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. this disease never had a more worthy opponent. >> reactions pour in overnight on senator john mccain been diagnosed with an grave brain tumor. how he's battling the illness. if he was going recuse himself he should have told me before he took the job. >> a remarkable public break. the president says he regrets hiring jeff sessions as ag while bashing central figures in the russian probe as trump jr. and his campaign manager get summoned to appear before congress. after a decade behind bars could today be the day o.j. simpson is granted parole. a new law could getou
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influence of your phone. and a gender revelation goes wrong. "early today" starts now. good morning i'm frances rivera. on we learned the heartbreaking news that john mccain has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. it comes days after mccain underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his eye. he is now undergoing chemical therapy and radiation. expression of support poured in from lawmakers of all stripes. the president sent his thoughts and prayers saying mccain has always been a fighter. former president obama, mccain's 2008 rival said cancer doesn't know what it's up
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it was this loving tribute from his daughter that moved so many. he is the toughest person i know. the cruel enemy could not break him. the aggressions of political life could not bend him. cancer may afflict him in many ways. but it will not make him surrender. nothing ever has. and then this from lindsey graham. >> it's tough news. it is tough. talked to john. i will have to stay here a little bit longer. literally wasn't five minutes until he turned away what most people had a hard time to focus. so pray. i don't know, god knows how this ends not me but i do know this. this disease has never had a more worthy opponent. >> m
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learned the news during an hour long session on health care. while mccain's diagnosis ripped through washington it was overnight news that is leading the paper. the "new york times" published a bomb shell interview with mr. trump himself. several headlines pushed for top billing out of that interview it was this major revelation causing an uproar. the president attacking his own attorney general, jeff sessions. >> sessions gets the job. right after he gets the job he recuses himself. >> was that a mistake? >> well, session's should have never recused himself. if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me before he took the job and i would have picked somebody else. how do you take a job and recuse yourself. if he recused himself before the
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jeff. it's extremely unfair and that's a mild word to the president. >> one person's take on the comments, the president effectively asked sessions for his resignition. will he resign or insist on being fired? that person is former u.s. attorney who was oust by mr. trump in march. when leaked by the "new york times" sessions office had no comments on the president's critiques. but sessions wasn't the only target. trump said special counsel mueller who was leading the russian probe was running an office with conflict of interest and warning they would be crossing a red line if they delve into the trump family business. and he continued to defend his son donald trump jr.'s meeting with a russian lawyer calling it unimportant. mr. trump's defense of that
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the senate panel said it would summon donald trump jr. and paul manafort to capitol hill to testify publicly next week. jared kushner is also said to be interviewed in a closed session on monday. o.j. simpson could soon be a free man. he has a parole hearing today where nevada officials will decide his fate. he has spent eight and a half years behind prison for robbery. he has a shot to get out. jay gray is in nevada. what can we expect from today's high-profile hearing? >> reporter: well, don't expect to it last very long. the hour should take an hour maybe less. with simpson making a brief statement and answering some questions and then waiting for financial to zion his future. >> my intent was not to rob from anybody. >> reporter: in hours o.j. simpson will
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nevada state parole board to ask for his freedom. >> if the word candidate that ever deserved to be released it's o.j. simpson. >> i am sorry for what has happened. >> reporter: this is the second time simp will face the panel for charges that he and a group of friends took memorabilia from a hotel in las vegas. during nine years in prison simpson has reportedly been a model inmate with no disciplinary issues. >> he may very well get paroled just based upon the merits of his conduct in this case. >> reporter: a case that's not supposed to have any impact on thursday's hearing. >> we ask him to straighten his fingers. >> reporter: his controversial acquittal after the 1994 murder of his ex-wife nicole brown and friend ron goldman. a civil court found him liable for those murders.
