while more than eight in ten emergency room physicians like dr. breen reported feeling more stressed since the pandemic, nearly half polled said they did not feel comfortable seeking mental health treatment, with over 70% saying there's a stigma in the workplace surrounding getting help it seems like in our culture we talk about mental health all the time, and the stigma has really faded away but in medicine, that stigma is still there. >> it's there. it's strong. it is a well-established premise
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in health care that you do not seek mental health care. you just don't >> reporter: and why why? >> it's because of the licensing. it's because of the credentialing. also, it's because of your potential harm to your reputation, as somebody who can't take it. i will tell you, savannah, one of the real struggles with my sister was that she thought she was going to lose her license. what we learned after she died is that new york state has some of the best licensing laws in the united states. so my question is, why didn't she know that? >> reporter: doctors are licensed by the state they practice in, and in some states, the applications ask probing questions about whether they've been treated for mental illness. at times, experts say in violation of the americans with disabilities act. >> only one state, and that is the state of mississippi, has the best possible questions. it literally says, "we recognize there is a connection there between your taking care of yourself and your quality of
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care we want you to attest to us that you're doing that and you're taking care of yourself. we need 49 more of those to happen across the country. >> reporter: their foundation is working to eliminate any barrier to seeking help, just as health care workers across the country begin to come to grips with what they've experienced in the past year a year when they've been more than just doctors and nurses >> we're also asking them to, you know, say the rosary with a dying patient, which is a story i heard from somebody who couldn't be with her father when he was dying there was a nurse who said the rosary with him every day. we're blurring these lines. >> reporter: are you worried we're on the verge of a new crisis, a mental health crisis for health care workers? >> oh, there's no doubt in my mind there's significant data to back that up. in the heat of trauma, people are just focused on getting through it it's when things calm down, it' can take a breath, that's when
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so, yes, we are so thankful for the vaccines, and we are thrilled, but the fact of the matter is, these people have been in a battle for a year now. now is the time that we really need to focus on the people who have been taking care of us for the last year. >> reporter: i look at you two i think about meeting you a year ago in the depths of your grief. i look now at what you have already accomplished what do you think lorna would have thought of her baby sister and how hard you've worked on her behalf >> i think she would love it i think my sister was here for a reason, and maybe this is it we have made changes, savannah we have heard from people who have changed the way they live because they heard what happened to my sister i think she would love it. >> i love how jennifer talks about her sister she said, my sister was on fire. she could not be stopped guess what jennifer cannot be stopped
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they have accomplished so much in one year. there's legislation that's pending. the dr. lorna breen health care protection act has been introduced in the senate and funded already it's the first of its kind legislation, so they're really hoping that by speaking out again, it gives it the push it needs. >> i was imagining doctors and nurses watching the piece, nodding their head and saying, finally, someone is talking about that. >> and it's okay to talk about it. >> yeah. >> to be in medicine, you have to work so hard. you go to school you have to get the credentials. to think, if i tell the truth about how i'm feeling, am i going to lose my license >> yeah. >> am i not going to get that job? we just heard her say, dr. breen thought she could lose her license just by virtue of the fact she needed help that wasn't even true. >> millions of stories praying the rosary there are micro-moments like that the health care workers have done, above and beyond the call of duty that's emotional. >> more than what we asked them to do. hold up the facetime
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be the family. >> yes >> it is a scary reminder we still do not know exactly what the virus does to our brains. >> true, too >> thank you we have links to the dr. breen foundation on our website if you want more information. we want to point out, if you were watching and this resonates with you, you're having a difficult time, there is the confidential national suicide prevention lifeline. the number is on your screen you can call it. 1-800-273-8255 >> great family. let's turn it over to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> hey, guys good morning interesting statistic has developed. the climate is actually shifting our earth's axis since the mid 1990s, the movement of the poles accelerated due to climate change there has always been movement of those geographic poles. however, what is happening now, water is melting from the glaciers due to the ocean
