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an announcer: this is a breaking news alert. jummy: breaking news. police say two people were found dead after a shooting at an air force base in san antonio, texas. this happening at joint base san antonio-lackland, home of air force basic training. police believe this was a murder-suicide and the gunman is one of the people dead. this is a live look from above the scene.
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victims or gunmen. it is still an active scene now, so stay with us on air and at for any updates to this breaking news. right now, friends and family gathering for the funeral of 15-year-old devonte 10 washington. studentor high school was gunned down last month at the metro station. jeannette reyes is live with how he's being remembered today. such a sad day for his family and friends. reporter: it was difficult for everyone, including me, not to get emotional during the funeral here. at first baptist church of glenarden and overflow. it got very emotional as they said goodbye to him. had to walkpeers out because it was too much for them. his 10-year-old sister fainted getting
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everyone crying, including her mother. family, friends, and local leaders sat in on what was called a joyful occasion to celebrate his life. it was difficult to ignore the senseless tragedy behind his desk, what led up to his death. the 15-year-old freshman was shot to death in front of his mother and young sisters last month at the metro station. he was on his way to get a haircut when the 17-year-old accused killer shot him because he did not like the way washington was looking at him. we spoke to his grandfather who shared a few words with us about his grandson's murder and violence in the community. take a listen. >> seek knowledge about yourself. understand where you come from. understand the struggle we have been through. have some self-worth for yourself and other men. that is all. just have some self-worth. reporter: his grandfather said washington aspired to serve his
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professional football player. he told us "washington was one of the good ones and the world lost a star." he will be laid to rest at the washington national cemetery shortly after this funeral finishes up here. i know his mother is singing right now, finding the strength to sing during her son's funeral. this will wrap up in a few minutes and they will head over to say their last goodbyes to him. inland over, donate runners -- jeannette reyes, back to you. jummy: we have new questions about the safety of some of d.c.'s most popular buses. the union that represents the drivers of the circulator buses says it was an accident waiting to happen. sam sweeney spoke with officials and joins us with that story from northwest d.c. reporter: union officials are inside the wilson building right now voicing their concerns.
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will happen with the circulator buses but when. they are some of the seat -- d.c.'s most popular buses. they cost $1 and will take you to some of the city's popular spots. a new report shows drivers routinely flag buses for safety concerns. they say brakes are bad and tires need to be replaced but many times nothing is done. the union says first transit is trying to cut costs but vdot is ultimately responsible. some drivers say they fear for their lives. today, they are taking their concerns to the city and vdot. >> this morning, two buses that had expired inspection stickers, direct orders were given for them to get those buses on the street. we found 90% of the buses had safety defects class a. that means that is something that could involve an accident or passenger safety. reporter:
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out to vdot and first transit, the company in charge of operating these vehicles. vdot responded immediately saying they are pulling some vehicles from service and going forward they will be working with first transit to improve the security and safety of all of these vehicles. we are still waiting to hear back from first transit. sam sweeney, abc 7 news. jummy: just into our newsroom, a statement from first transit. they said at the time of the first audit in 2015, "first transit took immediate action and brought in and entirely new team to manage the operation." a second audit was conducted in january of 2016 which showed significant improvement. we will continue to partner to monitor progress. this noon, we are learning new information on the death of montgomery county police officer. a new report finding the driver accused of hitting and killing him had no business being behind the wheel.
