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wearing a jacket, that indicates hot. >> either that or wrinkles in the jacket. >> good call. we have a few thunderstorms and a severe thunderstorm warning across northern maryland. so we'll start with that and get right to the heat and humidity and our heat advisory. all the flashing you see, that is lightning. most of this action should stay east of us but we'll kind of watch it here. moving very quickly so we'll keep it on that. temperatures, here was you want to know. 79degrees in washington. look at all the 70s. hagerstown, 7 #. 77 in ocean city. we are beginning. beginning. -- hagerstown, 78. we have a heat advisory which goes into effect a little later this morning.
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there are your high temperatures. 100 in baltimore. 101 in fredericksburg. we'll do aall over again tomorrow and the next day and the next day. >> good morning, julie. >> out on the roads, you will find we kind of have our hands full. we had overnight construction southbound 270 at old georgetown road. looks like that has cleared. no problems reported on 270 approaching and passing 109. this is southbound 395 as you approach edsall road. a very large truck hit one of the overhead signs. i san antonio see much damage here but again, v-d.o.t. is out on the scoop and some traffic is able to squeeze by single file. an up expected tapping of the brake as you travel south of duke street headed out to the kenny taal beltway. lanes are open traveling between college park and bethesda. live shot of traffic now flowing freely at george avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. fallout from the historic health care decision by the
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u.s. supreme court. president obama's health care law is constitutional and is now the law of the land. we turn to fox's jennifer davis live on capitol hill. good to see you. it's been a while. >> hi there, will. nice to see you too. the court has settled the legal questions but the political battle is just heating up. in fact, congressional republicans say, in just two weeks, they will hold a vote to try to repeal obama care. crowds in front of the supreme court thursday have moved on. but passionate reaction to the health care decision certainly remains. the president says with the constitutionality of the affordable care act now settled, it is time to move ahead enacting it. >> the highest court in the land has now spoken. we will continue to implement this law and we'll work together to improve on it where we can. >> reporter: the 5-4 opinion is a big win for the president. the court upheld the ruling
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that the victim mandate falls under the government's power to tax. >> the decision that was announced by the supreme court is a victory for america's families. >> reporter: but mitt romney says the law is bad for business and an intrusion by the federal government and the gop presumptive nominee vowed his fight to repeal it is just beginning. >> if we want good jobs and a bright economic future for ourselves and for our kids, we must replace obama care. that is my mission. >> reporter: congressional republicans say they will battle to do the same. >> the president's health care law is hurting our economy. it is driving up health care costs and it is making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers. >> reporter: yesterday was certainly a big day for the president. today he moves on to a different issue. he will be heading out to colorado to tower areas affected by the wildfire. >> i know politics at play here. the states are getting involved especially the ones that are
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suing. what is next here? >> there is a lot of this in terms of implementing this law that is going to fall to the states. they are going to have to decide how and if they are going to create the health insurance sort of cooperatives that people can join and they have to decide if they want to take part in the expansion of medicaid. there are a the love decisions that states will have to be making in the coming months. >> thank you for the update. we'll stay to the hill for now. all but two house republicans voted for a resolution holding attorney general eric holder in contempt of congress. seventeen democrats all previously endorsed by the national rifle association sided with republicans. the gop is demanding that holder turn over documents linked to the failed gun tracking operation called fast and furious. about 100 democrats including nancy pelosi boycotted the vote. and we are following a
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developing story out of prince george's county this morning where oneperson is still missing after the collapse of a warehouse roof. sherry ly has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. right now, we just saw some firefighters going right back into that building right there. they are doing everything they can to try and find that person that is still missing inside the warehouse. this is a business that stores documents which are stacked high on shelves and those toppled over when the roof fell in and one of the big concerns right now is the threat of another collapse. a fire official says about 09% of the roof collapsed at the landover warehouse buckle the rear and side walls. they evacuated the building on cabin branch drive. they discovered one person was still unaccounted for. prince george's county fire's technical rescue team as well as d.c.'s collapse team. they ever using k-9s to see if
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they can pick up the scent of that person in areas that are unreachable by the rescuers. it is dangerous work with the building still very unstable. >> when you have a significant collapse of a structure like this, it disrupts all your utility lines, your natural gas, your electricity, your water. all of that is being shut down so we don't have any additional issues. >> reporter: the fire department is holing out hope they will find the missing worker alive. they say this remains a rescue operation until they have exhausted all of the search options. one of the difficulties is the dark's. this happened at newt and they can't bring in the heavy equipment to do any of that heavy work until the sun comes up. but right now, they are still searching this building trying to find one person still unaccounted for. there are also two warehouses that are attached to this one. one belongs to pepsi cola.
