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announcer: now "abc7 news at 4:00". on your side. nancy: right now the search is on for the parents of this little girl. take a moment to look at her pictures. officers found her wandering in columbia heights in the 2900 block of 14th street last night at 10:15. that is between columbia road and harvard street. police think she is between 2 and 5 years old. if you recognize the girl, you are asked to call police immediately. jonathan: we have breaking news we are following closely out of manila now. there is some sort of attack
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this is the resorts world manila complex. it houses a casino, a hotel, a shopping center. this is all near the capital city. people are injured and s.w.a.t. teams are on the scene. we are still trying to get information from the police. but some the folks that live nearby say they heard shooting and saw flames coming from the buildings. we'll give you more information when we get it. alison: moments ago you watched as president trump made it official. the united states will pull out of the paris climate agreement. he made that announcement from the rose garden. michelle marsh is at the "live desk" with the details on what we just heard. michelle: it's not an overstatement to say the world was waiting on this announcement from the president. the trump white house as you know was split on this. secretary of state rex tillerson and the president's advisor and daughter sigh vanca urged president trump not to appan done the climate deal -- abandon the climate deal. it calls for countries to help
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with a goal of limiting the rise of temperatures worldwide. the united states is the second largest carbon polluter in the world behind china. calculations suggest withdrawal by the u.s. could release up to 3 billion additional on thes of carbon dioxide a year. scientists say it's enough to melt ice sheets faster, raise sea levels and trigger more extreme weather. the president says the bottom line here is the current agreement punishes the united states. president trump: so we're getting out but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. the paris climate accord is simply the latest example of washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the united states. michelle: trump's decision to withdrawal leaves the united states as one of just three countries outside of this agreement. the other two are syria and nicaragua. now we continue the live team ve
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he is gauging reaction and examining the impact on public health. stephen: environmental gathered here in front of the white house this afternoon. they knew this decision was expected but they were hoping the president might choose to remain in the paris agreement. you have some people here gathered now. they are going to rally again later on this evening. some of them very distraught over this decision. >> noise to drown out a voice they dread. those who fear the president's policies, regardless of his decision on the paris agreement will ultimately harm the environment. >> we absolutely have to take care of our climate change problem. stephen: elizabeth worries about the future and what it will hold for her little girls. a big concern is the air they breathe. >> on the hot days when you have a red air quality on the news.
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to the emergency room and feeling like they can't breathe. stephen: environmentalists believe the u.s. will turn a blind eye to rising water and pollution, which ultimately will choke the very planet on which we rely. >> shame on you, mr. president. the parents of the world want to see action. we want to see someone in leadership who understands the moral responsibilities to protect our kids. stephen: now they will be rallying here later on in the evening calling for president trump to at least try to adhere to some principles of the paris agreement, as he negotiates further with the other countries involved in this agreement. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. nancy: thank you. as all of this was happening a new report that greenhouse gas emissions actually went up in the european union in 2015. that was the first increase in emissions in five years. researchers are blaming a colder winter as well as more cars on the road. jonathan: well, just hours before the paris
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president trump temporarily waved the law that would have moved the u.s. embassy in israel out of tel aviv. he says he is still reviewing campaign promise to move the embassy to jerusalem. several news organizations is reporting today that the president is considering rolling back some of the recent renewed relations with cuba. nancy: former f.b.i. director james comey will soon be testifying before an open session of the senate intelligence committee. they announcing it will happen a week from today, june 8. the committee is investigating russia's role if any in influencing last year's u.s. presidential election. alison: we have new information today about the person who tried to jump the white house bike racks 24 hours ago. now we know a 17-year-old boy from silver spring was arrested by secret service at 17th and e streets before he made it over the bike rack barricade. and in just the last two hours we learned the man the f.b.i. was looking for after a girl was groped at arlington national cemetery has turned himself in. the f.b.i. says the man was
