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five days to go. lots of careful planning on tap. now on news 4 today, the precautions and final rehearsals as d.c. getting ready for the inauguration of donald trump. and the greatest show on earth coming to a close. why one of the most famous circus acts ever is ending after 146 years. a weather roller coaster to tell you about, from chilly to warm and sunny to more rain. storm team 4 tracking big changes coming up in the week ahead. but first, it is 6:00 on this sunday morning. good morning to you. i'm adam tuss. look who's here with me. >> forgive me. >> she's going to battle through today. >> it is the
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>> everyone's battling something. the weather is probably a big reason why. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here. >> don't blame it on the weather. blame it on viruses. around the region, we've begun to dry out, thankfully, from yesterday's cold rain. there are a few spots far north and west where the temperatures may be below freezing. drying pavement here in northwest washington. temperatures are in the mid to upper 30s. a few spots far north and west are hovering right around the freezing mark. hour by hour, we'll stay in the 30s this morning. as we get into the afternoon, climbing into the 40s with some increasing sunshine. look at those big changes on the way in just a few minutes. >> tom, thank you. we start with breaking news this morning in the district. police need your help to find these missing girls. they sa0
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calloway was last seen with her 16-year-old cousin. they were last seen at 10:30 last night on madison street northwest. call police if you have any information. we're also following a developing story in prince georges county, maryland. a man is dead after a crash that happened around 3:00 this morning. this was on the ramp from eastbound 198 toward interstate 95. police say two other men were in the car there. no word on their current conditions or what may have caused that. and the curtain is closing for good on the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus. after 146 years, the so-called greatest show on earth will close the show in may. it says since it removed elephants from the show last spring, ticket sales plummeted. there will be 30 shows before the show closes. several of though shows will be in d.c., fairfax, and baltimore.
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well, planning is critical. in these final days leading up to the presidential inauguration, we're definitely in those stages. today, two major rehearsals will happen. one of those will be a practice run of the presidential and vice presidential oaths of office. standing in for donald trump and mike pence will be selected service members. this is going to happen on the west front of the capitol. there will also be a dress rehearsal of the inaugural parade. it stretches near the capitol building on constitution avenue and continues along pennsylvania avenue to the white house. the marching bands and color guard members will take part. and just days before the inauguration of donald trump, thousands marched in support of civil rights in d.c. >> are you ready to fight? are you ready to win? well, make some noise. >> members of reverend al sharpton's national action network and a host of other groups want
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mall. activists say they want to send a message to the incoming president, his cabinet, and members of congress that rights of minorities must be protected. >> we didn't come to protest trump. we came to let them know that issues of voting rights, issues of health care inequality and income inequality, issues of police brutality. >> al sharpton marched alongside the other activists. he also called for them to oppose trump's attorney general nominee, alabama senator jeff sessions. president-elect trump once again going on the attack on twitter. this time he's taking on civil rights icon and congressman john lewis. this comes after lewis told nbc's "meet the press" that he doesn't see trump as, quote, a legitimate president. nbc's kelly o'donnell has the details. >> reporter: in new york, more protest, but today the protest of one legendary civil rights figure. democratic congressman john lewis provoked the
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participated in helping this man get elected. >> reporter: lewis went further. a striking statement from a senior elected official. >> i don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president. >> you do not consider him a legitimate president? >> reporter: trump fired back on twitter that lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district in the atlanta area trump labelled in horrible shape and falling apart. trump also accused lewis of being all talk, talk, talk, no action. a charge that seemed to ignore lewis' history. beaten and jailed in the struggle for civil rights. that irony caught fire on twitter. nebraska republican ben sasse wrote, john lewis and his, quote, talk, have changed the world. a flood of response followed from #istandwithjohnlewis, to house democrats using the issue to raise campaign
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>> at the very least, he should be accepted as the president, whether there's disagreements over his policy, over his opinions, that's fine. >> reporter: on the eve of the king holiday, son martin luther king iii softened the charge. >> the congressman was saying this does not feel like a legitimate president. i can't accept it in my emotions, but realistically in congress i'm going to have to work with this president-elect, who becomes president on january 20th. >> that was nbc's kelly o'donnell reporting. you can see more of congressman lewis' exclusive interview on "meet the press." in a few minutes, chuck todd will join us for a live preview. we all knew it was coming. the first "saturday night live" of 2017. it starts off with a jab at president-elect donald trump. >> of course. and they made fun of his first news conference as president-elect, starting out with a joke about his time in office. >> on january 20th,
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trump will become the 45th president of the united states. then two months later, mike pence will become the 46th. >> "snl's" take on the news conference took on several topics, including russia's interference in the election and repealing the affordable care act. >> yes, mr. trump, you and the republicans want to repeal obamacare. but why would you do that before coming up with a replacement plan? >> because obamacare is a disaster, and i actually do have a replacement plan, okay. i just read about it this week. it's a terrific plan. just great. it's called the affordable care act. >> people get those two confused. the skit also referenced trump's recent meeting with steve harvey. keenan thompson came to the podium for a round of "family feud." look at miss mustache. so good. there's going to be plenty of material. >> for years and years. all right. let's
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now. we're going to see a little more of the sun today. that'll be nice. a little bit of a warmup coming. tom is tracking how soon we'll see temperatures back up into the mid-60s. >> i'll take it. and major launch for spacex and a big mission for a local company. the blastoff and new technology how orbiting in space.
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three, two, one, liftoff. >> success. spacex's falcon 9 rocket blasted off into space yesterday. on board, ten satellites from the ashburn company iridium communications. the company said on twitter it is now celebrating. this is the first spacex launch since that fiery september accident. and mississippi plans to change a 30-year-old city ordinance following a heap of backlash. since 1985, the city code has
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day as the great americans day. until this tweet was sent out, the city's mayor said he was on aware of the name. the city sent out another tweet saying it plans to change the decades' old code tomorrow before the city's annual mlk day parade. there you go. >> interesting. all right. >> hopefully they'll have better weather than we're having today. >> well, a little bit. i think we might see the sun though. let's check in with tom. the sun is going to make an appearance at some point today, right? >> later this morning we ought to get the sun breaking out. temperatures are rather chilly right now. there's a little bit of fog around too. we have still some of the pavement is wet far north and west of us. watch out. there may be icy spots way out in perhaps the northern shenandoah valley. we don't have anything on storm team 4
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as we go way off to the west, there's some moisture there that's going to be tracking south of the metro area. here's the hour-by-hour timing on that. might get a few wet snowflakes around midnight tonight. shenandoah valley and perhaps the highlands west of washington. as we get into the predawn hours, much of this moisture in the form of rain will be dissipating. just a few clouds around tomorrow morning. right now we're in the mid to upper 30s in the metro area and around the bay. far north and west of us, it's at or a little below freezing. hagerstown down to 29 degrees. just a quarter mile visibility and fog. light fog through the morning and clouds, in the upper 30s. by 2:00, sunshine will be out, to the mid-40s. sunset today is at 5:11. by 6:00 p.m., back down to the mid-40s. by 10:00 p.m., cold and dry in the 30s. then tomorrow morning looks good. good weather for the peace walk and th
