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touch fashion, music, and pop culture. people are remembering the man whose star burned so brightly for so long. >> we have team coverage all afternoon. >> but first, what happened to the 57-year-old. erica gonzalez starts us off at the live desk. >> we don't know exactly how prince died, but investigators are releasing a few more details this afternoon. sheriff's deputies says they were called to the star's paisley park studios just outside minneapolis just before 10:00 local time. they find prince unresponsive in an elevator in his home. they performed cpr, but was unsuccessful. just last week, the iconic singer was rushed to the hospital after his plane made an emergency landing. he was being treated for the flu. he cancelled several shows around the same time because he was not feeling well. we're going to bec
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57-year-old's sudden death throughout the afternoon and at the live breaking news desk. prince is being remembered this evening for husbais commun service and spotlighting social and political issues in his songs. >> after the riots in baltimore last year, prince performed a special concert to help people heal. fans were asked to wear something in gray in tribute of freddie gray. some of the proceeds went to youth charities in baltimore city. during the concert, prince debuted a new song calling out the killings of young black men. reaction is pouring in from fans and celebrities following his death. >> justin timberlake says this can't be real. shaquille o'neal describes prince as another icon gone too soon. >> outside of prince's home, a crowd is getting
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minute. >> reporter: the body of 57-year-old singer was discovered this morning at his suburban home in minneapolis. a small group of fans assembled in the rain to honor the artist's memory. as a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, the man was one of the most acclaimed musicians of his time. inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2004. >> i'm a musician. i live for that. i live for playing and creating songs. >> reporter: the minneapolis native sold more than 100 million records worldwide. hits included "when doves cry," "little red corvette" drew on james brown and jimmy hendrix. one of his biggest hits made the
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lyrics "let's party like it's 1999" an ingrained part of pop culture. as recently as 2014, he turned in a show stopping eight-minute performance on "saturday night live." >> we would think of him as someone who is ageless. if you look at him across the spectrum of his career, he seems so youthful even know. >> reporter: prince brought an innovation to his sound that made a man just standing 5'2" a giant in pop culture. fans and those who knew him acknowledging that the music scene has lost an icon. tracy wilkins is live in silver springs with a local connection to prince. >> reporter: we're here at 102.3 talking to donnie simpson about prince and how important he was here i
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a first of all, i didn't believe it. i know you felt the same way. after that, the thought was i've got to get to donnie simpson. i was 9 years old when you played "purple rain" nonstop on the radio when it first came out. you knew him. you've been to paisley park. >> just shocked. the first notification i got was from cnn that someone had died at paisley park. i didn't think a lot of it. then two minutes later my phone just starts blowing up. my producer calls and tells me tmz is reporting that it is prince. i couldn't believe it. i went to the internet. i'm searching around. i had this conversation with terry louis who grew up with prince over the whole minneapolis sound. we had similar experiences today. i kept looking
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they reported this two days ago. maybe it's not true. that's what i was looking for. i just didn't want to believe it. terry said he just shut off the internet and the tv because he felt like if he didn't face it, then it couldn't be true. then you come to the realization that it is true. >> can you begin to explain what it was it about prince's music that people latched onto it the way that they did? why was he this icon? >> it was the groove. it had cool messages. it was sexy. it was different. you look at the way he dressed sometimes. here's a dude with high heels on and clear butt panels on his pants who will take your woman. i mean, he was just one of a kind. he was just so different. >> he was able to reinvent himself like madonna. he was one of
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and david bowie -- every time he came out, it was like who is this guy. he was constantly changing. >> people use that phrase reinvent yourself. i don't know that it was a reinvention. it was always him. he was always evolliving into somebody else. you can't buput me in a categor. i am the category. i'm prince. i think we should all live our lives like that. ironically, you mentioned paisley park. i got to hang out one night at paisley park. the only night i ever spent there was with david bowie and prince. how cool was that? it was just amazing. two guys that just refused to be put in a box. >> for now, we'll send it back to you all at the studio. we're going to be
