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remember those days? that's what's happening "today in the bay." we're back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> hopefully a passing grade. see you again tomorrow bright and early. good morning. breaking news. a powerful earthquake rocks central italy overnight causing widespread devastation. at least 37 people killed as crews dig for survivors out of the rubble. trouble looming. a big storm brewing in the atlantic and gaining strength. it could become a hurricane as early as this weekend. florida, louisiana, texas, all potentially in its path. blurred lines. donald trump back on the attack. >> it is now abundantly clear that the clintons set up a business to profit from public office. >> this time over a new report showing more than half of hillary clinton's non-government
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meetings as secretary of state were with donors to her family's charity. this morning, why the clinton campaign is calling that report utterly flawed. and cashing in? a new twist in the controversy surrounding the skyrocketing cost of life-saving epipens. the salary of the head of the company that makes them rising from $2 million to nearly $19 million in just eight years. the outrage and the company's explanation, "today," wednesday, august 24th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning, a morning that we've got breaking news coming out of europe. that strong earthquake striking central italy early this morning. the epicenter, about 100 miles to the northeast of rome. one mayor saying that his town isn't there anymore.
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nbc's lucy kavanov is in the hard-hit area of amatrice. she's with us on the phone. >> reporter: morning, matt and savannah. it is a race against the clock to save those trapped beneath the rubble. the earthquake struck in the dead of night. there was no time to react. at 6.2 magnitude, it was powerful enough to jolt people awake 100 miles away in rome. in this mountainous central region of italy, the earthquake hit several towns, but here in amatrice the devastation was worst. ancient buildings and churches destroyed, cars crushed. the town center now a pile of rubble, rocks and twisted metal blocking these once-idyllic streets. even part of the hospital, now gone. there are some 70 people under
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the rubble this firefighter says. emergency workers and residents use shovels, bulldozers, even bare hands to try to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble. the rubble of their destroyed homes. "we need chain saws," says this firefighter. we need everything." some didn't survive. others are still missing. those who escaped unharmed in shock and disbelief. "the whole ceiling fell on my head," this survivor says. "i just managed to put a pillow on my head and i wasn't hit. i was lucky." it's a tragedy this country has known before. eight years ago a powerful quake in l'aquila claimed more than 300 lives. that city remain a ghost town. in rome this morning, pope francis prayed for the victims of today's tragedy. "hearing that there are children among the victims," he says, "i am deeply saddened." the buildings may one day be rebuilt, but life here has been
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shattered. officials are pleading for donations of rescue supplies, food, water and medicine. and the scariest thing, guys, is that we're still feeling aftershocks, things here could get worse before they get better. matt, savannah? >> lucy kafanov, we apologize for some of the difficulties in transmission but as you can imagine, it's a difficult time. for sure. also in morning, a potential threat is developing in the atlantic. people from florida to texas should be watching it closely. al is watching it right now. good morning. >> good morning, guys. we have a couple of systems out there in the atlantic. we have gaston, but we aren't really worried about that. what we are watching is investigation area 99-l, which will most likely become a tropical depression. it has a 75% chance in five days of becoming a tropical entity. this is the formation zone over the next five days, stretching from the leeward islands,
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southern bauhamas and miami. the storm moves across the bahamas, strengthening friday afternoon. but look at this, on sunday, the american model keeps it over the bahamas. sunday it comes across as a tropical storm in southern miami and here's where the big difference happens. next week it hangs around as a rainmaker in florida but it comes out into the gulf in the european model as a potential hurricane. you got gulf waters of 80 to 90 degrees. this could be a major storm, guys, threatening louisiana, the texas gulf coastline. but either way it is a big, big rainmaker for florida. but worst case, it's not good news for our friends in louisiana. >> al, thank you. in the race for the white house now, donald trump held a late rally in texas last night blasting hillary clinton over an associated press report that accuses her of blurring the lines between her role as
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secretary of state and her family's foundation. we have two reports on this starting with nbc's andrea mitchell. andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. hillary clinton under fire today from donald trump claiming clinton foundation donors got special access when she was secretary of state. and now it is not just about her e-mails. >> reporter: donald trump throwing a new punch at hillary clinton. his ammunition, a new report from the associated press. >> it is impossible to figure out where the clinton foundation ends and the state department begins. >> reporter: the associated press reviewing clinton's calendars as secretary of state reporting more than half her non-government visitors or callers were clinton foundation donors. >> this is corruption. and this is why i have called for a special prosecutor to look into this mess. >> reporter: but the clinton campaign is pushing back hard. spokesman brian fallon saying
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the story relies on utterly flawed data and cherry-picked a limited subset of clinton's schedule. for example, the list includes philanthropist melinda gates. but authorities are combing through more clinton e-mails and definitive answers. >> reporter: even as clinton allies argue the republican nominee is in no position to question clinton's ethics. >> donald trump has zero credibility talking about any of these issues until this man releases his taxes. >> reporter: but clinton's e-mail troubles aren't going away. as many as 15,000 could be released before the election, and the pentagon confirms an army unit at ft. leonard wood in missouri put clinton's picture in a training slide show for spotting insider threats, along with edward snowden, chelsea
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manning convicted in the wikileaks case, and general david petraeus who pleaded guilty to sharing classified documents with his biographer with whom he was having an affair. clinton has not been charged with anything. the army says the slide show is no longer being used. all this as hillary clinton is fund-raising again today with the stars in california, raining in millions, even posing in a photo booth with justin timberlake and jessica beal, among her celebrity hosts. but it is going to be harder for clinton to escape the uproar now over another kind of fund-raising by the clinton foundation. now under pressure despite all of its good works to close down to avoid any future conflicts if she is elected. matt and savannah? >> andrea mitchell on this story, thank you. also at that texas rally, trump renewed efforts to win over minority voters but some critics say this witch pitch is falling flat. nbc's hallie jackson has that part of the story. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning.
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this morning a trump campaign senior advisor tells me the candidate is ready to roll out this new strategy to try to appeal to african-american voters set to reveal an economic empowerment plan taking more trips to urban areas. expect to see this under scored today as trump heads to michigan and he's headed to battleground florida as he tries to chip away at hillary clinton's support with the minority community. >> reporter: a new pitch and a new push as donald trump works to win over african-americans. >> to the african-american community, give donald trump a chance. we will make your streets safe so when you walk down the street, you don't get shot. >> reporter: critics calling the new outreach condescending as the gop nominee tries to expand beyond his base of white voters. turning to minority communities. but the top aide telling nbc news it is part of an ongoing
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conversation. among african-american voters, trump trails hillary clinton by a staggering 79 points in our latest nbc news/survey monkey online poll. trump promises if he is elected, he'll end up with way more support. his running mate finding that funny. >> he says by 2020 he's going to have 95% of the african-american support. why are you laughing? >> well, that's donald trump. look. look. he has heart for every american. >> reporter: trump has work to do with hispanic voters, too, as he talks tough on border security in texas where his name was spelled out but his immigration position was not. candidate hinting he's ready to walk back his hardline stance on deportation. >> there certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people. we want people -- we have some great people in this country. >> reporter: still, trump hasn't gotten specific about how he might soften some of his immigration positions. we may find out more in the
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coming days. tomorrow the candidate is set to meet with republican and african-american activists at trump tower in new york. savannah. >> hallie jackson, thank you. turning to north carolina now where authorities there are urging people not to rush to judgment over that fatal shooting of a deaf man by a state trooper. the death of daniel harris is sending shockwaves through the charlotte community where he lived as his family demands answers. nbc's blake mccoy spoke with them. blake, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. this family is frustrated. they are desperate for answers and they can't help but wonder what role daniel harris' disability played in him being shot. they're speaking out this morning while law enforcement here in north carolina remained tight-lipped. >> he would call me every day. >> reporter: this morning, loved ones are remembering daniel harris as athletic, outgoing, and for his big heart. his brother and sister both deaf like daniel communicating their grief through sign language.
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"when i was told, honestly, i was just broke. i was in such shock. he was the sweetest man on earth. it's impossible that it happened. >> i want to know the full story. i want to know exactly what happened. >> reporter: both believe miscommunication between harris and north carolina state trooper jermaine saunders may have played a role in the traffic stop that turned deadly. if they had known the person was deaf, this wouldn't happened. 6:14 thursday the trooper tried to pull over harris' volvo for allegedly speeding on i-485. harris didn't stop leading the trooper on a seven-mile chase ending on a street where harris lives. no one knows why harris didn't stop, but when he got out of his car according to police an encounter took place between the driver and the trooper causing a shot to be fired.