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commute tomorrow for those who have to go to work. we'll have dry roads through the day. temperatures climbing into the low 40s by mid afternoon. as we get into tuesday, some rain is looking more likely. near 40 in the morning. afternoon highs, mid-50s. might get lingering sprinkles through midday on wednesday. highs, mid-60s. then a bit cooler on thursday, partly sunny. right now inauguration day, we may get some rain into the afternoon and evening. dry after that into next weekend. that's the way it looks. >> all right. looks good. if we can just get away with not having rain on inauguration day. >> we'll see. all right. reporters notebook is up next. >> we're back in5 minutes with more of the morning's top stories. good morning. i'm pat lawson. a former maryland state delegate pleads guilty to bribery and conspiracy. another delegate abruptly resigns. and the feds conduct raids and
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corruption probe involving the liquor industry. will campos, also a former councilmember, admits toic th t up to $50,000 in bribes and redirecting government grants and money that should have gone to charity. prince george's bureau chief tracy wilkins is with us this morning, along with tom sherwood. this is a wide-ranging federal probe. campos is one part of it. another part involves an alleged pay-to-play scheme. let's start at the beginning. >> what we know is that, as you said, we have some allegations that date back to 2007. that's when jack johnson was in office. at the time of that whole pay-to-play scheme, johnson was found guilty to be involved and faced federal charges for payoffs. if you want to build in prince georges county, he was getting all kinds of kickbacks. so we know that it dates back to that point. but it was all brought to our attention when the prince georges county liquor board was raided
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so when our cameras first went in, there were lots of questions about what are we dealing with here, what is this raid about, what's the focus of it, and why is the liquor board suddenly such an important place. come to find out, it was because there appears to be a number of people who were illegally using the liquor board to make money, to get kickbacks. a commissioner was arrested. also, the director of the board who was also arrested. two liquor store owners were taken into custody as well. out of that, we were told that there are also going to be elected officials who would be arrested in connection to that case. the first one to be unsealed was will campos, former prince george's county councilmember, also former maryland delegate. >> a rising star, in fact. stunned a lot of people. >> it absolutely stunned a lot
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of the prince george's county council when he was on the council. he was the first latino to be appointed or to win a seat on the council. he was extraordinarily important to a number of people in prince george's county. his image was an important one. >> he abruptly resigned not long ago. that raised a lot of questions. >> it was so strange. everybody wondered, why did he do it. i had a conversation with him and said why? he said, i want to spend time with my family, he had just gotten married. there were things he wanted to do. that's what he said. but now what we know is that it was because of this ongoing investigation, and after years of cooperation with the fbi and wearing a wire, he had decided that he wanted to step down out of the maryland house. so all of that was unveiled in the warrant. >> tom sherwood, this appears to be so involved and so expansive. you've got a delegate who pleads guilty. you have one who resigns
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session convenes. that's delegate michael vaughn, who said he stepped down for health reasons. >> he was stressed out, probably. >> there's a lot going on. i would imagine there's a lot of angst. >> yes, for sharon baker, the county executive. he got elected to head the county in part before his clean up the county. he's distressed by this. the liquor board is appointed by the governor. u.s. attorney rosenstein said there will be more people. of course, we can't speculate about the names. prince george's county has been on an upward track. as the bureau chief, you've reported it. with the new casino being developed and opened there, with the hopes of getting the fbi there, with 11,000 job, and there's a statistic from the brookings institution that says for every one federal job, it creates six more jobs. so that's a
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prince george's county. the jack johnson corruption case was 2011. now this is a public relations setback. >> and tracy, it's one of several corruption stories that -- or at least big headlines that have hit the county in the past year. >> yeah, it feels like we go from one corruption scheme or huge story or story of somebody abusing public trust or doing the wrong thing to the next. and it's something the county executive has been extraordinarily frustrated about. he's trying to, as tom said, have that clean up the county image, and has been -- and not just an image but putting a lot of work into it and developing agencies to overlook what's happening in the county and make sure folks are doing the right thing. in both the county council and also in annapolis, i was in the county council as the news of will campos arrest broke. it is almost like
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folks who are so intimately involved with one another not discuss it in a public setting, not want to talk about it, not want to say while they were still in session, we just got news of what happened with our colleague, we can guarantee we're going to look over this and talk to the public. in fact, i couldn't get a member of the prince george's county council to speak on camera with me. >> how do you interpret that? >> i interpret it as bad pr. i think a lot of people are worried. it's the same thing in annapolis, that you have officials who are wondering, let me go back over my donor list, let me think back into my mind about conversations i've had with people. how is it going to be interpreted? if i talk now, how am i going to be interpreted? so then the idea is let me just kind of retreat as opposed to get out in front of it. but the county executive said this. ros ros rosenstein said this. if you are doing the right thing, you have nothing to be worried about. so you have a number of officials who won't talk. it makes you wonder how many
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>> we have had political scandal like this in the district of columbia, of course. if i were the elected official, either to the state legislature or county council in prince george's county and the u.s. attorney comes out and says there are going to be other -- we're looking at other, quote, elected officials, if i'm a clean person, i'm going to be outraged. now there's a cast of doubt, suspicion, concern over every elected person in prince george's county. again, if i were one of those elected people and not doing anything corrupt, i'd be screaming. >> and if i was a constituent, i'd want to hear from my political leaders. it shouldn't be okay with people who live in prince george's county that you have political leaders who don't want to come out and say, let me tell you where i stand with all of this. because we're there with the mikes and cameras. what happened after the prince george's county council meeting when the news of will campos broke is they all ran into executive session and refused to speak on camera. >> and i think we should point out
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been the u.s. attorney since 2005. he is the longest serving of all. there are 93 u.s. attorneys across the country. he was appointed by george bush. he's kept in place by barack obama. republicans and democrats all say he's a straight shooter, they hope that president trump's justice department keeps him there, that he's done a lot of good work in the county, all the way up to baltimore, and they want him to stay there. there's no suggestion here there's any political agenda by the u.s. attorney as there has been in other cases elsewhere. that's something to watch too. this guy has a rock-solid reputation. >> we'll continue our talk right after this. stay with us.
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afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me. welcome back. tracy, you wanted to make one final point. >> i wanted to say part of what the u.s. attorney for
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the county council point, that with what happened with will campos, he was evidently using discretionary funds in this pay-to-play scream. the point he was making is without the proper oversight, you have these kinds of issues. he was calling on all of maryland's politicians and legal organizations to take a look at how they're using their money, how they're -- what the checks and balances are looking like and if people are doing the wrong thing. so the council is now under a microscope and people want to know how their taxpayer dollars are being used after all of this. >> and the liquor board is appointed by the governor, which is kind of odd across the state of maryland, but that's enough of that. >> it's an ongoing story. we'll continue to follow it. meanwhile, we're also looking at the inauguration, which takes place on friday. the secret service says they're ready for crowds. protests are expected to be one of the big stori
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so tom, talk about security. we have got multilayered buffer zones. the national guard units. and all these protesters exce expected. >> we've had two inaugurations with barack obama in 2009 and 2013 where there wasn't a lot of protesting. this one there's a lot of concern. this is one of the nastiest modern presidential elections we've had. remember, we don't have to recite it. whether it's the local police, the d.c. police, all the way up to the secret service, the national guard, capitol hill police, they are concerned. no one knows how many people are coming. i will tell you, at&t and verizon have put up cell phone towers thinking a million people might be here on that day. they want to make sure everybody has service. but we're going to have protesters all around the region. the police department says it's prepared, but it's also worried about social media.
