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>> what did you think when a man was arrested with a cache of weapons and 90 rounds of a.m. owes across the street from your workers at the irs? >> it was alarming and i think it under scores the very negative political rhetoric that is out around the country. >> the irs tells news 4 it works well with trump hotel security and constantly monitors security. but tonight on news 4 at 11:00, details from an internal irs e-mail sent last year that acknowledges security concerns. scott macfarlane, news 4 iteam. ♪ >> right now on "news4 today," honoring the victims of the las vegas massacre. >> new information about how a local survivor was saved and the new woman authorities are now looking for.
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>> the people united will never be defeated. >> daca deadline. we've shown you the protests over possible deportations. now we'll tell you why today is crucial for thousands of children hoping to stay in the u.s. >> congressional testimony can have more on the monopoly man who snagged a prime seat at a high-profile hearing. >> all right. >> that one you got to hear. >> good morning everyone. i'm eun yang. >> i'm chris lawrence. aaron is making his way back from las vegas right now after a pretty long week down there. >> absolutely. we've had interesting weather because we went -- remember, how cold it was at the end of august and then it was really hot and then it was cold again and now we're back to summer. it's very confusing on what to wear. >> a touch confusing. sheena recommends a little light jacket this morning. >>
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anyway, if you need a fleece this morning, don't worry about that. make sure it's a sheddable layer. temperatures will climb quickly. we'll be in the mid to upper 70s today. the daily grade today, a-plus weather again. 83 degrees your high today. that is more than 10 degrees above average. not much, if anything, in the way of rain chances. maybe that light jacket first thing. short sleeves and sunglasses back for today. jack taylor, i know you're thinking about the weekend. it's going to be really warm over the weekend if you have something to do outside. saturday will be the drier half. >> nice. i'll take it. i will take t i'm sure i'll have the top down on the jeep this weekend. it will be fine. arlington, authorities unfortunately, are dealing with a water main break. it's on north veitch street. please plan ahead for that. you'll find w
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on southbound branch after surratt owe. crews are working at the rock creek parkway at kennedy center. traffic gets by one direction at a time. usually gone by 6:15. eun, chris, back to you. >> jack, thank you. now to the latest on the las vegas massacre. take a look. these are live pictures from las vegas this morning. it's been four days since 58 people were killed and hundreds injured as they were simply trying to enjoy an outdoor music festival. this morning the investigation is widening. >> here's quick breakdown of what we know right now. investigators are still searching paddock's hotel room and his two homes in nevada. they've recovered 47 guns already. the week before the shooting, he rented a room at a nearby hotel at the same time as another music festival. officials are now searching for a mystery woman who was seen with paddock a few days before the
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paddock's long-time girlfriend, marilou danley arrived back in the u.s. from the philippines. her attorney says she had no idea what he was planning. she's cooperating with the investigation. president trump and the first lady met privately with some of the victims as well as the law enforcement and first responders. today is going to be another emotional day for some of the first responders. they plan to publicly recount that night during a press conference. >> one of the 58 victims called our area home. denise burditus was from hedgeville, west virginia. tonight the wife and mother will be remembered through a candlelight celebration. the community will gather for a few hours at hedgeville high school football stadium starting tonight. we've been getting updates on tina frost, the 2008 anne arundel high school graduate was shot in the head. she lost and eye and slipped into a coma. her parents credit her boyfriend for saving her life. he carried her to a truck and a
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hospital. >> take a look now. this is a go fund me page that's raised more than $326,000 for tina's family. they say she's making small improvements. we posted the link to the go fund me page on the nbc washington app. >> that's a lot of money. a lot of generous people. take a look at these pictures. our aaron gilchrist took this of a healing garden people set up since the shooting. everythinggarden, the trees, so, brick pavers, all came from donations. it's set up in a city-owned lot in the same area where the shooting happened. aaron is on his way back here but he's pretty happy this uplifting story could be his last one in vegas. there is a major development in the battle over gun laws in the district. >> it looks like it could get easier to get a concealed carry permit. news 4's justin finch is live to break down what we've learned. >> reporter: hey there,
