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updates throughout the morning. the "today" show is up next. that's what is happening "today in new york." good morning. tears of joy. a golden, emotional night for team usa. >> michael phelps has done it again! >> michael phelps grabs his fourth gold in rio in his final simone manual wins gold. first african-american woman to medal in an individual olympic event ever.
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all-around and aly raisman takes silver. they're with us today, friday, august 12th, 2016. >> harrison wins gold again! >> this has been her destiny all along. >> one more time for the ages. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special split edition of "today." rio and new york. the games of the 31st olympiad. dark and rainy and windy on copacabana beach. it doesn't matter because yesterday was bright and cheery and fantastic for team usa. >> crazy as we talked about
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i have a feeling in individual swimming if we mark our calendars in nine months there will be a lot of simone being named. >> no question about it. it's been a big olympics for simons. >> another simone found success. simone biles turned in one of the most impressive performances ever to win gold in the women's all-around. right on her heels of course, teammate aly raisman who took silver. emotion pouring out of them both as they routine. we'll talk to simone and aly and the rest of the final five in just a moment. >> look who else is here. ryan lochte. just a moment ago he was greeting fans on our deck and skies opened up and he came inside. he won gold earlier in the week in 4x200 relay. he missed the podium in his
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>> you have everybody on the show this morning. we'll do politics from here. donald trump facing a republican revolt this morning. there's word that some republicans want the party to direct resources to spend money on those down ballot races instead of on the presidential race which they fear may be lost already and just this morning, trump is trying to explain his repeated new attack on president obama and hillary clinton. he called them the founders of is little bit? we'll get into all of the political headlines just ahead, guys. >> busy there as well, savannah. let's bring in natalie and get at wrap-up of the olympic action. good morning. >> it certainly was a busy night and golden night for team usa highlighted by one last duel in the pool that historic gold for simone manual and the one-two finish in the women's gymnastics. >> michael phelps has done it
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michael phelps grabbing his record 22nd gold medal in a clash of two olympic titans. for phelps it was the final showdown with ryan lochte in the 200 i.m. lochte taking the lead midway through the race but phelps surging past him and the rest of the field and never looking back. >> this isn't even close. >> phelps winning gold again. his fiance cheering his fourth straight olympic gold medal in the for phelps' rio roommate, ryan lochte, a disappointing finish. failed to make the podium. >> i'll need time off. a break mentally and physically. >> in women's freestyle an unexpected moment. two gold medal winners.
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the first african-american woman to win an individual gold in swimming. >> it's definitely been a long journey these past fours years. i'm so blessed to have a gold medal. i'm so blessed. >> her teammates cheering the incredible win. manual opening weeping on the medal stand. ryan murphy added to team usa's dominance. >> there's a new king a right there. >> winning gold in the 200 backstroke. in the gymnastics all-around competition, the favorites did not disappoint. russians took the lead on uneven bars but faltered on balance beam and then raisman took the floor turning the tide. bursting into tears after her incredible performance.
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best in the world during her floor routine. the teammates supporting each other before taking the podium. gold for biles. silver for raisman. and it was a wild match in men's beach volleyball. a tense back and forth between italy and team usa with 2008 gold medalist winning after >> a standing ovation for an incredible match. >> and checking the medal count. team usa leads followed close by which china, japan and russia. on the menu tonight, michael phelps final individual swim as an olympian and katie ledecky in the pool and beach volleyball's
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impressive one-two finish for simone biles and aly raisman in women's individual all around. we're going to talk to simone, aly and those wonderful final five in just a moment. first, let's see how it all played out last night. a showdown between russia and the usa. >> all the top players are in this group. >> first and raisman tackled the same skill. even with the step, biles nabbed the top score with raisman in second place. >> simone biles has done the job here. >> the russians stepped up on the bars and biles fell behind. >> this hasn't happened very often in simone biles' career. >> raisman dropped to fourth
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on beam, biles stuck the landing. back on top with raisman in third. >> a big routine for aly raisman. then team usa took the floor. raisman electrified. >> a return to the olympics has been worth it. >> no score needed for that routine. biles defied gravity with every leap and her signature move brought down the house. >> this along. >> the night was theirs. >> gold and silver medalist. one-two. >> biles took gold, raisman silver. yea! all five members of u.s. women's gymnastics team are with us.
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>> simone, tell me about your dream last night. what happened? you woke up? did you dream about it? >> no, i didn't dream about it. as soon as i woke up yesterday i walkeded into aly's room and i said i have a really good feeling about today. she said me too. >> you know, it was interesting. i was at the match watching you guys and you guys had done the vault and unevens and i looked up at the big scoreboard and my hands got sweaty. simone, what were you thinking when you knew where standings were at that point? >> i actually didn't really look at it because we just had to go to beam so quickly. everyone told me afterwards that i don't even think it was a tenth apart. it's not something you can worry about. we can only worry about the routines and not what judges give us.
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of steel. your sister cried from the minute you struck the last landing until the anthem was over. it was beautiful. aly, when you finished your floor routine, it was such an emotional, beautiful, wonderful moment for everyone in the audience. what was it like for you at that last moment when you finally needed something beautiful? >> it was a very special moment. i broke down in tears r thinking about all of the hard work. obviously four years ago when they broke the tie and i got fourth place, it was very heartbreaking. i used it for motivation every single day in the gym and just being here in brazil, it felt like we were in the u.s. everyone was cheer standing up and cheering for us. it was a special moment i'm never forget. >> your parents were doing their
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always do. gabby, you won this last olympics. what did you say to your two teammates after they scored so well? >> i told them they did an amazing job and they deserved it. they worked so hard in the gym. i'm so happy for them. i love them so much. it was a phenomenal competition to watch. >> sunday on the unevens. we punish you the best of luck. laurie wrote this. it's blowing my mind how the same little girl i used to see doing flips on my bed at age six now has a gold medal. and you know what, guys? we have something for you. okay. simone, i think there's a podium to your right. do you see a podium with something like a covering over it or sheet over it. stand up if you wouldn't mind
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under there. just take the covering off for a second. let us see who's under there. >> it's a kellogg's box. >> you all look so good. we are so proud of you. we'll let you check that out. again final five, simone, aly, gabby, madison. gang, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> let's throw it over to matt. >> very cool. thank you so much. to swimming and last night that highly anticipated duel in the pool between michael phelps and ryan lochte. phelps took gold while lochte did not medal. he'll leave rio as the second most decorated swimmer of all time. that's a huge deal. ryan, good morning to you.
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were you feeling right before the race? did you feel off? >> you know, i was definitely feeling great right before and just something happened in the middle of the race where, i don't know, it just fell apart. >> you were leading by a fraction and phelps surged and did you just not have anything in the tank to go after him? >> i think i used too much energy in the front half and that hurt me toward the end. you know, it happens. >> you said after the race that you need a ml break from the sport. talk me through that and do you feel the same way this morning? >> i definitely feel the same way. i haven't taken a break since i first started swimming. the longest break i've taken was a month and going day in and day out and beating up your body takes a toll and being at the age i am right now, it's definitely time i need a break. can't say it's over. >> i'm glad to hear that.
