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good morning, i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. the coldest air of the season has just arrived. amelia draper is in this morning. good morning. >> good morning. throughout the day today with the wind t will only feel like we're in the teens and 20s. as you're getting the kids ready to hop on the school bus this morning, definitely a warm jacket day u. maybe even the hat and gloves as well. you'll need the sunglasses too. mostly u to pa take a look at this. this is how cold it feels right now when we factor in the winds. they are gusting a the 10 to 20 miles per hour. that's going to continue to be the case. 17 in gathersberg. the current windchill in the district at 20. coming up in ten minutes, i'm going to be walking you through your morning hour by hour and letting you know what to expect as we track the coldest day so far this season.
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this season is 46. we're going to improve that by 5 degrees. is it a problem on the roads? >> signal issues here. so we are seeing some delays because of the speed restrictions through those areas. metro on the red line we have gone from a single track to we have a report of a crash blocking one side of the roadway. 95 at 3, this is our biggest issue this morning. it's going to be around probably 8:00 a.m. the right lane shut down because of this tractor-trailer crash. police on the scene. it's slow for a mile and a half as you're headed northbound. we'll have travel times for you. there's a new hot spot in
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already a big hit. entrances had to be closed within an hour of opening because it was at capacity. they reopened around 3:30 this morning. traffic was also an accident. parking garages filled up quickly and tral traffic backed up on to the bridge. police had to close nearby exit ramps. let's take a look at the roads. this is a busy area just off the although as you look at the highways, it's pretty normal for this time of day. things moving along nicely. let's go inside now where justin finch has been all morning. >> we first talked to you and it looked like there was a bunch of poem there. has it calmed down a bit? >> i would say we're in recharge
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there's still definitely a buzz. take a look at the conservatory lobby. perhaps they were smart because they missed the black friday level crowds that e we saw last night. what appeared to be thousands cueing up to see for themselves, this over the years. we saw the crowds file inside. some had to wait because we did reach capacity here at the mgm national harbor. we did see some vips in their tuxes and gowns and dresses. others came straight to work to see it. a lot of them are headed for the casino where there are 3,000
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i also met a woman from richmond that she came here on a whim. she also won some money and she is coming back. >> i won some money. the good is good. i was going to stay. >> reporter: you are looking live at the lobby area. there are some crowds who are still here m she would not tell us how much she won, but it is enough to come back, do some more gambling and go across the street to tanger outlets and buy a couple things. pretty good. >> our coverage continues online. we posted a guide to getting there. that's all in the nbc washington
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getting to mgm. >>. 6:05 on this friday morning. former astronaut and senator john glenn died yesterday at the age of 95. in 1962 he became the first american to orbit the earth. in 1998 he returned to space for discovery. donald trump is back on the rod for the next stop of hids thank you tour. he's making stops in baton rouge. he thanked snow is hammering the united states and causing dangerous conditions on the roads. there were multiple pile ups in erie, pennsylvania. a former ceo will learn whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison. a jury recommended a life sentence plus 16 years for a killing.
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a suicide. today is the funeral for murdered 16-year-old girl from d.c. brianna was shot and killed the day after thanksgiving. her family raised almost $10,000 to pay or the funeral. police identified a person of interest in the murder. police say evan was caught on video firing a gun around the time she was killed. so far, he's been charge with unlawful gun police are increasing patrols after a string of sexual assault 37 weber is accused of sexually assaulting a woman. it's one of five similar reported incidents since host. they posted a foe with police to talk about ramping up patrols. sexual assault laws are changing in several states.
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come strant but may u be in trouble. he has concerns about the legislation. >> supporters tell news 4 that the position is frustrating. today you can grab some pizza and supportom neighbors are encouraged to visit the pizza place. you can share messages of support on social media. on sunday a man fired a gun inside the restaurant. edgar welsh says he was visiting a fake story that it spread online. no one was hurt. good news for people in the hay market area. the boil water notice has been cancelled after water samples came back clear.
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that advisory for residents living north. government shutdown, the decision may u come down to the senate. >> holiday gifts, president obama has a pleasant surprise for federal workers. make sure you bundle up ever you leave the house. woer teal l dealing with the colde temperaturesst s we live in a pick and choose world. love or like? naughty or nice? calm or bright? but at bedtime why settle for this? enter sleep number, designed to let couples sleep together in individualized comfort. sleepiq technology tells you how you slept and what adjustments you can make. she likes the bed soft. he's more hardcore. so your sleep goes from good to great to wow!
