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good morning. marine mess. a growing scandal for the military. 16 marines arrested in an early morning swoop by law enforcement. the active duty service members facing charges involving human smuggling and drug offenses. more marines are now being questioned as the investigation widens. suicide watch. jeffrey epstein back in his cell this morning as the mystery deepens around what happened to the disgraced financier. his cell mate denying he had anything to do with epstein's injuries. so was this an attempt to take his own life? we're live with the very latest. no more mr. nice guy. under attack from the other 2020
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hopefuls, front runner joe biden fights back ahead of next week's democratic debate. >> what did you mean when you said you won't be as polite in the next debate? >> we'll see. those stories, plus, remembering ally. friends and family gather at a vigil for the murdered ole miss student gone way too soon. scooter skirmish. new battles over the rides popping up in cities across the country. are they too dangerous for riders and pedestrians? fortnite fever. we take you inside the first ever world cup of fortnite, getting under way this weekend. massive numbers of fans gathering. an even bigger jackpot up for grabs today. friday, july 26th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." thanks for joining us on this
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friday morning. thanks to kristen welker, who is filling in for savannah, who is enjoying some time off. you picked a good friday. >> i picked a great friday to be here. i'm excited about this concert. >> fans outside lined up for pop superstar andy grammer. he is going to be singing some of his biggest hits coming up. >> perfect for a friday. >> feel good music, great way to start the weekend. we'll get to that in a moment. let's start with our top story. the growing scandal within the marine corps. this morning, 16 u.s. marines from california's camp pendleton are in custody for what is being described as various illegal activities. nbc news national correspondent miguel almaguer is in oceanside, california, with the latest on the investigation. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning. the alleged crimes by that group of marines remains under investigation here at camp pendleton. officials are releasing few details saying only they are connected to human smuggling and drug charges. those arrests happening just behind me. some 800 marines were taking
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part in the early morning battalion formation when ncis investigators carried out a sweep. 16 marines arrested, another eight plucked from the group for questioning, all part of a large-scale, ongoing criminal investigation. >> basically, it's a shock to the system. >> reporter: the junior enlisted marines were arrested for their alleged involvement in various illegal activities, including human smuggling and drug-related offenses. in a statement, the marine corps says it's committed to justice and the rule of law and will continue to fully cooperate. >> these crimes look like organized crimes crimes, but these were not organized people. they were relatively low ranking and were not in leadership positions. as a result, they took their opportunity when they saw it to make some extra money. >> reporter: officials confirm the arrests came on the heels of another human smuggling investigation. earlier this month, two marines were arrested and charged with transportation of certain aliens
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for financial gains. investigators say those marines agreed to transport three mexican citizens over the border for $8,000. >> these marines have been alleged to have done certain crimes, so if they are, in fact, found guilty of those crimes, then they'll be held appropriately accountable for that. >> reporter: the marine corps says the latest group of marines arrested did not take part in the southwest border support mission earlier this year. they remain in custody and could be tried in the military justice system. >> miguel, this isn't the only troubling headline coming out of the military, right? >> reporter: craig, it's not. a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. platoon team is being sent home because of, quote, a lack of confidence. they were accused of drinking while off duty. they'll be sent back to california. >> miguel, thank you. meanwhile, multi-millionaire jeffrey epstein is still on suicide watch this morning as
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investigators try to piece together what happened inside his manhattan jail cell that left him injured and semi-conscious. stephanie gosk is here with the latest developments. what's the latest overnight? >> good morning. the latest is this, according to the bureau of prisons, epstein was never taken to the hospital. there's still no official word on his condition or a statement about what actually happened. one attorney is pushing back on the theory that the theory that the accused sex trafficker was attacked. >> reporter: this morning, still no word on how jeffrey epstein ended up on the floor of his jail cell, in the fetal position, with marks around his neck, as described by several law enforcement sources. was it a suicide attempt was it a ploy to get moved t a different facility did another inmate attachim? according to two sources familiar with the case, epstein is sharing a cell in manhattan's metropolitan correctional center with nicholas tartaglione, a former police officer accused of murder tartaglione's attorney said his
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client is being unfairly implicated his name leaked, he says, by law enforcement officials who don't like him >> nick had nothing to do with harming anybody in any facility, including mr. epstein, and he was not questioned about assaulting mr. epstein >> reporter: the attorney describing what he calls grim conditions inside the jail >> it is insect infested inmates are woken up at night by having rodents crawling on them. >> reporter: in florida, the palm beach county sheriff's office has opened a criminal investigation into epstein's prior 13-month stint in the county jail there over a decade ago, after he pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution. at the time, epstein was allowed to leave his cell six days a week and go to an office for work release an attorney for one of his accusers says it wasn't all work. >> he had visitors, female visitors i don't know that any of them
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were underage. the female visitors were there not for business >> reporter: no proof was given for the allegation, and epstein has not responded to the accusation the current county sheriff says if the law was broken, he wants to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> epstein's attorneys are appealing the bail decision. that will keep him in jail until his trial begins could be months, perhaps longer, before epstein's trial officially gets under way. >> another angle you're tracking, the company that owns victoria's secret has apparently hired a law firm to investigate ties to epstein. what do you know about that? >> that's right. the company is l brand they put out a statement saying jeffrey epstein was the personal money manager for the founder of the company. they call the accusations against epstein abhorrent, but they didn't go into specifics on what they were investigating we'll see what comes out of that. >> we will indeed. steph, thank you for that. now to the in-fighting that's starting to heat up among the leading democrats vying for the chance to face president trump in the 2020 election
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as the stage is set for next week's debate, most of the attention is directed at former vice president joe biden, who is leading the increasingly more aggressive pack. andrea mitchell has the latest on this one. andrea, good morning >> good morning, craig, with the democrats' second debate less than a week ago, joe biden is previewing a more combative approach toward rivals including kamala harris and cory booker, both harsh critics of biden's civil rights record. >> reporter: a more aggressive joe biden is ready for a rematch. >> do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose busing in america then do you agree >> i did not oppose busing in america.