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>> shots fired. >> one suspect down. >> reporter: harris died just steps from his front door. >> it keeps running through my mind? i can't accept it. why did the officer shoot? there's nothing! >> reporter: trooper saunders is on paid leave this morning routine after an officer shooting. state bureau of investigation saying in a statement, "let us refrain from making assumptions or drawing conclusions prior to the internal and independent reviews." authorities are in the process of obtaining all available dash cam and body camera video to help them determine what happened. >> he had no weapon. i've known him since he was born. he was harmless, harmless individual. >> how ironic is that? he's never touched one and yet he's killed by one. >> i know. i know. >> reporter: the family hopes harris' death spurs training for officers on how to communicate with deaf people. they've started a fund with that goal in mind. this morning law enforcement giving no timeline on when they
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might release more information. i'm told that the family knows as much as we do. >> blake mccoy, thank you. growing anger this morning among the millions of people who rely on having an emergency epipen at all times to guard against potentially deadly allergic reactions. the company that makes that drug has hiked the price more than 400% over eight years, while during that same time period its executive's compensation is up more than 600%. nbc's tom costello is on the story this morning. >> reporter: this is the medicine being states require schools to stock. but the company that makes the epipen has a near monopoly and now members of congress are calling on a federal investigation into price gouging. >> reporter: it's called shock,
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a life threatening situation. many schools keep epi pens just dm st case of an emergency. 9-year-old joshua fernandez is allergic to nuts but over the eight years the price to pharmacies for an epipen two-pack has skyrocketed from $100 to $600. and the pens must be replaced yearly. now nbc news has found that over the same period, mylan pharmaceuticals raised executive pay and compensation by more than 600%. >> i'm struggling to just provide basic life saving medicine for my child and the money that i pay for this medication is going to somebody's paycheck or some crazy profit margin. >> reporter: in congress both republicans and democrats are alleging price gouging calling for an investigation. senator amy klobuchar's daughter has relied on an epipen. >> how can you complain this very same item made by an american company is hundreds of dollars cheaper in canada. >> reporter: mylan pharmaceuticals tells nbc news the price change better reflects
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important product features around the value the product provides and it offers coupons to help customers with high insurance deductibles. but mylan is not talking about ceo heather bresch's total compensation going from $2.4 million to nearly $19 million over eight years. >> it's coming at a time when there's almost never been more scrutiny on the drug industry for its pricing practices. >> there is another version on the markets but doctors are reluctant to prescribe it because so many people have now been trained to use the epipen and they don't want people fumbling around to give someone epinephrine during an emergency. >> schools being asked to stockpile it so we're talking about taxpayers dollars too. al, you were talking about a big storm in the atlantic but now a nice day in the northeast? >> yeah. spectacular weather. low humidity, sunny. warm. we do see storm later on today down through the gulf coast. more showers around baton rouge.
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they don't need that. we'll look at it in detail. could be airport delays today and into tonight for parts of chicago. out west, more gorgeous weather. look at portland, oregon, sunshine, 92 degrees. warmer in portland. 82 in los angeles. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. with engineering... it's a performance machine. with this degree of intelligence... it's a supercomputer. with this grade of protection... it's a fortress. and with this standard of luxury... it's an oasis. introducing the completely redesigned e-class. it's everything you need it to be... and more. lease the e300 for $549 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. seeing a little bit of sunshine between the clouds right now in san jose. 61 for the morning.
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and by the afternoon, highs closer to 80 but staying in the mid 60s for san francisco. 70s in the peninsula and north bay. warmest temperatures likely to be in the tri-valley. over towards concord and antioch. high temperatures approaching the mid 80s. seven-day forecast cool things off in the san francisco and valleys as the sea breeze turns stronger. >> get that weather any time you need it. check out the weather channel on cable. >> all right, al, thank you. coming up, new trouble for fox news. the lawsuit just file by a former anchor who claims she was sexually harassed at work and then punished for complaining. on "rossen reports," our team goes undercover to investigate the high cost of weddings. are you being overcharged just because it is your big day? but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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an update this afternoon - about an officer now accused of providing inside information to street gangs. officer "derrick antonio" is under arrest - charged with five felony providing inside information to street gangs. officers derrick antonio is under arrest charged with five felly counts including unauthorized computer access. antonio is a nine-year veteran of the force. the department says he's tied to a five-month investigation designated operation "gang of thrones" in which rogue vietnamese streets gangs. he's been an leave since the department's internal investigation. rob is in for kari. >> this morning we're seeing a lot of low clouds still. san francisco, 58 degrees currently. a few sunny breaks around san jose right now. numbers in the low 60s.
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for the afternoon, as you see there, san jose close to 80 degrees. mid 80s south of downtown. mid 60s around san francisco to north bay. temperatures today in the upper 70s. and out towards the tri-valley today, numbers in the mid to upper atitys. today likely to be a warmest day for thes rft week. approaching the weekend, temperatures begin to cool down. as you see even the tri-valley numbers in the low 80s. now, with some issues for your oakland commute here's mike. >> that's right. let's not forget south bay as well. we have that build for san jose and san jose state is in session. the big issue right now, crash involving a motorcycle southbound 880 just shy of, one lane blocked. both directions can see that activity. northbound at the coliseum our camera shows the jam traffic from hegenberger north and oak street south where the jam is, again, around high street. back to you'll. i'll be back with another local news update in half an hour. enjoy your wednesday morning.
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we're back at 7:30. it is wednesday morning, 24th of august, 2016. that is the music of dnce, played just in time for the concert they're throwing live on our plaza on friday, part of our citi concert series. get this -- if you cannot actually be here and your regular old tv screen isn't cutting it, we have something special for special fans. for the first time ever we will live stream performance in virtual reality. i don't even know what that means but it will be just like you are on plaza. >> you've played air guitar. >> oh, my goodness. if you want to learn more about lou to get in on that awesome experience, go to let's get a check of the headlines on this wednesday
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morning. death toll expected to rise from a very strong earthquake in central italy early this morning. the 6.2 magnitude quake caused a number of buildings to collapse in several towns north of rome. rescue efforts are under way right now to dig survivors out of the rubble. a new case of zika is raising some concerns in florida that the virus has spread even farther. a person in the tampa area tested positive. this is the first case outside of the miami area. it is unclear how this person developed zika but officials say that patient has not traveled internationally and sexual transmission has been ruled out as a cause. and, u.s. olympic swimmer jimmy feigen is opening up for the first time about that gas station incident in rio that ryan lochte initially described as an armed robbery. in a statement to nbc news, feigen admits leaving out certain facts when he first spoke to police. he says he was trying to protect lochte because he had pulled a poster off of a wall. feigen called his actions a mistakes and apologized adding, he is thankful the ordeal is over.
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a new lawsuit emerging against fox news for alleged sexual harassment. this comes just a month after chairman roger ailes left that organization amid accusations of misconduct. nbc's senior legal and investigative correspondent cynthia mcfadden is here with more. she's been on this story from the start. >> good morning, savannah. well, former fox news anchor, andrea tantaros filed a lawsuit claiming she was not only harassed by retaliated by a number of fox news executives including roger ailes and more once she complained. the former co-host of fox news shows is taking on what she called in her complaint a sex-fueled playboy mansion like cult steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny. in the lawsuit filed this week, she stated that when she had
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been employed in 2011 through 2016 but allegation in late summer of 2014 her tenure at fox news devolved into a nightmare of sexual harassment by recently ousted ceo roger ailes. the suit says on two occasions ailes asked her to turn around so i can get a good look at you. he is not the only one she says acted inappropriately. even though he is not named as a defendant in a lawsuit, she claims in her complaint that bill o'reilly started sexually harassing her in february of this year. through representatives at fox, o'reilly declined nbc's request for comment. but two guests who appeared on fox are publicly refuting her claims. actor dean cain, who she said in her complaint he inappropriately hugged her in a live webcast, through his attorney responds that he never acted in an appropriate manner toward her. scott brown accused in a lawsuit of putting his hands around her waist said in a tweet that, as a survivor of sexual abuse, i would never perpetrate language
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or actions as described in fox' complaint. according to the suit, tantaros says they are complaints to fox executives fell on ears and that fox's current co-president, bill shine, told her ailes was a very powerful man and that she needed to "let this one go." in a statement to "new york times," shine said andrea never made any complaints to me about roger ailes sexually harassing her. >> regardless of the truth of allegations, the way the court of public opinion works is the more smoke there is, the more likely people respond to the fire. >> fox news said in april issues had arisen regarding andrea's contract, a reference to a book she relent -- recently pub accomplished. mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> we were looking at some
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strong storms that may be firing up and making their way towards chicago. green bay down to springfield. expect airport delays in the next several hours. a severe threat tonight, wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour, golf ball sized hail, all part of a front that's pushing through early storms for the great lakes and chicago. these continue on into the late day period and on through thursday, could be some overnight storms for chicago and scattered showers and thunderstorms making their way through the great lakes. rainfall amounts, look at this. we could be looking at from three to four inches from wichita, kansas city. but heavier rain as far east as quincy, illinois. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the what's happening right now, san jose, a few sunny breaks with the low clouds. 61 degrees right now. and back to class, san jose state spartans temperatures closing in on 80. a little bit below the average high of about 83 degrees this
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time of year. downtown san jose near 80. mid 80s south of downtown staying in the 60s for san francisco. north bay temperatures in the 70s. mid 80s out around the tri-valley. and from here temperatures actually going to be cooling off approaching the weekend as the sea breeze picks up. temperatures drop down. low 80s across the rvalleys by latrday. weather. >> thanks, al. just ahead, it's the best policy? why one texas teacher says she is done giving homework. >> i bet the kids agree with that. first, our ongoing rossen report series. >> hi, good morning. i'm jeff rossen. it's your wedding day. supposed to be one of the best days of your life. but are you overpaying for the big event? experts say it's the wedding markup. we're checking it out once and for all. are you sure those colors go together? yes, all these colors go together. or, about our reputation... it's from the paint company that pros trust. or the smooth, professional finish that makes those colors
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wedding. >> it can be expensive. today jeff rossen went undercover to find out. jeff, good morning to you. >> hey, guys. good morning to you. you know going in your wedding is going to be expensive. they get you at every turn, don't they? you need a venue and everything else to make it special. experts say there is something else at play here, too. a secret tax, if you will. they call it the wedding markup. basically when vendors hear the word wedding the prices can skyrocket just because it's a wedding, but is that really true? is it really happening in this morning we're putting it to the test with our hidden cameras. >> your wedding day. you've been dreaming of it your whole life. but the perfect wedding day will cost you big. all right. we want to see if this wedding markup actually happens. so here's what i'm planning. i'm going to visit a venue, a photographer and a d.j., tell them i'm planning a birthday party and get prices for them. my producer lindsey, you're going to visit the same places.