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combination and rivalry and friendship between you and michael. is it fair to say, ryan, that he in your career has served both as an inspiration and a frustration? >> yes, you can definitely say that. definitely an inspiration. just what he's accomplished in the sport. you know, he brings the best out of me. hopefully i can say the same for him. the rivalry definitely going to challenge it for the rest of my life. >> do you want to look in the camera and say, michael, i'll see you in tokyo? >> i can definitely say that because i guarantee he will be there. >> do you really? >> i think so. i really think so. michael, i'll see you in tokyo. >> we make news here. that's good. ryan, congratulations. >> thank you. >> a pleasure seeing you. thanks very much. and before we send it to new york, a reminder you can catch nbc's prime time coverage of the
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so they will see each other in tokyo, savannah. back to you. >> i promise to be there. guys, thank you so much. and now to politics and the firestorm in the presidential race over donald trump's labeling of president obama as the founder of isis and hillary clinton its co-founder. trump is tweeting about that controversy this morning. is he backing off amid talks of a possible party revolt as well? nbc's hallie jackson with the latest political good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. good morning to you. this new defense now for donald trump tweeting just moments ago his accusations president obama founded isis were sarcasm asking why people didn't get it. this is very different from what trump has said over the last 24 hours when he repeated that false claim about the president even when asked about it again and again given the opportunity to walk it back, he did not. gop sources are fighting a
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staffers calling it nothing more than a standard meeting on ground game as trump tries to get his campaign back on track. this morning new pushback on reports of an emergency meeting planned for today between donald trump staffers and gop party leaders after several straight days of controversy from the candidate. the latest, labeling president obama an isis founder. >> he is the founder. founded isis but doubling down doesn't begin to describe what trump has been doing. >> he's the founder of isis. >> everyone in this country knows what donald trump means. >> you meant he created the vacuum. >> i meant he's the founder of isis. >> reporter: as trump takes aim at democrats, a new letter signed by party insiders ask the rnc to give up on trump and instead focus on saving the
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in a landslide. >> they'll say we won't support trump. these are not the people i want. >> reporter: a top aide for hillary clinton travels for clinton foundation business while working at the state department. clinton's campaign now calling suggestions of a conflict of interest absurd saying the aide volunteered her time. clinton also offering olympic theme attack on trump arguing he's not strong but scared. >> if team usa was as fearful as trump, michael phelps and simone biles would be cowering in the locker room. instead they're winning gold medals. >> reporter: as early as today clinton is expected to release her 2015 tax returns and ten years of her running mates. a move intended to put pressure on trump to release his.
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video this morning featuring conservative voices reiterating that message. trump has said he's under audit and will release his returns once that audit is wrapped up. savannah? >> hallie jackson in the florida battleground this morning for us. thank you so much. 7:18. let's head back to rio and the guys and gals. >> savannah, thank you very much. cold and rainy in rio. you're talking dangerous heat back home. >> really concerned about this. a wide swath of thent 17 states under heat advisories and warnings. 75 million people from texas all of the way into new england from washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york, hartford, boston, albany under some sort of crippling heat advisory through the weekend. first time in new york excessive heat warning in over three years. big air of high pressure pumping up that moisture. look at the feels like temperatures all weekend long
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degrees from new york city all of the way down to charleston and boston as well. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next low clouds out there this morning but still muggy. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. park at 76. low 70s for the suburbs. we have the heat warnings and heat advisories in the city. the heat advisory, it will feel
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scattered showers and thunderstorms. 95 the high. late day showers and storms. say thing for sunday. more showers and thunderstorms for next week with temperatures back into the 80s. >> that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thanks so much. still ahead, michael phelps' biggest fans, his mom and fiance join us live to talk about and a trip to the favela. on a friday morning, this is
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good morning, everyone. 7:26. looking at the grand central parkway. it's 76 degrees out right now, friday, i'm darlene rodriguez. police are trying to find a man wanted for attacking a woman in riverside park. investigators released this sketch of the suspect. they say he approached the woman while she was walking the dog near 107th street last friday. he allegedly asked the woman for the time and put her in a chokehold and tried kissing her. belt and biting him. we have delays in both directions on the l train. if you're getting on the roads, that overturned dump truck is still out there on 80 eastbound after exit 19. delays back a few miles. 80 westbound in patterson a jackknifed tractor-trailer leaving one lane open between exit 58 and 59. you have over a three-mile delay there. 287 a very serious accident southbound by the new jersey turnpike. only one lane gets by here as
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westbound, outer roadway by grand avenue, 69th street that exit remains closed and it is causing delays on the main roadway. >> thanks so much, lauren. we'll be right back with chris's forecast. well we have an excessive heat warning in the city. heat advisory. temperatures this afternoon will climb into the low 90s. forecasting high of 93 today with the clouds giving way to hazy sunshine. showers and thunderstorms. some of those could be locally heavy later this afternoon and into the evening. same thing tomorrow, 95. same thing happens sunday, 94. feels like could approach 110. upper 80s next week. we don't shed the showers.
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rough sea today along copacabana beach. back 7:30 now on a friday morning. 12th day of august, 2016. and we in the sand cheering on team usa and actually athletes from all over the place. >> all right. i think somewhere out there we have debbie, michael phelps' mom, nicole, his fiance, and hopefully boomer, too. >> let's talk about headlines in the olympics from the last day. another big night in the pool for team usa. michael phelps won his fourth
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simone manual tied with canadian swimmer in the 100 meter freestyle and becomes the first african-american women to win gold in an individual swimming event and ryan murphy took the gold in the 200 meter backstroke. an elite club. >> a great night. in gymnastics it was one-two finish for team >> fiji celebrating its first medal after 60 years of competing in the olympic games. it's men's rugby team defeated britain to capture gold. >> announcer: "today's" athlete to watch is sponsored by citi. proud partner of team usa. proud sponsor of progress.
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one of the most recognized stars at these games. six-time olympic champ usain bolt, the track and field events begin today and the jamaican sprinter hopes to add to his record setting legacy. peter alexander has more from olympic park. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the fastest man on earth almost missed these games. bolt injured a hamstring and had to withdraw from the olympic trials. he said he's ready to run in rio and same sentiments he shared with us when we spoke with him in jamaica's national stadium. rio de janeiro, usain bolt's last lap as the greatest sprinter in olympic history. having won the 100 and 200 meter races in the last two olympics, he's putting his winning streak on the line in brazil. after your 2012 performance in london, you said it's what i came here to do.
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athlete to live and i have nothing left to prove. you're back. you have something left to prove. what is it? >> i want to do something no one has ever done before. doing it three times is different. it sets myself apart from everyone else. he has to work harder than i did to be as great as i am. >> reporter: this time bolt heads to the starting line just days shy of his 30th birthday. what does 30 sound >> yeah. it does. i remember when people say these young kids. no one calls me a kid anymore. >> reporter: bolt says maturity and mental toughness now help carry him as far and as fast as his 6'5" frame. how does your mind work that makes you superhuman like your physique does? >> people put pressure on themselves. i think that's one of the
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when athletes get to these moments, my god, i need to win. yes, you need to win. you can't stress yourself about it. >> if you think, you fail. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: few things are more stressful for a top tier athlete than an injury. prior to his recent hamstring injury, bolt told us how difficult it can be. >> first of all, track and field is unforgiving. if you get injured, you could train for six or seven months and you get injured and you'll be out for two or three weeks trained a day in your life when you go back on the track. >> reporter: bolt's start -- stature makes him a target. how do you convince haters that you haven't been doping?
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i want to show them what i go through. it's not easy. >> reporter: greatness never comes easy and bolt's toughest opponent may be father time. could you compete as a 33 year old? >> no. >> he's hoping to do something no one has ever done. run 200 meters in under 19 seconds. what are you going to do when you win gold in rio? >> i've been thinking about it. i haven't come up with anything solid sure. >> reporter: bolt's first race is here tomorrow. the first round of the 100 meters. if you listen to him in his press conference here, he sounded loose and confident. hardly nervous which certainly means his competitors should be. matt and hoda? >> all right, peter. thanks so much. >> let's check back with in with mr. roker. you are talking about weather getting worse.
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issuing flash flood emergencies which means flooding is happening. parts of i-10 are closed. i-55 closed. a city in mississippi completely cutoff because of this rain going on. rainfall rates of 3 to 5 inches per hour and it's just going to continue. let's put maps into motion and show you what we expect during the day today into tomorrow. some areas could be looking at anywhere from 7 to 12 more inches of rain. flash flooding tropical moisture will fuel these thunderstorms today, tomorrow and on into the early part of the weekend. as you look at the rainfall totals that we expect through sunday, we talk about some areas upwards of a foot more on top of what's already fallen. we're very, very concerned about the situation in that region. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up quick 30 seconds.