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>> reporter: this time, planning to punch back and expecting new attacks from kamala harris. >> look, i thought we wereident mistak friends. i hope we still will be. you know, she asked me to go out and call me and asked me to go to her convention and be the guy from outside of california to nominate her at her convention for the senate seat. i did. >> reporter: now, also sharing the stage with cory booker, who has been slamming the former vice president for his now controversial 1994 crime bill. >> i'm disappointed that it's taken joe biden years and years, until he was running for president, to say he made a mistake. >> cory knows that's not true. >> reporter: biden, in turn, going after booker's record as mayor of newark, new jersey. >> his police department was known for frisking people, mostly african-american men. >> reporter: the former vice president telling democrats at a fundraiser earlier this week, i'm not going to be as polite this time. >> what'd you mean when you said you wouldn't be as polite in the next debate? >> we'll see >> reporter: in fact, biden is prepared to be attacked from all sides, not just booker on the crime bill and harris on busing, but kiersten gillibrand on his records on defending women's rights, and castro on the
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undocumented immigrants. a former vice president's counterpunch, labeling them as supporters of bernie sanders' medicare for all, which biden says will raise taxes on the middle class one issue they all agree on, attacking president trump for racist comments about the four freshman congresswomen of color. biden has a commanding lead over bernie sanders in gna new fox news poll. after biden's falterin performance in the first debate, his team knows he has a lot to prove next week when he is back on the debate stage. craig and kristen. >> andrea mitchell for us in washington thank you. now we want to turn to that record-breaking heat wave hitting europe, from rome to paris. dangerously high temperatures reaching up to 110 degrees right at the peak of tourist season. we want to turn to al for all of this what's going on here >> we have these blocking patterns that stretch all across the ocean. in fact, halfway across the globe. you've seen from paris, as you mentioned, to italy to london, on into spain, record-setting
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heat today is the last day of that. take a look. we have this blocking pattern. many countries and cities all-time record highs. for the uk, only the second time they reached over 100 degrees. belgium, 105 paris, almost 109. netherlands, a little more than 107. much cooler air mass is starting to move in, so one more day of extreme heat, as you can see in the temperatures by the weekend, everybody is in the 70s or low 80s that's a break for them. we mentioned this blocking pattern. as we are looking at climate change, we're seeing more and more of these. this huge blocking ridge blocks those and locks those weather patterns into place. we're seeing that, in fact, over the arctic in fact, for alaska, they have the strong blocking pattern which is becoming more frequent with climate change. for july, this is the hottest month not just july, the hottest month ever on record for alaska. temperatures 5 to 12 degrees above normal 90th consecutive day on average for the state to have above
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normal temperatures. 315 of the last 365 days above normal as far as the lower 48, we're talking temperatures now that are starting to rise again, from albuquerque, denver, omaha, wichita, chicago as we move into th northeast, temperatures rising from burlington, cleveland, new york, pittsburgh into the weekend and early next week, temperatures are beginning to creep up into the 90s for philly, raleigh, detroit, nashville, atlanta, and des moines, as well, guys. the heat is on it's not going anywhere any time soon >> temperatures creeping up indeed al, thank you for that we will get the rest of your forecast in a few minutes. for the moment though we turn to an international dust-up involving an american rapper charged with assault in sweden now, kanye west, president trump, even first lady melania trump are all getting involved keir simmons has the very latest this is a weird one. >> it is good morning to you. even in this extraordinary political era, there are still
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events that can leave us pretty stunned. this morning, the president chastising the prime minister of sweden over the case of a hip hop artist and fight in the streets. >> reporter: street brawl in sweden -- now, a fully fledged international incident, after president trump weighed in on twitter in support of asap rocky. the american rapper caught on camera involved in a fight in stockholm. images obtained by tmz two men attacked, one alleged victim beaten, kicked, and cut with a bottle, swedish officials say. asap rocky, whose real name is rakim mayers, was arrested, held for three weeks, and is now charged with criminal assault, along with two alleged members of his entourage this video posted by asap rocky appears to tell a different story. it shows him being followed by the same two men who were later attacked >> why are you following us? >> we don't want no problems with these boys.
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they keep following me look, they keep following me >> reporter: the men ignoring repeated requests by the rapper and his team to back off one apparently throwing headphones at asap rocky's security guard the rapper's lawyer saying he acted in self-defense. >> he is claiming that he's innocent >> reporter: on thursday, president trump tweeting, sweden has let our african-american community down in the united states adding, give asap rocky his freedom. we do so much for sweden, but it doesn't seem to work the other way around >> i think the most important thing -- >> reporter: overnight, presidential hopeful bernie sanders, asked by jimmy kimmel, what he plans to do about asap rocky. >> not much for the moment >> not much right now. >> reporter: the rapper also getting support from other stars, including kanye west, kim kardashian, and justin bieber. earlier in the week, the president promised to personally vouch for him on his bail, but sweden has no system for bail.
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sweden's prime minister insisting everyone is equal before the law, emphasizing the independence of the swedish judicial system, no matter if the president himself weighs in on a fight on the streets of sweden's capital that is now being seen around the world. >> keir, now that asap rocky has been formally charged with assault there in sweden, what's next for him >> the legal process is being expedited quickly, actually. hearing will take place next tuesday. it could last the week if he is convicted, then he could face a fine amounting to a proportion of his daily earnings he could even face two years in jail clearly, this is a serious charge interestingly, the public prosecutor in sweden making an unusual statement, saying, we have evidence that folks on the internet don't have. effectively saying, don't try this guy on twitter. wait for the real legal hearing. of course, that's a message to everyone, including the president. >> okay. keir simmons, keep us posted. >> you bet. mr. roker, we turn back to you now for the rest of the forecast what are we looking at here?
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>> good news is things are relatively quiet today summer doldrums, if you will few storms through the upper midwest. summer sunshine throughout the southeast and mid-atlantic, the northeast. we have a bit of a flood threat in the southwest low pressure develops there. warm temperatures in the pacific northwest. portland today -- medford, oregon, i should say, will see a high of 97 degrees 90 down into los angeles we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. really been my style. ♪ but i told ya... yo, jer! we gotta get to the show. ♪ i was looking for a sign. get on the bus. ♪ i need something to believe in. ♪ throw my hands up to the ceiling. ♪ oh sky won't you give me a sign. ♪ tell me will the world one day ever be mine? jeep wrangler. freedom to do it all.