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prince. news 4 at 5:00 and news 4 at 6:00. talking with donnie simpson and fans who are remembering prince today. >> so wonderful to get donnie's memories and insights and perspective on this. prince touched so many lives and is known for so many memorable songs. >> we talked to people about prince's legacy, their favorite hits, and what they'll remember most. >> my family was a big prince fan. i had no idea that he passed away. that's crazy. >> i think he was kind of a pop legend, so it is really a shame. he was really young. >> my dad showed me "purple rain" when i was really young. i thought it was one of the greatest movies. >> i love "when doves cry." >> i think it is terrible. it is almost like michael jackson all over again. prince and michael were pretty much on that same parallel. >> he really impacted the way mu w
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music industry all together. >> i did like a lot of his music. he contributed a lot to 80s and 90s culture, like the batman sound track. constantly changing your name. >> we have a gallery of prince's legendary career in the nbc washington app right now. we'll be bringing you reaction from around the area, continuing to bring you reaction from around this area and around the country at this hour. >> stay with us as reaction pours in from all over the world mourning the loss of icon prince. >> we'll be right
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "searing tragedy struck in a place parents felt their children were safe" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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i'm erica gonzalez at the live desk. we just learned about the death of teenage girl in fairfax county. she was found unconscious yesterday at a bathroom at lake braddocks secondary school in burke. there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. we'll continue to follow the story and bring you any new information here and on the nbc washington app. maryland voters are just five
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their voices heard in decision 2016. today some of the top presidential candidates stumped for support. ted cruz held a campaign rally in frederick. cruz slammed donald trump's comment that transgender people should use the bathroom they feel is appropriate. as the father of daughter, quote, grown adult men, end quote, shouldn't be allowed in a bathroom with girls. clinton rally supporters in silver spring and beltsville today. most young people are not voting. she encouraged young people to be a part of the political process. meanwhile trump, governor john kasich, and bernie sanders were all in pennsylvania today, but first the gop frontrunner held a town hall that aired on the today show this morning. he made the comments about transgender people that cruz has criticized and he weighed in on the $20 bill. >> i think harriet tubman is fantastic.
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jackson and see if we can come up with another denomination. may be we do the $2 bill or another bill. >> trump supports raising taxes on the wealthy, including himself. up in flames. first at 4, the firefighter who was in the right place at the right time and the event he had just left that makes this rescue so bittersweet. and we're tracking some showers. something we haven't seen a whole lot of recently. a few right now around frederick and in through montgomery. we'll talk about when the rain moves in just a few minutes. the man who brought us hits like "purple rain" and "1999" is dead. music icon prince has
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first at 4, the music world in shock this afternoon following the sudden passing of music legend prince. >> and the white house has just released a statement on the icon's death. president obama said, quote, few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of pop music or touched so many with their talent. it's among the dozens of messages of condolences rolling in from everyone
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mick jagger to oprah expressing their sorrow. first at four, it happened as people were leaving the funeral of a fallen prince george's county firefighter. a woman pulled from a vehicle moments before it burst into flames. >> reporter: pat, take a look at this. this is what the car looked like when it was all over. look inside. it's hard to believe that anyone could have survive this, but indeed a woman did with some help. this car burned so badly i had to look at the hubcap to tell it was a volkswagen. now, this is how it happened. an intense fire on route 301. the flames reaching about 20 feet up into the air. deputy fire chief darren ware
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he saw the woman trapped in the car and he made the rescue. >> i didn't have much time to think, but what i made of it was there was a person in need of my assistance. fortunately, i was able to stop a bad chain of events from getting any worse. >> reporter: now chief ware tried to get the woman out of the driver's side window, but as he did, the car started moving. it lurched forward. he had to come up with a plan b. more about that coming up at 5:00. pat collins, news 4. something we haven't seen in a while. clouds have moved in on us. >> doug, we're finally getting some rain? >> yeah, we need to see the rain too. the pollen out there, the allergy sufferers needing to see the rain. you can see the cloud cover that we have across the area, but another very nice afternoon temperature wise.