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crowd during a wreath-laying ceremony on memorial day. jonathan: survivors of sexual assault sometimes have to wait hours or drive very far distances to receive treatment after an attack. but in fairfax county, things now are changing and survivors are now getting help when they need it. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg explains how a federal grant is helping people in need. jeff: when survivors of sexual assaults or domestic abuse walk into this office at inova fairfax, they share a common feeling. >> obviously, they're in distress. jeff: ariel ward is a nurse at the forensic assessment and consultation team or f.a.c.t. >> the lapse in time could deter someone talking to law enforcement or talking to an advocate and getting the resources they need. jeff: more resources are exactly what the f.a.c.t. team is celebrating today. a $560,000 federal grant supported by the state is allowing the
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four full-time and two part-time nurses to provide 24-hour services for assault survivors across northern virginia. >> these men and women provide much-needed assistance to victims of sexual assault when they need it most, in their darkest hour. >> it's such a demonstration of commitment, leadership, and a true passion to ensure that all of our citizens are safe. jeff: advocates say there is no doubt there is a need for services in this region. in just the last 24 hours, the department provided care for ten different patients. in the month of march it was 90 patients. but ariel ward says each one feels differently walking out. >> they leave generally smiling. jeff: in falls church, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. alison: all right, jeff. thank you. let's switch gears now and talk about the weather today. you couldn't ask for a more
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day of june. chief meteorologist doug hill is in the weather center. did you get outside and enjoy at all, doug? doug: absolutely! i got out after lunchtime and spectacular. the first day of june and meteorological summer, first day of the atlantic hurricane season. we have nothing but sunshine and temperatures in the 80's. it's delightful. as we head through the evening the temperatures will drop off and the winds will slacken. a beautiful everything out. by 9:00 or so, 11:00 in the upper 60's. overnight it will turn cooler as the high pressure moves overhead and the clear skies. a lot of the areas for mid-to-upper 50's tomorrow but we head right back to the 80-degree mark. not a perfect weekend forecast but a nice one. we will share it for you coming up in about seven minutes. nancy: looking forward to that. thank you, doug. new developments today after a noose was found inside the national museum of african-american history and culture. tom roussey is live outside the museum where there has been an outpouring of support today. tom? tom: there have. i can show you part of
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outpouring of support behind here. let me step out of the way and see near the water outside the museum, a number of roses lying there. i'm told they were left because of this noose and one last week as well. check this out. these are pictures from earlier today. this is a group of smithsonian employees, not just from the national museum of african american history and culture, but all the smithsonians. they gathered a little after 12:00 noon today to get together and take a stand against this. as i mentioned, there was another one found less than a week ago at a different smithsonian museum. as far as this one at the national museum of african american history and culture, it was found yesterday afternoon in the segregation exhibit, which is actually a little bit below street level at the museum. the police at this point believe somebody put it there on purpose, but it's still under investigation. we are told there should be some kind of surveillance video but at this hour it has still not been released. we have been talking to folks at the museum here, getting their reaction to the fact that somebody would leave this at a museum for african-american history and
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culture. >> it is sad. i mean we are in 2017. we really shouldn't be having things like that happening at this time. tom: i can tell you it has been a very busy day here today. it was a similar case yesterday. coming up at 5:00, we talk to a local african-american historian who shared her insight on nooses and what they mean and why she thinks we are seeing so many lately. this is one of a series of nooses found in the d.c. area in the last month and a half. reporting live outside the national museum of african american history and culture, i'm tom roussey, abc7 news. jonathan: thanks. coming up for us, flying the flag. what was hoisted on the top of capital records building in honor of 50 years of music history? think about it. nancy: mayday, mayday. what the captain of this ship did to save his le.
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wrong time? how a pause in painting left some people breathless. jonathan: uh-oh. also next, see and hear the moment a fugitive is con -- cornered by two bounty hunters in a texas car dealership.
