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courtroom the prosecutor was very direct during the sentencing hearing. she said that scott silverthorne when he served as mayor, instead of protecting his people, was poisoning his people. she wanted him sent away for two years, but defense attorney brian drummond pushed back, saying his client had no prior criminal history, that the amount of drugs involved was a relatively small amount, less than a gram, and he pointed to a team of supporters that packed that courthouse, supporters he says will keep scott clean. the judge seemed to agree, ruling that the three months already served in jail was punishment enough. >> i lived a double life, a secret life. >> reporter: out of the green jumpsuit, back in a business suit. scott silverthorne feeling the relief of freedom, but acknowledging the actions that brought him here. >> i regret terribly that i put my community through this. >> reporter: in august, he got caught in a drugs for sex sting. he handed an
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meth outside a tyson's hotel. >> he's had a lot of support from the community throughout this. >> reporter: his family and friends surrounding him throughout the past year, embracing the man who spent nearly 25 years leading the city, most recently as its mayor. >> just relieved. this has been weighing on our hearts like so heavy for the last three months. >> i think it's great. i work with him and missed him for the past three months at work, and just happy to have him back. >> reporter: the past three months, silverthorne's been in jail, awaiting sentence for drug distribution. illegal and embarrassing. but silverthorne admits, also likely life-saving given his secret addiction. >> to actually come clean and to say it was extremely difficult. i was in complete denial, truth be told, that i had a problem. >> reporter: a problem his supporters believe he'll keep away from. >> i really think so. i really do. we're going to hold him to it. you know, we're going to support him and hold him to it. >> reporter: the jud
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sentenced silverthorne to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service. he only spoke outside court briefly today adding that he's got a lot more to say and we can expect more to come. >> thanks, david. a new twist in another high profile case. virginia's attorney general is appealing the decision to grand new sentencing hearings for lee boyd malvo. last month a judge said the convicted sniper had to be resentenced because a recent supreme court ruling made mandatory life sentences for juveniles unconstitutional. malvo was 17 when he was arrested in 2002 for the shootings that killed ten and created a reign of terror across our region. the ruling affects malvo's sentence, but not his conviction. people left flowers today at the site of a terrifying crash in adams morgan. witnesses say you could hear the screeching as a truck tore through the neighborhood hitting two officers and a ddot employee. one of the officer
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fighting for his life. tonight we're also hearing the first emergency calls from the chaotic scenes. mark segraves joins us live from adams morgan with the very latest. mark? >> reporter: good evening, leon. a lot of people are familiar with this stretch of adams morgan on 18th street, in front of the coffee house and diner. it was right over my shoulder last night, where two police officers and a ddot traffic control officer were struck by that truck right in the middle of the street. >> it was just horrifying. there was a police officer who had been thrown pretty much 30 feet just laying in the middle of 18th street. and it was an absolutely horrifying scene. >> reporter: it was a busy night in adams morgan when witnesses say this white pickup truck drove into oncoming traffic and sped past a metro bus. >> truck was probably going about 50 miles an hour and just hit them. >> reporter: the truck hit two d.c. officers on
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a ddot traffic control officer. >> this is a team of unbelievable officers who are devastated by this thing. this is someone in their family that was significantly injured. >> reporter: one of the officers and the ddot officers did not suffer life-threatening injuries. but one officer is still in critical condition. chief peter newsham credits bystanders and paramedics with saving the officer's life. >> there was a metro bus driver, and i have seen footage, this driver sprinted, and when i say sprinted, you've never seen a man run so fast to go to the aid of the fallen officer, to try and render the medical assistance. >> reporter: the driver of the truck, 22-year-old brandon figure mormon of virginia was r charged with assault with intent to kill. the suspects may have been under the influence of drugs. >> high speed
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a trash truck, knocking the trash truck up onto the sidewalk. patient number one, apparently, we have some drugs on board. apparently they were smoking something. we found a pipe on one of the patients. >> reporter: we have some new information. the passenger of that pickup truck who was arrested last night. he was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon after that assault rifle was discovered in the back seat of the car. today the d.c. attorney general dropped those charges. he's now a free man, but the driver of the pickup truck, he remains in the hospital. he is charged with possession of that illegal assault rifle, as well as assault with intent to kill. that's the very latest. back to you. >> thank you, mark segraves. now to a white house in crisis, president trump came out swinging in the rose garden this afternoon, pledging to testify under oath and
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accusations from his fired fbi director. >> the dinner was an effort to build a relationship. in fact, he asked specifically of loyalty. >> i hardly know the man. i'm not going to say i want you to pledge allegiance. who would do that? who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? think of it, i hardly know the man. >> that was not the only news from the president during the brief event at the white house today. blayne alexander is here to break it down for us. blayne, what else? >> reporter: yeah, doreen, he finally dressed questions about those recordings that he suggested may exist of conversations between himself and comey. doreen, keep in mind, this was a joint news conference with the president of romania on a extremely different topic, but the headline turned out to be comey and those tapes. >> reporter: james comey's headline grabbing testimony giving way to a tidal wave of
