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"today in the bay." we will be back with you at 7:25, with more live, local news. >> you don't want to miss out on the fun for our midday newscast at 11:00. it is friday. make sure you enjoy it. thanks for starting your morning right here with us. tropical storm barry gains strength and barrels toward the gulf coast overnight. evacuations ordered. the national guard activated. rain already being measured there in feet with historic flooding expected. we're live in new orleans, and al has the brand-new information just in on the storm's path. breaking news. moments ago president trump announces the resignation of embattled labor secretary alexander acosta. a live report from the white house just ahead. breaking overnight, arrested again. the slew of new federal sex crime charges against r. kelly this morning. all that, plus, new accusers.
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multiple women coming forward against billionaire jeffrey epstein, and more of our exclusive interview. what this woman is revealing about how she says she was targeted. >> did you ever think, why is this older man -- >> i did. >> -- wanting to hang out with this 14-year-old? >> i did. stop that submarine. dramatic video from one of the wildest chases you'll ever seen. what the coast guard says it found inside that sub. and dream team. >> you guys have never been in a movie before. >> harry smith sitting down with the blockbuster cast of one of the most anticipated movies of the year. today, friday, july 12th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today." thank you for being with us on a friday morning. not only are folks in the south watching the map and the storm
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track closely. they're already feeling it. >> national guard has been activated. evacuation orders are there. that's our top story this morning. >> wind and rain felt along the gulf coast and look at that picture. the conditions are set to worsen throughout the day. there are fears of record rain and record flooding. we'll be in new orleans live in a moment from now. let's go to al, who is watching this storm closely. al, good morning. >> thank you so much. here's the latest we have from the national hurricane center. barry, 125 miles south-southeast, morgan city, louisiana. picked up speed, moving north-northeast at 5. makes landfall early saturday morning and then continues its way up the mississippi river valley. in fact, we'll be talking about this on into next week. as you can see, it goes all the way up into the midwest. tropical alerts along the coast. we have hurricane warnings. tropical storm warnings. as you move inland, tropical storm watches for coastal parts of mississippi.
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where the storm surge will be anywhere from two to six feet from intercoastal city to grand isle. the wind field is fairly large. the winds, again, aren't going to be catastrophic but can do damage, bring down power lines and remove roofs. we'll be watching this through sunday. to give you a sense of why this is going to be such a big problem, it is a massive storm in size. 800 miles across, almost across the entire gulf coast. now, in comparison, hurricane michael, 500 miles last year. average hurricane diameter, 300 miles. difference was that michael was a category 3 or 4 storm, even almost reaching a 5. that caused all that damage. what we're worried about, the rain. flooding is going to be a big problem. a high risk of flooding through louisiana, central louisiana, and on into the south. rainfall rates 3 to 4 inches per hour, and it could overwhelm the pumps in new orleans. isolated rain, 25 inches or
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more. a wide area of 10 to 15 inches of rain. louisiana is in jeopardy of breaking their all-time hurricane allison record 2001 of almost 30 inches of rain. we're going to be watching this very closely. the flooding, again, the big problem. that's why people have to really heed those evacuation orders. craig? >> al, we'll come back to you in a few moments. along the gulf coast, millions are bracing and preparing for whatever that storm brings. nbc's kerry sanders is in new orleans for us once again this morning. what's the scene right now? >> reporter: good morning, craig. i'm on the mississippi river. we heard al talk about rain levels up to maybe 25 inches. take a look at the mississippi here. see the trees there? that's where the banks of the mississippi should be. as you can see, the water is much closer. and the fear is that with the storm surge and that amount of rain, the only protection will be for that side where people live, this manmade
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levee that runs for miles. this morning, the gulf coast is on high alert. >> you have to be prepared. you never know, even if it is a small one. something can happen. >> reporter: grocery store shelves stripped bare. cars lining up to fill up. residents here either hunkering down or heading out. glen jones moved up his flight. >> i like new orleans a lot but i didn't want to sleep here tonight at the airport. >> reporter: heading out now makes sense? >> right. >> reporter: plaquemines parish brought in buses to get people to shelters. mandatory evacuations in much of the low-lying louisiana parish. >> we're hoping that people have heeded our warning and moved to high ground. >> reporter: mercedes antoine is going, and worried what she might find when she comes back. the water could come over the levy. what would happen to your home? >> destroyed. i'll have nowhere else to go. >> reporter: lawrence, whose house sits up high, says he and
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his wife will stay. >> i have four dogs and one cat. i don't want to move with them. >> reporter: along the mississippi river, the big concern is the storm surge. the river is already swollen, running 8 feet above normal, with 3 to 5 feet of storm surge possible. the mississippi could rise to levels not seen since 1950. so on one side, you can see all is dry. the levee is doing exactly what it is supposed to do, protecting the mississippi river from coming over. the fear, of course, is the storm surge could push it over, flooding neighborhoods. the national guard has been activated here, guys. more than 3,000 members stand big in the event that that flooding problem begins. savannah, craig? >> kerry sanders for us in new orleans, thank you. politics now. this morning, we have the results of a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll in the 2020 presidential race. it is a mixed bag for democratic front runner joe biden.
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we also have some major headlines out of the white house, including new details on the migrant raids this coming weekend and the president's conservative social media summit. let's start with the new poll with peter alexander in our studio in morning. you have the numbers. good morning. >> good morning to you. we know joe biden got mixed reviews for the first democratic debate. well, he has good news this morning. he's still in the lead among democrats, but he has company. let's show you are the numbers are from the new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. you see joe biden at 26%, trailing him is elizabeth warren, the senator from massachusetts, at 19%. tied for third there, senators kamala harris and bernie sanders. and the south -- the indiana
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mayor from south bend, indiana, pete buttigieg at 7%. warren does better with self-described liberals. the democratic voters under the age of 50. joe biden focusing on the president. yesterday, taking aim at president trump on the topic of foreign policy. >> well, the world's democracies look to america to stand for the values that unite us and truly lead the free world. donald trump seems to be on the other team. we are the united states of america. we do not coddle dictators. >> really, the biggest fault line we're seeing among the democrats right now are those democrats who want substantial change. if you want substantial change, you're inclined to support bernie sanders or warren. if you want more realistic change, you're a big joe biden fan right now. the next debate, the end of this month. >> thank you, peter. speaking of the 2020 race, president trump is headed to the battleground state of wisconsin today. we just left the white house and talked to reporters about a number of topics in the headlines. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to
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you, craig. there is breaking news. labor secretary alex acosta is stepping aside. he called the president to inform him saying it was his decision. mr. trump acknowledging acosta had become a distraction. this after acosta held a news conference wednesday defending a sex crimes plea deal he helped broker for jeffrey epstein in 2008 while serving as a u.s. attorney in florida. acosta suggested epstein would not have served any jail time if his office had not stepped in. epstein was allowed to avoid federal prosecution in exchange to pleading guilty to state charges including soliciting prostitution from a minor. epstein spent time in jail and was forced to register as a sex offender. he pleaded guilty to new charges involving underaged girls. that was called a sweetheart deal and the pressure became too great. acosta is now stepping down. the deputy labor secretary will
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replace him for the time being. meanwhile the president also on defense this morning over the controversial social media summit at the white house on thursday. on thursday, president trump blasting major social media companies. >> we have terrible bias. we have censorship like nobody has any understanding or nobody can believe. >> reporter: his comments made during a white house summit attended by some of the president's fiercest online supporters, and criticized by many for including some of the internet's most controversial voices. >> some of you are extraordinary. i can't say everybody. some of you are extraordinary. the crap you think of is unbelievable. >> reporter: hours beforehand, the southern poverty law center called the meeting a gathering of groups and individuals who have no business at the white house. saying the invite list included conspiracy theorists and extremists. guests included right-wing personalities like ali alexander, who pushed the false
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conspiracy theory that kamala harris wasn't an american black, large social media companies like twitter, facebook and google said they were not invited to attend and declined to comment about the gathering. some of the president's critics called it a campaign event, >> they are talking about pure socialism. >> reporter: but a call to action to his followers. >> you have a lot of power and strength. you have to use it wisely. >> reporter: critics saying the event was more like a campaign event. the president vowing to look for legislative fixes to what he calls censorship of the media directing some at the white house to do that. for acosta, democrats on capitol hill and the campaign trail called on him to resign because of the plea deal. it's clear the pressure was too great leading to today's announcement. craig and savannah? >> kristen, thank you.
