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"news4 today" starts now. >> right now on "news4 today," not one, but two baby pandas calling the national zoo home this morning. we are getting new details in the surprise delivery. >> and will he or won't he? the pop-up meeting indicating vice president joe biden may make a run for the white house. but you could see smoke and fire coming from a metro station today. why they're telling you don't panic. >> on this sunday morning, thanks for joining us. welcome to "news4 today." i'm david culver. >> i'm angie goff. double trouble. >> i know. can you believe it, twins.
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pretty exciting. the last one came later than expected. in fact, folks who maybe didn't stay up for the 11:00 it wasn't in the 11:00 newscast. all new this morning. >> sure is. they're so tiny. first, we want talk about your weather. and another gorgeous day in store for us. >> yeah, lauryn ricketts is tracking it for us. >> we may have a few clouds pushing in late throughout the day, but other than that it's another beautiful day out there with temperatures maybe a touch warmer than yesterday. we made it up to 86 degrees. we're in the upper 80s today after a cool start. then we'll have humidity settle in overnight, a little muggy for your monday. but a cold front will sweep it out of here. yes, it's on the chilly side. 67 in d.c. but then step out once again, kind of similar to
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yesterday morning. we are talking about mid 50s in the shenandoah valley. cool throughout the morning, but then we'll warm up rather nicely. we'll warm up to around 90 degrees in some spots. but enjoy the morning. and again, temperatures moving nicely through the 60s. we have your seven day forecast coming up in a few minutes. maybe a little bit of rain. guys? >> all right. waking up to a panda update. that is all new this morning. we now know that perhaps when you went to bed last night, you likely knew that zookeepers were caring for a baby panda, and overnight we learned there are twins. that's right. mei xiang gave birth to two baby pandas at the national zoo. all right. don't worry, that squealing is a good thing. it's the first of two baby cubs
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born yesterday. the second came late last night. the zookeepers said the noise is a good sign, but they're still being cautious. >> in 2012, we lost a cub after six days. so let's keep our fingers crossed, but this is still a fragile time for this cub. >> that's right. one of the cubs will be cared for by a human nurse while mei xiang watches the other. we don't know what the sex of either cub is at this point, but we could learn that later this morning in a news conference. now, the panda twins were born almost two years to the day after their big sister. they were both born yesterday and bao bao turns 2 today, so don't steal her thunder. she'll have a birthday celebration at the smithsonian this morning. download the nbc washington app. check out pictures of that and all the panda cubs. they're so cute. well, d.c. has broken an unfortunate record this week with the 101st homicide of the
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year. both last year and in 2013, d.c. did not reach 100 murders until december. in fact, we have seen 13 more murders this year than we saw in all of 2012. and the last time the district hit triple digit homicides this early in the year was 2008. police have identified the 101st victim as 24-year-old antonio dean. he lived in southwest. police say around 3:00 in the morning yesterday someone shot him several times on stephens road in southeast. a $25,000 reward is being offered on who may have done this. and then police discovered that kenneth watson, jr., shot the 26-year-old. they haven't released a motive. now, this deadly weekend began friday with the shooting death of a 63-year-old woman. d.c. police saying that roosevelt robinson shot and killed cardwell on 18th street northeast around midday. robinson then barricaded himself inside of a house on the same
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street. that began a standoff that lasted more than 24 hours. news4's derrick ward has more on how it came to the dramatic end. >> reporter: it appears to have ended peacefully after a nearly 30-hour standoff. a suspect handcuffed is placed into the ambulance. but it began violently. it started with a shooting. 63-year-old loretta carswell is shot dead in street, killed by her cousin. >> he calls her outside. she goes her outside. that's her first cousin and he shoots her. >> the suspect then runs back up the house, fires off a couple more shots and the standoff begins. police in tactical gear set up around the house. the entire block indeed a large slab of this large neighborhood is cordoned off. >> i would like to go home. >> reporter: charmaine hawkins left before it happened and she hasn't been able to go home since. she lives on the block that's under siege. she had to stay with relatives.
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her longing for home is only rivaled over the sadness. she is familiar with the victim and the suspected shooter. >> the sadness that this was indeed cause and a life is gone. >> reporter: what could have prompted bad blood among family members? >> they let him stay there for years, and he's upset because eventually they told him he had to leave by the 1st of september. >> reporter: so now a heavily armed police presence. and it will never be the same. >> it's so sad. >> reporter: and part of and they that is part of this neighborhood for years. >> the suspect roosevelt robinson is charged with first degree murder. he is accused of run his suv into the -- running his suv into the cyclist and then assaults the man ultimately throwing his bike into the woods.
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police in anne arundel county says the cyclist has a broken arm and a rib. the suv driver was trying to pass him around a curve when the cyclist moved into the center of the road. and then the driver left the scene after the collision. that person is facing charges. don't be alarmed this morning if you see smoke and fire coming from the stadium armory metro station. metro transit police and fire and ems will hold an emergency response drill. that's happening this morning. it starts in an hour and a half. it runs until 10:00 this morning and they'll simulate a fire to test how the teams work together. possibly another sign that vice president joe biden is considering a run in decision 2016. so this stems from a quick meeting biden held yesterday. he came back from delaware for just a few hours to meet with massachusetts senator elizabeth warren. a source close to biden says the two met briefly at his official
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residence yesterday. and the vice president headed back to delaware. both democrats have supporters who want them in the oval office. the same super pac that supported warren shifted to biden when it said she would not pursue the presidency. here we go. >> animal rights activists are not shaking chris christie. he is campaigning for the party nomination in iowa. they were upset over the governor's veto of a bill that would have made pig gestation crates illegal. he said farmers should make decisions about how to raise livestock. president obama's vacation is about to end. take a look right here. this is how he decided to spend his time. they went biking on a trail in martha's vineyard in massachusetts. they vacationed there over the
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last couple of weeks. to kids in the district, less than 24 hours of summer vacation. parents find out you have the binders, backpacks ready to go for the first day of school. if you have kids or not, you're being asked to slow down tomorrow morning. a lot of kids are walking to school and not paying attention to cars out there. every ward in the city will have slow down intersections. we'll post those to our app. it's transition day, and if your child starting the first year in middle or high school they have to go. teachers have day long program planned to acclimate them to the brand-new school. they're starting school for the first time. watch "news4 today" tomorrow. we'll have live coverage as some of your -- at some of your children's schools and we're working for you to kick off an exciting new school year.
