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panhandle, alabama, georgia, mississippi. back to you. >> following new developments from capitol hill now where lawmakers have reached a deal on a spending plan to avoid a government shutdown. that $1 trillion plan would fund the government through september. it does not include funding for a border wall but does set aside money for border security measures. the plan includes money to strengthen the military and another round of private school vouchers for students in the washington school system. news 4's tracie potts will have more. immigration front and center in many cities including the district today. thousands of people are expected to march in may day demonstrations. they're protesting against donald trump's efforts to boost deportation. union members traditionally march on may 1st for worker's rights. here in washington people will gather at noon at lamont park in
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d.c. police are looking for 16-year-old sade williams. she was last seen on saturday at call place. 5'6" with brown eyes and black hair. she was last seen wearing a black shirt, tan pants and white tennis shoes. if you see her, call d.c. police. maryland state police say speed caused a motorcycle accident in prince george's county. a 32-year-old man was killed when he lost control, skidded and hit a guardrail. this happened on largo avenue. he was riding with a group of motorcyclists when it happened. maryland state police have seen a spike in motorcycle crashes since the weather became nicer. a tacoma park police is recovering after a man ran over his foot. he
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over the officer's foot. two area officers will be added to the national law enforcement officers memorial. ashleigh winden was killed hours into her first shift on the job last year. prince george's county officer was killed during friendly fire during a shootout in a police station in landover. their names will be added to a list of a memorial. 4:32. starting today the national park service will begin installing parking meters near the national mall, tidal basin and enforcement will not start right off. th
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week. the goal is to encourage turnover and encourage people to use public transportation. i-95, v dot crews wrapped up early. all southbound lanes are back open on the neasco bridge. >> the caps need all the fan's support right now. caps heading to pittsburgh down 2-0 to the pens. game three is tonight. as we said, fans wangt to get behind it. a pep rally today at river dale county elementary. this school rocked the red with a bik event at the gymnasium. the rally is 1:00 this afternoon. game three is 7:30 tonight.
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white rice, sauces, salad dressings, ketchup, all kinds of stuff are foods that have a lot more sugar in it than we even know. >> that's why we are going sugar free here on "news 4 today." no more than 40 grams of sugar a day. ten teaspoons. >> a 2,000 calorie diet. i'm trying to stick to 10 to 15 grams of sugar. all week we're going to show you ways to cut back on sugar. i'll post video diaries in how i'm changing what i eat. one of the biggest issues is what i put in my coffee. >> i found a french vanilla creamer with no sugar. >> i'll have to steal zblours 4:34. want to get another check on your weather and traffic. >> i can't believe this.
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>> i don't think sheena's aware that her microphone is on. >> oh, yeah, i know. >> oh, you know? just making sure. yes. sheena's getting herself put-back together. meanwhile, we're taking a check on the forecast today. it will be a warm and breezy day for most of the daylight hours. there's a real risk of strong, perhaps severe weather between 4:00 p.m. and midnight tonight. just know there could be some very impactful weather coming your way after the tail end of the commute into the evening hours. breezy weather and cooler weather moves into the week. there's our rain and storm chance. strong storms northwest of atlanta. rain chances go up, up, up. if you're home between 4:00 and 6:00, you won't need the umbrella. in the 60s and 70s this morning. very, very warm out ahead of the rain chance. here's future weather. by
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west virginia. storms into the shenandoah valley. storms coming into the d.c. metro area between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. that's the bulls's eye tomorrow frie -- time frame. we'll take a look further down into the week. for now let's go over to our monday morning traffic check. >> taking a look at the beltway. we'll start with outer loop at connecticut avenue there. do have some road work happening around. same situation inner loop here at old georgetown road. also outer loop of 450, two left lanes getting by. no work zone there. taking a look at 66, no problems into town or out of town. everything is rolling along fine. taking a look at 95 in a minute. the search for an escaped inmate is called off. why officials no longer think he is a threat to our area. safe track is finished on parts of the bluer
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what stopped crews from finishing part of the job. and a set of former slave quarters gets reconstrted.uc
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the trains were forced to single track for a few hours. service is expected to be back to normal this morning. in april metro may have extended its safe track work on the blue and yellow lines, but crews didn't finish all of that work. our news partners say wtop say they plan to delay it. the snow response suspended some of that work which is planned for later. a training exercise turned into a real life rescue in fredericksburg. stafford county fire and rescue units were doing training and they noticed two people on the river were in trouble and needed help. they performed a water rescue. a third person was pulled out of the water by someone nearby. everyone is expected to be okay. timing is everything. >> clearly. dozens of volunteers spent