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guy came from out of town because he heard of something going on at a pizza place. who knows what's on social media now. police are monitoring as best they can. they're worried about a lone person coming in and doing something stupid. they're worried about anarchists trying to break up the parade. the people who support trump are coming. many are coming to support trump, whether they react to the people. everybody's on edge about this. >> a lot has changed since the obama inaugurations. i recall, of course, we all recall the third street tunnel, that fiasco. >> tunnel of doom. >> and there are no more purple tickets because those are the tickets the people who got stuck in the tunnel had. but now there are more entrances to the capitol grounds, more entrances to help people get in and out. what else has changed? >> the secret service has learned -- with every inauguration, since 9/11, everything has changed dramatically about whether you go down for the fireworks on the national mall or whatever. they're doing m a
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provide access but covered access. you have more places to come in rather than following everybody through a few places, you have a lot of places. it's labor intensive. everyone has to be on alert. that's one of the main things. the weather forecast at this point is for rain on possibly friday or saturday. saturday we have the big women's march. as channel 4 is reporting, there are about 200 buses coming from out of town, they think, for the inauguration, who asked for permits to park down by rfk. there are 1800 buses that have asked for permits to park for the women's protest on saturday after the inaugural. so it's not just one day. starting thursday night, roads will start closing in washington. buildings will close, parking garages will close, access to various places will start closing down. all day friday it's going to be closed. then we'll have that big protest on saturday. >> tracy, it seems to me that this is going to be as memorable an inauguration a
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first. maybe not for the same reasons. certainly there's an air of, you know, what can we expect and we've never seen anything like this. >> i think that for people who live in the area, in prince george's county, montgomery county, the suburbs of maryland, the whole district area, we have to remember that this is an area that strongly supported hillary clinton. so for a lot of folks, it's like they've been living in this bubble since president-elect trump has -- is preparing to take office. so now this entire area is going to be surrounded by the folks who thought that this is the person who should be president. i think it's going to be very interesting to see what that's like for the suburbs of washington when people are surrounded by these folks who obviously did not agree with their thoughts on who should be in the white house. >> but of course there are many, many in this region
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>> yes, there are many people in this area. hillary clinton carried this region, that's true, but there are millions of people with an easy drive who support donald trump. they want to come and have the peaceful transfer of power. we should all want that. we just -- there's just so many uncertainties with social media and the anger and angst over trump, just as there would have been if b hillary clinton won. there would have been protesters in for here. we just have to be the best citizens we can. >> will metro be ready for this? >> metro says it will. they're going to stay open late for metro, for people to get in. a lot of people are coming from suburbs, they'll drive to the near suburbs and take the metro in. metro is the best way to go. >> all right. we should just mention, too, that d.c. bars and restaurants will be able to extend their hours if they register to do so.
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tom, tracy, thank you both. that's "reporters notebook." stay with us now. "news 4 today" continues. time right now is 6:30 on this sunday morning. here's what's happening. military members will play the role of president-elect donald trump and the vice president-elect today. they'll be reversing for friday's inaugural event, including the oath of office at the capitol. all the bands and military members who will be a part of the inaugural parade will also practice today. the parade route will run from the capitol down pennsylvania avenue to the white house. the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus will end in may. there's going to be 30 shows before then, several of which will be in d.c., fairfax, and baltimore starting in late march. 6:30 on the dot on
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sunday morning. that's a sad story about barnum and bailey. i've seen it twice. have you ever seen the human cannon ball? >> no. >> that thing is unbelievable. they shoot one across the whole place. >> oh, yeah, yeah. i've seen it but not in person. >> you still got a chance. >> yeah, you do. >> hope you're having a good start to your sunday. i'm adam tuss. >> i'm megan fitzgerald in for angie goff. a little wet, dreary weekend, but there's light at the end of the tunnel, right, tom kierein? we're going to have some sun today. >> yes, indeed, megan. we'll be seeing sunshine. that'll dry things out. right now we still have damp pavement around the region. live view from our storm team 4 tower camera overlooking northwest washington, where the pavement is beginning to dry out on this sunday morning. the overcast sky, a little light fog in the air. we have temperatures at or a little below freezing far north and west of us. some of the pavement may still be wet. there may
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temperatures staying in the mid-30s through midmorning. climbing into the 40s as we get into the afternoon with some welcome sunshine returning. a look at the forecast for all the activities for dr. king day tomorrow and inauguration day, that's coming up this half hour. >> all right, tom. thank you very much. just when they thought it was over, another round of freezing rain could hit parts of kansas and missouri. my goodness. this has been tough. four people have died in the midwest and the plains because of the wild weather. morgan ratford reports on what could be one of the worst ice storms in a decade. >> reporter: cars sliding off ice-covered asphalt, spinning out of control. a hunk of mangled metal and flashing lights where 20 cars crashed in wichita, kansas. >> this is ridiculous. >> yeah, be careful, guys. >> reporter: a deadly ice storm leaving millions under weather alerts and thousands without power. tens of thousands more worried the electricity and heat will be
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lines. >> we just want to be able to quickly respond to anything that does happen between now and the end of the event. >> reporter: in missouri, salting the stadium, the playoff showdown between the kansas city chiefs and the pittsburgh steelers pushed back seven hours because of the storm. meanwhile in kansas, thousands of bundled up boy scouts on their annual camping trip get ready to put their skills to the test. >> i will pull the plug and send people home if it looks like we need to evacuate. >> reporter: 200 kansas national guard troops on stand by as residents prepare for up to half an inch of ice overnight. >> sidewalks were very, very slick. >> when you know the weather is bad or even likely to get bad in this neck of the woods, what do you do? >> be cautious. >> reporter: in oklahoma, police say a truck was driving too fast on wet roads when it mowed through a fence and slammed into this building. >> i'm blake mccoy in st. louis, missouri, where you can see a decent coating of ice on the trees
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a lot of this is melted throughout the day but will refreeze overnight. there's also potential for more freezing rain. >> reporter: slippery streets and power lines covered in ice across the state. residents smashing their way out, preparing for more ice on the way. >> oh, that's not fun. that was nbc's morgan ratford reporting there. if you always want to stay up to date on the weather here in our area, you got to make sure you download the nbc washington app, of course. okay. so talk about a roadblock. >> whoa. >> yeah, that's the roadblock for you. this rock slid into zion national park, shutting down about two miles of roadway. park officials say about 200 tons of boulders and debris are blocking both directions. the road will remain closed until further notice. if you're planning on visiting the park any time soon, expect heavy traffic and limited parking until everything is cleared. >> it's not like you can just pick that up and move it. all right. let's get to this developing story out of mosul. iraqi special forc
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swift progress against isis militants in recent days. most notably, they've reclaimed a portion of the mosul university compound. these dramatic scenes captured yesterday show families trying to get away from the violence. iraqi forces are fighting to control the bridges near the tigress river. so far they've taken control of the eastern ends. meanwhile, turkey's air forces say air strikes have pounded alleged isis positions in syria today. shelters, armed vehicles, and command centers were among the targets in the syrian town of al bab. turkey also sent ground troops into northern syria in august to prevent syrian kurds from making greater territorial advances there. and the virginia governor's campaign is already under way. the gop candidate kicked off his campaign yesterday. in his speech,
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small businesses. he also said he would stop what he called the blanket restoration of voting rights to felons. >> and virginia has always been at the forefront of the american ideal, and we can be again. i will get us back on track. we will stop lagging other states, and we will start leading again. >> you may recall gillespie previously served as the chair of the republican national committee. a maryland school district employee is off the job because of her response to a tweet. it all started on january 5th when a frederick county school employee. nash thought the tweet was in good fun. the district was not pleased. they fired her on friday. careful what you tweet. listen, there is an effort
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a criminal past can get their lives back on track. prince george's county bureau chief tracy wilkins tells us why the state's attorney are -- >> there are a number of minor offenses that people are still walking around with on their criminal records that could be exupon jed, but people don't know how to go through the process or if they qualify for that kind of help. it can hold people back from getting jobs and moving forward with their lives. the state's attorney says that when she discovered how serious this problem was, she wanted to participate in helping to make it better for people who can have those records cleaned up. >> there must be so many people, especially young people, who are discouraged right now because they have something on their record. it is a minor matter. it may have been dismissed. sometimes it was a matter of being found not guilty. but maryland does not automatically move those matters from your record. when you apply for jobs, it makes it difficult. so we thought we should go out, make ourselves available so that people have a fresh path in 2017. >> this
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on monday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the community of hope ame church in temple hills. if you're interested in more information, go to nbcwashington.com. tracy wilkins, news 4. well, two local members of congress want some changes to metro. they're prepared to shake things up to make it all happen. according to "the washington post," virginia congresswoman barbara comstock and maryland congressman john delaney are drafting legislation to reshape metro's governing structure. that would mean changiing a 50-year-old compact. that lays out how metro gets its money and how it's run. it could include banning elected officials from the board or providing more reliable funding. meanwhile, civil rights and labor leaders will gather at a historic church in d.c. they'll not only celebrate the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr., but they also call on metro leaders to improve the transit system. they say
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intertwined with the struggle for civil rights. and it truly is the unthinkable. imagine welcoming a new baby into this world just hours later having that child vanish. that was the reality for a family in florida. fast forward 18 years, and their baby girl has been miraculously found. nbc's gadi schwartz shares the moment they were reunited. >> reporter: for 14 years, craig akin didn't even have a picture of his daughter, only this artist rendering. his baby was stolen from a hospital hours after she was born. >> never gave up hope. always thought i'd find her. >> reporter: today a private reunion. >> first meeting was beautiful. it was wonderful. >> reporter: for so long, she prayed her daughter was alive, having cake on her birthdays, making public pleas. >> i just want you to bring my child back.
