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right now on "news 4 today," a violent start to sunday morning. what we're finding out as police piece together a new crime scene in prince george's county. the man accused of killing a firefighter and wounding another is back at home. why investigators say he's not tak facing charges right now. disaster in ecuador. the damage after an earthquake. >> and get ready for the sun. it will be even nicer for yesterday. good morning, i'm meagan fitzgerald. >> and i'm adam tuss. it is a great day to clean out your garage or work outside. tom kierein
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>> when are you going to come clean out himy garage? >> that's not happening. >> great day do some yard work. and we do have clear skies. a gentle breeze flapping the flag. first light of day now beginning to show up. sunrise is at 6:28. right now storm team 4 radar scanning the sky, don't have any rain anywhere in the vicinity. so off to a dry start and a terrific day coming up, although it is rather chilly. our temperatures are down into the 30s parts of virginia and maryland and nearby suburbs hovering right around 40 degrees. reagan national is at 49. a look at afternoon highs today and how long the dry pattern will last in just a few minutes. we're following a developing story in the district, a man found shot to death behind an elementary school in northwest. police found the man around 3:00 a.m. at mozart place
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street. right now there is no suspect this custody. also developing this morning, a deadly shooting in prince george's county. this happened this clinton on vienna driv around 10:00 last night. police say when they got to the scene, the victim was already dead. so far no word on a suspect or office in the shooting. the man accused of killing a veteran prince george's county firefighter is back home in temple hills this morning. the state's attorney says that they simply don't have any evidence to charge that man at this time. news 4's darcy spencer spoke with neighbors about the shooting. >> i mean it was all over in five six seconds 37. >> reporter: richard was in his driveway when he saw firefighters forcing their way into hneighbor's home on sharon road. >> that went on for a few minutes. it took them a few minutes to get into the door.
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stopped, the gunshots rang out and there were six or seven gunshots. >> reporter: then about an hour later, he says his neighbor surrender surrendered, police had their guns trained on him. >> i saw the garage door open and lights were on inside the garage and he walked out with his hands up. >> reporter: the map's brother called the firefighters to the house to check on him and when they got inside, police say he opened fire. a 1 year veteran of the department him died. ganeshananda. kevin swain was seriously wounded. the homeowner's brother was also wounded. the man said he fired in self defense. he's been released from security, state's attorney saying there was not enough evidence. >> thought he was in medical duress, called for assistance and his brother did not realize that the firefighters with there are to assist him and reacted as if his house was being broken
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into. >> reporter: repairmen showed up to fix the door that was forced open. the fire department spokesman says there will be a review to see if policies need to be changed. >> that was darcy spencer reporting. tune ral plannings the for the pollen fire will be set, there will be a visitation tuesday at st. john's parish. funeral will happen wednesday at the same pair require. prince george's county fire and ems department is still trying to deal with the fact thatten would have their brothers is gone. the ambulance that john ulmschneider would always use is now draped in black, sitting in fromt of his landover hills station as a reminder and memorial. so far the us speblgtsed shooter has not been charged. >> we had to deal with the line of duty death of a family member. and everybody just still in a state of shock. they're starting their grieving process, the mourning
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morning side firefighter. fellow firefighters say they're optimistic about his recovery. and you can open our nbc washington app to see what county if i recalls are saying about recent tragedies involving first responders. t just search firefighters. montgomery county police are still investigating a death at the red roof inn. she found someone de homicide detectives say the person's body had signs of trauma. they spoke to potential witnesses, guests, work he is and the management there. the victim has not been identified yet. and we're just days away from the new york primary where donald trump is expected to win, but gop presidential candidate ted cruz continues to gain traction. cruz grabbed the majority of the delegates in wyoming at the convention there on saturday. he already took some of those delegates earning the caucuses earlier this hontmonth. he's now less than 200 delegates behind the frontrunner. trump wi
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and on the democratic side, bernie sanders took a few days off to meet with pope francis at the vatican, but he did it hama to pick up some extra delegates from the colorado state convention. he says while he disagrees with the pontiff on be abortion and gay marriage, they found common ground. ap-hillary clinton attended a big fundraiser in california. she's headed back to new york today. and coming up this morning on "meet the press," chuck todd will talk to governor pat mccrory about his state's controversial lgbt rights law and debbie wasserman schultz along with rnc reince priebus will discuss decision 2016. and todd will also be joined by george clooney to talk about list involvement wi his involvement with the campaign. it is the ultimate science fair with events for the whole family. the creative displays and
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your kids can check out this weekend. and developing right thousa,nd
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death toll continues to rise this morning following a devastating earthquake in ecuador. 77 people have died and more than 550 are hurt. the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit last night off the northern coast of ecuador, that area pretty popular for its bheechs. search teams are trying to reach the remote area now. and earlier, at least 41 people in an earthquake in japan. the u.s. is offering aid. first quake hit on thursday, the second struck yesterday
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a group of immigrant families in arkansas heading to the capital to show their support for a new initiative set to be heard by the u.s. supreme court. more than a dozen latino voters and undocumented immigrants boarded a bus headed here. they plan to meet up with others from across the state and country to rally in support of president obama's deferred action initiative. the initiatives benefit thousands of up documented immigrants and their families living in the united states. the supreme court is expected to deliver its ruling in june. the time is 6:11. the ultimate science fair continues today. >> indeed. will hundreds of thousands will head back to the science and engineering festival. it has more than 3,000 hands on activities, live stage performances and check out this guy, where will you see a robot kicking a red ball? and a specific pavilion dedicated to careers in science. it was created to address a severe shortage in science and
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tech talent. doug cameron will join us in the 9:00 hour. but for now, check out the photo gallery on our nbc washington app. you can ask pull it up, just search stem. and i think our own storm team meteorologist tom rekierei was there yesterday. >> tom, did you kick the red ball? >> i didn't have a chance to see the robot. there were so many fans that came to the nbc 4 exhibit there. it was great chatting up everybody. met a lot of young scientists who were really excited about science and it was wonderful to see so many people there. huge crowds there at the science fair. if you haven't been there, get down there today. you'll love it. great day to get some exercise. this is tony pittman, in amazing shape, our audio engineer. we'll be in the
