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then drive event. zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first months payment on a new passat and other select models. lines out the door to buy guns. the response as possible plans . they suspect a gunman in the new year's day attack. are you feeling lucky? this is a surprise. what happens next? i forgot to get my ticket, darnit. >> that's oklahoma. i'll tell you what happens next. yeah. >> i'm all ears zbhood morning. i'm david culver in for adam tuss. >> and i'm angie goff. >> today looks like a milder
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start, but what are you thinking for the rest of this week, tom kierein? >> yeah. big change on the way. good morning on this sunday morning. we're starting off with a clear sky, beautiful crescent moon in the southern sky. and off to the right of that is jupiter in the western sky. a little bit of a breeze flapping the flag in union station. weather headlines, cold morning. a bit mild never the afternoon. a big change on monday. much colder on monday and tuesday. temperatures right now are down into the 20s and near 30 degrees in the suburbs and around the bay. in the mid-30s. shenandoah valley and many locations are down below freezing this morning. you'll be scraping frost after your window if it's outside. we'll look at the big change and the timing. that's all coming up in a few minutes. >> thanks, tom.
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a developing story we're flog this morning. d.c. police are combing through a car they believe was connected to a new year's eve hit-and-run. it could be the one that was involved in a crash. they hope that will lead them to a suspect. we're also following a developing story. meanwhile israeli police are on high alert as they search for the gunmen. police raided the suspect's house yesterday. family meds say he was a troubled man with a record. the motive for the shooting is still unclear. the white house says it is not ready to impose sanctions against iran for ballistic missile launches. they say they have more diplomatic and technical work to do. the u.s. is considering a number of sanctions. lawmakers have criticized the president for delaying
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punishment of iran. and happening today as president obama returns to washington and prepares to issue an executive order on gun control, a very popular gun show continues for a second day in our region. this was the scene yesterday in the parking lot. it was completely packed. and lines, they were out the door at the dulles expo center. he wants to make it tougher for americans to buy and sell guns. >> there is a lot more people in the show than i have seen in a long time. they've actually opened the other side of the venue. has it had an impact. i think it has had a pretty big impact on the sales. >> the president may try to stop people on the terror watch list from illegally buying firearms. and at a rally donald trump promised to veto any action taken by the president on gun control. he blamed the administration for the creation of the terror group isis.
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at 6:03 also happening in decision 2016, at last night's rally, trump did not mention the terror group's propaganda video friday that used some of his remarks about muslims. nbc's ron allen has more on how this could affect his campaign. >> reporter: the video by the al qaeda video in africa is a pitch to join them. portraying america as a racist and anti-muslim society among other things. and listen to this recruitment video. this clip of donald trump from days after the attack in san bernardino. >> remember this and listen. donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the [ bleep ] is going on. >> reporter: analysts say using trump can be an effective tactic
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for the terrorist. >> this is someone with a major political following, major influence. >> reporter: plus political opponents have warned that statements would be used by the muslims. >> he's becoming isis's best recruiter. >> reporter: today the white house adviser reacted saying there's no surprise they would use that comment to say they're at war. quote, we're going to do everything we can as the u.s. government to make clear that's not the case. it's the first time trump has been featured so prominently, the video targeting the american audience. also featuring al qaeda's best known american lead e anwar al awlaki killed by a drone strike. >> it's words spoken by donald trump and anwar al awlaki, not a great place for the president to be to be in. >> we're talking about security.
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we're not talking about religion. we're talking about security. our country is out of control. >> reporter: as the new year begins over the famed rose bowl parade, more evidence of how trump's rhetoric generates more passion. and with that new video, the video hopes the candidate also sends them more recruits. ron allen, nbc news. and coming up this morning on "meet the press," chuck todd talking about how donald trump has been attacking hillary clinton and weather bill clinton's past is fair game. you can catch that at 10:30after "news4 today." it's 6:06. developing in mexico, the mayor of a mexican town killed the day after she took office. a mexican newspaper say they dragged her from her house and later killed her. the governor announced her death on twitter and said the attackers have been detain. no word on a motive. several mayors and lawmakers in mexico were killed. 6:06 is your time now. angie, there is still plenty of
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time for us. no jackpot winner. with that being the case for last night's powerball drawing. the prize, it keeps growing. how much more is now at stake. it's almost playoff time with one more game to go. we easterly going
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new this morning the multi-million-dollar jackpot is going up again. get excited. there were no winners in last night's $340 million drawing, so wednesday you will have a chance to win $400 million, making it the biggest jackpot since 2013. today the redskins take on the dallas cowboys at 1:00. it's an away game. it's the last regular season game, but not much is on the line since the team already clinched a playoff spot. so today we'll learn who the skins will face in place offgame.
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depending on who wins they could face one of three teams. clearing the snow ahead of today's game. a lake-effect snowstorm dumped a foot of snow on the stadium this week. look at that. the team put a callout to fans to come out and help shelve. they were paid $10 an hour. they take on the new york jegts and they want to bundle up because they're calling for the possibility of more snow. >> no snow around here but certainly a frosty and cold start. >> yeah. we're getting a first taste of winter, tom kierein. good morning. >> i know. we're not used to it. our tender little bodies have been feeling like springtime the last couple of weeks. this morning it's down below freezing and a nice warming will occurring later today. right now look at our temperatures. we're down at or below freeze, shenandoah valley to the mountains. out closer to washington, 20s in prince george's county, right near the freezing mark in
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washington. right around the bay waters. a little above freezing. away from the waters it's below freezing this morning. a frosty cold start. "storm team 4" radar, dry pavement all around the region. no big travel problems. up and down 95 from maine all the way to florida should be mostly dry, although central florida and northern part of the state getting rain there. the rain over south texas yesterday is now gone and out on the west coast they're getting a few more showers. california and up into oregon and some of the higher elevations and snow. otherwise, no travel problems across the nation today. our hour by hour forecast, at 7:27. still freezing by then. look at the deep graph by noontime. ought to be in the upper 40s and briefly touching low 50s around 2:00, 3:00 this afternoon. and sunshine and it will drop back down into the 40s overnight. sunrise tomorrow morning is at
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7:27. it will be breezy. temperatures will be hovering around 30, but the windchills only around 20 degrees on monday morning between 8:00 and 9:00, only struggling to make it to freezing mark, but the winds will be increasing by then. we could have gusts at 30 miles an hour. what to wear tomorrow, your warmest winter gear, warm coat, scarf, and gloves. you won't need your umbrella. lit stay dry during the day with highs reaching the upper 30s and those winds gusting to 30 miles an hour. windchills only in the low 20s throughout much of the day on monday. clouds racing through during the afternoon. then it clears out. the winds die down monday night and by dawn tuesday, bottoming out to the upper teens to just near 20 degree. the coldest day of the winter so far. that's going to be on tuesday. light wind only making it into the 30s on wednesday afternoon.
