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to lose in life is hope. good morning. breaking n chs in california. gunman opens fire at a crowded food festival, killing at least three people and wounding 15 others. >> people were just screaming, and you kn, crumbling on top of each other. >> this morning, walt we're learning about the victims. one just 6 years old. and the search for a possible second suspect as two women who re just feet from the gunman join us to share their story. >> behind bars two american teens under arrest in italy, accused of murdering o poliicer there. what they're now saying about e case against them, and now fallout over this disturbing image appearing to show one of the suspects bound and
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blindfolded i police custody. >> doubling do. president trump escalates his attacks on balti and his congressman. hejust ahead, tre heated war of wards, and the city's newspaper responds with choice words for the president. >> plus, shark attack. a surfer's frightening encounter off the coast of california caught on camera. i never felt force like that from any animal in my life. >> serio concerns. howpple is responding to new eavesdropping allegations. >> and fortnite phenom. the vid quo game tournament that packed one of the most historic adiums and turned this 16-year-old into a multimillionaire.>> foort fortn champion. >> today, july 29th, 2019. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in
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rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, and wcome to "today." thank yo for joining us on this monday morning. i'm sheinelle jones alongside lester holt. >> it was a busy weekend. we do want to get to the breaking news overnight. a mass shooting at a popular festival in california. >> it happened in gill roy, and this video shows the terrifying moments a gunfire erupted and terrified people running for their lives. we'll talk with two women who were caught in the chaos. first, miguel almaguer joins us with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. as gunfire broke out, there was chaos and nfusion. some people in the crowd actually told police they thought there may have been a cond shooter after that first suspect was killed, they immediately launched a massive search for an accomplice, but this morning, there nremainso second suspect in sight and no arrest. just as gillroy's garlic festival was coming t a close,
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the guire began. a volley of shots, more than 40, say witnesses, ripping across a crow full of families. >> are we goingo be able to drive out of here? let's go. let's get out of here. >> active shooter at the garlic festival. >> police arrived in less than a inute, engaging killing the suspected gunman who has not been identified, but not before three people were killed and another 15 wounded. >> i saw him walking around and walking up towards us. i grabbed all the kids and ran. >> two more wounded near booth three. >> with the victims trampled in the race to escape, emergency teams rushed the wounded to local hospitals. among the dead, 6-year-old steven romero. his mother and grandmother also shot, but they survived. his devastatedr fathe in shock, rushing to the hospital. >> my son had his whole life to witnesses say the gunman was wearing camouflage type tactical
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gear, armed with an assault-style rifle, police say he bypassed metal detectors and security checkpoints. and he may have been working with an accomplice. >> the indications initially given to me is they used some sort of tool to cut through r f. >> as nht settled, a search was launched for a second gunman. police worry he may have slipped away. >> he believe there was a secon individual involved in some way. k just don'tnow in what way. >> with no motive for the mass shooting, some victims remain in critical condition. those who survived could not escape the tragedy of what they witnessed. >> horrible. you know,ea you always h this kind of stuff on the news. you never know that it can happen to you. >> this moing, very little is known he has not even been named publicly. police say his motive was clear.
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he was looking for bloodshed, to attack a large crowd. witnesses say they saw him reloading during the shooting. the manhunt for the second possible suspect does continue this morning. back to you. >> miguel, thank you. we're joined byl she lowe and candice marquez. they were working at the festival and witnessed the oooting. good mor to both you and thank you for being with us. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> s if i can begin with you. i understand you left your booth and were in the restroom area and came out and saw the sh tter. can youl us how close you were and what you witnessed? >> we were aboutan -- i w to say about 10 to 15 feet away from him when we noticed him. it was like, i don't know how to explain it. there was like a pop and all of a sudden, we were -- we just both turned and saw him standing there. and he was reloading his gun. he had it towards the gun,
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putting another magazine into it. all of a sudden, he just opened fi and started walking towards our booth. me and my sister ran. we ran in the opposite d wection ofre he was coming from, where he was standing. ow else - i don't know to explain it. it was so fast that it happened. i don'tknow. it was just -- we rannd were hiding underneath, behind -- >> people. >> sheryl, ir understand you boss and her husband were shot and taken to the hospital. updates on rd any how they're doing? >> her husnd is in critical condition right now. he is in critical condition. shes stable right now. he got shot three times. she got shot once. her son - was her son and my granddaughter were also in the tent when it happened. my granddaughter pulled her son under the table. she saw the shooter and pulled him underneath the table and hid underneath the table while he was there.
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>> candice, it looks like some of the images we have seen, there was panic. people not quite understanding what was happening. he scene escribe what was like when people began to run for safety and did you see anyone who had been >> actually, yeah. ty in it was pretty e that spot at first when wete st running. and people were kind of dn't o hekngo. w and seen the little boy when they brought him over, the one d who passeaway, the 6-year-old. and i'm really sorry for his family. i seen them trying to work o him. and then i just waited until the police told us to go a different direction. >> sheryl, i understand you had great concern for your ananddaughter, who was in a tent. you were trying to find her during this. can you tell us where she was during all of this? >> she was in the tent -- she was actually in the tent with my boss' 3-year-old son. >> she was a hero. e grabbed him and saved his life and held him under there
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until evething cleared. until the neighbors came and took them behind a freezer and stood. so she kept him there. >> i know b you haven through a lot of emotional trauma. we do appriate you spending time with us. thank you. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> meantime, another major story we're following this morning.es prident trump's latest attacks. the target, the city of baltimore and its congressman. in a flurry of tweets prompting a lot of blowback this morning. hallie jackson has the latest. good morning. >> good morning tos you. this the latest instance of the president going after affafrican-american lawmaker. this time, elijah cummings targeted in at least 17 tweets from president trump, including a new one this morning, again blasting baltimore,hich is part of cummings' district. now even in the face of new criticism, the president is unapidogetic. prest trump viz morning
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escalating an explosive attack on the city of baltimore and the congressman whose district incles part of the majority african-american city. elijah cummings, chairf the powerful oversight committee. after critics slammed the president for what they called racist tweets describingcu ings' district as a disgusting rat a infested mess, the president is now to flip the skrift, accusing cummings of being racist. the congressm has workedo subpoena top trump administra officials and last week blasted the acting homeland security head in a hearin something that apparently caught the president's attention. >> what does that mean? what does that mean when a child is sitting in their own feces? can'take a shower? come on, man. >> cummings now tweeting, it is my constitutional to chnduct oversight of the executive bran, but it is my moral duty to fight for my constituen. >> the president here has some beefs with congressman cummings. i understand that, but i don't think that's the way to fix he
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as racial priming. basically using this langage and taking actions to try to get m people toove into their camps by racial and ethnic identity. >> ltimore's localewspaper in a scathing editorial blasting the president, writing, quote, better to have some vermin livioo in your neighbo than to be one. president trump digging in, tweeting there's nothing racist in stating plainly what most people alreadys know, a elijah cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district. adding, dems always card when o win with facts. shame.e president's defenders it his attacks are not motivated by race. >> i think it's subhuman. you spend too much time reading between the lines. >> i'm not reading between the lines. i'm reading the lines. > the president is also going after al sharpton this morning. do we kn why? >> sharpton is set to speak with members of the media later t way alongh michael steele.
