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the last time a previou speaker of the house was re-elected to the position was in 1955.e w house will hit the ground running too. a plan to end the government shutdown is expected tbe voted . we have all that covered this morning. first, though, we want to check on the forecast and the commute. melissa mollet is standing by with a look at the roads. let's start with storm team meteorologist lauryn ricketts in for chuck with a look at our forecast. >> we ve some rain to the south. not everybody seeing those rain showers out there right now. but a few of us are. this moisture train continuing along ant stalled f system. an area of low pressure around the norfolk area. that's going to continue to pust out to atlantic and bring this rain to the south. if you're in fredericksburg, st. mary's alunty,rt county, king george county, and off to the northern neck, you're seeing a f sprinkles. just light stuff. again, most of this staying south of the beltway and will continue to move to the south as we move through 8:00 or 9:00. it is a mild morning out there temperatures in the 40s.
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47, that's above our average daytime high. as you're hitting the road, know fterwinds will pick up about 9:00. that rain will be out of here after about 9:00. then we're looki at temperatures right around 50 degrees today and dry. we have more rain on thewe way. l talk more about that coming up. t let'k about traffic. good morning, melissa. >> chopp 4 showing us this shot. inner loop a outer loop near bw parkway, everything rolling along just fine. pretty light volume overall. eastbound 66 near 28, still have some delays here. you can see the remnants of that crash onhe right side of the roadway. e.ltiple problems th we have westbound near 28, right side is blocked. eastbound after 29, disabled vehicle blocking a lane. falls church, eastbound 66 at 7, stft side blocked from a crash there. hing here. inbound 11th street bridge near
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m street, left side blocked by a crash. >> melissa, thank you. it's 6:02. there will be a power shift today on capit hill. a new congress begins with democrats in charge of the house of representatives >> nancy pelosi is expected to regain the gavel. their first order ofusiness will be to vote on legislation to end the partial government shutdown in its 13th day.si it's verlar to a bill that passed the senate two weeks ago, but senate republicans have already refused to bring the new bill up for a vote.ey e standing with the president, who says he won't reopen the government unless he gets $5 billion for his bord wall. we expect to learn more when nancy pelosi appears on the "today" show this morning. she will discuss the shut down and her goals in an exclusive th interview avannah guthrie. the imct of the government
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shutdown continues to spread ho thro the region. we've learned anyone looking to get a maiage license from d.c. superior court will be turned away. the court is funded by congress. since the marriage bureau is not sential, it is closed during the shutdown. >> reporter: eunugit can be to deem what is essential. that's how they determine what stays open and what gets csed. although, i got to tell you, getting married would bofhigh on a locouples' lists. as you mentioned, one d.c. couple was turned away at d.c. superior court when they tried to get a marriage license. turns out that court is funded by congress, and the marriage bureau was deemed notsstial. so they had planned to, you know, just go on their honeymoon, even though they're not technical a marrie go back to the courthouse once the shutdown ends. butelp could be on the way. mayor muriel bowser announced that she planso put forth some emergency legislation to establis the authority to issue
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marriage licenses during t shutdown. her spokesman saying just as the grinch can't steal christmas, the shutdown can't stop love. again, the courts are open. you still have jury duty, still haveng hea ironically, while you can't get a marriage license, you can still get divorced. we know the shutdown is affecting so many of us many different ways, from trash piling up in the national parks to furloughed federal workers maybe not being able to buy food for theirs. p we're going to dive into those issues coming up. live on the national mall, chris lawrence, back to you. >> chris, thank you. in> some disapng news for pan that lovers this morning.pa tha cams that stream video from the national zoo are dark this morning. they've been turned off due to vernment shutdown. for years, the giant pandas have been streamed continuously to tens of thousands of fans. now that the cameras are off until the government shutdown is over. and keep it here on news 4 for
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continuing coverage on the governmentshutdown. we'll update every new development on air and in the nbc washington app. new this morning, a man is in critical condition after being shot in fredderick, maryland. this was in the 1100 block of key parkway. rightow police are working to figure out who shot the man. they do not believe the public is in any danger. they're asking anyone with aformation on this shooting to give themall. we're learning new details about the marine killed in a shooting at thmarine corps barracks in southeast washington. lance corporal riley kuznia was 20 years old when he was shot on tuesday. officials confirmed the gunshot was not self-inflicted a commanding officer released a statement that reads in part, quote, we are s trulydened by this terrible loss. riley was a highly driven and argoal-orientede whose positive attitude set the
