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what other questions the attorney general is likely to get. meanwhile, you can watch sessions testimony right here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 2:30. you can also watch live in the nfc washington app. local politics. in less than two hours, you can cast your vote in virginia's hotly contested primary. now the spotlight is on the top of the ticket and the governor's race. on the democratic side former congressman tom pariello and governor ralph northum. former rnc chair ed gillespie is leading in the polls over his two challengers, cory stewart and state senator frank wagner. and polls are open for registered virginia voters from 6:00 this morning until 7:00 tonight. so as long as you are in place in line by 7:00, you will be allowed to cast your ballot. remember, you will have to show a photo i.d. if you don't have an
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form of i.d. you can fill out a provisional ballot and bring your i.d. to your office by friday. it is best to avoid bus dropoff and pickup times if your polling spot is at a school. before you head to the polls, don't forget to check this. our election day guide on our nbc washington app. the digital team very busy putting this together to break down each of the candidates on your ballot including the virginia governor house of delegates and the supervisor's race. you can find your polling location there as well. all you have to do is search election day guide in our app. >> the national museum of african-american history and culture will open on time this morning. this is after a security scare involving a suspicious package. the museum was closed to visitors for about an hour last night. park police quickly closed the building after they got the call. officers figured out there was no threat. recently nooses were found inde
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the smithsonian's museum. all of this has some visitors wondering if the museum is a target? >> it is frustrating because, you know, this is something new that it seems like it's only happening here. >> it was very orderly and calm and people were, i guess, very frustrate that had this continues to happen. >> now park police do not believe the museum is being targeted. they wouldn't say what it was. montgomery county, a new idea in the works to get you to your location faster. lawmakers are considering new bus lines and bus lanes. the line would allow for larger buses to travel in dedicated lanes bypassing traffic. today the montgomery county council is expected to choose a preferred route for that line.
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place to let you park for a longer time. right now you cannot park in spaces for more than 24 hours at a time. if the change is approved, parking rates will stay the same. 4:33 right now. how far would you go to make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer? well, starting today one northern virginia father plans to go the distance by taking a cross-country adventure. news 4's leon harris tells us why this journey is so important. >> reporter: aaron, angie, talk about a case of major endurance, check it out. this father is biking from san diego to annapolis and he says he's going to do it in 12 dpas. he's starting off this cross-country adventure today and he's doing it to raise money for the nonprofit
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matt was battling leukemia. now he's dedicating each day of this race to a child with cancer. many of the kids reach out to him with letters inspiring him all along the way. >> i mean, i'm just trying to get to the finish line in annapolis, maryland. these kids are fighting their own mortality. they're fighting for their own survival. if there's ever a time i need inspiration, it's these stories and what they have to come. >> len's son matt is joining him along the race as a videographer and blogger. you can join us on this journey 3,000 miles. go there and search race across america. leon harris, news 4. 4:34 our time right now. we could hear a major announcement from the redskins today. at this point we don't know how big that news might be. >> yeah. we've been trying to gather details. all we know at this point is the redskins did send
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saying they plan to make a personnel department change announcement. today by the way the first day of mandatory minicamps. we're expected to hear that announcement. >> follow us online, twitter, as soon as we get the information. if it is a big deal we'll post it in the nbc washington app. the warriors are nba champions again. >> golden state again. the second nba championship in three years both against lebron james and the cavs. prince george's native kevin durant was the mvp. dynamite in this. we understand if you didn't stay up for this, it ended before midnight. final score 129-120 in game five.
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>> everybody in d.c. county maryland, d.c. county virginia. father ryan whitney. feels good to come full circle, man, so i'm enjoying. >> pretty much shout out there. that is prince george's county native kevin durant giving his hometown a shout out after last night's big win in the nba finals. it's the first nba championship for durant in his ten year nba career. there were a lot of eyes on him after making that decision to join the warriors in july but he led golden state to the championship. huge for him, for the warriors, but for him, really. >> i think he had a lot to proof taking all of that heat for making that decision. he had a great playoff altogether. but i think it is fair to say that they probably wouldn't have gotten that ring without ndur
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>> shout out to keith clean ton. >> wanda, too. friend of the show. want to get you another check on weather and traffic. >> for that let's start off with chuck. it's going to be another scorcher. >> yes, indeed. summertime heat is back in play. once again we're in weather alert mode to help you get ahead of the heat today. have your nbc washington app loaded. already off to a muggy start this morning. temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. 77 at nashville airport, 72 in fredericksburg. planning it out hour by hour. 60s and 70s here through about 7:00 or 8:00 this morning but it is going to be a big warmup very early in the day. 85 by 10:00. 91 degrees by 1:00 p.m. and 91 degrees at 4:00 in the afternoon. downtown temperatures might be a couple degrees higher than that. if
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downtown, plan on 95 with heat indexes closer to 100 degrees today. temperature trend, a little bit of cooling and it comes along with higher rain chances. for now, melissa mollet -- she circled something on the map. >> i circled something. happening inner loop, heading towards the american legion, we do have that little spec of red. we'll let you know in anything changes. 66 is fine and so is 95 here in virginia. two things here if you're headed into the district, we talked about this a minute ago. still hanging around, southbound at 295 pennsylvania avenue. left lane blocked northbound after malcolm x right lane. 301 at 5:00, nice, light volume there. aaron? >> melissa, thank you. new details in the hazing death of a penn state student. video showing the final hours of a pledge's life a
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you're watching "news 4 today." it is now up to a judge to decihe
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fraternity brothers will go to trial in the death of a 19-year-old pledge. 16 of the 18 beta theta pi members appeared at an emotional hearing. video footage was shown in court telling timothy piazza to drink and then falling down a flight of stairs. no one called for help until the following morning. he died of traumatic brain injury. >> they want to remember their son as the bright, young, han some man who he was. >> it is just an unspeakable, horrific, sad, tragic event. it's not a criminal case in my opinion. >> some of these students face charges ranging from tampering with evidence to involuntary manslaughter. so we have a new warning to tell you about this morning. it looks like crooks are using official phone numbers to steal from unsuspecting victims. according to our news partners at wtop, u.s.