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"news4 today" starts at 4:26 a.m. almost 6:10. this one is getting a lot of attention online. one of the strangest stories. a body missing from a casket after a funeral. why police believe it was stolen. and out of control wildfires are growing in washington state as the call goes out for volunteers to step into action. volunteers to step into action. plus, we're finally sta
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after her funeral last week. she died from cystic fibrosis. they don't know how someone got in to take off with the body. the funeral home is offering a $20,000 reward. thousands of people can't go home because of wildfires burning out west and thousands more now helping fight those fires. the federal government in six states called for volunteers to help battle the flames. in washington state, the firefighters say they're finally making progress against a huge wildfire that has winds -- winds now have finally died down on. it killed three firefighters this week. >> the time is 6:14. next up, "reporter's notebook," a look at stories affecting our community. >> we'll be back in 15 minutes. >> good morning. welcome to "reporter's notebook." i'm pat lawson muse. requests denied. a federal appeals court will not allow former governor bob mcdonnell to remain free while appealing the public corruption
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charges to the supreme court. it means he'll have to report to prison in a matter of weeks. joe madison, what is your reaction to this and what are the political ramifications of having this case heard in the highest court of the land? >> we have to find out if they'll hear it, it's a 50-50 chance. i suspect they won't. what this means is that all of the governors and attorney generals that got behind mcdonnell over the years may have second thoughts now about the position that they -- that they took. and then of course remember his wife is also appealing too. so the reality is i think mcdonnell should get ready for prison. >> bremante, your read on this? >> i mean, it's pretty simple
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that the governor is striking out. he getting nothing but bad news from the courts in terms of his appeal of the case, his appeal going to jail. i think his -- you know, the biggest thing now he can roll the dice on is the supreme court issue. i think the optics will look strange if he's behind bars and even if the court hears it, i said this a couple weeks ago. i think if the court does hear the case, it will be very interesting in terms of how they rule because again the big issue with mcdonnell is he's saying i'm the governor. this is handcuffing the governors in terms of how we deal with people that come into our office. you know, this supreme court has dealt with some of these issues in terms of raising funds, who can raise funds or corporations, people. so this could be interesting if it gets to the supreme court. but i know i'm getting way ahead of that. >> michael pope, the issue of what constitutes an official act which is at the heart of the appeal. >> sure. the supreme court ends up taking a very small number of cases
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that, you know, that the people want to have heard, and we've got the joe madison prediction that the supreme court will not take it up. however, here's the precedent, that there's a lingering doubt about what exactly is an official act. you know, what mcdonnell was convicted of is is sort of accepting money, loans, gifts, in exchange for official acts. well, that definition has worried many elected official, there's bipartisan unease about what the implications of that. so the supreme court to take this up would create an a -- a definition behind what is legal and illegal. >> we have talked about this at length because virginia is sort of different. but remember, these are feds that are dealing with this. so i bet you it will come down to what the feds rule as being legal. >> just one last question. what do you make of the argument that maureen mcdonnell's lawyers
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are making as the high school educated spouse of the politician she couldn't have knowingly conspired with her -- >> that slaps in the face of every high school graduate i guess who didn't go to college. >> i think they could come up with something better than that. >> ignorance of the law is not really a great defense. >> former fairfax county police officer charged with murder. adam torres faces charges in the death of john geer an unarmed virginia man shot on his doorstep after a domestic dispute two years ago. he is charged in the police involved shooting and there was drama last week. he fainted after the judge denied him bond. it took a lot of time to get the police to release records and it raises questions about
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transparency. has there been a change in the police department? >> well, some would say it hasn't changed. even though it was said that this was unacceptable the way it played out. it took a long time to get information released. the family had to sue the county, in a suit that they won. so once you get public officials saying this is not the way it should have been done, you would hope that the head of the county making that statement means there will be changes, but again it doesn't look like it's moving if in that direction and the speed that others would hope it would move at. but in terms of him being the first police officer in 75 years convicted, i think that means something. >> well, he's been charged. >> charged, sorry. >> not convicted yet.
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>> michael? >> let's remember that in this case here, it took the fairfax county police department more than a year to release the identity of the police officer. they have a reputation of not releasing the basic information like the officers who are involved in these shootings, so if the question is have they learned their lesson let's look at the case of natasha mckenna, and the police have yet to identify the deputies involved in that. they have yet to release the video evidence of that. they have yet to release the report they conducted on that despite the fact their investigation is over. so i think we're still waiting for some changes in terms of the transparency in fairfax county. >> and the changes haven't taken place. this fits in with the national narrative that's going on. so what we're seeing in fairfax is no different than probably we have seen in cases all across this country. no, changes have not happened. and it won't happen until citizens demand transparency. >> but their argument would be
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they're trying to get ahead of it. they went down to texas and looked at the model of the police department, dealing with those who are mentally ill. putting them in other places instead of inside the jail. so the counterargument may be for them, we're trying to move in that direction. >> well, after 75 years that's a heck of a long year to be trying. >> is the special session over or not? >> good question. i was there for the special session. it was acrimonious to say the least. what happened was there was a dispute over the judge, and the republicans did not get the pick they wanted. then the senate adjourned, so they did not adjourn, they're technically in session, even though they're not in richmond. what we have now is the house is in session, does that mean the general assembly is in session? that's not just an academic question, and that means that
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the governor cannot make a recess appointment to the court. >> a little drama in richmond. stay with us.
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d.c.'s crime surge out of control. up over 30% from last year. cathy lanier blames the firearms in the wrong hands including children. the police have seized a staggering number of illegal firearms, but it doesn't seem to be enough. gentlemen, the police chief and the police union are clearly at odds over how to approach this. the mayor has increased rewards to $1,000 for information leading to arrests in the shooting cases. however, the police union is saying we need to go back to the old way of doing things and the police chief says the old way won't work today. >> well, i think the police
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chief probably has more solid ground to stand on because if you're talking about going back to the old ways if you want to go back 10 or 20 years i think the numbers are much higher than now. the police chief can say that the old ways don't work, here's a way we have to go, we have to use social media. i still think that the police don't have a very strong handle on why this is happening. they're saying synthetic drugs but they don't know. >> and then illegal firearms. >> illegal firearms. the chief is saying they're coming from outside d.c. because of the lax laws. the union is saying staffing issues. phil mendelson the council member, they have been saying this for ten years. i haven't heard that. i think this is just the union barking. what you have here besides the crime you have this three headed sort of monster, can't quite figure out how to wrap their arms around this. and how to deal with this perception because we know statistically the numbers really aren't as bad as they have been
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in the distant past. >> this is true, but the union is saying, you took away -- we're not the narcotics squad, the vice squad, we don't have as many police officers, plains clothes officers in the streets. >> but the chief of police also said, look, she's not in the business of arresting drug users. 20 years ago, we had these draconian laws and it's one of the reasons that our prisons now are overcrowded and people are talking about we have got -- you know, we have to do something entirely different. but let me go back to this. we don't manufacture guns in washington, d.c. we don't have as the kind of gun stores that you see throughout the south. somebody is bringing these guns in and i would venture to say that they're probably coming in in the trunks of cars, coming
