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news 4 today starts now. a motel, a disturbance, and one man dead. right now on news 4 today, what police are piecing together from a violent overnight in silver spring. disturbing discovery near a smithsonian museum. how d.c.'s mayor is calling for action an answers after a noose was found. busy memorial day weekend from rolling thunder to tonight's big concert and all of your cookouts. when you should watch out for showers coming down. welcome you in on this sunday morning, 28th much may, 2017, i'm david culliver in for adam tuss. >> and i'm angie goff. ready to roll
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ride. and we're going to have all of that coming up shortly. but how is the riding weather going to be in? we to want check in with our storm team 4 meteorologist. >> good morning. yeah, folks out early on this sunday morning getting ready for rolling thunder. we don't have thunder in the sky. we've got some sunshine right now just past dawn, the sun is beginning to rise. live view from the storm team 4 tower camera showing a little bit of fog down at the surface right there, ground fog is pretty thick off to our north and west. where temperatures are down near 60 degrees. reagan national at the 62. this area in gray is under a dense fog advisory until 8:00 a.m., that includes the western northern loudoun county, frederick and points west in the gray zone. couple of visibilities down to a quarter of a mile. it's going to be like that here for another couple of hours or so. all clear, there's one shower here, panhandle of west virginia that's getting near martinsburg in a
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hagerstown in about an hour. staying dry throughout the day. i have the timing on storms that may be arriving not just a few minutes. >> thank you, tom. we continue to follow this developing story out of silver spring. montgomery county is investigating a man's death. police responded to a disturbance call around 2:30 this morning. they found a man with trauma to his body. he later died at the hospital. the motel is on 13th street just about a block from georgia avenue. heading out today, you may feel rumbling the rolling thunder. thousands of bikers taking part in the rolling thunder ride for freedom. let's walk you through the round. starts at noon at pentagon. and the franklin roosevelt park. this will shut down memorial bridge from around 10:30 this morning and that'll stay closed up until about 3:00 this afternoon. give you a live look now, take you out to the pentagon where bikers are already lining up. there they
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6:02 right now, pbs will broadcast it's star-studded national memorial day concert live from the national mall tonight. >> like most big productions, there was a dress rehearsal last night giving us a glimpse of what's to come. well the concert features entertainers singing patriotic music. actors telling emotional stories of losses, including a woman whose father died in combat when she was a child. one couple is visiting here from new zealand and was touched by the performances. >> i loved it. i really loved the story. >> very moving. you wanted those who sacrificed their lives for you and for us, really. >> the pbs production is in it's 28th year and it begins at 8:00 tonight. well, not f
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police are trying to figure out who hung a noose in a tree. according to park police, the smithsonian police officer found it friday night on the grounds near the museum. officials don't know how long it was there. d.c. mayor reacting online writing quote, it's an unfortunate irony that a sign of intimidation and ignorance will be placed on the national mall where americans have all walks of live come to learn more about who we are, celebrate our diversity, and inspire to improve their live. we go to alexandria, another message sent that hate will not be tolerated. someone put up fliers in the del rey section of the city. they're covered with messages. as you can see there, blur out some of the images, some of the words because simply they are
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hurtful. resident sent them to us and tore the fliers down. the images are circulated on social media to bring awareness. the city is condemning the fliers and whoever put them up. >> this is creeping in our inclusive community so we can stand up against it. that's not what dell ray stands for. >> we denounce hate speech and hate crimes, discrimination in all forms. >> alexandria police tell us they are looking into it. new details in the killing of virginia state police special agent michael walter. travis ball who you're about to say, that's the special agent, that's ball, he is charged with shooting and killing the 45-year-old. he was working a traffic stop along with richmond city police. part of a city state partnership. police say ball was a passenger in the car. now at some point friday night, they say ball fired a gun and then took off. they tracked him down on the northern neck
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walters to the hospital where he died early saturday. he was an 18 year veteran of the force. leaves behind a wife, two sons, and a daughter. president trump waking up this morning at the white house after a nine-day trip overseas. he returns home facing new questions to the russia investigation. the latest involving his son-in-law and advisor, jared kushner. nbc news has learned that in december, kushner met with a russian banker who is viewed by u.s. intelligence as a quote, putin crony. the white house characterized the meeting as part of kushner's role as a transition advisor. follows a "washington post" report that kushner spoke about secret communications with russia during the conversation. chuck todd will have the latest on "meet the press." also speak with john kelly and senator bob corker. and chuck will join us live here at 6:45. >> right after the
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press," watchle democratics face off in one last forum. that's going to air at 11:30 this morning right here on nbc 4. if you want to learn more about what the candidates will do if elected, head over to the nbc washington app. search what you see right there, virginia governor. the democratic side, bureau chief joulely kerry speaks with former congressman tom. also talks with former gop chair ed gillaspie, state representative frank wagner, and prince william county board chair, cory stewart. 6:07, timing going to be everything if you're thinking ahead and cooking outside. going to take a hike. go out for a little bit of outdoor activity on this long weekend. tom closely tracking when showers might move on in and dampen your plans. ♪ ♪
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remembering a music legend. the unique connection grege allman brought to our area and the local history that fans will never forget.
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♪ ♪ gregg allman, fans remembering him this morning. the southern rock icon dying yesterday at his home in savannah, georgia. allman's manager says cancer was the problem. he had strong ties to the area. actually gave the very first concert at the capital center and in the late '70s, joined a blues band called the night hawks. allman was 69 years old.
