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"today in the bay." back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> our next newscast is nbc bay area news at 11:00. we hope to see you then. in the meantime, have a great day everybody. good morning. fanning the flames. extreme temperatures fueling an out-of-control wildfire near palm springs, destroying homes, forcing thousands to evacuate, while the nation's heat wave is now the largest and longest in more than a decade, and today could be the hoest day yet. new this morning, trayvon martin's parents speaking out for the first time since the acquittal of george zimmerman. this morning, how they feel about the verdict, the prosecutors, and the protests. and rock star treatment? "rolling stone" stands by its position to feature the accused boston bomber on its cover, despite a growing backlash that has some major retailers refusing to sell the issue. we'll hear what one of the victims has to say about it today, thursday, july 18th,
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2013. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a thursday. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. tamron hall and al roker are here. i think a lot of people will have something to say especially in los angeles where there have been a lot of violent protests. but we want to get to the so-called mountain fire. it is raging in southern california. right now emergency officials ordering mandatory evacuation for the resort town of idlewild. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. 6,000 people have been ordered
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out of this area, some 2200 homes are threatened. this is a fast-moving fire fueled by those explosive dry conditions. it's moving in the direction towards homes. yesterday afternoon the winds had shifted, light winds pushing it toward the desert. today we have the winds shifted pushing these flames towards home. we know at least 35 square miles have been charred. this area is a tinderbox. many of these mountainsides have not burned in decades, if not hundreds of years, so firefighters say it's ripe to burn. some six homes have been destroyed, they believe that number may be as high as seven, but it's the threat, the 2200 homes that lie in the path of this blaze. across the west, in seven states across the west, there are 17 major wildfires burning out of control, but here in control, the mountain fire is the top priority fire in the country. it is roughly 15% contained, but again, this fire is blowing towards homes.
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firefighters later on today, savannah, will be battling triple-digit heat. >> and we sue the huge plumes of smoke, miguel. air quality is a concern as well? >> reporter: yesterday, fire officials declared poor air quality across the region. we were in palm springs, about 15 miles away this morning. you could see the flames very early this morning at 4:00 a.m. in fact that city it's raining ash, so that plume is certain traveling for miles. miguel almaguer, thank you very much. weather always playing a role. al has a look at it. >> on into the evening, the winds will start gusting out of the west. relative humidity has increased a bit, but it is going to continue to drop later on once those winds pick up. so that's going to be big problems. now, the other big story, of course, the heat.
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that heat that continues to bake that area. you're going to continue to see the temperatures away from the water, continually baking parts of california. now, as far as the east coast is concerned, we are looking at record-setting heat. heat advisories in excess of heat warnings across 20 states, over 90 million people affected by this. you can see the big problem is right now the feels-like temperature. 104? hartford, and 106 in philly. as we move to the west, we continue to see this. the good news is we will start to see some relief late tonight into tomorrow for parts of the plains. that will make its way across the eastern half of the country by saturday. matt? all right, al, thank you very much. it's nelson mandela's birthday today. encouraging news about former south african president nelson mandela, today on his 95th birthday. nbc's ron allen is in pretoria,
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where there's a huge celebration outside the hospital. good morning, ron. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. it's been an amazing day, full of celebration, a day that many feared might not be a celebration. he's still in critical condition, but everywhere across this country the word from the hospital is that he's improving. we understand he was sitting in a clair, fully aware and cognizant when his family came with a huge card and the giant cake. his doctors still have him listed in critical condition, because they want to see improvement over a longer period of time, but there is some talk from relatives he may be going home soon. perhaps sometimes in the not-too-distant future.
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also international nelson mandela day today, asking people to do acts to help make this world a better place. the celebration here, tamron continues. thank you, ron. today president obama is talking up the health care law, saying it is working. hi comments come one day after the house approved the so-called employer mandate on health care, and also approved a delay for when individuals will be required to have health insurance or face fines. today texas governor rick perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions. that sparked weeks of protests. the measure bans after 20 weeks and restricts them to abortion center. "glee" co-star jane lynch
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choked up when she spoke on "the today" show. >> i don't think he left one day unlived. he was a real bright light in our family. we've lost a really great guy. >> he died from a combination of alcohol and heroin. we'll have more later in the program. well, the emmy nominations are in. a little history was matter this morning out of l.a. for the first time, two netflix ear series received nominations "house of cards" and "arrested development." outgoing comedy series "30 rock" along with its two lead actors all received nods. well, gas prices are up for the 11th straight day across the country. aside from hawaii and alaska, california became the first state this week to top $4 a gallon for regular gas, and experts say price coos soar another ten cents by august.
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the average nationwide price for a gallon of regular, $3.67. now to wall street and more attention on ben bernanke. kayla tausche joins us. good morning. >> good morning, tamron. a group of bipartisan senators has reached an agreement to keep the interest rates on student loans lower until 2015. 2 comes two weeks after an automatic rate hike kicked in, doubling the interest rates to 6.8%. the -- on capitol hill today, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke beginning a second day of testimony. he has said the fed will continue to aid the u.s. economy under its fully strengthened. stock markets are calmed by those comments. the dow the broadest measure, just hitting another all-time high. tamron. >> thank you, kayla. starting this fall, the costs will go from $20 to $25 for checked baggage for tickets
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bought on or after october 30th, but the airline promising luggage will arrive at the after the plane arrives at the gate. it was a ride to remember at a california state fair in sacramento, when passengers on the monorail were stranded wednesday when the ride lost power and got stuck. firefighters eventually got them all down. and high drama in southern california wednesday, when two people got stuck on a cliff in la jolla. rescuers rappelled down. they were both hoisted, thankfully to safety. it is now 7:09 pacific time. i'm happy that everybody is safe. and got a ride they weren't planning on. >> that's good. heartfelt. >> very genuine. >> tamron, thank you. mr. roker, the rest of your forecast? >> we have severe weather firing up, making problems today from the northern plains across into the upper great lakes. we've got plenty of sunshine hanging through the southwest.
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look for hit-or-miss showers down through southern florida. sunny skies through the central part. in the mid-atlantic we also have air quality alerts as well. we're going to get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. 7:10 now. whatever you drive, be prepared for some fog over the golden gate bridge. i can tell you this cloud cover is going to clear quicker than yesterday. we have a warmer day on tap as a result. plenty of low 90s inland.
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86 for napa and 66, kind of a cool day in san francisco. meanwhile, just about right in san francisco. 82 dreechlts warmer this weekend and thunderstorms arrive sunday into monday. your latest savannah? al, thank you. now to the grows outrage over the "rolling stone" cover featuring boston bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. we told you about this on wednesday. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in boston this morning with the fall out. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the issue doesn't officially hit news stands until friday, but some stores are officially refusing to sell it. we're here where the bombing happened. months later, as you can imagine, the pain is still fresh. a lot of people here outraged over what they say is a killer on the cover. dzhokhar tsarnaev staring out from the cover of "rolling stone" magazine, the accused bomber getting what some say is rock star treatment.
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>> i can't imagine what they were thinking. >> reporter: in boston, where three bystanders and one police officers were killed in the april bombing and its aftermath, reaction was instant and angry. >> he has no business being on "rolling stone" or any other magazine. why publicize it? >> reporter: transit officer richard donohue was seriously wounded in a shootout with tamerlan and his brother. in a statement on his facebook page, donahue called the cover thoughtless at best. other victims contacted by nbc news didn't want to add to the publicity, but their supporters lashed out. boston's mayor thomas menino. >> why? why would we publicize a guy who destroyed people's lives? makes no sense to me. very poor taste. backlash. boycottrollingstone began trending on twitter. stores like cvs and walgreen's announced they wouldn't carry the issue. in an interview on national
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public radio, "rolling stone's" managing editor defended the magazine's decision. >> this is a person who is the same age as many of our readers, when to his peer group seemed like one of them. and that's what we thought made this story so powerful and disturbing. and it's in no way to endorse or glorify what he did. we're trying to explain it. >> reporter: the picture from his twitter profile is also featured on the front page of "the new york times" in may. "rolling stone" has had controversial covers before. in 1970, charlotte manson was featured. others equate the shaggy hair and direct stare to this 1971 "rolling stone" cover of jim morrison, rock royalty. >> they're trying to make him look like a rock staff. here's a horrible person who did a horrible thing. >> reporter: it controversy sells, a lot of people talking about the issue. we're not hearing about the
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article about what turned a promising and popular student into an accused mass murderer. but that cover, savannah, has a lot of people upset. >> all right. kristen dahlgren. thank you. officer richard donahue, who you saw in the piece, is with us now. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> first and most importantly, how are you feeling? i know you just got out of the hospital last month after being shot in the standoff with the tsarnaev brothers. how are you doing? >> getting better every day. you know, can't complain. it's -- baby steps, and we're hopefully making our way to a full recovery. >> your life obviously changed that day in an instant. when you saw this cover, did you have an immediate reaction to it? >> i saw it late tuesday before i went to bed. saw a little on facebook and some social media. and you know, at first i shrugged it off. then when i woke up in the morning, it started really spreading through everything.
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and you know, i took a closer look. you know, i made a statement about it later that day. >> and what do you think about it? obviously you know the backlash some people feel -- feel it glorifies the alleged bomber. what do you think? >> i hope it doesn't glorify him. you know, they could have picked anybody else. there's a number of people they could have picked for a rock or entertainment magazine besides an alleged bomber. i hope it doesn't glorify him and make it so other people follow in his footsteps. >> do you feel that it does because it's "rolling stone" or because of the picture? i mean, what specifically rubs you the wrong way about it? >> well, the fact that it is "rolling stone" is a bit of a surprise. you know, be -- look the rock star imagery. looks like the jim morrison cover. so -- that was just a surprise. >> well, richard donahue, it's
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good to have you here and bring your perspective to this issue. thank you very much for being here. >> all right. thank you. >> i want to bring in donnie deutsche quickly about this. i mean, "rolling stone" in the business of selling magazines. i don't think anyone has an issue with the content of the article itself. there's something about there cover that really strikes a very -- emotional chord for so many people. >> yeah, look. everybody, all of us obviously, certainly police officers, we all have our outrageous feel being that is justified on every level. but the outrage over it is also set against the backdrop of the very reason he did it. he looks like any kid that would be on the cover of "rolling stone." this is a kid who five years ago was a popular kid. the message they're trying to say to us is we need to look within. it scares us, it repulses us, but that's the importance of it. the fact that he could have looked like a kid -- it's not this distant terrorism. it's within us. and i think journalistically
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that's what they're trying to do. does everyone have the right to be outraged? of course. >> is there a thought that may have been the intent but they underestimated the reaction? >> no. that was their intent from a marketing and journalistic point of view. and as i said, this is a youth culture magazine. what they're trying to say, the very thing we're outraged about, is the same nerve that's, wait a second, that looks like a kid that could have ended up a rock star. that's not somebody with a turban. that's a part of our youth culture, and that's the frightening part. and that's what -- we're having this discussion. that's what's great about it. >> very quickly, do you think the fact that this has stirred controversy is ultimately good for magazine sales? >> of course it's good for magazine sales. more importantly it's good for the discussion that needs to continue. it's easy to walk away two months later, and we're not. >> donnie deutsche. thank you very much. over to matt. >> thank you. now politics and the decision by liz cheney, the daughter of former vice president dick cheney, to run for the u.s. senate.
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it's a choice that's already being met with stiff criticism in some quarters. here's nbc's kelly o'donnell. >> reporter: showing her father's important name and no-nonsense style, liz cheney speaks about politics -- >> we need someone who isn't afraid to fight for what's right. >> reporter: cheney, who turns 47 this month -- >> i believe it is necessary for a new generation of leaders to step up to the plate. >> reporter: is trying to knock out a well-liked conservative. three-term incumbent, wyoming's mike enzi. he's a friend of her dad. >> we've entered the one fly fishing contest before. >> reporter: have you heard from the former vice president? >> no, i haven't. >> reporter: an attorney and former state departmentficia official, mother of 12. she returned to wyoming after many years in d.c.
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fellow wyoming republicans don't support her now. >> i think that liz is fantastic. has a great future ahead. i think this is the wrong race at the wrong time. >> i wish that liz cheney had had a paycheck in wye onlying from -- wyoming from some time in her life. >> reporter: she's raising funds for the primary next year. enzi says that's not the wyoming way. >> wyoming people don't like the long campaigning or negative ads. i never do a negative ad. anybody that's from wyoming would know that. >> reporter: for "today," kelly o'donnell, nbc news, the capitol. still to come on this thursday morning, trayvon martin's parents will speak out in their first live interview since the george zimmerman verdict. they're joining us in our studio. and why critics are slamming mcdonald's over a web site meant to help its workers. first, this is "today" on nbc. meant to help its workers. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning to you. it is 7:26. i'm marla tellez. an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed inside her home in oakland on wilson avenue near interstate 580. around 11:00 last night someone knocked on the door of the apartment and opened fire once the door was opened. when police arrived, they found four people on the ground. the 8-year-old girl died at the hospital. a 7-year-old girl, a 4-year-old boy and a grandmother were also injured. police don't know why the apartment was targeted. they have not made any arrests. a staff number at little acorn preschool is under investigation for alleged child abuse this morning, accused of
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inappropriately touching a student. one of the staff people there is now on administrative leave. parents have been notified. los gatos-based netflix is making history this morning. its exclusive show "house of cards" was nominated for three prime time emmy awards. the online-only series was nominated for best actor, best actress and best drama. other big nominees, "breaking bad," "downton abbey" and game of thrones. >> the gray is going to fade very quickly here in san jose, marla. already seeing the sun start to break through the cloud deck. because of its appearance it's going to keep temperatures nice and comfortable in san jose at about 81 degrees. bay side 79 degrees. at the coast, right around 68 degrees. here we go. so close to the weekend now. it all works out like this. 98 degrees on saturday.
