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perfect. >> you cannot get any better for this time of the year. sunshine and a little breeze. today will be a little color but you also probably give it an a. you're in the upper 40's and low 50's. the humidity is 74%. mostly sunny today. it may see some cloud cover over the eastern shore. high temperature around 70. we will come back and check the forecast for the upcoming weekend. >> good morning. we have one accident on the ram to the j.f.x. and it is taking up the left lane -- on the ramp to the j.f.x. running well towards the harrisburg expressway. 57 on southbound 95 towards the beltway from the white marsh area.
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and eastbound 70, problem free at the moment. this is traffic at the fort mchenry. southbound traffic still rather light. a nice ride on the topside at the harrisburg expressway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> the world is mourning the loss of steve jobs. he co-founded apple and he died at the age of 56. >> he introduced many gadgets including the ipad, iphone, and ipod. we of more on the story. >> he was a visionary and a legend who changed the way we communicate. is beings' loss mourned across the country. flax
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are flying at half staff -- flags are flying at half staff. >> he will be missed by many. deathle announced jobs' on wednesday. underwent a liver transplant in 2009. he was forced to take several leaves of absences from apple. he was last seen last june. he resigned two months later. news of his death was heart felt. >> i admired him quite a bit. >> i want to pause and remember that once in awhile somebody comes along and he is truly
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inspirational. >> jobs and his company constantly pushed for the next generation of technology. >> he had a unique vision. he did not follow the crowds and resonated. >> today he is being remembered by the giants of industry as a visionary. americans pause to remember him as the man who touched the lives of so many. there is a memorial here at apple headquarters for steve jobs. apple stores have been turned into a makeshift shrines. it could be some time before we see the likes of someone like steve jobs again. >> you can't learn more about the life of steve jobs on our web site -- you can learn more about the life of steve jobs on our website, wbaltv.com.
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that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how was the work of steve jobs impacted your daily life? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> the nation loses the last of the civil-rights big three. he fought to it is a great birmingham, alabama. 11 news spoke to a local pastor about what he remembers. >> he was so fearless. what he was doing in birmingham was not always with a spotlight on him. he was marching against segregated patterns. >> rev. carter met him when he was 15 years old. they were classmates.
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beside he worked martin luther king. >> concern is growing over the nation's prescription drug shortage. it is hard to find many drugs. what maryland congressman says certain drug companies are making things worse by jacking up their prices. jennifer franciotti has more. >> congressman elijah cummings has requested documents from these so-called gray market companies to see if these price hikes are justified. these are companies that are buying drugs on the fda drug shortage list. these are emergency room medications. manufacturing issues have caused the shortages. elijah cummings launched an investigation. one woman is upset because one
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medication her son takes is in short supply. >> obviously it impacts us. i'm fortunate that my son, the drugs have been made available. but to think as a mother and a parent that you are limited to a drug that could save your child's life is inexcusable. >> since launching his investigation, the congressman has learned some of these companies are increasing the prices as much as 650%. will have more on the investigation coming up at 5:30 . jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the republican presidential field is coming into focus after sarah palin said she will not seek the nomination. >> with about three months to go
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before the voting begins, and looks like the republican field is finally set. former alaska governor sarah palin ended the speculation. she will not run for president. >> she is seeing that there isn't much elbowroom for another candidate at this time. >> she said she and her husband devote ourselves to family and country. my decision retains this order. >> you don't need an office for a timeout to make a difference. >> this comes one day after chris christie said he will not enter the contest and leaves little doubt that the republican nominees will come from the current field of contenders. >> that means the race will be between rick perry and mitt romney. >> according to a new poll, 22%
