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couldn't be more pumped. he's a rookie no more. good afternoon on this monday after. >> tonight we have live team coverage of rg-3 mania. pat kcollins has been talking t fans all day long. >> we begin with dan at the park, with rg-3, a one-on-one you got with him, dan. >> reporter: hey, guys. this was really just an amazing game to watch. the setting in the louisiana super bowl, and b, because they're playing a very good new orleans saints team, and because of robert griffin iii. this kid was just remarkable. and his record-setting day really started with one play. >> it was as perfect a turnout for your first game as it possibly could have been.
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i want to know what's going through your head after that touchdown pass. >> iwas just one of those -- you know, sometimes you can shock yourself with a play. and i was hot on that play. i tried to feel my hot route. i covered it. so i came back to my primary, and thankfully i had enough time to do that. i got plowed, but he made a great catch. that was a special way to start off a career with that touchdown. >> you seem so comfortable out there, so poised, that's what the other guys were talking about. were there any butterflies? >> yeah, there were butterflies. but the one thing i tried to make sure i did this week is keep my mind clear, know what i had to go out and do and be myself and have fun, don't stress about it, don't try to prove anything to anyone. i leaned on the other guys this week, especially in this game, to do their jobs and make sure everybody was where they were supposed to be, and they all showed up. >> how much of a help was to have him back there? >> it was great. he made big runs, 28 carries and
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98 yards. i just was proud of him and the offensive linfor staying at it. and eventually it turned into a 70-yard gain. >> reporter: and you know, jim and pat, any other year, if you have a rookie running back who's a sixth round pick, 96 yards would be a huge deal. but not this year. robert griffin iii's 320 passing yards, the second most all-time for a rookie quarterback in his debut game. he led the team to 40 points, as well. that's the first time that's happened by a rookie quarterback in his debut since 1950. the guy just shattering records. and he's a true joy. not only to watch, but to talk to. he's beyond his ears. >> cool under pressure, you're right, beyond his ears. >> and he looked like he was having fun. >> reporter: he was having a blast. he set the bar so unexpectedly
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high. he hung the bar on the moon. i hope he can measure up to this the rest of the way. >> we could get used to this. pat collins continues our team coverage on the big win. >> he joins us live from downtown d.c. with a question for fans this afternoon. pat? >> hey, pat. >> reporter: tim, what an incredible performance by rg-3. be still my heart. imagine what it means for the redskins. imagine what it means for red skin fans. we took it to the streets. fill in the blank. rg-iii means -- to me -- >> rg-iii means wins to me. >> how many? >> 11. >> 11? >> yes. >> that would put them in the play-offs. >> of course. absolutely. >> rg-iii means winning to me. >> how much winning? >> a lot of winning hopefully. >> play-off winning? >> oh, i wouldn't jinx it by saying that.
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>> rg-iii means winning games for once in my adult adult lifetime. >> maybe we've got a championship on our hands. >> he's going to get us there. it's not if, it's when. >> where's there? >> well, hopefully the super bowl. >> are you packing your super bowl bag? >> not yet, but i'll consider that. give me a couple more wins. but i think they're headed to the super bowl. >> and rg-iii means what to you? >> it means victory in 2012-'13. >> reporter: now, washington fans are faced with some tough decisions. is it going to be this, or that? this, or that. sports star shirt wars, coming up at 5:00. live downtown, i'm pat collins. news 4. >> when it rains, it pours in this city, pat. >> all right. >> we're going to be welcoming
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rg-iii a little bit later. pat, we'll see you at 5:00. wild weather over the weekend. people in the area are still cleaning up after those violent storms. news 4 has more on the extensive damage in fairfax county. >> reporter: we're here on south shore road in reston. this is a neighborhood with a lot of tall, very mature trees. in saturday's storm they came tumbling down on tops of cars. you can see the damage done here. you can see a huge stack of broken limbs here. we also across the street have a truck that was crushed by a falling tree. and you can also see the damage done to this house here. the carport collapsed on top of the car here. just a very scary situation for folks who live here in this neighborhood. fortunately, though, no injuries, no serious injuries in this storm. so despite all of the damage, people who live here say that they consider themselves to be quite lucky. they just got a mess to clean up. some damage to their homes. but everybody is okay.
