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good morning. breaking news. a grim discovery in the search for four missing men in pennsylvania. human remains, including the body of at least one of them, found buried on a multi-million dollar estate. a person of interest now in custody. >> this is a homicide. make no mistake about it. >> we're live at the scene. bon jour. president trump lands in paris where he'll meet with the. >> translator: and talk about his son's meeting with a russian attorney at a highly anticipated news conference today. big reveal. senate republicans set to reveal their health care bill da
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what's in it and can it pass. plus heat wave on the east coast, nevada declares a marijuana emergency, and an american surprise at wimbledon. >> as venus williams tries her own historic run today, today, july 13th, 2017. >> announcer: nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to today, it's thursday morning. nice to have you with us. >> you're joining us on a busy morning. a lot of news breaking overnight. we want to start with major doemts with four young men missing in philadelphia. >> officials say they found a body with other remains buried in a common grave 12 feet deep. stephanie gosk at the scene in
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stephanie, good morning. what can you tell us about this. >> reporter: hey, good morning, savannah. it was a late night here. this is really the news that these families were dreading. this is now officially a murder case and police seem to be right on the cusp of the mystery of these four young men. at the center of it is a man they are calling a person of interest. this morning a major break in the case, in the disappearance of four young men. >> we have found human remains in a 12 1/2 foot grave. >> one of the bodies identified it was dean finocchiaro. police are not identifying the other remains in the grave. >> this is a homicide. make no mistake. >> cadaver dogs led them to the site. >> those dogs could smell these poor boys 12
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ground. >> the grandfather of another one of the missing men told a producer the bodies were found under a propane tank. >> they lifted a propane tank out and they were sifting through it and they found a blue tarp. >> a what? >> blue tarp. >> 20-year-old cosmo dinardo was arrested in the case. he tried to sell his car. according to the complaint meo's car was found on property owned by the dinardo county. remains were found in a different location, on the grounds of dinardo's 90-acre home. in court documents police describe dinardo as suffering from mental illness. >> we heard a series of blasts. >> a neighbor of the dinardos said they heard shots sunday afternoon
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afternoon. >> very disturbing gunshot fires and commotion. jimmy kirkpatrick, mark sturgis, meo and dean went missing last week. >> we'll bring each of these men home to their families one way or another. we will not rest until we do that. >> reporter: police this morning are carefully removing those remains. they are going to identify them. as for cosmo dinardo held on $5 million cash bail. >> stephanie, thank you. also breaking overnight president trump's arrival in paris. he's there with a meeting with the french president emmanuel macron. their joint news conference could be dominated by questions about donald trump jr.'s meeting with a russian attorney. we have complete coverage with hallie jackson who is in paris.
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morning to you. today president trump is putting an ocean, basically, between himself and those controversies back home. here in france to celebrate bastille day, honoring 100 years since the arrival of u.s. troops during world war i, it's the first anniversary of that horrific terror attack in nice where a truck plowed through crowds of people celebrating french national day and fight against terror, how to battle isis, how to handle syria that will be the top topic according to senior white house official. there are disagreements on poli policy, trade, climate will take a back seat. remember, these two leaders are stylistically different. president macron more aloof, reserved, president trump more visceral. president trump not particularly popular in this country. only 14% according to polling have confidence in his policies. we do expect to see protests in france over the next couple of days as president trump is he
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escape the shadow of what is happening domestically. at this short news conference later on today, he will almost certainly face questions about his son's meeting with a russian lawyer during the campaign. matt. >> hallie jackson traveling with the president in paris. hallie, thank you very much. as just mentioned, donald trump jr. conversation with an attorney has followed the president to tramp. president trump himself attending an event with some of the same people involved in the controversy. nbc correspondent peter alexander has more on that part of the story. peter, good morning. >> good morning. that exclusive video pulling back the relationship between donald trump and some of the key prayers in this latest russian twist. in a new interview, the president said there's nothing wrong with his son's controversial campaign meeting with a russian lawyer claiming many political pros said everybody would do that. this video shot excsi
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nbc showing donald trump in pos cow ahead of the usa pageant with former business partner arasing aras agalarov. >> 39 years old. come here. >> also there, his son and pop star emin, who he asked to set up the meeting. >> you like russians. >> i like russians. >> telling reuters he first foup out about the meeting a couple days ago and defending his son taking the meeting where he was promised incriminating information about russia. i think many people would have held that meeting. on twitter, suggesting his presidency paralyzed. after a
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with putin. >> we got along well. that's not a bad thing. that's a good thing. >> despite meddling to help trump win, the question is hillary clinton would be preferred in the office. >> if hillary had won, our military would be decimated. our energy would be much more expensive. that's what putin doesn't like me. why would he want me. >> meanwhile the pick to replace comey, christopher wray seems a shoo-in after expressing independent from the man who nominated him. >> if the president asks you to do something unethical, what would you say? >> first i would try to talk him out of it. if that failed, i would resign. >> hours after the president again called the special council's russia investigation a witch hunt. >> i'm asking you as future fbi director, do you consider this endeavor a witch
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mueller to be on a witch hunt. >> no one, including trump, asked him to pledge loyalty. he had no reason to doubt russia was cyber hacking the election. it does tap to be bipartisan report. serving as u.s. ambassador to russia 2012 to 2014 and now nbc russian affairs analyst. michael, good to see you, good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> you know as much about vladimir putin and russia as much as anyone in the country. i want to take you back to 2008 when you worked on barack obama's presidential campaign. if you had received as a member of that campaign the kind of offer that donald trump jr. received, meet with a damaging lawyer who had damaging information about john mccain that could help barack obama's candidacy, what would your
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consider that highly unethical to take that information. secondly, i would be suspicious thinking it might be a russian intelligence operation to compromise our campaign. third, i think i would have been in touch with the fbi to make sure they know who these people are and what they are trying to do to compromise our electoral process. >> to be fair you were well versed on russia and all things russia. let me ask you this, when you hear this explained away by some as a rookie mistake, is that a suitable explanation to you? >> well, no. first of all, you're running a presidential campaign for united states of america. no excuses for rookie mistakes. second, you brought paul manafort to the meeting. he has years and decades of experience in that part of the world. he's a grown up, he's dealt with russia
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he should have known. third, they should have had somebody like me on the staff, somebody vetting foreign contacts. we had no foreign contacts by the way. they should have had somebody to look into this thing and say, hey, maybe this is a bad idea. maybe this is not what you think it is. >> michael, to hear donald trump jr. tell it, there wasn't much to this meeting. they didn't actually get the damaging information that apparently were hoping to get. what would russia have been up to in that circumstance. send someone over there not armed with the goods but to meet with these folks. some people in the intelligence circles call that a dangle. is that what you think it is? >> it very well could be. that happens often in these kind of cases. let's just be clear. they thought they were going to get something major, right? we've all read the e-mails. if this was just a courtesy call he was doing for his friend, why did he bring two of the most senior people in the campaign to that meeting. so they
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from the russian side, yeah, i think they could have thought, let's see if they want to play. let's see if they want to eng e engage. i just want to underscore one last thing. we've only heard one person's interpretation of what happened. we don't actually know what they discussed. i hope somebody will get to the bottom of that someday. >> former russian ambassador michael mcfaul. good to see you. thank you very much. >> sure. thanks for having me. to the battle of health care. senate republicans set to roll out their revised bill today. kasie hunt on the hill for us with the latest. hi, kasie, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. republican senators huddling one more time over that obamacare repeal bill, which they plan to release later on today. but there's still questions. what are the details, can they pass the bill and what impact will it have o
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after weeks of secret negotiations, they plan to unveil their bill to revise obamacare as leadership scrambles to find the 50 republican votes they need to pass it. >> in an interview with televangelist pat robertson, president trump issuing a dire warning if it fails. >> i'll be very angry about it, a lot of people will be upset. i'm sitting waiting for that bill to come to my desk. i hope they do it. >> they can only lose two votes and there's a sharp divide between moderates and conservatives. >> there are many issues of disagreement. if it were up to me i'd like to repeal every word of obamacare. >> deep cuts to medicaid. the new measure will likely still slash $700 billion from the program. fiscal conservatives say it will make it sustainable. some argue it will devastate hundreds of thousands of people
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it. >> i don't think we can fix the bill by doing a tweak here and a trim there. it needs a complete overhaul in order to garner my support. >> hoping to win over skeptics, leadership has offered $45 billion to fight the opioid epidemic and $70 billion to stabilization fund to individual market. conservatives like kentucky senator rand paul say the bill doesn't go far enough. >> the bill is no longer repeal. they are asked to vote for something we never promised. >> from majority leader mitch mcconnell stakes are hi. postponing recess earlier this week keeping senators continue washington until health care gets done. facing pressure from his party, the president. >> mitch has to pull it off. he's working hard. he's got to pull it off. >> religious leaders leading a protest on capitol hill against cuts to medicare.
