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>> now, abc seven news at new, on your side. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] jummy: a busy weekend shaping up in the district with parades and high level meetings. it all starts with the emancipation parade. in 2000, it became an official holiday. is differen
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lot of signage. it all has to do with equal voting rights. in 1862, president abraham slavery.nded now, d.c. votes, a well-known group in the city, has organized a rally specifically in front of city hall. we are going to talk to one of the organizers. this is the weekend before emancipation day when the parade comes through. very symbolic. yes, president lincoln looked around the district and realized there was something unholy and unjust going on in the nations capital, and he acted to end that. we are saying today that there is still something unholy and unjust. we are taxed without representation. the only way you can
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equal as american citizens is to be the 51st state in the union. reporter: thank you. in 1961, d.c. was allowed to vote for the first time in a presidential election. say pride is out of reach even though it is closer than ever. be putlegislation will forward to put state head on the ballot for november's election. beginning at the imf and world bank headquarters today, and that means even more street closings. between tonight and sunday, 19th street will be closed between pennsylvania avenue and g street. a street will be closed from 20th to pennsylvania. and now, traffic watch. jamie: we are starting with
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a at the outer loop. a lane is blocked on the right-hand side. that is midday construction. if you are going to be traveling to prince george's county will be an issue. map, we willt the focus in on the traffic heading north. not too much to worry about right now in d.c. heads up, there will be a lot of rolling closures right around 1:00 for the funeral procession. you may see slow traffic and even closures. that's from capitol street, minnesota avenue, kenilworth and eastern avenue. again, that starts around 1:00 this afternoon. jummy: thank you. we should point out that the national cherry blossom parade will also mean closures tomorrow. we will have more on that in about 10 minutes. first
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question heading into any weekend is will the weather cooperate with your plans? doug hill is here with your forecast. doug: looking fine. 60 degrees, plenty of sunshine. we may see a few high, thin clouds every now and then in the next couple of days. that's all. a very slow warming trend is underway. cumberland and culpeper. 60 now at reagan national. well into the 60's today. even warmer as we head into the weekend. here is what we have. sunshine all day, highs in the mid-60's, right about average for this time of year. about frostworry because the pressure has been so soinant -- that has been dominant will move offshore. plenty of sunshine to go around.
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degrees if you are headed to the cherry blossom fest them all tomorrow -- festival tomorrow, it's going to be gorgeous. a last-second deal helped the park service meet the deadline for funding to rehab the memorial bridge. they will get funding from the department of transportation for that project. the bridge carries nearly 70,000 cars over the potomac river each day. earlier, the park service announced it could close in the next five years without that major repair work. phase two of the renovation of the national cathedral started this morning. sam sweeney was there when massive grains started taking stones worth as much as two tons off of the house of worship. sam: one by one, the stones start to be lowered. this is a time-consuming process. much of it is done by hand. you can't exactl
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the local hardware store. workers here say expect this to take more than 10 years. this scene right here is five years in the making. caused 22arthquake million dollars in damage just outside the cathedral. , new onesing months will be installed. they are made partially by robot, mostly by hand. there are also external support arches. is a $23 million project over the long term. this particular phase is about 1.2 million dollars. >> if you want to come out and see some of this work gets done, the national cathedral welcomes you on the north lawn. national at the cathedral, i'm sam sweeney, abc seven news. jummy:
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japan after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. combingorkers are still through the rubble in hard-hit areas looking for anyone who may be trapped. also beenroads have damaged. police have joined the rescue efforts. the fbi and marines have been doing munitions training all weekend long. ends at 6:00. no word on when the next round will be. today marks three years since a deadly bombing at the boston marathon. bagpipes played as mayor marty walsh helped lay a wreath on at the finisht line. he says honoring the four people killed three years
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bombing and the ensuing manhunt will become an annual event. at the samewreath time the first bomb went off. members of the men's titanic society gathered in the night to remember the night the luxury liner sank. lay aciety has met to wreath in remembrance to the 1517 people who died that day. developments after a series of sexual assaults kept arlington sidents on edge for months last year. to link ad dna suspect to the attacks. investigatingo two overnight shootings in d.c. the first was reported along 10 -- around 10:40 p.m. along high street. --
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the first case, a man and a woman were shot. both were taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. just a reminder, abc seven is fighting back against crime. for all theom information. to california now, where the state's parole board is at the next step for a member of the manson family looking to get out of jail on parole. the board recommended she be granted that parole. she was the youngest member of manson's cold. she helped kill a man and his wife and has been in jail for 40 years. she talked to diane sawyer about it in 1994. diane: what kind of punishment do you deserve? what is enough? wake's i don't know if there will be enough for me. -- >> i
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ever be enough for me. >> she has been called an exemplary inmate. she has helped tutor the other prisoners. agreesif the state board to her application, governor jerry brown will have the final say on whether or not she is to be released. --s afternoon, a funeral for in a crash onred thursday is still in critical condition. his patrol car was rear-ended by a mercedes. we will have the latest on the investigation coming up at 4:00. coming up on the news at noon, what you need to know about a popular cradle before you use it for your baby. later -- >> doing this job. jummy: the simple act that
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and a little girl the laugh of a lifetime. will be backll with a check of your all-important weekend forecast.
