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good good morning. major buildup. the military recommending sending several thousand american service members to afghanistan. will president trump give it the green light? this morning condoleezza rice weighs in on that and the controversy surrounding trump's former national security adviser. chaos at the terminal. fights break out at a florida airport as passenger frustration with cancelled flights boils over. the police called in. this morning the dispute that started it all. fearless girl. >> he thought i was like the piece of chicken.
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off an alligator opening up about her ordeal. >> i started punching its forehead. it still wouldn't let go. >> how she used a trick she used on a field trip to save her own life. and kicking it off in style. one of the biggest pop stars in the world, harry styles, takes over our plaza for our first summer concert for the season, and the crowd is massive. today's tuesday, may 9th, 2017. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. we're going to need more adjectives to describe that crowd. >> harry styles has a new solo album come
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harry, look outside. things are going to be just fine. >> we have six city blocks of crowd for him. let's get to our top story this morning. the possible expansion of the u.s. military effort against the tall ban in afghanistan. this is a plan that calls for the addition of several thousand more troops there. that's one of the things we're going to talk with kand lee za rice about. let's begin with two reports from the white house this morning. >> reporter: good morning. a senior administration official tells me this morning president trump has not yet made a decision on the various options he's been presented. but after years of scaling back the number of troops in afghanistan, what's being talked about would be a shift. a military official says the consideration is for as many, possibly as many as 3,000 to 5,000 more troops in afghanistan to try to make headway in america's longest war.
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of course in afghanistan as u.s. military and foreign advisers are now proposing a plan to put several thousand more troops on the ground to try to take out the taliban gaining strength in the country. president trump has yet to authorize what would be a major shift in strategy after a sweeping policy review based on the president's desire to start winning again. >> i authorize my military. that's why they've been so successful lately. >> reporter: it's weeks after the u.s. dropped the mother of all bombs in afghanistan. the largest nonnuclear bomb ever deployed. sean spicer was asked about the united states' principles on afghanistan. >> he wants to win. that's why he charged advisers to get a plan that gets us
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back in 2013 before entering politics, donald trump weighed in on the topic tweeting we should leave afghanistan immediately. no more wasted lives. if we have to go back in, we go in hard and quick. >> reporter: military officials say under this plan the pentagon other than the white house should be authorized to set troop numbers. there's no time line yet, at least not publicly on when the president might make a decision in how to move forward in that country. >> hallie jackson, thank you. president trump is slamming the investigation into russia's mettling in the election. now labeling it a taxpayer-funded charade. this after former acting attorney general sally yates testified on capitol hill on monday. nbc national correspondent peter alexander has more on this. good morning, peter. >> reporter: good morning. this was a dramatic day of testimony. sally yates explaining there was an urgent danger which is why six days after president trump
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administration about michael fli flynn, that he was putting the white house at risk by concealing his discussions with the russian ambassador. >> to state the obvious, you don't want your national security adviser compromised with the russians. >> reporter: sally yates an obama administration holdover on the capitol hill hot seat. detailing how she warned the white house council during two meetings and a phone call in late january about then national security adviser michael flynn's conversations with the russian ambassador. >> the first thing we did was to explain that the underlying conduct that general flynn had engaged in was problematic in and of itself. >> reporter: yates alerting the white house that flynn had not only misled the vice president and other officials but that the russians knew. >> that created a situation where the national security
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black mamailed by the russians. >> reporter: donald trump insisting the russian collusion story is a hoax on twitter. ev even changing his twitter page. nbc news learned president obama delivered his own personal warning to then president-elect trump against hiring flynn less than 48 hours after the election according to three obama officials. at the time flynn was already a key adviser to mr. trump. the obama administration fired him from his post as head of the defense agency. the white house suggesting that history prompted president obama's advice which mr. trump essentially dismissed. >> it's true that president obama made it known he wasn't a fan
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shouldn't come as a surprise. >> reporter: president trump defended his decision to hire by blaming the obama administration saying they gave flynn the highest security clearance. the clearance was renewed in 2016 but he was never granted that additional broader security clearance he would have needed to serve as national security adviser. still unanswered this morning, why 18 died between the warning from sally yates and president trump ultimately firing flynn. peter, thank you. condoleezza rice served as secretary of state under president bush. she's now a professor at stanford, university, and she's written a new book called "democracy, tostories from a lo road to freedom". there's a story on the front page of the washington post. apparently senior advisers to president trump are proposing a shift in military in afghanistan
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emboldened taliban. if you were secretary of state, would you urge the president to go along with it? >> i would urge him to look at how we can turn the tide in afghanistan. i know we've been there a very long time. the goal is to have a government that's stable in kabul that can't be assaulted by the taliban. but they're going to have to look at all options, and i would certainly as secretary of state look at the options. >> if you send 3,000 or so more troops, do you worry about a collision course with russia? as you know, it's been reported that the russians are sending arms to the taliban. are u.s. troops on the ground there going to be fighting russian-armed taliban troops on the ground there? >> one of the first conversations needs to be with vladimir putin to say do you want to get back in afghanistan after what happened before? afghanistan? there's no reasons for the rugs to be arming the taliban. that conversation needs to take
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i'm sure when rex tillerson means, that will come up. the president is going to have to look at a wide variety of things. what is the strategy now for increasing troops. it doesn't make sense just to increase troops to do the same thing. >> i'm sure you're familiar with the controversy with michael flynn. you once held that position, national security adviser. if the attorney general of the united states had come to you at the white house and said your national security adviser is potentially compromised, that he lied about his contact with the russians and the russians know it, would you fire him right then and there? >> that's not my decision to make. >> let's say it were. >> i don't do speculatiospecula. i don't know what the president heard or didn't hear. i do know that eventually general flynn was gone, and they have now a terrifat
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and a great security team. that's what matters. >> you said russian interference in our election was kind of a high water mark in efforts that they've been taking on for decades. can president trump right now trust president putin? >> well, i don't know that any president could trust president putin. you can trust putin to carry out his interests as he sees them. that means making russia a factor in international politics and sometimes that means overrunning ukraine or threatening the baltic states. >> or supporting president asaad. >> or supporting president asaad or for that matter arming the taliban if that's what's happening. in these circumstances, you're always best to say what are the russians trying to do? there are areas of potential cooperation. i think north korea is an area of potential cooperation because the russians can't look
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on a north korean leader on a long range missile if it can reach -- >> how do you not be able to trust a guy because he's interfering in an election and then turn to help from the same person. >> it's not help. it's a matter of understanding what russian wants are. and when it comes to north korea not reaching the territory of russia, that's in their interest. >> do you support the idea of a pretemptive strike? >> i support the president keeping that option on the table. no american president is going to allow a leader in north korea to acquire a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the united states. i hope the chinese will put the kind of pressure on the north korean regime that only they can put on the regime. but the president has to keep all of his options on the table. that i support. >> caught my eye in the
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beginning of your book you pose a question. you say is democracy in retreat. i kind of wonder just by asking the question, are you sounding a little pessimistic. >> if i had to answer my own question, i would say no. it's just a really long, hard process, and all democracies are imperfect at their start, and they get a little bit better along the way. it's almost as if climbing a height, you get to a landing, you consolidate, take your breath and keep moving on. >> thank you so much for being with us? >> just curious. do you miss washington? would you go back? >> no. i'm a very happy professor at stanford. >> you sure? >> i'm sure. >> just asking for a friend. thank you very much. nice to be with you. now to the overnight chaos at a florida airport. pushing j shoving, and a lot of yelling between passengers. airline employees and police.