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>> i'm going to tell them i'm planning a wedding. >> it's the same amount of guests for the same date and we want the same service. >> yeah. >> you'd think that we'd get the same price. >> you'd think so. let's see what happens. >> how are you? nice to meet you. >> first up, the venue. >> happy to be doing a party here. >> fantastic. let's check it out. >> it's for a five hour birthday party with a cocktail hour and a sit down dinner for 150 guests. >> you can move some of these tables in that area there. >> perfect. >> all looks good but what will my birthday party cost? >> it's 96 all inclusive. >> 96 per person? >> $96 per person. >> my total all in birthday party price $14,667. when lindsey checks out the same venue for her wedding. >> getting married. congratulatio congratulations. >> sounds good. >> she gets the same tour. >> oh, my gosh, i love these chandeliers. >> the same exact ballroom. >> so the total for this
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package, 14,667? >> yeah. >> and the same exact deal. great news. >> but every party needs a photographer. watch what happens when i meet this one. >> what's going on? nice to meet you. >> how's everything? >> you look familiar. one of those faces, i guess. >> just a few steps through the door. >> rossen? >> it is. >> rossen reports? >> yes, sir. >> does he know we're taping a rossen reports right now? >> i had a feeling i recognized you. nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> what are you planning? >> 150. >> okay. no problem. >> good. back to business. my birthday party. where's it going to take place? >> we don't have an exact venue. >> he charges me $750 for five hours of photos. >> i'm not getting any rossen reports discount bein, am i. >> exactly. i'm not giving you any hidden privileges or something like that. >> when lindsey goes in for her wedding.
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>> hi. good to meet you. lindsey. >> she asks for the same night. >> five hours for just a reception. >> no problem. >> no pose photos, none of the getting ready before. she says her event is going to be in the same area. >> 800? >> 800. okay. >> lindsey gets charged $50 more for the wedding. pretty close. he later told us he only charged more for the wedding because he misunderstood and thought lindsey's location was farther away. just when we think all is good i go shopping for a deja and find a big price gap. >> 1660. >> shooting star. >> 1650. >> but when lindsay gets a price for her wedding from the same guy -- >> you're looking around 2500. you're at $2496.50 nkts for the shooting star package. >> throw in the cocktail hour for free. bring a separate speaker for the cocktail hour. >> that's right, same night, even the same package.
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>> shooting star. >> shooting star. >> birthday party price, $1650. lindsay's wedding price, $2496.50. that's almost $850 more for the wedding. the deja company later telling nbc news, weddings require much more attention to detail. the talent must go through a lengthy training process and a backup. birthday parties have less formalities and planning time and there's a minimum. >> a revealing peak behind the veil before you say i do. >> this is one of those cases where you can play junior rossen reports investigator at home. you can go undercover yourself and you don't even need hidden cameras. if you're planning a wedding, get the price, then have your friend call up the same vendor to get prices for a birthday party just like we did on the same night with the same services. most places we found, guys, will give you a price over the phone. >> all right, jeff.
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. we're back at 7:50. carson's on the west coast with "the voice." tamron's on orange room duty. >> this is a great story. nick templeton brought a tour group while watchiale watching coast of vancouver. after 30 minutes of watching the ork kchl orcas he noticed they went hunting. and in hunting mode. then this happened. a seal hopped on to the back of his boat seeking safety from the or orcas. the seal was tossed around a bit, actually fell off the boat twice, meanwhile the whales continued to circle the water. the seal was able to keep his balance and waited out the whale until they disappeared, then hopped back into the water and
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swam off the coast to safety. the incredible video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on facebook and youtube. tour guide nick wrote this though -- wow. got back into cell service today and the thing exploded! who would think one harbor seal could cause such a ruckus? guys, look at this just closely here. that's the little seal. what is that right there? >> i didn't see that the first time. >> that's why we're going in close. how crazy is that? the circle of life almost happened. >> i like how that seal shimmied on. the beeps on the video, is that because of what the seal was saying or what the people in the boat were going? >> i'm going to go with that is what the seal was saying. le see went a little blue on us. >> tamron, thank you. just ahead, training tips from cesar millan if you are
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m. right now watching low clouds across the bay area. filling in again around san jose. temperatures in the low 60s and cool 50s with misty skies across the north bay and san francisco. heading into the afternoon, highs today in the 60s near san francisco. close to 80 in san jose. north bay temperatures, onshore winds staying in the swernlts and for our inland locations like the tri-valley today, should see the highs approaching the mid eig80s. temperatures cooling as the sea breeze approaches stronger. valley temperatures in the warmer shots. trending cooler as you approach friday and saturday. look t those highs dropping out of the mid 80s into the low 80s approaching saturday. mike? rob, specifically we're going to call out oakland where we had the big jam. a big look at the bay. commute definitely kicking in for san jose as well. 880, all lanes clear. crash on the southbound side. recovers from 980 down toward the coliseum. northbound bogs down past the
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scene as well. recovery mode as the morning commute continues there. meanwhile, southbound 880 at 101 we have a crash there. blocking one of your middle lanes. they can't clear one of those cars so that will be an issue as the commute builds. many southbound 880, northbound though joms up in towards san jose and around san jose state remember folks arriving there because classes start again today for the fall semester. back to you. 7:57. happening now within the last half hour. nbc news confirms 72 deaths in the earthquake flattened parts of central italy. on our facebook page posting details on the search for survivors and a video tour of the damage. daly city police are investigating an early morning shooting that left a man hospitaliz hospitalized. it happened a few blocks from the daly city b.a.r.t. station. and two tri-valley charter schools now on notice facing possible closure. on our home page learn what they found out at a meeting last night. another update in half an hour.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, zion's story. >> let me see how strong you are. >> one year after becoming the . one year after becoming the first year and then checking with the inspiration and the nine-year-old behind that incredible smile. >> it's been great. plus the dog days of sirm as we prepare for the life with charlie in studio o1a and then stopping by to tell us what every family needs to know before bringing a new pet into their home. and welcome to dolly's world. ♪ ♪
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>> a legendary dolly par ton is here to sing her biggest hits as she gets set to release her 43 album on wednesday august 24, 2016. ♪ ♪ >> happy birthday! >> celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. >> happy 2020. >> i want to find the ball for my green berate boyfriend. okay. it's 8:00 now on this wednesday morning and 24th day of august 2016. we have a big crowd out on the plaza right now and a lot to get to. >> that's right.
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well you know what they say that the third time is a charge. we hope that's the case for today's lucky gold going contesta contestant. on tuesday meg gave it her best shot, but she came up a little short. who gets the change to come up this morning and search for the one gold ball worth $25,000? from south carolina where is grace. grace, come on. >> come here. >> come on over here grace. >> all right. come on over. how are you? >> hi. >> don't be afraid. >> oh my god. >> how are you? what does the poster say. >> i want to find the ball for my green berate. he is stationed in the middle east right now. >> are you ready to go? >> i'm really ready to go.
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>> okay. we will see you go for the gold in just a bit. >> okay. thank you. >> can we bring in one other special guest? look what we have here. rangler is back here. hi buddy. how are you? >> hey. >> it's the original puppy with a purpose and he paced his final test for the guided eye for the blind and he helped her safely cross the street and avoid obstacles. >> we hear that he is confident and he is eligible to be a guide dog. today is a big day for him because wrangler is going to meet the person he is going to guide for. hi. >> focused. >> focused. >> it's great to thaer he is doing so well. >> yeah. >> we're going to have a lot
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more ahead, but first let's take a look at the news at 8:00. we begin with breaking news this morning a powerful earthquake rocks italy this morning and they're searching for survivors as the death toll rose. lucy is there and on the phone. lucy, good morning. >> reporter: matt and savannah, unbelievable scenes and a dark day and death toll climbing beyond 70. numbers still missing and for the rescuers it's racing against the clock under the rumble. the earthquake struck in the dead of night and no time to react. a 6.2 magnitude and it was powerful to jolt people awake in rome. in the mountain central rejirngs
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the earthquake hit several towns but here the devastation was worst. ancient buildings and churches destroyed and cars crushed. the town's center now a pile of rubble and rocks and twisted medal blocking the streets and parts of the hospital now gone. emergency workers and residence use shovels, bulldozer and bare hands to rescue those among the rubble. some did flonot survive and oth are still missing. some in shock and disbelief. in rome this morning pope francis prayed for the victims of today's tragedy. >> translator: hearing they are children among the victims, i am deeply saddened. >> life here is shattered and officials are bleedipleading fo
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donations and it's a terrifying thing after we're feeling the aftershock and the fear is that things are going to get worse before they get better. >> thank you very much. turning to politics and donald trump escalating the tacks on a clinton foundation at a rally in austin, texas last night. a report shows that clinton used the foundation to trade government access for personal profits. more than half of the government meetings when she was secretary of the state was with foundation donors. clinton's campaign pushed back and saying that it used flawed data and cherry pick of the clinton schedule. the first terror suspect was seen by the outside world on tuesday since the capture. he appeared before a pentagon panel by the video link. he has been held there without charges for ten years, and the
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panel did not make any immediate ruling on the bid to be released. as part of the interrogation, he was water boarded 83 times. the government has since dropped the claim that he was a top al qaeda leader, but it still contends that he has an extreme mind set and maybe dangerous. a new concern in florida this morn asking that the zika virus has spread and now in a different part of the state. florida governor said that there's a nontravel related case of zika in the tampa bay region. this is the first in the state outside of miami-dade county. so far there's no evidence of local transmission in the tampa area. they're working to find out where and how this person contracted that disease. we're going to take a break and coming up the surprising reasons that soap sales are slipping. and saving back to school up
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following ago. one year ago, zion harvey became the first child to receive a double hand transplant. well, today he is thriving. we're going to talk to him and his mom and the doctor behind this ground-breaking surgery in a moment. but first, a little bit more about his journey. >> okay, zion, whenever you're ready. >> it was like, okay, when i let this ball go -- >> it's your pitch. >> -- i have to see how far it will go. and i was surprised it went that far. >> reporter: before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a baltimore orioles game, for 9-year-old zion harvey, it was life throwing the curve balls. when we first met zion a year ago, completing every day tasks had its challenges, let alone fulfilling his dream of throwing a baseball. doctors removed zion's hands and feet due to a life threatening infection when he was 2. >> i hoped and i hoped for somebody to ask me do i want a
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hand transplant. and it came true. >> reporter: last summer zion made history becoming the first ever child resip yebts cipient e hand transplant. a long road to recovery marked with a rigorous therapy regimen. >> this last year has been like a roller coaster, up, down, fast, slow. it's been -- it's just been crazy. >> we've been tested. it definitely has been a year to remember. >> reporter: zion's mom says her son may have just turned 9 but this year they've celebrated firsts from holding hands to hugging and the world of opportunities now within his reach. >> i'm very excited because now i can do more than i imagined. >> well, zion, his mom patty rae and dr. scott levin, the lead
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surgeon who performed the operation, along with us now. zion, i loved shaking your hand this morning. what's your favorite thing about these new hands you have? >> um, just being able to wrap them around my mom. >> give her a good hug. you said just now in that story we showed that we showed that you're able to do more than even you imagined. what are some of the things that you've been able to do in the last year? >> well, i've been able to -- i've mostly been able to play with my brothers, play with my brother and sister. and with them two, it's like i -- i have them to back me up. i have my grandmother. i have my pop-pop, and i have my
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aunt shay. and i would do anything to keep it that way. >> you got a good team with you and your mom is at the top of that. patty, i can't even imagine having gone through what you did with him at age 2, to now and seeing what he's able to do. what has this journey been like for you? >> this journey has definitely been a roller coaster. not easy. it started when i was very young. so i didn't have a manual. i had never been here before. but as a mother, you know, as mothers we just have to protect and fight. that's what i've been doing, protecting and fighting for him and for the best for him. >> and to see him do all these things, he can do, throwing a baseball. >> to see him throwing that baseball just took my heart. i couldn't even record it, it was so happy. i was jumping and screaming. he was like why are you
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screaming so loud? because. this is like a moment that before i may not have had. >> zion, you threw that ball farther than i think i could throw it. you have a lot of practice? >> well, i play a lot of baseball. they put me as pitcher a lot. but i'm good batter, too. i'm -- well, i'm -- well, my mom was recording a video but i wouldn't say her video was the best. she was mostly jumping up and down screaming. >> it got a little shaky? dr. levin, the reward is right here. i can't imagine how this fills your heart. i want to make clear though, he has worked really hard. you guys did this incredibly complex surgery and then he worked so hard every day in therapy to get here. >> right, his motivation, savannah, his commitment. he has a great family team. we have a great team at penn medicine children's hospital. we work with our shriners colleagues to make this happen. and we are so proud of him. we won.
