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on the pope's arrival and your movements this morning. he's here with today's weather headlines. >> good morning. welcome to tuesday, everybody. cloudy skies, view from our tower here in northwest washington. the roads are more wet than dry right now. puddles to be dealt with as well. so clouds and a few drops around this morning. some late day clearing. after 3:00 or 4:00, maybe a little peek of sunshine. more sunshine for tomorrow and thursday for the papal visit. weather impact today, relatively low, morning puddles and afternoon clouds will be the biggest impacts on storm team 4 radar, a little light rain and drizzle, that's all that is left. temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s now. hometown forecast, here in northwest washington, drills, 61 degrees. 67 and clouds at lunch time. few breaks in sunshine by 5:00 or 6:00 this afternoon. we're talking commuter impacts in ten minutes for the forecast. for now, traffic impacts for melissa. >> brand-new crash indian head highway at livingston road.
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we told you about this one a little bit ago, now seeing some delays starting to pick up here this morning. also, green line delays to green belt here this morning, hearing about something else as well. talking about the blue line, orange line, silver line, single-tracking between foggy bottom and mcpherson square. pardon me for stepping away and reading the screen. road closures starting for the papal visit. first big one northbound massachusetts avenue shut down in front of the vatican embassy. back with more in a couple of minutes. 6:01. today is the day pope francis makes his first trip to the u.s., first stop right here in our area. the nation's capital. the pope is wrapping up his visit in cuba. he is celebrating mass before making his way to the states. pope francis will land at joint base andrews around 4:00 this afternoon. we'll bring you that historic moment live on news 4 at 4:00 and stream it on the nbc washington app.
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president and mrs. obama will greet the pope. from there, he'll go straight to the vatican embassy on massachusetts avenue. a document obtained by nbc news shows law enforcement is worried terrorists may impersonate first responders to enter secure areas. the bulletin from pennsylvania state police warn that officers need to be on the lookout for attackers with fake i.d. cards and uniforms. philadelphia police commissioner charles ramsey says there are no specific threats, and this is simply a reminder for officers to be vigilant. with more on how law enforcement in our area will protect the pontiff, let's get to molette green live at the basilica with more on the massive security event. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement approaching this like an inauguration scale event. but much more challenging because there is really no good playbook for something like this. with pope francis in town for three days here, appearing in
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various parts of the nation's capital, and the secret service, of course, in charge of the massive law enforcement effort to protect the pontiff. the people's pope, as he is called, likes to mingle with his flock. there is a lot that you will see and a lot that you won't see in terms of security including s.w.a.t. teams, snipers, police in helicopters, and in boats, and along with very restricted air space during this visit, road closures are an essential part of the protection plan as well. and here at the basilica, 25,000 ticketed people are expected to come here for the canonization mass on wednesday afternoon. there is a long list of prohibited items and the best bet is to bring as little as possible when you come out to visit. i'm molette green, reporting live outside the basilica. back to you. >> thank you, molette. 6:04, the papal visit will affect students at two schools
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in prince george's county. imagine andrews public charter school and imagine foundation at morning side public charter school will dismiss students two hours early this afternoon. school officials warn that bus pickup and dropoff times may be off because of the heavy traffic around washington. as we mentioned, today is pope francis' last day in cuba before making his visit to the u.s. before he leaves that country, the pope visited a shrine, very special to cubans last night. he prayed at the virgin of charity in santiago. that statue represents the patron saint of cuba and is 403 years ole. today, the pontiff will hold mass at the shrine's sanctuary and meet with families at the cathedral. his last official act in cuba will be blessing the city from the cathedral's balcony. count on news 4 to cover all aspect of the papal visit on air, online and at the nbc washington app. check out the road clotures and
