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>> the video shows metro police officers surrounding a man and using pepper spray on him. we don't know what happened before the video started but a black lives matter activist says it's similar to what happened on the national mall where a group of young black men were handcuffed for selling water without a permit. the man ignored officers' repeated instructions and then became combative. this summer, you might be getting a refund from metro. the agency discovered in some cases riders were paying wrong fare for at least the last three years. up to 5% of riders were overcharged or undercharged about $.05. metro discovered the error when they updated new fares this week. any customers overcharged more than $2 since 2015 will notice a refund on their register card. year-long maintenance program ended other the
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back to normal. you're already starting to see the higher fares on metro and longer waits as the system makes changes. general manager paul wiedefeld will update the montgomery county council about his plans for continuing improvements on metro. that will happen about 10:30 this morning. we'll continue to update the story is throughout the morning. sign up for news alerts on the nbc4 app. take a look here. two men were fishing when their boat was pushed into the seneca breaks rapids. the waves tossed them into the water. montgomery county fire and rescue says they pulled the pair out of water and they were able to recover the boat. we have a sad update to another update we've been following for several days. a little boy from sterling, virginia, died after a tragic accident in a swimming pool. loudoun reports he
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accident that killed his twin sister. on saturday, 2-year-old twins wandered into the pool. the sheriffs office says the mom found them in the pool. >> we have put together an interactive tool that shows you how having the right equipment around the pool can prevent a tragedy. head to the nbc washington app and search pool safety. that was the u.s. response to a chemical attack in syria back in april. this morning, the white house is warning president bashar al assad not to do it again. sean spicer issued a statement last night saying they have spotted, quote, potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the syrian government. spicer warned if there is another attack using chemical weapons, assad and his mil
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it's now 4:32. want to turn things over to capitol hill where passing the senate health care plan became a little tougher. this comes after the congressional budget office released an analysis of the republican plan. the cbo says 15 million more people would be uninsured while 22 million would not have kofrmg in a decade. however, the bill would reduce the deficit. edward lawrence will have a look at how this impacts the bill's chances of passing. the latest on the graduat n graduation -- wheef been staying on top of this story every step of the way. the investigation will move forward when the state board of education comes together in baltimore. they'll discuss with what's next after governor larry hogan sent a letter asking for an investigation. members of the county school board say they have proof grades were changed to boost the county's graduation rates. one maryland
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should be easy to find out who is lying. >> these kids deserve to graduate. they should be able to show us the evidence. if assignments were turned in late, you should be able to show it to us. >> kevin maxwell denies the allegations and coming up, justin finch will face how dr. maxwell could get dragged into a hearing. following the giant wildfires burning right now, angie, what are you seeing? >> new video out of utah showing that rapid spread of a the nation's biggest wildfire. this is in utah where you can see response from the air, also from the ground. very, very heavy for another day. we know that more than a dozen homes have been destroyed and near 44,000 acres burned. heat and rising hot winds making that fight to get it under control that much harder. only 10% under control now. more than 1500 people forced to leave their homes. also want to mention, wildfires are burning out of control along california's central coast. firefighters therepa
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another difficult day with extreme temperatures and dry air expected. eun? angie, thank you. today this will be the sight on the national mall as we prepare you for the fourth of july. consumer product safety commission will hold the annual fireworks safety demonstration. the examples are dramatized but meant to show how quickly something can go wrong if you're not handling fireworks properly. fireworks are not the only danger you can face this holiday weekend. many of you will be breaking out the grills and we're working for you and your family to keep you safe during the backyard celebrations. coming up at 5:00 a.m., we'll have what you need to know to avoid a trip to the e.r. another check of weather and traffic at 4:35. >> we'll check on the rain we could be seeing. nothing too bad. but first back to the breaking news melissa has been tracking. >> breg
