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will it ever end? god, i hope so. but at the end of the day, the men and women are going to be there when the community needs us. and that's the reality. a department in mourning and pulling for another to make it through. good saturday morning. a prince gorgeous county firefighter is dead, another in the hospital. both were is shot responding to an emergency call. it happened at 7:30 last night on sheridan road in temple hills. a family member called for help
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a family member inside. the firefighters forced their way in and were met with gunfire. >> as that was unfolding, the individual inside the home fired a number of rounds, striking two prince george's county firefighters and the concerned individual who led public safety to that address during the course of the evening. >> the resident who fired the shot is in custody. he has been cooperative. medics flew one of the firefighters to clinton. john ohmsteider died shortly after arriving. >> it's a tragedy. our firefighter was a close friend to many, a strong community member. we are thankful for your thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time as we prepare to honor the life
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>> he leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old daughter. he normally serves at landover hills firestation 830. medics flew the other firefighter to the university of maryland shock trauma center. >> he is 19-year-old volunteer firefighter kevin swain. he is in serious condition after undergoing surgery. he is expected to survive this morning. >> his loved ones are around him. we are here to support him. we're hoping for a great outcome. >> again, he is expected to survive his injuries. the alleged shooter's name has not been released. the relative who initially made the phone call was also shot. no charges have been filed at this time. the count
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investigation of this shooting. >> stay with news 4 and our nbc washington app for new developments in this case. as always, we will send out breaking news as we get new details. for more on this story, search firefighter on our app. good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein on this saturday morning. we've got a clear sky but rather cold temperatures. down into the 30s starting off early this morning. look at that predawn glow over union station. live view of our capitol hill camera. the flag flapping gently in a breeze. the pink glow over the monuments now. chilly mornings, mild afternoons the next couple of days. the dry pattern will be continuing into much of the week ahead. storm team 4 radar all clear. no rain anywhere in our vicinity. no travelob
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most of the eastern half of the country staying dry. frederick is at 36 degrees. fort meade, 32. so a chilly start. a look at a mild afternoon and our next chance of rain in just a few minutes. >> tom, we'll check in with you then. thanks. 6:04. new developments in the crash that seriously injured a maryland state trooper. the trooper remains in critical condition after a car hit his cruiser on the beltway. to learn about the chain of events in anham. this mercedes was hit by another. the driver 60-year-old, still in the hospital awaiting charges.
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protect all drivers. it in effect in maryland. maryland state troopers stress how important it is to obey the moveover law approximate. >> when we are responding to collisions, the less drivers distracted on the roadways only increase on our safety. >> if you are not able to get over or make a lane change safely, you should slow down to a safe speed while passing. a week of democracy spring. among those arrested, rosario dawson. reretweeted multiple reports of her arrest last night. among their demands, protesters asking for the supreme court to overturn the citizens united
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political spending by corporations now in japan, two dozen dead and 1,500 injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake this morning. you're looking at footage from cameras that captured the violent shaking. the earthquake was the biggest of a series of tremblers of aftershocks on thursday. wow. frightening video there. >> 6:06 your time on this saturday. got playoff hockey. two major parades. and he waited for his moment. then he carjacked a 76-year-old woman. a victim's
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i'm melissa mollet with first 4 traffic and closures this weekend because of two big events. national cherry blossom festival and emancipation day parade. madison drive northwest and 4th to 14th. jefferson drive, 4th to 14th. constitution avenue between 6th and 9th. and 7th street northwest between independence avenue and pennsylvania avenue. the other big event as i mentioned here, emancipation day. a couple of sets of road closures for both events on the nbc washington app. there is not room to list everything. saturday 7:30 a.m. to midnight, pennsylvania avenue from 12th to 14th. indiana between 3rd and 7th and 6th northwest ced
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avenue between 4th is and 14th. all streets crossing pennsylvania between constitution and e street will be shut down. have a great time. i'll see you monday morning for news 4 today. a lot of you leaving your comments on nbc washington facebook page on this next story police trying to find a car thief who carjacked 73-year-old woman. >> she tells us she noticed a man walking along new hampshire avenue as she made her way to her truck. the next thing she knows the guy is at her door demanding money. >> and before i could the door closed he was at the door he had give me your money. he backed up the car after he threw me out. i thought for sure he was going to run over me. >> the victim was rattled but not seriously hurt. she was able to walk to a gas station where people
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and she called 911. the hylander has maryland tags with plate number 00014m9. call police if you have any information about this. 6:11. if you to wash out your car or clean the garage, this is your weekend to do it. tom is tracking the best time to get outside and enjoy it. look at that sunrise. >> beautiful. how aspiring the next gene ra if your family outing is magical for all the wrong reasons. >> beautiful. how aspiring the next gene you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin®. because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. try zyrtec®. muddle no more®.