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tips from the pros on riding the metro. today, closing arguments begin in the trial of a man accused of killing his stepfather. prosecutors say antwaan james shot joseph newell more than a dozen times in april of 2013. the two were arguing over yard work at their home. a surveillance camera at the neighbor's house caught the whole incident. detective newell was a 24-year veteran of the police force. it is 6:05 now. fairfax county public schoolteacher is not on the job this morning. police say michael sweeney was arrested after being found in a parked car with a 16-year-old girl on sunday in alexandria. according to an online staff directory, sweeney teaches at walt whitman middle school in the alexandria section of fairfax county. authorities have not said how he and the girl know each other. sweeney is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. we may soon learn more about the bloody arrest of a university of virginia student. governor terry mcauliffe's office says it is expected to
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release the administrative report on the arrest of marquis johnson. johnson and some lawmakers have repeatedly asked for the report. it is expected to be released pending signed consent agreements interest those involves. photo and video of the arrest back in march were circulated on social media sparking public outrage. agents were cleared of any wrongdoing and are back at work. loudoun county appointed an interim supervisor following the arrest of its former leader. james bonfils will represent the broad run district, also the chairman of the county's parks and recreation board. the former supervisor revisigne after being arrested on assault and unlaw ful entry charges. pope francis' visit to washington is generating a lot of excitement this morning. and not just from catholics. why some say his message is resonating with people outside of the church. and breaking news from the first 4 traffic office here,
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blue, orange, silver lines, single-tracking between foggy bottom and mcpherson square because of a smoke incident. first, a developing story, a pair of inmates break out of a prison overnight in kentucky. what we're learning about the suspects and what they used to make their escape.
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we are watching a developing story in kentucky right now where two prisoners escaped and one is on the loose right now. corrections officers say they caught christopher cornelius on the left here just hours ago. he and the man on the right, matt johnson, apparently tide bed sheets into a rope to escape a minimum security jail. cornelius is being treated for some minor injuries. johnson is still out there somewhere. those men were arrested for heroin possession. police have charged them both
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with felony escape. kim davis lost all of her appeals so far and now she could be headed back to court. davis is the kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples saying it would violate her religious beliefs. now she's accused of giving invalid licenses to gay couples. the aclu and several couples say davis made changes to their forms after she returned to work. they say she altered licenses to say they were issued under the authority of a federal court. breaking news now in traffic. the blue, orange, silver lines, single-tracking between foggy bottom and mcpherson square because of an earlier smoke incident. look like the incidents with not a big problem, cleared. sting single-tracking there. travel times in maryland looking quite good here this morning. top of the beltway, in problems. 270 south germantown to the beltway. 66 inbound and 95 north, on time, both of those spots.
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wtop when you hop in your car. going want to turn on the radio when you hop in your car. that's where the slowdowns are from the traffic department. any weather related slowdowns for you on a gloomy tuesday morning. little bit. early this morning mist and drizzle and yellow light for your commute in to work and school. improving weather conditions by lunch time, all the rain gone by 8:00 or 9:00. we'll be dry by later this evening. cloudy, but dry. rain drops quickly now starting to dry up. still puddles left on the roads this morning. upper 50s in the western suburbs to low 60s downtown.brella for t thing this morning. drive time forecast, wet roads around early this morning, but all dry later this afternoon. seven-day forecast in ten minutes. >> chuck, thank you. president obama spending time with pope francis when he
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arrives in d.c. why the white house is calling the pope's visit an opportunity. not exactly what he ordered. how a pizza chain is rewarding a man who accidentally received more than his chicken wings.
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6:15 now. final preparations are under way as we get ready for pope francis' visit. you're looking live at the basilica. the scene of the pope's largest event while he's here in d.c. we have been telling you about the altar constructed there for tomorrow's mass. some 20,000 people are expected to attend that event. before becoming the leader of the catholic church, pope francis was jorge mario bergoglio, born in argentina. francis is a member of the society of jesuits, elected pope in 2013. succeeding pope benedict xvi. francis adopted his name becoming the first pope to use it. the pope's visit is generating a lot of excitement among noncatholic. some leaders believe it is because of the pope's personality. we spoke with one pastor in herndon who said the pontiff generates positive discussions about important issues.