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illegal dumping sites. >> this is from the world mission society church of god. 50 volunteers came out. they fanned out in the area of the anacostia freeway and cleaned up litter that's been accumulating for years. >> we've seen a lot of things. tires, different pieces of trash that people have been throwing away for years. as a church to god, we love to find things like that. we know the more part we do the better outcome that happens. after the weather we saw it might be cooler when you step out this morning, chuck. >> just a little bit cooler. >> it's actually a very mild start. 60s to around 70 now. all of our focus in storm team 4 is between 5:00 p.m. and midnight tonight. this afternoon into the evening hours pretty good likelihood of strong perhaps severe storms with damaging winds
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evening. more about the forecast for the weekend ahead coming up. whether the sun is out or not, you might want to put on some sunday screen. four things you want to know
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who need help. our energyshare program does just that, assisting with bill pay and providing free, energy-saving upgrades. it's more than helping customers, it's helping neighbors. ♪ stand by me good morning. we're looking at a nice start to your day and most of the day dry but getting hot. later on we have a weather alert later in the afternoon into this evening. strong to severe storms possible. we'll take a close look at the timing and the temperatures for the rest of the week coming up. congress passes a plan to keep the federal government up and running. we're live from capitol hill with a look at what the deal includes as well as what it doesn't. and it's sugar free week here on "news 4 today." what you need to know if you're
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the director of the cia in south korea right now. aaron, nbc news confirming that cia director mike pompeo is in fact in south korea, the city of seoul. the u.s. embassy, officials we have talked to there, the director is traveling with his wife. on his agenda for visits, internal meetings. he will not meet with any presidential candidates. still unclear he will meet with south korean government officials. eun, aaron? >> thank you, angie. it looks like congress may have avoided a potential government shutdown. >> lawmakers agreed on a $1 trillion spending plan. news 4's tracie potts is live. >> reporter: we don't go to a government shutdown. that's the news people wanted to hear. they had a temporary plan on friday. now it looks lik
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hold until the end of the budget year, the end of september. it provides more money for medical research. that was a big one for democrats. it holds on to health care for coal miners making that a permanent fix. it gives president trump half of what he wanted on defense spending and border security, and there is no money in the deal for border walls. >> tracie, what can we expect on the republican effort to repeal and replace the affordable care act? >> vice president pence says it's going to happen. they won't come to the table if it's all about replacing obama care. the sticking point this week, eun, could be whether or not pre-existing conditions are built into this bill. the president insisted in an interview yesterday, yes, if you have a pre-existing condition that will be covered under the health care plan, but the issue seems to be where will it be covered. the language in the latest bill that's making its way
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capitol hill seems to suggest that states would have an option to opt out of that. some states it might be covered, others it might not. >> tracie potts, live on capitol hill for us. tracie, thank you. 4:47. former virginia governor bob mcdonald said he, quotes, feels vindicated after his corruption charges were overturned last year. if he were to do it over again he wouldn't take any gifts. a straw poll is giving maryland democrats a look at who could be in the best position to take on the governor. baltimore county executive kevin kamenetz came in second. benjamin jealous came in third. he describes himself as a baltimore city public school teacher who has gone on to
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entrepreneur. he didn't get any votes in that straw poll. we're working to learn when brian williams will be in court. he intentionally hit an officer with a car. they called officers to report a fight possibly involving a gun. they tried to arrest williams, police say he hit the gas, hit the female officer and sped off. the officer wasn't hurt. police eventually caught up with williams on columbia pike. he is facing a slew of charges including felony hit and run and driving with a suspended license. a man who was supposed to spend 100 years in prison for trying to kill a woman, he is out and on the run. david watson escaped on friday as he was being taken to the hospital in maryland. howard county police along with u.s. marshall service believe that watson has moved out
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area and could be in delaware. there is a $5,000 reward leading to his capture. northern virginia church founded by freed slaves after the civil war celebrated a major milestone this weekend. ♪ ♪ >> church members, clergy packed first mount zion baptist church for its 150th anniversary. it includes a fire that destroyed the original structure as well as an internal disagreement which split the congregation. after more than a accept try and a half the church endures. >> it's the one institution that has survived our community through all kinds of trials and tribulations. it stands as a beacon of light, a beacon of hope and a beacon of determination for us. >> the church's 22 founding members first wore snipped a
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completed. for the first time slave quarters are being rebuilt on james madison's estate. crews in montpelier are reconstructing the quarters. they were cleared away more than 150 years ago. the reconstruction started in 2015 after a gift from david rubenstein, washington philanthropist and history buff. we are going sugar free on "news 4 today" this week. we just started this. limit for most people is about 40 grams of sugar per day. i think people should try to go much lower. >> i'm doing a lot lower than that. if you are going to try this with us, we have four things you might want to know. first, here's a list that people don't eat too much sugar. 3/4 of americans do. many of us have twice as much as we should every single day. >> that is because sugar is often sort of hiding in a lot of different places, not just in
