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thought at the polls. they showing a virtually tied race between george allen and tim kaine or an indication of how close this presidential race is going to be as well across virginia tuesday, scenes like this at springfield's green spring conference center played out. the primary voting got underway. >> and i want you to keep your change. >> reporter: he's hoping to win back the senate seat he lost six years ago and dismisses the idea that he has the gop nomination locked up. >> and the world's controlled by those who she up. everyone said oh, yeah, that is the biggest worry, complacenesses. >> reporter: the leaders are radke, bob marshal and reverend e.w. jackson. almost all of his campaign rhetoric is aimed at his expected rival, former democratic governor tim kaine and president obama. >> the people will be making decisions and they're decisions
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in virginia, a key state as well as other states across the country. it's going to determine whether the country begins to ascend again or continues to decline. >> reporter: the latest quinnipiac university poll shows kaine and allen in a statistical dead heat. democrats say voters have rejected allen once before. >> we fired once and that will be a significant factor. >> reporter: brian meran, virginia's state democratic chairman, said they intend to highlight kaine's record as governor against allen's of senator. >> tim kaine will be a terrific united states senator. he will bring the leadership to the united states senate. >> reporter: for george allen, who would like to lose the nickname of former senator, winning the nomination in virginia would push him a step closer to becoming a former former senator. >> and the polls are open until 7:00 tonight. six out of 10 primary voters
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will favor the former governor who lost that 2007 election race to the current senator, jim webb. >> and that is a biggy here. what other races are on displace? >> it's true and easy that there is a busy day throughout virginia, with six u.s. house nominations decided and some of the most well-known include some primary challengers to the likes of northern virginia and jim moran and the majority house leader eric cant, r and his district is in richmond. clearly moran and canter are expected to retain their seats and the strongest, not overwhelming favorites for re- election next november. and we will have some results from today's virginia primary at 10 and go to our website, www.myfoxdc.com. and president obama on the campaign trail and making stops in major east coast cities and is in philly. earlier he was -- and pointed
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out the 4.3 million jobs created in the private sector over the last 27 months. >> and does this make us satisfyd? no, not when we have so many folks looking for work and when so many homes are under water and states are laying off teachers and first responders. this crisis didn't happen overnight and won't be solved overnight. >> and mitt romney hammering away at the newest talking point. the president is out of touch with real america, he said. >> and to comment the private sector is doing fine at a time when, instead, you have seen growth of our economy below 2% for the first quarter and have about. >> and romney was in the must- win state of florida today trying to swing the state his way. in pennsylvania, the president has an edge and not when it comes to the economy.
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a new quinnipiac-university poll released shows the voters favor mitt romney on that issue, 49-41% and some pennsylvanias give the president a lead by 6. president obama leads by 8. voters in arizona headed to the polls to decide who will replace gabby giffords. she endorsed ron barber. he is running against republican jesse kelly. giffords and her husband mark kelly stopped by a polling site in tucson and she resigned in january. tense exchanges as a house committee looks into the gun smuggling probe known as fast and furious. senator jon cornine got vocal about eric holder's tenure as attorney general. he stood his ground. >> and you violated the public trust. mr. attorney general, it's more
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with the sorrow than regret than anger they would say you leave me no alternatives but to join those who call upon you to resign your office. >> i am also the attorney general who made personnel changes at atf and in the u.s. attorney's office that was involved. i have overseen the changes of processes and procedures with an a -- within atf to make sure this doesn't happen again and i don't have any intention of resigning. >> next week, the committee will consider holding him in contempt of congress to hold -- fail to produce documents the panel is seeking. the news edge on the district. the city council will elect a temporary chairman to the council. tomorrow, members are expected to vote phil mendelson into the position and he resigned last week, pleaded guilty to criminal charges and aiding and a betting spending. a special elect to find his permanent replacement is set for november. a 75-year-old man in fair condition with numerous bite marks and a broken arm after
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being attacked by two dogs this morning in northeast. and they escaped the fenced in place. the neighbors heard the man's cry for help, fought the dogs off with bats and shovels and a bigger dog. paul wagner is live with the story. paul? >> reporter: d.c. police have issued two citing as to the owners of the dogs -- citations to the owners of the dogs for not having them on the leash. the fine is $50. witnesses describe the brutal assault on a helpless man who was walking through his river terrace neighborhood when they began biting him from head to toe. just after 6:00 this morning, the neighbors awoke to the sounds of trouble. a 75-year-old man was being attacked by two cane corsos, dogs looking like this and they were able to escape from this fenced-in lot used by a tow truck company and a limousine company. the dog's owners arrived at the lot several hours after the attack where police gave them the citations.
