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there. a vehicle spun out. i have trouble south of town. debris in the roadway. tytcie und 95al a move left and right on 95 and up towards that area. back to you. >> thank you. our top story, 9/11 remembered. it was eight years ago and just about three hours from now when the attack began. >> it has become a day of service. the victims and volunteers will share the spotlight. john hendren has more on the solemn anniversary. good morning. >> good morning. there will be ceremonies in new york and in washington. across the nation, thousands of americans have found their own way to mark this anniversary. from ground zero to the pentagon, it is a day of solemn
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remembrance. at the site of the world trade center, a massive steel column has been returned. >> it means progress. it means we're moving ahead. >> in boston, where two of the faithful plane started, a high school senior honored victims with 3000 flags. >> they went into a building to go to work. they lost everything. >> in new jers, residents come to the metal lands where a dual pier some elisa's t fallen towers. >> is aimed at the area where the twin towers were. -- it is aimed at the area where the twin towers war. >> there is a memorial in bayonne. >> i have observed people crying and solemn faces coming through. it is sold corn for us not to
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forget what happened. >> house speaker nancy pelosi dismissed calls for a surge of troops to combat rising violence. >> i did not think there is a great deal of support for sending more troops to afghanistan. in the country or the congress. >> president obama will observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. then he will lay a wreath at the pentagon memorial. john hendren, back to you. >> thank you. president obama is declaring today a day of service and remembrance. more than 200 volunteers plan to make quilts for children of deployed military members at rfk stadium. members of frederick maryland will spruce up some schools. more than 100 people lost their lives in the attack on the
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pentagon. >> the memorial there is the only permanent one to the victims of 9/11. matt brock is live. good morning again. >> the only permanent memorial, and dedicated to just a year ago today. we're hoping brian van de graaff will deliver an improvement in this weather for the ceremony at 9:30 today, but what's will predict what will likely be a somber occasion. granites and stainless steel to honor those who died here. those working inside the pentagon and those aboard the flight. thousands gathered here a year ago to dedicate the memorial, including the man who led efforts to build it. did you ever think this would happen? >> i knew it would come. >> today, the president follows
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president bush a year ago. he will lay a wreath here. after the ceremony, he will meet with family members, those who know the cost of terror all too personally. many arest ng h lost husbands, wives, and children. jim lost his brother david. >> there are a lot of them up there looking down and saying thanks. thanks for sticking with it. thanks for getting this done. >> spevak live at the pentagon. 9/1-- back live here at the pentagon. it may seem intimidating to get to this spot. it is relatively easy. my family and i have visited a couple of times. it is worth coming to see, especially when it is dark.
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matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. 6:00 for. we continue to follow it developing story in prince george's county. hazmat crews are cleaning up a chemical explosion at an industrial park. this was on hampton overlooked after 11:00 last by. chemicals in several drums exploded, blowing out windows and part of a wall of the building. no one was hurt. president obama plans to keep health care reform in the spotlight in the coming days after a speech on wednesday night. there will be a rally in minnesota tomorrow. he says he has accepted the apology from the south carolina congressman who heckd tempehim n wednesday night. some local doctors are
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speaking out. >> president obama, and shame on you. >> they protested on the national mall yesterday. doctors say they support health care reform but not the plan announced wednesday night, which includes the so-called public option. there was a deadly hit-and- run. a man was struck and killed while walking on annapolis road just after 8:00 last night. the driver fled the scene. no word on what charges the driver will face. a metro employee remains seriously injured after struck by a train. he was hit by six car train between the braddock road and a reagan airport stations yesterday morning. he has been an employee of natural for nearly 13 years. metro says it is investigating.
