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all liquor stores are closed except for ones in the district. marc and vre are not operating today. the library of congress are allowing visitors to get a peek at one of the rooms. the main reading room is open to the public. you can see the civil war and america exhibit which includes president lincoln's bible used by president obama at this year's inauguration. admission is free and it's open today from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. that's worth a trip to the library of congress. a beautiful building. >> got out of the car it morning, it wasn't that bad, and then the wind came through it's when the wind smacks you in the face. >> it's freezing out there. meteorologist tom kierein here with the forecast. tom, good morning. >> certainly is feeling and looking like winter. shenandoah valley in many locations around the region, we
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got a quick dusting of snow from snow showers. this viewer sent in this gorgeous photo from shenandoah valley. weather at nbcwashington.com to send your photos. we had those snow showers. we're off to a clear start. the winds are gusting. temperatures are down to just near 20 degrees. most of the region, including southern maryland, northern neck, eastern shore, few locations in the mid-20s. in the upper teens in montgomery county. reagan national now only 23. the winds are gusting around 15, 20 miles an hour. so look at our windchills. windchills only 7 in gaithersburg. washington national airport, it's at 17. farther north and west, single digit windchills. so yes, you need your warmest winter gear on this monday morning. president's day morning. we'll stay near 20 degrees through 7:00 a.m. by 8:00 hitting the mid-20s and in the upper 30s by noon. we'll have our temperatures in manassas, our hometown forecast
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by noontime reaching the upper 30s with bright sunshine and a lighter wind. a look at the rest of the day is coming up in ten minutes. now a look at traffic on this president's day morning. here's danella, good morning. >> good morning. checking on a couple incidents. if you're traveling along north frederick, 355, gaithersburg area at cedar, the intersection is blocked because the fire department is on the scene of a fire. use russell avenue and connect back to west diamond. light volume in the area right now. a heads up about it. traveling the beltway, inner loop ativan dorn, construction on the left side of the roadway. may be in the final stages. not, smooth sailing. van dorn, on the left side of the roadway. may be in the final stages. not, smooth sailing. in prince george's county, clear at 201 and continuing toward i-95 in both directions. travel lanes are open. back in ten minutes.
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aaron and eun over to you. thank you. tony tull has breaking news from the live desk. >> we're tracking breaking news where five people have been killed after suicide bombers killed a compound in pakistan where government officials were meeting. it happened in peshawar close to the border near afghanistan. the latest reports say that the two bombers wearing suicide vests entered the compound. there was shooting and two large explosions. the building was a place where political officials and tribal officials were meeting. they were told to take shelter inside offices of the building. as of right now, no one claimed responsibility for the bombing. that is the latest. back to you guys. now, to the developing stories surrounding the murder charges against oscar pistorius. his agent said he's canceled all future races for the time being so pistorius can focus on the charges against him had. despite the chges, many of the sponsors, nike and oakley are sticking with him until the legal process plays out.