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we're talking about suitland road. shut down between brooks drive and pennsylvania avenue. a fatal crash investigation. a crew is on the way on the ground to show us what's going on as well. 56 is fine. most of 95 ago. the left lane is the only thing getting by the bridge work. on the beltway, overall, no major problems. inner loop after 4 work zone blocking that right line. good morning, chuck and sheena. >> good morning, melissa. for the most part, things are looking good. a few showers on the radar. >> nothing major. most of our rain chances before 9:00 or 10:00. the day is not going to be lost to rain chances at all. satellite and radar, couple of sprinkles across northern virginia. a few rumbles of thunder into far western maryland now. as it moves in, going to draw the moisture. few sprinkles in warrenton. culpepper,
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lonesome sprinkles towards the i-95 corridor. the rain chances across western maryland will graze the top of the shenandoah valley across west virginia. the bulk of the rain chance is in and out of here by 9:00 or 10:00. no more than a stray raindrop or two later this afternoon. as far as temperatures are kerpd, shekerp concerned, sheena, i call them comfortable. >> i call them comfortable too. humidity is still going to be low as we go through the afternoon. right now, 70 degrees in the district. chance of a shower by 7:00 a.m., like chuck mentioned. we're going to keep the cloud around a little bit more today than yesterday. yesterday quass absolutely gorgeous. by noon today, showers pass, temperatures into the upper 70s. we're going to be topping out close to 80 degrees. but through the afternoon, that humidity still staying comfortable. tomorrow looks gorgeous and more heat and humidity on the way for the weekend. coming up, a look at the
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the sentence stanford swimmer brock turner, six months in jail. now the judge in the case could lose his seat on the bench. the effort to recall him now under way. male, female or x. the new gender neutral licenses available in our area starting today. your favorite blue crab could cost you era green thisxt
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welcome back. at 4:41. four things to know before you head out the door. castillo's family reached a settlement. the city will pay him $3 million for his death. former officer shot and killed him last year and castillo's girlfriend screened the aftermath on facebook live. earlier this month, he was acquitted of manslaughter, then fired by his department. plus, two weeks after a mistrial declared in bill cosby's sex assault trial, he is facing another lawsuit. that lawsuit in california accuses him of sexually assaulting a teen at the playboy mansion more than 40 years ago. a trial date could be set at a hearing today. people in california have taken the first step to recalling a city judge because they think he goes easy on suspects accused of rape. a couple years ago judge aaron persky sentenced brock turner to six months in jail for
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assaulting an unconscious woman. if they get 58,000 signatures, the recall will be on the ballot next year. this woman just made history. can you see her? she's the first female infantry officer to be a queens guard in englan england. they were not allowed in the british military until last july. way to go. we know the feeling of watching your team lose is so tough and can be crushing. a family in virginia says that feeling was with one man until the very end. patrick killebrew passed away last week and in his obituary his son concluded it happened after the national blew a big leeld. he asked for donations, nationals bullpen fund. it was in the richmond times dispatch. he said that his father would have loved that idea. >> i actually read this owe bit. the first
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beau passed away peacefully at home after watching the washington nationals blow yet another lead. >> ouch. >> i do believe you can die of a broken heart. before you head out the door this morning, don't forget to grab that umbrella. chuck, what are you talking about? >> just a little chance for showers around here early this morning. you can see it on radar. sprinkles just west of the i-95 corridor and more across the northern parts of the shenandoah. they're coming our way. rain chances are about 30% between now and 10:00 a.m. should be drying up after that. good weather for the nats and the cubbies at 7:05. brace yourself in case they blow another lead. sheena has the extended forecast coming up. that is another sign of summer arriving in our area. illegal atv riders roaring down area roads. even sidewalks. one area police department
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warning them get ready for a crackdown. a sad update to a story we brought you as breaking news yesterday morning. how car trouble turned deadly for a woman on the beltway and what to do if the same thing ev happens to you.er fios is not cable. we're a 100% fiber optic network. now with our new fios gigabit connection, you get amazing download speeds up to 940 megs, 20 times faster than most people have. and the price is amazing too for $79.99 a month online for the first year you'll get our fastest triple play with hbo included for 2 years. leave cable's slower internet speeds behind. so hurry up and switch to fios gigabit connection for $79.99 with tv, hbo and multi-room dvr service for two years all with a two year agreement.
