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dulles international airport. according to the attorney general, he says people in the state of virginia are having their rights violated by the executive order. that is why he says he is joining a lawsuit that has already been filed against the executive orders. >> because countless and virginia residents are subject to degrading and the unlawful treatment under the executive order, the commonwealth is compelled to intervene in the case pending in the eastern district of virginia to challenge the executive order. tom: the lawsuit that the state of virginia is joining is a lawsuit that is filed by attorneys for the aziz brothers from yemen. they feel that they had the rights violate as they tried to move to the u.s. where they had the rights violated according to the attorneys was dulles international airport over the weekend. reporting live in the satellite center, i'm tom roussey, abc7 news. alison: all right, tom. virginia joins washington
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york in suing the government over the president's travel ban. this is one of the issues that some people feel ainx, about in the 1 -- feeling anxious about. we look at 2 -- the impacts from the fears. >> on a sunny day in d.c., some are under a cloud of fear. >> my husband is a green card holder from iran. we don't know if he will be able to leave the country if there is an emergency overseas. >> the executive order barring immigrants from certain countries sparked protests but left many with simmering uncertainty. oddly, he travels extensively for work and pleasure. >> i don't want to experience any backlash, based on what is happening. just because i'm an american. >> some also believe instead of diminishing the threat of terrorism, this executive order is enraging those who aim to do us harm. >> they might be more emboldened to plan some addion
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attacks on the country. or the troops overseas. >> this is an opening a vo from the trump flags -- salvo from the trump administration. who knows what is next >> the worries about press freedoms are legitimate. you have one of the most powerful figures in the white house, steve bannon, telling the media to shut up. >> we talk to a lot of people on d.c. streets today and we only found one person who supports president trump's actions and he wasn't too keen to go on camera. we have to stress, we are in washington, d.c. this is deep blue territory. a lot of democrats here. and a lot of opponents to the new administration. stephen tschida, abc7 news. larry: in about three hours we will find out who donald trump will pick t
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on the u.s. supreme court. earlier today the battle on the hill was over some of the president's picks to fill the cabinet. amy aubert is at the "live desk" to explain. amy? amy: that is right. a list of cabinet nominees on the agenda today. some approved but in other meetings tensions flaring. several nominees are now delayed. >> will he carry out and enforce the president's actions that may very well violate the constitution? amy: a panel meeting to consider senator jeff sessions as the attorney general nominee expected to gather again wednesday after a long meeting today. president trump firing acting u.s. attorney general sally yates monday. in a separate committee, democrats boycotting the meeting for the treasury nominee and health and human services nominee citing reports that show contrary information to the testimony given. >> when we get answers to these questions. particularly, the ones that
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suggest that the nominees have not been straight with the congress and the public, we are very interested in moving forward in the committee. amy: inside finance committee chairman orrin hatch saying he was led to believe the vote was ready to move forward. >> this is the most pathetic thing i have seen in my whole time in the united states state senate. amy: president trump tweeting earlier today, "when will the democrat give us our attorney general and the rest of cabinet? they should be ashamed of themselves. no wonder d.c. doesn't work." earlier today, nominees representative ryan zinke and former texas governor rick perry approved by a senate committee for interior secretary and energy secretary respectively. also today, betsy devos approved by a senate committee for education secretary. the full senate confirming transportation secretary elaine choa. at the "live desk," amy aubert, abc7 news. larry: thank you. this morning president trump met with
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pharmaceutical companies and called for prescription drugs to be more affordable. president trump: you folks have done a terrific job over the years but we have to get prices down for a lot of reason. no choice. we have to get the prices way down. larry: president trump said he plans to dreamline the food and the drug administration so it doesn't take as long to approve new medications. today is the deadline to sign up for medical coverage under affordable care act even though the future of the healthcare system under president trump is unclear. alison: meanwhile, d.c. leaders and the city's sole voice in congress are vowing to fight back efforts to scale back home rule. they plan to review several local laws starting with the recentry approved death with dig any any act which allows for physician after assisted suicide. delegate eleanor holmes norton invited leaders to capitol hill to voice their concerns. >> i think we have to be more aggressive in