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jack dale will continue to serve as fairfax county superintendent. he will receive a huge base alloy, more than 2192 90,000. -- more than 20 $92,000. school board members say they were pleased with the steady progress. -- more than 21 $92,000. the school is facing some serious money problem. it is t progressive christian academy in temple hills. it is in foreclosure. it is scheduled to go to foreclosure. there was a drop in enrollment. parents said they were being kept in the dark. >> they did not tell us. >> we are we modify our loan. we are here. we're open. we will keep on serving the
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families in our community. >> 150 students currently attend. there is already interest in the site. the auction is scheduled for september 22. 58 degrees. >> the ghost bike is back. >> i was overwhelmed us by the sight of it. it was beautiful. " we will tell you about a mysterious memorial two cyclists made a comeback. >> adam caskey live in adams morgan. it is say damp start to our day. we will let you know how long this will last. >> the roads are wet. take it easy as you commute in.n
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hello. i am with the u.s. army band. we're here rehearsing for the spirit of america show. good morning, washington. 6:10 a.m. on this friday morning. welcome back. adam caskey live in adams morgan. it is a damp start to the morning. i have beenki tacrng the showers. hey have been light. the biest delineation is mainly 15. that isly whe wree w will see mt rhe t n.he llll see showers west into the
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panhandle of west virginia. the rain will slowly lift northwar with this rain and then it will taper route to just a few sprinkles. high temperatures in the upper 60's. 58 degrees right now in the district. a cool start to the day. more on the weekend. back to jim. >> we have a busy friday morning. this is the beltway south of river road. it is slow cing off the spur. the crash is off the road to the left. from the gw parkway, somebody spun out. police and fire rescue tie up the end of the ramp. inouye accident on the inner loop before river road -- a new accident on the inner loop before river road. we do have trouble on the northbound sidef 95 in
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virginia. there is debris in the rd. oa just before dale be very careful. back to you. >> thank you. 6:13. 58 degrees. >> when we continue, gm's new guarantees for car buyers. we will tell you what it means. >> and more on the explosion in prince george's county. you're watching "gre watchin in ♪
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services are planned in new york, the district, and pennsylvania to mark the eighth anniversary of the terror attacks. it is a national day of service. >> hazmat crews are trying to figure out what caused drums of chemicals to explode in a water treatment facility. it happened on hampton overlook in capitol heights. no one was hurt. the building is badly damaged. >> the d.c. council is reportedly one step closer to legalize same-sex marriage. a bill has been drafted. a final vote is expected before the end of the year. 6:15. a mysterious memorial to a young cyclist is back in the dupont circle area. >> this time there are several ghost bikes'. alice swanson was killed last
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year by a garbage truck while she was cycling. it is so cold dose a so-called s placed there. >> several ghost bikes were placed there. >> i felt it was like taking flowers off of a grave. >> people who want it there say it would be nice if the city left it alone. 16 minutes after the hour. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we will check in with jim russ. we do have slick roads. >> it has been pretty busy. eabrthe inhe tea road northbound 95 near in dale city. heavy traffic up into woodbridge. let's go to the cameras. this is the beltway. outer loop off the spur towards
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tysons. an accident in the left shoulder. an accident northbound -- a vehicle spun out. expect to find heavy traffic on the gw parkway. a accident near river road. 270 is heavy. 66 is slow at centreville. >> let's talk about those in showers. 15 runs through loudoun county and down beyond. that is the extent of the showers. light to moderate down in southern maryland. it continues to move to the west. then i will move northward. look outside. there are breeze is out of the north. it is cool. 58 in stafford. 57 in front royal. the temperatures are not going to move too much.