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breaking news on. look at this -- several roads, all lanes blocked, fatal crash investigation. >> thank you, melissa. quiet start to the day. four things to know about the weather. we're tracking raindrops here first thing this morning. sheena will help you plan out how to dodge the drops this morning. tomorrow looks awesome. if you like heat and humidity, oh, are you going to love that ten-day forecast. they promise everything from cures to diseases to
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what to know before stocking up on popular probiotic products. it's now 4:46. the congressional budget office put a new wrinkle in the effort to pass a senate health care plan. >> yes. but as of now, republican leaders are still pushing for a vote this week. news 4's edward lawrence is live on capitol hill. according to the cbo score, how would this plan affect our health care? >> the cbo came out with big numbers actually. by 2026, 22 million more people would lose insurance according to the cbo. in fact, more than half of those people would lose it next year alone. the congressional budget office did find that it would save $321 billion and would reduce federal spending by that amount. still, the big numbers is a tough pill for senators to swallow. >> how is the estimate affecting the votes of republican lawmakers? >> eun, it's making it a little more difficult, increasing that uphill battle. we hav
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saying they can't support it. senator rand paul, senator ted cruz, ron johnson, dean helen and susan collins say they cannot support the bill as written. they will be the focus of intense lobbying today. vice president mike pence will be on the hill. he'll start with a lobby lunch and meet one-on-one with certain senators and finish it all off with a dinner tonight in order to try and get this bill moving forward and passed by friday. they can only afford to lose two. got to get the numbers down. thanks, eddie. president trump is going after former president obama on russia's interference in the election. a series of tweets yesterday, mr. trump claimed that mr. obama "clued or obstructed by not more forcibly speaking out against russia's attempts to interfere in last year's election." . the president's accusations in the
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to develop a response to russia. the white house decided not to retaliate against russia until after the election. guilty across the board. admitted yesterday to shooting and killing his estranged wife outside of high point high school last year. the crime spree continued the next day when he shot four people in parking lots at montgomery mall and in aspen hill. two people died. he entered guilty pleas in those cases as well. it was a breaking story yesterday morning. a woman was killed on the inner loop of the beltway near van dorn street in alexandria. her car was hit from behind and then police say she was out and was hit by another car. here are four things you can do to stay safe if you have a crash on the interstate or you break down on the highway. first, get to a safe place and call for help. in most cases stay inside your car and turn on your flashers. if you have to get out of your vehicle ait
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traffic flow. police promising to crackdown on atv riders wreaking havoc in our area. a lot of people are worried someone will get seriously hurt. i shared some of this video on my facebook page from national harbor on sunday. you can see the motorbikes in the street speeding across some of the busy sidewalks even. this wasn't the first incident that day. viewers sent us videos from at least four other places around d.c. where dirt bikes and atvs came roaring through. >> the anxiety not only myself, people around me are just -- people are nervous. you can see the looks on the drivers around them. up on curbs sometimes. police are rushing out and not really doing anything. i don't think they really can. >> prince george's county police are promising to do everything they can to get them off the streets. new toll lanes on the beltway and i-270 could make your commute faster, but it will be up to
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county to push that plan forward. council members are meeting today to talk about whether the county should fund this kind of project. starting today, you can get a gender neutral driver's license in d.c. people who live in the city will have the option of choosing x instead of male or female on their license or i.d. card. officials say they hope this benefits the transgender community. tonight the stafford county school board is going to vote on whether to start school after labor day. this is would take effect next fall for the 2018 school year. it comes after survey shows parents prefer starting school after the holiday. this was the second time they surveyed parents. the initial one led to a heated debate with some moms and dads claiming the questions were slanted in favor of a pre-labor day start. summer isn't complete without a crab feast. including mine. put putting off the tradition could cost you money. a study shows that chesapeake
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bay's juvenile crab population is down 54%. crabbers should scale back the harvest now to give the babies extra time to grow and produce. if crabbers comply, prices for the crab they do catch will then go up. >> i desire them, i'm going to get one. >> no matter how much it cost? >> no matter how much they cost. >> do you care about where the crabs are from? do you want chesapeake bay crabs? >> yes. because they taste good. >> exactly. you have to have chesapeake bay maryland blue crab and yes, i'm willing to pay. summer is not complete without a crab feast. >> that's right. >> the population is higher than expected as well. they're expensive. we want to get back to that breaking news right now in prince george's county. >> melissa, what's happening out there? >> take a look. this is video shot a couple of hours ago now when it first happened around 2:00 a.m. you can see the huge response
