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a.m. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. we are having nice, sunny weather. i'll take the 80 degrees. >> any day, right? we'll go to chuck bell to check on the weather headlines. the trifecta, nice, sunny and warm. this is what we have been waiting for after a long, cloudy stretch. a second sunny day in a row is just around the corner. the sun is up in less than an hour. for the last part of the memorial weekend, there could be a little tropical system near the carolina coast on sunday. that could bring us monday rain drops. we'll follow that closely. planning the day out hour by hour, the sun is up at 5:48 this morning. we'll be in the 70s by 9:00 a.m. th morning. if you're going to the baseball game, first pitch with the mets is at 1:05 today. perfect afternoon for baseball. temperatures in the mid-80s. we'll start to take a look at the weekend forecast coming up in a few more minutes. for now it's meliss
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good morning. a lot of the earlier construction has cleared out of the way. we still had road work hanging around 95 southbound at falmouth with the right lane blocked by the work zone. it's not slowing things too much this morning in the southbound lanes. big look at the beltway. overall, everything is rolling along quite nicely. you can see a little bit of a slowdown outbound for you there near the beltway. no report of anything but i'll keep an eye on that one. 66 from fairfax county parkway to the beltway, that takes you nine minutes. listen to our friends on 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car. since our last report, we got more information out of afghanistan on that suicide bomb attack. we're hearing that 11 people have now been killed in the capital city of kabul. the afghan taliban saying that this was a revenge killing after some taliban prisoners were
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the attack happened right before the group confirmed that their former leader, mullah akhtar mansour was killed in a u.s. drone strike last week. thank you, angie. and we told you the afghan leader mullah akhtar mansour was killed last week but they have appointed a new lead er, haibatullah akhunzada. he is known for extremism. officers hurt and at least one arrest at another campaign event. this time outside of a donald trump rally in new mexico. >> it is clear now but there was a huge scene around 11:00 our time last night. police were dressed in riot gear and used smoke on crowds of people after some protesters hurled
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police officers and their horses. the police chief is praising his officers saying they used an incredible amount of restraint. the cop campaign senior advisers called them thugs and punks on twitter. and hillary clinton struggled to speak at some points over protesters at a rally of her own in riverside, california, last night. protesters interrupted her multiple times prompting her response that some people are, quote, allergic to the facts. donald trump is now within 30 delegates of officially taking the republican nomination for president. reports out overnight show that he won the gop primary in washington state. >> hillary clinton won the democratic primary but here's where it gets interesting. the win doesn't get her any delegates. voters in washington overwhelmingly supported bernie sanders, the senator, back in march's democratic caucus and gave him 74 delegates th
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later in the broadcast with what to expect on the campaign trail today and a new attack ad for bernie sanders. and it is 5:04. happening today, the head of the tsa will face a grilling on capitol hill. tsa administrator peter nessinger will testify before the house and homeland security. this comes 24 hours after a big shakeup at the agency where the head of security was reassigned. just days ahead of the big summer travel season as the agency tries to deal with the long lines at our airports. on tuesday nessinger admitted there were failings at multiple levels. >> i think it is an institutional failure, not the failure of any one individual. >> he wants to create a centralized command team at tsa headquarters. more people are signing up for tsa precheck to shorten their wait times at the airport. the agency is seeing twice as many ic
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doubling from 8,000 to 16,000. the application can be completed online but you still need to go to a tsa service center for fingerprinting. all five in the d.c. area have month-long backlogs. applications can also take a month to approve. well, many of you will hit the road tomorrow to get ahead of the memorial day weekend travel rush. but you may not be as ahead of the game as you think. news4's kristin wright is live in tysons, virginia, near i-95. kristin, good morning. >> reporter: yes, good morning. of course, right, we expect a lot of traffic here in virginia, anywhere throughout the d.c. area. but the thing is, we all know to be strategic about it. and that is really the game here, be strategic about it in order to keep your sanity. and that goes the same for this memorial day weekend coming up here. turns out despite what you may think, tomorrow is the worst day to leave. that's according to the