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approximate is tore yus remains in custody at a police station accused of killing his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. he's getting support from fans around the world. >> i can tell you that we have had overwhelming support for oscar from a lot of fans on a global scale. south african fans, international fans from literally all over the world. >> pistorius will appear in court tomorrow for a bail hearing. steenkamp is set to be cremated. there will be a private ceremony tomorrow as well. the music world is mourning the loss of mindy mccready. it appears she killed herself in her arkansas home yesterday. the singer had numerous run-ins with the law. she was voluntarily i committed to a treatment facility following the debt of her boyfriend. she was 37 years old. police need your help
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finding a woman who vanished. ashley funk now has long black hair and blue eyes. funk is from the germantown area. her family last saw her several weeks ago. her family and police are concerned about her emotional and physical well-being. you've seen her, call montgomery county police. this morning, police are looking for the people responsible for a stabbing that killed a university of maryland eastern shore student. police say 21 years old edmond st. claire was stabbed on campus. police say he was a passenger in a car when there were three or four people walking on the street. a fight broke out in st. claire was stabbed. he died 30 minutes later. his girlfriend chelsea yoe self-shown in this picture tells news 4 that he borrowed her car to get something to eat. >> because of what happened, just because it was like ten to 15 minutes after --
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>> friends tell news 4 that sinclair was a popular d.j. on campus. he attended high school in prince george's county. police have not identified any suspects. 4:36 right now. republicans are accusing president obama of playing politics by drafting his own proposal to overhaul the immigration laws. usa today reported that the white house is working on a bill that would create a visa for undocumented immigrants and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years. it would bolster funding for -- and require employers to check the immigration status of workers. it would only put its proposal forward if congress fails to come up with its own legislation. >> we'll be prepared in the event that the talks going on the hill, which by the way were aggressively supporting, if those do not work out, we'll have an option to put out there. >> marco rubio warns that the
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president's bill would be dead on arrival this klegg. the obama administration is not giving up efforts to avoid massive spending cuts which are set to take effect 11 days from now. dennis mcdone owe says the cuts known as the sequester will have a major impact on middle class americans. president obama endorsed a plan that democrats -- it includes tax hikes on millionaires and democrats admit the proposal has little chance of chancing in the republican controlled house. prince george's county leaders have about seven weeks to figure out how to repay the federal government at least a million dollars it claims the county mismanaged. that money was part of a housing and urban development focused on -- jack johnson administration. johnson is now in prison for his part in a corruption and bribery scandal centered in the county's
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housing department. they have until april 5th to come up with a plan to return the mismanaged funds. a popular whiskey maker splashing cold water on a plan to dilute its product this morning. costly decision. the latest punishment for a man accused of slapping a child during a flight. the united nations is taking -- after a meteor streaked through the skies over russia. no hiding from this winter this morning. we're going to find down right frigid out there as you step out the door. your forecast next with weather and
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good news if you're a fan of maker's mark. it's restoring the alcohol volume in the popular whiskey. it announced it was lowering the alcohol in the bottles because of a supply shortage. loyal customers were furious about that. thousands told the company they would rather deal with an occasional supply shortage than an inferior whiskey. they tweeted yesterday, you spoke, we listen. back to normal. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. meteorologist tom kierein tell us about this cold day, tom. >> it doesn't look that cold when you look at the live view from the city camera. looks like a clear, typical morning. but it is frigid. starting off with temperatures near 20 degrees. most of the region. reagan national at 23 degrees.
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then you add in the wind. the wind is gusting around 20 to 25 miles per hour. therefore, windchills are down into the teens and single digits. the windchills are going to be low here for much of the morning. here's how we look throughout the day ahead. by 9:00, near 30 degrees. above freezing by 10:00. by noontime, mid and upper 30 ez a. it ought to hit the low to mid 40s by mid-afternoon. lofts sunshine. the winds diminish this afternoon. by midnight into the mid-30s. tomorrow morning, we may have a wintry mix. details on that and your seven-day outlook coming up in ten minutes. a look at traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. tracking breaking news if you're traveling to 95 southbound in d.c. this is right near exit 1. all your lanes are blocked by a crash in that area and investigation. if you're traveling southbound 295, you're going to be forced off on to route 1 it looks like and seeing your first exit, u.s.
