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right now on "news 4 today," if you don't listen to tom's forecast, you will end p soaked. good morning, i'm angie goff. >> and i'm adam tuss. storm team 4 is tracking showers in your neighborhood and when your plans will be in the clear. score! >> the pens tie up the series. the caps look to bounce back as the team tries to keep their stanley cup dreams alive. the president dropped the mike and he's out. the big moment and late night jabs in a whole holds barred barrage for the commander in chief.
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good morning. starting off with showers coming through. you need your umbrella as we'll have the showers with us off and on throughout much of this sunday. right now looking at radar, all that moving color is rain. areas in yellow, it's coming a little bit harder. thunder and lightning in southern west virginia into eastern kentucky. closer to home, we have the showers all across virginia and maryland. the darker green coming down harder, but it's mostly light rain. all of this is tracking off to the north and east. going to be with us here throughout the morning. and then may break up a little bit this afternoon. i'll have new hour by hour timing on that coming up it if just a few minutes. temperatures right now are cool. it's down into the low 50s from the bay all the way to shenandoal
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degrees. so have that umbrella with you. >> taken done by malkan again. score? >> directed in and it's 2-1 pen equip p pengui penguins. >> pens won by one goal and the series now heads to pittsburgh. carol maloney explains what the caps have to do now to work on their quest for the cup. >> reporter: a problem that plagues the caps all season long is now a part of the playoffs. slow starts. holtby helped the caps kill off five penalties. caps only trail 1-0 until they convert the power play. marcus yohansen ties the
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an old friend game winner and caps lose it2-1. >> getting embarrassed out there and we were only down a goal. so it was a positive thing. but too late. >> i think we got a little mad and we just said we can't control what we can't control and put our heads down and went to work. and i think it showed. it would have been real nice to have that one, but first two periods just weren't good enough. >> we had periods six minute games and complaint give it to a team like that. had much time and space and we'll go in there and it will be a good thing to get on the road and play more of a simple style. seems like the road does that to you. >> reporter: caps lose the game and they may lose more than that. orpik with a late hit and
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oig who did not return. the league will review the hit. >> i'll let the league handle it. if you know anything about brooks, he plays hard and clean. he's not a dirty player. pittsburgh people know that. he plays the game hard, but the right way. so whatever the league cities, we'll just deal with it. >> reporter: the series now shifts to pittsburgh. and the caps hope the momentum does, too. at verizon center, carol maloney, news 4 sports. catholic priests protest toprotestor has died. in 1968, he and his brother entered a draft board in baltimore county with other activists. they removed records of young men about to be shipped to vietnam and burned them. he served three years in federal prison. after his release, he continued to be an outspoken
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he was 94 years old. a state of emergency still in effect in bag tad of a at the protestors breached the heavily fortified greene zone there.tad protestors breached the heavily fortified greene zone there. it houses iraq's government and most of the foreign embassies and united nations. it marks a major escalation in the political crisis following months of anti-government sit-ins and demonstrations. now to decision 2016 where ted cruz won big in virginia this week sort of. 10 of 13 at large delegates will go to cruz, but only in the case of a contested republican convention. the virginia gop selected the delegates at the state convention in harrisonburg on saturday. the at large bids only come into play in trump does not receive the necessary 1237 delegates before the convention. still trump supporters are outraged there is not more support in the party for the people's choice. >> the people of virginia have spoken. you overwhmi
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trump as our nominee for virginia. >> again, cruz's victory in virginia will only matter if he can block trump from clinch going the nomination before the national convention in july. he only needs 240 to secure the nomination. and coming up, ted cruz will join chuck todd on "meet the press" following his announcement of carly fiorina as his vice president running mate. cea director john brennan will also join the show to talk about u.s. foreign policy and the five year anniversary of the u.s. killing of osama bin laden. that is coming up at 10:30 right after "news 4 today." well, it is the end of an era for president obama. last night he attended his final white house correspondents' dinner and provided plenty of political punch lines. >> drop the mike. >> he did. >> he also joked about the anxiousness some are feel to go leave the white house. >> but the prospect of leaving the white house is a mixed ba
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someone jumped the white house fence last week, but i have to give secret service credit, they found michelle, brought her back, she's safe back at home now. only nine more months, baby. settle down. >> she probably is ready to leave. he also talked a bit about the other candidates in the race for the oval office. >> hillary is trying to appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative who just signed up for facebook. dear america, did you get my poke? is it appearing on your wall? i'm not sure i'm using this right. love aunt hillary. >> nice. the president said this after calling bernie sanders the, quote, bright you new face of the democratic party and clowning donald trump for not being in attendance, he o
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night's dinner with that mike drop. >> the writing is so good every year. >> he has good timing, no doubt about it. >> always delivers. so we're off to a rainy and cool start. tom will tell us how much longer showers will be in our neighborhood or your neighborhood and when the sun will finally return. and developing right now, deadly storms shamming t s slamh and dozens are now left witht a home.ou
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developing in texas, the death toll has risen to six after severe storms slammed the eastern part of the state. more than 7 inches of rain fell in less than an hour friday evening. it swamped a neighborhood forcing some people on to their roofs. police say about 35 homes sustained major damage. the red cross opened a shelter for people displaced by
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well, as the caps continue their quest for the cup, you might have noticed that my co-anchor continues his quest for the perfect playoff beard. >> just to grow one. >> looking good. you may have noticed a few of the news 4 men actually, they're not shaving at all until the playoff run comes to an end. >> that's right. and jason pugh asked some players on the caps to give us pointers on how to really grow a hockey beard. take a look. >> what do you think of this beard, what advice do you have for him. >> well, if's a little spotty in parts. but if he's supporting us in the playoffs, any support is appreciated. but looks like a little spotty. >> i don't think you can really give any advice to a playoff beard. you see it all different shapes apsizes. obviously he has a little work to do there.
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coming in in different places. >> he's a good looking dude. i'm comfortable with my manhood. he's a good looking dude. he wears the beard nice. >> most people will agree. >> i like it. need a couple more weeks and he'll be be in good form there. >> does the itching go away at any point? >> no. but like i said, the beard oils and conditioner, things like that, there's some pretty good things that you can -- the art of shaving. you can get some stuff there. but it's all fun. i love the beard. for the record you're a good looking guy, too. >> appreciate that. >> i think it makes up for all the spottiness i guess. >> i'm not sure i agree with all their analysis. we'll see. >> keep it growing. >> it's for charity, just remember. if you want to donate, go to my twitter page and find out how to donate. let's check in on the weather on this
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morning. meteorologist tom kierein here to tell us what we can expect. >> adam, you look like the most interesting man in the world. >> i appreciate that, tom. >> hey, this morning we have some showers coming through storm team 4 radar showing them advancing from the southwest heading toward the northeast. and locally we still have rain all across maryland, virginia, the district, traveling north and east. temperatures are hovering right around 50 degrees, so quite a chill in the area hour by hour through the day. occasional showers into the afternoon. may settle down by late afternoon. then this evening, might get a passing thundershower late evening. we'll be staying steady in the 50s. and finally sunshine back on monday with a high near 80. more showers perhaps tuesday with highs near 60. could get shower activity around thursday and again on friday. that's the way it looks. next up we have "reporter's notebook" for you. >> and we'll be back 1 bae bac minutes. welcome to "reporter's notebook."