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of opposition on this bill across the country. >> thank you. >> we have an update on steve school he scalise. he has been moved out of the intensive care but remains in serious condition. scalise was hospitalized a month ago after being shot in the hip at a congressional baseball practice and suffering numerous internal injuries. the 51 year old has undergone serious surgery and still treating for an infection. an upset at wimbledon, sam querrey upsetting the champ to reach the final forth first time in a decade. venus williams looking to clinch her spot in the final. nbc joe fryer at the all england club where americans areng
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>> reporter: venus will get a sixth shot at her title. on the men's side an american advanced to the semifinals stunning the tennis world with a major upset. >> for american sam querrey it took five sets. >> didn't do my best, kept swinging away and found a groove in the fourth and fifth. >> querrey, 24th seed at wimbledon dethroned andy murray who had the advantage of home court and disadvantaged of injured hip now fans are jumping on querrey bandwagon. americans -- >> i'm rooting for sam. >> and beyond. >> a good shot this year. >> not his first upset. last year at wimbledon he beat number one seed novak djokovic. >> he's been around a while. he's 29, not a young player. he's gotten -- later in his career he really found his form. >> at
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native is known as a big server. he's the first american to reach semifims sin semifinals since 2009, if he goes all the way he'll be the first to win since roddick did in 2003. >> it feels great. it's a dream come true. to be in the semifinals at wimbledon makes it special. >> men might have a dry spell but venus williams is doing well after her car crash. venus williams and sam querrey, hopes to stun the tennis world two more time. querrey plays the seventh said marin cilic. this
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since her debut. the oldest woman to reach semifinals since 1994. >> joe, i love it, love it, love it. thank you. >> querrey gets to semifinals. he gets to the finals and could face your guy, roger federer, if he can make it through the finals. in that circumstance who do you root for, the american or roger federer. >> this is very, very difficult. i'm going to think about it and call a life line. al. >> i go with querrey. >> i go with i think it's time for the weather. >> wow. >> querrey. i don't need those phone calls. >>
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meteorologist chuck bell here to update you on a weather alert day for dangerously high heat indexes coming your way later this afternoon. right now already a heat index of 84 degrees, by later on today heat indexes will be well up over 100, perhaps as high as 105 degrees. so the weather service has issued a heat advisory from noon until 8:00 p.m. reduce your time outside and make sure you take extra water and take your shade breaks today. afternoon highs today will be in the mid to upper 90s and another steamy stormy day tomorrow. and that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much. still ahead, more on that story you told us about yesterday. new concerns about that 1 trillion ton iceberg the size of delaware that just broke off from
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>> the need for weed. one state's marijuana shortage is a pot emergency. today on the nb
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is right for your teen. moms, we can't wait. this is a "news 4 today" news break. 7:26 is your time now on this thursday, july 13th, 2017. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. and i'm aaron gilchrist. in the news this morning it was a crime that disturbed the community. today the man who killed someone and left his body at a beverley park in alexandria will be sentenced. reynaldo menbrano is one of three people responsible for the death in 2014. he is a member of the ms-13 street gang. if you are among the thousands of people who travel by train up the east coast your commute could soon be getting easier. the feds are giving the green light to rebuild a railway line between boston and d.c. officials think the plan can make the trip between washington
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speaking of commutes let's check in with melissa mollet now and your traffic. >> breaking news in first 4 traffic. inner loop between springfield and braddock road a one mile backup because of this crash. you can see it is quite slow, two lanes getting by, one on the left and one on the right. the rest of the beltway looking fairly normal up top and down at the bottom, no major problems there. southbound gw parkway at 123 police activity blocking a lane. >> thank you, melissa. we will take a quick break and check your forecast next.
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good morning. it is humid, temperatures mid to upper 70s now, by later this afternoon these are the heat index values, could be as high as 105 degrees today, then another very hot an humid day tomorrow, friday heat indexes could also be close to 100 degrees. highs today mid to upper 90s, mid 90s tomorrit
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strong thunderstorms possible tomorrow afternoon. >> chuck, thank you. another local news update in about 25 minutes. >> for now back to the "today" show after this short break. have a great day. safety isn't a list of boxes to check. it's taking the best technologies out there and adapting them to work for you. the ultrasound that can see inside patients, can also detect early signs of corrosion at our refineries. high-tech military cameras that see through walls, can inspect our pipelines to prevent leaks. remote-controlled aircraft, can help us identify potential problems
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at bp, safety is never being satisfied. and always working to be better. . it's 7:30 now on thursday morning. our control room on july 13th, 2017, a lot doing on in there and a lot going on around the world, so we want to get right to your headlines. authorities in pennsylvania have found the body of one of four missing men and other human remains buried on a multi-million dollar estate in philadelphia. work is under way to identify those other remains. a 20-year-old whose parents own the property has been taken into custody. police are calling him a person of interest in that case. president trump touched down in paris overnight. he's there to meet with the french president, and they will hold a joint news conference later today. the president will also attend
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tomorrow and then return home. corpus christi, texas, a contractor doing routine maintenance on a bank atm machine got trapped inside. unfortunately for him he left his cell phone in his truck. guess what, he was passing notes through the receipt slot of the machine. people thought it was a joke. but after two hours he eventually called police. >> sent it through where the money would come out. >> i would be like, can i get a 20? >> and a huge duffel bag and an hour to get out of here. >> exactly. now to a story we told you about on wednesday, it's got the world's attention. a massive iceberg seven times the size of new york city has broken off antarctica. national correspondent miguel almaguer has more on that. what can you tell us? >> reporter: they have been tracking t
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while these events do happen. what makes this one so unique is its sheer size. it may be the most remote, coldest continent on our planet. this morning in this barron tundra, seismic change is under way in the arctic. a massive chunk of ice separating into the ocean. the ice perfecting, one of the largest in recorded history, has broken away from the tail of antarctica in an area known as larson sea. the crack is 120 miles long. the electricitying block of ice weighs 1 trillion tons. said to be the size of delaware. >> over the last few years a crack has been growing in larson. that crack has finally gone through all the way and formed an iceberg. that iceberg is now free to move off into the ocean and to melt. >> a crumbling ice shelf is
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uncomm uncommon. nasa has been tracking this rift or crack for years, mapping its movement. what does it mean? scientists say climate change has left this region in crisis. but if it's unclear if this earth changing event is a result of that phenomenon. >> we cannot tell yet whether this is related to climate change or not. it could be business as usual or it could be the beginning of something big. >> a wall of water coming towards new york city. >> this isn't the kind of global warming disaster only hollywood could dream of. but this morning there's no question our planet is changing. by how much and why remain questions that still need to be answered. >> scientists are in agreement that there won't be an immediate impact on our lives. the long-term questions over ocean levels rising are a big source of interest for a research team. ther
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could break apart and be a danger for cargo and cruise ships. all of that remains issues that are still unclear this morning. back to you guys. >> all right. miguel almaguer on this story. fascinating. >> we wireally have been captivated by that one. days after recreational marijuana become legal in nevada, the state is facing a shortage. it has retailers what they consider an emergency. gabe gutierrez in vegas for us. hi, gabe, good morning. >> hi, savannah, good morning. the issue is not supply, it's distribution. here at las vegas relief, all these bins are supposed to be completely full. not anymore. if you walk with me to the pot vault, can you see this dispensary started stocking up on weed before recreational sales began, but now the supply has dwindled to about 30%. why? this dispensary has a production facility about a mile away but can't transport the stuff here
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government beaurocracy. this morning at pot dispense rice in neva -- dispensaries in nevada. >> it's there, just no license to transport it from one location to another. >> after nevada started legal recreational marijuana sales pot shops can keep up with demand. growing it isn't the problem, plenty of wholesale weed, the problem is removing it. unlike other states they require alcohol distributors to transport the drug but none were properly licensed when sales started. >> because we passed the law so fast, implemented it so fast, we didn't have a distributor up and running. it's a long story. >> or a cannabis conundrum. declared an emergency warning the industry could grind to a halt putting an expected $60
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next two years in jeopardy. the entire pot rollout in nevada was rushed. >> i can't imagine anybody in nevada to be prepared for it. yes, we're prepared to get the taxes. yes, we're prepared to offer this as another tourist incentive to come to las vegas, but the problem is the little pieces in between. >> off the glitzy vegas strip with its 45 million visitors a year. >> this is it. >> relief dispensary didn't want to gal bell. it stocked up before sales started but the high demand exceeded expectations. pop edibles, popular among tourists are gone. >> we have nothing. >> in essence you're running out of pot. what does it say about las vegas. >> vegas is what we call a grown person's playground. >> we knew cannabis was going to come to town and be a huge thing. it has been a little bit more than we thought it was going to be. >> there's still a little product left as youan
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but most of it has flown off the shelves. nevada dispensary association estimates between $3 and $5 million worth of pot was sold here in nevada in just the first four days of regularerational sales. guys, as for the distribution issues, state officials are holding an emergency meeting today to try and hash out a solution. >> gabe, you made it all the way to the end. >> yes, you did. >> there you go. >> hi, al. >> what are you munching on? >> sorry. >> a check of the weather. >> this is a serious story. >> yeah.