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said mitt romney was their favorite candidate fall by herman cain. o third.ry dropped t thir >> the challenge is to move on and to consolidate support and to grow his support. >> mitt romney has the best chance against president obama in a general election, according to the poll. >> it is a problem many parents are forced to tackle -- believiullying. there is an event this morning. governor martin o'malley and his wife will speak to students. maryland is one of seven states to enact anti bullying loaws. >>
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>> welcome back. 57 degrees downtown. we have mostly clear skies. much cooler in the suburbs. let's look at some of the other numbers. upper 40's 1 to get away from the city. 46 in westminster. 58 in annapolis. a chilly start. we'll see a lot of sunshine. a high temperature neared 70. that is a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday. you'll like the forecast for the weekend. >> the pathologist who did the autopsy on michael jackson is expected to testify today in the trial of dr. conrad murray. dr. murray is charged with manslaughter in jackson tossed .e's death
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defense insists that michael jackson took the propofol himself. >> the latest city with a protest against wall street is a philadelphia. there will camp out outside the city hall building beginning at 9:00 a.m. this morning. this is similar to protest in other cities. >> 50 degrees on tv hill. >> a popular warehouse chain is raising membership rates. >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have one accident and good news to report on that. news to report on that.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a nice start as you head out on this thursday morning. fiat on the light side on 95. -- volume on the light side. down to the harbor tunnel, traffic is flowing smoothly. 52 on the topside knew the harrisburg expressway. on the west side, speeds around 58 miles per hour. the delays on 70. a smooth ride if you're heading to the airport. 97, 100, 295, the major roads checking out just fine at the moment. this is 70 west of the beltway is showing more of volume in the
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eastbound direction. overall, a smooth ride. a nice start at the key bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we're looking pretty good on the mta system right now with no delays on the marc trains. on time service on metro's service. the 30, and 40 buses are operating with delays. a few diversions. when diversion at cathedral and monument. -- one diversion. now back to tony pann. >> we will continue our beautiful stretch of weather today. we had a friend go through a few hours ago. here's the front. there is no rain associated with that front but it did shift the wind.
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that will make a slight difference with the temperatures. you can see some marine-layer clouds developing on the new jersey shore. the wind is coming off the water. it will burn off quickly. the flow will be coming out of the north and north east. temperatures are much cooler. it is in the 30's in upstate pennsylvania and back into new york. temperatures will be and it low 70's as approach to the mid 70's like yesterday. low to mid 40's in pennsylvania. sunshine is our forecast for today. upper 60's and low 70's. tonight, clear in chilly. temperatures will drop back to may be near 40 in the colder suburbs. tomorrow, the high pressure will still be in the vicinity. the wind will still be coming out of the north or northeast.
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the high temperature will be 71. then the wind will turn to the south and that will make the temperature job. 76 on saturday. 80 on sunday and we'll keep the sunshine. a slight chance for some rain on tuesday and wednesday. that is a great forecast. >> retailers have modest expectation for the holiday season. will the expectations translate into holiday deals for shoppers? we have more. >> the holiday shopping season is looking just ho-ho-hum. more than $460 billion. this is less than last year's increase of 5.2%.
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a sign that consumers are hesitant to open their wallets more than they have to. a lingering consumer concerns about high unemployment, high gas prices, and the shaky stock market. >> consumers have been paying down debt. retailers are able to order less merchandise and plant some strong promotions for the holidays, which will bring people into stores. >> retailers expect consumers to bmost interested in items of value and things that will get a lot of used. >> we expect this will focus on everyday items. >> you may need to seek out popular items earlier. they will keep inventories tight to keep cost down. >> as the holiday season
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approaches, consumers may catch a break on the price of gasoline and baked goods. the price of gasoline has dropped. they will will not rise sharply again until spring. the price of cocoa is down about 15%. the price of beef is expected to rise. >> thank you. costco memberships are going to cost you more. investors turned their focus to apple on wall street. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> steve jobs had a massive impact on apple and the world. apple stock price has risen more than 9000% since his return to the company back in at 99 1/7. shares have more than doubled in the past two years.
