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steve: absolutely. it does not get better than this. the kids are having fun. adults are having fun. keeping cool. high temperature today hit 95 degrees at reagan national airport. that tied the record that we had. no record unfortunately for dulles or b.w.i. marshall. anyway you look at it, it's hot out there. look through the everything and overnight hours. keep the a.c. on. look at the temperatures. 88 by 7:00 p.m. by later tonight after 11:00, around 80. only fall in the middle 70's as we move through the early morning hours of tomorrow. highs tomorrow 94 degrees. even though temperatures may not be as hot. it's going to feel a little hotter out there. a bit more humid. the dew point levels are a bit more intense. we do have a chance for a few showers and thunderstorms to cool us down. just a little bit. chief meteorologist doug hill will have more on that coming up with a look at the full re
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next ten days. it will take us to father's day. if you don't like the heat and the humidity some relief is on the way. back to you. nancy: thank you. if you want weather and temperature alerts sent to your phone go to wjla.com/text for the latest. michelle: now to a developing story that could impact the white house. president trump hit with a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general for maryland and d.c. stephen tschida now with more details on the lawsuit and reaction. stephen: yeah, very strong condemnation of president trump coming from the two attorneys general. they say by continuing to conduct his business while in the white house, he is threatening our democracy. the trump hotel, prime location for lavish spending. >> the kingdom of saudi arabia, whose government has important business and policy before the president of the united states
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spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at the trump international hotel. stephen: the attorneys general from maryland and d.c. filed a lawsuit alleging president trump run afoul of the constitution by taking money from foreign powers. >> president trump is flagrantly violating the constitution. stephen: the suit seeks records, including tax returns and it also aims for injunction against the president. >> our constituents must know that a president who orders their sons and daughters into harm's way is not acting out of concern for his own business. they must know we will not enter a treaty with another nation because the president owns a golf course there. >> he happens to own a hotel. nobody is forcing them to stay here. stephen: outside the trump hotel, the president's supporters say trump's business success puts him in a different league from any prior president. >> there has never been a
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and had money like this. stephen: white house spokesperson sean spicer called the lawsuit politically motivated. he also said they expect it will be dismissed moving forward. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. nancy: thank you. the president's revival travel ban still blocked after another appeals court upheld the initial ruling. they say the travel ban discriminates against people based on the nationality. that comes as hawaii is asking the supreme court to deny the president's request to reinstate it. attorney general jeff sessions will be on capitol hill tomorrow. but he is not there just to visit. he will testify publicly at 2:30 before the senate intelligence committee. questions are likely to focus on firing of james comey as well as sessions' contact with the russian ambassador in the presidential campaign. michelle: a somber anniversary marked today in orlando, florida. it's been one year since 49
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inside the pulse nightclub. since this early morning there has been a steady flow of visitors paying their respects. some people dressed as angels holding candles. the owner of the pulse plans to turn the site into a memorial. >> i know we'll create pulse in a new location for all of us. i will be reserved for the sacred grounds for all survivors and generations to come will know what he had taken from us. michelle: in our area a candlelight vigil will be held tonight to honor the victims. it begins at 7:00 on 20th in dupont circle. there muriel bowser is scheduled to speak at the event. nancy: an update to a story we brought you on "good morning washington." police are ruling the death of a mother and father in vienna a murder-suicide. police found 47-year-old sabrina titus stabbed in her home and she later died at the hospital. a half mile away her ex-husband 53-year-old ralph titeus' body was found
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apparent suicide. the couple's two children including one with special needs will be cared for by family members. two people are in the hospital after a shooing at a woodbridge hotel. police were called to quality inn this morning after a woman walked in the lobby with a gunshot wound. the man she said sot her was barricaded if a hotel room. when police got in room he was shot and taken to the hospital. both are from new york. michelle: a key vote at tomorrow's d.c. council meeting may determine the future of the streetcars in the city. the streetcars carry 3,000 people a day. free of charge along eighth street and benning road. this is in northeast. the council chairman among others called them a novelty and proposes a cut of $60 million from the $160 million streetcar budget. the mayor's office called a news conference. >>
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about it. they want to see it stay on schedule. >> why are we putting more money in streetcars? i heard that at a ward eight meeting and i heard the same thing over and over across the city. michelle: he says he is for extending the current streetcar across the anacostia river but wants to scrap plans to run a streetcar from georgetown from union station. nancy: a maryland man convicted for what happened moments before this crash caught on camera. michelle: also caught on camera. a fire and an explosion. why the fire department released this video. doug: we tied the record highs. 95 today in washington. could we tie another tomorrow? we will let you know about that and when the cooler air will arrive in the forecast. still to come at "abc7 news at 6:00".
