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that will do it for us this morning. >> thank you for making us a part of your morning. a live look at walnut creek. we'll be back at 7:25 for an update for you. make it a great morning. the "today" show is next. ♪ good morning breaking news. tropical storm elsa making landfall in florida. a state of emergency there now being expanded the wind, waves and heavy rain building tens of millions from the south to new england in the storm's path in the coming days. we've got everything you need to know no stone unturned. the closest look yet at the site of that collapsed condo building in south florida >> the first thing that stands out is the sheer void of what's left behind. >> as crews pull eight more victims from the rubble.
the very latest, straight ahead. flight to nowhere, 30 teenagers refusing to wear masks forced american airlines to cancel a trip to the bahamas while hospitals sound a new alarm with the delta strain hitting the unvaccinated especially hard. >> this spike has happened much quicker this time around >> just ahead, the fight against the surge. and here in new york today, essential workers being honore with a parade up the canyon of heroes we're there live 25 years later, the explosion of twa flight 800, one of the worst air disasters in history. >> everybody's direction in life changed at that moment when that plane went down. >> how families of the 230 people who died will mark the somber anniversary and the new plans for the wreckage used more than two decades to improve safety in the skies. those stories, plus hopes dashed sha'carri richardson left off the u.s. olympic track team ending her last chance of
competing. her reaction overnight and a live report from tokyo with the opening ceremony just 16 days away and love for a lifetime. on their 75th anniversary, a as the happy couple reveals their relationship secrets >> make up and give each other kisses before we go to sleep >> today wednesday, july 7th, 2021 >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza and welcome to "today" on this busy wednesday morning. thanks so much for joining us. savannah and hoda are off. the news out of florida this morning. >> busy morning. tropical storm elsa is making landfall this morning. the storm downgraded from a hurricane overnight, but still dangerous, packing high winds
and heavy rains. >> a state of emergency is in effect for more than 30 counties now. we've already seen the storm battering key west where massive waves kicked up by the storm and 70-mile-per-hour gusts crashed into sea walls >> while florida is dealing with elsa, the northeast was hit with severe weather, as well, overnight. powerful thunderstorms bringing intense winds and causing power outages across the region. >> we've got it all covered this morning. we start with nbc's katie beck near tampa in st. pete's beach good morning >> reporter: good morning, craig. tropical storm elsa is now about 80 miles offshore from us producing 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts and packing some strong surge here at the coastline. this is by no means the height of this storm. this is going to continue until it makes landfall later today, which means millions remain in a dangerous path now bracing for impact overnight, tropical storm elsa barreling towards florida's west coast, nearing hurricane
strength as it inches closer to landfall in the u.s. the storm packing dangerous winds up to 75 miles per hour. >> you never know with the wind. that wind can get going and gusts can rip things down. >> reporter: bringing intense waves and heavy rains. >> a lot of stuff could go flying >> reporter: residents warned of potential life threatening storm surges, flooding and isolated tornados and just south of key west, a rescue mission, the coast guard pulling 15 people out of dangerous waters, releasing these dramatic images while nine are still believed to be missing. it remains unclear why these boaters were at sea or where they were headed governor ron desantis issuing a state of emergency in nearly half of the state's 67 counties. >> you do have hazardous conditions out there >> reporter: after making its way through cuba, elsa took its first swipe at the sunshine state in the keys. >> this is the roughest waves maybe i've ever seen in the
ocean ever >> reporter: lashing the area with more than 4 inches of rain. now residents along florida's gulf coast are bracing for impact >> we learned our lesson from ida last year. can't take it lightly. i'm set up for about a five-foot surge. >> reporter: airports shut down, businesses taking precautions. >> we actually got teams to start pulling in the furniture from the balconies >> reporter: hotels in downtown tampa strapping down deck chairs with sandbags. do you feel like you're ready? >> more about reassuring our guests and taking all the necessary precautions. >> reporter: now there is still a small chance that elsa could restrengthen to hurricane status before making landfall, but either way, this should be a wake-up call to everyone living in coastal areas to have a plan and be prepared because hurricane season is upon us and anything can happen. craig. >> katie back there in st. pete where the waves are roaring, thank you. let's head now to the south, to key west, for more of the damage that's been let me tell
behind by elsa nbc's sam brock is there for us. sam, good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning. here in the florida keys, folks are drying out after feeling the effects of elsa less than 24 hours ago. we received more than 4 inches of rain by noon. that is about what key west averages for the entire month of july the key west airport registered 3.7 inches of rain, an all-time total for the area in a 24-hour span wind gusts, as craig was mentioning earlier, reached 70 miles per hour or higher that effectively shut down a popular spot for tourists here the streets were empty for a period of time conditions behind me have cleared up significantly, but we're still dealing with some of the residual impacts from yesterday, specifically at key west airport, where they had several flights canceled this morning, some more were delayed as folks just trying to get home as for those strong winds we saw, those have migrated north with winds being able to extend 90 miles from the center of this storm.
and that, guys, as we're keeping a close eye on power outages, 12,000 registered in the state of florida that is expected to rise significantly throughout the course of the day. sheinelle and craig, back to you. >> sam, thank you. for more on where elsa is right now, we alternative to nbc's bill karins. what's the word, buddy >> the storm took a little jog to the left last night that helped out some people, but in days ahead, not some others that little jog kind of spared the tampa area, st. pete, the clearwater beach it kept off the strongest winds offshore that's why we're not showing you any damage from the tampa area that is great. that is fantastic for them they'll have to deal with some squalls today and maybe isolated tornados in florida. the storm is headed towards cedar key, expecting landfall late this morning, maybe early this afternoon it's going to make landfall right near what they call the big bend in florida. then it will be a big rain storm
after that that will be the biggest impact. if we're going to get more live threatening weather, it would be with flash flooding and that jog to the left now is taking this path a little closer to the mid-atlantic, a little closer to new york city, long island, and also southern new england. so if you have plans, friday morning especially in this areas, we could be in for some squally type weather, heavy rain for that early-morning commute here is to warnings and watches, warnings up to south carolina and georgia. even though the storm is going to be weakening, 40, 50-mile-per-hour winds, those stronger gusts along the coastal areas will be causing issues as far as the heavy rain goes, today as the storm makes landfall, north florida, areas around the georgia border, then those flood-prone areas in southern georgia, charleston, the savanna area are always getting flooding it seems like when they get heavy rain from these events 10 million people are affect by this. that little jog saved us in tampa and st. pete friday morning, that storm could be right over the top of new york city.
