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♪oo gd morning. the hot zone. m thatsive heat wave gripping more tn two thirds of the country just getting warmed up this morning. temperatures on the rise again. warningsn issued i dozens of states. nearly 200 million people coping any way they can. al has what to expect tay and through the weekend. >> rallying cry. >> send her back! sent her back! >> the president takes his campaign against four democratic congresswomen on the road. >> they don't love our country. i think in some cases hey hate our country. >> just ahea whyhe president thinks running against the -c soled squad is a political winner for him, and the in the hou failing after mpeach the party divide.
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>> breaking overnight. deadly fire.st at l 23 people feared dead, dozen more injured in aa spected arson attack in a popular animation building in japan. a man stormed inside, leaving workersrapped inside. we'll have theatest in a live report. >> plus, outrage. >> absolutely outrageous. >> jon stewart sounds off after one senator stops the 9/11 victim's fund. >> bombshell, how the sexual assault case against kevin spacey suddenly unraveled. >> about face. the hottest app on the planet, but whatcompy behind it doing w your photos and information?rs today, thuday, july 18th, >> from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studi 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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>> hi, everybody. welcome to "today." nice to have you with us on a thursday morning. if you think it's hot otthere, guess what, it's just getting started. >> y ain't seen nothing yet. dangerously hot in some parts of the country. >> h auge story. an oppressive nearlyoa c to coast heat wave. it has millions of americans sweating out. al,ricraig's t, this is dangerous. >> it absolutely is, guys. in fac, as you take a look, we have right now,s 29 statender heat advisories, watches, or warnings. this stretches 2,000 miles. what's csing it? well, we have this semipermanent area of high pressure, the bermuda high off the coast. it's pumping up tons of tropical moisture, extreme tropical moisture. temperaturesbo way a average, but e permuda high makes temperatures feel up to 15 degrees hotter. you canal see hthe country opprsive humidity. that's the problem. for today, the combination of heat and humidity makes for
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feeling like 110 in st. louis, 105 in chicago today. same in raleigh. 100 in atlanta. 103 in dallas. as we move into tomorrow, 104 in new york city. that's the heat index. 109 in cleveland. 110 in chicago. 109 in oklahoma city. and then we move into the real meat of the ekend. we're talking about triple digits for kansas city, memphis, knoxville, detroit, chicago, and vixington. mo into saturday in the northeast, same thing. look at these triple digits. it will feel like 112 here in new york city. 111 in richmond. and as we move into saturday, you can see and sunday, again, the triple digits continue. we're talking records as well, as far as air temperature. through sunday, a forecast expected to be broken in 19 cities, forecast within two degrees of a record in 25 cities. andf course, the elderly, the young, and the pets most vulnerable, so please make sure you check those folks. craig. >> we'll come back to you in a few moments.
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how are folks handling the heat? what's being done to help them cope? cathy park is just north of us in central park with that part of the story. good morning. to you. already a muggy 75 degrees out here, andhe day is just getting started. as you know, here in central park, it's a great place to cool of t because of all shade, but health officials advise staying indoors because the extreme heat and humidity can become life threatening. this morning, from the steamy seafood stalls inhi wasngton, d.c.'s district wharf. >> too ho too hot. >> to the sizzling streets of the not so windy city of chicago. >> definitely stay indoors. >> an oppressive heat wave ise miking lif miserable for millions. >> it's very, very hot. it's hot. >> nearly 200 million people across 40 states are under heat alerts, with those real-feel heat indexes breakg triple digits in many places. the summer scorcher buckling roads in wichita.
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and slowing trains in chicago. where officheea could ialsimct t fea rtracks. the expansion of the rails is at any speed is potential for a derailment. >> in new york city, hundreds of cooling centers are now open. >> we're entering a heat emergency. >> while utility crews there are working to make sure the power grid doesn't take another hit. after a weekend blackout left mo than 70,000 customers in the dark for hours. >> we want to make sure we balance the need for people to he y cool withheamount of i onet leading causes of weat related deaths. health experts say it's important to use common sense. stay in air condioned buildings, drink plenty of fluids, take cool showers or baths and keep an eye on the very young or elderly. if you have to go outside, limit physical activity, wear plenty of sunscreen, and never leaveil chdren or pets in hot cars.
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and another precaution to pass along. pay attention to how you feel if you're experiencing dizziness, nausea, rapid areat. you want to call 911 right away. savann,craig. >> ka thank you. >> president trump took his attack on four democratic coressmn t camign trail. the north carolina rally comong the attempt of some democrats to impeach the president in the on all the developments. >> good morning to you. president trump overnight fbuting a series of new attacks on ther democratic congresswomen, previewin ec re-elon strategy th on framing them as dangerous and hateful, all of it as thererowd roa its approval. representative omar blames the ed states -- >> it was the definingun mitomef the prident'sally wednesday night in north carolina.
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[ chanting send her back ] >> the raucous crowd unleashing a new chant. >> a new spin on donald trump's 2016 rallying cry against hillary clinton. [ chanting lock her up ] >> the president zoing in on minnesota congresswoman ilhan omar, an american cizen who left war-torn somalia as a refugee. part of his attacks on the four liberal women to go back to their home countries even though three were born in the u.s. and all four are u.s.ti ns. >> if they don't like it, let them leave. >> omar tweeting her response, a poem by maya angelou yoay shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes. you may kil y me withr hatefulness, but still, like air, i'll rise. >> and they want to try to impeach.
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it's a disgrace >> the president also claiming vindication after the house voted wednenay to shoot dow an attempt to impeach him. >> the resolution, how stupid is that, on impeachment. >> the vote revealing just how divided democra are on the topic. most opposing the resolution spearheaded by ar singe congressman, al green, of texas, who arguedp' mr. trum racist attack on those congresswomen of color disqualified him from being president. >> if you did what the president had done, you would be >> so now we have seen where the votes are in the house for impeachment right now. what does this tell us about hoi did the democrats are on this issue? >> it is an important question. this vote really ds highlight the numbers open to impeachment. a group that is large, and now based on that vote, appears to be growing. 95 democrats voted to advance that resolution. that is more than it previously said were open to starting an
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impeachment inquiry. at it means is the party's caucus is nearly split on this issue that could impact next year's el. nancy pelosi has counseled democrats not to rush tard impeachment, concerned it could distract from the party's policy agenda and it could work to the president's advantage. >> thank you. now to that breaking news overght in japan where investigators are on the scene of a deadly fire a an animation studio. dozens of people have been killed or hurt, and survivors say it was set intentionally. today's senior international correspondent keir simmons has that for us. good morning. >> good morning. the numbers of fatalities keep changing this morning, but are horrific. right now, 20 people dead or de presumed , according to the japanese fire department. others unaccounted for. ted pressd, the assoc reports. the japanese prime minister calling it murder by arson at an animation studio, the producers' work beloved around the world.
