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packed late last night. we also need to tell you about a bad crash that could mean you have to leave earlier this morning. route 210 just reopened near palmer road. the backups continue. 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm molette green in for eun yang. this is what the crash in oxon hill looked like not long before it was cleaned up. >> we begin with news 4's kristin wright at the live desk with what we know before. >> reporter: as you just mentioned, route 210 is just reopened. horrible pictures from a horrible crash involving two cars that collided. indian head highway near palmer road. we don't know the extent of their injuries. this is video on the ground of the big response there to help the six people
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again, the road reopened there. melissa mollet standing by with what's going on with traffic. melissa? >> this breaking news continuing. we have northbound lanes that have just reo end. still seeing that delay here from chopper 4. northbound indian head highway at palmer, 1 1/2 to 2 mile backup. this just reopened. 13w0u7bd still shut down for the next couple of minutes. i think it will take a little while to get the crews out of the way and cleared up. >> outer loop to northbound b.w. parkway there on the beltway. so a little slow there. inner route at 470. beautiful day outside, melissa. yet again a light breeze now. here in northwest washington, the planes roaring up the river this morning. if you're about ready to head down to national airport and fly out of town, that's a mistake. it will be be
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river. if you're on southwest and you don't have an assigned seat, sit on the right side of the plane for the city view. cool and comfy right now. 62 in washington. 56 at george and martha's place in mount vernon. cool and dry to comfortable and sunny. highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. tomorrow looks great, too. the warmup does begin. today 82, tomorrow 87. 90 higher. the dues continue. >> chuck, thank you. 6:02. we return to the breaking news in the district. it has been a violent morning including officers hit by a truck. >> a pickup hit two d.c. officers and a ddot employee. darcy is live with information but we start first with
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officers. megan? >> reporter: well, that's right. we have some new information this morning coming from the police union, and it is encouraging. the union says that one of the d.c. police officers who were struck has been upgrade the from critical to serious condition. the second officer is now listed in fair condition. chief peter newsham along with the mayor. this horrible scligs an example of how dangerous law enforcement can be. >> i feel horrible. you have two of our officers doing exactly what we asked them to do in the adams morgan community. they actually were truck struck. i have two officers in there unnecessarily in the hospital. >> reporter: and also injured was
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working for ddot. that person said to have serious injuries. so a long recovery here, but they are expected to be okay. back to you in the studio. >> megan mcgrath live for us. thank you, megan. >> news 4's darcy spencer is live there this morning with reaction from witnesses who saw this crash. darcy? >> reporter: good morning, molette. we want to make it very clear that two people were taken into custody as a result of this incident last night and police did find a weapon in that pickup truck. this is adams mill road. you can see this is a trash truck. this is basically where everything came to an end. there was a white pickup truck that crashed into this. the while is basically down on pavement. there was a work crew, it was
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just about an hour ago that we were able to see the striking pickup truck being towed from the scene here. it was right in the 9:00 hour last night when this pickup came barrelling down 18th and columbia street right there at the main drag intersection here in adams morgan. it's an area that many people go to forth night life and bars. a lot of people saw and heard this impact. two d.c. police officers, they were bicycle officers, were struck and injured. we're told one was thrown some 30 feet. also, again, that transportation worker, all of them, like megan said, have been taken to the hospital. a lot of people rushed down to the bars and restaurants last night to see what had happened and they saw at least one of the officers down on the ground. let's hear from one man who is a military veteran who came to one of the officers' aid. >> the officers were standing 25
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truck was probably going about 50 miles an hour and just him them. >> reporter: d.c. police are confirming that the pickup truck watts traveling through the area at a high rate of speed. it's a busy area, a lot of night life and a speeding truck coming through here with police, according to one witness, trying to get that truck to slow down, to stop, it just kept on going and, begin, crashing right here in the hard of adams morgan. while they said two people were taken into custody. darcy spencer, thank you so much. adams morgan is always crowded. it was a thursday night. a lot of people were there. they started tweeting pictures even before police made it to the scene here. as we found out more information, we saw