>> bill karins, we'll come back to you in just a bit thank you, sir meantime, the impact of elsa has made work even tougher at the site of that condo collapse near miami but crews are enduring, recovering more bodies more than 100 people remain unaccounted for. this morning, we're getting a closer look at the area being searched morgan chesky joins us from surfside morgan, i understand you had the chance to see the site yourself. >> reporter: good morning. i did. and you'll walk up to that collapse site and i can't stress enough how small you feel when you see the sheer size of that debris pile, and with the last survivor pulled from it nearly two weeks ago, there was a somber feeling setting in. this morning, our closest look yet at the nonstop search for s. bucket by bucket, crews on top of the pile helping move millions of pounds of debris
eight more bodies found tuesday, raising the death toll to 36 rescuers only breaking for bad weather as elsa barrelled towards shore. >> they were forced to pause for a little bit, about two hours earlier this afternoon because of the lightning >> reporter: for the first time tuesday, officials gave nbc and other media access to what is left of champlain towers south and the first thing that stands out is the sheer void of what's left behind from the collapse of this tower pieces of concrete as big as a car, rebar jutting out, that is the situation that rescue workers are dealing with 24/7. but hope that anyone may have survived in pockets of rubble is dwindling. >> unfortunately we're not seeing anything positive >> reporter: personal belongings pulled from the site tagged. investigators catalog the massive scene. the cause of the collapse is still unknown. miami officials are now reviewing the structures higher
than five stories. officials inspecting the sister building, champlain towers north, built around the same time by the same team likely using the same materials, they say. >> we have some concerns about -- not just some, but deep concerns about that building, especially given we don't know what has happened there. >> reporter: meanwhile, funerals for those lost starting tuesday. the guada family remembered. their two little girls, lucia and emma, sharing the same casket marked with two ribbons just blocks away, the memorial for victims only grows, volunteers placing flesh flowers next to pictures of those still missing. >> it's just heartbreaking morgan, in addition to officials reviewing other building in the area, there are now reports statewide efforts to consider major changes to these types of buildings. what can you tell us >> reporter: "the wall street
journal" reporting a state task force that has been created not to look at the cause of this collapse but to examine laws and regulations currently in place for all condo buildings in the state of florida, and their goal is to come up with regulations to make sure something like this doesn't happen again >> morgan, thank you now to the coronavirus, mixed news on the nation's ongoing recovery health officials are voicing new concerns over that delta strain and its link to rising cases meanwhile, here in new york today, a long-awaited celebration, a parade honoring those essential workers who guided this city through the worst of the pandemic. nbc's gabe gutierrez joins us with the latest on both of those. gabe, good morning >> reporter: craig, good morning. it's another milestone in the fight against covid. in just a few hours, that parade for essential workers will begin right here and it all comes as public health officials across the country are reiterating their strong warning for the unvaccinated
this morning, with new york city preparing its first ticker tape parade in two years, health officials around the country are not celebrating the stubborn rise of the highly transmissible covid delta variant, now being recorded in a third of states. >> this spike has happened much quicker this time around >> reporter: unvaccinated areas are bearing the brunt. >> if i could, i will call each of those individuals that have not been vaccinated and say honestly, i don't want to see you in the icu >> reporter: in missouri over the weekends, one hospital ran out of ventilators in the last two weeks, cases there have risen by nearly 50% >> the youngest one we have had is a newborn >> reporter: the biden administration now says it's shifting its focus from mass vaccination sites to a smaller more community-based approach. getting supplies to pharmacies, primary care doctors, and pediatricians. >> we're stepping up our preparations to respond to the outbreaks we're going to see among the unvaccinated
>> reporter: those teams made up of personnel from fema, the cdc and other agencies masks remain a flash point american airlines canceling a flight to the bahamas after a group of more than 30 teenagers refused to wear masks on board >> a group of high school seniors celebrating their graduation that was being rowdy and not listening and not wearing their masks. >> reporter: but today, in a striking sign of how far the nation has come, a parade in new york will honor essential workers. >> it was like a war zone. >> reporter: raquel is a registered nurse at. many sinai west. she isolated herself from her family, including her elderly mother >> i was emotional inside but i was not trying to show it. i was trying to be strong for my patients and i remember looking around at everybody, looking at other nurses, are they feeling the way i'm feeling? >> so, gabe, you mentioned the
white house's new strategy on vaccinations, but a number of public health experts are saying that the administration isn't going far enough what more do they want to see from the white house >> reporter: yeah, craig some health officials across the country are saying that the white house is not being aggressive enough in encouraging private businesses and schools to require the vaccine but the white house has so far resisted calls to do so with white house press secretary jen psaki saying it will leave the decision up to them. >> thanks. turning to the nba finals, game one is in the books and this one was all phoenix >> they've gone back to switching with lopez out paul on the drive. layup is good! >> listen to that crowd. chris paul led the way for the suns with 32 points as phoenix goes on to win it, 118-105 devin booker had 27 points game two is tomorrow night in phoenix. it's nice to hear that crowd,
isn't it >> it would be good to see cp3 win a championship >> bill is over here making noise. >> i was a height-challenged point guard in high school >> you can identify. >> i can identify. i'm rooting for chris paul >> they've never won a championship, either >> we'll see >> mr. karins, we have your sports covered how about the weather? >> obviously, elsa is going to get the attention, but for all of our texas friends, you are in for a soaking. in the next five days, you could get 15 inches of rain. it could be ridiculous rainfall totals you're under a high risk of flash flooding so that will be a developing story in the days ahead. and i apologize to our friends in the west. more record highs and another prolonged heat wave is heading your way it's going to last through the end of the week, the weekend some areas haven't gone below 100 from the last record breaking heat wave like a week ago. and i'm talking about you in boise who will be 102 degrees today. obviously, we'll focus on elsa, the landfall, as it moves up the coast and we'll get some severe
storms in the northeast, but nothing like those immense storms we dealt with yesterday that's your national forecast. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds at subaru, we're taking on distracted driving... ...with sensors that alert you when your eyes are off the road. the subaru forester. the safest forester ever. good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a look at our temperatures today, still a really nice day. mostly looking at 60s near the coast and some 70s and 80s for the inland valleys. then by tomorrow, the heat will be cranking up in our inland areas headed towards 100 degrees. we'll have several days of some