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>> that's your latest weather. kristen? >> al, thank you for that. coming up, remembering ally. a late-night vigil for that murdered ole miss student, as her roommates speak out for the very first time. also ahead, seems like the e-scooters are everywhere you look, right? americans took 38 million ride last year. now, growing numbers of problems have some cities thinking twice about the two wheels first, this is "today" on nbc. . first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ got to keep your head up it is 7:30 on this saturday morning, july 26th, 2019 no better way to kick off your summer weekend than with a concert from andy grammer. his fans, as you can see there, out in full force. can't wait to dance and sing into the weekend with some of his hits there will be some new music as well >> he's one of my favorites. >> keep your head up. before that, we want to get a check of today's headlines more than a dozen marines were arrested in southern california thursday on allegations of human smuggling and drug-related offenses investigators carried out a
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sweep at camp pendleton during a morning battalion formation. 16 marines were taken into custody, another eight plucked from the group for questioning it's part of a large-scale, ongoing criminal investigation the marine corps says it is committed to justice and the rule of law and will continue to fully cooperate. a security bill was blocked from advancing thursday. senator majority leade mitch mcconnell objected to the bill that would have authorized $775 million to beef up state election systems and would have required the use of paper ballots. the bill passed the house with one republican voting for it gop leaders made the case the trump administration has already made great strides in protecting the vote they say no more funding is needed a run away tire caused a big commotion on a new jersey highway this week. it was all caught on camera. take a look at this video. you can see the tire rolling down the middle lane at a high rate of speed. eventually, it crossed over to the inside lane. suddenly, jumped up onto the
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jersey barrier and continued to roll along until it fell into oncoming traffic and slammed into a jeep, causing it to crash. despite the frightening moments, the driver of the suv was not seriously injured, but the tire did significant damage to the jeep police are trying to figure out where it came from. now to the university of mississippi, where it has been a week of sadness and disbelief after student ally kostial was murdered and a fellow student arrested and charged with the crime. >> friends say instead of her tragic death, it is her kind and positive spirit they choose to remember nbc's blayne alexander is in oxford, mississippi, with the very latest. good morning, blayne. >> reporter: kristen, good morning to you here at ole miss, on sorority row, several of the houses, including here where ally was a member, have hung black ribbons in her honor her funeral services are
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tomorrow in st. louis, mississippi, as so many prepare to say good-bye. >> she was a bright light. >> reporter: family and friends of ally kostial finding comfort amid their tears >> she had a fire in her that will never burn out, never. >> reporter: nearly 200 people gathered at kostial's former re every way that high school to mourn a young life cut short. >> she should be remembered in every way that she impacted people with her kindness >> reporter: her friends say kostial always wanted to attend ole miss she was there taking summer school courses when police say this surveillance video shows her walking out of a bar near campus last friday they are some of the last images of her alive it was along this lake ally's body was found this is a secluded area, 30 minutes from campus, and a popular spot for students to hang out monday police arrested 22-year-old brandon theesfeld and charged him with her murder. officials will not comment on how the two knew each other.
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theesfeld is seen with kostial in these photos from 2016. he's now suspended from ole miss his lawyer says he will plead not guilty >> she's always such a true and loyal friend to me >> reporter: now, those who loved ally are bidding a painful good-bye her dad on facebook calls this photo of his little girl one of my all-time favorite pics. and from her former roommate, a handwritten letter that reads, in part, i wish i could have protected you from this. i wish i was there i am so sorry. >> there's so many unanswered questions, so i can't understand it i can't understand how a person could be so cruel. >> i understand you talked to theesfeld's lawyer what is he telling you >> reporter: yeah, kristen, he tells me they are not speaking publicly right now but are doing their own research going to the scene and interviewing witnesses and investigators. right now, theesfeld is being held at the county detention center as of now, no bond hearing has
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been set kristen and craig? >> blayne, thank you for that reporting from mississippi we want to take a turn now and check in with al and the weather. what are you watching? >> a lot of rain has been going on in florida, and they'll get one more day of the heavy precipitation, then finally things will calm down. a lot of lightning strikes going on rainfall amounts, anywhere from another one to three inches, especially in east central florida. we are also talking about lightning fatalities so far there have been ten deaths this year on average you get 27. the number of lightning strike deaths in pennsylvania and down in florida in fact, if you look at the 2018 average flash density per county, the heaviest area right down into the southeast into florida. we're looking at that. you can see heavy lightning strikes. look for shelter in a strong building or a vehicle. if there is no shelter, avoid open fields or the hill tops stay away from tall objects. get out of the water if you're inside, stay away from the exterior windows and doors avoid plumbing don't touch corded electronic
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we're back now. it's 7:41. carson has we're back now it's 7:41. carson has joined the table. good morning. >> morning, everybody. >> we're looking at in-depth today. the growing debate over one of the latest transportation trends, electric scooters. they've descended over cities worldwide, but many are debating how to regulate them. >> it seems they're everywhere atlanta is making changes following the city's second scooter-related death. joe fryer has more. >> good morning. atlanta's mayor is hitting the brakes e-scooters are still legal there, but for now, the city won't give permits to new companies that want to drop their scooters there, as the city figures out what it wants to do next
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atlanta is not alone as e-scooters grow in popularity, many cities are faced with growing pains, grappling with clogged sidewalks and worries about safety >> reporter: on the streets of atlanta, protesters form a human bike lane. they're calling for safer places for e-scooters after the city's second scooter-related death the scooter rider was hit by a bus and killed police say the bus driver wasn't at fault in the man's death. in less than two years, shared scooters have become city fixtures in the u.s. last year, it is estimated riders took more than 38 million trips >> they're convenient. they're kind of fun. >> people who ride them are having so much fun not paying attention to traffic. >> reporter: anyone can rent an e-scooter using an app it is typically a buck to unlock them and then rent charges after
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that some cities have e-bikes that can go 30 miles an hour. ideally, the scooters and bikes ride on city streets watch this. >> are you on a bird scooter >> reporter: a dash cam in dallas showed this rider in lanes of interstate traffic. >> totally calm and cool, just looking behind him, making sure he could change lanes. >> reporter: they've clearly hit a nerve. some social media accounts are solely devoted to images of people taking out thei frustrations on two-wheelers in comic-con in san diego, the city impounded 2,500 scooters. >> if you're going to use one of these things, wonderful, but please make sure you park it responsibly. >> reporter: for injuries, a study in austin examined 190 people who were hurt on scooters 48% sustained head injuries. 15% traumatic brain injuries of the 190, only one was wearing a helmet in los angeles, home to more of these than any other city, officials are looking for solutions, including scooter driving lanes and special
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parking zones. >> we want to invest in making these things as successful as they can be because they help us meet big goals around climate and around mobility. then we can follow up by investing in better infrastructure for people to ride safely. >> joe, is there an age limit for riding these scooters? how old do you have to be? >> most companies require riders to be at least 18. some states say you need to have a driver's license it is important to check with all local laws before riding the companies and city officials say one of the biggest challenges is getting riders to wear those helmets some scooter companies are giving out free ones or helping with discounts many riders still don't wear them guys >> part of the problem is a lot of these folks are tourists coming into cities, so they're not traveling with helmets there's no way to get them. >> that's right. >> probably don't know the area either, too. >> you have to wear your helmet, and don't go into the middle of a freeway. >> no, that's ridiculous. >> use common sense. >> in my hometown, santa monica, california, i'm surprised there's not a cap on how many of
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the partnerships they do santa monica, there is uber, lyft, lime, and bird, and they litter the city. they're all over the place. >> people drop them. >> they're everywhere. >> we need bike racks for scooters. >> right >> your husband occasionally will take one out, right >> he will ride. i tell him, put on your helmet and stay on the sidewalk those are the rules. >> hope you're watching. >> thank you, joe. thank you. up next from e-scooters to e-sports, carson, this is for you, brother. >> let's go. >> it's like the super bowl of fortnite. >> oh, yeah. >> more than $30 million up for grabs. we'll take you inside the first ever gaming world cup. it's right after this. >> why aren't you there, carson? >> that's me playing right now neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair's derm-proven retinol works so fast, it takes only one week to reveal younger looking skin. making wrinkles look so last week.