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tom berlin says the pope's message often transcends religious boundaries. >> he tends to leave people with a sense of grace and love and joy. and in so doing he opens the space for all of us in the conversation that we're attempting to have. >> pope francis is also seen as a reformer to catholics and those of other faiths. since his 2013 election, pope francis has attempted to bridge the modern world with traditional catholic teachings. 6:17. before the pope arrives today, the archbishop of washington will release what he's calling a shift in the country's national priorities. this morning's news conference will focus on ending poverty and hunger. cardinal donald worrell will lead the conversation in northwest washington. the pope will travel to philadelphia on saturday. organizers are still setting up for the mass, which is expected to attract nearly a million people. they're saying maybe even 2 million. the pope will celebrate mass on
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benjamin franklin parkway. i'll cover the pope's visit there and live reports on "news 4 today" starting at 6:00 a.m. this week's papal visit will be the third time a pope visited the white house. white house officials say that pope francis' visit is an opportunity. >> just look at this visit and this pope and what this pope really represents in terms of shared values with the president on climate change, on poverty and income inequality and on cuba as well. >> the president jimmy carter hosted pope john paul ii in 1979. president george w. bush welcomed pope benedict in 2008. today, make sure to double-check the signs around where you park in the district. the d.c. department of public works says it will not hesitate to tow your vehicle if it is parked where it should not be. crews will not enforce regular street sweeping restrictions on some streets. they say they will be out in force near national park during
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today and tomorrow. closures could affect you as soon as this morning. news 4's adam tuss covers the transportation impact coming up in our next half hour. 6:19 our time now. not just the pope's visit, but the holiest day on the jewish calendar is happening this week. yom kippur begins at sunset. there will be services at synagogues around our area, plus one at the lincoln memorial tonight. that begins at 6:30. the holiday ends at sundown tomorrow night. during yom kippur, jews don't eat while they atone for their sins they committed throughout the year. right now, police in howard county need your help finding a missing woman. michelle monroe was last seen leaving her home in laurel at 10:00 yesterday morning. this is her picture. she was driving a tan colored 2000 toyota senna with maryland tags. her family says this is not normal behavior for her and she may be having underlying health
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issues. if you have any information, police want you to call them. angie goff, following a developing story out of the philippines. a full blown search going on for gunmen who abducted four tourists. here are some of the victims. a norwegian resort manage, two canadians and filipino woman. police saying the victims were targeted as they entered a resort. nearly a dozen armed men believed to be part of this planned, but as of now, officials don't have any suspects or know why they were taken. back to you. >> thank you, angie. investigators are working to find out why a plane crashed in california. look at the scene here. smoke pouring into the sky. this is in a field in fresno. it happened near a military base there. we're told the pilot ejected from the plane safely and no one else was hurt. the kayaker in california fought off a hammerhead shark and all caught on camera. look at this.
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pretty scary video here. this happened on saturday, just off the coast of santa barbara. the video shows the kayaker hitting the shark with his oar. that shark keeps circling the kayak. figured the guy would get tired before he would. this lasted 15 minutes. the man who was fishing said he hit the shark about 20 times before finally he swam around. >> didn't really swim away. probably waited to see what else we do. >> can you imagine? >> no, that's the thing. it is just circling the kayak, just ready. i'm glad he's okay. >> never give up. good for him. 6:21 our time now. >> chuck bell giving us a taste of what is to come today in your forecast. >> should have never brought that tuna fish sand wish for a snack. we have a cloudy star and wet start as well. plenty of clouds will continue to be a bit of a problem for the remainder of the day today. we might get a little sunshine later today. that's it. visibility a little bit reduced
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across the shenandoah valley. up to parts of northern maryland. as far as the rain drops go, drying up very, very quickly. few sprinkles left up here hagerstown. by and large, the mist and drizzle and rain has come to a stop at this point in time. mid to upper 50s out towards the panhandle of west virginia and shenandoah valley, closer to the low 60s. plan out your morning, temperatures staying in the upper 50s to near 60s. mid-60s by nine. upper 60s by 11. clouds thinning a little bit, able to warm things up a little bit later on this afternoon and this evening. as far as tomorrow goes, tomorrow looks great. for the rest of the afternoon, noon time, cloudy, 68. pope due to land at joint base andrews at 4:00, little bit of sunshine, temperatures mid-70s. mid to upper 60s by evening time. here is future weather. clouds around through at least lunch time today. then the clouds thin out a bit by 4:00, 5:00, a peek or two of sunshine. skies remain mostly fair