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one person said they had never seen anything like it. a lot of people posted that they are praying for the officers and the ddot worker that were hurt. >> make sure to follow megan mcgrath and darcy spencer and our team on twitter all morning. as we continue to get updates look for an alert inside our nbc washington app. 6:07 right now. more breaking news this morning after a violent night in parts of the district we'll lay it out on a map for you. start in northeast d.c. where one man was shot on clay street. three our men shot at minor school. in northwest d.c. a woman was stabbed. that person had critical injuries. now for this developing story in silver spring. want to show you the scene where montgomery county police say two teenagers were stabbed. this happened last
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after 7:00 just about 500 feet from the long branch local park. the teens are expected to be okay. two suspects were arrested. family and friends will gather this weekend to remember a young man gunned down just hours before his high school graduation. artem zibrov's funeral needs to be held in germantown. they were both found shopped to my country. it was the day before they were supposed to graduate from northwest high school. the man who skipped sentencing in a deadly drunk driver crash will see justice today. three women and two children were killed in that crash. kelly never showed up for his sentencing. police did eventually catch him. kelly faces more than 50
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in prison when he's sentenced in prince george's county court this afternoon. look, i've seen the tweet about tapes. lordy, i hope there are tapes. >> that's one of the many pieces of testimony. comey referring to the president's tweet last month suggesting their conversations may have been recorded. there are still questions coming out of that hearing, a lot of questions. >> the big one, did president trump commit an obstruction of justice. comey said he is, quote, sure the special counsel will look into t. he made memos of his interactions with the president because he was, quote, honestly concerned the president might lie about it. comey admitted that he leaked those memos hoping it would lead to a special counsel. finally, comey said there were facts that would make attorney general's
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interested in it. >> he fired back at comey yesterday and refused his claims. jared kushner. the sources say kushner will provide documents and ultimately answer questions. >> excitement is growing for d.c. pride weekend. here's some of the tweets getting a lot of attention. if you're attending any events, make sure to share those pictures and use #capitalpride and #pridenbcu. you'll see changes with temporary rainbow colored crosswalks. dc mayor is also asking to submit designs for four drains on 17
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awareness. the annual capital pride parade launch is tomorrow at 4:30. from 22nd and p streets and travel through dupont circle that ends at 14th and s. there will be several road closures from 1:00 in the afternoon until 7:30 at night. the capital pride party. we have more information on the weekend events inside the nbc washington app. search capital pride event. capital p in that. going to be a big show on the streets there. >> i know. there's a battle brewing on the ocean city boardwalk. we're going to tell you how it could change the fun you'll find during your summer vacation. and school dropoff danger. thieves targeting parents as they say good-bye each morning. the warning you sho
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breaking news in prince george's county. big update to an issue there coming up in a minute. police officers and a city worked into them in adams m
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6:15. now to the latest on the breaking news in the district. a live look at med star washington hospital center where we know that one d.c. police officer is in serious condition. that's an update this morning. another d.c. officer and a ddot employee are expected to recover after all being hit by a pickup truck. it started at 18th street and columbia road northwest in the heart of adams
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we have team coverage with news 4's megan mcgrath and darcy spencer ahead at 6:30. breaking news in first 4 traffic we are open northbound and southbound here indian head highway at palmer road. chopper 4 has been over this problem for you since 4:26 when we came on air this morning. all lanes are open. northbound still a little slow. aaron? >> melissa, thank you. at least one person is dead and two others in critical condition after a bus crash in georgia. police say 38 people from a church in huntsville, alabama, were on that bus yesterday when it collided with a car. the group was headed to an airport in atlanta to go on a trip to africa. no word on what caused that accident. >> six cars were hit on wednesday at various schools at ashburn and sterling. five cases moms were dropping off their kids at school. they returned to their cars to find their purses missing. some of the cars were unlo
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smashed to get inside. they believe the cases are connected. if your student attends fairfax county schools, they have a new superintendent. they approved dr. scott brabrand. >> if we approach each other with open hearts, with open minds we can and will find the solutions to our challenges. >> now in addition to being a former teacher in the district, brabrand was assistant superintendant for a while before he led the lynchburg school system. he starts july 10th. the former superintendent karen garza resigned in september. metro says you should start to see a smoother ride as the safetrack program comes to a close. 91% of trains are getting riders to their destinations within five minutes of on time. new stronger 7 thoirks series rail cars are replacing the older cars. there's new platform l