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they will be off tv now that the primary is behind us. and most things in this area are picked by the primary. big political news this week. chris van hollen, do thnna edwa race, a lot of interesting stuff went down. >> in the van hollen race against his opponent, donna edwards, there was a feeling that she had something of the bernie sanders touch, that the grass roots, the younger people, people that really wanted a change. chris van hollen did not plan on being the establish by and he was taken to task for it by donna brazile -- that's twice on in a row on donna. p donna edwards. but he was able to coalesce with the younger people,
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and conddonna edwards were not happy. she pointed out that the maryland bosses were not for her, and this is the first time in a long time that there will be an all male congregation, delegation to come into capitol hill. but it was a hard-fought win and we will see where chris van hollen goes from here. probably into the senate because the republicans don't have that strong a challenger. >> a lot of talk was the after the election and what donna edwards had to say. and basically she's saying i'm putting the democratic party on notice. you're going to have a ticket here of democratic legislators that are all men unless the republican nominee for the u.s. senate wins that race. and she also talked about race. she really threw a molotov cocktail into the scene and she said, listen, you cannot come to churches singing the first two lines of lift every voice and sing. so she threw in
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obviously she was not very happy. if you look at the numbers, chris van hollen -- she won -- you get to montgomery county, van hollen wins by 90,000 votes. yes, that is the region that she represents and she took baltimore city by about 17,000. but him taking i think montgomery county by 90,000 votes, we expected him to win the eastern shore which he did, but i think that made the difference in terms of if you look at the breakdown of numbers there. >> how was turnout? >> turnout was pretty high. i think they had like 1.6 million. >> i think the highest they have ever had. 46%. >> it usually is high in presidential races. but donna edwards may have given ammunition to the republican opponent because the republican opponent is a w
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trumps the party. and the republican opponent who will be chris van hollen picked up on it the very next day. in veer interviews. so when you lose, the last thing you want to appear is that you have sour grapes. so you have to get behind your party because there is more at stake that be your disappointment. sgl >> the question is what is she looking for down the road, is she looking to be part of the establishment. one of the big issues is donna edwards was hoping to coalesce african-american votes, but the county executive from montgomery county, she did have the leaders of the prince george's county council behind her, but the executive from that county was
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legislators were also behind chris van hollehollen. he brought the bacon, he was the money guy, so these leaders and these counties, if we need what we want, we may have to back the guy who we know can bring to us. >> and that ad did not help. the ad in which she was told to take down the nra ad. and where the white house says, wait a minute, that misrepresents us, that did not help at all. >> yeah, they had to bring the white house this against. pure sausage making. it's inside baseball. they wanted to get the disclose act that no fat cat could hide his contributions in a big money campaign donation. so the nra said, look, we don't want to have to it is close our people. and then they said, well, everybody knows who the nra is, what they're for. it's nothing secret about who they are aha
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so van hollen said okay, we'll give you a buyout. and she decided that that was just selling out the store and she never gave up on it. but the thinking is that's how you get things done and you were just too critical of it. >> and the whole women's thing, hillary clinton got in trouble with this with madeleine albright and gloria steinem early on. i'm sorry, as a woman, i pay taxes, i live in my community, i drive these roads. i want the person that i think is going to get the job done and have some power, you know. i'm hot going to vote strictly on gender. that doesn't come into it for me and that's just me. is it a lot to expect women to vote for women and for minorities to vote for minorities? i find it almost offensive for someone to say to me as a woman i have to vote for another woman. >> i think most voters agree. >> and i think you
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changing in this race with van hollen and donna edwards. nationally we saw donald trump came out and said no women like hillary clinton and only thing she has is the woman card. whoever wrote the line for her was powerful, she said if i'm for equal pay and equal right, then deal me in. playing on that. so in that sense, you can turn to say that i'm for everyone, but if i'm for a specific group of people to bring the playing field equal, then i think that is where that can be -- >> and it's an issue of public policy. it's about public policy. and that is the bottom line. and i think most people today are sophisticated enough to recognize that. >> especially in this area. we need to talk about the congressional race with matthews and raskin and trone and the way that thing shook out. we'll do that when get back.
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a lot of interesting results this week. let's go to the anthony brown will be replacing donna edwards in her congressional seat. he did so poorly when he ran for governor and yet he did well in this. >> he learned his lesson from the governor race and that is that you don't depend on your party leaders for a vote. and that's why the state legislators sort of said forget it then, because they went to him and said, you know, this is what we want. this is what we need in order to given you support. and he sort of poo-pooed them, he put them off. >> that was in the governor's race. >> yes. and he learned from that. >> if he had won, he would have
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african-american elected governor in maryland and he didn't want to run on that. he didn't want to say -- i don't need that. he did say what he learned in this election was that he had to knock on doors. and i was very surprised that he won. glen ivy was well-known within producing. but as we've talked about before, sometimes in these elections it's name recognition. though he didn't run a very good gubernatorial race, when you know to the polls, you still knew who anthony brown was. and secondly, medical nick tlny 19,000 votes and actually won in anne arundel county against ivey in brown. won by 4,000 votes. >> and also what happens is that you have
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they hit the name they're most familiar with. you go, oh, wow, there are 16 or whatever and i'll go for the guy i'm most familiar with. >> i did do that when i'm voting to judges. >> and i'm i'll say that it's obvious that anthony brown ran a much different race. he got caught in the vortex of larry hogan the last time. hogan tapped into the discontent that trump and bernie sanders tapped into and nobody saw it coming downs pike. the democrats were overconfident and that was his prop. but now it's a different day. >> how will he run now in the general election. he won the primary for governor and then got to the general election against hogan and lost. >> he's a shoe-in. >> but we said that in the
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congressional districts is they're gerrymandered proper protect the party. >> all democrats in maryland have the advantage that they beat the republican 2-1 in registration. >> i still believe when you're running for governor, i bet most folks said he was pretty much probably a shoe-in for that race. >> they may have, but a congressional sdrirkt is different than a state. that's the point. that's why republicans will probably hold on to the house because they have -- and it also speaks why all the elections are as equally important as presidential elections. >> we should witch toswitch to e maryland. law professor turned state senator defeated david trone.wi maryland. law professor turned state senator defeated david trone.it maryland. law professor turned state se
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maryland. law professor turned state senator defeated david trone.ch maryland. law professor turned state senator defeated david trone. s maryland. law professor turned state senator defeated david trone. and obviously cakathleen matthe. it looked like the record of raskin was what did it. a lot of money for david trone, but it's name recognition and money are one thing, but a solid record is something else. >> and ground game. >> what do you mean by that in. >> you serve your con statistic uhe ebts. he's done that and they knew him because this a primary. so these are your activists. >> but trone though i think clever and effective ads. he showed the paperwork and showed they took the money. and he also ran apad that i thought was effective and he took the position about felons and voting rights and incarceration. and not many people were talking about that. so i think he could be a player down the road. >> he encountered the charge that he didn't take special
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perceived as a person who might be wanting to bite his office. and, you know, the argument has been made that if these kinds of folks are successful, congress will be limited to a very high level financially speaking of people. >> what happens with kathleen matthews? she does have name recognition. she was on television at channel 7 for years. her husband works for msnbc. what -- there was one point where they thought he was trying to help her a little bit. she came in third. >> and a deep third. >> yeah, what happened there? >> faminame recognition and mon aren't necessarily what you need. i think it down to good old shoe leather campaigning. >> and he's been work in the trenches for people. >> we h u
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xwo got into pl ticks. >> again, it's ground game. he served his constituents and they rewarded him with a congressional seat. >> and in terms of name recognition, it helps that you were on tv for 10, 15 years, but she hasn't been on in a while. so voters maybe didn't remember that. and then the issue of gender. >> or how much a tv anchor translates into a politician. >> and we talked about issues. sometimes we do have to give the voters a little bit more credit i think than we do that they may be paying attention to the differences between the candidates. >> my next job, i'm going to be a cobbler. got to be cherry. okay. i think that's it. i'll just be a pie. thanks for joining us. we hope the rest of your sunday is delightful.