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the intensity of the blaze visible through windows today, an infernle that people in their own office. ten may have diedrying to escape on a staircase, according to reports this morning, and this is the suspect being arrested accor jng toapanese television. a man in was screaming, you die, as he burst into the offices, witnesses say. starting the fire and spraying an unidentified flammable liquid. firefighters climbing into the blackened building looking for r surv at one point, it was thought as many s ten peo were trapped on the third floor. it's now feared few of them survived. from a distance, smoke could be seen p tring fromhe kyoto animation studio. which produced moviesimed mainly at a teen audience with most of the production taking place in the blding that officials say was set on fire. fans of the movies takingsoo al media to express horror at the suspected arson. the studio has been so dear to my heart for manyyears, one fan
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said. another, our thoughts and our hearts are with the kyoto animation studio, praying for you during this difficult time. the japanese prime minister tweeting, the gesomeness of it all, i'm at a loss for words. the suspected arsonist was wounded, according to witnesseat any motivn still a mystery. it didn't work at the studio, reportssay. around 70 people were inse the offices when the blaze began at 10:30 in the morning. now foren tcms looking clues and removing badly burned bodies. after a horrific fire, apparent arson with no clear motive. a terrible day for japan, but guys, ready, there a acts of kindness emerging that restore a little faith. an online appeal has been set up and has already raise over $260,000. savannah, craig. >> keir simmons, keep us posted. breaking ovnight, new protests in puerto rico.nd thousa again took to the streets. this time, joined by some of the island's most famous performers. they're demanding e governor
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down. gabe gutierrez is in san juan for us. gabe, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. this is where protesters stormed the barricade, the governor's mansion is right over there, and thorities fired tear gas, pepper spray, at those protesters. it was just a chaotic scene. the political firestorm here is nowng escalati overnight, heated clashes between police and protesters in old san ju. for a fifth day, demonstrators demanding puerto rico's governor resign amid a growing scandal. >> he's destroying the future o our people, of our childs. >> tf protesters have crammed here into the cobblestone streets of old san juan, and authorities have added more police around the massive protest started earlier in the afternoon. >> the governor should resign
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be homophobic, a sexist. he has literally run this country into corruption. he doe not care about his people at all. i in san juan, pop star ricky martin joined with other well-known artists. whrke in new hamilton creator lin-manuel miranda attended a smaller rally. >> the hegovernor's lost t confidence, and every step he take now should be aboutef the pe transition of power and getting out of office. >> the daily demonstrations hurting tourism. a secd royal caribbean cruise ship has canceled its visit to the island due to safety concerns. wednesday's protest oe again ending with tear gas. governor rick carter roso has been under fire after nearly 900 pages of a private group chat were leaked andbl puhed by the center for investigative journalism in puerto rico. the reported messages included persal attacks on rival politicians, sexist comments, and anti-gay slurs. despite the growing protests, he
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insists he won't step down. >> i don't think it'sas busines usual. however, i do have to operate the business of running the government. that's what i'm doing and what i want to communicate. >> here in historic old san juan, there's graffiti and boarded up binesses everywhere. the scandal here in puerto rico is now being referred to ast ch. while his chats were pr inapopriate, they were nst ons n .on >> the pressure is on, for sure. gabe gutierrez in san juan for us, thank you. there's also new outrage this morning afteremn attpt to reauthorize a fund for 9/11 victims hit a newoad block on capitol hill. and it has its most high profile supporter, jon stewart, once again lasng out at lawmakers. nbc's chief white house correspondent hallie jackson has more that. good morning. >> good morning to you. on listen, ultimately, this bill to help sick and dying 9/11 first
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responders is expected to pass overwhelmingly. but when just two senators blocked it from getting done more quickly, one of the nation's biggest advocates for this compensation fund took notice and took somems swings. jon stewart not pulling punches on fox news wednesday. >> at some point, we have to stan up for the people who have always stood up for us. and what rand paul did today on the senateas outrageous. >> h is slamming senator rand paul, one of two senators to delay a procedural vote, temporarily blocking an extension of the september 11th victim comnsation fund. >> there are some things they have no problem putting on thec credit , but when it comes to the first responder community, the cops, the te firefigh, the volunteers, the survivors, all of a sudden, man, we have to go through this. >> it comes weeks after stewa, who is a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, blasted members of congress on a hearingreo
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thorize the fund. >> your indifference costed these men and women their most valuable commodity, time. >> senator mitch mcconnell saying this about stewart at the time. >> we never failed to address the. is and we will address it again. i don't know why he's all bent out of shape, but we will take care of the 9/11 victims compensation fund. >> i'm not bent out of she. i'm fine. i'm bent out of s fpe them. these are heroes and veterans and victims of the great trillions of dollars war on >> for his part, rand paul says this time around, he's not blocking the bill. tweeting overnight that he's simply asking for a vote on an tofdmen t oea to fs have this debate. >> stewart acknowledging that the vote was mostly procedural and that the bill will evtually pass despite the road block, still taking paul to task. >> it's absolutely outrageous, and you'll pardon me n if i'm impressed in any way by rand paul's fiscal responsibility
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signaling. >> so what is the timeline for taen es, keep in mind, has already approved the money, and senator mitch mcconnell has pledged to vote on this before lawmakers leave for their august break. that means you should expect to see some action on this some time in the next two weeks. >> all right, hallie jackson for us at the white house. thank you. we turn back t al. we have been talking about the heat wave for days. we'll see it kick into high gear this weekend. >> that's right,e have other weather to talk about as we look at the national map. hot and dry out west as well. a few showers making theiray through the pacific northwest. suvore storms, a frontal system pushg through the great lakes. the heat wave stickinize to place and does not move over the next snderal days, we have strong storms firing up down through the appalachians and looking at wet w making its way down through flord. we'll get to your local forecast in the nex
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coming up, the latest on bombshell in the sexual aault case against kevin spacey. why the case was just dropped by prosecutors and what it could mean for spacey's future. >> also, ahead. while everyone is having fun seeing their older selves, what the russianased company behind faceapp actually doing with all of our photos? what you node to know it you have that app on your phone. first, this is "today" o