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70s. winds out of the south at about 12 miles per hour. temperature wise right now 72 degrees martinsburg. 75 in warrenton. now i am tracking a few showers now. that is going to be some great news. a dry stretch for sure. since april 1st, we're down close to an inch now. about 0.9 of an inch. since march 1st, we're down three inches of rain. we do need to see some rain. this is what we're going to continue to see. not much going on right now, but a few showers back towards frederick and montgomery county. just plain rain back towards the west. this will move in towards the winchester area around frederick county, virginia, in the next few minutes. heads up if you're in close locations. we do have the cloud cover moving on in. w
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going across the mid atlantic right now. the rain we're going to see tomorrow is still well back to the west. this is still a very strong storm. very rare you see a storm this compact moving our way, and there are some showers associated with the frontal boundary. that front will move in during the day tomorrow. we will see some showers and a rumble of thunder too. just some clouds. not any rain. as we move in through 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, maybe some showers. most of those look like they could be back to the west. i wouldn't be surprised to see a few around our region, but most of them stay back to the west. during the day, a couple of showers here. a couple of showers there. it is not going to be a washout. unfortunately, not everybody is going to get rain from this. but if you do, the best chance will be tomorrow evening around 5:00, 6:00, 7:00. that's when we also could see a couple of thunderstorms come in. if you're going out on friday night, you probably need to take the umbrella with you. few showers.
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so a mild start to the day tomorrow. 3:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon, 75 degrees. mostly cloudy. as we move on through the day, high temperatures into the mid to upper 70s. even with the cloud cover, we will get into the 70s again tomorrow afternoon. this weekend looking really, really nice. 76 on saturday. 72 on sunday. look at monday. going for a high of 86 degrees. that's not the only 80 in the forecast. veronica johnson up in a couple of minutes with more on the seven day. when you turn 90, you should be treated like a queen, right? wait until you see how queen elizabeth spent her landmark birthday with some very special tributes. the world remembers music icon prince. the star was known for reinventing himself throughout his life and career. which era was your favorite? do you like early prince, "purple
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generati generation, or when he was the artist forrly known me
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the olympic torch is on its way to rio
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it will travel more than 300 cities before it finally reaches rio. the summer olympics are in august, just 106 days away now. queen elizabeth is celebrating her 90th today. today started with a walk to meet well owishers. >> tomorrow the queen will host a luncheon for president and mrs. obama. >> reporter: the queen emerging this morning to cheering crowds. tonight she will celebrate in a private party. 60 guests, mostly relatives. >> it is quite a moment for the family. >> reporter: overnight, her official birthday portrait published, posing be princess charlotte and prince george. the photograph american annie leibovitz. william paying tribute in a new interview. >> having lt
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very young age, it's been particularly important to me that i've had somebody like the queen to look up to and has understood some of the more complex issues when you lose a loved one. >> reporter: the queen turning 90 serenaded this week by all ages. ♪ >> reporter: on nbc news, given permission to air rarely seen footage to air the queen as a mother to young prince charles. a little eccentric and humble, saying on turning 80 -- >> anyone can get old. all you have to do is live long enough. >> reporter: and this morning britain says, thank you, your majesty. while the queen has been on walkabout here in windsor, a 41-gun salute has been held in
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tomorrow the president will be here to wish her happy birthday in person. back to you. >> she never changes. she looks amazing. >> she's 90. wonderful. you're watching it here on nbc 4. tough questions get one candidate in some hot water. >> how other candidates are weighing in. a music legend gone at the age of 57. we're learning more about what happened to superstar prince. we will look bac
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♪ his sound transcends genres and generations. fans around the world are mourning the death of prince. one of your colleagues has some information about him in his last days. >> yeah, intern john from her show, born and raised in minneapolis. just phenomenal stories about prince and the fact that he was part of the community. one of the thing that is minnesotans loved about prince is the fact after his success, this enormous rise to superstardom, he never left. he never left paisley park. he was known for walking into
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morning and by 3:00 that afternoon, four or five songs done. that driven. that much of an innovator. and we've heard from numerous sources, obviously the party on saturday night that prince attend attended, he came out just for a little bit to show i'm okay. even making the comment along the lines of save your prayers for me. friends say he was working on memoirs too, which we're still working on getting confirmed. it's almost as if he knew something was coming. we reported maybe a month ago that he had been ill. last night walgreens 7:00, by his compound, they reported that they saw him come in. he was looking frail and somewhat ill and returned home. unfortunately today, we hear such tragic news. trailblazer,
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visionary. an inspiration to multiple genres of music. there are few words to describe the kind of talent prince had. a generation that grew up on his songs are really mourning today. >> you just run out of superlatives, pete. no surprise. we've been checking with itunes. five of the top ten songs are prince songs. there's such an outpouring. does it surprise you? >> no. not at all. as a matter of fact, we actually were debating this as we started getting the news in earlier this afternoon. do we say that we're mourning the loss of prince or are we celebrating the life of prince and his contributions?