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capital regent travel board. they took a hard look at the congestion in d.c. over memorial day weekend over the past five years and consistently every year things were much worse on the roads thursday than on friday. so how much worse? it may surprise you and make you think twice about when you're going to leave for memorial day weekend. we'll take a look at that coming up later in the hour. back to you. >> kristin, thank you. we are married at my age. and some people have children and stuff like that. kids are selling oranges and stuff like that. and i am here doing all this stuff. so all i can do is -- >> breaking the mold is what ashley is doing when she moved here from three years ago. she spoke no english and felt
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this all happened in northwest washington. now she's in the transdem academy playing volleyball and softball. she will go to florida a&m university. >> you can do anything you put your mind to. i just didn't give up. >> ashley's family said they are proud of her. a good reason to be. the fact that she's going to college is a huge accomplishment if you consider that her grandmother has a fourth grade education. and i just love her can-do spirit to keep pushing through. so many immigrants in this country struggle trying to adjust to a new country and culture. here she is just thriving. congratulations to ashley. 5:07. walking out, why a group of local students plans to leave class today and whether your kids will see any disruption. and we know concerns about the zika virus are starting to rise at the summer weather moves in. but we have some information
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the best bug repellant to keep the mosquitoes away. and here's a live look outside this morning. the sun is already starting to peek over the horizon and you may need your sunglasses for the drive to work. a closer
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severe weather hitting the midwest right now. look at those tornadoes. they touched down in kansas yesterday. and that is a funnel cloud. look at the damage left behind. six people are in critical condition from these storms. they caused plenty of damage destroying homes and taking down trees and power lines. the structures are unrecognizable as the tornado blows through there. that is insane. fortunately for us, we are not dealing with the severe weather as we start to see the sun work its way over the horizon. >> we would like more of the
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city. the mere calm finish over the potomac. what a great look at the morning. the jefferson memorial in the distance. they are all in clear view under a clear sky. so the commute this morning, nothing to worry about whatsoever other than the sunshine delays. you know what those are. if you're coming in from northern virginia this morning, you'll have the sunshine in your face on the way in. and if you are driving back out later on today, you're going to have the sun in your face on the way home, too. temperatures in the 50s to mid-80s later today. if you are traveling and moving out of town for the holiday weekend, locally no worries. raleigh to boston, no problems. only airline troubles today for minneapolis, omaha, kansas city and st. louis. we'll look at that beach forecast for the weekend and the seven-day coming up in ten minutes. now it's time for melissa mollet in first 4 traffic. inner loop at 50 arlington boulevard, we have a disabled vehicle blocking a lane. that does not look to be slowing anything right now. but if that changes and hangs a
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66 at the virginia visitor center rolling along just fine there. no worries on 66. still have this item there on 95 southbound at 17 falmouth. still have the right lane blocked by the work zone there. otherwise, 95 is looking quite good. prince george's county, overall no problems. a look at 270 coming up. melissa, thank you. 5:13 now and today there will be a showdown on capitol hill over whether d.c. can spend its own money without congress's input. today's vote had bigger implications than the district's budget. news4's erika gone za lzalez is at freedom plaza with more on what this means. >> reporter: this is, in effect, a steppingstone towards making the district the 51st state. but first things first, will it get to spend its own money? today the house will vote on a bill that would repeal a 2012 act that gave the district the
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dollars without congressional approval. senior advisers say they would recommend the president veto the republican bill once supported by house speaker paul ryan. but if it's attached to a must-pass spending bill, that may not happen. coming up on "news4 today," the very strong words the obama administration has on this issue. live at freedom plaza, i'm erika gonzalez. thank you. a sad loss for a family in hyattsville. prince george's police say a 16-year-old has died of her injuries after she was hit by a car earlier this month. she was hit in chillum at 23rd avenue on may 4th. police say the teen was in the crosswalk but did not have the walk signal at the time of the crash. the driver was not hurt and has not been charged. federal investigators will now be working to find out what caused a plane to crash in orange county, virginia, killing two people on board. the single engine plane went down at 4:30