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effect in and around the city. bottom line is the feels like temperatures today and tomorrow ranging from 100 to tomorrow as hot as 110. a high of 93. low clouds will break up this morning. scattered showers and thunderstorms could return by the end of the day and towards the evening hours. any storm could be nasty right on through the weekend, sunday, 94. back to the 80s early next week. the risk of showers and thunderstorms monday through wednesday. >> get your whenever you need it. go to the weather channel. >> we have michael phelps' number one fans. his family here on copacabana beach. we'll talk about them. boomer will make an appearance. >> the city's other side as we >> the city's other side as we look at one of >> the city's other side as we look at one of hi! hey! i've made plans for later in case this date doesn't go well. likewise! but, funny story. on top of that? my mom is my best friend. uh oh. yeah.
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the redeemer sits a community named for a saint. what are challenges living in a favela? >> health, education. those are top priorities. >> few residents would stop to speak with us on camera for fear of associating with our group traveling with a police escort. >> often h to an outsider but to people that live in them, they rebuilt the homes several times over three generations. you see building materials everywhere. you see stacks of cement. it looks chaotic. these are people who are developing -- plastering a wall. these are people who are slowly but surely improving their homes. >> we talked about basic services. everywhere you look there's garbage.
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>> it is. it constantly piles up unless the government comes in and cleans it or community members do it, which both can happen and do happen occasionally but not frequently enough. >> you know, there's graffiti everywhere. not only here in the but also in rio. >> in communities where they kind of run thi historically you'll see that graffiti. >> means that's their territory. >> gangs still have a presence here. a program launched by police eight years ago promised to make things safer and to some extent it has. heavily armed officers patrol the favela wearing body iron with their names and blood type stitched over their hearts. community and police working
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he says the police and community are like a family. sometimes he says they have problems but they try to solve them in a way that benefits both sides. i was talking to a member of the military police. i kept asking him, is it safe here? is it safe here? he kept saying yes, yes, yes and yet he's wearing a bulletproof vest and two of his fellow officers followed him out of the police station and to be perfectly honest, they are following us everywhere we go. >>o is okay. >> is it safe? >> it was much safer two years ago than it is now. >> because the economy turned down it's gone bad again? >> part of it is economy decline. part of it is policing program itself lost respect as it rolled out so in other places where there was widespread abuse and part of it is that people were much more hopeful. >> hope remains. this man opened a shop six
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people outside have an opinion. what don't they understand? >> he said it's become peaceful. he lived here for 50 years and now he sells snacks and drinks to tourists. the people here at the end of the day get ready to go to bed, they look down and see the lights of rio. that's sugarloaf right over there. they see modern rio down here. is there a sense here of envy, life down there? >> i think there's both. people envy. that's why you have high crime rates. part of the reason and also the desperation and inequality. >> do they want to be there? >> not necessarily. people are born and raised in these communities. they're very culturally vibrant. they don't see the same sense of community in those neighborhoods. >> they may walk down during the day and work down there and at night this is where they want to return for their sense of community and comfort. >> there's an element of people
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generations and this is where they can create their lives. this is where they have control over their outcomes. often there's a cultural element where they don't even imagine what it would be like to live there and people who live there can't imagine what it is like to live here. they're right next to each other but they're worlds apart. >> it's important as we sit on this beautiful beach on most days to remember there are two sides of rio. >> absolutely. great piece. coming up, michael phelps' mom, fiance and 3-month-old son boomer all joining us live. >> how awesome. and billy bush is in the orange room with one announcer's unbelievable call during last night's duel in the pool. wait until you hear this one
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i can be more active. ask your doctor about lyrica. back now at 7:51. we'll check in with billy bush covering the orange room. loom who is with us, billy. boomer. >> one and only. >> it's a tossup between who is wearing better shoes at the olympic games, boomer you'll like this. listen to this. this morning we showed you how that heated rivalry between phelps and lochte ended up. if you watched the race in canada, you may have heard a different outcome. cbc sportscaster elliott freeman called the entire race confusing lochte for phelps in what ended up sounding like the swim of
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>> lochte is going for it. phelps doesn't look like he has this one in him. ryan lochte going for his 13th career medal saving the best for last. finally he's going to do it. ryan lochte is going to beat michael phelps in this event. phelps might not even make the podium. >> well, seconds later ee apologized on air. social media is not the place you go when you need a tender hock. users mocked him online. the overwhelming majority came to his defense. connor tweets, these things happen. i guarantee no one is more disappointing than he is. that seems to be the case. friedman said i'm sorry. i blew it. no excuses.
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the video goes on to show the suspect trying to rob the man while he was lying on the staircase landing. the man was treated for minor injuries. two drivers taken to the hospital after a head-on collision in yonkers. it happened around 9:30 last night at palmer and sunny brook road near the spring brook parkway. no word yet on condition of drivers. both cars involved in the crash obviously totaled. the man who scaled trump towers still undergoing a psychiatric evaluation but charged with reckless endangerment and trespassing. he told police he wanted to climb the tower to meet donald trump. he has a history of problems at home. he ran away in 2014 after arguing with his parents about an obsession with a political blog. here's lauren scala. >> thanks, darlene. we still have an overturned dump truck in alamucci.
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one lane is getting by. southbound on the western spur of the turnpike by route 3. there's a debris spill causing problems. accident on the cross bronx expressway eastbound on the alexander hamilton bridge. 20 minute delay in bound on the george washington bridge. >> let's check the weather today. hot, humid, high of 93. heat advisories and warnings remain in effect throughout the area. tonight scattered showers, muggy and uncomfortable. tomorrow, 95 is the high. could feel like 110 in coming up, michael phelps' mom and beyonce join matt and who he had -- hoda to talk about what
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, team usa's golden night. >> michael phelps has done it again! >> michael phelps dominates the pool yet again while simone manual makes to win individual gold. >> olympic gold. manual is going to do it. >> it's definitely been a long journey these past four years. i'm just so blessed to have a gold medal. >> on the floor, simone biles and aly raisman take the top two spots in the individual all-around bringing home gold
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plus, team phelps is in the house. they're the swimmer's biggest fans. we'll talk to michael's mom and fiance about his record breaking run in rio. and girls night out. >> who is ready to dance? >> natalie takes hoda and jenna out for a night on the town rio style. >> good night, everybody! >> "today," friday, august 12th, 2016. ?? >> good morning, montana. sending love to our children. we love you! >> hello to my mom and dad in massachusetts. go women's gymnastics! >> shout out to my family in florida.
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>> we welcome you back to a special split edition of "today" from rio and new york on day 7 of these olympic games. >> as we've been mentioning, michael phelps' mom, fiance and adorable 3-month-old boomer are here. there's nothing better than having olympic families with us. you know who is with us? simone biles's older brother and younger sister who is a ringer for her. >> you two are soaked. you are soaked to the bone. i don't think you care, do you? >> no. >> have you been smiling for the past four or five or six days? >> yes. >> ever since trials. it's been fantastic. >> we'll dry you up in just a little while and we'll talk more about your daughter's accomplishments here.