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shut down. i say a couple of blocks, i should say, of that section shut down. take a look at that. looks like a car hit a pole. single car crash and it's a fatal crash investigation. so they may be there for some time. this is silver hill road between brooks drive and pennsylvania avenue. lanes are blocked. ramps from inbound, outbound to silver hill also blocked there this morning. 66 and 95, no big issues. beltway looking good. inner loop, the work zone into the right lane. beltway at new hampshire, they've turned the camera. you're looking down new hampshire avenue. everything looks good there as well. taking a look at the weather, good morning. >> good morning, melissa. nice weather yesterday, beautiful. >> my kind of summer weather. >> today is getting off to just as good of a start. >> it really is. comfortable outside. the humidity will still be comfortable level. could be a passing shower. nothing to ruin your day. very
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>> just in case. >> just in case. why not? just because we told you to and there's some on radar right now. as we go through the morning, still very comfortable, maybe a passing shower for your morning drive. that could be a huge -- more heat and humidity later this wreak week. then we have showers in the forecast for the weekend. yes, the timing for that is not good. but hopefully you can plan around. we'll show you that in a second. 68 degrees in the district. 63 in leesburg. 62 clinton. another morning with comfortable temperatures. if you're dining out today, it looks good. mostly cloudy. temperatures will be mostly in the upper 70s. again, we can't rule out a passing shower. we're not going to see any heavy downpours or prolonged period of rain. a few later on today. here's the radar. we have a few to the north and west. just to the west of hagerstown, we can see the showers moving. martinsburg as well. now down to the south, around south of parts
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county, culpepper. that's going to be moving up to the district. fredericksburg about to see the showers by 95. these are making their way north and northeast. we could be seeing an increase and spread across the area in the next few hours. by 7:00 a.m., the area of showers i just showed you. moving into parts of maryland and then moving away and for the rest of the day, mostly cloudy with there you see it, passing showers as we go through the afternoon. not too bad. tomorrow, beautiful. 82 degrees. mostly sunny, low humidity. tomorrow is going to be a lot like yesterday. the 90s return into the weekend. we're looking at the 90s. humidity and thunderstorms. another check of the forecast coming up. >> thank you, sheena. it's only breakfast time, but we're working for you when it comes to your dinner plans. a chain that wants to make your dinner half off tonight. there's a good chance you're having one more breakfast or packed one in your lunch. products packed with pro
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and hurt your body. why you want to trust your own gut. next at 5:00, paying your fair share. why some metro riders may have been paying m
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introducing the ifrom subway.ction head in now to grab the five dollar footlong spicy italian. loaded with salami and pepperoni. for a limited time, the spicy italian footlong is just five dollars. it's a big value for even bigger flavor. only at subway. seems like you can't turn on the tv or walk down a supermarket aisle without seeing what's being billed as the benefit of pro biotics. the so-called good bacteria in almost everything from orange juice to
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manufacturers promise better digestive health and clear complexion even. are pry biotics really good for your gut? doctors say yes in some cases. but they aren't a cure-all. >> what we don't know is what strain is beneficial to all of us in general. pro biotics strains can be beneficial for the treatment of certain diseases but certainly not all diseases. >> dr. lee tells us that her patients eat a healthy fiber-rich diet. probiotic supplements aren't regular lalted by the fda. some have fewer pro biotics than advertised. we know how important grocery stores are to a healthy vibrant neighborhood. we learned where another wawa is opening in the district. they just announced the second store is going to be moving into georgetown. >> this is going to open at the intersection of wisconsin avenue and prospect street. the store is expected to have everything a typical
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with an upscale urban feel. >> whatever that means. >> right. >> earlier this month wawa announced it was opening the first location in farragut north. they opened five to ten locations in d.c. in the next few years. >> people who love wawa are really into it. check it out. you can save money if you order pizza today. pizza hut is offering half off pizzas with the promo code all-american, all one word. you have to order online. the promotion is for the college world series. the lsu tigers and the florida gators are playing for the championship. that breaking news, a deadly crash in prince george's county after a driver crashes into a pole causing the car to burst into flames. good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm eun yang. >> i'm chris lawrence in for aaron this morning. >> a look at your weather in a minute. we want to begin with melissa mollet and that

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