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ourselves against the bullies over there in congress. alison: a hearing on a resolution to nullify the assisted suicide law is scheduled for thursday. republicans on the oversight committee plan to review d.c. gun laws. , the use of local tax dollars for reproductive care for low-income women. larry: we are keeping an eye on a developing story in the district. ollie, the bobcat, still on the run tonight. she was last seen at the national zoo yesterday morning and that is where q mccray is tonight. what is the latest with ollie? q: well, larry, i had a long conversation with zookeepers over the phone. they tell me they are doing everything they can to catch ollie including using traps. they placed them around the zoo. they are the size of large dog cages with snacks inside hoping to attract ollie. so far, nothing's worked. >> is the bobcat still on the loose? q: it's the talk around town. >> i just heard about it. q: ollie, the o
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loose in northwest d.c. >> i hope they find him. q: the cat escaped yesterday afternoon through a hole in the mesh around her enclosure. after receiving credible tips overnight that ollie was roaming the areas around cleveland park and woodley park, they pulled out all the stops but they had no luck catching the 25-pound cat. carlo might have a few pounds on ollie but her owner still has worries. >> take some precautions about it. you know, i'm not going to leave and run away. this is our playground. q: pets, jogger, walker are all common in this area of d.c. the zoo wants to assure the public bobcats are not known to be aggressive toward people. but the d.c. public schools administration isn't taking any chances releasing this list of 13 schools are playing outside is not allowed anymore until ollie is captured. however, we did notice students playing outside john
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the list was published. the playground is surrounded by a very tall fence. ben found out about the district's plans last night. >> i would rather her be outside but i can understand. there is liability. people sue each other every day. blah, blah, blah. q: well, if you have plans to visit the zoo like the kids behind me, you can do that. the zoo is open tomorrow but you will not be allowed to visit the bobcat enclosure. they hope that ollie actually might return home. if so, they don't want her to be spooked by the loud noises. that is the latest from the national zoo. i'm q mccray. back to you. larry: all right. on "good morning washington" our john gonzalez bought a can of friskie hoping it would help. >> didn't work. larry: but a for effort. alison: exactly. larry: it felt like early spring outside today. alison: but it could feel more like winter again prettyson. doug hill has a check of the forecast. doug: the question is it going
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get to sunday? we will let you know. it's beautiful outside. temperatures in the 50's. plenty of sunshine around the area. looks good. give you the story going forward for the next several hours and the next several days. temperatures now ranging from the mid-to-upper 50's. even though we had such a cold start this morning. as we get through the everything, temperatures will slowly drop but only in the upper 30's. we will see some increase in cloudiness in the overnight hours as well. looking ahead to the forecast tomorrow morning we are in the mid-to-upper 30's. no icy concerns anywhere. we look at the low temperatures farther south of the metro, 39 in leonardtown. we are in good shape. finish up here with the bus stop forecast for the first day of february. 39 in the morning. increasing clouds and highs near 52. we will check out the weekend and the next ten days in seven minutes. alison: see you then, doug. thank you. meanwhile, updating breaking news you saw first at 4:00. a father and his teenager son are in the hospital after a
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shooting near church road and urbana lane in bowie. police are looking for a man who shot in an s.u.v. around 2:30 this afternoon. no word on a motive but an abc7 camera captured what police believe to be marijuana on top of the vehicle. one of the victims was shot in the hand. the other in the leg. neither injury is considered life threatening. larry: 1,700 residents of flint, michigan, are suing the federal government for $722 million. the plaintiffs say the environmental protection agency should have done a better job responding to the city's water crisis. the lawsuit accuses the e.p.a. of failing to make sure that flint complied with the safe drinking water act. alison: coming up at "abc7 news at 5:00" -- the president's pick for the supreme court. a look at what the nominee could mean for the future. larry: later, life in the slow lane. plans to keep people from speeding or going too slowly in the left lane. >> a twitterverse for one d.c. -- a