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we won to get him to this point. this is certainly not a game for hope for many children like zion and it is part of the zero of transplantation. solid organs in adults now moving these opportunities for these life changing operations in children. and we're so excited that we are at this point. we've learned so much. he's taught us. he teaches us every day. we learn from him. so it's been a great opportunity. >> it is incredible. these hands will grow with you. you were even on the cover of "people" magazine. how about that? >> it was okay. i wouldn't say it was the best photo shoot, but it was okay. >> well, zion, i hope you're having fun with us today. you know, we have a new puppy so i hope you get to get over there and pet him. would you like to do that? >> yes. >> we're so happy to see you and so thrilled for you and all of your hard work. thank you for being here.
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>> thank you. >> we'll send it over to al getting a check of the weather. >> i could use your help, zion, doing the weather. >> you want to help? go on, buddy. >> yeah. all right. hey, dude. good to see you. come on over here. now, just hit this button up here. boom. all right. look at that. and we've got the satellite going on. there is a tropical storm but we're worried about that little "l" over there. we're watching that. see what happens? we're going to watch this tropical storm. maybe 60%. 80% in the next five days. and watch what happens when i hit this -- boom. this is where it might form so we're going to be watching that. okay? you want to help me do that? >> sure. >> hit the button one more time. boom. yeah! that's all the rain -- can you say that's what's going on around the country? >> that's what's going on around the country. >> here's what's happening in your n
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very well done there. you can see around the bay area, lots of low clouds. san francisco, north bay, 62 the low clouds spilled in again around the south bay. marine air about 1500 feet thick. that will take some time to clear up around lunch time. hazy sunshine returning inland. high today near 80 in san jose. 60 closer to san francisco. north bay temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. mid8 0s around the trivalley. san francisco seven day forecast, cooling, approaching the weekend the same across our inland valley. >> there you go. >> all right, al. that was pretty cool. >> just to wrap my arms around my mom. how about that one? meantime, what's "trending today," what time you guys wake up in the morning. >> 3:00. 3-ish.
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4-ish. >> why 3:00 a.m. is the most productive hour. there are minimal distractions before the sun rises, no one is e-mailing or texting you unless it is savannah. there is less to see on social media. just peace and quiet. in this article early bird shares their tricks, programmable coffee makers. get that brewing started at cathol 3:45. sleep in gym clothes to get the best start in the morning. >> no. >> i do. >> you do? >> yeah. >> yeah. 4:40. >> we both do yoga in the morning. >> five minutes. >> reply to e-mails but send them at 8:00. because you don't want to wake people up. >> people don't really appreciate when they get 15 e-mails. we have often reminisced about things that have kind of vanished with the times -- vcrs, phone books, land lines. now we are learning that a new household staple is on the
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decline -- a bar of soap. "the washington post" says sales are slipping. 55% of consumers think bar soap is simply inconvenient. it requires a soap dish obviously, gets a little messy. some complain it isn't as long lasting as a body wish. do you still use bar soap sometimes? >> i still use a vcr. so of course. i use liquid. >> you do. because you say men and the older generation still use bar soap. >> so you looked at me because i'm a man. >> exactly. exactly! what about you, bar soap? >> i do like a bar of soap but we mostly have liquid. >> i'm back to bar soap. i used to use liquid but now the new trend in beauty for women, bar soaps. >> really. >> yeah. how about the new trend in "pop start." courtney cox now admitting she does have regret opening up
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about cosmetic procedures. she said aging isn't the easiest, especially being a woman in the spotlight. here's what she has to say. >> i think i was trying to keep up with getting older, trying to chase that -- get something you can't keep up with. sometimes you find yourself trying and you look at a picture you your ef is and yself and go. i look horrible. i have done things that i have regret and luckily there are things that dissolve and go away. >> courtney says her new motto is just let it be. and the final five gold medal gymnastics return from rio to an exciting day in the big apple. they started their day with us and had fun on the plaza. they even let usher try on one of their gold medals. the girls also went to the top of the empire state building before some fun and games with jimmy fallon. the game -- hungry hungry humans. the life size version of the
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popular board game. check it out. >> three, two, one -- eat! >> oh, my gosh. >> we need that here. obviously the stakes were much lower in this game but still the competition was here. i vote we have large size human scale of all of the games. monopoly. >> monopoly might be a little boring. >> for more "pop start" stories, head to "today's" facebook page. >> i would like a life sized etch- etch-a-sketch. >> trouble. >> okay. requests are in. let's go outside to matt. >> savannah, thanks very much. anyone who's ever brought a new puppy home knows getting them house trained takes a lot of
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work. cesar millan and of course our new puppy charlie is here along with all of his siblings. cafe, mocha, java and crema. by the way, they're all going to be paired as service dogs. >> i love wrangler, the work you guys did with him is awesome. >> thank you. you're going to do a little quiz here. myth or truth. >> so acclimating your puppy. when bringing your puppy home you should let them run around freely and comfortable in the new home. you should just let them go. >> no. pushed keep them in their space. i like the kennel system. how do you feel? >> that's actually a fact. >> you should let them go? >> no, no, no. you should let them have rules, boundaries, limitations. otherwi otherwise, they go into the wrong state of mind in the house like the who us is a playful place.
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>> expand their territory a little at a time? >> once they master one room at a time. >> i put him in there? is that right? >> puppy held. you should take him to the vet within two months after you bring the dog? >> i would think so, yeah. >> actually if the first eight weeks not only bring him to the vet but make sure that he goes consistently. >> so it doesn't freak him out. >> it is positive experience. yeah. socializing your puppy. you should let people meet the puppy excited or calm. >> i think you probably would want them to be be a little calmer when they approach your puppy. >> yes. because we want to set our puppies to be successful meeting children, other people, people in wheelchairs. that way they associate meeting humans in a calm way. >> it is hard because you see a puppy because you want to get down and play with it and your voice goes up. but you have to be calm. >> that's what most people do. then the puppy believes that's how you want to meet them.
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>> what's next? >> building a bond. you should always give affection to your puppy at all times no matter what your puppy is doing. >> no. if the puppy is doing something wrong, you should let the puppy know. how am i doing? >> you're doing fantastic. the right formula is exercise affection. most people like affection, affection, affection. >> that's right. we smother our pets with affection. >> then they become unstable with that. >> what's the biggest mistake people make with puppies? >> the biggest mistake people make with puppies is they humanize them and they apply human psychology in a dog. so we have to honor how they learn. nose, eyes, ears. >> thank you. by the way, catch new episodes of "cesar 911" on nat geo. you are a true icon, one of
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my absolute favorite guests, miss dolly parton is here. i'm so excited. you're going to perform a classic ==topvo== san jose police plan to provide an update this afternoon - about an officer now accused of providing inside information to i'm stam brock. san jose police are planning on providing an update this afternoon about an officer now accused of providing inside information to street gangs. officer derrick antonio was under arrest charged with five felony counts including unauthorized computer access. antonio is a nine year veteran of the force. the department says he's tied to a five month long investigation designated operation gang of thrones which probes vietnamese street gangs. he's been out on administrative leave during the investigation. all morning mike has been watching the roads for you. a confluence of factors making things tough. >> a lot going on. we're looking over here, all over the bay, a lot of traffic
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today. san jose, tough drive southbound. a crash cleared 101. northbound, crash still going on at 101. that's a jam-up from 17. nimitz, nasty there. not so bad for oakland. slow, live look past the coliseum. from 283 up toward downtown, recovery from the second crash of the morning, this one at haganburger, causing more slowing toward high street. >> mike, thank you very much. that's going to do it for us right now. we'll see you in 30 minutes with more updates. for more, back to the "today" show.