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believe so, the accus replied. his mother testifying she removed some items that concerned her as a mom but weren't relevant to the case. >> you turned it over because it was essential to the case after you were able t manipulate certain things on the phone, correct? yes or no? deleted a couple vid- >> yes or no? >> you're making it sound sin sister and there was note in on my part. >> spacey's attorney suggested a crime if he tampered with r invoked his fifth amendment rights and stopp swering questions. now prosecutors saying the case is over. in a statement dnesday, the accuser's attorney said my client and his family have sho enormous amount of courage stances.fficu circ spacey was last in court in june. >> we're not done, no matter what anyone says. >> his last comments, a thtyfou video in of cardsra
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character f underwood. >> you wouldn't rush to judgment without facts, would you? did you? no, not you. you're smarter than that. >> kevin spacey has notn commented ohe charges being dropped. prosecutors have asked the judge to drop, i should say. the family has dropped a civil suit against spacey, saying in court, thereas no settlement. there are still, by the way, open investigations focusing on spacey in london and los angelers and prosecuton l.a. will make a decision soon about whether to file chargether >> thank you so much. >> this bring us to ari melber, our legal analyst. a lot of people are scratching eir heads and saying okay, what just happened here? obviously, the complaining witness, the primary accuser saying i'm not going to testify because i don't want to self-incrimina. how did >> the phone has become paramount. either you believe there was some kind of attempt to tamper with the evidence, that's the
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allegation, or the phone has just been used to sort of scare off the witness. either way, prosecutors are sayingf he's clammed up, they don't have a lot of evidence left. >> where does all of this leave kevin spacey? >> there's these other investigations. many of these cases, as we reported, a lot of times the question is how old are the charges, and for local charges, off they're too old to pursue. as kate mentioned, there are other investigations out there. >> it seems strange to me this s tao far if it'sim uyatlt who is the accuser against kevin spacey saying i better assert my right to the fifth amendmt. did the lawyers kind of do a number on him, on the stand? how -- what happened? i really don't understand how this could have happened. >> at a minimum, as you say, it's effective lawyering. it's also possibl the prosecutors were caught by . surprise often, in these types of cases,
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prosecutorial team will act in a way as a kind of warning and proteor of the accusers. seviously, ultimately in court, facts are suppo to be found, but that witness, that accuser is the case. it seems here they ended up feeling, ande saw a little bit ng on thecerpt, fee stand like they were under pressure. e toos prutors as well and it was too late to unspool it. >> what if anything can we take away from the act the fa has dropped the civil suit as well with no settlement? witness mily and the here just felt this was all too much and walked away from the pressure and the heat, which doesn't mean we infer anything about the underlying allegation highurden of proof in court. or it is possible the other interpretation is, that there was something that was so helpful to mr. spacey and so problematic for the accuser in the allegedly leded text messages that they didn't want to go forward in either venue, civil or criminal. >> interesting resolution here. ari, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> let us turn back to the big
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story today, the weather. mr. roker standing by with the atforecast. whre we looking at? >> we're worried about hot car danger. we hear these stories. let's say we're starting with an 80 degree temperature like this morning. you leave a car out in the sunlight, within ten minutes, it's up to 93 degrees. you go to about 30 minutes, it's up to 109. and then, within an hour, you're at 127 degrees. extrapolate that with a temperature that's 95 or warmer and you can seeow hot and how dangerous leaving anybody inside that car would be. so we're also looking at the remnants of barry moving off shore. brought hvy thunderstorms and strong winds last night into the northeast. well, for today, we have alow moving frontal system, a lot of moisture, daytime heating. we could be looking at, pragain ty good downpours in the northeast, locally 1 to 2nc i s try, here's what's happenin in your neck ohe woods. >> good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist
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chuck bell. we'll once again have a chaere for aon storms today. our rain chances at 60%. any individualou storm c certainly pack quite a punch. stay weather alert for today. have an interactive radar feature on our storm team 4 app. temperatures across the 70s currently. high today, 93. that will be cooly comparison. friday, saturday, and sunday, afternoon highs near 100. heat index value is near 110. plan to stay inside a lot. >> that's your latest ather. >> aright, al. thank you so much. still tocome, the christmas in july deals heating up in the of amazon's biggest prime day ever. what should you be shopping for this morning? >>e and mor of our celebration of the 50ther annry o apollo 11. what there is still to learn from the rocks that ere gathered in the historic first miion to the moon. one of those rocks, a legit rock star in our studio. >> plus, our first look behind the scenes at the "cats" movie. >> before all of that, we'll
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decades down the road. >> oh, my gosh. there's just wrinkles everywhere, in places i didn't know you get wrinkles. >> lawmakers are now wondering what is this russian-based company doing with all of your photos. on wednesday, chuck umer sesendg this letter to the fbi and ftc, calling for an investigation into personal data may be finding its way into the hands of the russian government. and the democratic national committee warning20ts presidential campaigns not to use faceapp because it was developed by russians. >> russia requires that companies there cooperate with the authorities in a way that i think wou probably make most americans uncomfortable. >> in a statement, the company says user data is not transferred to russia and we don't sell or share any user data withny third parties frb but in their terms of service, users agree to the transfer and storage of y by using the app, you give the company irrevocably royalty free
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permission tose your photos, even in advertisements. now, it's the number one download, with more than 100 million installations and famous users like the jonas brothers, mindy kaling, and kevin hart. >> what we're all doing is illance a sur technology industry that's going to be worth billions of dollars, ands will alway know what you lo >> thinkit minor report where tom cruise walks by stores that recognize his face and target him with ads. when it comes to the era of online profiles and socdil mea, privacy advocates say faceapp gathered less others li facebook, google, and twitter, which not only know face but track pretty much everything else about you. faceapp says its server deletes most photos after two days. >> i know you were in onhi t yesterday.