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in the meantime, as we told you yesterday, the nationwide immigration raids that originally were postponed by the white house a few weeks ago are now scheduled for this r this coming weekend the operation is already being met with protests. nbc's national correspondent miguel almaguer has the details for us good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're told by two senior officials with the department of homeland security that beginning this sunday, immigration and custom enforcement agents will begin looking for some 2,000 immigrants under deportation orders the crackdown comes as ongoing protests over the treatment of migrant children and vows by elected officials not to help i.c.e. agents in the field the raids were supposed to begin ten weeks ago in major u.s. cities but they were abruptly called off shortly after president trump tweeted, next week, i.c.e. will begin the process of removing the millions
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of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the united states. last friday, the president telling reporters, the raids will now be starting fairly soon i don't call them raids. i say they call in illegally, and we're bringing them out legally. >> reporter: in cities targeted, there are calls to resist. the mayors of new york, chicago, and los angeles, all promising local police will not share resources or assist i.c.e. with the crackdown. >> this policy is all about fear this is about a president saying a million people are going to be deported. >> reporter: in l.a., activists have been holding workshops to educate immigrants about their rights california's governor says that's a good idea >> i just want to say to folks that are anxious about a knock on the door, when we talk about knowing your rights, without a warrant, you don't have to open the door >> reporter: lopez is a daca recipient who has been in the country since she was 9. she's worried about her parents and young siblings.
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>> there was many times my brother, my little one, asked me, what are we going to do? what happens if mom and dad are deported >> reporter: already under fire over poor conditions children are experiencing in detention centers, immigration officials say they're committed to carrying out the deportation raids. >> they're absolutely going to happen there's approximately a million people in this country with removal orders of course, that isn't what i.c.e. will go after this in, but that's the pool from people who have been all the way through the due process chain. >> reporter: immigration officials said they'd not comment on the timing or other details of the operations. families arrested could be flown to detention centers in texas and pennsylvania, where they'd await deportation. i.c.e. says the goal is to carry out the deportations as quickly as possible. savannah >> we'll continue to cover it. miguel, thank you. breaking overnight, more legal troubles for r. kelly. the singer arrested again in chicago. stephanie gosk is here with some more details on that steph, what do we know
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>> guys, good morning. r. kelly was already facing state charges for sexual assault and abuse. now, he's been indicted by a federal grand jury on an additional 13 charges, including child pornography. he is set to be arraigned in federal court in chicago this morning. >> reporter: overnight, r&b star r. kelly arrested in chicago on sex charges. law enforcement sources say a spokesman for the u.s. attorney's office said kelly has been indicted on 13 counts, including child pornography, enticement of a minor, and obstruction of justice. ♪ i believe i can fly >> reporter: the 52-year-old singer, known for hits like "i believe i can fly" and "ignition. ♪ give me that >> reporter: he was arrested walking his dog near his home. >> had been said there were fbi investigations we didn't know when it'd happen. we're here today, and we're ready for it >> reporter: his arrest was the
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second time this year that kelly has been taken into custody in chicago on sex-related charges in february, kelly was charged in illinois with ten counts, including aggravated sexual abuse involving four women three of those victims were minors at the time of the alleged assault. he pleaded not guilty. then in may, kelly was charged with 11 more counts of sexual assault and sex abuse. according to court records, he again pleaded not guilty kelly has been the subject of sexual abuse allegations for nearly two decades some of them alleging acts as far back as 1998 the allegations resurfacing back in january after a six-part lifetime docu-series "surviving r. kelly," detailing a number of women's claims that they were sexually, physically, and mentally abused. it also focused on kelly's 2008 child pornography trial, centered around an infamous sex tape kelly was acquitted of all charges. the grammy award winning singer denied all charges in the
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docu-series. here he is getting emotional, defending himself in an interview with cbs news in march. >> y'all quit playing. quit playing. >> robert. >> i didn't do this stuff. this is not me, y'all. i'm fighting for my [ bleep ] life >> reporter: this morning, r. kelly now back behind bar, facing a mountain of legal trouble. >> we expect the indictment to be unsealed in chicago today, and the new york arraignment will happen at a later date. >> we should learn more. >> yes. >> steph, thank you. >> thank you, stephanie. lots more to get to, including all eyes on london this weekend some huge matches at wimbledon, including the women's final tomorrow morning serena going for her eighth singles title at the all england club at wimbledon. it is her 11th appearance in the final there. she's going to face off against romania's simona halep, who is going to play in her first wimbledon final. she is a very experienced player
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now, the guys. a big match on center court this morning. roger federer taking on rafael nadal in the semifinals. it is going to be epic believe it or not, it's been 11 years since these friendly rivals have met up on the grass at wimbledon the winner will face the winner of today's match between djokovic and bautista. men's final is sunday morning. if you're a tennis dork, let's say. >> i know one. >> this match this morning is incredible they haven't seen each other at wimbledon since 2008, 11 years, when nadal and federer went five sets almost a five-hour match >> epic. >> it is an epic rematch tennis channel did a three-hour documentary on this match alone. you should check it out. >> did you watch >> of course i did >> do you think rog has a shot >> he is the underdog actually, but what do i know >> not on clay. >> yes. >> by the way, meghan markle expected to be at that final, as well, and kate >> it's going to be good. >> going to be epic on different
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levels. >> why am i here right now i should be there. >> you'll be in front of the tv. speaking of epic, mr. roker. >> yeah. >> i stopped by your dressing room this morning and said, we'll go twinsies. >> we're watching barry, hot out in the southwest sunshine, pacific northwest, strong storms in the central plains we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. sharon says step on it. the meeting's started. ok, write her back 'dear sharon, don't mess with my discount!' faster mommy, i gotta go to the bathroom. i do too honey, but we're gonna hold it for mommy's discount. easy, easy! but you're in labor? don't mess with my discount! uh hem. get a discount up to 30% with drive safe & save from state farm. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're seeing the fog and the
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drizzle in san francisco as you get ready to head out the door. our temperatures staying in the 60s while the inland valleys heating up today. antioch yesterday reaching 92. san jose a high of 84 and a high of 90 in napa. a a lot more widespread 90s in the forecast for the inland areas throughout the weekend. we'll be coming back to mid 80s early next week, while san francisco stays in the 60s throughout the next several days. >> al, thank you. coming up, the new accusers coming forward this morning with more allegations against billionaire jeffrey epstein. we have more of our exclusive interview with another accuser this morning, she says how she was targeted by the billionaire. plus, dramatic video and the story behind this wild coast guard chase of a submarine first, this is "today" on nbc. . first, this is "today" on nbc.