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down 95 somewhere and that's where the attention really ought to be. >> i'm kind of interested in the role of synthetic marijuana. this is one of the reasons that we have heard for the spike in violence and my colleague at wamu patrick madden took a look at all of the arrest records more the 80 something murders that have up what -- that have happened this year and only one had evidence of synthetic marijuana. the police chief addressed that report and said arrest records don't tell the whole story. they were involved in four. but, you know, four out of 80 something is a very small percentage and you had the police union saying all this talk about synthetic marijuana being the cause for the spike in crime is kind of a lot of hype and doesn't play as important a role as you might expect. >> i'd like go back to the days when we had citizen patrols. i think that is something that
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is needed where you have the orange hats. you have people out on the street, taking the street back, working in cooperation with the police in the various precincts. >> impact on tourism, that's a big business in this city. second only to the federal government. there were more than 20 million visitors in 2014. close to a $7 billion boost to the local economy. $725 million in local taxes. tourists this past week don't seem to be all that worried about what's going on. should the folks who run tourism be worried? >> well, the folks who run tourism are basically saying like any big city that you come to, be careful, watch what you're doing. my thought would be if you stop the folks on the street and they're from outside the area, they're not like us, watching the news. you see what's going on every day so they may not know what's happening. when they do find out, i think the thing that they're dealing with in d.c. is the randomness is these killings that we have
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seen lately. the american university student. the young reporter in southeast d.c. but, you know, tourism is up. obviously, they're doing something right. but if you have the randomness of this, that's your issue. >> the next question -- >> but i would also say to our tourists, look, we have more police agencies in washington, d.c. than any other city in the nation. and so come, enjoy it. be part of this, and as you said, just be careful. just be careful. >> there's a long term nature to tourism, too. let's not forget. people book these books a long time in advance. if you think about eighth grade school groups from across the country come here, those trips are planned, you know, like a year in advance. so, you know, i think a lot of tourism that's going on now is actually planned before people knew this was a problem. >> the country lost a civil rights giant last week, julian
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bond. a pioneer of the civil rights movement. considered one of the most charismatic and best known figures. your memories of him? >> i introduced julian bond when i was 18 years old at my college when he spoke there after the '68 convention. he was a rock star then, because he was too young to accept the vice presidency. i can't tell some of the stories i'd like to tell in public, but the reality is one thing to know about julian, he was this from the beginning to the end. he was a student activist and he left us as a 75-year-old activist. >> i think the most important thing for him is he really used his voice to project, you know, a greater vision for america. then he put his life on the line. any time he took a position he took, he served the country as an official and an activist. that's how he'll be remembered. >> michael? >> i was interested in this 1986 congressional run where he and
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john lewis ran against each other. that's fascinating to think about. these two icons being involved in that campaign. so one of the more interesting episodes in his life. >> they were friends before. they became opponents and then they became friends after. >> yeah. i worked for the union, i was supposed to decide who gets money and so i gave them both money. either one would have served admirably. >> well said. thank you. that's "reporter's notebook." i'm pat lawson muse. stay with us. "news4 today" continues. "news4 today" starts now. >> today's top story, wow. sounds of joy there. new pandas in d.c. pandas with an "x" that is because mei xiang had a second one born last night. and a barricade situation
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that lasted more than 24 hours in northeast d.c. is now behind bars. d.c. police arrested roosevelt robinson for the murder of his cousin loretta carswell. he is charged with first degree murder. i want to give you a heads up right now, an emergency drill at the stadium armory drill. you can expect to see smoke and fire until around 10:00 this morning. so you probably should avoid the area. good sunday morning, everyone. welcome to "news4 today." i'm angie goff. >> i'm david culver. welcome back. thanks for joining us. starting off another beautiful morning here. 60s. feels great out there. >> we want to check in with lauryn ricketts. looks like the rest of the weekend will be a winner. >> it is. much of next week going to be a winner as well because tuesday through pretty much friday looking good with plenty of sunshine. now, we may hit a little bit of a hiccup on monday. a return of humidity, that's about it. may be dodging a few showers. no showers out there, maybe a
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few clouds. so the difference today is going to be we're a tick warmer. yesterday we were at 86, our daytime high yesterday. i have a high of 88 but still low humidity. you can see the clouds rolling in right now, but no rain to talk about. high pressure still in charge. sitting over new york state. in terms of current temperatures, it is a little on the chilly side out there. especially once you go into the shenandoah valley. 67 in washington. if you're headed to the farm market today it will be a beautiful morning. eventually we'll move the temperatures into the upper 80s. we may have a little bit of rain on that seven day. i have been promising you the seven day forecast. coming up at 6:47. >> all right. all new this morning a man is dead in new york city after police say he shot two police officers. they responded to the carjacking when they saw a man they believed was the suspect. so they confronted him. they say he shot one of the officers in the torso, the other in the leg. both expected to be okay. the suspect is also shot.
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not clear by whom. he died. today, you may see a gyrocopter flying over d.c. norad said it's flying between 9:00 and 11 clock and you might back when that man flew that gyrocopter all the way to the capitol four months ago. members of congress criticized norad and several others after that flight. it's part of a training exercise designed to identify small aircraft in the area. today a group in prince george's county will have a meeting to fight a nearly 20-year-old ban on certain types of dogs. there's currently a law banning american staffordshire terrier, bull terriers and american pitbull terriers. the meeting on queensbury road is going to discuss how to get rid of that ban. the group says it's discriminatory and unnecessary. that starts at noon. well, a firefighter will
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wake up at home after a fire sent him to shock trauma. roofing fell on him, this is on apple orchard lane. prince george's county fire says one of the firefighters is also back home. a fire in laurel sent him to the hospital earlier this week. an autopsy is scheduled today for a man who died in the arlington county jail. deputies found anthony gordon unconscious in his cell at the arlington county detention facility. that was yesterday morning. the 48-year-old was serving a five-year sentence for assault and battery. he had a history of medical issues. the autopsy is going to help determine how exactly he died. well, right now, four metro stations are closed for track work. they're all shut down and closing until tonight. trains are running every 20 minutes on the red line and every 15 minutes on the green line. everything should be back open by tomorrow morning. just in time for back to school crowds to take metro.
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all right. so your kids are here in the district, getting ready to head book to school tomorrow. some might see the mayor as they head back to class. muriel bowser and the state superintendent of education is at woodson high school tomorrow morning. that's in ward 7 in northeast d.c. the mayor is showing off two new precareer programs there. so one of the programs is going to teach information technology. the other prepares students for a career in engineering. well, this time tomorrow many of you will be getting your kids ready for the first day of school, but across the country there's a shortage of teachers. rehema ellis shows how they're filling the positions. >> reporter: as the new school year gets under way in dekalb county in atlanta, students are in the classroom, but many teachers are not. there are 130 vacancies, nearly four times greater than the number four years ago.
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the demand is especially high in math, science and special education classes. >> the supply for teachers who have the expertise in those areas is as -- it's dwindled. so there's a frantic competition to attract and to retain teachers who have that expertise. >> reporter: it's a growing problem nationwide. mostly in urban school districts and in california they're desperate to fill 21,000 teacher position. >> we are beginning to see places hire teachers who are not certified, who have not started any training at all for teaching. >> reporter: what's causing this void in the classroom? among several things, experts point to cutbacks in the recession years that led to teacher layoffs. in california alone, 80,000 teaching jobs were eliminated between 2008 and 2012. >> salaries were being frozen. class sizes were increasing, working conditions were getting worse. >> reporter: painting an undefireable -- undesirable
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picture, and in philadelphia, developers are getting creative. at the oxford mills apartment complex they're trying to attract and keep teachers in the neighborhood and in schools. 60% of the units are designated for educators. in return, teachers get a 25% discount off the market rate, saving up to $400 a month in rent. sixth grade teacher katie says it means she can afford to keep teaching. >> it made a decision having that, because we're not millionaires. we're teachers. >> reporter: good teachers committed to what they do, and a nation struggling to get more of them at the head of the class. rehema ellis, tucker, georgia. a warning to those who use the free wi-fi hot spots. what you should steer clear of doing while connected to the public networks. fiery crash in england.