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by 11:00, great day for a run, a walk. right now storm team 4 radar all clear. don't have any rain anywhere in the vicinity. only around 40 degrees to upper 30s much of maryland and virginia, nearby suburbs hovering around 40. reagan national now at 49 around the bay it's in the low to mid-40s. the pollen is in the air. oak tree pollen filling the air right now, it's in the high range, it will stay this week for the next several days. don't have any chance of any rain for the next several days. four day forecast, after we reach mid-70s today, by dawn tomorrow, down to the low 50s getting back for work and school, lots of sunshine on monday, it will feel like summer tomorrow afternoon, highs should make it into the low 80s during the afternoon. as we get into tuesday, another warm day. more clouds around on tuesday. highs reaching right around 80. a little cooler on wednesday, should make it ito
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60s. lots of sunshine. and temperatures in the 40s in the morning. storm team 4 seven day outlook, thursday increasing clouds ahead of a front coming our way p. highs around 70. and then some showers as the front moves through on friday morning through midday friday, that should wash some of the pollen out of the air. highs on friday afternoon up around 70. and then as we get into saturday in the upper 60s and partly cloudy. next sunday, a week from today, looking dry with sunshine and highs in the hmid-70s. >> i like those 80s. >> we'll take all of that forecast. next up is "reporter's notebook." >> we'll be back in 15 minutes. good morning. welcome to "reporter's notebook." you know, nothing against congressional hearings, but sometimes they can be a little sleepy. and not this week when metro chairman sorry about that dave w4e7 ja when jack evans and wi
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to congress about metro's woes. and a wonderfully heated exchange occurred. let's listen. >> if you're looking at increasing the operating revenue the way that you're talk about, you become the most expensive operating system, more expensive than chicago, more expensive than new york, more expensive than pennsylvania. so why would you have the highest operating costs out there? i mean what would justify that? >> al i'm asking from you is $300 million which is your fair share given the fact that we transport 50% of your workforce every day. you want them to be safe. you want this to be reliable. if you just want to leave here like we did in 2005 and do nothing, and if we do that, next time something happens, i'm blaming it on you guys because we need your help. >> well, that was sort of a drop the microphone moment. what do you think? >> it was an electric moment. and it was a charged hearin
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on both sides. congress doesn't want to give money to a system they don't think is functioning properly, jack evans the white guy on a horse charging at congress demanding money and yet i don't think they agreed on hardly anything, although i think there is respect for the position of the metro people, jack evans and also wiedefeld. the fact remains that they don't think that metro spends the money the right way, has the right people or is really doing the things that need to be done and yet i think they're still willing to give them a shot. the question is when it comes time to finally make the metro budget, which way will they go and we still don't know that. >> well, evans is definitely standing up for his constituents, so he can come back to the district and say, listen, i'm putting the blame on congress. i think the problem here is connolly, congressman out of virginia, says i wafrpt more credit and, i want more going
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here and congressman micca said i want to see heads roll. i think wiedefeld and evans have do what they're doing. some would say is this a political football that it goes back and forth, the fact is i think evans makes a good point in this sense, this is the money that they need. and this isn't just a local issue. government employees ride metro, too. some of you congress folks who are sitting here in front of us ride metro. what are you going to do about it. >> i'm going to take the other side, although i hate to be on the side of micmicca, but he di make interesting points, one is that you have money that you're not spending. we've said has been one of most poorly managed systems and that's what he's playing off of. and then it is apideological fight, too. he represents the conservative wing of the republican party. here is a districtt
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predominantly african american and other minorities. and he's scoring points back home. that's what he's doing. >> well, that's the problem. and most republicans -- many republicans, i wofrnt say most, they don't see the urgency of a metro subway in washington, d.c. clear out our canals, take care of agriculture problem, other problems we have. but they just have -- people who are superintendenting metro have a hard time quichbsi ingconvinc. their argument is that some of this money is earmarked for certain things. but if that's the problem, tell to congress and get us out of this binding thing that we have to spend the money a certain way. there as been a management failure at metro and that's what these congressmen are addressing. >> wiedefeld is new. he just got appoechted a new person in charge of safety. are they sort of hanging t
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is -- he can't just come in and wave a wand and fix everything all at once. don't they need to give him a little time to turn this ship around if you will? >> you can argue that they do and in fact wofrnt congress men said yesterday we're counting on you, mr. wiedefeld, which says that they will watch to see what he does. >> i don't think it helps either metro with this new independent report, 89 page report that came out that said metro needs to do more internal refor, more about safety. and metro saying we have aspirations to have buses run on time, to have trains run on time. and so the restort there is these are aspirations, shouldn't this already be happening. so when you have these reports like this come out and if these congress folks can look at this and they say, wait a minute, you need reliability, you need to improve safety, you need internal reforms and now you're asking us for more money, how about you fix these things first. so i think metro is sort of runningph
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of those issues, that they're trying to work out. >> and if i were the head of metro, i said do just like you said, i'd go down that list, i'd fix all the things that i could fix and then what i would do is come back to them and say now these are the things i've country. and he's t remember, we talked about the fact that there is a culture inside of metro'vecountry. remember, we talked about the fact that there is a culture inside of metro and these aren't new problems and i think the new guy needs time to undo that culture. >> and it isn't just democrats. republicans who demanding change. derrick connolly of virginia, hod ral moderate will i be democrat, he's been just as hard on metro. so once again we have this discussion on often, will there be a response. >> i don't know if we have time before the commercial break, but let's at least start this. also what happened on metro this week at the deanwood metro station for a second time in about nine days, a teenager is
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first time it was a shooting, the second time right before easter -- second team a stabbing this week. metro, there were complaints metro didn't have enough safety, enough police officers there. is that really the issue or is this a much bigger problem going on over there in ward seven and eight? >> i think you can never have enough. you'd have to have 24 hour protection. as i think we would agree, i think cathy lanier was right when she said this is now a matter of internet. all of this is starting on the internet. social media. this is an entirely different 21st secentury approach toward policing. >> and just a little bit of background, the two teenagers, both the victim and the accused, the mother of the victim had taken him to richmond to get him out of harm's way, but he had to come back because he had to do some
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and this boy that he had been sort of talking smack with or having this feud with on social media sees him, chase him and ends up allegedly stabbing him to death. so what do we do about that, the fact that there is this anger? you were saying in the greenroom you can't look weak. this generation, you're not allowed to look weak. >> and we had a young man on the radio station part of a panel and he was saying, listen, now a days out there, and we all know that that was part of the thing growing up, too, especially with boys, but now it's so deadly. you cannot look weak. and so you have to strike back. we talk about what can be done. there is no way to really separate out poverty, loss of jobs, housing, there have been 30 homicides in the district, 23 have happened in wards seven and eight.
