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good morning.>> state of emergency. florida braces for the worst with tropical storm hermine expected to become a hurricane as it bears down on the gulf coast. evacuations now under way there and then it's set to slam nearly the entire eastern sead. how will it affect your labor day plans? we're tracking it all live. who's telling the truth? donald trump meets with the president of mexico and then says this about that wall he wants to build. >> we didn't discuss payment of the wall. >> but the mexican president says it not only came up, you told trump mexico isn't paying for any wall. back in the states, trump is back to his biggest applause
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to mexico pay off and what does the clinton campaign say about a string of new polls showing a much tighter race? we'll ask clinton's running mate tim kaine. promising breakthrough. a new drug delivers tantalizing results in the fight against alzheimer's. this morning how it works and why researchers are hopeful but cautious. ?? ?? and britney is back fresh off her performance at the vmas and with her new album just out, we're catching up with britney spears and she'll have a special exclusive performance just for us "today," thursday, september 1st, 2016. ?? >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a rainy thursday morning. >> yeah.
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outdoor plans you had for labor day weekend. >> yeah. cook out at the lauers. not looking so good. >> we're going to confront al. i mean, talk to al. it's our top story. the weather. state emergency in florida. tropical srm hermine expected to make landfall later today. it's already brought heavy rains to t gulf coast. could strengthen into a category 1 hurricane and, yes, the entire east coast is now looking at a wet holiday weekend. let's go right over to al. he's following the storm's path. we'll get to him in a second. let's start with nbc's gabe gutierrez who is in florida this morning. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. we've alreadseen some rain on and off here throughout the morning and as you mentioned hermine is strengthening. the national weather service now saying it's expected to make landfall here in florida either later tonight or in the overnight hours as a hurricane. now, dangerous storm surge is expected and overnight we've already seen some flash flooding and also over the last 24 hours,
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now hurricane warnings are in effect for where we are at in franklin cy. mandatory evacuations are also in effect. storm surge expected up to seven feet in some places and hermine is expected to bring up to 5 to 10 inches of rain in some areas even 20 inches in some isolated spots. if hermine were to make landfall as a hurricane here in florida, it will be the first hurricane to hit the state in nearly 11 years. savannah? >> all right. gabe gutierrez, thank you. >> al is here and he's going to some pretty big problems for what millions of people up and down the coast. >> that's it exactly. it's been 11 years since a hurricane has hit florida. this could strengthen as gabe mentioned to a category 1. latest on hermine, 250 miles south/southwest of florida. looking at the path right now, we expect landfall sometime late this afternoon just to the east
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continues inland until early saturday morning and comes out around the carolina coast but look at this cone of uncertainty that widens out. after early sunday morning, washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york, parts of connecticut, providen, all of the way up to boston all have to worry about this system. now, for the first time in four years, we've got a hurricane warning in effect along the gulf coast from panama city down to spring hill. we've got tropical storm warnings as well and we also have to worry about the risk of storm surge. that's when all these waves, this wave energy piles that water up against it and we get flooding moving its way inland. right now we've got storm surges that will peak 1 to 3 feet around tampa. 4 to 7 feet as you get to big bend on top of high tides. we also have to worry about the possibility of tornadoes from
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typically small in scale but still we have to watch it. the otg prbilem is going to be the rainfall. anywhere from 10 to 20 inches of rain especially in northern florida, but as you get up into the carolinas and georgia, could be upwards of 7 to 8 inches of rain, guys, and coming up in the next half hour, rip currents are going to be a very big problem stretching from florida all of the way into nantucket by the time the labor day weekend is over. >> we talk about plans for the labor day weekend. nothing compared to what could happen along the coast. >> absolutely. >> all right, al. thank you ve much. let's turn to politics now and headlines there. the long-awaited speech on immigration that donald trump delivered to a roaring crowd in phoenix wednesday evening after conflicting reports emerged from that surprise visit earlier in the day with the mexican president. in a minute we'll speak to tim kaine to talk about his thoughts on that speech when he joins us. first, let's go to nbc's hallie jackson. hallie, good morning to you.
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now to donald trump's tough talk on immigration. some of his most conservative pporters are applauding what sounded like a speech trump might have given durinthe primaries but even some of trump's own surrogates on hispanic issues say they feel disappointed with hillary cln calling it trump's darkest speech yet. in front of a fired up crowd, a fiery donald trump trying to clarify his immigration stance >> anyone who has entered the united states illegally is subject to deportation. >> reporter: for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants living here, no legalization. >> you can't just smuggle in, hunker down, and wait to be legalized. not going to work that way. >> reporter: the gop nominee promising a new deportation task force. within i.c.e. trump going after hillary clinton. >> maybe they'll be able to deport her.
