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good morning. it is thrs, friday eve. hallelujah. waking up to another cold start
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to the day. dim felt it. had the seat warms on and -- definitely felt t had the seat warmers on. it is thursday, friday eve. let's get right to the satellite. it is our top story, an important story. there is, i love it. we have clouds out there at the moment. it is quite cold out again with temperatures right now in the 30s to about 40 here in the city. going to be another cool day with highs in the upper 40s to about 50 so bring along a jacket. we'll have more clouds in the forecast than yesterday. you can see the clouds kind of streaming in from the north and we are getting a little bit of moisture here off the ocean. mostly cloudy day. i don't think we'll see much in the way of rain. we are going to have the clouds around that. will lock in the cool temperatures for the day. your thursday forecast, mostly cloudy, high temperatures, upper 40s to about 50. right now, we are back in the
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30s to about 40. we'll have a look at the weekend coming up in just a couple of minute. >> thank you. a deadly police shooting in a maryland neighborhood. the gunfire eripted about 7:30 last night as depend does were serving a temporary peace order at a home -- erupted about 7:0 last night. >> this man robbed a wal-mart store yesterday and shot an employee outside. police believe they found a suspect's getaway car on fire in a nearby neighborhood. president obama called out two top republican senators
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during his first press conference since being re- elected. it all revolves around the former c incident a director and the benghazi tax. >> i have no evidence at this point from what of a seen that classified information was advertise closed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> right off the top, the president facing tough questions about his knowledge ever the scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. the general resigning after it was discovered he had and fair with writer paula broadwell. petraeus said he will testify before the intelligence committee regarding the tax on the u.s. consulate in benefit ghazi on september 11th. that attack left four americans dead including ambassador chris tvens. senator john mccain and other republicans are now calling for a watergate still select committee. >> ambassador chris stevens.
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>> there is no credibility among methamphetamine of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue. >> reporter: gop leads are say they would block any attempt to confirm susan rice as the new secretary of state if she is nominated. >> if senator mccain and senator graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received is outrageous. >> reporter: it was later discovered the killings were a coordinated terrorist attack. in washington, steve centanni, fox news. fox news.
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the washington wizards fell to the dallas mavericks last night dropping to 0-7 on the season. that is just one loss short of franchise worst start they had last year when they lot of their first eight games. >> we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. arts now. happy thursday. november15th. one more day until the weekend. and a chilly weekend as they will be probably for the rest of the year because it is not officially but wintertime is upon us. it is november after all. i'm arah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. let's say welcome to tucker barnes.
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>> winter does not officially start for a month. >> i said it wasn't official. >> we're got going to call it winter. >> i said i was going to embrace it. >> i know, i'm waiting for it. >> i'm going to embrace it. >> i want to feel the love. >> what are we embracing today in. >> we're feeling cold temperatures. 41 here in the city. temperatures up just a little bit because we have cloud cover. 41 at reagan national. more cloud cover today. we'll be most hi cloudy today -- we'll be mostly cloudy today with a few peeks of sunshine. get ready for another day with temperatures about 10-degree cooler than they would be this time of year normally. 49 by 5:00 p.m. and lots of clouds around but it won't rain t will feel like
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it's going to. >> it will hold off though. that's good. >> yeah. >> time to see what is happening with our morning commute and julie wright. >> i am standing strong with you. enam not ready for the rain and the coal. i'm not ready. i'm not doing it. >> stay strong, julie. >> i know, right? >> we are checking for a crash near river road. for right now, lanes are open, 395 here at duke street. no problems to report in the main line over in the hov lanes as you guys continue northbound continuing out towards shirlington and out towards the inbound 14th street bridge. they are in the process of opening up those lanes for you. you'll find southbound 270 an easy trip coming in from 109 with no issues reported coming in out of the truck scales. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. traffic. >> thank you. our top story at 4:30, a deadly police shooting in a maryland neighborhood. it alllast night when prince george's
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county deputies went to serve a temporary peace order at a home in east riverdale. investigators say a woman allowed a deputy into the home and then while talking to her, a man suddenly and with a gun. the deputy shot the unidentified 39-year-old man who later died at the hospital. investigators are still looking for the man who shot a wal-mart employee in laurel. there is the suspect on surveillance images right there. take a look. you can see. the incident occurred just after 4:00 a.m. yesterday. the suspect took cash from the store before shooting the victim outside in the parking lot. police also responded to a car fire in a nearby neighborhood shortly after that and believe it was the suspect's getaway car. the employee is now recovering at the hospital. the latest developments now in the ongoing saga involving david petraeus. we will hear from him about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the u.s. response. the former cia director has