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they're n justdo if you want keeping your photos and information. >> the company says you can request to have all your data removed from their serv the process is tricky. i'll show you now, we have my phone mirrored up here. this is faceapp. we'll go to this up here, that is settings. then down here, you go to support. and then report bugs and send logs. right there, you're supposed to type in privacy. then something like please dete all my user data from your servers. and now, they say their support team is currently overloaded, but eventually, they're supposed to get to it. that doesn't sound very reassuring. >> that's ridiculous. >> you have to ask them to delete it and trust theywi ? >> eventually, they'll get to it. your call is impor to us. >> thanks, gadi. >> going to ask them to make me look a little mbetter. oing to tape that in. >> if you're going to steal mice fax, m give a zhuszh. >> this is a goo time to remind
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this is a news 4 "today" news bre. >> 7:56 is your time now on this thursday, july 18th, 2019. good morning, everyone. i'm eun yang. let's get right to a check on your commute wh melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. good morning. >> good morning. brand-new proble l outerp at 50 in marysfield. rest of the beltway isoong pretty typical. as you zoom in on gw parkway, southbound, just 7 miles per hour in some sections. 270 southbound now going about 40 miles per hour. >> thank you. we'll take a break and check .our forecast
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good morning, everybody. heother hot and humid afternoon. temperatures in t0s. we're already up to 80 degrees in washington at both theon natial and dulles airports. high today expecte to reach 93. it is just like yesterday, a risk of some strong to severe the extensive heat watch starts for tomorrow and continues on into the weekend. daytime highs tomorrow up close to 100 degrees. and again, not much of aain chance tomorrow. heat index tomorrow could exceed
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105 degrees. so dangerously hot weather for iday and the weekend, with highs near 100, and again, heat index values, 105 to 110, for friday, saturday,nd sunday. sunday, late in the day, there will be a chan cooler thunderstorms, and noticeablyco er weather arrives on tuesday of next week. should have some really nice summer weather on wednesday with sunsne and average temperatures for a change. >> looking forward to that. chuck, thank you. another local news update for you in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show after this short br.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, feeling the heat. more tn two thirds o the country waking up to dangerously high temperatures. >> too hot. too hot. >> the unrelenting heat wave on getting started. just how bad will it be? al's tracking it all. >> plus, rock icons. we'll get a unclose and person look at the ultimate space souvenirs. cts is it, the very first sample colle on the hoon. e still learning from moon sts rocks 50 years later. >> then, beverot hills rebo >> this new bh90210 puts us all back together again. t >> whaty're saying about the highly anticipated series that has fans so excited, today,
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thursday, july 18th, 2019. >> we are from -- >> montgomery, ala. >> here for her 25th. >> i'm tur >> in arizona. happy birthday to my mom in michigan. >> we're at the "today" show cafe in universal studios all the way from nashville, tennessee. >> we're from pottstown, pennsylvania. >> celebrating mom's 60th. >> welcome back to "today." nice to have you with us on a thursday morning. it's already hot out there. good reason to come back tomorrow. >> kacey musgraves, one of the biggest stars in country music, is going to be right here, singing songs for us. >> rocking the should be a good concert. >> let's get to the news at 8:00, and the weather is at the top. the heat and humidity soar to
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dangerous levels across most of the country. it's going to get ghworse, ri >> unfortunately. when you look at the heat indices map, we're talking 29 ea states under h alerts. 2,000 miles worth of this, and we have been seeing this heat building all through the month of june. in fact, june was really a new record, breaking the record glebally a alloss the world, 1.7 degrees above average. and greenland ice shelf is near a recordune melt. severe european heat wave, extreme warmth in siberia, and closer to home, the ht ison. dangerous combinations of heat and humidity. it's going to feel triple digits in st. louis, chicago, nneapolis, wichita, dallas, atlanta, raleigh, and washington, d.c. and then for tomorrow, new yo, cleveland, chicago, kansas city, little, rock, nashvillend charlotte, all triple digit heat indices, and then we move into the weekend. no relief insight. chicago, detroit, knoxville,
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back to oklahoma city, and as we move into the northeast again, the tripledigits, and this moves right on into sunday, unfortunately. we have no relief coming, so make sure you take care. lots of water, and please check on the elderly and young, and of course, keep your pets hydrated as well. >>thanks. guys. just one day after the house condemned his twitter attacks on four democratic congresswomen, president trumpsed the dispute to fire up the crowd at a re-election rally in greenville, north carolina, last night, the presidenttrayed the so-called squad of lawmakers as un-american radicals. when he single out ilhan omar, the crowd responded with chant. >> so representative omar blamed the united states. [ chanting send her back>> ] earlier that night, the house killed a resolution by texas democrat al green to impeach the president btause of whareen called the racist nature of his tweets about the congresswomen. >> we have an update on that
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rare but potentially deadly flesh eating bacteria that can be contracted just by takin i a dipn the ocean. kerry sanders joins us with a closer look at how you get it and how to avoid it. kerry,ood morning. well, good morning, savannah. look, we all know there are daernls when you go in the water, shar, jellyfish. rip currents, but until recently, you would be hard presd to find anybody who was afraid to go in the water for something so small you couldn't see it witut a microscope. flath eing bacteria. 56-year-old gary evans is the most recent victim of thelesh eating bacteria. his family says doctors believe the father of six died after he was exposed to the water-borne bacteria while crabbing at magnolia beach in texas. another victim on the gulf bennett -year-old dave of memphis. according to social media posts from his family, bennett, who had a compromised immune system because he was battling cancer,
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died after swimming in the gulf offa. destin, florid >> it could have killed me, absolutely. >> leah believes she's lucky to be alive. she says her doctors think she, too, came in contact with bacteria wle swimming in the gulf in man asota, florida. >> on a scale of 1 to 10, it was probably a 10. it was excruciating pain. >> it causes 80,000 illnesses an 100 death in the u.s. every year. now, hospital labs are on high alert, checking on patient samples. before going iinto theectious disease lab here at baptist hospital, miami, they asked us to put on protective gear. gloves included. and that includes the camera crew. this is what leads to the flesh eating bacteria.s, >> ye this is the actual ia bact >> i'm safe here? >> we're perfectly safe. --this is where all >> dr. stacey baker says symptoms of exposure usually include at least one black spot
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on the skin, like this one that appearn leanne's foot only hours after being in the gulf of mexico. it ually happens near a cut or a scrape that happens before contact with the gulf water. >> whyo we see more now? >> it's probably related to the higher temperatures of the water. >> as the g temperatures up, the bacteria likes that? >> exactly. >> scientists note we have seen increased temperature in the gulf oxi me, about a degree over so, over the last 40 years. a reflection of climate change. this is notust going on in the gulf of mexico. there are recent increased numbers of cases in delaware bay. bottom line,s you heard the doctor referencing about open cuts or severe scrape. if you have them, best to stay out of the water because that is the entry point for this bacteria that can lead to so many complications. and interesting, the early, early response from a doctor is critical here. antibiotics can solve the
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problem. >> you have to see itnd notic it. thank you. good advice. >> 8:06. how about a boost? >> i love this one. 11-year-old seth par wanted to get people's attention with his take on the traditional e stand, k or lemon and it worked. it worked too well because police started getting about the boy adverti bng ice coldeer for sale. when officers arrived, they took a look at the sign, he's selling beer, root beer,. people it was root beer. there in the fine print, all along. everyone had a good laugh. and i think we have aenius marketer on our hands right there. >> genius. officers bought a lot of thabe root , too. >> coming up, christmas in july. did you miss out on the amazon prime day deals? we have a round up on big sales still going on now. >> also, how cool is this incheck this out. we have rocks from the moon right here in studio 1a, and 50 years after neil armstrong's first steps, their secrets are still being unlocked. the incredible story right after .