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you're watching "news4 today." >> hillary clinton's e-mails continue to bog down her campaign. this as donald trump continues to rise in the polls. just some of the headlines we're following this morning. alongside "meet the press" moderator, chuck todd. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> first, i want to start off with the vice president and the pop-up meeting with elizabeth warren. what could they be talking about? >> what could be they be talking about? making the folks of brooklyn, hillary clinton's headquarters squirm yesterday, it got my attention. that he's doing that. joe biden having a meeting with
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elizabeth warren. i know that vice president biden asked for the meeting, it was his idea. look, warren very popular in the progressive wing of the party. this -- you start realizing, boy, is biden more than just looking at this, he's very serious. because it's not just hillary clinton, but bernie sanders, and elizabeth warren would be a way into the bernie sanders wing of the party. you could tell he's looking at a holistic view, how do i take a piece of clinton and sanders? >> she hasn't endorsed anybody. she said she's not running for president. >> but even a showing up, doing appearances for biden would send a signal. i'm sure it makes the sanders people nervous too. >> when we think of donald trump, can't forgot about him. >> no, he won't let us. >> when we look at mobile, alabama, they had a venue picked. it was too small.
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they switched to the outdoor stadium. 20,000 people file in there. the question is can this sustain itself? >> that's my whole question the whole time, how much he -- he knows that he builds event after event. it's like a house of cards. if he doesn't keep it going it can chance on itself. i think this is the week where the rest of the republican field is coming to grips with the idea that this isn't a summer fling. i know the tease was it was a summer fling. trump is here to stay. the support he's getting isn't going anywhere and until you start seeing more candidates drop out and it's three or four candidates, you know, then you start looking and saying, okay, can trump grow his support? i'm still skeptical. he's at 25. i don't know how he gets it to 35 or 40. this is a point when that's not enough guys in the field that 25 not a winning number anymore. >> talking about someone growing some support, carly fiorina after that performance at first debate, you're going to be talking with her, right? >> i did. i went up to new hampshire and talked with her yesterday.
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this is a -- of all the outsider candidates she is probably the most politically astute. she's probably the most insider of the outsiders. if you look at trump, carson and fiorina. when voters bring up one name, they usually -- in the next breath will talk about the other two candidates. so they are the sort of three outsiders that get the most attention. she's -- she seems -- she seems to be meeting her moment. let me put it that way. she's on top of her game. and she's doing -- she's doing little things now, good campaigns if they're going to take off have to do. and the smallest of towns, north new hampshire, you don't see them campaigning there every day. >> all right. chuck todd, "meet the press." thanks. a tropical storm danny
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approaches the east coast, forecasters say it's really starting to whimper out. the former hurricane should reach the u.s. virgin islands in puerto rico early tuesday morning. it can hold winds up to 65 miles per hour. forecasters say it won't bring much rain to alleviate the drought in the area. today north korea and south korea are back at the bargaining table to avoid an all out war. as the talks continue, they detected the usual troops and submarine movement in the north. more than half of the north's submarine have left the bases. this could be an indication that pyongyang is preparing for a strike. and intelligence officials are trying to figure out who ordered a suicide bomber that killed three americans. this happened in kabul. nato says one of the compounds was bombed. no one has claimed responsibility. the taliban denied any part in the attack. we have a warning for you. this video in the next story can be very hard to watch.
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several people died in an air show gone wrong in southern england. nbc's kristin dahlgren takes us to the chaotic scene. >> reporter: it seemed like a picture perfect day for an air show, quickly turned tragic. the whole thing captured live as the historic military jet plummets into the busy highway, it killed at least seven on the ground. the pilot in critical condition. >> as it went to turn by the lights, straighten out on the runway it went straight down. crashed into the traffic lights. a big fireball. very shocking. >> reporter: the hawker hunter plane was part of the air show in i think land. >> it's such a beautiful airplane. >> reporter: the plane appeared to start a loop but never pulled up. careening toward the highway and homes. this captured it moments before impact. >> the pilot tried his best, you
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could see him fighting until the last second. he was that close. there were babies and children there. >> reporter: on the ground, chaos. fans were told not to move. >> stay in your places, please. >> reporter: as rescue crews rushed to the scene. 14 others were injured and the investigation now begins into just what went wrong. kristin dahlgren, nbc news. well, french officials say they have their eye on the suspect who started shooting on a paris bound train. this is where the 26-year-old who has ties to radical islam and may have travelled to syria. if you haven't taken advantage of d.c. restaurant week, the meal deals are continuing through today. you can check them out. if you head out and i'm sure on the nbc washington app you can find more as well. >> yeah, while you're talking about things online, d.c.'s best lunch in ten minutes or less, do you think that's possible? well, that's a promise of a
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service called uber eats. have you heard about this? >> no. >> it will start on tuesday, the company says ordering lunch is as easy as going to the app to request your ride. you enter your address and the meal that you want. uber says at the moment it's only covering areas from foggy bottom up to capitol hill. but, you know, this is a town that likes to eat. >> yes. >> doesn't like to leave their office. so this is perfect. >> it rains, and nobody owns an umbrella. but speaking of rain, we're going to be dry. >> we're going to be dry. there might be a few showers tomorrow we have to dodge but really we're looking good as with get through really through the rest of the workweek. maybe a few showers and humidity tomorrow, but that's about it. let's go to the weather map right now. the sun came up at 6:29. absolutely beautiful outside that temperature at 67 degrees, but similar to yesterday, you
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step outside 495 that's where we're finding temperatures in the 50s. but it's a beautiful morning with clear skies. we have a few clouds trying to push in. i will show you that on the satellite. dew point at 56. that's low, low, low humidity. here's the clouds that i was talking about, trying to push in. i think we'll have more cloud cover out there today. but it going to be absolutely gorgeous after this time, crisp start. current temperatures 67 in washington. 55 in manassas. 59 in leesburg. 54 in frederick. you might need a little jacket this morning if you're headed out pretty early. but we'll eventually warm up as we continue through the morning as we usually do. 67 by 7:00 a.m. and 69 by 9:00 and then by 11:00, into the mid 70s. then we'll shoot up in the afternoon into the upper 80s. yesterday we were 86 degrees. i believe here we'll be 88. today a touch warmer but nothing
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too bad. 85 in leesburg, 85 in frederick and partly cloudy skies. if you're headed out to nats park, what a game yesterday, 6-1. well, we have fine one, hopefully we can do it again today. a beautiful afternoon for a ball game. first pitch at 1:35. a few clouds but it will get warm. hot and toasty to some people, but we won't have the humidity that we have to deal with. so we're clear right here. no rain to talk about. we have high pressure in charge, kind of wedging down from the state of new york. but we'll have a frontal system that moves through the area tomorrow. you can see some of that rain in the midwest right now. so maybe pack that umbrella or send the kids off with that umbrella. especially if they leave school later. so tomorrow afternoon, we will see a few showers and maybe a thunderstorm rolling across the region. i give it a 20 to 30% chance. by tuesday, it will take that humidity with it and looking good. overnight lows tonight, it will
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be a cool start once again. we're dropping down to the upper 60s here in d.c. again, head outside the beltway it gets chilly. tomorrow morning about 70 degrees. cool and with plenty of sunshine, but those clouds will increase throughout the day and a passing shower or a storm possible by tomorrow evening. now, it will be a little on the warm side. again, temperatures tomorrow are right around 90 degrees. with that a little bit of humidity. noticeable humidity. yeah, might feel a touch warmer. temperatures in the low 90s. again, then that front passes tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, looking perfect. temperatures are going to be in the mid 80s for the most part. plenty of sunshine. we need the rain. hopefully we can get a little bit of rain. we have only gotten three quarters of an inch for august. we need some rain. hopefully we'll get a little bit for tomorrow. but again, only chances of rain coming through as the weak cold front comes through. enjoy the rest of the workweek.