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president who fired him. >> no collusion, no obstruction. he's a leaker. >> reporter: president trump claiming total vindication after comey's testimony. >> we were very, very happy and frankly james comey confirmed a lot of what i said. and some of the things that he said just weren't true. >> reporter: from republicans, outrage at comey's admission that he had a friend share memos about his interactions with the president to the press. now prompting the president's personal attorney to file a leak complaint against comey. the question, were thods memos classified? >> this is not some diary. these are fbi documents. he wrote them on an fbi computer. >> leak, i think, is the wrong term for this. this is -- what jim comey provided to a friend was a recollection as a private citizen. >> reporter: the president calls some of those recollections lies and says he is willing to testify under oath. >> 100%. >> reporter: in the b
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words between the two, from both democrats and republicans, a push for solid evidence. were their kfrgdss taped? >> i'm not hinting anything. you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry. >> reporter: responding to questions, but providing very few answers. and here on capitol hill, there are calls from both parties, saying if those tapes do, in fact, exist, they need to be released immediately. >> blayne alexander, we'll see what happens. it's one of the biggest events of the year in d.c., and security is going to be tight as thousands gear up for tomorrow's capital pride parade. the parade gets under way at 4:30 p.m., and it will go from 22nd and p streets through dupont and end up at 14th and s. so if you're in the area, expect road closures and delays. amy cho takes a closer look at
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the police presence as final preparations are under way. >> reporter: the rainbows around the city a reminder of what capital pride is all about. >> i'm excited to see a lot of my friends from charlotte and atlanta they haven't seen in a while. it will be real exciting to see them. >> reporter: this morning, volunteers helping spray paint the crosswalks. meanwhile, a different type of preparation also going on -- safety. organizers working closely with d.c. police on security. >> i know folks may be feeling a little bit uncomfortable about things we've seen across the nation. the metropolitan police department will be out there. >> we do ask folks to not bring bags. they will have the potential to be checked. >> reporter: the weekend also a reminder of a more solemn event, the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at the pulse orlando nightclub. >> a lot of us have friends that we lost or were involved in the process of helping people
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>> it's something that everybody thinks about now, and hopefully we'll commemorate it with respect and hope. >> reporter: and looking ahead to the weekend, d.c. police chief peter newsham says there will be plenty of officers on the streets to help keep people safe. we're live in northwest, amy cho, news4. >> thank you, amy. how about keeping people dry and cool for the weekend. >> that would be good. the capital pride parade isn't the only thing we've got going on this weekend, doug. temperatures are on their way up, aren't they? >> they are. temperatures today got into the low 80s. tomorrow, we rebound into the mid to upper 80s. well above average tomorrow. we may come close to 90 degrees even tomorrow. so it's going to be a hot one, but humidity not going to be a factor. the pride parade forecast, through noon and the afternoon, 84 degrees. 86 by 2:00. up to 87 degrees, low humidity, but stl
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especially if you're on the street. that will give you an extra piece of hot air coming off the street. watch out there. 83 degrees by around 8:00. t right now, 81, d.c., 81 in richmond. 79, near 80 degrees in ocean city. a lot of people heading down there. not me. anyway, we'll talk much more about what you can expect for the rest of the week and that heat wave that's moving in the next couple days. >> they need you here before you can go there. >> i know. >> all right. you'll have other chances, doug. the long journey to justice as a maryland man is sentenced for a crash that claimed five lives. why relatives of the victims say they still don't have closure. a heated exchange at the rose garden. nbc's chuck todd will join us next to make sense of the president's tough talk and what happens next. >> a dangerous parasite found at a local landmark, now new steps are being taken to clean
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back now to politics and the new war of words between president trump and the fbi director he fired, james comey. the president expanded that war this afternoon. >> that's right. one day after comey testified before congress, the president contradicted comey's version of the events and committed himself to testifying under oath. take a listen. >>
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comey's testimony. you suggested he didn't tell the truth in everything he said. he did say under oath that you told him to let the flynn -- you said you hoped the flynn investigation he could let go -- >> i didn't say that. >> so he lied about that? >> well, i didn't say that. i will tell you, i didn't say that. >> so he said those things under oath. would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of events? >> 100%. i didn't say under oath. i hardly know the man. i'm not going to say i want you to pledge allegiance. who would do that? >> so if robert mueller wanted to speak with you -- >> i'd be glad to tell him exactly what i just told you. >> the moderator of "meet the press" chuck todd joins us now. hundred percent he's willing to testify. what's your take on today's news? >> do you believe that? >> we'll see it when we believe it. he promised the tax returns for a long time. >> there is that.