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sunday cooling you off a touch, bringing in thunderstorms. we'll really cool off, back to the low 90s. let's check the drive with mike. >> foster city, the approach off 92 just fine towards the 101. we have aiz problem on 101. northbound slowing from hillsdale towards kehoe. the south bay, a slow drive in the northbound directions 85 at saratoga. a new sig alert 280 south at woodside. blocking two lanes. we'll rejoin the "today" show.
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7:30 now on a thursday morning. it is july 18th, 2013, and it is going to be another scorcher. day five of this blistering heat wave from here in new york city, the nation's capital, and i think they said up to 48 states feeling the heat this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie inside studio 1a. coming up, we're going live to natalie morales on the wait for kate. there's some word this morning that natalie, while she has "great expectations," may be at the wrong hospital. a little more on that just ahead. and why is something that mcdonald's did to try to help its workers being blasted by many of them this morning? we'll have that story. first, we'll head over to matt. it's been nearly 17 months since 17-year-old trayvon martin
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was shot and killed and five days since george zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder, a verdict that's led to ongoing protests in cities around the country and new debates about race and guns in this country. tracy martin and sybrina fulton are trayvon martin's parents, jahvaris fulton is his brother. good morning to everybody. we haven't heard. it's five days now since the verdict, what's your reaction? >> still shocked, still in disbelief. we felt in our hearts that we were going to get a conviction. we thought that the killer of our unarmed child was going to be convicted of the crime that he committed. >> you say shocked and disbelief. miss fulton, reasonable doubt is something that we're hearing from some of the jurors. do you understand how they might have found reasonable doubt? >> i don't understand if they were looking at it from
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trayvon's point of view because he was a teenager. he was scared. he did run. as far as if he ran home or not, if somebody was chasing me, i don't think i would run home and bring them to my house. >> we have heard now from juror b-37, and she has told us some things about what went on in the deliberation room and what they were thinking in the trial. she was asked if she thought that george zimmerman racially profiled trayvon, she said no. she was asked if she thought race played a role in this tragedy, she said no. what's your reaction to that? >> obviously, any time you have a person that makes an assumption that a person is up to no good, there's some type of profiling there. was he racially profiled? i think that, if trayvon had been white, this wouldn't have never happened. so, obviously, race played some type of role.
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>> this from the prosecution. ben, i'll let you talk in one second. this from the prosecution during their presentation. "this case is not about race. this is about right and wrong. what if it was trayvon martin who shot and killed george zimmerman? what would your verdict be? that's how you know it's not about race." that's from the prosecution. do you think that had an impact on this jury? >> i think they cut down to the heart of the matter, matt. if the roles were reversed, what would the verdict have been? george zimmerman, the defense played that witness who said her place had been burglarized by an african-american teen. so in some way they tried to suggest that this allowed for any black male walking through that neighborhood, the neighborhood watch to profile and follow him, and that's not right. >> let me ask it in a different way, then. do you as trayvon's parents think that the prosecution handled the issue of race in a proper way during the presentation of this case?
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>> matt, i think it's hard for them. they were parents wanting justice, and the prosecutors have a strategy -- >> let me put it this way. were you happy with the way the prosecution handled the case in general? do you have any concerns about that? >> we were happy they brought the case. a lot of prosecutors wouldn't even touch the case. so we applaud the prosecutor's office for bringing the case. a the lot of people said no. >> let me ask you more about b-37, the juror who said that, when the 911 tape was played and the much disputed cries for help that took place before the shot that killed your son, she said she was sure that the voice crying for help on that tape was george zimmerman's voice. >> and i totally disagree. she can only make that assumption because she may have heard george zimmerman speak in the court. she never had a chance to hear trayvon's voice. we know in our hearts that that was our child screaming for help. >> miss lton, here's something
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mr. crump said. after the jury was selected, it's important that they know, meaning the jurors, trayvon martin's parents have put their faith in the justice system. they're praying the justice system doesn't fail them. they want justice for their son. do you think the legal system failed trayvon? >> i think it failed trayvon to a certain degree. i think we let the process take its course. we didn't get the verdict that we were looking for because we wanted him to be held accountable. our focus has continued to change. first it was for the arrest. then it was for a conviction. so now we moved on to a different focus. but, yes, i think we were disappointed. >> would you say anything to the jurors? do you have anything you'd like to say to them? obviously, they tried their hardest. but would you like to say something to them? >> i really don't have anything personal to say. i just didn't understand how can you let a killer of an unarmed
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child go free? what would your verdict would have been had it been your child? there's no one in this case at all. i want them to put them in our shoes. >> streets in some cities around the country have been filled with protesters since this verdict was given out saturday night, miss fulton. some have had violence in them. what would you say to people who feel the need to voice their opinion about this case and this verdict? what would you say to people in the streets? >> we have always maintained to do things decent and in order. we think the protests should be peaceful protests. we're not saying for them not to protest because they have a right to protest. they have a right to be heard. but we just want to make sure that it is peaceful, that nobody gets hurt, that nobody gets
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arrested, that you don't damage your own property. >> your family's faith, you rely on faith in hard times. does your faith allow you to forgive george zimmerman? >> i think that the forgiveness is like a healing process. forgiveness takes time. the bible says that you have to forgive and forget, but also the healing process is a long process. the forgiving process is a long process. >> george zimmerman's attorneys say he's facing death threats, he's in hiding. some are comparing his situation right now to casey anthony, who was cleared of murder charges for his daughter, who's living in hiding and is an outcast. do you think that's what the system intends for someone who is acquitted of charges like these? >> we don't know about that, but what we do know is about the victims. we sit on the victims' seat.
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is this the intent for the justice system to have for victims? it's sending a terrible message to other little black and brown boys that you can't walk fast, you can't walk slow. so what do they do? i mean, how do you get home without people knowing or either assuming that you're doing something wrong? trayvon wasn't doing anything wrong. >> would you like to see federal charges brought against george zimmerman? will you file a civil suit against him? >> we would like for the federal government to look into it and weigh all of the options. we just -- as parents, we just feel that there could have been something more done. >> and more for you to do? >> definitely. we have a lot of work ahead of us. we're working diligently with the trayvon martin foundation, a foundation that we've co-founded, and some of the
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missions of our organization is to mentor, to do scholarships, to educate communities on the la laws, and to advocate for senseless violence, trying to make sure that, even though we can't -- nothing we can say or do to get trayvon back, maybe we can help someone else not lose their child. >> thank you all for being here this morning. i really appreciate it. >> thank you. >> we're going to get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> matt, thanks so much. as we look and see what's going on for today, we've got wet weather making its way through the gulf on into florida, where we've got an upper level low spinning there. that's bringing moisture. we've also got a risk of strong storms as more cooler air tries to make its way down from canada into the upper mississippi river valley. the heat will continue in the pacific northwest. portland today, a high of 87. seattle sees a high of 81.
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los angeles a high of 84 degrees. we look for the heat to continue. the 7:40 on the nose. good morning.n'f i'm meteorologist christina loren. a live look at sunol where the blue is starting to break through the thick, low clouds. let's show you the golden gate bridge, all of san francisco, as a matter of fact, socked in with fog. temperatures will be much cooler as a result. 66 degrees in san francisco, but clearing at least partially by about 10:00 a.m. today. 78 degrees in oakland and 90 degrees on the way to gilroy. the next couple days we'll keep the heat on. it's going to crank through saturday. mountain thunderstorms on the way. to get the latest forecast, go to the weather channel on cable or online. matt? >> al, thank you very much. up next, who spends just $20 a month on health care? why mcdonald's is feeling a little bit of heat this morning over a website meant to actually help its workers. then on trending, more cell phone companies now offering you
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restaurants. so when mcdonald's set up this website to help their employees, you think they would get some compliments. well, it's not turning out that way. >> reporter: fast food workers and you think hard work, hot kitchens and low pay. to help them out, mcdonald's started a website with personal finance tips like how to create a monthly budget. but some personal finance experts aren't loving it. >> i thought good for them. but i think they missed the boat as far as the numbers were concerned. >> reporter: a sample budget assumes they have two jobs and takes home about $25,000 a year. experts say the buget's my moly spending seems like small potatoes in a small world. >> $150 for a car payment that, is not a big car payment. $600 for an apartment, you need a roommate or a very small apartment. $20 a month for health care. you can buy health care at those
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rates, show me where. >> reporter: in a statement, mcdonald's says the numbers are generic example intended to provide a general outline of what an individual bunt mdget m look like. the criticism comes as labor activists step up protests for the wages for the fast growing number of fast food workers. the median annual income is about $18,000 a year if they can get full time hours. single mother of two nancy delgado worked in mcdonald's for ten years. she takes home about $11,400 a year. >> every dollar i have to stretch it. and you just can't believe how hard i have to stretch it. >> reporter: delgado works as many hours as she can averaging about 40 hours a week. by the way, her monthly car payment is 0. she can't afford one. savannah.
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>> all right, john, thank you very much. a real reality check. >> when good intention goes wrong, i mean, i like this idea that they came up with this website trying to help employees. but then they have to stop and put themselves in the actual shoes of those employees to make it work. >> you think one person would have stopped and said what is the real world here? if you're not living it out, ask someone. >> there is some reality there. coming up, the great kate wait. could it be taking place at the wrong hospital? natalie's live we hope at the right hospital in london to explain. >> and is the heat ruining your hair? >> yes! >> no! >> yes. >> how to fight the frizz. but first, these messages. [ indistinct conversations ] hi. hi. hot shot? ♪ how's it taste? ♪ [ gasps ] ♪ woo, boy! [ male announcer ] that hot spicy taste is like a slap to the face.
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it is 7:56 now. good morning, i'm marla tellez. an 8-year-old girl is killed by gunfire in east oakland overnight. police say the shooting happened on wilson avenue close to interstate 580. around 11:00 last night, someone knocked on the door of the apartment and opened fire when that door opened. a woman and two other children were also shot. they are in the hospital in stable condition. on the peninsula, a convicted prostitute linkedin the death of a businessman is expected to go free. raven dixon took a plea deal that dropped murder charges in exchange for pleading gill toy to prostitution and drug charges. as part of the deal, tigs on is expectedm.v to be released from custody on probation. three other people are charged with the killing and robbery of ravi kumra last november. meteorologist has a look at the thursday forecast and a whole lot of fog. >> a lot of fog here in the city
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by the way. what's happening is our marine layer is getting squished. 10:00 a.m. 66 degrees today, not too bad in the city. 91 degrees on the way in livermore. temperatures will heat up and we'll add some humidity as well. it will feel even hotter. maybe thunderstorms.oz[ a 20% chance sunday, monday and tuesday and we keep the humidity going. it's going to be sticky. back over to you. >> over here toward 101 there was a slowdown. it's cleared now. we'll follow 280 on the peninsula where there's still that sig alert southbound as you're approaching farm hill road. reports of a crash. a pickup truck, blocking two lanes. slow from highway 92 down into woodside. as you're passing by crystal springs is where the slowing starts. north 85 started to recover after the earlier crash cleared at saratoga.
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♪ ♪ moving on this is the 18th of july, 2013. we're hanging out with hundreds of our closest girlfriends who are othut here. there is lots of excitement. a lot of teen drama going on. >> oh, my god. >> she has been called the female answer to one direction.
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they are incredibly popular and they're about to perform the first original song on our plaza. >> we have a lot of enthusiasm. also ahead, we're going to ask the question, is kate late? we're all still waiting for news of the royal baby. natalie's been standing by at a hospital in london. and now people are asking another question, is natalie at the wrong hospital because it's possible that she could actually give birth, not natalie, but kate, at a hospital a couple hours from there. natalie is going to fill us in a couple of minutes. >> then we're going to take a look at the death of corey monteith. it is going to focus on increasing use of heroin. you could be shocked at how many kids could be in need of help. >> then, again on a lighter note, the sizzling summer heat and humidity leading to a lot of bad hair days. we brought in an expert to help to fight the frizz. >> all right. first, let's get a check of the
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headlines good morning. the parents of trayvon martin are speaking out this morning in their first live interview since the not guilty verdict of george zimmerman. sitting down with matt earlier, they described their initial reaction to that verdict. >> disbelief. we felt in our hearts that we were going to get a conviction. we thought that the killer of our unarmed child was going to be convicted of the crime that he committed. >> we didn't get the verdict that we were looking for because we wanted him to be held accountable. our focus has continued to change. at first it was for the arrest. then it was for conviction. so now, you know, we moved on to a different focus. but, yes, i think we were disappointed. >> trayvon's mother went on to say that although supporters have a right to demonstrate in the streets, she wants protests
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to be peaceful. heat is punishing the nation again today. some relief is slowly on its way. much of the country is expecting temperatures in the 90s or above today. in the nation's capital, hospitals are starting to see influx of heat stroke patients. this is the longest stretch of 90-degree weather in 11 years. many cities are five to ten degrees above average. there is hope, as mentioned, cooler air from canada could be bringing relief this weekend. this morning investigators are on the scene of a massive fire that erupted at a fireworks store in indiana late last night. the building was engulfed in flames for hours. firefighters were extremely cautious because of exploding fireworks. thankfully, no one was injured there. today texas governor rick perry signs a controversial abortion bill that sparked weeks of protests. the new law banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and
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requires doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and outline whether abortion inducing drugs can be taken. you may recall passage of the bill was delayed last month after a lengthy filibuster by texas state senator wendy davis. the cleveland man accused of holding three women captive for more than a decade pleaded not guilty to nearly 1,000 counts of rape and kidnapping. of course, ariel castro was repeatedly admonished by the judge to pay attention and open his eyes. he's been behind bars since his arrest in may after the women escaped captivity. here is some road rage you don't see every day. at the sportsman series in north carolina, driver mike robertson had just spun out because of another driver and decided to run back on to the track to give him a piece of his mind. well the car took off dragging robertson about 100 feet. no one was hurt including
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robertson. don't do that again. you won't see this guy at the olympics. but you'll certainly flip out for his skills. look at this amazing robot. he already has more than 350,000 fans on youtube. a perfect landing. jim, he sticks the landing every time. so funny. it is now 8:05. things that go viral these days, guys. >> that's insane though. that is very cool. thanks very much. let us get a check of the hot, sticky triple h forecast from mr. roker. >> the robot just landed on the wii. hey, we have all these guys hanging out. texas? >> florida! >> all the hot weather states are all here. this is just a nice refreshing day for them. let's show you what we got. pick city of the day, san francisco. mostly cloudy in the bay area.