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now, in terms of the power outages, at the height of all of this, there were thousands of people without power. the good news here is that a lot of progress has been made. and most people are back online. they have their electricity back. we just have minimal outages at this point. in reston, megan mcgrath, news 4. that storm ushered in some cool air, fall air. just how cool is it going to get tonight? >> bundle up. meteorologist veronica johnson is outside now on the weather deck. you'll need a sweater in a few hours. >> reporter: that is true, jim. a lot of folks probably needing the jackets by tomorrow morning. today the realization, you feel it if you're outside. this feels like fall out here. we've got low humidity. we've got a little bit of a breeze. we've got nice sunshine over us. and again, those lower temperatures, cooler air has really moved in. if you're like me when you stepped outside this morning, the realization that, hey, you cannot take your dog out in your
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pajamas anymore. in howard county, starting out in the mid-50s. 52 around falls church. 60 right in d.c. when we take a look back at the cool mornings, indeed coming up, tonight, tomorrow morning, could be the coolest that we have seen in four months going back to may 19th. because we're forecasting right now an overnight temperature of 56 degrees. temperatures out there right now, lovely. we're in the low to mid-70s throughout the area. d.c. at 76. 76 also around waldorf and packs river. hardly a cloud to be found. in some areas down to the south. around here, we just have a few clouds drifting through. tonight we clear out, a nice evening. we drop to the 60s. again, sweater weather as we said for late evening. jacket weather coming up tomorrow morning. how long can we keep this up? i'll have your forecast coming up. commuters who use the memorial bridge between arlington and the district can
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count on delays for the next several months. roadwork began this morning to repair some structural deficiencies. four of the bridges' six lanes will be closed. eastbound lanes will be closed between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 in the afternoon. westbound will be closed between 9:30 in the morning and 2:30. the park service tells us at least one lane will be working in both directions at all times. it's back to work for congress. congress is back in session. some huge problems remain unresolved and time is running out to fix them. but don't expect any sudden fixes. party leaders are concerned that taking the lead in a controversial issue, any controversial issue could cost their party on election day. here's steve's handelsman. >> reporter: lawmakers in the house, and the senate are back after a month-long break, with a pile of urgent business. but they're focused first on the elections. >> both parties are looking at public opinion polls, looking at
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which parts of their agenda is popular and which part of the other's is unpopular and dramatize with floor votes that don't result in any bills. >> reporter: so democrats put a new vote on the paul ryan budget to drive home to voters he would change medicare. republicans drive home to voters that president obama lost half a billion on solyndra. the impasse over hiking taxes on the rich, that if not settled, could raise everyone's rates january 1st, and trigger huge defense and social service cuts. the fiscal cliff is getting put off until after election day. the farm bill will help with the drought, is partially postponed because republicans are pushing for a cut in food stamps. >> the american people are asking to balance this budget. >> reporter: each side blames the other. >> for people outside and out of work, they're astonished by the
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fact that this congress won't do anything and seems content to kick the can down the road. >> reporter: so what might get passed before the election. nearly one of those short-term stop gap spending bills, to keep government going past september 30th. later this week, house members plan to adjourn so they could go home and run for re-election. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. good to see you. >> whoa, we are lerj more about that pizza parlor owner down in florida who swept president obama off his feet, literally. scott owns big apple pizza in fort pierce. he's a registered republican who voted for president obama in '08. he said he had been watching the convention and got carried away when the president came by yesterday. >> when he came in, he busted through my front door and said,