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naval research lab. seeing a lot of delays on that exit as well. possible work arounds for you as you take martin luther king or take suit land parkway to avoid the accident. aaron and eun. thank you, danella. a hospital in lockdown after someone opens fire. we're tracking developments at the live desk next. it's a story that sparked outrage among parents. the fallout from a man accused of slapping a
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good morning. i'm tony tull at the live desk tracking breaking news out of portland, oregon. last night at 12:30 our time, police were called to a hospital for a man with a gun. we're told the hospital was placed on lockdown. police were able to contain the gunman inside. they say that a shot rang out,
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the gunman is dead. but, again, that hospital in portland, oregon is still on lockdown as police there investigate what happened. as of right now, there are no other injuries. we'll continue to track the story. back to you. it marks ten years since 100 people died in a rhode island nightclub fire. yesterday loved ones gathered for a memorial. the station nightclub burned to the ground in february 2003 when pyrotechnics during a show by great white caught material on fire. work for the memorial begins in the spring. it morning, people in a small texas town are mourning the deaths of two firefighters. they are from bryan, texas. about 50 miles outside houston. they died friday night trying to put out flames inside a knights of columbus lodge when the roof suddenly collapsed. two other firefighters were badly burned, but are expected
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to survive. a 4-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was rescued from a burning house in the district. two adults and another child were also taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. happened in the 2600 block of 33rd street? southeast. it's split into apartments. police arrested a man who argued with another adult inside the home at the time of the fire. he's charged with simple assault and making threats. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. police identified the man hit and killed by a car in northeast washington. police say 20-year-old darnell ross of upper marlboro died from his injuries. he was walking near the gallaudet metro station saturday night when he fell into the crosswalk along m street. the driver took off. police do not have a description of the car. after the russian fireball, the united nations is discussing the potential threat of more impacts on earth.
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the u.n. is working on an international response to close calls saying it's critical to track asteroids to prevent collisions with earth. last year, a small meteor crashed in russia. the same day a 160-foot asteroid buzzed by earth missing it by 17,000 miles. a man charged with slapping a toddler on an airplane is out of a job this morning. 60 ear yield joe hundley of idaho no longer works for an aerospace and defense company after he slapped a 2-year-old boy on a minnesota to atlanta flight. the boy's mother says altitude change caused her son to start crying and hundley who appeared o intoxicated used a racially charged word before slapping the child in the face. he will plead not guilty to simple assault charges. 4:48 now. in news 4 for your health, concussion cans may require long-term care. they found athletes who suffered a concussion 30 years ago had
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had memly and attention deficits. those are similar to early signs of parkinson's. researchers looked at brain scans and brain chemistry. the capitals three-game winning streak is no more. they fell by a score of 2-1. the goal i made 38 saves. but the rangers were too much breaking a 1-1 tie early in the third period. the caps are now off until thursday when they take on the new jersey devils at the verizon center. >> three on one and lebron james set up by carmelo anthony. >> looked at the stats. duncan -- >> it was a night full of net in houston last night as nba allstar weekend wrapped up. the biggest names kept us entertained. plenty of exciting dunks. in the end, the west beat the east 143-138. you know it's allstar when the score is like that.
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chris paul was named game mvp. danica patrick raced her way into the books. the first woman to win the pole in the daytona 500 guaranteeing her a spot up front in next sunday's race. she averaged speeds of more than 196 miles per hour. only four-time cup champion jeff gordon came close in second place by .03 of a second. congrats to her. third baseman ryan zimmerman is recovering well from off season shoulder surgery. he and the rest of the nets took part in the first full squad workout of spring training yesterday. zimmerman says his shoulder is at about 85% right now. he hopes to play in some of the nationals spring training games. his shoulder bothered him much of last year. now that he's feeling healthier, his expectations for the coming season are as high as everybody else's. >> anything less than making the playoffs, i think, is going to be a disappointment.
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obviously, everybody wants to go to the world series. the first step is to get in. once you get in, a team gets hot and they roll through. that's kind of what you have to do. >> zimmerman had a busy off season. in addition to the shoulder surgery, he got married and bought a house. from spring training to a blizzard in the northeast. parts of northeast blasted with another one. it hit residents from pittsburgh to rhode island. roads were so slick in parts of pennsylvania that a teenager was killed in a rear end accident. in connecticut residents were still digging out from the blizzard a week ago and was hit with another dumping. rhode island received a half a foot of snow in the providence area. meteorologist tom kierein is here. we missed all that craziness with that. >> these are the last days of winter upon us now. >> i hope you're right. last days. can we focus on that. >> march is not that far away. this morning may be our last cold morning of the
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he said predicting way far into the future. right now it's 23 at rag al national. it's super dry. the dew point only 4 degrees. keep the skin lotion handy. winds out of of the west, northwest. only 5 to 10 miles per hour. other locations, winds are gusting up to 20 miles per hour. temperatures are down into the teens. much of northern virginia and maryland rg montgomery county near 20 degrees. low 20s prince george's county into southern maryland and much of arlington, fairfax county, near 20 degrees. so is the shenandoah valley into the mountains where the winds are gusting to 20 to 25. we have windchills down to single digits. it is a very cold morning. so layer up before you head out. by 6:00 a.m. still just near 20 degrees by 9:00. near 30. by noontime, we should be in the upper 30s and still mostly sunny. the wind is going to shift into the southwest from the northwest. still blustery though, around 5 to 15 miles per hour. that will bring in milder air for the afternoon.