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mostly cloudy. temperature about 67 degrees. we're looking at the heat to continue. we are looking at temperatures in the 80s and 90s. the good news is we are looking at some relief coming in on saturday. 90s along the mid at -atlantic coast. sunday, boom, 60s and 70s. 80s along the eastern half of the country.
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and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thanks very much. coming up, we're going to have trending. we're going to talk about the beautiful tip jars that no one seems to be able to pass up. what would get you to put money in one and what would turn you off? >> we're going for cleverness. if the duchess of cambridge is late giving birth, is that a sign of what the royal baby's gender might be? and we have a special thursday concert from one of the hottest girl groups around. but first, these messages. [ female announcer ] it's a mountain grown morning with folgers lively colombian. it's deliciously dark, just before dawn. it's welcoming the sunrise with a taste of vanilla biscotti. with folgers gourmet selections, you can enjoy a variety of roasts and flavors from one perfectly brewed k-cup or a freshly brewed carafe. ♪ turn any day gourmet
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whoo! hey there, guys! can i grant you any wishes today? well, i wish i knew what my little guy was saying. easy! come on, guys -- i can totally read that giant navigation screen. you're just driving around in circles until i fall asleep. well, i have a surprise that will get us home pretty quick. [ sniffs ] [ coughs ] crack a window...please. gladly. [ male announcer ] the 2013 rav4. toyota. let's go places. it's 8:10. that means it's time for "what's trending" today. trending on "today," the most misunderstood man in washington. that's what a new profile in gq magazine calls joe biden. have you heard the one about
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president biden? that's no joke. they challenge the idea that the sometimes vp doesn't have a chance to win the white house especially if hillary clinton decides to run. i mean the thought is that joe biden is standing on the sidelines waiting to hear if hillary is going to run. if she decides to run, she'll be a jugger not and he'll stay out. not so fast. joe biden says, you know what? there's a chance i'm running no matter what. >> he wants to keep his options open. he said maybe more importantly heants washington to know he's keeping the options open so that he's not a lame duck. >> right. >> meantime, trending on yahoo is a no contract smart phone deal right for you? a lot of people are asking that question after at&t became the latest carrier to offer phones free of contracts. let's get sharon epperson's view on this. sharon, good morning. >> good morning. >> lots of people hate the contracts. is this a good deal? >> if you don't want to be locked into a contract, this could be a great deal for you. there's no contract. there's no money down.
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you don't have to pay any upgrade fees, financing fees. it could work out for you. >> but the big, big difference is then you're going to have to pay the full cost of the hardware of the phone itself. is that a good idea? >> you're not paying the full cost, you're paying on an installment plan. so this could be $15 to $50 a month. >> but eventually, that -- >> over 12 months, it will be $390. it's not the full cost. it's not subsidized as much as it would be in a two-year plan. that would cost you about $200. >> well, the phone you're paying a little bit more for. it's $390 for a 12-month purchase. but the thing you have to remember is that if you wanted to switch your phone after a year, you have to pay that early termination fee. that can be as much as $325. so what you have to do is really calculate how much you're going to want this phone. do you like the carrier? do you like the phone?
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if you are going to want to switch after a year, you may want to consider not be locked into a contract. >> math will be required on that. there will be a quiz at the end. you have to calculate $390, $405, what is better. >> sharon epperson, thank you. >> sure. >> thanks, sharon. >> trending on the website of the nos"the new york daily new, would you do if you were the richest man or woman in the world? two minutes sh that's how long a man was a quadrillionaire. he found his balance with a sum of $92 quadrillion. reynolds himself sells auto parts and he said if he really were a quadrillionaire, he would pay down the national debt.
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>> what? >> that's nice. >> donate to charity. they only offered to donate $1 quadrillion. >> how many zeros are in a quadrillion. >> i said 15. >> i said 12. >> 15. >> ding, ding, ding. what comes after quadrillion? >> a whole lot of money. >> quintillion. >> i thought that was a famous dress. >> numbers will never run out. >> yes, thank you. >> trending on buzz feed, sassy tip ca tip jars that make you smile. ways that shops are giving you a laugh at the register. we want to share a few. how about a dip jar that is
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disguised as a complaint jar. you need to write your complaints on dollar bills. >> very nice. >> for those that think a kind word makes up for a tip, remember, cheers, mate, is not acceptable. okay. and here's one. i can only swim in money. the little fish needs money. please don't let me die. >> i would give to that one. i like that. >> i saw a different one on sunday. i took my kids into a coffee shop. the jar said, god knows if you leave a tip or not. >> they only use that one on sunday. >> exactly. >> and that's what's trending today. >> coming up in our 8:00 hour, natalie will join us live from london with new developments on, yes, the great kate wait. >> first, the serious problem being highlighted by the death of the "glee" star. a new generation of heroin users young and affluent who experts fear may be naive about the
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risks. nbc's katie tur is in vancouver. >> good morning. heroin use is on the rise nationally as what was once cord a hard core urban drug is spreading to college campuses and the suburbs. now as many are mourning the death of corey montieth, some are wondering if this will serve as a wakeup call as to who just is using the drug. >> he spoke openly and honestly about his struggle with drugs and alcohol. still his successful career and clean cut persona seemed at odds for someone who does heroin. >> i can relate more to him than i could the amy winehouses of the world. you see it coming for a while. people i grew up with, last time i saw them, they were doing great. they were holding down a job. next time i hear about them, they're dead. >> katie martin is part of a new wave of heroin addicts from suburban middle class communities. she's been clean now for eight months but at her lowest point
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she was living in a car, shooting up to 60 bags of heroin a day. like corey, katie martin doesn't seem like the type. >> if you told me in high school that i would be a heroin addict, i would have laughed at you. >> growing up in suburban new jersey, martin says heroin seemed part of another world until one night when a boyfriend introduced it to her at a party. >> i snorted it. i got sick. but i loved that feeling. so i did it again. and again. and again. until i was putting a needle in my arm. >> reporter: experts say many young addicts, 39% according to a university of washington study, start out with prescription drugs that mimic heroin's effects. >> the thing is that the pain pills for a while they were pretty easy to get. now they're harder to get. they're expensive. heroin is cheap and widely available. >> it's spreading like wildfire. like a joke almost how many addicts are from new jersey that came from upper middle class families. >> reporter: corey's friends and
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family are struggling to cope with his sudden death. his "glee" co-star spoke out last night on "the tonight show." >> corey is one of the biggest hearts, was real bright light. he was one of those guys that, you know, he knew he was breathing rare air, the gifts of this wonderful show gave us. >> i'm surprised that there are not more coreys out there. it's isolating. people don't know. if you have the money, if you have the means, you're going to keep doing it until you die. >> his body was cremated on tuesday. there is controversy surrounding it. his father says he wasn't told about the cremation and wasn't able to see his son's body beforehand. matt? >> katie, thank you very much. david ray is the co-founder and director of number 16, a 12-step community in massachusetts that helps men recover from alcohol and drug addiction.
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good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, matt. thank you for having me. >> i it this strange thing about this is perception. when i was a kid or teenager in my 20s, you heard someone doing heroin, that person had a look. you could almost pick them out of a room. and it doesn't seem to hold true anymore. is there a new face of heroin use? >> yeah, you got to throw out the rule book. i have the same experience. when i was growing up, when i was in high school, you know, if someone was smoking marijuana, they were on the edge. now it's just accepted. in junior high and high school, if you're using prescription pain medication or even heroin, that's kind of the new norm. and it's very disturbing. >> why is that link? why does it exist between prescription drug use and eventual heroin use? >> well, i mean it's pretty easy to understand. prescription drugs are regulated and so they're a little more difficult to get. plus, they're more expensive. so what happens is if people
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start experimenting with that and they develop a habit, it's too expensive. they're going to have to start robbing and stealing. heroin is easily accessible, less expensive, and you get the same if not a better high. >> i want to talk about that easily accessible part in just a second. let me give you statistics. 90% of teen heroin addicts are white. heroin is easier to buy than prescription drugs. and by the way, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the u.s. you mention easily accessible. where are kids finding heroin? >> the easy answer, anywhere. i mean it's in the schools. it's in the communities. and these aren't people that have to go to what would typically be understood as heroin areas, inner cities, urban areas. this is out in the suburbs. it's out in the rural areas. what i tell people is if you don't know of the heroin problem right now, you're about to see it. >> david ray, thank you very much for your input on this. i appreciate it.
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>> my pleasure, matt. >> let's go to savannah. >> thank you. we go to the great kate wait. her reported due date has come and gone leaving some to wonder if the delay is because the royal baby is the couple's first child. natalie is outside st. mary's hospital with more on this. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. first there is some question after this whole week of waiting here upon actually waiting at the wrong hospital. we'll have more on that in a moment. yes, as you mentioned, it does appear as if kate may be a bit late. and now the queen is even chiming in saying she's hoping for some good news and soon. >> i'd very much like it to arrive. >> reporter: now even the queen is weighing in. this child is, of course, will and kate's first. but does that explain the apparent delay? >> the thing about the due date is there are only 1 in 20 women
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give birth on that date. >> reporter: women may be more likely to have an overdue pregnancy if they had prior overdue pregnancies, the baby is a boy or in kate's case, it's first child. what we do know is any labor after certainly 37 weeks is considered to be full term. the chances is she is already past that. if she goes more than ten days over her due date, then i'm quite sure that her doctors already talking seriously about inducing her. >> reporter: according to princess diana aeg biographer, williams' mother was induce the because she couldn't take the heat in more ways than one. she says in the book she had to be induced because sh he couldn't handle the press pressure any longer. what was she going through at that point? >> well, at the time it was the heat of the summer. you know, towards of end of her pregnancy. last thing they want is waddling around in the heat. william was well cooked.
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>> reporter: no doubt this british's summer heat wave is making kate's wait a little more uncomfortable. now kate is still believed to be up in buckleberry at her parents house, enjoying a little peace and quiet there. there are reports and speculation this morning that if she goes into labor could she possibly deliver the baby there nearby at the royal hospital in reading? that has always been a contingency plan says the palace. they still expect she'll have the time to make it here to deliver in the privacy of st. mary's hospital where william and harry were also delivered. savannah, back to you. >> all right. natalie, you mentioned the barkscheyer hospital in natalie. don't be mad but michelle kaczynski is there right now just in case. are there signs? is there anything that makes you think that maybe kate is going there? >> we're hoping to see this baby first. we want the first glimgs of tps
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this child. this is the royal barkshar hospital where kate herself was born. it's right around the corner really from the mansion that her parents just bought in buckleberry, the town where kate grew up. royal watchers thinks where she spent her past weekend with her family and where they think she is still is now. if she's about to go into labor any day now or any minute now, this would be the closest hospital. the thing is this is supposedly just a contingency plan. if there was some emergency or if labor progressed extraordinarily quickly, this is a public hospital. there is no fancy private wing like there is where kate has been planning to have the royal baby. though something tells me they can work something up for the duchess. we're about an hour and a half drive from london. so likely that would be plenty of time especially with a police escort if kate went into labor and there were no problems. we asked the hospital what exactly does this contingency plan entail? they said we're not even talking about it because as far as we're
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concerned, she is having this baby in london. >> all right. >> nobody knows, right? >> michelle is at one hospital, natalie the other. may the best stalker win. >> i love it! >> coming up, get ready for a sequel. >> she means that in the best possible way. >> and fifth harmony in concert on the plaza after the news.
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good thursday morning to you, 8:26 now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. the verdict will be read later today for two men charged with the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl at a richmond high school dance. marsellus teeter and jose montan know are two of six men facing charges for the 2009 assault on a girl outside her homecoming dance. two others have already taken plea deals. another two expected to be tried later this year. time to check the morning commute with mike. how is it looking thought? >> first start with the bay bridge toll plaza, that looks beautiful, no backup here. the approach out of the maze smooth as well. look at the map though big problem on the peninsula, continues south 280 heading into woodside there is still that sigg alert, crash and debris,
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you head past farm hill road. and so you have lost your way in there traffic highway 92 down to the scene. traffic 92 to 101, same thing i suggest but that is forcing all that traffic to the san mateo hills a big jam anywhere from west highway 101 to highway 101 and slow southbound out of millbrae down to the scene as well. there is the northbound route to the south bay, all have improved, including and especially highway 85 past the earlier crash. >> improving commute that is a good thing. i will have another local news update for you in half an hour. hope to see you then. [ female announcer ] for the freshest produce,
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8:30 on a thursday morning. we have a huge crowd in rockefeller plaza this morning for a good reason. we're about to have a concert from one of the hottest girl groups. they're brand new. this is fifth harmony, and if you're as pumped up about seeing them as some of these fans are, you can help power the buzz meter by tweeting with the #harmonizetoday.