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that has seemed to irritate the president who this morning says sharpton is simply showing up to complain and accusing him of hating white people and police officers. sharpton has respo, pointi out in, 20 the president said he respected sharpton's work. much more to come on this story. >> another heaine out of the white e president's top intellie official set h to leaveis post in the coming weeks. andrea mitchell joins us with more on that. >> good morning. another big shake-up and another cabinet vaccy on the national security team with the president announcing that the director of national intelligence leading all 17 intelligence agencies is p't. president trum national intelligence director dan coats is out. the president announcing coats' depatcher of twitter, saying he'll nominate texas republican congressman john ratcliffe to replace him. coatsat for his gre service to our country. despite that statement, the president and coats have been at odds for at least a year after mr. oltrump t the world he
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believes vladimir putin's denial of election interference over his own intelligence officials. >> my team wame to me, dan coats and others, and they said they think it'n. he just said it's not russia. i will say this. i don't see any reason why it would be. >> three days later, coats was caught off guard wn we told him the president had just invited putin to a on twitter. >> say that again? >> vladimir putin coming -- >> did i hear you? >> okay. that's going to be special. >> coats also broke with the president on jong-un was unlikely to give up his nuclear weapons. and that iran was abiding by the nuclear deal. >> i disagree with certain things they said. i think i'ml wri veghe b right,ut probably. >> at a confirmation hearing, ratcliffe, one of the most
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conservative house republicans, could expect questions about whether he would politicize the 17 intelligence agencies after his aggressive questioning of m robertller last week. >> can you give me an example other than donald trump where the justice department determines that an investigative person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined? >> i cannot, but this is a unique situation. >> in resignation letter, coats wrote about his pride and what the intelligence community has paccomplished totect threats against the u.s. election. in nominating congressman ratcliffe, one of hishi c defenders, donald trump signaled he's bypassing d theuty intelligence director, sue gordon, to be acting head of the intelligence agency, if pending what coue a lengthy confirmation process. >> let's turn to the latest on the arrest of two american f a police officer in n with the italy. thease makingeadlines around
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the world, and nbc's sarah harmon is in rome for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. guys, the more we learn about the case, the more sturbing it becomes. behind me, you can see the jail where the two americans are being held, and italy's judicial system works different than the u.s. ere is nobail. that means these two suspects are unlikely to be released anytime . this morning, in italy, applause and grf, for murdered police officer mario vega. his funeral held today at the same church where the newlywed was married just one month ago. two americans. 18-year-old gabe reel, and 19-year-old finnegan e,leoth from , were arrested on friday in connection with the fatal stabbing. there's outrage over this leaked photo appearing to show one bound and blindfolded in police
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custody. blindfolsng suspects i illegal in italy, and some italian media have compared it to the treatment of detainees at guantanamo bay. police have denounced it and reassigned an officer involved. police say they confronted the two american over a stolen bag, allegedleing held ransom by the teens after a drug deal gone wrong. they say the man was stabbed 11 times. in a 911 itcall, a wss claimed the suspects fled the scene. how did they escape, asked the dispatcher, on a motor bike, on foot? on foot, on foot, says the caller. a surveillance video circulating widely intalian media and not verified by nbc news appears to shun two peopleng from the scene. elder and york were arrested nearby at their four-star hotel. police say they found a large kne hidden in a ceiling panel. a detention order identified elder as the main suspect. but during police interrogation, authorities say the teens blamed
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each other. elder's family have not yet seen their son. in a statement, they said what we know so far is that fin has been appointed an itaan public defender to handle his case. gloria, who lives next to the elders in san francisco, hasn know finnegan his whole life. >> he's just not the type of kid that -- it's unbelievable. i know things happen and people have tempers, but i have never seen it. >> guys, this casey drawing compaersons to anoth famous one, amanda knox, who spent four years in italian jail for allegedly killing his b roommateore she was ultimately acquitted. in this case, these two suspects have been accused of murder, and attempted extortion, but they have not been charged. said e lawyers i spoke to that could take weeks or evenhs mont sheinelle, ster. >> sarah harman, thank you. >> time for a check of the weather.
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good mor to you, al d ker. >> grning, and thank you for getting your weather from us. yesterday, a serie of tornadoes striking through the upperdw miest. this is just outside of st. paul, causing extensive damage. luckily, no injuries or deaths, and we're thankful for that. as the system pushes to the south, it's bringing strongor st from chicago all the way down the to central missouri. it will be part of the front pushing to the east. as it does, it will spark strong storms. heavy downpours, isolated flooding. as we head into tomorrow, more showers and thunderstorms pushing into the northeast, witd strong wi damaging hail, and anywhere from 3 to 4 inches of rain in some sections. localized flash flooding because e ground is already saturated, and the heat is back. we're talking about 8 million folks at risk in new england and on into coastal new england. heat indices in the northeast andid mtlantic states from 95 to 100 degrees. air temperatures. upper 80s to low to mid 90s.em air trature in boston, 95
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rain on wednesday afternoon. we'll keep chances in for thursday and friday. but enjoy this monday.mp teatures are going to top out in the low to mid 90s. right now, we're in t >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. >> coming up, two new shark attacks off the coast of florida. e of them caught on camera. we'll hr from a surfer about his frighte ngencounter. >> plus, apple under fi. bombshell new allegations about your conversations with siri and wi they may not be as private as you think. first, this is "to
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motorcycle inbound 4 in dunkirk. traffic pushed onto 260 and southern maryland boulevard. 2 as an alternate is very strong. a broken down vehicle. that road is closed there, diverted offecause of road work. inner loop, outer lap of the beltway pretty normal. >> thank you. >> a y check onour forecast is up nex. ♪ you know when you're at ross and that cute dress gets even cuter? yes. or when you can say yes... to both? (smiling) sure. or when you find that brand at that price?