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overnight tonight and tomorrow. looks like a much nicer day coming back into the picture. here is the seven-day then. clouds, maybe a little drizzle this morning, temperatures reaching up to the low and mid-70s. wednesday and thursday, sunshine back, temperatures into the 80s. rain, back in the picture by friday night to saturday. >> breaking news on the roads. look here, this is in potomac. piney meeting house road shut down between river road to the bottom and glen road. this is a nasty crash that has this closure that just happened here about 20 minutes ago. chopper 4 over the scene. we'll keep you updated on that one. west of there, darnestown road at martinsburg road, all lanes blocked because of a tree down in the roadway. blue, orange, silver lines no longer single-tracking. southbound b.w. parkway 175 crash there. and just above that at 100, another separate crash here this morning. 66, 95, don't have any problems there. 270 south at old hundred,
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typical volume southbound 109 through hyatts town. new video shows the moments before a school bus crashed in a pond in florida. police released the surveillance video of the bus carrying more than 20 elementary school kids. this happened last week near tampa. that video shows the bus heading toward the gate house and then there is a big splash. police say speed may have been a factor here. nobody was seriously hurt. the bus driver is suspended until the investigation is complete. just into the newsroom, a huge amount of money now being set aside by volkswagen in the fallout of the big scandal this week. we're hearing from the company that 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with the software at the center of the u.s. emissions scandal. now, we watch as the stock plummeted in the last week by nearly $17 billion. now vw set aside more than $4 billion to handle the expenses
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it has to pay for the recall. saying this morning in a statement that it is working intensely to fix things. the company also saying it hopes to win back its customers' trust. >> thank, angie. imagine ordering a pizza and chicken wings and getting a box of money instead. that's exactly what happened to a man in california. this never happens to me, by the way. after being called into work, mike vegas grabbed a slice of pizza and left. and when he returned home at 5:00 a.m and decided to have a snack, he found $1300 in the delivery box. >> good person, try to be a good person, i believe in karma and especially, you know, i couldn't keep it. >> after the message from the delivery driver, vegas returned the money, offered free pizza for a year for his honesty. not a bad prize. free pizza for a year. i'll take that too. >> he missed the money the first time he opened the box?
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>> $1300 in cash? good for him. honesty is the best policy. >> pays with pizza. 6:26. staying connected, even when you're riding metro under ground. and umbrella may come in handy as you step outside this morning. chuck bell shows you when the rain will leave your neighborhood with your hour by hour forecast at 6:31. live look now outside the vatican embassy where several streets are just minutes away from closing in anticipation of the pope's arrival. when you need to know to get around the bottleneck.
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pope francis won't arrive in washington for several more hours. but we're already feeling the impact of his visit. closures going into place in northwest washington in a matter of hours. what you need to know to get around the roadblocks in about a minute. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the changes you'll see where you live with your hour by hour forecast. >> good morning. weather will be changing literally hour by hour today. clouds outside early this morning, still a little drizzle
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out there. drizzle doesn't show up well on storm team 4 radar. light rain has come to an end. i could rule out one or two swipes of the wipers here over the next little bit. temperatures in the cool upper 50s and low 60s now. plan out your day, plan on a whole lot in the way of clouds. you can't find the umbrella, you can get away with it at this point in time because the rain has come to an end. the clouds will stick, a tiny bit of sunshine. 50s this morning, upper 60s at lunch time and low 70s for highs today. we'll take a closer look at the forecast in ten minutes. for now, a check on traffic, melissa who has got nothing but slowdowns and delays and closures and accidents and the whole kit and caboodle out there today. >> couple of problems happening now. and a lot of closures with the pope coming. later today, we'll keep you updated on that. potomac piney meeting house road, chopper 4 over this accident between river road and glen road, all traffic getting by here in the northbound lanes, just in this small section where this overturned vehicle is.