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we're back. 8:30. there is the pit of balls. we are going to go for gold this morning. grace is ready. she's got her shoes off. she's got spirits high. she's got great motivation. >> great motivation because her boyfriend is in the military. right. >> yes. yes, he is. >> and what is his name? >> his name is william. he's deployed in the middle east right now and he's watching with his team. >> fantastic. i'm sure they're rooting for you, like crazy. i'll hold your medal.
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>> thank you. thank you. >> you get 30 seconds in there to find the one gold ball. >> worth $25,000. >> all right. >> you can do it. >> put 30 seconds on the clock. let's wish grace great luck. you ready? three, two, one -- go, grace! >> go, grace! all right, she's in. she's in. she's using the breaststroke, i think, to find that ball all rightee. 15 seconds, grace. >> you can do it. >> come on, grace! ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one -- oh! so close. >> you gave it your all. come on down.
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you're still number one in our hearts. >> yes, you are. >> oh, thank you so much. >> you still deserve the silver medal in our opinion. >> thank you. >> grace, nice try. thank you very much. we're going to try again tomorrow with a new contestant. it could be you. you know what you have to do. come on down to the plaza in your olympic finest and show us your spirit. just ahead, nothing says back-to-school like backpacks, books and more. jill martin is here with steals and deals to return you to the classroom. did we mention how thrilled we are to have country queen dolly parton in the studio? look at her -- she's with charlie! we'll talk about her new album and she'll perform a few of her many classics live. of course, we've got our today's original series, teaming up with marketing company something new. i teamed up with shake shack.
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we came up with the roker burger. how is it selling so far? let's get allan king from shake shack down in our nation's capital. how is the roker burger doing? >> so good. so, so good. i have my friends here from don't get hungry. >> that's fantastic. because $1 of every burger of the roker burger goes to the local no kid hungry for shake shack in his town. are folks buying one, two, three at a time? >> we're bringing trays -- trays of burgers out. >> all right. you're going to keep pushing those burgers, right? >> absolutely. >> where is the shake shack located there in d.c.? >> we've got union station, the one over at f street and one at dupont. we've got plenty to choose from. >> terrific. it is on sale through friday.
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we want people to take a picture and then #rokerburger. tweet it out. instagram it so we can get it going right there. thank you so much. >> thanks, al. appreciate it. let's check your weather quickly, show you what we've got going on right now. you can see the sunshine and warmth in the northeast, mid-atlantic states. strong storms later this morning, on into the afternoon hours. chicago and upper midwest, weather through the gulf coast with some afternoon storms. then for tomorrow, of course, we look for more wet weather down through the gulf where they do not need it, including our friends down in louisiana. hot and dry in the pacific northwest, shattered right now, a lot of low clouds around san jose. that has gone away for now. 62 degrees, moving through the rest of the morning, low clouds starting to break up with areas of drizzle on the coast and hazy sunshine with smoke at times, especially for parts of the
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south bay. breezy later on today too. close to 80, san jose. 60 san francisco. north bay temperatures in the 70s. trivalley locations in the mid-80s. temperatures from here trend cooler again, approaching the weekend, stronger sea breeze with the valley temperatures in the low 80s by saturday. >> don't forget, get that weather any time you need it, go to the weather channel on cable. up next be we're taking the burden out of sending your kids back to school. jill has got a special steals and deals back-to-school edition. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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is relentless at killing fleas and ticks for a full 30 days. good boy! go for the gold. welcome back to "today." this is a special edition of "steals and deals." it is pretty darn cute, a back-to-school blowout. jill martin is here. i love your models here this morning. they're so cute! >> i have a lot of fabulous friends here. start with a must-have for school.
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olympia usa backpacks. retail $90 to $120. let me introduce you to marissa, harper and caleb. show everybody how it rolls. >> oh, that's nice. >> you could wear it as a backpack. comes in a variety of colors, either a duffel or a backpack depending on how many books you have. retail $90 to $120. the deal, $28. up to 77% off. thank you, guys, for modeling. >> the duffel bag is available as well. >> your choice. >> i love this next one. what is this? watches? >> modified watches. retail $50. if you could zoom in and look, there is a school bus, look at that. something that says snooze which i think we can all use. you can mix and match the faces and the straps. >> really. >> if you have -- you'll feel like you have something new. the deal, $15.
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>> that is a great price. >> let me introduce you to our next set of models. sam, do you want to turn around to wave? this is thomas. eastla. mila and sam is doing a walk-on. originally was not supposed to be in the segment by you told him he could do whatever he wants and he just grabbed a watch. let's move on to the stationery studio. personalized emoji organizer sets. i love this. because we order the stationery through the segment. but then booked mila to be one of our models so she crossed out the name and wrote her own name in there. so smart. retail $113. you get all different pads. today i'm feeling with all the different emojis and they are personalized with your name. >> that's so fun! >> i know. the retail is $113. the deal, $33.95. 70% off.
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>> that's so cute! >> now we're moving on to penguin young readers classic book set. you see all these classics here. comes in different number in each set. definitely go on to see which is which, retail, $48.76 to -- retail, 48.76 to $53.97. the deal, $15 for the set. 72% off. >> who do we have over here? this is callie. playing etch-a-sketch. sam, thank you for coming to this one as well. this is the classics kids betting budget. you can choose from a three-piece set or four-piece set, twin or full. retail $120. deal, $39. up to 72% off.
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>> what's your name? >> callie. >> is it comfortable? yeah, she likes it. good. all these different prints, different things you can choose from. go on, all different prints, cupcakes, skies, something for boys and girls. again, twin or full. >> nice and soft. >> sam, you're not going to do the jewelry? >> sam's out. >> the robin rhodes initial jewelry holder. scarves or more delicate jewelry, a ring. >> i don't think you have to be a kid to enjoy these. >> these are cute for adults, too. >> there's a what? that's a stud. >> retail $65 to $75. the deal, $21. up to 72% off. callie, look. that one's for you because it is your initial. okay.
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this is the dell laptop and ipad cases. retail, $42. it holds mac book, 11-inch, 13-inch, 15-inch. retail $42, the deal $13. 69% off. >> we've got the backpacks from olympia usa. the watches from modify. the emoji organizer sets from the stationery studio. book sets from penguin random house. victoria classics bedding sets. the jewelry holders from robin rhodes and laptop cases from della. if you want any more information on this, go to i lost jill. she's over there with her new friend, sam. coming up, the moment we've all been waiting for. dolly parton is here and she's going to perform live in our studio. we can't wait for that. but first that is "today" on nbc. rm live in our studio. we kate wacan't wait for that.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. 8:44. there are days where this is simply the greatest job in the world. i'm joined now by an icon, dolly parton. she just released her 43rd album. it's called "pure and simple." in a moment she'll do a song off that album. but first we are going to get a classic. are you ready for this? >> i am. if you promise to sing along. >> you may not want that. >> oh, i do. >> ladies and gentlemen, "9 to 5." ♪ i tumble out of the bed and stumble to the kitchen pour myself a cup of ambition ♪ ♪ yawning and stretch and try to come to life ♪ i jump in the shower and the blood starts pumping ♪ ♪ out on the streets traffic starts jumping with folks like me on the job from 9 to 5 ♪ >> ready!
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♪ working 9 to 5 what a way to make a living ♪ ♪ barely getting by it's all taking and no giving ♪ ♪ they just use your mind and they never give you credit ♪ ♪ it's enough to drive you crazy if you let it ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 with service and devotion ♪ ♪ you would think that i would deserve a fair promotion ♪ ♪ i want to move ahead but the boss won't seem to let me ♪ ♪ i swear sometimes that man is out to get me ♪ ♪ woo ooh ♪ they let you dream just to watch 'em shatter ♪ ♪ you're just a step on the boss man's ladder but you got dreams he'll never take away ♪ ♪ you're in the same boat with a lot of your friends waiting for the day your ship will come in ♪ ♪ tide's going to turn and it's all going to roll away ♪ >> are you ready? ♪ working 9 to 5 what a way to make a living ♪
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♪ barely getting by it's all taking and no giving ♪ ♪ they just use your mind and they never give you credit ♪ ♪ it's enough to drive you crazy if you let it ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 they got you where they want you ♪ ♪ there's a better life y'all dream about it don't you ♪ ♪ it's a rich man's game i don't care what they call it ♪ ♪ and you spend your life putting money in his wallet ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 just workin' workin' workin' workin' ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 ♪ they got you workin' 9 to 5 ♪ workin' 9 to 5 ♪ they'll keep you workin' workin' workin' ♪ ♪ workin' 9 to 5 >> give me 5! woo-hoo! thank you! >> we're back with more from
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dolly parton in a moment. >> thank you. >> but first on a wednesday morning, this is "today" on nbc. every day, the oil companies pollute our air. putting their... ...profits ahead of our kids' health. now they're trying to weaken california's clean air laws. i'm tom steyer. we've had a million kids get asthma. we need to send the oil companies a message. tell your legislator to stand up to the oil companies and protect our clean air laws. don't let the oil companies put their profits... ...ahead of our kids.
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♪ we are back with more from the one and only dolly parton. she is the most honored female country performer of all time. she has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. her career has spanned more than five decades. she shows no signs of slowing
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down with the release of her 43rd allium, "pure and simple." dolly, it is so great to see you. we always feel like we're in it the presence of greatness when you are here. >> oh, thank you. just oldness, i think. >> not at all. >> you sound good, you look good. you have so much spirit. >> thank you. >> what is your magic potion and how do we get it? >> i don't know. people always say i look like i'm happy. i say that's the botox. you have good lighting, good makeup and good doctors. that's my secret. >> you are celebrating a milestone with carl. 50 years? >> we were married 50 years on memorial day. >> you know what my favorite part of the story is? you met him where? >> at the wishy-washy laundromat. always makes jokes. wishy-washy ever since. but must be okay. lasted that long. >> you figured out the secret. i always have to laugh when you say this, you've been gone a lot. >> they say how did it last 50 years? i say 47 of those years i was gone. keeps it fresh and new. >> this tour is the biggest tour you've done in 25 years.