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that's all i'm asking from you. >> reporter: investigators say it was a dna match that confirmed the teenager's own recent suspicions that she might have been kidnapped. police arresting a woman named gloria williams who raised the girl as her own. that newborn now a teenager found living with williams in the small town of waterboro, south carolina. >> this woman has taken care of her. she has mothered her, nurtured her. that's all the biological mother would have done. >> reporter: now 200 miles south in jacksonville, florida, her grandmother is overjoyed. >> i haven't seen her since that day she was taken from this hospital. so i've just got a big, big hug for her. that's all. let me hold you a few minutes. >> reporter: akin says it was difficult to see images of the teenager at a court hearing for williams crying. >> i saw her telling her mom she love her, but that was the mom she knew. >> reporter: she says she understands how confusing it
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she's been loved and missed by her real family who never gave up hope. gadi schwartz, nbc news. >> oh, wow. >> that is wild. wow. all right. taking a look at the capital wheel at national harbor. we're in for some big changes this week, including a warmup. tom is looking ahead to inauguration day and to a chance of rain. and a port-a-potty cover-up on the national wall. the answer to the mystery and why logos have been taped over. we're bk. ac
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good morning. a chilly start to this sunday morning. the cloud cover beginning to break up a little bit. we're still over a half hour away from sunrise. we'll have a little sun this morning. temperatures by 10:00 in the upper 30s. by noontime we'll be climbing into the 40s and hitting the mid and upper 40s during the afternoon with sunshine innd
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our sunset today is at 5:11. it's getting later each day. then by late tonight, back down to the upper 30s. a cold and dry evening. a look at your dr. king day forecast and the inauguration day forecast, the week ahead, big changes on the way. that's in just a few minutes. all right. no surprise here, but of course president-elect trump isn't stopping his jabs against congressman john lewis. >> if you haven't caught all this, here's what happened. he went after him again late yesterday, tweeting, quote, congressman lewis should finally focus on the bunning and crime infested areas of the inner cities. end quote. this all comes after lewis told nbc's chuck todd he doesn't believe trump is, quote, a legitimate president. chuck is here live in studio. you really started something here. >> in all honesty, i just remind people -- i just asked congressman lewis about whether he would forge a relationship with donald trump. he has forged relationships. a very moving and touching one, for instance, with georg
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bush, among others. >> were you surprised? this kind of came out of nowhere, right? >> look, i was surprised. our interview began about his decision to testify against jeff sessions, attorney general, not common that a member of congress testifies against another member of congress getting a job. then we move to that, wanted to talk a little bit. we had planned on talking about president obama's legacy as well. but yeah, the interview took a turn. you could see the pain that he has over this. i've interviewed him many times. it's always one of the -- you always feel optimistic coming out of it. this is the most optimistic man alive. somebody who forgave one of the people who beat him when that man came to his office to ask for forgiveness. so to see him this pained and pessimistic was a powerful moment. >> and then of course to see so many people coming to his defense for that reason. >> that i wasn't
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i think the political judgment of the president-elect here, it just -- you know, while he never is somebody that will let any charge go unresponded to, he's not somebody who believes not responding, i think this was a case where sometimes silence would have been the best response. >> we're running low on time. is this going to be the main focal point? >> we will. we also have reince priebus on the show responding to this. then diane feinstein. we have this first official investigation on russia. diane feinstein will give us an explanati explanation. we need two hours. >> we always joke about it. >> this is one we really do. i'll take 90 minutes. >> a lot to talk about. you can see "meet the press" every sunday at 10:30 here after "news 4 today." well, we are piecing together the mystery of who is behind the port-a-potty cover-
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you hear about this? and why they did it in the first place. a spokesperson for the architect of the capitol says workers have been taping over the dons john's logos because the logo is restricted. news 4 was on the scene and saw an to of portable restrooms. they had signs which were not covered. a port-a-potty mystery to get to the bottom of. on top of everything else that's going on. and one of the key issues donald trump campaigned on and continues to push is keeping jobs in this country. >> but many jobs are changing drastically, especially in manufacturing. nbc's ann thompson explains how the forward state of mind is presenting challenges. >> reporter: research engineer walt spends days in a driving simulator, watching people interact with technology. a fifth generation ford employee with a job his great-great grandfather, who
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blast furnace, couldn't imagine. >> we're not just a manufacturing company. we're a mobility company. that entails new things like the research that i do today. >> reporter: technology is changing the products we make and how they are manufactured. this week president obama said those changes will only benefit some workers. >> the next wave of economic dislocations won't come from overseas. it will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle class jobs obsolete. >> reporter: the boston consul substantiate group says we're on the verge of a robotics revolution. 10% of manufacturing tasks handled by robots today, in a decade, 25%. will robotics help manufacturing stay in this country? >> absolutely, robotics will help manufacturing stay in this country because it will lower the cost. >> but lowering costs, won't it also cost jobs? >> it will cost jobs. that's what happens. >> reporter: remember the carrier plant that agreed to keep 700 union jobs at
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urging of president-elect trump? the ceo told jim cramer the $16 million they promised to invest will go to automation. >> there will be fewer jobs. >> reporter: at the deerborn truck plant where ford makes the f-150, manufacturing. vptd says about 30% of the line is robotic, doing the repetitive heavy lifting. how does that change the human jobs on the line? >> it makes them better, allowing our people to do what's most important, which is use their innovation and their minds. >> reporter: the 1,000 workers hired here doing jobs that require up to four months of training. a smarter, more efficient work force building the products to move america forward. ann thompson, nbc news, deerborn, michigan. >> an alarming trend, but unfortunately that's the trajectory. something we definitely saw coming. time right now is 6:50. look at the sky behind us, tom. congratulations. you did it again. >> we're raising the curtain. allowing some sun to come out.
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here's another view of that sunrise under way here in the metro area. we have drying pavement, i'm happy to reported. we may get a colorful sunrise here over the next half hour or so. take a peek out your window if you have a view off to the east. you'll probably see it. right now 37 in washington. around the bay in the mid-30s. at at or below freezing in the north and west. there may be a few icy patches on some of the pavement. watch out for that. temperatures will stay in the mid-30s here through about 9:00 or 10:00. then we'll start climbing into the 40s during the afternoon. we'll have lots of sunshine. i took this picture yesterday of an icy fence near damascus, maryland. we did get some freezing rain. some little icicles there. that's melted off. temperatures around the region that are hovering in the 30s will quickly climb. a little bit of moisture here in the midwest, th
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there. as it gets east, it'll be warmer. that's going to be moving in later tonight. in fact, by midnight, maybe in the shenandoah valley a little light rain or a few snowflakes on the northern end of that. by predawn on monday, it will be gone. just a few clouds around tomorrow morning with a little bit of sunshine. for all the events on dr. king day tomorrow, we'll have good weather. temperatures climbing to the upper 30s by the beginning of the parade. we'll be around 40 degrees. then during the afternoon for the festival going on, we'll be in the low 40s. mid-50s with some rain likely on tuesday. maybe lingering rain wednesday in the mid-60s. dry thursday. right now for inauguration day, it looks like increasing clouds, maybe some afternoon rain. dry f the following weekeornd
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last night. he became the first player in postseason history with a rushing, receiving, and kickoff return touchdown in the same game. three total touchdowns for a guy who had zero in the regular season. so he saved it up for the right moment. all of it leading to a lopsided 34-16 win over the texans. now the patriots, oh, yeah, they had to their sixth straight afc title game. it's going to be a big day of sports here on nbc 4. you can watch the steelers versus the chiefs. that's coming up at 8:00 tonight. but before that game gets under way, you can watch the flyers verse the capitals at 1:00 this afternoon. keep it right here. people at the dmv will be getting new ink and piercings at the d.c. tattoo expo. the doors will open at noon at the crystal gateway marriott in arlington. several of the artists have been featured on shows like "ink master" and "tattoo
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>> they've all been really charismatic. they kind of drew me in the most. i was like, i definitely want something by them. >> the event is scheduled to finish up by 8:00 tonight. all right. much more ahead for you on "news 4 today." >> indeed. that includes an hour-by-hour look at your forecast with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein.