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he's very comfortable promising something in the future. i'll gladly pay you tomorrow for that hamburger today. >> and just as he's promising about the tapes. >> that's right. this is a standard sort of spin of his, that he does. but look, here's what is happening behind the scenes. that was a defiant president. that was a president that is ready to go to war. he is there and they're readying for battle. notice who is speaking for him on television. he's back to the core group of sort of the brass knuckle politics, cory lewandowski, the fired campaign manager, he was the primary defender this morning on a couple of channels. david fosy, a veteran of the clinton im peachment wars, on the conservative end of things. he was talking about the deep state. this is essentially there were two paths president trump could go on this. the compartmentalization path, that's the bill clinton way of doing things, put it in a box. know you have this
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focus on what you're doing. this president can't seem to not comment on all things having to do with this scandal. like he cannot seem to figure out how to compartmentalize it, and his staff is realizing, you have a bifurcated west wing, those who are trying to protect the office of the presidency, versus those that are there to protect the individual that is donald trump. and right now i think the two are at war with each other. >> i'm going to ask you your take-away. because i'm guessing it might be different than what i felt. and what i saw when i was watching. who got singed the worst, him or jeff sessions yesterday? >> when you say him, president trump or jeff sessions? >> president trump. i'm sorry, president trump. >> it's interesting. i do think you bring up a larger point that i've been harping on a little bit. i think the justice department took a big hit. because you had the former director of the fbi take a -- i think it
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question jeff sessions' ability to run the justice department. but at the same time, he had questions and doubts about whether politics was influencing decisions that loretta lynch made. and i know that -- >> he said that. >> that's gotten very little coverage. >> but my point is, you have the former fbi director who is concerned about the politicalization of the justice department by two -- one current attorney general and two former from two different administrations. >> he did say, i can't tell you until we're in a closed session. that's what he said about jeff sessions. >> and on the loretta lynch thing, this clinton e-mail, he said it's a bunch of non-sense, but i can't talk about it here. i do think a lot of damage, nobody had a good day yesterday. i was sort of getting frustrated watching everybody say, it was a good day for x or y. it's not a good day when the former director of the fbi is essentially telling the country, yeah, the rule of law is at
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>> and i felt compelled to leak some information to protect myself. >> it feels as if it's -- there's this perception, i think, that some -- i understand if some americans are just looking at washington, going, everybody's just trying to protect themselves. who's looking out for the institutions? i think james comey is trying to look out for the institutions, but almost did he do so at the peril of causing -- of creating this -- i mean, you know, look, however he took matters into his own hands on the clinton investigation. he took matters into his own hands about whether to report what the president did to the attorney general. he decided not to. he did it under the guise of i'm trying to protect the integrity of the fbi and the justice department, but in doing all that, and now testifying about that, i think he has really made the justice department look very, very bad. >> can i push back for a second? >> yeah, no,
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>> on one thing? i think one of the things that came out that was good was, i was going into the whole thing, waiting to see what kind of republican party we were going to see. and they actually performed yesterday in a way that surprised a lot of people. >> i'm glad you brought up this point. it's interesting, there's some of the white house that thought, jeez, the republicans they didn't -- they were relieved, believe it or not. the white house was worried that maybe republicans would break from us. but notice how they're willing to explain away the president's actions. they're not willing to defend his actions. there's a big difference if you've noticed what they said. paul ryan is saying, maybe he didn't know this. hope isn't a directive, right? you remember the one center going, i hope you can let this go. hope's not a directive. the point is, they're trying to bail him out without defending the actual action itself. if you look for stages of divorce, that's one of t