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yesterday, a lot of people talking about being at his concert. and he really was just such a master of jazz, country, rock. >> yeah. >> blues, fusing it altogether. >> there's a lot of music happening tonight, outdoor concert tom tracking the forecast for folks headed out there. >> yeah, people headed out early on this sunday morning, maybe getting down into the mall area and around town getting ready for all the events going on here on this memorial day sunday. as we start off this morning, we have a little bit of fog around. we have a rosy sunrise under way, live view from the tower camera. that is also showing a little bit of fog there at the ground level as we take a look at the storm team 4 tower camera. it's showing that sun coming up in a partly cloudy sky on this sunday morning. temperatures under the cloud cover, hovering around 60, around downtown. low 60s by the bay. 50s further north and west, and we have fog in the gray
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loudoun county, frederick county, maryland, down to just a quarter of a mile. it's going to be around until about 8:00 this morning. by 10:00 a.m., partly cloudy, mild near 70. by 2:00, mid-70s, warm and dry afternoon for all of the events going on then. chance of thunderstorms coming in around 10:00 tonight. right now getting some showers here, panhandle of west virginia, those are heading off to the north and east and don't have any other rain around right now. hour by hour timing as we get into the afternoon and evening hours, that's when we'll get showers and storms getting closer to us. this is as of 10:00 p.m., northern virginia, into the metro area around midnight. then they move off and will be drying out on memorial day. that's the way it looks. >> thank you, tom. 6:13 on this sunday morning, reporters notebook is up next for you. >> we'll be back live at 6:30. good morning, i'm pat lawson news. the stabbing death of a state ud
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maryland caused a lot of concern among those who fear it may have been a hate-motivated crime though police have not made that determination. one thing is certain, it ended the life of an exceptional young man he is already making his mark on the world. tom sherwood and chris gourde reason joining us on our panel this morning, and chris, let me start with you. there's a lot of talk about whether or not this was a hate crime. it appears to people jumping to conclusion that it was. what's the criteria? >> well, the question is what was the motive for the stabbing of the buoy state student by a university of maryland student? now he allegedly was part of an alt-right group, wrote in facebook about that, but not necessarily if there was a writing that said i'm going to do this or that. if there was a conversation where he said, i'm going to kill somebody or it's going to be because of racial an mist, then you might have a hate crime. so the
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a motive based on that? >> has there been -- this happened early in the morning, i believe, right? homecoming weekend? >> they were preparing for graduation -- >> graduation, that's right. >> police do believe that the suspect was -- there was alcohol and drugs involved. tom, hate has been the topic of concern on local college campuses -- on the campus of the university of maryland. so the president has started this task force, just announced this past week. talk about what he's hoping to accomplish and the fact that some say that the university should have acted more definitively before now. >> i think he's trying to show that the university, like any university, would be concerned about this, and to his plan is to provide $100,000 to provide a rapid response team that will be prepared to act at any moment when something like it happens. unfortunately when it happens at the american university campus which was just harassment wasn't on
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place around college campuses, there's a me too effect. social media is one of the down siesd of our social media. people hear about all of these insinces and somebody might act out. we don't know all the motives, but the president wants to be sure that the community knows and the students know, the parents know, that the university's going to be much more quick in responding when something happens on the university. not just this year, but anything that suggests hateful behavior. >> chris, same thing had been asking for more. the students had wanted more. >> well, there was a couple weeks earlier, there was this incident at a fraternity house where they found a noose in the kitchen. there was a black cook. and black student members of the fraternity. i was on campus, i talked to a number of students who said -- there is an undercurrent of racism that they're concerned about. then about a week later, they marched and said the university need
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those were the weeks leading up to the stabbing last week. federal judge puts the brakes on the purple line, deciding more studies needs to be done before construction starts on the line. which would connect montgomery and plins george's county. tblgd delay in federal funds. can you explain the judge's ruling here? >> well the judge, richard leon, federal judge, very, very bright record on the bench. has said more study is needed. now this lawsuit to try to stop the purple line was initiated just before the full funding component was put together last august for the purple line. at risk right now is $900 million in federal grant money and what happens to that. now i've covered the purple line. there are already businesses that have closed and chevy chase, major hardware store, gas station in prince george's county, in
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elected leaders say is a critical public transit line. >> governor larry hogan who didn't give as much state money as some people wanted him to to the purple line called on the judge to make a decision. i think people weren't expecting the judge to make a decision that would continue to hold it up while there's more looking at whether this purple line will melt in with metro or not, it's separate from metro. this is a real setback to prince george's county. they already, the county's already suffering because the fbi headquarters decision has been delayed. so for baker, leader of the county, he wants both things to happen because it's economic development, it's building the county to move forward. that's what happens when you get into a courtroom. anything can happen at any time. bag lawyer, you know that better than me. >> and i'm going ask, do you think the attorney general will appeal this? >> we're talking about state attorney general brian, and i think he will. because as tom just suggested,
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definitive up or down. dismiss the case, throw it out. so we can appeal. instead, he continued it. and that was the worst case. >> i think 16 miles, the purple is line 16 miles. it's really going to be an amazing corridor connecter. >> if it ever gets done. virginia governor has pardoned a minor driving offense by a immigrant mother, says he hopes it'll help prevent her deportation. 30-year-old lilliana cruz mendes was taken into custody earlier this month. asked if she and her attorney went to check in at the i.c.e. office. why do you think the governor felt it was important to get involved in this? >> well, one i think he wants to help her. i mean, that is the base of it, but also the base of it is, if he wants to demonstrate that he is an electing the governor of virginia, he's going to push back on this increasing move by the immigration force to start disrupting lives