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most consistent campaign pledge, building a border wall. >> and mexico will pay for the wall. 100%. they don't know it yet but they're going to pay for the wall. >> reporter: that confidence coming despite a disagreement just hours earlier over who would cover the cost of a wall, after a surprise sit down with mexico's president, nieto. >> we did not talk about the wall. >> reporter: a dramatic difference from what nieto said, i made it clear that mexico will not pay for the wall. a dramatic and diplomatic shift in rhetoric from the gop nominee. just one year ago. >> they're not our friend. believe me. >> reporter: now -- >> i call you a friend. thank you. >> reporter: hillary clinton calling it a photo-op. >> it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by
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nbc news the candidate insisted his visit happen the same day as his big immigration speech. both trips showing two types of trump in mexico a fter touch. >> we had a very substantive, direct, and constructive exchange of ideas. >> reporter: in arizona, a harder line. >> we will bring the cycle of sty and ilgal immigratio >> repter: and this morning trump is making en more clear his stance on the border wall tweeting again, mexico will pay for it. not backing do even as he makes some new overtures to th country with his surrogates owing off some new swag. you know those hats that say make america great again. last night, we saw rudy giuliani and jeff sessions sporting hats that said make mexico great again. matt, savannah?
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clinton's democratic ticket. good morning. good to see you. >> good to be with you. thanks. >> i want to talk about what donald trump said in his speech on immigration in a second, but i want to start with the meeting with mexico's president. afterward, there were conflicting reports of whether or not they talked about who in fact would pay for this wall on the border. mr. trump said it didn't come up. the president of mexico said, yes, it came up early in the meeting and he told mr. trump that mexico wouldn't pay. both can't be right. in your opinion? >> well, i think this is kind of a diplomat amaur hour by donald trump. what are the odds, matt, that he has been telling the american public for months now we're building a wall and mexico is going to pay for it, but then that did not come up in the meeting? i mean, i just find that kind of ridi lous. even if it didn't come up, he
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he's been saying it every day for the last many months? so i find his statement that he didn't bring up even if it's true, it shows that he sort of folded under pressure and didn't have the backbone to say to the mexican president what he's been saying over and over. >> you call it diplomatic amateur hour. but the optics of this in this press stood there with the mexican president. tonhe was down. no outrageous rhetoric. he seemed to be on his best -- even his best presidential behavior. is that one of the difficult things for you running against a donald trump that you never know exactly which donald trump you're gng to get? >> you know, i think the important thing about leadership is you got to be consistent. you can'say different things to difrent audiences. and soyou know, he came back across the border and it's about mexico is going to build a wal mexico is ing to pay for it. he was divisive. he basically says america is
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but when he's looking the leader of mexico in the eye, he can't bring himself to say it. that tells me something about his backbone and his resolve and so it's an interesting -- yesterday was an interesting display of, i think, kind of a diplomatic lack of resolve and then this language of division deportation that shows that donald trump is not changing anything. >> back to optics for a second. if you look at the side by side of this week, donald trump went to mexico. he had a dignified meeting with a foreign leader. hillary clinton has spent most of this week scooping up money in the hamptons for fund-raisers. doesn't trump come out on top on that? >> i don't think so. do the contrast in 24 hours yesterday. donald trump choked on the fundamental promise that he's making in this campaign when he had the opportunity to talk to the foreign leader about it by his words he didn't bring it up.
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yeah, no. it did come up. i told trump we're not paying for your wall. so that just shows that i think kind of not ready for prime time but then back over on this side of the border, he just doubles down on this divisive deportation nation strategy. >> senator, let's talk about the state of the race. because most national polls, we're seeing some battleground polls show a tightening race. that's the trend. and if you look into some of those polls, what you see really it's more a matter clinton's favorability ratings actually going down. the question to you is if trump is as weak as a candidate as you portray, why isn't she putting it away? >> i encouraged secretary clinton to runril iap 2014. i gave a speech in south carolina and i said i hope that she runs, and we talked about it. and i said that, make no mistake, this is going to be incredibly difficult. i think it will be hard. you cannot assume anything. you're trying to do something
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i've always assumed this race would be hard. we're feeling good about our position in a number of the true battleground states, but we don't feel any sense of complacency. we're organizing and making our case to voters every day because we felt from the beginning this would be very, very difficult. >> senator tim kaine, thank you for your time this morning. i appreciate it. >> you bet. thank you, guys. good to be with you. >> thank we turn now to a possible game-changer in the fight against alzheimer's. researchers announcing experimental drug pruced resuin slong memloss in some patients. . nataazar is with us now. it's exciting, but explain what's going on. >> first of all, i want to say from the outset that we want to temper a little bit of the enthusiasm because previous drugs have shown promise in early phase one trials and gone on to not show significant improvement in patients clinically.
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important. we don't know exactly what causes alzheimer's. we do know it's characterized by these abnormal plaques of protein in the brain. what these studies show is that patients given this drug for a year and in a time and dose dependent manner had a significant reduction of these plaques which means people that got highest dose had almost complete disappearance of these plaques. but i do want to say does that translate something meaningful in terms of cognitive function. >> i want to make sure i understand. just because you have a reduction in the protein plaques doesn't mean you slow the production of memory and thinking problems or even halt the progression. >> exactly. but here's where the important thing is, is that we do know that these plaques can start to surface, years, even like a decade before symptoms start so imagine if you could take a population of people who are at risk, either by screening or genetic risk and give them this drug that early and prevent the plaques from
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translate into a truly meaningful treatment for als mimers? -- alzheimer's? >> the notion being something that speaks to prevention or stopping it before we get to this terrible situation. >> can you imagine? right now there are two phase three trials ongoing. we're hoping to have data by 2020 xt if we can show halting in memory decline and improvement in cognitive function, what a for patients. cautiously optimistic. >> thank you so much. >> let's get caught up on other news. president obama will make a very unusual visit to midway atoll today. land halfway between asia and north america. it will become the largest marine-protected area in the world. it's the next stop on a whirlwind ten-day trip. he'll then fly to china for the
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violent clashes erupted in brazil overnight following the impeachment of that country's president, dilma ruse sufficient be -- rousseff. hundreds of protesters smashed windows of downtown businesses. the protests turned violent after the new president addressed the nation in a televised message. he promised to revive brazil's troubled economy. now to an example of what goes up must come festival in catalonia, spain. a tradition that dates back to e . teams were competing to build the tallest human tower. members of one team reached an amazing 45 feet but ran into big trouble when they tried to get back down. that tower collapsed in a heap. as frightening as it looks, no one was seriously hurt. >> wow. i see a "today" show segment in the future right there. >> our next olympic sport.
