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au park neighborhood where pat collins is this evening. he talked with the victim. pat? >> reporter: so, wendy, what did you do saturday morning? go shopping? do some yard work? wash the car? i'll bet you it was nothing like what happened to nicole boozer. did you think you might die? >> i thought it was possible. but i thought i was going to give myself a fighting chance. i wasn't going to try and die in here, that's for sure. >> reporter: that's nicole boozer, a retired er nurse. he's a quick thinker and she has seen a lot of troubling things, but nothing quite like what she went through last saturday at her home in au park. >> it was such a terrifying moment to wake up and find someone in your house that you had never seen before. >> reporter: it happened around 8:30 saturday morning. saturday morning when people are out and about running errands. two
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guy. they come alongside nicole's house, and then into the backyard. they kicked down the back door and start rummaging through the place. nicole, she's asleep. she's awakened by the noise and confronts the two suspects at the top of the stairs. i said, i don't have anything. please don't hurt me. and he says, i have a gun, get on your knees. that was the first thing i thought, i gotta get down the steps. one of the suspects hits her in the head and warns her to keep quiet. >> he punched me in the side of my face to get me away from the door. and he tells me, i'm going to kill you [ bleep ] if you tell the police. they ran out the door and i didn't get to see how they got out the door. >> what did they get and what are people in au park saying about it? i'll have that for you coming up at 6:00. >> they must be frightened in that neighborhood
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as metro's safetrack comes to a close, news4 as learned the transit agency is ready to declare the program a success. maintenance surges disrupted service on the rails if morning until midnight so crews could replace rails and rotting wood throughout the system. and metro tells us it replaced so many wood ties, you could stack them up as high as the washington monument -- twice. here's adam tuss with more on why metro thinks safetrack worked. >> that's right. metro's safe track program started right here at the boston station between here and heat falls church a year ago. time to measure up, are things better? >> reporter: it's been a long year of safetrack related delays, but metro is ready to declare victory, saying the system is in way better shape
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ago. metro said it was able to get three years' worth of badly needed maintenance done in just one year. but are riders sold? >> i am hoping that it's a safer journey. >> reporter: kristin says right now, she can't say for sure things are better. >> hard to gauge, isn't it? >> absolutely. we know we've waited longer and know that certain routes have been hard. >> reporter: metro has had to sell safetrack to high profile figures. d.c.'s mayor wondered openly about it all. do you think safetrack is working? >> i think that we don't know enough about it. >> shouldn't we know more by now? >> yes, i think that we should. the metrics should bead easy to understand and digest for decision-makers. >> reporter: metro says there are signs of progress, a smoother ride, fewer fires. today as riders on the
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and purple line deal with more questions, the questi delays. >> i walked down here and i'm like, is it going to be ten minutes or two minutes? there's no real consistency still. >> reporter: don't forget, metro's operating hours will change june 25th so that even more maintenance can be done. so we have more work after safetrack has already finished up. back to you. >> thank you, adam. a metro bus and car collide in northwest, d.c. six people are injured. metro said the car tried to run in front of the bus on a right-hand turn and that's when they collided. the d.c. fire tells us the passengers who were injured, were not injured seriously. to the latest overseas where police in the uk have nearly a dozen people in custody now after that attack on the london bridge. this evening, we're also getting our first look at two of the three suspected attackers. as investigato t
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together the moments before that rampage. our chris lawrence is following all the latest developments in our newsroom now. what are you hearing? >> right now, british police still have ten people in custody. they raided half a dozen properties while investigating the attack that left seven people dead and dozens wounded. investigators say three men rented a van and mowed down pedestrians on the london bridge before going on a stabbing spree. they were wearing fake suicide bomb vests when officers shot and killed them. police identified one of the attackers as a british citizen born in pakistan. another man claimed libyan and moroccan nationality. and one of the suspect's neighbors say they already reported him to police. >> i offend the anti-terrorist hotline, i spoke to the gentleman. i told him about our conversation and why i think he's been radicalized. i did my bit. i know a lot of people did, but the authorities didn't do their bit. >> said there's not a god like
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to go and kill people like that. and he said, yeah, in the name of allah, we believe and i'm ready if i have to even kill my own mother if she comes against allah. >> british intelligence agents admit they had information on one of the men, but admit they had no idea an attack was being planned. and our president took the mayor's statement out of context. mayor sadiq khan told residents not to be alarmed by increased officers. the president suggested the mayor didn't think people should be alarmed about an actual attack. the mayor said he had been working with police and emergency responders and didn't have time to respond to a, quote, ill-informed tweet by the president. back to you. >> thank you, chris. the details from today's workpce