high heat for the inland valleys going into the weekend. even early next week before it cools off. but we will only see 70s in san francisco. >> all right, steve nash thank you. about six people got that. when we come back, sha'carri richardson's hopes of running in the olympics are officially over why she's being kept off the entire roster and the track star's overnight reaction to that news. plus, it was one of the nation's worst air disasters in history, the explosion of twa flight 800 25 years later, the pain that still lingers for families of the victims and how its wreckage has been used to make flying safer all around the world but first, this is "today" on
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good morning. it's 7:26. i'm marcus washington. here's today's top stories. developing this morning, an 8-year-old boy is recovering after accidentally being shot in gilroy last night. police say a 30-year-old man was inside an apartment when that ghun went off. that bullet hit the young boy as he was playing outside. paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he's in stable condition at last check. the family member ran away after that shooting but was found and arrested. good morning. after the oakland police department had a very busy
fourth of july weekend filled with shootings, killings and some illegal fireworks, chief armstrong is addressing that violence. he's starting an initiative called stand up for a safe open. the details of the initiative have not yet been released but thafrz expected to be a march on saturday beginning at noon at the amphitheater to stop the violence. time to get a look at the forecast for you today. one of the last days of really nice temperatures before the heat-up, kari. >> yeah, we are getting ready for some intense feet for our inland valleys and spots like dublin. today we can see the clouds we're starting out with that will help keep us cool one more day. taking a look at our inland temperatures we'll reach into the upper 80s in some of the warmest spots. tomorrow we're talking about highs up to 100 degrees. that continues into the weekend with some more very hot temperatures. at least until monday and then it really starts to cool off on tuesday. for san francisco, we're going to get some more sunshine here.
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attack, but her condition is unknown. the nation of more than 11 million people had grown increasingly unstable under moise's rule haiti was scheduled to hold general elections later this year now to the latest on new york city's mayoral race brooklyn borough president eric adams has won the democratic primary. results showing the former police captain was leading by about 8,400 votes. he will the prohibitive favorite against the republican turning to golf now, one of the sport's all-time greats phil mickelson putting on a putting display last night that would make any golfer jealous, and it was all for charity. >> go ahead. three, two, one, go. >> mickelson lined up ten foot putts earning 10,000 meals for those in need for every putt he made
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field is explaining their decisions while richardson is also speaking out. this morning, team usa's track and field team is heading for tokyo. sha'carri richardson is not on the roster the high-profile sprinter had a chance to be named to a relay team, but american track officials decided not to include her. initially, richardson earned her spot with this decisive first place finish in the women's 100 meter at the u.s. olympic trials, going straight from the finish line right into the stands, hugging her family >> my family has kept me grounded this year has been crazy for me. going from just last week, losing my biological mother, and i'm still here >> reporter: but following that emotional moment, the stunning headline, richardson suspended from the team. the 21-year-old tested positive for marijuana, a banned
substance. >> i know what i did i know what i'm supposed to do i know -- i'm not allowed to do and i still made that decision but i'm not making an excuse >> reporter: richardson telling savannah in an exclusive interview she used marijuana after learning her biological mother had died. >> i'd like to say to my fans and my family and my sponsorship, the haters, too, i apologize. >> reporter: there was hope she could be selected to run on the women's 4x100 relay team her one-month suspension expiring before that event but on tuesday, usa track and field naming the six runners who finished behind richardson to the team in a statement, track officials saying while they are sympathetic and applaud her accountability, our accountability, our credibility as the national governing body would be lost if rules were only enforced under certain circumstances, but acknowledging the rules surrounding marijuana
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"in-depth today. this morning, a somber anniversary as the nation remembers the twa flight 800 disaster >> it happened 25 years ago this month, the plane exploding minutes after takeoff from jfk's airport killing all 230 people on board a "weekend today" coanchor and white house correspondent peter alexander joins us with morning. peter, good morning. >> reporter: craig and sheinelle, good morning to you it is still hard to believe it's been 25 years. the ntsb says the lessons learned from that doomed flight have made all of us safer. for investigators, this was a rare opportunity the reconstruction process was a painstaking one but also a watershed moment in aviation safety history and for families, a chance to make sense of what happened. >> pieces of wreckage and fuel oi hours. >> reporter: 25 years ago this
month, just off the coast of new york, the atlantic was lit up by flames from twa flight 800 images seared into heidi snow senator's heart. >> everybody's direction the changed in that moment when that plane went down. >> reporter: among the 230 people lost, heidi's fiancee, michel breistroff. joe litchner vividly remembers the last call from his wife with their daughters checking in before boarding the flight >> i could hear the girls running and enjoying themselves and having a great time. and they were so excited to be going to paris that is the thought that will always live with me. >> reporter: their flight from jfk exploded shortly after takeoff. >> i got a telephone call from pam's mother she said oh, my god, a twa plane went down off of long island turn on the tv >> reporter: the four-year investigation that followed was one of the most exhaustive in aviation history
investigators were able to identify all of the victims and 95% of the plane's wreckage was recovered. that boeing 747 first carefully reconstructed at a hangar in new york, then transported to the ntsb training center in northern virginia >> this is what caused this plane to go down this is the area where it occurred right here. >> reporter: the ntsb determining the likely cause of the crash an electrical spark that ignited fumes inside the center fuel tank this reconstructed fuselage critical to solving the mystery. are we safer because of this >> absolutely. question haven't had an accident like that since this one >> reporter: a testament, they say, to dedication and hard work this wreckage helps teach investigators valuable safety lessons producing recommendations that fundamentally change the way aircraft are designed from how they're wired to preventing explosions in the fuel tank. for this year it's been used as a unique teaching tool for future investigators >> i appreciate what the families sacrificed in order for
it to be here. >> reporter: after his loss, joe litchner says he's found a way to survive and thrive while always carrying those memories i imagine those sounds of your daughters enjoying themselves probably play in your head forever. >> so true >> so much loss that day 25 years ago, peter peter, with the ntsb having finished the investigation now, having reconstructed the remains, what happens to those remains now? >> reporter: yeah, craig, the ntsb says the reconstruction has served its purpose effective today, actually, they will no longer be using it as a teaching tool. they are going to map it out, a virtual scan, a virtual model of that plane to be used as a 3d like experience for future investigators. and then out of the respect for the families, they're going to dismantle it and destroy it. >> peter, thank you. switching gears, bill karins has another check of your weather. good morning to you. >> so i have a rule in my house