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didn't they read yurttle the turtle. they should have known it doesn't end well. let's see what we have going on as far as your weather is concerned. we are looking at a risk of strong storms down through florida. we've got wet weather, monsoonal moisture through the southwest. cooler conditions making their way through the northern plains and the western great lakes and looking for beautiful sunny skies through southern california. we're going to get to your local
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>> that's your latest weather. by the way, i want to say always nice to have a dr. seuss reference. yurttle the turtle. >> you'll get to it. >> i'll google it at thereak. coming up, cruise ship cocaine bust and it's a biggy. how a dream vacation documented on social media led to a $22 million drug arrest. we'll hear how andrea yates now spends her days 15 years after she shocked the nation
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>> 7:30 now on a thursday morning. it's the 1st day of september 2016. big hello to a nice crowd starting their day with us out on the plaza. a few umbrellas. al will talk more about that i meanwhile, we're listening to some classic britney spears, and juahead, natalie will catch up with ms. spears. she's treating us to a performance of her new single, "make me that's coming up in a couple of hours. >> a state of emergency in effect across much of florida this morning. now bracing for tropical storm hermine to come ashore. as meanwhile, another hurricane is heading toward hawaii.
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ahead of that holiday weekend. donald trump is back on the campaign trail this morning after a quick trip south of the border before wednesday night's big speech on migration in arizona. he emphasized he's not softening his stance on immigration. differing accounts of his conversation with the mexican president quickly emerged with trump reiterating his claim that mexico will in fact pay for the wall he wants to build on the border, president insists his country will do no such thing. restoration work on the u.s. capitol dome is almost finished guess what. on time and under budget. house speaker paul ryan announced the two-year $60 project will be ready before the presidential inauguration. the last time the dome was spiffed up was back in 1960. let us start this half hour with the story of two women that documented almost every detail
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one detail they didn't post how $22 million worth of cocaine managed to get into their suitcases. now they're facing life in prison and nbc's keir simmons has their story. keir, good morning to you. >> hey, matt, good morning. this is one of the pictures that the two women posted of the cruise ship they apparently made their home for almost two months. it is stunning. so was the outcome of their trip though not in the same way. the two women and a third man of smuggling around 200 pounds of cocaine. it was a memorable vacation. the women posting pictures on instagram and facebook in stunning locations drinking from coco nuts. they were recording video selfies by the ship's luxurious pool. writing next to this picture in the tropics, i respect animals
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in 49 days there were 17 ports of call. including stops i rope, and south america, and the south pacific. but their tripnd ijail. e women accused of drug smuggling. >> this is the biggest seizure of narcotics through airports or cruise ships. >> reporter: the australian border force warning internatiol drug syndicates we knowll othe different ways you try to smuggle drugs. the women facing a life prison their early postings of the trip in early july leaving england. a picture from inside the lavish sea princess cruise ship. this shot god save the queen and then new york visiting times square and then according to instagram it's to bermuda and time for bikinis.
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picture and writes in spanish shopping trip. there was four wheeling in peru. they even appeared to get tattoos in tahiti hashtag dumb and dumber. when it docked in australia, around 200 pounds of the drug were seized. according to please. -- police. reports valuing it at $22 million. >> a lot of work went into this particular operation. it's not the sort of operation where you just turn up to a cruise ship, wander on, and happen to come across 95 kilograms of cuyahoga co. >> reporter: it's beautiful out there, one of the women had written,nd now they are looking at the inside of prison cell. the third man is reptey in his 60s. all will appear again in court in october and nbc news did reach out to the women's family. we have no word from them. we weren't able to contact them or their legal advisers so far. matt? >> long time until they take another cruise. keir simmons, thank you very much. let us check in with mr. roker and there's so much going on in your neck of the woods as we say.
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the other part about hermine that we want to talk about is the rip currents. even if you're not directly affected by hermine, the impact for most of the east coast stretching from port st. lucie into connecticut and could affect nantucket. a danger for all levels of swimmers. please be very, very careful. pay attention to your lifeguards if the beach isn't guarded by a lifeguard, be careful. we have to watch hurricane lester in the pacific. right now 835 milest hilo, hawaii. 110-mile-per-hour winds. it's moving west at 14. right now it looks like it will move north of much of the hawaiian island chain but they are going to see rain and winds before it's all over and as you can see on the day today, a risk of strong storms down through florida. hermine threatens there. wet weather through the southwest. rainy and cool up into the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around
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>> get the latest on hermine. you can go to the weather channel on cable. >> al, thank you. >> coming up next, more on our true crime series, 15 years after she was at the center of one of the most disturbing stories we ever covered, we'll find out what life is like now for andrea yates. that's after these messages. we could tell you that the designer color collections from hgtv home by sherwin-williams make your decision easier. are you sure those colors go together? yes, all these colors go together.