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agreed to testify on the incident before house and senate intelligence committees. jean martirez had been reluctant to testify as he deals with the onfog sex scandal but mounting pressure from congress appears to have changed his mind. reports say he will testify behind closed doors tomorrow so there we'll nobody cameras allowed. we are also learning more about the woman involved in the scandal. the army has suspended paula broadwell's security clearance. she is the biographer accused of having and pair with petraeus. jill kelley is said to have called the fbi after receiving threatening e-mails from broadwell that sparked the investigation. we are told kelley and her husband have a close relationship with petraeus and his wife and that the kelleys are in major debt, owing more than $2 million on a building they used to own. the military sex scandal and the benefit ghazi tax were among the hot button topics
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during president obama's first news conference since being re- elected. melanie alnwick is live with more. -- and the benghazi attack. >> reporter: we have the controversy over susan rice and now over excia director david petraeus. it was a business bit of a problem. a lot of senators thought he would not be the one to testify ands you reported, he will be testifying but not about the fair that brought him down. president obama yesterday taking on those controversies in a wide-ranging press conference. republicans had been furious about what they see as a changing time line in the september 11th attack on the
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u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya that killed ambassador chris steve understand and three other americans who were trying to defend the post. they say susan rice gave inaccurate information during her appearances on five sunday talk shows the week after the attack blaming the attack on a video. rice is defended by the president yesterday. >> she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> let me be clear. there is no credibility among most of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and
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contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue. >> reporter: now, again, general david petraeus will testify friday in a closed hearing at 7:30 in the morning. as for the other hearings today, 10:15 in the house and 2:30 this afternoon in the senate. both of those are closed hearing. >> all right. thank you. can you rely on 911 during future emergencies? >> there is an update to verizon's massive out am that happened during the june derecho. details of that coming up. >> i respectfully decline to answer on the basis of my constitutional rights appear privileges. >> frustrating answers to lawmakers from the owner of the company that made tainted steroid shots. those shots now linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak. what was learned is coming up. we'll be right back. 
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the investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak turns to capitol hill and a dramatic yet disappointing hearing before lawmakers. >> families of the 32 people who died spock out and so did the fda commissioner but the owner of the company that made the tainted steroid shots had little to say. >> i respectfully decline to answer. decline to answer. >> on advice of counsel. >> barry cadden refused to testify despite repeated questions from a congressional panel. >> what do you say to all of these patients and all of these families that have been devastated by these contaminated products that your company has produceed? irespectfully decline to answer on the basis move my constitutional rights and privileges. >> reporter: the panel did hear from the widow of kentucky circuit court judge eddy love
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lace who died after receiving injects of back pain medication produced by the new england compounding center. >> whoever is responsible, i want them to know their lack of attention to their duties cost my husband his life. >> reporter: as a compounding pharmacy, they did not face the same federal oversight ad drug manufacturer. members of congress are trying to determine whether regulators dropped the ball or whether their hands were tied by what the fda commissioner described as aiesy quilt of legal authority. >> what we do know is that stronger, clearer authority would enable more effective regulation of the drug compounding industry especially when it has been evolving so significantly. >> massachusetts officials say necc went beyond its scope as i pharmacy and behaved more like a mass manufacturer.
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congress is likely to debate whether this is an isolated case best handled by the courts or additional legislation is needed to beef up the oversight of compounding pharmacies. a numbers error at gw university that has some students upset, even regretting their decision to go there. >> i think it was of a decade- long mistake just in the methodology. that is a little bit disconcerting. i don't think i'll be enrolling in any statistics classes any time soon. >> we'll tell you how a calculating error means the school is no longer on one prestigious list. >> temperatures in the 30s and low 40s. got some clouds rolling across the area at the moment. julie wright has a look at traffic. we'll do it in just a couple of minutes. ♪
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don't you love that music? it's so soothing. >> like taking a bubble bath. >> hope it doesn't put people to sleep. >> we want to gently wake you up to this thursday, november 15th. yes, it is cold outside. you might want to stay under the covers a little bit long are testimony shouldn't be too bad out there today despite the temperatures. shouldn't we still have a nice
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day? >> i mean yes. it will be fine. it will be cool, upper 40s to about 50. it will be mostly cloudy. >> it's not raining. >> no, not ranking. >> no sun at all? >> a little bit of sun. periods of sunshine. not quite as good looking as yesterday which turned into a nice-looking day. let's get to the numbers and take a look at yesterday's daytime highs. didn't hit 50 yesterday. only up to 49 at reagan national. even cooler off to the north and west. dulles with 46 degrees and bwi marshall, 48. these temperatures running about 10-degree cooler than normal for this time of year. so that trend continues today. let's do some numbers and reagan national right now, 41 degrees. 41 in washington. 41 in leonardtown. plenty cold out there. not quite as cold as it was 24 hours ago. but still, we're talking 30s here. winchester and martinsburg, 2 degrees. frederick, you're in on that winning number as well.