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then another cold morning. a bit milder, still cold. average rye this time of year, 43. we'll have a mostly sunny day on wednesday. "storm team 4" seven-day outlook is beginning thursday. we'll have increasing clouds and milder weather begins to move in as we see temperatures climb into the upper 40s. right now it looks like rain is likely on friday. through with highs in the 40s. friday night, too, some rain moving in. most of this rain arriving and ending by midday saturday with a little sun back saturday afternoon. highs reaching the upper 40s on saturday afternoon. an outlook for sunday, next sunday looks like rain showers with temperatures in the 40s. and that is the way it looks. >> very cold. >> thanks, tom. time right now, 6:14. we have "reporter's notebook" for you. >> we'll be back in 15 minutes, though, with more of your top
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stories. i'm erika gonzalez in d.c. it's a controversial proposal to raise traffic signs that has a lot of people talking about it because specifically this could impact 20 traffic offenses and among them this one was really a talker. a $1,000 fine for drivers going over 25 miles over the speed limit in an effort to bring traffic-related deaths down to zero by 2024. $1,000. which makes the ears stand up. but this is 25 miles over the speed limit. start with you, first? >> i see a big roadblock ahead. >> do you. >> not to pun too much. they say they want to do it to get down to fewer accidents. commendbling to mayor bowser and, frankly, raise a lot of money. there begins the problem. d.c. and maryland folks think this is a way for them to extract money from people
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because there isn't a commuter tax. and then there's is there the authority? that ought to be a lot more discussion and hearings. it will be interesting to see how it plays out. >> bremante? >> they have 30 days to comment on it. >> i think they will comment on it. >> they sure will. the department of transportation obviously puts this under the umbrella of safety. when you talk about someone going 25 miles an hour over the speed limit, this is not good. when you jump from $300 to $1,000, that becomes an issue. >> why is it an issue? because they won't pay it? they don't have the funding for it? >> i think where the mayor falls on the right side of things they could say, listen, you can till someone. if you're going a certain speed folks will survive an accident and some won't from 300 dollar to $1,000. the focus is not so much on this
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versus other things you're looking at. this becomes a pedestrian to motorist issue. if you go from $300 to $1,000, if you hit a pedestrian going across the street or a bus trying to change lanes, some of those issues, it really looks like a money grab. the mayor is really going to have to explain this better than saying, well, we're trying to lower pedestrian deaths and have a safer city. i think all cities want that, but i don't know that the numbers have to be so extreme. >> this is just doa. quite honestly, let's be honest. we already have people having difficulty paying parking fines at $50. >> right. >> number two, one of the things that drives drivers crazy, there ought to be laws against pedestrians who don't pay attention when they're in the crosswalks, jaywalking, watching
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their ipads and their mobile devices. you know, i just don't think this is going go anywhere. and when you consider the fact that some people might suggest maybe what the mayor ought to be doing is signing some way to hire more police officers that can do more traffic control in a city that is becoming quiet congested with all the new development. but the bottom line on this, i think by the time the people -- and dave is right. this is an attempt because we can't tax marylanders and virginians. this is an attempt to extract money from them. the bottom line is we're all impacted by this. >> i was going say. it's going to affect city residents as well. overall they had something tuck aid way that wasn't going to be in there that they were going to
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add 100 more traffic cameras and the d.o.t. said, oh, we didn't mean to have that in there. we don't know that we can make that decision. >> i this i the mayor is going to back off of that one on the first part of the year. >> just a final thing. congress has been very quiet with the city lately. they haven't gotten involved with rioters for the most part and intrusions. this could start with the maryland and virginia delegations and going on, you know. so there's a possibility that congress might get involved in this too. we'll have to wait and see. all right. speaking of maryland. i want to move to the state of maryland. advisers are called for changes to the song "maryland, my maryland." they're offering six different options to change it or do away with it altogether. joe, i'll start with you. >> it's so old-fashioned. it's so out of date. they call lincoln names in it. you know, this is a time -- if
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people don't know why -- this was written because maryland was split, you know, half slave, half free. what was it the 1930s? >> they finally made it the official song burke they'd been singing it long before that. >> what was also going on in the 1930s historically, the rise of the ku klux klan. then when you consider they just changed the name of the stadium, i think this fits right into that whole scenario. >> they didn't have people like governor larry hogan who said, quote, this is political correction run amok. where do we stop? >> hogan's not being insulted. that's that donald trump thing. what is political correctness. when you are insulted, it's an issue. when someone else is being insulted, it's political correctness. my personal opinion, i think they ought to just go ahead and change it or do what virginia did, change the words. >> dave?
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>> you know, i think you might see them try to change the words. bremante and i were reminding ourselves as alums of the university of maryland, every hour on the hour they sing ♪ . it's not "o tannenbaum." it's "maryland, my maryland." i think they should think of another song. >> i think the recommendations are interesting. using "star spangled banner" isn't going to happen but francis key scott is a marylander. i think saying it's political correctness gone amok, what are we going to do, take all the statues down of thomas jefferson and george washington down because they were slave owners, i don't think you can rewrite
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history. it's not wree writing history. history always changes and the society always decides who and what they're going to honor. >> let's continue with the conversation after this break.
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coming back now to report 'eers notebook we want to touch specifically on virginia, the new ceo of the alexandria chamber of comrce hoping to capitalize on the new way, on the new mgm grand over at the national harbor. you know, in some respects saying like, you know, we can sear it from here, it ooh knowset that far, how do we get in on a piece of that pie. >> i can see the moon. it doesn't make me an astronaut. >> is that feasible? >> look, look, look. we brought this up before.
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when they build that mgm, you won't be able to see the river because anything inside a casino is going to be for that casino. they don't want gamblers across in alexandria. the best you can hope for is maybe a ferry or bus transportation, but i guarantee you that the move is going to be get to alexandria, park the buses, maybe go to mgm, and if you're likely to make money at mgm, you're going to be spending it at mgm. you're not to be spending it up and down spring street. i don't know what he wants. >> an estimated 20 million people a day to go in and out of mgm? >> the reality is they gierk be going in and out of lex ya.