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rain ss could be strong on wednesday afternoon. >> all right, thank you. another local news update here in about 25 minutes. >> for now, back to the "today" sh
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7:30 on a monday morning, july 29th, 2019. a sunny and hot start to your work week here in midtown manhattan. >> nice crowd outside. let's get to a check of the headlines. e want to begin with the mass shooting at the gilroy garlic festival. hundreds of people ran for the exits when the gunfe erupted. at least three people were killed, 15 others injured. police arr the scene in less than a miinte, engag and killing the suspected gunman who has not been identified. police say he appeared to be far, no information on a mly. possible motive. >> beijing is responding for the first time this morning to eight straight weeks of protests in hong kong. it's condemning what it callsus
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horrncidents that have caused serious damage to the rule of lan the violen i hong kong escalated on posunday. lice used rubber bullets and st tear gas again protesters, as another day of street marches stretched into the night. the demonstrations were originally sparky opposition to a now shelved bill that would have allowedextradition to mainland china. now they have evolved into calls for greater democracy for beijing. >> the world of electronic gaming has a new king this morning. >> bow down. your fortnite world booga.io >> 16ear-old kyle booga became the first ever fortnite world cup champion on sunday, at arthur ashe stadium in new york city. the pennsylvania teen knocked off 9 other opponents along the way. the prize, a cool $3 million, and of course, a really big trophy to go along with >> his name will be a household name in my house, that's for sure. >> also this morning, beach
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goers and f officials inrida are on high alert after two separate shark attacks there over the weekend. nbc's gabe gutierrez joins us from jacksonville beach with the latest. gabe, good morning. >> good morning. it's that time of year, summer vacation, meaning so many people are out on that water, and whether they kno it or not, they could be swimming with sharks. and here in florida this waves.stjue danger was lurking >> literally justo latched ont my arm. >> this morning pro surfer franklin o'rourke is recov aing aftercare of his life, a acshark attk off jackson beach. >> i never felt force like t any animal. i was in shock. >> this video shows other surfers in the water. th t splashing, struggle between o'rourke and the shark. the 23-year-old says he has been surfing his whole life and seen sharks before but not like that. >> i have never seen one that ose and in that aggression. it was coming at me, not around me.
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it was definitelyinteresting. i was scared, for sure. >> o'rourke said the sharky caught him b surprise. >> you think when a shark comes at you, you can just punch it. no, you're going to be in shockg you're notng to know what's going on. >> lifeguards treated h wounds, which were superficial. 100 miles down the coast, a boogie border was also bit by a shark off new smyrna beach. the 49-year-old man was not smyrna beach is considered the shark bite capital of the world, with more than 300 unprovoked attacks since records started being kept in 1882. last week in cocoa beach 60 miles south, these sharks were seen slicing through the surf near the shoreline, and in daytona beach earlier this month, a shark spotted very cle to swimmers. >> my baby was bitten by a shark. >> back at, jacksonville o'rourke says he'll stay out of the water just until his wo heal, then he'll be back on his board. >> i'm still living,'m still here. there's chances you're going to get hurt and injured, but that's
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part of the game. that's wi we play. >> gabe, do we know what type of shark was involved? >> yeah. sheinelle, o'rourke thinks it was likely a black tip shark that bit him. he knows how lucky he . infact, he went out and bought a lottery ticket, figuring if he could survivter with a shark, the odds were in his favor, sheinelle. >> i guess i couldn't disagree with that. thank you. >> let's get a check of theat wer. >> we're going to be diving with sharks in a little. you our sha. luckily, nothing like that happened. we are looking, though, at what's going on in the atlantic. starting to see activity developing. invest 95-l down around puerto rico, next two days a 10% chance. 20% chance of development. here's the cone of development over the next five days. f that, but we'll be hern ida watching. we also have a couple systems in the pacific. ossy back here, but we're watching tropical storm eric, it looks like it will rapidly
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b> we'rek with in-depth today. his morning, the new york police department reeling from yet another tragedy. >> a fifth officer dying by suicide in just two hsmont senior national correspondent kate snow joins us with more on this. > since june, the nypd has lost a deputychief, a senior detective, two patrol officers and now this weekend, a sergeant. the department's commissionerca ing the recent succession of suicides a crisis, as he encouraged members of the force to seek help if they're struggling. this morning, the new york city police department once again mourning the loss of one of their own. on staten island, a silent salute for a sergeant who took his own life. the partment's fifth officer to die by suicide in just two months. the tragic deaths prompting nypd's top brass to declare a mental health crisis. in a series of tweets this weekend, james o'neal pleading with members of t force to seek help. writing, to every member of theo nypd, please this.
