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>> here is the problem we have got in this country. the sacrament of your religion. >> in charlotte this week a lot of it buys on how to conduct your life, especially if you are a woman. >> that is what this election is about. >> former house speaker nancy pelosi. she said their first job would be to overturn citizens united, the controversial campaign finance law. >> all of this outside money that is coming in. the good lord willing, it has not moved to the needle. >> from the carter center a scrap with congressman connie mack. florida is a battleground state that is very close. what does the president have to win florida? >> you have to sort out what the truth is. you have all of this stuff
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about $700 million being cut from medicare. it $700 million of savings to save medicare and it came out of medicare insurance companies not the beneficiaries. >> one says that close is no surprise. >> the president has the edge, and i think the edge will grow as they focus on it the president's plan for the future as composed to be romney-ryan plan they hope to pic of 27 seats and regain the majority appeared -- majority. we will see. >> the president will not be here until tomorrow afternoon. he was in norfolk yesterday and then the first lady takes the podium tonight. >> i am going to be at home and watching it with our girls and
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i am going to try to not let them save their daddy cry, because when michelle starts talking, that is when i get all misty. >> the president's saying he is going to try to have its of his daughters do not see him cry. >> at the caucuses, i followed michelle around. >> i think the rest of the nation will be seeing. it will perhaps be drawing in those undecided voters. >> all right, gordon, and, scott, thank you so much. as they mentioned, they will be back with much more on tonight's speech is at 11:00 and they will also monitor any breaking news throughout the convention and we will have that for you on abc 7 news and wjla.com. >> for the romney campaign, they were hitting at the telephones. they were on the fund. the organization opposes the obama policies on defense cuts
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which they say will cost -- more than 200,000 jobs. >> we remain on storm watch tonight, and we are keeping our eye on the potential for storms tonight and tomorrow. chief meteorologist doug hill joins us with a look at what we can expect. >> more widespread showers and storms tomorrow, but right now warm and muggy. some showers downpours well to the southwest, the roanoke valley charlotte into the piedmont area, and this warm and humid air. a few showers just east the eastern shore. there will be isolated showers tonight. it is warm and muggy. with the humidity and the dew points it feels more, mike is 93 right now in washington. it is like 91 in baltimore. a a few thundershowers.
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temperatures dropping into the 70's. the possibility of a few showers and warm and muggy conditions. overnight, we will remain in the 70's. we will check this out for you more in a couple of minutes. >> sunday night's downpour was the fourth time a neighborhood in northwest washington has flooded this year. according to the water authority, the storm dumped about 3 inches in 90 minutes and there is little they can do because it some other recent storms have been the biggest in years, and the system simply cannot get the water out quickly enough. >> and it d.c. taxicab devices to streamline the installation of credit card machines accessible from the back seat in addition to other perks. we have more on reasons behind the delay. >> the plan was to have the smart meter program well under way by now.
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a surcharge to pay for it and the dozens of companies to install the devices in taxicabs but, it seems the opponents started throwing up roadblocks, and for the moment, one is working. the city's new smartrip program for taxicabs is on hold. >> our program is taking a hit. >> weeks ago, mayor vincent gray used a conference to show how they provide gps and even television from a company to be installed in 6500 d.c. taxicabs. the problem, two verifone competitors filed a protest, and on friday, a board chairman declared "we overruled the procurement office determination to proceed before the protest is decided on its merits." >> it simply makes sense. if you installed thousands of
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meters before a protest is decided, if a decision has to be corrected, it is pretty hard to undo what has already been done. >> they wanted to have the taxicabs outfitted by election day, and now that seems unlikely. >> it takes time to modernize the taxi service and improve the safety and putting on a good face for the district of columbia. >> from drivers still some complaints about moving to get a credit card. he showed a receipt for a credit card charge that was declined at the end of eight large trip. >> i've lost 100 dollars. >> a lot of other major cities and virginia virginia taxicab's have those. >> the chairman says he is confident that ultimately the city will win and begin the installation of the smart meters in taxicabs. the contract appeals board is expected to make a ruling sometime in october whether the
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process was fair, and if it was not fair then the city would have to start all over again. reporting live in washington sam ford, abc 7 news. >> thank you, sam. when teacher has been charged in the shooting of classmates. he was indicted on nine counts of attempted murder as well as assault and handgun charges. they say he critically injured one student last week inside the high school, and there are eight other potential victims including a guidance counselor, who police say heroically got the gun away from him. >> coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00 some big names getting into the debate about the size of your sodas. >> save the date. the invitations sent out and why millions of customers will want to be dialed in. >> but first, the controversy about what was caught on this camera the middle class is carrying
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a heavy load in america. but mitt roromney doesn't see it. under the romney plan, a middle class family will pay an avera of up to $2,000 more a year in taxes. while at the same time giving multi-millionaires like himself a $250,000 tax cut so, romney hits the middle clclass harder... d gives millionaires an even bigger break.