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i know what he's trying to do. good luck. but mgm is going make sure all that money is contained within that mgm building. >> joe says maybe if some get out with a little money in their pocket, they might take the bus ore and stroll through old town, alexandria. i thought what was interesting they mentioned the town of alexandria and the officials were concerned with the national harbor coming that it would affect alexandria in a negative way but it's actually helped that. if it's something they want, maybe it's tieing in some jobs, maybe it's getting alexandria jobs in the casino. it's a smart move. it's away of saying let's talk. >> jobs might be the issue. that might be the attraction there is getting jobs because they're going have to attract people from all over. >> that's right. >> it seems to me that things like the casinos are so
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self-contained, i don't think they do much for anybody around, even maryland. like joe says, it's pretty much you go to the casino, stay in the casino, and yo do all of our your ancillary things over there. if they get a bus ride or ferry ride, maybe they put in to get alexandreriaens jobs, that's a good deal. but i'm not sure about that. we want to move to people living in the community and getting them out of their vehicles and into public transportation. that's something fairfax is talking about. in the short term, maybe new bus service and the potential for new rail service. they talked about highlighting some areas. we were just discussing in the break. it's like everywhere on the map
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it's continuous talk. where's the money coming from, how do you create all these bus routes. i know route 1 and 7 are always congested. also i think the here is in terms of fairfax county, they understand that there's a travg problem and they say we can't expand the roads any anymore. >> there's only so much you can go. >> there's only so much space. so i think they're constantly trying to figure out what they can do here. to me the answer will be try to create more bus routes. think that's the smart thing. they're trying to look at this. the toll roads will always be an issue because not all folks are going to wand to pay to get on there. it's a hot topic. so they're still in the discussion stage, but i think it's a matter of -- the issue is going to come down to maas transit and buss. >> i'm sorry. i should say in the medial area, i don't see anything really
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happens. i think it's time to build the infrarails. again, where's the money going to come from? are they going to raise taxes? what are they going to do? it's a laudable thing when you look at the practical problems. it's very, very difficult. >> do you think it's a new rail service? out of the ballpark wishful thinking. >> when you start talking about this, this is a 10 20rks-year planning. when you start looking at millennials, for example, i think they will be moving more toward mass transit and away from automobiles. we tend to be an automobile generation. we grew up on that. but our children and grandchildren, i think, are seeing the benefit of mass transit and the whole carbon footprint type of thing. we may not see it in our lifetime but i think mass transit has got to be the way to go because the development --
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you know, look at, again, we mentioned it last week. tysons is no longer tysons corner, and they're talking about that might be like the new seattle. now, it's not going to involve cars. it's going to involve people movers, mass transit, people movers. that's what the feature is going to hold. >> again, this is the future. we're talking about not changing things in the next couple of years. >> i think it's going have to be a collaborative thing also. there's a connection that they're constantly talking to the state of maryland and officials in d.c. how they can work together to make these roads more efficient if they can. again, larry hogan wants to spend money on roads and not mass transit. >> all right, gentlemen. that wraps us up for report 'eers notebook. back to more "news4 today."
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at 6:30, a look at some of this morning's top stories that we're following. president obama preparing to issue an executive order on gun control. meantime the nation's gun show continuing today in northern virginia. lines were out the door yesterday at the dulles expo center in chantilly. folks there telling us the attendance is up because of the rising gun violence around the d.c. area. police believe a car was involved in a deadly hit and run on near year's day. a suspected shooter whole shot two at a tel aviv bar. funerals will be held for those who died. >> good morning, evan. i'm angie goff.
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>> and i'm davl culver in for adam tuss. >> tom kierein says get ready. >> we soared to the upper 40s. overnight we've dipped back down into the 20s and now predawn on this sunday we've got some scattered frost around a clear sky. you can look at the "storm team 4" tower camera. off to the distance is prince george's county. you can see the predawn glow under a midnight blue sky and there is the washington monument. weather headlines for this sunday morning, cold morning but then milder weather moves in this afternoon. then a big change. much colder on monday and tuesday with a blustery wind tomorrow bringing in the cold air from the north and west. right now we're in the 20s. right around the bay, it's a little bit above freezing near the waters. most locations, it's at or a little bit below freezing. "storm team 4" radar, off to a dry start this morning. a big chance for rain and big
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changes on the way ahead. that's in a few minutes. >> all right. thanks, tom. 6:32, developing in iran. angry protesters stormed the saudi there. they reportedly set fires and threw papers from the rew roof of the embassy oop. at least 40 people were arrested. the shiite cleric with was one of 47 prisoners convict of terrorist charges and executed by saudi arabia earlier this weekend. we now know the name of the young woman found dead on the hiking trails in maryland. katherine alvarado's body was founded on new year's day. she was just 20 years old. her mother saw her on new year's eve and reported her missing when she did not see her the next morning. her friends reacted to the news. >> tell your parents, you know.
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life is so short. tell your kids how much you love then because you never know what can bring tomorrow. >> police are offering a $25,000 award that leads toen a aarrest and indictment in the case. an update to the alleged new year's eve crash that included seven people in the district. lloyd is held without bond. he's charged with assault with a deadly weapon. he was arrested after he blowed into pedestrians standing outside a club on l and 17th street. after the crash they charged him with driving under the influence and leaving the scene. new this morning the search will continue for a missing boater in anne arundel county. steven reynolds has been missing since thursday night when he went overboard in the chess piece park and another body was found. a couple hiking found the body.
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this is a sad twist to an autistic boy. they found a 5-year-old boy in a canal about a quarter mile from home. he wandered away from the party at the home while he was playing with a tablet. police also found that device near the canal. well, 66 dogs were taken from a home in rockville last night. montgomery county animal control fishls went out to investigate a dog biting case. that's when they suspected a large number of dogs were inside this home. when the person didn't want to let them home, they went and got an order and came back. the dogs have been seized. nija williams and her dog have been found safe. the 16-year-old was last seen in the company of an older man. this was in hanover, maryland. a lot of you shared this story
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after we posted it on our facebook pachlk she and her pomeranian are still doing fine but police are asking anyone with this case to please reach out to them. it's an ongoing investigation. 6:35. going on right now the floods that inundated parts of the south is still under way. >> reporter: in arnold, missouri, it's a day for drying out. >> at least 3 feet deep. well, two feek. >> reporter: the town inundated by the meramec river. 24 people are dead and two remaining missing. >> i keep calling it the 100 year flood, the 500 year flood, whatever. i call it the ten-year flood because it keeps coming around.
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the governor of missouri keeps going out to survey the damage. >> just as we stood during the response phase, now we stamtd together ready to work to make sure they recover as quickly as possible. >> reporter: the coast guard is watching from the air. the national guard is ready to help too. >> we've got equipment, communication equipment as well as sand bags and other supplies to supportlocal first responders. >> those who escape with their lives but little else remain hopeful. >> we will get through this and we're going to come out better on the other side than when we started. >> reporter: now focus shifted downstream as places like memphis and biksburg, mississippi, prepare for a search there later this month. chris pollone, nbc news, new york. drywall, mirrors in the bathroom. it's all on the floor. >> that man there describing
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some disaster zones over there. essentially neighbors waking up to a similar site after a home exploded in northwest oklahoma city. firefighters say 50 homes damaged. a gas leak caused the explosion yesterday morning. what you're looking at here, piles all over the street and up into the trees. three houses levels, three people hospitalized including home. the man was sleeping at the time and lucky to be alive. the district is dealing with a recent spike in violent crime. they have a 52% closure rate for homicides be u that number includes murders that happened in 2015 in past years. >> developing this morning, virginia native chris brown under battery for vegas police. a sick err gnger got in a fightm after she tried to take a
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picture. no comment by brown's camp. he got off on probation after he attacked rihanna and he pled guilty to fighting with a man in 2014. a d.c. man arrested for strong a cachet of guns. they found a stun gun, meat cleaver and other weapons inside his car. this all happened about two hours before the winter classic hockey game. police say there was no threat to those attending that guy. today is virginia governor terry mcauliffe's first day in cuba. he wants to expand and diversify cuba and he hopes travel can accomplish that. he says it offers an economic rm one for this year.