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it is okay to feel vulnerable. it is okay ifyou'r y to seek hem others. you may not know this, and it may be hard to imagine, but you arre not out t all by yourself. >> we need all members of the police department to understand that to call for help is not a weakness. it's a strength. >> for weeks, the nypd has aggressively been using social media to reach its 36,000 police officers. >> know that you're never, ever alone. >> encouraging anyone wholp nee he to call or text a hotline and the department isow n planning newd a peer support program. new york, not the only forceli struggng with mental illness. the cross existing nationwide. so far ts ar, across the country, 111 officers have taken their own lives. an alarmi number triggering new efforts to confront the growing problem. in los angeles, before officers they check ptroll, in psychologists when have the option to seek anonymous
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counseling. evre experts say some officers hesitate to on up, fearing judgment or job repercussions. >> this is a population that is very strong. they are reluctant to ask for help. they're reluctant to acknowledge they're having aproblem. and they just kind of suck it up. >> kate, do most police departments have suicide evention programs? >> sadly, not. officially across the u.s., only 3% to 5% of lawanncies have a s cific suicideprevention program. this year, there's been a big push by agencies talking toac eh other, trying to share practices in terms of getting officers help. th trying to worth together to increase the resources. >> i didn't realiz,0 police officers here in new york city. that's a lot. >> that's jus new york. we have millions of police officers across the country, and this is unfortunately a huge issue. >> it's growing nationwide. with the law enforcnkent. >> i they're aosmicr
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too of our gy.yer societ suicide numbers are up, unfortunately, acros the board, so they're up in a high-stress job like police work. >> i like how commissioner o'neal said it's a sign of stngth to ask for help. that's hard thinking when you're going through it. >> it is. d if yeed anonymous help, there is a national suicide prevention feline. you can call that, anybody, police officer or not, 1-800-273-8255. kate, thank you vy much. >> switching gears here. just ahead, we'll tell you what's hind a massive grasshopper invasion in las vegas and why they may not be leaving anyt. soon. soon. nt humira patie you inspire us. the way you triumph over adversity. and live your lives. that's why we redesigned humira. we wanted to make the experience better for you. now there's less pain immediately following injeion. we've reduced the size of the needle
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this is a news 4 "today" news break. >> 7:56 is your time now on this monday, july 29th, 2019. good morning, everyone. i'm eun yang. in the news for today, the fu ral for 11-year-olkaron brown will be held today. he was killed in a shooting ihe soutt washington earlier this month. police charged 29-year-old tony mcclam with second degree murder. just days after he tied, his youth football coach was killed in an unrelated shooting. now let's check on your commute with melissa mollet your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. in the dunkirk area, inbound 4, we have a closure here this morning near talbott road. that's for a fatal crash ycle.tigation involving a inbound traffic pushed ontoto r0 mo and southern maryland boulevard. 2 as an alternate is full. allow a lot of i extra time you're headed this way. northbound south capitol, part of the road closed there for
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i'm meteorologist lauryn 'rricketts. we looking at conditions very similar to what you experienced on sunday. a little warmer, but still a chance of a stray shower. becoming hot and humid pretty much all throughout this week with rain chances.es temperatre in the 70s right now. 78 here in the district. so a stray shower possible today. about a 30 chance. mainly west of storms tomorrow. right around the blue ridge mountains. better chances on wednesday andc daily c of rain after that. >> thank you. another local news update for heu in 25 minutes. and nok to ttoday" showsh
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>> it's 8:00 on "today." coming , tra in california. >> they're shootin at least thr, many more injured after a gunman opened fire at one of thed largest foo festivals in the country. >> he just brought his gun up and started spraying out rounds all around. >> this morning, what we're learning about the victims and could there be an accomplish on the run? we're live with the latest. >> plu al gets an up close and personal look at the ocean' top predator with a shark expert who survived an attack. >> wow. that was nuts. >> just ahead, what this survivor wants you to know before hitting the water.
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>> you need to be careful and aware of what's goingn in the area you're swimming. >> and vogue goes royal. overnight, buckingham palace confirmed meghan markle will guest edit the september issue of the iconic magazine. how the duchess is looking to shake things up. today, monday, july 29th, 2019. >> here fromchicago. >> from new york. twice as nice. >> and twice the price. >> today sophia is -- turning dou. >> good morning. this is troy and lisa, all the way from ireland. >> from durant, oklahoma. >> hi, las vegas. >> and charleston, south carona. >> celebrating 16 years of being cae. >> one of my favorite parts of e show. welcome back to "today." we appreciate you being with us.
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> we love seeing your shout outs. record a short message, post it on twitter and itagram with the hashtag #mytodayplaza. >> sounds good. busy morning so let's get t your news at 8:00. police are searching for a possible motive after a deadly mass shooting sunday at a california food festival. miguellmaguer joins us from gilroy california with the latest on the investigation. miguel, good morning. >>sheinelle, good morning. police still don't have a motive but e suect appeared to be trying to kill as many people as he psiblycould. shots rang out atche garli festival on sunday evening just as it was coming to a close. police believe the suspect cut through a security fence t try to avoid detection. when he suddenly opened fire, at least threeeople were killed, another 12 wounded. police were able to respond within a minute, immediately engaging the suspect ang killi him, but there was some concern there was a possible second
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accomplice who may have been with the suspect, that according to several witnesses. overnight, police launched a m masshunt trying to track that person down. no arrestsnd no other suspect has been identified. few details have been given about the suspect, and we're just beginning to learn a little more about theim vict among those three victims who were killed, 6-year-old steven romero was shot while he was attending the garlic festival with his family. his mother and his grandmother were also shot.ro romeas killed. his father responding to the hospital in shock, saying he could not believe his son was ong the victims. and justam a few hours here in gilroy, we'll have a press conference from authorities where we hope to learn more about the suspect and also the victims. heartbreaking. thank you. as president trump escalated his attacks on maryland congressman elijah cummings, calling the democrat and civil rights activist racist. the president tweeted sunday, quote, if racist elijah cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the good people of
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his district, and baltimore itself, pouhaps progress cld be made in fixing the mess that he has helped to create. earlier, the president called part of cummings' district a -i rodeested mess. last week, cummings criticized the trump administratio over conditions at border facilities. >> the woman who isin next in le to serve as governor of pue to rico hasned down the job. sectar of justice wanda vasquez was supposed to take over for governor ricaro rossello when he steps down on friday. he resigned over massive otests. vasquez said she has no interest in leading the territory. >> a bombshell new report will get the attention of anyone who uses apple's voice assistant siri. the tech jiebt under fire over cerns over who was listening to your recordings on the other side. nbc's jo ling cent has that
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story. >> apple admitting its workers can listen to what you say on siri on your phone, watch, ipad, even in your car. this comes after an anonymous whistle blower reportedly told the guardian newspaper human contractors listen to recordings of some conversations whilehey rk to improve siri's ability to understand you. they have overheard confidential chatter about medical formation, drug deals, and even intimate moments, according to the whistle blower. nbc news has not confirmed the whistle blower's story. apple did not deny the b allegations also emphasized to nbc news only a very small random su tet, lesshan 1% of daily siri utterances are used recordings arend not attached to your apple user name, adding siri responses are analyzed in secureie facilit and all reviewers are under the obligation to adhere to apple's
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strict confidentiality requirements. apple has long touted privacy as a key difference between its products and the competition. >> we believe pvacy is a fundamental human right. >> amazon's echo h come under fire, too. >> what's the weather in seattle? >> this year, amazon disclosing thousands of employees listen to alexa recordings in order to improve alexa's understanding of human speech. the privacy concerns are expected to grow as smart eakers become more popular, by 2023, an estimated half a billion smart speakers will be up andnn ruing. for today, jo ling kent, nbc news. >> you talk about it, one of those things that is always on it doesn't even matter. >> i have seen it happen where sometimes it thinks you have watch,e key word, on my i'll see the words i have just spoken as if they're gog to go . >> that's kind of scary. >> yeah, it happens. >> it's to the point where we use itmi lessly. we walk in the room, what's the
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weather going to be. i heard my daughter doing her homework, okay, google, what's 7 plus we should probably turn it off for a white. >> sera, are you listening to us? >> that's something i don't know. >> ay. maybe not. >> that was a little vague. >> you ready f a morning boost? this is a good on we're talking about air travel. we know it can get tedious at times, so one passenger was looked out en she the window and saw this. that's american airlines ground crews chief isaiah foster working the tarmac. the this is at nashville international airport. the woman who recorded this sai the performance was pure joy. a spokesperson for united said nster proves whe you love what you do, you can dance on the fly. >> if he's directing a plane to depe, that could be an issue. come right, come left. >> why is that plane swerving. all is well.th ere's a lot more ahead.