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east of the an in coanacostia. but activists will say more needs to be done on this side of d.c. >> jobs and education becomes large in a young person's life where this other stuff that they come back to because there is nothing else going on, these problems multiply when that happens. >> let me take a quick break and we'll pick this up when we get back. kathleen matthews: in the race for congress, i don't believe that big money can buy votes -- not in our district. and i won't claim to have single handily passed just about every bill in annapolis. we can't settle for the same old politics, not when our basic rights are being threatened by trump and cruz. i'll stand up to their bigotry and be a passionate voice for maryland women and families. in tv and in business, i built relationships. as a woman in the house, i'll do the same to get things done. i'm kathleen mathews
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big senate race and there was a new poll that came out, chris van hollen with a six point lead over donna edward, but the mar beggin point lead over donna edward, but the mar beggi of error is 3. are we surprised one or the other hasn't pulled further ahead? the
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or the other. sglipg t >> i think the demographics are lining up. donna edwards is doing very well with women, african-americans, things like that. more white people seem to be lining up behind chris van ho holl hollen, but not entirely. and i think maybe the african-american vote could be key in this situation and there have been harsh attacks made. somebody operating on donna edwards' side accused van hollen of stopping a gun bill and that's not true. it was a large scale piece of legislation that there were a number of elements of, guns might have been part of it, but it was in in way an anti-gun kind of thing. so they're really getting tight. and they have been calling each other on their campaign and sniping at each other. so it's really getting hot. >> i think what is interesting here, dave sort of mentioned it van hollen i think is
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getting 62& of the vote, edwards 231%. black, edwards 59%, van hollen 22%.1%. black, edwards 59%, van hollen 22%. so you see the separation there. but you also saw them in prince george's county, right, looking for those votes and predominantly african-american jurisdiction. the thing is van hollen has the county executive behind him, he has state senator joe anne bens behind him, so he has the establishment behind him. >> does that surprise you? >> no, because i think and joe will probably get to this, that van hollen is the one that has brought in the money. so he will have the establishment behind him. the question is can edwards get enough of those votes in prince george's county and enough of the votes in the city of baltimore to overtake -- >> and early voting started this
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and so you've got it, two counties that will be the margin of victory and that will be baltimore city and prince george's county. no ifs, and, buts about it. and the ads reflect it. and the fact that van hollen has been on my show, donna has been on my show many times. they are appealing to that africa american vote and the turnout will be the key. >> and what is we have interesting here and i wish i could remember exactly tedwardsg an ad with the president in it and they said take it out of that, i'm not endorsing either one. but the point was made others have had president obama in their ads and theed a hin va amn hadn't asked t t
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>> what does that tell you? >> donna is running against the establishment. they think -- this is the charge, that too much identity politics, too much saying that they're not fair to women. that kind of thing, not getting on board on all the issues. edwards denies that, points to her voting record, similar to van hollen's, so maybe there is a little bit something going on with with the leadership. >> key lelijah cummings endorsie or the other would make a dramatic difference. >> but he won't. >> why not? >> i don't know. i mean -- >> i don't think he wants to get into it. it doesn't help him, it doesn't help the party. he probably feels at this point. >> and i think he's saving himself for the presidential campaign. he's already just came out and endorsed hillary clinton. so he's pretty much establishment politics. and it does help him one way or the other. >> okay. so we only have less
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minute. dave and i are rocking the red. we feeling good about the caps? >> absolutely. >> they just wake me up. i can tell when they've won because it's yay! >> the problem here wendy is they won the most games in the national hockey league this year, they had the most points. they are the favorites to win the cup. and that's always dangerous. >> and the neighborhood and restaurants love it. >> they have been in this place before, so deep your fingers crossed. >> thanks for joining us. kdeep crossed. >> thanks for joining us. eep yo crossed. >> thanks for joining us. it is 6:30 and here are the top stories that we're following for you on this sunday morning. prince george's county police are investigating a deadly shooting in clinton. p it happened on v
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motive in that shooting. the man accused of killing a prince george's county firefighter is back home in temple hills this morning. the state's attorney says that at this point they just don't have enough evidence to charge the guy. 77 people have died and more than 550 are hurt following an earthquake in ecuador. the 7.8 magnitude quake hit last night off the country's northern coast. it is going to be another sunny day. it will be gorgeous. you can get used to those 70s. i know i can. >> no problem with that. >> good morning, everyone. i'm meagan fitzgerald. >> and i'm adam tuss. hope you're having a great start to your sunday so far. tom kierein is here to tell it us the best time to go outside for a run or bike ride. >> go out starting later this morning because right now it's rather chilly with a clear sky, down just into the 30s to around 40 degrees. but a dramatic warming will be under way here by late morning. right now there is the sky over-capitol hill. sunrise
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speak, just now breaking the eastern horizon. so chilly morning and then a mild afternoon on the way and turning much warmer tomorrow and again on tuesday. right now storm team 4 radar don't have any rain anywhere in our region. temperatures are down into the 30s just near 40, much of maryland, virginia, nearby suburbs. one person dead, five others hurt after a shooting in orlando, florida. police say six people were shot in an orlando neighborhood at around 9:30 last night. a man died and a woman is in serious condition. the other four victims are expected to survive, but at this point, no word on what led to the shooting. we have a think take ic tray out of philadelphia. a 4-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 5-year-old sibling. police say the mother's boyfriend owned the fwun and ran out of the house after the shooting. adi
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accidentally shot the 4-year-old in the face yesterday afternoon. so far no one has been arrested, but police are searching for the mother's boyfriend. the faa is investigating that helicopter crash they're bwi thur good har shal. the three on board were surveying mower linhow power li it crashed. everyone is expected to be okay. the crash sparked a large bus fire forcing amtrak to temporarily halt service between baltimore and d.c. montgomery county police say a 76-year-old woman was car jacked on thursday night on powder mill road. the suspect took his truck as she was leaving choir rehearsal. she was not hurt. the car was found saturday afternoon. police are still looking for the suspect. there is a reward of up to $10,000 for any information available. against secretary ash carter is outlining
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to defeat isis. he says the u.s. may intensify its fight against the terror group in the middle east. carter is visiting u.s. forces in the persian gulf. he says he will talk with commanders about new ways to attack isis. that could include more air strikes, cyber attacks and special forces on the ground. >> have first of all to destroy isil in syria and iraq because that's where this whole thing arose. you think about cancer, that's where the parent tumor is. >> secretary carter says the white house has been very receptive to his recommendations. nbc's lester holt will be in the middle east tomorrow to talk to the defense secretary. you can see his report on nbc night"nightly news." according to the pentagon, the u.s. has sent nine guantanamo
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all nine are from yemen, but have family ties to saudi arabia. dhee not be sent to their homeland because of instability there. this release brings the police they are population to # 80 including 26 cleared men expected to leave by the end of the summer. pope francis took a message of hope to high migrants in greece and then took 12 back with him to rome. >> reporter: a short visit by pope francis to the front line of the my grachbt oig crisis that ended traumatically. 12 syrians there three families who had been bombed out of their homes through ba homes flew back with him, all smile, all muslim, six churn. after the horror of war, this was the stuff of dreams. they came from the detention camp where he met
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350,000 facing deportation. she kissed his hand, a little girl falling at his feet in tears. like so many did. >> thank you, god. >> reporter: a christian from pakistan begging for his blessing and his help. children showed him their drawings of the dangerous sea journey they survived. so many here have escaped war. european leaders plan to send many back. he appealed to them to show courage and compassion. the pope struggled with his emotion on the plane home, showing the children drawings. look, he says, they have seen a child drown it just made you cry. but for the families he took with them, this was a day of joy, the start of a new life. it was a very emotional day for pope francis, this really was he said a day to cry and he
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defended his action in taking those muslims back saying this wasn't a political act, it was a humanitarian one. for him, it wasn't just a personal mission, it was exactly he says what a moral leader should do. back to you. >> if you haven't gotten those taxes done, you better get a move on. tax day is approaching fast. the deadline is tomorrow and good news, though forks some people that you still have time to file because there is an extension here. the easiest way is to get your taxes done by filing on the websites, irs website. and if needed, you can also file for an extension right there, as well. many other tips to getting your taxes done on time by going it our nbc washington app. just searchaperwork. millions in lost revenue could cost you more every time you board a bus or train. it's a real problem in prince william county where th
