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thought he was a treat. >> the news keeps coming tonight, shawn yancy with the news edge at 11:00. the the news edge begins with breaking news, emergency crews at at a warehouse in capit one person has been evacuated from the warehouse and another is still missing. 90% of the roof at this warehouse collapsed. we have a crew headed to the scene. we're working to get you more information about what may have caused this roof collapse. as you can see in these live pictures from sky fox, you can see the hole from the roof looking right into that building. we'll bring a live report as soon as our reporters get set up on the scene. now to the big story, the historic rule by the u.s. supreme court. by majority vote the justices uphead most of president obama's healthcare reform act. the decision affects millions of americans and while the
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legal issues about the law may be resolved now, the politics are far from over. fox's craig boswell starts us off. >> reporter: in a 5-4 decision the supreme court upheld the individual mandate that requires most americans to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty, but upheld it under a different clause of the constitution than the obama administration had claimed. the supreme court upheld the affordable care account ruling its centerpiece, the individual mandate, can remain not under the commerce clause as the obama administration had argued, but under congress' tax writing authority. essentially the government will be allowed to tax people for not having health insurance. chief justice john roberts was a swing vote writing the majority opinion. the court does not express any opinion on the wisdom of the affordable care act. under the constitution that judgment is reserved for the people. president obama highlighted the provisions in his signature piece of domestic legislation. >> they can no longer discriminate against children
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with preexisting conditions. they can no longer drop your coverage if you get sick. >> reporter: some provisions have already taken effect, but the mandate begins in 2014. the case now moves from the courtroom to the campaign trail. >> what the court did today was say obamacare does not violate the constitution. what they did not do was say that obamacare is good law or that it's good policy. >> reporter: across the street from the court on capitol hill democratic lawmakers claimed victory and reacted quickly to gop vows to repeal the law. >> i think this offs us an opportunity for clarity as to -- offers us an opportunity for clarity as to what the bill is actually. about. >> reporter: republican house leaders say they're more determined than ever. >> republican health reforms will assure the families and doctors make healthcare decisions and not bereaucrats here in washington. >> reporter: the mouse set a repeal vote for july -- house set a repeal vote for july 11th , but the senate is controlled by democrats meaning this debate will rage at least
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until the november election. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are on different sides of the issue. fox 5's john henrehan spoke with both men today. >> reporter: members of the northern virginia technology counsel got a preview of the fall senate campaign in virginia in the form of speeches and q and a from former governors george allen and tim kaine. just outside the meeting kaine, the democrat, defended the president's healthcare reform law and its effects. >> millions of kids are able to stay on their family insurance policies. 20million seniors are getting free preventive care under medicare already. insurance companies can't club you over the head because you have a preexisting condition. i want to see those important reforms continue. >> reporter: and in a statement released shortly after the supreme court ruling tim kaine called for further reforms aimed at bringing down healthcare costs. kaine noted his republican rival george allen vowed to repeal the president's plan.
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allen expressed disappointment at the ruling which upheld the mandate for health insurance. >> they had to use all sorts of judicial creativity to call a mandate a tax. of course, when they were trying to pass this, they said it wasn't a tax. the point is the american people are against this. this obama care remains a concern for seniors. the taxes they're putting on medical device manufacturers. it continues to be an impediment for small businesses to go for 50 employees. it continues to violate some people's religious freedoms. >> reporter: republican george allen said i favors market- based healthcare -- he favors market-based healthcare reforms such as allowing consumers to buy policies across state lines. virginia is likely to be a pivotal state in the presidential race and the contest to control the senate in november. be prepared.
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you're be to be deluged by the campaigns as allen and kaine battle over healthcare and a myriad of other issues. john henrehan, fox 5 news. another big story tonight, a historic vote on the house floor fighting attorney general -- finding attorney general eric holder in contempt of congress, the first time a sitting cabinet member has been held in contempt. fox 5's maureen umeh is in the newsroom now with the news edge. >> there were two votes today to hold attorney general eric holder in contempt of congress, one criminal, one civil and there were enough votes to take that historic step. the vote comes after holder's refusal to turn over to the house oversight committee additional documents in the botched gun tracking operation known as fast and furious. it's the first time a sitting attorney general has been held in contempt and the move was met with a dramatic protest by house democrats. a large group including the 42 member congressional black caucus walked out of the chamber and refused to vote. holder responded strongly after
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the vote suggesting his republican critic focused on politics over public safety. >> i will not let election year politics and gamesmanship stand in the way of continued progress. today's vote may make for good political theater in some minds, but it is at base both a crass effort and a grave disservice to the american people. >> republicans leading the investigation say there will be more subpoenas issued and will be meeting with the house counsel to discuss their next step. the news edge on the district now, a man suspected of killing the mother of his child formerly charged with her mother. reynaud cook is accused of murdering yolanda stone last february. stone was sitting in her truck when cops say cook shot her. tonight he's still on the loose. if you have any information on cook's whereabouts, call d.c. police. also in the district
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another council member is in the spotlight over campaign funding. police are investigating unauthorized disburse. s from council member's mike brown's coffers. >> it was the at large councilman who said he noticed the alleged theft. brown said he immediately notified d.c. police and an investigation is now underway. michael brown is seeking a second term as an at large independent. he says while reviewing campaign records he discovered some unauthorized disburse. s had been made from the campaign bank -- disbursements had been made from the campaign bank account. in a statement brown says, "i immediately contacted the metropolitan police department and have been working in cooperation with the mpd investigation of this matter." police department spokesperson gwendolyn crutch tells crump tells fox 5 news the allegation has been brought to their
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attention and they are investigating. brown says he has taken over as campaign treasurer overseeing $148,000 that election records show have been taken in so far. the person that had been working in that capacity is no longer with the campaign. brown's statement goes on to say, "to demonstrate my commitment to operate the campaign book transparently and ethically, i will bring in an independent auditor." brown's campaign did not say how much money is missing or what it might have been used for and will have no more comment in what is now an ongoing criminal investigation. still ahead on the news edge police turn in their fellow officers appear a brutal nightclub beating is caught on -- after a brutal nightclub beating is caught on tape. we'll have the details coming up in minutes. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.