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another to whole foods. those two have been evacuated as a precaution. >> thank you. a suspect accused of burglarizing two elderly victims is now in police custody. d.c. police arrested 47-year- old anthony ford yesterday. he is allegedly responsible for two separate robberies that took place earlier this month in the district. in both cases, police say ford pretended he was a maintenance worker to gain access to the homes. once the victims let him in, police say he assaulted them and robbed them. also in the district, a man suspected of killing the mother of his children has been formally charged with murder. a grand jury has indicted renard cook. police say cook shot a woman. he is still on the run. it has been days now since tropical storm debby went out to sea but she is still causing problems in parts of florida. we have more on that next.
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hillary clinton setting a new frequent flyer record for u.s. secretaries of state. can you guess how many countries she has touched down? might surprise you. we'll tell you right after the break. that fridge in your kitchen may have crossed this bridge. your new car probably rode these rails. that shipment you just received was tracked by satellite. we build and maintain. we invest and innovate. so we can deliver what america needs. this year alone, freight rail companies plan to spend twenty-three billion of their own money, not taxpayer dollars, to build bridges, maintain track, and develop new technologies to keep freight rail and our economy moving. there's a lot riding on these rails.
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new this morning, officials in florida say tropical storm debby was responsible for seven deaths in the state. some of those victims got caught up in rip currents. debby hovered in the gulf of mexico for days before slowly blowing across northern florida this week dumping more than two feet of watter in some areas. yesterday, florida's governor traveled to some of the hardest hit areas to survey the damage. bernie madoff's younger brother is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges. peter madoff is set to appear in federal court to admit to conspiracy and falsifying records. the government says he has agreed to serve 10 years in prison and give up his fortune. bernie madoff is serving a 150 year sentence in prison for cheating thousands of people out of billions of dollars. hillary clinton is now the most traveled secretary of
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state ever. when she touched down in latvia yesterday, that marked her 100th country setting a new frequent flyer record for u.s. secretaries of state. clinton has logged 70 trips abroad in countries from afghanistan to zambia and has spent more than 337 days on the road including more than 73 days in flight. this morning, clinton is in st. petersburg, russia. >> 100 countries. >> i bet she can sleep on planes. >> she has to be able to. >> all right. still ahead here on fox 5 morning news, metro is helping us all beat the heat. >> it appears the blackberry is taking a back seat to iphone and droid. what the company behind it is doing in hopes of a comeback. >> we'll take a lock at the forecast for today and the
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weekend. julie wright will have your traffic right after the break. our cloud is not soft and fluffy.
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is. it is going to be a hot weekend in the d.c. region. that means you can take watt we are you on metro trains and buses. the extreme heat has a transit agency bending the rules. but remember, the exception only applies to water, no other drinks are allowed. >> no iced starbucks, for instance. >> no. >> i imagine a lot of people
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are putting ice in their coffee. >> that helps to have the water in the train stations. >> it just gets tough when it is relentless. that will be part of the problem. last week, we only had it for a day or two. this time, we'll do it for a week. get ready for it. i want to show you the hd radar. we have some thunderstorm activity not here in the immediate washington area but just to the north and just north of baltimore, some pretty good storms developed. they are pushing to the south and east. i don't think we'll see them here terribly close to washington. if you are headed up the 95 corridor, some pretty good thunderstorms as you push up into delaware. these are pushing south and east. if you are in chestertown to our south and east, east across the bay, you may encounter a few of these showers. let's get to these temperatures. 79degrees in washington right now. just not cooling off overnight. humidity creeping up as well.