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unfortunately, it can't do anything about that. now that you know the truth... are you in good hands? good morning, i'm marcus washington. a 4.9 quake hits ridgecrest this morning, the same place where the 7.1 quake hit last friday. no reports of injuries or damage. a late night stabbing near santa clara street in downtown san jose not far from the guadalupe river. police tell us the victim was stabbed multiple times but his life is not in danger. police are still looking for the person who stabbed him and we are working to find out who led up to this. a look outside for the weekend forecast.
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meteorologist kari hall? >> starts out cloudy in san jose. we'll see the clouds getting out of here fairly quickly and temperatures heating up in the mid 80s in the south bay, low 90s in the east bay as well as parts of the north bay. a lot more widespread 90s in the forecast for the weekend, and as it gets hot there in san francisco, stays cool. we'll be in the 60s in just a little bit more sunshine for the weekend. let's get an update on how the commute is rolling with mike. >> bay bridge, it's full but moving well for the fastrak lanes and the approach is looking great as well, despite a couple of crashes that show up here. updating that crash we still do have traffic control for the northbound direction, lantos tunnel earlier crash mostly cleared from lanes, traffic flow restored along the coast and slow through hayward and fremont. crashes both directions on the shoulder. not a big deal. westbound on the right side across the san mateo bridge you're headed toward the sunshine and presumably toward your weekend, which is good stuff. low clouds but not a problem for most passers throughout the bay.
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>> that's what we like to hear, mike. >> we'll have another local news update coming up in 30 minutes.
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back at 7:30 on a friday morning, july 12th, 2019 check out these lines outside studio 1a this morning people lined up for our summer concert hours ago for one of music's rising stars her name, maggie rogers. >> yeah, she burst onto the scene with help from a viral video. she's been impressing the world with her talent ever since she's about to take our citi summer concert stage this is one where people were telling me weeks ago, can i come can i get a ticket it is going to be a really good concert.
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>> exactly. people bracing for what could be the first hurricane of the season. tropical storm barry intensified overnight with winds up to 50 miles per hour this storm is expected to make land fall early tomorrow morning, but the winds and rains are lashing already on the louisiana coastline. flooding is the main concern at this point, but officials are not expecting the mississippi river to rise above its levees in new orleans a change in direction or intensity could change that. breaking news this morning sexual assault allegations mounting against billionaire jeffrey epstein. the "miami herald" is reporting at least a dozen women have come forward with accusations, many, according to an attorney the paper spoke with, were minors at the time of their assault. this comes on the heels with our exclusive interview with jennifer araoz, who said epstein raped her when she was just 15 years old. this morning, more of our interview, how she says she fit the profile of vulnerable girls
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prosecutors say he preyed upon >> reporter: what kind of teenager were you? >> i was a happy child i had pains growing up because my father passed when i was 12 years old. so that definitely took an effect on me when i was a kid. >> reporter: at 14 years old, jennifer araoz says she was lost, and she believes a female recruiter for jeffrey epstein looks to use that vulnerabilit when approaching her in 2001. >> where are you from? asking me personal questions i thought, okay, somebody trying to get to know me. >> reporter: it was the beginning of what she says was a grooming process that led her to epstein and his new york city mansion. >> he is powerful, wealthy, a great guy, almost like a fatherly figure to her, which has meaning for me at that time because i was maybe longing for that, which i was. so i just eventually trusted her. >> reporter: when you went there the first time, why did you think you were going
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how did she have you go there? >> more of just like a mentor almost, somebody that could help me saying, like, you know, he's helped me, i've struggled. almost like she was similar to me. >> reporter: araoz says the recruiter was with her when she first started visiting epstein, who showered her with compliments. during most visits, his secretary would give her $300 or leave the money for her in a drawer >> by that time -- you went there alone for the first time, was there a certain trust that had built up? >> for sure. yeah i didn't feel i had anything to fear i felt almost like a friend, you know didn't do anything for me not to trust him. i felt okay. i felt totally fine going there. >> reporter: did you ever think, why is this older man -- >> i did. >> reporter: -- want to hang out with this 14-year-old? >> i did i didn't overanalyze it because -- i did and i didn't care really. i just knew that i was young i, you know, needed the money. i thought maybe just he needed companionship. i wasn't sure what it was.
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i really didn't ask any questions. >> reporter: the first time you went there alone, is that when something sexual happened for the first time >> he brought me up to the upstairs room, which had the massage room he would tell me, like i want to show you my favorite room in the house. i guess he was getting more comfortable. afterwards, he basically said, transitioned into, you know, do you give good massages >> reporter: promises to help her become a model or actress and help her family financially also kept her coming back, she says, even after he began sexually abusing her >> i wasn't thinking, this is belittling i was just a lost kid, you know. i just -- it just seemed okay, i don't know >> reporter: and he had suggested he might help you, sort of his promise hanging over all of that. >> yeah.
