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>> hanging around indeed and temperatures have been steadily climbing while you were asleep. we were in the upper 40s at 11:00 last night and most areas have warmed by 10 or more degrees in the mid and upper 50s early this morning. so that's first in your weather headlines. southerly breezes have turned it into a mild start to the day. grab the umbrella. don't get used to the 60s. we'll be back in the 40s for tomorrow and i'm optimistic that we'll be ringing in 2017 under dry conditions but it's nothing but dry now. light rain to leesburg, virginia, down along i-66 there. that period of light rain is coming in toward the city now and there's more rain out in the mountains of west virginia. so grab the umbrella first thing. temperatures are literally quite mild. 56 in dulles. petersburg is 62 degrees here in december. cloudy with a risk of showers
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12:00 today and clearing out and turning mild this afternoon. mid-60s for highs today. certainly a holiday weekend forecast is coming up in a few more minutes. breaking news continues in traffic. >> good morning. the situation has escalated a tad. all lanes closed both directions of route 1 between the icc and contee road. the accident occurred just after 4:00 this morning. a pedestrian was struck. we have all the equipment on scene. closing route 1 in both directions. chopper 4 had been on seen and traffic is being rerouted through the area. a turn northbound at the icc. and the investigation will be ongoing as authorities stay on scene. you'll be expected to be rerouted. 95 a route that is fine this morning. eastbound it's after 123 and authorities are on scene. sounds like a vehicle went to the wall. two lanes are getting by. back in to you. thank you. we're followi
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morning. that is where a missing yoga instructor's body has been found. this is according to her family. we're waiting for police to confirm her death. justin finch is live in northwest d.c. where the missing woman's car was found overnight. what's the latest? >> reporter: an ji, good morning. yes, that car clearing just a short time ago and on social media mccauley's family is already grieving after posting that her body has been found. let's take you to that post from facebook. her brother bryan sharing a post to her facebook reading in part that tricia is gone. they have found her body. thank you for all your work, support and love. but we have no official confirmation yet from police. now, mccauley is 46 and was a well known d.c. area yoga instructor and close to midnight news 4 was on scene as police took in a person of interest who reportedly matches a description of a man investigators were after and also found that car
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on the 2200 block of n street northwest. now, looking now to a map laying out where all these developments took place, mccauley was last seen at her home on the 2000 block of north capitol. her phone was found along 4th street northeast. ore car found near 22nd and n streets northwest. that car again was taken away a short time ago. police say this investigation is still very active and ongoing. they do have a person they are questioning. also too, an update from police is due out later this morning. we will be there and bring you details on air and online as they come in. back in to you. >> all right. we'll check back with you. it's 6:03 and friends and neighbors have planned a candle light vigil at 7:00. it's at 3rd and elm streets northwest. it's the same park where mccauley gardened and
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an herbalist. you can follow him at justin nbc 4 on twitter. also go to the nbc washington app. we are updating the latest information there all the time. new details in that investigation of a deadly police involved shooting in the district. police records say that gerald hall stabbed a woman inside a walnut strooem streeet home. they say an officer shot hall when he refused repeated orders to drop a knife. hall's mother is now calling for the release of body camera footage. news 4 has also requested a copy of that video. up until recently it was not certain there would be body camera video to request in d.c. but the police say now all of their officers have equipped with body cameras. police chief told us he still expectsom
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this. specifically he mentioned veteran officers who may think about the call for service before they think about turning on their cameras. in montgomery county police say two children under the age of three were found weak but still conscious after their female caretaker left them in the car. police say this happened yesterday afternoon at the white oak shopping center in silver spring. they say the kids may have been exposed to carbon monoxide. the woman who left them alone has not been charged. the black box from a russian military plane that crashed, they say they have the flight recorder from that plane. it crashed into the black sea minutes after taking off from sochi this past weekend. all 92 people on board that plane died. investigators say terrorism is not considered a factor in this crash. president-elect donald trump is taking aim at the united nations. in a tweet yesterday he questioned its effectiveness saying it has quote, such g
