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immigration crackdown. right now on "news 4 today," protests from dulles international to airports coast to coast. >> we're going to have a very, very strict ban, and we're going to have extreme vetting. >> we are a great country. that's not who we are. >> travelers left in limbo, and more than a hundred detained. the tense moment as protesters and immigrants make their voices clear. >> america is a country for all. >> travelers detained, a country divided. protests at airports from dulles to l.a.x. with hundreds
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executive order from donald trump. >> and a federal court took action against that order. the decision played out in front of thousands traveling this weekend. we have every angle covered as we continue to follow this breaking story. but first, it is 6:00 on this sunday morning. hope you're having a good one so far. i'm adam tuss. >> and i'm angie goff. we want to get straight to your weather. we know some changes are on the way. >> yesterday wasn't that bad. >> it really wasn't. those temperatures topped out in the mid, possibly upper 40s in some spots. it really wasn't that bad out there. we had a little bit of a breeze from time to time. that calmed down right in time if anybody had any saturday plans. now we're looking at cloud cover. 35 degrees is that temperature out there right now. we will get sunshine. temperatures are only going to be in the low to mid-40s for daytime highs today. isolated snow showers on the way for this afternoon. we're looking at increasing clouds, snow, and rain showers. could have delays tomorrow morning.
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we'll get. we'll talk about it in a few minutes. >> thank you very much. breaking news at airports across the country. emotional crowds have been protesting against donald trump's travel ban and executive orders. >> people arriving from seven countries were detained upon landing, but last night a federal judge in new york issued an emergency order. it temporarily bars u.s. border agents, the government, from removing anyone with a valid visa from those seven countries. we spoke with a woman from iran. she was detained for more than five hours at dulles. >> what's your feeling about what happened to you? >> i am so tired right now. my kids are so tired right now. >> and there's no shortage of emotions, as you can see, but there is confusion a
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stay and who will be kept out. another woman we spoke with had a message to the president. >> i am very, very concerned. i'm an american citizen. i've been here in this country over 30 years. all my daughters are here, born here, citizens. it's my husband who's here over 40 years. we are the fabric of this society. i am very concerned, and i'm going to tell president trump, you're going to destroy america. my country that i love. and we cannot take this. we will not sit still and take this. >> and at this point, it's not clear exactly how many people were detain eed and released at dulles international airport. we have reach out to customs and border patrol. we'll update you as soon as we hear back. >> and just take a look at some of this video from other major airports. people have been chanting and holding up signs a
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night in new york city, dallas, san francisco, chicago. according to a senior department of homeland security official who wished to remain anonymous, in the first 23 hours of the president's order, 109 people were denied entry upon approval to the united states. 173 other people were denied to board incoming flights from seven countries that you can see on your screen there. here's the response from the department of homeland security. quote, the department of homeland security will continue to enforce all of president trump's executive orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the american people. they also say that the u.s. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or for public safety. meanwhile, the federal judge that issued that order last night after lawyers for the american civil liberties union filed a court petition on behalf of families from banned countries. >> we asked the judge to hold everything in place. we believe this executive order is
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what whee said to the judge is know she may need time to figure that out. she agreed. the government may not send anybody back until she finally rules. everyone now who came is safe. and here we have four things to know about the travel ban. president trump signed the executive order on friday. it puts a 120-day hold on entry of refugees into the united states and indefinitely suspends the admission of syrian refugees. the order suspends entry for 90 days from iraq, syria, iran, syria, somalia, and yemen. now, second things get stickier. yesterday a federal judge in new york issued an emergency order temporarily barring the u.s.
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people from those seven countries. third, the judge's action is important because foreign-born u.s. residents who could have been barred from re-entering the united states under the immigration order have been allowed back into the country. finally, something we've been seeing at dulles international are people with temporary restraining order papers. they were granted by a u.s. district judge and require all permanent legal u.s. residents to be permitted lawyers, as is required by federal law. >> president trump says this immigration crackdown is not a muslim ban. he was asked about his executive order yesterday, specifically whether the government was prepared to implement it. here's what he said before many of the protests we saw erupted overnight. >> we're totally prepared to work it out very nicely. you see it at the airports. you see it all over. it's working out very nicely. we're going to have a very, very strict ban, and we're going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in
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for many years. >> now, you can expect the president's executive order to be a big topic this morning on "meet the press." moderator chuck todd will have an exclusive interview with virginia senator tim kaine. we're following breaking news on two other stories this morning. what we're now finding out about a triple shooting at a local bar and restaurant. and a middle school on fire. the intense flames that tore through the building ernight. ov
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we have some breaking news we're following for you. a homicide investigation is under way at a bar and restaurant in bowie. overnight ambulances can be seen from leaving outside the bar and grill. three victims were found with trauma to their upper bodies. two were pronounced d
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hospital in critical condition. no suspect information has been released. mean while, a murder-suicide in mclain. police say a man fatally shot his wife and son before turning the gun on himself. they say the 52-year-old killed his wife shirley and their 16-year-old son james. police say a family member found the crime scene and called police on friday. police are still trying to find out what led to those killings. we want to check in with lauren again to find out about the weather. overall yesterday turned out to be pretty decent. >> but keeping her eye on a couple snowflakes too. >> i know, they're coming. >> we've got a few changes, guys. looks like we could have just a little bit of issues, a few issues tomorrow morning. all in all, it's really not going to be that bad today. most of the day going to be dry. let's go ahead and show you what's going on right now. it's a little chilly out there. those temperatures are in the low to mid-30s. we're going to take
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the low to mid-40s for daytime highs today. if you're expecting to get your exercise in, not bad. we'll start off partly sunny. clouds will increase through the day. temperatures lin crease. as i said, only into the low to mid-40s. 45 is where i think we'll top out. we'll have some rain and snow showers after about 4:00 or 5:00. nothing on the storm team 4 radar right now. i can't rule out a few flurries, especially northern maryland. you can see them scooting across pennsylvania right now. again, we could see a few flurries. we'll start getting some snow later on after about 4:00. you can see we have some rain as well because temperatures are going to be well above that freezing mark. i do believe there's going to be scattered rain showers to the south, some scattered snow showers to the north. again, very scattered. however, that temperature is going to drop just about 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. to that freezing mark. that's when i think it could gather on the roadways. anywhere from a coating to an inch. that's it. but of course leave yourself some extra time. it will start to
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scattered showers through the day on monday. do we have anymore chances of snow in the ten-day forecast? we'll show you that in a little bit. >> thank you. check out these intense flames that tore through the roof of the old middle school gym. montgomery county fire and rescue say more than 88 firefighters were called to battle the flames. crews remain on the scene this morning putting out the hot spots. well, it's 6:13 right now. that means we have "reporters notebook" up next. >> we're back in 15 minutes with more of the morning's top stories. good morning. welcome to "reporters notebook." some local leaders defy the crackdown on sanctuary cities. the president's executive order could mean the loss of millions of dollars here in the washington region. gentlemen, can i ask this question, how
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government identify a sanctuary city? >> first of all, we know d.c. is one and prince george's is one because they've declared they are. how does that happen? >> that's going to be one of the many, many questions that has to be figured out that we know from talking to local officials that local lawyers are trying to figure that out. d.c. is pretty clear. they go as far as anybody, as far as being a sanctuary city. then it becomes big. do you issue driver's licenses to undocumented people? do you report them to the federal government? do you ask their status if they come to you for services, whether it's police, fire, other social services? that all needs to be vetted. i know david's talked to a lot of people in virginia where it's a real gray area. >> incredibly gray. if you look at one website, center for immigration studies, they list arlington as a sanctuary city. they said they don't iti