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where's scott? from that moment on, it seemed like he was a long lost friend. and it was just amazing. a great connection. he came over, gave me a hug. that's when the bear hug happened. just like i said, i was so caught up in the moment. it was unbelievable. >> scott said president obama has his vote. >> didn't see the secret service in that picture. they had to be a little nervous at that sight. a court battle over a little girl's play house. why the homeowner's association is so upset about the color pink. plus a security scare today at the home of miley cyrus. what this man was carrying when police arrested him. and "the voice" is back tonight. we'll catch up with blake shelton to find out what we're going to see for the first time this season. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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anncr: this casino's in west viinia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. president obama has now weighed in on the nikki menage controversy. she said she's a republican voting for romney. but during a radio interview over the weekend president obama did not seem to buy the idea
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that minaj is a romney supporter. he said, quote, she likes to play different characters. and he added the whole thing could be just a joke. this afternoon nikki minaj answered, thank you for appreciating my humor and sarcasm. the smart ones always do. a maryland lawmaker is reversing his call today for a baltimore raven to be forced to stop publicly supporting gai marriage. >> the player is brendan, part of an ad campaign calling for voters to approve same-sex unions. >> i support marriage, for gay and lesbian couples, who want to make a lifetime commitment to each other. people from all walks of life, including gay and lesbian couples, want their children to be in stable homes. >> maryland delegate emmett byrnes contacted the ravens saying the player should be ordered to stop his words of support. now byrnes has told the baltimore sun that he has first amendment rights and should be allowed to speak his mind.
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a man with scissors sparked a scare for miley cyrus. the man showed up at the door of cyrus' home around 4:00 a.m. saturday. he claimed to be a friend of hers and began throwing himself against an outside wall and was trying to break into the house. he was arrested when officers saw him jump behind some bushes. cyrus wasn't home at the time. actress kristen stewart said she will be totally fine in her movie with robert pattenson. they both starred in the twilight saga breaking dawn part t two. her co-star from snow white and the husband it was rumored she was having an affair with her co-star. ryan reynolds and blake lively tied the knot yesterday in south carolina. e-news report the two had a small reception with performances by bette midler,
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yeah, that kind of small reception. their relationship went public less than a year ago. this is the second marriage for 35-year-old reynolds and first for the 25-year-old lively. it is back. nbc's hit show "the voice" returns for its third season tonight. all the cast members you've grown to know and love will be year. >> we talked to blake earlier today, and he says this season is going to be bigger and better than ever. he also had some great things to say about music fans in this area. >> it always surprises me, with the d.c. area, the country music fan base in that area. and it's just -- you know, you just don't think of d.c. as a
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country music hot spot. but it truly is. and i know country radio does really well there, and the fans come out to the shows. and it's exciting. >> "the voice" will have a three-night premiere. we've been waiting for this all summer. it starts at 8:00 right here on nbc 4. a preview and a look at some of the new twists in store for the contestants this season. >> reporter: once again, buttons will be pushed. >> going with your gut a lot of times is the right thing to do. >> reporter: and chairs will twirl. >> sit on the edge of your seat and just anticipate being moved by someone. >> reporter: nbc springtime hits move into the fall for season three. >> i'm dying to have you on my -- >> reporter: renewing the search for the next great voice sight unseen. >> just kind of gutteral reaction to what you're listening to. that's always going to be what guides me and inspires me.
