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members of congress and reaching out to constituencies that didn't vote for him, i think it's important for us to let him make his decisions and i think the american people will judge over the course of the next couple of years whether they like what they see and whether these are the kinds of policies and this is the direction that they want to see in. and my role is to make sure that when i hand off this white house, that it is in the best possible shape and that i've been as helpful as i can to him in going forward and building on the progress that we've made.
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the president elect when we had our discussions, was that campaigning is different from governing. i think he recognizes that. i think he's sincere in wanting to be a successful president and moving this country forward and i don't think any president ever comes in saying to himself i want to figure out how to make people angry or alienate half best he can to make sure that he delivers, not only for the people who voted for him, but for the people at large. and the good thing is that there's going to be elections coming up so there is a built in incentive for him to try to do that. you know, it's only been six days and i think it will be important for him to -- to have
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be able to distinguish between what he was campaigning on and what is practical, what he can actually achieve. you know, there are certain things that make for good sound bites but don't always translate into good policy and that's something that he and his team, i think, will wrestle with in the same way that every president wrestles with. i did say to publicly, that because of the nature of the campaigns and the bitterness and voracity of the campaigns that it's really important to try to send some signals of unity and to reach out to minority groups or women
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about the tenor of the campaign. and i think that's something that he will -- he will want to do, but this is all happening real fast. he's got commitments to supporters that helped to get him here and he's going to have to balance those and over the coming years my hope is that those impulses ultimately went out, but it's a little too early to start making judgments on that. >> you use that qualification, does that change the meeting with him? >> i think that he successfully mobilized a big chunk of the country to vote for him and he is going to win -- he has won.
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and regardless of what experience or assumptions he brought to the office, this office has a way of waking you up and those -- those aspects of his positions or predispositions that don't match up with reality, he will find shaken up pretty quick because reality has a way of asserting itself. and some of his gifts that obviously allowed him to execute one of the biggest political upsets in history, those are ones that hopefully he will put to good use on behalf of all the
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scott. >> thank you, mr. president. >> you're watching president obama's news conference. we want to pause just for a moment for some station toss leave our coverage and return to regular programming. >> what choice do you think the american people made last week and is there still a chance for what you call a course correction before europeans make some of their choices? >> i think the american peopl recognize that the world has shrunk, that it's interconnected, that you're not going to put that genie back in the bottle. the american people recognize that their careers or their kids' careers are going to have to be more dynamic, that they might not be working at a single plant for 30 years, but they might have to change careers,
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education, they might have to retool or retrain, and i think the american people are game for that. they want to make sure that the rules of the game are fair and what that means is that if you look at surveys around people still support trade, but they are concerned about whether or not trade is fair and whether we've got the same access to other countries' markets as they have with us. is there just a race to the bottom when it comes to wages and so forth. now, i made an argument thus far unsuccessfully that the trade
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that it strengthened workers' rights and environmental rights, leveled the playing field and as a consequence would be good for american workers and american businesses. but that's a complex argument to make when people remember plants closing and jobs being off-shored. so part of what i think this election reflected was people wanting that course correction that you described message around stopping surges of immigration, not creating new trade deals that may be unfair. i think those were themes that paid a prominent role in the campaign. as we now shift to government,
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orderly lawful immigration process, but that if it is orderly and lawful, immigration is good for our economy. it keeps this country young, it keeps it dynamic, we have entrepreneurs and strivers who come here and are willing to take risks and that's part of the reason why america historically has been successful, it's part of the reason why our economy is ro competitors is because we've got a younger population that's more dynamic. when it comes to trade i think when you're governing it will become increasingly apparent that if you were to just eliminate trade deals with mexico, for example, well, you've got a global supply
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about to shut down to now employ double shifts is because they're bringing in some of those parts to assemble out of mexico. so it's not as simple as it might have seemed. and the key for us when i say us i mean americans but i think particularly for progressives, is to here is how we fix them. higher minimum wage, stronger worker protection so workers have more leverage to get a bigger piece of the pie, stronger financial regulations not weaker ones. yes to trade, but trade that ensures that these other countries that trade with us
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for example. being attentive to inequality and not tone deaf to it, but offering prescriptions that are actually going to help folks in communities that feel forgotten. that's going to be our most important strategy and i think we can successfully do that. people will still be looking to the united states. our example will great weight. and it continues to be my strong belief that the way we are going to make sure that everybody feels a part of this global economy is not by shutting ourselves off from each other even if we could, but rather by working together more effectively than we have in the past. martha raddatz. >> thank you, mr. president.