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shifting the earth's mass. as arctic poles are warmer, more water is melting off the glaciers before the mid-1990s, the north pole moved very slowly toward the south, toward new york and canada since the 1990s, the pole is now moving toward europe at about 4 inches per year. we still don't know what that is going to mean, but we do know climate change is actually affecting our earth in really wide ways. now, as we look at what's happening for today, summer highs in the eastern two-thirds of the country 85 in d.c. 84 degrees as you get down into new orleans. mountain snows out west. strong storms will be developing in the central plains. sunshine up and down the west coast. that's what's going on around the country. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. live look outside in dublin as we're walking out the door to sunshine and cool temperatures. it's going to warm up pretty fast today, heading into the low 50s for the next hour and then
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you can see the 70s we will see during the middle of the day. but you need a jacket if you're about to head out the door now as we go through the rest of the forecast. temperature in the 80s for inland areas p in spots like livermore. into the weekend, temperatures come down slightly as that sunshine continues. r. let the favorite time of the morning begin! >> carson. >> first up, "west side story" again. yesterday, we showed you a look at the first trailer for spielberg's remake of the classic musical. it is safe to say we all fell in love with it well, we weren't the only ones rachel zegler, the young leading lady, maria, recorded a vlog of herself watching the trailer during the oscars for the very first time her reaction is, well, you be the judge. >> oh, my god. oh, my god ♪ ♪♪ i'm in a movie!
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>> oh, you're in a movie all right. there's back story to this i think it'll make some sense. playing maria in spielberg's movie, this is her first professional acting credit she got the gig by submitting -- this is very 2021. she submitted a homemade video of herself singing "i feel pretty." open casting call on twitter >> unbelievable. >> that's like a song from billboard at number one for weeks and weeks, discovered on tiktok >> imagine your first role is "west side story," directed by spielberg. >> excited to see her debut. that movie is in theaters in december next up, blake shelton after sunday night's oscars, everybody was talking about glenn close dancing to "the butt," from "school days." if you were surprised by those moves, get ready for this one.
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last night, blake shared this clip from backstage at the "voice," where he was getting down to snoop dogg and his song "drop it like it's hot." ♪ drop it like it's hot drop it like it's hot ♪ [ laughter ] >> okay. >> i can't -- >> that's it >> okay. ♪ >> what do you think, al >> could have gone all day without that. >> it looks like he has a backache >> he's not fully limber. >> awkward uncles at a wedding. >> wow. ed helms, you know the actor is not just a great comedian but an impressive banjo player his character, andy, never missed an opportunity to perform for co-workers he recently stopped by the k "kelly clarkson show" where he
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showed off his skills in a duet with "since you've been gone". ♪ since you've been gone i can breathe for the first time so moving on thanks to you, thanks to you now i get what i want ♪ ♪ since you've been gone ♪ >> wow >> pretty cool, right? >> so cool. >> he is part of the lonesome trio who released an album in 2015 check the "kelly clarkson show" later today. check your local listings. keegan-michael key is known for amazing impressions. his most popular one, by far, former president barack obama. in a recent appearance on bear grylls' show "running wild," he broke down the essence of his spot-on obama. >> the way you do obama, you know, it's like a slight explosion. >> exactly right >> get the words you want, then
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he stops >> then he stops [ laughter ] >> brilliant >> there you go. "pop start," guys. >> my favorite keegan michael kay is a a-rod. >> which is that >> the angry obama. >> that's a good one. >> translator. >> google them still ahead on a tuesday morning, what is being called the summer of diana, as the world marks some really important milestones connected to the late princess we'll have a live report from kensington palace, after your local news and some weather.
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a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm laura garcia. starting this morning you do not need an appointment at county-run vaccination sites. instead, you can just drop in. all appointments are required at levi stadium and malls. same-day appointments are usually available. and drop-in sites include mountain view community center. and it looks like it's about time to take the dog for a walk this morning. is the weather cooperating,
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because he's not. >> yes, grab a jacket before you step out there. we're waking up to sunshine but it's chilly. as we get a look at the high temperatures, it will be warmer. reaching up to 71 in san jose. 76 in concord and in the mid-60s later in the day as we continue to warm up. check out our inland forecast the next several days. expect highs in the low 80s. upper 70s for the weekend but still high over the next seven days as our temperatures go up and down. after a cool start, it will be a warm end to the week. laura? >> looks nice. thanks so much. we'll be back with another local news update in about half an hour. hope to see you then.