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>> 6:38 as we look outside. that's the national harbor. beautiful shot this morning. make no mistake. it's going to feel cold out there. tom's tracking the chilly weather and just how cold we're going to get. if you take uber to the if you take uber to the airport, it's
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don't tough it out, knock it out, fast. with abreva. we're less than a month away from the iowa caucuses around donald trump is focusing his attention on hillary clinton. >> moderator chuck todd head of first show of the new year. >> 2016. the calendar finally says it. now we can talk about the presidential race. we have been waiting. it's been a back burner thing, but now that the calendar -- it's appropriate, right?
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>> we can talk thb guy, donald trump sfloo donald trump. so hi's using bill clinton, calling him an abuser. what do you make of the strategy? >> it's something he has never attempted against him before. there's also a sense if you go after bill clinton in the past it usually ends up helping, not hurting hillary clinton. donald trump always goes after the softest spot. the fact is hillary clinton is always uncomfortable having to talk about her husband's issues like this. this is typical trum. he's getting at the most uncomfortable part of hillary's campaign that she has to talk about about. this strategy has worked before, right? it's worked against jeb bush and these other dies. i don't if it's working but he's
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doing it. >> we going see desperate measures taken. do you think they're going take one from his playbook? >> i don't. if these other candidates have to get through trump. you're seeing trump and cruz way out in front. you have christie, kasich, bush, they're all attacking each other. it's like, guys, you're fighting to be the oompa loompa. you're not the wizard. you're not the best part of this thing. i don't know how they're going to catch trump and clinton. i want to talk about the gun show in chantilly this weekend. they had huge lines out there. >> yep. >> this is ahead of what's going
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to be a big week when it comes to gun control. we know loretta lynch is going to be meeting with president obama. what dow you think? >> i think the thing they have found is reclassify gun shows and reclassify what koconstitut a gun deal. many get around background checks so what the president is likely to propose is an executive action that redefines what a dealer is and therefore tries to close the gun show loophole that way. we'll see if it works. there will be a lawsuit because, hey, that's what we do now in america. we immediately sue. we'll see where it goes.
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the nra, they've won these lawsuits. >> chuck todd coming up. happy new year's to you. >> happy new year to you. >> a reminder you can see "meet the press" right after "news4 today." for the first time in 250 years loudoun county has african-americans on its board of supervisors. phyllis randall was elected and carene sans was elected to represent the district. the event was also his tor cal because it's the first time they were sworn in at the same time in the same place. >> after all, in loudoun, we don't sit in traffic as democrats or republicans. >> brand-new day. it we're ready to get to work. it's been a long day. a designate area for uber to park before it picks you up at the airport is going to cost you more money. adam tuss reporting on the new
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$4 surcharge. >> reporter: one after another drivers enter a 20s century cab dispersement center. the end goal, pick up passengers quickly and make more money. >> this is good, the parking, that they give us space. >> reporter: he's been an uber driver for a year. he usually sits here 10 to 15 minutes before he gets a request. >> i just got a request. >> reporter: in many way this is a new way. a far cry from ca who sit in rows and wait from their calls. uber and lyft know where their cars are. they're put in a virtual cue and when it's their turn, they try to pick up passengers. >> they know exact employ where you are.
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>> you get a number and then it's your turn to go. they're doing it all electronically. >> the airport authority had to come to terms with this. not every airport looks at it. >> we're looking at what's working for our passengers and what's not and make adjustments as needed. >> reporter: right now a big adjustment with the hope of a better airport experience. >> adam tuss with that report there. i know when it gets colder, a lot of folks getting the opportunities. >> czech the air pressure in your tire. you may get that little thing on your dashboard that says low tire pressure warning. that could be the cold air. that's tomorrow. but beginning today, we're off to a cold start. a nice warmup is on the way. you can see the pink glow there
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abo above union station. all dry pavement around. look at that gorgeous deep blue sky with the orange swath at the horizon. the temperatures at or below freezing. eastern shore, much of the maryland, north and western suburbs down into the low and mid-20s. frosty cold. shenandoah valley, below freezing in the 20s. "storm team 4" radar showing we're all dry here now. don't have any rain or any snow anywhere in the vicinity. a big travel day. a lot of people heading home today. really no travel problems other than lake-effect snows in upstate new york. a little rain in florida and along the texas texgulf coast.
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otherwise we don't have any travel problems. a great day to get out and get some exercise. ought to be climbing into the low 50s by 2:00 this afternoon. we'll hold steady till about 4:00 and then drop back into the 40 os after sunset. post your pictures like jeff mcwilken did. love that photo. post yours on facebook and twitter and we'll share on instagram. bus stop forecast for monday morning, blustery and told. then waiting for bus between 8:00 and 9:00, it will be in the low 30s. tomorrow you'll need a coat and hat. mid-30s on tuesday afternoon and a bit milder as we get into
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wednesday and thursday. a chance of rain moves in with highs in the 40s on friday and again next saturday. that's the way it looks. >> thank you so much, tom. 6:50 right now. she impacted the lives of thousands of servicemen and women and a simple act of kindness. a heartfelt hug. >> that's right. now the hug lady is being remembered. >> reporter: a finally good-bye to a woman who touched the lives of so many. for more than a decade almost every soldier who passed through ft. hood was given a simple gist. >> thank you so much for being here. >> welcome back. >> an embrace from elizabeth blair. affectionately known as the hug lady. born into a military family she enlisted on her 18th birthday. >> i wanted to do my part for the country. >> long after serving she continuing to give back,
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welcoming soldiers, one by one. >> and then one day a soldier hugged me. well there was another soldier that hugged me. that one needed a hug too so i gave him a hug. another one needed a hug and so it went. >> since 2003 the hug lady has embraced more than half a million heroes. >> my family is not here, per se, so that's why she fills in for them. >> in early november laird's ten-year battle with breast cancer landed her in the hospital. countless soldiers came to give her a hug and to thank her. on christmas eve laird passed away. a gofundme can't established to help with medical expenses has raise d more than $94,000. on facebook tributes pouring in. one soldier writing in, bless this woman, her family, and all the lives she has touched through a simple act of kindness. >> if i can bring a smile, i've done something worthwhile,
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right? >> have a good day. >> claire's legacy felt in even embrace. >> she will be miss bud she will never be forgotten, that's for sure. >> how about that. erica hill reporting there. remember what pay phone
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>> do you remember pay phones? they're coming back. a version of them. they're soon going to be unveiled on the streets of new york city. hot spots will have hot spots and why five and ports to charge your personal phones. at least 7,500 are due to go online this year. women's magazines will no longer use "bikini bodies" and
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"drop two sizes." they don't like the term and wanted the terms retired. they will no longer apeer on the cover. pretty cool. >> can we make a note of this? it's beautiful. >> it's a breath taking shot. unfortunately it is very, very cold out there. we're about to get our first cold snap, right? >> yeah. it's starting to feel like winter. we've got a lot more on
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lined out the door to buy guns, as president obama plans an consecutive order. the gunman in a new year's day attack. were you feeling lucky and the big surprise from a powerball drawing and what happens next. >> a lot of anticipation around that one as we welcome you in to the 7:00 hour of "news4" tar ." i'm david culver in for adam tuss. >> and i'm angie goff. >> let's check in with "storm team 4" meteorologist tom kierein. good morning, tom.
