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two weeks to go until the election. the presidential candidates return to swing states today and last night, both made their case for foreign policy over the next four years. a look at who is being dubbed the winner of the final debate. and the familiar live 14- year-old maryland girl sues over their daughter's death which they believe was linked to a popular energy drink as the fda take a close are look at the other similar cases. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. and the family of a 14-year-old maryland girl sues over their daughter's death. it feels like a little bit of summer in the air, i believe. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm allison seymour in for wisdom martin today. so excite about the forecast.
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i'm going for bathe myself in 80 degrees today. >> you could do that. >> our temperature a good five to eight degrees warmer than yesterday. yesterday turned into a beautiful day. next couple of days, we'll keep the warm trend around here. >> i will take advantage of both days. >> turning the corner next week. things are going to change big time. let's get to the maps. nice start to your day. a few more clouds in the forecast than yesterday. not going to be a perfectly sunny day. we have rain pushing up into the great lakes and into western pennsylvania and ohio. some of that cloud cover will continue to spill into the area. it will be a partly sunny day in and out of the clouds here from time to time. but very warm. we are into the mild air now and as mentioned, our temperatures should be up near
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08 later this afternoon. currently, it is 56 in washington. the temperature holding out in the 60s in places like detroit and pittsburgh. forecast highs will go 79 here in washington. we may even be 80 here. 78 in quantico. a very nice afternoon with warm conditions expected. >> thank you, tucker. let's head on over to julie wright now, see what is going on on the roads in the 6:00 hour. good morning. >> good morning. right now, we are started off a little slow trying to get through bowie. northbound 301 is where we find the crew in sky fox hovering above the accident at 214. this one involving a lay's potato chip truck. southbound lanes are open. this is affecting the northbound side.
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southbound along 270, checking for accident activity reported in gaithersburg leaving germantown headed south. we had police activity near falls road. all of that activity should be cheered. eastbound along 66, coming inbound. no incidents to report. volume dim increasing here as you work your way in towards fair oaks. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. it all comes down to this. we are exactly two weeks out from election day. >> today, it is back to the battleground state. president barack obama will be in florida and ohio. republican presidential nominee former governor mitt romney will be in nevada and colorado. now, last night, the two faced off in their fume and third debate, the focus foreign policy. polls out show that president obama was the winner. he took a more aggressive approach than the previous two debates. one of the most notable moments was when the two sparred over the size of the military. >> let's talk about military spending. that is this. >> 0 seconds. >> our navy is smaller now than any time since 1917.
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the and a halfy sawed they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. we are now down to 285. we are headed down to the low 200s. that is unacceptable to me. you want to make sure we have the ships that are required by our navy. >> i think governor rome me maybe hasn't spent enough time hooking how the military worksen you mentioned the navy and we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. we all have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. we have the ships that go under water, nuclear submarines so the question is not a game of battleship where we're counting ships. it is what are our capabilities. >> overall, polls continue to show president barack obama and governor mitt romney in an extremely tight race. a cbs news poll released yesterday shows 48% support for obama among likely voters,
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president obama, with 46% support for governor romney. another big decision voters will make two weeks from today. the oner of virginia's u.s. senate race. this morning, george allen joins us live for an extended interview. we are talking with him in our next hour. democrat tim kaine will be with us next tuesday. next week, the candidates will debate live here on fox 5 morning news. that is next wednesday, october 31, starting at 9:00 a.m. if you have a question for one of the candidates, send it to us. some other top stories now. the fda is investigating monster energy drinks after the deaths of five people including a 14-year-old girl from
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hagerstown, maryland. anais fornier died from cardiac arrhythmia after drinking two 24-ounce drinks in one day. she had a genetic disorder that weakened her blood vessels. her family blames monster for failing for warn about the risks. the trial of a former fbi agent accused of killing a teenager while driving drunk resumes today in prince george's county. crash killed 18-year-old lawrence garner and seriously injured his best friend. authorities say that adrian johnson was drunk and speeding when he broadside the garner's car in february of 2011 in brandywine. witnesses say johnson nearly hit a price cruiser before the crash. the gardner family wants to know why that officer didn't pull johnson over. metro has proposeed a new bus route that they hope will keep their drivers and passengers safe. w6 and w8 bus routes have become dangerous after rocks were thrown at the buses.