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at 6:14, we want to update you on breaking news out of prince gorgeous county. a firefighter is dead and another in srs condition after a triple shooting. they were responding to a medical call yesterday at 7:30 in the evening when the resident inside opened fire. one firefighter in serious condition at shock trauma in baltimore. a third person also shot, not seriously injured we're told. the shooting suspect is currently in police custody. we have more details in our nbc washington app. search firefighter. off to a chilly start on this saturday morning. good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. hour by hour
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a rapid warming. noon time, 60 degrees. by late afternoon, back down to the mid 60s. the pollen county is high again. if you're an allergy sufferer, limit your outdoor exposure is pollen is in the high range. while we are enjoying a warmup, folks in colorado, not so much. a storm moved in on friday forcing officials to close portions of interstate 70 between denver and vail. officials say airlines have canceled around 700 flights today. this weekend, some of the; is that rightest s
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come together for the usa science and engineering festival. >> we have a spacecraft. we launch to 78,000 feet. it is powered by a weather balloon. >> they showcase their projects at the white house science fair share a common thread, the entire to make a difference. >> i want to help people live longer and healthier lives. >> the president began hosting the science fair six years ago to celebrate the sharpest minds in the country and to highlight the importance of teaching science
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chief technology officer megan smith. >> curing cancer, working on climate change, helping your neighbor. working on data science. we need kids to use the super hero powers, s.t.e.m. >> s.t.e.m. initiatives will not end with the science fair. the white house is working to expand in the classroom, teaching all from kindergarten through 12th grade. she believes it can build confidence. >> learning about the planet. there are things you can do in a hands-on way so kids understand the context. >> this is one of the few high profiles. women earn half the bachelors
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>> you know, we really are extraordinary when we empower it. >> smith also points to a lost history of women in s.t.e.m. catherine johnson received the presidential medal of freedom last year. she is african-american and was born two years before women won the right to vote. >> this is the elite competition. >> in the future expect to see more women like johnson leading the charge in s.t.e.m. just listen to the remarkable officials at the science fair who hope to make their own history some day. >> there are some famous women, but you know the men better,
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right? science and that stuff isn't just for boys. girls can do everything just as well and maybe even better. >> eun yang, news 4, washington. that's right. say it again, little girl! coming up later on news 4 today, veronica johnson will join us live from science and engineering festival. it runs 10:00 to 6:00 today and tomorrow 10:00 to 4:00. there will be plenty of hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy. it is a beautiful time to get out and do something. >> i'll be there today between 1:00 to 3:00 this afternoon. veronica johnson there this morning. come out and say hi. one of the science-y techie things we use, storm team 4
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radar, not showing rain. look at our temperatures. it is rather chilly. in fact, it is near freezing. inside the beltway, hovering around 40 degrees. 40 degrees by the bay. we'll have light winds. temperatures by 10:00 a.m. near 60. jumping by 2:00 into the upper 60s. 3:00 to 4:00, hovering around 70 degrees by 6:00 p.m. a light wind to the mid-60s. dining out tonight, good weather. clear and cool. it will be dropping from the mid 60s, back down to the mid 50s by late evening. storm team 4 four-day forecast. another gorgeous day sunday. morning lows not as chilly as this morning. afternoon highs in the low 70s. feeling a
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air. up around 80 degrees with lots of sunshine. clouds around in and out on tuesday. overall, a gorgeous day. bit cooler, in the mid-70s. increasing clouds on thursday. our next chance of any rain may not come until next friday. that's the way it looks. >> tom, thank you. teenagers storm a home, threaten a northern ♪ ♪ teenagers storm a home, threaten a northern ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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a homen vacation victim honored this week as a survivor. she is sharing some important lessons learned kristi newman and her news were newly weds when someone broke into their home and held at at knife point. >> i was thinking i've been married a month and my husband is going to die in front of my face. >> the doorbell rang in the middle of the night. three young men broke in through the garage. they had a club and knives. kristi was upstairs in bed. >> and then i heard the scuffle, like him hitting the wall. and then i heard chris run, from my husband. i said, chris run? >> she didn't have a chance.