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let's look at the future weather. the rain here this morning is overhead. it will lift out. the clouds to try to break up. they fill back in on saturday. i think there will be a fair amount of cloud cover. rain locally through the eastern suburbs through midday, tapering off somewhat. 50's with sprinkles tonight. limited sunshine tomorrow. a stray showers cannot be ruled out. the pattern continues. >> thank you. incomes are dropping. poverty rates are near record highs. >> gm has a new guarantee for car buyers. >> the beginning of the end of the bank bailout. tim geithner says it is time to start winding down government
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programs designed to save the financial system. he told a congressional panel that banks will repay another $50 billion over the next 18 months. he said we're not in the clear yet. >> more progress than people expected. not enough yet. >> president obama will deliver a speech on the financial crisis on monday. the recession helped wipe out a decade's worst of income in just one year. median household income sank a recor almost 40 millionc people lived in poverty, 30% of the population. the sec is promising to fix the problems that allowed bernard madoff to get away with this fraud. the head of the agency said he
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has started the biggest overhaul of his division in at least 30 years. they may recommend more than 40 changes to improve the investigations. general motors has a bold new marketing campaign. if you do not like your car, you cannot return it within 60 days, no questions asked. the offer starts on monday and will run at least through the end of november. the car of the future. it does not take gas and you do not have to plug in. will hydrogen-powered cars catch on? 6:20, up 54 degrees. >> could the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been prevented? an informant speaks out. >> later on "oprah," lisa ling
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returns. it is her first visit since her sister was freed from north korea. >> thank you for waking up with us with us as you look at the 9/11 site in yework york city. a live picture from there. back with more.
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ever since september 11, 2001, a question remained --
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could those attacks have been prevented? >> a top operative is now speaking out for the first time. brian ross has more. >> as an operative, he was known as mohammed. he is 836-year-old native of lebanon. -- he is a 36-year-old native of lebanon. he is now going public with an account of how he says a chance was missed to stop the hijackers. you could stop the hijackers. >> yes. >> in early 2001, the fbi sent him to infiltrate the small mosque. he recorded conversations with the man identified as mohammed attah as well as others.
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>> i prayed in the private mosque and i went to private meetings. >> but the fbi told him to leave attah alone and to instead set up a sting. >> glorious. >> while he was posing as a bomb maker and producing weapons, the real terrorists were left alone. >> this is another example of the way the system broke down prior to 9/11. if the system had worked, we might have been able to identify the people before the attacks. >> he was identified as the man the fbi told him to leave alone. >> i was very angry and upset. >> you wrote that close. >> i was -- i was right. i was 100% right.
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>> he said the agents who handled him have the reports and tapes documented what he saw. none of that made its way into the 9/11 commission or report. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> fascinating story. >> 6:26 is your time. there is another half-hour of "good morning washington." >> more backlash from the heckler. he could face some political punishment. >> live in the weather center. some showers are pushing in.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back "good morning washington." 6:30 is your time. i'm alison starling. >> and i'm doug mckelway. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. it is kind of a windy and rainy day. >> fall-like. >> the temperatures are falling in the 50's. it will be the kind of day you may ntnttota sta inside. improvements, this weekend. you are ll to t te he stst of tow i i is white in nature. it is raining pretty decent
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outside. -- it is light in manature. tomorrow, a lot of cloud cover. lote mid 80's. >> the beltway near the legion bridge has been a big deal. there has been one accident and now perhaps a second accident. it car has overturned. inner loop at the ddb parkway, an accident near the ramp plane -- over at the gw parkway. this is springfield. 95 is in pretty decent shape until you get to the beltway. then it is crowded heading up to landmark. >> thank you. it was eight years ago today that the country saw the terror. >> the country will pause.
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nearly 3000 people died when two jetliners crashed into the tw towers and the pentagon. today is a national day of service. police and airport officials are beinput on alert. the fbi wants them to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. the alert is routine. there is no indication of any specific threat. washington nationals players and fans showed their support for d.c. area's first responders. [cheers] this was all part of the second annual night at nationals ball park. players and emergency personnel exchange mementos. there was an emotional tribute to the victims of 9/11. numerous events are planned in our area.
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we will have to continue in coverage throughout the state right here on abc 7. president obama will head to wall street on monday to make a major speech on the economy. next week marks the one-year anniversary of the collapse of lehman brothers. it's part of the global financial crisis. the president wl highlight the steps the administration is taking to try to print the economy back. more than 1 million jobs were created. republicans dispute that. the uproar over the heckling by the congressman may not be over. a resolution of public disapproval is being called for if joe wilson does not apologize to the house. . "you lied" president obama.