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a lot of people have already been doing that. >> i think our buzz meter is about to go into overdrive. we've gotten more tweets about this concert than any other one we've had this summer. twice as many -- in fact, harmonize today, the hash tag, trending worldwide on twitter. can you believe it? >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, tamron hall, and mr. al roker. >> another big concert tomorrow. the popular band fall out boys will be here. the band will let you pick the final song, and here are the choices. dance dance, sugar, we're goin down, and thanks for the memories. to vote, go to and is extreme heat wreaking havoc on your hair? tips for fighting the frizz to giving flat hair a lift. we've got simple solutions for most of them. >> all right. and whether you have a job interview, a wedding to attend to, or you just want to look stylish, we're going to introduce you to the art of wearing a suit. >> before we get to that, can we
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say hello to one of the stars of one of the most surprising and outrageously popular movies of the summer, sharknado. this is scaasi skerbow. >> i'm very confused as to the whole sharknado things. i'm so caught off guard. really, america? sharknado is what we're trending over 24 hours on twitter. i'm not complaining, about you it's crazy. it's amazing. >> you didn't think this was going to be your big break? >> no. my publicist literally called me the next morning and said, so, sharknado is your big break, huh? i never expected it, but i'll take it. >> now there's going to be a sequel to sharknado. >> we just found out yesterday there's going to be a sequel, and apparently it's going to be taking place here in new york city. i'm from here originally. so that's very exciting for me. >> will you see sharks or some other kind of dread animal? >> i'm guessing it's probably going to feature sharks, but you never know with sci-fi.
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i'm ready for anything. >> and the name, the sequel, you're kind of going to the public again to get a good name? >> they're doing actually a contest to figure out the name. i'm still, like i said, stunned. it comes on again tonight actually at 7:00 p.m. for anyone who missed this crazy extravaganza. >> or who wants to see it again. >> by the way, we have an idea. frogquake. a quake storm causes frogs to rise from the ground. >> wow, okay. >> i think hi that nightmare last night. >> sharkicane. >> thunder shark. the shark comes down like a bolt. >> that's a good one. i was thinking sharkopolis. >> that's good. >> something like that, i don't know. >> i think we just jump the shark. >> exactly. cassie, good to see you. congrats. >> thank you. >> as she mentioned, you can see another airing of sharknado
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tonight at 7:00/6:00 central time on syfy. >> i think we "sharknado." that's cute. the golden gate bridge, cars traveling through the fog, no problemo. however, the fog will keep you cool in the city today, 66 degrees headed your way. 78 for oakland. not a bad day here in san jose, 82 and 91 for livermore. hotter days ahead just around the corner, in fact. saturday looks like the hottest, 98 degrees, warmest will be the east bay, then we bring in some humidity and thunderstorms sunday into tuesday. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. for a lot of you, this hazy, hot, humid weather means one thing and one thing only, frizz town. ted gibson is here. this segment is for me. this weather kills the hair. you've got some ideas. >> so hot and so frizzy out
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here, the girls are wreaking havoc on their hair. >> we have four different ideas what we can do. let's start here. you have flat ironed her hair? >> one of the things about arta, you can see her hair is naturally curly. one of the things we always talk about with naturally wavy hair, you're fighting frizz. even if you have straight hair, you're fighting frizz. you want to make sure the flat iron you use, look for two different things. you look for ceramic, which helps even heat distribution. and also look for permalene. it's negatively charged and helps positively charmged hair. you add a little serum first. this is heat protection, which is vital. you rub that through. >> wait for it to dry? >> no, just go right in. you want to use a drubrush inst of using a comb. you take a brush, use the flat iron all the way through, and then smooth. >> flat iron really holds the style. >> it does hold the style. most of the time, what women do
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is take a section like this, and, oh, i'm going to pull my hair out. you don't get it smooth enough. you have to take a half second to get that smoothness. >> and next we have sarah. going to take a different approach with the fuller look. >> sarah's problem is she doesn't have any volume. we know what happens to girls. you're always talking about my hair's flat. my hair doesn't have any movement. what you want to do is use something like a dry shampoo or even baby powder to help combat that. this is how you apply that. take a section. add the dry shampoo straight to the roots. you can see how much volume it gives. >> does that absorb the moisture? >> it actually absorbs the oil. if you have very oily hair, very oily scalp, this helps to add volume and soak up oil. and you fine haired girls are always concerned about that. >> they're also fine like our sarah. full body. great. your next idea is to pin it up. we throw it in a ponytail a lot of times.
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>> ponytails for girls all the time. the one thing we talk about with the ponytail is what's going to provoke a different sensibility. the higher the ponytail is a little bit more cheerleader and the lower is more sophisticated. with whitney, we put a ponytail in. we'll take the ponytail to the next level. we're actually going to put in what is called a top knot. all you need is a ponytail holder for it. you put your top knot in. you actually pin it. then after you pin it, what's great about it is we're going to take it to the next level again because that's what it's about today, this morning. you can take a hair accessory. all you have to do is just clip this right on here. >> okay, great. we're running out of time. that's so cute. thank you. >> then we have braids. braids are super, super, super hot right now. we just launched a braid bar in my florida salon. this particular braid is called
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the fisco braid. a lot of celebrities are wearing it. you take a few strands and put it in. what's great about it is you can actually loosen it up a little bit. >> to work with the weather. ted gibson, thank you so much. ladies, thank you. coming up next, the fine art of pulling off the suit. and fifth harmony will be live on our plaza today.
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back at 8:40 with fashion advice for the fellas, whether you wear a suit to work every day or pull it out for special occasions, there's an actual process to getting it right. tyler thorsen is the men's editor of let's give people practical advice. the thing is the suit you wore five or ten years ago looks a whole lot different than the suit you want guys to be wearing today. >> that is absolutely true. the art of the suit really does come down to fit.
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and the fit has evolved. in the '90s, it was a little long and blousy. lengths are coming back up, and guys are deciding i should wear a suit that fits. >> shorter jackets, narrower pants, get rid of the pleats. >> true story, absolutely. go with the trimmer look, and you know what, know your size. >> most guys wear suits that are too big. >> get measured. go to a tailor. go to a shop. ask a sales associate to measure you. what you think may fit may be a size big. just go down a size, give it a shot. >> give us some examples. we've got peter here, right? this is the new power suit. what are the features of this? >> everything here is classic but current. that's what i have to say. this is a club monitor suit, a really hot brand right now. it fits perfectly. it's all about proportion here. the tie tied with a forehand, love that knot. that's what you're wearing. the gray suit, showing a little cuff, crisp pocket square. everything will be in style five to ten years from now, but it looks incredibly current. >> and that jacket is two or
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three inches shorter than what you have in your closet from five years ago. >> it probably is, and it looks great. the trousers are also trimmer. >> thanks so much. there you go. let's go to max. what kind of suit is he wearing? >> this is a banana republic suit. it the a navy suit, very traditional, cut very well. he's wearing a suit because he wants to, not because he necessarily has to. we've got him with a sports shirt, gingham, less form al. i think it's a great look for a guy who wants to add a layer of style to his wardrobe. no socks, fun look, suede loafer, not for the workplace that requires a suit, but for the workplace that appreciates a guy who puts in a little extra effort. we love that, a gilt man. >> let's move over to josh now. this is a more casual suit. >> it sure is. you could say he's dressing down the suit. he may be dressing up the polo. the key here is the lines between casual and formal are really blurred right now in men's wear.
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it's a great thing. if you're going to do this, the cotton suit, inherently less dressy, go with a great polo that you can wear that complements the color of the suit. you can wear this on the weekend, and, of course, the sneakers. >> but the sneakers are acceptable, but a certain kind of sneaker. >> a certain kind of sneaker. i would go with, a, a court shoe, not a running shoe, and keep it monochromatic. no logos or pops of color. this is a fun, cool look, but keep it in check. >> guys, you all look great. thank you very much. tyler, thank you. appreciate it very much. we'll have much more coming up in just a couple of minutes. right now, we're getting ready for our concert from fifth harmony out on the plaza. we're back right after this. so... [ gasps ]
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their fans are called harmonizers, and as you can see, they're packing the plaza this morning, here with their first performance of their original song on television, fifth harmony. ♪ i'm breaking down gonna start from scratch ♪ ♪ shake it off like an etch-a-sketch ♪ ♪ my lips are saying good-bye my eyes are finally dry ♪ ♪ i'm not the way that i used to be ♪ ♪ i took the record off repeat ♪ you killed me but i survived ♪ and now i'm coming alive ♪ i'll never be that girl again no oh oh ♪ ♪ i'll never be that girl again no oh oh ♪ ♪ my innocence is wearing thin but my heart is growing strong ♪
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♪ call me call me call me miss movin on ♪ ♪ miss movin on oh oh, oh oh, oh oh ♪ ♪ i broke the glass that surrounded me sounded me ♪ ♪ i ain't the way you remember me ♪ ♪ i was such a good girl so fragile but no more ♪ ♪ i jumped the fence to the other side the other side ♪ ♪ my whole world was electrified electrified ♪ ♪ now i'm no longer afraid it's independence day ♪ ♪ it's independence day ♪ i'll never be that girl again no oh oh ♪ ♪ i'll never b that girl again no oh oh ♪
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♪ my innocence is wearing thin but my heart is growing strong ♪ ♪ call me, call me, call me miss movin on ♪ ♪ everything is changing and i never wanna go back to the way it was ♪ ♪ i'm finding who i am and who i am from here ♪ ♪ is going to be enough is going to be enough ♪ ♪ i'll never be that girl again no oh oh ♪ ♪ i'll never be that girl again oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ my innocence is wearing thin but my heart is growing strong ♪ ♪ so call me, call me, call me miss movin' on ♪ ♪ oh oh oh
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miss movin' on ♪ ♪ oh oh oh and on and on and on ♪ ♪ miss movin' on oh oh oh oh oh ♪ ♪ miss movin' on oh oh oh oh oh ♪ ♪ i'm movin' on >> fifth harmony, thank you. we'll have much more music, and we'll talk to the ladies in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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fifth harmony wowed audiences on "the x factor." ultimately, they came in it third place, but their fan base has just been growing, exploding ever since. >> they're out with a new single. they've got a full album arriving in the fall. let me introduce lauren, camila, ally, dina, good to see you. one critic says this album reminds us why we need more girl groups in our life. your video just got 1 million hits. what's it been like? >> this has been a whirl wind, no way to describe it. this is better than anything we ever dreamed of. it's amazing. >> camila, you guys did a lot of
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covers on "the x factor," did a great job. this is your first original song. has it been fun being part of this process? >> now people are getting to hear our song and a hint of what the album will be like. it's cool to be performing our original songs, yeah. >> speaking of fun, rumor has it you ladies are living in los angeles in two apartments with guardians. what is the job of a guardian at this stage? >> well, the guardian pretty much watches over us. we hang out all the time, and it's so much fun. there's never a dull moment with these girls. they're fantastic. >> nobody's getting in any trouble? >> no, because of the guardians. >> okay, yeah. what are you going to sing now? >> our other single, and it's called me and my girls. >> ladies and gentlemen, fifth harmony. ♪ we play our favorite songs and
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we scream out all night long ♪ ♪ like ooh, ooh, ooh oh when it's just me and my girls ♪ ♪ all the lights turn them off it's too loud in here to talk ♪ ♪ i don't understand a word you say ♪ ♪ got at that sleep but instead karaoke on the bed ♪ ♪ taking duck face selfies right and left ♪ ♪ we get crazy with it we get stupid with it ♪ ♪ we don't care if people stare and when we wobble with it ♪ ♪ we get diva on it we get queen bee on it yeah ♪ ♪ we get britney one direction bieber on it ♪ ♪ and we play our favorite songs and we scream out all night long ♪ ♪ like ooh, ooh, ooh when it's just me and my girls ♪ ♪ and we dance like no one's watching ♪ ♪ we crack up booty poppin
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♪ like ooh, ooh, ooh oh when it's just me and my girls ♪ ♪ watch me now me and my girls ♪ ♪ me and my girls me and my girls ♪ ♪ my favorite songs got our favorite deejays on ♪ ♪ you're all i need there's nowhere i'd rather be ♪ ♪ than to have you here with me ♪ ♪ we get crazy with it we get stupid with it ♪ ♪ we don't care when people stare and we when we wobble with it ♪ ♪ we get diva on it we get queen bee on it ♪ we get britney, one direction, bieber on it ♪ ♪ and we play our favorite songs and we scream out all night long ♪ ♪ like ooh, ooh, ooh oh
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when it's just me and my girls ♪ ♪ and we dance like no one's watching we crack up booty poppin' ♪ ♪ like ooh, ooh, ooh, oh ♪ when it's just me and my girls ♪ ♪ watch me now me and my girls ♪ ♪ me and my girls me and my girls ♪ ♪ me and my girls me and my girls ♪ ♪ me and my girls me and my girls ♪ ♪ break it down break it down ♪ ♪ i'll break it down i'll break it down ♪ ♪ break it down i'll break it down i'll break it down ♪ ♪ and we play our favorite songs and we scream out all night long ♪ ♪ like ooh, ooh, ooh, oh ♪ when it's just me and my girls ♪ ♪ and we dance like no one's
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watching ♪ ♪ we crack up booty poppin' ♪ like ooh, ooh, ooh oh when it's just me and my girls ♪ ♪ watch me now >> fifth harmony, thank you very much. we're back right after these messages and your local news. good thursday morning to you, 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon a few minutes from now, a convicted prostitute once linked to the death of a businessman is expected to go free. raven dixon took a plea deal that dropped murder charges in exchange for pleading guilty to prostitution and drug charges. dixon is expected to be released from custody on probation. want to check the forecast now with meteorologist christina
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lorne. things are going to warm up. >> oh, they are, laura, but you know what, not too hot just yet. that is the good news, talking triple digits, bay side, 79, 69 at the chose. i do have to report it is going to get sticky around here with additional humidity sunday through tuesday and isolated thunderstorms. i hope off great day. i hope you have a great day.