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♪ we're back 8:30 one of julia michaels' many hits playing this morning a gifted singer/songwriter. carson gets to catch up with her. >> someone we heads in the music have respect for she's a songwriter first and she's written number one songs for everybody, from bieber to gwen stefani, pink, keith urban. you should see the list. it is incredibly impressive. now, she's been doing her own thing. she's a three-time grammy nominee. best new artist. best song. now, she's written her first, believe it or not, debut full-length album.
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we had a chance to talk about it we talked about her journey in music. her first big song was "issues." a lot about her mental health struggles, as well it was a point of commonality for us it was terrific. we also both love tattoos. we'll have all of it tomorrow. we're excited. >> it'll be a good one >> looking forward to that coming up this half hour, by the way, picture your favorite neighborhood joint and what it would do to the community if it went away, if it shut down. >> here's what's cool. sheinelle is about to introduce us to two restaurant owners who have been put through the ringer during this pandemic they are proud to say they're still standing just ahead, they are going to give back to the communities that came through for them they're all seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. then who feels like they've aged a tad during the pandemic i mean, i think everybody does if the pandemic wreaked havoc on your skin, we have a time machine. it is $11.99 on amazon
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no, just kidding we do have expert approved products to undo some of the damage these are some of the best skin products out there we'll get a look at them coming up. on the "3rd hour of today," we'll introduce you to a fella who is taking downsizing to a whole new level. in the process, he is hoping to start a very tiny living trend >> sounds fun. mr. roker, you have a check of the weather >> all right let's show you what we have the next couple days, starting off with today we are looking at summertime temperatures for the eastern third of the country strong storms in the plains. mountain snows out west. then for tomorrow, some strong storms making their way to the ohio and mississippi river valleys. mountain snows in the eastern rockies. sunshine western third of the country. summertime highs from the gulf of coast all the way into the mid-atlantic states. that's what's going on around good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a look at our inland forecast over the next seven days, we w
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today after the chilly start. expect highs in the low 70s. tomorrow low 80s. we will see more of that on thursday. by friday, we're cooling off a few degrees but not by much and the weekend is still looking pretty nice. it's just going to be windy, at times picking up along the hills and coast, and san francisco will see the upper 60s. >> al, thanks. up next, the lasting legacy of princess diana, and the new spotlight that will be on her life this summer we are live at kensington palace to explain first, this is "today" on nbc. t attention, california. new federal funding of $3 billion is available to help more people pay for health insurance — no matter what your income. how much is yours? julie and bob are paying $700 less, every month.