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rhoadesville south of culpeper. state police have not released the names of the victims. back here at the live desk, we continue to follow the president in the air headed to japan. he left ho chi minh city, vietnam, earlier after a two-day stay in the country. when he gets to japan, he'll mitt with the prime minister of that country. he'll make remarks and possibly take questions. we'll continue to follow it. that's the latest from the live desk, back to you. thank you. in the day ahead, more than 200 people are expected to protest the suspension of a dozen high school students. 12 student athletes from culpeper county high school have been suspended for a year over locker room misconduct. the school did not release specifics on the investigations. the parents say the punishment is excessive. the group plans to gather outside the school administration building on radio lane in culpeper from noon until 7:00. >>
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capitol hill will fight the zika virus by examining the science behind it. epidemiologist professors will talk about the virus and how it spreads through the body and the traces it leaves behind. now the zika concern has many wondering how to protect yourself against the mosquitoes that carry the virus. the top repellants and one natural bug spray made the list. the top three ingredients in effective bug sprays included deet, picardin and oil of lemon eucalyptus. the repellants last seven hours and precautions are important for pregnant women. >> you still can't counsel a patient with complete precision about what are her risks if she gets bitten. what are the risks to the baby? and how bad may the consequences be? >> consumer reports say sprays are better than
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and in some cases, spraying over your clothes may help to keep mosquitoes from biting through. well, it is everywhere. >> and you know what? i'm convinced some people are just more prone to be bitten by mosquitoes. the blood is sweeter or something like that. you know what i'm saying? >> you can smell it right through the skin. >> yeah. 17 after the hour. chuck, we have reached the point where warm weather is warm enough to be thinking about mosquitoes. >> yeah, absolutely right. we have had so much rain lately there's a lot of standing water. and mosquitoes and standing water are a bad combination. outside today, what a great day it will be. traveling conditions not going to be a problem. today it will be toasty warm. both today and tomorrow, as we head toward your weekend, it looks to be even a little bit on the milder side than average. so my computer is giving me trouble there. we'll give it the kick in the hard drive. there we go. now it is up and running. clear skies out there early this morning. nothing to worry
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picture of a sundog yesterday. that's the church right there on thomas circle in northwest washington. it almost looked like a comet with a tail out there. what to expect today? there's the view from the city camera. picture perfect out there. 100% sunshine today. start to finish, toasty warm. not much of a humidity feel in the atmosphere yet, but that will be changing heading to the later part of the week as this area of storminessoves in across the middle part of the country. that will inch its way in our direction. a slight chance for a few showers tomorrow. a little better chance on friday, but most of the saturday/sunday part of your weekend will be dry. right now temperature at 52 in manassas. 61 in arlington. 54 in new market, maryland. planning out your day, in the 50s for the cooler suburbs. but we'll have a quick warm up. 80 degrees by lunchtime. the first pitch is at 1:05 in the ballpark. game time temperatures are in the 80s today. put your spf on,
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highs this afternoon, 88 downtown. 83 in gaithersburg. 85 in manassas. here's your check of the seven-day forecast. look at all the 80s, melissa. i know you love the 80s. the upper 80s at that. a little chance for a shower on thursday. better chance on friday. best chance for rain out of the next seven days is late monday into tuesday. by then we'll all be back at work. i love the 80s, any 80s are good for me. the inner loop at 50 and arlington boulevard we have a disabled vehicle but it's not slowing things even though it's blocking a lane. 495 north to quantico, that will take you 19 minutes. a tad slow north here. that's normal approaching the 5:30 hour. and southbound there on 95, you're looking quite good. 95 southbound at falmouth, down near 17 the right lane is blocked by the work zone. that is still hanging around here this morning. top of the beltway in all of the routes into and out of up to are looking quite good.
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the 1s. see you back here at 5:31. thank you. we are recognizing asian american pacific islander heritage up month here. we had a celebration yesterday at the studios. we had music, a dance academy and special stories we put together to honor this month. it's a great event. thank you to the community for coming out. we have more on the nbc washington app. just search asian american heritage. 5:20 is your time. stopping terrorism at the door. how local bouncers are being trained to do just that. and we are getting you ready for memorial day weekend. what you need to know before you
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your home can be perfect.re, even when life isn't. the neighbor's back. oh, no. this is my husband, gibby! i wanted to show him your furniture! i like it! you wanna come in? oh no. that would be weird! the memorial day sale. from classic to contemporary, havertys.