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good morning. 80 degrees now, but it feels like 84 already with the humidity in place. sunny skies currently. and as we go through the afternoon you can expect it to feel even hotter. 78 fredericksburg, 75 frederick. but as we go through the day temperatures quickly getting into the 90s. by 4:00 p.m. feeling around 105 degrees, actual temperature in the upper 90s. this is dangerous heat today. tomorrow we have a chance for some strong to severe storms, but dry over the weekend. get your full forecast 24/7 with our friends on the weather channel. >> thanks, al. >> we've taken to you
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going to be very interested in. >> goes to oversold flights by reaching out to customers days in advance, offering compensation if they re-book. tom costello, this is the exact issue that earned united so much bad press over the last year, right? >> that's exactly right. we're thinking about dr. david dao dragged off the plane in april. this program is meant to address the overbooking problem before passengers ever arrive at the airport. july 13th and the midsummer travel rush is in high season. 2 1/2 million people a day. very often too many passengers, not enough seats. now, reeling from a series of pr disasters, united airlines is experimenting with a new computer problem to solve the overbooking problem. instead of last-minute offers at the gate, five days before departure, the computer identifies oversold flights and then e-mails frequent flyers travel o
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to see if their plans are flexible. if they are willing to re-book, united will offer them compensation right then. >> this could be a win-win for both the passengers and the airlines. we haven't seen something like that happen in a long time. it's going to help keep down any interruptions on the day of the flight and make everybody happy if it works. >> the new approach comes just three months after united passenger dr. david dao was dragged off a plane after refusing to give up his seat. united apologized, settled with dr. dao and promised it would never happen again. ceo oscar muniz told lester holt in april overbooking is a reality in the business and customers usually do respond to financial offers to give up their seats. >> over 95% of folks do it voluntarily, we pay them to leave. it's a process the entire industry looks at. i think everyone does it fairly well. >> united said it already
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just last week united had to apologize to a mother for giving away a toddler seat for which she paid $1,000 forcing him to sit on her lap. offer them cash days before the flight and they could be convinced to re-book? >> sure, of course i would. much nicer than having somebody tell you after you've gotten all packed and gotten to the airport. >> so this program is only going to go for a month for now. it's a trial program, extended to mileage plus customers. but if it works well, of course, they could extend this out. by the way, most appealing to leisure customers. if you're a business traveler and got to get there on time, this may not work for you. >> such a common sense solution. >> five days to alter your plans, that seems to make sense. tom, thank you. let us see what dylan is working on in the orange ram. >> hey, guys. kid rock -- yes, kid rock just kick off a run for u.
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welcome back. in the orange room for carson, there's a reason we're playing this song. >> i'm going to talk politics, guys. it's the latest piece of news you wouldn't have believed two years ago. kid rock is apparently running for senate or at least that's what his new website would have you think. the website, kid rock for senate is pretty empty, with only, "are you scared? a link to buy merchandise. if people ask if the website is real, he tweeted yes and he'll have a major announcement soon. people on twitter are having a field day. make america rock again has a nice ring. ripping on lyrics, i like it that kid rock isn't ard isn'tard
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>> robert james richie, hasn't filed any paperwork with fec yet. so it's not official yet. guys, hate to break it to you. kid rock fans, kid rock 2018, likely just a marketing ploy for his new album supposed by coming out later this year. >> seems to have work. thanks, dylan. >> mission accomplished. just ahead oh, look... just ahead another anti-wrinkle cream in no hurry to make anything happen. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair works in just one week.
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news break. 7:56 is your time on this thursday, july 13th, 2017. good morning to you, i'm eun yang. we want to check in with melissa mollet for your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. inner loop between springfield and braddock road still has this problem middle of the roadway, about a one mile backup through that area. northbound 95 in virginia as you're coming on to 395 that is slow as well. southbound 295 after east capital crash clocking the left lane. as you're headed into capital heights westbound central before addison road broken down truck there blocking the center lane. >> we will check your forecast next. stay with us.
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. it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking overnight a major discovery in the case of those four missing men in pennsylvania. the remains of one man identified and a person of interest now in custody. we're live at the scene. then, look out below. >> shark ahead. >> jenna hits the high seas in search of great whites as she joins an expedition to tag and track one of the world's most fascinating predators. >> wow, that's kind of scary but awesome. ever consider a little nip and tuck for your dog? the surprising new trend that has some pet owners shelling out big bucks today
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13th, 2017. we have some people from wisconsin here. population -- >> 113, but two of us are here. >> photoshopping. do you guys want to come inside and do it for real? >> come on. let's do. come on brimser family. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." so nice to have you with us on a hot thursday morning. >> that family gets an a for effort, the t-shirts, the whole deal. >> from arizona, by the way. >> great state. got a busy morning, a lot to get to. right to your news at 8:00. police have made a gruesome discovery in the search for those four men in pennsylvania. nbc's
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learned. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this morning police are out excavating what they describe as a burial site, removing bodies for identification. all this after dramatic late night press conference where they identified the body of 19-year-old dean finocchiaro. this is now officially a murder case. police say they have in custody a person of interest, 20-year-old cosmo dinardo, who they say tried to sell one of the young men's cars earlier in the week. now, police have been searching the dinardo's 90-acre family estate for days now. the grandfather of one of these young men told nbc they discovered the bodies under a blue tarp and a propane tank on that property. all four of these young men went missing last week. their ages ranging from 19 to 22. this crime has rattled this otherwise pretty quiet corner of pennsylvania. this morning it looks like authorities are right on the cusp of solving the
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savannah. >> all right. stephanie gosk, thank you. president trump is now in france where he will hold a joint news conference today with french president emmanuel macron. he is likely to face questions about the russia investigation here at home. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker in paris. kristen, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. president trump is here in paris to mark a major french event bastille day, also 100th anniversary of united states entering world war i. but he's looking for some more positive headlines with the white house practically paralyzed over the russia matter back in washington. >> president trump touching down on french soil just hours ago, but it's russia that's overshadowing his every move. this morning these images are under a microscope. video shot by nbc sports showing donald trump dining with a group of russians in 2013. >> you like russians. >> i like russians.