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that's exactly what the company behind it is banking on. >> reporter: if you thought the fortnite craze was over, think again. tens of thousands of fans are expected to pack this stadium in new york city to watch players battle it out. mr. savage and bengi fishy are keeping their eyes on the prize money.fishy are keeping their eyes on the prize money. >> buy my mom a house. >> buy my mom a house. >> he's very passionate about his, you know, esports. >> reporter: the first world cup will feature three days on competition, streaming on youtube and twitch. >> they generated $900 million in the last year, and we're expecting to see the numbe double or triple in the next three years. >> reporter: after breaking records last year, downloads and mentions of fortnite have dipped slightly, but experts say the game's 250 million users are keeping its very much in play. >> fortnite world cup is going to put gaming on a whole other level, man
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it's going to -- the prize pool at $30 million is going to put so many eyes on to the game. >> reporter: some esport athletes are pulling in over $10 million a year gaming friends are banding together, posting video of their game play, selling merchandise, and creating multi-million dollar media empires like a group called faze clan. >> this is hollywood here. >> reporter: they have six gamers competing in this world cup. >> every second they can, they're trying to get better at the video game they put in eight, ten, 12-hour days every day eat, sleep, video games. >> reporter: after touring their la gamer mansion that might make some rethink their career choices. you have the impossible task of explaining why it is that kids like to watch other kids play video games. >> i'm guessing i'll explain this to a lot of moms out there. i want to shoutout to my mom hi, mom. you make so many friends playing video games. besides that, man, it's competition. that really, really gets people addicted >> now, to compete in the world cup, you had to make it through
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ten weeks of qualifying games. guys, i am ashamed to admit it, but i did not make it. i blame carson daly for not accepting the fortnite friend request i sent a couple of months ago if you ever get it -- >> where did you go? >> there's always next year. >> why are you off fortnite? did you switch over to apex? >> red dead redemption 2 for two months i'm sent off on side quests. i can't help it. >> fair enough that event looks like a lot of fun. >> it's like another language, by the way. >> i know. >> exactly. >> you heard it, $900 million, esports could double or triple in the next three years. >> why is it so great? you love it. >> it is fun. it's fun to watch guys like ninja who is like the lebron james of e-sports. it's fun to watch them play. my son is 10 and asked for a gaming chair for christmas get ready, parents. >> you probably asked for one, too. coming up, would you do it thousands of people are actually diving into shark-infested waters on purpose, including al. we'll show you what happens when you do and tell you everything
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it's 8:00 on "today. coming up, marines mass arrest 16 marines are in custody this morning after a massive investigation involving human smuggling and drug charges >> basically, it's a shock to the system. >> ahead, what the marine corps is saying, and where does the investigation go from here we're live with the latest plus, jumping the shark or going face to face with the ocean's most feared predators as more tourists choose to get in the water with sharks. >> should i be worried right now? >> reporter: but is it safe?
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and how close is too close >> just maintain eye contact they've already turned away. >> what you need to know before diving in. and good grammer ♪ nah, nah, honey i'm good >> andy grammer taking over the plaza for a live concert. ♪ ya got to keep your head up >> keep your head up because you're not going to want to miss this one today, friday, july 26th, 2019. ♪ good to be alive right about now ♪ ♪ good, good, good to be alive right about now ♪ >> happy friday! >> this andy concert -- >> we are good to be alive right about now. >> we're celebrating madison's 13th birthday. >> we love andy grammer!
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>> we love andy grammer, as well. >> yes, we do. >> welcome back to "today. we appreciate you being with us on a friday morning. along with that huge crowd out on the plaza for our andy grammer concert. >> we cannot wait to get out there. it is a great day to send in a my today plaza shoutout if you can't join us in person for this event. record a message and post it on twitter, instagram, with #my today plaza. it'll be a great concert. >> you could be on tv, as well send in the videos. we want to get right to your news at 8:00 because there's a lot going on on this friday morning. 16 u.s. marines from california's camp pendleton are in custody they are charged with human smuggling and other illegal activities nbc news national correspondent miguel almaguer has more on what they're accused of doing what do we know this morning >> reporter: good morning. the alleged crimes at camp pendleton remain under investigation. in all, some 16 marines were arrested in formation yesterday.
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out of a group of 800 they were singled out one by one, arrested, taken into custody and cuffed in front of their fellow marines. they are charged with everything from human smuggling to drug-related offenses. this comes after a july 5 investigation where the marine corps says two marines were taken into custody after smuggling three mexicans into the u.s. for about $8,000. that investigation continues craig? >> miguel almaguer, thank you. accused sex trafficker jeffrey epstein remained on suicide watch overnight at a manhattan jail investigators are trying to figure out how he ended up injured and nearly unconscious this week. nbc's stephanie gosk joins us with the very latest good morning >> good morning. you know, jeffrey epstein was never taken to a hospital according to the bureau of prisons, which didn't provide any further information about his condition or what actually happened to the 66-year-old. was it a suicide attempt, a
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ploy to get transferred out of the jail or was he attacked by another inmate nick tartaglione shares a cell with epstein, according to two people familiar with the case. tartaglione's lawyer says his client didn't attack epstein and his name was leaked to the press by law enforcement officers who don't like his client. he went on to describe grim conditions at the jail he claims that cells are insect-infested. epstein could be there for a while. a judge denied his bail, and a trial could be months away, if not years. >> stephanie, thank you. e-cigarette maker juul is denying that it stole material from stanford university's anti-tobacco program and used it to expose more teenagers to vaping there was testimony on the youth marketing practice >> you took a stanford researcher's work and changed it to suit your needs
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you are nothing but a marketer of poison and your target is young people >> a spokesman said the stanford material was on the website for public use and denies marketing to teens spacex launched a cargo mission to the international space station on thursday. >> three, two, one, zero ignition and lift-off of the falcon 9 rocket in the dragon spacecraft. >> look at that. well, the dragon capsule is on its way to deliver about 5,000 pounds of supplies, including a 3d printer the unmanned capsule will dock with the space station early tomorrow ten minutes after take-off, the falcon 9 rocket made a perfect landing in cape canaveral. now a discovery that dates back more than 140 million years. take a look at this huge dinosaur bone. there it is right there. it was found this week in france scientists say it is a thigh bone that's more than 6 feet
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long it is believed to have belonged to a sauropod. they were plant-eating dinosaurs with long necks and long tails the bone was discovered at a site where 7,500 fossils have been found in the past decade. >> that's a big bone all right. with that, let's get a morning boost. a military mom, captain erica woods, is stationed in alaska. she hadn't seen her middle school daughter in nearly six months she flew in to surprise 13-year-old jada at her championship track meet in sacramento, california captain woods was waiting at the finish line with open arms as jada anchored her team to a first place finish [ applause ] >> now, this season had been especially hard for jada since her mom hadn't been able to come
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to any of her races. that made this championship reunion so much sweeter. >> look at that embrace. >> emotional and so fantastic. >> military reunions, never get old. >> never get old good for them. coming up next, an 800% rise in the most deadly form of skin cancer, and the people most at risk are younger women what's behind this, and what can you do to reduce your risk we'll tell you next. also, we are going eye-to-eye with the most feared predators of the summer, with more and more tourists swimming with sharks. >> good morning. i'm kerry sanders in the atlantic we are surrounded by sharks. the experts say there is a safe way to do this i'll have those details coming up next. >> better kerry than craig we're going to kick off our shark week series right after this well it finally happened, zachary. somebody burned down my she shed. nobody burned down your she shed, cheryl. well my she shed's on fire. your she shed was struck by lightning. zachary, is my she shed covered by state farm? your she shed's covered, cheryl. you hear that victor? i'm getting a new she shi-er she shed.