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florida, are just awful. five people were shot and killed in that attack. police say the shooter is a former worker at the company who had been accused of assaulting a co-worker. they identified him as 45-year-old john newman, an army veteran. police say there's evidence newman reloaded and shot most of his victims multiple times before he turned his gun on himself. it's a company based in orlando that makes awnings for rvs and campers. the smartphone you're always holding tracks your movement based on cell towers the phone connects to. now the u.s. supreme court will decide if police need a warrant to see that information. during the next term, the justices will consider an appeal from a man convicted of armed robbery after cell phone tower records placed him near several crime scenes. investigators acss
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communications act. the justices will decide if a fourth amendment applies to cell phones and if police need to show probable cause to look at cell tower records. and we are still awaiting a decision in a similar case here in the district. in april, a panel of judges on the court of appeals heard arguments involving a device known as a stingray. police use this technology to track the phones of criminals. it works by mimicking the cell towers, forcing the phones to reveal the locations to the police. currently police do not need a warrant to use the stingray device. civil rights attorneys argues that stingray allows police to follow innocent people. the aclu says a decision could come down any day now. >> -- coming down most of the day around our region. not a terrible day. most of the rain on the lighter side. moderate showers here and there, still a couple out there now. average high today, 81
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we're well below that and we're still into on the unsettled realm here. today and most of this week will be unsettled. well below average temperatures. 81 is the normal high. 74 is not bad at all. you see the shields of rain earlier. but now starting to see shower variety rain. a cold front to the north and west will move through overnight, creating a pretty nice day tomorrow. but cloud cover tomorrow, and isolated showers. right now, in prince george's and around the district. much cooler weather moving in over the next couple days, and then behind that, a heat wave, yeah. cooler than average and way above average. and we'll talk about that at about 5:18. >> thank you, doug. caught on camera, a man elected to represent his neighbors and community says police officers roughed him up. what the department is now saying about the incident. and an unusual sight at
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an elected neighborhood commissioner in d.c. claims he was roughed up by the police on an incident caught partially on video. kendall simmons said he didn't do anything wrong. he was just standing there when officers handcuffed him and threw him to the ground. he plans to file a complaint against the department. meagan fitzgerald is in southeast this afternoon to tell us about this. >> reporter: yeah, kendall simmons said he wants the officers that approached him to be held accountable. he was right along congress street, speaking with young people, trying to encourage them to stay in school when he was approached by the officers. now people in the community say they're having an even tougher time trusting police. >> relax! >> reporter: celon
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of what happened to elected a and c commissioner kendall simmons. >> what they came up to the scene, they seen me standing there, talking to a bunch of youth in the community. >> reporter: in an interview with news4, simmons says several officers approached him and asked him if he had weapons on him. he said no and started to walk away. >> they grabbed me and threw me to the ground. then it was several different people telling them i was the commissioner of the neighborhood. >> but police paint a different picture of what happened. an incident report said officers asked him if he had any weapons because he was walking with a limp and holding his pants pocket. when they asked him to put his hands above his head, they say he put his hands in his pocket and refused. when officers tried to arrest him, they say he fell. but that's not how simmons
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>> it's just sad to see. >> reporter: other neighbors say they're saddened by what happened, but not surprised. >> it is a big problem for the black community. >> reporter: she says incidents like this erode the trust they have with police because they don't understand why simmons was targeted in the first place. >> you're taking down someone that is trying to make a world for people who are out here. it's hurtful, because who do we look to? we can't look to y'all, because y'all are taking down somebody who is trying to build us up. >> reporter: a weapon was not found on simmons. he was not arrested or charged with anything. we reached out to the police department for a statement, they're say they're well aware of the incident, it's under investigation and they say they will be reviewing body cam video that the officers were wearing, but so far, no disciplinary action has been taken just yet. back to y