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the time is 6:30. and here are the top stories that we're following for you. a state of emergency is still in effect in baghdad of a at the protestors breached the green zone. at least six people are dead after severe storms slam east texas. more than 7 inches of rain fell in less than an hour late friday evening. swamping a neighborhood and forcing some people on to their roofs. police say about 35 homes sustained major damage. and the quest for the cup, it was down to the wire, but the caps cooperate puuldn't out the. the series now heads to pittsburgh tired at otied at on game a piece. and you'l
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>> you can see all the rain, look how busy it is. a whole lot of green here. >> just keep pushing it. >> doing my best tom kierein here. good morning, i'm angie goff. >> and i'm adam tuss. hope you're having a great start to your sunday. we're in for another wet day. tom kierein here telling us when we'll finally get some relief. >> push it, push it good. yeah, you can watch it on your own phone, the nbc 4 washington app. you can see the storm team 4 radar. got it on your screen right now. storm steamteam 4 radar showing the rain. it's mostly light rain across maryland and virginia, advancing off to the north and east. so what do you need today? you don't need the sunglasses. and it will be cool and wet, light jacket, have the umbrella with you. you'll need your rain boats as tease shower these showers wilh us throughout much
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a maryland family is heartbroken after learning the map who killed a park police officer more than 40 years ago could be released from prison. this is the result of a controversial court ruling in maryland. darcy spencer has more now on the story you'll only see here on news 4. >> it's just a tragedy. >> reporter: a tragedy that this man's cousin officer raymond hawkins was gunned down in a robbery thin 1971, a tragedy th the map who did it may get out of prison. >> we truly honestly thought that if you kill any officer of the law that you were going to be locked up and they throw the key away. >> reporter: the shooter, charles hopkins, had been sentenced to life without parole. but his conviction was recently overturned along with more than 100 other cases in maryland because of a flawed jury in-strugs. >> we were
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again, it was something that we just could not believe. >> reporter: just this week, hopkins agreed to plead guilty to the murder and was sentenced to serve 65 years. the officer's family members say hopkins could be eligible for patrol in five years. hop kens now 64 years old apologized in court. >> it was surreal. totally surreal. >> reporter: the family and u.s. park police agree this was better than risking retrying hopkins more than 40 years after the crime. u.s. park police union issued a statement saying, while the men and women of the u.s. park police do not like this arrangement, it was the best that could be expected given the circumstances. >> we'll always now be wondering and watching our backs. you just don't though. people are crazy. >> reporter: in montgomery county, darcy spencer, news 4. the time is 6:33.
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on a d.c. homicide that happened in broad daylight. police arrested 67-year-old well about your whitaker and charged him with second degree murder. he's accused of shooting 30-year-old leo hackett on saturday morning. hackett was taken on tto the hospital where he later died. metro transit police investigating a stabbing at the gallery place station just after 12:30 yesterday morning. metro says a man was stabbed on the platform. he's expected to survive his injury, but they say he is not cooperating with detectives. no arrests so far. train single tracked for about 90 minutes during that investigation. and a chance for you if you ride on marc or amtrak and you're out of the district, according to wtop, track work is forcing schedule changes on marc's penn line. a number of southbound trains will leave baltimore 3 to 5 minutes earlier than you're. amtrak train 151
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its stops five minutes larts than scheduled. north bond amtrak tele trains will leave union station five minutes before the hour. we have a link to all the changes in our nbc washington app. more fallout this morning over the death of a fairfax county firefighter nicole mittendorff. we told you yesterday about the fire chief calling out the underground blog. he said lewd comments were posted by mittendorff. he says that he will remove the post if a request comes from mittendorff's family. virginia state police say there is no evidence that the posts were a factor in her death which was ruled a suicide. happening today, the brussels airport terminal that was damaged in last month's terror attack is set to reopen. the departure hall had suffered serious damage in the march 22nd attack and undergoing final preparations for that
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three flights will take off today. an opening say hone is planned as the first passengers check if. 17 people died and 81 were hurt in the airport bombings. time is 6:36. more than 700,000 folks this detroit are at risk of having their water shut off today. water officials are working with customers as past due bills loom in that area. the detroit water and sewage department held a water assistance fair on saturday. thousands came out to establish payment plans. the shutoffs will start today for recent shsidential customer without those plays. right now colorado residents over 21 can possess an ounce of marijuana. but retail pot shops can't sell more than a quarter ounce in one day to people without colorado i.d.s. now state lawmakers are considering a measure that would repeal the current law allowing tourists to
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residents. the families of two missing florida boys who vanished at sea are hoping that apple can help provide some answers. an iphone blooning to austin receistephanos was found near t wreckage. the boy's family wanted to unlock the phones themselves and review the data, but the family of the other boy, perry cohen, sued to have a third party look at that phone. a judge has ruled that the phone should be september to apple to see if anything can be retrieved. >> very pleased that the judge has ordered that the phone be september someplace for thorough, transparent and truthful investigation. >> another wrenk kell in this case, a pilot part of the massive search now says that he spotted within of the boys floats on debris two days after the boat capsized. this morning a migrant crisis is unfolding. thousands of cubans are stranded on a gruling journey. this has some in congres
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policy needs to dhapg. gabe guttierez made his way there, and he has this report from panama's border with costa rica. >> reporter: in the sweltering panamanian heat, the wait is stifling. and for these 5-year-old twins, there is to end in sight. their grandmother says she's enduring the your any to give them a better life, they're among the 3,000 undocumented cuban migrants trapped in panama. will are only 1400 in this camp alone. every few days some of the more vulnerable women and children are bussed to a nearby hotel, but more are arriving every day. >> several children and a couple adults. >> reporter: for decades, cuban refugees are made the treacherous trek to the u.s. by saw and now many are risking by land thp they fly to south american countries and
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through central america and mexico. but in november, nicaragua shut its border and now costa rica has done the same. the only hope that cubans have is to get to the united states, says miguel, when brought his 7-year-old daughter melanie through ecuador. he doesn't see himself as an economic refugee, but a political one. maechbt many of the migrants say the urgency is due in part to the new diplomatic ties. rumors are swirling that the so-called wet foot dry foot policy which allows cuban immigrants preferential treatment could soon change. but for now, these cubans are risking the journey despite road blocks and these twins remain in lim limbo. gabe guttierez, nbc news, pan in a that. you will see a lot of pink around town today.
