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anything else. ♪ ♪ remember susan boyle? her neighbors are not as wild and why the police are getting involved. "good morning washington" begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute >> good morning, everybody. it is wednesday, july levin. i am kendis gibson. >> we will start things off with lisa baden. good morning. >> it was until an accident at 7100. two lanes are blocked. a little bit of patience this morning. no problems right now as far as traffic on the beltway and we are good on 270. now to the weather with adam
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caskey. >> we are booking fine right now. -- looking fine right now. dry the next couple of days. everybody until the weekend. let's look at the temperatures. all at 67. 70 -- 70 in arlington. frostburg 60 degrees on the nose. we cannot rule out a few thundershowers along the blue ridge today and tomorrow with highs in the upper 80's. more coming up. >> some breaking news right now , at a train has derailed near the ohio state fair grounds and one of the cars exploded. it is not known what the cars were carrying at the time. people within a 1 mile radius
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are being evacuated and hazmat crews have been called to the scene. we will continue to monitor the situation and bring you the latest as soon as we get it. >> also the latest round of storms which left dozens with a mess to clean up. >> it was a mess last night. it floated -- flooded several houses leaving basement's filled with water and sewage. john gonzalez joins us with more on this. >> it has been a challenging month, to say the least, for many d.c. residents. first of the power went out and now a major flooding. thousands of gallons of storm water and in some cases, raw sewage, covering everything in basements several inches deep and the smell is unbearable. >> we need some help. can't nodobdy sleep in their
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house like this. it was all messed up. >> firefighters tell us this is the result of the hard rain coming down so fast. it was too much for this to worse to handle. more than a dozen houses were under water and this morning the task of the cleanup resumes. >> what do you think for your neighbors? >> i feel sorry for them. >> firefighters have been pumping out the waste but some have decided to stay elsewhere. >> it smells awful. like something was dead. it is horrible. at this moment, we are getting ready to go somewhere. >> this morning is a race against time as mildew tries to set in and many residents say it
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is not the first time this type of flooding has happened at their home. they wonder if the city can do something to prevent it from happening again. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> thank you for that report. these storms come as the council of governments is set to take a look at 911 adages after last month's storms. and other counties and cities want the public service commission to look at ways to reduce or prevent power outages during future storms. >> i am skeptical of the government having any power in this situation. we have come to expect a bad response and we brace ourselves for it. >> something the state responded to the storm as poorly as the power company. >> a hot topic on the presidential campaign trail getting a new challenge. later on the house will vote to
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repeal president obama's health- care law. their efforts are expected to be in vain. brianne carter is on capitol hill with the latest. >> republicans have already tried about 30 times to try to undermine the slot. -- this law. many of them say it is not good policy. it is likely to be unsuccessful. many say it is a symbolic move. near the two weeks after the supreme court upheld the health care reform law, the issue was once again taking center stage on capitol hill. >> we are resolved to have this blog go away. >> today the house is expected to vote on repealing a law that requires people to purchase health care or face a tax. the houses tried to do it to
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dozens of times before and this time they will likely be just as unsuccessful. the measure is certain to die in the senate and the president has about any repeal bill would beat a veto. there is debate leading up to the election. >> how is this different than purchasing broccoli or pay a tax for not doing so? >> the vote is scheduled for later today and all of this is expected to start being phased in in 2014. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> we are looking at 71 degrees. >> still ahead, get ready for another new feature on facebook. learn how it could
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>> good morning, washington. it is wednesday 7-11. that is easy to remember. there was a collision at 7100 that they just moved on to the right shoulder. still go -- still going to be a
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curiosity. lanes are open. we are good on the beltway. not bad on 270 coming out of fredrik down into montgomery county for you as well. metro rail is starting off on normal service. >> not bad weather-wise. i think we will be dry today and tomorrow. at least in the metro area. along the blue ridge, we cannot rule out a thunderstorm late in the day into thursday. the boundary i have been talking about is over the carolinas. you can see that on your screen. they are focused and slowly moving along that boundary. but as we saw yesterday, we are close enough to the boundary to have it affect our weather and at times, with some help, we could see a few thundershowers. 73 in washington. on our way to 89 and warming
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into the weekend. more on this coming up. >> 5:11. >> coming up, susan boyle hitting ron note with her neighbor. >> and keep posted on what is happening by following the show on twitter. wheeeeeeeeeeeee! whee! whee! wheeeeeeeee! ah heads up. wheeeeeeeeeeee! everything you love about geico, now mobile download the new geico app today.