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e. hurry, ends sunday.
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good thing it's friday. >> good thing it's friday.
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teens and 20s. winds anywhere from 10 to 25 miles an hour. it's blustery right now. it's blustery today from start to finish. so we're still in the low 30s around freezing. by 11:00 a.m., we're around 37 degrees. a high today of about 41. we're kind of right in between that breezy and windy line today. and how it's bit, but it's still breezy u at times. op sunday the winds not an issue. if you're wondering our normal high at 49, you're tracking some problems this morning. still have an issue. we're talking about signal issues.
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tractor-trailer crash blocking the right lane. might be closed until 8:00 this morning. we have a a backup right now. travel times in virginia. 66 inbound. it's 6:13. time is running out for lawmakers to prevent a >> the senate needs to come to an agreement on a spnding bill by midnight u. the house passed the gap measure to keep it funded through april. the hang up in the senate, some democrats are upset the bill did not include long-term health care benefits for retired coal miners and their families. as a result, the senate may not be able to vote on that spending bill until some time this it weekend putting the government sbo a shutdown on saturday. president obama has sent a
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it would match that of defense department employees. that letter was delivered yesterday after democratic members of congress wrote to the president asking for the increase. >> there will be a presidential recount hearing today in wisconsin. a federal judge will decide whether the recount. can move forward. donald trump defeated hillary clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. recount to determine whether election machines were hacked. >> in michigan people gathered outside of the supreme court demanding a recount. protesters argue that irregularities uncovered provide proof that minority voters may have been disenfranchised. >> either the polls were wrong or there was some kind of large
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of those is true unless we look at the evidence now. >> protesters also called for reform to michigan's voting system. looking ahead to decision 2017. this morning one less person is competing to become governor. rob wittman dropped out. three republicans are still hoping to become the nominee. they include board of stewart, state senator frank wagner and former republican national committee dharm ed gillespie. it's 6:15. here are four things to know this morning. mgm national harbor is now open. it the ka sew know filled to capacity. it's calmed down as party toers are headed home. it is expected to be a busy weekend. the opening caused quite a
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not too bad. follow us on twitter for updates in case that changes. a second police officer is dead after an ambush in florida. the officer died at the hospital last night. he and another officer were both shot earlier this week. they were best friends. we are remembering an american icon. former astronaut and senator john glenn died age of 95. in 1962 he became the first american to orbit the earth. it was that mission that john glenn pie lotted. it's now a main attraction at the smithsonian here in washington. a curator says america has tuly lost a hero and a legend. >> john glenn is one of the three most important american astronauts.
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at 77 when he returned to space on discovery. a second day of heavy snow is falling near lake erie u in northwest pennsylvania. it will not let up for 24 hours. it shut down an interstate yesterday. drivers are being warned to be extra careful. it was a similar story in michigan. 40 cars and trucks slid into each other one by one. look at that pile up. three people died. and we are getting new video of snow in up state new york. >> you don't want to drive in that mess. there are some high winds e blowing there. snowplows are doing what they can, but the snow just keeps falling. when it's finished, as much as a foot could be coating some
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>> when i worked in erie, we would get an inch or two of snow every day. it was brutal. so this morning, it's not that bad. but definitely a morning you want to make sure the kids are bundled up. this is the current temperature without the wind. it would stay in your car. a high of 41. you'll notice the winds today, but also plenty of sunshine. dry from start to finish. it's another cold one. lows in the 20s. 28 degrees will greet us. tomorrow morning for lunchtime on your saturday, 36 so another day to bundle up with plenty of sunshine once again. and tomorrow a few degrees cooler than today.
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blast next week. it will be colder than this one. here's a look at your ten-day forecast. you can always download our nbc washington app and get the forecast there as well on your phone. not too bad on tuesday and wednesday. snow flakes might mix in. it's just all about the cold. next thursday a high of only 36 degrees. next friday a high only of 32. 7:30 we have our tracking winter special. >> we have a backup as you're headed northbound or allow some extra time. you can get by. it's just really slow. no problems right now.