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back now with the news edge in the district, four d.c. police officers and five others were indicted of charges stemming from a violent assault outside a d.c. nightclub. the officers are accused of viciously beating a man. fox 5's matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: this is a picture taken of walter blair not long after he was beaten outside the lotus nightclub here along k
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street in downtown d.c. we're told blair has huge medical bills. blair's attorney ronald karp has seen video of the beating last june. >> these bouncers who were dressed in black came over and started kicking him in the head. he didn't know at the time that they were off-duty police officers. all he knew was that the bouncers were kicking him in the head. >> reporter: d.c. police confirm it was detectives working this case who identified their fellow district 1 officers on the surveillance video allegedly involved in the beating of blair. >> somebody in the d.c. police department obviously saw and when he looked at it, he thaw his people were doing the kicking -- saw his people were doing the kicking and so it was a courageous move for him to expose them. >> reporter: in response to the indictment and the effort made by her own detectives to help investigate this case, police chief cathy lanier said, "i am proud of our 1st district
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detectives for demonstrating the integrity that we expect from all of our law enforcement officers. there are no exceptions for those who violate the law." but blair's attorney said a statement from the police chief is not enough. he filed a civil suit against those charged, the lotus club and one against the district of columbia for $10 million because he says officers were breaking the rules by working as bouncers. >> one of the things we're going to explore is how could this have happened in the district of columbia without some people in the police not knowing about it? >> all right. it was hot today. how hot did it get that it didn't feel as bad as it felt? >> because it wasn't as humid. >> okay. >> it was actually in some cases today since the humidity was so low it actually felt cooler than the actual temperature. heat index works in reverse, too, which won't be the case the next few days. it is going to be full on the
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next several days with the heat and humidity coming back in. capitol tonight, we've gotten a little bit more muggy. today's heat, 96 degrees. it probably didn't feel that hot at times, 93 for dulles and bwi was 90 since degrees. this is all heat advisories and heat warnings in effect back out to the west of us. they have been stiflingly hot the last few days and all that heat unfortunately we'll start shifting east so much we have our heat advisory of our own for tomorrow. at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. the heat index will be up to 103 to 107. that's early in the afternoon. i actually think later in the afternoon that heat index will come down a little bit. record highs the next couple days are really for tomorrow, the big three airports, 101 national. we'll get close. we may touch it. tomorrow we'll have a high of 100.
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95 for dulles. we'll probably break that and hoping we don't break the bwi record tomorrow which is 105 degrees. heat stays with us through the weekend, 98 saturday, 98 sunday. we'll have spotty thunderstorms on saturday. it looks like a little bit more widespread on sunday, but don't let the 98 fool you. we will have heat index values saturday and sunday 105 to 110 degrees. so it's going to stay hot and muggy. 83 degrees for washington right now, quantico 84, cooling off a little in our western suburbs now middle 70s. we're under fair skies. we chase some thunderstorms to the north and west just coming off lake erie into northwestern sections of pennsylvania. the latest forecast guidance is suggesting this little complex will get a little bigger and come down through pennsylvania, hold together, cross over the mason dixon line overnight tonight early tomorrow morning and bring us at least a chance of a shower. lows overnight tonight in the city mild, 77.