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>> good morning. we've got an orange sky this morning. according to my "storm team 4" page of the nbc washington app, you can have that right in the palm of your hand wherever you are. check out our latest forecast. there's the live view looking due east. the sun rises in the southeast way off to the right. it will be coming up in a half hour, a clear sky. there's the view overlooking the potomac river. can't get enough of this. beautiful start to this sunday morning. we'll stay cold, below freezing, for a couple of hours. a milder afternoon coming up and a big change turning much colder on monday and tuesday. our temperatures right now in the 20s. the suburbs, right in the low 30s. shenandoah valley and the mountains, too, most locations are below freezing on this sunday morning achlt look at temperatures that may be about ten degrees above average for the afternoon and a big change for the weekend ahead in just a few minutes. >> all right. thanks, tom. we'll check in with you, then,
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as we come up on 7:02 as we talk about a developing story. d.c. police come upon a car they believe was involved in a hit-and-run. they sate could have been involved in a crash friday morning that killed ian buck. they're hoping it will lead to a suspect. we're also following a developing story. today will be the funerals for two people killed in a shooting at a tel aviv bar on new year's day. police are on high alert while they search for the gunman that. i raided the house yesterday. they say the man was troubled with a record. the motive for a shooting is still unclear. the white house says it's not ready to impose sanctions against iran for ballistic missile launches. the president's deputy and national security adviser is considering a number of sanctions. lawmakers have criticized them
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for delaying punishment of iran. happening today as president obama returns to washington and prepares to issue that executive order on gun control achlt very popular gun control. take a look. this was the scene yesterday. it was completely packed. lines were out the door. this is at the dulles expo center. during president obama's weekly address he said he wants to make it tougher for americans to buy and sell guns. >> i can definitely tell you that there's a lot more people in the show than i've seen in a long time. they've opened it. has it had an impact? it probably has on the sales. >> the president may also try to stop sales on the terror watch list from illegally buying firearms. >> donald trump pledged to veto any action taken on gun control. he also blamed the administration for the creation
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of the terror group i size r sis. >> as we continue to follow last night's rally. trump did not mention the propaganda video that used some of his remarks. more on how this can affect his campaign. >> reporter: the video by the al qaeda group is a pitch to come join the cause. al shabaab responsible for the deadly attack at a nairobi mall that killed doesens. listen to this recruitment video, this clip from donald trump days after the attack in san bernardino. >> listen to this. donald trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muss lichls entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the [ bleep ] is going on. >> reporter: analysts say using trump can be an effective tactic
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for the terrorists. >> this is someone with a major political following. this is someone with play superior influence. they have warned his statements about muslims would be used by the militants. >> he's becoming isis's best recruiter. today a white house national security adviser reacted saying there's no surprise. adding, quote, we're going to do everything we can as the u.s. government make clear that's not the case. it's the first time trump has been featured so prominently, the video apparently targeting a u.s. audience, nar rating in english,' perhaps featuringal kai da's best known leader, anwar al awlaki killed four years ago by a u.s. drone strike. >> it's a recruitment call, words spoken by donald trump and anwar al awlaki. not good company for the president to ial candidate to b.
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>> we're not talking securi we're talk about security. we're not talking about muslims. it's out of control. >> reporter: they're hoping the candidates also sends them more recruit. ron allen, nbc news. coming up this morning on "meet the press," chuck todd is going to talk about donald trump attacking hillary clinton's husband bill clinton. you can catch that at 10:30 today. the mayor of mexican town killed after she took office. the ataerks dragged the woman from her house and later killed her. the governor announced her death on twitter and said the attackers have been detained. no word on a motive. last year several lawmakers in mexico were murdered.
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this is a bizarre rescue that has wildlife officials stumped. the mystery of how a lion ended up stranded in the arabian sea. how new body camera
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a lion in indiana made its way out of an indian park and ended up by the sea. he was sitting on a rock and then dove right into the arabian sea right there. a rescue group was able to list him out of the the water, tranquilize him and enter him into an animal care center. he will be under observation until they can decide where he came from. >> that's pretty incredible. it took rescue workers ten
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hours to retrieve a man who fell down a cave. he was in hiss. he was exploring the cave. they were a half mile under ground when he slipped on some rocks and fell into a pit. rescue workers were able to squeeze through and get to him. the man was seriously hurt. the mayor has outlined sweeping legislation to outfit officers with body cameras and the use of taser is back on the horizon. mayor muriel bowser signed d.c. legislation to have 2,800 officers wear body cams on duty in 2016. one of the most ambition plans in the nation. >> we know body cams make our community safer and stronger. they increase accountability among all parties involved. >> i support stability and
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transparency. >> reporter: city officials say the new law allows significant discloser of video under the freedom of information rules as quickly in some cases as $40 million. lit cost about $5 million a year. the police union supports body cameras but it wants officers similar to chicago assigned less lethal tasers for less difficult situations. the city says that's going to happen. >> it is the intention of them to be given that and we intend to do that. >> reporter: the first 700 cameras are expected to arrive soon. in the district, tom sherwood, "news4." 7:11. with temps below freezing, you're going to need a winter coat if you're headed out now. it will be a little milder but tom is tracking a big change for this week ahead. no jackpot. with no winner in last night's powerball drawing, the prize just keeps
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now to a story affecting veterans. there's a growing concern there won't be enough nurses. >> in the past year nurses have left in droves. >> reporter: after two tours in iraq and eight years in the
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military, author wall sthor wal this. >> the first person you see for any kind of treatment is when a nurse brings you back, gets your vitals, get you checked in, and does that initial assessment of you. but walz says he's noticed new faces. we discovered he's right. they showed 12% of the nurses who started the year working at the martinsburg v.a. medical center have either retired or quit since. at the maryland v.a. system, 11% have and neil as many at the major medical center in d.c. in each case, sig kif can'tly more leaving in 2015. >> there's a fatigue to being a nurse but there's also significant gratification to being a nurse. >> reporter: susan george is one of them retiring at the end of the year. she served for decades at the v.a. including nine years at the major medical center in
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martinsburg. >> i've always loved being a nurse in every place i've been. >> reporter: why is this hamming? they're facing hurdles including a national nursing shortage and private hospitals who can pay better for pay packages luring some of them away from the v.a. system. that could be a crisis by 2018. nationwide they estimate 40,000 nurses will be needed just to keep up with the growing population of veterans and aging population which will soon have more significant health needs. he hopes many of those nurses will instead choose to say. >> we're a far more thankful and giving population of patients and they really dig on that. >> reporter: scott macfarlane, "news4." new this morning the powerball jackpot is going up again. there were no winners in last night's $340 million drawing so when you're going have a chance to win $400 million.