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a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. this comes after the u.n. security council voted to condemn israeli settlements on the west bank. the u.s. abstained from voting on that. if president obama were allowed to run for a third term he says he would have won. that's what he told david axelrod in a candid interview hr his pod cast. >> i am confident in this vision because i'm confident that if i -- if i had run again and articulated it i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally behind it. donald trump saying president obama said he would have won against me? he should say that but i say no way. >> the prime minister's attendance at the uss arizona memorial marks the
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decades that a japanese prime minister will visit the site where over 2,000 americans were killed during that attack in 1941. it comes six months after president obama became the first sitting u.s. president to visit hiroshima after the atomic bombing in world war ii. 6:07. the redskins' playoff picture is a little clearer this morning. >> and it is due in part to detroit's loss last night. the game against dallas. >> cowboys won 42-21. dez bryant had a big game receiving two touchdowns and one passing td. as for the lions the nfc north division title will come down to their game against their rival, green bay packers. that will be sunday night. >> everybody's holding on to hope. >> here's a look at what the skins need to do to make this happen and to make the playoffs. they have to beat the giants on sunday and hope that the packers and lions games
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going to be the first time since the 91-92 season that the redskins made back to back playoff appearances. a live look for you outside right now. a lot of people waking up to temperatures in the upper 50s this morning. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell says today may be a good day to take those holiday decorations down. well, the weather is not so great in other parts of the country. take a look for yourself. we're going to look at the snow some people are still trying to dig out from. music industry and the world continuing to mourn the death of pop superstar george michael and this morning we're hearing what his partner has to say about this tragic loss. and we also continue to follow this breaking news overnight. we learned that the body of a missing yoga teacher and actress was found. that's
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breaking news begins as we get into the 6:00 hour. route 1 closed in both directions between contee road and the icc. an early morning accident has route 1 blocked in this stretch near academy lane. chopper 4 has been over scene. traffic is being diverted in both directions northbound at the icc and southbound at contee road. the investigation ongoing. good news on 66 eastbound. the early activity has cleared from the green arrow lanes. all lanes accessible. trying to moveo
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and braddock heights, eastbound of i-70 and we had a vehicle that wen behind the guardrail off the road. only the left lane is getting by on scene as you get into braddock heights. back in to you. >> a lot of shock. just thought to myself, how the heck am i getting out of here? >> people doing their best trying to dig out from a foot of snow in north dakota right now. a blizzard roared through that state and caused a lot of problems there. thousands of people still don't have power this morning. the storm also closed some highways and cancelled hundreds of flights. well, it was pretty much a whiteout. good thing it's not coming our way though. we want to check in with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell to find out the kind of weather we can expect. >> yes, indeed. it's going to be a bit of a top syur
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prince william parkway is getting some rain drops now. just know that you may need the umbrella here this morning. more rain out in the mountains of west virginia. i'll show you when you're most likely to get rained on. mid to upper 50s now. back into sunshine by early this afternoon. that will allow for quite the warmup. 64 degrees for a high temperature today. chance for rain about 40% between now and noontime. a look at new year's eve weekend coming up in a couple more minutes. 6:14 now. laurel police say the woman driving this car is in critical condition at the prince george's hospital center after that car slammed into a tree yesterday afternoon. they say her passienger was killed. the car was traveling on summer wind circle when it crashed. still no word on what may have been the cause here. next mans virginia lawmakers will discuss a new cell phone