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buy and t?where, righ >> we did all the shopping for you. amazon prime day, it primed the consums and led to an explosion in retinlers tryg to capitalize on everyone's shopping mood, both online and in stores. it used to be you only heard about bla friday after thanksgiving. now it'slack friday in july. we went shopping to show you what you can still save money n righnow. >> from air pods to instant pots. consumers are enjoying the spoils from amazon prime day. an estimated $5.8 billion spent worldwide this year onon amaz a whopping 175 million items sold. more than black friday and cyber monday combined. >> conemer wallets wid open, other retailers are basking in the after-glow of prime day. more than 20 offers massive discounts to compete, and many others, like taet, are still offering big savings. many of the target deals have a catch. they want you to buy it online and then come to the store to
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pick it up. chec lego star wars set. regularly $139.99, but if you buy it online and pick it up in the store, it's only $111.99. shopping for housewares? no online dealeeded for this one. kitchenaid mixer, normally $349.99. on sale for 's$259.99. th savings of $90. plenty o deals on home supplies where you save now and get a gift card for later. garget is running a special on household clean supplies. get two, get a $10 gift card for later. that includese the tid cktergents. good time to sto up. >> need hair products, check out ulta. >> discounts on hair products including shampoo and conditioner. if you're stocking up on gifts for later, gamestop has discounts through the end of the week o gamesnd headphones. and don't forget, there are deals online. ebay, michaels,wayfair, lowe's, and dell, are all offering online only deals through the end of the week. in general, keep your eye out for things like electronics, home goods, vacuums, smart
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watches, things like that are still going to be on sale. >> nerd wallet finance expert said there are some products you can wait to buy. >> if you're not seeingpr the e you want on something like a laptop, outdoor furniture, mattresses, home appliances, hold out for a couple weeks. you're going to see the prices drop during back to school le sas, and especially during labor day sales. >> and these christmas in july deals have prompted some retailers to ramp up their hiring for the actual christmas season with kohl's and jcpenney already sooking forsonal workers. a summer jump srt to the shopping season. and keepn mind, many of the deals we showed do end this weekend. if you'reoping to cash in, do it soon. some of the deals are online only, but a lot of them will have the free next day shipping. >> you have any tips? >> if you find a great deal and it's sold out, take a picture, get a screen grab. see if another store will match the price, and a lot of stores have loyalty programs. if you sign up, it's usually
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free and you'll get another discount. >> that was fun. al, what you got? >> we have been talking about the heat. we have that. also looking at strongtorms ring up through the upper midwest. hot and dry wemidwest. weather down into the gulf, and hit or miss showers with thunderstorms making their way through the northeast later today. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist chuck bell. 7 and low 80s.e already i was just outside shooting a facebook it's hot in the sun already. won't be ridiculously hot today. afternoon high, 93. heate index will b near 100. friday, saturday, and sunday are a different matter altogether. highs near 100. heat index near 110. plan to spend a lot of time in the pool or the shade >> catch us on "today" show radio, sirius channel 108. >> thank you. >> jenna bush hager in the
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house. good to see you. looking great. how are you feeling? >> every day, a little >> me too. >> me too. >> it is summer. folks.tain your excitement, time for pop start. all you harry potter fans, we have an exciting announcement. harry potter and the childas seen massive success in its debut. h takingome six tonys. now fans can learn allbout the show's journey to the stage in the new book, harry potter and the cursed child, the sknrurny behind the scenes of the award winning stage production. that's a mouthful of a title of the bo. we'll get an exclusive look at some of the inside pages of the book, which include images from the play and candid moments caught on camera. potter fans can pickhe up t copy of the book when it's released in november. >> a book about a play. >> a book about the making of the highly successful play.
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>> competing with. hamilton >> that's right. another thing to collect. up next, another broadway show that about to find its new success "cats." andrew lloydal weber's mus is heading to the big screen. it's packed with big stars, and in a new clip released yesterda we get a behind the scenes look at what went into the maki >> you raise your bar as well. >> people coming together through all different corners of entertainment. >> you hav some of the best hip-hop dancers, royal ballet, some of the best tappers in the world. >> everybody is working really ng hours. rehearsi every day, and it's fun. >> the designer looked, said what is this. it'sspectacular. it's just so much fun to play in. >> the scale of this film is huge. three or four times bigger for the cat perspective.
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>> it's a massive g.undertak a kind of alice in wonderland experience. >> too bad they couldn't find talent. idris elba is my guy. >> rebelilson is our gal. >> and cats are my feline. >> this is one of ours, too. >> from universal pictures our sistercompany. that's going tit h thedeers cember 20th, but the firstle r will drop tomorrow. >> when does theook come out on the making of the play? >> goodidea. o years. finally, we're less than a month away from the premiere of one of the most anticipated reboots. bh' 90210, and we get a glimpse of scenes from the show as well as hearing from the cast on what it was like to work together again. the show is definitely go to have a strong element of nostalgia. remember when we used to make out to this song. >> getting to work again with all of my old friends has been one of the highlights of doing th show. >> i love when we're all together. uniqueave a very special connection together. that no one else will have. >> before you sayanything, i'm
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sorry. >> we're just really lucky we get to go back and play around and have fun together again. >> you can tell they'renn ted there. they're excited about the reboot. you want to watch the full clip andearn more about the show, head to today.com. it premieres august 7th. >> we don't know if the peach pit made it into the reboot. >> it's very meta. >> i know. it meant a lot to you. >> thank you. >> go to the website. you seem to have questions. today.com, it's all there. >> now to more of our special series. one giant le we're celebrating the historic apollo 11 moon mission. >> 50 years later, it's what the crew brought back that scientis are still studying. >> that's t right, apollo astronauts returned with over 800 pounds of moon rocks and soil. most of the rocks are carefully stored in uston. except for today. we have three of them
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exclusively right here in studio 1a. before we geto therocks, a tour of the real al. the special vault and lab that store these priceless samples. >> in an unremarkable building at johnson space center, behind a bank vault door, lie some of our nation's greatest treasures. look closely at these cabinets andou'll see simple labels. ap-16. ap-17. ap-14. one for each of the apollo missions. including ap-11. apollo 11. >> this is it, the very first sample collected on the moon. >> that sample is called t contingency sample. a lunar rock neil armstrong should have popped into his pocket right aftert taking tha one small step. guaranteeing scientists had something to i studyf the mission suddenly aborted or still went to plant. ryan is the apollo sample curator. >> he didn't quite do it right away he took a minute to take in the
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amazing environment around him. >> do youut copy abo the contingency sample? >> thee scientists werll yelling at the screen to take the contingency sample. getting a sample back was the most important thing. >> neil got thatmp sale. >> try to get a rock in here. >> and during their 2 1/2 hours on the moon, armstrong and buzz aldrinathered nearly 50 pounds of lunar rocks. >> bulk sample is just being sealed. >> before armstrong sealed up the rock box, he did one more thing. an afterthought with a major payoff. >> neil armstrong decided it looked a little empty, so he got a shovelnd put five shovel fulls of dirt into the box and it ended up being the mo widely sampled box. >> flashing red lights and traffic held back to let it pass. >> 50 years after arriving in reuston, there are some apollo rocks that in unstudied.