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divorce. >> and the hearing yesterday, the questioning was a lot less partisan than it might have been and that a lot of people were expecting. >> russia attacked this country. that's the bottom line. director comey got emotional twice. once defending the fbi, and the second time, going, this is not a republican or a democrat. russia innovated this country's -- our country's democracy in a way that we never experienced before. where is the community of, like, hey, let's do something about this. >> we ended up where we should have started. >> a long way from there. >> todd, thank you, always good to hear your take. >> now you're delivering the bad news. >> and a program note. "meet the press" does not air on sunday because of the french open. but there's a lot more political reporting ahead on "nbc nightly news" with lester holt right after this broadcast. >> oh, i like tennis. >> good deal. thanks, man. new accusations about the woman accused of leaking the
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her mother that could shed some new light on this case. bad blood between two republicans candidates for throughout governor resurfacing just days before the virginia primary. coming up, i'll show you the campaign mailer that's caused a big flap.
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the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello, and i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality, raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate.
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can build a virginia that works for everyone. all right, check in with doug. >> bright blue skies and puffy clouds. we're going to have to look back on this fondly. >> easy lifting for this guy today. >> yeah, i came in a little late, got up a little late, got a massage, no, i didn't actually. could use one. out there today, it's just beautiful across our region. real a nice friday, a nice friday evening too. look out to the potomac, towards the airport, looking beautiful. the potomac looking quite nice and everything on the green side now. you can see what's happening now as the airplanes landing and taking off. new plane from southwest they just landed. 81 degrees, temperatures dropping. 75 at 9:00, and down to about 71 by
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heading out to dinner tonight or to the movies or date night, looking very good for you. 78 right now in gaithersburg. 83 towards charlottesville. now on the radar, no rain. we'll not see any rain. matter of fact, we were extremely well in way, but very dry in june. not much rain at all so far, and i don't see much in the way of rain for the next week or so. we're tracking a system to the north and west, you see a system coming through, that will bring a few clouds, but other than that, that's about it. temperature wise, 81 in d.c., back to the west, we're seeing the heat, but it's not here yet. it's going to build into your area. 87 in st. louis, and still minneapolis, minnesota, still warmer than we have been all week long. tomorrow, though, it will start to build in, pretty quickly. mostly sunny, hot, not too humid. eg
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97 on tuesday. monday would tie a record. tuesday would break a record high of the old record, 96. 95 on wednesday, chance of a few afternoon thunderstorms, but most of the day looks dry. the heat is one thing. it's the humidity and the heat index that really come into play here. the biggest day of heat index, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday. monday to 98. tuesday and wednesday, up to 102 for the heat index. thursday, still up around 100 degrees. so a very hot couple days. sunday, though, high of 95, maybe a heat index of 96 or 97. so the humidity not a big deal. drink plenty of water. wear that sunscreen. that sun is very strong this time of year. limit exercise. do it in the morning or the middle part of the day. yeah, wear the sunglasses for sure. a six-day heat wave beginning sunday all the way through friday. if we hit 90 tomorrow or next saturday, that heat wave
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be a full week of temperatures in the 90s. going to be a hot one. >> makes today seem even more wonderful. thank you, doug. controversy in the race for virginia lieutenant governor. why it has people choosing sides within their own party. it was a horrific dui crash that killed five people. ripping families apart. and now the man responsible is tom went to washington to take on the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work.
