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out anything. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. this is abc 7 "saturday vie-- news extra." we are following the progress of the dead in the
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talks. there is reportedly progress. >> is not done yet. a source close to negotiations tells abc news that republicans in thand the white house had reached a tentative deal. it would raise the debt ceiling with spending cuts of roughly one trillion dollars. there would be a special committee to recommend additional cuts. if congress does not approve the committee recommendations by late december, automatic across- the-board cuts would go into effect. >> i am confident and optimistic we will get an agreement in the near future. >> the clock is running down. at midnight tuesday, the credit card maxes' out. democrats and republicans seem to be closing in on a deal. the senate majority leader was less optimistic that the end is near. >> the speaker and republican leaders should know that simply saying you have an agreement does not make it so. >> on friday, house republicans passed a $900 billion debt
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reduction bill without a single democratic vote. democrats moved quickly to kill it in the senate. >> we do not have time for more delaying tactics. >> saturday afternoon, the house rejected a plan by harry reid before the senate could even vote on it. president obama received an update from democratic congressional leaders. lawmakers continue working around-the-clock. time is running out. the debt ceiling talks will dominate the sunday morning talk shows, including "this week. " we have a preview. >> i am joined by the host of "this week." we are cutting it close. i do not have a good sense of how this will end. do you? >> not really. the machinations will still be happening over the next 24 hours or so with the house plan. even if there are enough
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republican votes, it will get killed according to the senate leadership. then what happens? the president is also preparing to roll out the administration' s contingency plan. that right to se ratchets up the pressure and fear factor. the idea of a default and what happens with paychecks, social security, the military. the administration and treasury secretary said it would mean 80 million checks to americans. it is a real big problem that will affect a lot of people. they are mindful of that. >> you are certainly out and about talking to people. people are calling and emailing you. is this story in beijing -- engaging with the public?
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has this story become real? >> i am not out and about in the heartland right now but i am hearing from the public forums and press. the candidates talk about who they talk to in their home cities and states. you see a lot about it. the president has been using the bully pulpit recently. he has had primetime address on monday. he had an address on friday it was not prime time but many television stations to get. it is on radio, cable, online. you have to be turned out completely not to know what is going on. it is not just a political problem in washington. it is one that affects people. it will have the potential to affect the country and the rest of the world.
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i am watching how people are looking at it from the rest of the world. they are beginning to put up their hands and ask what is going on. we always thought there would be a deal despite the histrionics and posturing in washington to avoid the worst. now people are not so sure. at the same time, the politicians keep saying we will not default. trying to match that promise with the fact that nothing is happening is difficult for people to come to grips with. our show is lining up in terms of the names of the guests. we do a very good round table. we will have paul krugman and grover norquist. you can imagine the conversation. we will have george will and a new walter -- amy walter as well. we will move on to talk about the whole idea of radicalization in other corners
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that people have not been looking at enough since 9/11. i am calling it the oslo syndrome. we will talk about how you will play out in europe and the united states. >> we will be watching that. you can watch it right here on abc 7 tomorrow morning at 10:00. the u.s. shuttle mission is now over and done with. now we know the future of the international space station. just nine years from now russia is going to plunge into the ocean. the russian agency says the iss is too heavy to be left as space junk. the iss was launched in 1998. it was originally expected to stay in space for just 15 years. dozens of new bike share
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stations will be coming to the district. they will install 32 new stations in the district. they also plan to expand 18 stations this fall. the plan will add another 265 bikes to the system. for a full list of the stations go to some relief could be coming for drivers on interstate 66. the pilot project is expected to better manage traffic. if successful, the system will be expanded to other parts of northern virginia. in just a few weeks children will be heading back to school. they will need school supplies to go with that. a few days ago, dozens of volunteers gathered to help unload boxes filled with school supplies. the supplies are donated to children that attend local
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schools. students and firefighters were helping out. >> it is nice to help out. we enjoyed it. >> when we are not taking care of emergencies, we find other ways to get out into the it community spirit we're helping to get the school supplies out to kids that would not have been otherwise. >> the school supplies will be distributed to 17,000 students. still ahead the murder of a congressman's nephew in virginia has gone cold. the extraordinary links the family is going to in order to find clues. >> a local man has a good chance of winning a national contest -- the roommate of the year. i am steve rudin in the weather center. it made up to 97 degrees today. how long will the heat and
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with no leads in the murder of a maryland congressman's nephew, the family is now turning to the super natural for clues. police are taking the new information generated during a seance seriously. we have this report on the unusual detective work. >> when you have lost a child you want to take any strand of hope. this is just one of those.