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welcome to "today" on this thursday morning, july the 18th, 2013, wrapping up a concert outside. along with al roker and broadway superstar vanessa williams helping us out this week while natalie is out on royal baby watch. vanessa is starring with cecily tyson at t tyson on broadway currently. >> so you come here. >> go and do a matinee.
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>> and another show after that? >> back at 7:00 for another show. >> and you have a 13-year-old in camp that you're managing in the city. >> that i pick up at 4:00 after this. >> you look so fresh. >> makeup and hair. >> not to mention it's 130 degrees outside. >> but it's a dry heat. >> i heard somebody say this would be the hottest day of the year in new york. >> yesterday we hit 97. we might get to 98 today. >> 98? >> with a feels like temperature of about 104. although i think, once you get past 98, does that six degrees make much of a big difference? i feel pretty fresh right now at 98. 104, oh. >> it ruins everything. let me tell you the worst place in new york to be where i was yesterday. any subway platform. >> oh, my gosh. >> you did that? >> no ventilation. >> but you know, when the train's coming in, you get that rush of hot tepid air. that's fantastic. >> it's sad when i actually look forward to -- i take the local.
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the express goes by at 50 miles an hour, and you just drink it in. >> it's kind of like the scent of jasmine coming over the holy river. it's just fantastic. >> the rats are passing out. it's disgusting scene down there. >> the rats have bottles of water. >> it is ugly out there. >> they're dropping their metro card. hey, how about those emmys? >> we just got the emmy nominations just hot off the press ins our hands. the 65th primetime emmy nominations just out. >> big story, the ascension of netflix. >> netflix, nine nominations for "house of cards." three for "arrested development." let's go through some of these. lead actor in a drama series. downton abby, hugh bonneville, brian cranston, breaking bad. hbo's the news room. jon hamm. damien lewis, who won the award for homeland. and kevin spacey. you're crazy about this show. >> "house of cards" is by far my favorite drama this year.
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netflix put it all out at once so you could binge watch it. it is spectacular. in fact, this year on the strength of house of cards, netflix is now streaming more customers than hbo has subscribers. it's crazy. >> they're changing the game. >> it shows you how television watching is different now. it's not just the networks. >> i remember back when you had to get up and turn the channel. >> that's right. only cable on tv was the power cable. i remember that. lead actress in a drama series. >> were you an old southern white man? >> i was back in the day. i remember when i was an old southern black man. i used to sit around. >> stay in character for this. >> going on the lead actor of a drama series. >> nashville, that's appropriate for you, connie briton. she's con ffantastic on the sho. claire danes won last year for
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homeland. michelle dockry, downton abby. carrie washington, isn't she great? >> they really bumped it up this year. >> and robin wright, "house of cards." let's go to lead actor comedy. back to netflix, jason bateman for "arrested development." >> imagine if we had graphics. it would be spectacular. "arrested development" coming back after three seasons on fox and five years difference, and there's been a lot of differing opinions about the quality of the show, but people dig it. >> the audience is still there. >> done cheadle, "house of lies." and alec baldwin, kind of a sentimental favorite. >> last season of "30 rock." >> and louis c.k. lena dunham for "girls" on hbo. tina fey, again from "30 rock."
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and edie falco, who's great on "nurse jackie." vanessa williams an authority on this, nominated three times. and didn't win. >> and robbed. >> but isn't it just an honor to be nominated? >> it is an honor. >> the heck with that. >> when you get that phone call in the early morning, it's great, though. nothing like that. >> but you would like a second phone call that said you won. that would be nice as well. do you remember who won those categories those years? >> the first -- >> not that you dwell on it. >> let's see. >> while you're thinking about that. >> she knows. keep thinking. >> drama series. >> breaking bad, downton abbey, game of thrones, house of cards, there it is again, and mad men. >> for best comedy, girls, veep -- julia louis-dreyfus is amazing in that. that's one of the funniest comedies ever. modern family, 30 rock, and the big bang theory. i wrote it down. i was reading it off the screen. >> i was wondering where you
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were getting your intel from. i'm going back now. we didn't mention julia louis-dreyfus, lead actress in a comedy series. i assume she was nonated. she won last year. >> she was. >> she's fantastic on that show, by the way. >> good luck to everyone. >> that's right. >> it's an honor just to be nominated. >> that's right. to a more serious story, this "rolling stone" magazine cover. >> there's still some fallout. there was controversy yesterday when this cover came out. released online for "rolling stone," a preview of friday's edition with in depth article chronicling the life and times of the bomber, they call him, dzhokhar tsarnaev, his life leading up to the boston marathon bombing, features a picture of tsarnaev with the hair falling across his face. >> it was actually a selfie. >> kind of a matinee idol shot. drug store chains cvs, walgreens, rite-aid all told me they will not sell the "rolling stone" magazine featuring the cover of that young man. cvs put out a story saying, "as
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a company with deep roots in boston, we believe this with the right decision out of respect for the victims of attack and their loved ones." we all lived in new york. any time i saw anything about 9/11 that in any way elevated or tried to explain away the acts of terrorists, it always offended me a little bit. having said that, this photograph has appeared before in the new york times and "the washington post," and the "rolling stone" makes the case, we're talking about a kid who could be anybody in america, and that's the point of the piece. >> i think it's the placement and the context of the picture. it bears a striking resemblance to that famous "rolling stone" jim morrison cover, and people feel like you're glorifying him. >> it's a hot topic, and that's what their job is to do, to make people -- >> to sell magazines. >> and they had charles manson on years ago. it's not unusual for them. >> in fact, there have been a number of controversial magazine covers, at least ones that have been kind of designed to get
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people talking. the o.j. picture on "time," where they doctored his skin color. >> demi moore posing nude pregnant. obviously, these are not in any way related to "rolling stone." >> shock value. >> the ellen "time" cover was an iconic and famous one, "yep, i'm gay." and then the mom breast-feeding "time" cover. >> which works out pretty well for our next story. >> it did. here's the segue. there's a british newspaper called "the express," it's reported a young mother feeding her 9-month-old son in a public jacuzzi was asked to stop because staff told her no food or drink is allowed by the pool. she was breaking the food or drink rule. >> but a jacuzzi, though? >> i guess she wanted to warm the milk. >> oh. >> is there anything better than taking your 9-month-old in the
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jacuzzi? >> that's what i have a problem with. >> they didn't actually kick her out of the pool, but a man approached her and said, ma'am, there's noed fo efood or drink pool. they let her stick around. she was trying to calm the young boy's nerves by a little breast-feeding. >> i saw a carving on a temple in egypt, and it was a woman standing up breast-feeding her kid. >> in a jacuzzi? >> 3,000 years ago. >> that is a "time" magazine cover. some things never change. >> we did enjoy the animal print top. >> there you go. >> nice, strong. >> so the general manager of the pool said, the lifeguard spoke to the woman about the food or drink policy, and they sort of apologized to her after the fact. >> it could have been worse. she could have had twins. hey, natalie's on royal baby watch. natalie, are you at the wrong hospital?
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>> reporter: there is some question this morning because kate is spending some time in buck buckleberry, obviously enjoying peace and relaxation before baby comes, whether she would deliver up there at the hospital. but actually, we are told by the palace this is still the place. st. mary's is most likely going to be the place where she delivers. it's the place where william delivered and harry delivered. it seems that, most likely, all plans are in place still as a go here at this hospital. it is more private. the royal barkshire hospital in reading cannot offer the privacy that this hospital does. so that is just a contingency plan. if there were an emergency, if she would have no time to real ly -- i can't see what you're seeing. >> we're just seeing the royal berkshire hospital. >> obviously, a beautiful hospital, but it's a public hospital and not very private. i think i'm in the right place.
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i hope i'm in the right place. otherwise, i've been here on baby watch the whole week, and i'm hoping to see a baby by the end of this week. >> anything will do? >> reporter: to pass my time, i'm enjoying a game of cards. they play this game called top trumps here. they've made the baby version. this is prince william when he was a baby. here's kate when she was a little girl. and, of course, prince harry. and we've come up with our own cards now. we have vanessa williams baby cards. isn't that cute? she's only been on the throne for a day. i don't know what throne they're talking about. and then al roker, cute. now, al, you're a 10. you're winning in that category. but willie beat you. >> nice romper. >> i, of course, am just a 2. guys, send it back to you. >> you wore a crown even back then. that's very impressive. >> she's knitting. now she's playing cards. >> i was born with a crown on my
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head. >> your poor mom. >> yeah. >> we'll check back in with you or the right hospital a little bit later in the show. we'll see you in a little bit. al, let's have a look at the weather. >> weather looks nice there, though. let's show you what we've got. we are talking about more heat. we've got heat advisories and extreme heat warnings over 20 states, stretching from the dakotases all the way into new england. look at these temperatures. the feels like temperature is actually over 100 from boston all the way down to washington, d.c. and as we move out west, you're going to see the same problems all the way into the dakotas. but we will start to see some relief as we 9:12, you made it to thursday. the weekend oh so close. taking a live look at the foggy start to the day, now make out the bay bridge, low cloud cover that is going to keep us nice and cool. already losing it here in san jose. happy to report with all the haze, mostly clear conditions, good to moderate air quality for today.
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syndrome for kids? >> here to join us is leslie jane seymour, the editor in chief of "more" magazine. giving in can actually be a negative if you just do it too often. >> yes, absolutely. >> absolutely, it can be a negative. as we were talking before, sometimes we need to remember to say no. also, you can negotiate, but some people are so nervous about saying no to their kids. >> i think you have to say no. it all depends on your kid. as you guys were saying, just say no. when i would say no to one child, he would say, when he was a toddler, want some moroccane . okay, mommy, i'll say it tomorrow. by daughter, on the other hand, would have such a fit, that i had neighbors knocking on my door, do i need to call child services? no, i just said no. sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, depending on your child. >> let's throw out a scenario that a lot of viewers will sympathize with. we've all stood in the grocery store checkout line, heard the child pleading for a lollipop. do you give in just to avoid the tantrum in public?
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>> i really think you don't give in just to avoid the tantrum in public. it's really important to let your child know. you hear them. you have empathy for them. i know you want this lollipop. we're not having it now. you don't have to go into a whole story. you can say, but i understand you want it. that crying is not going to help. here, you can distract your child if you can. that's really a good thing to try and do. don't worry if everybody else is looking at you because they have been in that situation. you can sometimes make a joke. if you don't take it too seriously yourself and think everyone is judging you as a bad parent, you can say, anybody else been here? anybody else have an idea? that will, in a way, stop it and get the kid to look somewhere else. >> it's normal for kids to want things. it's not a bad thing. >> let's just say i really feel you can't make children feel bad about wanting. we live in what i call a want industrial complex. every time we turn on the tv, every time we go down the grocery store shelves, it's about want, want, want. what i say to my kids is it's okay to want, but that doesn't mean we get.
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and wanting is fine. you just have to learn to deal with wanting. i was always that mother who stood in line before and had kids and said, who is that awful woman who can't control her child? i actually have taken my children, grabbed them, and we just walk out of the store and leave the basket sometimes. >> sometimes you can do that, but there's also a difference between want and need. it's important for children to understand what that difference is, and they do learn it, and they can learn that other children don't have what they have no matter what they have, and they can get engaged in trying to help other people and not just focus on what their own wants are. >> thank you so much. coming up next, the headlines you need to know before you walk out the door. plus getting back into the work force, striking a balance. plus getting back into the work force, striking a balance. we're going to huddle with some all this produce from walmart and secretly served it up in the heart of peach country. it's a fresh-over. we want you to eat some peaches and tell us what you think. they're really juicy. it must have just come from the farm. this right here is ideal for me. walmart works directly with growers to get you the best quality produce they've ever had. what would you do
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taking a look at headlines, senators from both parties have taken a big step toward keeping student loan rates down, at least for now. rates on federal stafford loans doubled earlier this month to 6.8%. under a bipartisan deal, rates on undergraduate loans would be 3.85%, and grad students could get loans at 5.4% through 2015. rates could climb after that when the economy improves. the white house supports that deal. today president obama is talking up the health care law, saying that it's working and resulting in insurance company rebates being paid to some customers. his comments come one day after the house approved a delay in the so-called employer mandate on health care and also approved a delay for when individual americans will be required to
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have health insurance or pay fines. american airlines is raising the price to check your bags. the cost will go from $20 to $25 for checked baggage for tickets bought on or after october 30th. the airline promises the luggage will arrive at the baggage claim within 20 minutes after the plane arrives at the gate. and more americans leasing cars. 20% of new cars sold this year are being leased. that up by more than 3%. edmunds points out, if you want to sell or trade in your car, leasing not for you. and customers at a connecticut gas station had to deal with more than high prices when fire extinguishers all went off, creating a fountain of chemical retardant. even though there was no fire. officials think the heat wave is to blame for that. now back to willie, al, and vanessa. coming up, travel tips to survive the summer. plus easy one-pot meals with a caribbean flair after your local news. no problem, mon. ur local news. no problem, mon. my name is lee kaufman.