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example here at the barracks. we'll hear from riley's father in our next half hour. this morning, an arlington woman is in j accused of stabbing another woman she knew on new year's day. 65n ear-old linda snow has b charged with second-degree murder. they say she stabbed alice carter to death inside an apartment complex on 8th road auth tuesday. police believe tack occurred after an argument between the two women. snow is being held without bond. we have an update to those threats made against three ri schools ine george's county. police arrested a teenager for targeting a ddle school and two high schools. they say the 14-year-old girl confessed to writing a series of e-mail threats against the schools. police say the teen did not havh ability to carry out the threats, but she is charged with making threats of mass violence. d take a look at this news for your health as flu condition kicks into gear. maryland is among several states with high flu activity. the cdc says it one ofine states that is seeing increasing
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flu numbers. iahealth off are warning people to take precautions heading into the new year. >> i know a lot of people are not believers, but the data tally shows t getting the flu vaccine is probably the most important thing you can do t help reduce the incidence of flu. >> officials say pregnant women and young cn are at high risk for flu complications. coming up on the "today" show, what extra precautions you can take this flu season. and we're working for your health with new information about price hikes making your nidication more expensive. >> 60 com raised the prices on nearly 300 drugs in the first two days of this new year. arice tracking firm says most prescriptions went up more than 6%. the highly addictive drug ox oxycontin went up 9%. that's nearly three times the rate ofnflation.
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the group patients for affordable drugs says these price hikes are just about making more money for already rich companies.ar >> peoplhurting, and they want the elected officials in this country to make changes to get this dg pricing situation under control. >> president trump has promised action soon. nbc news reached out to some of the largest manufacturers and the industry trade group, and none pointed to a specific reason for the price hikes. > today prince george's county will take steps towards making prescriptionrugs cheaper for residents. county leadership will announce support for legislation to create a prescriptio affordability board. that board will review and establish affordable costs for maryland residents. the board will be introduced om during the ug session of the maryland general assembly. today is projected to be a tough day for technology stockse on wall . this comes after apple warned first quarter sales would be less than previously expected. the dow jones started yesterday with a steep 400-point drop. stocks bounced around before finally ending the day up 18 points.
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now to a story you saw first on 4. there are now 15 different proposals being optioned for the proposed expansion between the beltway and 270 in myland. news 4's scott mcfarland says officials want more of your feedback. among the options, adding new lanes to ease congestion along the highways.co scott unred thousands of ts commrom people. most of them are against wideni the highways. many of those messages came from homeowners who live near the highway. state leaders will narrow the list this spring. there will soon be even more wheels on metro trains. starting next week, metro customers will be able to bring their bikes with them on the train at any tim metro is ending a long-standing restriction that prohibited bicycles during rush hour. it's expected to me metro rail more attractive to riders who want to take their bikes between their station and workplace. pell, hng today, d.c. mayor muriel bowser will break grnd on a new grocery store in
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the district. >> she said good food markets il grocery store provide fresh food and offer job opportunities. it's expected to open later this spring along south capitol street in southwest. the ground breaking starts this morning at 11:30. sounds like a nice addition. >> for sure. still ah this morning, why keeping your kids on a sleep routine could help them in the battle of the bulge as they grow older. plus, defending college test ores. what one florida student has to do after her s.a.t. scores went up. we'l explain the controversy. lauryn? and we have a few rain heowers just to south and east. you can see them moving to harles county, southern maryland, and portions of the northern neck. weep talk about that and talk about a big warmup coming our about a big warmup coming our wa for tyhe
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welcome back. it's 13. uld you feel comfortable knowing your child's teacher was carrying a gun? a florida communid group forme after the parkland school shooting says some educators should be armed. the group of 15 people unanimously supports changing a florws to arm teachers who volunteer and undergo rigorous firearms training. the panel also says school syems need to create clear procedures for locking down classrooms, and police department guidelines should ntquire officers to confro school shooters. >> there needs to be a mind set change. there needs to be a sense of urgency. when you send your kids to school in the morning, there's
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an expectation they're going to come home alive in the afrnoon. >> the panel included parents of two children killed in the february 2017 attack as well as law enrcement, education, and mental health professionals. if you have a college-bound gh schooler, you know the s.a.t.s are no joke. sometimes a student will take the test once and then a second time and a third time, hoping to improve their scores. that's what one miami high school student did. now she has to defend her work. when she took the test, she shored a 900. seven months latertook it again and scored a 1230. testing officials nobelieve she cheated and made her scores invalid. she's now taking legal action. >> to be told, well, you did too much, like you put too much fo in and we don't believe that you could have possibly dih on your own, it's really not a good thing. >> she has submitted a letter from her tutor as well as the books and materials used to study. she hopes to attend florida state university this fa.