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jonathan: now is to a developing story out of wisconsin where the search is on for two missing workers after a huge explosion at a corn mill. this all happened at 11:00 last night at the plant in cambria. it's an hour and a half drive outside of milwaukee. one person was killed in the blast. dozens of others were hurt. it knocked out power to the entire town. >> it's like a bomb went off. really, really intense. it shook the whole house. jonathan: some of the injuries are considered severe. the cause of the blast is still under investigation. nancy: a deadly shootout inside a texas car dealership. bounty hunters tracking down a man on the run and cornering him inside. sam sweeney showed us the gun battle that followed. sam: the video starts with two bounty hunters walking through
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dealership but it turns into something out of a movie. they walk toward a glass office. you see the bounty hunters aiming their guns, ready for the fugitive takedown. but then everything goes wrong. [gunfire] customers run for cover. chaos ensues. in less than six seconds, 20 shots ring out. all three men are dead. you can see in the video the fugitive reaches for a gun. it falls. all three men fight for it. but the wanted man gets off several shots. >> there has been a shooting. i'm hiding in a bathroom. please hurry. >> someone is shooting in the bathroom? >> no. someone shooting in the building. i'm in the bathroom. sam: unbelievably no one else was hit by the bullets. the fugetive had pending drug and assault charges in minneapolis. friends of the bounty hunters said they had more than 20 years experience. in washington, i'm sam sweeney, abc7 news. alison: now to new information in the breaking new
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top of the hour. in the last five minutes philippine police say they have no evidence that an attack on a casino is terrorism and they can't find anyone who was shot after apparently gunshots wrang -- rang out. we'll keep you posted on anything else we learn in the hour. nancy: at home in prince george's county, not much left of this house in brandywine after a fire there this morning. charred remains is all that is left. i took several crews to put it out. firefighters are looking into how it started. alison: look at this. flames could be seen for miles from the boat fire in fort lauderdale in florida. a man was on board and he was rescued. the can -- captain of the ship was clear with the distress call and that helped them get to him in time so he didn't go down with the boat. snake heads are freshing in to lake anna. one was caught in gold mine creek. he didn't
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first one caught in lake and he threw it back. they are urging anyone who capture it to kill the fish. jonathan: a simple reminder that the timing is everything. painters were working on a tower in sussex, wisconsin. sussex, wisconsin. i said it twice for emphasis because they did the job halfway before they took a break. look how much they had gotten done. they were painting the word "sussex" on the tower and they said, "i am tired. let's take a break." they stopped after writing the word "sex" up there. it will wear you out. wear you out painting the tower. one woman almost drove off the road when her 8-year-old said, "what does that say?"
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nancy: no matter how old you are, you have a sense of humor of a 13-year-old boy. jonathan: you know the painters were down there thinking we should have put another letter up there. doug: it's all good. happy, warm temperatures. there is no hemming or hawing about when the rain is going to arrive. there is no rain. how many more days can we run off before the rain returns? nancy: as many as possible? doug: a few more. couple more. don't get greedy with it. this is in laurel. gorgeous. blue skies. sunshine. warm temperatures. much drier air overhead than we have had in a number of days. as we go through the rest of the early everything to midnight we will see a slow but a steady drop in temperatures from the upper 70's to the lower 60's. overnight with the clear skies, light wind and dry air that will allow the temperatures to drop in the mid-50's in many suburban areas overnight and supper 50's inside the
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we'll be good. some of the mountainous area out west are in the 40's waking up for the second day of june. at the bus stop, a fine friday at the bus stop. 62 at sunshine at pickup time. 74 at recess. 79 at dismissal. sunny and warm. so another gorgeous day. looking ahead to the weekend. saturday looks terrific. it will be partly cloudy and warm. not terribly humid. 80 degrees. by the time we get to sunday and monday everything starts to change. what is a question mark is the late day showers and storms. will they move in at 4:00 or 5:00 or develop and move in more like :00 or -- 7:00 or 8:00? both are possible. it's warm and more humid. highs of 8 a. if you have outdoor plans for sunday and want to stay dry, do it in the morning or the early afternoon. maybe with good fortune it will wait until sunset before the showers and the storms are much of a risk around the area. we know the showers and the storms appear more likely through the day on monday. still warm up to
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showers and the storms are isolated tuesday as the cooler air returns to the area. we put a slight chance of a shower wednesday. look at the temperatures. it's mild in the mid-70's. next weekend is bright and sunny with the temperatures around 81. that is just about average for the middle -- or the very beginning of june. alison: okay, doug. thank you. coming up at 4:00, safetrack may end this month but it won't be the end of closures on metro. nancy: but first, a piece of rock history goes on the auction block for a good cause for almost $2 million. the details on who it belonged to next. vo: delivering cleaner, reliable energy... creating jobs for our veterans... helping those in need save money on their energy bills. it takes 16,000 dominion energy employees doing the job. and now, dominion energy is investing $15 billion to build and upgrade our electric and natural gas infrastructure... creating jobs now and for the future. across virginia, we're building an economy