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our stories on the true crime stories of our time. 15 years ago the nation was shocked to hear about this case. rusty yates returned home from work to a nightmare. his five children had been drown in the bathtub by their own mother, his wife, andrea yates. nbc's janet shamlian sat down with one of the few people that remains in contact with andrea yates as she lives out her days in a mental hospital. >> reporter: it was a crime that horrified the nation in june of 20 children in the bathtub of her houston area home. she then called 911 to report what she had done. >> do you need an ambulance? >> no. i need a police officer. >> noah, john, paul, luke and baby mary. seven years to just six months old. her husband, rusty, was working at the time. he returned to a scene of sheer terror. >> cops were crying. there was a lot of emotion
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they were the guys that hadone into that house a had to recover e bodies. >> nbc station kprc was on the scene firs >> they brought andrea out and her clothes were still wet and her hair was still wetrom th bathtub. they broug her out. she looked like a zombie. there was a sort of wildness in her eyes. >> even long an documented history of ntal illness, including suicide attempts, she was charged and convicted of capital murder and in a ssequent trial she was found not guilty by reason of insanity. she testified she believed her children's deaths would save their souls. andrea yates was committed to a texas mental hospital where she remains today. now, 52 years old. you talk to andrea on a weekly basis? >> i would say probably about every seven or eight days.
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>> she is doing remarkably well. she has excellent care. >> george parnham was and is still in andrea's attorney. >> there's not a day that goes by where she doesn't care for, talk about, is happy about her childr's lives before june the 20th, and grieves for her children. >> parnham says she makes her days sold anonymously to charity, and she also spends time watching videos of her children. >> the hospital where she is therare no wires or bars, there's no arm guards, no nc. >> for t most part it's a life of solitude. e never leaves the hospital and has few visitors. while the case comes up for review yearly, andrea has never sought to be released.
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three years after the incident. he later remattered and had another child, a son who is now eight. according to recent court cuments, his second wife filed for divorce last year. in a 2015 interview with oprah winfrey, he spoke about his grieving and where his acceptance is now. >> for some reason when i ink about them today, i think of them as being teenagers or young adults. >> your oldest son would be 20 now. >> it's real easy to get caught up in, oh, how they suffered or the fact know, and what i tried to do was i'm not going to let these events steal that joy. the joy that we had for those seven years. >> maybe with the exception of sandy hook, the added element here, of course, is that the children were killed by the one person that should have guaranteed their safy. >> five beautiful lives lost. 15 years later a tragedy that still resonates. for "today," janet shamlian, nbc
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>> so hard to look at those videotapes of those children. >> 15 years does not make it any easier to think about and morrow we're going to wrap up this series and talk aut one of t most infamo crimes in recent history you ably rember this. two wealthy children in beverly hills gunning down their parents inside their home. we're going to have the latest on the menendez brotrs tomorrow morning on "today." ha on the menendez brothers tomorrow morning on "today." coming up, we're going to take a much needed turn we're going to find out how scientists came up with the so-called perfect face. >> speaking of perfection, we're not the only one who thinks charlie is the most perfect and cute puppy ever. carson is in the orange room
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we're back. it's 7:50. i heard carson singing to charlie in therangeroom.
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cheering up charlie. he's sleeping. it's okay. this will cheer you up. we can't get enough of our puppy with a purpose but what could be better than this little guy? how about two puppies? the first identical twin puppies in history. they are the same gender, very similar markings and several dna testsrm confi they are indeed identical. hard to know just how rare this is because dna tests are not first ever twins documented. i give them ten out of ten on the adorable scale. i'm not the only one. there's a wildly popular twitter feed that rates people's dogs. it was started by a college student in north carolina called we raise dogs. he posts dog photos and witty captions. this is calvert. forgot to clear his google search history. nine out of ten rookie mistake.
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marshmallows but this one is flawlessly posted so i would make an exception. me the feed.harlie. les read charlie' caption. he works at "toy" show. super sneaky tongue slip. as for charlie's ratings. drum roll, ease, you got a 12 out of 10 that's awesome. congratulations, charlie. >> he's so excited. >> there that'sll i got for you today. >> thas so cute. thank you very much. charlie, thank you as well. still to come, when kids are being a handful and you just can't handle it. why one mother's meltdown is going viral. and what brought the black eyes peas back together? we're going to tell us about their star studded new project. they're right there.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, labor day weekend shout as hermine gains strength overnight. millions up and down the east coast brace for what could be a soggy holiday weekend. al has the latest on the growing threat. plus, motherhood is hard. that's the message from a single mom that shared her meltdown moment with her kids online. the show of support from other parents now gog ra she did it again. the one and only britney spears is back and better than ever as she opens up to natalie about life, love and her return to the limelight. but that's not all. >> i have a special perfornce for you today, thursday september 1st, 2016.