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81 this morning in annapolis. mountains, not much relief for you. martinsburg, 75. hagerstown, 77. we are off to a rather warm and steamy start. it is not just the washington of the eastern half of the country is under a heat advisory or an excessive heat warning. yesterday, chicago, 100 degrees. kansas city, 102. not just us. we are under a heat advisory today at 11:00 until 9:00 tonight. for the day tomorrow, we are already under an excessive heat watch so we'll do it all over again tomorrow. right into the holiday next week, it hook like temperatures will be well into the 90s. there is your thunderstorm activity. this is not a cold front. a little lift in the atmosphere giving some thunderstorms to the neighbors to the north. there is your forecast, sunny and hot. couple of storms possible late today. most of the day will be dry. 99degrees your daytime high. winds north and west at five to 10. we'll just kind of be warm and
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muggy overnight. maybe an early storm here during the evening hours. 77 the overnight low. here is the five-day forecast featuring heat, heat and more heat. 99 the next couple of days. by tuesday of next weerks, we'll only be 95. so something to look forward to. -- by tuesday of next week, we'll only be 95. let's see what julie's got cooking. cooking on the sidewalk this morning. >> really. you think so? >> pretty soon. cooking is something i'm not quite sure about. if you say you're going to cook on the sidewalk, go for it. 395 in the hov leap, accident activity involving this tractor- trailer and another vehicle stuck behind it. this is in the hov lanes. so the route side of the roadway kind of squeezed off here as you work your way northbound headed up to the pentagon. be prepared for an up expected delay headed northbound on 395. the main line is open for business. southbound on 395, that is where we had the other accident involved, a dump truck which
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took out -- didn't take it out but it struck an overhead sign. you can see crews are working on the overhead sign. that is southbound 395 at edsall road. district leader are mourning the passing of a community leader and businessman who spent decades working to improve the lives of people living in anacostia. albert hopkins, known as butch, died yesterday from cancer. hop kinds was the president and ceo of the anacostia economic development corporation. the company has built countless shopping, retail and housing developments in southeast. hopkins was also a member of the d.c. hall of fame. back in may, the d.c. council passed a bill to rename a portion of mlk, jr. avenue in southeast after hopkins. blackberry was the pioneer of the smart phone craze but has fallen behind other high-
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tech companies like apple and samsung. blackberry maker research in motion missed earnings estimates and posted a big loss yesterday. that was after news it would cut 5,000 jobs and delay the release of its latest blackberry. the company's stock price plummeted yesterday after the news hit the market. still ahead, a big change for metro riders this weekend. we'll have that coming up in the next half hour. and emma stone returns to the big screen next week. the actress talked to kevin mccarthy about her role in the latest spider-man movie. that is next. 
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alec baldwin is tying the knot. the actor and his fiancee are getting married this weekend. the pair have yet to tell any of their guests where the wedding reception is being held and are planning to text directions to those who are invited. i heard it reported yesterday his brother steven doesn't even know. >> he might not be invited. >> i hear he is invited but they are really making efforts to keep the paparazzi out. emma stone has been in big movies including the house bunny and the help. now, she is set to hit the big screen in the amazing spider- man. stone talked with movie reviewer kevin mccarthy about the caches she most enjoyed playing and why she sometimes
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can't watch herself on screen. >> what are you doing here? do not get me in trouble. >> interesting is how the character peter parker wants to find himself. looking back at your career, what is a character that you think is most like you and least like you? >> a character that would be most like me would maybe be natalie in the house bunny. >> i like that movie. >> the character that is maybe least like me would be the character that i played in gangster squad. >> the whole idea that it is not a choice, it is a responsibility what peter parker has to go through. as an actress, what was that moment when you figured out this is no longer a choice of mine. this is a responsibility that i have. >> this year. this year in this experience, i have realized that i no longer -- because i went into it want
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be toking a sketch comedy performer and just be funny and getting opportunities to do movies like the help and be involved in that kind of world, you realize you have a major responsibility to plumb the depths of character and really become who you are playing. this is a very new -- i feel a great deal of responsibility. >> do you feel responsibility for younger people that look up to you? do you make role choices thinking how do people perceive moo. >> i don't make role choices like that but i'm beginning to understand that publicly, when i'm given an opportunity to be somewhere, that i have an opportunity to maybe help one boy or girl feel like it is cool to be themselves. >> when you watch yourself on screen, this big of a film, it is brilliant, the special effects, are you able to emotionally connect to the caches or are you always self- critical about what did i do
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here? >> i can't watch it. it is totally toxic for me. it is just not good. i can't be objective at all. imagine watching yourself for that long. you will be so self-critical. from that standpoint, it is really hard to watch myself objectively. >> emma stone, she seems really nice. >> yeah. the amazing spider-man opens next tuesday. that is an odd day. want to get the fourth of july traffic. kevin mccarthy joins us in the studio next hour with reviews of the big movies today. >> she was interviewed and said she came home one day and tyler perry sent her a huge bouquet.