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5:23 now. police
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looking for this missing man. he's 64 years old and his name is kennard walker. he was last seen yesterday afternoon at the kensington nursing center where he's a resident. if you see him, call the montgomery county police. when you go out to a nightclub, the bouncer checking your i.d. is trained to do more than just stop underage drinking. many are taking a class now on how to stop a terror attack. last year's terror attacks in paris put a spotlight on the soft targets including restaurants and nightclubs. the 12-hour class teaches bouncers how to spot fake i.d.s from china that are very convincing. >> they scan, they are holograms, microprinting, black light hologram. if a bouncer doesn't understand what to look for, all of a sudden the terrorist can now enter their target and do surveillance. >> bouncers will receive a nation host security certificate once their training has been
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memorial day weekend, people in stafford county are working to honor those who died serving our country. since 2010 planned for the armed services memorial have been in the works. now organizers say they have a major donor announcement to make. they will tell us they plan to fill the community in tomorrow morning disturbing an armed services kickoff breakfast at 8:00 at the stafford county airport. and they will share the information on facebook. time to go to the grocery store and take the tarp off the grill. you know what? memorial day is coming up. it's the start of summer vacation season and a lot of people are celebrating in your own backyard with a cookout. so if you are cleaning off the grill today, make sure you don't have a leak in your gas line before you start it up. also, oil everything so nothing sticks to the grill and starts a fire. be sure to avoid cross-contamination as well. >> i can't emphasize enough washing your hands. even if it means
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the kitchen, if you are handling raw chicken, raw meat, raw anything. keep your hands clean because cross-contamination is a food safety measure for you and your guests. >> you can also use a food thermometer to make sure your food is properly cooked. the temperature is to target anywhere from 140 degrees for medium to 160 to 170 for well done. it depends on the meat you're cooking. >> cook it. you know how i feel about that? no chances of raw meat for me. blood on the plate -- no. >> i like my burgers medium. >> what? >> yes. >> just bite the cow, skip it. why worry about the grill? all right. 5:26 right now. new details to tell you about in the man accused of kidnapping and torturing a northern virginia couple. the new video in this case we're seeing for the first time. hey, neighbor. where residents could soon be rubbing elbows with president
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and we can't get enough of this shot this morning as the sun starts to rise over the horizon here. the official sunrise 5:48 this morning. when we can trade in sun for rain again. that's
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this just into the live desk, a new study that may shed new effects on the zika virus. the findings show the
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this after they evaluated babies that were born with microsephaly. the findings will be published today in the academy of ophthalmologio ophthalmologi ophthalmologist. what a great looking day. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. who know we could have two nice days in a row? we have waited a month for the 80s and now we have five or six days in a row. the summer and thunderstorm pattern coming back in for tomorrow and friday. and keeping an eye on the coastline for the monday/tuesday timeframe. for now, we have a clear
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go. planning your day out hour by hour, the sun is up in 18 minutes from now, melissa, at 5:48 in the morning. all sunshine all the time. highs today in the mid-80s. but around 88 degrees down on the national mall. it will be warmer out there today. >> i'm excited, are you going to run again today? >> we are taking the day off. three in a row, everybody needs a break. >> even me. just hearing how far you go, i need a break hearing about it. inner loop at 50 arlington boulevard -- makes me tired. the disabled vehicle is cleared. southbound crain highway is getting by. 95 south at falmouth, we have the right lane blocked there. overall, 66 is looking good. as we back out and take a bigger loop at the beltway, everything is rolling along nicely. we'll have travel times in ten minutes. 5:32. today, another day of testimony is set to dpin in the trial of andrew hm
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with the kidnapping and torture of a virginia couple in 2014. new evidence released in court yesterday showed dash cam video from t from the night the officers chased schmuhl and his wife on the beltway. he says he took several prescription drugs that led to the attack. and charges against a falls church nurse accused of inappropriately touching a patient. jared klein faces charges for abusing three patients at hospitals in washington. earlier this year klein was acquitted of similar charges stemming from an incident at dewey hospital center. we now know the names of two people found dead inside a prince william county apartment. 18-year-old danesha simpson and 29-year-old elvin draper were found dead in the apartment on 3600 jugensen drive. the deaths do not appear to be random.
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turned himself in following the death of an 18-year-old student. alexia springer was found dead in her home in march from an apparent drug overdose ruled accidental. two men involve in a bold shopping center robbery and carjacking are in jail this morning. 24-year-old william franklin was arrested in waldorf and 26-year-old jeff mendesecky. they were arrested after a shoot-out. a passing driver was hit by a bullet. the suspects crashed two cars in their getaway. >> they shot at a police officer. they injured a community member. this is huge. we've taken two violent individuals off the street and we are about to bring them to justice. >> i t
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everyone, not just for me but for everyone. >> federal agents caught him 200 miles away trying to board a flight in newark, new jersey. franklin was arrested in waldorf. 5:34, the governor in virginia could be in for a tough interview on the show "ask the governor" after taking illegal campaign contributions. the bureau chief julie kerry is here to bring us up to speed on the information. >> reporter: governor terry mcauliffe said he never accepted illegal campaign donations. he faced a crowd at a stop in northern virginia. the fbi and justice department are looking into whether his 2013 campaign for governor accepted illegal contribution. >> i rely on the people who did the vetting for it. they said he had a green card from 2007. so the contribution came in and they have unequivocally said he was entitled to write the check.