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heading into the 7:00 hour on "news 4 today." here's what's going on. five days left and a lot of careful planning. now on "news 4 today," the precautions and final rehearsals as d.c. gets ready for the inauguration of donald trump. and the greatest show on earth coming to a close. why one of the most famous circus acts ever is ending after 146 years. we have a weather roller coaster. from chilly to warm to sunny and more rain. storm team 4 tracking big changes in the week ahead. just a few things happening in our area. >> just a few. >> a few minor things. it's going to be a very busy week. we have a very busy show this morning. hope you're having a good start to your sunday. i'm adam tuss. >> and i'm megan fitzgerald. we had a beautiful sunrise. >> we'll take that. >> that's a -- i think that's a good indicator, right, tom, that we're going to have a little bit of sunshine today as opposed to yesterday. >> that is right, megan. we're in the middle of a
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with drying conditions. although, there's still a little bit of dampness on pavement far north and west of the metro area. there is the national cathedral on this sunday morning. we have some breaks in the clouds. a live view from our tower camera. temperatures all above freezing in the metro area and the bay. it's at or below freezing farther north and west. there may be a few icy patch there is. nothing on storm team 4 radar. we're all clear. getting some moisture here in the midwest. that's that ice storm. it's passing to our south overnight tonight. a look at those big changes on the way for the week ahead, that's coming up this half hour. >> tom, thank you. we start with breaking news this morning in the district. police need your help finding these missing girls. they say 10-year-old tania calloway was last seen with her 16-year-old cousin. they were last seen at around 10:30 last night on madison street northwest. call police if you have any information on their whereabouts. well, we're following a deel
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george's county. state police say a man is dead after a crash that happened around 3:00 this morning. it was on the ramp from eastbound 198 towards i-95. two other men were in the car. no word on their current conditions or what may have caused that accident. and the curtain is closing for good on the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus after 146 years. the so-called greatest show on earth will end in may. the company blames declining attendance and high operating costs for the shut down. it also says since it removed elephants from the show last spring, ticket sales plummeted. there will be 30 shows before the show closes, so fear not if you want to catch them. there will be several shows in the d.c., fairfax, and baltimore area beginning in late march. planning is critical, of course, and in these final days leading up to the presidential inauguration, there's plenty of it. today, two major rehearsals will happen to make sure the official day goes as planned. one of those rehearsals will be a practice
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presidential and vice presidential oaths of office. standing in for donald trump and mike pence will be selected service members. >> and there will also be a dress rehearsal of the inaugural parade. the parade route stretches near the capitol building on constitution avenue and continues along pennsylvania to the white house. the marching bands, color guards, and service members who will take part on friday's parade will be in today to rehearse. well, immigration was a hot topic of the presidential election, which is why people rallied inside a northwest d.c. church yesterday. a crowd gathered inside the metropolitan ame church to talk about immigration issues. many there said that they're opposed to what they see as policies of exclusion, prejudice, and hateful speech. >> we are immigrants that are contributing to society through our work, through our education, through sweat and tears. we're here to stay and we're not
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>> rally organizers say they were encouraged by the number of people who showed up to support their efforts. meanwhile, we reached out to a d.c. official from the republican party. patrick mara tells news 4 in a statement he's quite pro-immigration and that the d.c. gop does not disagree with denouncing hateful rhetoric. just days before the inauguration of donald trump, thousands marched in support of civil rights in d.c. >> are you ready to fight? ru >> members of reverend al sharpton's national action network and other groups marched along the martin luther memorial. they say they want to send a message that rights of minorities must be protected. >> we came to let them know that issues of voting rights, issues of health care inequality, and income
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police brutality. >> al sharpton marched alongside the other activists. he also called on them to oppose trump's attorney general nominee, alabama senator jeff sessions. well, president-elect trump is escalating his feud with congressman john lewis. he's taking on the civil rights icon on twitter. this all comes after lewis told nbc's "meet the press" that he doesn't see trump as, quote, a legitimate president. nbc's kelly o'donnell has the details. >> reporter: >> reporter: in new york, more protests. but today the protest of one legendary civil rights figure, democratic congressman john lewis provoked the president-elect. >> i think the russians participated in helping this man get elected. >> reporter: lewis went further, a striking statement from a senior elected official. >> i don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president. >> you do not consider him a legitimate president? >> reporter: trump fired
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twitter that lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district in the atlanta area that trump labeled in horrible shape and falling apart. but trump also accused lewis of being all talk, talk, talk, no action. a charge that seemed to ignore lewis' history, beaten and jailed in the struggle for civil rights. that irony caught fire on twitter. nebraska republican ben sasse wrote, john lewis and his, quote, talk, have changed the world. a flood of response followed from #istandwithjohnlewis to house democrats using the issue to raise campaign funds. >> at the very least, he should be accepted as the president. whether there is disagreements over his policy, over his opinions, that's fine. >> reporter: on the eve of the king holiday, martin luther king ii, softened the charge. >> the congressman was saying this does not feel like a legitimate president. i can't accept it in my
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emotions, but realistically in congress i'm going to have to work with this president-elect who becomes president on january 20th. >> that was kelly o'donnell reporting there. you can see more of congressman lewis' exclusive interview on "mete the press" later this morning. chuck todd is going to join us back in studio for a preview at about 10:15. >> you don't want to miss it. the first "saturday night live" of the year started off with, you guessed it, a jab at president-elect donald trump. >> of course. alec baldwin back with his version of the president-elect. he made fun of his first news conference in six months. it began with a joke about his time in office. >> on january 20th, i donald j. trump will become the 45th president of the united states. then two months later, mike pence will become the 46th. >> it took on several topics, including russia's interference in the election
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the affordable care act. >> yes, mr. trump, you and the republicans want to repeal obamacare. but why would you do that before coming up with a replacement plan? >> because obamacare is a disaster, and i actually do have a replacement plan, okay. i just read about it this week. it's a terrific plan. just great. it's called the affordable care act. >> fantastic. people do get them mixed up. the skit also referenced trump's recent meeting with comedian and family feud host steve harvey. keenan thompson came to the podium for a nice round of "family feud." >> the mustache is everything. >> it's great. they have so much material to work with. it's good. all right. time right now is 7:08. let's take a look outside. we're going to see more of the sun today. beautiful shot of the capitol building. a big warmup is coming this inauguration week. tom is tracking how soon we'll see temperatures back up into the mid-60s. and a major launch for spacex and a big mission for a
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the blastoff and the new technology now orbiting in space. time is 7:08. we'll be back. right when i walked in the door of bassett you could tell the quality was there. the quality of what we do is phenomenal. it's perfect. it's beautiful. there's nothing we would change about it.