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horace: welcome back to the "7 on your side" help center where we are here to help with the consumer complaints. have a problem with a contractor. maybe you bought an item at a store, doesn't work. they won't take it back. you are having trouble getting them to fix it. give us a call. 703-236-9220. these are volunteers for call for action. "7 on your side" joined forces to help you. we are here from now until 6:30. back to you. larry: thanks. breaking news tonight where police are looking for a 2-year-old who is missing at this hour. police tell us a mother left her child in a car outside the costco store in gaithersburg for four minutes. when she came outside, that child was gone. the child is described as a 2-year-old black female wearing a green shirt, jeans, pink hoodie and glasses. skytrak7 arriving on the scene. this is a live picture of the parking lot in castco in gaithersburg. a 20-year-old went missing
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parking lot -- 2-year-old went missing from a car that was in the parking lot. stay with us for updates. alison: i hope they find her soon. the owner of local taylor gourmet chain was behind president trump when he signed executive order dealing with small businesses on monday. today the restaurant is facing some backlash. richard reeve is live in northwest with the story. rich? richard: that is right. restaurant owner casey patten getting flak on twitter and some are calling for a boycott of his restaurant. but he does have his defenders. it's the white house meeting that sparked a fire storm on twitter. kip 1 says if you like having customers, maybe don't with a fascist ragime. all of this is directed to
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>> people are scared. richard: patten among other small business owner meeting with the prison. he coowns 11 of the hoagie restaurants in the area and he considers himself apolitical. >> it makes you think how the dislike of someone or if you don't agree with someone over the president how it trickms down. richard: patten telling the "washington post" he wanted to talk to the president about increasing youth employment. half of his employees are immigrants or children of immigrants. >> i wasn't a supporter but he is in office now. we have to work with what we have. richard: patten tweeted out -- >> i personally probably would stay away based on that. i'm quite upset with all his policies. >> if the president of the united states asks you to take a meeting, you take the meeting. it's what happens during the meeting and after that counts. richard: tt
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others are rushing to his defense. including chef andres tweeting out to meet potus is an honor. it doesn't mean you support him. but it appears some will stay away because of the political beliefs. richard reeve, abc7 news. alison: all right. thank you. doug: i have a theory about ollie, the bobcat. i have been talk something much, so maybe they should be out looking on 270 north for a hitchhiking bobcat. because, you know, punxsutawney phil, maybe, maybe not. alison: we look for him in the crowd tomorrow. doug: we'll get started on the last day of january. time lapse from the earth and the space lab in frederick. 49 degrees. this morning there it was 27. so a big change today. a warm front this morning. cold front coming through as we s
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across the area. what is interesting is we still have the high wind gusts off the west. in the past 45 minutes they have had a gust of 28 miles per hour in leesburg. 33 miles per hour in hagerstown. in metro, not far away they are 5, 6, 10 miles per hour. for this everything a fairly quiet stretch. we have partly cloudy skies for a while and we will drop in the 40's. as we head through tomorrow we will pick up a little sunshine. i think this cloud band will get us and it will wind up being a mostly cloudy day. look at the snow, michigan, northeast ohio, pennsylvania, through new england. this is going to stay to the north. we will sit high and dry in the everything hours. forecast heading overnight, partly and mostly cloudy through the overnight. southwesterly winds fairly light. four the eight miles per hour. the wind direction keeping us on the mild side. getting through the day tomorrow we see the cold front making progress to the south and to the east. i don't think we will see precipitation. but the considerable cloudiness. with the winds generally out
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to 50 degrees for many places tomorrow. for thursday, friday and in the weekend, the more seasonally cold air comes in. this is just going to be a few days below average. the future cast through tomorrow afternoon we have breezy. not terribly breezy but cooler. the snow will be chased farther north. we will be in nice shape. so form we have 52 for a high. 45 on thursday. friday is partly sunny and breezy. it's colder for the weekend. we are calling for partly cloudy and 38 for a high on saturday. we are still looking at the moldals suggesting that sunday we -- models suggesting sunday we could have a wintery mix of rain and snow. one-day deal in the afternoon and the everything. that will be that. once we get past sunday another warmup coming our way. here is the deal. you see, look. doesn't he look scared? look at his eyes flashing. maybe he knows something is up. we'll see what happens.