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>> it's not uncommon for students to raise their score, especially after prep. i'd be curious to see why they'd accuse her of cheating. >> i took it twice. i know plentyf people who did the same thing. right now we want to tell you about the end of an era for a major department store. >> lord & taylor has closed its flagship store on fifth avenue. the store stood in midtown mo manhattan fore than 100 years. even though the flagship store is closing, 45 other locations remain open, including the store in chevy chase, which is not fam ur station here. this morning, news 4 is working for you to help make sure new year's resolutions stick. getting healthy tops the list for many of us. it's always on the top of everyone'sist every year. and your smartphone can help. p my fitne is a personal life coach right at your fingertips.
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instead of just counting calories, the app teaches you about nutrition, helping you make betr food choices. if fitness is your goal, try blogilates. th's from youtube fitness star. she leads fun video workouts. oh, i've seen her on instagram. she sends recipes and teaches about how to stay motivated past january. for overall wellness, try better me. that app creates meal and workout plans for each week. s to also send remind help you stick to a healthy diet. all three apps are free for ios and android users with premium e features availf you're interested. >> i think these are for peoplo re already motivated to do the workouts. i'll watch the video or whatever. >> wow, that looks hard. >> phone in one hand, cup cake in the other. that doesn't help. i can use a cup cake right now, actually. >> me o. 6:16 now. while you are working on getting yourself could also take steps to help make sure your children are dotting healthier too. one way t that, enforce stricter bedtimes. new study from penn stat
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found children who were never taught a bedtime routine by 9 years old had a higher body mass index by the time they turned ot. experts say it'sven the sleep that's most important here. it's the consistent bedtime that hihelps them keeps under control. for more tips on improving you and your family's health, check t the nbc 4 telemundo 44 health and fitness expo. it is that time of year, folks. our annual event happening at the washington convention center nine days away. it's all free. we hope to see youwe there. l both be there saturday. >> don't come this weekend. well, earlier this week, we told you about a nasa spacecraft which had just taken photos of deep space. >> nasa did it all with the help of a physics lab in laurel. this morning we're getting a look at those photos. check this out. it almost looks like a snowman,.
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upsidedo the scientific name for this is ultima t lle. ks small, but this is about 20 miles long. it is the farthest object ever spacecrafy a we're getting information from 4 billion miles away. r it juslly blows my mind. >> crazy. >> the people at nasa, i tell you. my t's off. >> if to you flip this thing over andut a top h on it, it looks like mr. peanut. >> you're rht. it does. image.for that nasa provides the science, you provide the humor. >> real world perspective. >> i like the combo. >> they found m peanut way beyond. >> who knows what else is out there, for real. >> i agree. >> hazel nuts. >> pecans. all right, guys. oh, man. ty'all, let'sk about the weather. listen, we have some rain out there. not everybody is seeing it.