with my kids when the storms roll in, we like to watch them, but you have to stay covered, and here is the reason why this person went outside and this huge limb in rochester came but they were protected. you can see it here. they saw it coming they were underneath boom, yeah, that's why you don't watch the storms roll in in your front yard those storms that rolled through in the northeast, we had over a hundred storm reports, there's trees down all over the place. be careful on the back roads driving in this morning. severe weather today, not going to be like yesterday we'll have some isolated storms with elsa making landfall. but from cleveland to erie, areas of northwest pennsylvania, we could with have some storms the heat is also still going to be with us i call this mosquito weather the thunderstorms, the rain, then it's hot and it's humid 30 million people under heat advisories in the northeast. it will feel like 100 to 105 this afternoon not pleasant philly to new york to bostone w three days in the 90s, but just
this humidity is down to d.c. but this will be the end of it and it won't officially be a heat wave because we're not going to get three days in the 90s. but this humidity is a blanket good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are going to have one more day of nice temperatures. reaching into the mid to upper 80s for inland valleys and some of the warm egs spots. tomorrow it gets really hot. temperature reach the triple digits and we'll see that from friday into the weekend, gradually cooling off early next week. san francisco won't see that much of a warm-up, but we will also see a lot more sunshine. highs here in the upper 60s to low 70s into next week. >> and now i hav >> and now i've confused craig with the definition of a heat wave >> i've learned something new. >> it's in the northeast, but 100 plus in many areas of the southwest. so it changes where you are in the country. >> meteorology 101 and it was free. thank you, bill. just ahead, a love story for the ages
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good morning. it's 7:56. here's what's happening now. >> good morning. after the oakland police department had a very busy fourth of july weekend filled with shootings, killings and some illegal fireworks, chief armstrong is addressing that violence. he's introducing an ash have initiative called stand up for a safe oakland. the details of the initiative have not yet been released but there is expected to be a march on saturday. the lake merritt amphitheater. police alerting the public about another possible mountain lion on peninsula. it was spotted on loyola drive.
police say the person saw the big cat jump a fence in the area. officers checked and they did not find anything. along the peninsula there have been numerous mountain lion spottings in recent months, including in milbury as well as san francisco. let's get a look at that forecast for you today. meteorologist kari hall has a look at that. >> yeah, we are going to see some nice weather today. we're still enjoying the cooler temperatures in the valleys but tomorrow that changes. we go from the upper 80s to triple digits. we'll see more of these hot temperatures into the weekend as well early next week when it starts to cool off. but san francisco, we've been seeing a lot of clouds and fog here. expect some more sunshine starting tomorrow. highs reach into the low 70s and it's going to be a really nice weekend in san francisco as well as near the coastline as we'll see some much more comfortable temperatures here compared to what we'll see in the inland valleys. of course, we'll be following more of that heat with updates, marcus.
it's "coming up, taking aim tropical storm elsa targeting florida's gulf coast after lashing the keys with heavy rain and wind >> this is the most waves, the roughest i've seen the ocean maybe ever >> so just how bad will it be as that storm roars ashore? we're live with everything you need to know plus, another resignation. the latest fallout from britney spears' fight for freedom. why the pop star's court appointed attorney for her entire 13-year conservatorship
is now ready to step away. then, from small town to boom town, why a city you might not expect is seeing a major spike in new commerce. >> it's like a cultural phenomenon boise is on the tip of everyone's tongue right now. just ahead, how idaho has become the fastest growing state in the country and song of the summer, we'll catch up with jason derulo and tesher about their new hit single taking over tiktok. ♪ and then they'll treat us to an exclusive performance today, wednesday, july 7th, 2021. >> we are the hat family from valley city, north dakota. >> and we are so excited to start the day with "today. today is our 10th year wedding anniversary. >> and we're coming to new york city for the first time to celebrate from you >> we're from virginia
>> and today we're celebrating elijah's first birthday. >> we love the "today" show! >> hi. i'm 11 i'm celebrating my birthday with "today." >> creative today. >> yes welcome back to "today." glad you are with us on thisdnee we're halfway through the -- to the weekend. glad to have sheinelle jones here while savannah and hoda enjoy having some time off >> keep those videos coming. it's one of the highlights of our morning. >> we touched on this last half hour the olympics next week, we will ramp up our coverage in a big way. >> i sat down catching up with some of team usa's youngest members. 11 teenagers set to make their olympic debut in tokyo as members of the u.s. swim team. we're going to chat about their excitement, their goals, and their dreams when it comes to tokyo. the youngest one, 15 years old heading to the olympics. >> looking forward to that next week let's get to your news at 8 after. roughing up the keys, tropical storm elsa moved up the gulf
coast overnight. millions bracing for possible flooding, high winds, dangerous storm surge as well. catie beck joins us with the latest from florida. katie, what's the scene right there at st. pete beach? >> hey, craig, yes, these conditions are pretty intense this morning we are just 80 miles from the storm that is offshore and we are seeing heavy winds, gusts up to 65 miles an hour, and some storm surge here at the ocean front. so this is intensifying conditions, but it is not the height of the storm. it's not expected to make landfall actually until later today, which means millions remain in a dangerous path and are now bracing for impact here in the sunshine state, folks have been watching this storm as it has barrelled through the caribbean, through cuba, and up florida's west coast bringing hurricane strength winds, heavy downpours and some flooding. today it is expected to take a turn across the state, head up through georgia and the carolinas, and then through the
northeast. so the bottom line is, we're going to be dealing with the impacts of this storm for the next several days. craig. >> katie back for us at st. pete beach. thank you. nbc's bill karins is in for al with a look at where the storm is heading next and how strong it's likely to be bill >> we're only a couple of hours from landfall. up to this point, i'd say elsa has been more of an inconvenience in florida, a day of people having to kind of cancel their plans we haven't had a ton of damage but we still have 48 hours to go with this storm. we just got the new advisory in from the national hurricane center this just updates the intensity and it hasn't changed. it remains at a 65-mile-per-hour tropical storm it was a hurricane and then it weakened a little bit. it still could maybe get up to a hurricane before landfall, but it has an hour or two left before it gets near the coastal areas. then this storm, if it's going to create any problems and damage, it will be with flash flooding and maybe some downed trees.