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>> at the dinner, the same people now at the center of the latest firestorm over russia. mr. trump's former business partner aras agalarov and his son emin, a trusted pop star and associate rob gold stone to set up donald trump jr. with kremlin linked attorney during the heat of the 2016 race. mr. goldstone also in attendance. >> happy birthday. >> reporter: the president defending his son before taking off to paris telling reuters he doesn't blame trump junior saying i think many people would have held that meeting. and he only learn about the encounter a couple of days ago. in another interview, the president touting warmer relations with russia and its president vladimir putin. >> i think we got along very, very well. we're a tremendously powerful nuclear power, and so are they. >> that's right. >> it doesn't make sense not to have some kind of a relationship. >> and as the russia investigation
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director christopher wray on capitol hill for his confirmation hearing trying to convince lawmakers he will be independent from his boss who fired former fbi director james comey. >> i will never allow the fbi's work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law, and the impartial pursuit of justice. >> wray saying the president never asked him to pledge loyalty, something ousted director comey said the president asked of him. >> no one asked me for any kind of loyalty oath at any point during this process, and i sure as heck didn't offer one. >> if the president asks you to do something unlawful or unethical, what do you say? >> first i would try to talk him out of it. if that failed, i would resign. >> reporter: when asked in one of those recent interviews if he believes president putin's denial about meddling in the u.s. election, president trump said something happened and we have to find out what it is. in that j
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questions about all of this. matt. >> kristen, thank you very much. >> drivers and passengers somehow escaped with their lives after a massive mudslide that was caught on camera. traffic was moving slowly wednesday on this two-lane road in china. suddenly tons of mud and debris rolled down the hillside. it knocked cars and trucks into each other and onto their sides. one driver had a back and leg injury, had to be rescued from his car. the others somehow escaped out of windows. that mudslide is being blamed on heavy rain in the area. >> scary images there. we've got a lot more to get to this morning, including the five small diet changes that could help you live longer. plus jenna goes in search of great white sharks off the u.s. coast. >> how about this, puppy plastic surgery. the debate over a popular new trend for pet owners. and speaking of trends, we are all ♪ [laughs]
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welcome back today. what if there were five simple things you could do right now to improve your health? a new harvard study outlining diet changes that could help you live longer. medical correspondent john torres is here and he'll walk us through them literally. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we're talking about little changes. these don't require an enormous commitment. >> subtle changes. your family isn't going to notice you make these changes, little things to do. you need to sustain them throughout the year. that's the most important part. >> this deals with the amount of meat in your diet. >> cutting one serving of meat a day and adding legumes, moving one meat out, adding legumes. beans, chickpeas, cut the risk of dying by 8% to 17%, a simple step. >> get rid of a serving of meat and get nuts into your diet. >> nuts are great. fiber, good fat, they help reduce choleste
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lining of arteries which is important to prevent heart attacks or strokes. the main thing is to watch the calories. the trick here is to substitute something. instead of bowl of potato chips, a handful of nuts. >> we're not talking honey roasted nuts. >> tree nuts. >> raw nuts. >> raw nuts the best to do. lowers your cholesterol, helps your arteries. >> you want people or the study says people should get more protein in their diet especially at the gipg of the day. >> people that ate 35 grams of protein in the morning. >> give me an example. >> six eggs. a add greek yogurt, milk, not that much. they burn 400 less during the day, burn body fat and end up losing weight. >> a guy my age i eat three eggs, can i go to six eggs. >> i wouldn't add six eggs but greek yogurt has tons of pr
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chobani. >> that's true. i love it. it's so good. >> this an interesting one. take one meal you would eat out, a lot of times that means at a fast-food restaurant, substitute it with a meal we eat at home. >> we love to eat out. taking that one meal and doing it at home instead you're going to save 2 had not calories and cut out 400 milligrams of sodium. we eat too much salt. 200 mate not sound like much but over a week we're talking about half a pound of weight loss. >> what's happening in the kitchen. >> did a study, took pictures of them. people with cereal or soda on the counter weighed 20% more than people who had fruit on the counter. if you serve from the stove instead of the counter, people ate 19% less, especially guys, because you can't reach over and get it. cast iron, cook from cast iron and you get more iron in your diet. >> small adjustments. >> john, always good to see you. thank you very much. for more daily changes to
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you live longer, go to today.com. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> "today's" weather brought to you by massmutual, recognizing the importance good morning, everybody. hazy and humid outside. heat indexes already at 87 degrees here in washington and heat indexes by later on this
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perhaps as high as 105 degrees. so we have a storm team 4 weather alert, reduce all of your outdoor activities, drink extra water, check on your elderly friends and neighbors. highs today generally up into the mid to upper 90s across the area, another hot but stormy day tomorrow, cooler by the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. guys. >> let's go to trending, shall we? i like to have my trending with a little bit of house music. how about you? a little club music. could we have some? do you guys like to go clubbing. >> oh, yeah. >> do you? >> no. >> a little dancing. check out the story in the "new york post." it says this the exact age when clubbing becomes tragic. yes, there was an actual study. a british company surveyed 5,000 adults and found the average age people pull away from night life, clubbing, the velvet rope, all that, 31
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al. what is love? 31, it's tragic. what do we think? stop clubbing at 31. >> yeah. you can't go higher than that. >> don't you love like a place where you can really dance? i feel like. >> your christmas party. >> we've all seen someone at a club that is too old to be there. >> and i think at that point it's hard to stay awake until 2:00. >> we wake up at 2:00 in the morning. this got me thinking what are other ages where you should no longer do certain things. there is an age you shouldn't wear a mini skirt anymore. we know that doesn't apply to you. >> halloween. >> exactly. >> just happened to have that. >> i think if you've got great legs you can wear it any time you want. >> look at heidi klum the other day. what about those slogan t-shirts. >> why not. >> ie
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>> you actually made a slogan -- not a slogan. >> yeah. i'm all about that. what time should you not have long hair anymore. >> sometimes that's taken out of your hands. >> you know what, maria shriver, kathie lee, go as long as you want. >> i have long hair. how about calling your parents mommy and daddy. is there an age you should stop doing that. >> six. >> i don't know. sometimes i still call my mom mommy. >> mom. >> mostly mom. >> but mommy -- >> you've got to cut back many years. some people call their dads daddy until late in life. >> real quick, what about guys wearing sports jerseys with a name on the back of them. >> i think it's cute. adorable. >> jeter. >> adorable. >> a fashion statement. >> just around the office and around the house and stuff. >> what about ordering tator
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>> never too old. >> pop start. >> espy awards. athletes and big stars gathered for 25th annual awards show. the night was hosted by peyton manning who had the audience continue stitches. >> unfortunately my brother eli can't be here tonight, that's what i told the guys at the door. espy wanted me to say stuff to mock athletes and coaches. i said, no, absolutely not. i'm not going to do it. here are a few of the jokes i hated the most. >> a few harmless jokes but a lot of big honors. >> he was great. he's a very funny guy. >> that's hard to do, go up there and be a comedian. there are a lot of big awards. simone biles won best athlete. the male winner was nba star russell westbrook. best game was, of course, super bowl showdown between patriots and
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best moment chicago cubs world series win. the biggest round of applause, in fact, a standing ovation went to michelle obama. the former first lady honored eunice shriver with arthur ashe courage for special olympics and empowering us all. her daughter is our good friend maria shriver who attended with her family. jessica biel opens up about her family, her marriage to justin timberlake and what makes it work. we have similar values, loyalty, like to have fun. also we're career oriented and have you to be a little bit selfish. the couple had their first child silas in 2015. jessica told the magazine, it becomes clear your life is around them. peyton manning can get away with those really tough jokes about athletes because he's got pure credibility as an athlete. >> exactly.
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this week, into air, land, and sea. exploring new frontiers in space, under ground and the ocean. here is our little pioneer. jenna traveled to cape cod, massachusetts to tag great white sharks. you're so courageous. >> i've never been called a pioneer before. since 2009, cape cod has a newly emerging population of great whites. while that may not excite beachgoers, unique opportunity for marine biologist and nat geo photographers. for decades the powerful great white shark has both fascinated and frightened us. even if statistically we're far more likely to die from a spider bite. movies like "jaws" did not help great white's reputation. but not so for award winning nat geo photographer. >> these are predators. there's no question we have to respect them. but they aren't anywhere near as bad as they have been portrayed. i have over time been able to routinely get in the water and within a couple ofee
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species of sharks. that's something i wouldn't do with a grizzly bear or wolf or tiger. >> for an underwater photographer, he says they are a perfect subject. >> they perfectly blend grace and power. they move exquisitely through the water yet exude this great confidence. it's sort of been an intoxicating subject. >> so intoxicating, he's just published a new book called "shark." filled with amazing images he captured under water. >> i love the storytelling part, to be able to see things, make photographs and share that. >> he hopes he'll have a lot plor to share from today's trip off the coast of cape cod. >> what's been happening since 2009, we have a newly emerging population of white sharks and that is unique in the world. this would be analogous to a new tried of lions occurring in africa some place. the reason it's happening here is because the seals they feed on have started to come back. >> it's a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the great white. >> the truth is
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little about these animals. what a tag will yield is migrations, what depth its diving at and that's information downloaded by the scientist. we can begin to put together the puzzle where these animals go, how they interact with beaches an people and other animals in the ocean. >> ready? this receiver tells us which of our tag sharks are around and when they were here. >> really valuable information that shark researcher hopes will dispel the myth these giant ocean creatures are simply people eaters. >> that's not the case. they evolve on all kinds of creatures in the ocean. >> he has been studying sharks 30 years. he's now the senior biologist to tag sharks off cape cod. the program is funded by atlantic white shark conservancy. >> doing tagging studies most recently. really quite fascinating. they are really seasonal visitors here. as the waters warm up, exploit seal resources here, feed on the seals, and leave at the end of the season.