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he has apologized to the president and now he is moving on. the agency missed obvious signs in the bernie madoff case. junior investigators were intimidated and swayed by madoff, allowing him to run the fraud scheme that went undetected for 16 years. madoff is serving 150 years behind bars. po> cnty police arxeou c y ce are trying to find out who mayrer el assaul its the fair oaks area. rf woan was jogging on ai county parkway when man sexually assaulting her. police believe the same person is responsible for at least two of those attacks. the d.c. police chief will
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rescind the rule for all hands on deck. it requires all police officers to hit the streets. there have been six of them this week. this is being challenged. it has been ordered that the crime blitzed ends. nasa is hoping to get space shuttle discovery on the ground. bad weather postponed the landing guest today. the forecast for today does not look any better. there is a backup landing site in california. seven astronauts are heading back. 6:34. >> time for a check on some business headlines with linda bell. >> microsoft and yahoo! are in the spotlight. they are asking for more information --
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>> we're having some problems with your signal. there is some good news in the site -- in the fight against swine flu. >> new data released is expected to confirm findings that one dose of the h1n1 vaccine is enough for adults. that means supplies will not be stretched so thin. that is good news for students at the university of maryland. here at the university of maryland, nearly 300 students are reporting symptoms of the swine flu. i am really cold all the time and pretty weak, too. >> now other students can feel a sense of relief. combating the virus may be easier than once thought. one dose could be strong enough to protect adults. that means twice as many adults can be vaccinated fo half the
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price. >> we do anticipate that we will seek climbing activity of float over the next several weeks. >> businesses one now be better equipped. businesses could be impacted if their workers were out for two weeks. >> small businesses suffer disproportionately during disasters. >> back live here. 40 million doses are expected be delivered by mid october. doctors say remember to take the vaccine for the seasonal flow as soon as possible. pamela brown, abc 7 news. >> thank you. 6:36 is your time, 56 degrees. >> fighting for what they believe is a fair wage. we will have the debate over day laborers.
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>> we are live in adams morgan. there is a light to moderate rainfall. we will let you know how long this rain will last. >> jim russ is coming back with another look at your friday morning traffic. this is the american legion bridge, slowing down quite a bit. bit.
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6:39 on this 9/11, the eighth anniversary of the september 11 attacks. >> we begin with adam caskey. he is live in adams morgan. it is a west, a nasty day. >> it is a dreary day. you wish you could curl up in your bed all morning. grab your umbrella. you will be needing it. it looks like brian van de graaff leftist umbrella under the storm chaser. let's look at the conditions. it is cool oret he. a comfortably cool morning. not oo cool. not your warm summer rain. here ieth doleppr. owshsow vimong east to wst
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the whole line will begin to move that is when the rain should come to an end. most o the rain along 15. right now, 59. reagan national. we're in the upper 50's to los 60's. gray skies and rain through the morning. just a few sprinkles. tomorrow, a chance of a sprinkle. i do not think there will be much rain. more sunshine on sunday. back to below 80's. that is it from adams morgan. >> what roads out there. that means busy traffic. -- wet roads out there. a crash on the outer loop after river road. a vehicle flipped over. inner loop ramp from the gw
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parkway, a crash but the end of the ramp. inner loop near river road, an accident blocking. this is springfield. all lanes are open up to landmark. let's go to maryland. it will be jammed up pretty solid. this is towards the legion bridge. an earlier crash has been cleared out of the way. >> thank you. some activists are intensifying their fight for immigration reform. >> they brought hundreds of workers to capitol hill yesterday from around the country. some who arrived in new orleans after katrina said police drove them off street corners where they were seeking work. >> they out raced us.