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sources are telling us there was another option here that d.c.'s attorney general paul racine could have gone to the supreme court for an appeal of all of this. a last-ditch effort to keep that conceal carry law in place. we're told that he will not be doing that. back in july, a three-judge panel ruled 2 to 1 against d.c.'s current conceal carry permit law saying it was unconstitutional. it also has a provision in it calling for a good reason, like a fear of injury or some other proper reason to award that permit. now, racine has argued that other cities and states have similar policies in place and that d.c. really should be no different. however, our sources now telling us today he will announce he will not go to the supreme court for an appeal of this decision in this case. an about face for d.c. of course, right now, with las vegas, lots of
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about gun control as well. back to you guys. >> justin, do we know why the judges ruled against the d.c.'s conceal carry law? >> reporter: well, eun, their reason here they say was simple. that this abridges the second amendment right to bear arms. however, racine argued that d.c. was in a unique position being a very dense city with lots of high ranking dignitaries that they should be treated differently. but the judges hearsay the constitution is the constitution and they cannot abridge those rights. back to you guys in the studio. >> all right. justin finch, thank you very much. we have breaking news at 5:07. new numbers about who is going to be the knicks governor of virginia. it's been very tight. molette green at the live desk with the new poll from george mason university and the "washington post." what are you seeing, molette? >> looking over all of this right now. once again, democrat ralph northam pulling farther ahead on widening his lead over ed gillespie. we've crunched the
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northam leading gillespie. look at the new norms. northam is ahead 53 to 40. his support silently from democrats. half of likely voters say president trump is not a factor in the race with the election just over a month away. back to you. >> thank you, molette. a lot of families in our area are wake up in a panic. >> today is the final day for deferred action for child had arrivals or daca recipients to file renewal requests. megan mcgrath has more on a move to extend the program. megan, a lot of nervous families this morning. >> reporter: absolutely. this affects thousands of people. the organization, casa, later this morning is going to announce a lawsuit. the hope being to prolong or keep the daca program in place. this comes after protesters marched on the
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called on congress to intervene. now, in the meantime a very important deadline is looming. frankly, time is running out for many people. some 48,000 folks have not yet renewed their immigration status under the daca program. here are four things that you need to know if you qualify. first of all, the deadline is today. october 5th. so time is running out. the extension is for two years. people who -- the cost not cheap. $465. now, folks who do not renew, they possibly could face deportation. very important for people who are eligible to actually meet this deadline, file the proper paperwork bit end of today. organizations like casa are trying to get the wore out. they're also going to be taking legal action. press conference will be held here at 10:30. we'll continue to follow the story. back to you
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>> lot to keep an eye on today. congressional hearings aren't the most exciting things to watch. >> check out c-span sometimes. >> only in my free time. >> a hearing yesterday is getting a lot of attention mainly for an epic photo bomb. keep an eye on the left side of your screen. you see that person with a top hat and red bow tie? do you see? you see right there? the monopoly man. >> a woman dressed up like the monopoly man from the monopoly board game. you know what i'm talking about. the top hat and red bow tie. she was all in even dabbing with paper money. she is committed, isn't she? this was in a hearing involving equifax's former ceo. apparently she's from a progressive nonprofit that wants to raise awareness of how equifax forced arbitration to settle disputes after this breach. >> she's clearly watched a lot of c-span. she knew where to position herself to get in the shot. >> it's kind of
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all right. from five-star dining to emergency meals. a world famous d.c. chef is cooking up relief in puerto rico. doreen gentzler stopped by and will show you what it's all about. a a new season of hockey starts tonight. could cheering on the caps be bad for your health? a new study that may keep you a a from the ice. i think only if you get in a fight is it bad for your health. other than that, it should be exciting, right? >> tlrs will emperatures will b today. the 80s this afternoon. this is not the warmeste'll w
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ralpand as a doctor, nobody ever asked if i'm a democrat or republican. they just want my help. so if donald trump is helping virginia i'll work with him.
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rolling back our clean air and water protections, and taking away health care from thousands of virginians. as a candidate for governor, i sponsored this ad because i've stood up to donald trump on all of it. ed gillespie refuses to stand up to him at all.