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tom costello is on the case again. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this was an intense scene. multiple spirit airlines flights cancelled. fights in the airport terminal. the police got involved. spirit blames it on a labor dispute with its pilots. >> another day involving an airline. this time inside a passenger terminal. cell phone videos posted capturing the wild scene at the spirit airlines ticketing desk after some nine flights were cancelled. the terminal at fort lauderdale hollywood international airport erupting in chaos. fights breaking out. when the cancellations left hundreds of travelers stranded. >> lines were two to three hours. >> i cried. >> reporter: the cancellations come during an ongoing labor dispute. the airline
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cancellations on the a slowdown from the pilot's union. spirit said the backlog of flights was caused by a lack of crews. the airline saying in a statement that reads in part, we're shocked and saddened to see the videos of what took place at fort lauderdale hollywood airport. these pilots have put their contract ahead of getting the customers to their destinations. this morning frustrations flying high and spirit passengers firmly planted on the ground. the question this morning is whether this will continue today. flight aware shows 28 more flights cancelled today. spirit is the airline with the most cancellations worldwide. big developments in a story we've been following more than a year. police say the gunman who terrorized phoenix last year with a series
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shootings is behind bars. the 23-year-old was already in police custody on an unrelated murder charge. he now faces 26 additional felony could wants. police allege that he was responsible for a dozen separate shootings which led to nine deaths. officials say there appears to be no connection between the suspect and his victims. there are new developments this morning in the horrifying murders of two engaged doctors. it happened in their luxury boston condominium. the suspect who was shot by police has now been arraigned at his hospital bed. this investigation is far from over. morgan ratford is in boston with the latest. >> reporter: new details this morning shedding light on a possible motive. in fact, senior law enforcement officials telling nbc news that the couple slain in this penthouse condo may have been targeted by the suspect. although they do not believe that the suspect and the
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a first look at the accused killer in the double murder mystery. the man lying motionless in a boston hospital bed. his eyes closed for most of his arraignment. charged with two counts of murder. law enforcement officials say the 30-year-old excon killed lisa bla lisa blaun notice and her fiance. slitting their throats and posting a message in blood about retribution. >> there is nothing to indicate he had a personal relationship with either of the doctors. >> reporter: this morning investigators scrambling to connect the dots revealing new details about the crime scene where they found a knife and
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black backpack. >> in that black bag was some jewelry. >> reporter: while the district attorney says it's too early to speculate whether robbery was the possible motive, the murders are left neighbors stunned trying to figure out how he allegedly gained access to the doctors exclusive penthouse which hires a key to use the elevator. >> i used to have to get buzzed in even if i knew the door guy. >> reporter: they're also looking into his past. court documents show he was homeless. an incident report from his 2016 conviction shows he once worked security for the building right next to the crime scene. the gruesome details and mysterious motive adding to the heart break. police initially believe he had a gun when they arrived to the scene but yesterday in a late breaking press conference,
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waking up for a second day in the hospital still being held without bail. all right. morgan in boston, thank you. want to show you a bizarre incident in australia. a ceo of an airline had been on stage less than two minutes when this happened. >> it's been six months since i've been here to announce -- >> i don't know what that was about. excuse me. i'm going to take a break for a second and clean up a little bit and i'll come back. >> that took placehis morning during a business breakfast with about 500 people in attendance. the man behind the pie attack was arrested and led away by security. he didn't give any indication why he did it. after cleaning up, joyce returned to the stage and joked he needed the number of a good dry cleaner. >> maybe better security. that's a little bit scary to let someone get that close
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and now the weather. i see rain? >> severe stuff. yesterday in colorado just outside of denver, this is southeast of denver on i-70, folks had to take shelter. so much hail. some of it golf ball sized. more severe weather to talk about again today over a wide swath. strong storms firing up from the rockies today. moving into the plains. nebraska into the texas panhandle. tonight into tomorrow it's a slow-moving system. a continued threat of strong storms, and as we move into thursday, we're looking at more heavy thunderstorms from the plains into the midwest. we're talking about anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of rain stretching from colorado all the way into roanoke, virginia. that's what's going on. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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a chilly start to the day. you'll want a jacket this morning. 48 degrees in the district. plenty of sunshine through the afternoon staying nice and dry. manassas at 36. frederick 36. to the west we have freeze warnings until 9:00 a.m. frost advisories north and west of the district. many areas in the mid to upper 30s, low 40s. today 68 for a high. tomorrow around 70. run returns by the end of the week. that's your latest weather. >> coming up, more members of the penn state fraternity set to face a judge today on charges tied to the hazing deat
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your first 4 traffic. good morning. taking a look right now at the beltway. everything looking normal. no big problems on the beltway. new crash columbia pike at gallows road. northbound 95 after lorton, a crash blocking the right lane. >> a check of your forecast is next.
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good morning. you still need the jacket outside. 36 manassas. 36 frederick. temperatures will chillier than yesterday. 48 degrees in the district. we have the frost advisory north and west of the district shown in the blue shaded areas. don't be surprise first down you see frost. freeze warning higher elevations. rain chances return thursday and
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especially saturday morning. the rest of your weekend looks pretty good. >> thank you. another local news update in about 25 minutes. >> back to the "today" show after this short break.
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♪ 7:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 9th of may, 2017. the camera can keep pulling back. you'll see more and more people. mostly juyoung lay days of a certain age group. harry styles is kicking off our summer concert series this morning with an appearance on the plaza. some of those people have been camping out for days. last night harry sent them a thank you gift, pizza. >> how sweet. this is a time of year when we have to go into the witness protection program because everybody is saying can you get me in to see harry styles? no, we're full up. >> we gave away
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daughter and woman. they said we live in michigan. i said i'm so sorry you can't make it. they drove 12 hours. they made it. >> let's look at some of the headlines. president trump's top military and foreign advisers are proposing a new plan that expands the u.s. military effort in afghanistan. it calls for the addition of several thousand troops to battle the taliban. no word on when the president will weigh in. >> president trump is again blasting the investigations into his campaign's possible ties to the russian mettling in the election. in some tweets the president said monday's testimony from former acting attorney general allie yates is old news. >> a 16-year-old boy turned himself in after a video posted online showed a woman being slammed to the ground then tossed into a pool during a rowdy party in florida. the 68-year-old
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group to ask them to turn down the music. he said he messed up and has to own up to it. he faces one count of battery. >> it's hard to watch that video. let us begin with a troubling story at a penn state university. this morning new information is coming to light on the alleged hazing death of a fraternity pledge there. stephanie gosk is in state college, pennsylvania. good morning to you, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning. it's pretty quiet here. summer break started. what is normally a happy time is far from it for 18 fraternity brothers who lived here. eight will be arraigned in court. all of them face charges in connection with a death of a pledge. we're getting a listen to the 9-1-1 call made. it is leaving many wondering the same question. why did it take so long to make
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unconscious. >> reporter: by the time a fraternity brother called 9-1-1, timothy was in bad shape. >> he hasn't moved. he has cold extremities. >> was there any alcohol involved? >> yes, there is. >> reporter: so much alcohol that prosecutors say his blood alcohol content was four times the legal limit when he tumbled down a flight astairs 12 hours before the 9-1-1 call. just 19, piaza was pledging to join betapetakia. the indictment reveals with the prosecutors call a coverup by the fraternity. the fraternity president instructed the active pledge master to make sure the pledges cleaned the basement and get rid of any evidence. young and casey are facing a combined 401 charges. ng
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manslaughter and aggravated assault. the causal relationship between the actions of my client and the death is absent. adding what happened to mr. piazza was the exception, not the expectations. they did not respond to our question for comment. text messages between uncharged pledges acknowledge they participated in a hazing ritual. one pledge writes the gauntlet, it's technically hazing. a second responds if you think about it it never would have happened if they didn't forcefully get us hammered. that's just how people will look at it. later a third pledge asks how are you guys going to describe the gauntlet to police. a fourth responds i hope we don't have to. >> the from teaternity is about taking orders. one person had to stand