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such. it's unclear where that label will come down. it's interesting to see who will ultimately raise their hand to say we are a sanctuary city, knowing they could lose federal funding. >> what's the potential cost of defiance in terms of dollars and social services, public safety? >> again, this is what the lawyers are trying to figure out right now. as the president said in the executive order, it shouldn't impact law enforcement. so how do you define law enforcement? the district cfo sent me their grant budget this morning. the bulk of it is about $3.5 billion a year the district receives in federal grants. if medicaid is at risk, every state, everybody has real issue. now, in d.c., stuff like victims assistance funds are part of federal grants. but their categorized under law enforcement. the department of energy and environment in d.c. gets $28 million a year. the department of sp
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projects in d.c. are funded by federal grants. >> what would it mean, david, in a county like prince william, which is not a sanctuary city? a county where cory stewart says, you know, the president is right. >> the board chairman who for a short time served as trump's campaign chair in virginia and left that position before the election came to fruition. it will be interesting because cory stewart has been calling for the 7500 or so undocumented immigrants he's turned over to ask about their status. under the prior administration, under obama, he was hoping to figure out where exactly they ended up. he never got an answer. he's hoping under the trump administration he will, in fact, hear ultimately where the 7500 went. >> local officials are also considering the potential impact of the loss of dollars as a result of the repeal of or the changes in the affordable care act. >> again, a lot of lawyers and accouan
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out what that means. even president trump has said, you know, while they want to repeal it, there are parts he wants to keep, there are parts president trump thinks are useful and worked and they're good that they want to save. the d.c. auditor recently just this week released a report based on if the affordable care act was just repealed. boom, it's gone. the worst-case scenario for the district, $1 billion a year it would cost. thousands, tens of thousands could lose their insurance. d.c. residents. so that's a worst-case scenario for washington, d.c. again, a district that's uniquely reliant on the federal government. >> david, of course we know virginia's governor is concerned about loss of dollars for medicaid patients. can all these jurisdictions afford to lose all of this federal money if they lose aca, if they lose federal funds as
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order? >> governor terry mcauliffe said virginia could lose up to $300 million. he says $160 million of that would be lack of the rebates from medicaid. what's interesting is the concern of what happens after the repeal, if there's a repeal. johns hopkins had a survey that said most of the doctors who voted for donald trump have actually asked that it not be a complete repeal. they want changes, no question, but they're concerned of a total repeal of the affordable care act. they'd want to see health savings accounts increase and more competition. >> let's not forget metro. our entire region is dependent upon metro, which is dependent upon the federal government for some of its funds. so you have to -- and a lot of that is aroppropriaappropriated. no jurisdiction can afford to lose federal support.
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could have a huge impact here in the washington region. more than a quarter of a million people here work full-time federal jobs. the freeze exempts uniformed military personnel but includes three-quarters of a million civilian workers who support the military. so there are lots of questions there, lots of people who are on edge. what are you hearing from the folks you're talking to about this? >> interesting from the millennial perspective too. kristen wright talked to college students interning under the federal government. >> who would like to work for the federal government. >> right. some folks would say this is good for that millennial generation because they can then move into a consultant role or move into the private sector, make more money. for certain jobs and sectors, this applies, but if you're looking a the a position, you know, perhaps for a smithsonian slot, there's not a lot of private opportunities that would be equivalent to working there. so i think it depends on the interest of that person going forward too. >> and
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the democrats are saying is, look, when you put a hiring freeze on federal employees, exactly what david was alluding to, the federal government then outsources these jobs to private companies, and that costs more than having federal employees do those jobs. at the end of the day, they argue this could cost the taxpayers more money. for our region, again, our region is uniquely dependent on the federal government. the federal work force is so represented in d.c., maryland, and virginia. the other thing we have to look at, the fbi building is still in flux. if we start talking about giving agencies not only hiring freezes but the ability to relocate agencies or relocate where the fbi building may end up going, we're -- again, this region very vulnerable you shouunder a lot changes. >> all right. we'll take a break and be right back. stay with us.
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local law enforcement and metro have surely had their hands full the past couple weeks. inauguration, the women's march, then the march for life. turnout for the women's march caught organizers off guard because it was so huge, but it was pretty peaceful. it really put metro to the test. the second busiest day ever on record for the rails. second only to obama's '09 inauguration. considering the size of the crowds, guys, do you think metro earned any goodwill? >> yeah, sadly for metro, people remember plane crashes and not plane landings. so while metro deserves a boat load of credit because the crowds were massive. i was down in the midst of them. i saw metro center and all these stations just crammed with people. yeah, metro did what they get paid to do and what they're supposed to do, and they get kudos for doing that well, but a week later that's not what people are going to remember.
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orange line, you know, a driver hit the button by mistake and opened a door while the train was going. once again, adam tuss is reporting that 20 more metro employees have been fired for falsifying records in inspection reports. so that's what's going to be on top of mind. it's great metro is able to pull this off, but they got a long bay to go before public confidence is where they want it to be. >> and you have to wonder if the riders are the ones who are consistently riding metro to give that fair review. while you saw these trains that were packed and going through and how often do we see crowded trains bypassing stations to applause by riders. you don't see that during rush hour for certain. it's curious to see how that will translate long-term. there was a great point brought up. a lot of these metro cards from first-time users or people who don't often come into the area are being left unused. so martha's table is one place saying, hey, we'll take those. adam tuss was tweeting that out. they're eager to get
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donations. >> let's talk about the day before the women's march, inauguration day. inauguration day violence proved to be quite a challenge for d.c. and park police. more than 230 people rounded up, many charged with felony rioting. d.c. police are now facing a class-action lawsuit over the arrests. the suit filed by an attorney from colorado, but then there are more lawsuits. mark, d.c. police wound up paying $2 million or more to settle a lawsuit after the world bank 2002 protest. >> and the interim chief, who's the top guy today, was involved in pershing park, as were a lot of people still on the force now. while there are similarities in the sense that a large group of people were rounded up during a disturbance, they were held, and some of the people in that group they they were falsely arrested and detained, that they were not rioters. you have the attorney who says he was an observer. you have people -- we know one or two members of the media were
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in that instance -- in that sense, there's similarities. where the similarities end though is during pershing park, people were hog tied. they had plastic straps and were held like that for hours in buses, in a rec center. what the chief told me days before going into this and what i saw first hand on the scene was they would be able to process these people who were arrested much faster than during pershing park. that seemed to be the case. while it took time, these people were processed both from the scene, into custody, into the courts, and then out. so i think still, it's a sore point for the mayor and chief because they're going to have to answer to this, and this is going to play out in the courts. but you know, it isn't exactly what happened in pershing park. >> but does that call into the category of lessons learned? >> here's wh
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it that day, but i was speaking with general william walker, who's now the interim head of the d.c. national guard. one of the things they said they were trying to be aware of. you were down there. >> dating back, this is one of the things that chief always hated the term paramilitary. military type equipment. she would argue that's not what their officers wear. when things got rough and people were throwing rocks and bottles and the police were deploying pepper spray and the stinger balls and explosions were going off, police were in their riot gear. they had their helmets, face masks down. they had interlocking
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shields. it was heated. it was tense. it was dangerous. six police officers were injured, one seriously. one officer was hit in the head with a brick. it dented his helmet so badly it knocked him unconscious. so i will say that i was on that -- i was in the middle of it, having rocks thrown at me by protesters and pepper spray sprayed at me by police. from what i saw, the police showed amazie ining restraint i face of very dangerous, volatile situations, at times outnumbered by huge, very vocal, very angry crowds. >> before we go, i want to talk about voter fraud. the president wants a major investigation of voter fraud, even though there's no indication of massive voter fraud in the november election. you've talked to officials in virginia who have really taken this personally. >> absolutely. it's directed right at the general registrars, the general of