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metro says it is considering stopping bus service to those areas after 8:00 p.m. meaning passengers would pick i'm bus -- pick up a bus abo a half mile down the road. a top scientist sentenced to prison time. what a court says they failed to do that cost lives. syria's civil car spreading into neighboring countries. details on the state department's reaction when fox 5 morning news continues.  president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve...
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jordan's military has died in the syrian conflict. state department places the blame for the spreading violence directly on assad's government. seven prominent scientists in italy have been sentenced to six years in prison. they are convicted of manslaughter for failing to properly alert resident before a deadly 2009 earthquake. the 6.9 quake killed more than 300 people. it is unlikely any of them will face immediate jail time. the investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak could soon affect supplies. it may worsen drug shortages for a number of hospitals. the company will remain closed until november 5th while investigators inspeck the facility. so far, no drugs from the company have been linked to meningitis. the blooms are still months away but later on today, talk of cherry blossoms are going to
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fill the air. what is happening to get next year's festival off to a great start. >> first, we will check back in with tucker for your full forecast. a nice taste of spring, dare i say even early summer heading our way. fox 5 morning news back in a moment. maryland schools are number one in america because
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as the leaves turn, we want to see your weather photos so a big thanks to yvonne for sending this photo. a friend said it looked look a dr. seuss character t looked like some sort of a who please share your fall weather
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foliage. >> big thanks to yvonne. she sent that to me. >> does the t. go from the -- does it go from the bottom to the top. >> yes. gorgeous. >> if you are going for a walk today, you want to enjoy a beautiful afternoon, today is the day to do it. today, even a little warmer than yesterday. instead of a light jacket, maybe the shorts today. if i were a jogger, ill be jogging today. would you? >> good thing you're not. let's get to the headlines. yesterday, we got in the low 70s. today, we'll be in the upper
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70s and very close to 80 degrees for an afternoon high. never complain when temperatures are 15 degrees above normal for the end of october here. 56 now in washington. it is cool out this morning. 52 in leonardtown. not as cold as it was yesterday. 54 in annapolis. we had a lot of 30s yesterday north and west of the city and today we're in the mid-40s. 46 in gaithersburg and 45 in manassas. not a bad start to the day temperature-wise. still a little cool out there. kids will probably want a jacket here. rain showers off to the north. you can see those pushing across pennsylvania as we speak. notice the movement here west to east. the thinking is that we're going to keep the showers just far enough north of us that we're not going to see any rain around here. we will see the cloudiness. you can see the clouds have been kind of spilling back into the washington area during your overnight hours. we will have clouds around today. kind of a mix of sunshine and then some cloudiness and very warm. high pressure off to the south is allowing our wind to back around it and come up out of the south and west. that is allowing the
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unseasonably warm air in here and we'll continue to do so for the next couple of days. temperatures will remain above normal for much of the week. 79 today. winds south and west here at five to 10. sun and clouds just a beautiful affect for you as we're expecting dry conditions for another day. 60 tonight, partly cloudy skies, mild overnight. winds south and west at five. notice we keep the temperatures on the mild side for much of the week here. thursday and friday look fine with generally sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. we will cool it down by the end of the weekend with some rain showers. noticeably cooler by sunday and monday. mop's highs only in the 50s. we have to watch a tropical storm sandy. we have to watch a cold front so still some question marks about what might happen here at the end of the weekend. that is a look at weather. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright who must be ready to get p and out the door. a beautiful day. >> you know me too well. we are dealing with accident activity for those traveling along westbound 32 approaching
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175. accident ask tuft here tying up most of the roadway. heads up v accident activity here tying up -- accident activity here tying up most of the roadway. we have delays for those continuing southbound along 270 out of germantown. the pace is heavy and slow from before father hurley boulevard. we also had police activity southbound near falls road. falls road has cleared. so again, heavier than usual volume approaching and passing 109. you will find your lanes are open as you continue in virginia northbound along i-95. no trouble spots to report here out of woodbridge. traffic volume will slow in stafford. making your exit from dale city across the occoquan. out to the west on 66, volume delays only as you guys continue inbound from manassas fair oaks to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. fedex getting ready for the holiday rush. the company is preparing for