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>> reporter: along with the inspiration comes competition. >> we're all very passionate. >> one of us had passion first. >> reporter: and good natured rivalry between the four coaches. >> it's got to be getting to c lo and christina that they haven't won this thing yet. >> wow! >> it's very interesting the competitiveness. >> reporter: even more so the season. in the battle grounds, coaches will have a chance to steal and eliminate a singer from a rival's team. >> i might be able to snatch you up later. it's about nurturing them and caring for them and doing the best they possibly can. >> reporter: but eventually one singer will emerge. and win a major recording contract. >> at any moment, we could be hearing the next superstar. >> reporter: mark barger, nbc news. once again, you can catch "the voice" starting tonight at 8:00 right here on nbc 4. should be fun. >> i like that throwing some
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smack. christina does not take that sitting down. >> oh, yeah. coming up next, for the vice president like you haven't seen him before. how he ended up so cozy next to a biker on the campaign trail. and veronica has more about a major cooldown in store. and the taliban says it has [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs
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are we going to want to grab jackets and turn up the heat tonight? >> jackets yes, maybe not sweaters. and yes, i know you like it warm and toasty. of course, you're going to be -- >> she's got one now. >> maybe we should call hubby right now and warn him. yeah, we're going to keep it a little warmer in the news household. it's going to be nippy. we're talking some areas dropping down to the low 40s by tomorrow morning in the suburbs. that is nippy, right? all right. so today, yeah, it does feel like fall. just came in from outside. nice breeze going, too. 76 degrees currently at reagan national. the breeze currently out of the northwest at 16 miles per hour at reagan national airport.
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the humidity, look at that, 31% right now. here we go. other neighborhoods, haymarket, virginia, at 72 degrees currently. college park, maryland, coming in at 76. alexandria, virginia, you are currently at 74 degrees. and andrews air force base, good afternoon to you, 73 degrees your current temperature. it's been a while since we've had sunshine and air so nice and temperatures so low. tonight's forecast and when you wake up tomorrow morning, a nice starry sky again. 69 to 68 degrees. did you notice the stars last night? i looked up, it was gorgeous. 57 to 46 degrees early tomorrow morning. yes, cool. we're going to start with sunshine. and like today, we may see a few clouds drifting on through. here's a look at your satellite and radar review. as we open it up, hard to find any clouds. again, they're up to the north and west. a few clouds passing on through. but for the most part, high pressure is going to control our weather. not just for the next 12 or 24
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hours, but through this week. in firm control. what that means is we're not really going to see any rain at all from time to time, just some clouds coming through. so we've got sunshine on tap for tomorrow. and sunshine on tap for your wednesday afternoon as well. high pressure stays over us. your forecast for the evening, a few clouds. a really great evening coming up. we're going to be cooling quickly, 75 to 79 degrees. as we start to deal with these longer overnight periods, and those cooler overnight periods, it's not going to be long before we start talking about fall color around here, right? clear skies, the coolest in months. can't stress that enough for tomorrow morning. again, jacket weather, 43 to 56 degrees. tomorrow afternoon, sunshine again. it's going to be just beautiful. we promised you this. this is really 180-degree turn from what we had last week. 75 to 79 degrees. the four-day forecast for you, tomorrow again, 78. up to 82 degrees on wednesday. thursday, 83, with sunshine.
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friday, 82 for a high temperature. nice and quiet. you know, these are good days for getting work done around the house, maybe doing a little painting outside because the air's going to be dry. paint dries really fast. >> folks have all the fall projects lined up. >> we'll take a look at your weekend coming up in a couple of minutes. >> thanks, veronica. coming up, a woman accused of pulling a gun on a congressman in a church parking lot. we'll tell you about the misunderstanding that set her off. plus, an unusual court battle, why some neighbors are suing over a little girl's play house. and it sure looks like he's the real deal,
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welcome back to news 4 at