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>> happy 30th birthday to me! >> celebrating sweet 16 in new york city. >> celebrating my 40th birthday on "today." >> celebrating 50 years of marriage on the plaza. >> celebrating eight years of marriage on "today." >> first day of school but we're retired. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." happy september. it's the fir of stayptember. got a great crowd on our plaza. a little bitf we've got some -- hell good morning to l of you. happy to step outside. looks like we might have a soggy labor day weekend. you know wt? a holiday is a hol. our thoughts, of course, are with florida and what's going on
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in a little bi >> charlie is making a splash. isn't he ce? >> coming up, katie lee is here. e's digging into our gden on the go and she'll be preparing a coul recipe that you're going to want to try. >> very, very excited. a lot of meat. meat and meat over there. can't wait. >> let's get a check of the news at 8:00. >>good mning. this morning we begin with campaign 2016. i'm hallie jackson in arizona where na very different tone than the one he took in mexico during that high stakes face to face with mexico's president. >> are you ready? >> reporter: defying suggestions he would soften up, donald trump talking tough in arizona. >> i want extreme. it's going to be so tough. >> reporter: no legalization for
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trump pledging to create a portation task force to prioritize violent criminals >> zero tolee iminal iens. zero. zero>> r orter: takinon hilla clinton dily >> she dnow sn't kat she doinexceptn borders let everybody come i >> rorter: adding -- >> sheidn'go to louisiana. didn'to to mic she was invited. she doesn't have the strength or the stamina to make america great again. >> reporter: raising eyebrows in phoenix, this prome. >> and mexico will pay for the wall. they don't know it yet but they're going to pay for the wall. rr: earlier after his surprise sit down with the mexican president, tmp said this -- >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that will be for a later date. >> reporter: clinton's campaign taunting he choked and lied about it after the mexican president tweeted i made it clear that mexico will not pay for the wall. clinton adding, trump just
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diplomacy isn't as easy as it looks. her running mate tim kaine earlier on "today." >> i think this is a diplomatic amateur hour by donald trump. >> reporter: vice president joe biden will be out on the trail campaigning for hillary clinton in ohio. donald trump also in the buckeye state battleground as a new national poll shows he is closing in on clinton's lead in a four-way race only two points behind her now. >> a now tropical storm hermine threatening florida's gulf coast. today ipected to become rricane that cld affect s tnbaboree thet iggutierz florida on the front lines. gabe, go mni.>> rning.r: savannah,ood hermistrgthening. we've seen rain on and off here throughout the morning. we're expecting wind and rain here to pick up througut the day. national weaervither s now
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hermine isxpected to landfall later today in florida as a hurricane. wee already seen flash flooding near the tampa area and dangerous storm surge is expected up and down floda's gulf coast. hurricane warning in effect for the area. where we're at right now, mandevacuations under way for parts of franklin county. if it does make landfall as a hurricane, this will be the first hurricane to hit florida almost 11 years. >> all right. gabe gutierrez, thank you. about a possible breakthrough in the fight against alzheimer's disease. in a preliminary trial, patients with that disease who goan experimental drug showed slowing down in plaque buildup in the brain. the protein plaques cleared up. in scases. experts say they are cautiously optimistic about the trial. they cl it pmisingut say reork eds to be do. coming up, we're going to do "trending" and tell you the real story behind what has to be one of the most iconic hairstyles
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plus, whthe black eyed peas are returning d reuniting an asking oncain whe is th us l tellout th.y usivel natalie tchiwithop the vma r big retu we'rba witthat right after . vma stag wee back with that and more right after my sweethearts gone sayonara. this scarf all thats left to remem...
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welcome back. 8:09. time for trending. we have a mom's message. i think it's going to strike a lof she's from west virginia. she was at the grocery store with her two little sons. 3 year old and 1 1/2 year old and they were being a handful as kids sometimes are. the reaction i get from other shoppers pushed her to tears. she posted this photo to facebook saying she sat in the car and just started crying and then she wrote. i know these days will pass. the tears will stop. so if you see a parent
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throw ing tantrum, say something nice. don't glare with judgment. you're strong and you're doing just fine and i think we felt like this was a good reminder for everybody. >> we talked about this in the makeup room. i've seen a child meltdown and you get embarrassed and walk away instead of saying anything i can do to help or everythg is going to be oy or we've all been there. something reassuring. kids and give tm a vote of confidence. >> no matter how good a parent you are, kids are kids. they're just going to act out. >> they have candy there at the checkout at the market. kids want that stuff. it can all come to a head right there. >> a lot of times folks with 2 and 3 year olds, i've been there. you get to the other side. >> she was a single mom. >> only 22. >> i'm doing it alone. it's hard. >> good reminder. >> let's talk about celebrities.
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apparently want their facial features. a cosmetic surgeon from london said this is what women are asking for. are you ready? kate middleton's nose. >> i'll take it. >> jennifer lopez's eyebrows. penelope cruz's lips. and angelina jolie's cheeks. >> smash them all together. it's weird science. if desirable face looks like? those features were compiled into this one image. >> noby is asking for my double chin? >> finally, speaking of works of art, who did not love joy of painting with bob ross.