that's going to be the legacy of the storm as it goes all the way through the carolinas throughout the day tomorrow and thursday night into friday, it heads up into the mid-atlantic region and i paused this at 6:00 a.m. friday, even very heavy rain and the possibility around new york city, long island and southern portions of new england. two to three hours overseas, the u.s. military has quietly left what had been its center of operations in afghanistan during two decades of warfare there nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engle got a rare chance to show us around that sprawling facility. richard, good morning. >> reporter: this, this is bagram air field it was the biggest u.s. air base in afghanistan now u.s. troops have left and they've theft behind millions of things, from vehicles, lots and lots of vehicles some have the keys inside of them, some don't, but gym equipment, medical equipment and bicycles
the soldiers used bicycles like this one because the base is really the size of a small city. and in order to get around, you can't just walk. and i'm now biking on to what was one of the main runways. now, this air strip at one point was one of the busiest runways in the world with american jets and drones taking off from here, almost nonstop in order to carry out air strikes against the taliban and al qaeda now, it not just feels like a ghost town, it feels almost post apocalyptic. the way this base was handed over has created some controversy. the afghans say that the americans simply packed up, itemized all their stuff, and then left one night without telling the local commanders and that the local afghans who now run this base woke up and suddenly find that the americans
are gone now, the pentagon says it informed senior afghan leadership and that there was a proper transfer, but here on the base, many afghans thought that it was rude and that after 20 years of cooperation the americans simply packed up, dropped their keys, turned off the power and left either way, it is an end of an era. >> wow, what an outstanding visual to see that there >> chief foreign correspondent richard engle there. >> post apocalyptic almost >> dystopian that is the news you're handling hoda's morning boost? >> i'll try. home. they might scream, so we've seen children react in different ways when a military parent comes home, but watch what this excited toddler does when she hears her daddy coming through the door
>> oh. [ giggling ] >> oh, that's so cute. >> that's right. a fit of laughter and once she's done with her giggle dance there, she does give dad that hug that he has so been looking forward to >> we could listen to that every morning. if you're cranky or having a tough morning, just listen to that >> nothing like a child's laughter >> pure joy. that's beautiful up next, did the pandemic have you rethinking how and perhaps where you live small towns are experiencing a major housing boom >> just ahead, harry smith explores the pros and cons of that trends with a visit to one of the country's fastest growing and affordable markets but first, these messages. >> good morning, harry >> morning
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>> it is >> reporter: brand new, in fact. man. how happy are you with this? >> oh, ecstatic. >> love it absolutely love it it's beautiful >> reporter: lots in their subdivision on the outskirts of boise sell within days of going on the market. boise, in case you haven't wher. >> it has heard, is booming. >> we knew we anted to move, but we didn't know where >> it has the quality of life that we had in seattle, but on a smaller scale. >> reporter: at least for the moment, that is. idaho is the fastest growing state in the country real estate values in boise are up 32% in the last year. 32%. where there had been no new rental apartment construction in decades, developer casey lynch is putting up his fourth downtown building in just five years. can you literally not build these things fast enough >> at this moment in time, you can't build them fast enough it's like a cultural phenomenon.
boise is on the tip of everybody's tongue right now where ten years ago, people thought boise was in iowa. >> reporter: not anymore most every day, new comers arrive from california, seattle, and portland long time locals, like carrie desmont are not pleased. >> everyone that comes from somewhere else always says boise. they act like there's a "z" in boise. there's no z it's boise >> what carrie sees she does not like >> what's changed for me, growing up here, i would look at these foothills every day. i love these foothills we no longer get to see our pretty foothills we see houses. >> reporter: carrie echos a common lament. >> we can't say you can't come to idaho, but i wish we could slow down, take into account what we do have, keep it pristine, because otherwise it's just going to be another california >> reporter: as the population grows and prices increase, boise
faces other pressures, like the soaring cost of apartment rentals. >> demand for rental assistance for tenants has skyrocketed. >> reporter: alley runs a nonprofit geared to aid and prevent homelessness >> in the last year, we've seen a lot more people moving into hotels, their cars, couch surf, living on the line about to go to shelters. >> reporter: so there's a housing shortage for those who warrant to move to boise and those being priced out of the market how do you keep boise, boise >> that's the challenge of our time >> before she was mayor, lauren mcclain led the fight for open space here her challenges now, housing, water preservation and catching up to the speed of her city's growth >> we recognize the magic of this community we live in. we have welcomed each other for years. there are a lot of challenges that come with it, but it gives
us a focus >> reporter: newcomers mark and lori, whose home has increase as whopping 60% in value since they purchased it a year ago, fee like they've won the lottery >> we have friends of ours who we've met since we've ben here, a chiropractor he said welcome to boise don't tell anyone else sort of like the secret is out >> i'm sorry about that. >> it's already out. everybody knows. >> reporter: so much for the best kept secret i'll tell you, when we landed in boise, it reminded me of when i first went to denver 50 years ago and looked around and here is this beautiful sleepy kind of sublime place right here in foothills. and boy, there's a crazy growing energy there now and you have to sympathize for the locals, like how do we keep this from exploding into a thing where we want to leave it's quite something >> i have to admit, i've never been to idaho, and those
pictures, harry -- >> gorgeous. >> -- look absolutely beautiful. i can see why people -- >> gorgeous. almost as gorgeous as where i am today. and if you look this up, you'll understand where i am in the upper peninsula of michigan. yeah >> you were there yesterday, as well, harry. are you working on -- >> no, no, i was in the top of the mitten yesterday and now i'm all the way in the top part >> careful, he's moving. >> careful with that hand analogy. >> they call it the upper hand, by the way >> are you using this to move, as well, or are you coming back at some point? >> i'm just wandering around america. and i'm pretty darn happy about it >> you look great, harry >> i'm on vacation >> only harry smith works on vacation >> and he's working. >> i'll tell you about boise, i went there when i was a kid. we went white water rafting south of boise which is super fun. they also have a thriving art scene in downtown boise. you might be thinking country. they have a bunch of contemporary art in the museum there.