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service is almost entirely funded by the regional gas tax. when gas prices fall, the county gets a smaller percentage of that tax. the potomac and rappahannock transportation commission is facing a $9.2 million will deficit. that could lead to higher fares or certain routes getting cut all together. good news for car to go users. you can soon pick up a car this arlington and end up with it in d.c. the arlington county board approved the change in an effort to boost usage. until now, cars picked up in arlington could only be left in arlington and cars left in d.c. could on be left in the district before car to go has not announced when the change will kick in. so it's all miles for the caps and their fans as they get their second win in the playoffs. >> yeah, just a little scruff. >> not bad. trying to come in. >> carol maloney has the latest on the washington caps' quest
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>> reporter: in a best of seven series, the capitals are halfway there after winning game two at home saturday night. the caps get on the board first on a carlton power play goal. the second goal, you have to see to believe. he chips the puck up the ice and watch it go right between the pads. holtby the biggest hoo egest he saves.4-1. >> we did a great job just keeping it simple, eating the minutes up. just keep getting better at it and tonight was another step forward. >> we they hanever gave up. even with a slow start, we try to get into the game. >> the caps like their chances as the series shifts to philadelphia. the city
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except inside wells fargo arena. at verizon center, kar carol maloney, news 4 sports. right field line, see you later. >> bryce happrper lucky number seven. nats have out scorscored oppone 30-10 and they're off to their best nine game start in franchise history. today they look for win number eight. and it's been a while, but we hate to break to you, even to myself, the cicadas are coming back. billions are expected to emerge this spring. the noisy insects are coming to the end of a 17 year cycle. rock creek conservancy needs your help keeping it clean and
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beautiful. the annual screcleanup is next saturday. over the year, volunteers have picked up more than 15,000 gbag of litter. you can learn more about vol tuner at rock cream conservatory.org. mars food says you should only eat some of its products once a puig. the new announcement sdwn include chocolate or sweet. domino, la packaged food makers will say occasional consumption as they try to keep up with changing tastes and health issues. the time is 6:40. look outside this morning. it's a great day to get outside and get some exercise. tom is tracking your skrjoggingd biking forecast. other part of the country are dealing with a final
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i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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good morning. sun rise under way, it's a sunny side up day. a clear view from our tower camera. temperatures are rather chilly now, but by moon jumpnoon jumpi the upper 60s and this afternoon hovering in the mid-70s. lots of sunshine, a light wind and by 6:00 p.m., back down to around 70. a look at how much longer the dry pattern will last is coming up. presidential candidates are fighting to win dell fwats a s and there a lot at stake to both sides in new york. p. >> joining us to break it all down, chuck todd. bernie sanders has a big showdown in new york, but
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hillary clinton have a lock on that? >> it sort of looks like it. in some ways i think bernie sanders was concede taking point both at the debate last week, it was rough and tumble, but it was almost will sense of urgency is setting in. they know they need to win and maybe that they won't get there. >> what about his meeting with the pope? does that seem strange at all? >> i think they saw an opportunity to highlight income inequality and thought maybe this will -- maybe we'll get a bump out of this. i don't think it went the way they hoped it would go. i don't think it went poorly for him. but physically that has to be ridiculously exhausting. he literally went from the debate, red eye, italy, back. could you did he kudos to him p but was that poll worth what he got out of
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>> on the republican side, donald trump again. when does he the not make headlines, great? now he's sayinghe the not make headlines, great? now he's saying the process rigged, rieince priebus saying the rules are the rules. do we get a sense that the republican party is at war with itself here? >> well, it's a very clever strategy by trump. he's basically trying to say anything i lose, it's a rigged process. wyoming, rigged. colorado, rigged. anything i win, that's the people speaking. you know, nominate me. so he's got the easier position to sell. he's just saying, hey, who has the most votes. i'm going to have the most delegates. so it's a harder position for the republican party to sell because some of these first time voters are sitting there going, wait a minute. so delegates over here, convention, all this stuff 37 and i think he's trying to create that chaos.
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he handles controversy in the past. he tries to throw up the table. >> are you trying to get a role on ocean 13, like the next george clooney movie? >> well, it was interesting. i have to tell you, you're sitting there going, fworngeorg clooney wants to talk about political parties. it's not every day that somebody this hollywood wants to defend fund raising, but we had a very frank interview yesterday. and it was actually a very -- he was very honest about his feelings about political fund raising. he has a pretty interesting depth of knowledge on sort of how the democratic party is doing all this, as well. ed that some praise for sanders, but some criticism, too, broke how sanders rhetoric on him versus other special interests. so it was a fascinating interview. plus you'll find out whether he will ever run for office again. or try to run for
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his father ran and lost. >> all right. chuck has a big show coming up and you can see "meet the press" every sunday right here on nbc 4 right after "news 4 today." well, the second phase of repairs for the national cathedral now under way. the building suffered damage in the 2011 earthquake. it's much more stable now, but there are still one pieces to put back in layin place. and as megan mcgrath report, this phase faces big challenges. >> this is exactly how the day it was left after earthquake and it popped at this joibts here. >> reporter: it doesn't take much to literally move the stones of the grand pinnacle. >> we'll repair damage here and grill larger hole, longer hole in the bottom. >> reporter: ralged would that earthquake back in 201 1rks horn fi more than five years later, it still needs major repairs and stone work is expensive and
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ten years to finish the work. >> this is an steamiextremely l intensive building. the stone work, assembling these stones, karning them, just very difficult and complex work. you're not just putting up thin piece of stone. >> reporter: a large crane will be used to lowers the stones to the fwroubd. no small feat considering they weigh between 400 and 2800 pounds. and the logistics present just one challenge. money is another big problem. as it stands right now, will is only enough money to do the work here on the north steps. they need $22 million to complete the entire job and that all has to come from private donations. if the money isn't found, then the work is going to stop. from the national cathedral, megan mcgrath, news 4. right now winter is making one last stand around the country. in tex
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huge hailstones and take a look at the force of that rain. officials reported 2 1/2 inch hail about 50 miles from the texas/oklahoma border. several inches of rain also fell as the storm moved through create being massive street flooding. yikes. and over in colorado, not much better. the snow came down fast and wet. these pictures are from denver where the snow close roads and caused lots of traffic. forecasters say that more than a foot of snow could tall in parts of the state by the time the storm is done later today. winds will also be strong throughout the day. >> they can keep it. stay out there. >> here we're looking at 80s. warm temperature, maybe some tanning. am i too happy? >> dourp t you remember the '80? >> my generation. mtv. >> we may be feeling like
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here beginning tomorrow. and today, a mild day. absolutely gorgeous start to the day. lots of sunshine now. sun came up about 20 minutes ago. and there it is gleaming right there at union station, the flag flapping ever so gently. just a light wind on this sunday ho this morning. great day for biking on the towpath or along the potomac river. by 10:00, we'll be in the low 60s. by it 2:00, low 70s. and by 6:00, we'll be right back down around 70 degrees. so a great day to get out, enjoy the fabulous spring weather. no rain anywhere in our region. all dry. storm team 4 radar not showing any rain anywhere. and temperatures right now, chilly. it's only in the 30s much of maryland and virginia, but above freezing near 40 degrees shenandoah valley,
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west virginia. just near 0 in prince george's county, montgomery and fairfax county. on the tidal potomac, reagan national at 49. a little breeze off the water there. as well as right near the bay, too, a little breeze off the bay. temperatures there in the low 40s. at the bus stop tomorrow morning, back to work and school on monday, 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, we'll be in the low 50s. so a bit of a chill in the air, but then it will be warming in the upper 50s with bright sunshine between 8:00 and 9:00. and then soaring to the low 80s monday afternoon. another warm day tuesday, around 80. then wednesday, upper 60s, a bit cooler, lots of sunshine. 7 day outlook, thursday increasing clouds, next chance of rain looks to be on friday. they're drying out for next weekend. the debates have been getting heated, but nothing like this. how the presidential candidates ar
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how exactly are you going to break up the big banks? >> you mean a big breakup? >> yeah, a big bank breakup. >> you break them up! >> david reprised his role as bernie sanders while dreyfuss played an audience member from the democratic debate. david and kate mckinnon have left viewers laughing all season as they parodied the two presidential candidates together. they're great. and happening today, you have the another chance to check out the white house garden. visitors get a chance it see two formal gardens. the rose garden and jacqueline kennedy's garden. and you can also see the kitchen garden. anyone interested must get a ticket. they are free and they will be discobu
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you can just head down to the visitor pavilion near the corner of e street and 15th street. >> great day to do anything outside today. >> it will be nice all week. much more ahead on "news 4 today." >> and that includes an hour by hour look at your forecast with meteorologist tom kierein. stay with us.