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and sit on the tarmac for a couple of hours, miss your connecting flight. sound familiar? president trump says privatizing air traffic control will fix those problems. today he proposed shifting the responsibility away from the faa and on to a new non-profit organization. president trump said the move would free up the faa to focus solely on safety. u.s. airlines have been pushing for privatization for years now. opponents worry the idea gives too much power to the airlines. congress needs to approve the plan before it can move forward. d.c. is the latest city to commit to the paris climate agreement, despite the president's decision to pull out. the district joined six other cities across maryland and virginia who have committed to the accord. hyattsville, takoma park and alexandria. today mayor bowser said it's the right thing to do. >> we will, no matter the decisions at the federal level, continue tom
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earth. >> while the mayor has pledged to do her part, mark segraves talked to a man in d.c. who is also urging individuals to step up and go green. >> reporter: harold thomas has lived in this neighborhood between suitland parkway and alabama avenue since 1958. a few years ago, he was the first homeowner in his community to sign up for solar. funded by the d.c. department of energy and environment and managed by a non-profit group called grid alternative, the program provides free solar panels to low income families. kate johnson with the d.c. department of environment says a local program like this is exactly what the paris agreement had in mind. >> so that's where solar panels come in, installed in rain gardens to keep the city cool. >> reporter: harold thomas believes what he's doing locally
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is having an global impact. >> number one, the icebergs meltdown and the water levels rise. and then you have threats of floods because of the overflow from the ocean. then you'll understand that it's the emissions, the greenhouse effect that's causing these things to take place. >> reporter: thomas said he's proud that his mayor is reaffirming the district's commitment to the paris agreement and he hopes more of his neighbors take advantage of the solar program. >> i think it's a positive move and it's kudos to her. you know, and it's something that benefits everybody. >> reporter: grid alternatives implements similar programs in d.c., maryland, and virginia. if you'd like more information on free solar panels for low-income families, go to the nbc washington app and search free solar. mark segraves, news4. when your spouse leaves work, you know they'll come home when the job is done. that isn't always the case for families of some
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journalist memorial. 14 new names were added to the wall today. all of them killed in the line of duty last year, including npr photojournalist david gillky. he died a year ago today during a taliban attack in afghanistan. his boss delivered today's keynote remarks. >> to honor these 14 journalists, we need to continue their crusade. the public deserves, has a right, to see, to hear, to know. >> today the museum also blacked out its popular exhibit of front pages from around the world. it's a way to raise awareness to the threats some media members face every day. there's a push tonight by the naacp to move a statue off the lawn of a local courthouse. who's pushing back? and where could that statue go next?
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some showers this evening. how long the rain is going to stick around and when higher temperatures make a comeback. we're
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and then take a nap. my nap was longer today because of the rain. >> we just woke you up. >> that's right. >> it is kind of a rainy monday across our area. but most of the rain has moved out now. a little bit on the dreary side, but not all that bad as long as you have the umbrella. outside now, you can see the cloud cover, but a few breaks, the sun trying to peek through the clouds. 74 degrees right now, temperatures dropping through the 70s, upper 60s around 10:00, 11:00. the rain just about done. so cloudy, cloudy, cloudy. but look at the numbers. if this was mid april, this would be really nice. 75, fredericksburg. we're close to 5 to 10 degrees below average this time of year. average high now up to 81 degrees. 74, not bad. on the radar, still a couple of showers. we could see a few more tonight as we are wtc
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move through the region. we saw sa shield of rain, but nw scattered showers. you can see a front right in here that will try to drop through. until that does, the chance of showers remains, although most of us will be on the dry side. look at this spin in the atmosphere. another area of disturbed weather, another upper level low, spinning to the north. this one is going to be driving down to the south and it's going to kinda sit on top of us during the middle part of the week. we're calling for unsettled weather and cool weather. just like i've shown you over the past month, we are on the cooler side across the northeast. 66 in new york, 59 in buffalo. to the south, only 67 in roanoke. the heat is back to the west. look at minneapolis. up towards 81 degrees. st. louis is the one right now at 89. that heat is going to move our way. first off, a couple more showers this evening with the clouds. and then, still some clouds
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tomorrow morning. not a bad tuesday. can't rule out isolated showers tomorrow. keep the umbrella handy, but you probably won't need it that much. 79 clouds, some sun with an isolated shower tomorrow. here's the ten-day forecast. notice, cool on wednesday and thursday, highs only in the upper 60s to around 70 on wednesday with a slight chance of a shower. and then we start to climb. 80 on friday, 84 on saturday, which looks great by the way. 92 on sunday and look at the heat. we have a heat wave monday, going for a high of 95 degrees. cool weather across the east moving out. here comes the heat and not just the heat, we are talking about a heat wave. hello to the 90s and, yes, could even be near record high temperatures. i've heard a few people excited about the 90s. i like the 80s. >> the music was good back then. >> i gagree. are you struggling to lose weight but you're not a candidate for the new procedure? how