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three, two, one, liftoff. >> success. spacex's falcon 9 rocket blasted off into space yesterday. on board, ten satellites from the ashburn company iridium communications. the company said on twitter it is now celebrating. this is the first spacex launch since that fiery september accident. and d.c. polices have arrested a sex abuse suspect. they say michael hillier groped multiple people against their will this past week. two of the incidents happened on wednesday. there was one on thursday morning. the attacks happened in northwest washington near
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circle and u street. police charged hilliard with misdemeanor sexual abuse. right now we're looking at a beautiful sunrise coming up over the potomac. we're going to stay dry today, but changes are coming. tom is looking ahead at the rest of the workweek. and it takes a lot of planning to pull off a presidential inauguration, especially when it comes to the food. the one decision donald trump won't get to decide after he's sworn in.
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good morning. we're about ten minutes away from sunrise. we have a lot of cloudiness around the region. some sunshine breaking out later this morning. we'll be in the upper 30s by 10:00 a.m. by 2:00 p.m. into the mid-40s. tting upper 40s mid afternoon with sunshine in and out. then this evening we'll have a lot of cloudiness around. we'll stay above freezing temperatures. by 10:00 p.m., back down into the upper 30s. looks like it's turning warmer into midweek. maybe some rain on the way. a look at that and inauguration day in just a few minutes. >> all right, tom. thank you. cubans are finally getting to experience home internet. the cuban government is offering the service to 2,000 homes in old havana. it's the first phase of the program to expand internet access on the island. by some estimates, only about 5% of cubans have access to the internet. the government has tried to
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address the problem by wi-fi. well, president-elect trump will make a lot of decisions after he's sworn in on friday. >> one thing he doesn't get to decide is what he will have on his plate for lunch after he's sworn in. news 4's barbara harrison reports that was decided months ago before he was even elected. >> reporter: a lot of the prep work going on here in the kitchens at design cuisine is for the inaugural lunch that will happen just after the swearing in of the 45th president of the united states. catering giant bill holman's company has once again won the right to run the show. >> it's like a contest, huh? >> it is. it's a bidding process. so you have -- we were bidding against, i believe, four other companies. >> reporter: and it's not just the food they have to plan. the table cloths, plates, and flowers are all part of the presentation and bid process. >> we also have to do a lot of historic work because in many instances and many der
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inaugurals of which we've done seven now, they've asked to stay in the lincoln era or stay in the jeffersonian era. so we've had to do a lot of research. >> reporter: this was the 2005 second inauguration of george w. bush. jeffersonian was the theme selected. as always, months before the election actually happened. >> they ask us to propose on the lunch or bid on the lunch in july. >> reporter: that's four months before they know the results of the election. that's when caterers get the them and have to get ready to present their idea and bid to the congressional inaugural committee. this was the chosen design for the first inauguration of president barack obama. and it just happened to have been a lincoln theme. the plates were copies of the actual lincoln white house china. >> this time we were just asked to keep it more sort of george washington-esque. >> so if you're looking for a george washington look -- >> i think you'd want to be a little more classic. you can
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this. >> reporter: and what are they cooking up for that theme? executive chef shannon schafer. >> there's a lot of focus on local and sustainable products these days. >> reporter: meanwhile, they have other parties being designed here, other foods being tested and tasted. design cuisine does, they say, about 3500 events a year. each party, he says, is very special but especially this one that happens only every four years. >> that was news 4's barbara harrison reporting. while a lot of prep cooking is already under way, there will be over 100 chefs, cooks, and servers at the capital friday morning. and biloxi, mississippi, plans to change a 30-year city ordinance following a heap of backlash. since 1985, the city code has referred to martin luther king day as the great americans day, but until this tweet was sent out, the city's mayor says he was actually unaware of the name great americans day. the city sent out another tweet
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decades' old code tomorrow before the city's annual mlk day parade. >> interesting. time right now, 7:19. tom, beautiful sunrise today. man, we're talking about warmer weather as we go into the week. >> my language, right. >> we always have a great mlk day parade here too on mlk avenue. i'll show you that forecast in a second. here we are in the middle of our three-day weekend. we have our sunrise here in just about seven minutes at 7:25. we have some breaks in the clouds now. a live view from our storm team 4 tower camera overlooking northeast washington. off in the horizon is prince george's county. temperatures all around the metro area are above freezing. we're in the mid and upper 30s as well as around the bay. there are a few spots farther north and west where it's a little below freezing. some of the pavement that remained wet from yesterday may be a little bit of patchy ice. watch out for
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there's dense fog around hagerstown as well this morning. temperatures will be staying in the 30s here throw 11:00 or so then start jumping into the 40s as we get into the afternoon hours. right now don't have anything on storm team 4 radar. we're all dry here. however, there is still that lingering ice storm in the midwest. ahead of that, it's rain. that moisture is coming just south of us overnight tonight. the timing on that, this is as of 11:00 p.m. this area in green is some light rain coming into the central and southern shenandoah valley. might get a few snowflakes winchester to leesburg tonight and to around 2:00 to 3:00 a.m. after that, much of this moisture is going to be gone. maybe a few sprinkles west of fredericksburg around dawn tomorrow, then it's going to be gone. for the day, dr. king day, afternoon highs climbing into the low 40s. so for the peace walk and the parade, looks like good weather. we'll just have some clouds
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around. certainly going to be chilly. dress warmly during the day tomorrow. as we get into tuesday, milder weather moves in along with rain. everybody getting back to work and school on tuesday. you'll need an umbrella with rain showers in the mid-50s. then milder air pushes in on wednesday. maybe some morning rain, a little sun in the afternoon. climbing into the mid-60s, it looks like, on wednesday afternoon. then a bit cooler for thursday. partly sunny, temperatures in the mid-50s. now a change in the forecast for inauguration day. it does appear right now that we may get some rain during the afternoon. now, the swearing in is at noontime. there may be some sprinkles aroun then based on what it la looks like right now and just some light rain in the afternoon. that may affect some of the events on friday. this is the preliminary look at it. we'll be up around 50 degrees, subject to change. stay tuned to storm team 4. dry after this into next weekend with highs in the 50s. >> all right, to
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welcome back. there is a fascinating effort that's under way to gain new insights into the world's biggest creatures, the whales here. >> researchers are using drones to swoop down on migrating
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whales. >> nbc's tom costello explains how the drones are being used to learn a lot about them. >> reporter: the images quite simply are breathtaking. a low pass over a pod of humpback whales cruising off alaska. slowly the camera moves closer, and then this. the biggest animal on the planet exhales, all of this blowing right into the face of a drone hovering just 12 feet above. >> that stuff that's coming out that's full of this priceless information, you know, on whale biology. >> reporter: dr. ian kerr says that priceless data is what the pee tree dishes on the drone are collecting. live biological samples from deep inside a whale's lungs. >> dna, microbiomes that make your whole body work. stress hormones, pregnancy hormones. >> reporter: and not just alaskan humpbacks. off the coast of mexico, the drone flew the full length of this massive flew whale. the wh
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thinks the drone is a bird. for perspective, this boat is 13 feet long. a gray whale is 50 feet long. a blue whale, 100 feet. a perspective best captured by a drone. like this view of a mother nursing her calf. at oregon state university, scott baker is now adding those dna samples to a catalog of 3,000 whales, analyzing their age, health, and any sign of environmental threat. >> it's not just about learning about this population now, but about understanding it over the next 10, 20, even 50 years. >> reporter: while some whale populations are slowly recovering from near extinction, others are still in danger. more information could help save them. >> i think we sort of hit the lottery here. you know, it's almost like the invention of the microscope for cellular biologists. >> reporter: a scientific jackpot to save a giant of the seas. tom costello,
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massachusetts. you won't need an umbrella today, but don't put it away just yet. tom is closely watching showers and the timing they could be moving into our area. to the west, it's a much different story. the danger as ice-covered roads sending cars slipping an sliding.d
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afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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time right now is 7:29 on this sunday morning. here's what's going on. the president and vice pr
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stand-in during today's rehearsal for the inaugural event. a practice run of the oath of office will take place on the steps of the capitol. and all of the bands and military members who will be part of the inaugural parade will also practice today. the parade route will run from the capitol down to pennsylvania avenue to the white house. the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus will end in may. they blame declining attendance and high operatesiing costs. there will be 30 shows before then starting in late march. hope you're having a great start to your sunday morning. so far beautiful sunrise. it's nice to get up and take a look at that. i'm adam tuss. this is megan fitzgerald, who's in for angie goff. we're always happy to have megan here. >> good to be here. we have some nice weather coming up. so that's a good thing. a little dreary this weekend, but tom, you're tracking warmer temps in store. >> yes, and
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this sunday morning. got a gorgeous sunrise under way. live view from the storm team 4 tower camera showing the sun now coming through a few breaks in the clouds on the eastern horizon on this sunday morning. still quite a bit of cloudiness around much of the region, where temperatures are cold. we're in the upper 30s to mid-30s. it's at or a little below freezing farther north and west. some of the pavement may be icy over the next couple hours. watch out for that. we'll be in the 30s here throughout the morning. during the afternoon, climbing into the 40s, hitting mid and upper 40s by mid to late afternoon with some of that sunshine coming and going. a look at the inauguration week this half hour. >> tom, thank you very much. just when they thought it was over, another round of freezing rain and ice could pound parts of kansas and missouri. four people have died in the midwest and the plains because of all this here.