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>> violent start to sunday morning. what we're finding out as police piece together a new crime scene in prince george's county. the man accused of killing a firefighter wounding another is back home. why investigators say he's not facing charges right now. disaster in ecuador. dozens dead and hundreds hurt from a major quake near a popular tourist area. the damage they're digging through this morning. and get ready for sun and even warmer temperatures because today will be even nicer than yesterday. good morning, i'm megan if it's gar gerald. >> and i'm adam tuss. a great day to do something outside. >> a perfect morning other than the fact that the temperatures are chilly. chilly mornings and mild afternoons last couple days. today off to a chilly start. look how green everything i
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that is a difference even there yesterday. trees are really greening up. live view from the tower camera overlooking northwest washington in the foreground. temperatures right now only near 40 degrees in montgomery, prince george's county, fairfax county. in the mid and upper 30s rural areas. low to mid-40s around the bay. ray begeagan national at 48. a look at the milder pattern moving in in just a few minutes. following a developing story in the district. a man shot the, found dead behind an elementary school northwest. police found the man around 3:00 this morning at mozart place. we're still working to get more information, but right now, there is no suspect in custody. also developing this morning, a deadly shooting in prince george's county. this happened in clinton on vienna drive at around 10:00 last night. police say when they got to the scene, the victim was already dead. so far no word on a suspect or a motive in the shooting. the man accused
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firefighter is back home in temple hills this morning. the state's attorney says they simply don't have any evidence to charge the man at this time. darcy spencer spoke with neighbors about that shooting. >> i mean, it was all over in five or six seconds. >> reporter: richard was standing in the driveway then he saw firefighters forcing their way into his neighbor's home on sharon road in temple hills. >> that went on for a few minutes, it took them a few minutes to get into the door. but almost as soon as that noise stopped, the gunshots rang out. and there were six or seven gunshots. >> reporter: about an hour later he says his neighbor surrende d surrendered, police had their guns trained on him. >> i saw the garage door open and the lights were on inside the garage and he walked out through the driveway with his hands up. >> reporter: the man's brother called prince george's county firefighters to the house to check on him. when they got
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he opened fire. firefighter john up der died and kevin swain was wounded. he said he fired in self-defense. state attorney's says there was not thufr evidence to place charges at this time. >> the citizen's brother thought he was in medical did your remember, called for assistance and his brother did not realize that the firefighters were there to assist him and reacted as it his house was being broken into. >> reporter: back at the house, reair men showed up to fix the door that was forced open. the fire kept department spokesman says there will be a review to see if policies need to be changed. >> there will be visitation tuesday at st. john's parish and the funeral will be wednesday. the prince george'
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trying to deal with the fact that one of their blrothers is gone. the ambulance john ulmschneider was using is draped in black sitting in front of the landover hills station as a memorial to his service. so far the suspected shooter has not been charged. >> we had to deal with the line of duty death of a family member. and everybody is just still in a state of shock, they're starting their grieving process, the mourning process. >> members of the morning side fire department where volunteer kevin swain is stationed say they are optimistic about his recovery. and you can open our nbc washington app to see what county officials are saying about recent tragedies involving first responders. just search firefighters. montgomery county police are still investigating a death at the red roof inn. homicide detectives say
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person's body had signs of trauma. they spoke to potential witnesses, guests, workers and management. the victim has not yet been identified. and the big new york primary is just days away and it looks like ted cruz is on donald trump's trail p cruz grabbed the majority of the delegates at the wyoming state cop strength on saturday, but he already took some of hose delegates during the caucuses earlier this month. cruz is now less than 200 december gallons behind the frontrunner. touch has a total of 744 to cruz's 559. meanwhile on the democratic side, bernie sanders took a few days off to meet with pope plan sis at the vatican. but he did man to pick up delegates from the colorado state convention.but he did man delegates from the colorado state convention. sanders says he found common ground talking about economic inequality and the need to combat climate change. meanwhile hillary clinton attended a big fundraiser in california and is heading ba
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and about 75 bernie sanders supporters literally threw money at secretary clinton's passing motorcade. she was on her way to a high dollar fundraiser at the morning of the clooneys. there was a counter fundraiser at a thneighbor's home. the event at clooney's home cost $30,000 per person. and come being up this morning on "meet the press," moderator chuck todd will talk to north carolina governor pat mccrory about his state's controversial lgbt rights law and debbie wasserman schultz along with reince priebus will discuss decision 2016. todd will also be joined by actor george clooney to talk about his involvement with the campaign. that's all today at 10:30. and it's the ultimate science fair with events for the whole family. the creative display and breakthrough technology you and your kids have to see this weekend. and developing right now,
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where neighbors are digging through the rubble as a major earthquake rocks a popular tourist area there.