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it's south and east of d.c. right now. we are looking at a dry -- most of us will have a dry morning commute, unless you're south and east of d.c. will the evening commute be wet? no, we'll be dry. it may b, bree but it will be dry. that wind will pick up after about 9:00 a.m. and still with us until 5:00 or 6:00. more rain on the i way fridayo saturday. we dry out for the second half of saturday. we're absol gorgeous on sunday. we have this rain right along the stalled frontal system. that's parked just to the south of us. area of low pressure moving off the coast of norfolk right now. again, bringing a few showers up through charles county, calvert county, evenn d king george. again, this is just some ght stuff. a as that area of low pressure continues to move out, a lot of this will move south. as far as current temperatures are concerned, 30s and 40s right
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now. it's fairly mild right now. we're headed into the low 50s today. aginds will pick up a little bit as we head into the afternoon. htere goes the rain, moves r out of her again, we're dry. nobody else will see rain from d.c.or up to the. we are dry and cloudy through the day today. we start tomorrow cloudy. we end w it on the side. another area of low pressure will sneak through. after 5:00 p.m.e' tomorrow, start to see rain. it could be heavy at times. then we'll have some rain through saturday morning. it will start to move out through e midmorning on saturday. we dry out as we get into your sunday. we'll have plenty of sunshine on sunday. temperatures in the mid-50s. make those plans now. mid-50s on monday and dry. next chance of rain on tueay. ok how mild we are over the next ten days. average time for this time of year, low to mid-40s. all right. let's look at that traffic, melissa. good morning. >> yood morning to. chopper 4 right now over 270 southbound. yocan see that montgomery county bus line. everything looking good there on
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270. pretty slow still eastbound 66 nearst 28. of the stuff on 66 has cleared out of the way. still have just a little bit of a delay you can see here on you screen. beltway, inner loop, outer loop, no major issues. as f your travel times, 270 southbound, germantown to the spur, 60 miles per hour. top of the beltway looking pretty good. 66 inbound, fairfax county parkway to the beltway, 58 miles per hour we'll be b.ac
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welcome back at 6:24. owugher rules are in effect on roads here in the district. among them, criminal charges for driving 30 miles an hour over the speed limit. >> news 4 transportationer repodam tuss found many people understand the need for the punishment. >> reporter: go 30 miles an hour over the posted speed limit and the law says you're technically a criminal. >> i hope it is. i do. >> reporter: michael hogan lives in and walks around the city all the time. >> i've almost been hit dozens and dozens of times in the last month. >> reporter: pretty hard to find anyone that'll justit amount of speed on a d.c. street. >> 30 miles an hour over the speed limit in theity is quite a bit over the speed limit. that's general double the speed limit. >> reporter: but yet, it does
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happen take a look. police reports obtained by news 4 show just yesterday, new 's yeay, two vehicles were stopped along the suitland parkway.e r going 67 miles an hour in a 35-mile-an-hour zone, another going 71 miles an hour in a 35-mile-an-hour zone. but should those drivers be called criminals? e, i don't know if it classifies as a criminal offeut it seems really dangerous and unsafe. >> reporter: so really, what does a criminal penalty mean fo going 30 milesur over the speed limit? you could face up to 90 days in jail. it also means you could face a fine of up to 500 bucks.dv safety aates have been calling for ugher traffic penalties as bicycle and pedestrian deaths have increased.gh turn on red signals will also soon be banned at about a hundred downtown intersections.> e think the mayor has finally heard the calls from the public that we're at a crisis for traffic safety. >> reporter: now look, all of this likely will be on a case-by-case basis. it will be interesting to see
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how the police actually apply this law. nevertheless, it is now a law in the district. in d.c., adam tuss, news 4. 6:26 now. coming up, mayhem at meonald's. tory behind one customer's over the counter attack that's going viral this a morning. >> we've got some rain south and east of the district, southern maryland, northern neck. probably going t t stay to south and continue to move south out of our area. rebecomingy out there through the day, temperatures nld. we'll talk about chance of rain that's coming sooner than you think after the break. plus, he's the capitals' captain and one i of the best the league. why alex ovechkin is sitting out of the all-star game and why it could keep him off of the ice here inay d.c. ith us. your time is 6:26.
