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announcer: this is a breaking news alert. vote today on the future of the purple line. the maryland board of public voted to approve a $5.6 billion contract to build the project. brad bell is in annapolis with the developements.
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nervous about buying a car for a little bit of money. this is a $5.6 billion contract. 36-year lifespan. what this does is moves the purple line forward. a 21 stop line is light rail system that will connect new carrollton through college park, silver spring, and over to bethesda. it will run on electricity. it will be right at ground level. the idea is it is going to link four different hubs of the metro system. people will be able to walk to it, take the bus to it. complete this system. governor hogan has been a big supporter of it. he claims he
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has saved money by putting together a public-private partnership. a world-class team has developed a strong design and innovative ideas that provide the state with a competitive price and maximum value. brad: the governor says his negotiations have saved the state about $550 million. a lot of numbers running around. $5.6 billion is over the next 36 years. it is just about $2 billion to build the system. instruction is expected to begin this year. the system should start in a big day for the purple line. very exciting. thank you. happening now, a search for a girl who has been missing for more than two years. relisha rudd was living in a homeless shelter when she disappeared in march 2014.
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search. focusing around the national arboretum. sam sweeney is live with the push to bring closure to the case. good afternoon. this case brought attention from all over our area when it happened. this morning, cathy lanier says is she has not lost hope. in a press conference, she announced a new search began this morning on land and water here at the national arboretum. was live running at the shelter of d.c.'s general hospital when she vanished. have turned up nothing. investigators, armed with a new tip, believe the body may be here at the national arboretum. acknowledges finding her her
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>> we will search in the arboretum. a pretty extensive area. we have a combination of k-9 dogs and personnel, partners from the national center for children,d exploited the fbi, team members will be doing a search with our harbor branch in a body of water. sam: this is not the first time the police chief has given a press conference on a search. why she continues to give these press conferences when they search an area more than two years after it happened. she says each time it happens, they get more tips that people have been sitting on. entrance at avenue the national arboretum will remain closed so searchers can do their work. melanie: thank you. another home in prince william county hit
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months. jeannette reyes is in woodbridge with the latest. police telling me they are growing concerned now that they are looking into the ninth shooting incident into a home. behind me, this is the latest home to be hit. three bullet holes, one of them on the garage door. another on the siding of the home. another very close to the window on the window pane. this incident is different because it is under half a mile away from the prince william county police department. police responded to a call on stockholm way yesterday morning. heard april 3was around 11:00. it was not until the next day the owner notice the blowholes.
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answers. listen to what worried neighbors had to tell us about the news. >> i heard a few gunshots. i heard loud noises. am going to consider moving. i think i will consider other options just for safety purposes. jeannette: they have no leads, no suspect description, no vehicle description. one thing they are confident about is that it is likely the incident in manassas is not related to this one, but they are encouraging residents, if they see something unusual, reported to police. melanie: thank you. d.c. police are searching for the person responsible for shooting three women in southeast overnight. our cameras shot this video. the women were
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hit in the crossfire. two women were reportedly shot in the leg and eighth urge shot in the stomach. withhree are hospitalized non-life-threatening injuries. police have not released information about suspects or motives. taking a look outside. after a chilly start, it is getting warmer. still a bit breezy. look atl is here with a the forecast. doug: it is relatively warmer. congressionalt country club, mostly sunny skies. colder.y, it was much we had the strong, northwesterly wind. the wind has turned around and it is still chilly. air is recirculating the chilly air. it will take a while to warm up. 49 at reagan national. degrees, baltimore. the wind is sustained out of the
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it will the more south and southwest later. upper 50's with the sun a good bet. this afternoon, a couple of clouds this evening. a comfortable day with the breeze. tomorrow, a different story. a storm system and cold front will approach. we will see cloudiness through the day and rain. the rain is likely in the morning. cloudiness overnight. by tomorrow morning, by 10:00, pretty heavy rain will move through the area. through the afternoon, a break. scattered shower activity through the afternoon. next home opener. a 50-50 chance of getting started on time. more to say about this and what is coming for the weekend in a bit. jamie sullivan has a check on the traffic. jamie:
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i want to focus on maryland. that is where we are seeing the heaviest traffic. on the outer loop, by colesville road, very heavy. the inner loop is slow. at that.ake a look it shows you passing connecticut avenue the volume. the reason for the slowing is the midday roadwork. as we move to the map, it is near georgia avenue. if you live or travel near silver spring, it will give you an idea of where the roadwork is. the solid red line on the inner loop, 60 miles per hour. on the outer loop, averaging 17 miles per hour. 23 minutes on the baltimore-washington parkway getting close to route 32. a kraus reported near route 197. 95 heading past the icc, about 18 miles per hour. are clear.ou nothing to worry about. melanie: thank you.
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race for the white house. ted cruz dealt a huge setback to donald trump after a win in wisconsin last night. bernie sanders came out ahead, again. megan hughes takes a look at how the results impact the race. megan: a reset in the gop race. donald trumpncing in wisconsin. sen. cruz: tonight is a turning point, the rallying cry. settinghe wind possibly the stage for a convention floor battle. sen. cruz: either before cleveland or at the convention in cleveland, together we will win a majority of the delegates and together, we will beat hillary clinton in november. said: donald trump allies they would hunt down allies that go rogue on reality tv.