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>> reporter: the process of tagging these giant fish is amazing. we're on the lookout for the shark. what would you do if you found them. >> we're going to get really close to it, so it's right underneath me. i'm going to use the gopro familiar ra and video the shark. get a sense of male, female, a shark we previously know. if the shark sticks around, we're going to go ahead and place a tag in the dorsal fin. >> are you the one that places it? >> yeah. we'll place it right from here and keep our fingers crossed. >> okay. keep our fingers crossed. >> now, we wait. >> the shark is close but it's deep. >> it's right under me, right under me. >> he's right under you. >> isn't that him? >> it's not moving. >> why? >> i don't think it's a shark. it's not reacting to us at all. >> it might be a rock. >> we had almost given up hope. >> nice. >> yes. >> he's a good distance aw
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>> oh, my gosh. i see it. i saw its dorsal. it's beautiful. let's tag that baby. let's tag him. wow. that's kind of scary but awesome. >> down a little. now he's getting spooky. >> really hard to see him. >> there he is. >> tail moving. >> don't do that. >> oh, my gosh. i see him. oh, gosh. oh, gosh. oh, wow. let's tag him. >> we can do a tag. he's got a good pace going. >> i see him. i see him. >> oh, we tagged him! we tagged him! we tagged him! >> it was really cool. we found out from the video greg took that the shark was a female, so the crew decided to name her jenna. i have a great white -- is that a compliment, by the way? i have a great white named after me somewhere on the coast of
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selves. >> and they follow those signals. >> yes. they follow those signals. one of the things that's really important, they make sure beachgoers, when they get close to the beach, the beachgoers know there's a great white close to them. >> they say jenna is lurking in the water. >> jenna is too close. >> the rock, by the way, has not moved. >> that was a really embarrassing moment. by the way, you two can try tagging. the white shark conservancy takes tourists out to do that same thing, which was, by the way, really fun. all the profits go to shark research. >> love it. can you tag me for free. >> just ahead, the booming business of puppy plastic surgery. that's right. puppy plastic surgery. right after your local news and weather.
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this is a "news 4 today" news break. >> good morning, it's 8:26 now on this thursday, july 13th. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> let's start by getting a check on your morning commute with melissa mollet. >> good morning. right now the inner loop between springfield and braddock road has cleared out of the way. still a little bit of a delay through that area as you can see bottom of the beltway. eastbound 66 before the beltway, new crash there in the left center lane. rest of the beltway looks okay this morning. 202 the ramp to northbound bw crash reported there as well. >> chuck will have a look at your hot forecast when we come back.
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definitely going to be a hot day to be outside, we're already in the upper 70s and low 80s. highs today mid to upper 90s around the immediate d.c. metro area, only a slight chance for a storm or two today, a much higher chance for thunderstorms, some of which could be on the
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if you are wondering about the weekend, cooler weather, back down to near average, highs in the upper 80s to near 90 this weekend. >> you can get the latest news and weather anytime in the nbc washington app. good morning. ...safe in their beds... [ sizzles ] -bye! -bye. ...and in the car on the way to school... ♪ ...that our homes and workplaces will be safe... [ shouting ] ...and that when our kids play, the air they breathe and the water they drink will be clean, and trust their grandparents will have a safe flight when they come to visit... [ shouting ] ...and that our food will be safe to eat. careful. it's gonna be hot. fair enforcement of common-sense safeguards keeps our families safe. unfortunately, donald trump and republicans in congress are working with corporate lobbyists to undo these safeguards. we can't trump and congressional republicans put corporate profits ahead of our health and safety because our loved ones should come first.
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♪ ♪ we're back now, 8:30 on this thursday morning. it's the 13th day of july, 2017. mr. roker, give me some adjectives for the day we're experiencing here? >> it's a little close, stecky, humid. >> soupy. >> it's called summer. >> not bad. >> did you say close or gross. >> close. >> what's that? >> that's
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24 hours from now she's going to be right here on the plaza for a live concert. if you're in the area, get down i think early for that one. >> this the time where we like to single out somebody from the crowd. this entire crowd we looked around, and we find the penn family. hi, guys. >> hi. >> these guys, by the way, are moving from miami to connecticut. you're on the road? >> yes. >> how do you feel like your new home coming up. >> excited, very excited. >> they decided to do a pit stop on the "today" show to say hi. we wanted to give you a present. is that okay? where is charlie? come here, charlie. charlie has something for you in the little bag. we actually have one for everybody, just "today" show mugs. we're not doing to give just one. we're not that stingy. thank you for sharing your road trip with us. thank you for com
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thank you. >> you got it? all right. thanks. thank you, charlie. >> welcome. >> how sweet is charlie. >> it's like "let's make a de " deal." >> we have a reason to welcome adorable puppies to our studio. we've been loving these guys all morning. here is the story. some are actually getting plastic surgery for their puppies. >> fashion forward, how to pull off frills and ruffles trend at the office, pool, basically anywhere. >> speaking of trends, how about this. how about a vertical garden. you don't need a backyard. you can grow herbs right there and recipes to go with. >> if you're like us, you're having olympics withdrawal. counting down to this winter. we have got your fix for the moment. this saturday the launch day for the first olympic channel, home of team usa, tells what to expect from new channel is nbc's prime time
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torico. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> i'm wonderful, thank you. what is this? >> this is a home for the games between the games. it's not like there is a door that opens that the olympians walk through, they compete and do away for four years. they are competing throughout. so the olympic channel will be the home of team usa. it will be a place to watch the olympic sports between the games. >> also i read you were saying sometimes the athletes themselves, future athletes get inspired watching past olympic moments, so maybe it's kind of a recruiting tool as well. >> it can be. think about the four major sports, basketball, baseball, football, hockey. if you want to be the next pete sampras, watch tennis. what if you want to be the next katie ledecky, michael phelps, not much swimming. >> 2:00 in the morning, you can't ee
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>> just an anecdote. shaun white said he got inspired to get into the olympics when he saw kerry strug do that incredible landing in 1996. >> that's right. he's snowboarding and halfpipe and everything else. >> so mike. while we have you here. >> yes. >> multiple choice question. los angeles will host the olympics in either 2024 or 2028, which will it be? >> i hope i'm there. can i do the same thing you did with sam querrey in the 7:00 hour? >> what do you think? >> i would think '28 in paris and '24. but they are talking -- the good news is, one way or the other for fans in the u.s., looks like olympics will be back in the u.s. it's good for the summer games. >> that sound means you got the right answer. >> we'll see you in pyongyang. i have six months to work
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>> south korea. >> see you there. >> again, the olympic channel, home of team usa launches this saturday. to find out the exact channel in your area, go to nbcsports.com/olympic-channel. got
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well, this morning we're heating up quickly, 82 now in washington, 81 quantico, 78 degrees in dwaiters burring, 81 in clinton. we have a heat advisory out for all the counties in orange meaning it's going to feel around 105 degrees this afternoon. if you're grilling outside it will be hot whoever is manning the grill. by 5:00 p.m. feeling like 105. by 7:00 p.m. still hot, mid 90s. tomorrow we have the risk for strong to severe storms but drying and some relief as we go into the weekend is the part wh walk . the crowd. that's what's going on around the country. don't forget, get your weather any time you need it, go to the weather channel on cable. >> i'm walking, i'm talking. >> thank you very much. a surprising trend in cosmetic surgery that seems
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>> not talking about humans but these little guys, dogs. jolene here to explain. thanks for bringing us puppies. >> it's a great assignment. might sound ridiculous getting cosmetic surgeries. it's becoming increasingly common to keep your dogs healthy and alive. it comes with a pretty healthy price tag. sometimes even the cutest poochers need a little work. that's right, more dogs across the country now going under the knife for plastic surgery. but it's not about face lifts or the perfect wet nose. veterinarians say more pets need cosmetic procedures to relieve pain and suffering often found in popular breeds like french bulldogs, sharpeis and pugs. >> when it comes to animals, plastic surgery we do isn't for cosmetic, but function. these are animals coming in for persistent infections, inability to breathe, eye
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will spend on their pets this year, 62 million shelled out for pet plastic surgery. among most popular procedures eye lifts to prevent corneas, tummy tucks and laser nostril procedures so wrinkled noses breathe easier. >> how much does cosmetic surgery cost. >> something simple like a single eyelid $150 to $200 all the way up to several thousand. >> some animal advocates criticizes breeders for prioritizing physical attributes over health. >> it's our fault. the more we breed in french terriers, bulldogs, the more problems we'll have with the ♪ ♪, elongated paletleettepalette >> this one-year-old french ball dog suffered from respiratory blockage. >> every time we would feed him, he would regurgitate. he was in pain, he had
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we didn't know what to do. >> they tried medication and multiple vets. nothing worked until cosmetic surgery. >> how much did you spend for a solution to make him feel better. >> 15 to $20,000 to help him. medical bills, hospitalizations. >> how much did you end up spending for the surgery itself. >> all in was about $1500, if that. >> pet insurance can cover the cost of plastic surgery but often does not leaving owners to pay up. >> there are people out there like, come on, it's a dog. what's your response to that? >> it's not just a dog. >> it's our family. >> guys, we have some really cute puppies here with us. frenchie pug. oftentimes with these wrinkly dogs vets tell us they might require procedures to breathe and eat properly. you should know once popular trend of clipping ears and tails, that's no longer accele
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surgery because you're perfect. >> this isn't a puppy, he's 85 years old but he's had a lot of work done. >> thank you, jo. coming up next, from fur to ruffles. the summer style trend taking over runways and retail stores but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're ready to ruffle it up, ruffle up your summer wardrobe. here to explain good housekeeping director. hey. >> hey. >> everywhere i'm seeing ruffles. there is a school of thought it's old-fashioned and frumpy. >> let's be honest. it is not a new hot trend, let's say. it's has been around since 16th century.