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me this as well as fairfax county. you have these two tweets go out followed by a massive question mark. it really opens up a lot of questions for some of these registrars to say, what exactly is he referring to? the president has said he's going after those who are registered in two states. he's going after those in his words who are illegal, those who are register who are dead. they're saying this is not a widespread issue. in fairfax county, the current registrar has been there for a year and a half. he says in that time, he has not seen any instances of voter fraud. go to arlington county, linda lindbergh has been there 22 years. she remembers two incidents, even remembers the years and specifics of those cases, '97 and 2012. she says this is not at the level of influencing a general election. >> mark, d.c. and maryland officials have said they reviewed their results and found no evidence either. does this undermine the confidence of voters? >> yeah, you s
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of state and the registrars, whoever has this jurisdiction, state by state, saying that's their biggest fear. when the president of the united states calls into question the legitimacy of an election he won, it calls into question the legitimacy of our process. that's what people are very much afraid of, the long-term ramifications of what's going on here. we learned today that the president's daughter is registered to vote if two states. it's voter fraud when you vote in two states. having dead people on the voter rolls, people in two states are irregularities and things that need to be corrected, but that's not what constitutes voter fraud. >> all right. mark, david, thank you, gentlemen. thank you for being with us this morning. stay with us now for "news 4 today." as you get ready for
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following breaking news. >> people arriving from seven predominantly muslim countries have been detained upon landing at airports across the nation. that includes dulles international airport. president donald trump signed the travel ban executive orders on friday, but last night another element was added to the story. a federal judge in new york city issued an emergency order temporarily barring u.s. border agents from removing anyone with a valid visa from those seven countries, which are iraq, syria, sudan, libya, somalia, yemen, and iran. u.s. senator cory booker spoke to the sea of protesters at dulles. he says the ban does not represent what america stands for. >> my message is to everybody. everybody in this country who believes in our values. do not let things like this go on. do not be silent. let your voice be heard. stand up, march, protest, because this cannot happen in a country this great. we
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a country that doesn't stand up and defend religious freedom. we are a great country. this is not who we are. >> at this point, tit's not cler how many people were detained and released at dulles international. we've reached out to customs and border patrol. that's certainly the big story of the day. but we're following many breaking stories today, including the weather. we got our eye on tomorrow morning. >> yeah, we want to talk about impact. that's why we want to bring in lauren. the morning commute sounds like it could be affected. >> you know, we're not expecting that much. a dusting to an inch. but it's just about timing. so of course everything ending right before that morning commute gets going on monday morning. we definitely could have some issues out there. we're going to be dry most of the day today. we're starting off chilly. temperatures are in the low to mid-30s right now. again, some areas even into the upper 20s. temperatures today are going to top out in the mid-40s.
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that ground temperature to warm up so this snow can stick, but we are expecting rain and snow showers after 4:00 or 5:00. they'll continue pretty scattered through the overnight as that temperature drops. again, we could have some issues on the roadways tomorrow morning. we're going to let you know exactly when that snow is happening and how much some areas are going to get while compared to other areas. that's coming up in about ten minutes. guys? well, this couple chanted "usa" before wiping away tears upon entering the country. they were detained after the president's new executive orders. legal permanent u.s. residents and visa holders from seven muslim majority countries who are out of the country won't be allowed baaing in for 90 days. a woman who was born in syria but last living in egypt was reunited with
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>> the ones without visa, they're on the floor. they're tired. they're on the floor. and they're treating them really bad. she said, i hope you guys can go on there and see the situation is horrible. >> well, the executive order also suspends all refugee admissions to the u.s. for four months and bans the entry of syrian refugees indefinitely. >> at least a dozen refugees were detained at new york's jfk airport. nbc's michael george takes us into this pool of protesters. >> reporter: it was an unprecedented protest at jfk's terminal four. more than a thousand filled not only the sidewalks outside but every level of a nearby parking garage. >> it's illegal. it's immoral. it's shameful. this is america. we're a country of immigrants. >> reporter: they demapded the release of a dozen immigrants an refugees detained at jfk because they come from the countries listed
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extreme vetting executive order. among those detained, a refugee who worked with the u.s. military in iraq. after he was freed, he said this about america. >> america is the greatest nation, the greatest people in the world. >> reporter: among the protest crowd, a group of rabbis who compared what's happening to refugees today to jews being turned away from american shores during the holocaust. >> we have promised our muslim neighbors that were there to be any danger to them, we will be there. >> reporter: the protest tied up traffic at jfk and the air train. governor cuomo stepped in and ordered the trains to start again. at the brooklyn courthouse, there were cheers as aclu lawyers convinced a federal judge to order a temporary injunction, preventing all those detained nationwide from being deported. >> whether president trump enacts laws or executive orders that are unconstitutional and illegal, the courtsre
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>> well, new york is where a federal judge issued a nationwide stay order. it was requested by the aclu. essentially it does two things to president donald trump's travel ban executive order. first, it prevents people detained here from being deported. second, the order requires the u.s. government to provide a list of the names of people who are detained. the aclu plans to go through the list to make sure every person is released. now, according to the aclu, with the judge's order if they're here with proper visas, they can stay. the president's order includes a 90-day ban on travel to the u.s. by citizens of iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia, and yemen. the u.s. refugee program is also suspended. anyone from war-torn syria is n indefinitely blocked. virginia governor terry mcca mcauliffe denounced the executive order. he spoke in front of dozens of protesters at dulles yesterday.
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the order sends the wrong message. >> we cannot tolerate this type of activity. so we're very concerned. discriminatory tactics breed hatred. it will breed hatred toward our nation and it will breed hatred toward americans around the globe. >> now, his comments drew applause from people in the crowd behind him. the governor has asked attorney general herring to see if he could legally help anyone who may be detained in virginia. protesters voicing their opposition to president trump's executive order are getting backing from some prominent democrats. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren joined protesters at logan airport in boston and railed against the president's actions. >> this is what democracy is about. it is the reminder that in america, we do not say no to people based on their religion, not now, not ever. >> well, warren told reporters sh
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information about status of people being detained at logan airport. she also made her way into the middle of protesters and led a chant, denouncing the president's actions. meanwhile, president trump signs three new executive orders yesterday. the first places a lifetime ban on administration officials from lobbying for foreign governments. it also imposes a five-year ban for other lobbying. he also signed an order calling for the reorganization of the national security council to respond to new threats. that includes a seat on the principal's committee for the chief strategist, steven bannon. and president trump is expected to speak with more foreign leaders today. he's scheduled to speak with the king of saudi arabia, the crown prince of the united arab emirates, and acting president of the south korea. it comes on the heels of his conversations yesterday with several leaders, including german chancellor angela merkel and russian president vladimir putin. well, about a week before president trump was sworn intoes office, the d.c. police camera network was
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d.c. police in the district's technology office told "the washington post" that hackers infected storage devices that record data from surveillance cameras. that means 123 cameras were not able to record anything between january 12th and the 15th. the secret service tells "the post" that public safety was never jeopardized. city officials say no ransom was paid, and they resolved the problem by taking devices offline and removing the software. an investigation is under way to figure out who is responsible. one woman's hair was set on fire during the inauguration, and now police are looking for a person of interest. d.c. police say that they want to talk with the woman you see here on your screen. they say a lighter was used, but the victim wasn't hurt. it happened around 2:00 p.m. along pennsylvania avenue. d.c.'s mayor is reinforcingerer commitment to make the district safer. mayor bowser visited stewart hobson middle school yesterday to talk about crime.