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shut. coming up, also the new project exploring the positives and negatives of former mayor marion barry from those who worked most closely with him. >> reporter: this memorial to the confederate soldier stands at the entrance to the courthouse grounds. now the naacp is reviving the discussion about whether this is the proper place for it. coming up
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you're watching news4 at 5:00. and now at 5:30, this confederate statue has been standing in front of the leesburg courthouse for more than a hundred years. is it time for it to go? julie carey reports on the new discussion and how it comes at a time when other cities around the country have been taking their confederate statues down. >> reporter: when loudoun county's naacp president looks at this confederate soldier memorial, he sees something different than becky fleming who heads the local daughters of the confederacy chapter. >> they were trying to send a message in 1908, that this is white virginia and we're going to run it the way we want to run it. >> i think it represents american soldiers who gave their lives, just like for any other
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was it all about slavery? i don't believe so. >> reporter: inspired by the monument battle in new orleans and charlottesville, they're seeking an updated legal opinion about whether the statue could see it removed. thompson would like to see it located at the cemetery. >> that statue should be at the cemetery where the soldiers are buried, not at the seat of justice in our county, because that statue has nothing to do with justice. >> reporter: there's a legal inquiry on the naacp's behalf. she too thinks the statue will be better off at falls bluff. but said the legal opinion she's reviewed bars the removal of memorials. >> so at this point, the best read we have at the county level is, the statue stays. >> reporter: she said she'll be watching the case in charlottesville closely are if for those who w
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statue of robert e. lee from a park. they're taking it to court. >> if the courts decide that statue can be moved, then this statue on the courthouse grounds can legitimately come into question. >> reporter: for becky fleming, the renewed debate just dredges up hard feelings. >> there's just such a level of intolerance now for every little issue. enough is enough. >> reporter: the naacp last raised this issue in 2015 and a compromise was struck then. they were given permission and the funding to put some new plaques or monuments on these grounds. to talk about the role of the underground railroad here and to talk about the history of slave auctions actually taking place on these courthouse steps. those new historical markers, however, have not yet been created. live from leesburg, i'm julie carey. it will soon cost more to
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of fairfax county. the town of vienna is raising its tax for the first time in a decade. right now, there's a town tax of 75 cents on a pack of 20 cigarettes. the council voted to increase that by a dime. starting in july, you'll be paying an extra 85 cents per box, it's just over four cents per cigarette. >> so if you want to lose weight and get your diet back on track there's a new procedure called the accordion. their john torres is hear to explain how it helps with weight loss. thank you for joining us. >> you bet. >> what's the accordion, and who is it designed for? >> it's an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, which describes what happens. they stick a scope down the throat into the stomach. they suiture the size oft
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into a sleeve about the size of a banana. so you can't absorb that many calories, because you can't eat that much food. who it's for, it's not for that beach body, those of us who want to lose five or ten pounds. it's for people who are oobese or more than obese and have problems losing weight otherwise. they've tried dieting and exercise. and they don't want to get the bariatric surgery. this is probably the next step for them. the results from the study that came out were phenomenal. >> could this possibly be used for people who are morbidly obese? people who do tend to have the gastric bypass surgery? is it a safer alternative? >> that's what they're saying. it's a safer alternative, especially for the ones that are obese. if you're morbidly obese, those who aren't eligible for surgery because they have other health conditions, they're
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is a procedure they could get. and the doctor that does these told me, it's one more tool in the tool bag. you have bariatric surgeries, balloon procedures, this procedure itself that can help people try to lose that the weight. and the important part is not to lose the weight, but to get healthy and that's what this hundreds y helps you do. >> sounds interesting. thank you very much. >> you bet. >> we'll hear from the doctor who calls it the next big thing. that's coming up after news4 at 6:00, on "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. revolutionary, game-changer, the way experts are describing a new blood cancer study. a small study in china, 35 people, but everyone responded to new cell and gene therapy for multiple myeloma, a first for this particular kind of cancer, and it's rare for any cancer treatment to have s