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the best trends evolve. designers know how to make them fresh and new. we're going to show you the ruffles of 2017 and why they are different. >> let's bring out our first lovely model and take a peek. >> ruffles get the bad rap of being too precious, to prim. this is the way to dress it up. wearing a top. >> roughly down the center. >> a bustier, does feel a little edgier. we paired it with a ballet skirt, which is popular. we love it. feels a little street styley, not to overly done. >> let's bring out our next and take a peek here. >> here we have mattie. oftentimes people don't think you can wear ruffles to work, almost reads to girly, not powerful. this is a skirt from layne bryant.
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size, do i not wear ruffles because i don't want volume. mattie looks so gorgeous, getting compliments all the way up. the ruffles cascade down, that's what you're looking for and on an angle. you want them on a bias. >> let's look at your top, it's not part of the segment, it's awesome. >> it is part of the segment. this is from lulu's under $35. >> talk about the mannequin. >> you can use ruffles, strategically place them to flatter your figure. this this can increase a flat bust f you're worried about your style and you're not a super girly girl. can you get this at target. it's like a bomber jacket. isn't that cool? also if you add them to the poem of the skirt it can help create curves.
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this here is a little ruffle on the cuff, at the beach. >> of stop stop it. are people wearing that? >> yes. >> add it to a discreet length. >> that's adorable. >> this is adding ruffles here and volume on the sleeves, it can minimize. >> go to a summer party with flip flops. speaking of shoes. you've got shoes covered. >> we have it all. everything we love about this all in $100. you're looking at places like topshop, nine west. what's key here, hoda, is if you have an otherwise neutral outfit, ruffles and frills are a great way to add depth and texture. minimal effort, maximum impact. >> it's cool. on the bag, tre cool. >> roughly, clutch, chokers even. >> ruf
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>> depending the way they are rendered. >> on socks. >> this jewelry, look at the ripple jewelry. >> gorgeous. >> really fun. you're excited to get to this. >> we've saved the best for last, can we point out? a abbey has her daughter. >> how adorable. >> aubrey in this adorable and super affordable ruffle. this is from the gap. when it comes to kids, this is from kate spade. >> look at it. >> the more ruffles and frills for baby, the more adorable. >> awesome. >> bye, guys. for these trends go to today.com/style. next, the rise of vertical gardens and what you can cook up with fresh herbs right after this. you each drive a ford pickup right? yes. i'm going to show you a next generation pickup. awesome. let's do this. the bed is made of high-strength steel, which is less susceptible to punctures than aluminum.
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we're back with "today's" food, something taking root in restaurants and kitchens across the country, vertical gardens. they can help enhance your dishes. we decided to get in on the trend. greens are growing, taking root in and on buildings around the world. part of the explosion of farm to table cooking in every day kitchens, where fresh herbs are becoming a staple of year-round recipes. from the largest display in sydney to the streets of paris and singapore, these lush and lavish vertical gardens can soar up to hundreds of feet tall and dozens of feet wide. in the last three years, close to a million square feet of green walls have been installed in this country across 44 states using hydrouponic systems for cleaner air, reduce noise and grow hhi
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vegetables and herbs. miami's otium and colony in new york city all incorporate greens in their restaurant decor. in naples ritz-carlton grill more than a dozen varieties of let us grown in-house and served to the guests. idot your self kits are sold allowing anyone to reap and sow. "today" food built our own custom affordable garden. >> we came up with the idea of using hydroponics, soilless, "led lighting. everything we grow outside in the garden we'll be able to grow inside on the set. easy to use, easy to grow. >> just look how good our "today" food indoor garden is growing. to give us basics of cooking and using foods is a certified national chef. >> thanks,
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>> is this gorgeous or what. >> some nasturtiums, thyme, laughed der, basil, monster basil. >> it is, huge. >> it's huge to grow indoors. it's a trend. it's happening. >> you're going to inspire with three herbs off the beaten path. >> you told me herbs intimidate you. what's up with that? >> i'm not the greatest chef. this is lemon thyme, how do we use it? >> so citrusy. one little hack, we've got string here. can you tie up your thyme like this. >> why? >> hang it and dry your own herbs. question for you, fresh herbs and dry herbs are they interchangeable? >> no. but i don't know why. >> drier herbs are way stronger in flavor. should be used during cooking. fre fresh, used at the
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>> really good with seafood. >> the next one i've never heard of. >> crervil. it tastes like black licorice. we did it with mango salsa. how do you store herbs? you've got some here. roll it in a paper towel. >> wet paper towel. >> you should do this right when you come from the grocery store. a little baggy. >> roll it up. >> that's a tight roll. >> i made a lot of burritos. >> punch a couple holes, allows it to breathe. normally if you threw it in the refrigerator it would last five days. with this, three weeks. >> watch out with the knife. >> a freddy krueger situation there. >> made salsa. >> isn't that gorgeous. chervil should be on the menu. >> this has that piney,
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organizati oregano family. strip this. >> dry or wet, how do you decide what goes better with what. does that make sense? >> totally makes sense. if you're cooking a longer period of time, it's something dry. a salad something fresh, it's going to be something more fresh. >> this is so fun, get to watch our garden grow. thank you so much. find out more with today.com/food. givee that knife. m when what it's about,.c., but they don't know. you have to live here to know, to feel the people,
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and most of all, to feel the rhythm of our city. we're pirates, painters, poets, and partier, sometimes all at the same time. we embrace the old and welcome the new. we like to experiment and defy the norm. we all love to sing, but we dance to different drummers. they say d.c. has no soul. well, we not only have soul, we have heart, and we show it every day. this is our town. these are our neighborhoods. and we love this place as much as you do. ♪
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>> wasn't that pretty? >> very nice. >> back with a quick reminder. we want your best photos, give you a chance to visit us at one of our summer concerts on the plaza. >> you've been sending in photos that capture the essence of summer. keep them coming. i like that. a few of them each week. by the end of the summer, we are going to pick one favorite. >> yikes. >> we're going to bring in the amateur photographer to one of our blow out concerts. find out more about "today's" summer moment at today.com. share them using "today" summer moment. >> every single one you showed is a winner. >> really nice. >> what's coming up next hour, dylan. >> en
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it's fry-day. >> it isn't wednesday. >> today is thursday but whatever. yeah. >> i'm eating french fries basically is the moral of that story. >> i saw sweet potato fries. >> ketchup, ketchup and mayonnaise this is a "news 4 today" news break. >> 8:56 is your time on this thursday, july 13th, 2017. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> we want to get a check on your traffic right now with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> right now the beltway looking a bit better than this morning. eastbound georgetown pike after 7 we have a downed tree blocking some lanes so that is causing a bit of a delay. 270 at montrose road
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local lanes both directions looking just mine. it is a storm team 4 weather alert stay, sheena parveen will have a look at your hot forecast next. rayer university. time has taught us, the strength in them is in us all. and to all who seek their true potential, we say, let's get it, america.