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i'm molette green with breaking nugs. american soldiers lost their lives in an ambush. details coming in about what happened wednesday night in niger. the u.s. military has not confirmed the deaths of three u.s. army special forces soldiers but acknowledged that a hostile fire incident happened. we're hearing two other soldiers were hurt in the incident. working to get details on
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we'll keep you posted on air and online. molette, thank you. a story we told you about earlier in the week. a girl claiming she was sexually assaulted after getting off the school bus. it turns out she made the story up. she told police she was pulled between two parked cars and assaulted in ft. washington. police closed the case yesterday after she told a family member she made up the story after seeing a similar crime on tv. that's too bad. a northern virginia man has been arrested and charged with making racist threats directed at students at a historically black college, howard university. investigators say that 26-year-old john rust of alexandria posted the threat in a chat board in 2014. police found him by tracing his computer hooked up to the wi-fi at a panera bread restaurant in alexandria. some d.c. police officers will be waking up at home after an emotional seven days in puerto
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puerto rico and spoke with us about one of their visits with an elderly couple. >> she opened the door without knowing what was going on. she just opened it. it was late. we asked her about her husband and she started crying and hugged me. she said oh, he's dying. >> you can tell it affected her, too. this is a picture of the officers at the bedside of that elderly couple. they tell us the conditions in puerto rico are extremely tough. they say one thing that stuck with them were the lines for gas. some people are waiting up to 24 hours in line. we have learned now doreen gentzler showed us the top chef in our area is doing what he can to help in puerto rico. >> we can see the need is so great. we told but chef jose andres' mission to help feed thousands of p
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and power. doreen gentzler has a firsthand look now at the impact he's making on people's lives and chef told her why he's so passionate about helping them and why we all should be doing what we can to help. >> not far away. puerto rico is america. puerto rico is all of us. and we have to make sure we don't forget this island. because, if not, we're forgetting who we are. >> jose andres has been doing a lot every time there's a crisis. he tries to do what he can and you can watch the report on the nbc washington app. pretty big names headlining a concert for hurricane victims all over the country. the top billing is not going to a band. to our former presidents. president obama, george w. bush and
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clinton. the special concert at texas a&m university is being organized by the george h.w. bush presidential library foundation. for the first time in two decades, the caps will open their season tonight in canada. they're taking on the ottawa senators. their home opener is saturday. if you plan to watch the game, you may want to take it easy, though. listen to this. a new study shows that watching hockey, not playing, just watching can cause stress on your heart. they found the heart rate of hockey fans increased by 75%. it is very exciting to watch. it moves quickly. they're on skates. it went up by 110% when watching it in person. >> wait a minute. is that a thing? 110%? >> apparently that is a thing. >> yes. it's a percentage thing. >> he's a scientist. >> my heart rate. i can watch all college football
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team plays. once boomer sooner takes the field, i'm on edge. >> i've been known to yell at the tv every once in a while. >> i try not to yell too much. we were out yesterday doing picture taking, sheena and i for future photographs on the sides of city buses. nonetheless, walking through cleveland park, look at this awesome flower i spotted yesterday, this pink dahlia has an iridescent quality to it. its neighbor here, a yellow one was equally as pretty. check this bad boy out. these things were five feet tall in somebody's front lawn. no, i did not clip them, sheena. that's what she was accusing me of doing. they're still in that lady's front yard this morning. a clear sky overhead, a mild start. 60 degrees in washington right now. 54 in leesburg, 55 in frederick. nowhere near as the lastou
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of days. lunchtime temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. afternoon highs today, low 80s. 83 in washington for a high today. there is a little weather front that may bring a stray sprinkle or shower mainly across the north sides of the maryland/pennsylvania border. you can stay ahead of the weather on the app. i tweeted out the pictures of the flowers and lots of flower, food and dog pictures on my account. giving you a friend like and a follow there. nate hasn't been formed into a tropical storm yet. it's still a tropical depression. the national hurricane center still has increasing confidence that nate becomes a tropical storm and eventually a category one hurricane by the early hours of sunday morning. likely to make landfall between new orleans and mobile. the moisture from that will be here monday night into tuesday.
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chance for significant rain. here's the five-day forecast, warm and dry today, tomorrow and saturday. highs in the low to mid-80s. heavier rain likely on monday. we need a good cleansing around here, jack, taylor. >> we'll take it. we have issues along lehigh way at north veitch street. we've got accelerated issues unfortunately. new crash after the beltway. headed down toward the overpass. vehicle is overturned blocking the right lane. flying into the woods. 66 eastbound as you head to the beltway. two left lanes are now getting by at the scene. back to you. >> jack, thank you. befriended and then betrayed. an autistic man robbed by people he thought he could trust. >> now we got to have the update. who stepped in to help restore his savings? plus, cam newton is trending for the wro
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welcome back at 5:25. this morning, one of nfl's most popular players is under fire for what manry calling sexist comments made to a female reporter. this happened during cam newton's weekly news conference. the carolina panther quarterback was taking questions from a writer from the charlotte observer, jordan rodrigue. >> devon funchess seemed to embrace the physicality of his routes and getting the extra routes. does that give you enjoyment? >> it's funny to hear a female talk about routes. it's funny. >> okay.