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we're back at8: about with today's talker. and kate snow is back. >> brought that f music jus you. >> thank you. >> this morning, a surprise involving megn markle. overnight, the duc of susic washe announced as t guest editor of "vogue." keir simmons has the story behind it. >> very royal. hey, sheinelle, hey, lester. good morning to you. check this out. british "vogue" has given us an early edition of the magazine, not even on uk news stands yet. on the front cover of people changing the world. this is a nice ch there's a mirror there so you can see yourself as a change maker. meanwhile, a source close to meghan says shen landed a interview with michelle obama over lunch. i'm told the former first lady immediately said yes. for seven months, the duchess ox suss secretly worked with british vogue. she's the first ever guest
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editor of the magazine's influential september issue. the cover featuring 15 female change makers. inside, an interview with former first lady michelle obama. is morning, the duchess a vogue releasing this video. >> we are at a cross roads in the world right now, the decisions that we make, every country around the world, awut ho we're going to treat women, how we're going to treat immigrants, how we're going to treat trans people a people of color, how we treat our planet. >> one of the women, jameela jamil, star of the good place, spoke exclusively to "today." >> i rememberee being a tnage model when i was 15, starving myself, thinking that would bring me success and something like a cover of "vogue" and it's amazing to find myself 20 years later and 30 pounds heavier o being the cover. >> jameel's campaign for positive body image called i-way. >> one thing noticed over the course of my career isust how polarized the world is now. >> other incredible women
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include new zealand's prime minister, you senda adern. savannah and hoda interviewed her just after she gave birth in office. >> what's is harder, running ac try or taking a 3-month-old on a 17-hour flight to get heret >> jus discussing some of it. it felt at the time on par. >> i think my voice for change is me. >> and a model who set up a safe forum for young women to talk, appearing with meghan on a panel in march. >> throughout school, i was never given a safe space where i felt like i could speak confidentially and express what was going on in my fe. >> meghan, then pregnant with archie, talking about feminism. >> if things are wrong and there is a lack ofjustice, and there's an inequality, then someone needs to say something. and why not me? >> meghan herself doesn't feature on the cover. she told editor edward that would be too boastful. the man, friends with international celebrities and
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the first person of color to edit british vog, praising meghan's willingness to wade into mor complex and new unlsed areas, whether they include female empowerment, race, or privilege. >> i love her. i think she's fantastic. hahn toor ncredible get to talk to her over the phone. she's very gracious and kind and warm and intelligent. and sonk i thi i'll probably never forget this as long as i live. >> the fact that meghan chose a e editor of the magazine not to put herself on the cover says a lot about who she is and perhaps not who her critics sometimes claim she is. i'm told this was a labor of love for meghan, and the final two weeks she worked on it every da guys. >> i could see that. it's probably a nice outlet, a way to get away fm what she's sing day to day and do something where feels like it's substantive. >> a great platform. >> good deal. >> you ready for pop start? >> carson is out, you're in. >> a good one, first up.
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a big milestone at the weekend box office. whe the lion king won the top spot yet again with an estimated $75 million, it was the opening of "once upon a time in hollywood" making ori dicapo and brad pitt film opened to $43 million, making it the biggest opening weekend ever forentin tarantino. the duo telling harry smith what it was like to work together ane what ty'll do next. >> for me, the people i spend my time with and the artists i respect, so i donha know wt would you do it again?ut >> of course. >> you want to work tether again? >> we talked about doing jerry lee lewis and dean martin's stories. >> he wants to do a christmas album. >> i want to do a christmas we'll be on the lookout for the album. >> next up, jay-z and beyoncebr celeed their niece's 21st birt this weekend at a
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gatsby theme party. they make the roaring '20s look good. it comes a week after her debut on the lion king, which apparently she watched on repeat as a kid. >> when she was a kid, we must have watched that 20, 25 i'time. just so excited for her daughter to be able to see this, her kids, and it was very exciting. >> speaking of daughters, mama knowles saying it was credible to see daughter blue ivyere in the video for spiri with beyonce. >> ua treat for star wars fans. a videoaking the rounds on twitter this weekend shows mark hamill and harrison ford's original screen tests for the first film. the two actors having never met before >> i was paid to bring you here. now you'r here. give me my other $5,000 and i'll be on my way. you're on own, i'm n my own. i'll let you off on the nearest system. >> you can't. we've come this far. we must find them.wh >> y? >> cnbc retweeting the video and
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asking hamill for any insight, to which he said neither he nor ford had any wide what the movie was about. the rest is history. finally, this guy right here. lester holt. >> wait, this guy. >> that guy. som of uknow, lester plays bass, and this weekend, they were featuring in "the new yo f ti sundaye section. i love it. the newspaper catching up with the rough cuts at a recent gig here in new york. lester saying, quondng you, a you're right here, lester saying this is what you said, lester. you said they helped you find r your innerock star. >> it's true, because i tend to like jazz and r&b and that stuff. lot of the rock songs we're playing, apparently everyone r.se knew but me, but i have a pretty good >> what was the song carol got you to play? >> well, it was psycho killer, which i didn't know talking
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heads. now somebody said, if you're working on dateline, it's not a bad song to learn. >> you a duet with keith morrison. or would you? >> i'm going to be -- let's talk about the rough cuts. they're so good. they perform in new york. >> you guys should perform together. >> i would love that. >> have you ever performed together? >> no. >> you sing, right? >> i sing. >> he played bass and sings. >> occasionally, i sing, but it's sor much stress f singing with me publicly. that means you're not going to do it right now. >> probably not. >> congratulations. >> a nice read. i think i tweeted something. it's nice to be recognized for my other passion. >> that's right. i like the t-shirt, as seen on tv. >> that's good stuff. >> a little >>joke. nother talented man here at the desk. >> not like that. >> you sing too. >> no. >> youid oadway. >> yeah, but i talked.