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numbers are being used in a spoof being scam. this is when you actually get a call from a number that's not what it appears to be. the crook makes callers believe they need to settle a fictitious warrant and sksz for money, gift cards and also bit cohns. police recommend you end the call immediately if you're asked for personal information. >> remember the days when we were longing for warmer weather, they're here finally. today it's going to be a really hot one though. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell back with what you need to know before you leave the house on this weather alert day. and he was appointed to appoint allegations between russia and president trump's campaign. now he could be out. why robert mueller's job may be on the chopping block. and there's taco tuesday and then there's free taco tuesday. narrator: the washington post endorses dr. ralph northam.
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good morning, everybody. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. high heat and humidity coming our way this this afternoon. if you're working outside, take it easy. extra hydration. may want to reduce some of the strenuous activities. if you're going to eat outside today, do it right now or wait until after 7:00 today. ten day forecast coming up when i see you next. 14 before the hour as the white house deals with the fallout in the russia investigation. it's trying to move forward in the push to repeal and replace the affordable care act. today a group of senators will go to the white house to talk to the president about where things stand in the senate. right now the timing on when a senate health care bill will be made public and voted on is up in the air. >> well, it has been a month since president trump erased the possibility that he had tapes of conversations with james comey. yesterday the secret service said
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in the trump white house. the white house says he would make an announcement, quote, when the president is ready to make it, end quote. but there is one thing people will be talking about today, and that's attorney general jeff session's testimony on capitol hill. >> he is getting ready to face a grilling by lawmakers on the senate intelligence committee. news 4's edward lawrence joins us live from capitol hill. edward, what do we expect lawmakers to ask of him? >> we can expect very tough questions. he's going to be grilled why he failed to mention meetings with the russian ambassador on security clearance paperwork. he's going to be asked to fill in a meeting between the president and the oval office cleared the room including the
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president is considering firing the special counsel in the russia investigation. what can you tell us about that? and how would that work? >> reporter: at this point, we don't know whether it will happen. it's just been a discussion. only the acting attorney general who appointed him could fire him. in this case, it's rod rosenstein. if the president asked him to fire him and he won't, the president can fire rod rosenstein can be replaced. it's a rumor that's been floating. >> edward lawrence on the hill for us this morning. edward, thank you. don't forget, you can watch attorney general jeff session's testimony right here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 2:30 this afternoon. 4:48 is your time. they said confusion over registration led
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eleanor norton's absence. the staff said parade organizers said norton would have to pay $600 in fees to be put on a wait list. they told the staff fees would be waived. >> the time right now, 4:49. terrifying moments at a hotel in northern virginia. few answers this morning about what led to a chaotic scene. a woman walked into the lobby of a quality inn covered in blood yesterday. she told flas a man in her room shot her. after two hours of trying to talk with that man, police forced their way into the room and found him so the but still alive. police say it looks like he may have shot himself. investigators say both victims checked into the hotel together and were traveling from new york. >> police in vienna say two deaths appear to be
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murder/suicide. he stabbed his ex-wife and shot himself a few blocks away in his own backyard. the estranged couple had 8-year-old twin daughters. the girls were not hurt. later this morning the community is holding a fund-raiser for sabrina's family. there are a lot of resources that can help you escape domestic violence. we're working with our community for the safe at home initiative to find people who can help with programs. open the nbc washington app and search safe at home. he was trusted to teach elementary school students in month come to ri county, and now john vigna faces 25 years in prison. over the weekend he was convicted of touching children. five current and former students said he touched them inappropriately over their clothing. >> the case only came to life because a body safety course,
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safe around adults, was introduced at this school. >> vigna testified in his own defense denying the charges. he will be sentenced in august. i'm molette green at the live desk with breaking news out of kenya. a building collapsed and this morning we're learning there are people missing. there's video just in that shows the devastation in nairobi. at least ten people are nowhere to be found. just look at that. the eight story building just crashed to the ground monday night. a resident who saw it all happen said it came crashing down. 4:51 our time right now. >> terrible. >> let's just say terrible. >> i agree. >> the feels like temperature, that's what we're talking about. seems like the humidity is already creeping up. >> each day over the last four or five days in a row, one has
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the day before. the pattern will continue on in the day. don't expect more from heat and humidity from mother nature just yet. there's a little bit of a downward trend in temperatures coming our way. it does not get here until tomorrow. right now it is a muggy start in washington. skies are partly cloudy out there. we did tie the record at national airport yesterday. fell just short at bwi. 94 at dulles, that's within reach. dulles only made 91 yesterday. 96 the record at national airport. today we'll be within a whisper. because the numbers are higher, it's thick outside, 77 at national airport. even a little warmer along the chesapeake bay. 78 in annapolis, 69 nup poly waters, west virginia. planning out your day, plan on poor air quality. just like yesterday.