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i was watching you guys last night when simone nailed it. describe for us just that feeling you had when you were in the audience watching her. >> very proud of her. she did it and that's all we could ask for. >> ron, you came here and talked to matt with that big cutout head. where is it? that's a good luck charm? >> i have it in the back. unfortunately it got rained on. >> it still works. >> check got the pants working. there you go. >> thank you so much. >> a big thanks to all of you. let's go to nbc's peter alexander up at olympic park with the highlights from one of the most exciting nights of the games so far. peter, good morning again. >> reporter: good morning to you. i hustled over to the aquatic center last night and you could hear that place roaring before you got near it. team usa dominant at the pool and on the mat. michael phelps delivering as
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earning gold and american hearts. the american swimmers collecting gold and making history. >> just when you think you've seen it all. >> 20-year-old simone manual becoming the first african-american woman to earn gold in an individual swimming event. >> manual tracked down everybody. >> manual who tied penny oleksiak of canada in the 100 meter freestyle >> this medal is not just for me. it's for some of the african-americans that have came before me and have been inspirations and mentors to me. >> for two longtime friends and swimming rivals, highly anticipated olympic finale. ryan lochte starting strong. >> the race starts right here. >> phelps eventually pulling away from the pack. >> this isn't even close. >> winning a record fourth gold
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cementing his title as the most decorated olympian earning a record 22nd gold. >> it's very emotional event for me. and something that, it's very special. being able to win 22 olympic gold medals. something you just dream of. >> ryan murphy maintaining u.s. dominance in the backstroke winning gold in the men's 200. >> ryan murphy will sweep the backstrokes here in rio. >> the sixth consecutive games an american has >> the club just got more exclusive, buddy, and you're in it. >> in gymnastics, a legendary performance. simone biles soaring into history becoming the fifth american woman to win the all-around competition. >> this has been her destiny all along. >> her teammate, aly raisman surging ahead during her floor exercise to earn silver. >> some say the sequel is never as good as the original.
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win earlier on "today." >> just kind of broke down in tears right away thinking about all of the hard work. obviously four years ago when they broke the tie and i got fourth place, it was very heartbreaking. i just used it for motivation every single day in the gym. >> the most decorated american fighter of all-time. >> kayla harrison grabbing gold again in judo. >> i'm going to retire as one of the greatest that's ever done judo. it hasn't sunk in. >> and finally, first ever olympic medal. >> fiji, olympic champions. >> beating great britain in rugby for the gold. singing in celebration. at home on the small pacific island, jubilation. fiji's first medal of any color. so cool for a country whose total population is just 900,000 people. here is your medal count this morning.
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china, japan and russia. and there are a ton of medals up for grabs again today. 24 golds including michael the magnificent. how else do you describe him? phelps in 100 meter butterfly and back on the beach the el savannah has a check of the morning's other top stories. savannah, good to see you. >> good morning. we'll start with politics again. donald trump campaigning in pennsylvania a battleground state where he acknowledges he's struggling in the polls and trump is backing off his claim that president obama is the founder of isis. an accusation he made and defended multiple times over the last day or so. this morning he tweeted he meant
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rnc officials amidst growing tension within the party. they have asked to suspend support for trump and instead focus on saving majority in congress. severe turbulence forced a jetblue plane to make an emergency landing in south dakota. that plane was headed from boston to sacramento when it hit bad weather. one passenger really rocky. we felt like a giant hand hit the plane." all 24 people were treated for minor injuries and were released. state safety inspectors returning to pennsylvania to an amusement park there where a 3-year-old boy was hurt in a fall from the roller coaster on thursday. officials say regulations did not require seat belts on the 78-year-old wooden coaster. this accident happens in the
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boy killed on a water slide in kansas and also three girls injured in a fall from a ferris wheel in tennessee. and finally, a jaw dropping story this morning from the world of sharks. scientists studied sharks caught accidentally by fishing boats. eight of the sharks had lived for at least two centuries and one enormous female may have been 400 years old. researchers say the sha survived so long because they have few predators and metabolisms so slow they only eat one or two huge meals each year. so now i have something in common with the green land shark. slow metabolism. >> not age though. not age. thank you very much. thank you. >> up next, team phelps live here on copacabana beach. we'll talk to michael's mom and fiance about this incredible run
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has changed him. plus, forget about the golfers. something else is getting most of the attention at the olympic golf course. we'll tell you what that is. and how olympic super fan lezslie jones is although just 4 foot 8, simone biles is not to be underestimated. refined, concentrated power. that's why she trusts tide pods. she knows small, can be powerful. tide. number 1 rated. ?? you didn't listen to your parents. you ignored every piece of advice. you failed over, and over, and over.
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so far this week he's added four mother gold medals to his record haul. >> no one was cheering for him harder or louder than his mom and fiance. we're joined now by debbie phelps, nicole johnson and michael's son, boomer. nice to see you. good morning. how are you doing? >> wonderful. >> boomer, let me start with you -- debbie, another olympic games. how does >> it's amazing to think of michael's journey since 2000 at age 15 and now 31 and it's remarkable. >> let me narrow that time frame a little bit. think about 2014. we talked about this and how low it got. could you imagined back then that you would be here in rio watching all this unfold? >> no.
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driven. driven to correct things that have gone wrong. to set goals for himself as to where he wants to be. and i've never seen him so happy as he is now. >> we talk about the race. when i watch you guys in the stands, debbie, i remember you from past races. does it ever get any easier? does it ever feel any less stressful? >> no. >> even when you know he's got it. >> no. no. you never out. i try to hold myself together. i really do. it doesn't always work though. >> nicole, i think you're the major reason. and boomer as well. what's it like for you to watch it unfold? >> it's incredible. i've watched it firsthand, the training, the dedication,
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cool. i'm kind of speechless over all of it. >> do you think about what you guys will tell boomer when he's hold enough to realize what his dad has accomplished. >> for sure. it's amazing. to be able to share it with boomer although he won't remember outside of all of the pictures and videos. it's really neat. >> i just love that scene where michael came in the crowd and kissed everybody. by the way, real quickly. ryan lochte was here earlier. he predicted without any doubt that he a each other in tokyo. how do you feel about tokyo, debbie? >> that would be wonderful. i already have the race picked out. >> nice to see boomer without his headset on. a good look at that face. >> congrats. >> thank you. >> have fun. our best to michael. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> guys, thanks so much. let's show you again dangerous situation going on right now down in the gulf especially louisiana.
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rainfall amounts and we've already got reports of i-10 being closed. roads washed out in parts of mississippi as well. the rainfall totals will equal 12 inches by sunday in some places where it's already fallen and then the other big story is the massive heat that's going to be going on from the plains from texas all of the way into the northeast. heat advisories in 17 states. 75 million people under some sort of heat advisory or heat emergenc going into the weekend. that's what's heat advisory and warnings continue. 93 the expected high. breaking for hazy sunshine, skatd erred showers and thunderstorms this evening. showers and storms first half of tonight, upper 70s. hot tomorrow, 95. feels like could reach 105 to 110. could be late day storms
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80s monday, tuesday, wednesday, trying out by next thursday. >> that's your latest weather. >> it's time for another special olympics edition of "what's trending today." a cool moment that didn't happen in rio but back in the united states. last night the baltimore ravens kicked off their preseason with a home game against the carolina panthe hometown. the two teams actually stopped right in the middle of the game to watch michael swim. they just stood there and watched him on the big screen. and of course we know what happened next. [ cheering ] >> i love this. i love this.
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watching the hometown boy win gold and to top it off, ravens won too. >> is that an olympic time-out? time to check on our favorite unofficial olympic sports. twist and turns of aly raisman's parents. people love to watch them in the stands. last night they did not disappoint. they were squirming in their seats. the very parents. the internet has turned them into a meme once again. why did i have that final tequila shot last night? >> ended very well. >> you remember golf has returned to the olympics for the first time in 112 years. there's an unlikely group of
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they weigh 150 pounds. less than two feet tall. not well proportioned. meet the capybaras. they're a hit on social media thanks to golfers who have stopped to take photos of these creatures. they are found all over south america. they live near bodies of water making the olympic golf course a really nice venue for them. >> didn't realize they were so big. so large. >> they don't look like it. >> large guinea pigs. >> thinking of bill murray showing up with in "caddyshack." >> mr. bush? >> here we go with "pop starts." final five have owned these games. elizabeth banks is in town and wrote, aly raisman making me cry giving it her all. congrats. kim kardashian west tweeting back and forth with simone biles. she tweeted that simone is her low key crush. i don't know what that means.
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best summed up by leslie jones. >> champion! champion! champion! champion! >> leslie in the pool last night -- not in the pool but watching swimming as well. surprised she didn't get in the pool. now to celebrity olympians having fun with this. we've seen athletes that look like leo kate. kerri walsh jennings and lori. >> he looks more like jim carrey. >> that's your "pop start."