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because i do believe he'll be paroled. >> reporter: if paroled simpson as earliest release date would be october 1st. if that parole is denied simpson has to wait at least a year for his next hearing. back to you. we're now learning more about a bride-to-be final moments before police shot her. newly released transcript showed justin damone placed two calls. she said quote i can hear someone out the back and i'm not sure if she's having sex or being raped. i think she tried to say he had. the officer said he was startled by a loud noise before damone approached his door. then his partner shot her from the passenger seat. so far officer noor has decline
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has made 9 billion tons of plastic since the 1950s. the vast majority of it is still around. researchers found 79% of all plastic has ended up in landfills with 9% being recycled. in 2015 the same team found millions of tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. they now say current waste management trends continue there could be over 13 billion tons of plastic in the world's landfill by the year 2050. a massive wildfire in central california just doubled in size. the blaze scorched 50,000 acres near yosemite park. the park doesn't appear to be at risk. the wildfire threatens 1500 structures in the area. thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate as the fire is fueled by high temperatures and dry grass. 3,000 firefighters are bat technology blaze which son lie
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is in the midst of a heat wave. it's going to get worse before it gets better. let's go to bill karins to find out when we'll get some relief. you're chuckling. >> it's going to get better over the weekend. extensive heat warning. varies from dallas to washington, d.c. hot and humid is the story today when we factor in the feels like temperature the heat and humidity. up to 110 in omaha, 108 st. louis, new york city should feel 100, raleigh 101. not many areas avoid the heat. friday, atlanta 101. d.c. feeling like 103. a broken record throughout the country. by saturday we get some relief in the northern half of the country. still very hot from the carolinas back through the southern plains. that's a look at the big weather story of the day. here's a closer look at your d
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ahead. the century club today could possibly have dallas in it, oklahoma city, wichita. not in the mid-atlantic. richmond today 98. washington, d.c. around 98 degrees. gender reveal is a big thing. here's a gender reveal gone wrong. laura gardner pitched a ball filled with powder to her husband. 0 he hit the ball in her face. the plan was a strikeout. the ball didn't burst open. imagine fit burst open in her face. ouch. the couple did hit a home run. they tried it again a second time. it burst open. this time the blue powder, a baby boy. >> good thing there was no red. >> hard too. >> just ahead driving under the influence with electronics. >> a scare for commuters on a pack
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traffic came to a halt in south carolina after netting and cables on a bridge fell on to cars below pinpoint happened in north charleston during the evening rush. police say about 10 vehicles were trapped under the tarp. no one was hurt. the bridge of shut down in both directions for most of the night. authorities expect the bridge to re-open for the morning commute. leading the news this morning get back to work and get something done on repealing and replacing obamacare what president trump is telling republican senators after holding a lunch session with them in which he not only reversed course to let obamacare fail but said no one should leave washington until the issue gets resolved. >> for seven years you promised the american people you would repeal obamacare. people are hurting. inaction is not an option. frankly, i don't think we should leave town
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health insurance plan. the people of this country need more than a repeal. they need a repeal and a replace. >> mr. trump effectively ordering cpr on a bill that fractured republicans. a new estimate from the congressional budget office put the bill's prospect into further jeopardy claiming 32 million people could lose their health coverage under the plan. "the washington post" says president trump ended the effort for fbi to train rebels. this program was meant to pressure bashar al assad into stepping aside. nikki haley the currents ambassador the u.n. made the case that asat should be removed from power. however that goal conflicts with president trump's interest in working closer with russia which strongly supports the assad regime. a decision to end this program was made before mr. trump met with v
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washington state is cracking down on distractive driving with a new law that bans of driving while under the influence of electronics. the law which goes into effect on sunday bans the use of phones, tablet, laptops or gaming devices between you're at a stop. violators face stiff fines. $136 for a first offense, $200 for a second offense. it also goes on the driver's record. the law was passed after a 32% increase in distracted driving deaths in one year. vast majority due to cell phone use. just ahead a big day in golf. plus why you may soon see robots at urinary by walmart. you're watching "early today". psoriasis does that. it was tough getting out there on stage. i wanted to be clear. i wanted it to last. so i kept on fighting. i found something that worked. and keeps on working.