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rumor has it you were nervous about it. that you weren't sure people were going to want to come out and see you. are you serious? >> yes. usually when you have a tour you have hit records on the radio. it's been a long time since i had record radio -- i mean radio records. i just wasn't sure people would come. they did and they are. we're excited. we're having a wonderful tour, june through december, in canada also. >> not only is your show something to see, from what i read, your tour bus is also something to see. something -- it's pretty awesome. >> it is. i think oprah showed it once on her show. but i have it all set up. i live on the bus. i don't stay in hotels so i have everything i need in there. >> even a bathtub. >> oh, yeah! but i do. i don't need a lot of room. i'm not tall by you. >> "pure and simple," you've got some great love songs on it. >> yes. i wrote all the love songs. it was a good year to do that
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after 50 years. i know a little something about love. >> you do. what are you going to sing for us now? >> i'm going to sing the title song of the tour and from the new album, it's called "pure and simple." >> ladies and gentlemen, dolly parton. >> okay. thank you. ♪ ♪ every time i think about you i get chills along my spine ♪ ♪ it's a feeling i'm not used to can't believe you're really mine ♪ ♪ other loves so complicated broken hearts and twisted minds ♪ ♪ and then you came and
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i'm elated so unlike the other times ♪ ♪ it's so pure it's almost sacred ♪ ♪ simply put it feels divine ♪ i just love you pure and simple pure and simple and sublime ♪ ♪ but don't it seems we spent a lifetime looking for that perfect love ♪ ♪ like a dream we finally found it pure and simple well good for us ♪ ♪ it's so pure it's almost sacred ♪ ♪ simply put it feels divine
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♪ i just love you pure and simple pure and simple sweet and fine ♪ ♪ i just love you pure and simple ♪ ♪ can't believe you're really mine ♪ ♪ oh whoa whoa ♪ hmm hmmm ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ hmmm hmmm ♪ you're really mine >> whoo! >> thank you. >> dolly parton. the album's called "pure and simple." we'll have a lot more from here. one more song. we love her. we're back after your local
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==topvo== demonstrators today plan to resume their protests against good wednesday morning. it is 8:56. i'm sam brock. demonstrators today plan to resume their protest against the south bay judge who recently sentenced brock turner. the group is leading the drive it recall eric persky. critics have called the sentence too lenient. today's protest is being organized at the california
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commission on judicial performance building and that is in san francisco. happening now, bob rydell is headed over to the protest and will talk with the organizers. he'll bring us the live report for the midday newscast. look for updates in our twitter feed. also in our twitter feed, jodi hernandez tells us if a judge is set to personally visit a building in oakland's china town today where residents claim they're living in deplorable conditions. residents have taken their case to court. trending, singer eddie vetter stops midsong to teach one person a lesson about manners. you can see that on our home page. we'll have another update coming up in 30 minutes. see you then.
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this morning on "today's take," hello dolly. country legend dolly parton on her new music, new tour and her 50. year love story. then, which one of these stars is the highest paid actress. and my manhood on full display. we'll suit up for synchronized swimming. all that and more -- now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, tamron hall, and billy bush. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, august 24th, 2016. i'm billy. tam's here. al is gone on assignment. he is the aftfable co-host.
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he is down in orlando looking at new satellite gear. he's all excited. like the budding flutist going to band camp. he's so excited, it is a new doppler 9000. >> something we'll never understand but he'll explain it. so he's headed out to orlando. by the way, if you're near the new york shake shack, get the roker burger. it is phenomenal but it goes to feed children. >> i'm going to get me one soon. tamron, i've got a lot of feedback for the last two days that we've been on. people are saying mostly that we look very funny, the three of us, sitting at a small desk that apparently we're cracked and looks like parents at back-to-school night. i noticed that the desk is the same, it is the two of us now. >> no, no. this is why. you have full-on man spread.
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>> i do. >> which is part of why -- al, he's got tiny man spread. you're like -- man spread. i'm closed in. you have broad shoulders, then you wear shoulder pads. >> what am i? larry king? >> alexis carrington from "dynasty." joan collins. that's what it is. this table is the proper size. it's -- your -- your spread. >> all right. listen, you're right about these. these are ballet thighs. they don't cross. >> no, that is an excuse. so in new york, if you ever get a chance to visit, they have a campaign. you should know this since you are new to new york and the subways. they have this whole campaign telling men to knock it off with the man spread. that you just need this much space. there is no reason -- i can't spread it. but you know, you can't -- you
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can't just go, this is all my room. >> listen. i just can't do it any other way. i've tried. i will stretch, i'll do some yoga. >> cross your legs, for pete's sake. >> getting to know you, tell me something about yourself that maybe nobody knows or not many people know? >> where did that come from, billy? >> i don't know. maybe i'll be surprised, maybe i won't be. >> here's the back story. our producers -- we met a couple of times in the hallway. >> once. >> once. yeah. one time in the hallway. we're both like, like two tornadoes going through. i said this is like speed dating because essentially we were put on this desk monday together. >> oh, yeah. >> i wikipedia -- i googled you. did you google me? >> no. i figured i'd ask you. >> you didn't google me? >> no. i want to hear what you say, not what they say. good answer, right? >> okay. i googled you because i knew you
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had children. >> don't believe what you google. >> hey. i filter through so i feel like i know a lot about you. we were in our meeting this morning and billy asked me a very personal question. like over the line. it was based on something i said because we were with the producers i've known for two years and i let my guard down. then billy went in for the kill. basically it was a question about my personal life and i said, i don't know you like that, billy bush. that's exactly. so something you don't know about me and you didn't watch the show really a lot because you were working in l.a. and you were on "access." >> right. >> something, something, something. >> you were a dancer. >> can't dance. >> you were a poet. >> didn't know it. >> didn't know it. . >> athlete? >> i was an athlete. ran track. started running my whole life. started running at age 4. you know i have tattoos.
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>> you have tattoos? >> yeah. >> the next question, it is a personal question -- are they visible? >> not for you. >> there you go. that's our factoid of the day. >> i had one. >> ooh, go. >> it's not visible to you either. >> sidney? >> what's your sign? >> i am a libra. >> i'm a virgo. >> what does that mean? >> that means we make great friends. terrible relationship but great friends. >> well, that will be safe. >> no, it's true. so we're safe. meanwhile, yesterday -- i got sent this photo of us on the show. i don't like to say this but i love fashion and i love clothes and i'm into admiring other people's clothes, whatnot. >> me, too. >> and i do like when you write in and say you like what i have on. i really embrace that. you say you don't, it hurts. >> what about if they say they don't like what you have on? >> it hurts but i get over.
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it. it's just clothes. but yesterday's outfit it is like a whole new life. there was a moment, billy and i -- i look like peewee herman's black sister. >> in capri sweats, by the way. >> you had on your macho man -- >> i had my little blue, you -- blue state, red state. >> we were doing push-ups. this was not just to -- this is a fitness test here. people started captioning. this is some of what you guys had to say about this picture of us together. >> i like this picture. >> "when your shoes don't match your outfit. #fail." i know my shoes didn't match! those are the only ones i had in the studio. >> holly says i'm praying that we don't have to wear these outfits again. >> i gave mine to my niece. andrea said, tamron definitely wore it better. that's right, andrea. >> boom.