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cable access channel. she met with leaders across the county to talk about job training programs. >> there's no greater crime fighting tool than to make sure that everybody, no matter where they live, has the opportunity to get a great education and a good paying job. >> the mayor's office says in 2016, overall crime was down nearly 10% in the district. time right now is 6:39. hey, a new mural is going to be painted on the wall. >> and the question of just who will be honored on the famous restaurant's building. well, there's a new petition, and it's calling for fallen d.c. firefighter kevin mcray to be part of that mural. the lieutenant died fighting a fire on 7th street northwest in 2015. the owners are taking suggestions now about who should be painted on that building. the new mural should be finished in the spring, and they will be putting several faces up there. a lot of people
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very own jim vance. >> should definitely be up there. chuck brown, and i love mcray. all right. taking a look outside at prince george's county. some may see snow by the end of the day. lauren is closely tracking how much is going to fall and what to expect for the morning commute. a plan to build a wall with mexico and the question of how to pay for it. how the president's agenda could mean paying morwhen you go e 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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well, most of the day going to be dry today, but as we head through this evening, this afternoon, that's where we could start to see snow and rain showers. i do believe a lot of people are going to be disappointed. we're not expecting that much, but enough to mess up that morning commute. we're going to talk about the commute for tomorrow morning and through the rest of the ten-day forecast that's coming up in a few minutes. all right, lauren. thank you very much. >> president trump
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backlash this morning for his executive order cracking down on immigration into the u.s. >> protests erupted at airports all over the country last night, denouncing the president's move. we want to bring -- we've been waiting for this guy all morning. "meet the press's" chuck todd. so many moving parts to this story. they're developing fast. we are seeing protests. we should mention there is a group of people that back the president's move. so when we look at this and the broad powers that the office of the president has, is it legally within his power to make these decisions? >> i think we're going to find out. i think -- look, i think the most vulnerable that they may be on is the idea this applies to green card holders. once you get a green card, the constitution applies to you too. the idea of suddenly green card holders, no matter where you're from, it's not supposed to have any -- you work here in the unite
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the united states. that is your residence. so that's where this could be the most vulnerable. what the judge did last night was simply stay any deportations for people in transit or detained at airports. as for the order itself and whether it's constitutional, i think you're going to see another challenge likely on the green card front and the question there is, is it going to be the entire order stayed and then this fight goes to the supreme court, which at this point is my expectation. >> he says it's not a muslim ban. what's the best way for us to describe it? >> it is a partial ban, if you want to look at it that way. certainly targeted at muslim majority countries. the countries not included, pakistan, saudi arabia. let's take a look. the whole idea of the muslim ban by donald trump was in response to the san bernardino attacks. the wife -- there was a couple. the we
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visa from saudi arabia, was a pakistani native. neither country is on this list. the whole idea of this ban was sparked from that. it's odd it isn't included. it's odd also that iraq is included and afghanistan isn't. so that part of it, i think, is a little bit of a head scratcher. then of course the urgency. why wasn't there a 72-hour grace period so that airports -- >> it seemed like there wasn't a plan in place to execute everything. >> if this was so important to do, then it should have been done on day one. if you can wait a week, which they did, then why not have it 72 hours before it is enaked to essentially give all these federal agencies, give the airports time to get the clarity on who's in, who's out, allow for the people in transit. i think this was -- there's a hastiness this was done with, number one. there's going
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questions. executive orders and legal challenges, we're familiar with that with president obama. so that's not anything new. but i think the hastiness and why some countries weren't included -- if you believe this is truly a problem because this looks more soymbolic than anything else, to be honest. >> so on the show today, a lot about this. >> i have reince priebus on. a lot of questions, starting with timing and all of those things, and getting at how do they believe this meets the constitutional test, particularly with green card holders. >> by the way, he made a lot of phone calls yesterday. >> there's that. there's a lot to get to. >> there's a border wall. my goodness. it's an unbelievable amount of news. >> it's only week one. >> he's certainly moving quickly. you can't say he's not keeping that promise. >> chuck, thanks for stopping by. you can see "meet the press" every sunday right here on news 4. it comes up at 10
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plan to build a border wall is sparking concern. >> specifically what it would mean for consumers that live here in the u.s. nbc's tom costello spoke to people who live in rockville, maryland, who worry about the impact it could have on their wallet. >> reporter: a 20% tax on mexican imports could mean americans will be paying 20% more for a long list of items. a $17,000 car suddenly $20,400. a $1,000 flat screen tv, $1200. imported machinery and capitol, all more expensive. >> it's sad because not everybody can afford it. >> reporter: at a grocery store in maryland, concern. >> a lot of people won't be able to afford food. i just don't understand. >> reporter: mexico is america's third biggest trading partner with jobs on both sides of the border depending on the relationship. in florida, this man owns a small business that grows produce in mexico during the winter
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truckloads a week to u.s. grocery stores. >> if this tax comes to fruition, then tomatoes will be selling for $2.49 a pound instead of $1.99 on your retail shelf. >> reporter: but the u.s. also exports $230 billion in goods every year to mexico, including food. a lot of u.s. farmers depend on that trade. in snow-covered minnesota today, farm bureau president said one out of every three acres of corn and soybeans is exported to mexico and farmers fear a trade war. >> we need access to those markets. they're a growing economy, growing markets. we don't want to do anything to jeopardize any trade. >> reporter: among trump supporters, mixed reaction from pittsburgh -- >> politicians always hit you with taxes. it doesn't matter what they say. >> reporter: to texas -- >> personally, if i have to pay a 20% import tax to build this wall that will slow down illegal immigration, then i see it as a win-win. >> reporter: by one estimate, a $15 billion wall could costa
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tom costello, nbc news, rockville, maryland. we want to talk about the weather. >> you didn't think it was that bad yesterday. >> in the afternoon, it was nice. i went for a walk. there was minimal wind. the sun was on you. it was beautiful. >> wind died down quickly yesterday. that was good. tomorrow is not going to be -- >> today is going to be okay. >> today is all right. by this afternoon, we could see a few rain and snow showers. but temperatures are going to be in the mid-40s today. we're going to be fairly warm. well above that freezing mark. then we get into tomorrow morning. i think a lot of people are going to be disappointed. we don't want to hype this up too much. we're expecting a coating to an inch of snow. but it's all about timing. of course, it looks like it's going to happen before that morning commute. increasing clouds today. today is going to be dry. if you're headed out to the west, i'm so jealous. it's going to be so nice out there. they're actually getting snow showers. we're not
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or rain showers until after 4:00 or 5:00. through the day tomorrow, scattered light snow showers. not expecting anymore accumulation. 35 is the temperature right now. we'll continue to take that temperature up into the low to mid-40s. i can't rule out a few isolated flurries, especially northern maryland. everybody else pretty much staying dry today. a few snow showers up through western pennsylvania and coming down through northern west virginia. a few flurries possible as we continue into the day. after about 4:00 or 5:00, we'll start to see rain showers to the south, maybe a few snow showers out in the shenandoah valley. then it will continue to move through. however, widely scattered. look at this. this is later on this evening. again, by tomorrow morning, that's when the temperature drops to about 32 degrees. we'll start to see some snow showers gather on the ground. that's where we'll get our coating to about an inch before tomorrow morning. it will move out of here, however the winds will pick up tomorrow afternoon out of the northwest. i can't rule out some scattered light snow showers through the day tomorrow. no additional cu
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30s tomorrow with windchills in the 20s. so again, just leave some time for the morning commute. i don't believe there's going to be any cancellations, but there could be a few delays. slick tomorrow morning in some spots. if you're traveling around tonight, it's just going to be wet. for your monday, slick spots in the morning. just scattered light snow showers with winds picking up throughout the afternoon. by tuesday, back into the 50s. still going to have a little bit of a freeze, maybe a light rain shower to the north. otherwise, we're just watching towards the end of the next week, sunday into monday. right now not looking like much, but i'm going to keep it on there. i'll let amelia look into the latest updates later on tonight. >> thank you, lauren. 6:52. the bigstegest names in hollywo at the s.a.g. awards.