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reports the investigation concerned campaign donations from this man, wealthy chinese businessman wong win-liang. mcauliffe says he doesn't even know if he met wong. and investigators into the governor's campaign donations could hurt his close friend hillary clinton in her bid for the presidency. he says he doesn't think so but the republicans disagree. in fairfax county, i'm julie carey. we have a better idea where the first family may live once they leave the white house. the obamas have picked a home in sheridan, a neighborhood in northwest washington. they went house hunting yesterday. this could be the obamas new address. the phone went dead when he tried to call the realtor. neighbors say they don't mind. >> since i live here, of course i think it's a good
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neighborhoods that would do just as well. >> that should raise the property value of the home. it leases for $9500 a month. beautiful home. >> that's too close to the street. i find that hard to believe. look how close -- you can get right up to the door? >> i think he'll have a little bit of security. >> but i'm saying you would think the would want a house away from the street. his house in chicago, they have road blocks up all around. good luck getting around there. 5:36 is your time right now. >> okay. it looks a little cloudy but things are dry for the kids headed to the bus stop. that doesn't mean rain is out of the picture for the week. meteorologist chuck bell is back with a closer look at 4:41. memorial day inching closer. if you plan to drive to your weekend destination, you want to hear this. when you should hit the roads and when you should avoid driving altogether. and it's a bird, it's a plane, it is the blue angels. where you
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welcome back. we have more sunny weather for you, good news. >> you can never say that enough. >> the sunshine and warmth sounds perfect to me, too. outside
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winchester, leesburg and baltimore. 53 in culpeper, virginia. what a great looking day it is going to be outside today. sunshine starts, a mild beginning. bus stop for the kids in the upper 50s. a-plus for recess today. temperatures near 80 degrees. and dismissal temperatures in the mid-80s. back to shorts and t-shirts for the kiddos the next couple of days as we get closer and closer to the most important thing of all, summer vacation. thinking about the weekend already going to the beaches, near perfect at the coastline both saturday and sunday. more concerns on monday. we'll talk about that coming up in the seven-day. a new problem on 70 eastbound. if you're headed out of the frederick area into howard county at 40 here, we have emergency road work blocking the left lane and slowing the roadways a bit. southbound crain highway at 50, the left lane gets by the paving project. as we take a look, let's try to advance. it is not advancing here.
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some travel times around town, of course, everything right now is on time. we don't have too many worries. let me see if i can get it to come up here. we are having issues here this morning. give it a kick in the hard drive. finally, here we go. travel times, 270 south from germantown to the spur, no problems. top of the beltway looking good here this morning. 66 and 95 also rolling along. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car. chuck and i are going to beat up our computers and be back in a couple minutes. >> get the i.t. guy running down the hall. eugene is going to get you. and this is one of those things that we love showing on air. you take a look at that formation, this is the blue angels practicing over annapolis. they are holding an air show there today. this is all in advance of the naval academy graduation on friday. the blue angels are all navy and marine corps pilots. some of the best in the si
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can you imagine the training and practice and the focus? >> pretty awesome stuff. if you're there watching it, to hear the roar of the jets there makes it that much more exciting. >> very cool. there's something a lot of police officers use but how about firefighters. why they could soon be wearing body armor. talk about hot wheels. the latest area to see rim and tire thefts and what you can do to keep your car safe. and touchdown. the city has just announced they will ht the big game.os
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good morning, everybody. 5:45 on a wednesday. the skies are clear. a comfortable start, 55 to 62. your temperatures to get you out the door this morning, we are headed to the 80s again today. we'll look at the seven-day forecast coming up at 5:51. and a little bit of a slowdown on 95 northbound approaching wood bridge. otherwise, a