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a live look oside on this thursday morning. it's looking nice rig now, but you may need to keep the umbrella handy. here weo again. 2019 is starting off a lot like 2018 with more rain heading our
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way. i thought we re going to be done with the rain by 2019. new rain, sunshi, a change. >> no, just not the way it works. >> welcome back by the way, aaron. oust show of 2019. >> that's right. going to be a great year despite the rain. melissa mollet is keeping an eye on the roads. let's start with lauryn ricketts with a look at the storm team 4 forecast for today. >> at least it's not snow. there we go. although, i think a couple people want sngw. i keep getuestions on facebook, when is it going to snow? we'll show you that ithe ten-day forecast. definitely not today. we are warm out there. mysegoodness, t temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s. that is ave our average daytime high for early january. we have thatrain, though, and it stretches all the way back into mississippi and louisiana along thetalled frontal system. now that front has stayed to the south of us. an area of low pressure along the norfolk are i and outo the atlantic. again, rain showers stay to the south,ainly through southernnd
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mary if you're d.c., beltway, and northwest, we won't see any rain. temperures stay mild as w head through the morning. the winds will pick up once that rain pushes well to the south, which will be after about 8:00 or 9:00 for our friends in southern maryland. everybody else dry and through the morning. we'll talk about our next chance of rain, which is coming as we head into the weekend. we'll show you that coming up. first, let's talk about traffic. >> good morning. chopper 4 headed to a brand new problem here this morning. this is something that we're just learning a little bit more about. we're talking about forest heights, northbound indian head highway near the beltway. four-vehicle crash, right side is blocked. take a look at those delays. inbound 210 isust a dangerous spot in general. eastbound 66 near 28, looking a lot better than it was. still have a little bit of a response here on the right side from an earlier crash. we can show you some of those delaysth there. dip still hanging around inbound 66.
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beltway i looking good this morning. your travel times, no major issues. r 4 should be at this problem in just a little bit. we'll get a live picture from above coming up. aaron? melissa, thank yo it's 6:32 now. today brings both the opening day of the 116th congress and the 13th day of a partial vernment shutdown. this congress is making history as the most racially diverse and most female group of representatives ever elected to the house. first order of business in the house will be to vote on a bill he government. it is a long shot though. >> during a meeting with lawmakers yesterday, president trump made i clear he is not signing anything unless it includes $5 billion for a border wall. speaker designate nancy pelosi told "today's"ut savannahie the president is gambling with people's livelihoods. >> it's the president saying i will hold six agencies of government hostage to my
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campaign promise that i was w going to buildl and that mexico was going to pay for it. that is so ridiculous. mexico is not paying for it.ch >> you can wore of the on thive interview "today" show coming up next. we are learning nta s about the death of a young marine. officials say lance corporal riley kuznia was killed in a eaooting at the marine corps barracks in sou washington on tuesday. this morning there are still a lot of questions surroundingis death. >> news 4's megan mcgraths live outside of the marine barracks with the details. we're also hearing from kuznia's dad. >> reporter: that's right. we spoke to him by phone. he has a lot of questions surrounding his son's death and is hoping to get some answers, some more informaon later on today. 20-year-old lance corporal riley kuznia wasn duty and in uniform when he was shot and killed at marine barracks
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washington on new year's day. marine corpse officials confirm that it was not a suicide, w th not a self-inflicted gunshot wound. "the washington post" is citing sources saying that the shooting was accidental, that kuznia w hit by a round discharged from a fellow marine's weapon. kuznia's father spoke to news 4 by phone. he wants more information and wonders if his son'sld death c have been avoided. >> i'm not blaming anybody, but i mean, from what i've read, if proper procedures would have been hfollowed, i woue my kid today yet is what i'mg, feelrom what i've been seng. >> reporter: and the commanding officer of marine barracks washington released a saying in part, quote, we are truly saddened by this terrible loss. riley was a highly driven and goal-oriented marine whose positive attitude set the poample here at the barracks.