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chinese new year. there are plenty of festivities here in our region to welcome in the year of the fire rooster. today from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., you can head to fair oaks mall in fairfax for the annual lunar new year festival. that's free for the public. you can catch a parade in the district's chinatown as well. all of the fun happens from 2:00 to 5:00 today. actors will be awarding actors tonight in the 23rd annual screen actors guild award. emma stone is favored to win best actress for her whole in "la la land." critic say natalie portman could walk away a winner for her portrayal of jackie kennedy. as for the big prize of best ensemable cast, that is favored to go to "moonlight." so many good flicks. i haven't seen th
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much more ahead for you on "news 4 today." >> that includes an hour-by-hour look at your forecast. a little bit of snow could be on the way. stay with us.
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immigration crackdown. right now on "news 4 today," protests from dulles international to airports coast to coast. >> we're going to have a very, very strict ban, and we're going to have extreme vetting. >> we are a great country. this is not who we are. >> travelers left in limbo and more than 100 detained. the tense moments as protesters and immigrants make their voices clear. >> america is a country for all. a busy 24 hours. travelers detained and a country divided. hundreds voicing their opposition to a new executive order from president donald trump. >> a federal court took action against that order, and the decision played out in front of thousands traveling this weekend. we have every angle covered as we continue to follow this breaking story. >> it is a very busy morning here on this sunday. i'
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>> and i'm angie goff. we want to bring in lauren, because she has more on some snowflakes we might see. >> we could see those snowflakes as early on as this evening. i don't think it's going to amount to much. temperatures are going to be in the mid-40s for daytime highs today. increasing clouds throughout the day. a little on the warmer side with temperatures in the low to mid-40s. it's cold out there right now. temperatures are in the 30s. we even got some 20s out there. again, we will warm up eventually. not looking too bad throughout the morning, and really throughout the day. we're going to be dry until after about 4:00. that's when we'll start to see snow moving into the region. even a little bit of rain, especially down to the south. widely scattered showers and it's going to be light. but it could be enough to leave a little bit on the ground. we're going to talk amounts. that's all coming up in a few minutes. >> all right. thank you very much. breaking news at
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across the country. emotional crowds have been protesting. >> we want to begin at dulles international. people arriving from predominantly muslim countries were detained upon arriving. but last night a federal judge in new york issued an emergency order. it temporarily bars u.s. border agents, the government, from removing anyone with a valid visa from those seven countries. we spoke with a woman from iran. she was detained for more than five hours at dulles. >> what's your feeling about what happened to you? >> i am so tired right now. my kids are so tired right now. >> there's no shortage of emotions, as you can see, but there is confusion about who can stay and who will be kept out. another woman we spoke with wanted to send a message to t
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i'm an american citizen. i've been here in this country over 30 years. all my daughters are here, born here, citizens. it's my husband who's here over 40 years. we are the fabric of this society. i am very concerned, and i'm going to tell president trump, you're going to destroy america. my country that i love. and we cant noketa this. we will not sit still and take this. >> well, at this point, it's not clear exactly how many people were detain ted and released at dulles international airport. we have reach out to customs and border patrol. we'll update you as soon as we hear back. >> and just take a look at some of this video from other major airports. people have been chanting and holding up signs all through the night in new york city, dallas, san francisco, chicago. according to a senior department of homeland security official
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president's order, 109 people were denied entry upon approval to the united states. 173 other people were denied to board incoming flights from seven countries that you can see on your screen there. here's the response from the department of homeland security. quote, the department of homeland security will continue to enforce all of president trump's executive orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the american people. they also say that the u.s. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or for public safety. the federal judge issued that order last night after lawyers for the american civil liberties union filed a petition on behalf of families from the ban the countries. >> we asked the judge to hold everything in place. we believe this executive order is clearly unlawful. what we said to the judge is we know she may need time to figure that out. she agreed. the government may not send
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rules. everyone now who came is safe. and here we have four things to know about the travel ban. first, president donald trump signed the executive order on friday, and this puts a 120-day hold on entry of refugees to the u.s. and indefinitely suspends the entry of syrian refugees. the order suspends entry for 90 days from iraq, syria, iran, syria, somalia, and yemen. now, second things get stickier. yesterday a federal judge in new york issued an emergency order temporarily barring the u.s. border agents from deporting people from those seven countries. third, the judge's action is important because foreign-born u.s. residents who could have
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united states under the immigration order have been allowed back into the country. finally, something we've been seeing at dulles international are people with temporary restraining order papers. they were granted by a u.s. district judge and require all permanent legal u.s. residents to be permitted lawyers, as is required by federal law. we saw several of those orders at dulles. adam? >> certainly a lot to keep track of. and president trump says his immigration crackdown is not a muslim ban. he was asked about his executive order yesterday, specifically whether the government was prepared timplement it. here's what he said before many of the protests we saw erupted overnight. >> we're totally prepared to work it out very nicely. you see it at the airports. you see it all over. it's working out very nicely. we're going to have a very, very strict ban, and we're going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years. >> now, you can expect the president's executive order to
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moderator chuck todd will have an exclusive interview with virginia senator tim kaine. chuck's going o join us for another preview around 10:15 this morning. we are also following breaking news on two other stories this morning. what we're now finding out about a triple shooting at a local bar and restaurant. and a middle school on fire. the intensela fs methat tore through the building overnight. it's 7:07. you're wtching "news 4 today."a
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at 7:09, we are following breaking news for you this morning. a homicide investigation is under way at a bar and restaurant in bowie. overnight ambulances can be seen leaving from outside the blue sunday bar and grill. bowie police say three men were found with trauma to their upper
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two were pronounced dead, and a third person was taken to the hospital in critical condition. maryland state police helicopter was seen leaving the scene. no suspect information has been released at this time. dozens of montgomery county firefighters have been working to battle flames overnight. the fire at the old middle school is now contained, but they continue to put out some of those hot spots. investigators are trying to figure out what caused this fire. fire crews say there was a partial collapse but no one was hurt. newly revis a murder-suicide in mclain. police say a man fatally shot his wife and son before turning the gun on himself. they say the 52-year-old killed his wife shirley and their 16-year-old son james. police say a family member found the crime scene and called police on friday. police are still trying to find ou
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well, you might have to wake up a few minutes earlier tomorrow. lauryn is tracking how much snow you might have to brush off the car. and more breaking news. protests across the country in response to president trump's executive order on immigration. the challenges now being faced at airports from east to west.