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proposal that can change the way you find your way around the commonwealth. >> the senator is proposing a bill that would keep cell phones out of drivers' hands. it's currently against the law to read text messages while driving but you are still allowed to talk with the phone in hand. while many people we spoke with say this proposal would make the roads safer, some people are concerned about the impact on those who hold their phone to use it for a gps. >> it's about 22 miles. most of the times i do actually use my gps to verify where the traffic is. >> well, the proposed bill does exempt car mounts like the one you see in this video meaning you can still see your navigation system as long as it's mounted. people sustained minor injuries after their jet airways plane slid off a runway in india. the plane had 154 people on board when a technical glitch
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degrees before it ended up in the grass. michigan homeowners who were evacuated from their neighborhood because of a massive sink hole will have to wait at least two weeks to go back home. crews have started to pump sewage from that hole into a detroit area river to prevent flooding. the sink hole opened up over the weekend taking down part of a house. officials think a sewer failure under that damaged home caused the problem here. covering montgomery county right now, a barber who has been in business for more than ooyears has passed away. he operated a shop in the middle falls mall. he had many famous customers but it might be what he did outside of work that endeared him to so many people. on weekends he would donate his time and talent to help homeless men with their grooming. he was 89 years old. well, the woman who discovered dark matter has died. ru
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worked at princeton university. she observed something strange in the way galaxies moved through the universe and that led to the idea of dark matter which makes up more than a quarter of what's out there. normal matter only makes up 10%. ruben was 88 years old. we are now hearing from george michael's partner about the singer's death. ♪ wake me up before you go-go . >> the 08s pop icon died at the age of 53 on sunday. in a statement his partner said he is heart broken. he said he loved michael very much and that he was an extremely kind and generous man. he's not the only person reacting to george michael's death. listen to fans outside the singer's home. >> i idolized him. i'm
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>> fans have been leaving tributes there. police described his death auz an unexplained but not suspicious incident. new research published in pediatrics takes a look at how much time family members spend caring for chronically ill children. more than 5 million children are cared for by uncompensated family members each week. they say because the family members have to miss work so often they also lose an average of $3,200 in income each year. for the 24th year nbc 4 is working for you and the community with a free health and fitness expo happening next month. medical tests and screenings, wellness information and all kinds of demonstrations going on. plus, we'll have a few celebrities including matt eisman and the today show service dog as well. the health and fitness
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be january 7th and 8th at the washington convention center. >> we'll all be there too if you want to meet any of us. >> chuck always starts an autograph competition. i think it's with himself to see if he signs more than he did the year before. so new england is home to the nation's heaviest drinkers. new hampshire tops the list with about 64 people of people who drink monthly. vermont, maine and connecticut also at the top of the list. wisconsin is the only mid western state at the top tier. the next tier of heavy drinking states are all in the northern part of the country. >> you get through those cold winters. a shot of brandy. i wondered who might top the list here and our producer did a little digging and we found this. it's a rug. >> your faded rug. >> oh, is it chuck's? >> it says the forecast is
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faded. >> tonight's forecast, 90% chance for wine. >> absolutely. a little red glass of wine is actually good for you. i'm 103 years old and look at me. >> i was wondering. >> i'm positively preserved over here. weather wise, we've got a lot of crazy temperatures outside this morning. temperatures have gone up, up, up while you were sleeping and we're near 60 already. skies are mostly cloudy. not raining here in northwest washington just yet but those rain drops are coming for early this morning. if you're starting to think about new year's eve and new year's day, the big forecast for the holiday weekend coming up staying dry and chilly. temperatures in the 40s. by 11:00 saturday night temperatures will be back in the upper 30s and we should still be dry although kind of cold and then after we get into new year's day, with time i think especially by sunday afternoon and evening, the rain chances will be going up.