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is thahat the way forward for america? i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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>> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side. >> a video you are seeing here landed a prince george's police officer in trouble with the law. the police officer was taking a swing at ryan dorm, and as you
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can see the gun goes off. he and his partner saw him going into a store, and they thought there would be a robbery. the officer made the report that he was assaulted and that he had reached for the weapon. >> stereotypes that this young black person was some sort of menace. >> dorm had not committed any crimes that day, as it turns out. they uncovered the light days after his arrest. all of the charges were dropped. >> a man tied to the campaign scandal surrounding d.c. mayor vincent gray is back in court. this morning a judge agreed not to set a sentencing date to the man who pled guilty in may for funneling cash to another mayoral candidate and then covering it up.
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they requested a delay while they invested in other districts corruption allegations. it is election day in parts of northern virginia, sections of alexandria arlington, and fairfax county. voters will select a -- a delegate to fill the seat after a man at new is no longer in office after an affair. several are vying for the seat. >> still to come tonight at 6:00 the showdown over soft drinks. taking a stand on the size of sodas. >> and this morning this afternoon, doug is back with what we can expect tonight. >> the redskins gearing up for the saints with a major focus on the running game and the national closing in on the pennant.
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new york city. mayor michael bloomberg wants to ban it sodas larger than 16 ounces. he says that will help to cure obesity in the city. they will vote next week on the measure. >> apple says save the date for its latest iphone. the technology giant sent out an official invitation for wednesday, september 12. it is expected that apple will unveil the iphone 5 with a larger display a faster processor, and other features. big news. >> just crazy to get their hands on one. >> you will be in line, will you not? doug what is the latest? >> it is muggy. tropical outside. it will be friday before we
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actually have a dry day. this is just north of washington. this is outside of frederick. clouds all day sunshine in between. this is across most of the viewing area. there will be a chance of showers tonight and especially tomorrow. 85 in rockville 84 in the district 83 degrees in arlington, and with the dew point temperature in the 70's, it is very muggy and that is our story. 76 the morning low 9 degrees above average. on the storm scan, we are looking at doppler radar out of the carolinas, showers and thunderstorms, everything moving from southwest to northeast so isolated showers now probably a better chance late tonight, and tomorrow, a cold front will be entering the picture possibly a better chance of showers and
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storms and that will lead into thursday. only an isolated storm, friday the only day this week without rain in the forecast. temperatures out west are hot in the plains. 103 degrees in oklahoma city. 97 in omaha. even 90 in minneapolis. 90-degree heat tomorrow and on thursday probably moving into friday but things will change as we go into the weekend. the rain will be right back in the region. right now, 79 in detroit, 79 in raleigh/durham. no major features discernible here and nor any remedy can find of isaac. it is somewhere, but i do not know where it is. very tropical for the next few days when those other chances of
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showers and storms. this is coming for in the afternoon, a good bet tomorrow. some isolated stuff behind this on thursday, and then another dry day. cooler temperatures and rain. tomorrow a little bit of sunshine, warm humid showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon and evening, and then a dry day on friday. it will then turn cooler with showers for saturday and sunday. >> but toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers moving you forward. >> just under one hour from now. >> exactly right, and everything now accounts. it is like a double. down at the ballpark with jackson. the nationals. stephen strasburg scheduled for only two more starts and over 20 games, they have to get contributions from the other guys and tonight, it is
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jackson's night. he has a record of 8-9, an all- star in 2009 pitching and -- now, he has got to become a big- time one for the nationals down the stretch. >> some rough games he still stays in the game. he is a true pro. he is an asset to the pitching staff. >> and he has got the spotlight on him tonight. yesterday, we talked about the skins being the underdog at the opener at new orleans. the biggest question at least for the experts prove the running back situation. is there a go to guy? i think the answer is that mike shanahan will use a couple of guys to get that job done. one coming in early and often. and then there is a wild card. >> i think it makes us all
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compete. we are here competing. i think they are going to keep us in the dark too. we will see. >> now hear this. maryland has a new basketball star. reaching out a hand to dez w ells saying they will give him a second chance. he was expelled after a sexual assault charge. and there was a current assistant. he vouches for his character. he was the leading returning scorer and was an all atlantic working selection -- rookie selection. he will probably have to sit out a year, but he is coming to maryland. and last night, virginia tech and georgia tech in overtime
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and watch kevin washington. he should have just thrown it away and set up a field goal. it is out of bounds? instead, virginia tech gets it back. a 17 yard play. time expired in regulation. over time. the hokies win 20-17. and our play of the night comes from the paralympics. this one has everybody talking. completely laid out. for the smash. are you kidding me? he lunges, parallel to the floor to make the shot. the paralympics our play of the day, our shot of the week. and a reminder coming up tonight at 8:00, my pro special that is coming up tonight in prime time. >>
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>> let's get the latest on what is happening tonight. >> this is moving northeast and will affect us later. bob will have more. >> more about the democratic national convention at 11:00. >> we will be here for you.
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