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more devastating news coming out of colorado springs. police say a body has been found in one of the estimated
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345 homes burned by the wildfire there. meanwhile, president obama has issue ad disaster declaration for the state. the president will arrive in colorado springs later this afternoon for a closer look at the damage and to thank firefighters. a lot of people are reporting smelling smoke in our area. and firefighters say it is possible that the smell is coming from far away. there are two wildfires burning in the shenandoah valley. one is in the george washington national forest and the other is in shenandoah national park. fire departments across our area have been getting calls from people who are worried about the smell. >> getting much in the way of winds to carry that smoke today? >> not a whole lot today. winds will pick up a little bit later today. >> the smell could be you cooking on the sidewalk today. >> yes, cooking eggs. >> are you going to do that today? >> no, but maybe next week. i don't have egg available. plus i don't really know how to cook them. >> you could do it as an experiment just to show how hot
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it is. >> we have done it. >> we'll have to organize that. 79 right now in washington. let's mention hazy, hot and humid conditions have moved in and they will not move out any time soon. get ready for a very hot weekend. humidity, 06% here. winds south and west at about five miles per hour. want to mention the showers and thunderstorms, not here but not too far away here. look at the storms north and east. as you get up here, they are getting some pretty good thunderstorms. i think most of this will miss us. we have to keep an eye on it for the next hour or two. it will continue to fade to the south and to the south and east. hazy, hot and humid day. we could get a pop-up thunderstorm later today. lots of heat, lots and lots of heat. we have a heat advisory which goes into effect at 11:00 this morning. it will feel like about 100 to 105 degrees. our actual air temperature will
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be about 99. >> cranking up the ac. >> unfortunately. >> there goes my pepco bill. >> let's go to julie wright and find out what is happening with her and with the traffic. >> what do you want to hear about first? >> traffic. with traffic. >> thank you, tony. >> well. >> on the roads, you will find if you are traveling northbound 395, we had accident activity as you approach the pentagon. it was in the hov lanes. all that activity now cleared. lanes are open once again and traffic running smoothly as you continue in towards the 14th street bridge. on the southbound side of 395, this is where we have some complications actual dump struck struck one. of the overhead signs here at edsall road. traffic is getting by to the left. repairs are being made as we speak. it is on the southbound side against the rush hour flow. authorities tell me they are checking could for a crash on the gw parkway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. developing right now out of prince george's county, rescue crews remain on the scene of a roof collapse. >> this happened last night at
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a warehouse on cabin branch drive in landover. fox 5's sherry ly is live at the scene with the latest. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we saw a search team go in just about 30 minutes ago. we have not seen them come out just yet. this is still a very unstable situation. firefighters are concerned that with 90% of the roof collapsed and the walls buckling, that the rest could give way. that make finding a missing worker inside all the more you are intelligent. the recall warehouse had about 25 workers inside when the roof gave way. they were able to evacuate but one person remains unaccounted for. the building on cabin branch drive in landover stores documents. when that roof collapsed, shelves toppled over too. the roof caved neverland the walls are now at about a 45- degree angle. collapse teams are here.
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they have abeen searching through the night still up able to locate that missing worker. >> we've called for additional k-9 resources from other nearby gurs dicks to assist news this search as well. we still consider this a rescue operation and we will continue in that mode until we determine one way or another what we're doing. any heavy work that has to be done here probably question will not be done. >> reporter: firefighters say there are two warehouses that are attached to this collapsed building, a pepsi cola and a whole foods distribution center. they have been evacuated as well as a precaution. rescuers are awaiting that daylight to bring in that heavy equipment for try to remove some of the debris in their search for that missing worker. right now, the priority is to make sure that the building is stabilized so they can find that missing worker inside hopefully alive. that is the latest here in landover.
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back to you. >> hopefully, we'll get some good news. some of our other top stories, montgomery county fire investigators continue to search for a suspect who torched this barbershop. it is called ebony unisex barbershop in silver spring and it burped down yesterday morning. fire officials say it started after someone ignited a flammable liquid. investigators say this is third time in recent weeks the shop was targeted by vandalism or arson. two prince george's county police officers are facing charges of kids napping, misconduct and other crimes that involve three teenagers. these charges step from an incident that took place at a memorial day house party. the officers allegedly came to the party to scare the teens after the host accused them of stealing liquor. an investigation shows the officers handcuffed one teen. one teen escaped and the other was put in the back of a cruiser and driven about two miles away where he was hit and kicked in the head.