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an alabama police officer is in the hospital after being shot in the face by a suspect. officials say the florence police officer is in stable condition. the officer got into a chase with the suspect ash 1:round 1: a.m. police say the suspect shot himself and then died. the time is 7:09. d.c. police are looking for a person of interest in an assault with a deadly weapon. they sent us this video of the person of interest walking through a metro station. the attack happened friday night on f street in northwest. police say a suspect swung a knife at someone and then ran off. palm beach zoo will reapril closed today after a tiger violently t
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caretaker. veteran zookeeper being remembered for her love and dedication to animals. she was doing routine tasks inside the tiger house friday when the malaysian tiger suddenly attacked and killed her. zoo officials tranquilized the 13-year-old tiger but they had to wait until the sedative took effect before they could get out to try to help the lady out. a spokesperson says this is the first death in the zoo's 60 year history. >> this is an endangered species that stacy dedicated her life to. we have one female tiger, three males. this involves one male tiger that has never been involved in any prior incidents here at palm beach zoo. >> the tiger was tranquilized and is not recovering at the zoo. west palm beach police, florida fish and wildlife and os hcha a investigating. a school bus driver being called a hero for
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boy who was choking. you can see the 5-year-old boy gasping for air. turns out that he swallowed a penny. that's when the driver pulled the bus over and used the heimlich maneuver. the little boy is fine. thank goodness. we have mid-70s today. and soon some of us could hit the 80s. if you think it's nice today, tom is updating his forecast with the best day of the workweek. and the supreme court is about to hear a major argument on immigration. how nowthousands ares r
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good morning. i'm tom kierein. starting off early this morning with a clear sky. if you plan on a morning run, great weather for that. it will be rather chilly. need to layer up a little bit how because we're only around 40 degrees. but by 11:00, we'll be in the mid-60s. and the middle part of the afternoon, temperatures will be hovering in the mid-70s. lots of sunshine and a light wind. a look at our next chance of rain in just a few minutes. the death toll continues to rise this morning following a devastating earthquake in
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more than 550 are hurt. the area is popular among tourists for its beaches. search times are trying to reach the remote area. a second earthquake hit southern japan. at least 41 are dead. the u.s. is using military planes on get supplies to the thousands displaced. the first earthquake hit on thursday. the second struck yesterday morning. time is 7:15. a group of immigrant families in arkansas heading to capitol hill to show their support for a new initiative to be heard bri the supreme court. more than a sdwen la tee latino plan to meet up with others to rally this in support of be in's initiative that benefits thousands of undo you mecumente immigrants. the supreme court is expected to deliver its ruling in
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at the 1234r of a story on our s&p. >> he was honored as military chimd child of the year. jackie bensen has more. >> reporter: this xwrunk myounga hero to the united states marine corps and a rot of other people. 9-year-old crist have a gala oig was just into when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and treated at walter reed. by age four, yes, with only one kidney left, he was doing speaking engagements to raise money for childhood cancer programs. >> i raised over more than $20,000. >> reporter: christian was one of six young people recognized as a military child of the year by operation home front, an organization that supports will military families. ich recipient gets $10,000, a
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laptop, and a heartfelt thank you for the multiple relocations, new schools and extra responsibilities. >> when you talk about what we ask our service members to do, we have them go out in a variety of different places, but they have a family. >> reporter: christian wants to be a marine like his dad. but whatever career he chooses will no doubt benefit from his inspiring energy. >> school and everything is on the weekday. and like cancer walks on saturday or sunday. and then helping the homeless on saturday or sunday. >> reporter: and we're told that at any given time, there are 1.9 million children living with their military families on bases and other places around the world as their parents serve our country. in arlington, jackie bensen, news 4. >> love it. the ultimate science fair continues today at the washington convention center. >> hundreds of
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head back to the science and engineering festival. it has more than 3,000 activities, live stage performances, robots like this one. it's dedicated to careers in science. the festival was created to address the severe shortage in science and tech. doug kammerer will be at the fest valival and he will join u our 9:00 hour. check out the photo gallery on our nbc washington app. just search stem. >> tom kierein was there yesterday. >> saw a lot of eager young scientists. it was wonderful to see so many children and parents there, and so many already want to be scientists. >> our future bosses. >> yeah. >> software engineers. and they were so into it. it was so great to see everybody. great meeting so many of our wonderful loyal nbc 4 fans. and we are starting off early this morning with
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sunshine, quite a chim in the air. a little bit of a breeze there flapping the flag by union station. that is a live view storm team 4 ka capitol camera. great day for a bike ride. it's still pretty chilly, but by 10:00, ought to be in the low 60s. and then by 2:00, low 70s. around 4:00, 5:00, should be in the mid-70s with lots of sun. very light wind. so a great day for a bike ride, outdoor hike, any kind of outdoor recreation, terrific day on this sunday. storm team 4 radar, not showing any rain anywhere in the vicinity. a dry start all up and down the atlantic seaboard and from here to the beaches and mchts, either see absolutely gorgeous. but a chill in the air, only around 40 degrees. in the mountains, only in the 30s many spots. oakland, they're up to 52 there. they're normally a cold spot. prince george's county in the mid to upper 30s. near 40 montgomery and fairfax
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morning, there will be a chill in the air getting back to work and school. low 50s on monday morning. between 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., students boarding buses a little later, it will be warming up to around 60 fwlees. so another rapid warm under way during the day on honest. in fact monday afternoon, a touch of summer in the air. should make it into the low 80s on monday afternoon with lots of sunshine. just a gorgeous day. and not very humid. and then up near 80 degrees on tuesday. partly cloudy and another warm day. the only down side is the pollen, the oak tree pollen in the high range now and the temperatures on wednesday, a bit cooler. lots of spine. highs upper 60s. still delightful. average high this time of year is 67. so above average temperatures all the way into the weekend. increasing clouds on thursday, then on friday, maybe some morning and midday showers. should get some sun back in the afternoon with highs around 70. and right now next weekend is looking great.
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60s near 70. mild. next sunday, a week from today, mid-70s with sunshine. so a dry pattern continuing here for the next several days. >> we'll take it. thank you very much. here is a live look at capitol hill where we've all seen a major restoration effort on the capitol dome. scaffolding slowly coming down now and we're getting an ♪ ♪ to the women who know what real values are, you inspire us to bring you real value every day.
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welcome back. you've probably noticed the capitol dome getting a facelift. peter al leksz ander got a close look of the work being done. >> reporter: a rare visit to the top of majestic symbol of democracy. >> where do you do the base jumping from? >> reporter: nbc news getting an exclusive up close look of the restoration of the u.s. capitol iconic dome now in its final stages after more than two years of painstaking repairs. on our tour, the project supervisor and paul ryan, his office just beneath the dome. >> this is my first time up here. >> it's a great true of the city. looking down the potomac. >> reporter: a view unob structured in all directions and a city wh
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king. >> you can see treasury real easily. >> reporter: the dome remain partially hidden by scaffolding, fle fresh layers of paint already gleaming. >> this is a metaphor for washington. it was broken. >> the symbolism is not lost on me. we had to repair this organization, we had to repair this place. >> reporter: constructed just after the civil war, the dome was this bad knew need of surgery. ravaged by weather and age, this is its first significant restoration in more than 50 years. no detail too small, even a couple hundred feet above ground. >> what person could actually see this, could get it so meticulous? >> the level of detail and craftsmanship is just amazing. >> reporter: while it may look like stone, looks can be deceiving. >> you look at monumental buildings across the country or anywhere else, these are carved marble,
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>> all this is cast iron. >> reporter: the view from inside the rotunda, equally stunning. >> about 550,000 pounds of scaffolding. >> reporter: $124 million project, with one crucial deadline. inauguration day. >> that was pete are alexander reporting. ticket master may soon be selling tickets to events on facebook. according to buzz feed news, ticket master will begin selling tickets to a select group of events on facebook in the next few weeks. facebook will set a standard fee for ticket master for each ticket sold through the social media network. invite bri techlt e will soon sell tickets to a pilot program. glue mig you might want it on break out the shorts and flip-flops. tom is tracking the rest of the
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six people shot overnight in florida. what we're finding out as police piece together violence in the sunshine state. and finding a new home, how ise pope bringing hope to kathleen matthews: in the race for congress, i don't believe that big money can buy votes -- not in our district. and i won't claim to have single handily passed just about every bill in annapolis. we can't settle for the same old politics, not when our basic rights are being threatened by trump and cruz. i'll stand up to their bigotry and be a passionate voice for maryland women and families.