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temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief, did anything surprise you about president-elect trump when you met with him in your office? and also i want to know does anything concern you about a trump presidency? >> well, we had a very cordial conversation and that didn't surprise me to some degree becaus he's somebody who i think likes to mix it up and to have a vigorous debate and, you know, what's clear is that he was able to tap into, yes, the anxieties
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impressive. and i said so to him because i think that to the extent that there were a lot of folks who missed the trump phenomenon, i think that connection that he was able to make with his supporters, that was to events that might have sunk another candidate. that's powerful stuff. i also think that he is coming to this office with fewer set hard and past policy prescriptions than a lot of other presidents might be arriving with. i don't think he is ideological.
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can serve him well, as long as he's got good people around him and he has a clear sense of direction. do i have concerns? absolutely. of course i've got concerns. you know, he and i differ on a whole bunch of issues. but, you know, the federal government a not a speed boat, it's an ocean liner, as i discovered when i came into office. it took a lot of really hard work for us to make significant policy changes, even in our first two years when we had larger majorities than mr. trump will enjoy when he comes into office. and, you know, one of the things i advised him to do was to make
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really dug in and thought through how various issues play themselves out. i will use an obvious example where we have a difference, but it will be interesting to see what happens in the coming year and that's the affordable care act. so obviously this has been the holy grail for republicans over the las now, that has been taken as an article of faith, that this is terrible, it doesn't work and we have to undo it, but now that republicans are in charge they've got to take a look and say, let's see, we've got 20 million people who have health insurance who didn't have it
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significantly slower rate since obamacare was passed than they did before, which has saved the federal treasury hundreds of billions of dollars, people who have health insurance are benefitting in all sorts of ways that they may not be aware of, everything from no longer having lifetime limits on the claims that they can make to seniors getting prescription drug discounts under medicare to free mammograms. now, it's one thing to characterize this thing as not working when it's just an abstraction. now suddenly you are in charge and you are going to repeal it. okay. well, what happens to those 20 million people who have health insurance? are you going to just kick them off and suddenly they don't have health insurance?
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are you going to repeal the provision that ensures that if you do have health insurance on your job and you lose your job or you change jobs or you start a small business that you're not discriminated against because you have a preexisting condition? that's really popular. how are you going to replace it? are you going to change the policy that kids can stay on their parents' health insurance plan until how are you going to approach all these issues? now, my view is that if they can come up with something better that actually works and a year or two after they've replaced the affordable care act with their own plan that 25 million people have health insurance and
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first one to say that's great. congratulations. if, on the other hand, whatever they are proposing results in millions of people losing coverage and results in people who already have health insurance losing protections that were contained in the legislation, then we're going to have a problem. and i think that's not going to be uniqueo that way. so i think on a lot of issues what you're going to see is now comes the hard part. now is governance. we are going to be able to present to the incoming administration a country that is stronger, a federal government that is working better and more
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effective and truer to our values, energy policies that are resulting in not just less pollution, but also more jobs and i think the president elect rightly would expect that he is judged on whether we improve from that baseline and on and if things get worse, then the american people will figure that out pretty quick. and if things get better, then more power to him, and i will be the first to congratulate. >> mr. president, you had talked specifically about his temperament. do you still have any concern about his temperament?
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office has a habit of magnifying and pointing out, and hopefully then you correct for it. this may seem like a silly example but i know myself well enough to know i can't keep track of paper. i am not well organized in that way. and so pretty quickly after i getting stacks of briefing books coming in every night i say to myself i've got to figure out a system because i have bad filing, sorting and organizing habits, and i've got to find some people who can help me keep track of this stuff. now, that seems trivial but actually it ends up being a pretty big piece of business. i think what will happen with
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his temperament that will not serve him well unless he recognizes them and corrects them because when you are a candidate and you say something that is inaccurate or controversial it has less impact than it does when you are president of the united states. everybody around the world is paying attention. et national security issues require a level of precision in order to make sure that you don't make mistakes. and i think he recognizes that this is different. and so do the american people. all right. i'm going to take just a couple more questions and then i will get out of here.