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so i just -- i said, this can only be beneficial, you know this is a good thing just stick it through, you know. it'll get easier, it'll get better so i just kept on going. yeah >> reporter: it was a process, it sounded like. >> it was. yeah, it wasn't an overnight thing. that's why i feel like it was really well thought out, you know, well kind of planned, you know, to really make me feel as comfortable as possible. almost to keep me coming back. i didn't really think, you know, that, you know, her and him would conspire to have me go there to do such weird things, you know, that ended up happening. >> reporter: araoz, drawn into a world she says others around epstein facilitated. do you think those around him, if they knew, do you want them to be held responsible >> i never, honestly, even
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thought about that you know, when it comes down to it, yes, there's a lot of people that you could point fingers and blame, you know. but i'm not blaming anybody. i'm sure they knew though. that's more on their conscience. >> reporter: now that she's speaking out, araoz says she's found her strength. >> i know that i'm doing the right thing, and i feel good about it i feel good. i feel brave i feel strong. more than ever right now >> reporter: do you feel afraid of him >> no, i don't not anymore. i'm done with that >> araoz is not involved with this new federal indictment, but her lawyers asked for more information about epstein and his associates in anticipation of filing a civil case against him. epstein's attorneys have not responded to repeated request
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for comment by nbc news but previously questioned araoz's credibility. epstein pleaded not guilty to this most recent sex trafficking charge it is interesting to hear this account and dig deeper into it what she portrays is a process that went on over a period of weeks. it wasn't like she showed up, and this alleged rape happened it was something, she said, that took place, took time. she had been there a few times before anything turned physical. >> after she stopped showing up that last time, did he or any of these people reach out to her? >> she says yes. she says that for almost more than a year, from time to time, the secretary or whoever it was, would reach out to her she never went back. she never returned a call. you know, it took her years before she said she told anyone. did tell people long before it came out publicly. she told a therapist and a then-boyfriend >> how is she doing? do you get a sense of where she is now >> you can kind of feel it at the end. she's resolved, a burden is
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lifted, telling the story. it's a long road she's got a civil case she's filed against him. that's not an easy process we'll continue to follow it. >> we will. let's switch gears now 7:37 on this friday morning. we turn to mr. roker all eyes on the gulf and the heat. >> heat and humidity we have a weak cold front pushing through, but it is not going to bring a lot of relief, as you'll see. look at the temperatures 101 in jackson 97 heat index in atlanta jacksonville raleigh. 105 in victoria. tomorrow, we've got the heat continuing throughout the northeast into the midwest, with temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s. early next week, not a lot of relief 90s in des moines. indianapolis nashville in the mid 80s good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're starting out with sunshine here, with clouds and fog near
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the coast and we're going to have a wide range in temperatures today, anywhere from 64 at half moon bay to 92 in antioch. 93 in concord and for the south bay we're looking at highs in downtown san jose up to 84 degrees. we will have some more widespread 90s going throughout the weekend for the inland valleys. cooling down but san francisco stays mostly in the 60s. >> the best lighting we've ever had. >> oh, this feels so good. >> that natural light. you look like a chocolate angel. >> oh, that took turn. >> i didn't see that one coming. >> oh, i'm melting thank you. >> this is the god light, yes. >> great light >> thank you, al coming up next, the great sprawl of china. richard engel exploring the country's new tech revolution and what it means for the u.s., right after this ople have in common, limu? [ paper rustling ] exactly, nothing. they're completely different people,
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we're back with in-depth today. this morning, a new way to look at the u.s.'s ongoing trade war with china from the ground. >> yeah, china pouring billions into new technology, like artificial intelligence, that's giving the country's economy a massive boost. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel spent weeks in china on this story. richard, good morning. >> we often talk about china in terms of the trade war, but there is a larger rivalry at play china doesn't hide its ambitions to become the dominant super power. it wants to displace the united states we had several weeks with great access in china, talking to party officials, going to factories, talking to just people on the street from the top to the bottom, you get a sense that china feels like its time has arrived.
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it feels the u.s. is floundering right now. one of the ways that china wants to propel itself in the future is through a.i. or artificial intelligence >> reporter: from driverless cars setting speed records to robot hotels, china is building for the future, trying to overtake the u.s. with a home-grown tech revolution that's now everywhere, even in supermarkets. >> you can take your phone, and you can just scan. you can see when it was delivered to the store you can see the temperature. >> reporter: if you want to eat in the store, technology can help, too. from picking out the food to choosing your sauce. it comes out served by robots. kind of reminds me a little bit of america circa 1950. >> there's a lot of similarities between china now and in the post world war ii era in the united states. a lot of chinese feel that technology can solve any problem. >> reporter: president xi
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jinping is investing billions into artificial intelligence, vowing that by 2030, china will become the world's a.i. leader. >> this is akin to like china having its sputnik moment, and like we're over here playing with like an old hot wheels set. >> reporter: companies like amazon and netflix are already using a.i. to make recommendations based on what you've bought or watched but china is harnessing this predictive power to do a lot more a.i. is increasingly at the center of robotics, retail, banking, and medical research. what is china trying to achieve with this? >> whoever wins the tech wars, especially in artificial intelligence and big data in the next five years, going to control the world in the future.
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>> reporter: china is also using artificial intelligence to build the ultimate surveillance state. many of china's ubiquitous surveillance cameras feed into an a.i. system that can recognize faces, figure out your name, and alert authorities if you disobey the law. even crossing the street, you're on camera. if you jaywalk, you'll be caught, shamed, and fined. citizens will be ranked with a social credit score. if your score gets too low, your access to restricted at places like train stations and airports china is playing a long game, trying to dominate a technology that will allow it to monitor its population in unprecedented detail and become the 21st century superpower >> as awesome as it is, it is kind of depressing on a certain level. what is the social credit system, by the way. >> the social credit score is a program that they're rolling out across china where the state, based on a variety of data that they collect, assigns you a loyalty score, a social credit score based on how good of a person the state perceives you
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to be. that number, if it drops below a certain threshold, you can't use the airport, you can't use the high-speed trains. it is also impacted by who you know if you hang out with other people who are low scorers, it brings your number down. >> guilt by association. >> it has huge social ramifications. >> wow incredible to see, as you said, that the u.s. is consumed with its own business, and china is just going around, looking to be the next superpower. >> they see this as an opportunity to spread their wings. they think they were a great superpower, and now they think it is time to reestablish. >> richard, thank you. you can see more of richard's reporting, "on assignment" made in china, sunday night on msnbc. fascinating. coming up, harry smith sitting down with the stars of "once upon a time in hollywood." who knows which sitcom brad pitt and leonardo dicaprio appeared on
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good friday morning. right now at 7:56, we're seeing some breaks in the clouds, as we take a look over san francisco. we have a steady layer of fog over the city, but now starting to see some sun trying to poke through. as we head inland to dublin, we are going to see a lot more sun here, also hotter temperatures reaching into the low 90s by this afternoon, with livermore up to 90 degrees. san jose will see a high of 84, and 90 today in napa. oakland reaching 75. going throughout the weekend, it will be hot in the valleys with a lot of 90s. we'll come back to the mid 80s early next week, while san francisco stays cool at times foggy in some upper 60s. let's head over to mike for an update on the commute. >> a pleasant drive around the bay, mostly green. i'm concerned about the peninsula north 101 just heard about a crash which may be blocking the left three lanes. most of the slows shows up here
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in san mateo but woodside may get crowded. the bay bridge is a little less crowded. it is friday, the fastrak lanes are the slowest. everything moves nicely and slowing traffic control through the northbound lantos tunnel from the earlier crash but traffic moves in both directions along the peninsula for highway 1. that's better news connecting half moon bay back up with pacifica. back to you. >> thanks, mike. happening now, we're learning more about a late night stabbing in san jose. police say one person was stabbed near santa clara street in downtown just before midnight. police are looking for the person who stabbed him and we're still working to find out what led to this. the victim is expected to survive. the search is on for a dangerous weapon stolen from an fbi agent. investigators say the theft happened wednesday night at the hag haganberger shopping center. i'm marcus washington. we'll have more local news in the next 30 minutes and of
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it's 8:00 on it's 8:00 on "today. coming up, bracing for barry millions on high alert this morning as a dangerous tropical storm barrels toward the gulf coast. >> we hope that people have heeded our warning and moved to higher ground. >> mandatory evacuations under way. where is the storm headed? al that has brand-new details on the forecast. plus, unimaginable challenges an eye-opening look at what life is like for some military families struggling to just put food on the table. >> today was not a good sale day. we have to get creative. some days, we have, you know, bread drives.