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experts say the results are very remarkable, not just for how many responded, but how well they responded. the people treated in 2010 have not relapsed. the u.s. plans a study early next year. it is the moon landing for rock climbers. this weekend, 31-year-old alex honest old became the first human to climb elcap tan without any safety ropes to catch him if he falls, 3,000 street straight up. in climbing terms, this is free solo. fingers and toes and herculean focus. as you can see from these pictures on his website, it took him just under four hours to accomplish this. he is world famous for climbing without rope. no big deal is his catch-phrase. but it still took him months of preparation, doing numerous trial runs with rope to plot his course. he would hang by his thumbs
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preparing his hands for the slim rocky edges that would be the only thing keeping him attached to that granite wall and to his life. fear. he taught himself to ignore it, saying it would only hinder his progress. scientists have studied his brain to see how he does this. national geographic filmed his ascent for an upcoming documentary entitled "solo." and i posted his website on my facebook page so you can learn more about this remarkable human who lives to be alone on the wall, which is also the name of his book. his pictures are amazing. he's a wonder of the world. >> that is just incredible. i'm afraid to even watch the video of that. that's how afraid of heights i am. >> i can't wait to. when we come back, neighbors fight back against a symbol of hate that appeared near where their kids play.
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>> to be surrounded by armed police, like i was a criminal. >> a school board member shows up to a high school graduation. soon thereafter he is surrounded by police and threatened with arrest. i'm tracee wilkins. coming
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dozen perspective freshman over online postings. the school's newspaper reports the students met in the official class of '21 facebook group. they started a sub conversation to post more explicit messages. among the posts, the students mocked sexual assault and the holocaust. it's up on my facebook page. weigh in and let me know what you think. harvard said it does not comment on the admissions of individual students. for the sixth time, someone has discovered a noose in our area. the mayor said it just makes people stronger and more united. >> talking to people, i've never seen washingtonions more united to support their neighbors. we take it very seriously. we're going to investigate it and try to put a stop to whoever's doing it. >> reporter: justin finch said the latest incident occurred
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southeast. >> reporter: metropolitan police detectives knocking on doors, looking for tips that could lead them to whoever left a noose at this construction site on thursday. a simple rope and knot tied to centuries of violence against african americans, found where students and parents were filing into elementary school. it makes me nervous for the children, for the older people that live in the neighborhood, everybody. >> it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: over the weekend, action. mayor bowser announcing the district office of human rights is launching a hate crime protocol into this case. d.c. police also investigating. on sunday, two nearby churches, east washington heights and christian praise led a crowd of many ages to stand against hate. a climate where several nooses are turning up, a call for it to stop here and now. w
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filter itself into the soil of hillcrest of washington, d.c. >> reporter: and to give you a sense of how close everything is here, that's beers elementary right there, a short walk across brings you right to this home under construction where that noose was found. neighbors telling us they've seen dramatic changes in that area since the noose was discovered. increased police patrols in the area, as well as light being shown on this home at various times overnight. in southeast, i'm justin finch, news4. back to you. a major milestone for african american women in sports. it's our favorite story of the night, and it's happening right here in our own backyard. >> in those days, to see a young black girl playing golf is beautiful. >> she's 99 years old, sill t
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now to a story that is very popular on our facebook page. new tonight, there are calls for an apology in prince george's county. police kept a member of the school board there from sitting on stage at a graduation last week. >> i cannot believe i'm being surrounded by police. >> you're not being surrounded by police. do you understand what the gentleman just said to you, though? >> no. >> fellow school board members say a local superintendent was behind the block. our prince george's county bureau chief with both sides of this story. >> in front of our family and friends, they were expecting it, they were ready. >> reporter: when renee, 2017 senior class president for oxon hill high school got up to give her graduation speech, her mike was cut
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>> the majority of my class knew. board of education member ed burrows stepped in. he told them and the principal, he would donate his brief speaking time to the girls. >> we practiced that night and we practiced with our adviser and we got it done. >> reporter: but that day, their mikes were cut by deputy superintendent. >> it got to a point as to everyone was confused as to why we weren't speaking. >> reporter: the next day, burrows goes to another graduation and was surrounded by police and told he would be arrested if he tries to go backstage. >> i'm being surrounded by armed police, like i was a criminal. like i was going to do something to hurt students and staff, was humiliating. >> reporter: four school board members sent a alert saying in part, at the very least, a public apology is warran