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shares are taking a dive in germany this morning. fans are mourning the death of steve jobs at abel's stores. he has changed the way we talk on the phone and listen to music. apple is paying tribute and holding iphone vigils. tim cook faces the challenge of pushing into a new market and executing a shift to cloud computing. there is a positive start of things today. stocks were helped out on a report showing job growth and a separate report by the services industry. costco memberships are going up. 5.es will increase to $5 slow sales growth for the holiday season as the unemployment picture remains bleak.
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80,000 may hire between 40,00 to 500,000 seasonal workers. >> the rivals of steve jobs -- did they hold him in high regard? >> absolute. they were rivals but they did respect each other. from bill gates to the ceo of google, they were all saddened at the death of steve jobs. even some words from president obama. >> thank you. 50 degrees on tv hill. a major story of determination about how a man was able to drive a car even though he was blind. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. how has the work of steve jobs impacted your daily life? you can share your response at
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>> a man fills a lifetime dream of driving on the fast track. >> what made his dream more improbable -- he is blind. we see how he did it. >> it would be safe, is what they might have said. the liability would be too much to take on. >> he is a retired sheriff's deputy. >> but when a blind man has the guts to get behind the wheel of this camaro, only a fool would say no.
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>> i would sit in the grandstands and always wondered what it would be like to do that. now that i'm blind, i am more determined to do it. >> this is more important than ever. >> 10 miles an hour. >> that's what he thinks. >> you want to go faster? >> this is one of those moments when the word "awesome" doesn't do justice. >> going down the backstretch about 130. he was asking to slow down. my heart was skipping. >> he restored every piece of it himself without the convenience of eyesight. >> this is something i'll never forget. >> wow.
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how do you restore a car like that without sight? the car accident that caused his blindness also listed in a coma for about six weeks. >> interesting guy. to the correctional officers find themselves in a bit of hot water -- two correction officers find themselves in a bit of hot water. >> elijah cummings wants to know why drugs aren't sure supply and if price gouging is involved. >> it looks like the beautiful weather will continue. >> beautiful describes the morning commute. and i start on this thursday morning. morning. one
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody.
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welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. it is just gorgeous. >> it was perfect yesterday. today will be a couple of degrees cooler. ade,ou're giving it a gr you still give it an a. 50 degrees at the airport. the north wind is the key. it will keep it a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday. a high temperature of 70 today. but we will keep the sunshine. you like the forecast going into the weekend. >> let's check some of our speed sensors. we start with 95 out of the north east. 57 miles breed heading south out towards the beltway northeast. we have the right tube closed
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at the fort mchenry appeared at the left tube is open. a smoother ride on the harrisburg expressway down to the beltway. the j.f.x. in police moved into town. 55 on southbound 95 down towards 100. 97 checking out ok in the glen burnie area. this is the fort mchenry. the left tube is open in both directions. some technical issues on the right tube. no significant delays as a result. the key bridge looking good at this hour. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> there was a prescription drug shortage. >> now some claim drug companies are jacking up their prices. jennifer franciotti is live downtown to explain how one
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maryland congressman is fighting back. >> congressman elijah cummings is requesting documents from these companies to see if the price hikes are justifiable. this is an investigation he launched because this is personal for one woman. >> i am horrified to think in the 21st century that these kinds of things are going on. >> she let the maryland basketball team to a chap region victory in 2006. now she's taking not a tough opponent off the court. >> this is personal for our family. my son is three and half years and he has leukemia. we all fall down. >> one of the medication he takes is in short supply. it is on a list of drug shortages that include other
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cancer-fighting drugs and emergency room at medication. quality and manufacturing issues have caused the shortages. brenda was frustrated by the news. some companies are acting as middlemen in marking up the price of drugs as high as 650%. this is criminal and the, proposes eight legislative fix. >> i do believe we will get bipartisan cooperation on this because it affects so many people in such a vital way. all of the issues i've dealt with in my 30 years in public life, this is one of the worst. >> the more we can find out the facts and get to the bottom of this, i feel like there are so many of us -- let's make a difference. >> congressman cummings has created a tip line for anyone who has information on price gouging and is asking people to call his of as with more
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information. >> thank you. the cost of cigarettes in maryland could soon go up. a health group is pushing for an increase in the tobacco tax. they want to increase the tax by one dog. that will help provide affordable health care to state residents. the search continues this morning for michael mack. surest say he shot two men after they burglarize his home. the victims were taken to shock trauma. police maj help. they're looking for clues in the death of a woodlawn man. ronald givens was found dead on his long on tuesday. police will not tell us how he died but the news has startled his neighborhood and right now
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they have little to go on. >> a trial has been delayed for a mental hospital patient accused of murder. the patient reportedly became ill, forcing the postponement. the trout is expected to resume in february. he is charged in the death of a fellow patient. jobs are a lot for two maryland correctional officers charged with assaulting an inmate. they say that excessive force was used by kicking an inmate in september. they both face up to 10 years in prison. testimony continues in the trial against ulysses currie. michael richard suggest he used the power of this office to delay aspects of an energy bill.