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new temporary cooling towers are going in. we want to thank everybody who participated in our huge fund-raiser. >> nbc 4 and the united way, national capital area, worked together on do more 24. take a look for you here at how much money this campaign raised. almost $1.5 million. 1,475,000 to be exact for you. that's working for you and the community. all of that money going to hundreds of nonprofits in our area to help them keep doing the good work that they're doing. >> very nice. 6:18. back to breaking news and first 4 traffic. melissa, talk to us. >> good morning. northbound indian head highway, guys. we're talking about the backups because of the earlier crash near palmer road. northbound and southbound have reopened but we have a nice delay as you're headed northbound. beltway inner loop and outer loop looking okay right now
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this red. let me show you what that is here with a live picture. inner loop at 50, arlington boulevard. you can see all of the delays there from that earlier crash as well. we had all lanes blocked at one point now, at least some are getting by. 270 southbound is fine. top of the beltway is looking good. inner loop and outer loop looking good. remember to listen to wtop when you hop in your car today. hi, chuck. >> good morning, melissa. happy friday, everybody. a beautiful way to get your -- hopefully you have a long weekend, maybe today off, monday off. the weather gets increasingly warm and increasingly humid as we go into sun and next week. soak it in while we can. right now in washington 61 at national airport. no chance for rain today. it's 100% dry weather forecast for today and 95% dry for tomorrow, too. 51
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highs in your hometown today, 80 degrees by the bay. 83 in fredericksburg. 82 in frederick. good night to go out to the ball game. nationals took one from the orioles last night. tonight the rangers are in town for a weekend series. 78 degrees at first pitch time which is 7:05. perfect night for baseball. a lot of stuff going on this weekend. pride parade is tomorrow at 4:30 in the afternoon. i'll be there with my better half, eric. 87 for the parade and stiflingly hot on sunday. 95 for the festival at noon. higher temperatures and higher humid ti humidities. 95 mond
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thank you, chuck. boardwalk battle just in time for vacation season. ocean city sued because of who it's trying to keep off its famous boardwalk. we'll fill you in next. coming up on ellen, lee shriver. live outside the hospital where two d.c. police officers and a ddot worker are being treated right now. they were all injured when a truck crashed into them
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it is 6:24. latest on d.c. officers mowed down by a pickup truck. live look at med star washington hospital. we now know that one d.c. police officer was upgraded from critical to serious condition. all three hit by a pickup truck in adams morgan last night. ocean city maryland. according to the "baltimore sun" th
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city ordinance infringes on their first amendment right to free speech. the ordinance requires performers to apply for a designated space. there are only 33 spaces available at one time. the lawsuit is expected to go to trial in october. you don't need to be named matt scherzer or steven strawsburg to be a strikeout artist. 12 strikeouts last night. he's keeping that game ball, thank you very much. the nats play the os in a makeup of the battle of the beltways. they won't play each other again this season unless it's in the playoffs. tonight the nats are home again facing the texas rangers. you see that picture there. if you go to the game you'll get a tanner roark bobble head right there on the screen. kristin, let's show folks. >> right here. did i move it out of place? >>
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>> this thing -- >> tv, right. >> they're going to give it out, the first 25,000 folks, right who enter? isn't that kind of cool. lots of peemg like to collect them. >> tanner roark. >> 6:26. amazon is expanding. the impact on local jobs and what it means for change in fairfax county. and toddler tragedy. a 3-year-old fell out the window. the action you can take to prevent an accident in your home. here comes the summer. chuck has the timing and the heat wave that's in his forecast. >> reporter: an improvement in the conditions of the two dc police officers who were struck
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"news 4 today" begins with breaking news. 6:29 your time right now. that breaking news, a truck just towed from the scene at the accident after two d.c. police officers and a government worker were hit. we are getting det
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conditions of the officers. we have team coverage on all the breaking news overnight. there have been a number of developments in the last hour. >> first we want to get you up to speed on details of the weekend weather. we're thinking about the weekend. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is out there on the weather deck. >> that's right. >> looking lovely out there. >> such a nice morning outside. some people started thinking about the weekend first thing monday morning. finally friday. that's my hashtag for the day today. live picture over capitol hill this morning. sunshine for all to get your day started. cool and comfortable this morning. it will be a nice day and a perfect friday evening. pick your favorite sidewalk cafe or get ready to grill out in the backyard this evening. dry for the weekend. near record high temperatures come our way starting on monday. today will be the perfect day to be out by the pool. don't forget your spf. temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s. if you're beach bound on a friday, 76 from ocean city