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president-elect trump threatened to unravel the iran nuclear deal which your administration worked very hard on. what is your concern if he alters part of it and what would you advise me considering that he says that he's open to advice? and on syria, sir, the syrian regime is threatening aleppo with massive [ inaudible ]. you fought passionately two years ago about benghazi and warned against civilians there. [ inaudible ]. [ inaudible question ] >> iran is a good example of the gap i think between some of the rhetoric in this town, not
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i think there was a really robust debate about the merits of the iran deal before it was completed. and i actually was pretty proud of how our democracy processed that. it was a serious debate, i think people of good will were on both sides of the issue. ultimately we were able to persuade members of congress and the public at least enough o at the time the main argument against it was iran wouldn't abide by the deal. that they would cheat. we now have over a year of evidence that they have abided by the agreement. that's not just my opinion, it's not just people in my administration, that's the
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part of a government that vehemently opposed the deal. so my suspicion is that when the president elect comes in and he is consulting with his republican colleagues on the hill that they will look at the facts because to unravel a deal that's working and preventing iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon would be hard to particularly if the alternative were to have them freed from any obligations and go ahead and pursue a weapon. and keep in mind this is not just an international agreement between us and the iranians, this is between the p5+1 other countries, some of our closest allies. and, you know, for us to pull out would then require us to
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countries in europe or china or russia that were still abiding by the deal because from their perspective iran had done what it was supposed to do. so it becomes more difficult, i think, to undo something that's working than undo something that isn't working and when you're not responsible for it i think you n when you are responsible for the deal and preventing iran from getting a nuclear weapon you are more likely to look at the facts. that is going to be true in other circumstances. for example, the paris agreement. there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of undoing this international agreement.
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thing and the good news is that what we've been able to show over the last five, six, eight years is that it's possible to grow the economy really fast and possible to bring down carbon emissions as well. it's not just a bunch of rules that we've set up. you've putting in solar panels and creating jobs, you've got the big three auto makers who have seen record sales and are overachieving on the fuel efficiency standards that we've set. turns out that people like not having to fill up as often and save money at the pump, even if it's good for the environment.
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forward on a clean energy agenda separate and apart from any federal regulations that have been put forward. in fact, 40% of the country already lives under -- in states that are actively pursuing what's embodied in the paris agreement and the clean power plant rule. and even states like texas that politically tend to oppose me, wind power and solar power and you've got some of the countries biggest companies like google and walmart all pursuing energy efficiency because it's good for their bottom line. so what we've been able to do is embed a lot of these practices into how our economy works and it's made our economy more efficient, it's helped the
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cleaned up the environment. what the paris agreement now does is say to china and india and other countries that are potentially polluting, come on board, let's work together so you guys do the same thing. and the biggest threat when it comes to climate change and pollution isn't going to come from us because we only have 300 million people, it's going to come from china with over a billion people and india with over a billion people kinds of strategies that we did before we became more aware of the environment, then our kids will be choked off. and so, again, do i think that the new administration will make some changes? absolutely. but these international agreements, the tradition has been that you carry them forward across administrations,
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examine them it turns out that they are doing good for us and binding other countries into behavior that will help us. all right. last question. justin. i'm sorry. okay. you're right. you are right about that. with respect to syria, in benghazi we had an international mandate, we had a u.n. security resolution, we had a carry out a support mission that achieved the initial goal of preventing benghazi from being slaughtered fairly quickly. it's no secret you know this region well that syria is a much more messy situation with proxies coming from every
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could bring this to a halt immediately. we have made every effort to try to bring about a political resolution to this challenge. john kerry has spent an inn if i know -- inn if i know that the amount of time to negotiate with russias and gulf states and other parties to try conflict there. if you're asking do we have the same ability to carry out the security in benghazi we don't have that option available to us. so we are going to have to continue to try to pursue as best we can a political solution and in the interim put as much pressure as we can on the parties to arrive at
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cease fires that at least alleviate the suffering that's on the ground. i recognize that that has not worked and it is something that i continue to think about every day and we continue to try to find some formula that would allow us to see that suffering end, but i think surprising to you because you study this deeply that if you have a syrian military that is committed to killing its people indiscriminately as necessary and it is supported by russia that now has substantial military assets on the ground
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regime and iran actively supporting that regime, and we are supporting what has to be our number one national security priority which is going after isil, both in mosul and ultimately in raqqah, that the situation is not the same as it was in libya. and obviously there's some who question the steps we took in libya. i continue to believe that was the right thing to do although aftermath of that campaign i think the world community did not sufficiently support the need for some sort of security structures there and now is a situation that they have to get back into a better place. >> last question. justin from bloomberg.