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to ring in the new year. right now it's still dry in many spots but there are rain drops closing in fast now and storm team 4 radar light rain across much of montgomery county. no heavy rain here early this morning. a little burst of shower chances coming in a little later on. here's future weather. there's the little burst between 8:00 and 10:00 this morning and i think we'll get most of our rain. then after 11:00 or noontime things should start to clear out by noon. sunshine back across the valley and by early this afternoon, sunshine making a comeback here in town as well. so there's a little bit of good news for everybody and super mild. mid-60s today before the sun goes down and then staying in the 40s tomorrow. another chance for showers coming up on thursday. let's go over to jack taylor now at wtop who's dealing with breaking news. >> thank you. the breaking news is in prince george's county closing route 1 in both
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and contee road. a pedestrian was hit. the investigation ongoing. just plan ahead. 95 a good alternate. on the inner loop of the beltway in virginia up near 236 some activity in the express lanes along the left side. everything shouldered left. flashing lights will cause the delay but all travel lanes available. back in to you. >> thanks. >> reporter: i'm along route 1 where there was a crash involving a pedestrian this morning. more on that story coming up for you on news 4. >> and we'll tell you how officials hope to keep drunk drivers off the road this new year's eve. >> and also, we're working for you to help you properly get rid of that christmas tree. what you need to know depending on where you le.iv
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welcome back. have you figured out your new
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>> yeah, i'm working the next morning so there goes that. don't forget to figure out how you're getting home though. if you plan to toast the new year with alcohol, extra police will be on the roadways. they'll be looking for drunk drivers. and you can get a free cab ride worth up to $30 thanks to sober rides program. so you're going to want to save this number in your phone. metro will also be open until 3:00 sunday morning. definitely something worth taking advantage of not only for your own safety but the safety of others. we'll prepare for the new year and it may be time to take down your tree and all the decorations if you haven't already. >> we're working for you to make sure you get rid of your tree safely. make sure you're still watering it if it is still up. if it's dropping its needles it is time to recycle the tree. >> do
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decorations on it. take off all the tinsel. we have more on tips for virginians ahead at 6:45. and it seems to be the sentiment all over facebook, twitter and instagram, even our facebook live. people are over it when it comes to 2016. >> but are they any more hopeful for what 2017 will bring? the answer to that might surprise you. >> right now we are off to a warm start with this temperature rapidly rising. the storm team meteorologist chuck bell says don't expect these temps to stick around. the four things you need to know about the forecast that's coming up at 6:31. staying on top of the breaking news out of the district where the family of a missing yoga teacher says her bo has been dy
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welcome back to news 4 today.
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back to work today. >> let's start with wtop's jack taylor in for melissa with some breaking news this morning. >> unfortunately about 4:00 here this morning we had a pedestrian hit in the laurel area on route 1. both directions are closed off between the icc and contee road. the crash occurred near academy road. traffic relatively light. you're going to find yourself rerouted in the area. northbound diverted at the icc. southbound near contee road. wanted to get this in real quick. i-70 eastbound, alternate route 40. crash on the left lane getting by. our reporter is on scene with more details of our accident in laurel. >> reporter: police aren't releasing a lot of details but a vehicle hit a pedestrian this morning. no word yet on that pe
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the driver of the vehicle did remain at the scene and this accident happened along route 1 by academy lane north of the icc. right now the lanes are closed in both directions so if you are planning on heading out this way you'll want to plan on taking a different route and budgets for some extra time. we'll stay on the scene and bring you more information as we get it. we're live in laurel. news 4. >> thank you. let's check four thing to know about our forecast now. >> and from what i hear, what i've read, chuck, 2017 going to start off dry? >> yes, i like our chances of ringing in 2017 with dry conditions, but it may rain later on new year's day. i'll give you a whole lowdown on the new year's weekend forecast coming up in a bit. so breezy and so mild this morning. southerly winds near 20 miles per hour this morning have caused temperatures to rise overnight. watching out for showers between now and lunchtime. cold air coming back tomorrow and yes indeed have you been yi
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starting dry on midnight starting into sunday. just a little light rain. much of montgomery and charles county as well. there's more rain chances between now and noontime but it is mild. we're in the mid to upper 50s already and afternoon temperatures today should get back to the low and mid-60s. sunshine coming our way for the second half of the day. see you in a few minutes for that 10-day forecast. we continue to follow that breaking news in the district. a popular yoga teacher and local theater actress has been found dead according to her family on facebook. her brother is thanking the community for its support since 46-year-old tricia mccauley went missing. a man was taken into custody for questioning. we'll have a live report coming up. new details about an explosion in central park this past summer, authorities are now offering $25,000 for information about what caused the mysterious