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rewho he beth. i have it all wrapped up in your ten day forecast in a few more minutes. >> chuck, taking a look at traffic right now. again, this has cleared indian head highway at palmer road, all lanes now open northbound and southbound. even the delay getting a heck of a lot better. inner loop and outer loop of the beltway, this is our bigger problem here. let's take a live look at this. inner loop at 50, arlington boulevard there. you can see we are quite slow from an earlier crash there this morning. two issues in bound new york avenue disabled vehicle in the right lane. same problem in bound suitland parkway. breaking news now, a pickup truck hit two dc police officers and a ddot employee sending all three of them to the hospital. >> here's a live look now at what the scene looks like. the truck that hit the officers just towed away about an hour ago.
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arrest. we just learned the condition of several of the officers has improved. let's go now to news 4's megan mcgrath live at med star washington hospital for details on that. >> reporter: yeah. we got an update from the police union, and it's good news. it's very encouraging. the union says that one of the d.c. officers has been upgraded from critical condition to serious condition. the second police officer is now listed in fair condition. that's an improvement there as well. now chief peter newsham was here at the hospital late last night along with the mayor. this horrible collision an example of just how dangerous law enforcement work can be. the two officers simply doing their jobs when they were hit. >> i have two of my officers in there unnecessarily in the hospital and it's really one of those things, it's the last thing in the world that a chief of police wants to have to do is come to the hospital when onef
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injured. >> reporter: and also injured was a traffic control aide working for ddot. that traffic control aide said to have serious injuries so there's going to be a recovery period here but that person is expected to be okay. back to you all in the studio. >> megan, thank you. 6:33. breaking news about james comey's breaking news before congress. kristin wright at the live desk. >> hi there, aaron. president trump has tweeted within the past 15 minutes or so. response. reaction to the comey hearing. it says, despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication. and, wow, comey is a leaker. that last part there making reference to comey's testimony yesterday that he asked a friend to give a reporter his memos documenting conversations with president trump. so, aaron, i'm sure we'll be he
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in response to the hearings yesterday. back to you. >> kristin, thank you. that tweet comes as some senate republicans are cautiously coming to the defense of president trump after the former fbi director testified on the hill. yesterday comey admitted to leaking his own personal memos. he said he wants the fbi investigators looking into the russia probe to know that the president asked him to lift the cloud of the investigation. the british election results could have a ripple effect across the globe. british prime minister theresa may's conservative party lost its majority in parliament. this morning there's mounting pressure on her to resign. this could send brittain's negotiations to leave the european union in disarray. this is the last weekend to enjoy free parking near the national mall. parking meters will kick into effect next week. scary discovery inside a middle school in the district. police say they found a
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inside a locker at hardy middle school in georgetown. two lockers were searched after school officials received a tip. the school was in lockdown mode for 25 minutes until the gun was found. virginia family is in mourning after a boy fell through a second story window. the child was playing as he leaned against a window screen and fell out. this is at least the third time in as many years that a child in northern virginia has been killed falling from a window. they suggest keeping furniture away from windows and installing stops and guards. they want community input on preliminary bike way master plan. this focuses on developing a high quality, low stress bike network throughout montgomery county. the master plan should be done and presented to the full board later this year. 6:35. workin
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the new surge in local jobs and the change coming to northern virginia. and russian hacking. now pop star britney spears is at the center of an international investigation. and it is pride weekend in washington. the d.c. 5k -- d.c. pride 5k is tonight at 7:00. tomorrow is the parade at 4:30 in the afternoon and sunday the festival down on pennsylvania avenue. it will be dry for all of the events, but it's going narrator: the
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northam. mr. northam would make the better governor. and virginia progressives agree. ralph northam is the only candidate who stood up to the nra after the virginia tech shooting. dr. northam led the fight to stop the republicans' transvaginal ultrasound law. ralph is a leader for education, expanding pre-k for thousands of families in virginia. ralph northam: making progress means taking on tough fights, and as governor, i won't let donald trump stand in our way.