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guys? >> yeah, a good looking seven day. thank you. you could be putting your personal information at risk and not even know it. how
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you're watching "news4 today.." >> so often we head to the public spot and connect to the public wi-fi, but a warning about public wi-fi. >> a warning of how dangerous it can be for you. news4 consumer reporter erika gonzalez shows us how much it can cost you. >> reporter: free public wi-fi is almost as popular as the internet itself and most who use it do so cautiously. >> they say a lot of things are secure, but i would be more safe than sorry. >> reporter: but in a recent survey by aarp, 27% admitted to handling personal business using public wi-fi. >> i guess i never thought about it before.
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i don't know how anybody could get anything off of my computer from the public internet. >> reporter: but they do. internet security experts say hackers and scammers have ramped up stealing from public wi-fi users even masquerading as evil twin mascots. >> you think you're logging on to the hotel or wi-fi account, but you're logging on the a fake wi-fi account. >> reporter: hackers are also trolling neighborhoods and businesses looking for poorly secured or unsecured wi-fi accounts. >> even logging on to social media accounts you need to be careful because you're putting in your user name and password. >> that was erika gonzalez reporting. now, the bottom line is, never enter your credit, debit or any account numbers on public wi-fi. take notes from this virginia beach man. for the second time, he's pocketing a pretty nice check from the virginia lottery. ken osbourne claimed $500,000 in
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the money, money, money game. in 2006 he won $1 million in a lottery scratch off game. now, he's in remission from non-hodgkins lymphoma and he told the newspaper that's his biggest win. got it in perspective there. >> yeah, you can't put a price tag on that. >> for sure. well, 6:57. we have much more ahead. >> yeah, we have an hour by hour look at your forecast by storm team 4 meteorologist lauryn ricketts. we're back after this.
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"news4 today" starts now. >> panda surprise. fans at the national zoo, doing a double take after the delivery of twin pandas. will he or won't he? the pop-up meeting indicating vice president biden may make a run for the white house. plus, you can see smoke and fire coming from the metro station today. why they're telling us not to panic. that's right now on "news4 today." on a sunday morning, welcome back to "news4 today." i'm david culver. >> i'm angie goff. welcome to "news4 today." we have two sticks of butter. >> i know. how excited this town still gets when a panda is born. >> yeah, i wish we could keep
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them. >> well, we'll enjoy them while we can and the weather. lauryn ricketts? >> it is beautiful. maybe go to the zoo to catch a glimpse of the pandas. i have seen them on video. but it's going to be a great day to go outside, whether you want to go to the zoo or go outside and do something. so nice. especially if you didn't get out yesterday. so here's your weather outlook. it will be a refreshing day. i mean, it's a refreshing morning. a little energizing morning because of the temperatures in the 50s. so you got the go for everything. if you want to head to the pool, a few clouds. it is warmer today. temperatures are in the upper 80s and you might need to water that lawn or garden. but some rain chances in the forecast. otherwise, temperatures 65 here in d.c. 56 at dulles, 58 in rockville. a cool start out there. it will warm up as we get into the upper 80s with a few clouds
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out there. going to be dry today. but maybe not tomorrow. i know the kids are headed back to school, so that seven day forecast is coming up in a few minutes. guys? >> all right, thank you. new this morn, we have been talking about it overnight, twins. we told you mei xiang had a baby cub yesterday, but we learned she had two. that squealing sound -- listen to it. here we go. i know, the first little cub just after it was born, so cute. the second one came late last night. lots of people glued to the panda cam and we talked to one who lives here and one from far away. >> excitement, happiness. it was a real thrill to see one being born live. i can't wait to watch her grow. >> this is the one time event for me to see. who knows if i'll ever see it again. >> well, that second woman was visiting from arkansas. the zoo is holding a press
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conference -- a news conference later this morning. that's when we could learn whether or not it's a boy or a girl or if they're both boys or girls. how they'll be cared for in the coming months is also going to be detailed. this might feel familiar because the other panda cub was born exactly two years ago. that is right. bao bao's birthday, she turned 2 today. this is actually video from her first video last year. i think that's a bamboo cake, right, david? she'll have a ceremony later this morning. as of today, 101 people have been killed so far this year in the district. this time, the district hit triple digits this early this the year was 2008. both last year and in 2013, d.c. did not reach 100 homicides until december. in fact, we have seen 13 more murders this year than we saw in all of 2012.
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police identified the 101st victim as 24-year-old antonio dean. he lived in southwest. police say around 3:00 yesterday morning, someone shot him several times on stevens road southeast. a $25,000 reward is being offered for information on who may have done this. around the same time, police discovered kenneth watson, jr.'s body. he was shot on 54th street northwest. police haven't released a motive for the shooting. this deadly weekend began friday with a shooting of a 63-year-old woman. loretta carswell was shot and roosevelt robinson barricaded himself on that street. it was a standoff that went on for 24 hours and derrick ward has more on how it came to the dramatic end. >> reporter: it appears to have ended peacefully after a nearly 30 hour standoff. a suspect is placed into the
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ambulance. but it began violently. it started with the shooting, 63-year-old loretta carswell is shot dead in the street. killed by her cousin. >> he calls her outside, she goes outside. that's her first cousin and he shoots her. >> reporter: the suspect runs up the block to the house, fires off a couple of more shots and the standoff begins. police in tactical gear set up around the house. the entire block, indeed a large slab is cordoned off. >> i would like to go home. >> reporter: charmaine hawkins left right before it happened. she hasn't been able to go home since. she lives on the block that's now under siege and she's had to stay with relatives. her longing for home is only rivaled by sadness. she too is familiar with both the victims and the suspected shooter. >> the sadness that this wasn't resolved and a life is gone. so is his, really. >> reporter: what could have prompted such bad blood among family members?
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>> he's in her mom's house. he stayed there for years and he's upset because eventually they told him he had to leave by the 1st of september. >> reporter: so a place whose peace and charm is now in contrast with the heavily armed police presence isn't the same. >> it's so sad. >> reporter: and a family that's been part of this fabric for many years. >> and robinson is charged with first degree murder. a man faces charges for running his suv into the cyclist and then getting out of his car and assaults the man and throws the bike in the woods. that cyclist has a broken arm and rib now. they say the suv driver was trying to pass the cyclist around a curve in davidsonville when the cyclist moved to the center of the road. officers say the driver left the scene after the collision. so we want to give you a heads up. you may see smoke and fire coming from the stadium armory
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metro station today. don't be alarmed. they're holding an emergency response drill this morning. it starts in an hour and a half near independence avenue. it will run until 10:00 this morning. they'll simulate a fire to test the remote controlled ventilation fan and how the team of first responders can work together. a quick and unusual meeting possibly another sign that vice president joe biden is considering a run in 2016. joe biden came back from delaware to meet with elizabeth warren. a source close to biden say they met briefly at the official residence yesterday. and the vice president then left for delaware again. both democrats have supporters who want them in the oval office. the same super pac that supported warren's run shifted its focus to biden when the senator said she wouldn't pursue the presidency. here we go.