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only chex mix is a bag of interesting. good thursday morning to you, it's 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. an 8-year-old girl killed inside her home during a sleepover. this is video just into our newsroom. you can see the bullet holes in the apartment door. it happened on wilson avenue near 580 in oakland around 11:00 last night. someone knocked on the door of the apartment and then opened fire when the door opened. when police arrived, they found four people on the ground. the 8-year-old girl died at the hospital. a 7-year-old girl, a 4-year-old boy and a grandmother were injured. police don't know why the apartment was targeted. they have not made any arrests. a staff member at little acorn preschool in mountain view was under investigation for alleged child abuse this morning, accused of inappropriately touching a
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student. that person is now on administrative leave. parents have been notified. los gatos-based netflix make willing history this morning. its exclusive show "house of cards" was just nominated for three prime time emmy awards. the online-only series was nominated for besting an tore, best actress and best drama. other nominees was "breaking bad," downtown abbey and "game of thrones." more weather and traffic after this break. [ glenn stonebarger ] we are a family farm. she has been around corn her entire life, so she's probably been around corn longer than i have.
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[ jeannie stonebarger ] i shop at safeway quite a bit. i walk around the produce department a few times, just to see that box. i'm like...yes! really, really proud. to know that they're buying locally is important. [ female announcer ] safeway works with hundreds of local farmers because local means fresher. ♪ 9:28, welcome back now, what a difference just one hour nation the city of sinole. beautiful, clear sky overhead. show what you san francisco is looking like, see improvement here, nice and overcast, as we have a nice tanker headed out and about on a smooth day, not choppy out there today, no winds to talk about just yet, 91, livermore, 77, fremont, 66 on the way to san francisco. we do have hotter days ahead, no trim digit heat. we are going to be near record but we are not expecting to break or shatter any records. this time of year it could be much hotter, the one thing we do
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have to incorporate, a little bit of humidity into the forecast, monday through wednesday. check that drive, mike. >> good morning. good morning. the peninsula, tough on that side of the bail. 101 was slow here to the scene, university avenue. just started to move smoothly, northbound, a crash that cleared the last view. 280 still very slow, recovering after thing is alert cleared just under an hour ago. here is the east bay oakland, smooth out past the coliseum. laura, back to you. >> another local news update is coming up in about half an hour. have a great morning.
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welcome back t welcome back to today. i'm willie geist along with al roker. sitting in for natalie, we are glad to have with us ms. vanessa williams. >> thank you. putting your kids first often means putting yourself last. we have changes from three great life coaches. if you're excited about the summer vacation, we have the inside scoop. how to avoid being bumped from the flight, what to know before you rent your car, and what to do if they lose your luggage. plus the one-pot meals, but this time taking it up a notch.
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>> wow, what's going on? al, look at the weather. >> look at the side of that fly. >> it has a registration number. >> wow. let's show you what we have for today, a risk of strong storms stretching from the plains back into the midwest. sunny and hot in the pacific northwest. we've been talking about the record-setting heat wave in the mid-atlantic. tomorrow that risk of storms moving to into new england. 9:31. you made it to thursday a little hazy here over san jose. great-looking day shaping up, hit the low 80s, meanwhile, let 90s expected in places like livermore. 66 in san francisco, a cool day at the coast, better beach weather headed our way saturday into sunday. temperatures will be hot inland and also going to add that
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humidity and isolated thunderstorms sunday through tuesday. hope you have a great day. now to "coach me if you can." we put together a panel of life coaches to help you move ahead with your life. >> gabrielle wrote "may cause miracles" and stephanie is a former television exec turned life coach. >> let's get right to it. 33-year-old tiffany submitted this one. she's a business owner in need of a little balance in her life. let's watch. >> as a female interest preneuro, i find it difficult to balance my ambitious drive with my personal life. how can i continue to
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aggressively grow my business while staying connected with my loved ones. >> all right. ladies, what do you think? >> i think for a lot of young women, they focus on a career plan, but not a perch life plan and they're not separate. if she wants to make sure it doesn't fall by the wayside, she needs specific actions, maybe once a week lunch with my sister, once a day on the phone with my mom or friends, but she has to make it a priority. it doesn't fall into place by itself. >> how do you do it? >> i have a calendar. i need to see it, then don't stress. >> jean is 57 years old, looking to make the leap back into the workforce after time as a stay-at-home mom. >> i was an elementary schoolteacher. after my son was born, i became a full-time stay-at-home mom,
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what advice do you give for former homemakers looking to enter back. >> this is a common one. the kids left and they say now what? >> i think it's important to focus on what she loved about her career before she was a stay-at-home mom. if they can focus on those energizing things, she can bring back the confidence she needs to go back into the workforce. >> what does she say when she explains what she's been doing for the last 18 years? >> i think the conversation needs to be what is the job i have? and what is the job i'm transitioning into? instead of this big uber-"i'm entering back into the workforce, a club i don't belong to" it's really i belong. i did it. everybody is doing it. just write the job description you currently have as the head of her household. what are the skills? what are the talents? what departments is she managing? create that story when going into a new employer. >> and what about guilt.
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>> it's huge. you have to realize that guilt indicates something, a message that you think you're doing something wrong, and she's not doing anything wrong by focusing on her kids. she has to have a shift in her thinks about what it is that she's doing, and let go of the guilt. >> speaking of guilt. gerald gene is 50 years old living in yonkers, new york, with her family. >> as a mother of three children under 20, i sometimes find it hard to focus on my own health and well-being, because i'm putting my children first. how can i make time throughout the day for myself without feeling guilty. >> that's a common one. >> i think geraldine desperately needs to give herself permission to have fun. when you have children that are expecting your time and energy, really all they want is a happy mother, so they see her days by putting a lot of focus and attention on her own well-being will raise her energy and
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greatly benefit her children. >> do you agree with that? >> i do. and it's what are you modeling for your kids? if you're teaching your kids to neglect themselves, and she has an opportunity to step up and say that they are as important as she is to herself. >> what about wine wednesdays? >> wine wednesdays, whatever. >> right to the important stuff. ladies, thank you so much. great advice. coming up next, it looked like a five-star resort online, but when you checked in, it seats more like the bates motel. more on -- ♪ [ villain ] well mr. baldwin... it appears our journey has come to a delightful end. then i better use the capital one purchase eraser to redeem my venture miles for this trip. purchase eraser? it's the easy way to erase any recent travel expense. i just pick a charge, like my flight with a few taps, it's taken care of. impressive baldwin. does it work for hotels? absolutely thank goodness.
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where? for life's bleachable moments. we've all been there. you're all ready for that vacation, and everything that can go wrong does. your flight is delayed, your hotel looks absolutely nothing like the online photos. >> to help us, conde nast traveler contributing editor, lisa. >> first of all, you get bumped from your flight, what criteria does the airline use to bump people? >> it's happening more and more because flights are oversold. generally, if you check in late, if you don't have an assigned seat, and also if you pay rock bottom fare, you're a perfect candidate to be bumped from an overfilled flight. so avoid that. also, if you are involuntarily bumped, and that happens too
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because flights are overfilled, you do have some rights. you're entitled to compensation from the airline. so definitely ask for that. and also insist you get an assigned seat on the next available flight. there's no limbo for you on stand-by. >> you get something like a voucher for another flight or take care of your hotel? >> oftentimes, the form of compensation is a voucher toward the cost of a future flight. you are, however, entitled to ask for the cash equivalent. >> what do you do if your flight is cancelled all together? show up to the airport, and they cancel it. >> sometimes the flight is completely cancelled. what you should not do is go ahead and book another flight on a different carrier and assume the carrier you were originally going to fly on will reimburse you because they probably will not. you should get on the phone with the airline and try to rebook the new flight on the phone while also standing in line at the counter. whatever happens first is going to be your best bet. >> a lot of people, the airline is two hours ahead of time. a lot of people push their luck, get there ten minutes ahead before the flight takes off. are you out of luck at this point? >> believe it or not, you may
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have a chance of getting on a flight. there's a flat tire rule, the two-hour rule, not a lot of people know about it. it's not a rule. it's used on a discretionary basis. if you have a flat tire or there's a traffic accident, something beyond your control, and you really mack a concerted effort to get there on time, if you still show up at the airport within two hours of the departure, oftentimes, they will put you free of charge on stand by for the next available flight. don't give up. >> how about lost luggage in it's the worst thing that can happen, especially on vacation when you need your stuff. what are the rights? >> 26 million bags have gone lost in the past year. it's a lot of luggage. so checked bags are always the first to get lost because they're out of your control. if you, for example, have to gate check a carry-on bag, and that's happening more and more too as flights are fuller, there's some precautions you can take. always carry your valuables with you. if that means carrying a carry-on within the carry-on, do that. what you don't want to do is leave anything valuable outside of your actual realm.
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>> jumping to representntal car you're always looking for the best price. whatever the price advertised, odds are add some things to that. >> there are always taxes, fees, and the dreaded insurance. >> should you get the insurance? >> should you get it or not? that's the big question. do you get the extra insurance? >> if you don't have any car insurance, definitely get the collision, damage, and some liability. >> but if you already have it. >> if you have personal car insurance, chances are your insurance policy also covers the cost of anything on the rental side. check with the car insurance policies. always little loopholes here and there. and if you use a credit card, chances are the credit card will offer you secondary insurance on top of it. >> lisa, thank you so much. happy travels. coming up next, one-pot caribbean cuisine made easy right after this. [ female announcer ] is your conditioner doing the job? ♪ ♪
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no oils, no heavy waxes. color whisper, sheer, soft color.. maybe it's maybelline. >> announcer: today's kitchen is brought to you by blue diamond almond breeze almond milk. goodness, that's delicious. this morning in "today's kitchen," easy caribbean cooking. if you're wondering what to cook in the hot summer weather, look to the islands for inspiration, man. >> yeah, mon. chef timon is the executive chef in miami. showing us a one-pot dish with
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the flavors of trinidad. we were asking how to pronounce your name, it's timon from timon and pumba, and you got balou from the jungle book. you've got this different fusion of flavors. >> my dad is from trinidad and tobago. we grew up eating this all the time. local fish, this is snapper. beautiful color. >> could you use any fish in this? if you didn't want to use a snapper. >> use any local fish, whatever you get and is easy for you. what we do is just dredge the fish in a little bit of flour, or if you don't want the flour, anything, gluten allergy or anything, you could do regular pan sear. >> you salted it first? >> little bit of salt. you could salt and pepper your flour also, make sure it's seasoned properly, and apply the fish to the pan and pan sear it. >> how long do you do on both sides? >> two to three minutes on each side. it's very, very simple.
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after the fish is seared, which we have here, beautiful golden brown, you just remove it it from the pan. then you add your other ingredients, which is just a little bit of garlic, onion, peppers, a little bit of fresh thyme, and oregano. everything goes into the pot. >> using the oil? >> using the oil. that's the very important thing. you want all the oils from the fish. that's going to character and adds all the flavor to your stew. >> a lot of great color too. >> it's beautiful. styling. tropical, great colors. we've added a little bit of stock, vegetable or chicken, whatever you prefer. a little bit of white wine. >> yum. >> we add the fish back to the stew. we'll also add some tomatoes and scallions. just that way when the tomatoes break down. they help thicken the stew. and you allow that to cook for about 18 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of your fish. >> just on the stove top? >> exactly. just on the stove top, or you
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put the whole casserole in the oven. that's what you have here. you have the beautiful fish. it's broken down. the peppers, the onions, so sweet, and it flavored everything so well. >> is that yucca? >> this is yucca, actually, also known as casaba. you see it all over the caribbean and south america. we boiled it with a little bit of garlic, onion, and water. that's it. very, very simple. >> and there's potatoes as well? >> potato or whatever you like. you can actually even eat it with rice. we put a little bit of that over the stew and finish with a little bit of cilantro and beautiful fresh lime, and bon appetit, you have a beautiful caribbean stewed fish. >> you eat this for lunch or dinner? >> lunch. dinner is great. it's nice. >> would you like to be served? >> oh, that's fantastic. terrific. timon balou, thank you so much.
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and we're back in a moment for hollywood game night fun. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ dad ] ah! lilly. she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress... and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain... she'll wear it for a week straight. so i use tide to get out those week-old stains and downy to get it fresh and soft. and since i'm the one who has to do the laundry... i do what any expert dad would do. i let her play sheriff.
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we are big fans of nbc's new thursday night game show "hollywood game night." if you haven't caught it yet, jane lynch hosts a party in hollywood at a home where everybody plays games with celebrities. check out this clip from tonight's episode in which actor rob riggle plays a game called how do you do? ♪ ♪ >> saturday night fever? >> i nailed it, by the way. >> yeah, he did. >> we're going to try this same game. vanessa, you're going to sing to willie. willie, we're going to see how many songs you can get in 30
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seconds. start the clock. ♪ >> satisfaction. good. ♪ >> single ladies. very good. nice with the ring. that helped. ♪ >> respect. >> yes. ♪ >> american pie. she's good. she's really good. ♪ >> we are the champions. >> yes. >> wow, you are soed go egood. >> he got that right. >> that's 30 seconds. >> 5 for 5, very good. and a reminder that, of course, hollywood game night airs on thursday nights 10:00/9:00 central right here on nbc. >> and you're on the show. >> i am on the show. i don't know if i'm on this episode tonight, but i did tape it. my teammates were josh gadd and jason bateman. >> cool.