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moment is sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. >> let us turn to today's olympic moment. this morning an epic match in men's beach volleyball that proved to be one for the record books. take a look. history meets its match. >> united states eighth match point. >> team usa and italy battling to the like it would never come. >> lucena is there. dalhuasser is there. i'll take it. >> an epic showdown in the sand finishing with marathon third set. >> here we go. match points for the americans. >> the longest in olympic beach volleyball history. >> united states has had two match points. italy has had one. >> a typical third set goes to 15. >> there's no cap in beach
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>> with eight match points, team usa finally serving up the dramatic conclusion. >> the united states has hung on to beat italy. >> winning 24-22 and bringing fans to their feet. >> mastery skills by all four players. >> both teams now advance to the knockout round. victory sweet revenge for american phil >> i got my redemption. it was an epic match. >> settling the score, making history, hoping to avoid any chance of rio deja vu. >> i was watching this match yesterday and the crowd was going crazy at the end. they really were. congrats to both of them. just ahead, a trio in rio. the triplets chasing their olympic dreams together. but first, some of our favorite new images from the olympic games so far.
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it is 8:26. i am darlene rodriguez. in the news, free vaccines are offered to people that may have been exposed to hepatitis a. suffolk health department is investigating hepatitis a involving a worker at farming dale. anyone that drank there should watch for symptoms. alex rodriguez will play his final game in a yankees uniform tonight. he drove in a run as yankees designated hitter in boston ton. he is expected to be there after asking gerardi for one more
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he will serve as an adviser. he goes into the game four home runs shy of 700 for his career. i will spit it out properly next time. let's look at the morning commute. >> hey, darlene. talking about a loft the same things. accidents out there awhile. overturned dump truck after exit 19 causing problems. heading over to 80 in patterson, westbound, still a jack knifed tractor-trailer leaving one finally we have a debris spill and 50 minutes inbound delay at the george washington bridge. let's check the weather. hot, humid, 93. heat advisories and warnings are in effect through the area. tonight, scattered showers, muggy, uncomfortable. two time gold medallist kayla harrison talks about her
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for the love. ?? ?? >> we're back now. 8:30 on this friday morning. it is the 12th day of august, 2016. into every life a little rain must fall but we have a wonderful crowd of people gathered here on the beach. we thank them very much. >> coming up, we had some fun. we had our girls night out. natalie took us on a tour. we'll show you what happened when we hit the town and natalie knows how to hit the town. >> of course we've enjoyed having all of the medal winners join us each morning. things are just getting started. >> that's right.
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next week with two of the biggest stars of these games. michael phelps and kaie ledecky will join us live on copacabana beach and we'll talk to the man called the greatest athlete in the world and which sport will matt and al take on this time around? will it involve spandex? who votes for speedos? raise your hands. i think we have a winner. it will be revealed when our dynamic duo goes for gold. >> i'm not sure if -- we're racking our brains here. >> we might have one. >> meanwhile, another gold medal winner with us right now. this is kayla harrison. she made history winning second straight gold medal in judo thursday night. congratulations. you repeated.
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can you? >> i can't. i don't believe this is my life really. to go and win america's first gold medal, i didn't think that it could get better than that. yesterday was the best day of my life. >> a lot of people from brazil wanted you to go head to head with their girl and it didn't really work out that way. >> it didn't. i was booed from the very beginning yesterday. >> how did that work out for them? >> i've never been the bad girl before. i fed off that i liked it. in the end, i >> can we talk about you on the podium singing the national anthem. you knew every single word. >> i've heard it a lot to be fair. that might be the last time i ever stand on top of the podium and hear those beautiful notes and i wanted to really remember all of it. show my true joy. i was so happy to be there. >> what are you going to do now? >> i don't know. i was going to sit on the beach. >> the first time you won a gold
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what are you naming this one? >> i spent a very long night. i didn't get much sleep. after much deliberation i decided to name her flavia. they're together forever. yeah. >> kayla, congratulations again. >> thank you, guys, so much. >> if you could stick around and help us because now it's time for natalie's portuguese class. i'm gg we're celebrating that the weekend is almost here. so to say thank god it's friday you say -- what she said. and next. have a great weekend. and finally, what nat will be
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right. and that's al and natalie's portuguese class and now time for weather to show you what we've got for your weekend. unfortunately the eastern half of the country into the plains it is going to be brutally hot. look at wet weather. gulf coast into the mid-atlantic states and northeast. it will be drenched. beautiful weather. lots of sunshine out west on saturday. then on sunday, sunday, the heat continues in the east. the rain. torrential rains continue dangerous flooding possible. sunshine from the thanks so much. all about the heat here. excessive heat warnings near the city and elsewhere through the area. tonight through the weekend, heat watch stays in effect. temperatures in the upper 70s to mid 70s. in the city, up to 77.
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evening. same tomorrow, hotter at 95. 94 sunday. more showers and storms, back to the 80s monday through wednesday next week. >> and that's your latest weather. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. a nice crowd of people here from the states. let's talk about the olympic history that's going to be made over the weekend. natalie has that story. >> incredible story. on sunday the first triplets will compete against each other. they are identical women's marathon. about to compete in the world's biggest sporting arena, they put the finishing touches on their paces. >> we knew we to go to olympics together. >> running the marathon in rio fulfilling a dream. >> we dreamed of olympic dreams and if you want something very big you can achieve it.
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close as triplets can be competing against each other? taking sibling rivalry to the max. >> we try to run together. >> so much work and so much effort. >> rio is a long way from where these sisters grew up always active as kids, taught dancing and worked as lifeguards. a colleague encouraged them to train. now 30, the triplets started running seriously just six years ago and each qualified for the olympics. >> we started at age 24 that we have big potential. >> of course there are sacrifices. for the sisters, they say it's worth it.
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eat whatever they want. >> you can eat everything. and you feel good and strong. >> a small good-bye ceremony but they are already famous well beyond estonia. >> an australian guy said he saw us on video. famous >> and on sunday, all eyes will be trained on a single race half a world away. the race this sunday. look for the sisters. >> incredible accomplishment. coming up, the girls go out in rio. do they get in trouble? we'll find out.
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>> announcer: "today" at the p & g house is sponsored by bounty. yen hey, jenna. >> the family house is part the thank you moms program and alison told me it's a place that served as home away from home for olympic families. this could be my only chance at beating an olympic athlete. >> chances are high. i even lost this. congratulations. >> this is a tour of the home. you can get your hair done. you can get your nails done.
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of athletes families. >> for sure. this is a very important part of the house. families can come and bring their laundry and get it done. that's important when you're away from home for a long time. it's the little things. >> four-time olympic gold medalist alison felix knows a thing or two about sacrifice. tell us what it takes to do what you do. >> it's a different kind of lifestyle. it's a lot of determination. you have to give up a lot of things. at track and field is an individual sport. the moments when you make it and it all comes together, that's just when it all pays off. >> talk to me about what it feels like to go into your fourth olympic games. >> it's amazing. such a blessing. now i have all of this experience. i feel like i'm able to use it and embrace it and take it in. >> is it still just as exciting? >> it really is. that part never changes. marching in opening ceremonies.
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>> i like traveling with an olympian. perks. nice that this place gives back to the people that supports the athletes. >> it means so much and is special for us to know that our family is being taken care of and we don't have to worry. >> look here. >> that is me. >> is it strange to see yourself in billboard form? >> it's different. for sure. >> what do olympics mean >> the olympics about everyone coming together and having this amazing celebration. you get to celebrate so many different athletes that have so many different stories and that olympic spirit is just special. >> do you have a special ritual you do to get pumped right before you go? music? anything you do? >> i listen to my music. get in my zone. i like to be by myself a little bit. i always take a moment when i'm at the blocks and look around and take it all in because i don't want to forget what this moment feels like.