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to reduce economic inequality, raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate. together we really can build a virginia that works for everyone. nancy: new technology leading to a new clue of a murder mystery. michelle: in 1992, james edsall was stabbed to death. all the they had to go on was a black pontiac spotted in the store's parking
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now press use d.n.a. from the crime scene and it creates physical traits used to generate a composite sketch. >> instead of treating d.n.a. like a fingerprint we treat it as a blueprint of the person. now the dramatic video that shows a victim marquita wimms crashing her car in an apartment building if district heights and moments earlier wimms was shot in the head by her boyfriend joseph poteat. wimms was shot while she was in her car. jonathan: we know firefighters have a dangerous job. this video shows it firsthand.
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nancy: that is incredibly hectic. it shows the moment the house on fire explodes. chief says he posted the video to highlight the risk all firefighters face. coming up, trump's hollywood star vandalized and why it was a colorful display. how much? a hidden garage find turns out to be a masterpiece.
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creating jobs now and for the future. across virginia, we're building an economy that works for everyone and dominion energy is helping power the companies that power our economy. michelle: president trump's star on the hollywood walk of fame is covered in rainbow stickers. they covered the star with stickers with words like "resist," "racism" and "corruption." mr. trump got the star for his work on "the apprentice." this by the way is not the first time it's been vandalized. jury deliberations have begun in the bill cosby trial. in the closing arguments the prosecutor called the comedian sexual predator who not only drugged and assaulted andrea constand but framed it as consensual and romantic. the defense used phone records
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immediately after the sexual assault to prove it was a relationship. if convicted cosby faces up to ten years in prison and a $25,000 fine. nancy: trying to help out a group of young girls get to the metro and was attacked for her good will. it happened this morning in takoma park. the mother just dropped the kids off at a daycare. richard reeve explains what happened. richard: the woman was sitting here at willow and tulup will when a group of girls approached. they asked where the metro was. that is when one of the girls went to the rear passenger door and tried to grab the woman's purse. from this window another girl began hitting a woman and shocked her with a stun gun. in this quiet neighborhood a sense of disbelief. >> we are continuing to be concerned about the safety. >> the victim, petite mother in her 30's. >> so many people going by.
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>> stun gun attack in seconds. >> she was screaming and trying to fight back against the assailants. >> witnesses ran up to help and the girls took off. >> this is a neighborhood where people are looking out for one another. >> a k9 girl tracked four of them down behind a shed. there had been other issues but nothing like this. >> they have had numerous car break-ins in front of the center where it's a smash and grab. >> woman shaken up with no serious injuries. the residents will be more watchful. >> remain on guard, i guess. >> residents say they are asking for more uniform and undercover patrols in the neighborhood. meanwhile the five girls in custody face assault charges. richard reeve, abc7 news. nancy: warning from police in prince george's county. lock your vehicles. that is because car break-ins and the property threats are now on the rise. so far there have been
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cases this year alone. that is a 14% increase from this time last year. so police added more patrols on the street. you are urged to keep valuables in your home and not in your car. the d.c. new southwest washington front opens for business. there will be a new concert venue. who better to be the first act at the anthem than foo fighters? the opening show will be october 12 and tickets go on sale friday at 10:00 a.m. the concert hall can hold up to 6,000 people. nancy: love them. no more free parking along the national mall. starting today 90 pay stations are active. it covers 11 "o" spots -- 1100 spots. you have to pay $2 between 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day of the week. the national park service wants to increase revenue.
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they are draining the pool as a precaution to clean it. the plan is to have it refilled by june 19. michelle: the ducks are left high and dry for the hot sequence of days here. doug: but this is a short heatwave. today is the first day and tomorrow is the last. we'll get back to the average temperatures and increase the rainfall totals. we haven't had any rain so far this month. so we will see what we can do about that. let's get you started with a time lapse. from the golf course. at the fairway. great falls virginia. 91 there. haze and then the sun came out. the moisture dried up because of the sunshine. much the same story tomorrow. we keep hitting at some of the models maybe isolated shower popping up tomorrow afternoon.