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thing. >> the eight in court today face lesser charges of tampering with evidence. eight of the 18 are looking at aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter. aggravated assault has a maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years. a look at the weather now. >> that's right. we've been talking about this omega block. it's starting to break down. we have one more day of cool temperatures for the northeast. above average highs for the plains. here in the northeast today new york city going to be about 8 degrees below average. south of the jetstream, atlanta, 7 degrees above average. jacksonville at 7 degrees above average. later this week it stays cool in the northeast and warm in the southeast. as we get into the mid plains with the jetstream taking a dip. we'll be looking at temperatures in the 70s in lubbock,
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phoenix stays warm with temperatures up to 88 degrees. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we cannot tap into that warm weather. it will mild. our average the temperature is low 70s for this time of year. 68 through your tuesday. plenty of sunshine out there. just a good-looking day. we'll remain dry today. we take the temperature around 70 for wednesday. clouds around on thursday with rain expected late. temperatures take a dip into the 60s for thursday. scattered showers around on friday. lingering showers as we head into your saturday. and that is your latest weather. thank you. now to the remarkable story of survival. we told you about it on monday. a ten-year-old florida girl managed to keep her cool when she was attacked by an alliga r alligator. she managed to pry her leg from the squaws. this morning she's opening up about the whole thing. terri sanders is in orlando. kerry, good morni
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i'm here at gator land. you can see the gators behind me. about a half million people a year come here to see these guys. and remarkably this little girl came here and learned something. she learned if she was ever attacked by an alligator, how two fingers could save her life. this morning this ten-year-old, this 4'7" pint size power house has an amazing story. >> i think he thought i was an enormous piece of chicken. >> reporter: she tangled with an alligator and use twog fingers survived. she was sitting in about 18 inches of water in the designated swimming area when without warning she was attacked. the giant gator clamping down on her leg. >> so i started punching its forehead. it still wouldn't
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nose, she had the presence of mind to remember something she had recently learned from the alligator wranglers at gator land. >> sticked my fingers up its into nostrils, and it had to open its mouth and let my leg out so it could breathe. >> she's alert. >> reporter: she was rushed to the children's hospital. there were multiple puncture wounds on her leg, 14 stitches needed. but amazingly, she's in good shape. less than a year ago a two-year-old boy was killed by a gator at disney world. the parents know how lucky they are. >> it's nothing sort of a miracle. this is a happy ending to a story that never ends happy. >> reporter: at the lake, there's a sign warning of alligators and a life guard. state officials are now looking into whether additional safety measures are needed. >> there's a sign that says beware of
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there's a life guard. did it make sense? >> yes. it's kind of ironic. >> reporter: looking back, she has some sage advice for other kids. >> if you're ever in an alligator emergency or an alligator has got you, do the same thing. don't be scared. >> reporter: so long before this happened, julie got the nickname of warrior, and a little warrior she is indeed. you may be wondering how safe is it for me to be this close to the alligators. we have a safety team here just in case, but i don't think i would ever want to do with julie did and have to test out that two-finger trick. >> she's amazing. i can't believe it. she had so much courage. kerry, thank you. just ahead, what we are now learning about richard simmons' legal battle with the tabloid. have you seen the coupons on
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uk. they say they evoke the body types of all women. social media had their own takes. julie writing that is bizarre. i don't want to be reminded i'm pear shaped. rachel says i have arms. please advise. another person joking here's the body that matches my natural curves. some of us just want a useful bottle of soap. how about turn the bottles upside down so the products can come out. >> but their hearts were in the right place. >> just ahead. harry styles in concert on the plaza after your local news. this mother's day, every kiss does begin with kay... where, for the first time ever, everything is 30% off. like bolo bracelets for layering. her soon-to-be-favorite new earrings. and a stack of rings for her to mix and match.
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7:56 is your time on this tuesday may 9th, 2017. pretty cold out there for this time of the year. lauren is here to talk about the frost advisory. >> good morning. it's chilly. that frost advisory in the light blue goes until 9:00 a.m. about another hour. temperatures were in 30s in the shenandoah valley. we've warmed up thanks to the sunshine. we're already at 51 right now. we'll keep the temperatures on the up and up into the mid to upper 60s for daytime highs. going to be a comfortable and beautiful day. >> we'll take a quick break. melissa mollet will have your first 4 traffic next.
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♪ coming up, fit and fired up. >> that's it. you're doing fantastic. >> richard simmons taking the tabloids to desk. new details on his lawsuit as the papers stand by their stories. >> plus keep it cool. want to save money and get a better night's sleep? a sneak peek at the product that promises both. and wild about harry. harry styles kicks off our summer concert series. >> thank you, harry. >> in front of a massive crowd taking over our plaza today. tuesday, may 9
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>> we came all the way from new orleans. >> we love you, harry. ♪ >> what are you doing here today? >> i'm 18 celebrating with harry. >> harry styles on "today." >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to today this tuesday morning. it is a crazy crowd out here on our plaza. people stretched from city block to city block. and i hope harry styles is wearing his long johns. it's a little cold out here. >> i bet if you ask the people in the crowd if it's cold,
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no. >> we are so excited to sea harry in a few moments. let us get the top stories of the morning. here's the news at 8:00. i'm kristen welker at the white house. president trump is considering a range of options in afghanistan. the president hasn't made a final decision yet but the plan getting the most attention, adding up to 3,000 to 5,000 more troops. the goal, the administration wants to beat back a newly resurgent taliban. military officials say the pentagon rather than the white house would be authorized to set troop numbers. fresh fallout after sally yates testified on capitol hill yet. yates refused to enforce the travel ban and fired by trump said she warned the white house council in late january about then national security adviser flynn. yates saying she
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misled the vice president and other officials about his conversations with the russian ambassador and could be blackmailed by the russians. nbc learned president obama warned mr. trump against hiring flynn in their meeting days after the election. savannah asked condoleezza rice how the current president is doing. >> you recently met with president trump at the white house. what's your take? has he grown on the job? do you feel he's rising to the occasion? >> i think there's something about the presidency that's sobering for everybody. you're sitting at roosevelt's desk and looking at george washington's portrait. i found him somebody who was trying very hard to figure out at that moment how he was going to deal with the chinese president at mar-a-lago, asking good questions. so yes, i think there is something sobering about the presidency. >> and as for the news about
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the president might make a decision. >> all right. thank you so much. we have an update on a story we told you about on monday. beloved fitness guru richard simmons filed a defamation lawsuit saying he's transitioning. his attorneys call it false, cruel, and malicious. >> that's it. you're doing fantastic. >> reporter: richard simmons is no longer tabloids. he's fighting back with a lawsuit accusing the national inquirer, radar online and publisher ami of invasion of privacy and libel for a series of stories saying he was transitioning to live as a woman. he denies any truth of the stories which alleges he's now a woman and slowly transformed into a female with breast implants and hormone treatments. all three outlets are doubling down on t
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the national inquirer even republished these photos saying our stories were based on valid sources. the attorneys argue these are old photos of simmons in a costume. mr. simmons is not a woman, has not undergone or contemplated kpe change surgery or any surgery to change from a man to a woman. he has not slowly transformed or transformed in any way into a female. in a rare phone interview last year simmons said after 40 years in the public eye, he simply wanted some private time. >> it's time for me just to be at home, enjoy my home, do some cooking, you know? just enjoy my life. >> reporter: his manager says in typical fashion, the national enquirer continues to try to justify their reckless and
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when they knew this was false, they ran with it anyway with complete disregard for richard's inherent right to privacy. adding that simmons is very glad he filed the lawsuit and can finally get his side of the story out. >> yeah, and richard simmons is going to fight on on this one. >> could be a tough battle after a while. no question. just ahead, it promises to improve your sleep and save you money. we'll have it on trending. and look who's joining us. someone who cost me sleep for five years. meredith veeieirvieira. >> and a live concert from harry styles on a very packed plaza and beyond. first, these messages. and the wolf huffed and puffed... like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... symbicort could help you breathe better,