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good morning. we're getting warm outside, we are now at 84 degrees in the district but feeling hotter with the humidity around. 82 leesburg, 83 fredericksburg. if you're headed to the pool today, this is going to be a -6o7/+6z
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this morning on "today's" particular, a sneak peek of the new movie getting a lot of buzz. naomi watts, kylie jenner and big stars you'll be watching real soon. it's fry-day on thursday, the secret to making the best french fries at home coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" love from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, it's thursday morning, july 13th. you're listening to "you've got a not." >> you've gotta not do
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throw-back thursday. we start with you. >> i was digging through pictures, hey, it's baseball season. look what i found, my softball professional photo. >> keeps getting better. >> there's so many things we can talk about. the bangs, the teeth, the size of the teeth that have not yet grown into my face. the size of the glasses. >> but it's really cute, though. >> you know, i remember picture day when they would give you a magazine. were those cards. >> they were like little baseball cards but it was actually for my baseball team. >> a sports journal. >> yes. >> it was fancy, like my own little baseball card. >> that's cute. >> that's me in 1992. >> what is this, something about mail? >> i very rarely check my mail, maybe two weeks. i have a little mailbox downstairs in the lobby. i never do it because then i have to go through it. >> your mail at hem? >> yes.
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michael nuts. >> mostly nothing good. so i finally get my mail, carry the whole thing up upstairs, sort into magazines, junk mail and go to mail. i saw a beautiful invitation. >> the r.s.v.p. was two days ago. >> i'm going to throw everything in the trash. i'm doing lungs down the hall to the trash chute. i'm feeling in a good place. went back to my apartment i threw out everything. i don't know what i threw out. >> the trash chute. >> yes. i can't get it back. here i'm trying to be organized and in my brain somehow i picked up everything and threw it all out. >> you only check your mail once every two weeks. >> that's normal. >> what? that is not normal. >> that's normal for us. >> if you get it every day you have to attend to it. >> that's the point of mail. >> it drives h
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most of my bills are paid online. here is what i'm most worried about. >> i mailed you a letter. >> i have. >> two weeks later. >> we all get things late. >> so nice, four weeks later. >> how was this, i was wondering. >> sam's wedding invitation. >> i know. it was really nice. >> a beautiful invitation. >> it was really nice. >> a waste of money right down the chute. >> i texted her immediately and told her. >> orange room, hashtag mail every day or mail once a week. >> in your defense -- >> whether or not you live in an apartment. >> i agree with dylan. our mailbox is away from the door. >> you walk through the door every day. >> you have to get a different key. >> how is this possible. >> it's very possible. >> drives my family nuts. >> in the studio, once a day or once a
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>> every day. >> every day. >> might get something important. >> what can possibly come in the mail. >> i don't know. a notice from the irs. >> i agree. >> because i finally paid all my medical bills from having calvin, and i think i overpaid, i'm hoping i didn't throw out a reimbursement check. >> i've thrown out checks. >> that's the way of telling you you make too much money. >> no. >> any envelope this looks like a check i open. >> the envelope looks like a check. you're like, the health insurance finally -- >> i had a macy's card and put $10 on it. later i found it and it was past 90 days because i didn't check mail for a mint. >> i've probably gone a month without checking mail. now it's all in the trash. that's the moral of that story. >> can i tell you upside down with our producer
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getting married, really nice invitation. she put a lot of thought into it. >> i did open it. i saved it to show brian. >> threw it away. >> it's all in the trash. >> all gone. >> how about you, what did you do yesterday? >> i'm just going hand it to you. my throw-back thursday didn't quite go back as far as yours. debra, laeila, two years ago, 2015, the opening of "hamilton." >> actual opening night. >> yeah. >> before all the buzz. >> no, there was buzz. but then it went nuts after the opening. >> that's pretty lucky. so you were there like it was already big. >> yes. >> you were there -- >> for the thing. >> how big is that. >> i still haven't seen it. >> i mailed you guys tickets. >> down the trash. >> here is my thing. normally if you mail something important, you tell the
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sam knows, our producer knows i never check my mail. hey, i'm mailing invitations, so look out for it. >> how long ago did she mail them? >> a while ago. >> i missed the r.s.v.p. >> it was two days ago. >> she got married two days ago. it was beautiful, so beautiful. >> i'll show you a picture of mailing it, mailing r.s.v.p., three days late. >> i texted her and said we'll be there. >> we're the worst. >> two beautiful brides. anyway, so united airlines got a new overbooking plan. >> this is good. >> they better do something. three months after that infamous video of united airlines passenger dr. dao getting drug off the flight. they are back with a pilot program -- get it, pilot -- for overbooking. instead of at the gate, five days before departure you'll get an e-mai
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oversold flights. >> i think it's a good idea. >> you do? >> five days in advance -- they give you a voucher for $250. you still have time to book at flight. >> the only thing, when you're there, they get desperate, so they give you more money. >> they do. i was flying the other day, $1500. >> did you take it? >> i was thinking about it. then i was on the phone with debra and she said, you know, there's somebody who probably could use that $1500 and you're going to look like this money grubber if you go up. >> so i was thinking of giving somebody $50 to go up for me. i didn't do that. >> the thing in new york airports, though, it takes so long to get to the airport. i just sit there and i'm going to take the flight no matter what. >> i just -- >> you'd stay. >> you've got ready availability to snacks. you've got reading material, you've got your ipad. i'm good. i can get caught up on "veep,"
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>> speaking of money, tearing up money and ripping up checks. there's a crazy story outside of cristie, texas, pref you mean corpus christi. >> what did i say? >> christi. >> i applied there, when i was sending tapes. i sent my tapes 75 different places. no one called. >> well, who's laughing now. >> 44 jobs, om one, west virginia. corpus christi, texas, replacing a lock in a room behind an atm machine and then he accidentally got locked inside. the guy left his cell phone in his truck, so he was stuck behind the atm for hours, two hours. can i tell you what he did? he took the receipt, because he was on the other side. he wrote, please help me. when a person went to get cash he slipped it through. that came through instead of a receipt. >> people probably not --
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>> what, do you need help in there? >> have you ever gotten stuck? >> when i was a little girl i got stuck in airplane bathroom. >> it can be hard to open those. you know those flimsy doors? i remember the flight attendant was going, sweetie, going to get you out. it's going to be okay. anybody have a hanger? they used a hanger. it stuck. >> i was telling the story with producers. matt lauer was walking by. he topped me with this story. is he around? can we get matt? >> mat lawyer. >> you're discussing your lock in story. >> your airplane story was better than mine. >> mine is gross though. >> perfect. >> so i'm on a plane one time, and it gets to be that part of the flight where the pilot says we're starting our descent, if you need to use the rest room, this is a good time. you know how many people get up to head to the bathroom. i'm first in line and waiting for lavatory door to open but there are people behind me. the lavatory door
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walks out, hi, how are you? i go in, lock the door, i turn around. there is urine everywhere, all over the seat, all over the seat. i'm a bit of a germaphobic, what do you do? here is the dilemma, if i turn around and walk out, everyone thinks i'm the one that did that. >> you didn't clean it up? would you. >> anthony, who has never cleaned anything in his life, you have to clean that up. you were the guy in front of me? i had to clean it up. >> did you wait until after you went and clean it all up together. >> i don't mess up the seat. in 59 years i've learned how to hit the water part. >> aim for the hole. >> so i cleaned it up and walked out so the next person had a good experience, because my reputation is more important to
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>> when did you stop grimacing. >> well after landing. >> did you use your foot, get your foot up there and wipe it off. >> this is what i deal with every day. >> i wrap my foot in toilet paper. how are you supposed to get the toilet paper off your foot. >> the other food. he's got shoes on. good-bye, guys. see you later. i'm done. >> aren't you glad you came in? >> yes, thank you. >> why couldn't you use your foot. >> not to clean up a mess. >> i do it. you keep your shoe on. dylan, we're horrible. >> crazy. >> wow. >> that was a good story. >> that was a good one. i got stuck on an escalator for an hour. it was horrible. up next grab a pen and paper. up next we have a drawing i love you so much, that's why i bought six of you for when you stretch out.