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4:00. i'm pat lawson muse. >> robert griffin appreciates all the support, but adds he's already gearing up for the next one. >> rg-iii and washington pulled an upset, beating new orleans 40-32. of the five rookies who started in the nfl yesterday, he's the only one to walk away with a win. his performance on the field earned him a huge compliment from veteran teammates. >> the one thing i don't do is try to stress about anything, or try to go out and try to prove anything to anyone. just go play, have fun. this is a game i've played for a long time. the guys in the locker room, you know, i was still a rookie to them. and after this game, they told me i'm not a rookie anymore. >> next sunday washington takes on the rams in st. louis. thousands of chicago public schoolteachers walked off the job today for the first time in 25 years. this strike pits teachers
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against mayor rahm emanuel in a bitter contract dispute. >> some 400,000 students are now out of class, as nbc's jay gray reports the big issue here in the strike is not teacher salaries. >> reporter: there was an abrupt change to the lesson plan for 25,000 public schoolteachers this morning. >> we are all together in this fight. >> reporter: and because they're together, many of the students are not. the walkout forced as many as 400,000 kids and their parents to scramble when they learned classes would be canceled. >> i looked out the window this morning and i say it's not fair to the kids this morning. >> reporter: educators say what isn't fair is that it had to come to this. all of the noise is not really about money, the arage salary of a chicago teacher is more than $70,000 a year. and both sides say that's fair. what they don't want is the current push by the city to cut
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health benefits and to tie teacher evaluations to student performance and standardized test scores, something they fear could result in almost 6,000 teachers losing their jobs in the next two years. chicago mayor rahm emanuel says the talks should continue, but so should classes. >> this is, in my view, a strike of choice. and it's the wrong choice for our children. >> reporter: many of the students say they're frustrated as well. >> it's affecting my year. probably causing me to graduate in july, which i really don't want to do. >> reporter: during this unexpected vacation, at least 140 schools opened their doors so students could have breakfast and lunch. class activities are a lot different, but then so are the lessons today. focused on patience and the process of negotiation. jay gray, nbc news, chicago. a neighborhood in augusta,
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georgia, is seeing red today over the color pink. the issue is a child's backyard play house. becky peg built it for her 4-year-old granddaughter. unfortunately she built without getting the approval of the homeowner's association. although she said you can't see it from the street, some neighbors complained about the color. now the association is suing to have it repainted, or removed. >> there's too much crime and everything else, these lawyers need to be worrying about other things that are way more important than whether or not my granddaughter has a pink play house or not. >> part of the approval is the color. we didn't disapprove the play house, we disapproved the color. >> why do you like it pink? >> because it's my favorite color. >> would you want your play house brown? >> no. >> there you go. peg said she will move before she repaints the play house. a lawyer told her the chances she would win a lawsuit are about 50/50. the taliban says it is on
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mission to kidnap or assassinate prince harry. harry arrived in afghanistan last week for a four-month tour of duty. during his mission he will be flying apache helicopters. it's his second trip to afghanistan. he was back there in '08 until the news was leaked to the media. he was then abruptly sent home because of security concerns. the paralympic games in london just wrapped up, and they were by far the biggest in history. more than 2.5 million tickets were sold. and today london is buzzing over last night's star-studded closing ceremonies. nbc's ian williams has a look back at some of the inspiring stories of these games. >> reporter: the spectacular london tribute to athletes who captured the hearts of millions. the world watch from every corner of the world. the thrill of victory to former race car driver alex zenardi. it's extraordinary he's alive
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let alone the winner of two golds and one silver. this horrific crash nearly killed him in 2001. >> i don't know why it happened, but i don't complain, because i'm here. everything else was up to me. to change an adversity into an opportunity. and i think you can do that with everything in life. >> reporter: he took up the sport of hand cycling just two years ago, now competing on a track he used to race cars on. >> i'm a happy man. and i know happiness does not come from a medal. a medal makes the stake a little better, like a little more salt, if you like to, or a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. roar for the past 11 days these athletes have shown the world that it's not about what they can't do, it's about what they can do. >> saw a woman swimming as fast as a shark with no arms.