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something. >> use blue and white and black, we can make effective very clouds. >>ul cifuds right over here. >> so peaceful. so relaxing. >> wha we do with the cabin? your choice. i thought he w pnting nothing and a cple strokesnd boom. incredibly beautiful. >> made it look so easy. >> and that hair. >> the hair is the thing. quite the story this morning. apparently bob ross did not like his signature do this is evenore shocking perhaps, it wasn't his natural hair. >> really? >> no. this is -- that's bob ross' actual straight hair. we've all been living a lie, people. he left the for air. he was a starving artist. he said that he saved money o haircuts and decided to go for the perm but then really never left it. i guess then it was -- >> it stuck. >> it was his trademark.
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>> his hair was a work of art >> let's make a couple little waves. >> i used to fall asleep. right out. >> what does carsonave going on? >> maybe"pop start" right over here. >> let's go. we'll start with john legend. the singer calling the national anthem weak. he said thi in support of nfl quarterbacink col kaepernick who caused quite the stir for sitting during the national anthem. for those defending thent anthem, do you really truly love singing it like one of the best. vote is for "america the beautiful." johnhen linked to an article that argues the anthem is a of a line in a rarely sung third verse. others ahatrg t theord sve is rerring to the brish enemy of the war of 1812. we'l move to hoda kotb up late last night with seth myers. she told seth about how she got her big break in news business
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local station in greenville, mississippi. she was not on the air. she wasn't an anchor. just a writer. here's how she ended in front of the camera. >> as i was typing away, my boss ran in and says who has a blazer? i said what? he said who brought a jacket. i have a blazer. it's hanging up over there. good. you need to anchor the news because ann is sick. okay. so the litmus test for who anchors the news in mississippi is who sho teleprompter is in front of me. good morning. i'm hoda kotb. ann martin is out sick. good evening. i'm ann martin. i just said i wasn't my own name. >> hoda, are you down there? hoda says that it was funny. you did great job. immediately after that you went into a supermarket and were so embarrassed a met a nice lady. >> she walked up to me.
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because i was depressed after i had blown it like that. oh my i just seen you on tv. ielt s sry for you. burst out into t. by the way. look at e magic happening right here. >> bob ross term going. >> finally, the black eyes peas it's is the love" debuted. in light of recent events. the band reuniting for a remake of the song and the music video.
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?? >> look who we have. black eyes peas. good morning, fellas. tell us about this project. >> this project took place online. people were asking us we need a new version of "where's the love" after the paris attack and after brussels and turkey and orlando and all of the things that were happening in inner cities with law civilians so we were aching like everyone else and went out in the studio and reunited the group and answered the call and brought our friends along and we made this song here's the love again. >> powerful video. >> i don't know wther it's a good thing or a bad thing that the song sounds so current because the problems are still so real. >> we were talking about that earlier. we actually released the first version in 2003 on the heels
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years later and revamp it adding all of these great people that were affiliated with theideo and movement means a great thing because even though it's such a crazy situation that we're dealing with, the fact is that all of us got together for a great cause as human beings and it wasn't just lebrities. it was actually people. everybody joining forces for this great cause. >> what can people do? and people can go on and support this. >> go to where's the 16 charities there. you can pick through all of the -- it's like bringing all of these charities together and wherever your heart leads you. you go to itunes and download the song, every single dime goes to education and apple in the u.s. is matching the donation.
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youth by providing themkill sets to create jobs in the future so we don't repeat the same mistes >> when you guys get together after a le bit of a atus, does that get your creative juices going. >> fergie is in the video. i worked on her new album. this was a call asking us to spread love out there and so we're doing our part. this but it was needed to ask that question again and to raise aweness for the kids to pay attention and spread the word of love. >> we were talking before it was 2010 last time you guys were out on our stage. >> it rained then. >> open invitation if you guys want to come back. >> thank you. >> where's the plaza booking? >> i've been putting these
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>> there you go. >> i don't know if you can drink out of that now. >> at 5:00 in the morning, that's where the love is in the coffee cup. thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> good to see you guys. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, everyone. >> mr. roker, check of the weather? >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by camping world. get one stop shopping for everything rv at your nearby camping w all right. the latest on hermine, this st in from the hricane center. 195 miles southouthwest of a a a -- merge out along the carolina coast saturday morning and then hang a left and head up
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continue to watch this. the cone of uncertainty by monday morning puts it boston, new yo, washington, philadelphia, provence, rhode island. we're going to have to watch this system as it contins. we've got surge warning out. we have to watch that for surges above high tide and we're also got to watch out for the possibility of tornadoes through tonight from savannah down to upwards of up to 20 inches of rain in the panhandle of florida. heavy rain all of the way into georgia. the country.