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clarify his comments but rodry tweeted saying i don't think it's funny to be a female and talk about routes. i think it's my job and plenty of other female reporters and sportscast he's had similar reactions. many say the comments made were sexist, others saying they weren't. so far no apology from newton or the carolina panthers. i know people will be talking about this one. >> it was an uncomfortable exchange. >> he didn't clarify. no one asked for a clarification. i hope he says something about it. >> you think one of the other reporters would say, what do you mean by that? hillary clinton made another late night tv appearance. this time on jimmy talon. you know one of the most popular segments is jimmy fallon tank you notes. last night the female writers, we can say that in this context, did a special thank you to hillary clinton. >> thank you, hillary clinton, for handlings
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transition with more grace than i ever could have imagined. that being said, call me day or night and i will be there with a gallon of ice cream and two spoons to tell you, girl, you are so much better than him. >> you showed girls everywhere that politics isn't a popularity contest. if it were, you would have won by about 3 million votes. >> well, singer miley cyrus also had her turn to thank clinton. you'll remember she was a big supporter during the campaign. but clinton turned the tables when she got to write her own thank you note to cyrus, the writers, to young girls across country. say a command. >> well, they promise to make our lives easier even safer. >> still ahead, shocking new statistics about how the technology we trust is making our roads more dangerous. and i had to grab a light jacket this morning.
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studio. but temperatures not as cool as yesterday morning. we have 50s on the map, though.
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ralpand as a doctor, nobody ever asked
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they just want my help. so if donald trump is helping virginia i'll work with him. but donald trump proposed cutting virginia's school funding, rolling back our clean air and water protections, and taking away health care from thousands of virginians. as a candidate for governor, i sponsored this ad because i've stood up to donald trump on all of it. ed gillespie refuses to stand up to him at all. it is 5:30. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. i'm here for
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makes his way back from las vegas. let's get to weather and traffic. we're work to go get your thursday off to a great start. >> sheena parveen is outside with another warm day on the way. i see that you have your jacket, sheena. >> he out-mugged her. >> what was that jack taylor? don't tell me what's in it. i don't want to know. >> i do have my jacket. i will tell you, it is a little bit more damp out this morning. it does feel a little bit chilly out here. chuck is going to strongly disagree with me. it depends where you live right now. 48 degrees is the temperature in manassas. 45 warrenton. 53 gaithersburg. 57 clinton. but i think some of the kids may or may not want that light jacket. you may or may not want it this afoo
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compared to normal, we'll be over 10 degrees above normal. normal high is 72. wait until you see how warm it will be into the weekend. another big rain chance coming. we haven't seen that in a while. that's straight ahead. let's check in with jack taylor. you better finish that whole thing of whatever you were holding. >> shockingly, i have three of these per morning. we'll talk about that later. 66 eastbound the beltway. our crash what's left of it is on the right shoulder, thankfully. no delay. southbound on the baltimore washington parkway, the delays building quickly inside the beltway. we've got a vehicle overturned blocking the right lane. one left lane getting by. they've got to retrieve a vehicle that went into the woods. also, issue northbound d.c. 295. this is again northbound after pennsylvania avenue. the broken down vehicle is blocking the left lane. and hopefully it will be cleared quickly. eun, chris, back to you. >> jack, thank you. your time is 5:32. today marks the fourth day of investigating the las vegas
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learned officials are now looking for a woman they say spent time with stephen paddock in the days before he killed 58 people at an outdoor con serpt. his girlfriend is cooperating with authorities. news 4's jay gray is in las vegas this morning and we're going to check in with him for a live report ahead at 5:45. d.c.'s strict conceal carry law may get more lenient. mark segraves and tom sherwood broke the story last night. you have to show a good reason why you needed one. but a three-judge panel ruled that condition as unconstitutional. sources tell us the district's attorney general will announce this morning he won't take the case to the supreme court. it is an important day for deferred action for childhood arrivals or daca recipients. today is the deadline for eligible recipients to file their renewal requests. if they don't and congress doesn't extend the program, they could face deportation. megan mcgrath will explain what action is being