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>> aka tamron's mom. >> you won that one. stewart says pretty sure you're wearing a bud light can. >> that's very good. gerald says screech still trying to impress lisa. >> that's funny. >> bravo. here is a video we saw this morning. i love this. i think this is fantastic. i played team sports all my life but what you are about to witness is an accomplishment like no other. check this out. this is the syracuse men's soccer team in the locker room. stick with it. we are going around the horn. we've hit four players, that's five players, the ball has not touched the ground. we've got seven. eight. can they possibly make it all the way around the room. this is incredible. the brazilian men's team just won gold. i'm not sure they could do this. do they maybe it the entire way around? tamron, look at this. these guys are about to explode. you're so close, you've almost
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got the record. one, last guy -- look at those guys. it's like they just made the greatest discovery. they've never been happier. nothing can please them more. >> that's one of those moments in time where, does the guy see it different than the girl? there are some adjustments i would make, fellas. all shirts off, standing up. i mean they're soccer players. they're supposed to be able to hit the ball around there. am i wrong? >> i guess you are right. >> it wasn't like the hockey team did it. but i still love all of you. all 15 of you. well, here we go. coming up, who is the highest paid actress? take a guess. you think it is melissa mccarthy? jennifer lawrence? we'll tell you. plus, the one, the only, dolly parton taking a break from dolly parton taking a break from her concert to moms know their family's mouths often need a helping hand. dolly parton taking a break from her concert to after brushing, listerine® total care helps prevent cavities,
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"today's take." i'm playing to close my thighs. my man spread. >> some says tamron hall, it is a wonder why you're not married. i say the same thing. then again, don't do it. #manspread. >> okay. who do you think is the highest paid actress out there? who is like totally on fire right now? i have a list in front of me. do you want me to pretend not to know? >> no. start with the -- >> if i had to guess, i would have said angelina jolie. that would have been my first guest because she directs and acts. >> and she's just got that x-factor. >> yeah. but the real answer is. >> jennifer aniston is $21 million, number four. >> "hunger games." >> "hunger games"? >> lots of romantic comedies. >> scarlett johansson. you got to have super heroes on
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the side. >> my favorite on the list, i have to admit -- i don't like to play favorites but this is my girl. melissa mccarthy. $33 million. here's something you don't know about me. i can watch the movie "spy" every day of my life. >> haven't seen it. >> who are you? >> she's like the maxwell smart. i'm a "get start" guy. >> how could you have not seen the hit? >> and i haven't seen ""ghostbusters."" the first one was so great, let's not remake the second. >> i didn't see the first one. and the final and the most -- >>nd a way up from melissa mccarthy. >> on the list at number one, coming in with a lot of cash, and therefore we're asking for a big loan -- jennifer lawrence. j. law. $46 million. you were in hollywood a very long time. explain this dollar figure. >> i don't know. a big up-front fee. right? she got a big up-front for
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"passengers," a move that's coming up so they paid her a lot before the film comes out. also, remember, she was the one who sang, talking about inequality. with ""american hustle,"" she didn't get what the men got. maybe they heard they were like, okay, please don't be mad and they forked over a ton of dough. $46 million. that's massive. julia roberts used to be the highest paid. >> $46 million is a lot of money. bravo to her for sticking up for pay equality. >> britney spears has a new album coming out on friday. she's with james gordon. have you seen his car pool karaoke? here is a sneak peek at what's to come. ♪ baby can't you see ♪ i'm caught in ♪ where i want it
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♪ it's dangerous ♪ i'm falling >> you had two kids close together. >> yeah, they look almost identical. >> have they seen your vegas show? >> yeah. >> i saw you once when i was 11. i can't shake the image from my brain. >> that's something you can't unsee. >> he's really good. i've notice that when britney's singing, she was lip-syncing. i love james and i think he is a beautiful singer but i want to hear her join -- >> you know i love britney. i love britney spears. i want to see the show. i keep saying i'm going out to see her if had vegas. i love britney spears. she representing so many things but mostly that she's southern and is willing to walk outside with those shoes on like myself. love that about her. we need the conclusion of this whether or not she's actually singing in that video. >> if that's the -- they always put the best part in the trailer
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so i don't know. by the way, a friend of mine went to the vegas show and got called up on stage. he had a leash around his neck and she made him crawl. >> and that friend's name was? >> anthony. not me. >> we'll see what happens with britney. who can forget her iconic song, "oops i did it again." there is a halle berry video doing a dramatic reading for "w" magazine. see if you recognize the song. >> baby. baby. oops, i did it again. i played with your heart. got lost in the game. oh baby baby. oops. i think i'm in love. that i'm sent from above. i'm not innocent. you see, my problem is i'm
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dreaming away, wishin'. >> whoa. that could be hers, by the way. if it wasn't a britney spears song, you could apply -- >> i mean -- >> oops, i did it again. >> that is hot, right? >> it's sexy. she is sexy. how much they paying her? i don't know. >> not enough. who we do pay enough -- you know what? she's priceless. dylan is in for al with the forecast downstairs. >> i was going to say, that's questionable. >> you notice i amended it. we need j. law money. >> i'm with you on that one. let's start with the tropics. they are getting more active, keeping an eye on tropical storm gaston and also a system that's not yet named but it will eventually strengthen into something more serious. the tropical storm will make its way to the east of bermuda so that's not a threat, but in the next 48 hours there is a 60% chance of this becoming a named
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storm and within five days there is an 80% chance because this is the zone that it has to move through and the water temperatures are extremely warm. as it moves through the bahamas, there is a pretty good chance that it is going to strengthen into something perhaps very strong that could either affect florida or could make its way into the gulf of mexico and affect areas like louisiana and the gulf coast. we could see as much as five to seven inches of rain through southern florida. that's going to be the area we are going to keep a v right now livermore is looking at hazy sunshine from our dublin camera. temperatures numbers in the 80s this afternoon. probably the warm spot around the bay area today. morgan hill in the 80s. mid-60s near san francisco. 70s in the north bay. trivalley, temperatures climbing into the 80s. temperatures cool down from here as the sea breeze picks up. as the marine layer thickens for the weekend, look at the valley
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temperatures. 80s by saturday. >> and that's your latest forecast. tamron and billy? >> thank you, dylan. >> still reading those comments. she reads the online comments. >> because i said the man spread, someone on here accused me of sexually harassing billy. his wife is right there! up next, the real story behind dolly. we catch up with the one and only, dolly parton. the sensational news? new lash sensational luscious mascara from maybelline new york.
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so that no matter what happens in the future, my "future self" will thank me. thank you! you're welcome! hey listen. whatever you do, don't marry dan! hey babe, i'm dan. hey babe, can i get 14 dollars for... thank you. 45 years of experience has taught us: no matter what the future holds, you're always better off healthy. nature's bounty ♪ we are back with the woman who needs no introduction, the legendary dolly parton, currently on tour with her new album, "pure and simple." lucky for us, one of her stops is studio 1a. good morning. >> good morning. i'm doing rounds this morning with nbc. good to see all of you. >> it's a fan takeover. what haven't we asked dolly yet? >> we have so many questions to ask you. >> well, just shoot. i'll answer anything you want. >> the legendary jolene. the story of jolene.
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it was an 8-year-old girl waiting outside one of your tv shows. she was so beautiful. the name was so beautiful, but the character jolene is not that sweet, innocent girl. who is this venomous woman? >> actually, i kind of over exaggerated a little bit. when my husband and i first got married he was flirting with this beautiful girl down at the bank. he was making some sort of a deal with her, he says. he was just enjoying a little bit too much. i got jealous. you know how we are. of course she had everything i didn't like legs. big, beautiful hair. >> she didn't have everything. >> she had lots of stuff. but seriously. so i just i was kind of -- beautiful name with the little girl. so i just kind of wove it all around. it's been my most recorded song. other people record it all the time. >> what do you feel when you perform with, for example, katy perry. there you are on stage and she's
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worshipping you and singing with you on stage. what's that like for you? >> it touches me that i had some sort of influence on a lot of young girls coming along. so it makes me feel good. and that they kind of look to me for a little bit of guidance as girl singers in the business. so i've just been around a long time. so i'm happy to get to sing with those people. kind of helps me career now. >> you got keith urban doing it. you got jack white and the white stripes doing it. >> everybody does it. >> what's your favorite version, non-dolly? >> of "jolene"? >> yeah. >> i think miley cyrus did a wonderful job on "jolene." she sings it all the time. we did it at a duet at the 25th anniversary at dollywood. >> so that means you don't have a favorite of other people singing it? >> i like them all. when you write songs, you're just proud that other people do them. i'm intrigued by all the different variations and the different takes that people do
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on different songs of mine. but i think i have to say i really like miley's version. >> how about that little 8-year-old girl. i wonder where she is. >> well, i got a letter from a little girl that thinks that that might be here. >> hold that thought. we'll get to that when we come back. much more from dolly after your local news. >> yeah. she sent me a picture. on dirt and grime and grease in just a minute mr. clean will clean your whole house and every room that's in it. floors, doors, walls, halls he's so tough, he cleans'em all grimy tubs and tiles he'll do so your bathroom looks clean as new mr. clean gets tough on stuck-on stuff cleans kitchens in a minute. mr. clean will clean your whole house and every room that's in it. mr. clean, mr. clean, mr. clean! put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists. polident's unique micro clean formula works in just 3 minutes,
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killing 99.99% of odor causing bacteria. for a cleaner, fresher, brighter denture every day. ==topvo== san jose police plan to provide an update this afternoon - good morning, 9:26, i'm sam brock. police planning on providing an update this afternoon about an officer who is now accused of providing inside information to street gangs. officer derek antonio is under arrest charged with five felony counts including unauthorized computer access. he was a nine-year veteran of the force. he's died to an investigation designated operation gang of thrones, which probed street gangs. the officer has been on administrative leave during the investigation. also happening today dem straurts are planning to resume protests against the south bay judge who recently sentenced swimmer brock turner. the group ultraviolet is leading to recall the judge.
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persky sentenced him to six months for assaulting a woman. critics called the sentence too lenient. e he could have received ten years in state prison. today's protest is being organized at the california commission on judicial performance building and that is in san francisco. on the weather front, it's going to get toastier inland. we'll have a look at weather and traffic right after this.
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you're watching the marine air compress down to the base of the clouds. downtown san francisco at 60 degrees. not expected to warm much. and a lot of gray chis still in san jose. 63 and we will see the low clouds slowly start to clear right around midday today. highs near 80 in san jose. mid-60s in san francisco. north bay temperatures in the upper 70s with mid-80s in the forecast. here's mike with the commute.
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>> things are calming down, but you see the arrow slowing toward san hill. an earlier crash had things tied up. that was a little extra. here eastbound 580 is slow. we had a crash cleared a half an hour. still slow off the area and 17 still slow. all lanes cleared, but this took quite some time to recover. the south bay commute has kicked in. back to you. >> that morning commute back in full force. thank you. that's going to do it for us now. we'll be. back in 30 minutes with more updates.
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we are back with one of the biggest superstars in the world today, a living legend, the great dolly parton. dolly, we just talked a second ago about the little girl, jolene, whom you named the song after. >> yes. >> so you got a letter from somebody claiming to be jochher? do you think it's authentic? >> might be but she said her name was jolee. but i might have misheard. so i'm not sure. might not be the right one. i'm going to research it. because i always wanted to know. >> you find out, you should reveal. then you can have the person
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come on the show and reveal the real jolene. >> sweeps. that's the huge reveal. >> i'll check it out. >> dolly, i want to know how you became so open. one of the quotes that people will come to me and say, you look so pretty in that dress. i say it takes a lot of money to look this cheap. obviously that's a famous dolly parton quote. i probably say it every other day of my life. how are you so open, especially being a woman when it is easy for us to show plastic surgery, things we may do to look as good as you do. why are you so open? >> well, why not be? people ask me things. even like about plastic surgery. somebody say why do you talk about it? i say i probably wouldn't if i didn't get caught. first time i ever had anything done they were hiding in a dumpster in the alley so they got a picture. i thought well, i can't very well deny it. thought i might as well just tell it. seriously, i think it is important because i am just that kind of person.