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that would have benefited shoppers food warehouse. >> a hotel in ocean city remains closed after some guests became sick with legionellosis. it is not clear if they contracted the disease at the plim plaza hotel. legionellosis is a sometimes deadly form of pneumonia. guests were hospitalized but no one has died. help is on the way for the victims of tropical storm lee. four maryland counties have been declared disaster areas. this frees up federal funding. remnants of the storm damaged buildings and cause some major flooding. 50 degrees on tv hill. breast cancer patients are often forced to take a drug that can
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cause heart damage, but doctors now say it may not be necessary. >> how bad thoughts can lead to a memory is used later in life. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. how has the work of steve jobs impacted your daily life? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> we're checking on the area roads. word of a possible accident on the b-w parkway.
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>> welcome back. 5:39. a little cooler in the suburbs.
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we have clear skies. the city is warmer than the suburbs. temperatures at the pants of the line, temperatures dip down into -- 30's -- tabard border pennsylvania border, temperatures dip down into the 30's. we will check the seven-day forecast going into the weekend when we come back in just a few minutes. >> at just thinking your health is bet might set the stage for debentures later in life. more than 8000 older adults were asked to rate their health. the risk of the magic was 7% higher than those who gave their health status a poor rating. >> researchers say women battling breast cancer may be able to avoid a medication that
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causes heart problems. a new study finds those who did not use the drug have the same outcome of those who did. this is an anti descants a drug commonly used to treat breast cancer. this new study proves women can be effectively treated without the drug and they should no longer be subjected to its long- term side effects. 50 degrees on tv hill. it looked a little iffy for the philadelphia phillies. >> this is traffic right now on 95 at fort mchenry. there are so technical issues in one of the tubes. sarah will have more coming up
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♪ filled with breakfast ingredients ♪ ♪ ready in minutes! ♪ you gotta taste...mmmm a brand new morning ♪ [ female announcer ] new pillsbury grands! biscuit sandwiches. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we start with 295 in the northbound direction. there is a dachshund approaching 188. 95 towards the fort mchenry, you will find some delays. the right tube is closed in both directions. the left tube is open. south on 95 from the northeast, at speeds are slowing down from
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white marsh down to the beltway northeast. so far so good on the west side. 75 in great shape. this is traffic at the fort mchenry. you can see the right tube closed. the harbor tunnel might be a better bet. 295 not showing any delays but you may start to see them around 198 with that accident. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. >> we have a few bus delays including the 13, 40, and 77 buses operating with delays. a diversion at cathedral and-. a diversion at university and the 33rd. light rail on time. metro subway on schedule. marc trains looking good on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines.