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[ inaudible question ] >> at least three-quarters undocumented immigrants in your preferred action program, i don't know if there's anything that you can do to reassure them or shield that information from the incoming trump administration considering his stance on immigration, and the second is the maintain [ inaudible ] -- an unconstitutional infringement as commander in chief concerning the gradual transfer if you are unlikely to continue under a trump administration, is this now the time to test that theory by moving the detainees? >> well, they are both excellent
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on the deferred action program that we have known as dhaka that relates to dreamers that are benefitting from these provisions i will urge the president elect and the icoming administration to think long and hard before they are endanng intents and purposes are american kids. i mean, these are kids who were brought here by their parents, they did nothing wrong, they've gone to school, they have pledged allegiance to the flag, some of them have joined the military, they have enrolled in school, by definition if they're
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good character and it is my strong belief that the majority of the american people would not want to see suddenly those kids have to start hiding again. and that's something that i will encourage the president elect to with respect to guantanamo, it is true that i have not been able to close the darn thing because of the congressional restrictions that have been placed on us, but it is also true is we have greatly reduced the population. you now have significantly less
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transfers that may be taking place over the next two months. there is a group of very dangerous people that we have strong evidence of having been guilty of committing terrorist acts against the united states, but because of the nature of the evidence in some cases that evidence being compromised it's very difficult to put them before a court. and that group has always been the biggest challenge for us. my strong belief and preference is that we would be much better off closing gitmo, moving them to a different facility that was clearly governed by u.s. jurisdiction, we would do it a lot cheaper and just as safely.
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gather that the president elect does as well. we will continue to explore options for doing that, but keep in mind that it's not just a matter of what i'm willing to do, you know, one of the things you discover about being president is that there are all these rules and norms and laws and you've got to pay attention to them and the people who work for you are also subject to those rul a piece of advice that i gave to -- to the incoming president. i am very proud of the fact that we will, knock on wood, leave this administration without significant scandal. we've made mistakes, there have been screw ups, but i will put the ethics of this administration and our track
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by the rules and norms and keeping trust with the american people, i will put this administration against any administration in history. and the reason is because frankly we listen to the lawyers and we had a strong white house counsel's office, we had a strong ethics office, we had people in every agency whose job it was to remind people this is how you're supposed to do did everybody exactly the way we were supposed to because we've got 2 million people working in the federal government, you know, if you're including the military and so we had to just try to institutionalize this as much as we could and that aches a lot of work. one of my sufgss to the incoming president is that he take that part of the job seriously as
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outlets or some members of oversight committees in congress, but if you actually look at the facts, it works and this is just one example of the numerous ways in which the federal government is much better today than it was without people really knowing. you look at va, people remember were publicized in phoenix. it was scandalous what happened. what people don't remember is that we've brought in well over a million people who are getting benefits that weren't getting it before, driven the backlog for disability benefits way down,
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better, not work perfect, but work better. and one of the mottos i always had with my staff was better is good. perfect is unattainable, better is possible. so we will try to share the lessons that we've learned over these last eight years with the incoming president and my hope is that he makes things better. and if he does we will all benefit fro you guys -- some of you who are traveling you will get a chance to ask more questions. all right. thank you. >> president obama leaving the briefing room after a rather long news conference, noting that he has a plane to catch, he will be heading soon of course on his trip to europe. the president using this opportunity to talk in reflective conversation about his own legacy and about the
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president-elect donald trump will face as the president said when he confronts governing versus campaigning. i want to go right now to nbc's hallie jackson in washington. hallie, the president was asked about some of the president's cabinet picks as steve bannon as the chief strategist. he didn't want to go there. >> reporter: no, you saw him really avoid the question, lester, saying that it would not be essentially a good idea for him to comment on every single one of the president elect's choices for the west wi named as donald trump's chief strategist along with his new chief of staff in the next administration rnc chair reince priebus. bannon has come under fire for his leadership of breitbart, a news outlet that he says he wanted to make the platform for the alt right, a conservative extremist movement. the president essentially also talked about donald trump's temperament saying that there are some areas in which he may be well served to adjust that. the president drawing on his own
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hallie jackson in washington. thank you. we will have all the latest developments throughout the day and evening on our website nbc and of course many of you will be going right into your local news. complete coverage coming up after that on nbc nightly news. for that i'm lester holt, nbc news, new york. news 4 at 4:00 fired up and storming out. hundreds of local students shut down local streets to speak out against the election. meantime we've been watching reaction as president-elect's white house team starts to come together. backlash after donald trump announces some of his top cabinet positions. one name in particular is
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priebus as his chief of staff and steve bannon is drawing ire. he ran donald trump's campaign, but some call his views racist and sexist. priebus defended bannon saying he didn't see that side of him on the campaign trail. president obama has wrapped up a news conference at the make any direct comment about the staffing choices of the president-elect. >> he said the mr. trump deserves the chance to set up his own team, one that he thinks will serve him well and reflect his policies. steve is live outside the white house. anything jump out at you? >> reporter: i think that you've nailed one of the key messages of president obama to donald trump, which was make sure you pick the right people so you can
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today reiterated he wants trump to be because success would be success for america, but mr. obama would not specifically answer the question about whether steve bannon is the right kind of pick. bannon's pick has critics taking a much tougher look today at the trump transition up in new york. eric trump came to trump tower. ivanka trump and her husband, a possible pick for secretary is steven manuchi. he was trump's finance chair. there's praise for trump picking reince priebus but horror at steve bannon named top advisor. >> he's more concerned about reasserting the power of white people in the united states.