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beat the company. >> they said if you don't do what we want, we will beat her. every time my house spoke, they beat him. >> later the attackers took the couple down to the kitchen that jimmy made his move. two suspects briefly left the room. the third implied they might burn the couple next. >> at that point he's like we're getting out. he held out his hand and said let's go. he ran to the knife rack in the country and grabbed the knife. >> the intruders came at jimmy, but two were stabbed. >> we started tearing down the street like olympic runners. >> the three teenagers were arrested, two tied to other invasions. this week kristi returned to accept an award. she said for crying every day for weeks, constant prayer helped the
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corner. >> i refuse to let this worry me or zap my joy for the rest of my life. we did our part to get the guys arrested. they are now probably in prison for the length of their lives. pretty incredible. clemson university students preparing for what could be a long weekend. they are continuing awe sit-in protest that began wednesday. it started after a campus march to improve race relations. they will stay inside the building if school leaders do not improve the race climate on on campus. five students got citations fortress passing. protesters want to talk with the president jim clemmons. but so far they have been told he won't be available. there won't be any testing in texting in amc
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that is not what customers want. the ceo suggested the idea of making specific auditoriums, more texting friendly. reaction was overwhelmingly negative. all right. a gorgeous weekend. and the sun is here to stay. tom is updating his forecast with the most comfortable time to go out, go for a run, bike ride, enjoy the outside. >> thousands are getting ready for a parade to celebrate d.c. emancipation day. we'll tell you how attention is being focused on making d.c. the 51st state. >> breaking news in prince george's county. what we are finding out about asots fired they responded to
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at 6:30, we continue to follow that breaking news out of prince george's county. family, friends, firefighters mourning the loss of a fellow firefighter paramedic. the 34-year-old was shot and killed in a triple shooting last night. he was respond to go a medical care on sharon road in temple hills. this was around 7:30 in the evening. another firefighter also shot. his name, 19-year-old kevin swain. he was last listed in serious condition. a third person shot and not seriously injured we're
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police custody. >> this is the fourth time we have had to tell you about the local public servient getting shot in the line of duty. prince william county police officer ashley guindon was respond anything woodbridge. she was shot and killed. two others were wounded. it was her first day on the job. two weeks later, a man got into a shootout with prince george's county police. officer collison was hit by friendly fire and died. just a couple weeks ago, a man shot a trooper at a bus station. he was just trying to talk to the man during a training operation. >> stay with news 4 and our nbc washington app. we'll be sending out news alerts and breaking news as we get more details. for more on this story, search firefighter in our app. 6:31 right now. we want to turn our attention
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nice, warm weekend. good saturday morning. a lot of people are looking forward to this weekend. myself included. there's a lot of festivals, parades, museums. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein tracking our weather. >> early this morning, saw that is sunrise between you and the background. here's another view of it. the sun coming up in a clear sky. cherry blossom pink sun. great day to get out and get some exercise. until 11:00, low 40s. it will jump into the 60s by noon time. between 2:00 and 4:00, hovering around 70 degrees. by 6:00 p.m., temperatures back down into the mid-60s. our next chance of rain coming up in a
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we're following a developing story in northeast this morning. a man fighting for his life after he was burned at a gas station. police were on the scene at bp. all we know is he is suffering from serious burn injuries. we're still working to figure out what exactly happened. a lot happening to the district today along with the cherry blossom parade. mayor bowser is using this to reignite the battle for d.c. statehood. she is proposing legislation to put the issue on the november ballot. it's a matter of us having our full rights as americans certainly. >> the district has 672,000 residents who pay federal taxes and serve in the military but lack voting representation in congress. >> and
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just vanished. now police are hoping someone comes forward on this cold case. he went missing april 16th, 1988 from the manassas mall. detectives are not giving up on this case. police released this sketch of a man who may have been with him when he disappeared. they need the public's help to identify him. >> police arrested a fairfax county employee for sexual assault. malcolm hall faces attempted rape charges. he entered an unlocked centreville apartment earlier this month and sexually attacked a 77-year-old woman. the crime alarmed people at the forrest glen and sully station. most of the residents are elderly or disabled. he was part-time job pending investigation. a