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well, we've got some rain and snow on the way later on today. now, the roads could be a little issue early tomorrow morning as eventually we'll just see scattered light snow showers. we're going to time it out for you, let you know how much to expect by tomorrow morning. that's all coming up in just about five minutes. >> lauryn, thank you very much. protests have broken out across the united states. >> we go to those protests happening at los angeles' l.a.x. >> reporter: walking out among protesters after ten hours on an immigration hold, this woman is grateful to be back home and free to leave l.a.x. >> it was really hard to stay there for ten hours and do nothing. at first they told us we have to go back to our country. >> reporter: she has been in the country for six years and has a
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a massive crowd protesting for hours on her behalf at tom bradley international terminal. inside, more confusion and frustration as immigration attorneys continue to work for the release of possibly dozens detained under president trump's executive order. >> if they hadn't deported him by two hours, he would have been here. >> reporter: a federal ruling blocking those deportations came tonight, too late for this man's uncle from tehran. put back on a plane after he was held at l.a.x. more than 20 hours. >> we can't wait to talk to him and let him know that not only were we there with him in spirit, real l.a., real america was out front. he was not alone. >> reporter: frustration only grew as reports of a visa holding student was put back on a plane to iran tonight. no shortage of frustration out here, but there is growing kofrt from what many say is a unifying protest.
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message for president trump. >> would you do this to your children? muslims are good people. they're not terrorists. >> now, white house chief strategist steve bannon's role appears to be expanding through all of this. president trump signed an executive order yesterday reorganizing the national security council. it includes giving bannon a seat on the principal's committee. "the washington post" reports those are the meetings of senior national security officials, which include the secretaries of state and defense. well, the white house is now a working office for a whole new group of advisers who have spent the last week settling in. >> nbc's peter alexander stepped in to see how proximity to the president means power. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: inside the west wing, they are president trump's inner circle, his most trusted advisers, during his side by an improbable
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now in the front row of swearing in and signings. jared kushner, steve bannon, chief of staff reince priebus, and counselor kellyanne conway. >> so this is it. >> this is my new office. >> conway invited nbc news into her new west wing office that has a history of housing power players like karl rove, valerie jarrett, and even hillary clinton. >> each of them served a two-term president. i feel like it's good luck. >> this office is good luck for you. >> yes, it is. >> every white house, every west wing has power plays right now. kellyanne conway, steve bannon, reince priebus, jared kushner. will everybody be able to work together? >> we already do. remember, we were a very cohesive team during the campaign. >> no clashes? >> no clashes that i can report. i know everybody wants the sb g intrigue story, but we're very cohesive, very collaborative. we came out of the campaign the walking wounded and
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very welcoming and very open to different points of view. that's the way he's run his businesses, i understand, for years, which is take the counsel of many different folks, weigh the option, and the decision is his. >> reporter: but as trump's team settle into place, white house veterans say turf wars are inevitable. >> it's highly unlikely there's going to be a power play going on because there always is. i don't care how you structure it or allocate the management of office space. even closets on the first floor next to the oval office are viewed as an office opportunity. >> reporter: already real estate is at a premium with the oval office the center of power. on one side, a small office traditionally for the president's personal second tars and aides. on the other, a newly formed corridor of influence. the big corner office reserved for the chief of staff, reince priebus. the top deputy traditionally serving as
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keeper. next door, steve bannon. then the office close toast the president, jared kushner, ivanka trump's husband. already proving himself as a force behind the scenes. >> does provide significant opportunity to walk into the oval office without a lot of people seeing you walking in. that's a good thing for the president if he needs that help. it's a bad thing for the chief of staff if it's done without the chief of staff knowing about it. >> kellyanne conway's exclusive perch right upstairs. but in the white house, this seasoned adviser says the president doesn't come to you, you go to him. >> i never take the elevator. always the stairs. >> get the exercise when you can. >> you get the exercise, but it also takes 12 seconds. >> hard to keep up with this new president. >> reporter: peter alexander, nbc news, the white house. >> now we got the layout on the white house, where everybody is sitting, the proximity. interesting stuff. >> a big house. there are so many rooms you don't get to see. >> that's true. look at the sunrise. >> it is
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that's the time that sun came up. continuing to move on up. through the daylight hours, i do believe that we're going to be mostly dry. we're going to see that sunshine this morning, but clouds are going to roll in later on this afternoon. we've got some snow and rain moving in too. but it is absolutely gorgeous out there. so yeah, that sun just coming up right now. it's 7:20 out there. temperature at 37 degrees. we will top out in the low to mid-40s today. as i said, those clouds are going to increase. then we have a chance for showers. maybe a few snow showers as well. then we'll continue to see some snow showers through the day tomorrow. now, we might have a few flurries out there, especially through northern maryland. you can see western pennsylvania, even west virginia, western maryland getting in on the action for some snow. not for us. if you're headed out skiing, out there at deep creek, you're going to get snow showers through the morning and maybe scattered snow showers later on this afternoon. i'm so jealous if you're headed
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out there. it is going to be a great day out on the slopes. now, we're not going to see snow here in our area until after about 4:00 or 5:00. a lot of it is going to be rain, especially south of d.c. we could have some snow showers starting in the shenandoah valley. again, look how widely scattered this is. we're not going to see a lot tonight. overnight, that temperature falls to about 32 degrees. that's when we'll start to see it stick to the ground. i believe we'll have a lot of kids waking up disappointed tomorrow. i want to point out we are going to see snow showers before tomorrow morning's commute. less than an inch in a lot of spots. can't rule out a few snow showers through the day tomorrow as winds pick up. not expecting any additional accumulation. so areas most under an inch. highs in the 30s. winds are going to pick up in the afternoon. it's going to feel like the 20s. leave some extra time for that morning commute. so you're looking fine as you're headed out skiing, exercising, even into the auto show. now, for your monday, it is going to be blustery in the afternoon with scattered snow showers. but again, there could be some
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most areas getting less than an inch. i do want to point that out. kids, go ahead and do your homework. windy on tuesday, but look at that temperature around 50. could have rain showers on tuesday. dry for the rest of the workweek. we'll continue to keep our eyes on it throughout this week. >> thank you, lourn. it is not the super bowl, but kurt cousins gets to hit the gridiron today. the next challenge for captain kirk has he enters the off-season. right when i walked in the door of bassett you could tell the it
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welcome back. skins quarterback kirk cousins expected to play in today's super bowl. this is cousins' first trip to the pro bowl after throwing over 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. that's pretty good. he'll enter the off-season as a pending unrestricted free agent. they have a little bit of business to sew up with him for sure. in the future, we might all be using self-driving cars to get around. >> i don't know if i can do that. >> you might not have a choice. >> i don't know. but right now self-driving bikes may help us navigate. some university of washington students are developing an autonomous tricycle. they received a $25,000 grant from amazon to test out their vehicles. it takes a lot of work to get the bike to stop and go, but that's part of the fun for these
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students. >> mother nature is not always very cooperative. >> well, the technology will eventually be open sourced for anyone to use. call me old fashioned, but i like having a little control. >> this is the way of the world. self-driving cars are really only a few years away. you'll always be able to take control of your vehicle. stuff like this is kind of the precursor. this is the future. it is time to embrace it. >> i just want it to park for me. >> some of them do that. taking a live look outside right now as the sun comes up. beautiful shot of angie's hometown. would you believe that snow is on the way and a dusting could impact your plans for the workweek. lauryn is closely tracking the timing. breaking news at airports across the country. . protests from new york to los angeles and here at home. the challenge for travelers trying to return. and the growing frustration at airports.