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the weekend. 50 on monday. 60 on tuesday. are we having a dream or what? as we go back through next week we see temperatures starting to bottom out. it looks like february will get off to a mild start. larry? larry: i guess phil is looking out for ollie. thank you so much. we have an update for the breaking news, on the breaking news a few moments ago. police now tell us that the 2-year-old missing from the costco in gaithersburg has been found. what we know is that a mother left the little girl in a vehicle and went inside she says for four minutes. when she came back the child was gone. we are told that the girl got out of the car and walked home, which apparently is not too far from that costco. give you live pictures from the skytrak7. alison: so glad they found her. larry: yeah. alison: what a relief. okay. moving on now. you know bucket list can have all kind of things on them. >> i don't like inflicting pain on people. i didn't know it was that painful really. larry: find out why people are willing to let this te
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question. cheryl: i'm cheryl conner 24 front of a hyattsville home where a fire happened nearly 58 years ago. today a firefighter meets the two children who he helped rescue. alison: but first a look at what is coming up tonight on abc. now here is julie wright with a look at what is coming up on "good morning washington." >> thanks, alison. tomorrow on "good morning washington," watch to win a trip to live with kelly's after oscar show in hollywood. >> a smart way to deal with a threatening call from a debt collector. >> stay with us for traffic and weather
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larry: a picture in the morning with alyssa scatching an odd item off her bucket list. she has leukemia and after seeing someone use a taser in a movie she wanted to know what it would be like to tase someone in real life. >> it's unpleasant to say the least. but if for five seconds it makes a dream come true, especially if her situation it's worth it. no matter what. larry: she says the experience helped her forget about leukemia if only for a little while. brave souls right there. alison: wow! a newspaper clipping and the
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connected to the firefighter to a siblings he helped rescue 58 years ago. cheryl conner was there as they reunited for the first time. >> i felt like i waited my whole life to say thank you. cheryl: linda and michael are meeting retired prince george's firefighter for the second time. the first was nearly 58 years ago. >> i handed linda off to the police officer on the ladder in the back of the house and i carried michael down. cheryl: michael was unconscious. >> i took my mask off and put it on his face. >> the sister and the brother were 2 and 3 years old when the home caught on fire. the house is still here on 25th avenue and hyattsville. the fire happened downstairs. but both kids were napping on the second floor. the family was in transition. they had moved in with their grand parents after losing a brother to sudden infant death syndrome. their mom made it out before calling for help. >> i can't imagine as a parent
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been like for her to see her second child possibly dead. cheryl: the chillum adelphi station responded. newman along with another firefighter who has since died and an off duty police officer who has not been identified made the rescue. michael found the newspaper clipping mixed in with family pictures and used facebook to try to connect. >> i owe my life to a firefighter. cheryl: now on 25 years of retirement, newman was given his badge and identification card as a thank you. >> the rest of our family was allowed to be much more whole. cheryl: in adelphi, cheryl conner, abc7 news. alison: wow! larry: there are so many stories out there that you never hear and get back together to say thank you so many years later. alison: that is amazing. larry: great story. next ahead at 5:00 -- the next chapter, and
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supreme court and what it could mean for the future. horace: in the "7 on your side" help center, the number is 703-236-9220. we are here with the volunteers to help with consumer complaints. alison: plus, we are celebrating the career of the legendary maureen bunyan on her last day with us here on abc7 news. >> maureen, congratulations on this historic run in washington media. thank you so much for your courage over the years, your friendship and for the dirty jokes. love you!