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southbound b.w. parkway 100 and 175, two different crashes there slowing things down this morning. outer loop and inner loop looking good. different with all of the closures later on this morning or this afternoon. and the road closures for the pope's visit this morning will start northbound massachusetts avenue shut down in front of the vatican embassy starting at 9:00 a.m. >> thank you, melissa. just two days before the pope will speak on capitol hill, capital workers plan to strike today for more money. the low wage contract workers will begin their strike at 9:30 in front of the capital. the pope had spoken about the plight of low wage workers during his papacy. he said they have the right to earn living wages and to organize unions. you'll start noticing the impact of the papal visit this afternoon. even if you have no plans of participating. metro will be jam packed and some of your go to roads could be closed.
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adam tuss has our coverage. this will be a week where people really need to stay aware of last minute rolling changes. >> reporter: things will be changing fast. let's focus on what is happening today. this is the area where most of the impacts will be felt along massachusetts avenue outside the vatican embassy. let's look here, the road is still open. d-dot tells us it is not expected to shut down here until 9:00 this morning. here along mass avenue, the closures will be in place for the entire three days the pope is here. you'll only be able to get through here in the southbound direction. northbound, you can go -- you cannot go beyond water side drive. trucks are not permitted to come through here. all vehicles could be subject to screening if you drive through this area southbound. important to take the closures day by day. the pope doesn't even land at joint base andrews until 4:00 this afternoon. he'll then make his way here, which likely means rolling
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closures and motorcade along places like the suitland parkway and the southeast/southwest freeway. metro, that's another story. they had a bad day yesterday with the transformer fire outside a stadium armory. they have that fixed. but we already saw a problem on the blue, orange and silver lines. they have that fixed. we'll stay on top of any delays over the entire three days. we'll be out here for you. back to you. >> thank you, adam. 6:33. if you're a federal, woulder, the office of personnel management released its plan for the pope's visit. take a look. they tweeted that agencies should allow employees to telework while the pope is in town. this is the best way to keep the government running and support safety on the roads. today, be sure to check with supervisors about what the teleworking plan is for your office for this pope's visit. to try to ease some of the traffic tomorrow, the i-95 sxra express lanes in virginia will change. on wednesday and thursday, the
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lanes will reverse direction an hour earlier. northbound switches to southbound at 10:00 a.m. instead of usual 11:00 a.m. southbound express lanes open at noon instead of 1:00 p.m. the express lane will be back to normal on friday. stay alert for other closures tomorrow morning as pope francis makes his way from the vatican embassy to the white house. here is the route we expect that he will take. i'll be live at the vatican embassy tomorrow morning to bring you our coverage of the motorcade as it is happening and everything else through the morning as well. let you know if there are any problems or special moments during this historic trip. the university of virginia is changing its sexual violence policy after violating a federal law. an investigation revealed the university violated a federal law against discrimination. the u.s. department of education said that uva did not follow title nine because the university did not respond to certain complaints of sexual violence in a timely manner. the school will create a system for tracking and reviewing reports. uva's president says the school
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has already implemented policy changes. the school has been under investigation since 2011. in loudoun county, right now, investigators are urging you to be extra alert in herndon. gunfire hits six buildings there over the last three months. the buildings were all within a half mile of each other on the dull dulles toll road. a man is in custody after being charged in a deadly had hit and run. officers arrested ravid comfort, charged with involuntary manslaughter. he's accused of hitting and killing kabaday outside united medical center. she was a physician's assistant. she was hit crossing the avenue on her way home. first on news 4, a d.c. police officer could lose her job because of where she lives. the officer was told she must appear at a hearing to prove that she still lives in d.c. the police union admits the
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officer who has been with the department for two years recently moved from d.c. to maryland after getting married. when the officer was hired, she was required to live in d.c. for seven years before she would be allowed to move outside of the district. a live look at the basilica now. a beautiful live picture this morning where final preparations are under way for the pope's trip to washington. security for this visit is a massive undertaking. how all of that protection could impact you. still ahead, a closure in potomac, partial closure. and we'll talk more about the initial closures here as the pope heads to town. first, we all know the frustration trying to use your phone on metro. but no service as you go underground. the changes that are being made to keep you connected.