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four years? >> i don't know about that. we'll see. >> she's so awesome. the families sacrifice so much and a lot to get here so a place that takes care of them is great. >> one of my favorite parts of the show is talking to the families. up next, a few drinks, a little dancing, our girls night out on the town in rio. not pretty. first, this is "today" on nbc. [electronic sound effects] brace yourself... the first ever gsf is here. with a 467 horse power v8 engine... torque vectoring differential...
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>> announcer: "today's" rio is sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. >> we're back with "today's" rio. we're in the birth place of the samba. you knew the women of "today"
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jenna and i did. let's just say, rio will never be the same. >> there's an olympic tradition for all of us. it's our favorite. it is called girls night out. >> we're going in there. >> don't take your life in your own hands when you cross. >> hold onto the cocktails. >> can we talk about the only word that i >> this is strong. >> we have a long night. dark natalie has to come out at some point. >> dark natalie is already here. >> can i tell you one thing. i wore red because i want to dance with a stranger. >> henry, did you hear that?
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>> awful. >> say the night is young. >> what is this, poetry? let's get going already. let's samba. >> who is ready to dance? >> you can feel the energy. >> work the camera. work it. work it. there >> this is where we're going to dance. >> we're going to dance here, girls. >> i feel the rhythm already. >> let's go in the booth. >> my god. that's so fun. >> i'm like this with you. >> flag. flag. flag.
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>> i'm stealing your stranger. >> she stole my stranger. ?? >> good night, everybody, from rio! >> is th >> henry is at home taking care of the two kids. >> i meant a stranger woman with them. >> that doesn't make it any better. i just want you to know. >> when is boys night out is what i want to know? i think it would end differently. >> we wouldn't bring cameras. >> we are embarrassed. thank you. >> up next, one week down and one week to go.
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first seven days of the rio olympics. first, on a friday morning, this
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>> normally when we celebrate birthdays with our friends at smucker's, we pay tribute to people with a lot of life experience. today we're going to the other end of the spectrum. a little younger here. we know a couple special little ladies turning two this month. savannah's adorable daughter and carson's little girl london. now in honor of their birthdays, viewers have been sharing pictures of their 2 year olds. i learned so mu to go in two directions at once and kate loves wearing her shades and walking around the house saying cool, dude. cute. keep your toddler pics coming at back to you. >> one more to add to that list. >> big birthday tomorrow. >> one year old tomorrow.
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>> i'm going to cry. >> favorite moment real quick of this week? >> michael phelps. >> the girls gymnastics, baby. all the way. >> men's beach volleyball win yesterday. loved that. >> japanese announcer calling swimming. >> how about the canadian announcer calling swimming. we want to leave you this morning with a look back at the first week. >> the waiting is finally over. the olympic rings have made their to south america for the first time in history. >> go usa! >> the games are under way. ?? >> michael phelps is going to do
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katie ledecky looks like she'll win another olympic gold. >> get the gold medals ready again. >> we are the final five! >> that is an olympic gold medal winning moment. >> you nailed that floor routine and it was over. >> i was proud of the entire team. >> gold and silver medalists, one, two for team usa. >> who has more pressure? you or her? >> pre we're in this together. >> it is a party on the beach in rio. >> hello. how about this guy, right? >> tirico! >> and the united states will
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ceremony. that's why we love covering the olympics. >> can i just touch the gold. >> he won gold and he won so many hearts. >> michael phelps, count them, 20 gold medals. >> number 20 in the books. >> one more time for the ages. ?? >> good morning all you medal winners. >> the b this event. >> you can let go now, sir. >> take it off. take it off. >> katie ledecky smashes her own world record. >> congratulations. >> looks like she's going to win another olympic gold and she does.
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>> are we ready to learn? >> how do we say good morning? ? happy birthday dear hoda ? >> happy birthday. ??
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burst of win caused a crane accident. the cable section was wobbly and hit a 12th floor window. no floos fell. since the building was under construction, nobody was inside. let's check the morning commute with lauren scala. >> some of the same problems. eastbound 80 after exit 19, and jackknifed tractor-trailer in westbound lanes in patterson by also closing ramps and causing eastbound delays. nearby, a reported accident on garden state parkway southbound by 154. and confirmed accident on route 3 westbound by valley road, causing delays on 46 and 3. that area of new jersey is no good. 50 minute or 60 minutes inbound at george washington bridge. back to you. check the weather. hot, humid, 93, heat advisories and warnings are in effect for the area.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, and billy bush live from the olympic games in rio de janeiro, brazil. >> welcome to "today" on friday morning. >> i thought you said fresh fish friday. >> that means welcome. what does it mean? happy friday? i'm billy bush along with nat and al. >> you hear this song so much if you were beach volleyball in the
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venues. you see brazilians singing along with this song. >> did anybody else have the strobe lights going all night long? >> it was close by then. something else going on. >> michael phelps easily won the men's 200 meter individual medley. 22nd olympic gold medal. what a swim. stands. boomer is a huge star on instagram. >> how about that ryan lochte went out strong. he was here just a little while ago. >> five feet away from us. >> that lochte really -- >> he was good. by the way, ryan you did terrifically in canada. your race was fantastic. have you heard about this? >> no. >> come on over here. check this out.
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canada calling cbc broadcaster friedman calling the race confusing you for phelps. take a look. >> ryan lochte is going for it. phelps doesn't look like he has this one in him. ryan lochte going for his 13th career medal saving the best for last. finally he's going to do it. ryan lochte is going to beat michael phelps in >> seconds later he apologizes on air and tweets i'm sorry. can you imagine how badly he must feel? >> social media attacks, it's the worst place to go when you need love and hug. poor guy got blasted. if i were you, i would get on a plane and get to canada right
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>> o canada. >> your hair is going blond in the back. >> i have no idea what it's doing. it's taking a roller coaster ride. >> all kinds of stuff going on. >> congratulations on the race. and the olympics. you're coming back in four years. you said it, didn't you? >> yes, i am. i mentally need a break right now to relax. i think that loss kind of sparked a little fire in me and hopefully it will keep going for the next four years. >> we'll chat with you in just a bi >> also history made last night. >> have one of these. what are these? >> this is like a ginger ale with more caffeine. >> and sugar. >> wow. >> good way to start your friday. it's just a soft drink. nothing in it. >> and stay awake until saturday. >> more great racing in the pool. simone manual won an historic gold medal last night tying with
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this is amazing. they tied. >> great olympics. >> an olympic record but they touched with the same finger molecule. >> being the first african-american woman to medal in an olympic event. >> she talked about her emotional journey right after she won. >> it's definitely been a long i'm so blessed to have a gold medal. it means a lot. this medal is not just for me. it's for a bunch of people that came before me and inspiration to me. it's for all of the people after me who believe they can't do it and i want to be an inspiration to others that you can do it. >> she has inspired so many. >> on the medal stand with the tears. it was really touching. >> incredible. >> i can't get over the touching of that wall.
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michael phelps won his eighth gold medal it was a relay. they kept showing it over and over again. underwater camera. he touched -- it looked exactly the same time. in this case, it was exact as it could be. >> incredible. >> from pool to the gym. as expected, u.s. women dominated there as well. a great night for simones. simone biles winning the individual all-around. teammate aly raisman taking incredible when you were watching it last night, the u.s. women were in second. the russians were at one point and then chinese came up. it wasn't that huge blowout that everybody was talking about. and then the floor routine. when you saw -- aly went first. she finished her routine and tears rolling down her eyes because she knew what she had done and to be followed by simone and simone was a rocket ship on the floor.