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wednesday. still 90 at frederick and dulles. 88 in winchester. high temperature records in effect today. 95. we failed to come close at dulles and b.w.i. in washington, the record high for tomorrow is 96 degrees. in 1954. we could be close to that. i know in the park in less than an hour the first pitch with the braves in town. 88 degrees. warm and muggy. a typical summer ballpark night down the road in the city. we get through the day tomorrow. cold front is dropping to pennsylvania. flow of warm and humid air from the southwest. this model is aggressive. developing in the numerous showers and the thunderstorms. there is a slighted risk of
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better chance for western washington. tuesday, upper 80's and maybe even close to 90 south of metro. through the afternoon when the front gets closer, then showers and thunderstorms are likely and more widespread. looking ahead to the next several day, 94 is the number we are forecasting. party sunny and hot and humid. wednesday is muggy with the sun. afternoon showers thunderstorms likely. thursday is 79. still muggy with a chance of the showers and the thunderstorms. looking ahead to friday. 40% chance of showers and storms near 80. over the weekend. afternoon showers and thunderstorms that will start to warm up. 86 on saturday. 90 on father's day. monday showers and 87. we get through next week and the big orange thing you see there on wednesday indicates the arrival of summer. 12:21 wednesday afternoon. temperatures will feel rather summary at that point in the mid-to-upper 80's. that is the latest. michelle? michelle: thank you. look at this painting. it was found in an arizona man's garage. the owner is headed to a
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was helping him clean out his garage. he found this painting and he thought it looked interesting. turns out it's a jackson pollack. when it's auctioned off later this month it is expected to bring in up to $15 million. turns out the elderly man's sister knew pollack so when she died some of her stuff went in her brother's garage including this painting. what a find. interesting. nancy: yeah. very interesting. $15 million. michelle: that's interesting. robert: he can buy michael jordan's converse. $190,000. nancy: a couple. michelle: they need to go in a museum. no one person should have those. robert: i love mike. i'm not spending that much. baseball. the nats will be missing a big piece tonight against the braves. we will fill you in. it's win or go home for lebron and the cavs. hear from two superstars next in sports. for years, fios has been promising fast internet to small businesses.
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announcer: now the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealer. robert: more health problems for ryan zimmerman. he wasn't available against the rangers with back problems. he tweaked it tuesday diving for a ball. he is out of the line-up tonight against the braves and the nats lead him. they have lost three straight. however they still have a 9 1/2-game lead over the mets in the n.l. east. stephen strasburg is
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7-2, 2.8 e.r.a. since 2015, he is 6-1 against the braves. good stuff there. game five tonight. cavs-warriors. win or go home for lebron and the cavs. it will be from here on out. will he be able to add to the legacy after amazing comeback last season? warriors trying to add to their own legacy, championship. steph curry says he is not thinking about last year. >> the past is the past. all year trying to keep that hunger to get back to this stage. we have a chance to write our own story this year. it is going to be a fun night. >> i've got my mind ready for these games. i have got my body prepared. if i leave everything on the floor i'm happy with the result. robert: you can see it here, abc7 your home for the nba finals. coverage begins at 8:30. tip-off is 9:00 in oakland.
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jeremy maclin for two-year deal. they needed him. what do you got? michelle: i think it's over for the cavs but good game. robert: i agree a little bit. nancy: i think cavs got power friday. robert: it could happen. they were down 3-1 last year. michelle: we'll be watching. heat will continue. doug: absolutely. muggy. still around 90 now. tomorrow 94. we could see isolated shower but warm and muggy. 87 on wednesday with showers and thunderstorms likely. still showers and cooler thursday at 79. tonight at 11:00, steve will talk about the chances of setting a record tomorrow and update chances of the rain and the storms to cool us off over the next few days. michelle: thank you. "world news tonight" with david muir up next. nancy: join us here at 11:00 after the game. have a good night, everyone.
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tonight, several breaking developments atsz we come on the air. president trump's attorney general jeff sessions will testify in public. just days after the fired fbi director told the country that the president asked the ag and everyone else to leave the room. also tonight, after the president told our jon karl he wants the testify, what the white house is now saying tonight. also, the defense rests in the bill cosby sexual assault trial, after just six minutes and a single witness. the penn state fraternity members waiting nearly 12 hours before calling for help. tonight the stunning moment in court as video of the dying student is played before everyone. the urgent manhunt at the hour for inmates.

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