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they drove off without answering any questions. and neighbors who heard the man's cry for help described the vicious assault. >> they were chewing on him and stuff. and the towel someone give me and he was saying, man, my heart beating so fast. so fast. you're going to be all right. >> the guy had been bitten all over. the dog ate him up and he pulled his shoes off biting on his toes. >> a spokesperson for the d.c. department of health said the two cane corsos are at a northeast animal shelter where they're being evaluated and could be euthanized or givein back to the owners under a number of different scenarios. the owners have a right to a hearing. if they abandon the dogs, they will be put down. >> paul wagner. and till ahead on the news edge. >> i'm just taking a break on top of this mountain. >> eye in the hills, a woman walks for peace. we caught up with her on the
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breath taking journey. >>. and i connecting with customers. new changes for verizon wireless subscribers, sue. and a little bit of a wet day here. we really need the rain. for many areas, it amounted to a half an inch and i am seeing a new line of thunderstorms forming to the west. i will will let you know if that is going to affect the area. lindsay, what is coming up in sports. coming up in sports, a former georgetown hoyas star tries his luck trying out with the washington wizards and we spoke with josh morgan about the other free agent wide receiver signer, that is pierre garcon. and if you see a story you think we should look into. there is the number and the e- mail address. we're back. we're back. 
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. a year after metro's random bag searches started, so far nothing's popped up. the transit agency reports zero arrests since the program started in december of 2010. and thousands of people have
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been inched and -- searched. there are no plans to scrap the program. the bag search was modeled after similar programs in boston and in new york city. verizon wireless announced a share everything plan. it allows customers to bundle up to 10 devices under one plan and includes unlimited phone calls and texting. and pricing starts at $90 a month. the weakened economy left many families financially strained. they found the average family's networth is dropped 40%. the average networth since 2007 was more than $126,000 in 2010, happened over 77,000. analysts say the numbers draw a clear picture on how the recession drastically affected america's middle class. straight ahead at 6, call it a journey for peace. a woman hikes more than 2,000 miles to help out others. hear her personal story. and, yes, you are seeing double. if can you believe it. the first sets of twins graduating from one
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pennsylvania high school. no one at the school has any idea how they ended up in that one class. anything is possible with 500 students. either way, it's a record and the school is proud. ol is prou
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. the national harbor is said to become a summer destination for kids. today, county executive baker kicked off the ribbon cutting for the children's museum at the national harbor and elmo surprised everyone at the ceremony. the facility is expected to be an open concept and log a museum without walls. it will feature an indoor and outdoor exhibit. the national children's museum will open in may next year. a west virginia woman is on to a walk to remember. she hiked the entire
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appalachian trail and that is ho to help others. when she's done, she will have walked through 2,000 miles through 14 states and he's more from her. >> always enjoyed hook, camping, backpacking. >> i sold my truck and left my job. i gave up my apartment and had a little apartment. i put a few things in storage and gave away everything else and i just left. >> very beautiful. and -- georgia. >> i am -- annie wise carver and i'm hiking the appalachian trail. i started in georgia and the trail ends in back to state park -- in maine. it's 2,084-miles this year. i wanted to do something big when i turned 50. i thought while i'm hiking it, i am going to probably -- i
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should blog it and i thought if i'm blogging, why don't i do some awareness for things i think are important. i have this intention for peace and every day when i get up and start hiking, you know, i set that intension and that will bring more peace into my mind and the minds of other people and into the world and that is that is somebody i believe in. i don't want to let that go. >> it's march 18th and i just climbd about 1,000 feet. >> wow. look at that. >> and you have to sit, right? on this ledge. it's way down there. >> and i often, often think about someone seeing that sign at the end of the hike and i get emotional and i think about it. i wonder who what is it going to be like when i get to the end? it's amazing. an amazing journey. >> you can follow her journey on her blog and can you find that on our website,
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www.myfoxdc.comcom. foxdc.coom. -- www.myfoxdc.com. lots of heavy downpours and seems like it's clearing up. >> it is and the front hasco to come through, brian, and that is not going to happen until later. there is a new line of thunderstorms developing with that into that west virginia panhandle and we're getting a break in many areas and some skies have brightened, too. we're at 76 and poweribly humid. the dew point is 72 and that is truly tropical and that is why some in some locations, they have put over an inch of rain and we have to keep an eye on the -- to the sky. the front is behind the thunderstorms developing out to west virginia and approaching on interstate 81. and if they can hold together, they might develop a little bit more into the juicy atmosphere that we have over d.c. we continue to have lighter showers that are moving away now and that is the first
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round. we'll have to see what quips again -- develops again with the front and that is some the good news, they moving and as we put it in motion, can you see the first wave is going on through and now what appears to be a line destroying -- trying to form up ahead of the frontal boundary. if you're going to have plans, keep in mind, keep an eye on the sky to the west and that there might be one last batch to go and this is going to get rid of the humidity and we needed the rain and there is that deficit, even if it feels like we're not running one. we have one and in these green areas, these are estimations now of how much rain fell in the last 24 hours and that is looking like it was heaviest north and west and to that frederick county area, an inch and a half and we'll watch the