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the officers are on administrative leave. in our big story, reaction to the supreme court ruling. the majority of justices rejected arguments that congress went too far in approving president obama's health care law. chief justice john roberts was the surprising swing vote and he did not cite the commerce clause. he cited congress' power to tax. he wrote: he wrote: republican mitt romney promised to repeal the law if he is elected president. >> they can no longer disgym nate against children with preexisting conditions. they can no longer drop your coverage if you get sick. >> what the court did not do on its last day in session i will do on my first day for elected president of the united states. >> a vote on repealing the health care law is scheduled in
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the republican controlled house of representatives but it is not going anywhere in the democrat controlled senate. >> another big story we are keeping an eye on today. the house is expected to vote on a major legislation to save millions of highway construction jobs and prevent interest rates on some college loans from doubling. two conservative groups have sent e-mails to lawmakers encouraging no votes but approval is expected. lawmakers want to end the debate and push for passage before taking a holiday break. still ahead this morning, they are back. some occupy d.c. protesters are moving back into the city just a few weeks after they said they were out of here. another round of violence rocks syria and this morning that country's president is speaking out. what he is saying about the fighting. we have that coming up. first, a check of the markets. u.s. stocks had been down a lot but a late rally meant only a small loss for the dow. the nasdaq was off by about 1%. things were pretty much in good
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shape in asia today where investors are hopeful about europe after leaders announce bailout monday i would go to help struggling banks. japan's nikkei gained 133 points.   stay with us. we'll be right back. our cloud is not soft and fluffy.
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making headlines this morning. world powers are expected to
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meet tomorrow for talks on the ongoing crisis in syria. the meeting comes as another round of violence hits. in a tv interview, the syrian president says he still believes in the plan. just a few weeks after moving out of macpherson square, occupy protestors are back. there is also a sign reading occupy d.c. here to stay. a group of occupy protesters from san francisco joined them. they are part of a caravan heading to a national occupy meeting in philadelphia next week. >> a virginia-bound cargo ship at the center of an intense search to stowaways is due to leave new jersey today. a search turned up no one after a coast guard team reported hearing knocking sounds over a two-hour period.
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the last port of call was egypt june 15th. the wizards picked up some new talent last night. so who is moving to washington? details are coming your way next. a reminder for metro riders in just a couple of days, it will cost you more to hitch a ride. we'll tell you just how much next. and we're checking in with tucker about this extreme heat. just how hot will it get and how long will it last? the forecast is coming up next. 
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the fourth of july holiday is less than a week away and it is not too late to plan a last- minute trip. travelocity is out with the top travel destinations for the 4th and no surprise, d.c. made the list. it is not at the top. new york city took that honor. other family hot spots include orlando, los angeles, san francisco, las vegas and boston. >> if you want a travel hot spot, st. louis the place to go. 10 # degrees yesterday. >> ooh! >> that is rough.
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-- 108 degrees yesterday. >> highs yesterday, made it back in the 90s. reagan national, 96 degrees. it didn't feel terrible yesterday because the humidity razz relatively low. the dew point temperatures were holding back today. i think it will feel every bit of the temperatures we're forecasting a little bit later. bwi marshall, 96 degrees as well. let's do temperatures. not i comfortable start to your day. sorry about that. 79 in washington. 08 in quantico. 1 this morning in annapolis. mountains, not much relief for you either. 57 in martinburg. got a 77 at this hour in hagerstown. cumberland reporting a temperature of 88 degrees the not quite sure that is accurate. look how much of the country is under an excessive heat warning or a heat advisory. bottom line, eastern half of the country experiencing temperatures well above normal.