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news. kellyanne conway defended bannon. on 60 minutes trump demanded that his most extreme backers quit harassing minority. >> stop it. >> reporter: trump hedged on major promises. he'll depart immigrants who commit crimes and keep part of obamacare, coverage of people with preconditions. >> yes, because if happe >> reporter: reaction today from president obama. >> gestures matter and how he reaches out to groups that may not have supported him, how he signals his interest in their issues or concerns, i think those are the kinds of things that can set a tone. >> reporter: there were more protests today as trump and his
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people who can run the u.s. government and trump keeping his promise to change the u.s. government. live at the white house, news 4. protesting against trump because hate is not allowed in america. racism is not allowed here in our country and everyone saying how we can't protest because we can't change presidents, we might not be able to change the president, but we can change the world. >> some of them may not be old enough to vote, but they say there their voices heard. we've reaches hundreds of teens walk out of school today across the country to protest the election. darcy spencer tells us what prompted the demonstration. >> reporter: the students walked out this morning. it was a planned protest, but they were supposed to stay on the football field. at some point students decided that they didn't want to stay confined to school property and
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heading down georgia avenue toward downtown silver spring. you can see several hundred students are participating in this walkout. they were joined by students from northwood high school, many of them saying they just wanted their voices to be heard, many of them upset by the election of donald trump to the presidency. many chanting not my president. to protest trump because what he says is wrong about women, minorities about these different people that are americans and should all be accepted. >> reporter: this has been a peaceful protest. montgomery county police have been setting up blocking roads along the way to make sure that students stay safe. at this point no arrests have been made. in silver springs, news 4.
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now. the sunshine from this morning is gone and rain is starting to move in. let's get to the storm center where doug has been keeping an eye on it. how much rain are we talking about here? >> we're not going to see a lot. we need to see some rain. we've been so dry over the past two to three months so this rain very welcomed, but some of us haven't seen any yet. it's been down to the south. want to show you something else that we've seen over the last 24 hours. this was the super moon early this morning from chopper 4. it came up it would be at its fullest tonight, but we are not going to be able to see that because of the clouds and rain moving in, about ut this is a great shot. check out the nbc washington app. we have great pictures in there. search super moon for more great shots there. it was spectacular last night. 24% brighter and 13% bigger. it was amazing. we have the clouds and rain. the rain is to the south in
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seeing anything at all. down through stafford county right around fredericksburg it's been raining down here lightly for the last couple of hours, but i want to show you when he we put this into motion, the rain has not been able to make its way to the north. we have a low pressure system to the west and the main system is off the coast and in between you have dryer air around the d.c. metro area so this rain ezap towards the d.c. area. we will get in on that rain in the next couple of hours. temperatures right now 54 cool degrees. notice where it is raining it's much cooler. 46 in fredericksburg. that is a very chilly rain out there as well. if you're heading out and about this evening, take the umbrella with you. you're going to be needing it even in the city i think showers
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some rain and temperatures dropping into the 40s. 8:00 tonight, notice just about everybody starting to see some of that rain, but notice maryland, you may not see much at all. this is going to be d.c. areas down to the south and east even by 4:00, 5:00 tomorrow morning. we get a little rain, but it's out of here for the morning rush. tomorrow i think we'll start off with cloud cover and maybe time. the clouds clearing and becoming rather nice. tomorrow afternoon is going to be nice around 3:00 as those temperatures rise to around 60 degrees. starting off tomorrow on a cool night, cloudy, temperatures around 45 degrees. 53. still seeing clouds around noon tomorrow and then 3:00 in the afternoon around 60 degrees, 55 degrees around 7:00. this is tuesday. this is tuesday. as we move on through the day
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looking week. 62 wednesday. 63 on thursday, 67 on friday, but then we get to this. a big change. look at this. 67 on saturday, 48 and wind on sunday. that is something that we're going to have to watch very very closely. we'll talk more about this. i'll see you back here in the 5:00 hour. >> talk about the bottom falling out. well, believe it or not, thanksgiving is just a little more than a week away. decided how you're going to spend the holiday. >> there's one more decision that's a particular interest to retailers. we have more on that. >> reporter: your thanksgiving day menu may be set, but how do you answer the question to shop or not? do you plan to shop on thanksgiving day? >> no. >> no, absolutely not. >> no. >> reporter: obviously that's not the answer some stores want to hear.