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blasting them out of their homes. thre was a quote they say she is so loud they can hear her over the telly. it is too much. >> this is a well man simon -- a woman, simon cowell, has the voice of an angel. but her neighbors say it sounds like an animal in pain. they have had enough of it. so they filed a lawsuit. the cops are getting involved. it is getting ugly in that neighborhood. >> we should also say she denies all of this. she says she has another property and that is where she rehearses. folks cannot get enough of the parody of "call me."
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>> here is another one. the cookie monster has a version. ♪ ♪ i just met to and this is crazy, but you have cookie >> that is the cookie monster doing his impression of that song that you will be thinking as -- thanking us for planting in your head. >> me love cookies, give me maybe. that is too much for me. i am happy to see cookie monster. i do not see him often enough. >> apparently he does a lot of parodies. >> he does, i did it all for "the cookie." limp bizkit.
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i think is going to be quiet today and tomorrow. then the little more active. we will crack 90 degrees by sunday. >> how about the storms? have we moved past the threat? >> not fully. every day we have a chance but i want to show you that today and tomorrow, the best chance is west of the blue ridge. i think we will be dry today and tomorrow. let's take a look at this camera. you can make out some clouds. 5:17. georgetown, lit up in the lower left hand of your screen and we are getting some light. this shows you what we're expecting. 73 in washington at reagan national. 76 in annapolis. 68 in manassas. we are mainly in the 60's this morning.
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66 in culpeper. here is our satellite and radar. we have some clouds. farther to the south, that is where we have ongoing rain and no surprise because that is where the frontal boundary that is where it is situated. the same front that brought the thunderstorm on sunday afternoon. it is sleazy around the southeast. it is hot. it is summertime. 89 for a high temperature. a shower is possible. the average height is 89. it is seasonable. the same story into tomorrow and then by the weekend, it is should go northward and give us a chance of that storms. not necessarily anything severe, just more widespread. 90 degrees by saturday and sunday. at least we are not talking 100.
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lisa baden, what about the traffic? >> i have a portion of the drive closed as a result. right now i have a picture of quiet traffic. 118 moving nicely. a conclusion, i don't sweat it. -- a collision dont' sweat it. move to the side. >> facebook is adding some new features. >> in a record privacy settlement, google has agreed to pay $22.5 million for bypassing privacy settings in apple's safari. google makes that amount of money in five hours.
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facebook will launch a jobs board later this summer. it will bring together job postings from other companies. drop box is a doubling the on line storage space for its customers at no extra cost. it is doing the cost -- the heat from other services. do not look for a public sale of twitter. its ceo says it can remain a private company as long as it wants and that gives it more freedom to grow. those are your tech bytes. have a great day.
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>> we have to be the best team in the states and then we need to create a bigger profile in the world. >> d.c. united is looking for a return to former glory.
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it did announce that it will join the current executive as part of share ownership. >> they said they are going to pursue a new soccer-specific stadium. >> here is tim brant with a look at last nights all-star game. >> hello, again. we start with the all-star game. all three nationals played last night and they beat them 8-0. they will have home field advantage for the world series. bases loaded, pablo goes to the right field. he clears the bases. he is in with a triple. gonzales came into the game to pitch the third and he went 1 2, 3 and looked sharp. he faced only three batters but he gave up a hit and needed a sketch to rob him of an extra base. and how about bryce carper >
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-- harper? look at this? it-0 was the final. there is a look at sports. >> the news continues with "good morning washington" at 5:30. >> the latest round of storms that leaves more damage. more
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> raising a stink about the latest round of storms. several homes were flooded with water and sewage.