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nancy: back now with a bit of history for you. the first action comic hit shelves on this date in 1938. it introduced the world to a guy named clark kent. you may have archdiocese of -- you have heard of him and his alter ego superman. jonathan: they are the opening chords of an album that changed music. 50 years ago today, the beatles released "sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band." the band's eighth studio album went on to be the first rock 'n' roll album to win the grammy for album of the year and the best selling album of the 1960's. 250,000 copies sold in the first week alone. more than 32 million copies
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in 2003, "rolling stone" named it the best album of all time. that is the same year it was added to the national recording registry at the library of congress. now let's talk about that cover. i was based on a drawing john lennon made on a napkin. it features 57 photographs and nine wax works of real people. that includes bob dylan, albert einstein, marilyn monroe, mae west, w.c. fields, shirley temple and lewis carroll. it was the first rock album to have the lyrics printed out. the fab four were looking to equal the beach boys' pet sounds released the year before. but martin convinced them to leave the tracks "strawberry fields forever" and "penny lane" off the album. a decision he later called the biggest mistake of his professional life. nancy: he admitted it. jonathan: amazing. if "sgt. pepper"as
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jimmie hendrix "the experience came out" and sly and the family stone and pink floyd all released albums. the flag is flying because it is the 50th anniversary of "sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band" at capital records. alison: that is a great story. i wonder if we lost the millennials. do they know who these people are? nancy: beatles are ever-lasting. jonathan: the intrepid millennials will go on youtube and listen up "sgt. pepper." the music is timeless. it doesn't date itself. it's great. alison: one of jerry garcia's favorite guitars sold at action last night. it's called "wolf" and debuted at a 1973 show f
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angels. a fan bought the guitar for almost $800,000 in 2002. all the proceeds will go to the southern poverty law center. nancy: still ahead at 4:00, a fan favorite loses its cool. what the mets are doing about their mascot's outburst. >> plus, could physical therapy spared tiger woods from the embarrassing traffic stop? the story still ahead. alison: when i return at "abc7 news at 5:00" today, a call for action and an immediate response. what we found after a viewer called terrify -- terrified
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jonathan: update you from the breaking news out of manila. the police are saying there was one gunman. earlier reports said a number of people said they saw people in hoods going in with guns, the whole deal. now the police say there was just one gunman involved in the attack on a casino and that person is still at large. no one was injured. no unwith was shot. right now -- no one was shot. police do not think it has anything to do with terrorism. that is the latest information out of manila. >> what were the
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nancy: the police video is out on tiger woods' arrest on d.u.i. charges in florida. he said he had a bad experience with prescription drugs. we look more at the dangers of drugged driving. kevin lewis? kevin: most people think of alcohol when you hear acronym d.u.i. but more and more people are stopping people in no condition to drive. and then the people in turn blow a .0. >> pain medication increased dramatically. kevin: yan is a bethesda based physical therapist. he says in 2012, u.s. doctors wrote 260 million painkiller prescriptions. if spread evenly, that would cover nearly every american adult. >> the problem is 25% of
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prescribed lead to chronic abusers. kevin: a lot is still unknown about the tiger woods' case -- >> he clearly was very, very drugged. kevin: he says it conveys the negative impact of some doctor-prescribed pain pills. >> there is a lesson to be learned that medication and opioids are not innocent. they have significant side effects. there are no opioids without side effects. kevin: instead he recommends that doctor prescribe painkillers for short stints, not the long haul. >> there is a place for opioids but people probably resort to them too quickly rather than looking at other possible options like physical therapy. kevin: so, how did the criminal courts look at people who drive drugged as opposed to driving drunk? that is all new at 5:00. we are live in rockville. i'm kevin lewis, abc7 news. nancy: thank you. the time between
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and labor day is known as the 100 deadliest days of the year for teen drivers. that is when the average number of deadly crashes goes up 15% compared with the rest of the year. today a new study by the travel group finds that new teen drivers specifically between the ages of 16 and 17 are three times more likely to be involved in a deadly crash than adults. in the last five years 1,600 people died in accidents with teen drivers between memorial day and labor day. the three biggest factors are distractions, not wearing a seat belt and speeding. michelle: all right. we are taking a close look at the tropics. this is still the pacific side, right? doug: yeah, this is mexico and guatemala. we are looking at tropical storm. it's pacific storm. so has a pacific name. beatrice. if it holds together and gets to the southern gulf of mexico it will be tropical storm brett.