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>> right so the data is basically from 1970 to 2009, the rates of melanoma increased 800%. the rates of basal cell ka carcinokar carcinoma increased 145% bottom line is, the number one way to avoid skin cancer is avoid uv radiation sunlight and tanning beds, as we will get to, are the main culprits here. >> tanning beds. people are still using tanning beds en masse in this country. knowing what we know about the correlation between tanning beds and skin cancer. >> yes craig, if you use a tanning bed once in your lifetime, you have increased your risk for melanoma by 20%. >> one time? >> just one time if you have used it before the age of 35, that risk increases to 59% with each subsequent use, you are also increasing your risk. one data point i thought was very interesting is that young girls who are using tanning beds under the age of 16, over half
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of them are going with their moms >> wow. >> yeah. you know, one of the -- the points the dermatologists are trying to hit home, i think, is two-fold one is we need to be doing a much better job of educating young women about this, and also to remember that there's a latency. if you lay out today, you're not going to get skin cancer tomorrow the skin cancer is going to come years down the pike. >> i think the question is what are the tips for young women? they think, this can't happen to me. >> well, you know, key tips for young women, but i think it is also, as a parent of kids who are older, it is about educating young people when you have little ones, you're doing it yourself you're slathering it on your children once your kids can understand the risks, you need to be having this conversation with them. just some skin cancer basics we talk about a lot, avoid the sun between 10:00 and 2:00 that's when it is the strongest. you want to use an spf of 30 or greater. water-resistant, broad spectrum. reapply frequently after swimming, after sweating, every two hours at a minimum avoid the indoor tanning
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devices. this is all recommendations from our dermatology colleagues. >> is it true when you're applying the sunscreen, dr. natalie, you should apply 30 minutes before you're exposed to the sun? >> to let it absorb. i could be better about that. >> dr. natalie azar, great tips. >> 800%. hard to believe. >> looks like a typo but it is the data point. >> important information thank you for that. let's turn to mr. roker fo a check of the weekend weather. >> today, things are looking quiet. we like this heavy rain down in florida few showers and thunderstorms through the upper midwest, also the southwest. otherwise, things fairly quiet and dry. also, the heat starting to build again. hundreds as you get into the southwest and on into parts of the central plains, down into texas. also in the central gulf coast otherwise, temperatures relatively seasonal. for today, summer sunshine throughout the southeast, into the mid-atlantic states and the northeast.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're starting out with beautiful sunshine, all clear skies over the south bay, and temperatures in the lower 60s. we're heading up to 88 degrees for a high in san jose. concord heading up to 93 degrees. it will still be hot in our inland valleys while the coastal areas stay cool. our temperatures spike tomorrow reaching up to 102 degrees. we'll also see extreme heat on sunday but then coming back to the mid 80s early next week, for san francisco staying in the 60s and 70s. craig? >> all >> that's your latest weather. craig? >> all right, mr. roker. it is that time of the morning we all wake up - >> come on. >> let's do it >> contain your excitement. >> we can't. >> goodness. >> willie geist came over just for this. >> willie is the third item of our pop start today. let's quickly get through the first two. leonardo dicaprio stars in "once upon a time in hollywood." the cast includes a-listers, brad pitt and margot robbie come to mind.
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in an interview with "entertainment weekly," leo revealing that it was fellow cast member luke perry who made him star-struck. here's him opening up about what it was like to meet and work with the late actor. >> there was this immediate excitement in seeing luke perry, you know, on set it was incredible. i remember being, you know, in my teens, and he was the manifestation of the new dean on television everybody was crazy about him. i had this overwhelming feeling of being star struck he and i got to sit down and talk about los angeles, the '90s, his life, where his career had gone, where my career had gone, where his life had gone. i was just so -- how do i say this -- the kindness of his character just really -- i don't know it really affected me when i heard that news.
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it was really heartbreaking. >> incredibly generous human being. >> luke perry passed away in march after suffering a massive stroke it is cool to hear a huge star like leo share that much about what perry meant to him. >> yup. >> leo doesn't talk about anything in that length. >> he got emotional about it the other actors were impacted by luke, as well up next, all good things come to an end after three revivals, "will and grace" is ending its historic run. will, grace, jack and kindergarten will say good-bye after the reboot's third season airs in 2020 the nbc sitcom was one of the first to spark a trend in the reboots. "beverly hills 90210." "roseanne," "murphy brown. said, we think the "will and grace" reboot episodes the way karen thinks of martinis 51 is not enough we all decided this will be the final season of "will and grace. incredible run for a great show.