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i talked on pitch. anyway. we're looking at a c d front coming through, slicing through chicago, all the way down almost as far north as dallas. we'll watch a little storm system getting itself together. maybe becoming a tropical syster lan the week, but in the meantime, the heat is going to be a big deal. it's still pretty rong. 100 all the way to the southwest, 90s in northern california, on in the central plains. we look for the heat to start bidding again in the northeast and new england today. look for a lot of wet weather through florida. the heat continues out west, but behind this cold front, it's bringing strong st hms. wee cooler, drier air. that's what's going on around the country. here's what'sn happening i your neck of the woods. >> well, that's the same front that's going to edge towards our area for wednesday and give us increasing chances of rain. we do have stray shower possible tf us are going to remain dry. 70s right now, topping out in the low to m 90s today. a degree or two warmer than yesterday. again, a chance of a stray shower possible. a little more muggy today.
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a little mor muggy tomorrow. a little warmer tomorrow, and we'll also have about a 20% to 30% chance of storms mainly tomorrow afternoon. that frontal system al was showing you comes tough on wednesday. scattered showers and storms could be strong. >> okay, al, you have the latest installment in our special series shark week on today. we partnered with discovery channel and their wildly popular annual event to bring you the ground breaking insight into the mysterious world of sharks. >> we look at how they live, how we interact with them, you theyact with them, and how make their way along our coast, and al, you did a deep dive to see some sharks up close and personal. really close. >> not too personally, but up close and personal is an understatement. shark attacks, as we all know, unfortunately have been in the headlines this summer, including two attacks this weekend. recently, i went d s with a sha experience sharks in
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with over 500 species of sharks, these majestic animals are the top pdators of the ocean's ecosystems. paul is a leading shark expert an a shark expert on discovery channel. >> because the water is getting warmer, do we see a migration of moref a food source? >> absolutely. when the waters are warmer, there's more ndace in food. that's going to bring in the small predators up to the big predators. >> as sharks move closer to our shores, they sparked fear at america's beaches. this yea there have been more than 25 unprovoked shark attacks in the u.s., and a tragic fatality in the bahamas. s expertsay shark attacks, while dominating the headlines this summer, are actually very rare. it's a message paul shares despite his own experience. ten yrs ago, he was serving in the australian navy, diving in sydney's harbor a part of a drill, when he was attacked by a shark. >> the shark hit me in the leg.
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i tried to push it off. i tried to fight it off, but this was a 9-foot bull shark, 600 pounds of muscle. it ended up removing all of my hamstring on my right leg. it took off my right hand. when i was underwater, the shark, the actual attack lasted about eight seconds. >> that was it? >> yeah. eight seconds to change your life. >> he lost two limbs that day, but now the shark attack survivor is their biggest supporter. traveling the world, educating people on sharks. ere have bunprovoked attacks or allegedly unprovoked attacks on places where they're not used to seeing sharks. >> you need to be careful and aware of wha ts going on in area you're swimming. there could be a migration of fish, a migrion of whales, an abundance of stingray. that could bring in a predator. >> paul volunteering to be my guide. we travel just off the shores of nassau in the bahamas to experience sharks in their
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environment. te me aboute'he sharks going to see. >> we're going to see the caribbean reef shark. beautiful, amazing shark. g they to about seven foot long. they're a dominant predator in these areas,ur and the n shark, really beautiful, cuddly sharks. the big teeth or anything and they hang on the bottom. they're all incredibly beautiful animals. >> what do i need to know going down there? >> the greatest lesson i can teach someone about diving with sharks is don't act like food, and they won't treat you like food. don't be erratic. don't swim away. don't wave your fingers in the eyelike bait.keep contact. >> we headed out to dive with sharks. 30 feet under wer on the ocean floor, there are about 20 to 30 sharks. of course, a little nervous, but the water's calm. crystal clear, and surrounded by
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safe paul and t sh. ust afe p roediosswatc fhenad.l >>s literally shark everywhere. garks swimmin all around us, coming very close, but not interested in me. in fact, i was even able to touch one. >> wow. that was nuts. >> so many down there, and theye coming in from every angle.ik >> l they're swarming. >> they're just there, sharks doing their thing. don't mess with anyone. but you can't replicate that with anything else the world. >> an experience up close with these apex predators of the sea. what do you want tiewers toe away from seeing this? >> not to see them as a vicious man eater. see them as a beaiful animal. respect them and want to save them just like i do.
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>> beautiful piece. >> wow. >> thank you. they were next to me in the pind flippers amask, the producer in that.nl the oy time i was really nerv t first thing you do when you diesk, you're always told to look down. i look down and see about two dozen sharks. okay, here we go. >> worried about what you can't see, what's behind you? >> we had a couple safety divers around us, so that kind of -- >> but there's no cage. you're not protected in any >>w. once i was down there, idi 't feel nervous. i think you're moret risk when you're snorkeling and up close, because you look like food. >> and for him to be down almost as your coach, knowing what he's experienced, the fact he's lost an arm and leg. >> only made his passion stronger. >> a plan if one started attacking? what do you do? >> i don't know. i don't know if there was a plan. h >> said make eye contact. >> we should mention part of the production cos were paid for
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by discovery. you can catch shark week on discovery. >> up next, a unoique camp teaching kids how to become youtube stars. >> and pickleball on the plaza after your local news. >> this is a news 4 today new break. >> good morning, everybody. 8:26 now on this monday, july 29th. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's start with look at the roads with melissa mollet. >> good morning. still have a fatal crash investigatio4, shut down at talbott road. inbound traffic pushed on to 260, 2 as an alternatere is aly jammed. allow a lot of extra time. west to main avenue crash is cleared. still have delays on 295. ooe right lane isinmpnets.p of>>he t we'll have a check of forecast when we c.
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it's not too bad out there right now. temperatures in the 70s. more humidity out there today. stray chance of a shower popping up around the region this afternoon. only about a 10% chance you'll see to 30% chance of storms west of d.c. tomrnrow aften. we start off wednesday on the dry note, but a frontal system will be edging toward the area, scattered showers andth derstorms expected on wednesday. could be strong. that will be our best chance, but the frontal system stalls to the front, so then we have daily rain chances leading all the way
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. >> all right, lauren, thank you. you can get the latest news and worth anye on the nbc .ashington app.