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large retailers announcing they'll be open for business at least part of the day thanksgiving day. joining kohl's, sears and best by. >> we will stay open to 1:00 a.m. and close our doors and reopen on black friday morning. >> reporter: they say it's for the consumers that want to get a jump on christmas bargains but understand it's not for everyone. >> i think being home and relaxing and that's what it's about. >> reporter: it's not every retailer either. noldsthom will be closed on thanksgiving day and this year they're being joined by other retailers. some 40 other retailers with equally big names, costco, hh gregg, hobby lobby saying they'll be closed thanksgiving figuring that's what most customers want. >> they have to give manage he a free porsche and that would be
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thanksgiving day. >> reporter: retail experts are still expecting a sizeable increase in christmas shopping with or without shopping thanksgiving day. nbc news. of course the main reason some stores are taking a stand against thanksgiving shopping is to give their employees and customers the chance to spend some more time with family on the holiday. we have posted a list of some of the stores that will be closed just search thanksgiving shopping. street cars have been operating in d.c. for a little while now. some people think the service should expand. our transportation reporter adam is working on that story for us. >> reporter: a street car to georgetown, you've heard that idea before, but it may be more than just an idea. there's actually a meeting coming up this week where ddot
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the city from d.c. down k street and then boggy bottom and georgetown. how much would that cost? would the street car still be free? would people ride it? how much construction? plenty of questions to go along with it. we'll have more answers tonight. back to you. this afternoon we have some sad news to share with you. today washington been battling cancer. she anchored washington week and contributed on "meet the press." she was one of the most prominent african-american journalists in this countries. she's mod rated a number of vice president debates. she wrote for the washington
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she was the example of journalist can excellence. she worked here as many of you may know for several years and running into her in the hallways and chatting with her was such a warm experience. she was a role model and a mentor to many people and i think everyone who knew her or benefited from the work that she did will miss her greatly. >> you don't get thrown around lightly. in fact just in the last hour president obama himself called her an extraordinary journalists and said she not only informed today's citizens, but she inspired tomorrow's journalists. she had been fighting cancer. it's a type of cancer that starts in the lining of a woman's uterus and apparently she passed away in hospice here in our area.
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right now at 5:00, walking out on the streets where you live. students upset over the outcome of the presidential election shut down our local streets in police are saying as more protests are planned. we're bringing you details about the crash in south carolina that took the lives of three young children from our area. less than a year after its debut, some say time to expand the d.c. street car program. what's the new plan? our top story new developments in an accident that horrified the community in lawden community.
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killed. the driver of the suv who hit that baby is facing indictment. we were the first to report on the charges. we're live from the corner where that accident took place. >> reporter: this memorial is a permanent reminder of the tragedy that took place here on august 31st, the summer flowers that once stacked up high now replaced by pumpkins a and residents learning it's a neighbor that is being held for responsible for the accident that caused the baby's death and he's facing the most serious charge possible, involuntary manslaughter. the accident that claimed his life and injured his mom is very much on the minds of residents. >> i think because it was a baby and because it really did shake and shook the neighborhood. >> reporter: shocking too was
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by that day. after an suv turning left struck the 5-month-old and his mom. a witness says the driver was looking at his phone before the crash and then picked up speed as if to try to beat the stroller through the crosswalk. residents who wondered about charges got their answer today. the 45-year-old man was indictmented by a grand jury. th driver facing serious charges. >> i think that whatever charges they have given to him he deserve because there's no excuse to be on the phone and driving at the same time. the little one who died. >> reporter: this plaque at the memorial imploing residents to remember the impact the child had on their hearts and asking them to take the time to be


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