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student leaders at oxon hill high school. earlier this year, he called for the ceo's resignation. >> i'm used to disagreeing with dr. maxwell on a host of issues. and he's used to that. i never would have thought in a million years, he would use his influence as superintendent to have me surrounded by police as if i were some thug or criminal. >> reporter: in the school board letter, they accuse him of abusing his authority. a school spokesperson tells me this entire ordeal has been a distraction from students' achievement. in upper marlboro, i'm tracee wilkins. before world war ii, a group of women met in a d.c. kitchen and wanted to promote change. that's how the wake robin golf club was born. carol maloney has the story of this historical club and how they're celebrating an impressive anniversary. >> golf windows is what they called themselves. the 13 founding members o
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robin golf club wanted to play golf too, like their husbands. but they were women and they were women of color, and the year was 1937. countless stories of courage and accomplishments later, the oldest minority women's golf club independent count club in the country celebrates 80 years. >> reporter: beautiful and rare. elizabeth mcneil first picked up a golf club in the early 1940s. the 99-year-old joined just a few years after wake robins formed. the oldest minority golf club in the country. the courage and audacity of the members started the change. >> the white guys, they would hit into us and kids would come out and steal the balls. >> they would steal your balls? >> you hit them in the fairways and the kids would come out and
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>> you're walaughing about it, though. >> well, you know. >> what did you do? >> what could you do? >> it's always in the forefront of our minds, you know, these women sacrificed a lot to bring golf to women of color. >> the founders had it worse because they were protesting not just to play the game of golf, they were protesting injustice in this country. those are the shoulders we stand on today. >> today, the 80th anniversary, celebrating the legacy and the future. >> you were club champion 13 times. >> yes. >> i gotta give you a high-five for that. that's my dream. >> i had six holes in one in my career. >> that's amazing. what was that feeling like? >> wonderful. >> these women love golf. i've never seen people so passionate about the sport and it's refreshing, really, to be around people
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>> this non-profit club continues to promote the game for minority women and men. they have traveled to clubs around the world and since 2012 they've given away $15,500 in scholarships. >> and they don't play a particular -- they play anywhere they want to play. >> their home course is langston golf club and they go around and play all over and continue to grow the game. >> and she's 99? >> 99. >> six holes in one! >> some people would just give anything for one. >> she's had plenty of time to practice. good for her. >> playing a long time. >> great story, carol. news4 is working for you in the community. shomari stone helped a sorority raise money for college-bound district students. he's hosted it's a capital affair fund-raiser for a few years. 14 d.c. high school seniors received
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help with college costs. good for them, shomari. >> a lot of people rely on non-profits for help and they rely on donations. united way is partnering with news4 to hold a one day drive this thursday. you can contribute during this effort. it's called do more 24. more than 42,000 donations have been received since this program started. all the information on how you can join them this year is on our nbc washington app. >> rainy days and mondays. doug kammerer, is it moving out this evening? >> trying to move out. we saw shower activity through a good part of the early afternoon. now it's just about out of here. we'll continue to see a couple of showers from time to time in parts of the area. towards the airport now, can you see it's still on the dreary side. we have seen some sunshine try to peek out from time to time. currently at 74. that's well blow the average high of 8
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miles an hour. here's the radar. still some showers developing. we could see a few more this evening. most of the area is dry. that's the way we'll remain through the rest of the night tonight. still tracking a front. here it is here up, giving us a chance of shower activity through the early evening hours. behind this is when we start to see a change. tomorrow, this should say tuesday's planner. 73 degrees and mostly cloudy at noon. the rain does help out with one thing. all of you pollen sufferers, tom kierein outside right now. not just talking about the pollen that's good news, but sunset, a really good effect here too. >> yeah, as we approach the summer sols tis, the days are getting longer. there was a little sun an hour ago. but it's clouded back up. you can track it all with the nbc washington app and the lates
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the ten-day outlook as with will. the pollen has improved. the trees in the moderate range, grass is moderate to high in some locations, but it has been dropping. the weeds are low and the mold spores are in the low to moderate range as well. there's the sky over the metro area now. live view from the storm team4. sunset today is 8:30 or later until all the way toward the end of july. so we have the longest days of the year here over the next month or so. for the commute tomorrow, dry roads, dry at the metro stop and for the bus stop tomorrow morning. and we'll have a little sunshine throughout the day, mid 70s, upper 70s by late afternoon. with a look now at the ten-day outlook, here comes the heat wave. >> yeah, after a couple of cool days wednesday into thursday. isolated shower can't be ruled out. but most of the day dry.