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as you get ready for this half hour, we're following breaking news that's fuelling a lot of emotions out there. >> certainly. people arriving from seven predominantly muslim countries have been detained upon landing at airports across the nation. that included dulles international. president donald trump signed the travel ban executive orders on friday,
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another element was added to this story. a federal judge in new york issued an emergency order temporarily barring u.s. border agents from moving anyone with a valid visa from seven countries. cory booker says the ban does not represent what america stands for. >> my message is to everybody. everybody in this country who believes in our values. do not let things like this go on. do not be silent. let your voice be heard. stand up, march, protest, because this cannot happen in a country this great. we cannot allow ourselves to be a country that doesn't stand up and defend religious freedom. we are a great country. this is not who we are. >> at this point, it's not clear how many people were detained and released at dulles international. we've reached out to customs and border patrol. we'll update you as soon as we hear back. that is just one of the many stories we're following for you this morning. in addition to theea
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falling later today. >> we're always looking ahead. we know a lot of you are going to work, your kids are going to school in the morning. so here with today's forecast as well as what you can expect until the days ahead is lauryn ricketts. >> hi, guys. yeah, we've got some snow on the way. it's not going to be a lot. most of your sunday going to be dry. beautiful sunrise coming up right now. gorgeous. but clouds are going to be increasing as we continue through the day. it is a little chilly out there. some temperatures still in the 20s. other temperatures in the upper 30s. 37 here in the district. step outside the beltway, you can find some 20s and even into the low 30s. for the next seven hours, temperatures gradually coming up. in fact, we're going to be in the low to mid-40s for at the same time highs today. that's well above that freezing mark. as we start to get snow and rain showers later on tonight, doesn't look like it's going to stick. eventually that temperature will drop and we'll have accumulation on the ground tomorrow morning before yea
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school. we're going to talk about accumulation and timing in about 15 minutes. the couple right there chanting "usa" before wiping away tears upon entering the country. they were detained after the president's new executive orders. legal permanent u.s. residents and visa holders from seven muslim majority countries who are out of the country won't be allowed baaing in for 90 days. a woman who was born in syria but last living in egypt was reunited with her daughter. >> the ones without visa, they're on the floor. they're tired. they're on the floor. and they're treating them really bad. she said, i hope you guys can go on there and see the situation is horrible. >> well, the executive order also suspends all refugee admissions to the u.s. for four months and bans the entry of syrian refugees indefinitely. >> at least a dozen refugees were detaint
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airport. nbc's michael george takes us into this pool of protesters. >> reporter: it was an unprecedented protest at jfk's terminal four. more than a thousand filled not only the sidewalks outside but every level of a nearby parking garage. >> it's illegal. it's immoral. it's shameful. this is america. we're a country of immigrants. >> reporter: they demanded the release of a dozen immigrants an refugees detained at jfk because they come from the countries listed under president trump's extreme vetting executive order. among those detained, a refugee who worked with the u.s. military in iraq. after he was freed, he said this about america. >> america is the greatest nation, the greatest people in the world. >> reporter: among the protest crowd, a group of rabbis who compared what's happening to refugees today to jews being turned away from american shores during the holocaust.
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neighbors that were there to be any danger to them, we will be there. >> reporter: the protest tied up traffic at jfk and the air train. governor cuomo stepped in and ordered the trains to start again. at the brooklyn courthouse, there were cheers as aclu lawyers convinced a federal judge to order a temporary injunction, preventing all those detained nationwide from being deported. >> whether president trump enacts laws or executive orders that are unconstitutional and illegal, the courts are there to defend everyone's rights. >> meanwhile in new york, that's where a federal judge issued a nationwide stay order. it was requested by the american civil liberties union. essentially it does two things to president donald trump's travel ban executive order. first, it prevents people detained here from being deported. second, the order requires the u.s. government to provide a list of the names of people who
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the aclu plans to go through the list to make sure every person is released. now, according to the aclu, with the judge's order if they're here with proper visas, they can stay. the president's order includes a 90-day ban on travel to the u.s. by citizens of iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia, and yemen. the u.s. refugee program is also suspended. anyone from war-torn syria is indefinitely blocked. virginia governor terry mcauliffe denounced the executive order. he spoke in front of dozens of protesters at dulles yesterday. they voiced their concern that the order sends the wrong message. >> we cannot tolerate this type of activity. so we're very concerned. discriminatory tactics breed hatred. it will breed hatred toward our nation and it will breed hatred toward americans around the globe. >> now, his commen
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applause from people in the crowd behind him. the governor has asked attorney general herring to see if he could legally help anyone who may be detained in virginia. protesters voicing their opposition to president trump's executive order are getting backing from some prominent democrats. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren joined protesters at logan airport in boston and railed against the president's actions. >> this is what democracy is about. it is the reminder that in america, we do not say no to people based on their religion, not now, not ever. >> well, warren told reporters she didn't have exact information about status of people being detained at logan airport. she also made her way into the middle of protesters and led a chant, denouncing the president's actions. meanwhile, president trump signs three new executive orders yesterday. the first places a lifetime ban on administration officials from lobbying for foreign governments. it also imposes a five-year ban for other lobbying.
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for the reorganization of the national security council to respond to new threats. that includes a seat on the principal's committee for the chief strategist, steven bannon. and president trump is expected to speak with more foreign leaders today. he's scheduled to speak with the king of saudi arabia, the crown prince of the united arab emirates, and acting president of the south korea. it comes on the heels of his conversations yesterday with several leaders, including german chancellor angela merkel and russian president vladimir putin. at 7:37, the cold is here without a doubt. the snow is next. lauryn is updating the forecast with how much you should prepare for in your neighborhood. and a landmark and famous icon of its own, the new push for who should be painted on the mural wall outside of
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welcome back. a fight between a father and son led to a brutal murder in charles county.
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county police who say carlton bell sr. was found dead inside a waldorf home on friday. after the fight, police say the son got into an accident and is now in the hospital. he's expected to face murder charges. shifting gears a little here at 7:40, a new mural will be painted on the side of ben's chili bowl. >> this caused a lot of buzz. they scrubbed it overnight, earlier this week. now there's that big question, who, what faces will be honored on this famous restaurant's building. there is a new petition calling for fallen d.c. firefighter kevin mcray to be part of that mural. the lieutenant died fighting a fire on 7th street northwest in 2015. the owners of ben's chili bowl are taking suggests. they're taking votes, actually, about who you think about should be painted on the mural. the new mural should be finished in the spring. there is an option to write me
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website. a lot of people writing in our very own jim vance as well. >> i would love to see vance up there. d.c.'s bravest, absolutely deserves a spot. we should put for him to get up there as well. all right. taking a look outside right now. it is cold and some of us may see snow. that's right. snow by the end of the day. lauryn is closely tracking how much could fall and what to expect for the morning commute. and a plan to build a wall with mexico and the question of how to pay for it. how the president's agenda could mean paying more when you go shopping.
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it's perfect. it's beautiful. there's nothing we would change about it.
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it's a beautiful sunrise out there right now. temperatures coming up into the low to mid-40s today. much of the day going to be dry, but as we get into the late afternoon and throughout the evening, that's when we could have a few snow and rain showers. if you want to head out and exercise, not looking too shabby out there before we have clouds increase. we're going to talk about the rain and snow chances and accumulation. we got all that for your monday morning commute coming up in a few minutes. >> all right, lauryn. thank you very much. former baylor university student has raised serious allegations against the school in a new lawsuit. according to court documents that, former student lives in virginia. >> reporter: a new lawsuit against baylor university alleges a culture of sexual violence at the football program
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have acknowledged. a baylor graduate identified in the institute by the pseudonym elizabeth doe alleges she was raped by two football players in 2013. the lawsuit claims without names or other evidence that she is aware of at least 52 acts of rape between 2011 and 2014 by not less than 31 different football players. last year baylor fired coach art briles and removed president ken starr after an internal investigation determined football staff mishandled or ignored reports of sexual misconduct. the university responded citing unprecedented actions to past and alleged sexual assaults. we've made great progress in implementing 105 recommendations to strengthen the safety and security of all students and restore faith in the university. baylor, the latest university athletic program embroiled in controversy. the university of minnesota holding hearings for suspended football players accused of sexual assault.