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shots, and smoked weed before he struck the officer last december. time is ticking for what is now in called noah's law that would require a ignition locks for all drunk drivers. the legislation has days left in session as lawmakers try to iron out differences with different versions of the bill. he remains behind bars with a court date scheduled for next week. it is chilly on friday. we are bracing for potential snow this weekend. we said snow. chief meteorologist doug hill is here with a look at the first forecast. doug: i used to look forward to april and the cherry blossom festival. we would be warm. not so much. this is the story across the area. broken sunshine with clouds. the bay water is flat right now. that is because the winds are not much of a feature. but wait until tom
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very strong wind and rain and snow showers. temperatures are low to mid 40's north and west of town. well below average. you have to travel to find anything warmer. it is infinitely a chilly midday on this friday across the entire area. only 38 in pittsburgh area 39 in columbus. moving in ourr is direction. there is a cold front and low-pressure area north of chicago. when that arrives, we are talking gusty wind and cold temperatures tomorrow. in addition to that, rain showers and snow showers as a distinct possibility. story. the hour forecast today through tonight and tomorrow, 57 later today. 38 tonight. 46 tomorrow. jamie: we are starting off with traffic not terrible. we don't have any accidents to report. we do have slowing because of construction. you can see on the interlude of e
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through bethesda and chevy chase what to expect past connecticut avenue. the real work is closer to georgia avenue. let's move to the maps. starting your old georgetown road and you immediately clear after georgia avenue. that is the interlude. work isr loop blocking. we are not quite backed up to new hampshire avenue yet. that may start to build. this is midday work they are doing. now,u're traveling in d.c. not a lot to worry about. they will be shooting a movie at 4:30 on dn street between 17th and 18th street. that will be closed for almost a week until next wednesday at noon. thisnot to be able to use area but there are many easy workarounds. back to you. jummy: thank you. police have made an
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the deadly crash in downtown d.c. that happened around 2:00 in the morning. a car struck a man on massachusetts avenue near the intersection with 13th street northwest. the man died at the scene. his identity has not been released. we know were shauna michelle joseph's -- roshonda michelle josephs has been charged with d.u.i. police have arrested a suspect in a murder that has shocked a college campus. police say haruka weiser was a dance student at the university of texas austin. she was last seen leaving a drama building sunday night. her body was found tuesday in a creek on campus. police say they arrested 17-year-old meechiael criner. we will have updates throughout newsay on and abc 7 channel 8 as well. he was captured yesterday but anthony garver is still on the
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he is accused of torturing a woman to death but found mentally unfit for trial. before the escape, the psychiatric hospital was already facing federal scrutiny for safety problems. closer to home, it is the last call at nearly a dozen strict clubs in prince george's county. they have until 5:00 tonight close their doors after losing a year-long battle with the county. john gonzalez has the latest as the clock counts down. reporter: we were here early this morning when this place closed, perhaps for the last time. dozens of people filed out. police and security trying to disperse the crowd quickly. are of these places normally on industrial roads and not a lot of signage. the only thing we see as far as signs is right here. you what thetells business is. tell you this means fire in spanish.
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one of 12 in prince george's county under fire. the county has ordered these clubs to close by 5:00 tonight permanently or they face hefty fines and punishments. >> it is not a good image to have in a neighborhood with children. the fact that sometimes it is a little much because of the sectional -- sexuality involved. reporter: officials say most clubs started as bars and restaurants. but the reality is they are basically adult entertainment only businesses. there have been allegations of with somecking dancers appearing to be under age. some residents in the county say this has been a struggle for years. they've been complaining about it. this is welcome news to them. but some folks in the community
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loopholes and many businesses have popped back up. they are afraid that could happen again. back to you. jummy: coming up on abc 7 news, the pope calling for roman catholics to change their views. we have news of a major new vatican document next. doug is getting us ready for spring
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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. jummy: pope francis is causing another star in the catholic church. in a document released today, the pope called for the church to judge less. we have more on the major changes it could mean to the church acceptance
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document called "the joy of love," e pope urges more acceptance of divorced catholics, gays and lesbians, and others who live outside traditional church rules. a pastor cannot feel it is enough to apply moral laws to those living in irregular situations as if they were stones to throw at people's lives, he writes. in the lengthy paper, the pope insists the church's a mr. integrate and welcome all members. he rejects gay marriage and rupees the church's position that same-sex unions cannot be equivalent to marriage between man and wife. the pope also signals a possible path for divorced catholics to receive holy communion writing the eucharist is not a price for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the week. on contraception, he stresses it is the couple's individual
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decision. recognizing the complexity of a global church, the pope pushes decision-making downward to bishops and priests saying they are better suited to seek positions for their local needs. jummy: we want to get to breaking news out of prince george's county where a daycare provider has been arrested in the death of a nine-month-old child in her care. manning is us charged with first-degree murder, assault, and child abuse. this happened in december. the infant was dropped off at her home. a few hours later, manning called 911 saying the baby was unresponsive. and all caps he said the child died of blunt force injury to the head while in her care. we want to get a check of the forecast with chief meteorologist doug hill. snow? doug: i
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tomorrow will be the cold and wind. there are no wind advisories, but that would not surprise me if that happened over portions of the area tomorrow. it will be a dramatic change with low-pressure moving in. today is gorgeous compared to tomorrow. this is a live look at national harbor now. heavy clouds but no rain. every now and then, we get sunshine. that might increase this afternoon as temperatures head through the 50's this afternoon. not a bad day at all. things will change. right now, chilly, 48 at reagan national airport. across the region, temperatures in the 40's. a few upper 40's like college park. potomac at 46. 46 in largo. the deal is the cold air. the past couple of weeks, he did not have to go far south to get warm temperatures. that will cool off as the cold front moves in. temperatures
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indiana, ohio, and pennsylvania. the source is the cold front that will pass through chicago this afternoon headed this way. we will get strong northwesterly wind. when the system to the west teams up, we will have the possibility of rain and snow and strong wind. the wind could gust to 40 miles per hour at times tomorrow afternoon, maybe in the morning higher gusts earlier in the day. it will not be a pleasant outdoor day at all. if you have outdoor plans, a heavy coat and gloves. this is one computer model simulation of what may happen. westerly winds today. tomorrow early morning, rain will move through even before sunrise. through the day, it looks as though everything will start to go downhill in a hurry through the afternoon with snow showers and rain showers, very strong northwesterly winds developing. that will clear out late sunday night.