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>> how officials are lending a helping hand. and burning up the plaza she rose to fame after pharrell williams heard her sing. now, maggie rogers is kicking off your friday with a live summer concert today, friday, july 12th, 2019 ♪ >> ready for maggie rogers >> from dallas, texas. >> atlanta, georgia. >> beijing, china. >> we love maggie. >> on and off. >> the plaza. >> we love you, maggie >> morning, everybody. welcome back to "today" on a friday morning we left the light on for you maggie rogers is here. can't wait to get out there with the crowd who is psyched t hear from here in just a few.
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>> we'll get outside in a few minutes. also, by the way, don't forget, you can take part in the fun from the comfy confines of your own home record a shoutout, post it with the hashtag mytodayplaza put it on twitter, instagram, and you could land on our open. let's start with your news at 8:00. residents along the gulf coast bracing this morning for what could become the first hurricane of the season. kerry sanders is in new orleans for us with the possibility of record flooding already a huge concern there. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah new orleans will definitely feel the impacts of this. tropical storm barry is going to impact the coasts of louisiana, mississippi, and alabama and it is a huge storm it is very big 800 miles across the real concern, of course, is with those 50 mile an hour winds, is the rain tremendous amount of rain is going to come, then storm surge. we're talking upwards of 25 inches of rain in certain
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places where i'm standing now is the mississippi river, which is 8 feet above where it normally is this time of year. you can see the trees right there, that's where the actual banks of the river should be storm surge could push the water as it comes in up over the levee here and flood the other side. there's a lot of attention to potential flooding that is, in part, why the national guard here in louisiana has activated 3,000 members, putting them on alert, getting their swift boats in place, in the event they have to perform rescues. guys, a lot of attention, and today is the last day, you can see the wind picking up, the last day to prepare. barry is making his way to shore on saturday. >> we can certainly see it there. kerry, thank you very much >> and hear it, as well. we have breaking news this morning. seattle area residents were shaken out of bed by a magnitude 4.6 earthquake it struck east of the city of everett. it could be felt throughout western washington the quake was followed by a 3.5 aftershock at this point, no immediate reports of any damage or
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injuries this quake comes one week after a pair of big earthquakes in southern california. the u.s. coast guard released dramatic video of a drug bust at sea, and it looked like a scene from an action movie. take a look and you'll see it. coast guard chasing a submarine. this happened a couple weeks ago in the eastern pacific ocean watch this the video shows the crewman jump on to the moving submarine. >> wow. >> then he starts pounding on the hatch. eventually, a man inside throws open the door, apparently giving himself up coast guard recovered 17,000 pounds of cocaine on that sub. worth an estimated $232 million. >> coast guard does not play. >> no. that's courageous moves right there. 8:04 how about a little boost >> remarkable video captured a rare rescue off the coast of western australia. jake wilton knew he was witnessing something extraordinary. a 10 foot manta ray kept
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swimming past him, trying to get his attention. turned out to the ray, known to local divers as freckles, had a large fish hook stuck in her it was dangerously close to her eye. jake was guiding snorkelers at the time he knew he had to act fast he kept diving down again, and again, and again, pulling the hooks out. he dove down again to say good-bye and freckles was there waiting. a magical moment between human and sea creature. >> thank goodness she found jake. >> i know. up next on a friday morning an eye-opening nbc new investigation that reveals a troubling challenge facing some military families. the fight under way to give them a helping hand. and then music's rising star, maggie rogers hitting our citi stage for a live concert just ahead first, ofriday morning, these messages ♪
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[zara larsson - "wow"] ♪ ♪ baby i'm not even in a gown ♪ and the only thing u have to say is wow ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop drop say oh my drop drop drop ♪ ♪ make u say oh my god my drop drop ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop make u say oh my go♪ ♪ and you never felt this type of emotion ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop drop say oh my drop drop drop ♪ ♪ make u say oh my god my drop drop ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop make u say oh my god ♪ we're back with today's talker over the years, we've got a lot of reporting on hunger around the world. >> right here at home, there is an unexpected group of children who too often go hungry. this is going to make you mad. they're the children of men and women who serve our country in the military nbc's senior investigative correspondent cynthia mcfadden
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is here with this investigation. >> good morning. it's very upsetting. our investigation began in san diego, one of the most expensive cities to live 40% above the national average thousands of enlisted service members and thei families are living there with paychecks putting them it or slightly above the poverty line. we took a look at what life is like for their kids. >> reporter: desiree meyer has four kids and a husband in the navy who has been deployed nearly eight months. she knew life as a military spouse would have challenged, but she never imagined the biggest one would be feeding her kids. >> today was not a good sale day. we have to get creative. some days we have bread drives >> reporter: desiree and thousands of other military families around the country rely on the kindness of strangers at do yo
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dewey elementary, the feeding san diego truck arrives every two weeks with fruits and vegetables where a team sets u a distribution line. families arrive early. nearly everyone here is mill fair. >> i wouldn't say check to check, but pretty darn close if a flat tire goes out, that's it you see what i'm saying? you don't have much. $100, $200 lingering, but that's it. >> reporter: tonya mcmillen is the princeal at dewe elementary. >> 80% military and 70% free and reduced lunch. >> reporter: essentially, what you're telling me is, members of our u.s. military are paid so poorly, that their children qualify for free lunch and breakfast. >> yup absolutely, yeah pretty sad >> reporter: i mean, would you tell people that little kids, whose parents are on the front line for the rest of us, you know, serving, go to bed hungry sometimes? it's shocking. >> yeah.
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yeah, go to bed hungry and lonely because their parents are gone sometimes, yeah. >> reporter: we ask these kids to carry a lot. >> yes, we certainly do. >> reporter: dan meyer is well aware of that. as a communications officer in the navy, he makes $34,279 a year before taxes. that's just under the national poverty level for a family of six. the military does pay for their housing, a significant benefit, but they still can only make ends meet with help. families struggling with food insecurity is something vince hall, ceo of feeding san diego, knows all too well last year, this food rescue group provided 26 million meals. >> many of these families are the hardest working people i've ever met in my life. they're focused on skipping meals so their kids have something to eat >> reporter: planning the groceries down to the very last snack, and watching every penny. some of those people are military families, where the kids are hungry on a routine basis. >> yes
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i take great pride in the work that we do here, but i take no pride in the fact that our country stations families in san diego and doesn't pay them enough money to live in san diego. chances are, while the service member is deployed in a combat area, wearing the uniform of our country, they are going to be worried that their family back home is living below the poverty level and doesn't have enough to eat. >> reporter: it's not just san diego. nbc news obtained records from the department of defense. they show that one in three children attending schools on military bases run by dod are eligible for free and reduced lunch. a group working with military families to get them the help they say they need tells us the problem is widespread. >> we've identified that there are food pantries on or near almost every military base in this country they're serving hundreds of military families each month >> reporter: something he says the military tries to keep as quiet as possible.