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you're watching news4 at 6:00. 50 years in prison. that's the sentence for a maryland man who drove drunk and killed five people in oxon hill. that accident happened in 2014. the victims' families waited longer than expected for this moment after the drunk driver skipped his original sentencing hearing and was on the run for days. >> it's a sad situation. so anything that transpired still wouldn't be enough. still cause pain, but at least he's in jail now. >> despite today's sentence, there is still a void for those left behind. >> prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins has more now on the long journey to justice. >> reporter: she survived the crash that killed her
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friends. when her vehicle was struck by kenneth kelley, a drunk driver going twice the speed limit. today after kelley's sentencing, she talked about hoping to meeting her deceased children in court. >> this morning, i thought it would help if i could come to court and get them and we could all leave together, but that's just something that ain't gonna happen. >> reporter: the grandmother of the two children who were killed said she hasn't celebrated a birthday since they died. >> i just want to say that i appreciate and thank the good lord and the state for all that they did to give me some closure today, after three and a half years. >> reporter: this is police dash cam video released today of kenneth kelley driving down oxon hill road seconds before crashing into the vehicle. police say he was going 50 to 70 miles per hour in a
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a 1-year-old and 13-year-old were also killed. dominique green, in the striking vehicle, was thrown from the car and killed. but the driver, kenneth kelley, who prosecutors say was drunk, survived. today a prince george's county judge sentenced kenneth kelley to 50 years in prison, the maximum sentence for involuntary vehicular manslaughter. he said, i can't even imagine what you are going through. since october 2014, i wish it was my life and not your family's. even with his sentencing today, it's very hard to describe the amount of pain felt in that courtroom. i doubt that this sentence brought the families any peace. tracee wilkins, news4. new information about the nsa contractor accused of leaking a top secret document on russia's election hacking, her name, reality winner. she's 25 years old, now facing
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convicted. in court yesterday, prosecutors said that winner may have been planning additional leaks. they say during a recorded phone conversation with her mother from jail, winner said, mom, those documents, i screwed up. prosecutors noted that she spoke of documents in the plural. federal agents are looking to see whether other classified information was also stolen. they say a flash drive that winner inserted into a top secret computer is missing. it's not clear when the drive was inserted or where winner was working when it happened. a controversy just days before virginia's primary election. a republican candidate for lieutenant governor calls a rival's campaign flyer anti-gay. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey said this is not the first flare-up between these two lawmakers. >> reporter: this is the mail from the bryce reeves campaign that is raising republican eyebrows and costing him votes. it targets one o
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opponents, fellow state senator jill vogel. it slammed her, saying she voted to approve the first openly gay judge in virginia. she did vote to confirm decorated naval aviator tracy thorne-begland as a richmond judge. the online editor of the bearing drift took him to task on a piece titled, you can't vote for bryce reeves. >> it was another situation where we caused ourselves an unforced error, by attacking someone simply because of who they are. we don't win elections by subtraction. we win them by addition. >> reporter: state senator evan. >> he was wrong to have not voted on that nomination, and he's wrong to call out his fellow republican on it. and especially to scapegoat a
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waning days of the campaign. >> reporter: there's a third republican seeking the nomination and glenn davis, also critical of opponent reeves. >> it's stuff like this that turns people off politics. >> reporter: vogel's manager said discrimination is wrong and said she based her vote on thorne-begland's exceptional qualifications. bryce reeves said, my criticism of vogel is that she voted to put a liberal on the court. earlier this year, reeves filed a civil lawsuit accusing the vogel campaign of spreading false rumors about him. that case won't be resolved until after the primary. in fairfax county, i'm julie carey, news4. changing gears completely here, talk about a special delivery. a mother in fauquier county has quite a story to tell tonight. her due date was monday morning, but her baby couldn't wait until they got to the hospital. mom deliver
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her mother was there and dialed 911. the dispatcher calmly helped them through the entire process. >> i'm due today. >> and you see the head? >> yes, the head is crowning. >> how much of the head can you see? >>. >> it's out. >> once the head is out, the rest of the body will be delivered with the next few cross-examinations. there will be water and blood with the delivery and that is normal. >> baby's crying, that's a good thing. >> if only you could see us here. doreen is smiling and i am wincing. mom is baby are doing just fine now. they were taken to the hospital to be checked out. the baby's name is asher gore. he's a boy and he's the third
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baby in the family. kudos go out to kim mallory, the dispatcher who helped welcome asher to the world. >> you could hear the baby crying. i would think the mother and grandmother would be screaming. >> wouldn't you think? >> yes. still ahead, the head of the house veterans affairs is demanding answers after a man was found dead on the hospital grounds. and they're draining the reflecting pool at the lincoln memorial. we'll tell you why. take a look at our rockville camera, plenty of sunshine today. still nice and pleasant, nice and comfortable on this friday. but get ready, the heat, the humidity, all working up. i'll have the extended forecast for you and let you know what to hepect on t weekend. ♪ ♪ award winning interface. award winning design. award winning engine. the volvo xc90.