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bottom of the beltway over mgm national harbor. looked very different. 395 an earlier problem on the right side of the roadway. that's now cleared. top of the beltway, things are just fine. i'll see you back here at 6:30. i want to thank the chief of protocol for the state department for hosting a lovely this is part of the army corps test. they welcome the guests with beautiful music, christmas carols. one member told me they watch us every morning. bob mcdonald is his name. he tweeted our piture. thank you for watching and thank you for your service.
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performances this time of year. they do great work. >> so much talent. shoes in the city. the red carpet for mgm national harbor. stolen and always wins.
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forget gambling. here's something you can love about mgm. a first of its kind shoe store by sarah jessica the star was on hand for the grand opening. i can appreciate this. it is a store that her famous character carry bradshaw would have loved. look at these shoes. >> one of many luxury stores you'll find at the brand new resort. >> she was all about shoes when
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and that's very exciting. >> is that what brought you here? >> it is. it's one of the reasons. what woman doesn't love shoes. >> parker has had her shoe line sjp for some time but this is her first store. you can find those shoes at department stores including nordstroms and bloomingdales. my friend kate bennett was waited on by sarah jessica parker herself at the store. . can you imagine? >> into that little shoe. she wasn't doing that part? >> i don't know. maybe it was full service. she has a lot of good insight. governments proposing the allow passengers to make phone
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individual airlines, but carriers would be required to inform passengers at the time you buy your ticket if calls are allowed on that flight. flight attendant os posed the move saying they could cause disruptions on the plane. i'm with the flight attendants on this one. >> some people don't know when to stop. there's a special effort to give back this holiday season. >> howard county police are returning stolen packages. they went door to door to give people packages that had vanished from their caught two people earlier this week stole the packages and stuffed them into a truck. >> i u think everybody is pretty excited about this. the fact that we were able to stop a couple grinchs from ruining a holiday. >> police returned more than 70 stolen packages last night. some people didn't even know thinker things were missing. business is booming at mgm. we are live with a look at what
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how clinton wants to fight fake news on social media. the cold air has arrived. you can feel it. turn on the alerts on the nbc washington app before you head out. amelia draper returns with a look at how cold
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the temperature says it all. 29 degrees, brace yourselves before you leave this morning. a live report coming up. when you factor in the winds, look at how much colder it feels right now. gaithersburg. i'll be walking you through your forecast hour by hour letting you know the feels like temperature. it is the coldest air of the season. >> it could feel like the teens or 20s in some places. that makes this a weather alert day. >> this is going to kmangt everyone as you head out this
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look at the feels like temperature. i just pointed out gaithersburg down to 13. take a look at what it's going to feel like around lunchtime. make sure the kids are bundled up. this evening we'll keep it dry. as you head out, we're dealing with blustery winds and feels like temperatures in the you've been tracking some issues this morning with metro and 9537. what's the latest. >> one is a brand new situation. sprigs road. sprigs road, lanes blocked. still have a pron at 3.
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crash. . 66 east. still have ha crash on the right side of the roadway. a a look at our top stories. ash carter is visiting afghanistan. e he made the surprise trip overnight. he is meeting with trops and the >> people packed the mgm last night. they reached capacity within an hour of the doors opening. it has since calmed down and the entrances are back open. justin finch will bring us another live report from inside at 6:45. we're watching heavy snow falling all across the country. it's causing dangerous conditions including deadly pile ups on the roads.