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finally, mr. geist, jake gyllenhaa lsat down with you at the hudson theater site of his new broadway production, "seawall of life." you talked about what it was like for him to jump from personal passion project back to the billion dollar blockbusters he's known for, like "spiderman: far from home. >> they came to me, and they were like, hey, do you want to play this character? i said, yeah i mean, yeah, i love tom holland. i loved the first movie. it really, somehow, just matched me in a way that i loved, you know it felt right. i was like, yeah, i'm in then putting on the costume was a whole other thing. wearing a superhero suit was a whole other thing i had to get used to. jumping from platforms and pretending you're flying >> spiderman topped $1 billion at the global box office another hit under jake's belt. willie, how was jake >> great he's such a good guy this moment for him is a snapshot of who he is as an actor. he is doing this play that opens
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tonight in previews, "seawall of life," with him and tom surge, one other actor, and it is a monologue, him talking to the crowd. meanwhile, he's in a billion dollar marvel movie. the guy can do it all. we talked about "brokeback mountain." he had 14 years to reflect what it meant to the culture, his life he's one of the guys, we talked about this yesterday, where he is the same guy sitting and talking to you, and the camera goes on, and he is the same guy. >> do you think doing these monologues, the simple theatrical performances, gets him more excited to do the blockbuster? >> i think he said this privately, but he said this is the best work of my career he included his movies in that he actually got emotional talking about it there's stuff about fatherhood he talked about wanting to be a father talked about his relationship with his own dad really deep conversation we went to some places i don't think he's gone a lot before you'll see it sunday. >> looking forward to that. >> "spiderman" is in theaters now. "seawall" opens up next week
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you can watch willie's interview with jake gyllenhaal this sunday on nbc >> we'll be tuning in. you have daly click? >> we have time? all right. not everyone has a job like ours, a thrill a minute. sometimes there might be a down time which leads to today's video. here's a look at what i'm guessing are som seemingly bored warehouse workers decided to live out their "indiana jones" fantasies. take a look, carefully [ laughter ] >> no! no, no, no, no, no >> got to go >> oh! >> how about that? >> whoa! >> slid right under there. >> could have ended badly. >> it's friday we wanted to speed it down for you a little bit >> wow >> oh! >> add a little music to that. >> boy ♪ >> nicely done
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>> don't try that at t >> whew. >> just like indy. >> carson daly, never disappoint. >> don't try that at the warehouse. >> carson, thank you. now for a story i can't wait this morning, we are kicking off shark week on "today." it's the time of year where americans are braving the heat and hitting the beaches. >> hundreds of thousands of tourists are jumping at the chance to go shark diving to see these underwater predators up close is it safe kerry sanders is diving in to show us. kerry, good morning, my brave friend. >> reporter: good morning. if you're at the beach or on the water, you see a shark, you're likely to get out as fast as possible to get away but there are folks who decide they want to go in the water with sharks. we have come six miles off the coast of florida on a shark tour is there a safe way to do this if you decide to go, here's what you need to know
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it goes against common sense get in the water with the ocean's most feared predator sharks but thousands of tourists all around the world do it every year shark tourism attracting almost 600,000 thrill seekers worldwide. an industry worth more than $314 million. but is it safe today, i'm going shark diving to show you before you even get on the boat, do your research look for a reputable and certified tour company online with good reviews. when you get there -- what do i need to know -- make sure the operators do a safety briefing. >> if you swim slowly with your feet, you're looking more natural in the water. >> reporter: so you know what to do and what not to do. as we're heading out, i'm nervous. >> totally natural to be nervous. you have nothing to worry about. >> reporter: janelle has been diving with sharks for six years, leading tours for curious
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divers like me i'm trusting you >> you can trust me. i got you. >> reporter: when we get to the dive spot, our captain chums the water to attract the sharks, a common practice that's recently come under fire because some experts say it could encourage sharks to come closer to shore and endanger people. out here in federal waters, it's legal and many tour companies do it i suit up. if you're going snorkeling, try on your gear before you even get in the water if it holds to your face, it's good practice breathing through it so you're comfortable if you're going diving like me -- >> all right we have your air right here. full tank. >> reporter: make sure a safety diver goes down with you, as well with sharks swarming below, that's our cue to dive in. should i be worried right now? >> not at all. they want nothing to do with us. they may be confused, but for
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the most part, they know we're not on their menus. >> reporter: that's because of what i'm wearing why am i wearing gloves? >> the sharks eat smaller fish the bottom of your hand looks like a fish belly. the gloves are protection. >> reporter: another tip, keep your hands close to your body as you swim, so sharks don't confuse them for lunch if a shark does come towards you like this one -- >> the best thing to do is maintain eye contact look at them they've already turned away. >> reporter: this is key, eye contact. experts say let the shark know you're a top predator and establish dominance, which is exactly what happens when i come face to face with this shark did you think the shark recognized i was big and wasn't a fish it just swam away. experts says sharks are not interested in humans when you're underwater, you're on their turf.
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don't get too close. >> don't touch them out of respect for the shark. >> reporter: armed with these tips, you might just be brave enough to take the plunge. one other tip, the experts say if the shark is heading directly towards you, get your foot up and get the fin on the side to redirect you if you can't get the fin up, use your arm, like a stiff arm heisman trophy move, bringing the shark just by you. it works, they say in the decade they've been bringing folks out here to swim with sharks, they've never had an incident. guys, back to you. >> oh, kerry sanders all next week on shark week on "today," we're teaming up with the discovery channel shark week team we'll get up close and very personal with the always fascinating giant sea creatures. we'll share ground-breaking that insight from the world leading
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shark experts. who better for that assignment than al roker? >> that's right. i will admit, i did have a moment of trepidation when i looked down. they tell you, you always do that before you dive i saw two dozen sharks i thought, oh, okay. good morning to you. i'm marcus washington. still no word from investigators about what sent a future oakland housing spot up in flames. that fire late last night destroyed a three-story multi family building under construction on stanford avenue between san pablo and adam line. no one was injured but embers did spread to two nearby buildings. some wonder if the fire may have been set on purpose given the history of the recent construction site fires in oakland. again, so far there is no cause. atf investigators are supposed to be on site later today. right now we want a look at what you can expect with the commute this morning. >> we had a couple hot spots. things are getting a lot better. good news in the south bay the
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accident along northbound 87 at guadalupe parkway with lane restrictions looks to be clearing out with a couple residual delays along the northbound side. your bridge drive times, westbound 80 toward the bay bridge 14 minutes. westbound 92 toward the san mateo bridge 12 minutes. a quick reminder for those heading to the city this weekend the san francisco marathon is this weekend which means on sunday the golden gate bridge northbound lanes will be closed, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. a map of the rourt is on our website thanks. we'll have another local news update in 30 minutes.
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♪ no, no, honey i'm good 8:30 on a friday morning, july 26th, 2019. we are out here with a great crowd of andy grammer fans he's one of our favorites. all around nice guy. in fact, this is andy grammer's 13th visit to "today." >> wow. >> shut up, seriously? >> 13 times you've been here.
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>> 13 is the charm >> yes. >> you know what you get for that >> what? >> a mug >> more excited you're here for 13 he has tons of fans here, as you can see on the plaza and at home they've voted on one of the songs he'll sing a little later on we're going to reveal that in a few minutes. first, over to carson for the crowd moment >> i mean, they wanted to be on tv, now they're looking at andy's back. >> i'm looking at you. >> you're on tv now. they're all here andy grammer fans lined up for hours to be here this is catherine from louisiana. how are you? >> good. >> so nice to have you you, my friend, you're 16 years old. what was your good news? >> i'm one year cancer free. [ applause ] >> god bless ya. andy, get down here. get down here, andy. you're an andy grammer fan, i know thank you, andy. how about the news from catherine? cancer free. got the news this week there is another small connection here.