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when you're away from your television, mark real time city transit team reports are available on demand at your fingertips 410-539-5000. that is 410-539-5000. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> we had a friend go through a couple of hours ago. there was no rain and hardly any cloud cover. it will make a difference in our temperatures today. the wind has shifted to the north. it will be a couple of degrees cooler today. here is the boundary. high pressure coming in from canada. there is ill bit of a marine cloud try to form along the coast. -- there is a little bit of a marine cloud. this is over the new jersey shore. this should burn off pretty
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quickly and we will wind up with a mostly sunny skies. the shift in the wind is the important thing. you can see that temperatures are much cooler. 30's in pennsylvania and across new york state. we were in the mid 70's yesterday. still not bad. 50 at the airport. much cooler in the northern suburbs. 46 in parkton. in southern pennsylvania, 38 in york. a big temperature range from north to south. sunshine is our forecast. high temperatures, upper 60's and low 70's. clear skies tonight but chilly. temperatures drop back to around 40 in the cooler northwest suburbs. 50 downtown. to mark, high pressure will
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still be in control -- tomorrow, high-pressure will still be in control. as soon as it pushes off on this coast, our service wind will shift from the north to the south. we should have close to 80 degrees by sunday. it will be a gradual climb but almost feeling like summer again. 71 tomorrow. mid to upper 70's on saturday. around 80 on sunday and will keep the sunshine. a couple of showers by tuesday and wednesday. just 830 disenchants. that is a great forecast. >> -- just 830% chance -- just a 30% chances. >> over to order 50 exhibitors -- over 250 exhibitors.
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>> every year it keeps getting bigger and bigger. an hour after they opened this morning, the place was packed. seniors came to one of the largest defense of its kind. >> this is the 24th annual year for this event. we are proud to have expanded to this capacity. howything from home safelty, to stay independent and in your own home. >> this is a place to get information. >> i am looking to change my medicare plan this year. the one i meant is not one that will make me happy. >> they can come to a place and sit down and go through all the options, all the different plans. >> for others, the chance to get some medical tests done for
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free. she was here to have an ultrasound. >> we are looking for risk factors from a stroke or aneurysm. we're looking for a blockage in the leg. >> wonderful for the senior citizens. >> there were plenty of seniors lined up for a free flu shot. >> painless. we have some good-looking women to give you the shots. >> everything that they have here is good. >> the last day is tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. >> come on, stan. >> there you go. >> 50 degrees on tv hill. >> here is a look at last
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night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you had them.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- how has the work of apple co-founder steve jobs impacted your daily life?
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>> keep sending as those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> good morning. what was supposed to be a cruise into the national league championships series for the philadelphia phillies is now headed to a decisive fifth game. 5-3, the manager wants his team lose to the cardinals. he also watched roy oswalt on the mound. st. louis swir y lewis wor squirrel ran by. a bad omen. david freese puts a bid in the
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freezer. 5-3, the cards win. arizona diamondbacks also won. was it, rocky and boeing ullwin? there is always a debate about whether it is beneficial to have a bye in the nfl. the ravens are hoping to get back most of their injured players including jimmy smith. he was one of their best players in the preseason but sprained his ankle and has yet to play in the regular season. john harbaugh cautions the fans. >> i'm looking for to seeing jimmy get back and play and begin his development as a player.
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i hope everybody understands that is his first game plane when he comes back and weill try to work his way in there. we will have to see to what extent that is as we get into that situation. >> we will host a ravens special saturday night at 7:00 p.m. bryant mckinnie will be with us in studio. >> bye week. >> thank you. coming up, remembering the man who transformed the way we use computers. more on the passing of steve jobs. >> a shooting rampage in california. >> check out this cute pa nda in china at the correct that is what i want to be doing right now -- upside down and sleeping.
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i have a great seven-day forecast to show you. >> most of the major roadways are looking great. we have a problem at the fort mchenry. that is coming up.
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save like a maxxinista. fashion direct from designers. savings direct to you. t.j.maxx. let us make a maxxinista out of you. >> he changed the way we used computers. reaction from the death of apple founder steve jobs. >> elijah cummings is investigating potential price gouging when it comes to certain drugs. details are next. >> tony tells us how long is gorgeous weather bank will last as we continue. as we continue.

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