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areas. you going to get the first round with the thunderstorms coming on through. here in d.c., baltimore, will did you -- the dulles area, it's been about a third to perhaps .four of an inch of rain and to northeastern maryland and some good rain and this is? headlines. showers or storms, we're keeping that in the forecast. and a bit of a break. the breeze is back on wednesday and it will be out of the northwest and that is getting the humidity out of up to. and that is going to have a couple of showers around on thursday. i will describe them as spotty and that is going to be an east wind and that will keep the temperature in check and they'll be closer to the 80, low 80s the rest of the week and that is going to provide more and today's high temperature in the upper 70s, well below the average and which is in some low 80s this time of the year. temperatures actually jumped up to 77 degrees and that is some spots sunnier and culpeper at 81 and we will eventually get
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some cooler air coming in to town after the front crosses and that is going to be longer. the cooler breeze will come courtesy of high pressure and that is bringing in the northwest flow. the frontal system is moving off of the coast and into that wednesday, we'll see this high and the area of low pressure bringing in the east wind and some spotty somehow or thursday and that is not a washout. an evening shower or storm possible, 69 degrees and tomorrow, the sunshine returns with a gusty breeze, a temperature of 81 degrees and this is that five-day forecast. 79 on thursday and a temperature on friday of 81 and right now, this is looking like an outstanding week and we're keeping our fingers crossed and looks like most of the rain we have had with that exception of the line of showers and storms. >> thank you, sue. >> okay. and check the weather any time when you download the fox 5 weather app. go to the app store and search for d.c. weather and that is on
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our website. and nba finals begin tonight and many in this area might be rooting for a local product. we'll hear from the d.c. superstar next in sports. if he won't share the cage with you, he's not that into you. that is the case for two tortoises who lied together for 36 years and shared an exhibit at an austrian zoo and recently decided to call it quits. vote staff knew there was a problem when the female giant turtle tried to bite off her lover's shell. both are 115 years old and have been friends since they were young and eventually became a couple. couple. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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[ male announcer ] it started like this... i speak the language of business. i know how jobs are created. [ male announcer ] but it ended like this. one of the worst economic records in the country. when mitt romney was governor, massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs. a rate twice the national average. and fell to forty-seventh in job creation. fourth from the bottom. instead of hiring workers from his own state, romney outsourced call center jobs to india. he cut taxes for millionaires like himself... while raising them on the middle class... and left the state two point six billion deeper in debt. so now, when mitt romney
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talks about what he'd do as president... i know what it takes to create jobs. [ male announcer ] remember, we've heard it all before. i know how jobs are created. [ male announcer ] romney economics. it didn't work then, and it won't work now. . good evening, from redskins park. i'm lindsay murphy. the redskins wrapped up their second day of minicamp and have two more left, wednesday and
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thursday. and then they get a good break before training camp begins at the end of july. new, otas, they finished up three weeks of those and those are voluntaries. minicamps are mandatory and all of the players were here today. no contact and no pads so far and curing our 5:00 hour, we talked with josh morgan, one of the new wide receivers, a free agent for the redskins and we'll talk about another free agent signing, pierre garson. the first in between 12, agreeing to a five-year, $40 million contract in march. he spent the entire career in indianapolis with the colts and had his best season last year and he started all 16 games and holding 70 catches for 947 yards and six touchdowns and the redskins brought in big names and he said don't expect too much too soon. >> and you have to be patient and can't buy into all of the hype and have to learn and get everything set and to go from there and have to have that
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starting point and we have to get one win and our starting point and start making things happen for us. >> and today, the wizards worked out former college stars in preparation for this month's nba draft and the players included kentucky's darius miller, dukes miles slumly, duke from syracuse and jason clark for-from-georgetown. today's practice was like being back in the big east with the hoyas battling the orange and, after all, thever iion is 1 was -- center was clark's home for four years. >> and that is word coming in and that is weird. i'm willing to work hard again. >> and we thought we were going play against -- and with that big shot. >> and the nba finals begin in oklahoma city as the thunder hosts the heat and d.c. has a
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vested with is interest in this series. kevin durant played his ball at montrose christian in high school and everyone's watching and saying it's going to be durant versus lebron and if ask you him, he will say there is more than those two stars. >> and everyone will make the most out of the matchup, me versus lebron and that is the thunder versus the heat and one guy versus another is not going phone a matchup. it's about the team and that is going to be fun. >> the nba finals might be the biggest game on television and a couple of other games, the orioles play the pirates and the nationals still in toronto playing against the blue jays and there is one more note, rg3 said when they take the break after the final minicamp, he plans to get together with the receivers to throw before training camp at the end of july. over to sue with a last look at the forecast. >> keeping a chance of showers
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and thunderstorms in the forecast for a few more hours and noting the line out ahead of the front that is coming through the west virginia panhandle and heads up, charlestown, winchester and capone springs, might be headed your way and has lightning with it. we'll keep an eye and see if that holds together as it's closer to d.c. meanwhile, under the five-day forecast, after we get the front through here, guess what? the temperatures are getting comfortable. how about 81 degrees tomorrow. sick of the humidity in that is going to be gone and the rest of the week is looking good. brian. >> thank you, sue. now you have the news edge. the news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. back here at 10. the news edge at 11. have a fantastic night. hope you will be, too.
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