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it's custom made so you know it's good quality. i'm just speechless because it's perfect. at 6:39, breaking news we're following on d.c. officers hit by a pickup truck. this is a live look from where darcy spencer is this morning at the scene where the truck hit the officers and an empty garbage vehicle. coming up, an update on the officers' condition when our team coverage continues at 6:45. and now your storm t
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forecast. if you're planning to take the puppy dog out for a walk or a jog today, temperatures near 60 now. 77 degrees at noon and 7:00 tonight right around 80 degrees. perfect day to be outside today but those paws are going to be heating up over the next couple of days. ten day forecast coming up. couple of problems right now on the beltway. inner loop express lanes before braddock road and then another problem at 50, arlington boulevard. we'll have both of those issues, update on indian head highway and travel times coming up. melissa, thank you. reality winner has been denied bail. she's the government contractor accused of leaking classified documents. in court yesterday they said winner may have had plans to leak more classified information. she leaked documents to a website that published reports claiming that russian people hacked a voting software. >> they may hav
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spears instagram account as a secret bulletin board. that's according to "usa today." >> an antivirus software found encoded messages. spears would have had no knowledge that some of the comments were in fact coded messages. her publicist did not respond to that report. >> reporter: in adams morgan where two d.c. bike police officers were struck and wounded along with a d.c. government worker. the latest on the investigation ahead. and more fallout this morning from the comey hearing and a member of the trump family is expected to meet with the same senate intel committee.
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we heard an absolute horrifying screech and we ran outside immediately. >> i feel horrible. you've got two of our officers doing exactly what we asked them to do in the adams morgan community. >> that truck wasn't slowing down. truck was probably going about 50 miles an hour and just hit them. >> there was a police officer who had been thrown pretty much 30 feet just laying in the middle of 18th street. >> i have two of my officers in there unnecessarily in the hospital.