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we're back 8:35 turning now to the royal family and preparations being made to honor princess diana. >> this summer would have been her 60th birthday, and it also marks four decades since her royal wedding. as you can imagine, some special things are being planned. >> indeed they are nbc's molly hunter is at
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kensington palace with some details on all that's being planned. hey, molly >> reporter: hey, guys good morning look, as britain opens up, and hopefully tourists will be coming back this summer, well, time for what would have been princess diana's 60th birthday there is an exciting exhibit opening up at kensington palace. i'm pretty sure most of us will recognize at least one item on display. take a look. after a tumultuous year for the royal family, diana's sons now helping the uk and the world remember their mother. as what some here call the summer of diana, beginning with the 40th anniversary of her royal wedding in july, along with what would have been her 60th birthday. princes william and harry commissioning a sculpture. and revealing one of her most famous gowns it was a fairy tale dress, admired by millions around the world. the extravagant dress kept going and going and going. the record 25-foot train, the
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longest ever in royal history. >> i remember that moment as we were waiting for the coach we all were on the stairs. there was silence. everybody was just very quiet. waiting for the arrival of the carriage to come up. >> reporter: a dress designed in secret princess diana's visits to the emanuels fiercely protected. >> i think once on exhibit, it's something people will appreciate. >> reporter: for the first time in 25 years, it is diana's wedding dress in all its glittering glory will be on display in june at kensington palace 10,000 mother-of-pearl sequence adorn the tule the front and back covered in panels of antique lace that originally belonged to queen mary, charles' great grandmother. >> i thought, actually, it was quite important. it's a dress girls can see themselves wearing. >> reporter: the dress was last displayed in 1995 at kensington palace and, of course, there
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have been iconic royal wedding dresses since then in particular, those worn by the two women who would mare her sons and big changes in the royal family years after that spectacular wedding. harry choosing to step back from royal duties, moving to the u.s. where he is expecting baby number two with meghan and william stepping up. the duke and duchess of cambridge taking on bigger roles. recently, both brothers reuniting at prince philip's funeral, a sight that, no doubt, would have made their late mother smile of course, the big question, will there be another reunion? will prince harry fly back from california to join his brother on july 1st, princess diana's birthday that's when they're going to in veil the statue. kensington palace not the only place this dress has been seen take a look. that is back in 2011. >> wow. >> reporter: the dress of the moment right there in studio 1a. guys >> oh, wow. >> huh
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>> all right. >> there's meredith. >> wow >> willie. >> a dress like that, how do you preserve that? >> i don't know. >> let's find out. >> looks so accessible. up next, women behind beloved local restaurants vital to their communities, and now fighting to remain open. >> sheinelle is bringing us their inspirin this is a no-nonsense message from three. small business insurance is usually so complicated, you need to be a lawyer to understand it. that's why three was created. it's a better kind of business insurance. it's only three pages. straightforward. if you own it, three covers it. got a cheese slice for "spokesperson?" that's me. i don't even need to see what's happening behind me to know it's covered. (screaming)
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and voice solution for just $64.90 a month. plus, for a limited time, ask how to get a $500 prepaid card when you upgrade. switch today. restart, and a look at what's next for restaurants hit hard by the pandemic. >> more than 110,000 restaurants across the country have permanently closed in the last year, according to the national restaurant association thousands continue to be at risk of closing. >> sheinelle is joining us now with more. a hopeful and happy story. >> it will be uplifting, i hope. good morning to you. when a restaurant has deep roots in a city, staying in business is often essential to a thriving neighborhood in many ways, these
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establishments are the fabric and backbone of the community. keeping the doors open is a sign of hope. i met two restaurant owners fighting for their futures ♪ >> reporter: daddy d'z barbecue joint is an institution. one of atlanta's most well-known and popular spots for ribs >> daddy d'z has been here for 30 years i've had people say, i had my first date here, or my parents brought me here after my high school graduation, or i've been eating here since i was 2 years old. >> reporter: chris jackson saving the restaurant, buying the barbecue joint from the original owner just 30 years ago. more than a business decision, this was deeply personal it was the first place jackson tried barbecue in the city when she moved here almost 30 years ago. >> when i bought daddy d'z, i'd gone through breast cancer and been laid off from my job the day i had a mastectomy didn't know what i was going to