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sf 73 on your thursday. 80 on friday. saturday 84 degrees, but the humidity and the heat moving in. 92 on sunday, 95 monday and tuesday. we'll have much more on the heat wave back here at 6:00. i'm tom sherwood in the district. nearly 40 years since he was first elected mayor of washington, marion barry is the subject of an oral history project. vo: delivering cleaner, reliable energy... creating jobs for our veterans... helping those in need save money on their energy bills. it takes 16,000 dominion energy employees doing the job. and now, dominion energy is investing $15 billion to build and upgrade our electric and natural gas infrastructure...
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across virginia, we're building an economy that works for everyone and dominion energy is helping power the companies that power our economy. me to listen carefully. i'm ralph northam,aught 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
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and i think he's a narcissistic maniac. whatever you call him, we're not letting him bring his hate into virginia.
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a new oral history project is capturing an inside look into marion barry's first race for district mayor 40 years ago. as news4's tom sherwood reports insiders from that campaign are not sugar-coating these memories. >> reporter: betty king sharing photographs and warm hugs with a few dozen progressive veterans of that 1978 brash barry campaign that upset two veterans of city politics for barry to first become mayor. king, now 85, was an influential party activist who joined the insurgent bid. >> i thought, well, hell, if i can make the difference, i'm going where my heart is, which is with marrion. >> women, latinos, gays and lesbians and others committed to public service,
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>> reporter: george washington's library is curating the oral history. a privately financed project open to the public and online. richard mossy, one of the first openly gay persons appointed by marian barry, said that campaign was a banner time. >> i want you to feel where we are today and where we have been. it's been a long journey. >> reporter: marion barry died in november 2014, and king says the recordings don't sugar-coat barry's history. >> people were very candid. it isn't all just a whitewash of marion. some of them are tear-jerkers, and some of them are laugh-out-loud and fall on the floor. >> reporter: in the district, tom sherwood, news4. now at 6:00, roughed up by officers for no apparent reason. an elected d.c. lea
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happened to him and it was caught on video. but police say there's more to this story. the faces of terror, new clues tonight about the men behind the deadly london attack over the weekend as people all over the world come together amid rising terror threats. and president trump once again pushing for a travel ban after new violence overseas, but will his twitter rants backfire? news4 at 6:00 starts now. first at 6:00, a local neighborhood on edge after a brazen attack. >> this happened over the weekend at au park in upper northwest, d.c. a woman robbed of her belongings and her sense of safety. >> news4 pat collins has reaction from the victim as police search for the two men responsible. pat? >> reporter: doreen, talk about bold. this happened at 8:30 in the morning. 8:30 saturday morning when a lot of people were out and about.
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>> reporter: american university park, one of our city's most sought after neighborhoods. certainly not a place where you'd expect something like this. >> but it was such a terrifying moment to wake up and find someone in your house that you had never seen before. >> reporter: that's nicole boozer. last saturday morning, two men broke into her house and began rummaging through the place. nicole was asleep at the time. she encountered the two suspects at the top of the stairs. >> i said, i don't have anything, please don't hurt me. i said, i have a gun, get on your knees. >> reporter: whether she made a run for it, one of the suspects runs after her. >> he punches me in the side of my face and says, i'm going to kill you [ bleep ] if you tell the police. >> reporter: now cause for concern. >> makes you want to lock your doors, that's for sure. i know my wife is constantly


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