that's why people are going there, they have it all. >> super thriving downtown, but recreational opportunities abound everywhere. amazing skiing within, what, two hours at max but all those places are exploding, too, by the way >> and now i will say boise. i have to admit, i thought it was boise. >> you don't want to sound like you're from out of town. >> do not. that was great >> appreciate it, buddy. another check of the weather from bill karins he's in for al >> i need to get on this train forecast tonight, nice, 97 degrees, also in boise, we're going to be 102 degrees. if we have one other weather story to talk about today besides elsa, it's going to be . . coastal texas, areas like corpu5 inches of rain over the next rat could lead to some problems with flash flooding our friends from cleveland to erie, we could have severe
storms to deal with later on today in the northeast that's a look at your national good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we take a look at our seven-day forecast for our inland valleys, upper 80s today in some of the warmer spots. most of us in the lower 80s. it's going to turn hot tomorrow, racing up to 100 degrees and we'll see more highs over 100 degrees in some spots, especially for the inland east bay, far north bay, and it's going to stay very hot for the valleys into the weekend. but we won't see san francisco heating up that much. we're looking at low 70s here. >> all right, thank you, bill. mr. daly, are you ready for "popstart" >> we're going to start with britney spears the battle over her conservatorship continue new reports now that the court appointed attorney that's representing britney for nearly 13 years, samuel ingham is petitioning to resign from his duties
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what am i if i'm not a good tennis player? >> that three-part series is set for streaming on july 16th on to a look of another new trailer out today, this is fascinating, val kilmer is the subject of a new documentary it's called simply "val. he revealed his battle with throat cancer in 2017. he returns to the scene in this chronicle. he appeared in "top gun" and "batman forever. here is the look at the first trailer for "val." >> i was the first guy i know to own a video camera we are filming ourselves >> is that rolling >> yeah. >> that's really cool, val >> i have behaved poorly >> on with it. >> i have behaved bravely, bizarrely to some. >> wow >> crazy, right? so val, when he was younger, he used -- he had thousands and
thousands of hours of videotapes and reels of all this home footage that he had taken when he was doing his whole career, so they incorporated a lot of that into this documentary and, of course, it's about his life it's called "val" and it hits theaters on july 23rd and it will roll over to amazon prime video two weeks after that on august 6th finally, "america's got talent." there wasn't a dry eye in the house when matt mauser took the stage for his audition on last night's show mauser, who lost his wife christina in that same helicopter crash that killed kobe bryant, said he wanted to audition for agt to show his kids how their grief would not define their life. here he is singing fill collins "against all odds. ♪ there's nothing left here to remind me just a memory of your face ♪ ♪ take a look at me now ♪ ♪ because i'll still be standin
here ♪ ♪ and you coming back to me is against all odds and that's what i've got to face ♪ >> really good voice crazy emotional story and, of course, all four judges gave matt the green light to head on to the next round. >> what a powerful example for his kids, as well. just ahead, we have a very special "steals and deals. it's a summer blowout from jill martin don't adjust your tv she's out of the basement. she's right here at 1a, ready to go with bargains on your must-haves for fun in the sun. how does it feel to be back? >> awesome i feel like the first day of school i even got a new outfit and i brought some fun look at everything here. your kids are going to like this even more than everyone else we'll be right back. e.
good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm chris sanchez. developing this morning, an 8-year-old little boy is recovering after he was accidently shot by a family member in the south bay. this happened at an apartment complex in gilroy last night and police say the 30-year-old man was inside an apartment when that gun went off. the bullet hit the little boy as he was playing outside. paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he is now in stable condition. the family member ran away after the shooting, but was later found and arrested. 8:26 and we want to take a look at our forecast.
we know temperatures will be heating up, but no complaints from us today. >> yeah, do not complain about this today. we'll save it all for tomorrow when it heats up. take a look at our highs this afternoon. mostly 60s and 70s. a few spots reaching the some triple digits and we'll see that continue each day for the inland valleys, going into the weekend, not until early next we'll will we cool off and more sunshine for san francisco. highs reaching into the low 70s. >> we have more local news coming up in just a half hour. hope you're off to a good morning.
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we are back, 8:30 with one of pop star's jason derulo's many hits throughout the years. and he has another one on his hands. >> yes, he does. jason has teamed up with rapper tesher and, of course, on tiktok it has been streamed hundreds of millions of times. and the guys are with us there they are, looking forward to chatting with them live special performance coming up, too. also ahead, it is a big day in studio 1a for another reason.
jill martin is back in person. >> thank you for the one clap. >> special "steals and deals" to take your summer fun in the sun to a whole new level coming up in just a few minutes on the third hour, a really great story we are going to introduce you to a new woman who is changing kids' lives with something pretty surprising -- dirt bikes. >> all right and then tomorrow on "today," sunscreen 101. here is a question what spf do you need what is the best for your kids do you need something different for a day of swimming versus a day in the great outdoors? we have a lot to cover and want to hang out with us all day long don't answer that out loud, but you can. text "all day" to 34181 and get updates on the great shows on our streaming channel "today all day. today in 30 that's my fave, talk in talks, fun programs that you can catch on today.com one more check on the weather, mr. karins. how is it looking?