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happen in the blink of an eye. 15 before the hour. if you're just waking up with us, we are tracking breaking news. two d.c. police officers and a city worker recovering after being hit by a pickup truck last night in adams morgan. >> we have team coverage this morning starting with news 4's darcy spencer. she is live at the scene there where it all happened. darcy? >> reporter: well, good morning. we are working to try to get more information this morning about the two people who were taken into custody in connection with this incident. the police chief telling us last night that two people were arrested. the driver and a passenger and that they found a weapon inside that pickup truck. again, waiting for an update. let's show you where we are right now. this is adams mill road just down the street from where the officers were hit. you can see this is a trash truck that that white pickup truck slammed into. basically ending the incident last night. show you some video. about an
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so the white pickup truck was towed from the scene. now this all happened right around the 9:00 hour last night. we're told that the driver of the pickup truck was speeding up 18th street by columbia. that is the heart of adams morgan. a lot of people out at the bars and restaurants at that hour. apparently according to some witnesses, the police may have tried to get this truck to stop or slow down but this kept on going, hit the two dc police bicycle officers, kept going through the intersection and ended up here at adams mill road where the pickup truck slammed into the trash truck. again, a d.c. employee as we understand it was also injured. described as a transportation person providing some traffic assistance. megan mcgrath will update on the conditions of all of the people involved but, again, we're continuing to reach out to d.c. police to try to find out the latest update on this investigation. back to you. >> darcy spencer live for us in adams morgan. thank you. ou
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mcgrath. >> live at med star washington hospital with an update on how those officers are recovering. >> reporter: well, that's right. the update coming from the police union this morning, and it's very encouraging. it's good news here. the union saying that one of the d.c. police officers has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, and that the second officer is listed in fair condition at this point. that is also an improvement. now chief peter news the at the hospital late last night along with the mayor, and he said it's a horrible situation here. the collision involving these two bicycle police officers but they were simply out doing their job when they were struck. >> i feel horrible. two of our officers doing exactly what we asked them to do in the adams community. they actually were struck. thankfully nobody else was injured. i have two of my officers unnecessarily in the hospi
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>> reporter: and a third person was also injured in all of this. a traffic control aide working for ddot. that person said to be -- have serious injuries but is expected to be okay. so that's good news there. could be a long recovery period but expected to survive here. but the update here is that one of those d.c. police officers is said to be in very critical condition last night has been upgraded to serious condition. back to you. >> megan, thank you. make sure to follow megan mcgrath, darcy spencer and our team on twitter all morning as we get continued updates on the officers' condition. news 4 alerts on our nbc washington app. 6:28 now. james comey hearings captivate the country. if you needed any proof. take a look at some of these headlines. er
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director, mainly comey's belief that the president directed him to end the flynn investigation. the front page of the "new york daily news" said it sparked a lot of controversy on social media. while the president didn't say anything about james comey yesterday, we are already hearing from him on twitter today. >> news 4's kristin wright is in the newsroom with how he is reacting. kristin? >> reporter: molette and aaron, the president is focusing on a key part of what james comey said in yesterday's hearing. president trump tweeting, quote, despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication and, would you, comey is a leaker. comey admitted leaking memos of his conversations with the president hoping it would lead to a special counsel. of course, the hearings led to a lot of reaction by lawmakers, some republicans pointed to the president's unfamiliarity
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interacted with comey. democrats disagreed. >> the president is new to t. he's new to government so he probably wouldn't speak in the long running protocol. >> it's pretty clear that there was an attempt by the president to manipulate the director of the fbi. >> the leaders of the senate intelligence committee say their investigation will continue. 6:50 the time now. nbc news has learned that jared kushner, president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, will meet with the senate committee staff this month. they say kushner will provide documents and ultimately answer questions of senators. more breaking news this morning after a violent night in the parts of the district. we lay it out for you on a map. let's start in the northeast. d.c. police say one man was shot on clay street not far from east capital street. three other men
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right by minor elementary school. in northeast d.c. a woman was stabbed on u street near the metro station. police are looking for two women and a man in that incident. another person was stabbed on chesapeake street southeast on southern avenue. busy weekend for d.c. pride. the annual capital pride parade kicks off tomorrow at 4:30 in the afternoon. it runs from 22nd through dupont circle and ends at 14th northwest. capital pride block party is on the street from 3:30 until 10:00. we have more information on the week end's event search capital pride event. breaking nurks indian head highway finally clear right now. we're working to learn about six people who were hurt in a crash there. there you saw tow trucks getting off that scene about an hour ago. prince george's county police y