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the blast injured the leg of 19-year-old connor golden. he's from fairfax county. investigators believe that somebody was experimenting with a homemade explosive. the man who designed the new african american history museum is battling lou gehrig's disease. now he's raising awareness about als. he revealed he started a new foundation to help fund als research at duke university. i had to chance to sit down with him early many the summer to talk about the design for the new museum. he said he was diagnosed before the new smithsonian museum opened in september. als attacks the nervous system until you can't control your muscles anymore. there is no cure. a long election season, mass shootings and dleb shear celebr. 55% of americans are
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that 2017 will be a better year for them personally. that's a 12 point improvement from last year's poll. about a third of people polled said things were worse for the country from 2016 than they were in 2015. >> we lost a lot of great people and the ugliness of the election contributed to all of that. >> so are you trying to clean the house back to its prechristmas condition? be careful about the trash you're tossing out. >> police are warning thieves could be eyeing it as they figure out which homes to target. try taking boxes to a recycling center. if you cannot make it, flatten them and ten thurn them inside out and avoid putting old televisions and tvs and appliances out on the curb. police say it's an obvious sign you've upgrated your technology and have something new inside for people to steal. and something else to think about now that christmas is over. getting rid of that tree. >> yeah, and depending on where you live there are different rules. what you need to know
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live in northern virginia. >> police now have something extra to strap on when they put their uniform on. what every police officer will now be required to wear. and we continue to follow the breaking news in the district where the family of a missing yoga teacher says the body -- her body was found overnight. what we're learning about her apparent death when w
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i pulled a muscle in my leg and one of my shoes got packed with snow so i had a sock and in order to move my leg i had to physically pick it up to move it forward. if i don't find shelter i'm not going to make it overnight. >> just an amazing rescue story out of arizona. this woman walked 26 miles in frigid snow, cold air to get help for her family. klein, her husband and their son were on their way to the grand canyon when they drove into a ditch last week. not only was it snowing but everything was closed. >> this is unbelievable. kleinal
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searching for help. she has some bad frostbite, but her family is otherwise okay, and it's really true. you don't know how strong you are until you're faced with, you know, survival or a challenge like this. that is absolutely amazing. >> hats off to her. it's 6:40 right now. we want to turn to chuck bell. he is keeping an eye on the forecast. starting off pretty warm. >> temperatures have been climbing overnight. mid-50s across the area now. prince george's county out toward the chesapeake bay, these rain drops in town now are headed eastbound. rain drops out of here in west virginia may graze through here between now and noontime so you'll need the umbrella. some showers around, but mild. mid to upper 50s now. mid-60s for highs today. all you'll really need is your windbreaker and your umbrella. no heavy gear required of the outside. it's mild and wet. we'll be very good later this afternooit
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temperatures in the 60s. 10-day forecast coming right up. let's go over to jack taylor at wtop. >> we had some activity trying to move in the stretch between braddock heights. an early morning accident going eastbound. a vehicle behind the guardrail. authorities remain on scene and only the left lane is getting by. plan for it if you're headed from hagerstown into the fred ra rick area. this is in laurel. route 1, both directions closed between the icc and contee road. we had an accident near academy lane almost three hours ago. a pedestrian was hit so we have the investigation ongoing and traffic is being rerouted. use i-95 as your alternate. back in to you. >> breaking developments this morning. the family of a missing d.c. yoga teacher says that she has been found dead. the details coming up. and new devepm
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it's all about customization. the possibilities are endless. it is now 6:44. we're tracking breaking news in the district. the brother of tricia mccauley says her body has been found. it is one of several stories we're working for you this morn
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first, news 4's justin finch is live where the missing woman's car was found overnight. >> reporter: angie, good morning. you can still see signs of the rope where police used to block this scene and also stop traffic as they found her toyota there and also a person of interest. a sad sense of closure has begin. let's take you to facebook where her brother bryan posted to her group page a message saying she is gone. they have found her body. thank you for your work, support and love. no confirmation from police at this time. she was a popular yoga teacher and concern for her grew after she missed christmas dinner and a flight to see her family. police took in a man for questioning who said to match the description of a person of interest. and also found near the corner of 22nd and m streets