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>> reviewing the response to last month storm. what the local leaders plan to examine during a meeting today. good morning, washington. it is wednesday. i am cynne simpson. >> i am kendis gibson. adam caskey is here with a check on the forecast. >> we have a beautiful sunrise in the making because of the mixture of sun and clear conditions. let's go to our rooftop camera. we are inching closer and closer to sunrise at 5:53. some clouds out there and clearing. for the most part we are in the 60's. highs today anyone -- anywhere from 85-90. we will be dry today and tomorrow but there is a chance of a thundershower along the blue ridge today and into thursday. we will look at the seven day
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coming up but for now to be set. >> there has been a collision on the beltway. we're showing you the pace of traffic to get to the crash. it is on the outer loop handle the traffic to the right is getting through. >> we want to update you on breaking news in north columbus ohio. a fire official says a freight train carrying agricultural products and derailed causing an explosion. these are live pictures. >> two people were hurt. people living within 1 mile radius have been evacuated. hazmat crews are there on the scene along with railroad officials. we are going to follow the story and bring you updates as soon as we get them. >> people in some parts of d.c. are cleaning up the mess left
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behind after storms moved through the area. several inches of water flooded streets and basements. the heavy rain was too much for the suez. when homeowners says that sewage flowed into her basement, forcing her and family members to find another place to stay. >> we need some help. we need help. can't nobody sleep in their house like this. >> property damage and everything. the furniture is all messed up. >> firefighters brought in equipment to pump out the waste. so far there is no estimate of the damage. >> leaders plan to meet today to review the response to the storm, focusing on the 911 service outages. jummy joins us with more on that. >> after last month's storm 911 services was out in much of
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northern virginia. leaders say it is unacceptable and that is not their only grievance. after the storm this neighborhood had no power for seven days. even though the lights are on now, trees have not been removed. >> we have come to expect a bad response and we brace ourselves for it. >> leaders are growing frustrated. yesterday's sent this letter to the cervix -- service commission asking them for a look at power lines in areas that would benefit. it also asks to put pressure on companies like pepco to get the power back on quicker. >> the pace is unacceptable. they need to be faster. >> they are house -- also asking questions. the chairman is seeking an investigation into why the 911
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service went at in virginia for several days. she wants the council of governments to head this investigation. she would like to know what caused the outage and what bryson can do to prevent future outages. >> it is 5:32. the death of an importer -- a reporter is being investigated as a homicide. sarah greenhalgh was found inside of her burning home. officials refused to say how she died or what led authorities to believe someone killed here. >> she is such a vibrant person. >> they found her cellphone and her computer. >> investigators say her last
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posting on facebook could provide some clues. she wrote she was sleeping with the windows opened and hoped to be left alone. >> the fight over president obama's healthcare lot is far from over. the house will vote to repeal what is known as obamacare. brianne carter is on capitol hill with more on this. >> that is right. that vote is scheduled for later today, two weeks after the supreme court ruling that the health-care law is constitutional. republicans say regardless, they believe it is bad policy. after doing so, about 30 times they will once again take up the issue with a vote later today. no matter what happens in the house, is likely that in the senate, this will fail and we have heard from president obama that any kind of repeal would be vetoed by him as well.
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republicans say this is bad policy and it needs to be gone. this is also likely to wrap up as a go into the election. we have already seen some back- and-forth on this issue. it is likely to be a hot topic. speaking of the mandate without having insurance, it will start to be phased in at 2014. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> the time is 5:34. 71 degrees. >> still ahead, we could see some developments in the scandal at penn state with the
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>> i am mike and we are asking you to donate to men's wear house. good morning washington! >> good morning to you. time for a check on your traffic and weather. let's get a look at traffic right now with adam caskey. >> if you only knew what was underneath this.