>> this is not elsa, but everyone in south texas along the coast is waking up and it's like this is worse than a tropical storm this area of heavy rain is sitting over you areas from corpus christi to victoria, you are going to be drenched for three or four days in a row when we say there's a chance of 15 inches of rain, that's typical of what we say when we have a hurricane approaching very rough conditions, major river flooding is likely we'll watch elsa make landfall in the next couple of hours. i don't think it's going on be a huge ordeal. but the rainfall in the next couple of days could do damage and our friends in the west, when are we going to stop saying drought and record highs good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we do have one more day of the mild temperatures and a strong ocean breeze, and temperatures in the inland area reaching into the upper 80s. tomorrow the heat cranks up and we're looking at triple-digit high for the next few days, even into the weekend it's still
going to be very hot. cooling off not until next tuesday. as we take a look at san francisco, we've been waiting on sunshine and we'll get it over the next few days, looking at highs reaching into the low 70s. back to you. up next, "steals and deals." >> jill martin has been in her basement for the last five years. she's out. she found an escape and she brought with her some fun for the summer you're not having as much fun as you could. jill is going to tell you what she's got. we haven't had food in the studios in five years, as well >> ice cream >> but first, this is "today" on nbc. >> oh, we have ice c delicia: this is where all our recycling is sorted -- 1.2 million pounds every day, helping to make san francisco
and i'm so excited to be here. we do this e something. it's two days. our first day is one of my favorite items and your kids will deflate this to get it into the car. they're probably watching saying i need this. pool floats and backyards accessories, they retail 40 to 60 tons of options here sun chair and this is great because we have the jumbo glitter sun chair and this is great because you can use it out of the pool and put it in the pool and the sparkle floats around which is super fun. and then we have some other things we have the pools, we have the floats, a giant unicorn. here is the chair in the pool. look at how happy she looks. that's the glitter so you see that it doesn't come out, but it illuminates. >> how cute is that? and adults can use it, too >> absolutely. and look at how much fun they're having we have the sea horse, a giant unicorn and they're huge you see how big these are. >> can i mention, we have the qr code at the bottom of your screen so you seriously open up your camera, point it to that qr
code >> and that slip and slide that was around when i was a kid. super fun. and then this giant rainbow sprinkler i love they retail 40 to 60 up to 58% off. and i may or may not have used that for an ice bucket to put slime in at a party. it's fun >> what is this? >> this is for the tech guy. the swift tech supreme pro sports camera bundle they retail $149.99. this takes awesome ultra hd photos which is four times the resolution of traditional hd cameras. it's waterproof. >> i was wondering about that. >> and we actually did a story yesterday where they did a video under water and it's cool to get that video has built in wi-fi so you can connect it to your phone so you can see everything as it's coming in. and i told you that rv trip, how great to have a go pro that you can record everything and they have seven different universal adapters that you can put on anything
so it can go on a hat, on your wrist, wherever you want to put it the deal is 54 that's 64% off >> phenomenal. these are really cool. >> so i know you've been entertaining a lot i've seen pictures of all your family and friends around. what is great about these, the lantern speaker, they light up, which is cool. $69.99 they have fun glow modes you can connect it with your smartphone they can say what kind of beat they want going on also, you can take calls from it >> what? >> so if you're sitting and having a party -- well, if you're sitting in your backyard and listening to music and you get a call, you can tap on it and it takes the call. three colors the deal is $25, 60% off and you can sync the speakers if you'd like to have it bigger, you can sync them. >> surround sound. talk about a party this, food is back in the studio so i will let you try that's your spoon.
so this is one of my favorite ice creams, the ecreamery summer fun ice cream collection retail $69.99. you're eating no campfire required i love the names of these. so here is what you get. you get four pints of each, four flavors. so they're custom churned ice cream and, again, the name is no campfire required, it's chocolate weather, and what is great about this is usually the shipping is really expensive and they're waving shipping just for us >> can i tell you something? this tastes home made. i went in for one spoon and i was going to let it go, but now i'm on the third >> we haven't had food here in a while. >> how much is this? >> $69.99. $39 is the deal. that's 55% off >> it's worth it. this is really cool. the beach sheet. retail $49 how many times have you gone to the beach, you put out your towel, you go into the car and it's a mess. >> it's a sandy mess >> so these are fun even as a
gift the retail is 49 they're 100% sand resistant, heavyweight cotton and they're machine washable they're 6 feet by 6 feet they come in fun prints. they're substantial so they won't blow away in the wind. it's great for kids about you're going either by the pool or the beach. retail $49 the deal, $19. that's 61% off >> wait, $19 >> yeah. and look at how cute it is now, how about this, this is very exciting. i don't know even know where to -- so in front of you is how it comes, that little handle here, i'll grab it >> this one right here? >> no, look, this. >> oh, this tent craig and i were talking about it because this is handy it's collapsable >> yeah. everyone says oh, i have a tent, but you don't have a tent like this it's retail $59.95 it was 50 plus uv protection so it's a heavy duty floor are you getting in >> i want to try it.
craig said what is different about this tent? it has a window, it has a heavy duty floor and you can just pop it up. >> listen, granted i'm 4'11", but still -- >> yeah, i'm 5'7" and i fit in it retail $59.95. the deal is $30. that is 50% off. >> i hope this is the last one because now i'm stuck. >> i don't know if i can get up. >> anything else >> no. >> so let's go over these products again pool floats and backyard accessories from pool candy. the swiss tech extreme pro camera bundle. the wireless lantern speaker ecreamery's summer fun collection, the beach sheet from beach road and the aniva portable beach tent which i want right now. to shop all of these things right now, scan that qr code head to today.com/deals. this was a good one. >> have fun and i'll be back tomorrow >> welcome back with even more deals. up next, a special performance from jason derulo
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series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi >> welcome back. our next guest's newest single is setting the summer on fire. >> we are talking about tesher and derulo's jalebi, baby. already has nearly 200 million global streams it's one of the year's biggest songs from tiktok. >> they're going to treat us to an exclusive performance in just a minute, but first, good morning, how are you guys doing today? >> good, good, good morning, guys >> good to see you, too. tesher, congratulations to you you're absolutely blowing up right now. but for those watching the "today" show this morning, explain what "jalebi baby" means. >> so it's jalebi baby