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again, cl kuznia's father is expecting to talk to officials with marine corps later on today to get more information about the circumstances surrounding his son's death. back to you. >> megan n mcgrath liver the navy yard. thank you. h> it's 6:35 now. an arrestas been made in the murder of a h formerigh school football player. rundell fletcher is charged with theesurder. detectay the two were fighting. johnson's death was one of four murders during the last weekend of the year in prince george's county. despite a surge in violence at the end of december, the county was safer last year than the year before. homicides fell 25% between 2017 and 2018. violent crime dropped 11%. prince george's county police say crime overall fell nearly 10%. the family of a silver spring woman murdered just days before her wedding now says they have justice. shania blkwell was killed back
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in 2017. her fiance anthony strong called police and told them he killed her in theome they shared. yesterday he was pleaded to life in prison. the judge suspended all but 45 years of his sentence. if he serves that full term, he could be in his 90s by the time he's this morning, five dogs rescued from a fire on christmas eve are doing much better. they were discharged from care verinary centeresterday. that fire broke out at the middletownalley beagles kennel. it killed more than a dozen dogs and other 'rimals. told the dogs that were saved had severe burns and smoke halation. they were treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. it is a noninvasive,ainless treatment. care is the only vet center in maryland offering this treatment. glad they're doing better. 6:36 right now.fa caps , it looks like you will not see alex ovechkin playing in this year's all-star
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game. >> t star captain says he'll sit out this year to get extra rest. ii has played in 251 straight games,ncluding the playoffs. his decision top sip means he will serve a ongame suspension, either before or after thei break. says he would rather take a full week off to res tand make a pu repeat as stanley cup champions. >> a long year last year. we want to do the same exact thing like last year. i like to be involved. i like to be in those kind of games, you know, with all the best players out there, but i think my body needs a little rest. >> he has a big goal in mind.he while t great eight may not be in this year's game, some other capsil players wl be. braden holtby will be making his fourth straight appearance. >> that g oe will kic in just a few weeks on january
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26th. meanwhile in basketball, maybe the wizards needed a new year for better luck. utjohn wall still o for the season, buthe wizarre now on a two-game winning streak. they beat the atlanta hawks last night 114-98. they're hoping to keep up the momentum tomorrow nig in miami. the wizards struggled a lot in away games, contributing to a lot of losses and tir 15-23 record. >> good time to turn things around. coming up, a wizards coach in the spotlight for her paycheck. o why one of thnly female coaches in the league is getting paid a fraction of her co-workers. first, that wild video of over the counter chaos inside a mcdonald's. what angered this stomer what angered this stomer becufo
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on social media already. an argument over a straw led to this encounter at a mcdonald's in florida. the customer in the video here is now charged witbattery for attacking the woman behind the counter. apparently he quertioned why were no straws at the drink station. we're told the employee informed him that it's against the law to have the straws out, but he d coquest one. after the two had words, the customer lunged at the female emplee, tried to grab her shirt. she said, not today. she said she was simply in defendg herself when she lit into him, and then they had to hold her back. >> he lunged at her first. >> he was wrong, from what it looks like. there are some new healthy options available at chipotle. >> the mexican food chain is serving a new collection of lifestyle bowls geared towards some popular diets. take a look. there are four new salad bowls to choos from. they're available exclusively through the chipotle website or mobile app for in-store pickup or delivery.
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they alltt look py good. now here's your cnbc morning business rert. >> good morning. i'm frank holland at cnbc headquarters. up street is set to open lower this morning. apple.ostly due to the company slashing its sales forecast for its most recent quarter, which includes the holiday season. in an exclusive interview on cnbc, apple ceo tim cook pointing to slowing iphone sales and economic weakness in china. co also says fewer people have been upgrading to the latest iphone models. apple stock is down nearly 8% in premarket trading. that means it'sro loshly $60 billion in market value. shareslso dragging down of its parts suppliers as well as tech stocks, such as facebook, amazon, and microsoft. with your cnbc morning businessn report, i'm holland. well, temperatures today on the mild side. 50 degrees out there. we have those showers to the south and east. and we have some clearing with some winds picking up. ut'll talk abo
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today is day 13 of the partial g aernment shutdown a power shift is coming to capitol hill. democrats will take over the houseater this morning, but that doesn't mean hundreds of thousands of federal workers are any closer to getting paid. >> we have team coverage of the partial government shutdown from how it's starting to affec daily business here in d.c., but we begin at the white house with nbc's kristen welker and how negotiations are going. a >> reporteon and eun, good morning to both of you. happy new year. we are now entering day 13 of shutdownial government yesterday here at the white house, president trump met with congressional leaders, a meeting that apparently went nowhere in
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terms of finding a way out of this impasse. the president asked yesterday when it could all end. he said it could be a long tee or could quickly. mr. trump then tweeting overnight he remains readyllnd g to work with democrats to pass a bill that secures the border. but he is digging in on his demand for $5 billion for a border wall, which he oncic promised m would pay for. senate minority leader chuck schumer, who was in t meeting yesterday with the president, says he hopes mr. trump will compromise. later today, as you say, democrats are poised to vote on legislation t reopen the government, but republicans say it's a nonstarter because it doesn't include money for that border wall. the president won't sign it. this have more on all of in a few minutes on "today." back to you. >> kristen welker live for us at the white house. thanks so muc m see of kristen's report coming up next on the "today" show. >> our team coverage of the government shutdown continues with news 4's chr lawrence. >> he has details on how the impact continues to spread around our region. chris, gd morning.