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cold conditions. a freeze warning is up tonight in western areas. that is through saturday morning. the whole metro area is under a freeze watch for tomorrow night. that could likely be upgraded in many spots three freeze warning. big changes coming. sunshine, breezy of the west. freeze warning to the west. the winds pick up tomorrow or saturday. sunday will be better, 41. the nationals have a 4:00 game tomorrow. 1:00 on sunday so it will not be idea whether for that for the soccer game against united, it will be windy tomorrow and bundle up if so you're going to go because rain and snow showers will be possibility along with strong wind. one of these days, we are going to show the seven-day and it will
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not this one. only 40's tomorrow. just about 50 sunday. mild on monday with showers. 60 degrees on tuesday. jummy: i can't wait for those days. 2.5sisters finally found years after they disappeared. the only clue, footprints in the snow. delves into the custody battle and alleged underground network accused of helping them hide. elizabeth vargas joins us to talk about this unusual story. elizabeth: absolutely. we heard there was an underground network in this country. a few years ago, our program did a story on this. this was our first time delving into it and seeing firsthand and talking firsthand to people, two kids hidden in this network. we talked to one young man who spent a year and a half hiding at the age of
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allegedly abusive father. his father has denied it. he said he was nearly suicidal. he was passed around from house to house at the behest of his mother, hiding from authorities and the family. court system. these girls ran away three years ago this month in a suburb of minneapolis. vanished into thin air. nobody could find them. their father hired a private investigator. police had zero leads. it seemed they might never be found again. number one on the suspect list was the girls' mother embroiled in a bitter custody fight. tonight, we follow all the clues. we had no idea when we started reporting this story how it would turn out. you will go along with us on this amazing journey. jummy: i understand you also spoke with the son was involved with this as well. elizabeth: yes, the oldest brother of the girls. these kids alleged at the beginning
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father was physically abusive. that is something their mother continues to maintain. said itand family court is ludicrous, that there is no evidence to support that whatsoever. the oldest son in the case was now a sophomore in college has been before the judge to say my dad is abusive. tonight, you will hear from him for the first time. suffice it to say, he completely recants and says his mother coerced him to say those things. jummy: we will look forward to this at 10:00. thank you so much. noon, up on abc 7 news at a wild-c 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,
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in california, suspected burglars led police on a high-speed chase. it looked more like a joyride. in a convertible, they weaved through traffic in l.a. and even turned donuts on hollywood boulevard. after blowing a tire, they pulled over and took selfies with fans before being arrested.
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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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>> hi, i'm chris harrison, your host of the all-new "who wants to be a millionaire." this season, we're changing things up. no more easy answers. no more shortcuts. just a single player answering the question, "who wants to be a millionaire?" [dramatic music] ♪ hello, everybody, i'm chris harrison. welcome back to the show. are you guys ready to play "millionaire" today? [cheers and applause] all right. today's returning contestant is a news editor who checks facts for a living, so he's well-prepared for today. from philadelphia, pennsylvania, please welcome back albert stumm. [cheers and applause] welcome back. >> hi. thank you. >> good to see you. >> see you again. >> i would think that would be a great way to get ready for this show or any trivia. >> oh, yeah, absolutely. i mean, i'm just reading the news all day, every day, and, you know, a lot of stuff
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geography and history, and i look it up. i just always look it up, you know, so. >> well, we are getting towards the big mon-- well, actually, you kind of already are-- >> yeah, i mean, this is, like-- >> you're at $10,000. you're just 7 questions away. you're halfway there to that million dollars. >> jeez. oh, my god. >> you have 2 lifelines remaining. you have the "50/50." you also have your "plus one" yet to be used. >> that's right. >> all right. >> okay. >> shall we continue? >> oh, yes. i think we'll go. let's do it. yeah. >> let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ as i said, you're at $10,000-- a chance to double that right now. >> okay. >> here it is--$20,000 question. besides gerald ford, since world war ii, how many presidents have run for a second term in office and lost? >> since... >> besides gerald ford. >> okay. >> since world war ii, how many presidents have run for a second term in office
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and lost? >> all right, so, um, since world war ii ended, that was harry truman. um, he ran for reelection and won. then we have eisenhower. and i'm pretty sure he won also. because, okay, so harry truman was... he ran--he won again in 1948. so 1952 to eisenhower... so... right, 1952 to eisenhower? yes. okay, and then, after eisenhower was jfk, who won in 1960. um, and he did not make it to the opportunity to... run for a second term. so we're at zero so far.


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