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swim team, harvard its male soccer team, and colombia part of its wrestling team while those universities investigate allegations of offensive and inappropriate communication. >> most universities have taken steps to prevent cultures of violence, but we still see it happen, and we still see lawsuits surrounding it. it's a topic that will need to be addressed with much greater scrutiny in the years ahead. >> reporter: some baylor graduates defended the athletic program on social media. nbc news has not verified the claims made in the lawsuit. the university is still recovering from scandal, now back on the ropes. jacob rascon, nbc news, dallas. well, about a week before president trump was sworn into office, the d.c. camera network was reportedly hacked. d.c. police in the district's technology office told "the washington post" that hackers infected storage devices that record data from surveillance
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that means 123 cameras were not able to record anything between january 12th and the 15th. the secret service tells "the post" that public safety was never jeopardized. city officials say no ransom was paid, and they resolved the problem by taking devices offline and removing the software. an investigation is under way to figure out who is responsible. d.c.'s mayor is reinforcing her commitment to make the district safer. she visited stewart hobson middle school yesterday to talk about crime. this footage is from the district's cable access channel. she met with leaders from across can the country to talk about transparency and job training programs. >> there's no greater crime fighting tool than to make sure everybody, no matter where they live, has the opportunity to get a great education and good paying job. >> the mayor's office says in 2016, overall crime was down nearly 10% in the
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the president's plan to build a border wall and potentially pay with it. >> reporter: a 20% tax on mexican imports could mean americans will be paying 20% more for a long list of items. a $17,000 car suddenly $20,400. a $1,000 flat-screen tv, $1200. imported machinery, food, and alcohol, all more expensive. at a grocery store in maryland, concern. >> a lot of people won't be able to afford food. i just don't understand the concept. >> reporter: mexico is america's third biggest trading partner with jobs on both sides of the border depending on the
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relationship. in florida, this man owns a small business that grows produce in mexico during the winter, then imports 20 truckloads a week to u.s. grocery stores. >> if this tax comes to fruition, then tomatoes will be selling for $2.49 a pound instead of $1.99 on your retail shelf. >> reporter: but the u.s. also exports $230 billion in goods every year to mexico, including food. a lot of u.s. farmers depend on that trade. in snow-covered minnesota today, farm bureau president said one out of every three acres of corn and soybeans is exported to mexico and farmers fear a trade war. >> we need access to those markets. they're a growing economy, growing markets. we don't want to do anything to jeopardize any trade. >> reporter: among trump supporters, mixed reaction from pittsburgh -- >> politicians always hit you with taxes. it doesn't matter what they say. >> reporter: to texas -- >> personally, if i have to pay a 20% import tax to build this
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immigration, then i see it as a win-win. >> reporter: by one estimate, a $15 billion wall could cost each u.s. household $120. tom costello, nbc news, rockville, maryland. time right now, 7:50. sun is up. clouds are coming in though. >> you've been paying attention to my forecast. >> i have been leaning on every word. >> what are you here for? >> i'm just going head back home. >> absolutely not. >> you're right. clouds are coming in and a little bit of snow. >> what? >> a little bit of snow. >> don't get too excited, kids. >> we need the day off of school. >> i think because we've been talking about it so much, people are like, oh, my gosh, it's an inch. it's the timing of it. we're going to see it tomorrow morning. not everybody going to have it. a lot of people will have a dusting. some people waking up to nothing. we're waking up to a little sunshine and a gorgeous sunrise out there today. those clouds are on the increase. we will start to see those clouds moving in as we get into the afternoon. now, dry most of the day today.
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we will see some scattered snow showers through the day on monday. then we're quiet as we head into the next workweek. current temperatures, it's chilly out there. temperatures in the 30s right now. some areas in the upper 20s. not much showing up on the storm team 4 radar. we could see a few flurries, especially north into northern maryland, but that's about it. as we talk about road conditions, tonight it is going to be a little on the wet side, but i don't think there's going to be any issues out there. tomorrow morning, on the slick side. tomorrow evening, again on the wet side. let me go ahead and break it down for you. after 3:00 or 4:00 p.m., we're dry much of the day. we're going to start to see rain showers to the south, maybe a little bit of snow here in the shenandoah valley. it will continue to move through here highly scattered. we're not going to see much into the evening. overnight is when the temperature drops. we're going to see snow showers gather on the ground. that means anywhere from a dusting up to an inch of accumulation. winds pick up through the day tomorrow. we're looking at more scattered snow showers through the day
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tomorrow. again, most areas under one inch. it's going to be blustery. windchills in the 20s. leave yourself some extra time for that morning commute. we'll get to that ten-day forecast in a little bit. the biggest names in hollywood and trophies up for grabs. the heated competition as tonight's s.a.g. awards. and who is favored to come out on top.
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well, you don't have to hop a flight to celebrate the chinese new year. there are plenty of festivities going on in our region to help welcome in the year of the rooster. today from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., head to fair oaks mall in fairfax for the annual lunar new year festival. it is free to the public. and catch a parade in the district's chinatown. all of the fun happens there from 2:00 to 5:00 aitoday. well, actors will be awarding actors. you get an actor. tonight is the 23rd annual screen actors build award. the competition is expected to be tight this year. emma stone favored to win best actress for her role in "la la land." critics say natalie portman could walk away a winner for her portrayal of jackie kennedy. also, two powerful performances
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affleck. as for the prize of best ensemble cast, favored to go to "moonlight." i need to see that. time right now is 7:56 on this sunday. here are the four things you need to know. a federal judge in virginia issued a temporary restraining order protecting foreign born legal united states residents from being deported from dulles international last night. according to our news partners at wt op, the order protected 5 to 60 people. a restaurant in bowie is now a crime scene after a homicide investigation in the hill top shopping plaza center. two people died and a third was taken to the hospital in critical condition. fire ripped through the gymnasium of the old middle school overnight. it took dozens of firefighters to control the flames. no one was hurt. president trump signed three new executive orders yesterday. the focus on lobbying, reorganizing the national security council, and preparing a plan to defeat isis.
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snowflakes on the way. >> just a few. not much. >> let's not hype it. but it's coming. >> no snow dance. >> you can do that maybe for next weekend. let's show you that ten-day forecast. snow and rain showers beginning after about 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. we'll continue to see maybe a dusting, up to an inch by tomorrow morning. we got to wait for these temperatures to drop a little bit. scattered snow showers through the day tomorrow. not looking like much next week, but we'll continue to watch it. >> chilly, 37. whoa. that's going to do it for "news 4 today." thanks for joining us. >> we'll be back here at 9:00. have a great sunday.
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>> there will be a payment. >> my advice is to engage but beware. ♪ who can turn the world on with her smile. good morning. welcome to "sunday today." i'm willie geist. it's been another weekend of demonstrations after a dizzying first week of executive action under president trump. crowds gathering at airports across the country in response to the president's order signed friday temporarily banning the entry of immigrants to the united states from seven countries and suspending the tr

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