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TODAY's Takeaway: Huffington daughter talks addiction, Al wakes up

Aug. 7, 2013 at 4:05 PM ET

Al woke up! Jenna's going to pop. Catch up on what you missed TODAY.
Jenna Wolfe; TODAY; Weather Channel
Al woke up! Jenna's going to pop. Catch up on what you missed TODAY.

Al woke up with his alarm! Jenna Wolfe's about to pop! In case you missed any of today's news, here's TODAY's roundup:

1. Christina Huffington, daughter of media mogul Arianna Huffington, opened up Wednesday about her addiction to cocaine, an “absolutely un-glamorous” abuse that started when she was just 16.

“What I want to show is that addiction can strike, no matter what," she told Savannah.

Video: The daughter of media mogul Arianna Huffington is adding her voice to the discussion of teenage addiction, opening up about her cocaine addiction, which started at age 16 and almost cost her life. Christina Huffington and mom Arianna talk to TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie about her struggles.

2. Jenna’s about to pop! An 8 ½-month pregnant Wolfe penned a blog for TODAY.com about the homestretch. She writes:

“This baby girl is officially full-term, which means she's already over 6 pounds, about the size of a bunch of Swiss chard (fancy!) and can safely make her way into the world today with everything she's got.”

At 8 1/2 months pregnant, Jenna Wolfe is ready for her little girl to arrive.
Jenna Wolfe
At 8 1/2 months pregnant, Jenna Wolfe is ready for her little girl to arrive.

3. Speaking of babies: Meet the family with 11 boys who tried for a girl… and got another boy.

Video: After having 11 boys, Kateri and Jay Schwandt decided to try for one more child, hoping they might finally have a baby daughter. Instead, the couple just brought home their 12th son. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports.

4. Let the Olympic countdown begin! Sochi is just six months away – perfect timing for an insider’s take on why you should be psyched to see Vonn, White and the newest American stars.

From Vonn to White, why you should be psyched for Sochi.
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From Vonn to White, why you should be psyched for Sochi.

5. Savannah and Matt set their alarms extra early this morning to make sure Al didn’t oversleep (again). The anchors dropped by his earlier show, "Wake up with Al" on The Weather Channel, to check in.

Savannah stopped by "Wake Up With Al" to make sure Al... woke up.
The Weather Channel
Savannah stopped by "Wake Up With Al" to make sure Al... woke up.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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