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you were on last week. you may not know that. >> jason alexander, wrong jason. >> you may not know that, but you were on last week. a child did a painting, and you had to guess who the celebrity was, and one of the kids did a painting of al roker, and martin short got it on the first guess. there you go. >> check that out. >> vanessa will be back with us tomorrow. we're glad for that. coming up next, kathie lee and ho
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good morning, it is 9:56. i'm marla tellez. the verdicting will be read later today for the verdict of two men charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl outside a high school dance. they are two of six men facing rape charges for the 2009
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assault on a girl outside her homecoming dance. two others have taken plea deals. another two are expected to be tried later this year. and a convicted prostitute once linked to the death of a businessman is expected to go free this morning. raven dixon took a plea deal that dropped murder charges in exchange for pleading guilty to prostitution and drug charges. dixon is expected to be released from custody on probation. three other people are charged with the killing and robbery of ravi kumra last november. the sun is out in san jose. get a look that the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> thanks, marla. you know if i'm starting out with a beach report, it's going to be a hot day inland. let's get right to it. 67 in pacifica today. 69, half moon bay, the warmest beach city, going to be santa cruz. 77 degrees. this is south santa cruz, going to find the best conditions. further south you head, warm ter is going to be, 91, livermore.
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bring that humidity and thunderstorms sunday into monday. let's check that drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. hey, we will look toward fremont, 880, south, past the truck scale. the map shows you further past 237 and west 237, still slow out of milpitas, it was starting to clear until a crash over the last 20 minutes happened west bound as well, passing by lawrence expressway or caribbean is the exit there north 101 slow out of the mountain view, pretty traditional there, slow out of san jose, new crash around the airport makes things a little bogged down out there palo alto southbound, slow around university coming out of menlo park. >> i wouldn't mind being in the caribbean right about now. be back at 10:26 with our next local news update.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. thirsty thursday. it is july 18th. and we want to wish nelson mandela a very happy 95th birthday. >> 95th birthday. so glad he's rallying. that's so great. >> what? i want everyone to look very closely at kathie lee and tell me what you see. she's gotten -- it's a darker hue. i only noticed it because when she walked into the makeup room. look who is darker? she got a spray tan.
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i love -- >> well, i've never done this before and my daughter, we're going off for a little mother/daughter trip. she said, some comeon, mom. get it with me because it's all organic. it's called zen bronze. >> you go in naked? >> i haven't been naked for 24 years. >> how does it work? >> i put on a bathing suit for the first time in about ten years. you go in and a lovely lady named donna did it. and then you -- then you -- >> look at her arms. >> i know it. it just looks gorgeous on cassidy. and then i realized cassidy is going to be 20. so of course she looks gorgeous. there's only one person darker. tan mom. put me up against tan mom and see -- i have a ways to go. >> nice. spot on. >> okay. >> there are some issues that have come out today. i don't know if you saw the cover of "rolling stone."
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it's not officially on newsstands yet but they've released the cover. and there's a picture of the boston bombing suspect. >> i didn't realize that's a picture he took of himself. >> it's a selfie. dzhokhar tsarnaev. there's a lot of controversy because a lot of folks are saying they are glamorizing this guy. they made him look rock starrish, a la jim morrison who has been on the cover of that magazine also. and some places have decided -- that's the jim morrison cover. some decided not to carry this magazine. cvs decided against it. >> several companies. and i think it's certainly their right. people are outraged. i guess some sort of a poll was taken. 90% of the people said it went way too far. way too far. >> apparently the article inside, which nobody is really talking about is quite tough on him, right? >> it talks about how a kid goes from what seemingly was a good kid when he was young and then what happened along the way and they describe him as a monster in some of their writings.
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so i think when you see the cover, i think it -- because it looks like it's treated. it looks like -- >> almost looks like it's photoshopped. >> a shadow and all that. >> there are young girls out there saying -- >> that is so disturbing. these young girls. oh, he couldn't be guilty of that. he's so cute. i'm in love with dzhokhar. >> then you are in love with a murderer. >> ted bundy, the same thing. there's a good looking -- >> i don't think he's good looking. maybe it's because i know his soul is so black, so dark. >> when cvs decided not to sell this. we just had a statement there that is here. hapg on a weekend. >> cvs -- >> as a company with deep roots in new england, and a strong presence in boston, we believe this is the right decision out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones. >> and "rolling stone" went on to say it falls within the traditions of journalist and their longstanding thoughtful
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coverage of political and social. when they put charlie manson on the front. >> it caused a big -- >> but if you are talking about the news. the news is often made by evil people. and so what do you do? put somebody nice on the cover? but then hide the other on the inside? >> and sometimes people try to use a very controversial cover just to get people to buy the magazi magazine. we've seen it on different levels. this is a completely different level. but when demi moore was naked on "vanity fair" people wanted to see the example or someone was breastfeeding on the cover of "time" magazine. >> it creates some interest and buzz. honey booboo is back. aren't you thrilled? >> this is interesting. there's a new way we found out yesterday to watch "honey booboo." when you watch this show you always wonder what it smells like. >> because they talk about a lot of smells apparently. >> so in "people" magazine n "us
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weekly" they put one of these scratch and stiff things in the magazine so that when you watch the show, you knew you were supposed to scratch off number 1 when number 1 came up on the screen and number 2 and number 3. we're going to watch a clip and scratch off and smell as it happens. >> okay. >> our own version of pork and beans. >> let's get frying. i'm hungry. >> logan. >> that was 3. >> pork and beans. >> instead of hot dogs, we're going to put logan in it. >> definitely smells like pork and beans. >> what was that other one? >> 4. >> what's happening? >> hold on. >> okay. i like that. >> 5. >> this is nbc news.
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>> ew. what was that? >> that was the exhaust from the go-karts. >> is there anything gross or is that it? >> gee, that was fun. >> watch and sniff. by the way, they are taking this -- honey booboo decided she's no longer going to go into modeling. >> no, beauty pageants. >> she doesn't have time with her very, very big career. okay. good for her. emmy nominations. >> they are out. >> put the ruler down, hoda. >> no, because -- >> why is this here? >> you know why that's there. >> quickly, the emmys. a lot of people will be looking at these emmy nominations and go, what is that show? who is that person? because a lot of people don't -- they don't watch everything on netflix. but netflix made history. that show "house of cards" which is so awesome. >> you've been talking about it for -- since it came on. >> that was nominated for an emmy. that's going against "downton
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abbey" and a bunch of great, great shows. >> kevin spacey is amazing in it. >> and "veep" got naminated. >> your favorite. >> a lot of -- some surprises. >> check out the whole list of nominees and congratulations to everybody. we have a ruler on our set. >> why do we have one, hoda? >> we have a ruler on our set because we were talking about the average size -- >> of? >> a man's johnson. it's a word we're allowed to use. so the average size in case you are wondering -- >> if your name is johnson. >> the average size -- >> johnson's johnson. >> the average size of a man's johnson, according to surveys is -- >> indiana university asked over 1,600 men. >> so you know they're lying. they are just telling whatever they want. >> so the correct -- the average size is 5 1/2.
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so here is 5 1/2. >> i don't even want to use the word but that means an erect johnson. >> wow. okay. anyway, 5 1/2. so -- >> but here's the bad news. >> what is the bad news? >> they did a survey years ago n found out one of the earliest penis sizes was conducted in the 1950s. so apparently they said -- 1.6 inches. >> well, that's -- >> no, the before. it used to be 6.25. 6 1/4. so johnsons are shriveling. >> but the smallest johnson is 1.6 inches. and the largest johnson they said was 10.2. >> why are we talking about this? >> i didn't want to and someone did. but we have to do a shoutout to one of the crew members. >> speaking of johnsons. >> we made him a very popular
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guy. he was on our show yesterday. kathie was comparing her haircut to yosef. and kathie lee looked -- oh, my god, he's cute. he's got a great personality. and he had just said to us the other day that you were ready to find someone to be in a relationship with. >> i didn't think that would be on the air, though. >> you work at nbc news. these things happen. >> here's the deal. a bunch of people saw you and thought you were cute. >> hard not to think that. >> of course. lara wrote in, yosef is a hottie. jenny wrote, hello, yosef. that's nice eye candy. is he single? because he's one good looking guy. >> yes, he is. >> and he's a sweetheart. >> we're going to work on it. >> we'd like to -- we'd like you to make your dreams come true and get in touch with some of these ladies and maybe have a dating game thing. >> lara or jenny or any of these
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ladies of the thousands that wrote in and do a -- >> my mom is going to be proud. >> i'll work on that. this one -- >> you'll not need a drink for. we love bruno mars. this song is fun and poppy. it feels like the jacksons. it's called "treasure." take a listen. >> can't hear you guys. can't hear it at all. >> i don't think they are playing it yet. >> they're not playing it. okay. they started to play it. >> go. ♪ ♪ give me your give me your attention baby ♪ ♪ a little something about myself ♪ ♪ you're a sexy lady >> here comes the chorus you're going to love. ♪ i know that you don't know it but you're fine so fine ♪ ♪ whoa i'm going to show you when
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you're mine ♪ >> it feels like summer to me. here it comes. ♪ treasure that is what you are ♪ >> okay. ♪ you're my golden star >> my golden star? >> yes, it rhymes. there you are. >> i love bruno mars. he's extraordinarily talented. this is not my favorite song of his, but, anyway. okay or not okay. i love bruno mars. i can have a favorite and not love every one. >> i know, but that's a good one. >> it's better than most of your choices. is it okay or not okay to keep exotic pets at home? here's what we had to say about that. >> your pets, like your partner, should be chosen with care. consider their bathroom habits before you make a commitment. >> ew, you went there? >> uh-huh. >> yes, it's okay as long as it's legal. cozy up with any animal you'd
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like. you sure have. >> that's rude. >> wow. rude. >> true. we have a big, big show coming up. you know who is with us? wanda psyche a sykes. >> and lucky ladies will leave our studio with new looks. there's wanda. we love her look. >> we'll have the results in just a few minutes. i started going pro a few weeks ago with crest pro-health clinical. after my last dentist's visit, i was like, "i need to take this up a notch." [ male announcer ] try crest pro-health clinical together to keep your teeth 97% as clean as a dental cleaning. i mean there's a difference. my mouth felt cleaner, i could really feel it changing something for the better. [ male announcer ] go pro with crest pro-health toothpaste, always triclosan-free. ah, look who's not an amateur anymore, hmm? my mouth is so clean my dentist almost didn't know what to do. i was like "that's it?" he was like "yeah, that's it!" [ chuckles ] my skin loses moisture nearly twice as fast as yours does, mom.
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life." but this is called "fix my tire." >> take a look. >> hey. you are yolanda van zandt. >> i sure am, my beloved. >> hey, fix my flat. >> i can try, boo. >> this is not your problem. it's the inner tube. that we must deal with. i wanted your family to be here as well. it's the big sister i'm interested in at the moment. this tire, you have a weight problem. you need to let some air out. don't you hiss at me. >> you are crazy. who are you? that stuff comes from real life, doesn't it? >> yes, it does. all humor comes from truth. >> it really does. >> i love this whole concept. this "herlarious" thing. >> i'm excited. we shot everything right at harpo. and it was just a great
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experience. pretty much -- >> do what you want? >> that's the best. when the suits come in and try to change what is innate and natural to a performer. it doesn't work. it never does. you have to let them go. >> did you have to clean it up for own? >> no, no. there's cursing. >> can you say johnson? >> well, we -- yeah, we say -- we can say johnson but we can say the other thing, too. >> richard? >> we can go to richard. >> how did you find the comediennes in this show with you? >> you know, we had -- no, i was just -- i know a lot of comics and the producers that, she sent me some comics. we just looked at the material. >> at their tapes. >> and said, okay, this one, this one. some of them were just so funny that i knew i wanted to have them on. >> that's got to be gratifying, too. if you were that person that couldn't get a break, that couldn't get somebody to say, i see something in you.
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so it must be great to changing people's lives. giving them an opportunity. >> i hope so. >> hope they don't take your job. >> did you just fly in from france last night? >> i did. i am a mess right now. >> you look good. >> i wasn't even like in paris. i was in the south of france. >> that ain't bad. >> you don't want to be in paris this time of year. you want to be in the south of france. >> but i had a 7:30 train to get to charles de gaulle. i fell asleep on the train and missed my stop. i missed my flight. >> why did you fall asleep on the train? >> i was drinking the night before. if you really want to know. >> there's a story there. >> were you drinking a fine french wine or tequilaing it? >> vodka. i was down with the vodka. my brother-in-law. we were drinking all night. >> you lost your phone. that's the worst -- >> no, someone stole my phone. >> oh. >> yeah. >> are you sure? >> you put your phone down in france, it's gone.
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>> whose numbers are in there? >> yours. oprah. obama's number is in there. i got some sexy pictures. >> the government knows all about it already anyway. great. we're looking ford this special. it sounds terrific. >> and they're going to show the first one that aired last week at 9:00 and then the second one at 10:00 because last week we got kind of -- >> a marathon. >> last week we premiered at 10:00 on saturday right when the jury decided to -- >> who the hell lets a jury make a verdict on saturday? >> i've never heard of it. isn't that crazy? >> don't rain on your parade like that. >> what did you think of the whole paula deen thing? >> well, put it this way. she said she's only said the "n" word once but now that she lost her whole empire, i'm pretty sure she's saying it a lot more.