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ocean city will not get hassled by the authorities there. a memo said they should not approach beach goers if they complain about it. they've asked the worcester county state's attorney general to review the law. the town of ocean city is not pleased about it. they say they have received complaints and they maintain that ocean city is not a topless beach area. you can see their statements in our nbc washington app. the woman at the center of the gay marriage movement will have a special honor tomorrow. edie windsor is 89 years old. her legal case was at the center of the supreme court's decision that ultimately required the government to give full recognition to same-sex marriages. we sat down with windsor and pete williams to talk about the case and where gay rights stand. >> windsor is really theex
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the supreme court's decision in 2015, basically striking down state laws against same-sex marriage. so it's in the pantheon of gay rights cases. >> and many people tell me their stories. and i need them to tell me their stories. >> the full conversation will air tomorrow morning on news4 today, about 8:15. we hope you'll tune in for that. congress is taking action after a veteran was found dead in the parking lot of a local va medical
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of findings by the news4 i-team. last week the i-team revealed a troubling death in the parking lot outside the v.a. medical center in d.c. and other controversies inside that busy hospital. scott macfarlane's reporting is getting results as the u.s. house takes some action. >> reporter: a news4 i-team investigation revealed a military veteran from northeast d.c. went missing may 15th. his family said he never returned from an appointment at the v.a. the man's family called for help in finding the vet, and called again the next day, but he wasn't found. his sister went searching herself the next night and she found her brother dead in his car. >> i met with the veteran's sister that evening, expressed our condolences on that, and reached out to her to see if she needed anything. >> reporter: the new head of the medical center told us they're
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undiscovered for so long. >> they didn't do a thorough enough investigation to find this man. i found that unbelievable when i first heard about it. i thought, that can't happen, but it did. >> reporter: the chairman of the u.s. house committee on veterans affairs saw or report and has announced his own review of the death. >> have you ever heard of something like this happening at a v.a. medical center? >> no. i have not. not for 48 hours, 36 hours, a person dead on the campus undiscovered. >> reporter: the congressman ordered the v.a. to hand over its records in the coming day. the center sees 98,000 patients and already under scrutiny. a scathing report revealed supply shortages, unaccounted property, and dirt in what was supposed to be sterile storage areas. the v.a. cleaned house there in april and brought in a new director, larry connell. >> we're not a hundred percent yet. i gotta be careful saying this. but i will tell you that we are way better today than we were a
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and medical supplies for the facility. >> reporter: but we discovered the man replaced, brian hawkins, wasn't fired. instead, he was given a high-ranking job at agency headquarters. in the wake of our report, said the chairman is also giving a review about why hawkins was moved up. >> that thing has to stop. you can't just shuffle your problems around. >> they have recommended discipline, but declined to say what type of discipline. we'll keep investigating, scott macfarlane, news4 i-team. >> all this week, the i-team has been reporting on action taken because of their recent investigations. to watch those stories, visit our nbc washington app and click on investigations. check on the weather right now. beautiful night tonight. no complaints if you want to eat
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>> the complaint will be finding a table. >> that's what i was thinking. exactly right. and this is the time when the restaurants open up all the windows and doors and go for it. it's going to be a great night tonight no matter where you are around town. really looking quite nice. case in point, how about reston town center, plenty of blue skies and this evening, going to be fantastic. out there at the airport, currently 81 degrees. notice winds out of the west at 9 miles an hour. we have seen a little bit of a breeze today. and that breeze has definitely helped us from time to time to get a little bit on the cooler side. but still quite nice. on the radar, no rain to talk about, we'll stay dry. as i mentioned, this dry pattern will stick around for the better part of a week or so. if you're going to be out at the pool, 79 at 11:00 a.m. 86 degrees at 2:00. and about 89 by
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next couple days, 95 on your sunday, that leads to a six-day heat wave. that's what we have, 90 on friday now. we'll continue to watch that. heat index up to 100, 102, tuesday into wednesday. couple chances for storms, but no real big systems. what to do this weekend, here's doreen's favorite on saturday. we have the cheetah fest going on at chevy chase elementary school. 87 degrees, noon to 4:00, food trucks, bounce houses. get ready for that one. if you're going to the nationals game, it looks good tomorrow, 12:05 start, but sunday's game, 4:05. what's typically the hottest time of day? >> 4:00. >> that's what you're going to be seeing towards nats park, a very warm one. 3:00, where is everybody at? >> at the shade shack. >> at