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morgan ratford reports on what could be one of the worst ice storms in a decade. >> reporter: cars sliding off ice-covered asphalt, spinning out of control. a hunk of mangled metal and flashing lights where 20 cars crashed in wichita, kansas. >> this is ridiculous. >> yeah, be careful, guys. >> reporter: a deadly ice storm leaving millions under weather alerts and thousands without power. tens of thousands more worried the electricity and heat will be knocked out by shattered power lines. >> we just want to be able to quickly respond to anything that does happen between now and the end of the event. >> reporter: in missouri, salting the stadium, the playoff showdown between the kansas city chiefs and the pittsburgh steelers pushed back seven hours because of the storm. meanwhile in kansas, thousands of bundled up boy scouts on their annual camping trip get ready to put their skills to the test. >> i will pull the plug and send people home if it looks like we need to evacuate. >> reporter: 200 kansas national guard troops on stand by as
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an inch of ice overnight. >> sidewalks were very, very slick. >> when you know the weather is bad or even likely to get bad in this neck of the woods, what do you do? >> be cautious. >> reporter: in oklahoma, police say a truck was driving too fast on wet roads when it mowed through a fence and slammed into this building. >> i'm blake mccoy in st. louis, missouri, where you can see a decent coating of ice on the trees here. a lot of this is melted throughout the day but will refreeze overnight. there's also potential for more freezing rain. >> reporter: slippery streets and power lines covered in ice across the state. residents smashing their way out, preparing for more ice on the way. >> that was nbc's morgan ratford reporting there. here in our area, if you always want to stay up to date with the weather, make sure you download the nbc washington app. >
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this roadblock. this rock slid into zion national park, shutting down about two miles of roadway. park officials say about 200 tons of boulders and debris are blocking both directions. the road will remain closed until further notice. if you're planning on visiting the park any time soon, expect heavy traffic and limited parking until everything is cleared. and we aren't even a full month into the new year, and already the virginia governor's campaign is under way. the gop candidate ed gillespie kicked off his campaign yesterday. in his speech, he talked about cutting taxes for families and small businesses. he also said he would stop what he called the blanket restoration of voting rights to felons. >> and virginia has always been at the forefront of the american ideal, and we can be again. i will get us back on track. we will stop lagging other states, and we will sta
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leading again. >> gillespie previously served as chair of the republican national committee. a maryland school district employee has been fired because of something that she tweeted. this all started on 5th when a student tweeted the district saying closed school tammarro please. well, they misspelled tomorrow. kay nash -- katy nash responded, well, then how would you learn how to spell tomorrow? the district was not pleased. they fired her on friday. there's an effort under way in prince george's county to make sure people with a criminal past can get their lives back on track. prince george's county bureau chief tracy wilkins tells us why. >> there are a number of minor offenses that people are still walking around with on th
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criminal records that could be expong -- exsponged. it can hold people back from getting jobs and moving forward with their lives. the state's attorney says that when she discovered how serious this problem was, she wanted to participate in helping to make it better for people who can have those records cleaned up. >> there must be so many people, especially young people, who are discouraged right now because they have something on their record. it is a minor matter. it may have been dismissed. sometimes it was a matter of being found not guilty. but maryland does not automatically move those matters from your record. when you apply for jobs, it makes it difficult. so we thought we should go out, make ourselves available so that people have a fresh path in 2017. >> this event happens tomorrow on monday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the community of hope ame church in temple hills. if you're interested in more information, go to nbcwashington.com. tracy wilkins, news 4. well, two local members of congress want some changes to metro. they're prepared to shake things up to make it all happen. according to "the washington post," virginia congresswoman ar
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congressman john delaney are drafting legislation to reshape metro's governing structure. that would mean changing a 50-year-old compact. that lays out how metro gets its money and how it's run. it could include banning elected officials from the board or providing more reliable funding. meanwhile, civil rights and labor leaders will gather at a historic church in d.c. they'll not only celebrate the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr., but they also call on metro leaders to improve the transit system. organizers of the people's rally for transit justice say the history of metro is intertwined with the struggle for human and civil rights. that rally will happen from 4:00 to 6:00 an the metropolitan ame church in northwest. time right now is 7:37. as we take a live look at the capitol building, shaping up to be a pretty nice day outside. off to a cool start, but we're in for some big changes this week as well. tom looking ahead to inauguration day and a c
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austin police have killed a bh man who they say was armed with an assault rifle. police say a man with a shotgun started to fire shots into the air on saturday morning. it all stemmed from a fight in a strip mall parking lot. they say the man was shot after he continued to fire shots, despite orders to put the weapon down. his identity has not been released. now to this developing story in mosul, iraq. special forces have made swift progress against isis militants in recent days. most notably, they've reclaimed a portion of the mosul university compound. now, take a look here. these dramatic scenes captured yesterday. they show families trying to get away from the violence. iraqi forces fighting to control the bridges near the
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river. so far they've taken control of the eastern ends of three of the five river bridges. meanwhile, turkey's armed forces say air strikes have pounded alleged isis positions in syria. the turkish military said shelters, armed vehicles, and command centers were among the targets in the syrian tune own l bab. turkey sent ground troops into syria in august to support syrian opposition forces to try to prevent syrian kurds from making greater territorial advances. all right. we're in the clear to go for a run, maybe a bike ride this morning. not a bad looking morning. tom is updating the forecast with a big change coming in the next 72 hours. and a daughter stolen from her parents and abducted for 18 years. the touching reunion as the family is miraculously
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with furniture. bassett had everything that we needed. fabric combinations marry the rooms together. having someone with bassett has been invaluable. we could've never dreamed up this room without bassett. good morning. that cold rain is gone. we're drying out now. we have some sunshine. live view from our storm team 4 tower camera looking off to the northwest from upper northwest washington. later today temperatures, upper 30s late morning. during the afternoon, we'll hit the mid and upper 40s with sunshine coming and going. drying roads this morning, although there may be a few icy spots far north and west of us over anothe
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sunset at 5:11. by late evening, back down to the upper 30s. look at changes on the way for the inauguration week in a few minutes. >> tom, thank you. imagine this, welcoming a new baby into this world and just hours later having him or her vanish. that was the reality for a family in florida. so fast forward 18 years, and their baby girl has been miraculously found. nbc's gadi schwartz shares the moment they were finally reunited. >> reporter: for 18 years, craig akin didn't even have a picture of his daughter, only this artist's rendering from a nationwide search. his baby, kamiyah mobley, was stolen hours after she was born. >> never gave up. >> reporter: today a private reunion. >> first meeting was beautiful. it was wonderful. >> reporter: for so long, her mother praying her daughter was alive, having cake on her birthdays, making public pleas. >> i just want you to bring my child back. that's all i'm
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that's all i want. >> reporter: investigators say it was a dna match that confirmed the teenager's own recent suspicions that she might have been kidnapped. police arresting a woman named gloria williams who raised kamiyah as her own. that newborn, now a teenager, found living in the small town of walterboro, south carolina. neighbors describe williams as well respected in this community. >> this woman has taken care of her. she has mothered her, nurtured her. that's all the biological mother would have done. >> reporter: now 200 miles south in jacksonville, florida, kamiyah's grandmother is overjoyed. >> i haven't seen her since that day she was taken from this hospital. so i've just got a big, big hug for her. that's all. just let me hold you a few minutes. >> reporter: akin says it was difficult to see images of the teenager at a court hearing for williams crying. >> i saw her telling her mom that she loved her, but that was the mom that she knew. >> reporter: she says she understands how
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must be but wants kamiyah to know he's been loved and missed by her real family who never gave up hope. g gadi schwartz, nbc news. there's more answers this morning in the port-a-potty mystery on the national mall. a spokesperson for the architect of the capitol says workers have been taping over the dons john's logos because the logo is restricted. got to the bottom of that. one of the key issues of donald trump's campaign was keeping jobs in this country. >> many of those jobs are changing drastically, especially in manufacturing. nbc's ann thompson explains how this forward state of mind is presenting challenges.