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cash card. double means double. we're back now. what's trending today and it's special. because meredith is here. >> hi, guys. >> let's trend. >> okay. let's trend. >> you like all of us, sleep is very important in your life. >> i finally get it. >> that's the real reason you left. you wanted more sleep. now heading into summer we want to be cool. this new product is on kick starter. it earned nearly six times the original goal. it's the fan designed for the edge of your bed. it tucks under the covers and creates a little breeze between your
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>> that's weird. >> got to be careful what that thing is fanning. >> i think that's called passing gas. >> well, blow it back out. >> this is more efficient. i like that. >> you need to have a written contract with your sleeping partner. >> exactly. >> get the direction going the right way. >> one direction? >> never mind. >> what's the b stand for? >> bed. >> oh. >> i think. >> okay. >> would you donate money or invest in that? >> no. >> i would. >> really? >> i get so hat. >> you want that air coming up? >> i'm okay with it. >> you could also install it on the side of the bed so it wouldn't go on your face. >> or stick one leg out. that's the old fashioned way. >> your body's own thermostat. >> arcade games, love them or hate them? >> love them. >> i think a lot of people don't like them because sometimes they can be a
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in fact, it's been proven that some like the claw machine are, in fact, rigged to the point where some kids climb in to get the toys. no matter how good you are or how much you practice, you won't win the stuffed animal. but now the odds may be changing. the american amusement machine association is rolling out what they call they fair play pledge. the idea is simple. the player is good at a skill-based game, they will win. >> well, duh. >> i was going to say what took them so long? >> so wait, you're good at the game, you win the prize? go figure. >> you know what might have taken so long? they may not be doing as well as they once were because kids have all the electronics game. >> or maybe the law came down on them if they were rigging the games. >> whack a mole. >> how about when you cut the coins in and it edges them to the edge. remember
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>> how about a video roundup. from the wild, wacky, fun animal videos to start your day. first up, savannah, i'm sorry. check out this video of a little girl in ohio. she has a liz saturday stuck in her braid. it may have been a pet. the girl is like get it, mom, get it out. >> don't worry. >> someone had to braid it in. >> that looks like it was braided in. >> that looks rigged. >> the next one, more adorable. here's a tiny dog taking a big horse for a walk. >> there you go. >> or maybe the dog thinks the horse is walking him. who knows which way. speaking of horses, this horse we're about to see is clearly having better things to do than jumping hurdles. he goes over a coup
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bye. out of the stadium. it's over. going home. >> haven't you all wanted to do something like that when you just want to go? >> like right now. >> over the table. >> how about pop start. >> all right. we're beginning with celine dion. the singer announced she'll perform my heart will go on at this year's billboard music award in honor of "titanic"'s 20th anniversary. she said the song has taken on a new meaning for her. she said when her husband passed it became probably for the first time our song. and when i sing it, i used to sing it for the fans, and now i sing it for us. can't wait for that performance. and jimmy kimmel made his return to his late night show a week after his emotional speech about his son's health. last night he gave fans an
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>> our son billy is doing very well. he's getting bigger. he's sleeping well. he can read now which they say is unusual. my wife took a little video of him today. you can see there he is. he's smiling because so many people donated to children's hospital los angeles. either that or he has gas. we don't know. >> jimmy said he and his wife are so grateful thanking fans for their supportive messages. dylan, thank you. now the reason that meredith is really here. it wasn't just for the animal videos. she's doing something that honors exceptional women, hosting the first ever women's exceptional women's show. >> it celebrates women who have accomplished things in their life. most of them have advocated to empower girls and other women. the message is directed to girls to see
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know they can do the same. >> these aren't all famous women? >> a lot of them are activists within communities but they've made it their life commission to keep women's issues front and center and to do whatever it takes to empower the next generation of women. >> but sharon stone is receiving the first icon award for her years and years of work. she's done so much to help people who have less than her. she also fought adversity in her own life with health issues and came back better and stronger. she's a great person. >> did you get to vote? >> i did not vote. i would have voted for you guys. >> you too, matt. >> thank you. >> women's choice awords in los angeles next wednesday, may 17th. >> let's check on the weather with mr. roker. >> today's weather is brought to you by zales. >> let's show you what we have
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strong storms coming across from chicago into indianapolis. looking at wet weather through the southwest. today a risk of strong storms for 2 million folks through the southwest and rockies. we're looking at ross well, new mexico as well. tomorrow that rift moves east. we're looking at about 2 million people. isolated tornadoes. hail possible, and scattered strong storms. for today we have chilly conditions in the northeast. high fire danger continues through florida. the stievevere storms through t northeast. a chilly start to your tuesday morning. 51 in the district. temperatures are now warming up quite a bit now that the sun is up. 44 in manassas. through your day, about 64 degrees by noon through the afternoon. we're looking at the upper 60s. plenty of sunshine. nice and dry today. dry tomorrow. around 70 degrees. rain moves in thursda
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higher rain chances saturday morning. should be clearing out for sunday. >> don't forget. if you're heading out, check out the home to the hoda show on tomorrow. >> yes, it is. thank you so much. you guys, we are so excited. we're gearing up for the big harry styles concert. people have been camped out since the weekend. want to meet a couple. where are you from? >> nj new jersey nj. >> how long have you been out here? >> 20 minutes. >> in the vip. sorry. where are you from? >> brooklyn. what's your name? >> renadda. >> marcy from cleveland. why are you here? >> because of al. >> because of al? >> yes. i read him book. i lost 170 pounds. >> you thought you came here to see a concert and you're with your
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erin and marcy, will you two come with me? i want them to come up with me for one second. come on up here. we've got erin and marcy here. marcy, i know you think you're here to see a concert, but this is a little bit of a ruse. your daughter wrote with us a beautiful letter about what an amazing and beautiful mother you are, and you are part of our thanks a million moms series. direct your attention to the video monitor. >> okay. >> my mom is the best. she's the most caring person. she's truly an inspiration. she's a retired teacher. she taught for 35 years. >> first graders, you talk about patience. >> she still keeps in touch with some of her students that are 20, 30 years old. it shows the connection she has with people. it's awesome. >> marcy has made some sacrifices to make sure that she was the best
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>> when my brother and i were broing up, she was hands on. she had a long day at school and would help us and cook for us. she stayed up until midnight doing crafts she needed to for her first graders. sometimes she would put her health on the back burner. she's always had a weight issue. >> marcy started gaining the weight probably after erin was born. >> she would lose some here and there, but it never stuck. >> she couldn't walk around the block once without having a hard time. >> to me, it never was about the way she looked. it was about her health. i had anxiety and sadness about it. it was one of those things that sometimes kept me up at night. i could never picture a world without my mom in it. now i need her even more because i am a mother. >> sam's a reason for this journey that she's on right now. she had a hard time keeping up with him. the lightbulb went off. she knows if she wanted
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grow unup, she had to do something. >> she dedicated herself to exercise four to six days a week. hard work. a district diet. >> it's catchy, the energy she has. >> she could have given up a long time ago and said this is going to be my life, but for somebody in their 60s to say i'm going to lose 165 pounds, i think it's inspiring, and it shows if you're not happy with something, you can change it. this weight loss for her as an amazing gift. now she's healthy, but it's an amazing gift for me because i know she's so happy. >> let's hear it for marcy. okay. surprise. and look who's here, your inspiration, al roker. >> i know. al, you started it all. >> congratulations to you. a lot of hard work. >> it was. you know that. >> we want to give you a couple of things because your da
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first of all, tell us a little bit about your mom. >> well, she's amazing. and she's worked so hard this past year. and you just need to be celebrated. and we love you. >> we do love you. we have a couple of things for you. first of all, we have somebody, your son brian. is he around in turn around. brian is in the house. >> hi. >> brian? my gosh. shocking. >> and your husband was supposed to make it, but there was a flight issue. anyway, we've also got a couple of things. we know you need to do a little shopping because there's a whole new you . we have a gift certificate. $500 gift card and finally, there's more. we have this great exercise bike that a lot of people swear by. it's called a pelliton. we're going to have that in your house.