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>> it is a play-by-play report from a seance. new details about the murder of christopher cummings emerged. >> there are new leads in paulsonincluding a possible motive come from christopher himself his mother is convinced. >> i know christopher and that he would talk. some of the things made me think it was him talking. >> more than six weeks ago, he was shot and killed in his off- can this house. police believe it was a random attack. despite repeated public pleas from his family and his uncle the case is unsolved. his sister sought the help of psychics from boston and held a seance last week.
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>> it is a ray of hope. the information has been given to the police about the vehicle. it is better than having no clues at all. >> police are not ignoring the information. >> we use tips regardless of where they come from. we used tips. we follow leads. >> there is the possibility is crazy. there's also the possibility it is not. a spokesperson for norfolk police says he has only known the department to use information from psychics on two other occasions. he said in those cases the leeds did not turn out to be helpful but he is keeping an open mind. still to come, what does it take to be the national roommate of the year? an arlington man may have the key to success that could land him some serious cash. steve i
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we are on track to break the record. >> today was the 13th day of 90 degrees or better. it will go down as the hottest july on record. it is something we do not see very often or hardly ever. let's look at what is going on on pennsylvania avenue. clouds are located to the south of us. we will look for temperatures to eventually fall into the 70's. some areas to the west may see 60's overnight. look at the height at reagan national. it is 97 degrees.
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it is two degrees shy of the record of 99 set back in 1953. it was 81 degrees this morning. that is a record high minimum temperature for the date. it is still 86 degrees. the heat index is approaching 90 degrees. let's move on to the next stop. temperatures are holding in the 80's across most of the area. it is 81 degrees in fairfax. the next stop will take is to downtown d.c. at 85 degrees after a high of 95. temperatures are holding in the 70's and 80's for the most part. quantico is looking at 80. dew point levels are in the 60's to around 70 degrees. it is still a warm night ahead. tanagers are in the 70's to the north and west. -- temperatures are in the 70's to the north and west.
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the cool dry is in pennsylvania and new york state. a few thunderstorms popped up across southern virginia into north carolina. that was earlier this evening. the showers have fizzled out. the next 48 hours will show a few showers popping up later tomorrow afternoon. there is only about a 30% chance we will see anything. it is going to stay warm and humid. it will be comfortable for the next several days. the models look like we could be closing in on the record amount of 90 degrees plus days. the record is 21. today is the 13th day. tomorrow will be 14. the heat and humidity will stick around. it will be nothing like we saw yesterday with 104 for the daytime high end reagan national airport. tonight will be partly cloudy and warm and humid in the upper 60's to mid 70's.
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the cooler temperatures will be off to the west. it will be 90 to 95 for daytime highs tomorrow. we're looking for a chance of isolated thunderstorms. it is almost a repeat performance of temperatures. it is like a broken record for next week. temperatures will be in the 90's. it will stay uncomfortable. will keep you updated. you can always track storms in your neighborhood with the interactive radar and extended outlook. still ahead meet a local man who is a finalist in the national roommate of the year contest.
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and arlington man may be on his way to getting free rent for a year and $10,000 if he is named roommate of the year. in national competition has made him one of the top 11 finalists. we find out what makes him such a good roommates. >> 25-year-old jesse mclaughlin is helping is smooth moves on the home front will make him roommate of the year. he and his roommate/girlfriend produced and into the video into the roommate of the year competition. he shows himself doing all the
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things a good roommates does. >> cleaning up taking out the trash. >> even helped her locate the missing shoe before going out. >>they both insist he would be a great roommate even if they were not a couple. >> he is very considerate. >> they are convinced this play- by-play is what put them over the top because it is different from the typical intra-. >>-- typical entry. >> a lot of them are laundry lists about what they do. >> the winner gets a year's free rent and $10,000. >> this is not the cheapest. to live. >> if he wins, he hopes to where the new title probably. he hopes to make more clever videos to help others be good roommates. >> i will share some tips. >> has until this sunday to gather votes for this video
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online. one grand prize winner and four runners out will be determined by a combination of public votes and a separate judging panel. for more information, log onto >> best of luck to him ♪ ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new citi thankyou card... and i put them to good use. he told me about his bunkmates and how he signs up for every activity. ♪ ♪ he even hangs out with the camp director. just like that. [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you u write it


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