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if you're going to do things, you need to choke it out and get goo doctors and make sure you are doing the right thing. don't just jump out a dumpster and think you are going to get some doctor there. but i've always had good doctors. tried to. >> you are more famous for how open you are about that and other things than for any assets or anything you might have done to yourself. when you go out on the road and you are doing this tour now, largest in 25 years for you, is it an evening with dolly? do you talk and tell stories and bring people in like that? >> i do. in fact, i tell a lot of stuff -- we have a lot of laughs, just like i always use that joke, "cost a lot to look this cheap." but i try to add some of that little humor and things just to keep the mood light. but i love the people. i feel like it's like a family reunion. i never met a stranger. i love those faces loving me. so we just have a little love fest. >> you said earlier you were surprised because songs have not been on the radio as of late.
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then here you have this groundswell of people paying to come see you in concert. why are you still surprised? is that just how you were raised? >> no, i think it's more than that. course we've ben having serious sell-out tours in europe for years, australia, new zealand. but here in the united states, it is a rule that if you go on tour, you have to have an album and you are usually being played on the radio. you are the whot people on the radio, ones having the hits. when new country came along, me being one of the old artists, they played my classics on the hour and once in a while they play something. so i just assumed -- since i wasn't having hit records here in the states -- that i probably wouldn't be selling out a house. but since we were doing so well everywhere else, the promoter said, can't we try? i said, well, if you think we can sell. sure enough, it's just been amazing. so we started in june.
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we go through december, mid-december. we're going into canada next month which is great. first time i've done a long extensive tour there. so i'm loving it. the crowd's loving it. >> what country -- besides -- you are ours. you belong to america. but what country goes bonkers for dolly? >> well, in europe they do it but i think i love australia myself because that's like -- it's so far away. >> they're in the game with keith urban. >> i love him, too. but i love it all. we are very popular in europe. england, the uk . >> you are popular everywhere. >> but i've been around a long time. i did movies, also. a lot of the artist may not be that popular around the world but since i've actually been in some pretty big movies i think that has a lot to do with it, too. >> can we just ask you a couple -- almost out of time. i'm negotiating. please? what is your preshow ritual? >> well, i pray and pea.
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in that order. >> love that! me, too! me, too! on that note, no more questions. pray and pee! >> dolly parton, thank you so much. we will be seeing you again with hoda and kathie lee. we're not done. it is a dolly fest like you've never seen it. >> i'm here all day. billy makes his flash with the ladies. synchronized swimming? dolly, he even has a nickname. billy's nickname -- billy "the lilly." >> i'm seeing -- >> go pray and pee in this >> go pray and pee in this commercial break a olive garden's buy onstarting at $12.99. because there's nothing like a great meal with the family. except maybe another great meal with the family. buy one take one. choose one delicious entrée, like our new pepperoni fettuccine alfredo or our chicken pot pie italiano. plus unlimited salad and breadsticks at our place, and another for yours, for free. starting at $12.99. may all your tomorrows be as delicious as today.
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and joined a beautiful team, a welcoming team, perhaps a permanent team. one thing you should know about me, i am the picture of poise. grace and elegance. okay, maybe not. but that didn't stop me from joining one of the most glamorous groups of women to ever hit the water. meet the aqua lilies, a company of synchronized swimmers who perform all over the world, even popping up in movies, music videos, always combining the athleticism of swimming with the beauty of dance. today they're going coed, hitting the pool with new york's dream downtown hotel. >> what's going on? >> hi. >> hello! i think i'm going to fit right in perfectly. >> captain betty lee gave me a quick rundown. >> how difficult is what we're about to do? >> synchronized swimming is a
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very tough sport. for as much as people like to make fun of it, it requires so much endurance of a gymnast, a speed swimmer, a runner, all of that. and on top of it you have to smile and perform. >> i really want to do well today. >> you can be billy the lily. >> aqua billy? >> that's right. >> #aquabilly is already trending all over america. last think, do you have any mart manx? man spanx? a girdle? >> no, no spanx. i think you're okay. >> i'm no matt lauer. he's got some beautiful frame. all right, let's do this. >> and then it was time to suit up, take the plunge. and learn some moves. there's the jump and headroll. the kick, tuck and back flip. not to mention the dolphin, the pinwheel and the oyster. and perhaps toughest of all, the walkout. >> where did everybody go?
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>> and then show time. >> let's do this! ♪ >> where did they go? ♪
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>> bring it in, bring it in, bring it in, bring it in. aqua, aqua, aqua lilies! >> aqua billy? >> i said to my wife, how did you let me get so fat on vacation. did you see that? the water level went way up as soon as i got in. i was watching chris farley in his figure skating routine. >> how long ago was that? >> that was like july, right after vacation. big thanks to the ladies for that listen and the beach at new york's dream downtown hotel. >> i would not have known that was you from that video. that's a true story. dylan, help me get out of hot water and don't discuss weight. >> it looks like you could touch the ground so you didn't have to kick the whole time? >> a girl never reveals her
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secret. >> you never ask about age, weight or did you touch the ground. >> i'm out of questions so we'll stick to the weather. we have a chance of stronger storms today, especially through the great lakes region where we could see larger hail and heavier downpours. we also have isolated late-day storms likely down along the gulf coast. this cold front is helping wipe out the humidity. temperatures across the dakotas only in the 70s. in the northeast we're still loving this beautiful weather. temperatures in the low to mid-80s today. then tomorrow a few more scattered storms start to spread eastward and locally heavy downpours down through louisiana
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and that's your latest forecast. tamron and billy. >> okay. so i now know, dylan, why we have not had food segments the last two shows. >> they don't want aqua billy. i can't believe that. oh, my. coming up, your new puppy checklist. everything you need to know if you're welcoming a little furry member into your family. important tips after this. >> how cute are these pups? t wag to me the acidity of foods and what they can do to your teeth. thinning of the teeth and leading to being extremely yellow would probably gross me out! my dentist recommended pronamel. it can help protect enamel from acid erosion. my mouth feels really fresh and clean and i stuck with it. i really like it. it gives me a lot of confidence. pronamel is all about your enamel. helping to protect your enamel.
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first thing -- get them to the vet. >> they'll look for things like flees, intestinal parasites and older dogs, heart worm disease. not every dog needs every vaccine. your veterinarian will ask, are you going to be hiking or swimming. so tell your vet what the dog's lifestyle will be like. >> my dog has a chip. >> that's good. >> i have many dogs and many chips. >> 1 in 3 pets will get lost in their lifetime. having a microchip in them will increase them being returned to you by 200%. what a vet does to learn whether or not a dog has a chip, we take the scanner, we scan it, it beeps. then we get this number back. it doesn't say my name or where i live. it just gives me the actual number on the microchip. you have to make sure your microchip is registered. you want to make sure you found a veterinarian you are comfortable with. look for one that's accredited by the american animal hospital association. >> 80% of dogs have dental
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disease by the age of 3. >> 3 years old. the best thing with these young puppies is get them used to the toothbrush. have them enjoy it. i like finger brushes. pop that on your finger and use peanut butter or chicken toothpaste. >> chicken toothpaste! i might use that. >> you want everything with the puppy to be really positive. >> we have leashes here. >> we do. i am a big fan of having a leash you can tether to yourself especially when they are young. that way they don't wander off in the house and have accidents on the carpet. these are really strong made with marine grade rope. they have clips on end of them where you can wrap them around your body. >> they go with you everywhere around the house. >> they do. these ones have grommets. you can tie them to a chair leg or tree or something like that so if you have to leave them for just a second, you can be hands-free. what's even more important is also having something to connect the dog to the leash that will make them good walkers.
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big complaint with people is that their dog walks poorly on the leash. look for something like a head collar where the loop connects to the front of the dog. that keeps them from pulling hard. jackson down here is wearing a nice, shiny harness with a loop on the front. again that decreases pulling substantially. >> my dog is three pounds and we have the harness. how do you know what type of leash or collar is best for your dog? >> i am a big fan of anything -- nothing that connects to the back because that really remotes them pulling. it is like attaching a horse to a cart. so something up front underneath their nose or like this little guy. these bowls are made of recycled glass. glass is one of the safest things you can put into and they are they sturdy. these are collapsible and made of repsycsirepsyche -- recyclab.
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>> this you can train your dog to bring this to you. >> you can use this with kids, too. >> we've got lots of rubber toys here. something sturdy that the dog really works hard to get the food out. >> you jam food into it. >> you do. we got a bubble machine here that kicks out bacon scented bubbles. >> thank animal league america for bringing all these adorable puppies who are all up for adoption. head to >> bacon flavored bubbles!
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the morning is starting off with low clouds. 1500 feet, but that has been squished down from the last 24 hours, which should mean that some of our inland value e lees will see slight warmer temperatures. you can see the low clouds lingering for the morning. clearing out for the coast for
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the afternoon with valley temperatures climbing into the 80s. staying in the 06s closer to san francisco. san jose near 80 degrees. lower 60s around san francisco. 70s to the north bay. mid-80s around pleasantton and livermore. now for a check of the morning commute, here's more. >> a tough drive for much of the south bay. similar to yesterday. now things are calmer. looking at eastbound 580 recovering over the dublin but all lanes are clear for eastbound 580. bay bridge slow from oakland toward treasure island. backups still in the toll plaza. nothing dramatic over there or in sfruk. back to you. >> there's that. happening now an alameda judge will personally visit a building in china town today where residents claim they are living in deplorable conditions.
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residents have taken it to court. and trending on our website, eddie vedder stops mid-song during a concert in chicago to teach one fan a lesson about manners. other fans called it a real crowd pleaser. a link to the story in our entertainment section of our home page.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ working 9 to 5 >> yeah, there she is. she's with us today. any day's a good day when it's dolly day. it's wines-day-wednesday. she'll be sitting next to us in the kitchen. >> it has been the best day since you got here, dolly. the whole place, the vibe change when you walk in the room. >> that's sweet. i'll try to fix that. >> by the way, nothing's change period dolly. not her hair. not her


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