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today. doug: this is the first day of atlantic hurricane season. we'll talk for a couple minutes about that and the beautiful weather around here. michelle: it's gorgeous. doug: you checked your name. michelle: my name is not there. that is good. doug: we had arlene, it was a tropical storm in the atlantic in april. the next one is brett and many more to follow. based on the hurricane outlook which is calling for 181 to 17 named storms in the atlantic. 11 to 17 named storms. if that develops there will be a lot of names. five to nine hurricanes and two or four could be major, category three or higher. a busy hurricane season. in the atlantic and the gulf, all quiet for the moment. 84 in the sunshine in washington now. 80 in reston. 84 in fredericksburg. annapolis and woodbridge both at 82. as we go through the evening, beautiful sunshine for a while longer. then clear skies and light
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overnight to the 60's. the pickup time will start to warm. it's 62 at pickup time. a quick look at the weekend. 80 on saturday. still dry with partly sunny skies. looking to sunday, warmer and more humid. 85. partly sunny. sometime late afternoon or early evening the chance of thunderstorms increased again. this evening is beautiful. steve rudin is here and we will look at the ten-day in 15 minutes. jonathan: thank you. president trump's hotline for veteran complaints launched today. the v.a. secretary says it is a soft launch. agents will answer calls part of the day but it will be staffed 24 hours a day by august 15. nancy: two dozen people arrested after a demonstration outside the white house. advocacy groups including casa
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trump to end illegal immigration policies. they say the laws are separating local families. michelle: the rally cames as a series of fake flyers showed up around the district claiming that d.c.'s sanctuary city status could be in jeopardy. richard reeve is live where some of the signs were spotted. richard: we are at 7th and g southwest. you can see one of the posters here. somebody tried to partially tear it off there. you can still read some of the language there. d.c. mayor bowser, immigration groups and i.c.e. spokesperson all declared the posters fake. one person tweeted out images of the fake posters says he spotted five of them in this area. the mayor's office says she began getting calls this morning around 9:00 to 10:00 about them. the posters themselves look very realistic. most of the copy of them is legalese, citing what looks to be critical code about harboring illegal aliens or encouraging them to enter
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u.s. some of the language from the proposed legislation never made to law. now these were not issued by i.c.e. officials say. >> these are messages that are meant to incite fear, to incite confusion. that is dangerous for the community. the best thing we can do is always trust or verify. if you see information, see who the source is. richard: i.c.e. released a statement that said in part notices like these are dangerous and irresponsible. any person who actively incites fear is doing a disservice to the community, angering public safety and the very people they claim to support and represent. d.c. is a sanctuary city. mayor bowser with very strong words about that. we will tell you what she said at 6:00. reporting live, richard reeve, abc7 news. jonathan: thanks. new developments today with the dakota access
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project say today it is officially in service. i carries oil from north dakota to south dakota to a distribution point in illinois. four native american tribes are still hoping that a judge shut down the line based on environmental concerns. michelle: coming up at 4:00, a fiery crash brings rush hour to a halt. while the driver says he is not sure what happened. >> i don't feel like rushed. i feel calm. nancy: but why an original rosie the riveter returned to the plant where she helped
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jonathan: we are about an hour ago from the dragon capsule second trip to space. they launched it as part of a mission in 2014. now it's heading back to the international space station on a supply run. michelle: this weekend a b-29 built in the 1940's goes on display in wichita, kansas, where the world war ii plane was built. scott evans introduces us to one of the original rosie the riveters who helped build it. >> it's hard. nearly impossible to not smile when you are around connie. at 92 years old, it's been nearly 75 years since she helped build the b29. wednesday morning we got to follow her as she returned to the factory for first time in 7 1/2 decades. decked out in
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with the rosie the riveter pen, necklace and earrings she got to explain how she built planes to how spirit builds them now. as a woman and mexican-earn in 1940's, she was a trail blazer. to women and minorities, she is a celebrity. >> thank you for everything you have done. >> that is why so many employees stopped her to give her a hug or shake her hand. >> it's great. i don't feel like that. i feel i'm calm. it's great. >> now the face of rosie the riveter, she took the time to show us the iconic pose. she did not leave emthey-panded either. spirit gave her a modern day riveter to say thank you and for her to remember her first tour in nearly 75 years. >> i am going to keep it. i have one of the other ones. i will put it in the collection with my stuff. nancy: so charging and cute. 92. michelle: she looks fantastic. still do work there. jonathan
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what they did to keep us in the war effort for world war ii is amazing. they gave her a new river. what is she going to do with it? michelle: don't test her. nancy: still ahead at 4:00, ready to play. we will have a preview of the rubber match between cleveland and golden state in this year's nba finals. brianne: safetrack is set to come to an end later this month but the disruption for the metro riders will continue. the new short-term shutdowns that will be happening tom went to washington to take on the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work.