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now taking you now to a map, mccauley was last seen at her north capitol street northwest home. her phone was found along 4th street northeast and her toyota was found near 22nd m streets northwest. that brings us to where we are right now. all those findings being made in close proximity. police have an update planned for later this morning. we'll be there and bring you the latest on air and online. >> all right. thank you. friends and neighbors of tricia mccauley had planned a vigil tonight at 7:00. that is set to happen at the park at 3rd and elm streets northwest. it's the same park where she worked as an hash lierbalist. we'll have all the updates and also go to the nbc washington app for the latest rm
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investigation of a deadly police involved shooting in the district. police records say that gerald hall stabbed a woman inside a walnut street home in northeast before his deadly confrontation with police on christmas. they say an officer shot hall when he refused repeated orders to drop a knife. hall's mother is now calling for the release of body camera footage. news 4 has also requested a copy of that video. well, up until recently it wasn't certain there would be body camera video to request in the district. but the d.c. police department says now all of its officers are equipped with body cameras. that happened only a few weeks ago. d.c. police chief told our news partner wtop that he still expects that there is going to be some challenges with this, specifically he mentioned veteran officers who may think about the call for service before they think about turning on their cameras. in montgomery county two children under the age of
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conscious after their caretaker left them in the car. police say this happened yesterday afternoon at the white oaks shopping center in silver spring. they say the kids may have been exposed to carbon monoxide. the woman who left them alone in that car has not been charged. >> one of the black boxes found and the search for another one happening right now. this is a big break through as crews try to figure out why a russian military plane crashed into the black sea. russia's defense ministry says that the flight recorder from that plane is in good condition. 92 people died when the plane crashed over the weekend minutes after taking off. investigators say terrorism is not considered a factor in this crash. 6:48 right now and president-elect donald trump is taking aim at the united nations. in a tweet yesterday he questioned its effectiveness saying it has quote, such great potential but it has become quote, a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. this comes after the
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condemn israeli settlements in the west bank. the u.s. abstained from voting on that. if president obama were allowed to run for a third term he says he would have won. that's what he told david axelrod in a candid interview for his pod cast. >> confident in this vision because i'm confident that if i -- if i had run again and articulated it i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally behind it. donald trump responded tweeting quote, president obama thinks that he -- rather president obama said that he thinks he would have won against me? he should say that, but i say no way. today president obama and japan's prime minister will visit pearl harbor. the prime minister attendance marks the first time in decades that a japanese prime minister will visit the site where more than 2,000 americans
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it comes six months after president obama became the first sitting u.s. president so visit hiroshima after the atomic bombing in world war ii. switching gears now, ten minutes away from the 7:00 hour and the redskins' playoff picture a little bit clearer this morning. >> it is due in part to detroit's losing last night's game against dallas. >> he's going to throw and he's wide open. >> cowboys beat detroit. dez bryant had a big game receiving two touchdowns and one passing td. as for the lions the north division title will come down to their game against the packers set for sunday night. >> you're probably wondering what is next. here's a look at what the redskins need to do to make the playoffs. they have to beat the new york giants on sunday, and hope, hope that the packers and lions game does not end in a tie and if they do indeed make it, it would be the first time since the
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1991-92 season that the redskins made back to back playoffs appearances. it's a big deal. this is why people are so fired up. >> fingers crossed. right? we'll find out. >> okay. are you taking care of your christmas tree? >> i didn't put one up this year. >> lame. lame. now that the holiday has passed, that's one question we're asking everybody, you can chime in. >> it's okay to leave it up for a few more days. are we going to do this or do you want to go to weather? >> we'll act like we know what we're doing. >> you need to water it every day. >> if the needles are already dropping you need to recycle that tree. in arlington county tree collection runs from january 2nd to the 13th. make sure your tree is outside by 6:00 a.m. loudoun county residents will have to drop off theirs at collection points. all the information you need in the nbc washington app.