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back now at 8:30 on this monday morning. july 29th, you can alrey feel it, it's so early in the 'smorning. oingo be a hot one. >> and on the sticky side. 10 million peopleeander a h advisory. >> this is one of my favorite times of the morning. you guys know i'm from wichita, kansas. i ha a soft spot for everything kansas relate
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look at these cutie putooties. where are you from? >> evansville, indiana. >> i'm lindsey, i'm 11. >> i'm heidi and i'm 11. >> i'm i riley, 8 years old. >> you're -- >> adlai, and i'm 9 years old. >> i'm langston, and i'm 9 years old. >> i'm 7 years old. >> can we give them a round of applause? they're from evansville, indiana. do you have a step? let's see you do i >> so cute. we're off to see the wizard. >> there must be a big dance thing gng on. >> are you guys having a competition or are you just in >> we performed on times square. >> wow. nice. well, welcome. thank you forhiisiting us t morning. >> speaking of competitions, have you heard of pickleba i? >> hearing about it. >> one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and we're
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about to give it a try roilg here on the plaza. >> and then we're going to take you -- >> go lester! >> then we're going to take you to youtube camp, otherwise known as every day in my house, where kids learn skills they need to become intern stars. we'll hear from the experts about the benefits and risks of going all in on internet as a career. >> a coming up in the hird hour of "today," a sanctuary for kidspreading a surprising passion for polo. i can't wait to introduce you to these kids in philadelphia. >> on the fourth hour, a live performance from abbey anrson. first, al, how about another check of the otather? >> h and humid along the east coast. in between, we have strong storms from thereat lakes to wednesday, those storms are in the middle east, mid-atlantic. monsoonal moisture moving to the west. less humid around the great lakes. by the end of the week, showers and thunderstorms, mid-atlanti to the northeast.
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summ heat as you way down into tex tech. gusty stormser in the north plains and plenty of sunshine out west. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> outside, the temperatures in the 70s right now. almost to 80 deees, annapolis, 82 degrees. if you're heading out to the park this evening, 7:, playing the braves. sunshine. finally, weenot oheft there could be a str shower, but temperatures falling through the 80s, and it's going to be ggy out there. as far as the pool outlook, a-okay. 60% of afternoon storms wednesday, but hot and humid. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you. just ahead,ove over crafts and camping. the new type of summer camp teaching your kids to be internet stars. first, this is "today" first,is ts "todan oy"c.nb
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welcome back. when you think of summer camp, what com to mind? >> these days. it's not just about arts and crafts or swimming at a lake. savannah selle w is hereh that story. good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. a recent survey found a lot of american kids would rather be a youtubee or vlogger than a teacher or astronaut. naturally, there's now a summer camp for that. big business is being built on the back of a new generation of ar on phones, tablet and computer screens. >> i want to see it one more time. >> how do the teens become internet celebrities? now, therere summer camps for that. you come to the camera. >> here in florida, by a nearly unanimous show of hands, the youngsters want in on the action. what you have to have to be a good star? a lot of energy and potential. >> at you create academy,
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students ages 6 to 17 learn all the skills they need to make their own videos. fromilming and editing. >> how can i erase this? >> to branding andin mark >> i learned about green screens. >> i learned platform and how t market yourself. >> this summer, the filled. >> youtube i everything for kids these days. kids used to want to be movie stars or sports stars. >> and today, the peopl that they admire most are youtubers. than one y, more billion hours of content is watched around the world on the platform. he for 23-year-old daniel, who goes by t user name failboat, it's also the way he supports himself. >> it's a legit full-time job. it pays for the apartment, bills, food on the table. >> ten years ago, he attended a kampt much like this in new york ty. he saidhat camp sparked the idea for his video game review and streaming channel, which to date has gotten 82 million
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cumulative views. >> overall, it really kind of showed me what that collaborative communi was like. >> still, experts say, parents should proceed with caution.hi >> i tnk when parents are lookingcat these s, they need to make sure that the camps are being realisticith what they're promising the students. that they're teaching digital safety skills, and that they're also helping kids manage any potential negative feedback. >> and while thee camps w spoke with say the majority of their students are elementary and middle school aged, youtube says it's really intendedor teens and adults. in statement, they said youtube isor people 13 years of age and older. when we become aware of such anc unt, we immediately terminate it. additionally, youtube is not affiliated with any camp. we always recommend that parents and minors view youtube er togeth >> i would like to know if everybody remembered one important safety thing we went over this week. >> dominic,ho is a filmmaker himself, founded you create to
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bond with his own two young s after watching them spend countless hours on their ph every day they're re, we discuss safety. for hannah's dad brian, it's a way to keep her safe. >> i think it's essential to know how to communicate well, and thisfs one o those formats that is widely accepted. >> some experts also agree tre are benefits to programs like these. >> the majority of kids who go to youtube camp a not going to become stars. >> hey, guys. >> but that doe it's not a valuable experience and that they can't use skilled that can be applied in different parts of their lives. >> when it comes to the parents' ultimate guide to youtube, common sense media says open communication can go a long way. parents should ask their children what they're watching andoin in. >> yeah. >> i see like my daughter went to theater camp, w but it a sleep away, an outdoor, and they did theater but ty also did
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outdoor activities. kind of a nice balance. >> if the kids are going too it, i don't mind if it's a creaoutlet. i talked about this tbefore. too long ago, my had friends over and they were making video with playmehe nexts i said the kids put down the a youtube video. and she was ke, no, it's not pretend. i'm looki at it right now. i was like, what? so i go check, i said did y t mat video public? he goes, how am i going to get subscribers if i don't make it but the technology was ahead of me. i didn't realize he made it public. >> he had to monetize his gains. >> how am going to get prizes? >> i worry about subscribers and likes. we're creating a machine where it's all about affirmation. >> a couple parents with perience, so hopefully that makes you feel better. if it is just a creative outlet, ndu can make the channel privata
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et to shooting skills. if it isoi to be public, you can eliminate comments because that can mean difyocult for g children to see mean comments. and make sure they're not revealing their name or address. >> or their bedroom, hello. >> exactly. >> it's a hot topic. so i'm glad you're doing this, and you're right, the need for the affirmation, the likes, it's good story.r ball >> up next,ea we'reng outside to try out one of the country's hottest sports, pickleball on the plazt, fihis is "to
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>> a sweet sport with a sour name, taking a swing at being a national pastime. pickleball. invented in the '60s, but taking off in the last decade, ll picklebaskyrocketing in popularity with a number of pickleball courts in more than tripling in the last decade. making it one of the country's fastest growing sports. a mash-up of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, players use special paddles and a wiffle ball. games taking place on tennis courts with specific lines making the courts smaller. players serve underhand and cross court and follow traditional tennis courts. moor courts are doubles and stay outre supposed to of the front yare qua or the catc n. gat lastlong, and the small court and simple rules attract players of all ages. >> welcome to nationals. >> there's now a professio
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pick circuit a rankings. tyson mcguffen, a top ranked player on the men's side. >> the goes to tyson. >> and lucy, one of the top women's players. two pros at the top of this fast-growing sport. >> are we ready? >> theam g normally are played to 11. you can only score on your serve? is that how it works? >> correct. >> this is tyson and lucy. nice to see you guys. how did you guys get into this? >> i started playing about four years ago. i actually grew up as a tennis player, and the last thing i would have thought was to end up on the "today" show, that's for sure, but iah, fell love with it. there was a gentleman at my tennis club tt introduced it to me. once you put a paddle in your hand, you end up loving it. >> why is it so popular? >> go ahead. >> bseec allt' i sgenerations. anyone can play.