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>> don't forget you can always take us with you. "today" show radio. >> we go from black eyed peas to britney spears time. >> fresh off her big return to mtv video music awards. she's back performing in las vegas and natalie got to catch up with her. good morning. >> guys, good morning. las vegas is britney home away fromome for the past three years her show her at access to planet hollywood is one of the city's most popular attractions. now with the release of her ninth studio album "glory" britney is back and she says busier than ever. >> britney spears making her turn to the vma stage on
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backstage before her special "today" show concert. do you see this as a comeback in your career? >> i never really left. i've always been here. maybe a reinvention of myself and just a different time in my life. a good, glorious time. >> at 34 years old, britney spent more than half of her life in the limelight and now she's proving that she still is the reigning princess of pop debuting her ninth studio album "glory." showing off her silly side and extending her hugely successfu past. this show has been going strong for ree years. are you still ving vegas? >> i honestly do. it's like my second home. i've been here for six weeks and i go home for six weeks. it's amazing. >> 90 minute shows three times a week are kping the singer busy.
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packed house, britney's top priority is spending time with her family. to stay cool andnwind, these california kids like to hang ten las vegas style in planet hollywood's surf simulator. are you going to show me how to do this? i hear you guys are pros. performance at the vmas? did she rock it? >> we didn't see it. >> is mom pretty cool. are you guys ready? let's show them what we can do. >> is this what you guys do preshow to blow off steam. >> setimes. >> look at his hair. >> sean's new hair color clearly not a concern.
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>> you can do it. we got this. no sat. you're a pro. look at her. >> it really is fun. do you want to do i >> goingo try >> you go a coore uple mmes. have to see the pro do it. >> after the pros gave it a try, was my turn. >> catch me, britney. >> you're going tob my han >> should we tt again? >> i'm scared to go. >> i won't be seeing that video again over and over. of course britney makes it look easy. she rocked it as did her kids.
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had that much success. coming up in the next half hour, that greatrman pfo from britney from here. >> i wish you would hurry. no. look, there it is. >> we have to rerack that video of natalie on the cruise ship. >> or natalie at the gym. >> not my friend. >> you did better than we would have done. no question about it. thank you. >> see you next hour. just ahead from the garden to kie leechen, recipe first your local news d
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we're back. 8:30 on a thursday morning. september 1st, 2016. with a great crowd of people out on our plaza this morning. slightly dreary apparently this is nothing, right? >> i'm not saying the weekend is going to be a washout here. but for our friends in florida, it will be horrible. rip currents are a big deal up and down the eastern seaboard. >> we have to be careful. crowd listening to britney spears music. she'll hit us one more time this morning with an exclusive performance from her new hit song. >> all right.
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the labor day weekend. alicia keys will perform live on our plaza as our final summer concert is going to be a great one. can't wait. >> we have some great news this morning. you may remember last week i teamed up with shake shack for our "today's" original. we created the roker burger. for every sale $1 was donated to no kid hungry. nonprofit that fits childhood we sold almost 17,000 roker burgers in over half their locations and shake shack decided to kick in extra. that makes our donation to no kid hungry for $20,000. >> good job. we're really excited. we want to thank our friends a shake shack. i want to thank all of you. >> people are still talking about that burger. >> when we talk about the roker burger, i expect and hope that there will be a roker burger. >> with a shake. >> all right.
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weather? >> that's right. let's show you what we have for you this weekend starting off with saturday. rip currents along the eastern seaboard. wet weather throuhe plains into the southwest and the pacific northwest. gulf coast as well. sunday, temperatures warm up. look for those rip currents to continue in the northeast. more wet weather through the gulf coast and showers through the plains which will continue on labor day. look for sunshine through the midwest into theid out showers in northern new england. that's what's going on around
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>> i'm sorry. that what's going on. now let's go back inside. >> hello, al. all right. as kids across the country face back to school jitters it can be a stressful time for parents from juggling those hectic schedules to planning meals and helping out with homework of course. here to help us organized is jason. i love when you tell u about cool new apps and all of these are supposed to help not just kids but parents too. >> family time is always preciond gng back to school is rarer and rarer. the idea of apps is to get all of the busy work out of the way to focus on quality time with your family. >> we have five apps. the first one addresses the problem getting out the door. are we do it here? >> we're doing it here.
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and you know, it's always the worst time of the day is the morning. kids are fighting. there's a power struggle. and no one gets out of t door in time. it sets up a schedule of different activities. you can set the timer and give it to them. so they'll have a minute to make their bed and brush their teeth and when they're done, they can get stars and awards and basically it means the phone does all of the nagging for you. yo >> makes it like a game. >> gives them control over their own schedule as well. >> we're out the door. let's talk about the commute. kids like to fight over the radio. you have a soluon. >> it's time t get the brain working on the wayo t scho. podcasts are really areat thing to listen t on the way. the one we like is called pocket cast. this is an app that cost $2.99. easy to subscribe to things.