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they'll be down there. make sure you're ready for it. the heat wave lasting all the way through next week. >> thank you, doug. two of our own from news4 received big awards in montgomery county last night. the inaugural epic awards ceremony, which recognizes creators of outstanding and innovative multi media content. barbara harrison and jim vance received awards. that's tom sherwood accepting vance's award on his behalf. he cleans up pretty good in a pro tip for fruit lovers: giant has unbelievable produce prices. so you'll never have to choose between your favorites. i thought i was your favorite. take a fresh look at giant's produce prices. the insurance companies and the credit card companies
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what's a jicama? thanks! take a fresh look at giant's produce prices. this is the xfinity sports desk. >> hard to believe but we can now say that training camp starts next month. can you believe that? >> that is hard to believe. we're joined from the csn studio for sports. redskins continuing to put in their offseason work this week, huh, george? >> they are, doreen. and with doug talking about hundred-degree temperature, might as well start thinking about training camp. otas wrapped up this week with a veterans mandatory mini camp scheduled for next week. then a six-week break ffr training camp. lots of changes on the field and these work-outs, a chance to start to build some of that chemistry. as far as the offense goes, a lot of
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josh dotson, but not to be overlooked is the continued growth of jamison crowder. he led the redskins with seven touchdowns, 67 receptions, 847 yards. they know crowder will be an international part of the offense. >> we'll use him and try to get him more involved, not just in the passing game and running games, but he's an excellent player, dynamic player. >> regardless who's out there, just making sure i'm getting better each day and making plays whenever i get opportunity. >> unusual site at fedexfield this morning. the home of the redskins has been transformed into a stadium link golf course for the weekend. fans can hit golf balls from nine different locations throughout the stadium. certainly a unique experience for golf and redskins fans.
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sunday. nationals look to continue their winning ways against the texas rangers. washington winning four of the last five. tanner roark gets the baseball tonight on tanner roark bobblehead night. tonight he goes against the team that drafted him back in 2008 before eventually trading him to washington in 2010. earlier today, ryan zimmerman helped kick off the d.c. public library summer reading program. zimmerman visited the capital city charter public school to read to elementary school kids, but only read half the book, for the ultimate tease. encouraging the kids to finish it on their own. afterward, he spoke about the importance of reading in this age of technology. >> i think reading is huge. with all the technology and things that kids have nowadays that we didn't have, it's pretty easy to get distracted and forget about just picking up a book a
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so it's really important, i think, for the next generation of kids and i'm just happy to be a part of it. >> reporter: maryland men's baseball coach john shep announced he'll be leaving the program. he won 180 games in college park, leading them to three ncaa regional appearances in the last four seasons. he's the first head coach to lead the terps to five straight 30-win seasons. game four, nba finals tonight at 9:00. cavs look to stave off elimination at home against the warriors. lebron and company, leading with three minutes to go, but local product kevin durant came through in a clutch, scoring 14 points down the stretch, a win tonight will give the maryland native his first nba championship. going for the sweep tonight, guys. the warriors over the
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see if it happens. >> still have last year. >> so you're saying there's a chance. [ laughter ] >> thank you, george. >> thanks for joining us. "nightly news" coming up next. >> we hope to see you forews4 n
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tonight, 100% willing to testify. president trump accuses james comey of lying under oath and says he's willing to go under oath himself as congress demands to know if the president recorded conversations with comey. and if so, to hand them over. drastic measures. for the first time, the fda tells a drug company to pull an opioid off the market, taking action as so many families are caught in the epidemic. are there more stolen secrets? new allegations in the case of the nsa contractor accused of leaking classified information. what prosecutors say she told her mother that has them so concerned. and team spirit. why a girl got booted from a soccer game, and how her teammates rallied around her that has people across america cheering them on. "nightly news" bs

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