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doing both. >> we're mourning and celebrating. >> at the same time. we know you get to see him in baltimore. >> yeah, right after the riots when he did the free show. he was just such a part of the community and an amazing talent. >> we'll be listening to tomorrow. >> thank you. stay with us. >> on air and online. we'll keep you posted here on news 4 and the nbc washington app as we learn more about prince's death and as reaction, again, pours in. turning now to local politics, maryland's primary is on tuesday. and if you want to avoid long lines at polling sites, time is running out. today is the last day of early voting in the state. turnout has been brisk with more than 180,000 people casting early ballots so far. there are more than 3 million registered voters in maryland. 60% will vote in tuesday's primary. search early voting on the nbc wa
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early voting locations. the question was about transgender rights. the answer got donald trump into some trouble today with conservatives. he said he opposes north carolina's new restroom law and people should be able to use any restroom that they choose. >> again, this is not really about bathroom breaks. this is about donald trump breaking with conservative orthodo orthodoxy. today, donald trump proved again he is not as conservative as many republicans. >> leave it the way it is right now. >> reporter: siding with hillary clinton on the bathroom brawl, north carolina's new law requires transgender people to use public restrooms that match the restrooms of their birth. celebrities are boycotting. that's what concerns trump. he said caitlyn jenner could use the ladies roomin
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>> people go and they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. there has been so little trouble. the problem with what happened in north carolina is the strife. >> reporter: ted cruz accused trump of political correctness. >> grown adult men, strangers, should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls. >> reporter: in connecticut where the vote is tuesday, democrat hillary clinton slammed the ban on suing gunmakers. >> i voted against it. my opponent senator sanders voted for it. >> reporter: bernie sanders is in pennsylvania where the primary is tuesday. >> if there is a large voter turnout, i believe we will win. >> reporter: sanders is under pressure after tuesday to dial back, so democrats can focus on trump. the republican frontrunner today opposed putting harriet tubman on the front of the $20 bill and
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donald trump calling that pure political correctness. i'm steve handelsman. a highway worker is in the hospital right now with serious injuries after being hit by a pickup truck in a construction zone near hagerstown. maryland state police say jamie camp was installing guardrails on i-70 at the route 40 interchange around 1:30 this morning. a pickup truck changed lanes and hit another pickup. it hit camp who works for a contracting company out of pennsylvania. all right. temperatures today, some five, eight degrees above what the average is for this time of year, but some folks say it still feels a bit cool out there. we've got clouds, and, yes, we've got rain on the way. we're calling this evening a little mild. a little mild in some pockets still. 76 at 7:00. we'll drop to the low 70s b
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that's off to our west that will be moving this way. some showers right now just west of winchester coming out of eastern west virginia i think late tonight, early tormorrow morning. that's the next best chance of seeing some rain come into the area. there's 8:00. we'll show you the afternoon and the evening and how much we can get. we've got that coming up in just a few minutes. four-legged friends that do a world of good. the hero that came all the way to washington today with his friend to tell his story. plus, a teenager beating the odds. the only survivor of a strange crime spree. what s gets to do nowhe
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "searing tragedy struck in a place parents felt their children were safe" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby.