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>> that's serious. >> you can pedal and do live classes. >> spinning for you. >> just our way of saying happy mother's day. >> oh, my gosh. never surpass this. >> a big hand for marcy. >> marcy is kind of getting into it. >> we hope you enjoy the concert, because here's harry. we'll be back after your local news.
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this is a news 4 today newsbreak. good morning. 8:26 on 24 tuesday, may 9th. brown academy in fairfax county is on a two hour delay as police search the area for an armed robbery suspect. get the full story in our app. right know check on the morning commuter with melissa mollet. 28 south of fauquier drive, lanes blocked because of a crash. westbound 50 after 197, a crash there inbound a little slow through that area. northbound gw at spout run, crash blocking some lanes northbound. beltway worst spot is inner loop from 95 through the american legion bridge. >> we'll get a che
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>> jacket weather to start yourz tuesday.
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51 in the district. 46 frederick. if you're heading out, today will be reaching the upper 60s. a closer look at the extended forecast. back to the "today" show.
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snowe we're back on tuesday morning, 9th of may, 2017. harry has entered the plaza. we're moments away from our first citi concert of the season. >> people are freaking out. this is a great crowd. his debut album drops on friday. his first single already a hit, in i don't know something like 84 countries. we're thrilled to have harry here. we're celebrating together. >> let's not make you wait much longer. first mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> all right. here we go. starting off with
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for today we're looking at fire danger in florida. strong storms in the rockies. it's chilly in the northeast. sunshine along the northern plains. tomorrow a flood threat in the upper midwest in the upper plains where we saw problems. tomorrow a few record highs through florida. look for sunshine up and down the west coast. temperatures starting to warm up in the northeast in new england. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in our neck of the woods. >> good morning. temperatures now mostly in the mid 40s to low 50s across the area. things are starting to warm up a little bit. if you're heading out today, plenty of sunshine this afternoon. happy hour, upper 60s. even by dinner time, plenty of sun. comfortable later on today. it will stay nice even into tomorrow. around 70 by the afternoon. thursday and friday, rain chances increasing. the better rain chances early saturday. clearing into sunday. that is your
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. all right. the big moment has finally arrived. we're kicking off our citi summer concert series with the guy on the stage behind us. ladies and gentlemen, harry styles. ♪ ♪ ♪
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>>. ♪ tell me something new ♪ you don't want to ♪ there's no anecdote ♪ what you waiting for ♪
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♪ ♪ i've been praying ♪ i never did before ♪ ♪ understand i'm talking to the walls ♪ ♪ and i've been praying ever since new york ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i don't already know ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i don't already know ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i don't already know ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i
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already know ♪ ♪ tell me something tell me something ♪ ♪ you don't know nothing just pretend you do ♪ ♪ tell me something just before you go ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i don't already know ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i don't already know ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i don't already know ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i don't
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already know ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i don't already know ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i don't already know ♪ ♪ oh tell me something i don't already know ♪ >> oh tell me something i don't already know ♪ >> harry styles and he'll be back with more music on a tuesday morning. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we couldn't ask for a better start to our citi summer concert series. this crowd is incredible. they're all here for one person, this man right here, harry styles. >> that's right. harry styles is getting ready for friday's global release of his debut solo album. we're thrilled to have him here. welcome back. >> good morning. thank you very much. >> not too shabby on the crowd. can you believe it? six city blocks, i think. >> thank you to everyone who came out. you're wonderful. >> you've had so much success, but i have to think that doing a solo album, and it being your name on it has to be a certain kind of thrill. >> it's exciting, yeah. i think there's a part of me i haven't put out on strongs that i've written, and i
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tell the whole thing, and i had one of the best types of my life making it. it made me happy. i hope people like it. >> jealous for two reasons. one, the suit. i love that suit. >> thank you. >> secondly, this music video for "sign of the times", you got to do crazy stuff. >> it's pretty crazy, yeah. it was pretty crazy. >> you were hanging from a helicopter. >> walking on water. >> it was kind of weird thinking it was a music video the whole time. it was good. it feels good to walk on the floor now. >> it could be an audition for the next james bond. do you have a little adventure in you? >> not really. >> what are you going to sing now? >> i'm going to do a song i haven't done
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♪ she's a family in care lie so far away she says i remind her of home ♪ ♪ she never saw herself as coastal ♪ ♪ moved all the way because her grandmother told her towns that swim before you drown ♪ ♪ she's a good girl ♪ she's such a good girl ♪ yes she's a good girl
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[ cheers and applause ] >> harry styles as more music. his album comes out friday. this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ she feels so good welcome back. just how popular is harry styles? his debut album has already hit the top of the charts in more than 84 countries. he's about to perform it for us live. take it away.
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♪ just stop your crying it's a sign of the times ♪ ♪ welcome to the final show ♪ open you're wearing your best clothes ♪ you can't bribe the door on your way to the sky ♪ ♪ you look pretty good down here ♪ ♪ but you can't really good ♪ we never learn we've been here before ♪ ♪ why are we always stuck and running from the bullets ♪ ♪ the bullets ♪ we never learn we've been here before ♪ ♪ why are we always stuck and running from the bullets ♪ ♪ the
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♪ just stop your crying it's a sign of the times ♪ ♪ we got a get away from here ♪ we got a get away from here ♪ just stop your crying it will be all right ♪ they told me that the end is near ♪ ♪ we gotta get away from here ♪ just stop your crying have the time of your life ♪ ♪ breaking through the atmosphere ♪ ♪ and things pretty good from here ♪ ♪ remember everything will be all right ♪ ♪ we can meet
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♪ somewhere far away from here ♪ we never learn we've been here before ♪ ♪ why are we always stuck and running from the bullets ♪ ♪ the bullets ♪ we never learn we've been here before ♪ ♪ why are we always stuck and running from the bullets ♪ ♪ the bullets ♪ just stop your crying ♪ it's a sign of the times ♪ we gotta get away from here ♪ we gotta get away from here ♪ stop your crying baby
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all right ♪ ♪ they told me that the end is near ♪ ♪ we go the tta get away from here ♪ ♪ we never learn we've been here before ♪ ♪ why are we always stuck and running from the bullets ♪ ♪ the bullets ♪ we never learn we've been here before ♪ ♪ why are we always stuck and running from the bullets ♪ ♪ the bullets ♪ we don't talk enough ♪ we should open up ♪ before it's all too much ♪ ♪ will we ever
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welcome back, everybody. there have been a lot of fabs who have come from all over and have driven a long way. i just happened to run into a family that got tickets yesterday at -- in the afternoon. they drove all the way from michigan 11 hours. come on up. you want to meet harry? >> oh, my god. >> what are you names? >> i'm rachel. >> i'm kourtney. >> get in there, kourtney. >> kourtney, and they just said what about the moms? all right. the moms too. say hello. what did you guys think of the concert? >> we loved it. >> it was amazing.