a jalebi is a south asian sweet most often found in pakistan, india, that region it's a syrup-based -- to be honest, i think i can demonstrate right here this is a jalebi i came prepared. but it's a syrupy sweet dessert, commonly found in indian weddings and i loved it so much i made a song about it >> not to be outdone here, tesher, we have some jalebi syrup in the studio. i'm going to try a jalebi. >> how would you describe what this tastes like >> on tv, it looked like a churro, but it's not >> oh, i like that >> jason actually got the chance to make some, so -- >> jason derulo, man >> i did, i have to say, i'm a little jealous, it's early in
the morning and you guys are eating jalebis and i've got nothing. >> it takes like a funnel cake dipped in sugar. by the way, jason, i follow you on social. you had a busy year. i waited along for the rest of the year to see what you're having and now i can say you have a baby boy. congratulations. >> thank you thank you very much. >> how has it been >> you know, it's actually -- it's incredible. >> we lost his audio let's try to get it back tesher, this is the first time you guys have collaborated how did the collab come about? >> very organically, actually. so my song was blowing up all over tiktok and the internet and it kind of caught the ear of jason derulo, which is crazy because i was in a place where i was thinking how can i help take my song to the next level and jason was one of the guys that i actually had in mind to bring it to that next level because he
makes high energy records, he knows how songs can transcend through the internet, into the world and be played on the radio. so he actually came to me and said, you know, this song, it's caught my ear. i really like it and he believed in the record enough to lend his voice to it and be a part of it and take it to the next level, which you will see we did. >> i love it >> there are so many artists, tesher, who are hoping that that scenario happens to them because access to success in mainstream, you know, through jason derulo discovering your song, through utilizing his 50 million social impressions and tiktok, this is a great moment for you how do you capitalize on it? what do you plan to do in the next six months? >> man, i am just so happy that this is happening. like you said, a lot of artists dream for this opportunity so above all, i'm humbled and thankful to have the opportunity, especially for a song that is so rooted in south asian identity it's very rare that we have a
song that's not even entirely in english and that gets to transcend to the mainstream. that has not happened in a long, long time. for me, i'm happy this is a great moment for the culture, but also i want to take this opportunity and run with it, man. i want to keep making more music, keep entertaining people and above all, keep sharing my art with the world >> equal parts humble and smart. >> we're going to try to get jason back, but right now, what do you say we listen to it >> i want to hear it >> "jelabi baby," tesher and jason derulo, here it is ♪ oh, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ you know i came here for the cake liquor and the money ain't the only thing i chase now ♪ ♪ see ain't the stars in the wraith ♪ ♪ soon as she got in that -- ha her face down ♪
♪ that my type, my sweetie, could be wifey if she freaky ♪ ♪ hell of a nigh, blowing money like monopoly ♪ ♪ i'm a dog, kill the kitty no apology ♪ ♪ i know that you wanna get crazy, crazy, shawty take it slow then cheti, cheti ♪ it slow then cheti, cheti ♪ come on, baby, let me see it ♪ ♪ i just want to eat it ♪ jalebi baby ♪ ♪ all i ready need it baby let me see it jalebi baby i just wanna eat it ♪ jalebi, i i know the things, the things thai i know the things, the things that y you like ♪ ♪ i know the things, the things that you like ♪ ♪ tell me how you feel, looking like a movie star doing it for reels ♪ ♪ looking like a snack looking like a whole meal ♪ ♪ gucci and chanel with your re bottom heels ♪
♪ ice drip, like paani ban ja t meri rani shawty bad, she my deewani mastani light it up from hollywood to mhali ♪ it's a worldwide party ♪ you know what i'm gonna say baby, let me see it. jalebi baby i just wanna eat it jalebi baby ♪ ♪ baby let me see i jalebi baby i just wanna eat itt jalebi, i -- i know the things, the things that you like ♪ baby let me see it because i just want to eat it ♪ ♪ baby, let me you know i reall need it ♪ ♪ oh, baby, let me see it jalebi, baby ♪ ♪ i just want to eat it jalebi,
baby ♪ ♪ oh, baby, let me see it jalebi, baby ♪ ♪ i know the things, the things that you like ♪ ♪ come on ♪ ♪ jalebi baby ♪ ♪ tesher and derulo ♪ ♪ today show ♪ ♪ i know -- i know the things that you like ♪ >> i like it i can see why it exploded. >> obviously, this business model is working well for you. you hear a beat, something you know is going to be catchy you get on it, remix it, it blows up ten times what it was walk us through, how are you discovering these people like tesher >> you know what i think it's very similar to how i've always searched for special sounds i've always been the type to look for something that was left
field that felt fresh. you know, i think the usual perspective is to go with the trends and, like, do what everybody else is doing and, for me, i'm looking for, like, what is like the left field, like different thing that hasn't been heard yet, that hasn't been exposed to the mainstream. and i utilize that same tactic today. it just so happens that tiktok is just so large that you're able to see so many new and different things on a regular basis. >> i mean, just for people at home -- just for people at home to know, if they don't know already, jason, you have 47 million followers on tiktok. that's hard to even wrap your mind around. >> that's crazy. >> amazing and you're doing such great things, putting people on the map, as the kids say >> tesher, are you shocked by what's happening with jalebi
baby right now online? >> honestly, a little bit, but i'm going to have to say that i'm humbled and i'm not happy, but i'm not shocked because i believed in the record i knew the song was going to go places as soon as we cut it. i remember hearing the first time jason's tag was at the beginning of that track and i heard the jason derulo and i was like oh, my god, this is happening with my record so when i heard that, i was like, no, this is a smash. this is going to be the song of the summer so i'm happy i'm happy about it >> we're happy for you, tesher jason, always a pleasure every new artist wants to hear those four words now, jason derulo, line one thank you, guys. and thanks to jelabi it's out on monday >> congrats again on being a new dad, jay we're back in a moment >> this is "today" on nbc.
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tunnel which will run about a third of a mile and can release water five times faster in the event of an emergency. draining began last year in preparation for the project. happening now, local leaders approving a plan that allows the city to negotiate a sale of the coliseum. several groups, including the as, have already expressed interest. the as want to build a new waterfront ballpark and that's a potential for the coliseum site. governor newsom will be in the bay area today. he's kicking off what his office is calling a clean california day of action. he is expected to highlight cleanup and hiring events happening throughout the state as part of a $1 billion initiative announced by the governor last month aimed at cleaning up roadways and streets, reducing unemployment and providing affordable housing. and we will have more weather coming up for you in just the next hour. hope you have a great day.
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning, welcome to the third hour of "today" on this wednesday, july 7th. >> what did you say about wednesday? >> mike, mike, mike, mike. >> okay. i'm sheinelle here with craig. jill martin is sitting in with us again. we have a lot to talk about over the next 60 minutes or so including a very important story of a temporary side effect of the covid vaccine that is causing some confusion, some concern. it happened to you and i haven't evenol