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as a woman in the house, i'll do the same to get things done. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message.
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just about 7:30. here are the top stories we're following for you. prince george's county police investigating a deadly shooting in clinton on vienna drive around 10:00 last night.
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suspect or a motive in the shooting. a man found shot to death behind an elementary school in northwest. police found the man around 3:00 a.m. at mozart place. irs rig right now no suspect in cuss canity. and the man accused of filling a firefighter is back home. and the state's attorney says they don't have enough evidence to charge the man. and it will be sunny and you can get used to these 70 degree temperatures. good morning, everyone. i'm meagan fitzgerald. >> and i'm adam tuss. it will be spectacular and we have the guy here to tell you all about it. tom, what do you say? >> it's wonderful. starting off rather chilly. check your nbc washington app, where you live, no doubt you're seeing temperature temperatures only in the 30s to around 40 after yesterday we were around 70. so a dramatic drop overnight. but we will have a dramatic warming as today the i get under way. bright sunshine pouring down on capitol hill now. live view from our city camera. chilly morninut
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and then turning much warmer for monday and tuesday. temperatures right now only around 40 degrees nearby suburbs to mid to upper 30s some of the rural areas. a look at the warmer weather coming in for tomorrow and tuesday in a couple minutes. developing right now, one person is dead, five others hurt after a shooting in orlando, florida. police say six people were shot in an orlando neighborhood at around 9:30 last night. a man died and a woman is in serious condition. the other four victims are expected to survive, but no board on what led to the shooting. we have a tragic story out of philadelphia. a 4-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 5-year-old sibling. police say the mother's boyfriend owned the gun and ran out of the house after it shooting. according to police, the 5-year-old picked up the gun and accidentally shot the 4-year-old in the face yesterday afternoon. so far no one has been arrested, and police are searching for that mother's boyfriend. and the faa is investigating
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wchwbwii. the three on board were surveying power lines when it crashed. everyone is expected to be okay. the crash sparked a large brush fire forcing am are a beitrak t temporarily halt service. police say a 76-year-old woman was car jacked on thursday night on powder mill road. the suspect took her truck as he was leaving choir rehearsal. she wasn't hurt. the car was found on saturday afternoon. there is a reward for information. and pope francis took a message of hope to migrants stranded in greece and then took 12 syrian refugees back to roam with him.
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>> reporter: a short visit by pope francis to the front line of the migrant crisis that ended traumatically. 12 syrians there three families who had been bombed out of their homes flew back with him, all smiles, all muslims, six children. after the horror of war, this was the stuff of dreams. they came from the detention camp where he met some of the 350,000 facing deportation. she kissed his hand, a little girl falling at his feet in tears. like so many did. >> thank you, god. >> reporter: a christian from pakistan begging for his blessing and his help. children showed him their drawings of the dangerous sea journey they survived. so many here have escaped war. european leaders plan to send many back. he appealed to them to show
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the pope struggled with his emotion on the plane home, showing the children drawings. look, he says, they have seen a child drown it just made you cry. but for the families he took with them, this was a day of joy, the start of a new life. it was a very emotional day for pope francis, this really was he said a day to cry and he defended his action in taking those muslims back saying this wasn't a political act, it was a humanitarian one. for him, it wasn't just a personal mission, it was exactly he says what a moral leader should do. back to you. flow of traffic may change a little in parts of northern virginia because new bus only lanes are opening along the route 1 corridor according to wtop. so drivers need to pay attention to avoid a $200
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this morning nine guantanamo prisoners are headed to saudi arabia. the u.s. has released and sent them to saudi arabia for resettlement. none of the american had been charged and all but one had been cleared for release from the u.s. base this cuba since at least 20 10. all 23450inine are from yemen. this release brings the guantanamo brizner population to 80 including 26 cleared men expected to leave by the end of the
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latest strategy to defeat isis. he says the u.s. may intensify its fight against the terror group in the middle east. carter is visiting u.s. forces in the persian golf. he says he will talk with commanders there about new ways to attack isis. that could include more vooikai strikes and special forces on the ground. >> have first of all to destroy isil in syria and iraq because that's where the whole thing arose. that's what -- you think about cancer, that is where the parent tumor is. >> he says the white house has been very receptive to his recommendations. lester holt will be in the middle east tomorrow to talk to the defense secretary and you can see his report on nbc night t ly news. i think we're into a treat. it will be a nice day to get outside and get some exercise as it warms up. tom is tracking your jogging and biking forecast and how long the
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into the week. and right now, other parts of the country not as lucky as we are. they're dealing with a final blast of winter. where storms dumped two feet of snow with even morexpected e to
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pollen count. oak tree pollenen continues to climb all around the region. we have the oak tree pollen all the way up into the high range. and it will stay in the high range here all the way through much of the week ahead with the dry weather that will be continuing. we'll be in the seven70s this afternoon. enjoy. all right. the all my sunday "today" show is next on nbc 4 and it's 8:00. >> starts at 8:00. let's get a preview. willie geist joining us live. a few butter fry eerfliebutterf? >> i feel good. can't wait to bring it to you, the all new sunday "today." as you said, we have the ticket to the hottest show in town. we're going behind the scenes at hamilton. takes us back stage in a way you've never seen before. also ahead, when you think of
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of movies probably come to mind, but ai is here and growing. we'll get into the debate. plus it has been three years since the deadly bombings if he boston marathon and tomorrow a special group of survivors will be out there once again, they won't just be running 26 miles, their journey to 3,000. all that coming your way on the all new sunday "today." >> good luck, buddy. >> thanks. so, yeah, playoff beard. >> a little scruff. you're working on it. >> it's coming in. the rope we'eason we're doing t we're trying to go grow for charity. >> it's cute. >> appreciate that. >> all because of the playoffs. p caps fans of course are smiling this morning after their team getting its second straight win. >> and carol maloney has the latest on washington caps quest for the cup.