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fast forward into thursday. senate judiciary committee is expected to vote to advance christopher gray as the next director of fbi. mitch mcconnell plans to hold a vote on his confirmation before the august recess. the best golfers in the world will converge in england as first-round of the 146th open championship, the british open gets under way. and superhero sci-fi and pop culture fans are flock to the san diego convention center for the four day comic-con. more bad news for
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it may need to recall millions of vehicles that have already been recalled. >> a recall of a recall. >> reporter: things couldn't get any worse. you talk about recalling recalled product. basically 100 million airbags were scheduled to be reimplemented into vehicles. now after fresh testing there's new defects found. a bankruptcy filing about a month ago was meant to draw the line under the auto industry's latest safety recall. that's not the case. now to the airlines and message has been watch out for this. whether it's leg room, seat reserveations or baggage fees a number of airlines are making an extra $40 per passenger. the worse spirit airlines. it's not discount space or spirit of discounting when you may an extra $50 per passenger. if you're tnk
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now on "news4 today," a tough diagnosis for one tough man. the reaction still pouring in. john mccain announced he has a brain tumor. it is the road rage shooting that impacted a lot of drivers and sent one person to the hospital. now we're getting a look at the man accused of pulling the trigger. after years of back and forth battle, a purple line gets the green light. when construction is expected to begin. we are getting you ready for a storm team 4 weather alert. it might look
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going to be stifling hot. take a look at the current temperatures. a lot of places in the 70s. the district already in the 80s. yea. we can all say it together. you know what's going to happen. it's only going to get hotter >> it's always the humidity in d.c. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. our team is working for you. melissa mollet is here. she'll let us know how long you blast the ac on the way into work. >> chuck i passed you in the hall way. what did you say to me? >> good morning? >> you said you were overheating. >> she asked how i was. >> you are not overheating. it's not stifling out right now. >> aaron is known to do that. >> guys, appreciate that. >> i won't tell him you said that. so yes, by the way, it does feel hotter this morning with
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it's going to keep feeling that way through the afternoon. it's 81 degrees right now in the district. yes, aaron was right. the humidity is making it feel warmer. >> aaron is right? >> he's right about that. good morning, chuck. good morning. that's what chuck said in the hallway. temperature in the low 80s for the districts as we wake up and walk outside. we'll see sunshine quickly warming up. 85 by 8:00 a.m. close to 90 degrees. we have a heat advisory for today for the district and points south. this goes until 7:00 p.m. feeling like 105. we'll take a closer look at the temperatures and what's in store for your weekend coming up in a bit. let look at the roads on this thursday. good morning. >> good morning. aaron, don't worry, i still love you. i see you got your haircut. it's going to be warm today. still this crash on the right shoulder now. it's been there for the past couple of hours. outer loop after branch avenue, two left lanes getting by the work zone. this has been
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couple of weeks. after 198. two right lanes are getting by. that works out. as far as 270 through prince george's county, everything is looking okay. >> aaron? >> melissa, thank you. new information about a killing in silver spring. >> erika gonzalez at the live desk with more information. erika, good morning. >> good morning. that new information into the newsroom that we have found out. a man died in the shooting. we first brought you this as breaking news at 11:00. somebody inside a home in forest glenn called 9-1-1. that caller said a gunman had come into the house and shot a man and took off. now we know that person was killed. don't know his name yet. the home is on belvidere boulevard between georgia avenue and slaying he will creek. there is a $10,000 rye ward for information leading to an arrest in this case. aaron, back to you. >> thank you. we're getting a
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woman during an apparent case of road rage. he turned himself into state police yesterday in frederick county, maryland. >> a white male suspect, 50 years of age wearing a black polo shirt. >> this unfolded yesterday morning on the eisenhower connector off the beltway. >>. he slowed down in his white van. a woman went around him and pulled over in front of him and cut him off. the woman and her passenger then got out of their car, walked over to his van and challenged him to get out. he fired five to six shots and drove off. the woman was hit twice and is still in the hospital. >> you were probably affected by this crash. a motorcyclist was killed last night near powder mill road. you see the motorcycle in the street there. the windshield in a dark-colored sedan as well. maryland

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