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>> i think for dod, this is a public relations issue they would rather it just kind of went away or was dealt with quietly. >> reporter: we wanted to talk to the department of defense about all of this, but despite repeated requests, they told us no one was available for an interview. instead, they sent us an email, telling us that the problem is minimal. that military members are very well paid, that there is a subsidized grocery store on each base, and that families can avail themselves of the financial literacy training the military provides. >> the position of the pentagon is that if you plan well enough, your husband is being paid a competitive wage, and everybody should be fine the two of you are not doing an adequate job planning. >> my husband and i have taken advantage of resources available to us. we have met with financial counselors provided by fleet and family services. we have done that work >> reporter: no matter how
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financially literate they are, there's so much stretching they can do. >> i think it is a national outrage. >> reporter: congresswoman susan davis of san diego and senator tammy duckworth of illinois, a former helicopter pilot, joined forces in introducing legislation that would lift some military families higher above the poverty line minimal problem, as the military says >> it is not a minimal problem instead of ignoring it, we should fix it. we should say, come to the military and kids will get good education, good housing, and your kids will be fed. the military is an amazing place to work. i loved the army let's compensate our troops who defend us so that they can do their jobs without worrying about whether or not their kids have empty bellies. >> reporter: so the estimate, in order to fund what you think is needed, is between $20 million and $30 million. >> yes a drop in the bucket when you look at the entire dod budget, which is in the $735 billion to $750 billion range. >> reporter: back in san diego, after 212 days at sea, desiree
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is about to welcome her sailor back home. dewy elementary, meyer kids are about to get a big surprise. >> oh, my gosh >> reporter: daddy's home. two beautiful words which, for today, push away all the worry >> and another complication. when a service member is deployed, his or her food allowance goes away for the family for the meyers, that's $360 a month less for food. >> hit the nail on the head in the last part of your piece. $720 billion for 2020 for the department of justice, right >> department of defense >> why can't they pull it out and make it go away? >> the pentagon supports it. >> suggesting financial illiteracy is the problem is shameful. >> we hope shining a light on it
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will bring more political will to the issue senator davis from san diego has been fighting this battle for ten years. now with senator duckworth and perhaps a lot of viewers, maybe they can make a change. >> meantime, we have to help a lot of the food pantries that are around the country not just the military but also the military. >> 100%. on our website, you can find a link to help do that if you're inspired. >> thank you for making us angry on a friday morning. >> thank you let us get a check of the weather. >> all righty. as we look at barry, this is the latest from the national hurricane center it is still spinning this is a disorganized system spreading out 800 miles in diameter 50 mile an hour winds moving southwest. don't worry whether it is a tropical storm, category 1 storm. this is going to be bringing a ton of rain, and the flooding will be an issue it is not just along the coast there will be heavy rain up into the mississippi river valley into wednesday in the meantime, we have this flash flood threat rainfall rates, 3 to 4 inches per hour it could, depending when it happens and how long, could
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overwhelm the pumps that keeps new orleans dry. we'll be watching that closely rainfall amounts, we could see upwards of 25 inches of rain in parts of southern and central louisiana. anywhere from 7 to 10 inches as you get up into mississippi and alabama, as well we'll be watching this all weekend long that's what's going on around the country. here's wha >> that is your latest weather. >> that's a beautiful suit. >> thank you. mr. daly. >> shake off my anger.
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shake off the anger. it's friday. >> no anger for pop start. >> first of all, maybe this is appropriate, let's cue the music, tee it up ♪ >> "lion king," friends. the soundtrack has arrived it has tunes performed by billy eichner, seth rogen, and others. of course, beyonce and donald glover's version of "can you feel the love tonight," al roker. >> beautiful ♪ can you feel the love tonight ♪ things ♪ >> thoughts? >> i mean -- >> beautiful. >> right? >> come on. >> with the images, show
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>> video of the summer. >> ed opened up about fulfilling his dream to work with eminem and others they were great in that. go to youtube if you want to watch it recommend it congrats to ed sheeran on his latest album. harry smith flew out to california to sit down with the cast of one of the most anticipated movies this summer "once upon a time in hollywood." he had a chance to talk to leonardo dicaprio, brad pitt, margot robbie, and quentin tarantino, who directed it >> you'd never been in a movie together before. >> we started on the same television show. >> "growing pains. >> '90 and '91. >> '92. >> we're talking decades ago. >> did you do a scene together >> no, no, no. >> no. >> mr. schwartz. >> another serious question, in
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my next life, who should i come back as, you or you? >> i think you're doing pretty well >> yeah, i don't know about him. i shine up well on the outside but -- >> bit dicey, my friend. >> i see what you're saying. >> good question >> it's a great question we bow to harry once again. >> what can't harry smith do they've been asked every question under the sun, and he picks the perfect one. "growing pains," one of my favorite shows did pop start pull it? >> of course. >> brad and leo both worke on the show, not together, as mentioned. there's brad on "growing pains." amazing. >> that hair. >> catch the full interview with harry and the cast on monday, here on "today." speaking of interviews,
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uncle al, you were in california and sat down with sir paul mccartney. how was that >> mind boggling he is terrific and still sounds great. >> looks great. >> talk about the old days with the beatles? >> talked about the beatles. in fact, he talked about, as he goes on tour, he actually has to relearn some of the songs. i said, really he said, soon, lennon and i wrote 300 songs or more. >> yeah. >> i have to go back and learn some of them he still enjoys going out there. it was an interview of a lifetime. >> they were teenagers. >> absolutely. they were kids now, i've gotten to interview two of the living beatles. >> very, very cool. >> again, al, he's worldwide >> he is >> he's everywhere you wish you were >> you're going to be able to see that here on "today" in the upcoming weeks with uncle al and paul mccartney. >> incredible pop start. congratulations. that was the harry smith of pop starts >> we went all in. time for the click >> yup. >> quick one timothy, this is funny this is in kentucky. tim puts in a doorbell camera to
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his house but wants to play a joke on his father-in-law. he says it is a retina scan. that's how the door will open. here's this poor guy bending to the camera, waiting for the door to unlock. of course, nothing happens this is a good prank >> that's great. >> fantastic >> he just walks away. >> forget about it i'll get a slice >> try that with my father-in-law. that's great. >> really good it was all caught on camera. guess who is here. >> maggie rogers. >> are you ready for this concert? >> i'm so excited. i went outside earlier, and i've never felt more like a pop star in my whole life. >> you are a pop star. people have been lining up since dawn i've been getting calls, can i see maggie we're happy you're here. >> i'm excited to be here. >> people may not know who you are because you're not on pop radio every five seconds.