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that's just magic marker. >> it's permanent. >> well, that was something. i know there are a lot of fans who have a lot of stories just like these guys. >> thank you so much. the album is out friday. >> yes. >> and i would the promote the fact that you're going on tour, but it's already sold out everywhere. >> yeah. >> thank you so much for having me. thank you. >> time for a quick selfie here. >> i'll just do it. here. >> i don't think they want you in it. >> hash tag fail. >> all right. looks good. >> this is magic. this is tv manic riggic right n. >> thanks for waking up early. thank you so much.
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this is a news 4 today news break. >> 8:56 is your time on this tuesday, may 9th. good morning. we have breaking news right now. an update out of fairfax county. police have arrested a robbery and carjacking suspect. you can get more information in the nbc washington app. right now let's check on your morning commute with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. good morning. >> good morning. beltway looking
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slow here inner loop through virginia this morning because of an earlier crash. 28 south of fauquier drive, all lanes drive. taking a look 275 at montrose, looking nice northbound and southbound. we'll take a break and check your forecast next.
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>> temperatures are warming up quickly with the sunshine. 55 in washington. we're all going to come up into the mid to upper 60s for daytime highs. comfortable day out there. a beautiful day, but we cool down by thursday and friday with more rain on the way. >> thank you, lauren. get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app.
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this this morning w one of the biggest stars in the world, harry styles with a sneak peek of his new movie. >> and sheinelle shares one of her favorite childhood meals. >> and mind bending tricks from a man who makes movie magic right now. >> this is "today's" take live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> it's a tuesday morning, may 9th, 2017. the it's been a crazy huge concert crowd for harry styles. making his big solo debut. his album drops on friday. it is
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listening to right now. it's already number one in 84 countries. >> have you ever seen -- this might be the biggest crowd i've seen. >> it's pretty big. >> i was like what are all these girls lined up for. they were like a mile away. >> when i drove in, i bike down fifth avenue, and the line started at about 52nd street. >> are they even close enough to get to see it? >> no. but they can say they were there. >> they can sense the energy. >> i will say this. harry and the group that he had been with, those guys have all been terrific young men and continue to be. harry, for example, sent pizza to the fans who were camped out last night. a lot of these people were out there since saturday. >> i thought it was yesterday morning. >> no. >> it was pretty coo
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this morning he was like would you like coffee? he was saying hello to everybody this morning. >> and by the way, i now know what 12-year-old dylan dreyer was like. we're walking up to go on stage. she said he is dreamy. >> i didn't know i'd get so fan girl and giddy. >> so take a look. there she is. >> al got a picture. i was so excited. >> i cannot believe -- wait, also, you weren't supposed to see that. that was the wrong way. >> showing off you got a picture. >> you were fan boying. >> well, i just like these guys, they're really nice guys and -- >> and that song, "sign of the times" is amazing. i play it for calvin. he sits there and smiles. >> he oozes cool. you know what i mean? >> kind of like a young mick jagger or maybe david johannsen.
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>> that's the best. >> and you're going to be going out on the plaza later? >> yes. they're going to reveal a clip from the new film for us. we'll be out there to pick someone soon. >> national teacher appreciation day. >> yay. let's hear it for the teachers. >> my mom is a teacher. my mom is here. >> it had us think about our favorite tooeachers. she is so beautiful. >> thank you. i worked so hard to create her. it's backwards. thanks. >> my favorite teacher, mrs. james in fifth grade. fifth grade through 7th grade for a girl is important. a lot of us are awkward. i had braces. you feel like you're grown, but you're in the. that was when i said i want to be a news c
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>> in fifth grade you said that? >> we had a yellow sheet of construction paper and i drew myself with the helmet hair, hoop earrings, mrs. james told me i could. >> that's sweet. >> how about you? >> my second grade teacher mrs. maroni. she had kind of black purple hair. i loved everything about her. i recorded myself reading a back once and gave to it her as a gift. >> you were ahead of the curve with the aud yio book. >> i was. >> it must have been the most boring thing she's ever received from a student. >> and look what you do for a living. >> it ties together. >> what aren't you? >> mrs. eleanor fryer. i did a story on her years ago. she was my fifth grade teacher. and she always had a yardstick. she'd give us a whack. >> what grade? >> fifth grade. >> and at this point she was about 90 years old, andhe
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kindergarten. just a wonderful woman. was a contemporary. she went to school with martin luther king junior. she was an amazing lady. >> how amazing you were able to do a story with her and thank her. have you heard about this little girl? they're calling her gator girl. this ten-year-old girl in florida was swimming at a county park when without warning she was attacked by a giant gator. he was clamping on her leg. the rest of us if a gator clamps down on your leg, would you know what to do? he was able to fight the al gator off. she remembered that you're supposed to take your two fingers and plug the nose of the alligator so it can't breathe so it opens its mouth. it was when she took a trip to gator land and remembered. >> i thought he thought i was like this enormous piece of chicken. so i started
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forehead. it still wouldn't let go. i sticked my fingers up its two nostrils,en it had to open its mouth and let my leg out so it could breathe. if you're ever in an alligator emergency or an alligator has got you, do the same thing. don't be scared. >> this girl is amazing. >> how did she ever think to do that? that's amazing. >> and even if you know what to do, to do the whatever to do it, i wouldn't -- to find the alligator's nostrils? >> the fact that you have an alligator on your leg and can still think is unbelievable. >> that's amazing. >> she's incredible. amazing. >> that's crazy. >> ten years old. >> there's a new study revealing what area in the u.s. has the longest life expectancy. >> let's see. >> i'm curious. >> not new york, i'm sure. >> the rocky mountain high. colorado. specifically central colorado's
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average life expectancy, 87 years old. >> you guys are meteorologists. you think it's weather related, life related? >> i think it's a lifestyle thing. active. everybody out there is either hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter. i feel like they're more active. >> that's a good point. >> lowest life expectancy, southwest south dakota. 66 years. >> die of boredom? >> dylan. >> dylan dreyer. >> all the sudden the phones, tweets are going crazy. >> i feel like southwest south dakota, not not a whole lot out there. >> i've never been there. have you? >> i have driven through it with my dad several times. >> good thing you didn't stop. wow. okay. >> there's not that much to do. >> just ahead, a really sweet deal. how an oreo cookie could make you a half million bucks richer
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we are back with more of "today's" take. dylan heading to the plaza to pick a lucky fan to he reveal a clip from the movie. >> girls deserve it. whatever they can get. i want to tell you about this oreo challenge. how about a chance to win half a million dollars? $500,000. all you have to do is just come up with the next oreo cookie flavor. it's happening. oreo is holding an open submission contest to find the next great flavor. fans will vote for the winner. you can submit your cookie idea via instagram or twitter. and boom, you can be a half a millionaire. >> what's yours? >> you ready? >> okay. you have the oreo cookie. inside? chocolate
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>> they already have that. >> that's it? that's all i get? >> they already have it. >> no, they don't. >> they do. >> i don't think so. where? >> they just had them. >> somebody -- oh. i was like somebody google it. that's not even right, al. i was so excited to tell you about that idea. don't you think that sounds amazing? >> that's very good. i like chocolate chip cookie dough. it's better than yours. >> mine is reese's peanut butter cup. it's like chocolate with a peanut butter filling. >> that is kind of good. >> you said earlier peanut butter and jelly inside. >> i said that on the way
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let's find out what dylan thinks. dylan, what's your flavor? >> there is a cookie dough. i just want to take out the filling altogether. we've got an awesome thing coming up. harry styles made a movie. and it's all about a documentary about how he made his first album. so we need to pick someone who is going to help show a clip of this movie. do you want to help? what's your name? >> grace. >> where are you from? >> ridgewood, new jersey. >> how long were you out here for? >> since 4:00 in the morning. >> that's not too bad, 4:00 in the morning today. >> yeah. >> and you enjoyed the concert? >> i loved it so much. >> i did too. we're going to bring her in and show you a clip of the movie coming up in the next hour. you want to help? >> sure. >> she gets to come out.