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we are around a heat advisory today. it will feel like 103 to 107 later this afternoon. dangerous heat, lots of water. bring your pets indoors if you can. limit your time outdoors later this afternoon. the heat will be dangerous today and right through the weekend. here in washington, we are quiet but look what is going on just off to the north and east. pretty good thunderstorms raging here now east of the bay, east of baltimore. these are kind of washing off to the south and east. if you are watching out towards chestertown and along the eastern show and want to keep an eye on these storms, it will continue to fade off to the south and east. during the morning hours. it is possible later today in this soupy air mass, we could fire up another storm. you can see most of the action up into new jersey this morning. sunny and hot, could be a few storms later. 99 your daytime high. there are your winds north and west at about five to 10 miles per hour. an early storm tonight, just
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warm, muggy, kind of unpleasant. a five-day forecast which features plenty sunshine this weekend. a few late day storms. highs in the upper 90s each day. it look like the heat continues right into the middle of next week our fourth of july next wednesday even looks hot with temperatures into the 90s. that is a look at weather. let's celebrate friday with julie wright. she has the latest on your traffic. >> if you're going to celebrate friday, you got to get a big woo-hoo! >> woo-hoo! how was that? >> now you got it. >> i'm he feeling it. >> that's just the heat talking. there are repairs being made here where a truck hit an overhead sign. that is southbound so it is against our rush hour flow. not too much of a backup. notice northbound, seeing a few more customers headed both in the hov lanes and the main line as you work your way north of the beltway continuing out towards edsall road and back out towards duke street. eastbound 66, no problems to report leaving fair oaks headed in to 123.
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park police tell me they are still in search of the accident possibly involving five vehicles south on gw parkway near 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> one more time, woo-hoo! >> you will need a little extra money if you plan to ride metro this week. starting sunday, the transit agency is increasing fares by 5%. the 20-cent peak of the peak surcharge will be eliminated. this will be a $1 surcharge for trips on paper fare cards. the fares for metro have to be the most complicated fares in the country for transportation. >> i don't ride it a lot because of my hours just working late or super early but i do hear that from a lot of people. >> all right. before the pros hit the green at congressional, a special tribute to our nation's wounded warriors.
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that story is next. the wizards looking for a winning season. and they think they have just the guy to help them out with it. it is this 19-year-old. they grabbed him with their peculiar in the nba draft. our cloud is not soft and fluffy.
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the washington wizards
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selected this guy, bradley beal. the florida guard turned 19 yesterday. he is 6' 4", considered to be one of the best shooters in of the draft. get this. beal helped florida become sec title contender averaging more than 14 points per season. beal was asked how hard it was to leave after just one year with the gators. >> i just established it with with my teammates in florida. i like school. it was tough to give it up but i knew i had to chase my dream in front of me. >> no question he is going to make shots because of his stroke in fundamentals. from a coaching, clinical standpoint, that is not a question. >> by the way, this was the first time in nba draft history freshmen were chosen with the first three picks.
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the wizards also useed a 32nd draft pick to get tomas satoransky. also north carolina o'connell grad kendall marshall was taken 13th by the phoenix suns and uva's mike scott goes 43rd to the hawks. the pros will hit the links again today at congressional country club in the at&t national. >> but earlier this week, a group of wounded warriors took to the course to show how a little golf can go a long way in the recovery. >> fox 5's lindsay murphy shares their story this morning. >> there was a crush injury in iraq in 2008. lost my leg in 2010. >> we were going a come pound about 3:00 in the morning in afghanistan. i was the first guy in and i stepped on an ied. they amputated my right leg above the knee. pretty significant tissue damage to the left leg. >> reporter: they are the true american heroes, wounded word euros, servicemen and women who
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put themselves in harm as way to protect their country. golf has become their therapy. thanks to the salute military association in olney, they can heal and have some fun in the process. >> they got me while i was in the hospital. they said come learn the game. neve tried golf before. it was something new and i can do it without my leg and i do it pretty well and we are out here at congressional. it is gorgeous. with such great opportunities because of what people at salute military golf association do. >> it has helped us tremendously, me and my wife, fining a game we can share together and we play all the time now. they helped us get some clubs and they do a lot more than they probably could ever think they do. >> on wednesday, thanks to the shga and michelob ultra, they got to play in the pro-am with ryan palmer competing in the at&t national. a once in a lifetime
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opportunity for all parties involved. >> they are awesome. it is really neat to see guys like that knowing what they went through and through the rehabilitation, they are able to play the game of golf. it is great, the organization they've come up with, the foundation. >> the healing process is sometimes slow for these wounded warriors but a newfound love of golf is help with the process. the support from tying are woods whose tournament salutes members of the u.s. military is simply an add bone us. >> a huge supporter of us and we are a huge supporter of him. we've always got his back. he knows that. that will show this weekend when we all show up to root him on. lipped >> lindsay murphy with our facebook fan of the date. we say hell toe self-
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