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you may soon be able to tweet, text and check your e-mail inside metro tunnels. metro and four major cell companies have tentatively agreed to expand service to all tunnels within five years. the post says the cell providers would pay metro to do the wiring itself. a final deal is expected to be announced in a few weeks. those of you who order your iphones are going to have to be patient. u.p.s. says it will try to work around some of the traffic changes and street closure while the pope is in town. but you can probably expect some kind of delay on your delivery for the rest of the week. u.p.s. suggests tracking your package online. imagine a lot of delays in all sorts of fashions for this week. have to be patient all around. >> be ready for it. 6:41. let's get you ready for the weather. here is chuck. >> plenty of clouds and plenty of puddles to be dealt with. most of the rain has come to an end. you can problemry g ry gprobabl
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it if you don't take your umbrella with you. temperatures in the lower 50s and 60s. fog and a little drizzle between 7:00 and 8:00. 64 between 8:00 and 9:00 with clouds hanging around. school day forecast, recess, c today because of the clouds. could get one or two breaks of sunshine late in the afternoon. temperatures eventually into the low 70s. ser seven day forecast in ten minutes. northbound lanes getting by between river road and glen road because of an earlier nasty accident there. again, road closure for the papal visit kicking off in the next couple of hours. northbound massachusetts avenue shut down in front of the vatican embassy. and rolling closures near the air force base later on this afternoon. 270 south germantown to the beltway, longer than it should at 23 minutes. outer loop, extra ten minutes there. virginia looking good on 66 and 95 north. listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car. the pope's visit mean a lot
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of changes for those of you who work in d.c. what you need to know if you use metro or mark service. a live look at the have the vatican embassy now where pope francis is staying when he arrives in a matter of hours. what you need to know about his arrival this afternoon and his plans for the da
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right now, final preparations are under way around d.c. as the city gets ready to host pope francis. you're looking live outside the basilica and the vatican embassy. two sites quite busy over the
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next couple of days. we're keeping you informed on the pope's plans. street closures and security changes after your first 4 traffic. we have this partial closure in potomac piney meeting house road. that is not the inner loop at central avenue. looking at the road closures for the papal visit, northbound massachusetts avenue shut down in front of the vatican embassy starting at 9:00 a.m. outside this morning, we have plenty of clouds and some puddles as well. temperatures will rise from the 50s and 60s this morning. cool and puddly start. up to the low 70s. clouds stick around, but should be a dry arrival for the pope this afternoon. seven-day forecast in five minutes. today is the day pope francis will make his first trip to the u.s. first stop here in our area. nation's capital. the pope is wrapping up his visit to cuba to celebrate mass in santiago before making his way to the states. pope francis will land at joint
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base andrews around 4:00 this afternoon. we'll bring you that moment live on news 4 at 4:00 and stream it on the nbc washington app. president and mrs. obama will greet the pope. from there, he will go state to the vatican embassy on massachusetts avenue. it is 6:46. document obtained by nbc news shows law enforcement is worried terrorists may impersonate first responders to enter secure areas. the bulletin from pennsylvania state police warns that officers need to be on the lookout for attackers with fake i.d. cards and uniforms. philadelphia police commissioner charles ramsey says there are no specific threats, and this is simply a reminder for officers to be vigilant. with more on how law enforcement in our area will be protecting the pontiff, let's check in with molette green with more on this massive security event. this is going to be just a comprehensive effort between a lot of agencies. >> reporter: absolutely. the pope will be in washington for three days and appearing in
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various parts of the city in the nation's capital. the secret service is in charge of all of law enforcement protecting the pontiff and the people. and the people's pope as he's called presents a unique challenge for law enforcement. he likes to mingle with his flock. and so there will be a lot that you will see and that you won't see in terms of security, including s.w.a.t. teams, snipers, police in helicopters, in boats. there will be extra security all over town, restricted air space included and the road closures that we have been talking about over and over again, that's a big part of the security plan to keep the city safe, the pope safe and all of the people who are coming to see the pope at the various locations. here at the basilica, 25,000 people have tickets for the canonization mass that will be held tomorrow. there is a long list of don'ts.