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alison: president trump is expected to announce his selection for the u.s. supreme court tonight at 8:00. it will mean a new chapter, of course, for highest court in the land. kristine frazao takes a look at what the pick could mean for u.s. law. president trump: we have outstanding candidates. we will pick a truly great supreme court justice. kristine: president trump says his decision has been made. and with the new justice, some lawmakers on capitol hill and anticipate new laws are imminent. perhaps even a new look at roe v. wade. >> we can always be optimistic, those of us in the pro life movement that it happens. kristine: some democrats are concerned. >> the right to make reproductive decisions has been preserved between a woman and her physic
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law of the land. >> but many legal experts like russell wheeler from the brookings institution in washington say major changes are unlikely. at least for now. >> the conventional wisdom is this will just restore the status quo it was before justice scalia died. that sets up a big fight if and when one of the justices on the other side leaves active service. >> if that happens while trump is president and the republicans hold majority, it could tip the balance from 6-3 or 7-2 which could have a major impact on what the court chooses to hear and what it ultimately decides. according to the united states government publishing office, more than 200 supreme court decisions have overturned by later decisions. perhaps most famously brown versus board of education overturning plessey versus ferguson. still experts say many justices try to uphold what
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is the law of the land. >> the judges respect the notion of letting the decision stand. but it doesn't mean you can't modify it. >> modifications to existing laws that could eventually change the meanings as the new questions and concerns about the future emerge. in washington, i'm kristine frazao reporting. alison: abc news plans to air a special report when president trump makes his pick. look for that at 8:00 on abc7. >> hi, everybody. i'm bruce. coming up for you today on this the final edition of news talk -- larry: today, 14 years of news talk came to an end. bruce depuyt has been bringing it to you and we will miss the conversation each and every day. two hours ago we
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newsroom. alison: but his department isn't the only one we are dealing dealing with. after 18 years at wjla and 44 years in d.c. we are saying goodbye to maureen bunyan. when maureen arrived in washington, d.c., in 1973, it was a different time. she was a trail blazer. breaking down barriers for women and minority journalists. maureen: i don't think too many of us start thinking this will be just great. we'll survive to be real veterans of the business. we just worked day-to-day. hour-to-hour trying to get through. alison: maureen didn't just survivor. she thrived. quickly became one of the most recognizable faces in the capital city and she realized her impact of the role when she was invited to tea with one of her heroes. supreme court justice william o'douglas. maureen: thrill to be invited by a justice of the supreme court to come and meet him
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invited me because he saw me on television. alison: she reigned over the heyday of local news along with meteorologist doug hill. doug: she is part of everything here. for 33 years she has been part of my life every day. i look toward to seeing her. alison: he says her success is simple. doug: talk about transparency a lot. she is the most transparent person i have known. what you see is what you get. she is honest, straightforward. maureen: we enjoyed it. people responded to us. it was a marvelous mixture. so, i feel so happy that i had the years. i think i still have the same kind of love for the work. and also willingness to show people who i am. alison: she earned seven memmies covering big stories with a -- emmies covering a big story with clear delivery. who she is reaches beyond the anchor death. she was
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netherlands for her work here and in the native aruba. she is a founder of the national association of black journalists. maureen: our purpose was to improve opportunities for minorities in journalism, jobs number one. two, improve the coverage of minority communities. and three to encourage younger people to follow in our footsteps. and nabj has done that in so many ways so i am really proud of it. alison: for your more than 40 years of professionalism, elegance, determination and warmth, we here at abc7 news salute you. our queen maureen. maureen: i don't know what is next. talk to me in a few weeks. a few months. alison: maureen is here with us now. and on behalf of everybody here at abc7, maureen, i want to say how much we will miss you and what a privilege it has been to work with you. maureen: it's been my privilege. thank you ve
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the lovely story. thank you so much. i wish you all the best. all the best. please be kind to doug. [laughter] doug: do you know i started watching you when i was in 7th grade. [laughter] maureen: obviously you didn't listen to what i told you. doug: we have to laugh because otherwise we'd cry on tv. miss you so much. maureen: love you so much. we have been through a lot. working in a newsroom is like working in your home. we have a family member. we take care of each other and try to challenge each other and make you the viewers keep watching. and hopefully keep your confidence in us and the trust in us. that is number one. that's been my pleasure. larry: it's been wonderful. thank you so much. as the newest person on the set. alison: we will be saying some more goodbyes coming up tonight at 6:00 as well. maureen: thank you. alison: see you then. thanks, maureen. larry:
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turn from that to coming up at "abc7 news at 5:00". "7 on your side" with a call to action. find out how we can help you. >> new developments on the controversial travel ban and how past presidents have tried to alter immigration and refugee laws coming up. >> maureen, just thinking about you and wishing you the best. love you. mean it. let's have lunch.