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flying across. incredible. >> doesn't seem humanly possible. >> it doesn't. biles move that she does, that two lay outs and then a twist? nobody can do that move except her. >> it's not enough to just do a move. you have to invent a move. shaun white, he comes up with his own move. she's changing the sport. >> i remember at the bar in athens you came up bush. >> i slid the entire way across the table top. >> nothing we can talk about really. >> that was your 50th birthday party. >> we have footage but it's in the vault because it would take so many of us down. >> by the way, i'm ready for that boys night out. fascinating things you may have wondered about during these
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fierce five in 2012 and this year's final five. can you notice one big difference? >> no flowers. >> this is first olympics to do away with flowers at the medals ceremony. rio 2016 spokesperson says flowers are thrown away and wasteful and not sustainable. >> now they give steaks. a nice ribeye which is really . competing. >> they grill it on a nice hibachi. >> i thought flowers regenerated? >> no. i think most athletes just want the medal. >> if we're going green -- the pool is going green. we know that. >> they give them a commemorative beautiful painting. that's something they're going to hold onto. >> a dog playing cards. that's the gift that keeps
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won its first olympic ever medal. a gold in men's rugby beating britain, spanking britain, 43-7. >> good for them. >> way to go. >> i love the way they celebrate as a team when they won. this is what they did. they were all singing in a group and praying together. that really is just such a classy, amazing moment. >> one of the works at the airport and another at a hotel and another in a prison. regular guys. >> outstanding. >> took a lot to get here and be here. >> how about medal bonuses? it pays to win. did you know many countries give cash bonuses to athletes that bring home medals. u.s. olympic committee pays 25,000 to gold winners. 15,000 to silver and 10,000 to bronze. >> there's a wrestling federation that actually pays
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could get half a million if he wins gold. >> not to mention they get endorsements as well. >> i hear china is giving out 1 million yen. that's 700 grand. >> china, you get to stay there. >> check of the weather for us? >> we do have severe weather, serious weather to talk about as you can see rio we've got wet weather today. sunny going but back home, boy, oh boy, we're looking at serious stuff for heat. 17 million people under advisory and in the gulf dangerous flooding going on. we're watching that. we're looking this weekend for those temperatures to just climb well above 100 in feels-like department stretching from atlanta all of the way up into new england. it's going to be a very rough
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the heat stays with us unfortunately today and through the weekend. we have heat advisories in red and orange, including excessive heat warning in effect. heat watch through the weekend. feels like temperatures this afternoon, near 105. into the evening hours. over 100 interior sections of new jersey as well. ten day forecast, not a lot of relief. watch for scattered showers and thunderstorms. temperatures drop to the 80s xt hopefully dryer weather by thursday and friday. >> that's your latest weather. coming up, the man, the myth, the joker. roker meets the joker. ryan lochte is here to tell us all about his time in rio and hairstyle seen around the world. i think he goes purple or magenta next. an unprecedented natural outburst seems to have taken over the country. we'll bring you more as soon as new updates come in.
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the duel in the pool last night as michael phelps and ryan lochte swam the 200 meter individual medley. >> ryan missed coming in fifth but he's leaving with gold and as a consolation he's with us. >> second most decorated male swimmer of all-time. lochte. good morning, my friend. >> good morning. >> dude, you are a total machine in the pool. you were leading in the beginning. you said you swam a good race. was that the best? did you give it your all? >> i always give it my all. i felt great going into that
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then something happened. i have no idea what it was. >> was it a thought that something came into your mind? >> no. i just felt the pain. the pain, that acid was building up. >> if you reviewed and went back on the race again, would you have taken more time? >> if i was supposed to do that second leg backstroke i definitely would have laid off my legs a little. i think i would have had a better outcome in that race. >> you had a bit of a reputation in the last olympics. things have changed in the last four years. for the positive. you changed cities. you changed your diet and lifestyle. what was the switch that said i got to do something differently
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i was a big fish in a small pond at the university of florida. i had been there for so long. it was time for a change in my swimming career. so i packed up my stuff. i moved to charlotte. i had to do a lot of different things in my training, friends, family, everything kind of just changed. >> including the hair. what inspired the hair? >> well, so connor one that said for a couple of guys to change our hair. all right. let's do it. of course, me, outgoing one, i'm on it. so we all did it. and then the one that decided, connor, backed out at the end. >> we love connor. you backed out? >> the finger wave there. >> i'm paying for it now. >> i said earlier it brings out the blue in your eyes or green or something.
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first it was light blue grayish tint and then in the chlorine it turned green and now it's coming back to the blue. >> blond in the back there. >> i don't know what's really going on. >> i have to ask you the girl question. we were talking during the break and we were talking about your account here which is verified. >> how do you ve is? >> there's one out there. i think the one right there operating that camera. >> there's no girlfriend as of yet? >> no girlfriend. >> what's your pinterest account like? just curious. >> he does a lot of cooking online. >> embroidery. >> in the olympic village, who are the most highly sought
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>> the word around the village is the volleyball players. beach volleyball. >> tall and lean. >> you have to deal with all that sand. >> any specific netherlands, slovakian? >> from what i recall back in 2012 -- >> where things out of? >> netherlands field hockey was a big hit in 2012. >> what about now? have you seen them around? >> i haven't been able to -- >> now you're available. >> now that i'm available. >> this suddenly took a turn, didn't it? >> will you watch phelps this weekend? will you watch the last two races? >> yes, by all means. definitely got to support team usa. >> all right. that's our boy, ryan lochte. >> we love you.
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?? >> two the best dressed people in rio or really anywhere in the world are with us. johnny and tara. yesterday i showed you a video of johnny and i out there continuing our tradition that started at the winter olympics in sochi four years ago. that's us walking along the pier. that coat is >> it's a beautiful mink. we walk out and the old grizzled russians fish out there and couldn't believe their eyes when they saw us coming. >> in rio you had to double down, right? >> yeah. johnny caught a fish in sochi. those guys were so stunned. >> i'm really effective on a beach. whether it be a winter beach or
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hollywood" the television program -- >> opposed to the magazine? >> you know how we love to plug "access hollywood." johnny and i reuniting in gale force winds and torrential rain. johnny in a gorgeous pink -- >> it's a feathered coat. >> i'm trying to glamorize it. >> the real triumph is my hair. my hair did gale force winds. >> there was a lot at stake here. whoever caught a fish -- >> you gave me as a joke, a speedo. you have to put this on. i lost my courage. >> i think we jumped the gun a little bit. >> we jumped something. >> wait a minute. i was going to -- >> wow.
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clear sailing on the lincoln tunnel on august 12th. i am michael gargiulo. excessive heat warning in and around the have hours all weekend. new york pools, parks, beaches will be open later this weekend. nassau county announced swimmers are advised to stay out of the water at 14 beaches. runoff from heavy rainfall can cause bateria levels to rise. a tree fell on a car last night in yonkers. nobody was hurt, but it tore
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900 customers are waiting for electricity to be restored. public hearing in new jersey to raise parking fees for beach goers at sandy hook. they want to raise fees and use money to fund future projects and services. today's hearing at the gunnison beach plaza at 11:00 a.m. here's the weather with chris cimino. >> heat advisories and warnings in effect through today, tonight, into tomorrow as well. high this feels like 105 this afternoon. watch for scattered showers and thunderstorms. tonight first half of the night showers and storms scattered around. upper 70s, muggy, uncomfortable. ten day forecast isn't much better. 95 tomorrow, 94 sunday. scattered showers and storms late monday afternoon. back to the 80s next week. monday, tuesday, wednesday, chance for storms. dryer more comfortable weather by the end of next week. coming up, former olympians
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them before eating them. they're available exclusively at walmart. there you go. back to rio and a check of the weather from al. deep fried twinkie my friend. you bake it. >> they could be a sponsor so i won't say anything. let's move on from there because i need a job. let's look at your weekend outlook, shall we? good idea. starting off with tomorrow we expect to see a lot of wet weather. maybe we won't look at the weekend -- we are going to look at the weekend outlook. heavy rain down around the western gulf coast. big problems there. the heat is going to be oppressive along the mid-atlantic states and back into the plains. out west going to be gorgeous. sunday, sunday, looking at more wet weather in the northeast and into the mid-atlantic again heavy flooding possible down through the gulf and the
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in the southwest. starting on the cloudy side. temperatures mostly in the 70s. we heat up this afternoon, back to lower 90s. scattered showers and thunderstorms late afternoon and evening. heat advisory stays in effect. overnight, showers and storms first half of the night, low 79. tomorrow, 95. feels like near 110. scattered showers and storms tomorrow afternoon and evening. you see it sunday at much the same monday, tuesday, wednesday. dryer weather next thursday, friday. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. from michael phelps' game face to lilly king's finger wag, there's been many moments all week long. >> i don't think there's anybody better to break it down than
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let's start off with usa women's gymnast. they grabbed their medals before racing from danger. simone biles recorded the event on snapchat. >> your gold medal one day old, that's the first thing. >> far more important than your passport. >> you can use the medal as a passport. so what would you give that? >> gold. g >> getting your gold medal. >> as olympians we protect these medals. >> we? >> we share medals. >> lochte was just here. we know he went in as a blond and silver gray a week before and now he's green. we don't know why. chlorine in the pool. what do you think about lochte's hair? we've had a lot of fun with it.