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road work happening. we'll detail that coming up. 5:46 right now. and memorial day is right around the corner. that means many of you are about to hit the road. kristin wright is live near i-495. and tomorrow may not be tomorrow's best bet to travel, right? >> reporter: yes, exactly. here's what we think is happening, people are leaving town early, right? thinking that they are beating the traffic, but really the problem is that everybody's doing it. so it no longer works. you're no longer feeding the traffic. so it turns out tomorrow is worse than friday. in fact, travel times on the beltway, 95, 66, all those fun, happy places, could end up taking 50% to twice as long tomorrow. so says a five-year traffic study by the national capital region transportation planning board. we have been going through the ud
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that people, in fact, are trying to get the early start tomorrow on thursday on the holiday weekend. in addition, it will be a heavier traffic day on thursday anyway. coming up at 6:00, we'll look specifically at the best time to head out the door for your holiday weekend. that's coming up. >> kristin, thank you. 5:47. happening today, people in fa fairfax weigh in on the fire department getting body cameras. they recently received a grant to implement the program. the public outreach meeting will be held tonight at 7:00. firefighters in prince george's county could be getting extra protection. this comes on the heels of last month's shooting of two firefighters. darcy spencer has details. >> reporter: the fire chief here in prince george's county is considering getting ballistic vests for firefighters. those are just like the vests that
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shootings of two firefighters last month. they were on a welfare check call at a home in temple hill. they believed they were told that the home opener was in medical distress. when they forced their way in, they were shot. one of the firefighters died. the homeowner later told police he believed they were intruders. the fire chief wants to make sure firefighters feel safe here in prince george's county. >> we have had several requests from our membership as well as the firefighters union to at least take a look at vests and see if it's something that will make our personnel safer. >> the vests the chief tried on weighs between 3 to 4 pounds and cost $400 to $500 a piece. so this is a significant investment. the chief expects to make a decision sometime this year. in prince george's county, darcy spencer, news4. happening today, michael
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lazar will appear in court. the hacker is expected to plead guilty and charged with breaking into the accounts of the bush family and others. and federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty of dylan roof who killed nine parishioners during a bible study in charleston. roof faces 33 federal charges including hate crime, obstruction of religion and firearm offenses. roof targeted the victims because of their race. okay. so let's be clear about this, there is no such thing as a federal student tax. the ftc says scammers are posing as irs agents into paying that made up fee. there's one piece of accurate personal information and they may call police. then they will call the victim back from a fake number that appears on the phone as 911. the fda says this is not real and the irs will never ask you
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>> a judge's decision could decide the fate of the remaining soccer world champion. members of the u.s. women's team think they should earn an amount closer to what their male counterparts make. they are threatening to strike ahead of the olympic games in rio. they are looking into whether this violates their contract with the u.s. soccer federation. new research suggests obese patients may eat less if they swallow capsules with gas-filled balloons. scientists at the washington university school of medicine say when they tried out the six-month balloon system, patients lost nearly 7% of their body weight. they also showed improvement in blood pressure and cholesterol levels. a 7-year-old kentucky girl isn't letting a rare bone marrow disorder break her spirits. that's audrey. he calls herself
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queen. she has a disorder that affects the blood. her parents set up a popular facebook page where they post videos of her singing and dancing and doing her thing. audrey says she loves to sing taylor swift songs because they help to keep her going. >> i was inspired by taylor swift because she has like all the passion and spirit. and i just thought that i would start maybe putting a little passion and spirit in me to help fight off my disease. >> i think it's working! go audrey! she even had a chance to meet taylor swift. more than a million people have liked her facebook page. she's so eloquent. >> i know. for 7 years old. >> and she can sing. taylor swift's songs are good karaoke songs.
