1. Marilyn Hagerty, who shot to fame last year after her review of the local Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D., went viral, taste-tested New York’s biggest food fad on the plaza.
The verdict: She thinks the Cronut has a shot in the Midwest!
“It’s chewy,” the 87-year-old said of the croissant-doughnut hybrid. “I think a Cronut could make it in North Dakota. But we’re quite selective out there, you know.”
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2. New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who filed a $40 million lawsuit over the weekend against Donald Trump that maintains the real estate mogul's “Trump University” is a scam, responded to Trump's claims that the suit is groundless and politically motivated.
“You can’t tell people you’re selling them a car that gets 50 miles a gallon if it gets 10 miles a gallon,” he told Savannah. “Donald Trump’s university was phony.”
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3. News came this morning that the United States could hit Syria with three days of missile strikes beginning Thursday. Richard Engel and Ann Curry reported on the mounting crisis; Engel from the Turkish border on Syria’s response to the news, and Curry from Jordan, where many of Syria’s 1 million child refugees have sought safety.
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4. Game, set, Matt – er, match! Savannah and Matt went head-to-head on the tennis court with the help of U.S. Open champs Andy Murray and Serena Williams. While Savannah held her own (with a little bit of help from the reigning Wimbledon winner), it was the Lauer-Williams team who earned a trophy.
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5. And in kids-are-adorable news: When little ones are allowed to dress themselves, sometimes they end up in "Ghostbusters" costumes. These pro-imagination parents are OK with that.
Are you little ones self-dressers? We want to see!
Upload photos of them in their best dressed-all-by-themselves outfits — we may show them on air!
And that's TODAY's Takeaway!