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the program at 5:50. we got a bit of breaking news here. a new announcement from that woman who was pulled off her flight at bwi. >> she says she's pregnant. molette green at the live desk with details. molette? >> just released statement from this woman dragged off that plane at bwi marshall airport. we brought you this story on news 4 last week. >> i won't -- don't touch me. don't touch me. don't touch me. >> you can see in this video officers dragging the woman from a southwest airlines flight. this apparently happened when she learned a service animal and another pet were on board. the new statement, we've learned that she is not only pregnant, her lawyer refutes the claims that she asked for the dogs to be removed from the plane, claiming her allergy was life-threatening. she told the flight crew
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she had a nonlife-threatening allergy to dogs and could actually take a seat away from the animals. southwest airlines apologized and said it was the local police who actually removed her from the plane. eun, back to you. >> interesting development there. molette, thank you. our area's newest and arguably most famous hotel is getting a lot of attention. not all of it good. some near the tourist attraction are worried their safety may be at risk. scott macfarlane explains. >> reporter: the new trump international hotel is drawing guests and drawing tourists. it's also drawing protests. some large. some small. across a small driveway from the hotel sits headquarters for the internal revenue service. irs workers receive more threats than any other agency in the nation. some reached out to the iteam saying the increased crowds and commotion have them concerned. especially after police arrd
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a pennsylvania man who had been acting suspiciously at the hotel earlier this year. he's accused of having weapons and 90 rounds ammo in his parked vehicle there. he's pleaded not guilty. >> what did you think when a man was arrested with a cache of weapons and 90 rounds of ammo across the street from the irs headquarters? >> it was alarming and it under scores the very negative political rhetoric that is out around the country. >> reporter: the irs tells news 4 it works well with trump hotel security and constantly monitors security. but tonight on news 4 at 11:00, details from an internal irs e-mail sent last year that acknowledges security concerns. scott macfarlane, news 4 iteam. that's a busy area of downtown washington, too. a lot of traffic around the hotel. we hope you are one of the people committed to preventing bullying at your children's school. >> talking about this yesterday. i'm dealing
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my first grade girl. mean girl stuff. news 4 is joining the national effort asking families to be kind. pretty simple. pass it on. >> yesterday hundreds of kids in northern virginia promised our molette green. there she is. that they would be kind. she spoke at hammond middle school in alexandria. this is such an important message. chris, as you were saying to start very young. you, as parents, have to lead by example. they listen to your conversations, the things you say, how you treat others in your day-to-day life. it really does make a difference. start with us. >> my 6-year-old is coming home saying the words she's hearing from her friends. i can guarantee they're hearing them somewhere. they're 6 years old. >> be kind. take a listen to this. >> let's hard pass around. >> what is is that? >> d.c., we're one day away from post-season baseball.
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nationals fans are counting down.
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shot at playoff glory. we know they hope it goes better this year. they aren't taking any chances either. >> they're everywhere. >> team hosted a haunted house at nats park last night to exorcise the demons of their playoff past. that's our sherri burress walking through. brave girl. they have not made it out of first round every season. breaking our hearts. players say this is their most playoff ready roster. please. i'm going to be anchoring from the field tomorrow morning. >> i hope that works. if you can do that and get all the demons of the past out, more power to you. >> i always say, baseball, it's hard to predict. every year is completely different. >> you could have the best team and have a bad playoff season. >> they're
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diamondbacks and others are -- it's tough out there. >> the doughnut favorite is about to downsize. which of your favorite treats are on the chopping block. careful there, dunkin' donuts. you touch that boston cream doughnut and there's going to be trouble, no doubt. we're talking with the nationals. tomorrow night. game one against the cubbies. it's going to be perfect weather for baseball. game-time temperatures in the mild 70s for sure. the army ten-miler is coming up. it's going to be a warm and
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alex: when i was 11 years old, a man broke into the house and he sexually assaulted me. thankfully, in my case, the police caught him, but there are so many survivors that live knowing that their attacker is still out there. ♪ thank you mark herring, for taking this seriously, and for making this a priority, for all of the victims out there. mark: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad.