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who are perhaps here undocumented. and he thinks it was terrible that you go after this one woman with two children and disrupt their lives. he said the reason is not good enough. >> let's remember, he pardoned her based on the traffic ticket that she got, the citation for not having license in 2013. she was originally stopped at the border in 2006. and she was ordered out of the country at that point. and that's the continuing case. i was told by northern virginia bureau chief julie kerry just before this broadcast, that there is an emergency appeal, attempt for a stay of that so she is not deported. but the governor's pardon doesn't go to you pardon therefore you can stay in the country, it's the first step. >> and this is just an example of the immigration issue that's playing out in cities and counties and states all across the country. >> all right. we're going to continue our talk right after this. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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as many local immigrants worry about changes in immigration rules, montgomery county launched a new citizenship initiative. it's part of a national program to help one million people become u.s. citizens across the country in the next year. this is your story this week, chris, so what are the rules and the requirements? who's eligible? >> well, anyone with a green card. and county executive says that would include about 60,000 residents of montgomery county. and he urges them to begin the process which costs $725 to apply, and then you have to go through a whole, you know, civics review and less sons and then take a test. the whole process is about eight months, but if you do not have a criminal offense and if you do not have a pwi, dui, doushd this, according to ike leggen. and it's not just central
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also people who asian and from the pacific rank. >> tom, you wonder if other restrictions -- if there are other jurisdictions who night follow montgomery county's example. >> i think the country has awakened, mainly because the trump campaigned for presidency, awakened to the issue that's got to be more attention to what we're going to do about the country undocumented or with green cards. and to bring them more into our society. and this is 60,000 people in montgomery county alone, that's a really large number. i didn't know it was such a large number. >> he says they're already in our schools, we'd like them to be able to vote and we'd like to be able to have them as part of the census and we'd like -- >> pay taxes. >> exactly right. have them pay taxes and get federal subsidies. >> many of them work in hotels, tom, you covered a story this past week about panic buttons and workers safety. this has nothing to do with immigration, but it does have to do witer
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hotels. d.c. is doing something that new york city did several years ago. and that cities around the country, hotels are looking at. workers who feel vulnerable because we live in a time where, you know, people just don't feel safe. and so they're giving 30 hotels in d.c. -- >> no, not just d.c. more than 30 hotels in the metropolitan washington area. some in maryland, some in virginia that are represented by the local 25 which is a hotel workers union. and they negotiated, the union negotiated with the hotels saying look, we have vulnerable employees that are in hallways that are empty, lennon closets, go to a hotel, a housekeeper and go to a door, knock on the door, and naked man will open it. they'll go in and preparing a bed and naked person will come out of the shower and some of these turn into serious incidents. and so this is a safety thing. i thought it was something they would wear around their neck, but it
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they can push the button and the security of the hotel will know exactly whoo floor they're on, exactly where they are, which room or the hallway and can immediately send help for them. and it's eased a lot of the pressure for them, very concerned. because we all gol to hotels, check in, we expect the room to be nice, we expect all of that to happen, we're nice, we live a tip maybe for the housekeeping people when we leave. there are some people, there are some people, who take advantage of these people and some of them knowing that they are immigrants and that they won't tell the police. >> are there other steps hotels are taking? >> well the hotels certainly have done a lot more in terms of security cameras, you know, that kind of a thing. we see everywhere now these days with cameras. but also they have more private security people. people who blend in. you think they may be a baggage clerk, but it may be a private security person. you know, just think of all the tense of thousands of people in every day go into hotels, and check out of hotels. among those
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people. >> unfortunately. police in maryland have cracked a 30 year old cold case. they have finally identified a louisiana man who was found murdered in beltsville. this is after a lot of hard work by detectives and some pretty fancy work at quantico marine base. >> yeah, there's an advance fingerprint technology. the fbi says we want to submit some of your old cases. they submitted a number of cases and this one was a hit on bennett lewis. who disappeared, but his family never reported him missing. he was a marine who got an honorable discharge. he was last seen by his sister in berkeley, california, boarding a bus saying i'm going to north carolina to basically get a job and start a new life. but the most moving thing was, he hugged his newborn daughter before going into the marines and she never saw him again. and she always worried dwb he run out on me, did
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me? and the only comfort in this was when she -- they identified him. and said your father's been dead for 33 years. she realized, he didn't run out on her. he couldn't have come back to her. he had no choice. >> closure is important in that case like that. >> it is. and there are many bad things about technology these days, but one of the good things, we can clarify, great deal of confusion of whether you're testing yourself or potential illnesses and things like that or finding, settling lost cases, old cases. it's a good thing we have that is all ability now. i want to switch gears and talk about a first in the district it will be the first wegmans is coming to washington, d.c. in fact, it'll be the first wegman's store inside the beltway. it'll take over the fanmy may headquarters now located on wisconsin avenue in upper northwest. this will be part of a mixed use urban village that's really going to change the face of that un
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>> anybody that's been driving upper wisconsin avenue would see this huge colonial building, i think it's been there since the '70s. and it's been the home for fanmy may which is a big mortgage giant. it's moving double to a massive development downtown. but this is going to keep the colonial aspects of it. they're going to dig out the basement of this huge building and wegman's is going to go under there. >> underneath the building. there's the huge building and put the store below it, but in addition to the other small buildings. it's going to be housing, retail, and the people who live in the neighborhood, oh my god, this will be horrible. roadside development which is the principal developer worked in this region before. they can work out the traffic issues. they will work out the access. the front line that you see there will remain a park space which people will be able to use. lots of good feelings about it, here's the deal if you want to shop inside the city, it won't open until 2021, possibly late
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coupons or whatever you do. >> long time wait. mary chase said generally residents in ward three can be in in that area can be resistant. >> they were. there was already an online petition, no big box destination retail here. wegman's not seen as that. i looked for people to complain and i didn't find any. they didn't respond to e-mails or calls. but it is important that wisconsin avenue going up to the district and then too friendship heights and bethesda, can't have horrible traffic anymore than it has now. that's the one issue they'll have to work out. >> we'll all agree on that, won't we, chris. >> absolutely. they have a giant surrounding there -- >> five groceries in three miles. five of them. >> yeah. >> so you will never at least go hungry. off couple of choices. >> not in that neighborhood. thank you. thank you for being with us. stay with us news 4 today