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a that. you will see a lot of pink around town today. hundred wills of survivors and part pants will walk the final 13 miles around the district. the closing ceremony will be at 2:00 p.m. at the washington monument. well, it has been five days since many of us have seen the sun. >> where is it? >> it's on vacation. tom is updating his forecast. and it won't be easy for the caps in their quest for the cup. the inspiring dedication we're seeing from fans as an entire city rallies behind the team.
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have your umbrella handy. we have showers moving through from the southwest heading
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around the metro area. i have new hour by hour timing coming up. president obama took as many shots as he could at his last white house correspondents' dinner. >> chuck todd joining us now to talk about that and the state of race. none of us made it. >> we're working people. you never know what you're going to see. >> have you seen some of his comments? >> i have seen it. >> he's got good timing. >> he always has good timing. he's very good at this. and why any professional comedian would agree to go on after the president is beyond me. i don't scare how good t
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routine always kills. >> and on twitter, we heard a lot of groans when larry wilmer took the stage afterwards. do you think that he was really going for comedy or was it more for shock value? >> i don't know. i think that if you follow larry wilmer, he sends a message through comedy. and it doesn't -- to me it was very consistent. if you know him, there shouldn't have been groans if you're familiar with his comedy. some people maybe thought they were going to be something different. but i think that is a case of if you're familiar with his work, you probably enjoyed it. if you're not, then maybe you were like who is this about. >> if you were expects seth meyers, you didn't get that sflp right. just different. two different kinds of comedy. >> let's turn our attention to the actual race for the president. >> hilarious. whods
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we have material. >> carly fiorina and then this virginia thing where ted cruz could get delegates if there is a contested convention. >> all this may not matter after tuesday. a new poll will debut at 9:00 a.m. we'll lift the embargo then. but i can tell you this, it's not correct. and if the momentum it appears fru trump for the off of tuesday is there, i don't know what ted cruz or john kasich's rationale will be after tuesday. if indiana had been identified would months ago as a potential firewall against trump, if he wins the trump wear, if he melts the door of the firewall, i don't know
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here. >> and i know that you have john brennan on. >> and that will be a live interview. fifth anniversary to the day of the bin laden killing. >> and do you think you will reveal any fapgts facts of the >> i'm hoping to shift the conversation to isis. five years ago, remember the celebrations and sort of the -- >> mets game on sunday fight, i remember the announcement. >> and it was just this unbelievable feeling. and all of a sudden here we are. we don't have that feeling anymore. >> all right. thanks, chuck. reminder, you can see "meet the press" every sunday right here on nbc 4 right after "news 4 today." well, christmas came early for one homeowner in prince george's county thanks to the d.c. air national guard. take a look. members and other volunteers made vital repairs to an elderly woman's home in
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christmas in april initiative. homeowners submit up to a lottery for repairs that they can't pay for. where he talked to a homeowner who explained how much that program meant to her. >> they voluntarily gave up their saturday to spend time to do something for someone else, you know? and it really means a lot to me. i am so overwhelmed. >> 17 other homes in prince george's county also received makeovers as part of christmas in april. and that initiative. well, this morning we do want to send a huge thank you out to all the volunteers who spent their saturday in anacostia. comcast and nbc universal employees joined into spruce up ketcham elementary. our team spent the morning doing landscaping, painting 3450murald building vegetable gardens. comcast is the part compaent cof news 4. caps may have
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series is just getting started. >> and you can feel the excitement around town having the caps in the second round of preyoffs. jason pugh talked to fans who where are at the came. an experience you don't want to miss. >> reporter: what is it like being at the verizon center for a big time caps fame? >> very thrg get tick. hopefully we don't have to goi to game seven and you have a heart attack being but it's great. >> is this a playoff beard going on? >> yes, but from last year. i just kept it. >> so you're not going to cut until they win the cup. >> we'll see how long it goes, but hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. >> reporter: caps are even turning some pittsburgh fans in to believers. >> caps have been really strong all year. so if they did win, i wouldn't mind it because they to deserve the win. >> how does it feel sit being next to your son knowing that he's rooting against the team that you like? >> i'm going to rub it in his face when we win.
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>> reporter: but they will need to get by the penguins first. the man in red certainly remembers the heartbreak there 2009. >> always tough when it goes accept games. everybody wants this to go, we want to sweep in four, but it's kind of fun when it goes accept games. a lot of pittsburgh fans chanting for crosby. >> reporter: this year caps fans are buying this. >> do you feel like this is the year the caps will finally do it? >> yes, absolutely. >> why do you feel that way? >> the team is just really clicking. braden is superb. >> it all comes down to goal tending really. >> and right out of the gate need to start strong. and carol mentioned that, getting that slow start worked depends them. there off to pittsburgh. we'll see how they to.them. there off to pittsburgh. we'll see how they to. do. >> and this rain k
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>> good for the pollen, though. >> yeah, allergy sufferers are rejoicing. a nice break from that but the rain does continue. it's been falling since late last night. so have the umbrella with you today as likely showers will be coming down. they are all across the region now. looking at storm team 4 radar, you can see all this moving from southwest to northeast out of west virginia into virginia, maryland, heading up into pennsylvania, new jersey, delaware and all across our region, it's mostly light rain. the darker green coming down a little bit harder. northern neck getting moderate downpours. up west of winchester, might get moderate showers briefly coming through there in the next few minutes. temperatures are chilly, it's only hovering in the low 50s. reagan national now at 53. here is hour by hour timing, showers continuing through 10:00 a.m. then by noontime into early afternoon, it may settle done a little bit. then other showers and maybe even some thunder and lightning starts moving in around 7:00,
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valley. after that in the metro area around 9:00, 10:00, thundershowers coming through. probably not severe, just some down are pores oig with thunder and lightning. and then by 11:00, they pull just east and south of the metro area. and then by 1:00 a.m., most crossing the bay and heading out and beginning to clear out on monday. tomorrow morning still lingering clouds, but in the away we'll see some sunshine. so hour by hour, we'll be in the 50s with showers into the afternoon and settling down a bit. and then main thundershowers coming through 9:00 to midnight. and then after that, we'll have clouds tomorrow morning at the bus stop in the upper 50s, then sun breaks out mid-morning in the mid-60s. and then it will jump to near 80 during the afternoon and partly sunny on monday. maybe more showers on tuesday and again on thursday and friday for the week ahead with highs in the 60s. and that's the way it looks. coming up up, it can be hard enough for high schoolers
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prom is an exciting time to most high school senior, but it was a really big 9/11 fnight fo samuel. he took 37 dates to the prom and on top of that, he was crowned king. lamar is a special needs student and is 21 years old. he has been in the school district for the last 16 years and in year he is finally graduating. one of his classmates orchestrated the idea for the 37 dates because she wanted sami to have a truly memorable prom. >> like i said before, she have the moment that all seniors get to have and seeing him in his tux and how nice he looks and him putting his sunglasses on. >> the 37 girls even asked sami's whom for permission sending her a letter asking if they could take him to the big
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>> cool for him. he'll also remember the time that he had 37 dates to the prom. >> yeah. such great friendships. a lot of people don't have good high school memories, and this is one you won't for get. >> good for him. we have much more ahead on "news 4 today." >> and that includes an hour by hour look at your forecast with tom kierein. he says keep the umbrella than dwi. stay with us.