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and i got chicken pox. i got tears in my eyes. but not because of pity, because of admiration. >> reporter: the organizs said we will never think of the sport the same way and think of disability the same way. back to you. >> brice harper has one of the nationals' hottest selling jerseys, but the uniform he was wearing yesterday isn't likely to be as popular. take a look. he and the other nats rookies sport red leotards as part of the team's annual hazing ritual. that's serious hazing. gonzalez tweeted these pictures out of the rookies. dressed like the u.s. olympics gymnastics team. the women's team, we should remind you. looks like everyone kept their sense of humor about it. good sports i guess. last year's rookies, by the way, had to dress up as smurfs. it's going to be tough to live those photos down. >> they look good in tutus, too. >> at least they're in shape. still ahead this afternoon,
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another picture that has people talking today. a picture of the vice president getting cozy with a biker. plus the worst weekend at the box office in nearly a decade. also, a prison inmate makes a jail house confession. he explains why he decided to take
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anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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you've probably heard all the buzz about justin bieber's concert here in washington november 5th at verizon center. news 4 has two tickets to floor seats that you could win to see the biebs. watch news 4 at 4:00 all this week to get the secret word. and enter our justin bieber sweepstakes. go to the nbc washington facebook page and fill in the secret word to register for a
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chance to win, right here on news 4 at 4:00. see if you can figure out what the secret word is. >> i think i've aged out. >> and good tickets. how about that. >> they're not nose bleeds. they are on the floor, folks. there were lots of empty seats at the movies over the weekend. >> he will cover you, and beneath his wings you will be protected. >> "the possession" took the top spot but only earned $9.5 million in sales. that makes it the lowest grossing weekend of the year. and the worst weekend at the box office in about a decade. lawless took the number two spot followed by "the word" starring bradley cooper in the number three position. there's a picture of vice president joe biden that a lot of people are talking about today. it's a picture of him getting cozy with voters in the swing state of ohio over the weekend. >> how cozy? take a good look. an a.p. photographer captured this moment with biden, and a female biker in a southern ohio
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diner on sunday. no, she's not on the vice president's lap, we understand. he's just leaning in behind her after finding her a seat we hear. all the photographers had been escorted out of the room before this picture was taken. the vice president was stopping to chat with voters. >> i wonder what he's whispering to her? >> i don't know. but they're happier about the pizza guy lifting the president. liz is here. she's going to tell us how skin care is manning up, so to speak. and whether some women can save money by using products that are marked for men. and a close encounter that could have disastrous consequences. some vacationers get far too close to a bison in a national park. veronica's back. some of us are going to need blankets tonig
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there's a new face on men's
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skin care. >> products made for and marked toward men. liz crenshaw is here with more on the big business that goes beyond the shaving cream and balms and seasons. >> it's an interesting, we call it manning up skin care. it's become a near billion-dollar industry. marketers are basically making room for men's skin care products. it's not just shaving lotion, a little bit of shaving gel. essentially they're giving them entire shelf space for men's products. which is kind of an interesting turn. >> are they cheaper than women's skin care products? because we spend a fortune -- >> exactly. you know how expensive women's care products are. the men's skin care products tend to be less expensive, don't have quite as many ingredients. one tip we suggest women to look at some of the men's skin care products because they may have the same active ingredients of the products you love for less money. what's important to realize
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about this is that the marketers are trying to make this more appealing -- pat, would your n husband go into the department store to go deep into the -- >> i don't think so. >> they pulled the products out in the main aisle. they've given them their own section. tonight on news4 at 5:00, we'll tell you what the marketers are doing to make it more appealing to get men to buy skin care. they're discovering men care a little about the wrinkles here like we do. and there's a little more than shave gel out there. >> these are high end, they're not cheap. >> no, some of it is less expensive. a lot of it is expensive. we'll show you where they are and how men are buying it. >> if you're a woman, you won't go out smelling like old spice. >> you shouldn't be. but i would sniff it first. >> all right. we'll look forward to your story at 5:00 tonight. >> a new day. >> i don't want to smell like my dad. >> no, no. >> all right. >> we'll go with the odorless kind. we don't have to man up
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tomorrow morning and deal with the cold without the jacket. grab the jacket if you want to deal with the chill in the air. some folks are coming to me, calling in, saying, hey, wait a minute, i'm sneezing, what could possibly be in the air now. this is the time of year when the ragweed count is coming up. ragweed now at 13 grains per cubic meter. that may have you sneezing. doing a little bit of wheezing. right now we've got 74 in huntingtown. and 75 degrees in fort bellvor. temperatures will drop by tomorrow morning. look at these temperatures. in frederick, maryland, 42 degrees starting out. 45 in leesburg. falls church and fairfax city, 44 starting out. on the other side of i-95, i think we'll be in the low to mid-50s. 53 degrees in fredericksburg, virginia.