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i don't believe that big money can buy votes -- not in our district. and i won't claim to have single handily passed just about every bill in annapolis. we can't settle for the same old politics, not when our basic rights are being threatened by trump and cruz. i'll stand up to their bigotry and be a passionate voice for maryland women and families. in tv and in business, i built relationships. as a woman in the house, i'll do the same to get things done. i'm kathleen mathews
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jummy: the blossoms may be long gone, but the festivities are still in full swing. tomorrow, the cherry blossoms parade. we have a preview. >> what great weather we have for the national cherry blossoms parade happening tomorrow.
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so excited to be partnering. we have the chairman of the festival to tell us more about the parade happening tomorrow. >> it kicks off at 10:00 a.m. seven, balloons, abc wjla will be on site. come on down. >> i am so excited. i have never been in the parade before. but we will be holding up the panda balloon. they are putting the final touches on the float. the floats look absolutely phenomenal. only on harris and alison starling are going to be there. it's going to be -- leon harris and alison starling are going to be there. it's going to be a phenomenal time. there will be an after parade party. the offense go on and on. >> we are thrilled to bring -- events go on and on.
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all things japanese inspired from the beer garden. whiskey. gaming. live art. food. the biggest japanese dance party you have ever seen. if the parade is not for you, don't worry, at 4:00, we have a look at other weekend events that might be more to your liking. and the weather could be really good. balloons, the wind will not be a factor. sometimes, you have to worry about that. it's going to be perfect. probably lower 40's, upper 50's. it will quickly climb into the 60's. let's get started. on the campus of oakdale high school, 57 degrees at the moment. just like the past several days, the sun has come up and there
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temperatures will be controlled by wind direction, so it's not going to get terribly warm, but it will get a bit warmer over the weekend. .heck out the pollen count the doctor who provides the reports horace daley says that next week is going to be a really tough -- provides the week isdaily says next going to be really tough with the pollen count. baltimore, 57. and annapolis, a bit cooler, a little bit of a breeze, 54. 60 at reagan national airport. to help you plan the afternoon, let's see what we have. son, son. afternoon temperatures should be delightful. sunshine, sunshine. afternoon temperatures should be delightful. havreason we
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high pressure. this is only part of the pressure system. it has a geeky name. it is called an omega block. like the greek letter omega, that is kind of the configuration in the atmosphere. we don't see any clouds at all. how long will that last? it looks like middle of next week, may be the end of next week. good weather. cabin fevergotten in the last six or seven weeks, this is gorgeous. snow will be the story in denver this weekend, while we enjoy sunshine. upper 60's tomorrow. close to 70 on sunday. will be afternoon perfect. cherry blossom weather will be perfect. for the next seven
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the trend as far as temperatures go. mostly sunny skies for the weekend. could be close to 80 on monday. then a cold front tuesday will ring slightly cooler, but still very comfortable temperature -- bring slightly cooler but still very comfortable temperatures. jummy: thank you, doug. tonight, what would drive a mother and daughter to try to kill their other three family members? we have a preview of this explosive story. >> this is one that stopped us in our tracks. in springfield, missouri, the belt, a mother of four kids was charged last year with plotting to get rid of her own family. through we take you this riveting story. it truly is a classic yarn. a mother accused of hurting her family, but one
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helping her in this plot. they both have accepted responsibility, but you will be surprised when you hear how and why they wanted to get rid of their own family members. we also sit down with the detective in the case who connected the dots and cracked the case to tell us how and why it happened. we show you some of the interrogation video of the mother and daughter being questioned. of theportant, one family members who survived this poisoning attempt speaks up for the first time. she sits down exclusively for us and tells us what it is like to fight for her life -- was like to fight for her life in this situation that basically resembles a horror movie, and how she feels now about her mother and sister. this one will leave you with your head shaking. our heads are shaking here. deborah roberts, thank you for joining us le
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jummy: we are back with breaking news from fairfax county police have arrested a man for a sexual assault that happened on april 5 in centerville. the man is accused of sexually assaulting and robbing an elderly woman in her home. police have handed out composite catches and they tell us they made the arrest last night. meantime, a consumer alert. a recall on a popular cradle. the u.s. safety commission says the
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swing can come undone. the commission advises that you stop using it immediately and contact fisher-price. education inher maryland is about to get a little more expensive. the board of education is about to vote on a 2% tuition raise for in-state students and a 3% raise for out-of-state students. this would only affect public colleges and be the smallest rate increase since 2010. coming up, doug joseline peña-melnyk for congress... yes! in annapolis, she battled republicans and the nra to pass the toughest
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i'll take on the tough fights to expand social security and keep the doors open to planned parenthood. my mom is so tough she's willing to fight anyone who's going to pay him more than us for doing the same job. i'm joseline peña-melnyk, and i approve this message.
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