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>> the activists are hoping to pressure congress and the obama administration to take on immigration reform. they want to stop them from using a code where someone in this country illegally and is stopped for a traffic infraction can be turned over to immigration authorities and deported. 6:43. >> the latest on our top stories. you're watching "good morning washington."
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic.
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this is "good morning washington," on your side. we are coming up on 6:46. >> will begin with some good news in the fight against swine flu. studies are showing the faxing is strong enough to protect adult with just one shot. it takes effect in just 80 to 10 days. -- it takes effect in just 8 to 10 days. >> the building is badly damaged. no one bestired. >> a bill to legale same-sex marriage is expected to go before the panel soon. the final vote is expected before the end of the year. congress will have to approve the measure before it becomes law. >> president obama will tackle
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the economy. he will deliver a speech on monday, a year after the collapse of lehman brothers. >> the president wants to keep health care reform in the spotlight. he will head to minnesota for a rally tomorrow. he has another speech scheduled for tuesday. the president will help mark the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. >> matt brock is live with a preview. >> perhaps the rain is appropriate for what will be a somber occasn. later this morning, the president is expected here at 9:30. the only finished, standing memorial, the only completed 14 9/11. it consists of 184 benches. each one represents a person who died here eight years ago today
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now. the president will come here and lay a wreath and he will speak. so will secretary of defense gates. we expect thousands of folks to join them, especially if family members, as they did a year ago today. this weather is a stark difference from what it was eight years ago. it was a beautiful day eight years ago. this is a bit different, but perhaps appropriate. we'll have all of it for you at noon. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. the 6:48. we get to your traffic and weather in just a second. we want to show you some video from yesterday. brian and i went to children's hospital helping out in british station raise money.
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brian will attest to the fact that is a wonderful institution that we have. we were happy to help out. >> we help to answer phones and helped to bring in some donations. it is a good group of folks. every dollar of their race goes right to the facility. we're glad to participate. >> it is a hard time to give money. it is such a deserving place. >> know better cause than helping sick cause. -- than helping sick kids. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> it is a nasty outside. >> d.c. the umbrella that adam held up? it was a y dog umbrella dog bre. .sa >> m m be pure spirit -- it was a yellow duck mbua.rell
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>> a yellow band is coming across prince george's county. it is north of dunkirk and over towards reagan national. also up towards places like columbia, maryland, seeing heavier showers. the rain is slowly moving west andhen will lift out. then they will taper to drizzle. down in the southwest, it is just drizzle. let's look outside. numbers are on the cool side. the storm system will slowly get out of here. we will talk about the weekend coming up. lisa baden is out. jim is in. >> this is a crash on southbound 395. one single plane gets by to the left.
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a tractor-trailer and bust our stops on the scene. this is 395 near washington boulevard. we have had multiple accidents on the beltway between river road and the legion bridge. it is very heavy getting passed all of those scenes. back to you. we will be ck with morere right teafth coming up, the president bush. moderate senators brought in. eight years after 9/11. we go back to examine one of the most vulnerable targets. was the promise to secure it capped? we will put a new car one on hydrogen power to the test. we will speak with janet jackson. is your purse a bag ♪
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three and a half stars. "9" imagines the world after the up -- after the apocalypse. a chance to regroup the world. too scary for ki. two and a half stars. these are the best bets. have a nice weekend, everybody. i am arch campbell, abc 7 news entertainment. >> it would be so interesting to see that "vogue" movie. she has a reputation for being difficult. >> she is inefficient and a great business woman, but not the evil monster so many people think she is. >> interesting.
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6:55. let's check the traffic. >> it has not been a good morning. new crash southbound on 395 in the vicinity of washington boulevard. 270 south getting on to the outer loop. there's been an accident on the outer loop and the inner loop before river road. >> it is wet and breezy and cool. temperatures may not get out of the 60's. you may remain dry to the west. 50's tomorrow. limited sunshine. maybe an isolated shower or two. warmest next week. >> thank you. that will do it. we will leave you this morning with a shot
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