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can burn faster than newspaper. >> a good warning. that's right. >> very important to take them down. 66 degrees right now outside of our studio. >> parts of the west virginia are in the 70s. the 70s in the mountains of west virginia before the sun is even up here in the last week of december. something is off kilter for sure in the weather department. it's not me. skies are mostly cloudy out there. a little early color showing up as well and we've been able to see some rain drops trying to reach their way down to the ground. there are showers to be dealt with. one year ago today we made 70 degrees a year ago. december 2015 was the warmest on record. temperatures last december were 11.5 degrees above average and this december mild enough, only 1 degree warmer than average this year. you're thinking about new year's eve weekend. new year's eve and new year's
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day, dry for most of the saturday and sunday timeframe but rain chances will start to increase around noontime on new year's day and become more and more likely by sunday evening but it looks like as we ring in 2015 it will be dry and in the chilly 30s. outside a little area of rain has pushed through. there's more rain out here in west virginia and we're not completely done with our rain chances just yet. best likelihood for rain here in the city will come up between about 8:00 and 11:00 this morning before things start to dry back out. we'll be back to sunshine later on this afternoon and mild too. 60s today. back in the 40s tomorrow. another chance for a shower or two on thursday and then again, there you see dry weather leading in to new year's day. back over to jack taylor at wtop. >> thank you and good morning. better news, chopper 4's been flying over the scene of route 1. this is in laurel. both directions have been closed between the icc and contee road. there was an early morning crash near academy lane and chopper
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of route 1. we have all travel lanes available once again. 95 handled the volume very well as those were detouring around so at this stage you've got all travel lanes getting by. chopper 4 is over the scene. travel lanes are once again getting by. aaron, back in to you. >> all right. thank you, jack. 6:54 now. we are following breaking news in laurel that jack just mentioned. >> we're live with more on this. what's the latest? >> reporter: state police aren't releasing a lot of details. what we do know at the moment is a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle this morning. no word on that person's condition or identity. the driver of the vehicle did remain on the scene, and northbound and southbound were shut down just a few moments ago but it just reopened. this is route 1 along academy lane by icc. if you need to head out this way you no longer need to plan o
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that is the latest, we're live in laurel. news 4. >> thank you. it is 6:55 on this tuesday morning. here are four things to know before you head out the door. a memorial is growing for singer george michael outside his home in england where he died. his partner said he's heart broken to lose such a kind and generous man. a look at the last weeks of george michael's life. crews will be working to prevent flooding like this from happening again. this was at the cleveland park metro station in june. parking lanes between mccomb and quebec streets will be closed from 9:30 in the morning until 3:30 in the afternoon through friday. d.c. police say a man was shot near cedar street and eastern avenue. this happened around 8:00 last night in the tacoma area of the district. updates on the story will be posted in our nbc washington app. police found the body of missing yoga teacher tricia mccauley according to her family. a man w
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questioning. d.c. police will give an update this morning. justin finch will be there. follow justin on twitter. >> storm team 4 read day watching one little round of light rain push out of the city and another one coming our way for a little bit later on. grab the umbrella. you may need it between now and 11:00 a.m. this morning. we'll be back to dry weather and delightfully mild today. looks like an open window afternoon for people driving around the city today. temperatures in the mid-60s. back into the ychillier 40s for tomorrow. should be dry at midnight as we ring in 2017 but sunday afternoon, monday and tuesday of next week, more chances of what we still need which is more rainfall. >> i think is going to be great later in the afternoon after the rain clears out for all the kids that got scooters and bicycles, all those things that go, to get outside you couldn't ask for better weather and a lot of
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still home for christmas vacation for another week. >> it was so quiet in the city yesterday with everybody off and everything. one of my all-time favorite times to be a downtown dweller is christmas and now christmas observed the day after, i mean, crickets chirping middle of the afternoon yesterday. >> a big story at tysons mall. i made the mistake of going there. >> can you believe that? he went on the biggest return day of the year. >> that is the news for today. thanks for waking up with us, everybody.
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