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between supporters and opponents of gop front-runner donald trump. thousands packed the arena. another thousand stood outside when they could not get in. opponent lit a trump sign on fire and yelled, feel the bern. the connecticut primary take place april 26th. democratic presidential candidate meantime at the vatican, sat down with pope francis. the meeting took place at the vat is can before the pope left for his one-day visit to greece. he has prayed the pope's views on poverty and the environment. we want to remind you tomorrow on "meet the press", pat mccoy is talking about his
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controversial lgbt law. and debbie wasserman schultz will join the show to discussion 2016. nine years since the mass campus shooting. the bell at the capital square bell tower will ring 32 times. one for each of the victims. flags will be flown at half-staff at all local, state and federal buildings. >> drivers fly by the neighborhood. they see it. it's dangerous, but
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chasing a mountain lion through a high school campus. it roamed through a nearby neighborhood. the lion was hit with a tranquilizer dark. they waited as it rolled around in the bushes. officials finally moved in when it was passed out in a flower bed. they loaded the big cat into a pickup truck. the animal is expected to be okay. fortunately no one in that area was hurt. and a baseball fan is recovering after being struck by a foul ball friday night. the game is being played in tampa between the rays and the white sox. the ball went through a gap in the netting and hit the female fan sitting in the second row. the game came to an abrupt halt. the emt raced to the scene. the woman was taken to the hospital. she is expected to be okay. a near
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of warmingth. beautiful sunrise. tom kierein tracking the rising temperatures, perfect for gardening. and it was one of her most difficult days on the job. the day that shocked the prince william cou
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clear and chilly this saturday morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. scattered frost. we're generally in the low 40s. mid 40s around the chesapeake bay. sunrise over the potomac river on this gorgeous saturday morning. chilly mornings, mild afternoons for the mechanics several days. the dry pattern does continue throughout much of next week. we'll look at our next chance of rain in a couple of minutes. >> tom, we'll check in with you then. meantime, "today" show coming up next on nbc 4. sheinelle jones and craig melvin join us live from new york. >> good to see you. with three days left until new york's primary, hillary clinton chris crossing the country. bernie sanders meeting the pope. ted cruz and donald trump battling it out. we have it all
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turns out what's old is new again. real live news from the 90s as inspiration for a whole bunch of new movies and tv shows from the anita hill to the o.j. case. why are they now being made for made for tv moments. and we'll talk to the firefighters who brought these to safety. thanks, guys. and the government gets a failing grade when it comes to cyber security. when compared against 17 major private industries, including transportation, retail and health care. information services, construction, food, and technology were among the top performers. you can expect to see more officers along
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they will monitor the stretch of the gw parkway between mt. vernon and old town alexandria. it may feel like a country road but a lot of folks live nearby police have been responding to crashes and one of them fatal last year. >> we see con standpoint close calls at these intersections. >> it's scary for example, when i have the baby in the car? it stretches in 35 to 45 miles per hour near belhaven road area. the minimum speeding ticket is $95. fines can top out at 300 bucks. more than 20 students were hurt in a school bus crash in a parking lot at rfk stadium. it slapped into a light pole in lot 8 of the stadium around 2:00 p.m. yesterday. 22 children and two adults, including the bus driver, were treated at the
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there were a total of 46 people on the bus. no word what caused the crash. the students attended wood ridge elementary school. >> looks like they will get more funding under the latest budget proposal. according to the "washington post", the board of supervision is likely to adopt a 2017 budget that would raise property taxes by an average of $304 per year. now, they would use most of that to fund county schools. that means the school district would get $88.4 million next year. the city of bobwie is celebrating its anniversary. there will be a band and elementary school choir. they will celebrate the first 100 days of centennial. the activities are list on the c
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news foreston area. grand opening of reston's first and only brewery. it opens tomorrow at the washington plaza. jason and melissa have been brewing their own beers for years. they are ready to start making it a career. >> we can ferment up to six at a time. we have the capacity to serve 12 beers at a time. we brew in small batches. we will brew a different variety every time we brew. we will eventually have up to 12 beers on tap. >> not the names of the beer but were chosen by investors who contributed to a kick starter campaign. that opens up today. signs of summer on solomon's island. it is is opening weekend of the tiki bar. st. mary's county sheriff's office