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you're from louisiana. is your daughter's name louisiana? >> louisiana, yeah sweet. congratulations. incredible oh, my god i love you that's awesome. >> we have a good seat for you thank you for being here thank you. >> your new track is ridiculous. >> thank you. >> we're looking forward to the performance. >> catherine, thank you for being here and congratulations. >> thank you >> catherine, congratulations indeed wow. mr. roker, before all the fun, how about a check of the forecast >> all right let's look at the weekend, see what we've got starting with tomorrow summer heat up and down the east coast through the ohio mississippi river valleys. storms in the southwest. that continues sunday, sunday, more humid in the mid-atlantic states, showers and storms through the gulf warm and dry the western third of the country that's what's going on around the country. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. live look outside at walnut creek as you get ready to head out the door.
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we're enjoying sunshine and at least for now cool but heating up today into the l to mid 90s in the inland east bay. napa today reaching 88 degrees with san francisco staying mostly in the 60s. going into the weekend it is going to be really hot in the valleys reaching up to 102 degrees. we'll also see hot weather on sunday but then cooling down early next week, back into the mid 80s. >> announcer: >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi >> multi-platinum singer/songwriter andy grammer's new album "naive" drops today. he'll be hitting the stage in a moment first, a look at his impressive career ♪ good to be alive right about now ♪ >> reporter: his music is multi-platinum ♪ but you got to keep your head up, oh ♪ >> reporter: and his message is
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relentless positivity. andy grammer has become a bright light in the music business. ♪ i'm just saying it's fine by me ♪ >> reporter: his success story is as inspiring as his music grammer was playing on the pier in santa monica before discovered by a music manager. he's since climbed the charts. ♪ i could have another but i probably shouldn't ♪ >> reporter: his single "honey i'm good" went quadruple platinum ♪ i'm not giving up >> reporter: his new song "don't give up on me" is on track to be his sixth platinum single. with "naive" up today and an upcoming tour, andy grammer is making our summer concert stage his first stop >> the wait is over. ladies and gentlemen, andy
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grammer. ♪ i've got these fresh eyes, never seen you before like this ♪ my god, you're beautiful ♪ it's like the first time when we open the door, before we got used to usual ♪ ♪ it might seem superficial, stereotypical man ♪ ♪ you dress up just a little an i'm like, oh, damn ♪ ♪ so, suddenly, i'm in love wit a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe she's mine ♪ now all i see is you with fresh eyes, fresh eyes ♪ ♪ so, suddenly, i'm in love wit a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe she's mine ♪ now all i see is you with
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fresh eyes, with fresh eyes ♪ ♪ appreciation, well, it comes and it goes but i'll ride that wave with you ♪ ♪ it's human nature to miss what's under your nose ♪ ♪ til you, til you remind a fool ♪ ♪ maybe all of this is simple, my heart's unconditional, yeah ♪ ♪ you dress up just a little an i'm like, oh, damn ♪ ♪ so, suddenly, i'm in love wit a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe she's mine ♪ now all i see is you with fresh eyes, with fresh eyes ♪ ♪ so, suddenly, i'm in love wit a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe she's mine ♪ and now all i see is you with fresh eyes, fresh eyes ♪
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♪ whoa, yeah whoa, yeah ♪ ♪ whoa, oh ♪ if i could bottle this up, bottle, bottle this up, i would ♪ ♪ i would bottle this up, bottle, bottle this up, i would ♪ ♪ cause you're gorgeous in this moment ♪ ♪ if i could bottle this up, i would ♪ ♪ so, suddenly, i'm in love wit a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe that she's mine ♪ ♪ now all i see is you with fresh eyes, fresh eyes ♪ ♪ so, suddenly, i'm in love wit a stranger ♪ ♪ i can't believe that she's mine ♪
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♪ now all i see is you with fresh eyes, fresh eyes ♪ ♪ whoa, oh, ah ♪ whew, oh ♪ whoa, oh, oh, yeah >> we are back with more music from andy grammer in just a moment first, this is "today" on nbc. compare comcast business to your current provider. my current service provider does not provide half of what you provide.
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♪ isn't she crazy andy grammer has come a long way from playing for passersby on the santa monica pier. >> he has. he's a multi platinum singer/songwriter, but he incorporates the days of trying to make it into the business into all his music. good to have you >> what's up >> so great to see you. >> your music is so happy, feel
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good, optimistic is that who you are? >> it is pretty much who i am, yes. doesn't mean it is always easy to be that way my new record is "naive. i think if you are what you just said about me, people think it is a weakness. oh, that guy is cute put him in the corner. i feel the people who like my music are like me. there's a lot of power in being optimistic sometimes it's a war to stay positive. >> it sure is. talk to us a little bit about your process for this new album, "naive." >> it took longer than i was hoping to mind the magic. >> how long was that >> if you don't have the magic, you don't have anything. there was some struggle that went into creating this one. because of that, then you get songs like "don't give up on me." i'm almost glad i had to go through that songs like this, i feel people like it. >> how has being a dad changed
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you musically? >> just more love. holy crap, man, so much love when i think about her right now, you say that, i'm like, ah. she's the best. >> is it hard going on the road, or is it sweeter coming home >> sweeter coming home we brought her -- i was in paris. bringing a baby an flights is a nightmare. >> someone said you were in the subway last night. >> yeah. >> 30 rock. >> we did. >> you decided to head down to the subway and jam out >> of course. >> with new yorkers. >> man. >> there you are. >> my fourth album that's my heart right there. >> does that bring you back to the days in santa monica pier? >> something wonderfully rebellious about saying, i don't care what anyone says. >> acoustics are great down there. you're not doing a subway tour, by you kick off dates, 30 something dates going on. >> check us out. don't give up on me tour. >> good luck with that. >> awesome. >> thank you. >> from his brand-new album, "naive," once again, andy
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grammer. ♪ i will fight, i will fight fo you ♪ ♪ i always do until my heart is wi black and blue ♪ ♪ and i will stay, i will stay with you ♪ ♪ we'll make it to the other side like lovers do ♪ ♪ i'll reach my hands out in tht dark and wait for yours to interlock ♪ ♪ i'll wait for you ♪ i'll wait for you ♪ cause i'm not giving up, i'm not giving up, giving up ♪
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♪ no, not yet ♪ even when i'm down to my last breath ♪ ♪ even when they say there's ♪ i'm not giving nothing left ♪ ♪ so don't give up on ♪ i'm not giving up, i'm not giving up ♪ ♪ giving up, no, not me ♪ even when nobody else believes ♪ ♪ cause i'm not going down that easily, just don't give up on me ♪ ♪ and i will hold, i'll hold onto you ♪ ♪ no matter what this world wil throw, it won't shake me loose ♪ ♪ and i'll reach my hands out i the dark ♪
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♪ and wait for yours to interlock ♪ ♪ i'll wait for you, i'll wait for you ♪ ♪ yeah, cause i'm not giving up i'm not giving up ♪ ♪ giving up, no, not yet ♪ even when i'm down to my last breath ♪ ♪ even when they say there's nothing left ♪ ♪ so don't give up on giving up ♪ ♪ giving up, no, not me ♪ even when nobody else believes ♪ ♪ i'm not going down that easily ♪ ♪ so don't give up on ♪ whoa, whoa ♪ whoa, whoa ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah
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♪ yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ i will fight until my heart black a ♪ i will fight for you ♪ i always do until my heart is black and blue ♪ up next, andy sings the song up next, andy sings the song that was picked by fans.