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continues. at 6:30 on this sunday morning, we start montgomery county where police are trying to figure out how a man died early this morning at this day's inn motel in silver springs. police say they were responding to a disturbance call. they showed up, found the man with trauma to his body. details still not yet revealed. police say he died at a hospital. police are working to determine who hung a noose from a tree. it was found friday night on the grounds near the museum. d.c. mayor says he says they will help with whatever they need. thousands of bikers going to take part in the 30th annual rolling thunder ride for freedom. the ride starts at the pentagon at noon. ends at the franklin roosevelt park. this is going it shut down the memorial business -- listen to that rumble right there. memorial bridge shut
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10:30 up until 3:00 this afternoon. yeah, there's going to be a lot of rumbling. >> news 4 today starts now. as you were saying -- >> as i was saying, a lot of rolling closures throughout the day into the afternoon of course. so the traffic impact's going to be huge. so we'll have a lot more on that. and how you can get around it. good morning everyone, i'm angie goff alongside david culliver. >> starting out here in for tess this morning. out in the 60s this morning, 60 here in the district. colder start this memorial day weekend. tom, do you think we'll get a little bit warmer today? >> yeah. and it's it should stay dry for all of the events going on today on this sunday, on this memorial day weekend. we do have the sun jumping up in a milky sky at dawn on this sunday. you can see a little bit of fog at surface overlooking washington an, and denser fog, these areas in gray further north and west where visibilities are down to a quarter of a mile. that'll be dissipating this
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temperatures there hovering upper 50s. mid-60s right by the bay. hour by hour temperatures. getting to the 70s late this morning and upper 70s near 80 midafternoon. look at storm chances, hour by hour timing coming up in a few minutes. >> developing this morning, flowers and balloons filling part of a street in manchester. folkings are paying their respects. police releasing these images of the respected bomber. this was out yesterday. it was taken from security footage on the night of the attack. they hope it will lead to someone in the public giving them more information about this movement from may 18th up until monday night. the uk has reduced it's terrorism threat level from critical to severe. police trying to figure out why a man allegedly drove through a security site at the marshal airport. this happened around 1:30 yesterday. take a look, this is
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charges are pending against the 42-year-old. the incident did not affect flights at the airport. the fbi ruled out terrorism. newark airport is expected to be back to normal after a brief scare yesterday. take a look at this gathering of people here. people in the terminal forced to evacuate for about an hour after that pressure cooker was found in the terminal. police say it all started when someone spotted a brown paper bag unattended next to a garbage can. they told an officer who looked inside and found that pressure cooker. the bomb squad was called in and determined that there was no threat. british airways says it hopes to operate a near normal schedule at london's heathrow airports today. comes after cancelling all flightings yesterday because of an i.t. failure. the airline blaming a power supply issue for the outage and said there was no sign it was under any sort of cyber attack. thousands of travelers -- you can see them there, lining up, they were delayed or stranded due t
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portland's mayor calling the two men who were stabbed to death friday heros. they tried to intervene when a man started yelling in religious slur os an train as two girls, one wearing a hijab. a third man was injured and suspect identified at this man, jeremy christian. here's how one woman describes what happened. >> i was so scared. he was saying something about america, this is a free country. >> well christian was booked on multiparking light charges including aggravated murder and attempted murder. he had a history of hate speech. the fbi special agent in charge say it's too early to tell if the fatal stabbing rises to the level of act of domestic terrorism. this morning families living in northwest d.c. feeling a little bit uneasy after eight people were shot in the neighborhood that they call home. police say a man lost his life and seven others were injured
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morning. happened near the intersection of q and first street. now police are searching for two men who drove away from the scene in a dark-colored sedan. investigators urging anyone who may have seen something to give them a call. helm them solve this case. >> don't let people that do these things take over the city. there's good people in the city than bad people. and the good people need to come forward. >> police took vehicles that you see right there with bullet holes away. that's obviously going to play in as evidence. they say the man who died was jones, 32 years old. well right now another teen in the district is missing. take a good look at your screen if you can. this is 16-year-old tairn noel smalls. police say her case is considered critical because she may be in need of medical care. police say she was last seen near the kennedy center in northwest d.c. around 5:30 last night. please call police if you know where she is. we've also posted h
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social media and you can share that as well. bringing missing children home can be one of the toughest tasks for police. for decades, investigators have adapted to the resources to reunite families. and now, that mission is more high-tech than ever before. >> reporter: rapid response teams, cyber tipline, missing posters, forensics, and 24 hour call center in 144 languages. hard to believe at one point in recent history, none of this existed. >> you know, fbi had had a data base at the time where they were entering someone's cars, boats, stolen racehorses, but not stolen children. >> reporter: in 1981 it was a heart wrenching discovery for these parents after their six-year-old son adam was abd t abducted from a florida mall and brutally murdered. from their tragedy and frustration, the walsh's created the national center for missing and exploited children. this room show's the files of
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center has helped recover since 1984. >> we to want make sure these kids don't go missing in the first place and we think session a big part of that. >> you should tell an adult. a trusted adult. >> reporter: walshs says in recent years, technology's been key. this is an online tool helps kids and parents understand the updated rule was personal safety, things like rethinking stranger danger. >> we understand that it's mostly likely that someone that the child knows is that's the person that's going harm the child. that should be a main focus of parents. >> reporter: there is research-based tips for parents too on subjects like when and where an attempted abduction is likely to happen. ♪ ♪ another program tackles real internet problems in a relatable way. clicky the rapid robot uses a series of videos and games to teach kids about all dangers they can find online. but what if your child goes