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podcast you want. we like podcast called story pirates where kids write stories and then these really funny comic actors act them out. gets creative juices flowing and hit school with their brains activated. >> homework time. another struggling situation for a lot of parents. >> one of the struggles is sometimes your kids ask you for help and you don't remember -- >> google >> and now schools teach math in different ways you may not understand. khan academy is the gold standard. it's a series of videos and exercises that can help kids stay up to date but also parents can use this maybe while their kids are at school so when kids come home, they know what they're dealing with and they can look brilliant. >> it's true. for some of us, a long time
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meal planning. many times you sit there and go what am i going to make? you have an app for that. >> you either do the same go-to things again and again and again or you spend hours looking through recipe books and online. so this is a subscription service called gathered table. for seven or eight bucks a month, they'll suggest meals for you and plan it out on a calendar and you can actually import your favorite recipes and organize it all on a grocery list as well. you can go to the -- >> are there degrees of difficulty for these things? >> they are all makeable things. >> nothing fancy. and then your final app. tell us about this. it justifies giving your kids screen time. i know a lot of us -- >> i'm uptight about screen time. sometimes what are you going to do? you have to go do something. at least you can make sure that your kid is being active and working on something opposed to
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programming. what you can do is there are icons that you can move around and make your phone do things. so for instance in this one if you get your face on the camera, the light lights up. when you talk to technologists they talk about when they were kids they learn they could control the computer and a mind-blowing experience that was. it's letting kids do things with the phone and be creative. >> i like that it has educational aspect. appreciate it. coming up next, we'll cook papaya next with katie lee's magic touch. on a thursday morning, this is
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russ feingold: so, what do you girls want to be when you grow up? girl 1: i want to be an astronomer. girl 2: i want toe a doctor! russeingold: do you think you ould be paid the same as boys? girl 1: definitely. girl 2: yep! russ feingold: well, i raised my two girls ght here, and they agree with you - and so do i. unfortunately, in wisconsin, a lot of women make less than men doing the same job. pay for women, and r paid leave so parents can ca for a sick family member. discrimination against any women is flat out wrong. what ynk oou thithat? girls: good call! feingold: i'm russ feingold and i approve this message. (vo) we went to hollywood to ask if america's favorites - burgers, tacos and chi
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to find out. with just one bite, they knew. now it's your turn to make the switch. all right. we're back now with more garden on the go recipes. it's the gift that keeps on
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nearly two does different herbs and veggies and katie lee will make the most out of the bounty. good to see you. summer wrapping up. you're making one of my favorite dishes. it's good for the summer dish. >> i love it. home and wonder what to do with it now. >> let's look at the ingredient grid. you have two kinds of sausage here. >> bacon, zucchini, all stuff at its peak. first step is the meat. i have chicken legs.
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it has a higher smoke point so it's good for the grill and garlic salt to give it more flavor. toss it around in there. chicken you should grill at medium heat so it doesn't dry out. it will cook for 20 or 25 minutes until it registers 165. >> i'll be back with you in a second. talk about vegetables. zucchini, squash, tomatoes, oil on there, garlic salt and pepper. they cook for a lot less time. only a couple minutes. you want tomatoes to get blistered and yummy. and next step is the rice. this is really the base. >> can i stop you for a second? >> i don't like it when rice is mushy. i like a crunch. >> that's the best part.
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onions and bacon. bacon will help it crisp up because it has that fat in there and it's going to give it a lot of flavor. you can even use leftover rice. you know when you have those containers from the chinese takeout. a great way to use it. i'm aually doing this in a cast iron skillet instead of a pa so you don't have to have a special pan for this. >> you know what's amazing, we have our tasters at the table. they began eating this dish in our 7:30 half >> the two sausages, chicken and vegetables are perfect. >> awesome. >> i want to know where charlie is. don't you think he would like some? >> he gets the leftovers. >> there won't be leftovers. >> you are pressing it down. >> i press it all of the way in. you want that rice to have good contact with the bottom of the pan so it gets crunchy. you can put this right on the grill at high heat for 20 to 25 minutes. it's not going to burn. that's how you get the crunch.
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i'll add to is some sun dried tomatoes and lemon zest. i'll hold that for you. you will add fresh herbs. a lot of fresh herbs and lemon juice. use whatever herbs you have. i'm using basil, cilantro and parsley in this one. one time i did lemon basil. that tasted great. add the protein. cooked. you don't have to take it off the bone. you can slice sausage if you like. shrimp is really good. there's all kinds of things you can do with it. put that vegetable in her too. >> ok. >> guys, what's your favorite kind? >> this. >>you like seafood? >> seriously though. >> do you leit? >> you nailed it.
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>> with seafood you have to peel the shrimp. >> even the vegetables are good. >> whenever you put stuff on the grill takes on such a good flavor. it's really easy the cleanup is noing then. >> did y try it, tt? >> i'm going to try it. katie, we'll walk over there to the tasting table. there isn't a dish for me. never mind. >> too bad. >> we'll take it right out of here. >> look at this. >>ou get a big boy spoon there. >> perfect. all of theru >> get the crunchy rice in there. >> how great is that? >> really good, right? >> you have to have crunchy rice. it's everything. >> best thing you ever made. >> katie lee, rave reviews. thank you very much. this recipe e-mailed to you sign up for the "today" newsletter. go to or text food 66866. up next, an exclusive
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we've had a lot of music this morning and tomorrow alicia keys performing on ourplaza. we'll close out o summe concert series. can't wait for that. let's get birthdays. >> we'll find out who is on the smucker's jar today. happy 100th birth to agnes from south haven, mississippi. she's constantly on the move. loves to walk everywhere. happy birthday.
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please include a picture. guys? >> we have olivia and charlie here. how's it going? >> wonderful. >> he looks so happy. >> he's met so many amazing people on the plaza today. >> they go nuts for charlie. >> he's checking out that paella over there. >> what do you have coming up? >> we'll have david spade. a new show out and we talk about what happened last night to all >> same thing?
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