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right now on you "news 4 today," if you don't listen to tom's forecast, you will end up soaked. good morning, everyone. i'm angie goff. >> and i'med a da ed a dachadam. got to listen to tom. storm team 4 track showers in your neighborhood and when your plans will be in the clear. >> malkin in front. score! >> the pens tie up the series. caps look to bounce back as the team tries to keep its stanley cup dreams alive. obama out. drop the mike. the big moments and late night jabs from the commander in chief.
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into the newsroom. d.c. fire is confirming a train derailment near rhode island avenue in northeast. apparently it's a csx train with multiple cars derailed thp area. and there is a report of some hazardous material leaking. we'll stay on top of the story for you as more details come in, but again, a train derailment in northeast d.c. near rhode island avenue. csx train, multiple cars derailed. possibly some hazardous material leaking from those railcars. we'll stay on top of it for you. good morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein tracking rain on this sunday morning. it's been raining since late last night. not a lot of rain. we've only had about a you are quarter of an inch or so. and it continues to fall throughout most of maryland, virginia, west virginia. in west virginia is where there are heavier downpours. had pain thunder and lightning. a couple other pockets to our west near in
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of luray, those little pockets of yellow tracking in to fauquier county and right into writt winchester. just a brief moderate downpour. otherwise just light to moderate rain falling this the min the m. it may settle down a britt in the bit in the afternoon. it's only in the low 50s. i have new hour by hour timing on when the rain finally ends, that's coming up. taken by malkin. malkin in front. score! and it's 2-1 penguins. >> down to the wire for the caps and they couldn't pull out the win. the loss ties up the series 1-1 and the series now heads to pittsburgh where the team will have their work cut out for them trying to beat the penguins at home. carol
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team needs do in their quest for the cup. >> reporter: a problem that plagued the caps all season long is now a part of the playoffs. slow starts. holtby helped the caps kill off five penalties. caps only trail 1-0 until they convert the power play. marcus yohansen ties the score and the caps have new life until an old friend wrecks it, game winner and caps lose 2-1. >> getting embarrassed out there and we were only down a goal. so it was a positive thing. but too late. >> i think we got a little mad and we just said we can't control what we can't control and put our heads down and went to work. and i think it showed. it would have been real nicto
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enough. >> we had periods six minute games and can't give it to a team like that. had much time and space and we'll go in there and it will be a good thing to get on the road and play more of a simple style. seems like the road does that to you. >> reporter: caps lose the game and they may lose more than that. orpik with a late hit and elbow to the head on matta who did not return. the league will review the hit. >> i'll let the league handle it. if you know anything about brooks, he plays hard and clean. he's not a dirty player. pittsburgh people know that. he plays the game hard, but the right way. so whatever the league cities, we'll just deal with it. >> reporter: the series now shifts to pittsburgh. and the caps hope the momentum does, too. at verizon center, carol maloney, news 4 sports. catholic priest and protestor has died. in 1968, he and his brother
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entered a draft board in baltimore county with other activists. they removed records of young men about to be shipped to vietnam and burned them. he served three years in federal prison. after his release, he continued to be an outspoken opponent of the war. he was 94 years old. developing this morning, a state of emergency still in effect in baghdad after protestors breached the heavily fortified green zone there. it houses iraq's government and most of the foreign embassies and united nations. it marks a major escalation in the political crisis following months of anti-government sit-ins and demonstrations. now to decision 2016 where ted cruz won big in virginia this week sort of. 10 of 13 at large delegates will go to cruz, but only in the case
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convention. the virginia gop selected the delegates at the state convention in harrisonburg on saturday. the at large bids only come into play if trump does not receive the necessary 1237 delegates before the convention. still trump supporters are outraged there is not more support in the party for the people's choice. >> the people of virginia have spoken. you overwhelmingly backed mr. trump as our nominee for virginia. >> again, cruz's victory in virginia will only matter if he can block trump from clinch going the nomination before the national convention in july. he only needs 240 to secure the nomination. and our you news partners at wtop saying corey stewart is running and he's also chairman of the prince william county board of supervisors. and ken cuccinelli will not run
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he lost back in 2013. ed gillespie and rob whitt thmae also running so far in that race. and coming up, ted cruz will join chuck todd on "meet the press" following his announcement of carly fiorina as his vice president running mate. cea director john brennan will also join the show to talk about u.s. foreign policy and the five year anniversary of the u.s. killing of osama bin laden. that is coming up at 10:30 right after "news 4 today." whether they wanted steak or fish, but instead a whole bunch of you you wrote in paul ryan. >> oh, yeah, the president making a joke last night. he's a funny guy. correspondents' dinner. the political jabs as he brings the punches at thwhite house e
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welcome back. it is the end of an era for president obama. last night he attended his final white house correspondents' dinner and provided plenty of political punch lines. >> he also joked about the anxiousness some are feeling to leave the white house. >> but the prospect of leaving the white house is a mixed bag. you might have heard that someone jumped the white house fence last week, but i have to give secret service credit, they found michelle, brought her back, she's safe back at home now. only nine more months, baby. settle down. >> wonder if she knew that joke beforehand. he also talked a bit about the other candidates in the race for the oval office. >> hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative who just signed up for facebook.