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update, our staff in the control room -- there was a limited edition cookie dough, and there also was a peanut butter cup, so we're out. >> in the meantime, let's do a weather flavored oreo cookie. see how that tastes. today's weather is brought to you by kay jewelers. for 100 years, every kiss begins with kay. >> how about a coffee one? coffee, like a mocha. a mocha. dave. i like that. carmel. okay. let's move on now. show you what's going on. we're looking at beautiful weather in the pacific northwest all the way down to the southern california. upper level low bringing moisture through the southwest. we'll look for more storms firing up again today. texas on into the eastern rockies. 2 million folks at risk. large hail,
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we're looking from northern texas all the way back to indianapolis. severe hail possible. isolated tornadoes, scattered severe storm risks. rainfall from 1 to 3 inches of rain from texas all the way into parts of indiana. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> 55 degrees in the district. sunny and nice today. we're going to be warming to the upper 60s this afternoon. in the meantime, we've warmed up quite a bit from the 30s we had around this morning. 46 winchester. 55 degrees in quantico. 53 clinton. through the afternoon 68 degrees, mostly sunny. nice and dry. tomorrow near 70. then the rain chances increase thursday and friday. especially on saturday. >> all right. coming up he's
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>> from mi he's the master mind behind some of hollywood's biggest tricks. he was the secret code adviser on "blind spot". >> in his new book called "spell bound" he reveals the 7 ways of illusion. we're about to get a taste. >> good morning. with this book, you can learn how the to command people's attention, misdirect people, take advantage of the brain's assumptions and get steps ahead of everybody else. i thought i'd do a trick involving getting ahead. i got ahead with that envelope two weeks ago. i mailed that from canada. i was in canada. i speak at the ted conference. it's postmarked and sealed. it's been with your producers the entire time. i haven't gone near
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>> it's not opened? >> it's not opened. >> i'm going to do a card trick. because i think illusion is the science of fooling your brain, i have a deck with a periodic table of the elements on it. we have the eight of hearts, and elements on each of them. i'm sure you've done this before. we're going to do pick a card, any card. al, start with you. just say stop any time you like. >> stop. >> i'm going to give you one card. say stop again. >> stop. >> we'll get further down. there's a couple of card for you. >> stop. >> and then we're going to do it again. >> stop. >> already. hold on. >> stop. >> close to the top. i like that. take a look at your cards. don't worry about the picture. just remember the numbers. i know it's hard. remember a three and a king and a queen. and i'm going to take them back. and i'm going to place them into the deck. and you can see i'm not marking where they're going. i'm jus
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i'm not bending any of the corners. i'm going to try to track all of your playing cards. i'm going to give it a little bit of a shuffle. i'm an honest magician, and let's see if i can find each of your cards. so the first one, watch this. the first one if i cut right out of the middle, i get the king of hearts. i believe that was the first card. and you also had -- i have a couple cards here. two cards at the same time. just like this. should be -- you have the eight of spades and the ace of clubs, i believe you had those two cards. i'm going to try to get two more. i'm going to get one card right out of the middle. that's your next card, a five of spades, i believe. >> wait. >> these are mine. >> those are yours. that's yours. you also had, i think, you have one card hang out here by my elbow. you also had the ace of spades. that's a strong card. and for the last one, right here on my arm, watch as ise
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watch that ten of hearts just changes like that to the six of spades. >> wow. >> but i made a prediction before. al, would you slice open the envelope? you have an envelope slicer. whatever you can do to get it open. i have a pair of si scissors if that's hard. >> we'll get right in here. i want you to pull out the piece of paper that's inside. my prediction, yes. is me holding a bar of chocolate. thank you very much. no, but look right here. look. the elements you chose, we have c for carbon, h for hydrogen and all the others and chocolate, and that spells chocole.
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i said the brain makes assumption, and something might look like a book and be the size of a book. it's actually a solid bar of chocolate. got some white chocolate pages. a delicious magic trick. >>ly e i will eat my words, no yours. >> thank you so much. that's amazing. wow. >> okay. just ahead, it's my mom in the kitchen. she's going to show you how to make one of my favorite dishes growing up that we hope becomes one of your family favorites. becomes one of your favorites.
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are you ready? >> we're all ready. >> this is a news 4 today newsbreak. >> good morning. 9:26 on this tuesday, may 9th. in the news the man police say pulled a woman from her car at gunpoint has been caught. fairfax county police tweeted this photo about an hour ago. this started after 6:00 a.m. this man pulled a woman out of her car on telegraph road. he took off in that car but quickly dumped it. police caught up with him, arrested him about two miles away. schools in that area were on lockdown. they've returned to normal. we'll look at the forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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on "today food" we're we're celebrating our moms in honor of mother's day. today is extra special because my mom is here to make my all time favorite recipe growing up, salmon croquette. this is extra special to us, because when they asked us to pick a recipe for mother's day, this is my favorite, but it's been handed down in our family for a while. >> yeah. granny -- your great grandmother, and her last name is pace. she made them, and then your grandmother made them. we have pictures on the right is my grandmother's mother. and on the left is my grandmother. the woman on the right, my great grandmother, she's the one who made this recipe. >>
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>> we've been passing it down ever since. >> right. and there we are. >> i'm the one on the bottom. >> we all had matching outfits. whose idea was that. >> let's dig in here. full disclosure, we usually use canned salmon, but this is the "today" show and it's fancy, so we're using fresh salmon. >> just take your time own watch tv. you're mom. >> i saw myself on tv, honey. >> walk us through what we need to do. >> take your salmon and flake it a little bit like this. and then you have a potato. the potato helps to stretch it a little bit. like if you're economizing, one can and a potato, feed a whole family. after the potato is mashed up, put it with the salmon. mix it up. wonderful. i usually do
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>> this is fancy. normally we dump something and don't measure. >> put in this bread crumbs and the eggs. >> i used to do this with my hands. and then the to bas koe, hot sauce and lemon juice. this is good enough to eat now if you want to. >> i guess the egg. >> press it down into a patty. and then salt and pepper. a little pepper. >> here's the thing. we used bread crumbs today. but you've used, i remember growing up, you had crackers. >> yeah. i put crackers in it, panko kellogg's corn flake crumbs. >> whatever you have. pop them in there. >> yeah. >> and then salmon croquettes. >> i need to know. you said you make it with canned salmon, we wead
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salmon. i like the one that's browner on the inside. >> that's canned. >> save at home, folks. >> it's good. >> it almost changes it. pick out all the bones. >> all right. everybody ready for the brussel spro sprouts? >> i did not like brussels sprouts growing up. and when sheinelle first cooked them, loved them. >> are you just trying to be a supportive mom? >> i am that. >> what's the difference between roasting and boiling. >> and my gram used to boil them. and they were mushy. >> everybody else, the fancy cooks probably chop these in fancy pieces. >> he's giving you numbers. >> that means hurry up. >> at least your mom follows it. >> i'm a drama teacher. i follow directions. >> mom, i'm talking. >> okay. >> you put the
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al, are you watching this? >> oh, yeah. >> stand by. old on. >> hurry up. >> we have the garlic infused olive oil. and then you just -- >> sheila, can you stay here forever in. >> yes. >> this is the key. all you do is just spray it on the top. all these other fancy people are chopping garlic. just half a pact. right. my kids -- how much do they ease these things? >> like candy. >> they love them. enough to where it's yummy. >> and then a tada. >> it's delicious. >> a mother's day meal from back in the day and one from 2017. happy mother's day. to get these recipes go to up next, dylan reveals the most surprising part of mother head and gets a lesson in how to sneak in fitness. that's coming up after this. >> wonderful. sneak in fitness the new moms out there. >> you are wonul