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>> can we get tickets to this gun show? >> let's take a look at some of the pictures we have. this is our camera at the naval academy. a tranquil river this morning. 74 degrees at the naval academy. in arlington and it is 70 degrees. clearing but a little bit of cloud cover as well. we are moments before sunrise about 15 minutes. 73 at reagan national. 67 in martinsburg. a comfortable 73 in lexington park. typical temperatures for this time of year. even this afternoon, very close to average. it is exactly where we should be. the mid to upper 80's through the rest of the week. a better chance of showers but i heard that the overnight rain kept the workers at 8? >> that is right. they cancel the construction in
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tyson's because of the weather. they had a little bit of road work but that is all out of the way. and we have a collision at the exit 4270 north, just moved to the shoulder. a dramatic change. now it is improving because we have places to go. lanes are open at that crash. now back to cynne simpson. >> we want to turn to the debate over same-sex marriage. maryland voters will decide whether to uphold the law signed by martin o'malley and dental markets. opponents were notified they succeeded in petitioning to get the measure on the november ballot. 55,000 signatures were required. officials have verified more than 109,000 signatures. >> we are about to learn more about who knew what and when at
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pains that -- at penn state. whether there were steps to conceal that jerry sandusky was a child molester. the family of late coach joe paterno said he did not participate in any sort of cover-up. >> 5:40 and 71 degrees. >> if you thought the heat wave was bad, brace yourself. how it [ male announcer ] it's
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excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the square sunnyd bottle. >> coming up, there has been an increase in the number of female gun owners and some women tell us what to drew them to their range. >> are you looking to lose weight? a simple way of cutting calories. >> a scary moment for a california family as their toddler floats away. why they are calling a group of
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boys heroes. >> the parents plan to file a lawsuit against florida this week. he was beaten to death aboard a bus after a performance in orlando last november. he was a drum major and authorities have determined he was killed during a hazing incident. they have ruled his death a homicide. many fellow students face felony charges in his debt. >> i people were taken to a hospital after a plane made an emergency landing. crewmembers on the flight started feeling nauseous after the plane took off from charlotte. no passengers reported feeling ill. the plane is expected to continue its journey this morning. it appears sleep deprivation lead to an onboard meltdown. that is according to testimony to a court psychologist. during a flight from new york to las vegas, clayton osmond started screaming about a rock
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and al qaeda and had to be restrained. he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. he is being treated at a mental hospital. >> the most destructive of wild fire in colorado history is full the contained. it broke out almost three weeks ago and burned 29 square miles. it was completely encircled by containment lines yesterday. it killed tubing people and destroyed 350 houses. the cause is still under investigation. >> pressure is increasing on a jesse jackson jr. to say why he has been on leave. he announced last month he was taking leave because of a medical condition but he did not say what was ailing him or where he was being treated. his father says his son's medical condition is a private matter. >> rumors are flying but we have
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to rely on the facts. he is under supervision and is regaining strength. >> the congressmen's office said he was being treated for exhaustion the last week they said his condition was more serious. the statement said jackson had also been grappling with emotional issues for some time. >> important news for parents who use baby monitors to keep track of their kids. the consumer product safety commission are urging parents to keep monitors away from cribs or playpens. they say that at least seven babies have been strangled by monitor courts since 2002. there will also be a warning label that can be put on a monitor court. >> the historic heat and drought has made life difficult. >> it could impact your wallet
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and pocketbook as food prices may soon be going up. >> the steamy weather has reached america and pocketbooks. the cost of basic food may soon go up. the problem is here, parts of the corn belt which is suffering a drought. >> this is as bad as i have seen it. >> we need two or 3 bainches inches immediately. >> we are running out of time. >> the scorching heat has left behind traveled corn and the weather could not come at a worse time in the farming cycle. >> these plants should be over my head. they have reduced their height because there is not enough available moisture for them to grow. >> core prices are soaring 30%
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in the last month. it is hurting ranchers who depend on corn to feed their cattle. >> it hurts everybody with less beef, beef prices are going to be hired. they are predicting rain. we are praying it comes. >> the last 12 months have been the warmest on record and experts say the heat is here to stay. >> as the planet once, we expect to see a lot more heat and drought and heavy rainfall in certain places. >> with forecasters saying to expect more scorching temperatures about 60% of the corn in the u.s. faces moderate to severe drought conditions. >> it is 5:48. a washington state man's love of killing landed him in the hospital for a reason you would not expect -- grilling landed him in the hospital for a reason you would not expect.