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your time is 5:45. las vegas massacre. this morning as we take a live look at the mandalay bay hotel. we still don't know why
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went on a shooting rampage killing 58 people. the team coverage of the las vegas mass shooting. tracie potts live on capitol hill with more on gun control fight. >> but we want to start with nbc's jay gray flief las vegas. is there any chance that stephen paddock had help planning this massacre? >> reporter: good morning, chris, eun. for the first time since this investigation started since the attack, last night the sheriff here in las vegas suggested that at some point he may have had some help in the attack. does that mean acquiring the weapons? does that mean moving them into place along with all of the ammo? we know he had more than -- that he had thousands of rounds of ammunition that were left behind unfired. they also want to know where he got a significant amount of explosives that were uncovered in his car. police are saying that in the days leading up to the attack, he was actually seen with another woman, not his
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they'd like to know who she is and talk with her. they also say he gambled for hours before locking his hotel room door and turning his weapons on the crowd below. chris, eun, still a lot of unanswered questions here and leading the way with all of that is the motive in the attack. >> that is the enduring question people want to know. jay gray live for us in las vegas. jay, thank you. and on capitol hill, democrats are practically daring republicans to ignore their calls to ban a device the las vegas gunman used in this mass shooting. it's called a bump stock. we talked about it yesterday when aaron was in las vegas. these are kits that can be easily purchased online. they can transform a s semiautomatic rifle into an automatic firearm. tracie potts is live on capitol hill. any republicans open to this ban? >> a couple have said they might be willing to ban these devices. more
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it. it may be a point of consensus in this contentious debate over gun control. background checks, banning automatic weapons. that doesn't have a consensus. but the bump stocks might. lawmakers are doing their homework. even though the owners familiar with guns all their lives have said none of them even heard of these devices. dianne feinstein, democrat from california introduced a bill, lots of her colleagues signed on to it to ban the sale, manufacture or possession of the accessories known as bump stocks. some republicans seem willing to sign on. we don't know, chris and eun, how long it will take for the legislation to work its way through. >> all right. thank you very much, tracie. a lot of families are waking up worried, concerned about the future. >> today is the final day for deferred action for childhood arrivals or daca recipients to file their renewal requests.
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[000:48:58;00] with more on a move to extend this program. megan, what is that all about? >> reporter: well, the organization, casa, is going to announce a lawsuit later on this morning in the hope of trying to keep the daca program in place. now, this comes after protesters marched on the white house and called upon congress to intervene. now, in the meantime, a very important deadline is looming. looming for thousands of people and, frankly, time is running out for them. some 48,000 people have not yet renewed their immigration status under the program, and they need to do that. the deadline is today. now, here are four things that you need to know if you are eligible. first of all, the deadline is october 5th. today. that is when you have to file the paperwork here. the extension is two years and the cost is $465. not cheap. people who do not renew, they
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could face possible deportation. for the extension in your status. organizations like casa are trying to use legal means to take action and to keep daca in place. they're going to make their announcement about that lawsuit right here at 10:30 this morning. we, of course, will follow this story throughout the day. back to you all. >> we'll be keeping an eye on this. thanks so much, megan. we have an update on the autistic man who had $600 stolen out of his bank account. navy federal credit union is going to give jordan potts his money back. two men convinced him to give him his bank account information and stole his atm card. surveillance video captured one of the men. potts makes 100 bucks a week working at a safeway grocery store. the credit union said every single oun of your 7 million members is important to us, as is their security and ability to
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rely on us right. we have an update for you. okay. rather, it's now 5:50. the school pride is at an all-time high this morning. the university of maryland has just received a pretty sizable donation. yesterday the family of a construction magnet donated $219 million to the university. this is awesome. i went to maryland. >> i did too. >> the terps. >> lot of good people come out of there. the clark family foundation named another alum, james clark, will increase scholarships at faculty positions, make investments in other buildings. i'm telling you, maryland is becoming increasingly a desirable school to attend. not only so many amazing programs but such a great value to go to the university of maryland.
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yea, terps. >> top 25 or so, 26 for best value. james clark got his engineering degree from college park. now his foundation giving back. >> giving back. >> now, more people hoping to get there on scholarships because of the money. that's amazing. that's a huge donation. when they rolled it out. you're looking at each number. oh, there's a 2 in front of the others. that's amazing. this morning, i was telling eun and eun saw me, i had to put a light jacket on. maybe it's not as chilly as yesterday morning. i still think and a lot of us at the station have been talking about it. it's still cool enough for a light jacket. you won't need it this afternoon. recess will be really nice outside. the commute dry, windows down through most of the day today. lunchtime, it's going to start to warm up. we'll be in the 80s through the afternoon. here's what i'm talking about with those unseasonably warm temperatures. the normal high 72. 83 for a high today.