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do not bring prohibited items that you can't bring here. if they find anything deemed a security threat, it will be taken from you. that is the latest live here from the basilica. i'm molette green, news 4. today is pope francis' last day in cuba before making his historic visit to the u.s. before leaving the country, the pope visited a shrine very special to cubans last night. he prayed at the virnlgin of charity in santiago. it is 403 years ole. today, the pontiff will hold mass at the shrine's sanctuary and meet with families at santiago cathedral. his last official act in cuba will be blessing the city from the cathedral's balcony. count on news 4 to cover all aspects of the papal visit on air, online and on your nbc washington app. before you head out today, check out our list of road closures and tips from the pros on riding
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metro. search pope commute after you open our app. 11 before the hour. now to decision 2016 and another shake-up among the republican candidates in the race for president next year. as one is surging, another is stepping out of the race. halle jackson joining us live now from the other end of the studios here in washington with a look at all of this. good morning. >> good morning from inside the bulling here. talking about scott walker, dropping out of the race. that early exit now setting off a political scramble among other kepts to lock down walker's supporters and his donors. walker didn't endorse anybody but did take a veiled shot at donald trump without mentioning any name as he exited the race, calling on other candidates to get out of the race if they don't think they're going to win to allow voters to focus on what he called positive alternatives to the current front-runner. interesting stuff there. on the other end of the spectrum, carly fiorina surging in the polls, up to second place now.
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on fallon, pressed on her business record, she called questions like these democratic talking points and trump talking points as well. we'll have much more on all of this coming up on the "today" show in a little bit. >> see you in ten minutes. thank you. turning to some more on the democratic candidates here. hillary clinton will introduce a plan to lower the cost of medicine. according to clinton's campaign, she'll deny tax breaks that allow drug companies to spend more on advertising. she says they will have to use that money for research and development instead. clinton's plan also caps how much insurance companies can charge people who have chronic and serious health conditions. all the information about the policy expected to come out at a campaign rally today. we'll keep you posted online when we hear more. today, closing arguments will begin in the trial of a man accused of killing his stepfather. prosecutors say that antwaan james shot d.c. police detective joseph newell more than a dozen times. they were arguing about yard
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work at their home. a surveillance camera at the neighbor's house caught the whole incident. we may soon learn more about the bloody arrest of a university of virginia student. terry mccauliff's office is expected to release the administrative report on the arrest of johnson. some lawmakers asked for this report. it is expected to be released pending signed consent agreements from those involved. the photos and video of the arrest outside a charlottesville pub in march circulate on social media. the agents involved in the arrest were cleared of any wrongdoing and they are back at work. loudoun county appointed an interim supervisor following at rest of its former leader. james bonfuls will represent the broad run district. he is also the chairman of the county's park and recreation board. the former supervisor shawn williams resigned after being arrested on assault and unlawful entry charges. a newly elected supervisor will
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take over january 1st. 6:51. we would love to push the clouds out of here. >> we'll get them out by tomorrow. but it is going to be a long, slow process to get anything in the way of any sunshine coming our way today. cloudy start outside early this morning. these clouds i do think they'll thin out a bit later today. it will be a very long, cloudy, slog between now and then. add a little more light rain overnight, temperatures now at 63 at national airport. breeze at 10 mile per hour. clouds and breezy and chilly. 55 now winchester and loray. 55 in frederick, maryland. the last of the rainfall is gone. little weather front is sliding just down to our south. we'll be dry, but cloudy for the remainder of the day today. back in sunshine for tomorrow. puddles left from the overnight showers, lots of clouds this morning. it will be a dry day from this point going forward. if you're planning for the pope
