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TODAY's Takeaway: Jay Carney addresses POW release; TODAY pays tribute to Ann B. Davis

June 2, 2014 at 5:09 PM ET

Jay Carney says POW release "not a security threat," Shailene Woodley promotes "The Fault in Our Stars" and TODAY pays tribute to the late Ann B. Davis.
Jay Carney says POW release "not a security threat," Shailene Woodley promotes "The Fault in Our Stars" and TODAY pays tribute to the late Ann B. Davis.

1. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told TODAY the swap of POW Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders did not threaten U.S. security.

“It was absolutely the right thing to do because the United States does not leave our men and women behind in armed conflict,” Carney said.

Weigh in on Was the Bowe Bergdahl release deal the right thing for the U.S. to do?

Video: White House press secretary Jay Carney joins TODAY to discuss the Obama administration’s dramatic decision to release five senior Taliban members from Guantanamo Bay in a prisoner exchange for POW Bowe Bergdahl.

2. R.I.P. Alice! TODAY paid tribute to actress Ann B. Davis, who died Sunday at age 88.

Barry Williams, who played Greg alongside Davis’ Alice on "The Brady Bunch," remembered her as a great friend.

"She lived a full life — lived it in her own terms and in service to the Lord," he told TODAY.

Video: “The Brady Bunch” star joins TODAY to talk about the tragic loss of Ann B. Davis, who played the sitcom family’s loyal housekeeper.

3. Shailene Woodley stopped by to promote her new film, “The Fault In Our Stars,” and explained to Savannah how she gave up her home to live as a serial couch surfer.

“I use just this carry-on suitcase, and I think there’s, like, two pairs of jeans, a pair of leggings, a little box that my friend made me with all the trinkets and doodads that I collect here along the way,” she said. “And that’s it! Some underwear …”

Video: Actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, who star in the eagerly anticipated film adaptation of “The Fault in Our Stars” as cancer-stricken teens who fall in love, join today along with John Green, author of the best-selling novel, to chat about the story that’s captured the hearts of people across the country.

4. For the second time in two weeks, an inflatable bounce house with children inside went airborne after high winds sent it tumbling in a field in Colorado.

Jeff Rossen reported on the incident, and offered advice for parents of young children.

Video: Several children were injured over the weekend when a bounce house in Colorado went airborne, with kids trapped inside. NBC national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen reports.

5. Congratulations to Lauren Scruggs and Jason Kennedy! Scruggs said yes to Kennedy’s romantic wedding proposal (look at those candles!) over the weekend. The duo shared details of the proposal on TODAY.

Video: Fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs, who was seriously injured after walking into a spinning airplane propeller a few years ago, is now celebrating her engagement to the E! news host. The couple share about their romance.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!