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>> reporter: well, you can see it everhere, eun. take a look at this. you can see the litter all over the ground here. it looks prettybad, but if you see a can like this one that's h, you rflowing with tr can thank the d.c. government ticause while garbage is piling up in some of the al parks around the country, here in our area it could be a lot worse. the public bathrooms are all closed, but that still means a lot of the port-a-potties are not gettingcl eaned. the d.c. public works crews have been going through the national parks, collect tg trash from cans twice a day. mayor bowser says the budget for trash removal is $40,000 to $50,000 a week, and unfortunately they don't have the manpower to pick up loose trash from the ground. but they are getting some help from the capitol hill busins improvement district. their clean team svices are going around to clean some of
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thear neighborhoodks like e.ncoln park, stantonpark, and stewart squar we know that hundreds of thousands of federal workers are furloughed i our area, and missing a check could mean they don't have the money to buy food for their pets. the humaneescue alliances urging them to use the d.c. pet pantry. it provides at least half the d food thes and cats would need each month. you have to fill out an enrollment form, but all that entails is proof that you live re in d.c. so again, we're seeing the impact, but we're also seeing lopl government stepping to try to fill in the gapsedhere theal workers are not able to do so right now. live on the national mall, chris lawrence, news 4. >> chris, thank you. we have everying you need to know about the government shutdown in our nbc washingtonp ap from giveaways to developments on capitol hill, stay with news 4. i'm molette green here at
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the live desk with breaking news. sarosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for at leastf suspects in the slaying of "washington post" columnist jamal khashoggi. he was last seen walking into the saudi consulate in istanbul in early october. his body has never been acfound. rding to the state-run saudi press agency, a total of 11 suspects attended their first court hearing today. the agency gave few details about the heang and did not name the suspects. there may be more evidence in this case. the agency is reporting tha prosecutors sent a request to turkey for edence. turkish officials have previously said they already nce with saudi arabia. that's the latest. back to you. >> all right. thank yo 6:49 now. an update to those threats made gainst three schools in prince george's county. police arrested a teenager for targeting a middle school hnd twoh schools. they say the 14-year-old girl confessed to writing e-mails
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threatening the schools. officials say the teen did not have the ability to carry out those threats. she's charged with making threats of massle vioe. one of the wizards' assistant coaches only makes $10,000 a year. we're talking about chrissyll toer. she plays for the washington mystics. instead of heading to europe this summer, scott brooks asked her to join the coaching staff for the season. she took that chance, following in the steps of other wnba stars. because of strict wnba rules, her salary is capped at $10,000. other assistant coaches in the nba make anywhere from $100,000 to over a million dollars. wizards' team owner tedsi le tweeted this in response to the story. it reads ins part, league ru and collective bargaining agreements never contemplated having a wnba player work also as an nba coach. we're glad to be first, and the ruleeed to change. new overnight, for the first
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time ,ev china has successfully landed a rover on the moon. you're looking at crews in the control center during ts milestone mission. hat ier this morning, spacecraft successfully touched down on the far side of the moon. the de faces away from earth and is relatively unexplored. scientists believe this mission will help u better understand the formation and evolution of the moon in the future. it's n 6:51. we want to turn back to our forecast with storm team 4 meteorologt lauryn ricketts. how's it looking? >> not looking that bad out there. we have some rain to the south and east rignow, but that'll move out of here as we go through about 8:00 or 9:00. everybody else remaining dry. more rain coming late friday and into saturday morning. then we dry o saturda afternoon through sunday. man, a lot of rain riding along this stalled frontal system. that frontal system, again, to the southf us. so areas south and east of the c. metro area seeing those light rain showers. we're talking about st. mary's county, even portions of calvert
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county. it was in southern charles county, but this is all pushing to the south. king geor, you'll probabl be the last to dry our. temper not that bad when you head outside this morning. our average daytime high for this time of year, 44 degrees. we're above that right now in a lot of areas. temperatures are headed to around 50es degoday. it will be a little on the breezy side. breezy.y but northwest winds at 10 to 20 miles an hour. maybe a few peeks of sunshine late b definitely more clouds than sunshine out there. tomorrow we're at 51 degrees. rainn moving late through the evening. i'd say after about 5:00 p.m. here goes that rain.e we hhe cloud cover out there. mo'll have cloud cover to start tomorrow ing. then another little system makes its way through here. after about 5:00 p.m., some heavy rain possible. that'll lead into your saturday morning. by saturday middle part of the morning, we're looking a lot better. for your weeken those temperatures are mild. 50 degrees on saturday, drying out in thefternoon.
