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last night mr. trump confirmed retired marine corp general james mattis is his pick for secretary of defense. jonathan: the choice known as mad dog set up a buzz around the nation's capitol and the pentagon. amy aubert live with reaction. amy? amy: i spokedded to a retired colonel who worked under mattis and he said he is excited ab announcement. >> we are going to appoint mad dog mattis. as our secretary of defense. amy: it kept the conversation going throughout the day. >> a well-read person. >> knowing mattis i thought he would be a great choice. >> retired control says he work under general mattis for
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>> he is a great leader. people will find it fulfilling experience. >> he described the retired general as a credible, well-spoken and a thoughtful leader. >> i know he is a hard worker. he will make a difference for the citizens. >> some argue he hasn't been out of the military long enough. >> if you make an exception here. there is a lo made. >> he hasn't been out of the military for seven years, mattis would need a waiver from congress. the nicknames that follow mattis is something he saw firsthand and a reputation that will be a good fit as secretary of defense. >> he relishes that role. warrior monk. he thinks of himself that way. warrior and the monk.
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he thinks the background might be missing is more time in the pentagon. he needs a deputy to help run smoothly. >> he is 66. served as commander from 2010-2013. he was considered a leading contender to be the marine corps comendant. he is also known for the famous comments. may call them mattisisms. this is an example of one. "be prolite. be professional but have a plan to kill everybody you meet." you will find his memorable quotes on the website at >> it means that cabinet for trump is half filled. he said in an interview that
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week. maureen: well, the wisconsin presidential recount will continue despite two pro-trump groups having filed a lawsuit to stop it immediately. a judge today rejected the group request for an immediate all the. they want to stop recounts in other groups before they begin. congressman from illinois is boycotting the inauguration this year. representative gutierrez says its >> i am not going to the inauguration. i can't go. he continues to spew hatred, bigotry and prejudice. even after he said he was going to bring us together. he was going to unify us. he is not. >> congressman gutierrez an immigrant says his wife supports the boycott but told him they will be in the district to march in protest. >> let's cover metro. a lot to talk about. commuters are getting home
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everything rush. a switch problem. forced trains to stop for half an hour. service has been restored. the problem came hours after the lawmakers were blasting on capitol hill. >> how many more people have to die before we get you to act in the appropriate manner? >> today's hearing was embarrassing for metro it does not have legal ramifications. >> the monument is going to remain closed for two plus years. they need to repair the elevator that caused two dozen shut downs in two years.
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if i lan thro pist rubenstein donating $3 million to cover repairs. jonathan: northeast washington, the national headquarters for the a.t.p. is now -- a.t.f. has a new name for the building. mike carter-conneen reports that the building was dedicated in honor of an undercover agent killed in line of duty. mike: 34 years ago today, december 2, 1982. drug bust gone bad. he was just 28 years old. >> in an agency that is shown for bravery and the dedication, special agent riso stands out. mike: at in the dedication ceremony at the a.t.f. headquarters his family joined by loretta lynch, secret service director clancy and hundreds of past and present a.t.f. agents. >> he would never say no to a
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13985. but the bureau has moved here to the new york avenue. they have referred to the building as the headquarters. bump today that has changed. >> the granite and the steel mirror the strength and the determination of rios. >> far beyond the building the legacy is flesh and blood. >> i feel honored to spent 11 years of my life with him. >> he left behind his wife and the 1-year-old son francisco. sergeant in the army. inspired by his father's legacy. >> i had an itch for civil service. i was a firefighter before that. >> three decades later the former colleagues check on the family. >> care-takers. they are always encouraging him. >> hay hope it encourage the future generations from the a.t.f. agents inspired boy the bravery of the young man devoted to the duty. in northeast washington, mike
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6:00 -- one county's busiest speed camera exposed. the ten cameras. jonathan: training for an emergency. the first-hand look at a facility that cater to those who could be the last line of defense in a terror attack. maureen: first, tennessee residents get the first look at what is left after a wildfire destroyed 1,000 homes and businesses. steve: i'm steve rudin. cool weekend and we are tracking the coldest air of the season. i will tell you when it will
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maureen: 13 deaths have been blamed on the wildfires in tennessee town. many homeowners were allowed to return estimated 1,000 homes and businesses were damaged. one man discovered his home was the only one to survivor. >> i don't know how it will be living here.
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home for what is a mandatory curfew taken effect tonight at 6:00. jonathan: police arrested 33-year-old augustine of fort washington yesterday because they said he had sexual contact with underage girls this fall. the school says that he passed a background the police want to hear from anyone who may know something about the case. maureen: next at 6:00 -- >> in speed camera cost drivers $1 million last year alone. i lel tell you where it and how to avoid it i head. >> i'm robert burton. in sports how will the redskins be without the best receiver? maybe they find themselves in a bowl. but they have to win tomorrow.