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>> i am not. >> you're one of the most talented young musicians out there today. we're excited to have you showcase your talent on the plaza. >> when we come back, we'll be outside with maggie. >> you're on my playlist every five seconds, for sure. >> thank you. >> we're back after your local news and weath good morning. it is 8:26. i'm kris sanchez. a 4. #the quake shaking southern california happened around 6:11 this morning. it was centered in the ridge crest area the same place where the 7.1 quake hit last friday. so far though no reports of damage or injury. and a late night stabbing in the south bay where san jose police say one person was stabbed near santa clara street not far from the guadalupe river. police tell us the victim was stabbed several times but will survive. police are still looking for the person who stabbed him. we don't know what led to it. a look at how your traffic flow is going on this friday morning. >> a little problem here, kris. north 101. our camera at university shows
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traffic jamming up, marsh, eventually up toward woodside. a crash there had three lanes blocked for a short period. we have one lane blocked and a few vehicles on the shoulder so the traffic is slowing from highway 84 to redwood city. you see 280 through the same area spels el camino a good alternate. the rest of the bay shows a smooth, easy drive. crash in oakland, 8 #l 0, a bit toward 980. the bay bridge toll plaza looking lighter. fast track lanes are backed up. so bring cash because cash on fridays usually is king. >> always king every day. more local news in a half hour. just give me a racquet and watch me go.
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♪ it is ♪ it is 8:30 on a friday morning. july 12th, 2019. the crowd is huge. the crowd is amped up. some of these folks lined up all night long in a moment, their patience will pay off. maggie rogers is going to put on an incredible concert. >> i'm so excited.
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maggie, now we know why you feel like a pop star. look at all these people. >> i know. >> it's awesome. >> unbelievable. >> carson is down with some of your fans. >> down here with a hard core maggie rogers fan. this is sophia. >> hi, sophia. >> you and maggie, who just said hi to you, by the way. >> ridiculous. hello. >> you are also a music student in new york. >> i'm a singer/songwriter. at the new school. >> that sounds familiar. maggie has been down that path before >> i don't want to put you on the spot, but this is a nice moment, if you'd like to sing a little something for maggie and for us how about a little something ♪ you keep reaching out, then i'll keep coming back ♪ ♪ if you're gone for good, then i'm okay with that ♪ ♪ if you leave the light on, i'll leave the light on ♪ >> yeah. >> that was great.
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wow. i should steal you for "the voice. maggie, what'd you think >> overwhelmed that was amazing. >> you've been down the path what advice do you have? >> you don't need advice you're doing your thing. >> all right >> that's an endorsement. >> maybe one day this will be your concert series, and we'll all be here. best of luck. >> she'd hit the button and turn the chair for her. >> absolutely. >> singing your song, maggie. >> very cool >> thanks, carson. maggie is going to be performing for the full half hour and is coming back on the third hour of "today" in the artist lounge we're going to check in with dylan, teeing it up with big-time celebrities she has been really burning up the course we'll find out how she's doing in a special how about a final check of the forecast. >> let's show you what we have going on you'll see for this weekend, we have barry, dealing with barry in the gulf coast. sunshine not northeast, mid-atlantic hot and dry out west sunday, sunday, more tropical
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downpours in the southeast we're looking at sunshine in the northeast. also down into the southwest, showers and thunderstorms making their way across the northern good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. here is a live look at the golden gate bridge now covered with some fog. we'll see it start to clear out throughout the day. temperatures there reaching into the upper 60s. meantime you go inland and we're going to have some hotter weather today reaching into the upper 80s and low 90s. into the weekend we do still have really hot temperatures in the valleys. going into next week we come back down to more seasonable weather for mid july and we'll see san francisco staying in the 60s with fog rolling by at times. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly awm our presented to you by citi. >> we are mere moments away from our citi summer concert from maggie rogers. >> before we get going on the plaza, let's see how maggie became a superstar in the
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making ♪ on and off again >> reporter: maggie rogers is a singer/songwriter whose voice is one you won't soon forget. ♪ i thought it was a dream >> reporter: she was just a college student at nyu in 2016 when pharrell williams heard her song "alaska." catapulting her to stardom just last year, maggie landed a coveted spot as a musical act on "snl." ♪ like falling water >> reporter: her debut studio album, "heard it in a past life," dropped in january and skyrocketed to number two on the billboard 200 chart. it's already racked up more than 500 million cumulative streams ♪ leave the light on, i'll leav the light on ♪ >> reporter: now, this youtube artist on the rise is rocking out across the country with a stop here on our summer concert stage.
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♪ leave the light on >> here she is with the song that started it all, "alaska." ladies and gentlemen, maggie rogers ♪ ♪ i was walking through icy streams that took my breath away ♪ ♪ moving slowly through westwar water over glacial plains ♪ ♪ and i walked off you ♪ and i walked off an old me
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♪ oh me oh my, i thought it was a dream, so it seemed ♪ ♪ and now, breathe deep, i'm inhaling ♪ ♪ you and i, there's air in between ♪ ♪ leave me be, i'm exhaling ♪ you and i, there's air in between ♪ ♪ you and i, there's air in between ♪ ♪ cut my hair so i could rock back and forth, without thinking of you ♪ ♪ learned to talk and say whatever, whatever, whatever i wanted to ♪ ♪ and i walked off you, and i walked off an old me ♪
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♪ oh me oh my, i thought it was a dream, so it seemed ♪ ♪ and now, breathe deep, i'm inhaling ♪ ♪ you and i, there's air in between ♪ ♪ leave me be, i'm exhaling ♪ you and i, there's air in between ♪ ♪ oh ♪ you and i, there's air in between ♪ ♪ you and i, there's air in
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between ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ you and i, there's air in between ♪ >> maggie rogers is just getting started on our citi concert stage. more music in a moment first, this is "today" on nbc. of savings and service. whoa. travis in it made it. it's amazing. oh is that travis's app? it's pretty cool, isn't it? there's two of them. they're multiplying. no, guys, its me. see, i'm real.