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break. 5:51. protesters erupt outside of a donald trump rally. but first, tracie potts is live on capitol hill. and donald trump is just 40 votes away from the nomination? >> reporter: yes, 40 votes away. they have not assigned all of the delegates yet. bottom line, he's almost there officially to becoming the nominee in terms of the number of votes. but he's also fighting off allegations from hillary clinton that he was rooting on the housing crisis. the housing crisis that hurt millions of americans. trump responding to that at a rally saying back then he was a businessman, not a candidate. of course, he would want to take advantage of the low housing prices as an investment on his end. meantime, you've got hillary clinton and bernie sanders still battling it out in california. all thee
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actually be in california today. sanders says that it's clinton who can't be trusted to handle wall street. this is all of the money that she's taken from them. so california is the premier focus now with the primary coming up on june 7th. >> tracie potts on the hill for us, thank you. it is now time to check our forecast with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. and i am loving this weather, chuck. finally! a nice little warm pattern. >> we have waited forever since the end of april to get an 80-degree day. we have another one coming up today. and it's a beautiful looking start today. here's the view from the city camera scanning over the skies heading east over the potomac. look at that. sun's up already. the sun came up just a couple minutes ago at 5:48 this morning. and it will be 100% sunshine for your wednesday plans. toasty warm, we'll be well into the mid-80s today. not too much in the way of humidity around just yet. but that is coming, everybody. for today,
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warm and sunny to be outside. tomorrow not much of an issue. by friday, bordering on hot and kind of humid. dew points are the measure of moisture in the atmosphere that will really start to creep up here toward the end of the week. friday may be the next best chance to have scattered showers and thunderstorms around. one or two in the shenandoah, but most of us wait until friday. traveling today, going out to the mid part of the country, a lot of storminess from minneapolis to memphis. be on the lookout over the great plains today. meanwhile, if you are sticking around here, nothing to worry about. 61 in leesburg. 53 in charlestown, west virginia. 55 in stafford, virginia. plan on sunshine and warm weather. highs today in the mid-80s. might be the upper 80s down into the downtown washington area. future weather for tomorrow, here's 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. nothing to worry about. by tomorrow afternoon, a couple hit and miss showers in the shenandoah valley. then dry thursday ito
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better chance for some showers and thundershowers to hit just about anybody. so your seven-day forecast looks this way. 88 and sunny today. 87 tomorrow. 89 on friday. a little bit more humidity, a little better chance for showers coming up on friday. the weekend itself, saturday and sunday, no problems. monday, though, there could be a chance for some showers. as a result, slightly cooler for memorial day with highs back down into the 70s. we'll take a look at the next 24 hours and focus coming up in ten minutes. good morning. right now a brand new crash d.c. 295 southbound before benning road. we have a crash in the right lane. we'll send the chopper that way. we'll see what we can see as we zoom in to that area. braddock road west of 12 near george mason we have a crash reported there as well. southbound georgia avenue at eastern, debris in the center of the roadway is being reported there. and then remember, 70 east if you're headed out of frederick this morning after 40, we do have emergency road work blocking a lane. i'll be back in ten minutes. we'll see you
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today a teacher at a newtown, connecticut, school will appear in court on gun charges. prosecutors say jason adams was carrying a loaded pistol inside newtown middle school and pleads not guilty. adams had a valid gun permit when arrested. school policy strictly forbids guns on school property. the middle school is in the same town as sandy hook elementary. 20 first graders and 6 educators were killed in a mass shooting inside that school in 2012. a family from potomac could be the latest victim in a string of wheel thefts in montgomery county. during the night all four wheels were stolen from their cadillac escalade park in the driveway. the thieves left the car resting on cinder blocks. the thieves broke in through a back window and found the lug lock key. since march 1st there have been about 35 wheel theft incidents in montgomery county. good morning, i'm landon
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toyota is hailing a ride with uber. they are investing an unspecified amount with the ride sharing service. it is less than $100 million and the company will also led drivers lease cars from toyota to make monthly payments with some of the money they earn through uber. that's your cnbc business report. i'm landon dowdy. a step towards making d.c. the 51st state. but first thing's first l the district get to spend its own money? political chaos. tempers spark violent clashes at a donald trump rally. plus, before you fire up your grill for a holiday weekend cookout, the do's and don'ts you
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and a statehood showdown looking for fiscal freedom. and political rhetoric fueling this fight between protesters and police outside of a donald trump rally. first, storm team 4
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out-the-door forecast. >> good morning, aaron and eun. what a great day it will be to be outside. hopefully you can get out to enjoy it. the second sunny day in a row turning more humid tomorrow on into friday. and we're keeping an yeye on th monday timeframe. it may be the first tropical system of the year. we'll watch that carelyfulfully you. 88 downtown on the national mall. it's warm and sunny. dinner and amovie, temperatures are falling back to the mid-70s between 8:00 and 10:00. i'll let you know how the weather is going to impact your commute right now with melissa mollet. good morning. southbound 295 right here before benning road you can see we just have -- you can see a one-and-a-half mile backup. very slow. minnieville road at olddg

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