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how does that sound, making this the biggest jackpot since 200020-inch 13. >> i like it. so today the redskins taking on the dallas cowboys. the game starts at 1:00 this afternoon. the last regular season game but not much is on the line since the team already clenched the playoff spot. they'll see who they face. they could face the seattle seahawks, minnesota vikings, or the green bay packers. >> dedicated football fans in buffalo, check this out. they cleared out the stadium ahead of the game. the lake-effect snowstorms jumped a foot this week. the team pulled out a cal to fans to come out and several. today the bills take on the new york jets and they want to bundle up because the forecast, get this, calling for more, yep, you got it. >> more snow. >> more snow. >> did you see that little chute they had there like a snow slide. >> it's like an on rachlgs something tells me they've done
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it before. >> they have it down. >> it's a lot of work. here we don't have any shoveling to do here. >> yeah. >> we've got to a clear sky on this sunday morning. it is certainly wintry cold starting off with temperatures at or below freezing. a look at the view from our "storm team 4" live camera. it's a pink gloe over the potomac river, ice-free. potomac waters are still above freezing. some of the shallow ponds may have a thin sheet of ice this morning. elsewhere as we look at this o'camera, there's a live view. clear sky. sun's going to come up short at 7:27. steep climb by noontime. ought to be in the upper 40s, hitting low 50s by around 2:00, 3:00, 4:00. it will be hovering in the low 50s. a terrific day to get out, get some exercise, maybe take a bike ride on the toe packet or do some hiking along skyline drive where it's below freezing.
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down in shenandoah valley it's below freezing. nearby suburbs, many of the rural areas are only in the 20s this morning right near the bay waters. we're in the low 30s. "storm team 4" radar, we're all dry lolgly from 95 from maine all the way down to georgia it's dry. there are some showers in florida. no travel problems nebraska across the country. a little bit of rain in california and a little bit of snow in the cascades and the pacific northwest. by dawn tomorrow morning it's going to be another 30 degrees but the big story monday morning will blustery winds. the winds are going to be gusting around 20, 25 miles an hour early in the morning and then between 8:00 to 9:00 those winds bha gusting to 30 miles an hour with some clouds rolling through, struggling to might into the low 30s. but it will feel like about 20 degrees with the strong gusty winds monday morning as we get back to work and school waiting for the bus and the metro. you want to dress warmly tomorrow with a warm coat,
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scarf, gloves, and a warm hat throughout the day on monday and again on tuesday as much colder air moves in. highs, monday afternoon only making it into the upper 30s. and the winds will diminish a bit on monday night and go calm by tuesday and by then we'll be down to near 20 degrees after a few clouds race through on monday afternoon. they'll clear out and then monday night into tuesday morning, clear, sunny, on tuesday afternoon. highs in the mid-30s. then wednesday, another cold morning. the low 20s. wednesday afternoon should make it into the low 40s. just a few high clouds coming in. then some milder air begins to move in toward the end of the week. "storm team 4" seven-day outlook on thursday, we'll be in the near freezing mark in the morning. afternoon highs in tupper 40s and increasing clouds. chance of rain, showers on friday. no snow. looks like rain on friday with highs, mid-40s and some lingering showers perhaps through midday on saturday. a quick lick at next weekend
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after that morning rain on saturday. maybe a little sun back with highs in the upper 40s. then it looks like some rain mile move in. higher elevations north and west of us on sunday afternoon. otherwise rain and chilly a week after today. that's the way it looks, guys. >> a new year and new record broken by ""star wars."" ♪
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2016 brings in more records. ""star wars":the force awakens." beating out titanic as the second lidle all-time film domestically. the average $760.5 million is still safe for now. that's still impressive. >> that's a lot of money. >> it's opening in china january 9th. now to a story you're going to see only on 4. family in northern virginia tells me they feel stranded from the rest of their neighborhood because messy roadwork has dragged on for months. they live in vienna and the streets connecting their drive way on fallen lane southeast are all blocked off. when this bloody strip isn't blocked by construction strips, it's the only way to drive to
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her home. >> we couldn't get home because the rote was completely taken down and we didn't have any access. >> they've since been allowed to use part of this closed road. the trouble remains. the trash trucks can't make it down. some visitors have to walk and delivery crews are get turned away it's mission impossible. they keep calling. they cannot get to the house. worse, when they see to road they have to get on they say we're not getting on that road. we see no deliver pereiras. >> i go around the yard. >> the second grader anthony has to cut through neighbors' properties to get to the bus stop. >> they were told it would last only a couple of months. then the deadline was expected, the town saying they were hoping to finnish by early january. you can tell that's not going to be the case. most recently the town told me in a statement that they hoped to be finish by mid-march, but
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no guarantee. the town of vienna tells me the contractors had to address several unexpected delays and issues, hence the delays. this project is now anticipated to be substantially completed by mid-march. >> we accepted the fact we will accept some inconvenience but we didn't expect the situation to be like this. a notice in their hand that says they're going to have limited water service throughout some of these repairs. >> that's unfortunate. well, 7:26 right now. 66 dogs taken from a home in rockville last night. that happened. montgomery county animal control officials initially went out looking into a dog biting case. that's when they suspected there were a large number of dogs inside this house. the owner at first not cooperating. they couldn't let anybody inside. this is on glen mill road. the officers came back. they had warrant. they were able to go inside and seize the dogs.