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working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'm erika gonzalez at the live desk. an update to a story we've been following. it is sentencing day for the man who landed his gyrocop tter on e ground of the capital. we'll have that story when mark join us live next on news 4 at 5:00. at the live desk, i'm erika gonzalez. a california soldier and his beloved dog sharing a powerful
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stepan laroy spoke in front of the house military veterans caucus this morning. laroy lost both of his legs in an ied blast in afghanistan four years ago. he credits his service dog with helping him overcome post-traumatic stress disorder. laroy ran the boston on monday. >> having my disability and a service dog, i'm able to almost be that same level of comfort that i had before. he makes it so i'm the whole person i was before. >> the veterans administration faces criticism in a recent report saying there wasn't enough evidence that service dogs help those with ptsd. in just a short
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will learn who won the teacher of the year in prince george's county. >> it's a big day. this year 13 teachers are nominated and will be recognized for their work as outstanding educators during the celebration this evening. a winner will be chosen from among them and will go on to compete for the maryland teacher of the year award later this year. last year's winner will cohost tonight's event. cheating on emissions tests. first at 4, how a major automaker is about to pay up. and we continue to remember prince, the music icon dead now at the age of 57. an update on what happened. first 4.at
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it's breaking news we've bon following all afternoon. the man who only needed one name and sometimes no name at all has died. prince was discovered unresponsive in the elevator of his home outside of minneapolis today. >> it's unclear what caused his death, but the music icon had cancelled several recent concerts as he battled the flu, but he had been seen around his hometown and even hosted a party at his paisley park studios this weekend. fans are expressing their sorrow onli online. elton john posted that prince was the greatest performer he
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stevie nicks saying this is what it sounds like when doves cry. vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests. >> susan hogan has been following this story for you and has the latest. >> today really served as a deadline for volkswagen. the automaker and the u.s. government reached a deal. the owners will have the option to either sell back the vehicles to the company or get them repaired at volkswagen's expense. drivers who leased the vehicles would be able to give them back. the effected models are two liter four cylinder diesel engines dating bae inine ining . they will have to set aside other money to promote green technology. regardless of what
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choose, the deal will also give them substantial compensation that could amount to thousands of dollars. today's agreement by the way does not settle lawsuits by state and local governments, which are seeking billions of dollars from the automaker. it is a substantial amount for these consumers. >> thank you, susan. a mandatory evacuation order in southeast texas. right now the colorado river is rising putting homes and residents at risk. it is forcing a lot of people into local shelters. one resident says it's the worst flooding he's seen in years. area schools are closed until next week. >> announcer: and now your storm team 4 forecast. yeah, indeed. that's something like a 1 in every 500-year event down there. unfortunately, we could get a little less than what we were
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anticipating earlier as far as rain. it will be around 0.1 to a 0.25 of an inch. here's a look at this evening going into early tomorrow morning. here's 8:00 a.m. showers coming in very scattered and awfully light. first thing tomorrow morning there will be a little wet weather around. it will be overcast. temperatures in the low to mid 60s across the area. call that a little cool. you'll probably need at least a jacket for the early part of the day. by the early afternoon, you'll want to lose it because the temperatures will get into the upper 70s. better chance of rain for the drive home. roads will be wet with most of our wet weather coming in the afternoon. the umbrella, yes. a jacket early. short sleeves you'll be able to get by for tomorrow afternoon. we want things to be nice by the weekend, so let's check out the future weather.
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or at least the mid part of the morning. warr warr warrenton, charlottesville. around 7:00, i think showers will be coming through. the evening there might be a delay for the washington nationals taking on the minnesota twins game. 7:25 first pitch for tomorrow. the showers could go late into the night into early saturday morning. the morning rush very small chance of some light rain. a better chance of rain for the afternoon and evening rush, but it's not going to be continuous rain throughout the day tomorrow. temperatures will hit about 70 degrees by 11:00 a.m. to noon. upper 70s for the afternoon. if you have plans to go out friday night, wet weather as you're stepping out. 65 to about 70 degrees the temperature across the area. then saturday. saturday right now l
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it will another mild one. our temperatures getting up into the 70s on saturday. not 77, but more like 76 degrees is what we're forecasting now for saturday. still some clouds around. best day or brightest day will be sunday. 72 for a high temperature and get a load of this. monday, tuesday of next week we're forecasting 86 to 87 degrees. the average right now is 69, so this is really going to feel like summer, the early part of next week. with summer-type temperatures with more moisture coming in and a stronger weather front, we could on tuesday, maybe even thursday of next week, see some strong storms around the area. that's something storm team 4 will be monitoring very closely. >> about to get a taste of summer. >> yeah. d.c. united's brand-new stadium has a brand-new name after kicking around some ideas. the major league soccer franchise has announced the stadium will be
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united stadium. pretty fitting and easy to remember too. this is according to the "washington business journal" today. the stadium will seat 20,000 people and is expected to open in time for the 2018 season. developing story in delaware. a high school sophmore has died after being attacked in a high school bathroom. we're working several developing stories in the newsroom right now. many of you worry about safety when you pick something up that you bought online. the safe place in our area that could change things. the american cancer society estimates that more than 3,000 cases of bone cancer will be diagnosed this year. but even though it is a more f rare form of cancer, it can still be deadly.