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michelle: covering metro tonight with word that the end of safetrack may not be the end of station closures on metro. transportation reporter brianne carter is live at the gasolinery place station with a look at what's next. brianne carter? brianne: met re's general manager long said -- metro's general manager long said safetrack is not the end but the beginning to get things back obtrack. we know of three additional shutdowns that will happen later this year. metro's year long safetrack program is set to wrap up this month but the shutdown and the disruptions will continue. >> it's very
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metro needs to get on the ball about this. brianne: today metro announced plans of three additional shutdowns between this summer and next spring. the first will impact green line riders. suitland will be closed from august 5 to 20. inner locking work will be done next fall on the redline from november 25 to december 10. takoma station will be closed. the work shifteds to nel low line next spring with a closure of may 12 to the 27th at two stations. >> i will be optimistic. i look to look at it as short-term pain and long-term gain. and metro will be in better shape. >> they add the work was scheduled in the low ridership times of the
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>> if you have been using the system you may have noticed changes one at the gallery place here. we will outline those at 5:00. >> after the weeks of delays it looks like the work scheduled along i-95 at the neapsco creek bridge will start tomorrow. they plan to close several lines beginning tomorrow at 10:00. be aware of that. everything should be back open by monday at 6:00 a.m. jonathan: interstate 25 is back open in colorado. this happened overnight and they are working to get it back open. but this makes a mess of things. unclear
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fire. michelle: a similar situation in chicago after a fire broke out at a furniture store. you can see how thick the smoke was as it billowed from the building. no one was hurt in the fire. nancy: after 20 years the apology from ginger spice about the demise of the spice girls. she left the band in 1998 in the middle of a world tour. she cited differences of the other four women in the group. she was reminded of this on twitter and she said i'm sorry. everything works out in the ends. that's what my mum says. they have reunited and included appearance at the olympic. jonathan: he probably wouldn't want them but birthday wishes for oscar the grouch are in order. he debuted 48 years ago today. the
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my can. go away. he is voiced by carroll spinny who also plays big bird. michelle: possibly mr. met spend time with oscar because one of the people dressing up as the mascot lost his cool and now is being benched. he made an obscene gesture to a fan after the loss in milwaukee. the team says the employee will not dress up as the mascot again. jonathan: tonight is game one of a rubber match for the ages. the third straight time that the golden state warriors and the cleveland cavaliers will square off for the nba finals. marci gonzalez has a preview of what you can expect. >> the golden state warriors are the 2015 nba champions. >> the cavaliers are nba champions. marci: now déjà vu. the golden state warriors and the cleveland cavaliers facing off for game one tonight making history as they become the only two teams to ever meet in three consecutive nba
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finals. >> this matchup has come to fruition. we are excited about it. marci: more history making for lebron james. after ending cleveland's professional sports drought last year with one of the nba most remarkable finals comeback. he is now adding to his legacy. >> i was the first guy to take a franchise, two franchises to the final four times. >> the four-time mlb focusing on the matchup ahead and addressed the racist graffiti left on his los angeles home yesterday. >> it goes to show racism will always be part of the world. part of america. >> curry, a great look. >> back on the court, the golden state warriors the two-time reigning m.v.p. steph curry says he is ready for the rematch. >> i don't want to feel what i felt last year. >> especially with kevin durant now part of what fans hope will be an unstoppable team. >> we will see what happens.