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some needed immediate care and are now being looked after by the county. be prepared, everybody, for a big change in the weather this week. tom is updating his forecast with how you can plan ahead. we're also tracking a developing story. dozens of protesters in custody after storming an embassy in iran. we're going to tell you what's behind the violence. floodwaters are cree seeding in the midwest. in the midwest. but the worst is not over ye
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at 7:30, president obama considers another executive ore. look at this. lines were out the door at the gun show in chantilly. folks tell us attendance is up because of the rise of violence around the country. d.c. believe they found the car that was involved in a hit-and-run on new year's day. the man suspected of killing two at a tel aviv bar. today the funerals held for the two who died. >> good morning, everyone. i'm angie goff. >> and i'm david culver in for adam tuss. behind us the o.j. went away. >> it did. i honestly feel like this is the calm before the real cold. >> i hope folks are ready for
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winter. let's head over to "storm team 4" meteorologist tom kierein. hey, tom. >> the angie barometer is correct. i think we're going to have much colder air moving in. forecasting highs tomorrow to only be in the 30s. here's another live view from our sunrise. it's a banana tangerine sun rise now. we'll have it continuing to quickly climb as we get through the day. some milder air will begin to move in. there is the dawn clowe ov-- gl over the capitol. much cooler weather crimes in monday and tuesday. temperatures right now, 20s in the northeastern suburbs and low to mid-30s right on the bay waters. shenandoah valley beginning to warm up a little bit. a little bit of a sorely flow. that's going to bring in milder air for the next 12 hours by noon. the preferred upper 40s.
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low 50s by mid-afternoon. back down into the 40s. look at the timing on that cold air arrival. that's coming up this half hour. >> we'll check in with you then, tom. thanks. developing, angry protesters storming the embassy to protest the execution by saudi arabia. protesters report lig set fires and threw papers from the roof of the embassy. at least 40 people were arrested. the shiite cleric with one of 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges and executed by saudi arabia this weekend. it's 7:32. new details this morning. we now know the name of the young woman found dead on a hiking trail in maryland. katherine alva rah do's body was found new year's day. she was just 20 years old and working on her ged. alvarado's mother said she saw her on new year's eve and reported her missing when she did not see her the next
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morning. her friends reacted to the news. >> police, always. you never know. life is so short. tell your kids how much you love them because you never know what can breck you tomorrow. >> well, police are now officering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case. an update now to that new year's eve drunk driving crash that injured several people in the district. the driver is being held without bochbltd lloyd is charged with assault with a deadly weapon. this was on l and 17th street. after the crash they charged him with driving under the influence and leaving the scene. new this morning the search will continue for a missing boater in anne arundel county. steven reynolds has been missing since thursday night when he went overboard in sandy parks. meanwhile another person was
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found. a couple walking, hiking made that discovery and contacted officials. >> developing right now, floods that inundated parts of the midwest last week are now starting to recede. now damage assessment and cleanup is heading their way. here's nbc's chris pollone. >> reporter: in arnold, missouri, it's a day for drying out. >> it's at least three feet deep. well, two feet. >> reporter: the town wedged between the meramec and mississippi rivers inundated after it dumped ten inches of rain upstream. at least 11 levees have given way. 24 people are dead and two remain missing. >> they keep calling it the 100-year flood or 500-year flood. i call it the ten-year flood because it keeps coming around. >> just as we stood together to assist during the response
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phase, now we stand really to work to make sure we recover as quickly as possible and family gets back on their feet. >> the coast guard is watching through the air. the national guard is ready to help too. >> we've got equipment. communication equipment as well as sand bags and other supplies r those who escape with their lives but little else remain hopeful. >> we will get through this and we're going to come out better on the other side than when we started. >> reporter: now focus shifts downstream as places like memphis and vicksburg, mississippi, prepare for the surge heading their way later this month. chris pollone, nbc news. coming up, chris brown and the new controversy and the startling violence and what happens
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i woke up and everything was on the floor, mirrors, drywall, everything on the floor. >> similar residents described the same as an explosion in northwest oklahoma city. fire fishlgs say at least 50 homes were damaged. a gas leak caused the explosion yesterday morning. take a look at some of this video. you can see debris all over the place, even up in the tree. the house was toe totally leveled. theme people were hospitalized including the owner of the home. the man was sleeping and is lucky to be alive. massachusetts arefed a man for having a cache of weapons outside the gillette stadium. they found a sword, meat cleaner and other weapons. this all happened two hours before the winter classic hockey game. police say there was no threat
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to those attending the game. venning this morning virginia native chris brown under investigation for battery. vegas police investigating claims from a woman who said she got into some sort of fight with the singer after she tried to take a picture of him inside the room at the palm casino resort. there's no comment from brown's camp. hi got off probation last year after attacking his girlfriend rihanna. and you remember he pleaded to an assault. make no mistake. it's winter, and it definitely feels like it this morning. tom is track chilly weather and how cold it's going to get. if you're taking an ub never this cold ♪
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the district dealing with a cent hike in crime d.c. police say they have a 62% closure rate for homicide but that includes murders that happened in 2015 as well as past years. today is virginia governor terry mcauliffe's first day in cuba. the governor is hoping to capitalize on renewed relations with cuba. mcauliffe wants to expand and diversify the economy. he says cuba offers a tremendous opportunity for virginia.
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this someone of five economic travels for the governor this year. investigators say nija williams has been found safe. she and her dog have been missing since december 21st. the 16-year-old was last seen in the company of an older man in hanover, maryland. a lot of you shared this story after we posted it on our facebook page. anne arundel county tell us she and her pomeranian are doing well, but investigators still asking if anyone with information about this case still reach out to them. this is still considered an ongoing investigation. it's 7:43. for the first time, loudoun county has african-americans on its board of supervisors. two were elected. now both were sworn in at the launches down resort in ashburn, yesterday. the event was also historical because it's the first time democrats and republicans were
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sworn in at the same time at the same place. >> as loudouns, we don't sit in traffic as democrats and republicans. >> it's been a long road to get here. >> the board will discuss transportation and how to continue developing the eastern part of the country. the "today" show coming up. let's get a look with craig melvin and erica hill. >> good morning. >> good to see you. >> donald trump is on the trail firing shots at president obama and the clintons. also weighing in on that terror recruiting video which features the republican front-runner himself. also ahead this morning it was one of the a greatest comebacks in sports history and it happened when most of us were asleep. the tcu folks playing without their star quarterback after he was involved in an ugly bar fight. they came back from a 31-point deficit. we'll show you how they did. it plus, who won last night's $334 million powerball
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drawing that happened while many of us were sleeping? turns out no one won. >> no. >> which means you have a chance to win one of the largest jackpots in history. we'll be kicking off our "start today" series with tips on how to get start and your week. all that and a whole lot more when we get started on a sunday morning on "today." >> sounds a great. >> thanks, guys. >> we'll see you in a bit. a designated area for uber while sitting at the airport is going to cost you more money. adam tuss reporting on the new $4 surcharge. >> reporter: one after another, drivers enter what's essentially the 21st century of a cab dispatch center. this is the ride sharing lot at reagan national. the end goal, pick up passengers quickly and make more money. >> this is good. the parking is good. they give us the space. >> he's been an uber driver for
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a year and he's here usually 10 or 15 minutes before he gets a request. as we were talking, it was time to get to work. >> i have the uber x. >> reporter: in many ways this is the new order of business at the airport, a far cry from traditional cabs that sit in rows and wait till they're called. uber and lyft know when their drivers enter here. they're put in a virtual cue and when it's their turn, it's time to pick up passengers. >> they know exactly where you are. >> gotcha. >> yeah. >> you basically get a number and then it's your turn go. >> exactly it's like you were a cab waiting except they're doing it all electronically. >> exactly. >> reporter: the airport had to come to terms with this. not every airport allows it but at reagan and dulles, all early signs point to positive. >> we're looking at what works well and what's not and we'll make adjustments as needed. >> the hope of a better errant
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experience. >> adam tuss reporting there. >> they'll pay for convenience. >> they sure will. giev a cost in the works. >> we sure do. it's going to be blasting on in by this time tomorrow morning. notice a big change as gusty winds are sweeping in the winter that wasn't so far. it's going move in tomorrow. right now it's kind of cold. there's a live view from the national harbor live camera. the potomac river is still not frozen at all. a little bit of ice in some of the shallower area ponds. right now we've got a steep climb. it should be in the 40s. by mid afternoon we should be hovering in the low 50s. that's about 10 degrees above average.