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dear america, did you get my poke? is it appearing on your wall? i'm not sure i'm using this right. love aunt hillary. >> nice. the president said this after calling bernie sanders the, quote, bright new face of the democratic party and clowning donald trump for not being in attendance, he of course left the stage at last night's dinner with that mike drop. >> obama out. big trend on twitter. well, we're off to a rainy and cool start to sunday morning. tom is tracking how much longer showers will be in your neighborhood and when that sun will finally return. and developing right now, severe weather slams the plains. giant hail comes down crashingoff night leaving neighbors a mess in their neighborhoods an i d drive a golf ball. i drive to the hoop. i drive a racecar. i have a driver.
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. we are all wet on this sunday morning. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein tracking this rain moving southwest to northeast out of west virginia, across virginia into maryland, the district and the eastern shores. broad area of rain that continues to move off to the north and east. there are a couple moderate showers now in the central shenandoah valley. those
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ea and west as well. i have new timing and when we will finally see the sun coming up. >> i remember the sun. >> what does it looks like? >> it's bright. well, developing right now in texas, the death toll has risen to six after severe storms slammed the eastern part of the state there. more than 7 inches of rain fell in less than an hour late friday evening. it swamped a neighborhood, forced some people on to their roofs. police say about 35 homes sustained major damage. the red cross opened a shelter for people displaced. and also golf sized hail in st. louis. wow. you can see and hear the hail coming down here. two inch sized hailstones shattered several car wind shields. well, top tmorrow a trial s to begin to a steven
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briel and his lawyers plan to usen insanity defense, but the judge denied the request. the trial is expected it to last less than a puig. time is 7:16. is this sth a huge week for metro. the national transportation safety board is meeting on tuesday to determine the probable cause of that deadly smoke episode at l'enfant plaza last year. findings could have major implications on metro because metro could be forced to fix critical parts of its infrastructure. poor communication and water be problems have all been talked about as major factors tahat contributed. carol glover died in that incident. we have a traffic alert to tell you about this morning. d.c.'s race for hope 5 k is closing some major streets across the area today. today a look, streets around fleem plaza, pennsylvania avenue between 12th and 14th and as well as 13th between e and pennsylvania all shut down. the streets will be back open between noon and 1:00 this
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and as the caps continue their quest for the cup, you might have noticed people like the guy right next to me, he's been on the quest for the perfect playoff beard and you may have also noticed that a few of the news # men are not saving at all until the caps playoff run comes to an end. >> not sure perfect beard and my face will ever go together 37. >> it looks good. >> coming in in spots. but in honor of the beard, jason pugh asked the players to give us some pointers. >> what do you think of this beard, what advice do you have for him. >> well, if's a little spotty in parts. but if he's supporting us in the playoffs, any support is appreciated. but looks like a little spotty. >> i don't think you can really give any advice to a playoff beard.
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beard. you see it all different shapes and sizes. obviously he has a little work to do there. coming in in different places. >> he's a good looking dude. i'm comfortable with my manhood. he's a good looking dude. he wears the beard nice. >> most people will agree. >> i like it. need a couple more weeks and he'll be in good form there. >> does the itching go away at any point? >> no. but like i said, the beard oils and conditioner, things like that, there's some pretty good things that you can -- the art of shaving. you can get some stuff there. but it's all fun. i love the beard. >> they were easy on you. >> not really. >> just a little spotty. >> doug always gets all the love. i'm not upset. good looking guy. his beard
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>> what do your two young daughters think? >> and th annabell told me i need to shave it. but we're raising homoney for charity. you can donate on our twitter and facebook pages. >> now let's hand it over to the clean shaven tom kierein. looking spiffy. >> yeah, i wish we had a clean forecast for you. it's all wet this morning. we've had these showers coming through since late last night. it hasn't been a lot of rain, but enough for all of the pavement all around the region wet this morning. it's fender-bender weather, so slowdown if you're about to head out the door. do some driving this morning especially when you're hitting those exit ramps. you can quickly lose traction. look at that broad area of rain. it stretches from the tennessee valleying a cross kentucky into west virginia. all of virginia into matter land, the district, and eastern shore. those areas where you see the
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orange, they have been producing thunder and lightning last couple of hours. beginning to signature down. mostly the area in the light green, but there are a couple of moderate showers the pockets of yellow near winchester and martinsburg, west virginia. that is tracking right across 81 now, it will be heading into loudoun county, fauquier, prince william county maybe this this about another half hour. you may get moderate showers coming through. quite a chill in the air. only in the low 50s. reagan national at 53 degrees. here is timing of the showers coming through this morning. may be moderate at times. by around 10:00, in the metro area. may settle down in the afternoon. maybe just sprinkles and drizzle. and then another round of some showers coming in this evening. these may contain some thunder and lightning. 8:00 p.m. into the shenandoah valley, panhandle of west virginia, by 9:00 in our western suburbs right into the metro area around 10:00 to 11:00, some of the
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and then by 1:00 a.m., it's beginning to exit southern matter happened and crossing the bay and the eastern shore. and then tomorrow morning, just cloudy. so hour by hour, we'll say in the 50s with the showers in to the afternoon. and overnight tonight, too, still in the 50s with the thundershowers coming in. and then during the day tomorrow, a rapid warming up near 80 in the afternoon. finally some sunshine bag by about 9:00 tomorrow morning. and then more showers on tuesday and again on thursday and friday for the week ahead. >> thank you, tom. well, they are a staple of childhood, those iconic radio flyer red wagons. almost everyone where kids seemed to own one at some point. and some of us still do. >> but they have recently turned up in a modified format hospitals across the country. janet shamlian explains why. p. >> reporter: this is a souped up version of a classic. giving children a break from the full-time job of fighting for
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>> these wagons are a bless ppg. >> reporter: young patients needing an iv are usually testered to a clunky poll. roger has seen it firsthand visiting his granddaughter dialing diagnosed with cancer. >> said there has to be a better way do this. >> reporter: when chad died suddenly at 24, roger knew how to channel his heartbreak. with money from his own pocket, the georgia grandfather created a hospital approved wag on that wi wagon with an iv pole attached. >> my son loves it. makes it easy on the parents. >> reporter: hormore than 140 wagons now in eight states. >> i saw a wagon with the bracket and the iv pole on it,
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those. >> reporter: allison's son needs breathing and feeding tubes around the clock. >> do you want to go for a wagon ride? >> reporter: he can be like other kids in the park now in, a wagon instead of a wheelchair. >> it might be just an every day thing, but for a normal family, but these are special moments for us. >> reporter: roger is counting his own blessings. his granddaughter, now cancer free. describe to me why you're doing this. >> it's all about the kids. their mobility, their satisfaction. it takes fear away from what they're doing in the hospital. >> reporter: for children battling illness, a wagon adds wings and the chance for feel care free. janet shamlian, nbc news, atlanta. >> so cute. 7:23 right now is your time. coming up, a selfie that landed a man in handcuffs.