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>> animal rights activists are not shaking republican presidential hopeful chris christie. he is campaigning for his party's nomination in iowa. the activists were upset over the governor's veto of a bill that would have made pig gestation crates illegal. christie said farmers should make decisions about how to raise their livestock and if given the chance he'd veto it again. and one of the strangest story we have heard in a while. a body missing from a casket after a funeral. why police believe it was stolen. and a pastor removed from the pulpit. what maryland investigators uncovered in the sting that ended in charges for the man. out of control wildfires are growing as
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right now, crews in illinois are searching a river for missing boaters. it capsized with six people on board. a man and a 4-year-old girl died. two other women were rescue. crews are searching for a woman and a boy. a funeral home is offering a reward for a missing body. someone took 26-year-old's julie mott from her casket last week. she died from cystic fibrosis. staff say the mortuary was locked, so they don't know how someone got in to take off with mott's body. the funeral home is offering a $20,000 reward. firefighters say winds have finally died down and now they're making some progress against wildfires out west. they now have thousands of volunteers on their side. and the federal government in six states called for volunteers to help battle the hundreds of square miles of flames as well. the fires are among the worst in washington state near the town of twisp.
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thousands are still under an evacuation order there. that fire killed three firefighters last week. a high school counselor in a lot of trouble. she's accused of offering admission to ivy league colleges in exchange for sex, but prosecutors say -- what prosecutors say she did after a student said no. changes are in store for the first day of school for some tomorrow. why lauryn ricketts says you'll want that umbrella. and we'll have live coverage at some of your kids' schools. we're working to kick off an
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you're watching "news4 today." >> back at 7:15. a prep school counselor outside of philadelphia faces charges this morning accused of a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old. all right, so police say this woman you see right here used promises of harvard, princeton and columbia to solicit sex from the boy. after he resisted police say she pressured him more. >> this is extremely predatory behavior by the director of college glidence and swim coach. >> police say she sent the teenager hundreds of sexually
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suggestive messages. in washington a church is asking people to pray for the pastor after soliciting for prostitution. this happened in york, pennsylvania. he responded to an ad he saw on the internet and it appeared to be for a prostitute, but it was a deputy. he was placed on leave. in the week ahead our country will mark a decade since hurricane katrina made landfall. the storm first hit florida ten years ago thursday, then worked its way up the gulf and slammed into new orleans as the category 3. more than 1,800 people lost their lives with damage estimates of at least $125 billion. katrina, the costliest storm to hit american shores. kids in the district have less than 24 hours of summer vacation left. parents, by now you have the binders and the backpacks ready, to go out for the first day of school. whether you have kids or not, you are being asked to slow down
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tomorrow morning. many students will be walking to school and not paying attention to the cars. every ward in the city will have slow down intersections. we'll post those locations in the nbc washington app. students in prince george's county start on tuesday, but a few will be at school tomorrow morning. that's because it's transition day. if your child starting their first year in middle or high school, they've got to go. teachers have a day long program planned to help them get used to this brand-new school environment. kinder garden and pre-k have a transition day tomorrow. well, today you can join clark and other legends to get fit and fight against childhood obesity. kids and adults will perform several nfl inspired fitness drills and work out. the event is open to all ages. i love this story. you can see this little girl the
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next time you're at the grocery store. she is now a wheatie's champion. her dad plays for the cincinnati bengals and she was fighting for stage 4 cancer. she is in remission. looking good. >> she's such an inspiration because she's faced so many ups and downs in the short span of her life and she as does it with a smile. that's resonating with so many people. i don't know if you saw her father speak at the espys -- >> i saw it. >> she received the jimmy v award, but she was not well enough to travel for it. >> i thought his speech was fantastic. >> yeah. it was like tears. everybody was crying. i was sitting in my apartment, oh, my goodness, what is going on. >> we should make mention that box is not available in the stores, our producers are telling us.
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it will be given to the family. >> okay. >> we were talking about the kids out in bowie, maryland, fighting against childhood obesity and i hope they're doing it outside. it's beautiful. did you go out yesterday? >> yeah. i couldn't stay in. >> i was like, get out. we don't have this kind of weather in d.c. usually. we have to deal with the humidity. just so nice out there. today and yesterday, we're going to be just a touch warmer today and a little bit warmer tomorrow as well after this cool start. but absolutely wonderful weather to contend with. you know, as we continue into tomorrow, those winds are going to turn south. so we'll see an increase in humidity out there. but we're back to pleasant weather on tuesday. tuesday, wednesday, friday, even saturday, i gave away the whole seven day but stay around for that. right now, temperatures in the mid 60s. it's cooler once you get outside the belt. you'll see how well a warm up to the -- we'll warm up to the
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upper 80s. in the shenandoah valley, in the mid 50s today. if you're in your car, turn on the heat for a little bit. it is that cool out there. 59 in leesburg, 59 in manassas. 62 in fredericksburg, i had my heat on this morning. i feel bad about it. but i'm over it. but we have a few clouds rolling in here and there. partly cloudy. yesterday, mostly sunny. it is going to stay on the dry side. so if you're headed out, again low humidity the entire day looking good. it will be warm by the time we get into the afternoon and evening because daytime highs going to be upper 80s. some areas nearing 90 degrees, especially in culpepper and areas to the south. partly cloudy out there. but i do want to stress it will be dry. another cool start as we get into tomorrow morning as overnight lows settle back into the 50s. in the city centre in the upper 60s, but once you head outside back in the 50s. once you put the kids on the
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bus, they may need a light jacket or a rain jacket because a few showers are around tomorrow. but the humidity is up. a one-day special. noticeable humidity through monday. then we are back to no problem by the time we get to tuesday, wednesday and thursday. so here is your school day forecast. a little cool in the morning. recess is going to be hot and muggy as the temperatures rise through the 80s during the noon hour. a few showers and storms possible. a few rolling across the area. you can see there's nothing out there right now. but there's that cold front that will travel to the east. as we go through today and through tomorrow. so watch it. here's your time right here. 4:45, a few showers out. there i don't think it will be widespread, maybe a few scattered storms. and we'll get some sunshine by the time we get to tuesday. we'll take it through wednesday and thursday. i think we'll start with sunshine tomorrow and clouds
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will roll in. a small chance of a storm passing through. tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, very nice, very pleasant and low humidity. kind of a boring weather forecast but we'll take it. guys? >> thank you. 7:22. a new school year can mean a lot of added pressure for your kids. well, changing m
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you're watching "news4 today." >> were you excited or anxious? >> a little bit of anxiety. you haven't seen people usually throughout the whole summer so you have to adjust again. >> i felt the same way. as you're heading back to college, there are new numbers about the anxiety among students. >> researchers are saying it's now college's most common issue. >> it's the racing of the heart and then you have chills going through your body. >> it can range from some sort of cripplingness that you i'll be sitting at home and you won't want to go out. >> reporter: anxiety. those waves of worry, nervousness, unease, it's a familiar feeling for a lot of people. but experts say when it gets out of control, it can be destructive. >> you're stopped from being who you are. >> reporter: now research is finding that anxiety is a major
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problem for one in six college students. making it the most common mental health issue on campus. >> anxiety has been the number one presenting complaint. >> reporter: this is the director of the mental health services for george washington university. he said depression used to be the biggest issue, but with academics getting more competitive, along with more warnings over the strain of tuiti tuition, students are suffering from anxiety. >> at schools like george washington university where we attract a large number of highly driven and motivated students we do tend to see more anxiety because that's -- those type of students are primed to be more anxious. >> reporter: social media is adding an extra layer of success. >> now everyone has to be on at all times. you have to take pictures of how fun your life is and putting it out there. >> reporter: but experts say anxiety can be a tool for success. it can help to motivate students to work harder or to study more, but they have to be able to