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as we get into the day for tomorrow, do plan on much better weather. for today, clouds at noon time, a little bit of sunshine possible mid to late afternoon. the pope is due to arrive at 4:00. back into the 60s. as far as tomorrow goes, for all the outdoor activities for the pope, sunshine and temperatures near 80. few more clouds on thursday. but still mild. rain chances back for friday night into the front half of the weekend. this morning, now, warning of some road closures that start here in two hours now because of the pope's visit. northbound massachusetts avenue, shut down right there in front of the vatican embassy southbound. should be okay this morning. chopper over the spur, all these folks headed southbound here, right past the montgomery county there on 270. slow, but no major problems now. central avenue, report of a brand-new crash here on the inner loop blocking a lane. fairfax county parkway at braddock road, report of a crash there, slowdowns in that area. b.w. parkway southbound at the
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beltway, brand-new accident there. slow here headed southbound b.w. parkway, big look at the beltway, don't have problems on the beltway now, looking normal. 66 okay. 95 in virginia okay. and prince journal jonch george looking typical. 6:54 on our team traffic coverage picks up now ahead of the pope's arrival this afternoon. transportation reporter adam tuss is using -- is live for us outside the vatican embassy now with up to the minute information about road closures and delays. >> reporter: melissa touched on it. the real impact is going to be here today. this is going to be the area that you want to avoid. let's show you what's going on here. the road is still open. melissa mentioned at 9:00 this morning, road closures start here outside the vatican embassy. once the closures start, they'll be in place for the entire three days the pope is here. they'll also be parking
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restrictions in this area. we got to take these road closures day by day. the pope doesn't land at joint base andrews until 4:00 this afternoon. he's going to make his way here later today which likely means rolling closures and motorcade along places like the suitland parkway and the southeast/southwest freeway. keep in mind, these are just the closures we know about. he could be unplanned, unscripted and go out and those will produce rolling closures. just go with the flow for these next three days. back to you. >> adam tuss, thank you. the papal visit will mean long lines, crowded trains and possible delays on metro. get ready. a couple of things to keep in mind. metro will open and close at normal times, 5:00 in the morning until midnight. try to buy your smart trip card before you get to the station. have plenty of fare on there. don't want to have to wait in line to add fare. leave your selfie sticks, bicycles, coolers, chairs at home. tough to take on metro and can't
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take them into any papal events. be aware of security. crews could search any bag you bring on the train with you. a lot of things to remember. if you use marked trains or buses, tomorrow and thursday the administration will add capacity to select trains on camden and brunswick lines, getting another car to handle all the extra riders. 6:56. four things to know before the pope arrives. pope francis is wrapping up his trip to cuba. he'll celebrate mass before departing for washington. >> federal workers, check with your supervisor today, make sure you know what the teleworking plan is before the pope arrives. the papal visit is being called an unprecedented security event. secret service officers are leading the security effort here in washington. >> some road closures already set in later this morning ahead of the papal visit. watch our news cast and live coverage or use the app to stay
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on top of the changes. cloudy skies, drizzle out there, dry the rest of the day with clouds around. temperatures into the low 70s. thank you. that's the broadcast this morning. thank you for waking up with us. >> the "today" hoe is neshow is. have a great day. >> make it a great tuesday, everybody. [ female announcer ] business travel isn't just about the going.
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good morning. guest of honor. pope francis set touch down in the u.s. today. a rare greeting at the airport and then thousands of the faithful and massive unprecedented security. the arrival now just hours away. not going quietly. wisconsin governor scott walker ends his presidential bid and urges others to do the same as a parting shot to donald trump. >> the limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current front-runner. >> well, this morning trump is lashing out again. this time against fox news and bill o'reilly. o'riley is here and will respond live. and 5,000%

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