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alison: well, generally not many people can speed around during rush hour but no matter what time of day it is, you should, of course, be driving the speed limit. the transportation reporter brianne carter takes a look at one plan to make sure you are at speed in the left lane. brianne: driving down the highway going the speed limit and you come to a screeching halt thanks to a car going under the speed limit in the left lane. the left lane is only supposed to used to get by an
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>> the passing lane, that is what it is. a passing lane. brianne: but some virginia lawmakers say more and more drivers are staying in the left lane below speed. we spent the day in mobiletrak7 getting a first-hand look at the problem. a half an hour on the road and we ran into this. a dump truck slowing us down. this is as a bill is making its way through the general assembly that would have the drivers digging deeper in the pockets if they were caught doing the same thing. so what happens if you are caught going too slow in the left side? well, according to this measure, you could face a $250 fine. current law doesn't specify an amount. only allowing a fine up to $250. the virginia delegate behind the bill says the slow drivers create dangerous driving conditions adding the problem is only growing. lawmakers say even police and first responders have had close calls coming up behind a slow car. >> trying to pass them on the right which is not good.
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people's driving habits? reaction from virginia's drivers. >> probably. probably would. >> if they are a left lane driver they will continue that. brianne: brianne carter, abc7 news. larry: all right. time for a check of the roads. trenice bishop is on traffic watch. hey, good evening. trenice: hey, good evening to you, larry. this evening we are just clearing up an incident on southbound 95. we had a car carrier blocking two left lanes for quite a bit. it looks like they found someone or a tow truck large enough to move him out of the way. some folks may be waiting for the vehicles on the carrier longer. you are also waiting in delays on 95 southbound. basically slow out of newington to lorton. the delays get a little bitter as you head to dale city. elsewhere this afternoon, we have something happening on 66, westbound direction 66 at 123. everything off to the shoulder but still causing a delay. your regular dela
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beltway. as a result of the accident here along the right-side. also folks traveling through the district we have congestion here on the south capitol street. report of a stall just under the camera shot at the bridge under m street. that will cause you extra time. the 14th street bridge seeing delays inbound to d.c. this evening due to an accident on the eastbound stretch of southeast/southwest freeway, just before the 11th street bridge. leaving folks jammed up coming out of virginia trying to get back into downtown. if you are traveling in montgomery county, they are moving the county around. but at the intersection of new hampshire avenue and randolph road they are moving traffic due to traffic symbols. back to you. larry: while former president obama is vacationing we have gotten the first glimpse of vice president biden since inauguration day. he is posing with students
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a teacher says that the biden talks with each student and exchanged high fives. alison: very cute. larry: not surprised at all. alison: speaking of students, it's lunchbox weather time. doug: a great program. meteorologist eileen visited leonardtown elementary school for the lunchbox weather program. once inside she shared with the kids a special behind-the-scenes video that shows how we put the weather together, what we use to show the weather on tv. she took them outside after doing a few experiments to see the new stormwatch7. so running the kid cam is zachary. we also have a weather question from kendall. >> what tools do you use to forecast the weather? doug: what kind of tools? well, the fact of the matter is back in the old days we actually had anom
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thermometers but today we're so high-tech the main tool is a computer that allows us to hook up to all kind of mobile and the space borne and the airborne observation stations to ships, satellites and sensors and all of that information is put together and transmitted to one single place on the campus of college park, the weather prediction center. from there it is distributed all over the country. we get data, tons of data at our fingertips on the keyboard. it makes it so smooth and gives us so much information that allows us to do a better job forecasting. most importantly get it to you on tv much, much faster than the old days when i started when we had one black and white satellite a day to show on tv. larry: a glossy photo. doug: we put it on a camera stand and i thought it was cool. one picture. yeah things have changed. doug: now we have thousands of frames of photos. alison: you get all the data and have to flush it
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alison: thank you. let's turn to sports now. a local wrestler has been raising eyebrows around town. larry: let's go to erin hawksworth who has more in sports. erin: good evening. there is a foundation in northern virginia helping the high school wrestling community, one wrestler at fairfax high school. he was given the opportunity to live the american dream. scott abraham has more with today's rising star. scott: putting on the head gear. >> hands on the whole time. scott: for another wrestling practice. >> when you are out there. you just have to believe you put in the most work and you deserve to win over the person in front of you. scott: the fairfax high school senior has a if i recall grip on the 132-pound weight class. >> my goals this year, individually and personally, is to place in the state tournament. scott: a just 8 years old the rebels team captain immigrated from the
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uzbekistan. >> making the most out the opportunity you have and that you settle in. scott: the fairfax wrestling program is a melting pot. a total of 15 different countries are represented on the team alone. this wrestling mat is a different kind of classroom for him, his teammates and his coach. >> anyone who comes to the program here is going to walk out in my opinion with cultural literacy. that is a strong educational component. that is what some people overlook about athletics. scott: living out the american dream on the mat. >> everybody has their own background, their own story. i feel like other teams is boring but our team is diverse. we have a lot to offer. scott: ready to take down life's next opponent. i'm scott abraham with our rising star. erin: so, do you know someone in the d.m.v. overcoming adversity to excel in athletics? e-mail us.