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>> reporter: research engineer walt spends days in a driving simulator, watching people interact with technology. a fifth generation ford employee with a job his great-great grandfather, who worked the blast furnace, couldn't imagine. >> we're not just a manufacturing company. we're a mobility company. that entails new things like the research that i do today. >> reporter: technology is changing the products we make and how they are manufactured. this week president obama said those changes will only benefit some workers. >> the next wave of economic dislocations won't come from overseas. it will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle class jobs obsolete. >> reporter: the boston consul substantiate group says we're on the verge of a robotics revolution. 10% of manufacturing tasks handled by robots today, in a decade, 25%. will robotics help manufacturing stay in this country? >> absolutely, robotics will help manufacturing stay in this country because it will lower the cost. >> but lowering costs, won't it also cost jobs?
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that's what happens. >> reporter: remember the carrier plant that agreed to keep 700 union jobs at the urging of president-elect trump? the ceo told jim cramer the $16 million they promised to invest will go to automation. >> there will be fewer jobs. >> reporter: at the deerborn truck plant where ford makes the f-150, the manufacturing vice president says about 30% of the line is robotic, doing the repetitive heavy lifting. how does that change the human jobs on the line? >> it makes them better, allowing our people to do what's most important, which is use their innovation and their minds. >> reporter: the 1,000 workers hired here doing jobs that require up to four months of training. a smarter, more efficient work force building the products to move america forward. ann thompson, nbc news, deerborn, michigan. >> a lot happening in the city today, this week, coming up. >> just a few things. >> but looks like the weather is
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>> day two of a three-day weekend for most people. happy to report that cold rain we had yesterday is long gone. although, some of the pavement is still a little damp. live view from our storm team 4 tower camera overlooking northwest washington. there's the national cathedral. we do have some golden sunlight spreading across the region. still some cloudiness lingering throughout much of the area as well. temperatures right now, reagan national, 37 degrees. mid-30s around the bay and southern maryland. our nearby suburbs, mid-30s. a little below freezing in the northern shenandoah valley, out in washington county. watch out, any pavement that's still a little damp, there may be icy spot there is. there's also some dense fog around hagerstown. we'll see our temperatures hovering in the mid-30s now climb to near 40 by late morning then start jumping into the 40s during the afternoon as we get the sunshine increasing. right now, storm team 4 radar, don't have any rain anywhere in
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way off to the west is that nasty ice storm in the central plains. all this area in pink is still ice. that moisture is tracking east, but it does look like it'll pass south of the metro area overnight tonight. this is as of 11:00 tonight. this area in green is a little light rain in the central shenandoah valley. this little patch may be snow. that's late tonight. temperatures should be above freezing. so any of that, that falls will be melting. by 1:00 to 2:00 a.m., we'll see that continuing. then it starts tracking south of us by 4:00. it's long gone and we'll stay dry during the day on dr. king day tomorrow when we'll have temperatures mid-30s in the morning. afternoon highs will be climbing into the low 40s tomorrow afternoon. we'll have a lot of cloudiness around. if you're going to the peace walk or the mlk parade on mlk avenue, does look like you'll need a jacket. we'll have just some clouds around. we'll be certainly chilly, just in the low 40s. then mid-50s getting back to work and sch
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on tuesday. maybe lingering into midday wednesday. sun back wednesday afternoon in the mid-60s. 50s and sunshine on thursday. right now inauguration day might get some light rain in the afternoon and evening. stay tuned for that. drying out for the weekend. >> all right, tom. thank you very much. coming up, it's never been done in the history of the nfl. that is a big statement. and it's a big accomplishment for a patriots player as other teams fight for a spot in th super bowe l.
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check it out. patriots running back dion lewis had a record-setting night. he became the first player in postseason history with a rushing, receiving, and kickoff return for a touchdown in a single game. three total touchdowns for a guy who had zero in the regular season. all of it leading to a lopsided 34-16 win over the texans. new england will now head to their sixth straight afc title game. we're not too sick of them around here. good for them. it's a big accomplishment. it's going to be a big day of sports here on nbc 4. you can watch the steelers versus at chiefs at 8:00 tonight. before that game gets under way, you can watch the flyers verse the caps at 1:00 this afternoon. well, back here in the district, people in dmv will be getting new tattoos and piercings at the seventh annual d.c. tattoo expo. today is the final day for the event. the doors will open at noon at the crystal gateway marriott in arlington. several of the artists at
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expo have been featured on tv shows like "ink master" and "tattoo nightmare." >> a lot of awesome artists. they've all been really charismatic. they kind of drew me in the most. i was like, okay, i definitely want something by them. >> the event is scheduled to finish up by 8:00 tonight. >> very cool. time right now is 7:56 on this sunday morning. here are the four things you need to know. maryland state police say a man is dead after an early morning crash in prince george's county. this happened on the ramp from eastbound 198 toward i-95. police say two other men were in the car. no word on their current conditions or a possible cause. and it's almost show time for the presidential inauguration. today there will be a dress rehearsal for the inaugural events, including the oath of office on the steps of the capitol. but military members will stand in for the president and vice president elect. you might hear a bit of noise coming from along pennsylvania avenue today. that's because the bands and performers of the inaugural parade are going to have a dress rehearsal. that'll stret f
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to the white house. and the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus will close in may. they blame a declining attendance and high operating costs. there will be 30 shows before then. several of which will be right here in the dmv area. >> very cool. tom, not a bad day shaping up today. >> good day for the dress rehearsal. you can track all the weather with the nbc washington app. big changes on the way for the inauguration week. maybe a little rain for inauguration day. stay tuned. >> all right, tom. that's all for "news 4 today." thank you so much for joining us on this sunday morning. >> we'll be back here at 9:00.
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. it's all fake news, it didn't happen. >> is vladimir putin a war criminal? good morning and welcome to "sunday today." i'm willie geist. in five days, donald trump known for decades in this country as a brash, self-promotional new york businessman and the star of a reality tv show, will be sworn in as president of the united states. we'll have a report from the incoming trump administration and talk to chuck todd in just a moment. also the latest on that massive ice storm in the midwest that's

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