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no messy lines, no paint bleed. for sharp lines every time, frog it! welcome back to our citi concert stage. we are with the great maggie rogers >> maggie, at the bright age of 25, already called an artist of her time by the "new yorker. her debut album "heard it in a past time" skyrocketed straight to number two on the billboard 200, which is incredible. >> now, she's on tour. she's performing for fans all
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around the country, including here on the plaza. good to see you. to say you were having a moment would be the grossest of understatements. "snl" in november, debut album in january, sold out radio city music hall for two nights. what is the best part of the experience for you. >> there's a lot happening at once i'm working hard to be present and have fun with this i joked about how this makes me feel like a pop star i think there is a little glitter to what i do that is just, like, yeah, i mean, might as well enjoy this of course. >> it's so fun i was watching you, and i have to say, i like your dance moves. you're a good dancer it made me think, how do you get ready for a moment like this you're a singer. you go to school all of a sudden, almost overnight, your life changes. >> i mean, i've been working and making music and writing and producing my own music for ten years. i always really knew what i wanted to do i worked really hard to learn as much about it as possible. just kept making music that felt like me. that's still what i'm doing. >> you've got this moment now,
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and at 25, what are you looking forward to in the not so distant future >> one day, i'm going to have a home i'm going to have a room that's mine there's going to be nice soaps in my bathroom >> soap? >> this is what i fantasize about. i live on a tour bus with my beautiful band we all live together it's a cool life and i understand that it's temporary, but as much as i love the tour bus, i dream about nice soap >> nothing like home. >> we're a block or two from radio music hall, which i understand you sold out two nights in like an hour really incredible. >> it's wild i mean, also, i went to nyu, so i had my college graduation at radio city. >> wow. >> it was actually the first time i ever got to play "alaska" live, was radio city couple blocks away, knowing i'm going to be returning in it fall. >> your name is on the marquee. >> is it really? >> you have to see it. >> not now don't run over there now. >> what are you doing next what's next for us what are you singing
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>> i am going to play a song called "light on." >> we know that one. >> take it away, maggie. >> thank you ♪ would you believe me now if i told you i got caught up in a wave ♪ ♪ almost gave it away ♪ would you hear me out, if i told you i was terrified for days ♪ ♪ thought i was gonna break ♪ oh, i couldn't stop it, tried to slow it all down ♪ ♪ crying in the bathroom, had t figure it out ♪ ♪ with everyone around me saying, you must be so happy now ♪ ♪ oh, if you keep reaching out, then i'll keep coming back ♪ ♪ and if you're gone for good, then i'm okay with that ♪ ♪ if you leave the light on,
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then i'll leave the light on ♪ ♪ and i am finding out there's just no other way ♪ ♪ that i'm still dancing at the end of the day ♪ ♪ if you leave the light on, then i'll leave the light on ♪ ♪ do you believe me now, that i always had the best intentions, babe ♪ ♪ always wanted to stay ♪ can you feel me now, that i'm vulnerable in oh, so many ways ♪ ♪ oh, and i'll never change ♪ i couldn't stop it, tried to figure it out ♪ ♪ but everything kept moving an the noise got too loud ♪
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♪ with everyone around me saying, you should be so happy now ♪ ♪ oh, if you keep reaching out, then i'll keep coming back ♪ ♪ and if you're gone for good, then i'm okay with that ♪ ♪ oh, if you leave the right on then i'll leave the light on ♪ ♪ and i am finding out there's just no other way ♪ ♪ that i'm still dancing at the end of the day ♪ ♪ oh, if you leave the light on then i'll leave the light on ♪
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♪ oh, leave the light on ♪ oh, would you leave, would yo leave the light on ♪ ♪ if you keep reaching out, the i'll keep coming back ♪ ♪ but if you're gone for good, then i'm okay with that ♪ ♪ if you leave the light on, then i'll leave the light on ♪ ♪ and i am finding out there's just no other way ♪ ♪ that i'm still dancing at the end of the day ♪ ♪ if you leave the light on, then i'll leave the light on ♪ >> maggie rogers we have more music from maggie just ahead
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there are moments in life that leave a lasting impression. like the feeling of movement as a new journey begins, or the sight of soft fur, warmed by the morning sun. you might remember new flavours, or a view that defies all expectations. these are the memories that stay with you, long after the moments have passed.
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well, we have been rocking out to the music of this young lady, maggie rogers, all morning and having a great time doing it. we're not done with you yet. here she is performing "say it." give it up for maggie rogers, ladies and gentlemen. ♪ standing in the open light, within the swelter of the night ♪ ♪ i found myself staring at you ♪ ♪ and every time our fingers touched, i felt like it would be too much ♪ ♪ and too little to hang onto ♪ i cannot fall in love with u you ♪ ♪ i cannot feel this way so s n
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soon ♪ ♪ i cannot be this way with y you ♪ ♪ i cannot fall in love with u you ♪ ♪ i knew it when you walked my way, that i'd be begging you to stay ♪ ♪ i couldn't say it to myself, i couldn't say it to myself ♪ ♪ i felt the burning in a way, i held on when you pulled away ♪ ♪ i couldn't say it to myself ♪ i couldn't say it to myself ♪ i couldn't say it, i couldn't just say it ♪ ♪ and every evening, every time, i keep replaying in my mind ♪ ♪ and wondering if you do the same ♪
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♪ and if it makes you lose your breath, and if it makes you just forget ♪ ♪ that all of it's a bit insane ♪ ♪ i cannot fall in love with you ♪ ♪ i cannot feel this way so soon ♪ ♪ i cannot be this way with y you ♪ ♪ i cannot fall in love with you ♪ ♪ i knew it when you walked my way, that i'd be begging you to stay ♪ ♪ i couldn't say it to myself, i couldn't say it to myself ♪ ♪ i felt it burning in a way, i held on when you pulled away ♪ ♪ i couldn't say it to myself, i couldn't say it to myself ♪ ♪ i knew it when you walked my
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way, that i'd be begging you to stay ♪ ♪ i couldn't say it to myself, i couldn't say it to myself ♪ ♪ i felt it burning in a way, i held on when you pulled away ♪ ♪ i couldn't say it to myself, i couldn't say it to myself ♪ ♪ i couldn't say it ♪ i couldn't just say it ♪ oh, oh, i cannot fall in love with you ♪ ♪ i cannot feel this way so soon ♪ ♪ i cannot be this way with you ♪ ♪ i cannot fall in love with you ♪
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>> another huge thank you to maggie rogers. she's going to be back on the third hour with another song first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ i couldn't say it to myself
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willie and peter are here with a look ahead for the weekend. first, as always, more stories at coming up this weekend, we have a big weekend ahead we'll take you to wimbledon. serena williams is looking for her record eighth grand slam at wimbledon tomorrow. also, on sunday, we'll be covering a new wimbledon title hopefully for serena williams. sunday today, my guest is one of the brightest young stars in hollywood. her name is awkwafina. she's a rapper she's a comedian she's an actor you know her from "crazy rich asians" and "ocean 8." now, a new film, also.
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ahead, more music from maggie when we thought we couldn't love you more, what an awesome performance. >> good job. >> maggie rogers >> you have to see radio city before you get out of the neighborhood name in lights. >> maggie's band, too. thanks so much. >> awesome >> we're back in a moment the more maggie, more music, more fun. first, a check of your local news, your weather, and more on this friday morning. good morning. 8:56. i'm kris sanchez. a 4.9 quake shaking southern california around 6:11 this morning. it was an after shock centered in the ridge press area the same place where the 7.1 quake hit last friday. so far no reports of injury or damage. there was a late night stabbing in the south bay and san jose police say one person stabbed
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near santa clara street in downtown san jose not far from the guadalupe river was stabbed several times. his life is not in danger. he is going to recover. police are still looking for the person who stabbed him. we don't know what led to this. the search is on this morning for a dangerous weapon stolen from an fbi agent's car in oakland, a semiautomatic rifle with a magazine looldaded with bullets and also an fbi jacket was taken. the theft happened wednesday night at the shopping center. labor secretary alex acosta is resigning. acosta was under controversy after it came to light he made a lenient plea deal with jeffrey epstein while he was a prosecutor in florida. the president announced the resignation just a few minutes ago and says it was acosta's decision to resign. we have all the day's news coming up at 11:00 in our midday news. this is fred. he's dancing like nobody's watching. and because all of the devices on fred's wifi network are protected with xfinity xfi,
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good friday morning, everyone. welcome to the third hour of "today." as you can see, we've convened a manel. >> a man panel. >> welcome back to "sportsser t center." >> i thought this is where you drank alcohol. >> we can do that, as well. peter alexander and carson hanging out with us. dylan dreyer remains out west on assignment. >> running elbows with the celebrities at the golf tournament. wh


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