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could be crucial. it's essentially a child id kit on your phone. private space to store vital information, photos, and even your child's digital fingerprint, no ink needed. way to send agencies what they need to help find your child. >> it could be the most important app a parent ever downloads. >> reporter: innovation is also changing the game for those trying to track down kids in danger. last year, nick mexus cyber tipline received more than 8 million reports of child exploitation. >> the volume of case loads, information that's coming in, has reached a point that it's close to unmanageable. >> reporter: just 25 analysts and millions of new reports this year, the agency turned to intel for help. using artificial intelligence the agency says it'll improve image analysis, help detect patterns and get reports to the right agency faster. the goal, cutting what can be a 30 day turn around for tips, down t
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and vicious, yes, but necessary advocates say. >> there's way too many people counting on us for us to give up. >> reporter: another digital answer for a decade's old mission. technology, transforming health and hope. we to want remind you that we continue to update our interactive map that shows where local teenagers that are from this area were last seen. also more information about them. all of that can be found in the nbds washington app as well as that story if you want to visit those tools and download them yourself. they're all free by the way. just search the team. well it's 6:39 right now, live look at national harbor. looks like we're in the clear for a cookout this afternoon. but it's tonight you do have to be concerned about tom is closely watching when the showers will be where you live. and you've got meet that this pair of best friends. also the story that we understand a keepsake for the whole school. we're going
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good morning, patchy fog just pass the dawn on this sunday, many of the rural areas it'll be gone in a couple of hours and storm team 4 radar shows showers passing just northwest and north of winchester, virginia. that's going to be tracking well north and west of the metro area. going to get some exercise today. get up and get in a run or a bike ride. we'll have temperatures climbing quickly by noontime hitting near 80 degrees midafternoon and hovering in the upper 70s by late afternoon under a partly sunny sky. after that, storms tonight. look at the timing on that and your memorial day, that's coming in a few minutes. >> thank you, tom. president trump is back in washington after a first foreign trip as president. >> as he returns, the russia investigation still hanging over his administration. chuck todd joining thus
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chuck. let's look at this trip. this nine day trip. i'm curious, there was so much going on we had israel, the probe, all the russia stuff going on. what are the takeaways. >> look, i split the trip in two, the middle east portion was clearly well thought out, well-planned. they had a couple of deliverables and some action plans, and you think, okay, let's see if it works. i mean, let's jump start in the middle east, processed as something that isn't easy, expectations are low. but they have an idea, they had a point of view, they had an agenda, and they seemed to -- they seemed to get their schedule well and then they got to europe. and that is where the trip -- you have to look at it with two minds. where it looks like a crumbled diplomatically. politically, he probably didn't hurt himself in, talking tough with european allies isn't going to make his base unhappy, but
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in europe. america and everybody else in the g7, america and then everybody else in nato. that's just going to make for a tougher national security and foreign policy and all of those things. >> and he didn't do a newser or press conference. >> no, which by the way from the white house point of view, that was part. i wouldn't put it out there. >> and russia, the big one, as we go forward this week is going to be also just on his son-in-law, jared kushner. where do you think that conversation goes from here? because congressional aid now wanting to speak with kushner and the white house not saying anything about it, but eventually, they're going to have to talk about this, right? >> it is, i talked to folks close to mr. kushner, and they continue to say, he's going to cooperate with all the investigations. now, what does that mean? does tha
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think we're there yet. there's a lot to go through on that part. but look, this is -- there is no great answer here for the white house on why did jared kushner either come up with the idea of a back channel or participate in a meeting that said, let's have a back channel communication with a semiadversary, russia, and let's try to set it up before we come in as president of the united states. it was -- it's -- it's a troubling allegation, the motivation behind it is still unclear. there is some that are close to mr. kushner that went to the "new york times" and first broke the story and said it had to do with the syria. that's not the implication of russia in the washington post, but the fact of the matter is they sit down there and think of something that is -- refocuses the russia investigation in many ways. makes it much closer to the president than before. there was a developing theory here that the president thought his survival on ,
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paul manafort, they'll take the fall. these guys. e jared kushner brings it right smack into the oval office. >> a lot more to go on this. catch chuck at 10:30 this morning right here on nbc 4 after news 4 today. chuck, thanks. stick around, your going to like this next story. about a dog and a yearbook. come on. >> who doesn't love a good dog story? >> this one in particular. as long as it's a good one. don't make me be the lead. you don't to want make me upset. >> we're going to keep you and chuck happy as well with the next story. school year winds down, a pair of best friends have a new keepsake at stafford high school. >> service dog named alpha is a beloved companion and he is now forever a part of that school's history. >> yep. >> reporter: a.j.'s morning routine takes a bit longer than most. he's got to get bot
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alpha ready for the day. >> i know, you're excited. you're going to school. >> reporter: out the door in time to catch the bus. >> he arrived at my house when he was four months old. and then i've had him ever since. >> reporter: almost four years old, this black lab is a service dog. a alerting a.j. when the blood sugar is too low. >> we had a big long talk before we got alpha. you'll have to check your blood and listen to what the dog is telling you. that's what we got him four. >> reporter: three years ago, his brother and sister counted down the days for alpha to arrive and slowly, the family helped them adjust to his new role. keeping a.j.'s diabetes in check, at home, and at school. get there, the pair ride the bus together and he'll notice cruising the halls, alpha has the following. >> alpha. >> reporter: in the classroom, he takes his seat, getting comfortable under the desk with you see a.j., you see alpha and
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>> reporter: but a.j. wanted it to be official. >> i just wanted to have my service dog in the yearbook. i thought it'd be great to have and to look back on when i'm older. >> reporter: on the yearbook staff, grace fuller, she agreed. a few months ago, alpha posed for the camera. >> and he's super cute. and you can just see his eyes like over the edge of this picture. >> actually, when it was shown to me on social media, i just thought it was a great story. >> reporter: so did the internet. one student's tweet went viral and buzzfeed published a story. as for alpha, he's staying rather humble. dogs live in the moment. his focus, a.j. >> good boy, alpha. >> he understands me and i understand him. >> reporter: given a.j.'s a junior, we wondered will alpha get a spot in next year's yearbook. >> i certainly hope so. and with a cap and gown. it'll be senior year. >> whatever i do after high school, hs