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we have plenty of sun today. our western and northern suburbs are down into the 20s. right around the bay, it's in the low to mid-30s as is the shenandoah valley and mountains and nothing on "storm team 4" radar. we're all dry. no travel problems. a little bit of rain down in florida and lake-effect snows u in upstate new york, a little bit of rain moves into upstate new york. really no travel delays weatherwise. this time tomorrow morning temperatures are only going to be around 30 degree. the winds will begin to pick up this time tomorrow morning. windchills will only be around 20 and then between 8:00 and 9:00 the winds will start to gust around 30 miles an hour by mid to late. temperatures struggle to get above freezing but the windchills will be around 20
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degrees throughout the morning on monday. so dress accordingly for tomorrow. you won't need the umbrella but a warm coat, scarves, gloves, warm hat. you'll be happy you did that throughout tomorrow. afternoon highs on monday, upper 30s. the winds do diminish on monday night. clouds racing through monday afternoon. might produce a few scattered flurries through the mountains. otherwise clouds coming through. lighter winds. tuesday afternoon, only making it into the mid-30s. every time this time of year, we'll be about ten degrees warmer than that. and the big change monday and tuesday. tuesday, back up near the average high wednesday afternoon. sunshine still around. then milder toward the end of the week as the sorely flow brings in temperatures in the upper 40s on thursday with increasing clouds. then showers likely. rain showers on friday. no snow. just some rain showers. they may linger into saturday
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morning. so the next weekend outlook, saturday morning may be a little rain, sun back in the afternoon. highs reaching the upper 40s next saturday. and a week from today. some showers coming through. maybe a few wet snowflakes in the mountains. rain showers elsewhere. temperatures in the mid-40s. that's a week from today next sunday. that's your next weekend outlook. >> thanks so much. she impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of servicemembers, men and women with a simple act of kindless. a heartfelt hug. >> that's right. now the hug lady is being remembered. >> reporter: a finally good-bye to a woman who touched the lives of so many. for more than a decade almost every soldier who passed through ft. hood was given a simple gist. >> thank you so much for being here. >> welcome back.
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>> reporter: an embrace from elizabeth blair. affectionately known as the hug lady. born into a military family she enlisted on her 18th birthday. >> i wanted to do my part for the country. >> long after serving she continuing to give back, welcoming soldiers, one by one. >> and then one day a soldier hugged me. well, there was another soldier. this one hugged me. that one needed a hug, too, so i turned around and gave him a hug. another one needed a hug, and so it went. >> reporter: since 2003 the hug lady has embraced more than half a million heroes. >> my family is not here, per se, so that's why she fills in for them. >> reporter: in early november laird's ten-year battle with breast cancer landed her in the hospital. countless soldiers came to give her a hug and to thank her. on christmas eve laird passed away. a gofundme can't established to help with medical expenses has raised more than $94,000.
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on facebook, tributes pouring in. one soldier writing in, bless this woman, her family, and all the lives she has touched through a simple act of kindness. >> well, if i can bring a smile, i've done something worthwhile, right? >> have a good day. >> reporter: laird's legacy clearly felt in each embrace. >> she will be missed, but she will never be forgotten, that's for sure. >> a great story. erica hill reporting there. there are "4 things to know" today. the gun show in chantilly will continue for a second day, this after president obama says he'll issue an executive order making it tougher for americans to buy guns. a body of a woman found on a trail has been identified as katherine alvarado. her mother last saw her on new year's eve and reported her missing the next day. right now d.c. police combing a car for evidence. they believe it was involved in a hit-and-run that turned deadly
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on new year's day. at least 40 people were arrested. and we're coming off a clear night and hoping for some sun. we're going to check in with tom in a moment, but remember what pay phones used to be. well, get this. a creative new way phone booths are being repurposed in on
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talk about a traffic jachlt this is in china. police shut down the highway and spent four hours chasing after nearly 100 hogs. police were able to get all the bigs together and load them back into another truck. i'm glad they were okay. look at them. >> all right. so you remember pay phones? they're making a comeback sort of. 2016 version of the pay phone will soon be unveiled on the sidewalks of new york city. the hotspots will have super fast and free wi-fi. phones with free calling. and they're going to have these little ports where you can plug in and charge your phones. at least 7,500 are due to go online in the first half of this year. >> it's going to be a great idea at a lot of airports. i see a lot of empty phone booths. call it a new year's regulation for women's magazines. they're flonger going to use
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"bikini body" or "drop two sizes." they don't like the term and want it retired. the editor in chief wrote a dear john type of letter and they're going to start applying those in the january issue so they will no longer apeer on the cover, which is kind of cool. so they listened to their people. >> words can have a big impact. >> that's right. >> a final check of the forecast. >> enjoy the day if you can. afternoons in the low 50s. temperatures will be much colder as we start off next week with a blustery wind tomorrow. windchills in the 20s. what? in january? feeling like winter? >> it's how we're
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good morning. he's back. donald trump returning to the campaign trail with his sights on the clintons. >> the clinton campaign said they'd most like to run against donald trump. they do not want to run against me. >> trump also responding for the first time to the terror recruiting video, which features the billionaire himself. embassy burning. angry protesters in iran storm the embassy overnight, setting the building ablaze in a violent demonstration, after the saudis executed an official. up for grabs. the winning numbers

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