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saturday 86 degrees. then on sunday, we'll be around moves in. the heaviest rain is potentially tuesday morning. we'll include monday in the forecast as well. current temperatures in the mid to upper 50s in the district. we're at 60 degrees. 56 dulles. 57 clinton. quantico 58 degrees. if you're exercising this morning, it's really nice. 7:00 a.m., 60 degrees. you want to get outside. by lunchtime, 77. then we're warming up to 83 later on this afternoon with that sunshine around. we're also tracking our next weather system that will eventually bring us rain. it's a tropical one. this is right around honduras and nicaragua. we're looking down to the south here. this storm system could become a hurricane making landfall from about louisiana to the florida panhandle and then we would receive the remnants of it as we go into early next week. most of your weekend is dry until sunday. then the rain chances monday, tuesday. that's that tropical rain. look behind it. we get back into the 60s.
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let's check the roads on this thursday with jack unfortunately. but good morning to everyone. southbound. baltimore washington parkway inside the beltway near the good luck road overpass. vehicle overturned blocking the right lane. another vehicle involved in the crash went into the woods. occasionally, they block the southbound lanes. plan head for that, please. down in virginia, 95 northbound in quantico, accident activity blocking the right lane and causing an unusual delay. you'll find we have bigger delays building out of lorton as you approach the beltway in springfield. separated a bit. beyond it, you have to move to the right. just be aware you have to zigzag through in the main lanes if you're headed on the road now. >> jack, thank you. the cdc reports that every day more than 1,000 people are injured and nine are killed because of distracted driving. this is an increasing problem. >> see it every day. some safety features may have been create today help solve the
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problem. but a adding to it. drivers using voice-based and touch screen features were far more distracted. they compared them to those drivers texting while driving or programming their navigation system. so it looks as if all this technology may not be keeping us focused on the roads. >> bottom line, we can't rely on technology to keep us safe. the best thing to do is not to use any while driving. >> easier said than done. >> i know, right. a lot of distractions. nissan has a new feature that starts working before you get behind the wheel. >> morgan brennan joins us from cnbc with the details. good morning. >> good morning. you can start your nissan car or suv with just your voice. the automaker says about a dozen of newer models, including the pathfinder and sentra will work with amazon's electra such as unlocking engine, turning lights
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on bmw will integrate alexa into its cars to help people get the latest news or ask directions. back over to you. >> morgan, thank you. chick-fil-a keeps opening new stores in our region and today you can grab a clihicken sandwich while waiting for your flight. it's in the national hall before you go through security. you can't take your chicken sandwich i don't think through the mag no tomorrowteres. >> columbia heights and h street northeast are other locations. when i used to be out in the field, we knew where every restaurant was. >> it's about to cater to the habit even more by downsizing the doughnut selection. they will notice fewer flavors
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bit end of the month. the doughnuts. i think that's going to confuse people if you take out doughnuts. don't you want a doughnut with your coffee? >> okay. caveat here. they offer like in some places 30 different flavors. >> agreed. >> glazed as chuck mentioned boston creme. >> they're not going to get rid of boston creme. sheena likes those, too. >> i bet most people can't get past ten flavors. >> if that. >> chocolate frosted. you know what i like. >> sprinkles. it's 5:57. next on news 4 at 6:00, a health care controversy. a mother stands by her decision. the one thing she did for her child that landed her behind bars. metro drivers attacked trying to get to work. the one route in town has drivers watching this. >> reporter: d.c. could be --
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lot more conceal carry permits. what our sources are telling us
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ng ten minutes of terror. a massacre on the las vegas strip. the shooter's timeline and the discover that i could have made this attack even worse.
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>> snatched up. he school child that says she was assaulted on the way home from school. now there's been a dramatic change in that story. thes race for the cup. this could be the year. caps fans, it's almost time to rock the red. listen, we say this every season. the caps are so good. we have some of the best players in the league and we keep falling short. i'm so disappointed. >> i'm not going to get worked up about the capitals yet. >> we have to get worked up about the nats. >> world series first. hockey season, i don't know, 158 games long or however long it is. they don't play the stanley cup until the july 4th weekend. >> i like the red. >> i agree. >> springtime disappointment. >> you got to deal with your current worries right now. >> have to get through the fall collapse first. >> but every season is a new season. the caps could go all the way

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