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risingstar@wjla.com. that person could be featured in one of our upcoming stories. larry: all right. alison: excellent. larry: great stuff as always. alison: thank you very much. erin: you got it. alison: the go-to toy for generations now. lego. they have launched a social network just for kids. lego life. it allows children under 1320 share pictures of the lego creations and participate in building challenges. the service includes features to prevent cyber bullying. for example only photos with the lego-related content can be shared on here. kids can only comment on photos with lego emojis. for now it's available only as an app on your phone. larry: oh, my. alison: it will be popular. larry: it is. yeah. an hour ago, virginia signed on to a lawsuit against president trump's travel ban. alison: when we come back we look at th
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larry: is there precedence for the order with the immigration ban? scott thuman finds out. president trump: we had a good day yesterday in terms of homeland security. scott: despite the upbeat outlook from president trump it was a manic monday in politics over the temporary travel ban. >> illegal, unconstitutional and un-american. >> this is making us less safe. >> i worry about the temporary ban may become a permanent ban. scott: while words of frustration are widespread, if based only on religion there would perhaps be a different list. the countries banned are not those with the largest muslim populations. in fact none of the top six countries with the biggest number of muslim sits is named by the white house. what is your level of concern about kickback from some of the countries on the list of seven? >> i think the president's number one goal is to protection and
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united states and its people. if they want to act in a way that is inconsistent with their concerns that is up to them to do it as a sovereign nation. scott: it's not just muslims prevented from entry. a much smaller group, christians and others are affected. from a country like syria that can be almost 10%. though the white house has telegraphed religious minorities from the bannedded countries may get preferential treatment when it resumes. places where terror ties existed like saudi arabia who were part of 9/11 and the afghan refugee accused in last month's pipe bomb attacks in new york and new jersey are not singled out. paul ryan compared this to legislation after the paris attacks when there was word they may try to enter the united states posing as refugees. it passed the house but failed in the senate. on capitol hill, scott thuman, abc7 news. announcer: from abc7 news, this is a breaking news
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michelle: breaking right now -- maureen: breaking right now at 6:00. after the president's travel ban, virginia taking action against the president. mark herring, the attorney general, with the support of the governor is filing lawsuit seeking to overturn the president's executive order. >> make no mistake, the commonwealth of virginia and our people are being harmed by the ban. >> as the governor of the commonwealth founded on religious freedom this is a principle we cannot nowhere get and we need to fight for. this is not the united states of america we know. maureen: three other state's attorneys general are also filing suit and abc7 will continue following the story for you. jonathan: the lawsuit comes as the president faces pushback from the senate over the cabinet picks. democrats today walked out on committee. they were supposed to vote but they didn't. the prede
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the treasury, the health and human services and the attorney general's office not decided. other candidates made progress. elaine choa confirmed as secretary of transportation. nominations advance for the president's picks for the department of education, energy, and the interior. maureen: in the 11 days since president trump took office there have been major protests around the globe aimed at his views and policies. that is in addition to a government hiring freeze. the combination is raising anxiety for many in the area. stephen tschida has been out speaking with people about the new administration and the policies. he also spoke with a historian to put fears into context. what can you tell us? stephen: there is support for president trump's actions across the country. but here in the nation's capitol, political his attorneys and -- historians and mental health experts say

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