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with megan mcgrath. we are really dealing with the coldst temperatures of the season. you can look at the gauge behind me. it just read a moment ago 2 degrees. it's been like that all morning long. it's not gone up at all since we came to this we also have a breeze. folks are going to need to bundle up before you leave the house this morning. we have been talking to folks as they make their way to work. one guy says it looks like the cold temperatures and winter is probably here. >> it's pretty cold. everyone is all bundled up. >> are you addressed appropriately? it looks a little light, that
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>> reporter: they have the hypothermia action plan up and running. there's extra access to shelters around the area. you can find a lot of information on our website and our app if you need somewhere to go. it feels like it's in the teens and 20s out the front door. make sure you're dressed appropriately. >> grab a hat like megan. police found a man inside his u home around 5:00 last night who had been shot multiple times. he was not breathing. we'll jup jup dalt you as we learn more. six years after women were
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he's in the blue and white beanie looking for potential victims. this was on january 2010. prosecutors say he locked one of the victims inside of a restroom and raped her repeatedly. he was previously sentenced to 90 years in prison after pleading guilty. he appealed and now facing three life term sentences. breaking news. the ceo of a charter plane company is charges. it was his company's plane that it crashed in colombia killing 71 people including most of a brazilian socer team. prosecutors say vargas will be held in jail until an investigation sbo the crash is complete. 6:35 now. former presidential candidate hillary clinton e made her first appearance on capitol hill yesterday since the election. clinton was there to honor senator minority leader harry reid, who is retiring. the former secretary of state
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>> this isn't about politics or partisanship. loifs are at risk. lives of ordinary people trying to go about their days to do their jobs, krubt to their communities. it's a danger that it must be addressed and addressed quickly. >> clinton called on congress to pass bipartisan legislation to deal with this issue. former astronaut buzz aldrin appears to ben he left new zealand after being treated for a medical emergency. he was flown out of antarctica when he got sick last month. his manager tweeted this photo. it is not black friday. it's opening day at mgm national harbor. find out what the crowds look like now. facebook u changes. how they want to change the way
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ready to roll. we are taking a look at what your night looked like at mgm national harbor. check out this picture on social media of what the crowd looks like last night. pretty deep in there. be careful it if pictures of the table u. you should probably ask first if you can do that. and this one at one point in time shake shack ran out of food. don't run out of alcohol or things could get ugly.
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welcome back. today is a weather alert day due to the winds and coldest day so
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the cold sticks around into the weekend. at the bus stop, make sure the kids are bundled. we have temperatures around 30 degrees. feels like temperatures in the teens and 20s. still blustery. partly sunny skies and 41. and our tracking winter special tomorrow evening at 7:30. tune in. lots of great weather stories. >> sprigs road still has a report that e we may have lanes shut down. there was a a possible method vascular landing.
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of the beltway. pretty normal for this time of day u. . thank you tour, president-elect donald trump is in ohio and iowa as his battle with the union chief continues. a father takes a unique approach to elf on the shelf.
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military community by the end of 2017. i'm very proud of him.
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weather alert, a bitter cold blast arrives and it's not going to get any better this weekend. open for business, black friday type crowds roll in thank you tour, president-elect donald trump is campaigning again. and trump is hitting the road again today. he's thanking supporters in louisiana and michigan. his former rival hillary clinton makes a statement to the senate. >> peter alexander is live outside of trump tower to break it down for us. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. donald trump will take some
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senator joe mansion. he does head to louisiana to boost efforts with a get out the vote rally there for the republican party. last night was striking as e he defended the wealth of his cabinet picks saying all these folks made a fortune, but now they are negotiating with you, comparing them to great baseball players. and as for hillary clinton, she made a return to washington. she was there to help speak proudly about the career of the retiring senate leader harry
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>> it is 6:47. today there will be a presidential recount here in wisconsin. a federal judge will decide whether the recount can move forward. donald trump defeated illary clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. jill stein requested a a recount to determine whether election machines were hacked. two best friends, two buddies, now both dead following an ambush earlier a man shot them during a domestic dispute in georgia. police cornered that man and he killed himself. john glenn is being remembered this morning. he passed away yesterday in his home state of ohio at the age of 95. >> the former astronaut cemented his place in history when he became the first to orbit the earth. . e he spent 24 years serving in
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presidential medal of freedom. he was the last survivor of the mercury 7 astronauts. police are increasing patrols after a string of sexual assaults. whoever this man is, he's accused of sexually assaulting a woman. this happened on october 19th and is just one of five similar reported incidents. today people are going o northwest washington. neighbors are being encouraged to visit the pizzeria and share messages of support on social media using #standwithcomet. edgar was investigating a fake story. the excitement continues at
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>> people were out all night. the casino reached capacity and people were being turned away. the party hasn't stopped. the crowds have thinned out there. >> what's new since we talked an hour ago? >> reporter: the party is definitely u still going. opening day was a test run. a chance for them to come and see what mgm has to offer. so far it seems like it's passing because all are saying they plan to come back. it was not easy getting in here. and that's how the first few hours went. some had to wait for guests to leave before they could get in. now the first committee and its 100,000 square feet plus of
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attraction its here that were not gambling linked caught their eyes too. >> there's so many things you can do when you come here. you can come for all these fabulous restaurants and have shopping. that's going to be my reason for being here. >> she may be comforted saying there are lots of police out here as well as to make sure guests are safe. we're told the hotel rooms toub of. they are encouraging guests to plan ahead. an uber or taxi or even public transit to get here safely. >> our coverage continues
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car, bus, water taxi, our app has it all. this time of year, a lot of parents go out of thundershower way u to make the holidays special for their kids. >> way out of their way. this guy may u have gone overboard. a west virginia father turned himself into a real elf on the shelf. they look a little scared. he sat on the roof at wayne county elementary. he has it was pretty cold up pi there, but guess it made it all worthwhile. >> at least he wasn't doing the freaky smile. >> the kids were perplexed.