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palmer road. police shut down that road for hours this morning. right now melissa mollet has a look at the rest of the morning commute. >> good morning, guys. a couple of problems on the beltway. inner loop express lanes before braddock road, i'm circling this general area for you. inner loop at 50, arlington boulevard still had the slowdown. it had shut things down. as we were saying, talking about this, indian head highway at palmer road, all lanes open northbound and southbound. delays not that bad. in bound new york avenue at capitol street, blocking the right lane. vehicle in bound at suitland parkway. westbound 70 before 144, one right lane getting by that crash in frederick county here this morning. travel times not bad. 270 south germantown to the spur, top of the beltway looking okay. not bad. 20 minutes from 95 o
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66 in bound, 33 miles per hour. you're going from fairfax county parkway to the beltway and 95 northbound quantico to the beltway, 40 miles per hour. not bad for this friday. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 when you hop in your car. right now mr. bell is up and you must listen to him. >> the speed on 95 starting to slow down. a good looking day to be outside. there's the live view from our tower camera looking down towards capitol hill. hopefully you can get out and enjoy the weather. 4 things to know about the next four days. friday, flawless. saturday, super. sunday, sizzling. monday, miserably hot. 95, 96 degrees possible sunday and monday. the difference between the two is that monday is going to be more humid than sunday. be ready. the temperature trend just on our seasonal average for today, 82 with the sunshine. tomorrow still low humidity. plenty warm though if you're going to be outsi f
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length of time tomorrow, remember to stay hydrated. then on sunday and monday, yes, indeed. the intense heat comes roaring back into the area. right now nothing to worry wh about. clear skies. temperatures 61 downtown. still 50s in most of the outlying areas. 53 at dulles and manassas. 51 gaithersburg and germantown. as you're planning out your friday today, cool and comfortable for this morning. afternoon temperatures up right around 80 degrees. 82 on the national mall. there's 87 tomorrow. sunday 95. monday 95. that would tie the record for monday. tuesday forecasting 96. that also would tie the record. wednesday we're going 95. that would fall just short and thunderstorm chances in the afternoon roll back in for the second half of next week, but get ready to sweat it out. >> chuck, thank you. 6:54 now. amazon bringing more than a thousand new jobs you can apply for in fairfax county. the governor says amazon web serv
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east coast corporate campus to the herndon area. they offered $10 million incentives including a $7,000 grant for every new job created once they hire 600 workers. not clear when that new facility will open. we have a lot of people to thank this morning, a lot of you working for the community. >> that's right. thank everybody who helped raise money in the big fund-raiser do more 24. this was a partnership nbc 4 had with the united way of the national capital area. it raised 1,475,000. >> all right! >> pretty awesome for sure. thank you to everybody who donated here. all that money going to hundreds of nonprofits right here in our area so they can continue doing the good work they're doing. 6:55 right now. here are 4 things to know this morning. two d.c. police officers and a ddot employee were hit by a pickup truck last night in adams morgan. the driver and passenger in the truck were arrested. following news 4's megan mcgrath and
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six people hurt in an oxon hill crash. palmer road was shut down for hours. it's open. when we learn more about how this happened we'll post it in the nbc washington app. president trump reacting to james comey's testimony. in a tweet he called comey's statements in front of the senate false. we'll have the latest in a few minutes. people in great britain are waking up to an uncertain future. no one won a majority in parliament during the 123457 sn election there. we'll break down what that means with brexit and the british relationship with the u.s. this right here is going to be our slowest area across the area. inner loop at 50 has remnants of an earlier accident involving a street sweeper. slow through there. indian head highway has reopened. >> that is excellent news. hate to have to w
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traffic. 82 today. even sunday it will be sizzling hot at 95 degrees. not super humid. the super humidity arrives on monday. it will be a steam box all next week. i'm starting to figure out how i can get out of town now. >> that is the broadcast this morning. thanks for waking up with us. >> and thanks for having me here. the "today" show is up next. we're back with more local news, weather and traffic coming up at 7:25. >> meantime, make it a great friday, everybody. ♪ [doorbell] ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> good morning. the fallout. washington reeling from jas come comloveesmo pl. accusing prentru of firing him because of the russia investigation. and smearing his name. >> those were lies, plain and simple. >> declaring wills no doubt moscow interfeared in our election. >> they did it with purpose. they did it with sophistication. >> and on those possible recordings on those meetings with the chander in chief in. >> i hope there are tapes. >> president trump breaking his silence on twitter to declare total and complete vindication. so where does the investigation go from here? breaking overnight. turmoil in britain this morning as the snap

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