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some took sight seeing in apple a bit too tar. they were arrested after clooimiclooim i climbing on to a bheeam on the brooklyn bridge. they claim they wanted to watch
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the sun advise arise and take s pictures. they're charged with trespassing. >> current do that. it's wet and soggy. tom is tracking when you will finally be able to put away the umbrella. he killed a park police officer and left a family heartbroken. the controversial ruling that could lead to his release. major changes if you right marg oig o
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we have breaking news at 7:30. csx train has derailed in northeast d.c. on rhode island avenue near the metro station. sources tell news 4 that several rail cars have overturned, at least one is leaking some sort of hazardous fluid. d.c. fire has closed rhode island avenue in that area. metro has suspended red line service between noma and brookland. buses are being brought in and this will cause significant delays in that area. derrick ward is headed to the scene and will give us a live update as soon as he gets there. soggy sunday. we've had rain falling since last last night. it continues this morning. good morning, i'm tom kierein tracking this rain moving from the southwest
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it's a broad area of rain coming out of the mountains now into virginia, west virginia and coming into maryland, the district on the eastern shore, as well. now, the areas you see in the lighter green, that is some lighter rain and it's continue itting to move off. a few pockets here, we're getting moderate showers winchester up to martinsburg. so today you will definitely need the umbrella and your rain the boots. have a light jacket because it will be staying cool. i got my umbrella. going to love these compact one, you can stick them in a giant purse or briefcase. you'll be needing it here throughout much of the day. a maryland family is heartbroken after learning that the than who killed a park police officer more than 40 years ago could be released from prison. this is the result of a controversial court ruling in maryland. darcy spencer has the story that you'll only see here on news 4.
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>> it's just a tragedy. >> reporter: a tragedy that this man's cousin officer raymond hawkins was gunned down in a robbery in 1971, a tragedy that the man who did it may get out of prison. >> we truly honestly thought that if you kill any officer of the law that you were going to be locked up and they throw the key away. >> reporter: the shooter, charles hopkins, had been sentenced to life without parole. but his conviction was recently overturned along with more than 100 other cases in maryland because of a flawed jury instruction. >> we were devastated. again, it was something that we just could not believe. >> reporter: just this week, hopkins agreed to plead guilty to the murder and was sentenced to serve 65 years. the officer's family members say hopkins could be eligible for patrol in five years. hopkins now 64 years old apologized in court. >> it was surreal. totally surreal.
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park police agree this was better than risking retrying hopkins more than 40 years after the crime. u.s. park police union issued a statement saying, while the men and women of the u.s. park police do not like this arrangement, it was the best that could be expected given the circumstances. >> we'll always now be wondering and watching our backs. you just don't know. people are crazy. >> reporter: in montgomery county, darcy spencer, news 4. this morning we have new details on a d.c. homicide that happened in broad daylight. police arrested 67-year-old wilbur whitaker and charged him with second degree murder. he's accused of shooting 30-year-old leo hackett on saturday morning. hackett was taken to the hospital where he later died. police say at the arrested whitaker shortly after the crime. metro transit police
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gallery place station. metro says a man was stabbed on the platform. he's expected order survive, but they say he is not cooperating with detectives. no arrests so far. and a change for you if you ride marc or amtrak in or out of the district. according to wtop, track work is forcing schedule changes. on pen on line, some will leave earlier than usual. 151 will depart five minutes later than scheduled. most marc authority wound trains will leave earlier and we will have a link to all the schedule changes in our nbc washington app. more fallout this morning over the death of a fairfax county firefighter nicole mittendorff. we told you about the fire chief calling on you the underground
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blog. he says lewd comments were posted there about mittendorff. and the he says he will remove the post if a request comes from mittendorff's family. virginia state police say there is no evidence that the posts were a factor in her death which was ruled a suicide. well, you are going to see a lot of pink around town today despite all the rain that is outside. the avon 39 walk to end breast cancer continues today. hundreds will walk the final 13 miles today around the district. that started about 35 minutes ago and the closing ceremony is at 2:00 p.m. at the washington monument. it's been more than a month since the terror at stack in brussels. and giving back to those who serve. the remarkable show of support and the volunteers who made it all happen. goomorning, it's 7:35.d
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happening today, the brussels airport terminal that was damaged in last month's terror attack is set to reopen. the departure hall that suffered serious damage in the march 22 attack is undergoing final preparations for the reopening. three flights will take off today and an opening say hone is planned ceremony is planned. 17 people died and 81 were hurt ceremony is planned. 17 people died and 81 were hurt. redskins hosted their draft party for fans yesterday. players were on hand to greet everybody who even got to kick a few field goals there, the fans did. one of the you new youest redskins josh norman was also in attendance to meet the top three picks of the draft class. fuller is an alum of good council high school and he now joins his through holder brothers in the nfl family. how cool. and he knows they're a big reason that
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them, they definitely, you know what i mean, said something when they needed to, shared some nothing and influence when they needed to. but just like i said, they knew they had to carry themselves right because they didn't want me to follow their foot steps if they was doing the wrong thing. >> after making three trades during the draft, the redskins now have nine picks next year. nine. including an extra selection in the fourth, sixth and seventh rounds. >> you know his mom is proud. well, it has been five days since many of us have seen that round thing called the sun. tom is updating his forecast with the changes you with look forward to in the week ahead. and it won't be easy for the caps if thei
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at 7:42, we have breaking news for you on this surnd morni sunday morning. a csx train has derailed in the 900 block of rhode island avenue. d.c. fire has shut down rhode island avenue itself between 4 lt and 10th streets in northeast. and sources tell news 4 that several rail cars have overturned, at least one car is leaking some sort of hazardous
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between noma and brookline. derrick ward is headed to the scene and will have a live report for us as soon as he gets there. we have rahave rain trackin southwest heading northeast. if you're about to head out and hit the roads, don't drive over 55, you could hydroplane and slow down when you get to those exit ramps. you could quickly lose traction. everything is all wet and everything tracking northeast. showers off and on through much of this sunday. a look at when we'll finally see the sun, that's in a couple minutes. sunday "today" is next. >> and let's get a preview, willie geist joins us live from new york. >> good morning. good to see you. coming up on sunday "today," did you ever thought you had an idea that would be a huge business success? this morning we'll introduce you to four guys who got together in grad school complaining about
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said there has to be a better way. and now they have a billion dollar business. and also big corporations taking on hot button social issues. but could that backfire. plus a guy who is cooking up a new way to make sick children smile. he's boiling old crayons. we'll explain that and morning here on "today." back to you. >> thanks so much. well, more than 700,000 folks this detroit are at risk of having their water shut off today. water officials say that they're working with customers with past due bills as the shutoff looms. the detroit water and sewage department held a water assistance fair yesterday. thousand cass out to establish payment plans. the shut joefs will start today for residential customers without any of those plans. the families of two missing florida boys who vanished at sea are hoping that apple can help provide some answers. an iphone belonging to austin stephanos was found near the wr
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unlock the phone themselves and review the data, but the family of the other boy, perry cohen, sued to have a third party look at that phone. a judge has ruled that the phone should be september to apple to see if anything can be retrieved. >> very pleased that the judge has ordered that the phone be sent someplace for thorough, transparent and truthful investigation. >> another wrinkle in this case, a pilot part of the massive search now says that he spotted one of the boys floats on debris two days after the boat capsized. this morning a migrant crisis is unfolding. thousands of cubans are stranded on a grueling journey. this as some in congress saying that a long standing immigration policy needs to change. gabe guttierez made his way there, and he has this report from panama's border with costa rica. >> reporter: in the sweltering panamanian heat, the wait is stifling.