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you know, progressive.com makes it easy for us to get the right home insurance. [ snoring ] progressive can't protect you from becoming your parents, but we can protect your home and auto. [ chuckles ] all right. so the calendar may say thursday but today is really fry-day. national french fry. >> we called over famous french man, the chef and owner of -- i'm messing up everything. >> you got his name. >> i'm under so much pressure. say your name. >> you got the name right. >> you say your name much more beautiful. >> he's the chef and owner across the street. >> you're going to show us how to make perfect fry this morning. >> is it fry or freedom fry. >> french fry. best potato to make a fry with. >> idaho. there is several of them but idaho is
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at the time the right peeler. so we peel them. >> that's old school. >> this is complicated. >> you can get that. so once you do that. different way of cutting them by hand, so you have to make sure you actually square it off a little bit first. >> so it doesn't roll. >> then. >> are you good at making them even because you're good or method to your madness. >> no, you know. >> if you wanted to risk it, you could try a mandolin. >> try the mandolin. >> once you get them sliced, put them in cold water. >> very important, let them run cold water until the starch on the bottom. overpass soak them. >> overnight. >> for 12 hours. >> have you ever soaked your fries overnight. >> i've never made
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>> then you want to let it dry. >> look how perfect they are. >> dry five, ten minutes, until dry. >> how hot do you want to get your oil. >> 275. you blanche them. >> not yet. >> you've got to cook them a second time. >> have you seen a french fry. >> you know what it is, i assume, see how perfect. >> the second? >> 375, 380. leave them so they dry and form -- >> we've got to hurry. >> besides ketchup, so many different ways to serve them. >> these are ridiculous. >> it parmesan, truffle oil. >> how do you feel about sweet potato fries? >> i love them. very american. >> thanks so much for these recipes. head to today.com/food. don't mind if i
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methods, not miracles.™ this is a "news 4 today" news break. good morning, it's 9:26 now on this thursday,á july 13th.óa was a crime that]ñ disturbed th coeau)uvtoday the man to killed someone and left his body at beverley park in alexandria will be sentenced. ray nald do nembrano is one of three people responsible for josé fernan's death in 2013. today the man accused of killing an army lieutenant to be indict indicted. this happened two years ago at the university of maryland. a judge or groor must decide whether there is enough evidence to move forward with a trial, if not the prosecutors must drop the murder charges to a less severe
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it is warming up very quickly, we are already in the mid 80s all over the area here this morning and there are also heat indexes now currently well up into the 80s and low 90s. heat indexes today will be up close to 105 degrees. we will be keeping a close eye
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they may be able to reach the d.c. metro area between 3:00 and 6:00. a better chance of storms tomorrow. another update in 25 minutes. back to "today."
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so many tv shows and movies and so little time. the summer is racing by. we wanted to give you the scoop on the entertainment you shouldn't miss. >> fandango chris weatherspoon is here with a list of what's going to be trending real soon, chris. >> good morning. >> summer are usually blockbusters. a lot of interesting films. i've been seeing billboards for "detroit." >> this one i'm so excited for. kathryn bigelow is directing. it takes place during 1967 detroit riot. it's an important moment in history, happened 50 years ago. we're kind of transplanted back to that moment. it'sne
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and necessary films of the summer. really beautifully shot and incredible acting from a young cast. >> kind of the summer of naomi watts. >> yeah. >> tv and movies. let's start with the movies she's in. "the glass castle" is the name of the film. it's one of the most emotional packed films. heartwarming, heartbreaking. an emotional roller coaster. she's joined by woody harrelson and brie larson. i think she might need to make room for more awards. you will definitely cry when you watch it. >> tearjerker. >> gypsy on netflix. >> pat cakes, popular at sundance. a female rapper. >> it's kind of my favorite film this summer, starring a newcomer australian actress. kind of like "eight mile" meets "hustle and flow." she's an aspiring
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does not fit the mold at all of what you think a rapper would be. she breaks out, has a big moment, jersey girl with big dreams. i think you'll leave and want to tell a friend about this movie. that's good. >> switching to tv. first is a comedy. >> i think she's a brilliant actress. she's never had a leading role, "clau "claws." it's about a manicure salon in florida. everything goes crazy in the tv show. they end up getting into money laundering scheme f it's already been renewed on tnt. >> we mentioned gypsy with naomi watts. >> a dark drama. naomi watts we're seeing her use her tv muscle. she plays a psychiatrist that needs some help herself, therapy as well. she's basically obsessed with her patient's lives.
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friends. it's kind of this down low, dark drama. it's a different look for naomi watts. it's getting a lot of buzz. folks are loving it and hoping for season two on netflix. >> for folks that want more reality, kardashians are back. >> i watched it last night. kylie is so interesting, the youngest kardashian. we watched her grow up on tv. she's coming into her own. she wants folks to know she's not just reality star and not vision of perfection on snapchat and instagram, she's so much more than that she's a vulnerable person. you see it in this show. you get to meet all of her friends. all of kylie's court. it's done really well. >> on our sister network e! >> kesha, out with a new song. >> you think of uptempo tracks, this is a ballad. it's her first song in the past four years. she took a break for four years, a lot of personal drama. this is about
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if you've got a life, you gotta swiffer two-time academy award winner who has given us some memorable rolls. we lived in fear of him in the world war ii film in glgorious bastard and janko unchanged. >> now back to 17th century amsterdam in "tulip fever." >> i've decided to engage the services of a portrait painter. i've hired an agent and his
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child, an artist. >> he's one of the most promising young artists in amsterdam. you think there's vanity in it? there's some. and when everything else about he has been forgotten, they will say, look there, that lucky old dog, didn't he have a lucky young wife. >> christoph, good morning. i could listen to you talk, even while we're eating. >> should we start. >> is it true you didn't think you were right for this role at first. >> i usually think that with almost every role. i think it's a good approach to say, wait, easy, you know. i'm not convinced. i'm skeptical by nature. so overcoming my scepticism is a good part of the process. >> i can see that. so what drew you to this particular role? >> well, you know, harvey weinstein produced it.
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limitless. >> what's fascinating, we take so many things for granted. the idea in the 17th century tulips were such a hot commodity. i had no idea. >> well, it sounds absurd. but if you look at the financial titles, they are equally fictitious values, and they speculate like crazy. and put more or less not just their lively hoods, but their whole existence in. that's why brokers jump off the roof when a major crash happens. and in the 17th century in holland, they did it with tulips, with bulbs, actually. that increases the speculation. speculation as such is in insane. >> it's interesting. you talked about your approach to roles. i was looking this morning you've won two oscars, two golden globes, two bafta awards and countless others. tell me this, do youic
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pick and choose the roles you want or is there something you want in particular? >> basically choose. my choice is the basis of everything. you're absolutely right. it's always a combination of things. there's so many different elements involved that it's never one thing. sometimes one thing overrides. one positive thing on one sides overrides a few negative thing on the other side. either a deliberation. >> is there something you've always wanted to do or something out there that you would love to do? >> in a way yes and no. in a way, everything -- there's a lot of wishful thinking involved and a lot of sort of delusion in a way. most of our choices are. and so in a way i work myself into every role is the one that i always wanted. >> and you're gearing up to direct your first
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>> what's that like? >> because i play in it, it's schizophrenic. well, you know, being in front and behind the camera at the same time, so i need to work out a clear order. again, you know, nothing everybody else doesn't do in their lives. >> very interesting. by the way, christoph waltz checks his mail once a day. >> once a day. >> just like that. >> most goes in the trash. that's why we don't check it. >> thank you so much. "tulip fever" hits theaters talk 25th. back in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc.
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you it's not britney. >> so it's not true. >> so who would you want to perform? >> i retired from singing. >> you know who i would like to see? i think they should do a country medley, carrie underwood pr faith and tim. >> wynonna. >> that would be fun. >> and some -- >> like beyonce. >> throw her in. >> beyonce is a little busy. she'll be okay by then. >> bruno. i love bruno mars. >> by the way, one last check of the weather. do you check your mail every day or once or twice? >> once every like two. >> 76% of you check your m
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this is a news 4:00 today news break. good morning, it's 9:57 on this thursday, july 13th. i'm aaron gilchrist. in our headlines this morning we have good economic news for the area that may affect where you shop and have fun. a wegman's is coming to tyson, it will include capital one's new headquarters, they will have a performing arts center. it will be the second tallest structure in our region. the washington monument is the tallest. >> a check on your forecast with
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>> it's getting hot outside, it's 87 but feels like 97 degrees. right now you can bet it will feel like triple digits this afternoon, but if you're heading to the beach it will be a good weekend for that. tomorrow we have afternoon thunderstorms, some could be strong to severe. the weekend at the beach loots fantastic. mid 80s farther inland, 90 degrees for saturday and sunday, after the heat today, after the storms tomorrow, a bit of a relief for the weekend. >> and our team coverage of this extreme heat today will continue on news 4 midday, that's coming up at 11:00. the "today" show continues in just a moment. ♪harry's meeting clients... ♪...from far away. but they only see his wrinkles.♪ ♪he's gotta play it cool to seal the deal.♪
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