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do i found out it was for sale. family helped make it possible >> reporter: cancer free and a single mom of three, she pours her heart and soul into the place, doing things the old-fashioned way. 100% homemade with an authentic pit out back. >> if i were to walk into daddy d'z, how would you describe it the vibe or mood of the place. >> i've been trying to fix it up to make it shabby chic >> reporter: the plans were put on hold when the pandemic hit. >> business trickled to a crawl, and all of a sudden, i saw the meat prices were going haywire paper goods shot through the roof i had to make masks for my employees because i couldn't find them. >> reporter: was there a time you thought it may not work to keep this open when you put everything you have
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into something, and you don't have another avenue, and you're a single mom, you have to worry about how are you going to feed your kids? >> reporter: she's not alone many restaurant owners across the country are struggling to pay the bills, and they offer much more than a menu to the neighborhood they are community builders. like the four way in memphis a local establishment serving soul food for 75 years why do you think it has been able to stand the test of time >> our backbone happens to be the loyal local community here it's because of them that we are who we are and why we still exist >> reporter: patrice bates thompson and her family have run the restaurant since her father purchased it from the original owners more than 20 years ago. >> we actually grew up in this immediate neighborhood he watched them knock down buildings that he was used to
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seeing as a child. so it was just important that he continue to have a part of the rich history in this neighborhood >> reporter: that rich history extends back to the civil rights era, when activists gathered at the four way, including dr. mautrtinhe lr king jr. and reverend jesse jackson today, the iconic restaurant is fighting to keep its history alive. >> it's just important for me to continue the legacy and keep the history going. see the community thrive again >> i don't think it is ever good to watch iconic, historic restaurants, or any other business, close. the mom and pops have always been the backbone of this country. >> it's true all over the country both restaurant owners are with us now chris jackson from daddy d'z in atlanta, along with her beautiful children and from memphis at the four
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way, patrice bates thompson and her husband and daughter good morning. >> chris, let me see you and your beautiful kids. first of all, we want the ribs send us ribs to studio 1a. they look delicious. >> come on and get them. >> or that >> we know you guys are not open for indoor dining, just outdoor dining how is business going? >> right we're making it. you know, we're just trying to keep the doors open as much as possible, hoping that we'll soon be able to go back to indoor i don't feel like it is safe enough but, you know, it is one day at a time. >> patrice, the four way over there in memphis, you guys have been around for 70 years what's your biggest challenge today? >> the same. we're trying to stay safe, and my most -- the biggest challenge is staff getting good staff to work for us. >> listen, we know how important your restaurants are to your local and loyal customers, your communities, how crucial it is to keep your doors open.
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we have something to share with both of you this morning can you guys hear me loud and clear >> yes, we can hear you. >> all right. >> american express is working with the national trust for historic preservation to give each of you a $40,000 grant as part of their backing -- >> whew! >> to help keep your business going. i'm having chills while i'm saying this. i know how badly you guys need this they want you to take that $40,000 and serve your community. >> oh, my gosh >> oh! >> now you got us all in tears >> i'm an ugly crier >> you're beautiful. chris, it is $40,000 it's a grant not a loan you don't have to pay it back. it's for you >> that is so -- thank you, jesus. that is so amazing thank you. thank you. >> thank you >> that's amazing. >> love you guys
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i cannot tell you, when i was interviewing you guys, i knew it was coming they were both just, you know, so passionate and just wanting to stay in their communities so loyal so i'm just so thankful that, you know, american express was able to do this for you guys >> patrice, how is this going to help your family business not just survive, but thrive for years to come there in memphis what is this going to mean >> it's going to help us a lot we have a lot of plans, and i continue to plan despite the pandemic but it will help us bring some of those plans to fruition >> don't take the legendary desserts off the menu, patrice we know about them keep those on. >> chris, patrice, thank you. >> we're working on shipping it. i hope to ship you some soon. >> all right >> hold you to it. >> thank you. >> this has also been a good advertisement. if you live in atlanta or memphis, you know where to get
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some really good eats. >> thank you so much beautiful. coming up next, kids, award-winning products to help you put the best face forward, when those masks finally come first, this is "toda y"
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around here, we believe that age is nothing but a number. >> oh, we just -- >> uh-oh. >> what happened >> this is the segment i've been waiting for, the anti-aging segment. >> is she back >> well, we'll keep going. >> maybe she'll call back. >> sometimes you get lucky >> it's a skin segment, you guys i know how important skin care is to everyone. >> it is. >> i've gotten a facial in the last week. >> is that for real? >> yeah. >> see, guys >> she's back. >> see, we knew if we stalled a little bit anyway, "harper's bazaar" is here to help with the skin care needs.