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recognize when it's become unhealthy. >> it's interfering with sleep, if it's interfering with academic performance, they can't study. they can't focus on exams. >> i start to cry. and then my -- the palms of my hands sweat. then i start shaking. >> reporter: chanel cooper gorms, a sophomore, said she suffered anxiety attacks about taking tests but she sought help and she's learned coping mechanisms including meditation and medication to help calm her nerves. >> if you take care of it and learn what anxiety you have, it will be a smooth sail. >> reporter: doreen gentzler, news4. leaders in prince george's county preparing for a fight over dogs this morning. what neighbors are wanting off the law books so that they can have certain breeds of dogs in their home. school districts loses
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in your top stories right now this morning, we'll learn more about d.c.'s two new panda cubs. that's right. mei xiang had twins. we'll post what we learned about them today on our nbc washington app. a murder suspect who set off a barricade situation that lasted more than 24 hours is
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behind bars. d.c. police arrested roosevelt robinson for the murder of his cousin, loretta carswell. that was yesterday. he's charged with first degree murder this morning. heads up in about 15 minutes an emergency drill will start at the stadium armory metro station. you can expect to see fire and smoke around 19th street and independence avenue. it will happen until 10:00 this morning. if you can, please try to avoid the area. but don't avoid this awesome weather we have had all week. and the nats win by the way. a pretty good weekend around washington. welcome back. i'm angie goff. >> i'm david culver. we have some pandemonium going on. >> yeah, two sticks of butter. >> we have to point out, today is not all about the two pandas but about bao bao's 2nd birthday. don't steal her thunder. and now let's get to the weather forecast. lauryn ricketts is standing by. >> hello, guys. you know, as far as the weather
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goes, beautiful out there. my job is fairly easy for much of this week. we may have a little hiccup tomorrow with some storms passing through, but all in all, looking good. looking good for the kids to head back to school whether they want to or not. i know my kids in winchester are back to school as of two weeks ago. so it's going to be chilly out there at the bus stop. tomorrow morning, temperatures are in the 50s and 60s, but give it a green light. nice, a maybe a few storms possible by the time they head home. if they want to get pool time in today is the day. we are going to have a few clouds as i said. so we'll go partly cloudy today. yesterday we went mostly sunny. dry. yes, it's a chilly start out there. we have your seven day forecast and also what is going on with tropical storm danny. we'll talk about that as well. guys? >> all right.
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in a few hours from now, you may see a gyrocopter in the sky over d.c. norad is flying several small aircraft above the city this morning at 9:00 and 11:00. it will help to identify small, slow aircraft overhead. it's in response to the event four months ago when the guy flew all the way to the capitol building. today, fighting a nearly 20-year-old law on dogs. there's currently a ban an staffordshire terriers. today's meeting will discuss how to get rid of the ban and the group says it's discriminating and unnecessary. an autopsy is scheduled for man who died in the arlington county jail. deputies found anthony gordon unconscious in his cell at the arlington detention facility
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yesterday. the 48-year-old was serving a five year sentence for assault and battery. he had a history of medical issues. the autopsy will help police to determine how he died. a firefighter will wake up at home after a fire in suitland sent him to the shock trauma center. roofing fell on him yesterday at this townhouse complex at apple orchard lane. one of the other firefighters is also back home. a fire in laurel sent him to the hospital earlier this week. right now, four metro stations closed for track work. potomac avenue, minnesota avenue and gamewood shut down until tonight. also today, trains are running every 20 minutes on the red line. every 15 on the green line. everything is expected to be back open tomorrow morning in time for the back to school crowds and those of you taking the metro. and d.c. heading back to school tomorrow. some of your kids might see the mayor as they head to class.
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mayor bowser and others will be at the woodson high school tomorrow morning. in ward 7 in northeast d.c. the mayor is showing off two new precareer programs at the school. one program going to teach information technology. the other prepares students for a career in engineering. >> thanks, david. a few hours of summer vacation left and teachers are repairing for when the doors open. but a review by scott macfarlane reveals a growing problem for one local district. teachers are leaving by the dozens this summer, looking for better pay, miles away. >> reporter: some of the elementary schoolteachers have lined up the chairs. and the papers in folders. at tuscarora elementary in frederick, teachers staged strategy meetings before the kids arrived. down the road, liberty elementary third grade teacher
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is starting her 16th year, but there's a big change this year. about 100 colleagues have bolted for jobs elsewhere. and the kids she says will notice immediately. >> they come back after summer and just a whole new environment. and maybe their trusted teacher normally that would be there has left. >> reporter: in public records request in all school districts, local districts lose hundreds of teachers each year. but over the past few years the turnover has been relatively steady in all local districts, except this one. in frederick county. in fact, frederick has been hemorrhaging veteran teachers. more than 300 have left the district since 2012. >> when you start to lose those folks that's a lot of valuable experience walking out the door. >> reporter: where are they going? records reviewed by news4 showed to other districts in northern virginia, howard, washington counties for better paychecks.
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>> i can truly drive 20 minutes in one direction and make 17 thousands more? >> yes, you can. >> reporter: a budget crunch has hammered the district over several recent years, delaying teacher pay raises. frederick county is 23rd highest out of 24 in maryland. as home values rise, especially near i-270 and the transit into d.c., the teachers union said it's the veteran educators bolting, not the newcomers. is this hurting academic performance? or academic achievement? >> it is. we're not doing for all of or students what we should be doing for all of our students. >> reporter: frederick schools despite this, s.a.t.'s are above average and they admit they are fighting an uphill fight this year because kids aren't the only ones getting used to a new
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classroom. and the school district has been bumped up to stop the bleeding but the superintendent says state budget cuts had kept this all questionable. pay increases are again delayed. we are working for you to make a memorable school year for your kids and you and your kids. we're kicking things off tomorrow at 4:26 on "news4 today." all young people are being called, how it can change the relationship between officers and the communities they protect. new charges after actress rosie o'donnell's daughter is found after being missing. and a pregnant meteorologist is the
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you're watching "news4 today." >> the owner of the home where rosie o'donnell's 17-year-old daughter was found is facing charges this morning. 25-year-old stephen shear was arrested in new jersey. he's charged with child endangerment and distribution of obscenity to a minor. chelsea o'donnell was missing
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for a week and they discovered inappropriate communications between the two on the girl's cell phone. this morning a look inside the jury so divided a judge declared a mistrial in the former college football player. demonstrators filled the streets after the decision on friday. jurors were split 7-5 over whether to convict russell kerik for the shooting death of jonathan farrell. a juror says he wanted to convict the officer. he said no one can explain what farrell did to make the officer shoot. he's particularly upset with the defense's presentation which put farrell on trial. police in prince george's county want to hear what you think about them. specifically, they want teenagers and 20 somethings to weigh in. the prince george's county police chief is starting a council of 16 to 24-year-olds. the group will meet once a month and he wants to start a conversation about policing and
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wants it to start today. military jets slam on the
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you're watching "news4 today.." >> hey, everybody. the "today" show is next on nbc4. it starts at 8:00. >> erica hill and peter alexander are standing by live in new york. good morning. >> good morning to you. just ahead here on a sunday
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morning on "today" there's new information to tell you about. it concerns the man now under arrest for attacking a crowded train friday night headed for paris. could he have ties to radical islam? and plus the three american heroes who brought him down are meeting with france's president. and the challenge that every one of us took part in, the ice bucket challenge that raised tens of thousands of dollars and they're hoping it will lead to a break through for als. and maybe you were one of the millions who follow the fat jewish online. what is the buzz all about? sheinelle caught up with him to find out. we'll take a trip to a very unamusing amusement park. they call this dismal land. it is unlike anything you have ever seen before. it is also the hottest ticket around. so come ride with us.