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pristine. >> it's actually sealed under vacuum on the moon and has remained that way ever since. >> nasa is now prepping to open the samples for the first time, and analyze them with technology that didn't exist five decades ago. they hope to ublock f clues how the soil could be used in future moon missions. >> one of the th you need to keepiv astronauts is water, oxygenor them to breathe. if they can make some of it while they're there, that would be really important for them. >> the next lunar mission is slated for 2024, and ziegler, for one, is counting dow the days. >> i can't wait five years from now to open my next set of samples. that will be my best day at work, probably the bestevay er. >> ryan joins us, nasa's sample curator. you have brought not one but e of these special lunar a normally under lock and key in houston. first, is this a rock that neil armstrong himself grabbed? >> absolutely.
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near the end of the apollo 11 mission, armstrong collected this. if you have been to hawaii, same type of rocks here. but this is incredible ancient, over 3.5 billion years over. older than every rock on earth, basically, and this one is particularly special because this actually went back, apollo went back into space and came back. so -- >> did that alter it at all? >> it shouldn't for. in this case, designed to protect it from everything. >> they were on the moon for about 2 1/2 hours. were they good geologists? >> they were. and tt's not just me saying that. there wasnly one professional geologist who ever went to the moon, and i heard him say, other than him, neil a buzz were the best geologists who went to the moon. we probably learned 75% of we know about the moon from the apollo 11 mission. >> what about this one? >> this is from the apollo 17 mission. salt, hat one was of the this was an impactor fd
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pressure. this forms when an asteroid hit the amoon, formed crater 600 miles across, and the molten rock from that flew through the air becausehere's no air in the moon, and landed at the apollo7 site. this was formed through aif completely dferent process, but it's also ancienly >> essentialhe moon got in its way. >>he t moon probably was like, hey, you know, the moon saved the earth from that impact. >> thank you, moon. >> did the rocks and soil they brought back, d it have any particular smell to it?ou >> if believe the astronauts, and we always believe the astronauts, they said they had aur sulfy, almost a gunpowder a lot of them had a reaction to it, lunar hay fever. >> affect them? >> they didn't swell up, but runny noise. g in the dust caused a reaction, just like breathing in dust here would. >> what does our newest technology show us about these rocks? >> that they have water in themu wesed to think these were dry.
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now we have betterens and we know they have a few hundred par per million of walter in them. >> does it tell us anythin se? >> how the moon forms and the gian impact that formed the moon, the conditions for it. stuff like that. >> most of these arekey, but th can touc >> one of our rules is to keep oe sample safe. this isur ninth lunar touch stone, and theseo out to museums so people can touch them. >> can i? >> he has lion on his hands. he had an orange rlier, to >> go ahead. kidding.'m you're basically the first person to touch that. i touched it on the way here, and the guy who made it. >> wow, craig. >> you're serious? i wouldn't have done that if i had known that. >> we find that people have a better connection to things when they can touch them. tangible.it makes it more real.
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>> is this cut from an otherwise bigger rock? >> much bigger. >> sohonored. thank you so much. coming up -- this is a news 4 "today" news break. >> good mornybg, every. 8:26 now on this thursday, july 18th. i'm aaron gilchrist. hets rr start with a look at the roads with melissa and your first 4 traffic. >> looking at the outer loop before rockville pike. look at that delay. we now have lanes open, but the delays are still just hanging around. as you look at northeast, inbound new york avenue after south dakota, lanes blocked. a warehouse fire. response there blocking some of the lanes inbound. looking at gw parkway, southbound, still about 7 miles per hour. >> all right, thank you. we'll have aheck on your forecast when we come it honey, this gig-speed internet
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humidity will be back again today. temperatures aeady in the upper 70s to near 80. today's high forecast, 93 degrees. a chance once again just like yesterday of some isolated stronger storms this afternoon and evening. as for tomorrow and saturday, an excessive heat watch. heat index v ues tomorrow and saturday could be as much as up with 10 degrees. afternoon high tomorrow, air temperature wise, 99. then 101 saturday, and 99 o sunday. cooler weather and a greater chance for storms on monday. that leaves us with much more pleasant weather next week. >> chuck, thank you. you can get the latest news and
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seth has the jonas brothers, new tonight. and we're back. 8:30 on the east coast. 1:30, though, in the afternoon at royal port hp rush in northern ireland, and that's where golf's open championship is under wa a live look there. carson daly, i bet you wish you were there. >> i do. all eyes are on rory mcilroy, the young starro here f ireland. rory off to a rough start. quadrupled the first hole. >> is this the golf channel? >>mc graeme well there, minus
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2. in the hunt, for sure, and an exciting two days in ireland. we have all the coverage.e the first timhe tournament has been there since '51. all the coverage of the golf channel here on nbc. i'm watching on my app. >> i know, this is it. >> incredible. grt weekend for golf fans. >> we know where to find you. i want toontroduce you t fans i'm about to meet. sarah and ronny. hi, guys. how are you? >> we're wonderful. >> you'renarom south caroli so i know there's someone you really wanted to see. who is that? >> i wted to see craig. we have some things for him. >> craig, come on over. >> i love. thin >> they came from columbia and esents. you >>. >> to see you. thank you for coming. >> thank you. >> thank you. what did you bring? i'm excited.>> peaches. >> i love those peaches. >> grits from galavant's ferry. and a poem for you. >> can you read it >> i can recite it.