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>> the cavs won last year. the warriors the year before. now tonight is the start of the tie-breaker in this finals trilogy. marci gonzalez, abc7 news, los angeles. larry: i'm larry at the "live desk." ahead at a:00, we are monitoring breaking news. growing protest outside the white house after the president pulls out of the paris climate agreement. plus they are marketed as a way to exercise longer with less fatigue but that may not be the case. report on the workout gear ahead. busted. smugglers caught with a ton of cocaine. what it looks like in minutes at "abc7 news at 5:00". jonathan: all right, larry. thanks. this is just in the newsroom. we are getting breaking news. fairfax county chosen a new school superintendent. scott braughband is the superintendent of lynchburg schools but before that he was an assistant superintendent and principal at fairfax high school. the school board needs to vote on the selection. that will happen next week. nancy: 15
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the running to win the year's national spelling bee including a speller from glen allen, virginia, and another from columbia, maryland. the finals are tonight at 8:30 at national harbor. we will let you know who the winner is tonight at 11:00. michelle: look at the beautiful scene. the skies are beautiful out there. we have been waiting for days like this, steve. steve: we have indeed. it is looking nice out there now. low humidity. we have sunshine. this is what it looks like at the beach. ocean city, a few people are out there enjoying themselves. it will get a lot more clouded as we move through the day tomorrow and into the upcoming weekend. beach forecast for this weekend around 79 tomorrow. lower 70's on saturday. mid-70's and a better chance for thunderstorms on sunday. water temperature is chilly. only 62 degrees. tomorrow in the 50's to 60. a light jacket early on but you won't need
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sunshine throughout the day with highs approaching 80. let's talk about the 37th annual herndon festival that begins tonight. and tomorrow night, if you are going looking good. temperatures in the 70's. around 80 on saturday. a few thunderstorms possible on sunday. mainly in the late day hours in the everything. pool outlook fantastic on saturday. low humidity. a few clouds here and there. around 80. once again on sunday, morning swim, you will be okay. afternoon in the everything, possibly have to find an alternate plan if you have the outdoor plans. temperatures are around 85 degrees. stormwatch7, unsettled on monday and middle to upper 80's. cooler by tuesday and wednesday. we are back in the upper 70's to 80 for the following weekend. jonathan: coming up next at 7:00. "7 on your side" consumer alert for home improvement season. nancy: the three best apps to help you find the right con trac
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michelle: as home improvement season heats up, what about hiring contractors? consumer reporter john john matarese shows us the big change coming to contractor searches so you don't waste your money. john: when you needed plumber or electrician in the past you looked to the yellow pages. then it became google. now like everything ee,
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jeremy and mary love the new home but weren't happy with a few things in the kitchen. they checked an app. >> looking at the next door app for recommendations for contractors for somebody to do the tile back splash. someone on there recommended the homey app. >> a half dozen contractor apps like these are the latest in the sharing economy. along with uber, airbnb and other services. they use smart phones to take out the middleman and get you in touch with a handy man in minutes. >> that's the nice thing about the apps. they were getting somebody there that day. >> here is how it works. say you have a broken window in the home or maybe a clogged drain. you open the app. and a few mimes away some con track -- miles away a contractor in his pickup truck between jobs or after work will respond. you request a handyman and check with a thoroughly
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>> check of background reports and criminal check. >> this is only in a few states now but it is expanding rapidly. in most of the country you can check out similar contractor apps like thumb tack. task rabbit. home advisor that connects to thousands of contractors nationwide. jeremy and mary are happy with their job and glad there is an app for that. look for more apps like this to pop up in the months ahead as the uber model spreads to other services in the new sharing economy. don't waste your money. i'm john matarese. abc7 news. larry: right now at 5:00, the u.s. is officially withdrawing from the paris climate agreement. >> so we are getting out. larry: the president's announcement, the ramifications and reaction. explosions and the gunfire in the dead of night. late details from a resort under attack. paying customers in breathing mask. safety hazards around every corner. "7 on your side" triggers a government response in the blink of an eye. >> now, "abc7 news at 5:00".
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alison: happening right now a protest taking shape outside the white house. just an hour after president trump said the u.s. is dropping out of the landmark climate deal. more on the protests in a moment. but first, we explain the president's move and what it means for the nation and the world. >> another campaign promise kept. >> we are getting out. but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that is fair. if we can, that is great. if we can't, that's fine. reporter: president trump announcing in the rose garden today that the united states will officially withdraw joining syria and nicaragua and not being part of the paris climate accord. under the agreement more than 190 countries commit to combat climate change. trump wants to increase fossil fuel outfit to revive the coal
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more americans work in car washes, theme parks and employees more than coal industry. president trump: global warming is a hoax. >> the president had strong opinion coming in on both sides of the issue from the inner circle. the decision is seen as a win for stephen bannon with 22 senate republicans push for trump to pull out of the deal. it marks a loss for ivanka trump, jared kushner and the pope. apple c.e.o. tim cook and tesla head elon musk lobbied to stay. >> it's an historic monumental mistake we will pay the price for, for the next several generations. reporter: withdrawing from the agreement won't happen overnight. they have three years before it's eligible to withdraw and then wait another year so trump is stuck with the agreement just after the


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