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record volume this holiday season thanks to online shopping. fedex says it plans to handle more than 280 million shipments. that is up 13% from last year to help handle everything, next is hiring about 20,000 seasonal workers. >> while we are talking christmas, why not move on into spring, shall we? today, d.c. leaders and others will object hand for the 2013 national cherry blossom festival launch and fundraiser. details will be released about what is in the work for next year's event. it is set for march 20th through april 14th. doesn't that music take you back to that feeling of that time of year. >> what is this month? >> next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york. apple is about to roll out new gadgets today. >> clark kent is quitting. he is leaving his job at the daily yes planet. the new writer of the legendary comic says clark is looking for
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is responsible for the content of this advertising. welcome back. apple gets ready to roll out some new gear and google isn't far behind. we'll have more on that in a minute. first, let's take a look at the market. lauren simonetti with fox business network is live in new york with this morning's business beat. >> good morning. >> the markets were sort of up and down yesterday. any boost we can expect today or this week? >> very volatile session yesterday. this morning, down significantly. the broader market is down by 3/4 of 1% here in the premarket. we get major companies reporting today, all before the market even opens. such as ups as well as 3m. and then after the close, we hear from facebook. it is certainly a busy day especially with the federal reserve starting their two-day
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meeting. but it is not starting on a good note. there is lots of caution out there with regard to all these earnings we've been hearing. caterpillar is one of them. the sales numbers are just disappointing wall street. >> we're also watching apple today making an announcement about this new tablet and they are not the only one that is coming out with one either. everybody is on the tablet bandwagon. >> one is making it smaller. the other is making it bigger. this is the worst kept secret in the industry. we are hearing this might be called the ipad air. apple will finally unveil what it's got up its sleeve at 1:00 p.m. today at an event in california. so if it is the ipad mini, how much is it going to cost? it could be $259. it could be $359. is it going be for wi-fi only or will it run on 3g. google sent on out an invitation for an event on
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monday where they are expected to announce the nexus 10. i'm so confused but there is lots of choices for consumers this holiday season. >> you won't be able to complain you can't find a tablet in your price range because there is like five million of them now. >> exactly. a popular product you will find in the grocery aisles and convenience stores. now, the fda wants to know if it is linked to a death. the final debate, president obama and republican challenger mitt romney face off one last time before election day. we'll have the highlights. fox 5 morning news is back in a moment.  man: t to some people, social securityty is just a number.
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got ready for something a
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little bizarre perhaps that may make you think twice about just how smart animals really are. take a listen to this. to this. okay. that was a beluga whale who is able to vocalize in a way that is very similar to the way that we humans talk. researcher were pretty stunned when a driver at the national marine ma'am hall foundation in california was swimming near him and came out of the water asking who told him to get out. no one had. it was the whale. >> they say very similar to the way humans talk when they're drunk. >> i got another thing i want
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to tell you right now. >> whales are so awesome. is a dolphin a -- i forget how the whole chain. they had a little picture of the beluga there. >> soon we'll be translating whale. >> you know it is my dream to go see whales. >> to swim with them? >> no, no, just to be in a boat near them. >> that would be awesome. >> put that on the list. >> it is on the bucket list. >> this is a good one. >> tucker has already done it. >> once. >> really? >> yeah. >> i had no idea. i'll tell you about it later. i only get one -- let's do some temperatures. i don't know what we're going to do. there we go. we have rain to our north. we've got a few clouds rolling
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through. a beautiful tuesday for you with expected high temperatures in the upper 70s and maybe 80 degrees later today. get ready no a nice warm one. you can see some rain showers to the north but we within the shower will stay to the north just a little later today and we'll be in and out of the clouds. temperature, 56 at reagan national. 48 at dulles. 49, bwi marshall. here is your forecast for today. 79degrees, sun and clouds an unseasonably warm for this time of year. we'll take it while we can. highs in the upper 70s to about 80. >> let's check in with julie wright now for traffic. >> busy ride out here on the roads this morning. we've got accident activity westbound along 32 as you make your way past 175. accident activity involved one car which we were told is overturned. if you are traveling westbound along 32, you will notice that traffic is able to squeeze by single file to the right.