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sunday going to be nice, 55 degrees, plenty of sunshine. weose temperatures stay above normal. l show you the ten-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. let's talk traffic. good morning, melissng >> good mor this backup is building quickly here. just about three miles this chopper 4 showing you northbound indian head highway here in forest heights. this is a four-car 'scrash. n the right side of the road, but take a look at those lays. right now that's just as you're approaching the beltway, right side still shut down. eastbound 66 near 28, looking better than it s here this morning. that's the good news. bad news is it's still not sot. still a little slow there as you're headed inbound. that's something you can see m here on the this morning. beltway, inner loop and outer loop, no big problems. as we zoom in, we have this near union station. louisiana avenue shut down between columbus circle and north capitol. just follow police direction around that closure. something going onthere, not
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exactly sure what. travel times in maryland, 50 miles per ur down 270 right now. top of the beltway, 28 miles per hour at this point this morning. .6 inbound, 51 miles per ho and 95 northbound quantico to the beltway going to take you 26 minutes. remember toisten to wtop 103.5 fm when you hop in your car. >> thank you, melissa. does i feel more crowded in d.c. lately? turns out the district is one of the most popular places in the country to move. >> this is according to a new udy that looks at where people are relocating in the country. d.c. was rand as one of the top ten inbound states, if you ill, according to united van lines. other top destinations included vermont, oregon, and idaho. more residents moved out of new jersey than any other state. researchers found more people are also moving south or out b weecause of job changes or retirement. there will soon be even more wheels onra metros starting
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next week. metro customers will be able to bring thei bikes with them on the train at any time. metro is ending a longstanding restriction that prohibited bicycles during rush hour. the policy change takes effect on monday. it is expected to make metro rail more attractivers to ride who want to take their bikes between rail stations and workplaces. 6:55 right now. g.re are four things to know this morn the family of lance corporal riley kuznia plans to talk with the military today. they hope to get more information concerning his death. kuznia was just 20 years old when he was shot tuesday morning gt the marine corps barracks in southeast washinon. you can look for updates on this in the nbc washington a. a man has been arrested for firing a shot that hit an innocent bystandern the head. d.c. police say william rice fired at a group of people he was arguing withte tuesday afoon near 1st and kennedy streets northwest. the victim is still in critical condition. the new cgress begins
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today with the democrats in charge of the house. the election and swearing in of a new hou speaker will happen this morning. nancy pelosi is expected to regain the gavel. she will discuss her goals in an exclusive interview with savannah guthrie next on the "today" sho the government shutdown is now in its 13th day. republicans and democrats will be bk at the white house tomorrow to continue negotiations. president ump has made it clear he is not signing a bill unlesscl it es $5 billion for a border wall. more coming up next on the "today" show. and we've got temperatures right around 50 degrees today. if you're south and east and seeing rainhe showers,ll continue to retreat to the south as we go through 8:00 or 9:00. our friends in the northern neck, king george county still showersight that's moving out. more rain late tomorrow night, into the first half of saturday. by sunday and monday we're looking good. o another chanc rain on tuesday. still have these delays northbouhw indian head h as you're approaching the beltway. that's a major, major backup
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that's growing quite quickly here. chopper 4 showing you that ancture. if youo something different and you're headed out to., you might want three-mile backup. >> wow. >> that's rough. thank you. that is the news for wetoday. ppreciate you waking up with us. >> the "today" show isex t.n 25 m yeswe f'lorl your weather, news, and local weather. >> make it areat thursday, erybody.
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good morning. deal. president trump and democrats i dign with talks toeopen the government going nowhere. neither side willing to fund over fundi for a border wall as the shutdown approaches two weeks. this morning savannah's exclusive interview with incoming house speaker nancy pelosi, including the surprising things she is saying about whether prosecutors can indict president trump while he is in office. breaking ornight, historic touchdown. for the first time ever spacecraft lands successfully on the far side of the moon.de in the daring mission ushering in a new era of space exploration. search for a killer. a massive

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