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and then more sunshine tomorrow. we'll see highs back in the 70s. from 76 degrees in gaithersburg, maryland, to 78 around areas like warrenton, and monassas, 76. another gorgeous day for us. over the week, you can see the temperatures change. by friday, topping out also in the low to mid-80s. all week long, doing pretty good with our temperatures a little cooler than what we've seen. for tomorrow morning, 43 to 56 degrees. again, jacket weather. so maybe step out the door with the jacket on. keep the kids warm in the morning. 75 to 79 degrees. so all week long, some quiet nice weather for us. our next chance of rain won't come in until late saturday and sunday, a chance for some showers and storms. look at that, the 90s are gone. bye-bye. >> bye-bye. >> so long. >> not to return for a while. maybe may, right? >> exactly. >> until next year. >> thanks.
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coming up on news4 at 4:00, don't touch the animals. >> some tourists get uncomfortably close to a bison that is not too happy about it. coming up tonight on news4 at 5:00, reaction from redskins fans in redskins park on rg-iii's big win yesterday. back to normal for students at laurel elementary. coming up on news4, why construction delays prevented these kids from getting into this school before today. and tonight at 6:00, go may be known for the controversial commercials, but controversial commercials, but now
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on, but women's's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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a woman in south carolina is accused of pointing a gun at republican congresswoman tray gowdy. it happened last night in a
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church parking lot. gowdy's home state of south carolina. he was in his car waiting to pick up his daughter from an evening service. he said a woman in the parking lot thought he was following her. he told her he wasn't, but then she drew a weapon, and pointed it at him. gowdy drove to a nearby police station and got an escort back to the church. police arrested the woman. officials at yellowstone national park say youtube video of a bison encounter made them really angry. >> take a look. this is tough to watch. they're especially upset with the adult who initiated the whole thing. some kids were walking along a trail when they came across this bison roaming free and grazing. the man shooting this video encouraged the kids to get closer and touch it. the bison zeroed in on one small boy. that youngster managed to run around a tree and rejoin his group. everyone is laughing in this video. not yellowstone officials. they say they're incredibly lucky that no one was injured or
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killed. that boy was quick on his feet. a jail house confession. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia,
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we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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now, to a jail house confession about a long intense police standoff. as megan fitzgerald reports, at least one suspect is remorseful. >> life spiraled. >> reporter: life is about choices. >> two suspects, one hostage. >> reporter: the decisions we make. >> i was in a bad situation. everything went to my head, definitely. >> reporter: friday morning, tayvon williams said he and a friend walked into a radio shock. police say they had guns and went in to rob it. it turned into a six-hour standoff with police. the store manager was caught inside. >> i put him in a bad situation, too. i'm sorry he had to even experience that. >> reporter: now in jail, he said he's sorry things went as far as they did. he and michael walked into a
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courtroom to hear the charges they face, because police say they put a lot of people's lives in danger. >> i lived my life and i chose to do what i did. i have to deal with the consequences. >> reporter: a decision he said it will change his life and the lives of many others who were impacted. the suspects are charged with kidnapping, robbery and attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. now, at 5:00, washington goes wild with rg-iii mania. right now on news4 at 5:00, the cleanup is under way after strong storms uprooted trees and tore down power lines. >> police are paying close attention tonight to metro on the 11th anniversary of september 11th. using some new tools to detect threats. experts find new cracks on one of our area's newest highways. good evening, everyone. i'm doreen gentzler. >> and i'm jim handly. redskins fans have hope tonight that washington may, just may have found its


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