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let's pop up that shot if we have it. delays are forming back here as you travel westbound on 32. eastbound, your lands are open with no problems to report. single file to the right is able to get by with a lot of activity here on the sidelines. we do have reports that this accident involved one vehicle that was reportedly overturned. sky fox live over the scene. delays headed westbound on 32. let's take it back inside. southbound 270, heavy and slow out of germantown. this continues south of 124 where we had an earlier incident. that has been cleared to the shoulder. no trouble spots to report at the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >> thank you. the last of the presidential debates is in the bag. president obama and former governor mitt romney faced off for the third and final time ahead of the november election which is just two weeks from today. >> last night's forum tackled a variety of issues in regards to
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foreign policy and ainsley earhart has more on what some voters have to say about the final showdown. >> reporter: some say president obama and firm in last night's debate touting his foreign policy experience suggesting america is stronger now than it was under his predecessor. >> the world needs a strong america and it is stronger now than when i came into office. >> reporter: mitt romney countered his claim saying the president needs a better international strategy. >> you look at the record of the last four jurors and say is ron close are to a bomb? yes. is the middle east in tumult? yes. is al-qaeda on the run? no. >> reporter: with millions of ballots already cast thanks to early voting, some say the foreign policy debate is of little importance to americans. >> not sure how well it resonated with voters. it is foreign policy. not really the hot button issue to compare with the economy and jobs and taxes. >> reporter: some other voters say last night anticipation
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face-off only made the choice for the next commander in chief more difficult. >> i think tonight's debate added to my indecision. i think both candidates were tremendously strong. >> reporter: the two candidates will hate the campaign trail hard now trying to lure in undecided voters. the president starts today doing more campaigning in florida then he heads to dayton, ohio. governor romney is slated to attend events in colorado. the withinner of virginia's senate race will be decided two week from today. we recently spoke with tim kaine. this morning, george allen joins us. next week, the candidates will debate live on fox 5 morning news. that is next wednesday, october 31st, starting at 9:00 a.m.
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f you have a question for one of the candidates, send it to us at senate debate at wttg.com. another big story we are following, a maryland mother is blaming the death of her 14- year-old dot ore a popular energy drink. >> the fda is now investigating whether the high caffeine beverages are connected to five deaths in recent years. fox 5's melanie alnwick is following the develops for us. >> reporter: ever since energy drinks hit the market, they've been popular with young adults. now a $6 billion industry and growing and there is growing concern that the unregulated amounts of caffeine in them are especially dangerous to teens wendy says she told her kids to stay away from energy drinks but her daughter drank two 24- ounce cans of monster in 24 hours last december. suddenly, the 14-year-old was in cardiac arrest and later died at the hospital.
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the autopsy report said she tied of cardiac arrhythmia due tosearching for answered, her mother filed a freedom of information act with the fda and discovered five other deaths since 2004 linked to consumer monster energy drink. the family's attorney says the entire industry has been marketing a dangerous product to kids. >> we want the energy drink industry to be held accountable for injuries and deaths that they are causing to our children and we believe that there are constructive steps that they can take to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else. >> reporter: the fda does limit the amount of caffeine in soft drinks but energy drinks are not regulated because they are considered dietary supplements. the fda says the reports of deaths in its system linked to
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consumer monster do not show that the beverage actually caused the deaths. >> thank you. coming up next in the morning line, don't think of him as being cut from the roster. think of it as a briefling break. chris cooley back with the redskins. dave ross is here with all the details when we come back. my name is julian bond. i know a little something about fighting for what's right and just. maryland's gay and lesbian families share the same values and they should share in the right to marry. i believe people of faith understand
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[ female announcer ] banning all abortions? i'd be delighted to sign that bill. [ female announcer ] trying to mislead us? that's wrong. but ban all abortions? only...if you vote for him. ♪ big band music. what is that? i like it. >> you know what it is time for then. the morning line. >> that is the music. >> dave ross is here with big news. >> it changes every day, the music. >> keeps you guessing. >> i like it very much. >> i like the big band sound. i wonder if they're playing that in san francisco because they are still celebrating. partying like it's 1999. >> true. >> 1949? >> more like 1949.
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energy for game seven. cardinals hay 3-1 lead in this series but then with defense like this. pete kozma just took the wrong step. pablo sandoval, they call him the kung fu panda. i claim that is the best nickname in sports. it is an affectionate term out this in fran. this game went to 9-0 and the final out here in the monsoon out in san francisco. celebrating. play that big band music. that is what you do. now, you're one step away from winning the whole thing. it is san francisco. it is detroit in the world series. shameless plug beginning tomorrow night here on fox 5. these guys don't go away. they were down 2-1 to cincinnati, came back and one. san francisco is pretty darned good. we talked about fred davis' injury yesterday the achilles tear. he is out for the year. so that means chris cooley,
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welcome back, captain chaos. the guy who is the all-time leader for receptions for a tight end in the history of the washington redskins is back. of course, he is an eight high pressure year vet. i like what you said in the tease. look at as it a respite. he had about a seven, eight- week layoff to try to get back in shape. the knee was a problem in takeru kobayashiing camp. they had other capable guys but chris is now back because fred davis is gone for the year. paulson will probably get the start more than likely in pittsburgh. niles paul also. we'll find out what chris' role will be as he comes back and practices tomorrow. of course, with chris here, fred davis is out and that is a big blow. fred davis was the top option and it was a bizarre play here. really wasn't touched. that is how these achilles things happen. he is down and out right there. i saw fred after the game. he was being carted often. he said i hope to be back.