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>> you're crazy. >> do you feel bad for her at all? >> i do. i do. i feel bad for her. i do. >> okay. wanda, thanks for coming to see us. >> you are "herlarious." you can catch her special on own network. coming up, the online video that will give you a giggle. >> [ indistinct conversations ] hi. hi. hot shot? ♪ how's it taste? ♪ [ gasps ] ♪ woo, boy! [ male announcer ] that hot spicy taste is like a slap to the face. new kfc hot shot bites. 100% breast meat with a spicy cayenne pepper marinade. try 10 hot shots and a boneless bucket, just $15.99. today tastes so good.
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that guy would be laying on his horn right now. and maybe -- >> i love this. >> he jumps right in because they are doing a promotional thing. he turned into it. this girl starts to play with him and have a little fun. and he might be getting out of the car momentarily. >> let's see. come on now. get out of there. >> that's a great song. >> how can you not dance to this? it was actually shot by a youtuber. >> he's got moves. >> are you sure this isn't a plant? >> no, legit. that's why everyone else is standing still because the girl just kind of went with it. >> he's doing a little irish jig. >> look at that guy, though. >> okay. now there might be a little bit of something we don't actually see on here but at the end, she gives him a big hug and a little kiss for playing along. >> did he just turn around and go the other way? >> he turned around and got out of there. i don't think that would happen in new york. >> probably not. ready, set, show us our makeover team transforms two ladies from the plaza. we'll unveil the amazing results
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test. test. test. test. good morning to you, 10:28, i am marla tellez. los gatos-based netflix is making history this morning. its exclusive show "house of cards" was nominated for three prime time emmy awards this happened very early in north
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hollywood this morning much the online-only sear reefs nominated for best actor, best actress and best drama. other big nominees, "breaking bad," "downton abbey" and mom...
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yes honey? dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, is that true? says here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy. [ dad ] jan? ♪ 10:28 now. a live look at what's left of the cloud cover in san francisco. fading fast a warm day as a result. temperatures in the 60s today in san francisco. 64 for you, 78 in oakland. 76 degrees on the way to fremont, we have hotter days
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ahead. detail that for you today at 11:00. also want to tell you about this fire that could interrupt your camping plans heading down to big sur. yes, want to tell you all about this one, zero percent containment, lass padres national forest. the latest at 11:00. check the drive with mike. a lot lighter at the bay bridge toll plaza, some lanes are opening and some lanes are close, prepare for a little adjustment as you approach that toll plaza from oakland. map shows you the approach through the maze, moving slowly, a sigg alert, willow pass road, three of four northbound rains blocked and cause a big slow down. use north 242, take highway 4 over to the interchange. coming up in 30 minutes 11:00, more on the 8-year-old girl shot and killed overnight at a sleepover in oakland. this happened on wilson avenue near 580 a 7-year-old girl, 4-year-old boy and a grandmother
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were also injured. nbc bay area's christie smith will bring you a live report at 11:00. hope to see you in a half an hour. we're back on this thirsty thursday with more of today. it's time for another installment of the plaza ambush makeovers. we pluck two lucky lady offs the plaza and surprise them with a new look. contributor and stylist to the stars "louis licari, la, la, la, la la, ♪ >> and ms. jill martin. >> hi, kids. how is everyone today? how is the group? >> hot out there. >> steamy hot and a hairy situation. that's all you had to say. >> ooh, a hairy situation. all righty. let's start with our first lucky lady. barbara brown. 36 years old from given, nebraska. a self-described tomboy. she never wears a dress. never wears makeup.
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a little anxious but excited to get glammed up for the day. let's listen to her story. >> okay. an exciting day because you weren't expecting this. but i know you want this for your daughter. >> yes. >> tell me why she deserves it. >> she's hard working. she's never had one done before. and i think she deserves it. >> and i know your brothers are really excited. what do you guys think? >> i think she earns it, definitely. >> yes, i hear you with that one. >> these are men of few words. okay. so i see this body. take a look at this body. i think we're going to give you a whole new york city glam look and you'll be fabulous. are you nervous? your ready? >> yeah, i'm ready for it. >> she's ready and here with the gang. her dad robbie and her brothers -- >> wait a minute. >> and her brothers -- >> you know, we don't judge around here. >> so there's robbie, robert and robbie. okay. >> here's barbara brown before.
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let's see the new you. ♪ >> don't take them off yet, guys. >> right here. >> all right, guys. take off your blindfolds. take them off. >> holy -- >> oh, my god! >> wow! >> beautiful. >> one of them is speechless. >> turn around and take a look at yourself. >> do you have your glasses? you can put them on or go closer. >> no, that's all right. >> all right. i want you to turn right around. >> we're going to have some problems. >> why? >> he has not seen her like this for a while. >> tell us about the outfit. i mean the hair. >> i'll talk about the outfit, too, but the hair, what we did, she is a beautiful girl who did not have a clue how glamorous she was. so what -- i did do a pinch of makeup and this great haircut.
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>> i think she took so many years off. it's unbelievable. >> a younger woman and a whole new look. >> rob and rob and robby. what do you think? >> she looks gorgeous. >> gorgeous. >> isn't that nice? >> i don't know how we're going to stop getting home without that. >> tell us about the dress. >> this is the reality series right here, people. >> the nebraskans. >> few words. >> we're in trouble. >> so she has two dresses. a bridesmaid dress and wedding dress. so we wanted to give you something. you said you won't wear it but a little subtle with a little pop. this is from maggie london. >> congratulations. you look beautiful. >> all right. number two is stephanie byrum, 31 from atlanta, texas. as a kid she always dreamed of coming to new york city.
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we decided to celebrate by ghifrg a brand new look. let's listen to her story. >> okay. so first time in new york city. and you get a makeover. and your first time bringing her. so what do you think? >> i'm so excited. now this is so exciting, steph. she's 31 and she has her ph.d. and it's a dream come true. >> okay. so you have your camera ready because it's your first time to take pictures. your backpack. you are a real tourist and now a makeover. >> it's really exciting and unexpected. >> all right. well, i promise you, we're going to make you look gorgeous. what do you think? >> i trust you. >> you should. she's had a lot of experience. she's here with her sixth grade teacher donna and all their friends. >> oh, a big group. >> great group. let's take a look at stephanie byrum before and bring out the new stephanie. >> wow! >> all right, ladies. take them off.
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>> oh, my god! oh, my god! >> wow! wow! >> you look beautiful. >> doesn't she look great? you want to see? turn around sweetheart. >> i need my eyes. >> whoa! >> so cute. >> look into that camera, please. >> okay. >> tell us what you did. >> again, fabulous. you look fabulous. your hair is shorter. again, a haircut put her face more in proportion. showing off that great color. >> she's so tiny. >> such a tiny, petite little thing. and then we did -- the big tip here is to make her look even more luscious by making them a little bit bigger by drawing over them. >> i love that dress, too, jill. >> luscious lips. this is from andrew mark.
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and this accentuates her figure. hopefully this will -- >> she'll have a reason to now, i'm sure. what do you all think, ladies? >> wonderful. wonderful. >> you love? >> yes. >> all right. let's bring barbara back out. a big applause for both ladies. congratulations. >> thank you louis. thank you, jill. the headlines. what many families are struggling with. what you can do if someone you love needs help. >> very important advice coming [ doorbell rings ] donuts? ♪ you're cute. [ door closes ] [ female announcer ] new special k protein cereal helps keep you fuller longer. willpower. what will you gain when you lose? how ya doin'? mmm. [ birds chirping ] okay bye bye! [ female announcer ] help satisfy your hunger longer with special k protein bars and shakes. willpower. what will you gain when you lose?
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over the last few years far too many people have died from overdoses either accidental or not. and it's not just actors like "glee" actor cory monteith. >> at least 100 people in the united states die each day from drug overdoses. here with help are clinical psychologist and doctor. nice to see you ladies. >> when we heard about cory monteith, he's not someone we thought of when it came to drugs. we didn't know that part of him. but a lot of people wonder what actually killed him. some thought he was a heavy user, stopped using, and maybe went back to his normal dose. is that something that could have happened? >> that happens a lot. because in a rehab, you haven't used for awhile. when they go back, they go back to the same amount. his body isn't used to it anymore. that can contribute. >> young people and heroin.
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is that something -- >> it's a chic drug right now. >> in 2008 prescription painkillers overtook marijuana as the most common gateway drugs for teens. and that leads to heroin. that opiate addiction, that's a tough one to kick. these days it's common. >> is rehab what you really have to do? i know cory went through it, but i think a lot of people may have concerns, maybe someone they know is using. is there -- what's the best route to go? >> they need to get help. if they can't do it on their own, they need to get help from elsewhere. the key is not just going to rehab, but when you come out. we have a safe place that changes your life. with cory, he went back to the old place he used to be in. so all the cues were there for him to start using again. >> that's an interesting question. they say he almost lived a
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double life. where at work, he never used, he was clean, he was ready. was it the work that was giving him a purpose to get up every morning? when he didn't have that he would use? >> i think it was a lot of hard work for him not to use. i heard people say it took a lot of time and effort to keep him clean even when he was -- the wonderful thing now is we do have treatments that work. we have medications that work. there is help. you have to want it. >> it's not just heroin or marijuana. it is painkiller. i saw something a couple weeks ago saying prescription painkillers kill more women than ovarian cancer does. what is it? women don't want to feel any pain so we'll take medicine more so than we need? >> well, i think that first of all, there's overprescription. doctors need a lot of education. there's a statistic that walking in for the first complaint of back pain, most people get a
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prescription for an opiate painkill painkiller. which is heavy duty. the doctors need better education and prescribing habits. this is an addictive medication. it's only for short-term use. you should not take it if you're not having pain. a lot of people don't hear that. >> if something hurts you take a pill in society. there's so much research showing other approaching to treatment to helping with depression are so effective. >> i think if you medicate a lot, you don't know. you don't know when you're past it. because you're always taking meds throughout it. >> you don't know what's normal anymore. >> or even emotional pain if you need a drug for that. >> thank you so much. >> thank you very joining us. do you want to be a gracious host or a guest? >> definitely a guest. we have perfect hostess gifts. but first these messages. >> by the way -- it's a fresh-over. we want you to eat some peaches and tell us what you think. they're really juicy.
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someone's beach house for this weekend but sweth out how to show your appreciation? >> you can find the perfect gift. lifestyle expert lucy siegel has some ideas to help you think out of the gift box. >> come on down, lucy. >> all right. >> you have unique gifts. usually people -- i show up with a bottle of champagne or wine. >> me, too. and i always appreciate it. >> wine is very common. one of the top gifts along with candles. but what we have here is if you're going to a picnic. look at this awesome blanket. about 38 square feet. and one side is really soft and cozy and the back side is actually water resistant. >> that's great. >> fabulous if you are out. this is from lamps plus, believe it or not. >> eight square feet. >> you said 38. >> and then from party city, they make these citronella candles. you always want to bring kids toys. and also use their buckets to fill with ice. and sugarfina is high end candy.
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we're going to get to our cooking segment in just a second. we have to make a quick correction. the truth is we talked about that drug segment. and it turns out more women die from drug overdoses than die of cervical cancer. >> not the ovarian. >> so we wanted to clear that
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up. >> all right. it is time to get cooking. and we've got a maryland favorite. we're talking crab cakes. >> crab cakes. >> all right. you're going to love these. >> yes, one of our favorite restaurants is michael's. and michael mccarty is here. he's the owner of the restaurant here in new york and also in santa monica. he's going to share his recipe. and he's brought along one of his new york-based chefs. kyung lin. >> anything that starts with this, i love already. >> talk about the crab cakes. >> this beautiful jumbo lump crab meat from maryland. we're going to make a little binder. japanese bread crumb with just milk. let it sit and stir it. >> want me to do that for you? >> sure. >> you have to work, kath. >> then egg yolk. dijon mustard. >> crab meat. >> worcester sauce. i can never pronounce that. >> it's the lump crab. >> don't overmix it.
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just gentle. >> oh, don't overmix it. okay. >> that's the binder so it will hold the crab meat together. >> should she put this in here? >> dump this in here. >> pepper always. >> dump it in here. >> and then stir it again? >> just toss it together. >> look at that. >> he's a master chef and we're doing all the work. >> hello. >> and then form it up like that. >> you toss with some flour. >> tell us what we've got over here. how long do you cook those for? >> probably two, three minutes a side. very, very quick. your crab is already cooked. you're just trying to warm it up and get it really crispy. >> we're going to serve that with the famous corn salsa. >> yes. >> kyung. you use the red onions. beautiful corn. summer corn is spectacular. jalapenos and cilantro. a little olive oil. key to life is olive oil and moisture. lime juice. salt and pepper. you want to be able to balance
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it. make sure not too much lime. olive oil will bring it all together. >> perfect blend. >> and then assemble it. >> and you have to have this as a fabulous summer dish. >> i've been dying to try this wine. >> we're big rose fans. this is the original pink floyd from the south of france. >> which is now the home of brad pitt and angelina jolie. >> they make their beautiful rose. this is the first release. >> how about a toast. >> that is delicious. >> we're going to try your crab cakes. >> michael's on wednesdays at lunch it is the place to be. >> wild. >> thank you for coming. >> tomorrow, finding your second act in life. >> and the garden projects you should tackle yourself. and guess who else is here? >> tim gunn. >> crazy guy. >> we will see you for try day friday.
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good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. jon has the day off. for the first time, we are getting a look at the 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed overnight inside an oakland home. we are also hearing from the girl's family who was just baffled by the latest shooting that has put three others in the hospital as well. nbc bay area's christie smith joins us live from outside the apartment where this all happened and also where the search continued for the shooter. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that little girl's mom is on answer airplane right now from washington, d.c. where she was on vacation, after getting the horrible, horrible news that


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