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♪ here i go again on my own ♪ goin' down the only road i've ever known ♪ ♪ like a drifter i was-- ♪ born to walk alone!
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...barb! you left me hangin' on the high harmony there. if you ride, you get it. geico motorcycle. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. man, we've been having quite th ♪ suddenly, i'm in love with a stranger ♪ man, we've been having quite the party on the plaza this morning thanks to the very talented andy grammer. the other day, we asked fans to vote for which song they wanted to hear live today >> that's right. couple good voices "good to be alive" or "keep your head up. the song you chose is -- "keep your head up." andy grammer, take it away
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this one's for you ♪ it's like, whoa, hey ♪ whoa, no, no ♪ i've been waiting on the sunset, bills on my mindset ♪ ♪ i can't deny they're getting high ♪ ♪ higher than my income, my income's bread crumbs ♪ ♪ i've been trying to survive a ♪ as the sun gets right around sunset, it helps me to realize ♪ this is a journey, drop your worries ♪ ♪ you'll turn out fine, whoa, turn out fine ♪ >> if you know this, let me hear it. ♪ fine, turn out fine ♪ new york city, ya got to keep your head up, let your hair down ♪ ♪ keep your head up, oh, let your hair down ♪ hair down, yea
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♪ i got my hands in my pockets, kicking these rocks, it's kind of ♪ now i know it's hard, yeah, i know it's hard to remember sometimes ♪ ♪ you got to keep your head up, oh ♪ ♪ let your hair down, yeah ♪ i got my hands in my pockets, kicking these rocks, it's kind of hard to watch these times go by ♪ ♪ buying into skeptics, they mess with the confidence in my eyes ♪ ♪ seeing all the angles, stuff gets tangled ♪ ♪ i start to compromise ♪ my life, my purpose, is it al worth it ♪ ♪ am i gonna turn out fine ♪ whoa, you turn out fine ♪ i said, fine, whoa, you turn out fine ♪ >> i want to hear you. ♪ ya got to keep your head up, whoa ♪ ♪ you can let your hair down, eh ♪ ♪ you got to keep your head up, oh ♪ ♪ you can let your hair down, eh ♪ ♪ i know it's hard, know it's hard to remember sometimes ♪ ♪ you've got to keep your head up, oh ♪ ♪ you can let your hair down,
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yeah ♪ ♪ now only rainbows after rain ♪ the sun will always come again ♪ ♪ circle, circling, it comes around them ♪ ♪ only rainbows after rain, the sun will always come again ♪ ♪ it's a circle, circling, come around again, comes around ♪ ♪ you have to keep your head up oh ♪ ♪ you can let your hair down, eh ♪ ♪ you got to keep your head up, oh ♪ ♪ you can let your hair down, eh ♪ ♪ i know it's hard, know it's hard to remember sometimes ♪ ♪ you've got to keep your head up, oh ♪ ♪ you can let your hair down, yeah ♪ ♪ keep your head up ♪ you can let your hair down ♪ keep your head up ♪ you can let your hair down ♪ keep your head up ♪ you can let your hair down ♪ i'm singing, oh ♪ na, na, na, na, yeah >> andy grammer. singing, oh
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♪ oh, oh >> andy grammer. thank you, good sir. back in a moment first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ you'v
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what a great concert. >> fantastic. >> perfect for summer. >> great >> that's a great way to get going. >> great music. >> we have more music coming up in the third hour. first, we want to break out the smucker's jars and celebrate some birthdays let's go into the kitchen and spin them jars show you mr. edwin peck. senior of daytona beach, florida. construction developer, celebrating 101 years. no slowing him down. still drives to work a couple times every week reggie gooch of los angeles, california the gooch celebrating 106 years. swears the secret to longevity, not letting the little things bother you
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happy 100 birthday to rayford fuller of jacksonville, florida. loves spending time outdoors, especially on the golf course. margaret pauley from california. a hard worker at 100 she worked at the local baskinobbins until she was 83. got the scoop on her. >> see what you did there. >> she's celebrating 105 years >> retired salesman and married to the love of his life for 75 years, sobel happy 75th anniversary to helen and robert klein of california seven kids and 15 grandkids later, they couldn't be happier. tell us about somebody celebrating a birthday or anniversary. the gooch. >> they're not booing. they're saying gooch >> thank you, kristen. we enjoyed having you. >> fantastic friday. great to be here >> kristen welker, enjoy your weekend. come back any time open invitation. >> appreciate that. >> we'll see you back here in a few minutes. we're back after your local news
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few minutes. we're back after your local news. good morning. it's 8:56. i'm marcus washington. still no word from firefighters about what set future oakland housing spot up in flames, the fire late last night destroying a three story multi unit building under construction on stanford avenue between san pablo and ad line. no one was injured but embers spread to two nearby buildings
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as well. firefighters had to put those fires out. it was wondered if maybe someone set this on purpose given the recent history of fires in oakland. happening now atf investigators are supposed to be arriving at the site any time now. we'll have a live report during the midday newscast and also post the updates as soon as we get them on our twitter feed. a man for a serious scorcher this weekend especially away from the coast where we're likely to see triple digit temperatures. admitday we'll tackle all of the hot points around the bay area. right now link to kari's latest forecast. get ready for garlic with a side of garlic. maybe even a dash of garlic. the garlic festival gets under way today in gilroy and runs through sunday. more than a hundred thousand people will attend.
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preparing for the next natural disaster. >> what you need to know about a wildfire or earthquake. plus recovering after a hot weekend. i'm tracking when bay area temperatures will start to cool off as you start the new work week. today on california live
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oprah and michelle obama's makeup secrets revealed and we're taking you to a place with a full wellness bar for your dog all happening on "california live" this morning on nbc bay area.
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> hey, it is a tgi friday. welcome to the third hour of "today "today." i'm al. we have dylan, craig, and our good pal, stephanie gosk. >> fri-yay. >> a big crowd on the plaza today. the energy of andy grammer is contagious. >> it makes you smile. it makes you want to bop in your seat. you stand up, and then you just bop on your feet. >> happy music. >> that's right. >> fourth studio album dropped today. >> "naive." he'll be joining us later, and we'll have him perform o


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