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>> he complained of a stomach ache that would not go away. he thinks they bristle from his brush fell onto his state and he swallowed it without realizing it. >> it blows my mind as to how i could have swallowed this. that is the only way i know how to cook. >> the center for disease control says it knows of six people who suffered similar injuries. it is not blame a particular brand. >> you have to be careful. utah woman faces charges after an unusual crime. police say angela hartman went to a macy's store and swallowed an engagement ring and then ponder it after she led to the digestive process decors. yeah. she said she handed back a similar but they green and denied stealing the jewelry.
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-- but fake rign and denied stealing the jewelry. gm and chrysler are revving up the incentives. >> we may be in the thick of summer but target and neiman marcus are teaming up for the holidays. here is linda bell in new york. could you stomach the previous story? >> a little bit queasy for me. especially if you are looking for a good deal, target the neiman-marcus are joining forces to offer a holiday collection on the cheap by 24 designers. they will released 50 of limited edition products ranging as low as $8 and as high as $500. look out for them in target and neiman-marcus stores starting in november. there are deals if you buy a car right now. gm dealerships are offering the love it or return it program. it is a 60 day money back
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guarantee for all 2012 and 2013 chevrolet is. it is starting to lose ground to toyota. chrysler is letting you put off payments for the first 90 days as part of a promotion for all of its vehicles. a lot of deals for you today. that is business news. back to you. >> it is 5:51. let's check in with adam. the worst is behind us? >> i weatherbug that measured 2.3 inches of rain. that is all in the course of a couple of hours. just about an inch an hour. lisa baden was reported at rock creek overflowed this morning. she will have the latest on that and traffic updates. i think locally today and tomorrow will be dry but off to
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the west we could see a few showers and thunderstorms. a better chance in the weekend. let's take a look at our camera. you know i love the sun rise. it is such a beautiful city. we are overlooking georgetown and the kennedy center. what time is it? we are one minute away. we have some nice color in our sky. what a great picture this is. it is currently 71 degrees at this time. in the district, a little bit of cloud cover drifting by. no showers to speak up. not around here. down to the south in parts of north carolina, that is where we have the steady showers and that is no surprise because that is where we have our stationery frontal boundary. it caused those storms. it gets lazy and does not move. that will give us a chance even in the metro area.
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later today, i have a chance of rain. 20% chance that that is mainly for the blue ridge. i think that will be the firing line for any isolated showers and storms. nothing severe but slow-moving that will last probably 30-60 minutes. 89 the high temperature today. that is average. lisa baden, what is the latest on the commute? >> a collision at the exit 4270 north. we have that on the shoulder right now. things are improving for us. right around the mormon temple. 66, 95, stick with it if you are coming out of southern maryland. normal volume of traffic. we are open past national park. metro rail is not normal service. -- is on normal service.
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>> 71 degrees. >> a local woman is close to receiving the
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>> a local woman is trying to live out her dream. >> and with your help, markette get the opportunity. >> the d.c. area is one of the smartest, well educated regions in the country.
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i hope to represent d.c. with class and dignity. have a little fun along the way. >> i know she will do an amazing job. she is one of 10 finalists to co-host. she needs d.c. to get behind her. voting ends today. so cast your ballot by logging onto our website >> she is a little shy. [laughter] >> she is fantastic. i know she will do an amazing job representing us. >> she is a lot of fun. more to come in the next hour of "good morning washington." >> we are monitoring the train explosion.
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>> straight ahead, it wake up for people in ohio after a train derailed and cars exploded. we have the latest development. plus -- >> it will be a long day for residents who had their basements flooded last night. i am john gonzales. a live report straight ahead. >> more women are arming themselves. find out why it is not just about protection. "good morning washington is good continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington" -- on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute >>


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