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for the ride. alpha by a.j. ice side in life -- >> good boy. >> reporter: and now in high school history. >> next year we need to get alpha a stool. >> we need to see if alpha is going to walk across the stage. >> i bet he will. that'll be great. get him a little gown. >> he's also got a school id. he's like the big man on campus. i love it. >> everybody knows who alpha is. tom here with us now. obviously planning the memorial day weekend. showers coming in today. >> not until tonight. it's a dry, you're going to walk your dog this morning should be fine. otherwise, we're going to have a wonderful sunday. maybe some storms coming in later tonight. between now and then, we've got the fog around this morning. still a little bit of fog there at surface. sun jumping up in a milky sky. live view from the storm team 4 tower camera on this sunday morning, temperatures are near 60 and right near the bay. 50s further north and we
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in the gray zones that includes western northern loudoun county, frederick county, maryland, points west, visibility there, down to a quarter of a mile. and this will be dissipating here in a um can have hours. 10:00, near 70. by 2:00 p.m., the mid-70s ought to be near 80 around 3:00, 4:00, then 6:00 p.m., upper 70s and partly sunny sky. then storms begin to move in around 10:00 p.m. right now getting some showers here, just northwest of winchester. they are tracking off to the north and east and pulling well away. don't have any other showers anywhere else. hour by hour timing later today. just a partly sunny skies, these areas have showers and storms around 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. in the shenandoah valley, panhandle and 10:00 p.m., then midnight to 2:00 a.m., come through the metro area, and they're gone around dawn on monday. then the rest of the day, on memorial day. maybe a shower at the beaches late afternoon otherwise, looks like a beautiful day on memorial day with temperatures by 9:00 a.m., the low
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noontime, and then getting hot for the afternoon. wanted to make that 87. so by afternoon hours, 87 degrees on monday. and then as we get into tuesday, wednesday, and thursday, a bit cooler, but feeling summer-like each day. staying dry through friday. then next weekend, both next saturday and sunday, chance of some storms around. and then we dry out the first part of the following week as we get into june on that monday and tuesday and a bit colder too with temperatures back down into the 70s. and we're back after this.
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so this memorial day weekend, may see folks wearing the red flower pins. lauren actually posted a picture wearing one on her instagram. the pins are a symbolic way to remember our fallen soldiers. >> i was telling one of our directors growing up, our military bases you always wore that around this time. and many of them, they were made here at voluner
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american legion in fairfax. amy cho introduces us to the people behind this very special thing. >> reporter: volunteers taking time out of their day -- >> putting little pins through them. >> reporter: honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. >> while everyone else is out there enjoying and celebrating the holiday, it's a time to remind them what's really being done on that holiday. >> it is a good idea. >> reporter: meaning of these pins, stemming from a world war i poem on fallen soldiers. the bright red poppy looming on the darkest of days. >> represents bloodshed across generations. >> it's our responsibility and honor and pleasure to keep the story of the poppy alive. >> reporter: the volunteers are making a thousand of these poppy pins and they say each one has it's own unique story. >> i don't think my friends in iraq and afghanistan haveie
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>> they sacrificed for us so that we could have a free country, and we can live here and do these types of things. >> think about our people. remember our people. thank our people. >> reporter: hundreds of small pins -- >> these are a sure challenge. >> reporter: one big gesture. in fairfax, amy cho, news 4. >> that means so much. >> we need the visible reminders, at times we think it's just another day off. it's a three day weekend, but it means a lot more than that. >> much more ahead on news 4 today. >> going to break down your forecast for this memorial day weekend. rtham: being a pediatrician has taught me to listen carefully. i'm ralph northam, and when survivors of the virginia tech shooting asked me to support an assault weapons ban and close the gun show loophole, i took on the fight. i saw what those weapons can do as an army doctor during the gulf war. now, i'm listening carefully to donald trump, and i think he's a narcissistic maniac.
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news 4 starts now. a motel, disturbance, and one man dead. right now on news 4 today, what police are piecing together from what was a violent overnight in silver springs. a disturbing discovery near a smithsonian muse seem, how d.c.'s mayor is calling for action and answers after a noose was found. we are off to a busy memorial day weekend. rolling thunder and big concert tonight and of course all of your cookouts. storm team 4 tracking when you should watch out for some rain showers that'll be moving on in. as we welcome you in on this sunday morning, the 28th of may. i'm david culliver, adam tuss has the morning off. >> i'm angie goff and even though the big freedom ride doesn't start
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there are already tons of bikes out there ready to roll. >> they've been gathering here the past week. >> welcome. >> we welcome in, we hope though that you'll not have to wear any sort of rain gear as you're riding today. storm team 4 meteorologist tom keirien, you think it's going to be clear most of the day? >> happy to report, it should stay beautiful for the events outdoors on this sunday, middle of the memorial day weekend as we look off across the city now we've got lights getting across the urban forest of northwest washington. there's the national cathedral. little bit of a fog in the air. fog is denser further north and west where temperatures are near 60. low 60s in washington, mid-60s by the bay. rain shower here passing just north and west of winchester, that's heading up towards martinsburg over the next hour or so. memorial concert that's taking place this evening, mostly cloudy in the mid-70s. it's after that that we'll get some storms rolling in. got the new timing in just a
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minutes. >> thank you, tom. developing story, montgomery county police are investigating a homicide at this days inn motel. police say that a man has died at a hospital just after being assaulted by multiple people in the motel parking lot during the busy travel holiday weekend. this is what we know, police got the call this morning around 2:30. no suspect details. the motel is on 13th street just about a block from georgia avenue. so folks, you may be hearing some rumbles and it's all from rolling thunder along the national mall today. thousands of bikers, they're taking part in the 30th annual rolling thunder ride for freedom. i want to walk you through the route right now, it's going to start at noon at the pentagon. it's going to end at the franklin roosevelt park. and this will shut down the memorial bridge. so the timing of the bridge will be shut down 10:30 in the morning up until 3:00 this afternoon. and let's give you a live look outside, folks gathering already.