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he gets a lot of compliments. he wears his army hat, walks around with his army shirt looking all nice. and then people just say,
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male vo: no one deserves a warmer welcome home. that's why we're hiring 10,000 members of the military community by the end of 2017. i'm very proud of him. male vo: comcast.
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but they are not military or police. they are flight attendants. this is latest to go through the training program. among those training a flight attendant who lost friends aboard the flight that hit the south tower of the world trade center on 9/11. 11 of the 12 flight attendants at the class were working on 9/11. the training is crucial they voluntary. maureen: the federal regulators want every train operator tested for sleep apnea. the medical exams after the crash found the eng near had undiagnosed sleep apnea. it can lead to the frequent waking up at night. one woman was killed and more than a 100 were injured in the
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maureen: we are learned which speed camera catch the most drivers. kevin lewis has more on what he found. kevin? kevin: first things first. you won't get a speed ticket unless you are going 11 miles or over the posted limit. sounds easy, right? this is nabbing the most. if you have a lead foot consider this a navigationm tool. last fiscal year they issued speed violation to the unsuspecting drivers. we have learned ten sites along the roadway from silver
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number one? this camera along eastbound sandy spring road near the green turtle sports bar. i caught 21,000 drivers in fy15. close second camera on the northbound connecticut avenue positioned just as the drivers accelerate for the beltway. in nidor place, this camera on a rolling stretch of damascus road. east of rural communities d it tickets 395 drivers a week. number four, the northbound georgia avenue approaching the heart of olney. the fines it generated in 23015 could cover the police chief salary for three years. in at number five, a camera on northbound colesville road, a stone's throw from downtown silver spring.
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county speed cameras raked in 18 million last fiscal year alone. >> don't speed but we encourage you to join us tomorrow. abc7 and newschannel8 are working together to help the children in need. we have paired up with the marine corps to help out. drop off a new unwrapped toy for a child that would otherwise this season go without. if you can't make it out, no problem. amazon is working with us as well. you can have it sent to us. go to to find
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maureen: we want it to be perfect tomorrow. steve: for early december it's great. if you don't have a gift with you at the national harbor there are a ton of stores around there. this is the hourly forecast. tonight, a night on the town, it will be we have a few clouds here and there. it shouldn't amount to a lot.
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the whether i understand be out of west at 5 to 10 miles per hour. tomorrow morning a chilly start to saturday. maybe you are going to the farmer's market. the temperatures are in the 30's to start early on. we are only going to be able to gain ten to 12 degrees as we move through the afternoon hours. it going to be sunny through the midday. then head to the evening hours. tomorrow is the pick for the day but if you want a day that is not as windy and cooler in the air temperatures sunday is the better day.
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breezy then sunday is the pick. the winds 10 to 15. it lot give us a little bit of a wind chill factor we are tracking the coldest air of the season on the way. highs are only around 40 degrees. the watch 7. the big cool down will arrive next week and the weekend with daytime highs around 40. the nighttime lows in the 20's. inside the capital beltway. robert?
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robert: redskins take the field sunday against the cardinals without their best receiver. jordan reed will not play sunday. this is after he played his best half of the season against the cowboys on thanksgiving. after separating his a.c. joint in the first half of the game.
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motion for sunday. >> that is the sticking point. another good weekend of treatment. keep it back here. hopefully get him back next week. navy will host temple for the championship. navy is ranked 20th in the country. with a win over temple and army you could see the mids in the cotton bowl. according to the "washington post," though, the bowl officials are not so excited about navy possibly making one quarterback worth says now they are out for respect. >> we pride ourselves to have a chip on the shoulder. to play teams the didn't offer respect. this is something that we have a chip on your shoulder for. prove ourselves every day. robert: navy will host temple for the a.a.c. championship. you can see it here on the abc7. at noon.
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defender birmbaum to multi-deal year. wizards in san antonio against spirits tonight. that will be a tough game -- spurs tonight. jonathan: we need to see the wizards win. robert: i agree with that statement. maureen: wha will we have? at kind of weather will we have? >> it's good for the outdoor temperatures if you like it in the middle 40's. not as breezy on sunday. lower 50's the coldest air to arrive next week. daytime highs around 40. that means in the 30's for the north and the west of us the mountains and the nighttime lows. maureen: we'll be ready. "world news tonight" david muir up next. jonathan: thank you for watching.
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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. the jury deadlock. the police officer charged with shooting an unarmed man in the back. we will go straight to the courtroom. deadly road rage. a former football standout shot and killed. police releasing the shooter. building collapse. and tornadoes and fires this weekend. and the cold air sweeping across the nation. and the thief posing as a


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