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gaithersburg 74, frederick 73 and manassas 75 degrees. highs tomorrow right up into the upper 90s to right around 100. we'll go 100 degrees in town, 95 or so gaithersburg, 100 frederick, but it looks like it will feel more than 100 degrees for most locations. we could feel up over 100 degrees as early as noon tomorrow and then we'll stay with temperatures right around 101 to 105 heat index late in the day. the heat will stay with us as we transition into next weekend. we want to take you back to breaking news out of capitol heights, maryland. 90% of the roof of a wear mouse there collapsed and a work -- warehouse there collapsed and a worker is missing. >> reporter: the name of the business is recall, a document management company. inside they have rows and rows of paper documents. that's that's stored inside here and for some reason there was some sort of collapse
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inside this building. after that collapse the rows of paper documents started to fall. the rear wall of this business and the side wall are bowed at a 45-degree angle. that's one of the problems or part of the problem here. another collapse is possible. this is all the information coming from the fire department. they've evacuated 25 people from the inside. one person is accounted for. they sent in a search team a short time ago, but they did not find the person they were looking for. so right now what they're doing is they're in the process of formulating another game plan to go back inside and look for that missing person. so that's where things stand right now. clearly you can see the fire department is here on the scene trying to figure out why that wall collapsed and they're trying to figure out where the one person who was unaccounted for is. >> wisdom martin, thank you. this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with dave ross. >> or lindsay murphy.
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hey, the wizards have their man with the third pick in tonight's nba draft. they selected bradley beal, the florida guard celebrating his 19th birthday today, and for the first time in nba draft history freshmen were chosen with the first three picks. beal is a 6' 4 guard considered one of the best shooters in the draft. he helped florida become sec title con tenders averaging over 14 points her became. beal -- per game. he was asked how hard it was to leave after just one season with the gators. >> i liked school and what i wanted to do required a lot of school down the line. it was tough to give it up, but i knew i had to chase my dream in front of me. >> there's no question he's going to make shots because of his stroke and fundamentals and his footwork. from a coaching clinical standpoint that's not a question.
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>> with the 32nd pick the wizards drafted tomas saderonchy, a 6' 7 guard. also north carolina and o'connell grad kendall marshall was taken 13th by the phoenix suns. uva's mike sacks goes 43rd to the hawks. jimmy walker shot a 3-under 69 today tied for second with vijay singh and brandon de jong. k.j. choi approach shot on the 11th hole headed right into the drink, choi with an 8-over 79, not a happy camper. this is van pelt the leader at 4-under par. he shot the only bogey free round of the day. jason day who finished 2nd last year blasts out of the bunk irat 17 and rolls in for the birdie and shot of the day. day is 2-under and two back. it was an up and down day for
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tiger on. 14 he just gets the ball rolling and this has just enough to fall. that would drop tiger to even par. then he had issues on 15. he dusts the chip from the fringe and bogeyed the hole. he finished with a 1-over 72, five shots off the lead. >> i'm putting the grind out there, the a lot of low scores on this golf course, especially this afternoon. it was tough, baked out, ball was springy. >> i know my way around. it's a great golf course. it's on tough and got to put the ball in play. i did that for the most part today and saw some putt goes in, feel like i've been putting well the last couple weeks, just haven't made much and lo and behold today i made a few. when we come back, it's the wild one in the series finale between the nats and rockies in colorado, ryan zimmerman with the trickery. we'll be right back. @@ these sweet honey clustery thingngs have fib?
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if only the nationals could move to colorado, i say that ton because they've been hitting the cover off the -- that only because they've been hitting the cover off the baseball and had double digit runs the last three games. today top two nats once down 7- 0 trail 7-2. mike morse crushes one to center and dexter fowler comes up empty, a three-run homer, now 7-5. top 5 nats down 9-7. ian desmond sends one into right field, a two-run homer giving him 13 for the year. the game is tied at 9-9. top 9 nats down 10-9. bryce harper, he changes it with one swing, golfing one to right field, a solo shot, no. ate of his young career tied -- 8 of his young career tied-10- 10. marco scutaro sends one to the right, falls in front of bryce many werer scoring jonathan herrera -- bryce harper scoring
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jonathan herrera with the game winning run. orioles hosting the indian, top of the 2nd and it's the only swing the tribe would need provided by 38-year-old johnny damon. a three-run home run to right field. it's the indians over the orioles 7-2. dave ross will be at the at&t tomorrow from congressional. that's all from sports. the news edge will be right back. >> the verizon 4g lte sports desk brought to you by verizon 4g lte. of bedrock. concrete. and steel. our cloud is the smartest brains combating the latest security threats. it spans oceans, stretches continents. and is scalable as far as the mind can see. our cloud is the cloud other clouds look up to. welcome to the uppernet.
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we're taking the edge off tonight with a sharp shooting granny. no one believed 11-year-old jeffrey an alligator was creeping around a pond in his oklahoma neighborhood, no one except grandma. the next time jeff spotted the gator, he called granny who is also a proud member of the nra. she responded by killing the gator with her 12 gain. she said she would have let it -- gauge. she said she would have let it live, but it tried to attack her grandson. now you have the news edge. thanks so much for joining us. we'll see you back here tomorrow night, everybody. >> fox 5 news isn't over go. to www.myfoxdc.com now for news, weather and entertainment updates. fox 5 news is washington's best news on air and online at www.myfoxdc.com brought do you by verizon 4g lte. by-- to you by verizon 4g lte.
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