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processed foods have added sugar. even healthy ones like yogurt and granola. >> i discovered skim milk, one cup of skim milk, 12 grams of sugar. one other thing you want to know. you don't need to stop eating everything. fruit has sugar but it's all natural. the other benefit, it gives you fiber and vitamins. eat the whole fruit. >> last thing here, you can still eat dessert, you can. you should focus on healthy homemade recipes. we're talking about free sugars or added sugars. natural occurring sugars kind of okay. >> i'm going to be honest. i've tried baked goods that use applesauce. >> not that good. >> it ain't sugar, right? >> not the same. >> i am just very curious to see how this is all going to unfold this week because i am not going sugar free. i'll just call in sick. i've got
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it's really interesting though to see the effects it might have on your body to have less sugar. we shall see. definitely a healthy option. this morning though we're looking at pretty nice conditions across the area. we're going to go back a little bit here and see what's happening across the area. we'll get to all your forecast in just a second. let's take a look. strong storms in the forecast. yes, we are talking about a weather alert day this afternoon. mostly going to be after 5:00 p.m. today. before 5:00 p.m. looking at strong storms. after that, pretty damaging winds. main threat today is damaging winds across the area. temperatures this morning when you walk outside, nice and dry. mid 60s. dulles and manassas. really nice
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exercising outside. hotter this afternoon. by 6:00 p.m., storms mainly north and west. there's the line. it's not here yet. look at the severe storm risk area. we are in an enhanced risk shown by the red shading. that means we could have storms with 60-mile-an-hour winds, heavy rain and lightning. here is the timing of it. 5:00 p.m. dry off to the west. after 5:00 p.m., strong storms. tomorrow morning dry for the commute. temperatures in the mid 80s. tomorrow dry, wednesday dry. we go into the end of the week. friday looks like another rainy one a cooler weekend. the roads this monday morning with melissa. >> good morning, sheena. a couple of things to talk about here on the beltway as far as any slowdowns. outer loop at old georgetown. inner loop of old georgetown, left lane getting by. that work z
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270 northbound and southbound, we don't have any big problems there. same situation on 95, quantico to the beltway. you're on time. good traveling. 67 miles per hour. no problems headed inbounds and no problems headed out bounds either here today. 95 in maryland, powder mill road. >> thank you, melissa. just as the mercury starts rising, so does your chance for melanoma. how to protect yourself and your family from getting skin cancer. also coming up in our 5:00 hour, the president takes aim at your kids' lunch. what is on the menu for the trump administration? chances are you've seen it in your news feed and maybe even done it. the warning
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you're watching "news 4 today." these trees may look beautiful, but some of them actually stink, and today crews here in d.c. will curb the stench by spraying these smelly gingo trees. they have seed pods that smells like rotting trees. crews will spray these trees with a mild pesticide in ward 5 tonight at 9:00. wards 7 and 8 do not have any of these trees. you may have noticed that gas prices have been on a bit of a
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aaa says get ready for the gas prices to even out and shoot up. here's what gas prices look like in our area. d.c., $2.53. marylanders $2.38. virginia, gas averages 2 poi$2.. west virginia $2.39. your teen's first car is usually a used one. cars have become safer but parents really need to be concerned about their new driver's conduct behind the wheel. that's where your expertise can really come in handy. >> ride with them even after they get their license because they're still inexperienced. >> the coaching from parents can ultimately lead to safer trips in that new car, not only for them but for everyone else on the road, which is a big part of that. >> that first
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news 4 your health this morning, according to dermatologists, one person in the u.s. dies every hour from melanoma. >> news 4's aimee cho has the details. >> skin cancer is probably the most preventible type of cancer. >> reporter: the first step is simply staying out of the sun and, of course, avoiding tanning beds at all costs. >> there's still a misconception that the sun is safe and good for you. it is good for you, but you have to be smart about it. >> reporter: you think wearing clothes would be enough for you from the sun. if your material is thin like this cotton t-shirt, wear something like this. as for what kind of sun screen, spf 30 or higher.
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>> reporter: finally he says to check your skin at least once a month. if you find a spot see if it fits the abcd test. if the answer to any of these is yes, see a doctor. >> if you catch it early, people save your life or a loved one's life. "news 4 today" starts now. 5:00 on the dot. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilcrist. >> i'm eun yang. the first day of may. helping you get out the door on time. roads and rails with melissa. first we'll turn to chuck bell and sheena parveen with an update on the forecast. rough weather coming our way. >> yes, indeed. very busy weather today as the cold front promises to take 9 weather out of here. >> weather alert day. keep in mind we could see

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