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here are the temperatures expected by mid-afternoon. the low mid-40s around washington. much of northern virginia. farther north and west, highs near 40 degrees. we'll have that wind diminishing and not as cold tonight. increasing clouds, though. by dawn tomorrow, near freezing again. in the morning, as some moisture rolls in, it may begin as a brief period of wet snow and sleet. mainly to the west of us. perhaps blue ridge west into the shenandoah valley. that's tomorrow morning maybe for a brief time for two or three hours. maybe sleet and snow in the higher elevations getting freezing rain. then farther east, it's going to be all rain off and on into the afternoon hours. ending tomorrow night. highs near 50. on wednesday, cold day again. 20s in the morning, afternoon highs low 40s. still cold on thursday too. but into the low to mid-40s in the afternoon. upper 40s on friday. chance of rain moving in late on friday. does look like off and on rain on saturday with a high near 50. highs low and mid-50s.
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that's the way it looks. i am back in ten minutes with a look at danella, good morning. >> good morning, still tracking breaking news on 295. d.c. 295 southbound at the u.s. naval research lab. crash there was blocking all your southbound lanes. an update now the left lane will get you by the accident just the left lane while police are investigating the crash in that area. if you want to work around it, you can take suitland parkway. and take mlk instead. as far as delays, not bad traveling southbound. once you get closer to exit 1, that's where you're just slow around that accident. now, traveling i-95 in virginia, nice and clear. no issues north or southbound. making your way past the rest area. clear to the beltway. aaron over to you. >> thank you, danella. tony tull at the live desk. >> we're getting reports that hugo chavez is back in venezuela. he spent two months in cuba receiving cancer surgery and treatment. there are some pictures right therement you can see him in the hospital presumably with family
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members there in cuba. he did put a message out on his twitter account saying "we will continue our treatment here." there is no word on his present condition at this time. but, again, you can see pictures there of hugo chavez in the hospital there in cuba. again, he is back in venezuela as of this morning. that's the latest from the live desk. back to you. thfrs the scene on the mall as thousands gathered to call for president obama to address climate change can. activists from around the country demanded more spending on green energy alternatives. they also urged the president to reject the keystone excel pipeline which they say would contaminate land and water across the route. there were similar demonstrations across the country including large protests in chicago, los angeles and seattle. you might have a case of sticker shock when it comes to filling your gas tank. the average is $3.71. an .08 jump over the weekend. it is the same story in our
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area. d.c. at $3.9016 cents higher than a week ago. virginia at $3.59. mad maryland at $3.71. west virginia drivers are paying $3.82, a 17 cent increase from a week ago. you've heard the wives' tales about kids watching too much television. >> the new information that may have you wanting to limit their screen time. his blunder made him the butt of jokes on
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if you got a good laugh off of rubio's water break, his political action committee raised more than $100,000 since he took a sip of water in the response to the state of the union address. how did they raise the money? according to abc news, the bottles had white labels with the name rubio in letters. you had to donate $25 to get one. i'd say he cashed in on that sip. rubio hasn't talked much approximate it. >> that didn't stop the folks at snl with coming up with their own possible explanation. >> you're about to give an important policy speech. you get a little nervous and eat a bag of dry roasted peanuts and

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