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yo just need a ball, paddle, and court. >> does it take a lot of athleticism? >> of courou. >> there y go. >> said the two athletes. >> can you show us how to play? >> of course. >> let's play pickleball. eyg?ou'rare we ,indo going to be serving first.o we're going t be returning. >> we're going to be returning? >> this area is called the >> the kitchen, correct. >> al, how perfect is that? don't have to go in the kitchen. >> one thing you cannot do is volley in the kitchen. can't take itut of the air in the kitchen. >> can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen. >> yeah. >> okay. >> here we go. >> bring it, lucy. >> 0-0. >> up, up, w
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>> oh. all right. so 1-0. point. got t o>>f he kitchen. >> and keep serving. >> they're doing well so1-0. >> like badminton m ts tenni meets something. >> correct. go ahead. >> lucy serves. >> oh. >> all right. now is it their serve? >> are we tied? >> give us the ball. we want to serve. >> we'll serve. >> give it to the good team. >> you serve. >> all right, tyson. >> i have to do it? >> okay. here we go. >> mcguffen jones serving. here we . >> nice one. .> nice return. you guys lose your serve, right? >> you lose your serve?te >> i wand to be like venus and
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serena, make those noises. ready? >> good play. ay it. play it. >> got it, got it.ay >> ok got a volley going here. oh. good thing that wasif a we ball because you just whiffed. >> i can see how this is fun. point here. >> last poin >> serve it up to lester. hit an ace. >> all right, ready? >> the tensionmounts. jones serv. >> you have toe bounc it. >> oh, that went into -- come on, here comes jones. well, that was just amazing. riveting, actually. >> vering. >> tyson, lucy, thank you so much. we're back in a moment. first, this is pickleball "today"
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and welcome back. sheinelle, you have a daily click for us >> this is good one today. we may have reached peak lion king with today's video. a south carolina man was singing his renditio film's animal ong when his friend joi. ♪ >> that's the funniest thing i have seen all day. >> that was nathan the donkey d his owner travis says he has never heed and ikhawed that for so long. he goes nuts when he does that. >> it was cute.s >> that'our daily click. al. >> smucker's celebratestoday" is sponsored by smucker's. with a name like smumers, it has
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to be good. >> this morning, we are celebrating all the parents out there in honor of national parents day. that's right, it was over the weekend. but ourhours.re first up, john and beth. they met right here in new york city. after nearly 40 years together, their foury they still ind ways to spread love, and smucker's, everywhere they go. then we haveio and diane. not to be confused with jack and diane, o new jersey. their kids say they would be nowhere without their endless love and fosupport. rget about the fact they wouldn't evenre be he and last but not least, let's say hello to don and karina of melville, new york. their kids want toay thank you for being amazing role models. keep those pictures come up at today.com/celebrat. lester. >> all right, al. thanks very much. >> a little time let o left. >> we should have m playede ball. >> i'm going to put you on tv. why not.
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tell me your name? >> sue. >> who do you want to say hi to? >> molly, maddy, quinn, and jack. our grandchildren. >> hook how adorable they are. hi,hohusband. are you? welcome, welcome. happy 45th anniversary. where are you from? >> from new york. >> welcome. welcome. happy anniversary. >> look at that. >> cooper is cute. >> thank you. >> i.ove that we're from maryland and we love more than -- oh, that' cute. thank you guys for coming. last but not least, all the way from where? >> indiana? >> how old are you? >> 11. >> who do you want to say h? to >> my dad. >> that's cool. that's so sweet. hi, mom. hi, dad. thank you guy f all coming. enjoy new york city. >> i'm ready for more pickleball. >> it was really n. >> should the opportunity present itself. oh, right there. >> like a mix of ping-pong -- how wou you describe it? >> ping-pong meets tennis, but with a wiffle ball. >> you should try it.
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>> anyway, meantime, we have an wil on close out this month's pick. >> she's going to join in on the fourth hour, and stick around to continue the conversation and answer your questions on our#rem account. >> and up in the third hour, we kick off n aew series, camp with a cause, with kerry sanders' visit to a unique camp o the open going t hg o wh te.'mways can i p grown-up clothes back on? >> first, youran local news weather. now o20n.
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inod morn everyone. i'm eun yang. heck on t right to a your traffic with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. inbound 4 still shut down here becae of that earlier situation involving a fatal motorcycle accident. that's nr talbott road. inbound now being pushed onto 260, southern maryland
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i'm meteorologiauryn ricketts. if you like yesterday, you'll like today. little warmer out there, but again, not too bad. anothe stray showerossible today. we saw a few yesterday. becoming hot and humid this week with more ein. we in the low to mid 90s and a stray shower possible. slightly better chance tomorrow, mainly west. low to mid 90s,ch just a t warmer and we stay in the 90s as we go through thursday. best chance of rain
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning, everybody. welcome to the third hour of "today." i'm al with sheinelle. dylan is enjoying some time off, as is craig. best of my knowledge, not together. lester holt joining us again. >> always a treat to stop by. >> always nice having you. >> i was in martha's vineyard. lester and i were talking about the ft i had two saturdays off, right? we were covered because of the british open. we were preempted. last saturday, i'm not even sure what happened. to have eight days off consecutively. >> good weather out there, right? >> great weather. i have to say, coming back though, maybe around -- i unplugged completely. around thursday,

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