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and for these 5-year-old twins, there is to end in sight. their grandmother says she's enduring the journey to give them a better life, they're among the 3,000 undocumented cuban migrants trapped in panama. there are 1400 in this camp alone. every few days some of the more vulnerable women and children are bussed to a nearby hotel, but more are arriving every day. >> several children and a couple adults. >> reporter: for decades, cuban refugees have made the treacherous trek to the u.s. by sea and now many are risking by land. they fly to south american countries and trudge through central america and mexico. but in november, nicaragua shut its border and now costa rica has done the same. the only hope that cubans have is to get to the united states,
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says miguel, who brought his 7-year-old daughter melanie through ecuador. he doesn't see himself as an economic refugee, but a political one. many of the migrants say the urgency is due in part to the new diplomatic ties. rumors are swirling that the so-called wet foot/dry foot policy which allows cuban immigrants preferential treatment could soon change. but for now, these cubans are risking the journey despite road blocks and these twins remain in limbo. gabe guttierez, nbc news, panama. christmas came early for one homeowner in prince george's county. thanks to the d.c. air national guard. members and other volunteers that vital repairs to an elderly woman's home. all part of the county's christmas in april initiative. homeowners submit to a lottery for repairs that they can't pay for.
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explained how much that program means to her. >> they volunteered, they gave up their saturday to spend time do something for someone else. and it really means a lot to me. i am so overwhelmed. >> 17 other homes in prince george's county also received makeovers as part of the christmas in april initiative. >> nice. 7:48 right now. the caps may have lost last night's game, but the series is just getting started. >> and you can really feel the excitement around town having the caps in the second round. jason pugh talked to fans that say that a caps playoff game is an experience you don't want to miss. >> what's it liking here? >> very energetic. hopefully we don't have to go to game seven and you have a heart attack, buts he's great. >> is this a playoff beard? >> yes, but from last year. just kept it. >> so you won't cut it until they win
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but hope that i that will be sooner rather than later. >> reporter: caps are even turning some pittsburgh fans in on believers. >> caps have been strong. i think this is one of their best years. so if they did win, i wouldn't mind it because they deserve the win. >> how does it feel setting next for your son knowing he's rooting against the team that you like? >> i'm going to rub it in his face when we win. he'll be looking at the me like -- told ya. >> reporter: before they can hoist the cup, thel need to get by the penguins first. man in red certainly remembers the heartbreak of 2009. >> i think everybody wants this to sweep this four, but it's kind of fun when it goes seven games. a lot of fans chanting for crosby and us chanting they will down. pretty fond memories. >> reporter: this year it's different and caps fans are buying in. can. >> 30 husband yeaplus years as is this finall
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the team is just really clicking. braden is superb. >> quartyeah, they were the besm all season, so if they play the way they have played, shouldn't have anything to move about. >> and you'll have a beard like that guy. >> we'll see. okay. another cool and dreary day. break out the galoshes. >> the rain continues to fall. and you can track it with the nbc washington app. take a look, all that moving color coming out of west virginia, across virginia, maryland, eastern shore. all of this moving toward the north and east. a few pockets where it's coming down harder the areas in the yellow coming out of washington county in to frederick county. and moderate downpours will be moving off toward howard county, maybe far northern ou
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moderate showers. but south of there, because kyrgios, prince william county, fairfax, the district, prince george's county, all going to be light rain here for the next several hours. temperatures are chilly. we're just hovering in the low 50s just about everywhere mountains to the bay. hour by hour timing on rain coming through by 10:00 a.m., this area in yellow, a band of moderate showers coming through 10:00 to 11:00 this morning. and then it moves across the bay and things settle town a bit. maybe sprinkles and drizzles during the middle part of the afternoon and then another round of showers coming in, but this time maybe thunder and lightning. and then this evening that thunder and lightning and showers come closer to the metro area. by 10:00, sweeping in to our western suburb. by 11:00, moderate downpours, maybe thunder and lightning, too. especially areas just south of washington. that will be happening between about 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. so don't be surprised late this evening to hear some
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cloudy. hour by hour, temperatures hold steady in the 50s throughout the day with the showers and stay in the 50s overnight tonight with the thunder, lightning maybe coming through between 9:00 p.m. to midnight. and then after that, we'll see the sun finally returning. hail and hallelujah up around 80 degrees tomorrow afternoon. partly sunny. and then clouds close back in again. maybe more rain on tuesday. the good news is allergy sufferers are rejoicing, pollen counts are way down with all this rain. and drying out again on wednesday. but could get more showers toward the end of the week perhaps on thursday and friday with highs in the 60s. right now next weekend is looking dry with highs near 70. 7:52. here are four things to know. the caps lost game two with the penguins. the series now heads to pittsburgh tied at one a piece. the brussels art
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attack reopens today. 17 tiedied, 81 hurt. >> and severe weather slammed texas. 2 inch sized hailstones shattered several car windshields. and this week local be changes coming to marc and amtrak because of track work. we have all the detail listed in the nbc washington app.
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breaking news, a csx train has derailed in northeast d.c., this is in the 900 block of rhode island avenue right near the rhode island avenue metro station. d.c. fire has shut down rhode island avenue between 4th and 10th streets northeast. we just received this photo from wtop. sources tell news 4 that several railcars haveoff turne overturn least one is leaking hazardous fluid. we'll try to get you that picture in a second. there it is right there. those are the cars on the tracks and in the distance there you'll see some rail cars that are overturned there. buses are now being called into the area. we want to bring in a representative from d.c. fire to tell us more about the situation. he's on the phone with us.
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are you with us? >> i am, good morning. >> what can you tell us? >> just around 7:00 a.m., we got a call for a train derail the up here just out i'd or nearly at the road island avenue metro station in northeast washington which is near the brent wood shopping center where everyone knows where the home depot is. several cars overturned, nine, maybe perhaps ten. but the bigger deal for us and everyone in the immediate area was that at least three cars now and that is up from one, at least three cars are leaking some sort of material.
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the only thing she's got going is the woman card. >> we don't need him. >> in the flesh. the washington rams select jared goff! >> good morning. welcome to "sunday today" on this first day of may. i'm willie geist. hope you're enjoying a nice pancake breakfast. i'll give you the same warning donald trump gave john kasich this week. small bites. a simple question you may have even asked yourself. why do eyeglasses cost so much? the answer led them to create one of the hottest brands in the world.

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