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series, the capitals are halfway there after winning game two at home saturday night. the caps get on the board first on a carlton power play goal. the second goal, you have to see to believe. he chips the puck up the ice and watch it go right between the pads. holtby the biggest hero, 41 saves. caps win it 4-1. >> we did a great job just keeping it simple, eating the minutes up. just keep getting better at it and tonight was another step forward. >> we never gave up. even with a slow start, we try to get into the game. >> the caps like their chances as the series shifts to
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today they look for win number eight. if you haven't gotten the taxes done, you have to get a move on. tax day is approaching fast. the deadline to file is tomorrow. but the good news is for some anyway, there is still time to file for an extension. the easiest way is the free file option on the irs website. if needed, you can also file for an extension there, as well. we have other tips
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course on our nbc washington app. just search taxes. millions in lost revenue in northern virginia could end up costing you more every time you board a train or bus. it's a real problem in prince william county where the transit service is almost entirely funded by the regional gas tax. when gas prices fall, the county actually gets a smaller percentage of that tax. the potomac and rappahannock transportation commission is facing a $9.2 million deficit. that could lead to higher fares or cutting certain routes all together. and good news for car to g e users. arlington county board approved a change in an effort to boost usage. until now, cars picked up in arlington could only be left in arlington and cars left in d.c. could only be left in the district. car to go has not announced when the new change will kick in. all right. taking a live look at the national cathedral there, the second phase of repairs to the cathedral now under way. the building suffered damage in the
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it's much more stable now, but there are still broken pieces to put back in place. as megan mcgrath reports, there are big challenges. >> this is exactly how the day it was left after earthquake and it popped at this joint here. >> reporter: it doesn't take much to literally move the stones of the grand pinnacle. >> we'll repair damage here and grill larger hole, longer hole in the bottom. >> reporter: rattled by that earthquake back in 2011 more than five years later, it still needs major repairs and stone work is expensive and slow. it will likely take more than ten years to finish the work. >> this is an extremely labor intensive building. the stone work, assembling these stones, carving them, just very difficult and complex work. you're not just putting up thin pieces of stone. >> reporter: a large crane will be used to lor
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the ground. no small feat considering they weigh between 400 and 2800 pounds. and the logistics present just one challenge. money is another big problem. as it stands right now, there is only enough money to do the work here on the north steps. they need $22 million to complete the entire job and that all has to come from private donations. if the money isn't found, then the work is going to stop. from the national cathedral, megan mcgrath, news 4. and we heat to tell you about it, but we have to. the cicadas are coming back. >> they're cute, though. >> cute? i can't stand them. billions will be flying around, emerging from the ground this spring. they can be seen in parts of maryland, virginia and west virginia. the noisy insects are coming to the end of a 17 year cycle. thank goodness. right now winter
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one last stand awround the country. in texas a severe storm brought huge hailstones and take a look at the force of that rain. officials reported 2 1/2 inch hail about 50 miles from the texas/oklahoma border. several inches of rain also fell as the storm moved through creating massive street flooding. yikes. and over in colorado, not much better. the snow came down fast and wet. these pictures are from denver where the snow close roads and caused lots of traffic. forecasters say that more than a foot of snow could fall in parts of the state by the time the storm is done later today. winds will also be strong throughout the day. today you can head down to the anacostia river festival. the signature event to close the 2016 national cherry blossom festival. all kinds of different activities aimed at connecting people to parks including kayaking, boating an fishing
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there is also musical performances and bike parades. the events kick off at 1:00. a great day to do anything outside today. a little bit of a chilly start, but -- >> rapid warming under way. and by the way adam rocking the stubble. >> i'm trying. >> he is the new most interesting man in the world. >> yeah. exactly. >> stay thirsty, my friend. an this morning if you're planning a bike ride, layer up a little bit for a bike ride early this morning. bike riders delight, though. great trails out there for biking. and by 10:00, tlg it will be in 1ig 60s. mid-70s between 3:00 and 4:00. by 6:00, back down to around 70 with a light wind. you can see a light breeze flapping the flag near union station. and the radar showing no rain anywhere in the vicinity. we are dry.
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virginia, eastern shore, from the mountains to the beaches, a glorious spring morning is under way. but still a chill in the air. it's just hovering near 40 most of west virginia, shenandoah valley. our nearby suburbs beginning to climb in to the tourts. it's 48 at reagan national, low to mid-40s around the chesapeake bay. tomorrow morning same time, waiting at the bus and maybe for the metro tomorrow morning, you'll need a light jacket between 7:00 and 8:00, low 50s. between 8:00 to 9:00, jumping up to around 60. rapid warming monday. afternoon highs tomorrow should make it into the low 80s. it up of summer in the air, a flip-flop short sleeve day on monday with bright sunshine. another warm day tuesday, not quite as warm, a few more clouds around, but should make it up to around 80 on tuesday afternoon. low humidity in the air. a little cooler on wednesday, some sunshine, afternoon highs in the upper 60s near 70. and then increasing clouds on thursday with a high around 70. next chance of any rain
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midday on friday. next weekend's outlook, next saturday upper 60s near 70. next sunday into the mid-70s and mild. a hlot like today. only chance of any rain good appear to be on friday this coming week. here are the four things you need to know. prince george's county police investigating a deadly shooting in clinton. this happened on vienna drive around 10:00 p.m. so far there is no word on a suspect or motive in the shooting. overnight police found a man shot to death behind cook elementary school in northwest. right now there is no suspect in custody. the man accused of killing a prince george's county firefighter back home this morning. the state's attorney says at this point they just don't have enough evidence to charge that man. 77 people have died and more than 550 are hurtling for an earthquake
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night off the northern coast. the debates have been getting heated, but nothing like that. how the presidential hits are king it easy for the cma i asdrive a golf ball. i drive to the hoop. i drive a racecar. i have a driver. his name is carl. but that's not what we all have in common. we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto® is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. you know, taking warfarin, i had to deal with that blood testing routine. i couldn't have a healthy salad whenever i wanted. i found another way. yeah, treatment with xarelto®. hey, safety first. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. while taking, you may bruise more easily and
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it may take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto® may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. xarelto® can cause serious and in rare cases, fatal bleeding. get help right away for unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising, or tingling. if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto®, watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not take xarelto® if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto®, tell your doctor about any kidney, liver, or bleeding problems. xarelto® is the number one prescribed blood thinner in its class. well that calls for a round of kevin nealons. make mine an arnold palmer. same here. with xarelto® there is no regular blood monitoring and no known dietary restrictions. treatment with xarelto® was the right move for us. ask your doctor about xarelto®.
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>> you break em up! >> love it. david reprised his role at senator bernie sanders while dreyfuss played an audience member from the debate. david and kate mckinnon have kept viewers laughing all season as they parody the two democratic presidential candidates. and happening taoday, you have another chance to go to the white house to see the gardens. visitors get a chance to see two formal garden, the rose and jack contin lynn kennedy's garden. you can also see the kitchen garden. you must have a ticket, but they are free and they're distributing them this morning at 9:00. so head down to the visitor pavilion near the corner of e street and 15th
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coffee, everyone waking up to a nice day. >> great day to get down to see the u.s. science fair going on at the convention center. come by the nbc 4 exhibit there. see the storm team 4 x 4. great day for outdoor activities. warmer pattern on monday and tuesday, up into the low 80s. then a britt cooler on wednesday, thursday. next chance of any rain, we could use some rain, things are pretty die n dry now, it could wash some of pollen out on friday. but next weekend looking dry again. >> that's all for "news 4 today" p we'll be back at 9:00.
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delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, and i approved this message.
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the republican system is a -- >> i do question her judgment. >> this is a phony attack. >> thank you. thank you from the bottom of my heart. good morning and welcome to sunday "today." i'm willie geist. i'm usually where you are this time of the week, on the couch in my sweat pants with a cup of coffee. but from now on i'll be here in my church clothes with you. we're excited to take you along for a rare backstage look at the cultural phenomenon that is hamilton. toughest ticket in the world now. but the musical's breakout

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