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>> we led you in columbia. we love you in nyc. now i forgot. you have made the palmetto state as proud as we can be. we would love to say hello and take a selfie too, because we have e to starth morning with a daily dose of you. >> wow. that's a great poem. >> amazing. you got to get a selfie. i think you should bring them inside for that. >> welcome, guys. we'll get you inside. you'll get your pic. thank you, honey. how cute is that? that might be our first poem out here. >> i know, and craig is such a romantic, that's beautiful. fact from fiction when it comes to hair loss. a little too late for me. ch k out theover-the-counter productshat can help. >> plus, an award-winning chef is here to give us a taste of his creatives. creation >> and coming up in the third hour, actor topher grace talked
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about hithought provoking performance in black mirror. >> and ambush mirror/deals we love because we love to save you money. >> first, al, a check of the weather. >> we know what it's doing here' le show you what's happening as far as your weekend out. we are looking at hot, humid f weather onriday in the northeast. sunny and dry out west. extreme heat in the midsection of the country extends into the east on saturday. steamy down through thegulf. sunshine in the western third of the country. wet weather throw the southeast. sunday, a lot of i wet weathern the eastern half of the country. out west will be nice, but showers and thunderstorms through the lower and mid-missisppi river valley. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we might have a chance for cooling showers later in the afternoon and a rumble or two or thunder as well. keep a weather eye to the sky and a weather ear to nbc washington. temperatures already in the upper 70s and low 80s. 93, the expected high today. your rn chances relatively
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high as well at 60%. heat indexals tomorrow afternoon could be as high as 110 degrees. that's also true for saturday and for gnday. ready for extreme heat for friday and your weekend plans. >> and that is your latest weather. now, let's head back inside. >> nice and dry inside, uncle al. thank you so much. coming up next, we're all about hair. dr. michael here tells us how to keep your hair on your head and what to do if you thought the loss of your hair is keeping you gh at ni we might have some new technology we're going to learn about here. but n first, this is "today" o at comcast, we didn't build the nation's largest gig-speed network just f to make businesses runter.
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welcome back. hair loss affects millions of men and a women across the country, and often, it comes with side effects, including the loss of confidence and self-esteem. >> heluckily,'s options for hair restoratn.
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and those options are greater than ever now.k here to tal about some of the myths of hair loss and the latest advancements, plastic surgeon and hair ls specialist dr. michael. thanks for being with us. >> good morning. >> let's start with the first myth. this tone, i took me by surprise. i had always heard that male baldness comes from your mother's side. >> look at your mother's father. >> not true? >> that's not true at all. hair loss comes from both sides of tly fami you really have to look at your mother and father's side of the family to see wre you stand. >> very cool. let's slide down and get down to the next one. i wear a hat every day of my life. a baseball hat. a lot of people think hats can cause baldness. true or false? >> that's false also. hats do not cau baldness. if you wore a hat very tight over a long period of time, it may cause a little utloss, b that's false. >> and last b not least here, the third myth, that you can be o old for hair restoration. also not true? >> that's also not true.
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so i look at eachndividual patient. their health status, their past medical history, their expectations and see if they're a go for a hair restoration procedure. it's really each individual patient. >> before we get to the product and the big half a billion aillar machine over there, is there a cure for h loss for men and women? >> no direct cure for hair loss, but there are medications and treatments that can help to reduce hair loss and help to thicken your hair, and there are treatments such as a hair transplant that can give you permanent hair restoration. >> let's start with some of these over-the-counte products. rogaine i have heard of. >> rogain which has been around for many years, it's over the counter. it's mindicated for and women. and it can help to thicken your ha. >> at what point should someone start to use one of these? >> when you're starting to notice hairss. it's better to start early. >> what about just shaving your head. people start to in the out, and is that kind of throwing in the towel?
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>> sometimes people shave their head when they don't need to. there are options available such as medications or hair transplant proceduree. i would s a specialist before you go that route. here?t else we got down >> here, a vitamin. supplement it'sve or the counter, all natural. there's over 20grinedients.ti anidants, anti-inflammatories, stress modulators. thatan help to thicken your hair as we, and a shampoo, which is also over the counter. there's a main ingredient that can help decrease inflammation. >> you tried the overthe counter stuff, it's not rking. at are some things you should think about before you get into the treatment world? >> before you get into the treatments, it's best to see a specialist to see what may be ailable. there are also prescription medications that can also help. if you're using them and you're still not completely satisfied, then maybe a hair restoration. >> if i iny late 20s and come to you with thinning hair, what are you looking for?
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what makes me a candidate for treatment? >> if you have good donor hair, the hair that we take and transplant to the balding areas. >> you donate to yourself. >> yes. >> look at that. he's not going to have anypr lems. >> you're good. >> my hair doesn't move. robot s talk about this here. this is next level. >> sure. so this is robotic hair transplant system. and within it, there's but-in artificial intelligence, multiple high definitio cameras. it can select the best and healthiest hair to remove from the back of the head to transplant t the balding areas. this machine can also make the holes where the hair goes into. it can actually also implant the hair into the little holes. >> is this a prototype or an actual machine in use ery day? >> this is an actual machine. we're doing these procedures every day. really the newest innovation in hair hesteratio t and ihink it's really changed the game. >> is this your machine? >> it is.
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>> how much did you pay for this? >> a lot of money. >> how expensive is it for the c predure? >> it depends on how much we're transplanting. ballpark, between $8,000 and $12,000. >> painful? >> it looks like a slow tattoo process. is this a painful procedure? >> what i tell patients isyo u're going to have some -- you' going to get some numbing medication at the beginning. that's minimal discomfort,nd a then the procedure is painless. the patient is laying flat on the table, so throughout the procedure, there's no discomfort at all. >> looks like this guy has bigger problems than hair loss. >> just being a head? yeah. >> up next, the mastermind behind the spyhe thriller of t summer. there he is. but first, this is "today" on did you know comcast business goes beyond fast with a gig-speed network. comple internet reliability. advanced voice solutions.