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tell you will conclude tomorrow with several presentations, but before then, they'll all join together near the lincoln memorial for a concert that's happening this afternoon. and pbs will broadcast it's star-studded national memorial day concert. we're live from the national mall. ♪ ♪ like most big productions, there was a full dress rehearsal last night giving us a glimpse at what's to come. the concert features entertainers seeking patriotic music. and actors sharing emotional stories of losses including a woman whose father died in combat when she was a child. one couple that we spoke with, continuing the area from the new zealand. they were touched by the performances. >> i really loved the stories. >> very moving. the way in which
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that have sacrificed their lives for you and for us, really. >> well, the pbs production is in it's 28th year. and it begins tonight at 8:00. well, not far from where tonight's concert will happen, police now trying to figure out who hung a noose in a tree. according to park police, a smithsonian police officer found it friday night on the grounds near the museum. officials don't know how long it was there. the d.c. mayor responding, writing on twitter, it's an unfortunate irony that a sign of intimidation and ignorance would be placed on the national mall where americans of all walks of life come to learn more about who we are, celebrate our diversity, and inspired to improve their lives, communities, and country. >> you see a store like that, you ask why do that? the same question in alexandria. it's got residents trying to send a
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not be tolerated in their community. someone put up these fliers at the dell ray section of the city. covered with diskrcriminatory messages, we had to blur out the words because they're hurtful. residents sent them to us, and then tore down the fliers. the images are being circulated on social media. so as to bring awareness. the city's condemning the fliers and whoever put them up. >> i wanted to make sure that the word got out that this is creeping in our inclusive community so we could stand up against it. because this is not what del rey stands for. > we denounce hate speech and hate crimes of discrimination in all forms. >> alexandria police are looking into this. new details this morning in the killing of virginia state police special agent michael walter. travis ball who you're about to see, that's him right there, he is charged with shooting and kill the 45-year-old. police say the special agent was work og traffic stop along
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a richmond city police officer. all part of the city/state partnership. ball was a passenger in the car at some point friday night, they say ball fired a gun and took off. they actually tracked him down on the northern neck. crews rushed special agent walter to the hospital where he died early saturday. he was an 18 year veteran of the force. he leaves behind wife, two sons, and a daughter. 7:06, president trump is waking up this morning at the white house after that nine-day trip abroad. new questions in the russia investigation. the latest involving his son-in-law and senior advisor, jared kushner. nbc news has learned that in december, kushner met with a russian banker who is viewed by u.s. intelligence as, quote, a putin crony. the white house characterized the meeting as part of kushner's role as a transition advisor. this follows a washington post report that kushner spoke with russia's ambassador about setting up secret communications with russia during the
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latest on the russia investigation coming up on "meet the press" this morning. le also speak with homeland security secretary john kerry, and senator bob corker. you can watch "meet the press" this morning right after news 4 today. and right after "meet the press" watch the democratic candidates for virginia governor face off in one last forum. airs at 11:30 this morning right here on nbc 4. if you want to learn what the candidates will do if elected, go to nbc washington app, search virginia governor. on the democratic side, bureau chief julie kerry speaks with the lieutenant governor and former congressman. she also speaks with former gop chair, ed gillaspie. state representative frank wagner, and prince william county board chairman cory stewart. all right. got some cookouts, trips, maybe like a day hike. people always tell know take a hike. timing is going to be everything when it comes to going outside this holiday weekend. we have tom closely tracking some rain
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he'll help you plan out. >> look at the pentagon parking lot filling up there. ♪ ♪ oh, remembering a music legend. the unique connection gregg allman brought to our area and the local history that fans will never forget.
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♪ ♪ gregg allman of the allman brother's band being remembered this morning. the southern rock icon dying yesterday down in savannah, georgia. allman's manager says cancer took the legend. he has strong ties to the area. the allman brother's band gave the first cot.