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regardless. i like him natural. >> i liked how it started. very nice blue. matched the water. now it's algae green. >> now it matches the water. >> the diving pool. >> bronze. >> okay. somebody who wanted her hair to be green. giving homage to her country and braided her hair with these and yellow green. >> this with your country, i give it -- >> i go silver with this one. i've had color weave in my hair in my day. >> i haven't seen that much of a look on you yet. maybe you should try this. >> i gave it silver. i want the gold.
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the show. >> he had to be gold, right? >> put him down a slip and slide and see what happens. >> that's an image. >> how fast. the tonga bullet. >> there's another image. let's move on. >> here we go. back to the tale of two pools in rio. al touched on it a second ago. we can't decide. the communications director for the organizing committee says it say an algae bloom is going on. is that a gold medal story? >> we have heard it a lot. i think it's a gold medal story. >> it's shocking. it's like your whole world turning upside down overnight. >> can you imagine looking down into that? >> like if ice had been a
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overnight. >> you couldn't do it. >> it's pure shock. it's so shocking. >> let's move to the swimmer from ethiopia. came in dead last in 100 meter freestyle on tuesday in the heat. the 24 year old mocked for his dad bod. here he is. >> solid fella. >> that's not fair. >> what we like about it more and what caught our attention was outpouring of love online people my respect and disrespect for the unsportsmanlike haters. bravo ethiopia and many more like that. >> gold. >> a gold story. >> all these beautiful athletes. in life, how about a well lived in man. >> al roker of olympians. >> fun. >> is that like a couch? >> a fun guy on weekends. maybe a few beers.
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olympians come in all shapes and sizes from basketball players to the gymnasts and everything in between. >> gives us hope. >> i think he looks sexy. thank you very much. up next, ham and cheese crepes. we're all going to have a dad body when we're done with this. camila alves teaches us about the most important meal of the day. >> every one of them. >> the rio way after these
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this morning on "today food" we're cooking up a brazilian breakfast. >> showing us how a brazilian day starts here. that's right. camila alves, goo to have you here. >> so good to we're usually on the other side. >> you have made quite the splash. you and matthew at the different venues. >> we've been moving around. >> what are you making today? i've never seen anything like this? >> it's called tapioca. it's gluten free. it's what people are doing instead of regular white bread.
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flour. you'll mix with water. and then once you do that -- >> this is the finished one? >> this is finished. and then you sprinkle in a hot pan. >> spray it first? >> no oil. nothing. >> no fat. >> no fat at all. >> it will stick together? >> yes. you cover it all the way. you want to do filling inside. maybe some ham and cheese. >> there we go. a little cheese. >> it's healthy then. >> it's very, very healthy. if you want to lose weight, a great way to do it. it's great for athletes because if you have diabetes you don't want to eat this but you want to eat this before you go to exercise, gives you a big spike
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>> on the bread front, some people don't want bread so they'll go to a wrap to keep it lighter on the carbs. is this even lighter? >> it's lighter. and it has no fat. >> you have some made here. let's talk about some of the other great foods to start the day. breakfast, juices, we love the fresh juices. >> we have our bread that's amazing. >> cheese bread is states. this is a cake made out of corn, which have very traditional in brazil. this is a cheese. farm cheese that my grandfather grew up with on the farm. >> is this what you showed me the other day? >> yes. >> and then another cake that's famous here is the carrot cake with chocolate on top. and then the fruits.
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you have to try it. >> did star fruit come like that or did you cut it into that shape? >> when you cut it, it comes out like that. that's the shape of it. >> hence the star fruit. >> no cookie cutter. that's the natural shape for it. >> try the canoe fruit. >> they call that the orange. >> this is canoe fruit right here. >> that's my favorite. >> more of camila on our sister network e. up next, if you plan on planting yourself all weekend to watch the olympic action, we've got a preview of the athletes you
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100 fly. favored in. he races his last race of what we think is going to be his career 4x100 medley relay tomorrow. >> tonight is 100 fly. never lost this in three olympics. if he wins here, it's amazing. i don't think any swimmer has done it. >> he's already gone four events, four gold medals. he now has 22 gold medals. crazy thing is last that breaks a record of 2,100 years. >> they kept records back then? >> apparently. >> five fingers waving in the pool tonight. >> ryan lochte earlier in the program says he thinks we'll see him in tokyo. >> he'll be one of those guys until he's 80 we'll be saying maybe he will still come back. >> let's talk about another team that's dominating in the women's
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going for their 11th consecutive gold. >> they have won every title at the world championships and olympics dating back to 2006. the impressive thing about this team is it's not the same team. they keep changing members. snyder has a great back story. led the team to the wor and so they had to make a decision of who is going to take that job and ended up they went with mary and then a couple months later, her younger brother died of cancer. she had to make decisions. do i want to keep doing this? what do i do? so she decided to stick it out. she now led them to world championships the last two so they had fastest time in the
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>> incredible. also this is incredible. on the team refugee. hasn't seen her parents since she was six years old. fled south sudan and took up in a refugee camp in kenya. what happened to her? she was discovered. >> she is part of the refugee she started running when she was in grade school. she won some races when she was in grade school but it wasn't until a group came to see if there were kids to would benefit running for her foundation she was discovered and here she is at the olympics. >> incredible. u.s. women's volleyball team competing this weekend. >> and bolt. >> bolt on sunday night. usain bolt. can't forget that. >> a lot to look forward to. thank you so much. and to see matt and savannah's
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>> that does it for our first amazing week in rio. >> we're still buzzing about our interview with ryan lochte. we can't stop to think about his awesome new hair color. got us wondering, what will we look like with that same hair >> brings out the blue in your eyes. >> al. >> you look like doc brown. >> you have hair. >> and natalie. >> winner, winner.
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live look outside. 9:57 on this friday, august 12th. good morning, independent michael gargiulo. alex rodriguez's career with the yankees comes to an end. expected to be the dh. he wanted one more chance to play thaeb, but the manager told him no. they pushed back the start time
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a pregame ceremony. summer streets program that closes 7 miles of streets to the brooklyn bridge is back. it is expanding as part of shared streets program. many blocks in rural manhattan closed to traffic. starts tomorrow 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. now a look at the weather, here is chris cimino. >> heat advisories and warnings in effect through tonight and tomorrow. high this afternoon of 93. feels like 105hi watch for scattered showers and thunderstorms. first half of the night, showers and storms scattered around. ten day forecast, 95 tomorrow. 94 sunday. back to the upper 80s next week. monday, tuesday, wednesday, chance for storms. hopefully dry, comfortable weather end of next week. coming up next, coverage of the rio olympics.
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tomorrow morning on today in new
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michael phelps is going to do it again! >> he did it! ?? >> it has been a rainy friday morning in rio de janeiro so far. but action continues all across the city and begins today at olympic stadium on day seven of the 2016 games. and from inside our studio at copacabana beach, where the sun is doing its best to peep out, welcome along. i'm rebecca lowe. last night in rio, michael phelps won his 22nd olympic gold. we'll see phelps and katie


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