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because of the cold and the wind. the coldest so far this season. this lasts into the weekend. we're not talking about any rain or snow. it's just all about how chilly it is out there. pretty dry as well. i think i put lotion on my hands two times already this morning. that trend continues. next week we're talking about another arctic blast. that one more impressive than the one we're tracking now. take a look at these feels like te gathersburg feeling like 12 degrees 20 degrees in washington. throughout the day today, we'll warm to 41 degrees. by lunchtime, we're still in the 30s. we have plenty of sunshine today. a really nice sunrise happening now 7 if you happen to snp a photo, share it on facebook and twitter. 7:00 p.m. tonight, we're around 36 degrees. it's a warm jacket kind of day. just that kind of weekend a as
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tree, chilly both days. if you're hanging the lights, the better day is going to be sunday. tomorrow is still breezy. you really notice that chill. but the winds really not an issue on sunday. outdoor exercise this weekend, you want the layers and the gloves. and heading to the holiday parties, the evening is looking dry. here's a a look at the next ten days. around 40 this weekend. some rain on monday. then there's that other arctic blast i was talking about. thursday, 36 >> pif been noticing the temperature holding at 28. away does it fell like out there? >> it's been 29 all morning long. it's chilly. absolutely chilly. the windchill is the biggest problem out here. we have sort of a constant breeze, which makes it feel colder than it is. so people need to bundle up as
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especially walking to the bus. we have been talking to folks all morning long including one who was shocked when e she left the house. >> it's really blustery and cold. i'm glad i have my scarf around my neck. >> reporter: so make sure you bundle up the kids before you put them on the bus. plan accordingly. it's the coldest temperatures we have seen so far this season. back only feeling like we're in the teens and 20s. windchills this weekend not as big of an issue. we're going to send it over to melissa. it hasn't been a problem-free friday, buff we have had a a few issues at 95.
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here in the church parlts. that's what's happening there right now. southbound is shut down at liberty hill road as they get that person out of there. northbound 95 still had the tractor-trailer crash hanging around. the right lane block. ed until 8:00. allow extra it time or think about route 1. it would take a lot of stress out of the commute if you know that's what you're going to do. the parkway is okay. okay here at the b new hampshire avenue, still have a crash reported. the beltway really doesn't look bad. even up top on the outer loop. 66 east before there's a crash on the right side of the roadway. don't have any big worries there. southbound sprigs at liberty hill road we are shut dun. those it backups are starting to build. >> thank you.
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here are four things to know before you head out the door. today is the funeral for a murdered 16-year-old girl from d.c. she was shot and killed in southeast the day after thanksgiving. her family has raised nearly u $10,000 to pay for the funeral. a former virginia ceo will learn whether he will spend the rest of his life in it prison. the judge recommended a life sentence. he was convicted of murdering his estranged e. donald trump is continuing his thank you tour today. later this morning, he will mauk stops in louisiana and michigan. and mgm national harbor is open and ready to roll. it quickly filled to capacity during the grand opening. it calmed down a bit, but it is expect b to be a very busy weekend. a good weekend to be indoors. with the wind feeling like we're
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20s through the rest of the day. >> we still have this big problem here just west of sprigs road. we have somebody being transported there. a motorcycle versus truck. 9 a 5 president bush, right lane shut down at route 3 until 8:00 this morning. we have another hour. a two-mile backup. take route 1 instead. >> that is the broadcast this morning. thank you for waking up with us. >> the "today" show e is up next. we'll see you
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good morning. mounting misery. snow and ice triggering deadly accidents across the country, and al says if you think it's cold now -- just wait. honoring an icon. >> godspeed, john glenn. glenn, the first american to orbit the earth. a space pioneer, patriot and politician. >> john glenn was one of the w john glenn is one of the finest guys i knew. >> this morning, we'll remember a true american hero. pushing back, donald trump picks a number of wealthy people to serve in his cabinet. >> why can't they pick people of

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