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meaning he is not going to be under contract after this season is over. the redskins do not have any obligation to fred davis. you wonder if he has played his last game as a member of the burgundy and gold. he is invaluable when he is healthy. so wear looking down the road. >> i like it. >> we'll find out if fred comes back. if you are a quarterback not mayor daley terrapins, you are an endangered species because everybody seems to get hurt. done for the year as well here. so we had adrianney o'brien transfer. you had cy brown come in and get hurt in the preseason. and this guy was playing well for maryland. they are down to like option e right now. >> it's college. >> it is college. it is tough to see. he was a freshman, a true
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freshman so we are hoping will be back next year. >> a lot of respect for the quarterback position. >> in the pros, you get hit and they get hurt. get hurt. >> i've question for you later. >> i have one for you right now. what is this about gibbs giving a pep talk to the cowboys. >> it wasn't a pep talk. >> i don't gibb was asked to speak at a church at a service and the cowboys happened to be there and, as he said, he gave them some motivational words about inspirational things that happened in his life, nothing football related but the cowboys did go out and win the next day. so people are thinking who did he give a pep talk to. it was a motivational speech. >> that is a little weird. >> what's going on? >> going to be a beautiful day. we'll be in the upper 70s to about 08 later this afternoon. off to a bit of a cool start so
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kids going to the bus stop want a jacket. later, we'll continue this very nice weather pattern for the next several days. i think peak temperatures will likely be this afternoon. 56 in washington. note is these temperatures not quite as cool as they were 24 hours ago. 52 in leonardtown. manassas, 45. 48 at tull less. 46 in frederick and cool start to your day. it should be a nice finish with high temperatures in the upper 70s to about 80. a few clouds in the forecast. that will be the big change from yesterday. yesterday, perfect sunshine for much of the day. today, it will be in and out of the cloudiness as we've got this frontal system off to the north. you will notice the rain showers working west to east across pennsylvania. we think we are far enough south that we won't see any shower activity. looking forward to the tropics and here we go.
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i want to mention tropical storm standee. this is storm sandy. maximum winds, 45 miles per hour. the season actually continues until the end of november. it is lifting off to the north. they have tropical storm warning for jamaica and a hurricane watch that is forecast to go right across jamaica and cuba and be parked east of florida in a couple of days time. we have to watch this toward the end of the week and into the weekend for the eventual path. if it tracks close enough to the eastern so board, we could get this showers and perhaps some showers associated with tropical storm sandy t looks like it want to head out to sea. there is some possibility here that, as we get into the weekend, it could be off the carolina coast. there is one compute are model suggesting that. forecast for today, sunshine and clouds. kind of a mix. warm afternoon. there are your wind south and west at five to 10. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. just about perfect. notice by sunday and monday, thins fall apart.
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cold front, maybe a tropical system. maybe they interact. get ready for a big cooldown by early next week. >> you know what time it is, right? >> of course, i do. >> of course. >> highlight of the day. >> i know because tony is here. >> not just because of me. it is now time for ask tony and tucker. the most popular segment in morning television. may we have the prompter switch please. this is the segment where tawrnd and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related or otherwise. -- tucker barnes and i put our big heads together. my six-year-old asks me why do people get silver hair when they get holder. diana says she is a redhead and has never seemed to notice
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other redheads with gray hair. she said other people with darker hair seem to go gray. that is a lot of questions. >> now, you have -- >> no,. >> i've seep redheads with gray hair. >> i have gray hair. >> do you have a couple? >> i have more than a couple. >> well, you hide it well. >> i have someone that helps me with that. >> that doesn't count. >> mine is coming in. it shows up on camera now. all right. here is the deal. why does it happen? it is really how we're built. when it happens, how much it happens like to you go completely gray? how fast do you go? do you start going gray when you're 30 or 55? all of that has to do with generallettics. but we are pretty much programmed to begin to lose the hair color that we have and that is really what it is. it is not the hair turning gray. it is we lose the pigment that we have. you want me to jump in.