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ozone and pollution that's been building up day after day after day. each day it's a little dirtier, a little more humid and comfortable. hometown highs today, low 90s for most. mid 90s down along the urban heat island in the downtown locations. for tomorrow, finally a little better chance for thunderstorms coming our way tomorrow. as a result, just a hint cooler. there's the heat pump bringing that warm, humid air up from the south. chances for thunderstorms today relatively low. top of the hour i'll show you our hour by hour planner and high resolution model. show you where the slight chances will be maximized a little bit later today. slightly cooler weather for both thursday and friday. then we heat it back up over the weekend. sunday's high, 93 degrees. at least every day won't be 90 or higher. that is probably coming our way in july and august. let's go over to melissa mollet. >> especiallyl
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northbound 295 now has a crash there before malcolm x avenue. right lane is getting by. the two work zones you have on 295 are now gone. in bound river road at seven locks, all in bound lanes are blocked because of the work zone. westbound lanes carrying two-way traffic this morning. inner loop and outer loop of the beltway, no problem. the little bit of read that we had circled is now out of the way. 66 from fairfax county parkway. on time. going to take you 9 minutes into town. >> thank you, melissa. 4:54 right now. paid not to play. the local principal who wants to keep kids off their phones and tablets this summer. next at 5, going to be a hot one today especially for certain metro riders. why you won't have any chance to cool off while you wait fhe
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transportation reporter adam tuss. >> if you're voting heading to the polls today, wha
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you're watching "news 4 today." welcome back. if you're in the market for a new suv, you may want to research its headlight rating. a new test by the insurance industry reveals some information you'll want to be aware of. it's new this morning. mo
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mid-sized suvs tested were found to have unsafe headlights. only two got a good rating, a volvo and a hyundai. the tests measured the amount of usable light provided by low and high beams on roads and curves. the insurance industry recommends buying cars with headlight ratings good and acceptable. >> this is one that will probably have a lot of you talking. a d.c. principal said kids can get cash for turning off their phones. this is a big challenge. students at washington latin public charter school have to go completely screen free once a week during summer break. now if they do, the principal says she will give them each 100 bucks. this is for eighth and ninth graders. this he have to unplug from all screens including tv, phone, tablet, video games, every tuesday during the break. students have to have two adults verify it. the teacher says she's concerned kids are
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exposure to electronics. do you think it's going to work? >> it's a big challenge. it's only one day. maybe some kids will pull it off. >> when you forget your phone, you knee how that feels, right? >> true. >> you can get a free taco thanks to the golden state warriors. we told you they won the nba finals last night. kevin durant was the series mvp. because they won game three on the road last week taco bell is giving away free take koegs only from 2 until 6:00 this afternoon. the promotion was called steal a game, steal a taco. it's one taco. >> it includes gorditas. >> taco loco. it's that one particular item. expect your facebook feed to be filled with starbucks cups over the next few days. the company is releasing two of its famous pink drinks plus two new beverages for what it calls cups of kindness. the campaign with lady gaga's born this
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25 cents from every brightly colored drink will be donated to that foundation. stay with us. we have "news 4 today," more news and weather coming up at 5:00 a.m. news 4 begins now with storm team 4. >> first at 5:00, it's another storm team 4 weather alert day around here. take a look at the current temperatures across the region this morning. a lot of places already well into the 70s. humidity though, that is when it is really going to take a toll on a lot of people this morning. it is 5:00 a.m. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm angie goff in for eun yang still on assignment. ready for the mug? >> never ready for it. let's get to chuck bell before we check in with melissa. chuck, we hit a record yesterday. will we get close to that or hit another record? >> we will be within a degree or two of record highs. 95 at national airport.

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