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fall, it can be difficult to treat. doreen is here with more. >> the type of bone cancer that dr. sheryl chun had is rare. it is resistant to chemotherapy and radiation. the only way to treat is it with surgery and that can be complicated when tumors are as large as the size of hers was, the size of a melon. saving the bone around it can be very challenging. to remove the tumor, doctors had to operate from the inside out. basically operating blind by making a 3d-model of her pelvis. a doctor was able to virtually see where he was cutting, increasing his chances of saving her hip. i'll have more on this cutting-edge surgery coming up on
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it was the shooting spree that stunned the nation. an uber driver opening fire killing three women, but a teenager survived. how she managed to beat the odds. reaction is pouring in over the death of music icon prince. the emotional responses here in
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a federal appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by kim davis. she's the kentucky clerk that made national headlines when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. she sued the former governor because her name was on the license forms and that violated her religious beliefs. when the state's new governor took over, he signed an executive order removing the names of county clerks from marriage license forms. in dismissing the case, the court says davis is no longer experiencing irreparable harm. a teenage girl survived a mass shooting in which four other women died. >> she herself was shot in the head. susan sample shows us the emotional moments when abby came back home. >> reporter: last trip down a hallway that's become home, steps forward in this extraordinary journey, leaps really. after six weeks
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rehab, abby said good-bye to the hospital in grand rapids and headed to a home she hasn't seen since before the night everything changed in the parking lot of a cracker barrel restaurant. it was exactly two months ago that five women were shot there. abby the only survivor. shot in the head. at one point, her parents thought they had lost her forever until her mom thought she heard a heart beat. she was right. >> so good to see you. i missed you. i missed you so. >> i missed you too, nana. >> yes. i've got tears in amy eyes. >> reporter: back home now in battle creek. >> i love it. >> what do you love most about being at home? >> i'm with my family. >> reporter: her family, her cat. >> hi, kitty. is it okay if i pet you? >> reporter: the family's pet
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>> barb, she was an amazing woman. free spirited. >> reporter: the family friend who was with abby that night. >> and i'm going to miss her horribly. it is still hard to talk about her because i miss her so much. i think about her all the time. >> reporter: hawthorn wouldn't let doctors knew on her until she made sure they knew how to reach abby's parents. >> i love her in heart and spirit. she's always been my angel. the only thing i can say is, i love you, barb. and i will his her. >> reporter: jason dalton, the suspect in the shooting, now faces murder charges. he'll be in court tomorrow. he died? what?
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>> tonight at 5:00, mourning a musical genius. >> the legendary singer prince found dead today at the age of 57. >> he was a singer, songwriter, producer, but his influence expanded past the stage. >> his career started in the 70s and continued to this day. now as we hear again those iconic songs like "when doves cry" and "purple rain," there's an intense need to know what happened. >> reporter: the body of the 57-year-old singer was discovered this morning here at his home in suburban minneapolis. no details have yet been rele e released, but nearby a small group of fans assembled in the rain to honor the artist's memory. as a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, the man born
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most influential musicians of his time. inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2004. >> you know, i'm a musician. i live for that. i live for playing and creating songs. >> reporter: his songs all drew upon influences of james brown, the beatles, and jimmy hendrix. one of his biggest hits made the lyric "let's party like it's 1999" an ingrained part of pop culture. as recently as 2014, he turned in a show stopping eight-minute performance on "saturday night live." >> we would think of him as someone who is ageless. if you look at him across the spectrum of his career, he seems so youthful eve

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