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looking forward to that. and plus "america's got talent" star is here to read our minds and this is spooking us. >> yeah, we'll get to know what you really think of us. >> we know what you're thinking, don't you worry. >> i'm thinking of dismal land. doesn't it remind you have the pail kids? >> i was going to say that's what you were thinking of. >> thanks, guys. in the news, south korea and north korea are back at the bargaining table to avoid an all out war. it's detected sub marine movement in the north. more than half of the submarines have left the bases and this could be an indication that pyongyang is preparing for a strike. intelligence officials are trying to figure out who ordered a suicide bombing that killed
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three americans. that happened in kabul, and nato said one of the convoys was bombed. 12 people died, including three americans. the taliban has denied any part in the attack. a warning, the next video is hard to watch. several people died in the air show crash in london. >> reporter: it seemed like a picture perfect day for an air show, it turned tragic. the whole thing captured live as the jet plummets into the busy highway, killing at least seven on the ground. the pilot in critical condition. >> as it went to turn, to straighten out along the runway it lost -- it went straight down, crushed into the traffic light, a big fireball. that was quite shocking. >> reporter: the 19 50s plane was part of the air show in
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england. >> it's such a beautiful airplane. >> reporter: the plane appeared to start a loop. >> oh, my word. >> reporter: but never pulls up, careening towards a highway and home. this captures the jet moments before the impact. >> the pilot tried his best. he was fighting until the last second. it was that close. there was babies and children there. >> reporter: on the ground, chaos. fans at the air show were told not to move. >> stay in your places, please. >> reporter: as rescue crews rushed to the scene. 14 others were injured and the investigation now begins into just what went wrong. kristin dahlgren, nbc news. >> wow. well, now we want to move over to the facebook post that has more than 10,000 comments. >> yeah. you may have one to add to this after you hear this story. a pregnant meteorologist confronted her so-called haters on social media. she defended her figure after
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someone called her a sausage in casing and disgusting. she wrote, she would gladly gain 50 pounds and suffer sleepless uncomfortable nights if it meant bringing her two girls into the world safely. >> good for her. because she said the sausage in casing, that hurt her feelings. then when she got the disgusting comment and the person said they were going to flip her channel because they couldn't stand to watch her, she said this is an assault on all women, all women. if you're pregnant on television, most people are nice. you hear it. people tell you what you should or shouldn't wear. >> yeah. >> so i'm glad she stood up for herself. >> good for her. i saw that story. i was really proud of her. you know, i have never been pregnant, but just to go through that emotion as well, and the fact that you're pregnant, oh, my goodness, i'd start crying. all right. you know -- >> don't cry because you have
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lots to be excited about. >> exactly. >> the weather is fantastic out there. >> yes, if you're out to eat, you can get a table outside. >> hopefully you can grab that table outside because it's so nice. but as we continue through the rest of the workweek we have nice conditions as well. temperatures right now in the mid 60s. that dew point in the mid 50s. usually when we see a little bit of that humidity, that dew point is right around 70 degrees. well, that dew point tomorrow is in the mid 60s. dew point, the measure of moisture in the air so we'll have a touch of humidity tomorrow. right now, no humidity. through the day, no humidity. current temperatures out there 65 in washington. 55 in manassas. cooler once you head over to the shenandoah valley, but otherwise after a crisp start we'll move the temperatures into the 80s today. and probably upper 80s. we have a few clouds rolling across the area. that's the way it will be today.
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we'll go with partly cloudy skies out there for today. but if you're headed for the farm market looking good as temperatures are right through the 70s through noon and then after that lunch hour then we will start to see those temperatures on the up and up. we're talking about upper 80s to maybe near 90 degrees in some spots like culpepper. so despite a little bit more cloud cover than yesterday, yeah, those temperatures are just a touch warmer. you're headed out the nats park, lucky you if you were there yesterday. we got that 6-1 win against the brewers. we're playing them again this afternoon, 1:35. temperatures in the low 80s. we're moving up into low 80s after lunch. and then we'll see the temperatures rising. we won't have that humidity to deal with. overnight lows back into the 50s and 60s. those kids headed out to the bus stop or walking to school tomorrow, maybe on the cool side for them. they may need a jacket or a rain
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jacket. we could have a chance for some isolated showers tomorrow afternoon. it will come from the west and continue to pass through our area, but we have nothing to worry about for today. here's a look at the future weather. monday, 4:45, a few storms rolling across the region, but otherwise, back to high pressure. back to low humidity. your commuting forecast tomorrow morning, a little cool. a little hot in the afternoon with a passing storm possible. let's get to hurricane danny, a small, compact storm. in fact, now it's tropical storm danny and this will continue to travel and turn into the remnant low once it heads over the land masses so it's weakening kind a bit. so we'll continue to watch it for you. humid for your morning, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, temperatures in the mid 80s and low humidity. a warning to those of you
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number. if someone wants it, ask why and how it will be protected. get familiar with the federal educational rights and privacy act. it gives parents the right to opt out of information being released to third parties. you can also talk to your children about using public wi-fi to get their homework done. >> wi-fi on a public network consider pretty dangerous. news4's consumer reporter erika gonzalez shows us how you can end up paying for it. >> reporter: free wi-fi is as popular as the internet itself and those who use it do so cautiously. >> i'd rather be more safe tan sorry. >> reporter: but in a recent survey by aarp, 27% admitted to handling personal business using public wi-fi. >> i guess i never thought about it before. i don't know how anybody could get anything off of my computer from public internet. >> reporter: but they do. hackers and scammers have ramped up stealing from public wi-fi
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users, even massacre aqueradini wi-fi. this is the director of the fraud watch network and said they're trolling the neighborhoods and businesses looking for poorly or unsecured wi-fi accounts. >> even logging on the social media accounts you need to be careful because you're putting in your user name and
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good morning. warning signs? french authorities say the man who attacked a train wielding an ak 47 was a known radical with possible ties to a terror group. a wounded american hero who helped attack the man leaves the hospital preparing to be honored by a grateful nation. horror on the ground when a military jet crashes when thousands look look on. this morning the latest on the investigation. and new questions about whether these air shows are just too dangerous. vanished. a young woman's body stolen from a funeral home just hours after her memorial service. prompting many to wonder who would do such a

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