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they called up a who's who of dermatologists and came up with their anti-aging awards. >> here to walk us through the winners is director jessica matlan we have our qr code in the corner there as well so you can shop as we go along. good morning where do you want to start >> good morning, jessica let's start with this. >> it is great to be here. >> we need a clean palate to begin. we need to start off fresh what is your best cleanser >> so we love this cleanser. it is a cream to foam from cerave you get a hydrating feeling and you also get that refreshing, foaming feeling. cerave is so hot right now i mean, this brand is on fire. i have to tell you, the price is right. >> $11.99. >> craig uses it >> get it at the drugstore. >> all the supermodels like
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craig use them what about a serum the serums have all kinds of good ingredients in them >> okay. so serums, yeah. this is your action-packed step really worth adding. we have two here we have one from estee lauder and one from drunk elephant. the estee lauder is the top serum in the country this is great for all skin types, all ages, and it is going to really address a multitude of anti-aging concerns. the drunk elephant one you're going to get re-texturizing, it'll improve your skin tone it'll plump your skin and get get the bounceback i love it. >> carson wants the drunk elephant moisturizers you have a couple we need. we need one for the face and one for the soft skin around the eyes. >> okay. these are both drugstore ones. i'm still stuck on drunk elephant because the name gets
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in your head avene is a french brand you can get at the drugstore you feel a little fancy. this is the s.o.s. cream for when you have redness. whether you overdid it on the at-home facials -- i know i did this pandemic -- or you just have sensitive skin, it is a beautiful cream that is going to take down any redness. roc is the leader in retinol if you notice extra crow's feet, put it under the eyes. 12 weeks, you'll really notice a difference. >> it really takes away the wrinkles >> retinol is proven to help with reducing wrinkles. >> the appearance of wrinkles? is that the way we say that? >> appearance of wrinkles. it really does make a differencetinol is your best frn that department. let's get to some really fun lit masks. they're fantastic.
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sounds complicated, but it is a souped up lip balm i keep one by my bedside i love this in the sweet candy flavor from laneige. it's fantastic for hydrating the lips you need it year round, with the air-conditioning, heating. it tachts good it's like a little desert. it's a souped-up lip balance many >> what about a peel >> yes, the peel >> peel sounds kind of scary, but it is really just a fantastic exfoliator it is a two-step dr. dennis gross is a top dermatologist in new york city, famous for his in-office peel. now, you can get amazing results at home. one step, two steps, no fuss it doesn't hurt. it is really gentle, and you can use it every day it is like a very quick and easy clean pad to use every single day. you're going to notice a fresh spring glow.
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we all have dull skin from being inside i mean, i've been inside for a year now you're going to get that bright, fresh glow. >> real quick, a shoutout for sunscreen. we have a couple of seconds left >> okay. sunscreen. you need it. we all need it it is the best it is the best all skin tones, you'll love it. >> "harper's bazaar" beauty director, jessica matlan, bringing the heat this morning. >> good recovery. >> to snag the award-winners an. it is 8:56. scott peterson is scheduled to appear in court remotely for an appeal for his murder conviction. a judge will consider two separate arguments tied to the jury that sentenced him to death for murdering his wife laci and
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their unborn son. it's possible peterson's attorney may win a retrial in the penalty phase of his conviction. one of the arguments involves juror misconduct claims. some believe if that argument is convincing enough, there's an outside chance for complete retrial. peterson spent all 17 years since his conviction at san quentin prison. happening now, today's hearing is just getting under way. it's taking place in redwood city courtroom. we'll have a live report in the midday newscast. and we're also posting updates to our twitter feed as well. is there a mask in your future when you're out and about? maybe not if new guidelines come out as expected and you're among those fully vaccinated. most experts believe your risk level is extremely low. the white house is expected to issue new mask-related guidelines. if it happens this morning, we will cut in with live coverage. watch midday as well for more developments there. join us at midday.
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live live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today". good morning welcome to the third hour of "today" on this tuesday, april 27th we are almost at the end of april. >> yes, weere with craig, are. >> shichin el, it is so interesting. people wanted to get back to the grind. now people are working from home and think, oh, wait. >> yeah, i didn't want that. >> you're about to go back to work vicky nguyen is stopping b


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