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blues band called the night hawks. allman was 69 years old. and baseball fans and mbs of congress are mourning the death of former senator jim bunting. the republican served 12 years in the house before serving one term in the senate. now before going into public service, he had a hall of fame baseball career. bunning became the first pitcher at 1900 to throw no-hitters in both the american and national league. he won 224 games and pitched the first perfect game in modern national league history. bunning is the only member of the baseball hall of fame to serve in congress. bunning was 85 years old. give you a live look outside. open the windows this sunday morning. tom updating your holiday forecast looking at, tracking showers, and then a little bit of a warm-up. . ask not what your country can do for you, but ask whatou
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very customizable. you can choose the back, you can choose the arm, you can choose the leg. we couldn't be any happier. good morning, we have some hazy sunshine at dawn just about everywhe
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shower there. that is towards hagerstown within the hour. otherwise, stay dry here throughout the day ahead. we have baseball this afternoon at nat's park, we take on the pay dries 1:35, temperatures in the upper 70s near 80 middle of the game. great weather for baseball today and all the outdoor events going on. look at memorial day and rain chances over the next ten days in just a few minutes. >> tom, you mentioned memorial day, that's of course tomorrow, but tomorrow also another important date in american history. john f. kennedy would have turned 100 years old. >> and it's a milestone, david, that the kenzie center is now honoring in a new way. using the president's memorable accomplishments in his own words. >> i believe the this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. >> reporter: president kennedy's many memorable words live on,
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memory. >> we will climb this wall and face the end with speed, and we shall then explore the wonders of the other side. >> reporter: john f. kennedy center for the performing arts where they've been planning a big celebration for his 100th birthday for over a year now. and for the occasion, residents made got a call from kennedy center president who had consulted with caroline kennedy aerohen family. >> it was in those conversations that the idea that we'll use his words and those words inspired by kennedy in a new work. >> i thought, wouldn't it be interesting to pick not just the words, but his actual recorded speeches and kind of set them to miezic, sbre grate them. >> we choose to go to the moon. >> the thing that jfk did that i think is so resone
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is that the moon shot. he said we're going to go to the moon, and we're going to do it in a decade. >> reporter: those words he feels articulate the american spirit of optimism, there's nothing we can't accomplish, nothing we can't do. when the organize tra is playing, where are you? >> i'm in the orchestra. >> reporter: virginia-born mason bates at 40 is something of a musical genius. his grammy nominated music earned him the title of the second most performed composure alive today. >> that's what we do as artists is to find a way to commemorate big moments with new work. and so i'm particularly excited about mason's work. this is a very large room. >> reporter: and that's not the only thing debora is working on to commemorate the sin ten yal. there are several things on her agenda. >> that i believe we are unleashing the potential of this flight. it is not a
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community of artists and arts administrators who are bringing art and all of the diversity of the art to our community. here locally and also nationally and as a role model internationally. >> you believe that the men reach beyond this planet, they should leave their national differences behind them. >> reporter: she also wants to make the center more of a memorial to it's name sake. >> he had so many big ideas, if you think about civil rights, if you think about the peace corps, if you think about bringing artistic life more centrally into society, he had this imagination that was so inspiring. >> one of the greatest venture was all time. >> barbara harrison reporting there. john ken dis150e 00th birthday is tomorrow. if you want to take part, just go to the nbc
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search jfk. well, you still have time to take a culinary score. it is a hometown holiday music fest. it continues today and you can enjoy samples of foods from 17 local restaurants. something for everyone from jumbo cookies and pizza. begins at 2:00 p.m., runs until 10:00 tomorrow, wraps up tomorrow with a 37rd annual memorial day ceremony and parade. >> whenever i think of jumbo cookies and pizza, i think of tom. every single morning. >> no, he's more of an oatmeal kind of guy. >> oatmeal and blueberries. that's right, little bit of cinnamon. hey, we are starting off with haze in the air, but otherwise, we've got great weather for all of these events going on on this sunday, middle of the memorial day weekend. couldn't ask really for a more beautiful morning. just feels so nice. the air is kind of soft and cool starting off
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we have dense fog and the visibilities down to about a quarter of a mile. most gone by 9:00 this or is many this morning. by 10:00, upper 70s near 80. warm and dry afternoon. then a chance of storms coming in around 10:00 p.m. just to our west and into the metro area after that. right now getting a rain shower here. panhandle of west virginia, that's tracking off to the north and east. and staying well away from us. and elsewhere, all dry here from the mountains all the way to the bay. hour by hour timing as we get into the rest of the afternoon, by 1:00 p.m., maybe some showers and storms begin to develop in the mountains. then they get into the shenandoah valley around 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and stall out there and hang around in the
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and then around 10:00 p.m. to midnight, they start getting closer to the metro area. and then after midnight, they begin to move quickly away and then dissipate. so during the day on monday, we'll stay dry accept maybe in the morning, or i should say midafternoon shower on the eastern shore books otherwise we'll stay dry memorial day. 9:00 a.m. temperatures, low 70s, noontime near 80. getting hot tomorrow afternoon. partly cloudy into the upper 80s. and then on tuesday as we get back to work and school, mid- s mid-80s, and then a little bit cooler, but still pleasant, beautiful weather here, midweek toward the end of the week. next weekend could get storms and after that, it dooms down. and that's the way it looks. >> tom, thanks. so it's a powerful reminder for all americans this weekend. the dedicated mission at arlington national cemetery and the tradition that goes back six decades. narrator: "the time is always right to do what is right. ralph northam. army doctor during the gulf war. volunteer director of a pediatric hospice. progressive democrat. in the senate,
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so if meat is just not your thing, turn away from the next story. the reality is a lot of folks going to be firing up the grill tomorrow for memorial day, but you may want to do it label the earlier, that's because today, national hamburger day. it's the unofficial holiday celebration americans love because of their love for burgers. american's consume, get this, some crazy numbers here, okay, roughly 50 billion burgers a year, that's about three hamburgers a week per person. >> that's about right. >> really? >> that sounds like
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according to market research, u.s. restaurants sold 9 billion burgers in 2014. that is 30 million more than the year before. >> wow, okay. all right this memorial day weekend, thousands of american flags now stand at all 400,000 graves at arlington national cemetery. >> as kristen wright shows us, this is a tradition that goes back 60 years and holds special meaning to the old guard. >> left, oh left. >> reporter: soldiers on a mission to honor the fallen. the old guard and as many american flags as heroes laid to rest at arlington. specialist first class dusty landborn places each flag with pride. >> to if he means everything that the country itself should stand for. for the freedoms and the opportunities that anybody could have when they come here. >> reporter: flags in is a somber, special memorial day tradition at arlington. members of the old guard place flags at every single
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to pay respects in this way is a true honor for specialist given richards, born in jamaica, this is the country he pledges allegiance to now. >> place the flag at each one much these headstones represent my honor to each service member that is here. >> reporter: first lieutenant jessica harner is fifth generation army. >> my dad, my brother served, my grandfather served, my other grandfather served, and then my great grandfather also served in the united states army. >> reporter: love for country runs deep. >> yous going through and looking at the graves and seeing the different -- the different generations that have all been buried here and all the sacrifices they made and their families have made. >> reporter: honoring the fallen one at a time. at arlington national cemetery, kristen wright, news 4. >> and the honoring of the fallen continuing today as thousands of bikers are revving unfor the ride for do
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