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dui check points in the area. there is a designated driver program that runs today until 10:00 p.m. for partygoers who need assistance. >> there is off a calm voice on the other end of a 911 call. as we learned, the job can get very personal for those who are expected to keep their cool. >> who took the call? >> you can hear her voice. >> but tpaoeupbgd the face can be a challenge. >> we are different creatures. we go home and try not to take this with us. >> behind this wall, mashika cunningham. the past 13 years she's been taking 911 calls here in prince william county. and dispatching first responders. a team effort. >> that's the thing about 911. we all have each other's back. >> a bond
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february 27th. >> hold your fire. >> right now it is a normal day. we were shifting shifts. and i was sitting here. >> officers responded to a domestic call turned deadly. ronald hamilton accused of killing wife crystal. police say he then opened fire on them. >> i just want to be clear. do we have officers involved in a shooting? >> we have three officers that have been shot. >> he needed help. and i just started dispatching. >> it became personal. >> it is. you know them. they are my koe workers. i've laughed with them. you know what something is right. you know when something is wrong. >> the officers wounded and recovering. officer ashley
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>> yeah. it was very hard. but it's brought a lot of us closer together. >> for the police officers and fire crews, these men and women much more than voiceover the radio. >> you know exactly who it is. we're all one big family here. >> a family that even finds time each other laugh. >> this is not a 9:00 to 5:00. you truly have to love it to do it, and i do. >> you can tell they love their job. your worst day is their every day. if you know a dispatcher or someone who works in that line of work, tell them thank you. great people, great weekend ahead, great weather. it just falls in line. i have been waiting seven months for this week ahead. warm weather. i love it. >> no pressure on me. just parades and
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going on. it's going to cooperate. the big cherry blossom festival on constitution avenue gets under way at 10:00 this morning. heading down there, a perfect day for a parade. megan fitzgerald twirling her baton. it's amazing. it goes hundreds of feet in the air. and she catches it flawlessly. it will be a day for sun glasses and sun block. and we'll have temperatures generally in the 50s at the start of the parade. jumping in the 60s in the end. light wind out of the northeast. great day for a parade. storm team 4 radar all clear. no rain anywhere >> matt: vicinity. it's a clear sky. scattered frost parts of virginia. 32 in manassas, warren ton. most locations there are above freezing. prince george anticipates, montgomery,
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degrees. hour-by-hour forecast, by noon time, the mid-60s. 3:00, up near 70 degrees. just a dreamy day. a dreamy spring day. by 6:00 p.m., down to the mid-60s, mild. good night to dine out. it will be clear and cool. mid 60s early evening. dropping to mid-50s by late this evening. by dawn sunday. town to the mid to upper forts. sunday, lots of sunshine. milder tomorrow. into the low 70s. a little bit of summer in the air on monday. sunshine near 80 degrees on afternoon. tuesday, a bit cooler. still gorgeous. sunshine. mid-70s. stays dry, a bit cooler, mid 60s. ahead of a front coming through on friday. likely giving us rain showers on friday. that will wash some of the pollen out of the air we have been dealing with the last several days. >> it looks great. thank you, tom.
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there are new rules to tell you about. this year only keep one rock 35 inches or larger. national resource police officers will be there this weekend out in force, enforcing the laws. it will cost you $250 a fish. the fine is $125. >> 6:53. your time on this saturday. a prince george's county firefighter has passed away after a triple shooting last night. they were both shot while responding to a medical call new temple hills. a third person also shot. we're told that person not seriously injured. the shooter is in police custody. a were man is fighting for his life after he was burned at a will gas station at core list street :3
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>> folks in the d.c. area celebrating emancipation day today. muriel bowser bringing back a call for d.c. statehood. kwrerpby sanders sits down with pope francis. the meeting took place at the vatican before pope left for his one
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hiking down the grand canyon or checking out wildlife in grand canyon, now is the time to do it. >> admission to national parks is free. the park celebrates its 100th birthday this august. >> shenandoah national park, free admission on skyline drive. great day for a hike. temperatures 60 there. near 70. >> we'r back ine
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good morning. breaking overnight. wild weather. huge tornadoes caught on camera in oklahoma. today, 2 million people under severe weather threat with a possibility of more twisters, hail and damaging winds. while a little farther west, up to 2 feet of snow is possible in the mountains of colorado. dylan is tracking it. rubbing elbows and throwing sharp ones. bernie sanders meets with the pope at the vatican. hillary clinton hob-nobs with the

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