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"new baby new you" is created with our sponsor, the fitbit we are especially excited for dylan celebrating her first mother's day since welcoming baby calvin in december. >> the last few months have been a whirlwind to say the least. the things i
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for, well, that's all sort of gone out the window. how can a busy mom make sure she's not only taking care of her little one but also herself? >> the most surprising part about mother hood is how my whole world now evolves around him. besides being the happiest i've been in my life, i'm also the busiest i've ever been. >> dylan dreyer has returned. >> i am back. >> i feel like maternity leave never happened. i wake up at 3:30 in the morning. it's hard to find time to balance it all between healthy eating, exercising and getting sleep. i notice i don't have time to make complete meals. i turned into a snacker. it makes you feel kind of gross. i haven't worked out at all since i've had him. i sit a lot. holding him, nursing him. actually, leaving him to go to the gym, there's this guilt complex that i have. i do need to take care of myself to be the best mom i
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harley pastorknack to help me make healthy gyms. no strict gym time required. first up, smart snacking. >> sometimes we don't have time. some things to keep around the house are nuts and things like almonds. maybe 20 almonds as a snack. i'm a big fan of cucumbers. this is nitrate free turkey. i wrap it around. i dip it in mustard. >> wow. i wish you were here four months ago. >> another thing is i'll take a yogurt and mix it up with peanut butter and mix apples or put in berrys. we have protein and fiber. >> i feel like shakes are a way to get your nutrients in an easy way. >> we have our green smoothie. cheers to health. >> cheers. >> oh, wow, that's really
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>> next working out. while staying in. >> the exercise. i just feel so guilty leaving him to go to the gym. >> you don't need to go to a gym to be able to sculpt, tone and tighten the body. >> i've invited some of my busy mom friends. >> great. >> after a slight interruption -- >> this is why i don't have time to exercise. >> we're back on track. the. >> the first move is a skater lunge. we're going laterally so there's more butt and hip there. >> i like that. >> while you do it, it won't feel sore or muscles being tired. two days later, it will feel like someone took a led pipe to the back of your hamstring. this is biceps and shoulders. it's a compound movement. you hit both at once. this is a great posture exercise to strengthen the upper back. >> this is getting the gluts. this is opening your hip flexo s
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need to get out of here and move our feet. >> finally, some important baby steps to better fitness. ideally, 10,000 steps a day according to harley. >> something as simple as this is so important, and we don't need to huff and puff and sweat to be able to get fitter and get stronger and having a fit bit is a great way to keep track of that to understand how little or how much you're moving throughout the day. >> yeah. easy steps, literally. >> easy steps any new mom can take toward a healthier lifestyle without sacrificing precious moments with the little one. >> little chubby guy. >> he's to adorable. >> it's cool for somebody to come in and do that. we always put ourselves last. >> one of the things i found the hardest, is i don't have time to grocery shop. there's no real snacks. i grab whatever is there. these were great ideas to kind of have something to snack on so you're notin
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>> the greek yogurt with peanut butter. >> that was so good. with berrys on top, it's delicious. >> mix it up in. >> stir it together. >> let's see what we can stir up for your weather. for today, sunshine. out west strong storms firing up in the rockies. chilly in the northeast. new england, high fire danger in florida. orlando up in the 90s today. for tomorrow, we're looking at a flood threat in the mid plains. record highs possible down through florida. looking for partly sunny skies. temperatures slowly inching up in the northeast. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> the temperatures coming up with the high may angle. 55 degrees right now here in d.c. 50 in winchester. they were down in the low 30s earlier this morning. taking the number to the mid to upper 60s. a beautiful day and comfortable day out there. inca
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caring by doing. visit state farm's to find a range of volunteer opportunities in your community. now, to our er now to neighbors helping neighbors. we shine a light on simple acts that can change people's lives. >> we want to tell you about rosemary rodriguez who brings cheer to grateful folks in her community. >> you ready to sing? i need all the help i can get. ♪ this little light of mine, i'm going to let it shine ♪ . >> reporter: rosemary rodriguez is a born entertainer and she loves nothing more than sharing her passion for performance. for more than a decade, this 76-year-old has been volunteering her time and karaoke skills to brighten the lives of the elderly in her town. >> i say i'm going to lift them, but they left me. and i think
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thing to have in this world. they come in and hear the music, and i see them smile. that makes my heart. i mean, that does it. >> goodness gracious, great balls of fire. >> reporter: hose marosemary is around florida. >> i always ask for a request. they love it. especially upbeat songs. rock. country. gospel. ♪ they sing. i have car owe cankaraoke singe. it's american senior idol. >> there's no one who admires rosemary more than her granddaughter who reached out to us to share the story.
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volunteering and playing karaoke music and talking about the people at the nursing hope. there's not one person in these nursing homes that doesn't know who she is. >> if you have an opportunity to get out there and help somebody, and do something for somebody, go help them. it's going to make you feel better if you volunteer, it comes from your heart. i don't want to get paid for it. i feel so good to do that for them without the money. >> i'm so proud of you. >> thank you, sweetie. don't make me cry. >> rosemary's love of music didn't start with karaoke. he was a drummer in an all girl band. >> i loved to dance. that goes along with the music. i gave up my drums, but i didn't give up my music. >> she's a fire cracker. when me and my brothers would visit her, she would put music on, hand us a mike andar
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recording us while we were singing. >> reporter: today rosemary's performance is still going strong. so to help her keep the rhythm, we had a surprise in store with the help of our friends at state farm, a brand new karaoke machine. >> oh, my goodness. oh. i needed this. i needed something like this. thank you. this is going to keep me playing music. you know. that's going to keep me coming back. >> my granddaughter. thank you so much. i love you. >> i love you more. >> that's just warms my heart. isn't that special? i love this segment. >> if karaoke is not your style, there's a lot of things to help seniors in your community. create cards for the folks at your local senior center, volunteer to teach a senior about technology, or you could assist seniors with something as easy as helpingm
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>> did you meet sheinelle's mom? >> i hear she's in the house. >> sheila? come on over. come on. >> hi, mom. >> hey. >> all right. dylan has something she wants to say. it's very important. >> i feel so bad. i made a poor joke about southwest south dakota. i feel guilty about it. i'm sorry if i offended everyone. i was trying to be funny. >> welcome to my world. >> dylan is the nicest person ever. >> by the way, you'll have to go a long time before you equal what i said. don't worry. >> that's true. >> kevin
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and we have a big announcement. >> how about that. >> wonderful. >> we're leaving now. >> apple doesn't fall far. >> dylan, don't you worry about it. >> not a thing. we love our dylan.
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this is a news 4 today newsbreak. >> 9:57 is your time on this tuesday, may 9th, 2017. georgetown university police are investigating a hate crime. they say someone wrote an anti semitic message in a restroom. it was close to a jewish meeting space and was reported on saturday. there was a death threat. both the anti-defamation league of washington and the university are condemning the
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with lauren. how is it looking? >> the temperatures are warming up. 57 in the district. 55 in leesburg. the temperatures are coming up. mid to upper 60s. a comfortable day out there. as we continue through tomorrow, temperatures around 70 degrees. a few more clouds on thursday. maybe a chance for showers late in the day. scattered showers on friday. and into early saturday morning, cooling down as we head into the end of the workweek. >> all right. thank you. coming up on tuesday 4 midday, the latest on the capture of an armed robbery suspect in fairfax county.
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