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>> you are offy to great start. i'll just add something quickly. -- you are off to a great start. every hair we have on our head, there is a hair follicle. underneath the skin -- we'll look at people with gray hair. >> that is blond though. >> underneath your skin is a certain number of pigment cells in each one of your hair strands. they pollution a chemical called melanin. as long as you are producing that, you will produce whatever color your body is programmed to produce. as you age, that starts to decrease. that is why your hair starts to turn gray. when your hair no longer turns gray and not producing any melanin, it will actually turn white. >> when it is beneath the skin, it is white. it is the melanin that colors
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it. >> is that why a lot of babies are blond at first? i don't know. >> maybe it hasn't been turned on yet. >> so the hair is actually white. the melanin gives it its pigment. there are only two types of pigment for human hair, dark and light. it is the amount of melanin and other combinations of chemicals that determine the color of your hair. >> did we show a picture of president obama yet. >> here is the other thing. there is a we can do this with any president. they get in office. if they're young, they hook youthful and fine. after a couple of years, the gray is there. >> it is a combination of genetics and other factors including stress. >> now, scientists were very slow to acknowledge stress as a factor. in fact, from what i've read, they still haven't really absolutely determined it is a factor but it seems clear and obvious. there have been instances ever people going white haired
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almost overnight. >> like barbara bush did. i think that is what happened when someone died close to their family. >> it was shock or trauma. >> i remember reading that that is what she said happened. >> clearly stress is a factor. >> can give a quick hair- raising fact. the average scalp has between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs. >> he has been mean all morning, tony. >> just because you enjoy a big head of kennedy thick hair. >> i have gray. >> you i mean the volume. >> my hair is thinning. i disguise it very well. it took an ugly turn at the end but there you go. if you have a question -- what is this? >> owe grow old along with me. that is a john len ton song,
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one of his final songs. it is very sad. grow old along with me. >> i don't want to be sad. >> now, we just got maudlin. if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. >> okay. let's check in with julie. >> we've got accident activity to report. this time around, it will be southbound along 270 approaching 124. we've already got delays heading out to the village. to complicate things, we have accident activity reported here at 124 montgomery village avenue, the accident reported along the right side of the highway. traveling northbound along 295, high-def y and slow headed up to the naval research lab down to about 24 miles per hour. if you are traveling in virginia, northbound i-95, accident activity reported here at the occoquan. that has been pulled over to the shoulder. liz, let's pull up the chopper shot if we can get it.
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there is this live shot. again, southbound traffic is gridlocked coming in out of germantown so before father hurley boulevard headed out to the accident scene. traffic is able to squeeze by. look like it is impeding on that ramp. so heads up out of germantown headed south along 270. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. still ahead on fox 5 morning news. >> holly is hitting the stage at the kennedy center going behind the scenes of the tony award winning show war horse. that is when fox 5 morning news continues. [ obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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good morning, everybody. we have something planned for you this morning. we're live at the kennedy center whered show warhorse has galloped into town. in fact, they arrived last night and they moving the show in, as can you see, and the first performance is actually tonight. but this morning, we're getting
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a sneak peek at the five-time tony award-winning show, including the tony for best play. this is a story about a boy and his horse, the war that tears them a part, and the friendship that binds them together. and this is what we have this morning. the first coming out to talk about the show and then the importance about the music. it's not a musical, but music plays an intricate role. when you are talking about war of horse, have to have the horse in the show. they're going show us how it works and albert, the actor who plays albert will join us as well and all of the information to get tickets yourself. i will tell you that they are going fast. get them now. >> ky understand why. thank you, holly. >> and time for our facebook fan university day. he tells us he just moved to
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the region from kentucky, and he's already hooked. we have a tendency to do that, dave. so you know. thanks for watching, by the way. you have a chance to be a friend of the day. log on to our facebook page and leave a comment under jason's picture. that is it for the 6:00 hour. now over to allison and tony to. good morning. coming up, round three in the books. >> the world needs a strong america and it's stronger now than when i came into office. >> look at the record the last four years and say is iran closer to imam? >> yes. judge is al qaeda on the run? >> no. >> the man topic, foreign policy. the focus shiftd to the economy at home. a complete wrap-up of last night's final faceoff and a look ahead. >> plus, another big decision on the november ballot. the u.s. senate race in virginia.

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