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when a young woman is
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abducted from a fancy swiss boarding school, it sets off a ries ofinternational events that includes the united states, russia, the crown prince of saudi arabia, and t murder of a journalist. sound familiar? actually describing the new girl, a daniel silva 19th novel. featuring israeli spy master gabrielle elan, and fair warning, ripped through the headlines thriller has a shocking ending. good to see you, buddy. >> thank yg for havin me. >> 19th novel. wow. you're prolific. >> i am? i have been publishing a book a year since my early 30s. people ask me, how do you do it? my short answer is i don't do anything else other than write and try to spend as much time with my children as possible. but it's a labor of love. i love writing. i am one of those people who can't not write, and that's very fortunate. >> fortunate for all of us because the books a always
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fantastic. here's the thing, we say this every time. your stories are ripped from the headlines. but this time, as i understand it, at least, the headlines actually forced you tohe scrap t bulk of the book and start over. >> i had to start over in to ocr. i lost two and a half months of the wrg here. i wanted to write a book about like a character like mohammed bin salman of saudi arabia. this man w was promising to bring remarkable change to saudi arabia in the middle east. been thinking about featuring him in a novel for some time, and this special relationship that he has formed with israel. and i started working onhe t book. and in early october, saw a little tiny item on the internet that jamal khashoggi, the contributor columnist from "the washington post," was missing. a tew days later, we learned he had been murdered inside the saudi consulate in istanbul. aew days later, we learned mbs
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had probably given the order for that. i had to completely start over. mbs, mohammed bin salman, how much is he like the main character in your book? >> well, there are obvious similarities. they're both young crown princes of saudi arabia. but my character is very,er v different from mohammed bin salman, i want to say that. he's a much more redeemable characr. he's educated at oxford. he speaks the king's english. he's a muchifferent character. but clearly, as i say in the foreword of the novel, they share similarities and the story you'll read is inspired by events surrounding khashoggi's murder. >> wha does daniel silva read when he's not writing? >> he has to do and tremes amount of research for each of his books. and you know, if you might have
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guessed, i'm somewhat of a rdish character, not as cool as you are. i spend all day either writing a book or reading a book. that's the bestcr way to desibe it. >> no beach reads. no mindless thumb turning? >> i have aouple of beach read authors that i really like, but i do so much heavy lifting for each novel that i really spend a lot of time reading pretty serious stuff.an i am a commercial writer. but in many respects, i'm a literary novelist, and i read a of good literature as well. >> do you ever fantasize about leading the kind of operation that gabriel does? >> i would be the worst person in the world. i'm not one of these guys who o thinks myself as my character. i could never do the kinds of things that he does. and there's simply no way that i would want to be a part of it. i'm the last person tharoyou want ad on operations. >> why? >> because i would sort of be
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the, you know, the woody allen of the op'tation. i don like to fly. i don't like hotel rooms. you know, i'm a germophobe. you don't want me around any kind of secret operation. >> you should probably stick to writing. dannia silva, thank you. again, the book is called "the ne girl" and you can find more on it at .today.com/shop savannah. >> all right, thank you. i'm here with chef cedric who is here to treat us to an incredible meal. lobster r ste ramen and a super flavful salad. it smells deliciou
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oh, itoo smells in we're excited on today's food.oe he grew up in the business, but he's made a name for himself in kitchens all around the world.
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now he's the chef ownerf o the french indonesian restaurant right here in new york city, along with his wife, who i just met, who is also here. you guys just got back from indonesia, i understand. ago. couple days >> good to have you. you were sdplexplaini to moo, you're french. classic french training. also here in new york. >> new yor as well. a couple travels here and there. >> your wife is indonesian. how do these flavorsome together? >> the last ten years we have been traveling quite a bit. we're bringin o our kidsr there. i love the flavor so much. you can get some of this flavor in new york city. there's a goal to bring it back and have a restaurant in new york >>city. what you making? >> the first course here is a lobster noodle. so basically, we start with ginger and garlic. and you -- >> so far, those are things we're familiar with. >> you can get that he. you want to have t
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gold it's getting trickier. these are black fer ntedbeans. this gives you a little bit of funky, almost le a paste flavor, like umami flavor. you add this to the pot. black peppercorns. >> whole corns there. >> wle corns because we'll blend it later on. regular soy sauce, andn the this is ingredients from indonesia. >> what's it called? >> catchen mayonnaise. >> like ketchup? whatever you say. >> le soy sauce. >> where can you find it? >> in most of the stores here. palm sugar that has been delivered in soy sauce. >> so good. >> all that together and you want to reduce that down for about five, ten minutes. this is how it looks >>like. beautiful. >> this point, we'll put it into alender with a bit of butter. >> okay. >> just a little bit. >> wow.
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>> french aspect of the day. some chili, because ts is really all about green thai s. chil seaweed, which you can find in the store as well. >> or at the beach. >> at e beach. we okay. >> it might not even be plugged in. >> this is your magic. whidat you think o indonesia be trained chef when you first went there? >> there's so mucoi on between chilies and lemongrass, it's really cool. from the french, this is a lot. yes, wean toss inhe noodles as well as the lobster, of course. we have some claw. >> h guys, is it? >> we're loving it. >> so unusual. >> indonesian french flavors. >> really good. >> a little cheese. >> nice. >> the cheese, the butter. >> all the stuff you'll not find in a market, that's from indonesia. >> now we can plate the dish. >> all right. >> there you go. >> beautiful.
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>> we only have about a minute and a half let's break out your second dish. which it looks like a lovely salad of sorts. o the next course here, it's a salad. i grew up in the south of france. this is my take on it. here we have, turmer ginger andrl gaic. oil and grapeseed oil that is hot. we want to kind of sear it. it kind of cooks the garli and shallots. but not fully. then we add a little soy sauce. >> this ramen is ridiculous. >>o isn't it good? i know. it's not like college ramen. >> no, at all. >> lime jue. this is your dressing. want to dress the salad here. and whatever i in the market, right now, we have cherry tomatoes, olives, some soft boiled eggs. >> those eggs are so bright, the yolk. beautiful. >> a few shiitake musrooms we grilled. here we use sashimi.
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>> how is the salad, al? >> it's crazy good. >> really od. thank you so much. >> so fresh. >> and crispy garlic and shallots. they use that in almost every dish. >> what about the french influence of wine? what would you pair it with, t salad or the lobster ramen? >> champagne would be great for both. or like, glass of ne. we also serve beers. all that. >> go to the restaurant, i nolita. thank you very much. we'll have more on the dishes a today.com. so good. check out the recipes there. >> but first, we've got more in a lit bit. i'm sure you have extra recipes people will want to check out. >> absolutely. >>r check out wine. >> we're open for lunch and brunch as well. >> you could spend the whole day. >> a l i ahead the third and fourth hours of "today." eat up. chef, thank you. d we're back.
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first a check of n your localews and weather. this is a news 4 "today" .ws b >> 8:56 is your time now on this thursday, july8th, 2019. good morning, everyone. i'm eun yang. let's get right to a check on your commute with melissa and your first 4 traffic. >> outer loop before rockville pike, that crash has di disappeared. delays still hanging around on the outer loop of the beltway.vi inia, eastbound 66 before 50, left side blocked and a brand-new crash. and back up top, as we zoom in a
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little bit, inbound new york avenue after sou dakota, lanes blocked for a fire. break and check your forecas.
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i'd rather not. live from studio 1 a, this is the thi"3rd hour of today." >> i'm with michelle, hey, shell, good toyo see how are you? it's so good to see you. jill martin is with us, dylan is on her way across the pond to cover the british open. and the fabulous jill dylan, big announcement, baby number two. >> it was such a good day yesterday. wasn't it a fun

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