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win. megan: bernie sanders on a roll. sen. sanders: this campaign is giving enthusiasm to millions of americans. megan: hillary clinton has the lead in delegates and she is fundraising off of an interview's anders did with the new york daily news where he had trouble explaining how he would execute his policy proposal. she hopes the next stop is friendlier turf, new york. secretary clinton: i am with you. bernie sanders is a long shot. he needs to win 73% of the remaining delegates to secure the nomination. in northwest, megan hughes, abc 7 news. up, the debate between religious freedom versus
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passed. a special meeting for a little girl losing her sight and hearing. the one thing she can cross off her bucket list. rescued from a raging wildfire, the dramatic escape caught on camera. get ready for rain. doug is back with the timing.
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time magazine called chris van hollen "a hero to environmentalists, education groups, and gun control advocates" for his accomplishments as a young legislator. now a respected leader in congress and key ally of president obama, protecting planned parenthood and social security... chris van hollen is the only candidate who fought the wall street banks and the nra...and won. that's why he's endorsed by the post as the "talented successor" to senator mikulski who will "deliver results." i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message.
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melanie: new developments in a controversial religious freedom law in mississippi. businesses can deny services or goods to lgbt people. employers and schools can make rules about bathroom access and establish gender specific standards address. this comes as north carolina fallout from its bill. plans to build an operation center in charlotte. shot in thefficers line of duty will be throwing out the first home opener. there will be a moment of silence at the start of the game to honor first responders killed in the line of duty. uconn
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women's basketball team are the winners again. they won their first straight national title. urth ringtheir fo dominating. final score, 82-51. they finish with a perfect 38. this is the 11th title for head coach. congratulations to them. in oklahoma, crews are working to protect homes from wildfires. -- one crewember member one from -- one crew member went from savior to say be -- savee. company -- couple caught this. they got the driver out to safety. but soy did he survive, did his greater and
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those are brave people. doug: putting other people first. is this, warmer. tomorrow, thousands heading to a nationals park. we will start with a time lapse at nationals park. 48 degrees now. plenty of sunshine. some increasing cloudiness from the west. maybe a nice day. temperatures will make the recovery into the mid to upper 50's. current temperatures, mostly in the 40's. 50 degrees, leesburg and winchester. 49 degrees, martinsburg.
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temperatures not that warm to the south. knoxville, tennessee, 60. mild they are coming in with the system tomorrow. we will have rain tomorrow. the line right a couple of cold fronts. when will the rain get out of here? lots of sunshine this afternoon. the wind turning southwest. by late tonight, we are overcast. looks like we will have a line of steady rain. out, we will see clearing with a westerly wind. models do later in the afternoon when the circulation
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unsettled air and pop up get it showers across the area. that will be the story through 6:00 or 7:00. we will keep an eye on it for you. tomorrow, eileen and josh will take care of all that. let's lay half an inch to an inch of rain through the day tomorrow. it will be mild. you see the 100% rain in the morning. it will get down the 80% in the afternoon. cloudyr day, partly friday, saturday. saturday has the potential of being a nasty day, maybe even cold temperatures with snowflakes mixed in. not good. i do not like it. melanie: 60's tomorrow, we will take it.
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a five-year-old girl who suffers from a rare genetic diseases getting the chance to see the wonders of the world before she loses her sight. her parents call it her visual bucket list. meetingop of the list, pope francis. that wishes now fulfilled. she waves and smiles, hoping francis' i.e she is glad to have caught a glimpse of the holy father. then, this. >> we are all struck. he asked that we pray and he will be praying for us. meanie -- it is a meeting the five-year-old will treasure forever. >> there will be a day we have
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right now, we don't feel it is necessary for her to know. she is slowly going blind because of a rare genetic disease. lizzie wanted to meet the pope. bucket list in hand, they flew to rome, hoping for a miracle. hope -- what pope francis has done for her, if there is any chance of a miracle, it is there. >> they went hoping for amazing memories and now they will continue to pray for the miracle. coming up, mosquito season is around the corner.
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narrator: all that political mail mlet's simplify.lming. only one candidate has been endorsed by the washington post: kathleen matthews. as a journalist and progressive leader at marriott, she has a broad and deep facility with policy. emily's list praises matthews as pro-choice and the post says on gun control, clean energy, education and health research kathleen matthews "has greater potential, following the van hollen model, to move the ball forward." kathleen: i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
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obamae: the administration has announced new effort in the fight against the zika virus. the administration says it will transfer leftover ebola funding to combat the cup. a millione six in dollars will go to the centers for disease control. the money will be used to ,evelop anti-zika vaccines treat the infected, and kill mosquitoes that spread the virus. doug is back with a final look
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wall street. the nra. they're powerful. they usually get their way. but not with democrat donna edwards. she won't take cash from wall street banks. and when washington insiders wrote a loophole to let the nra spend dark money to kill gun safety laws, donna edwards said 'no' she's fighting to ban assault weapons and putting the safety of our communities first. because to democrat donna edwards, the special interests aren't special. we are. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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but jamie raskin is the only abdemocrat for congress who led the fight for tougher gun laws. only raskin took on the nra to ban military-style assault weapons. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message. doug: today is fine. clouds increase tonight. rain is likely, the question is when. steady rain in the morning. to scattered showers during the afternoon and evening. warmer, near 60 degrees. the storm system is well to the west. we don't know the probabilities for the afternoon.
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