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30 in hagerstown. we are below freezing further off not north and west. after a cold start, we'll be cool this afternoon with a combination of winds out of the north and north and east and cloud cover. it is going to kind of lock in that cool feel for the day. what's happening? got a little of what we call upper level trofimoffing through just a little piece of energy strolling through at the moment. that is giving us the cloud cover along with the rain showers down in the carolinas. this rain shower won't get in here because of high pressure off to the north. it is kind of blocking that moisture from making it too far north and this is going to get pulled out to sea. the bottom line for us, plenty of clouds in the forecast today. i think you might see a peek or period of sunshine from time to time but the trent will be more clouds than sun. we'll keep the cool temperatures around for the day. you get into tomorrow, more sunshine and a gradual warm-up. not going to be terribly warm and here to start the weekend. i think we'll be back in the mid-50s by saturday. 50 today. still cool for this time of
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year. the average daytime high should be in the upper 50s. here is the change. i took showers out of the forecast for the day on sunday. look like, if we get anything at all, it would be on monday. even then, there is some question marks. this coastal system look like it want to stay a little further south and east. we may not see much. anything at all. plenty of sunshine saturday and now it hookdz like sunday too. that is a look at weather. let's do some traffic and good morning to julie wright. >> all right. so far, so good. we were talking about an incident on the inner loop of the beltway near river road. whatever was there has been moved over to the shoulder. our lanes are open once again. we'll travel south along kenilworth avenue approaching even. no issues report ad you continue northbound from pennsylvania avenue. bw parkway, 95 quiet as you travel between bwi marshall and the capital beltway. southbound 270, you are still in the clear. no issues reported headed out towards germantown and wrapping opportunity in virginia, eastbound along 66, an easy go as you continue inbound from
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centreville. no problems to report westbound as you continue out towards gainesville. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. you know how people pick their colleges based on this is the best college for this and we are ranked this and ranked that. >> it is huge a big deal. >> a lot of people write those checks based on that. an assessment on the george washington university campus is causing quite the uproar after the university was taken off the u.s. news and world report's list of the nation's best colleges. >> the university admits a mistake in calculating the high school class rankings of incoming freshmen. bob barnard explains. >> reporter: on gw's foggy bottom campus, students were coming up to us asking if the university's ranking scandal was what we were here to talk about. >> i think it is upsetting because it is kind of deceiving. >> i think it is like a decade- long mistake just in the methodology. that is a little bit disconcerting. >> reporter: in its september issue, u.s. news and world
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report released its annual ranking of the nation's colleges placing gw51st on that prestigious list. after university officials recently told the magazine it was overreporting by 20% the number of freshmen ranked in the top 10% of their high school classes, u.s. news wiped gw off the list. >> it is a little embarrassing that the admissions staff did mess up a lot. they said 78 and it was actually 58. that is a bigger. >> reporter: >> reporter: according to bob morse, the magazine's director of data research, this unranked status will last until next fall's publication of the 2014 edition of the best colleges rankings an until george washington confirms the accuracy of the school's next data submission in accordance with u.s. news' requirements. >> there are some students that are extremely hurt and upset and feel like they've been deceived is like the perfect
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word because it is all over facebook. >> reporter: in a statement, gw president steven knapp saws we regret ther or. >> reporter: and have put safeguards in place to prevent such errors from the future. >> i'm skeptical. they were saying they had no idea but i was reading the numbers have been botched for 10 years. that is i long time to have no idea. >> reporter: what about those facebook posting jamie was referring to? well, here are a few. hugo writes, can we have our $50,000 a year back then? stephanie burton says this makes me regret my decision to go to gw even more. the size and reputation of the school is being used as an example for others and a dumb example because now no one will fess up. >> that was bob barnard reporting there. >> we have some other information. a spokesman for gw also says that the error was made in estimating the class rankings of the incoming freshmen who
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attended high schools that don't rank their students. >> oh, my gosh. some really irritated people right now who either have gone to gw are or going current had. >> yes and have written those big checks. >> coming up, what are your plans to thanksgiving? maybe visiting family, eating and perhaps plenty of shopping too. >> up next being black friday turning into black thursday. we will republican down which stores will be opening earlier than ever on thanksgiving and why some say that is a bad idea. -- up next, black friday turning into black thursday. we will run down which stores will be opening earlier than ever on thanksgiving and why some say that is a bad idea.
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ate health alert for you this morning. the centers for disease control and prevention say african- american women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. the cdc reports, while early tea text and treatment is best for any women, african-american women didn't get the same quality care as others. breast cancer is the second
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leading cause of cancer death s among u.s. women. just one week to go before thanksgiving and that means a lot of holiday shopping for folks looking to cash in on the black friday deals. this year, the bargains are beginning earlier than ever. we have a report. >> reporter: every year, people line up early to get those black friday sales but this year, black friday is starting on thursday and stores will be opening earlier than ever. >> we want to show early. they want to shop early. >> reporter: for the first time, wal-mart, sears and toys r us will open at 8:00 p.m. on thanksgiving night. target will open at 9:00. best buy, sports authority, macy's and kohl's will open at midnight. that is more stores opening on thanksgiving than last year and earlier hours showing the serious competition for your dollars. >> other places are doing t you better do it because otherwise, they won't have any money left when it comes time for your opening. >> i think it is a positive thing to do. >> reporter: some shoppers are thrilled.
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>> i think apts good thing. you don't have to wake up at like 3 in the morning and wait into the pressing cold. >> i think it is a terrible idea. i think there are special days out of the year and that is one of them. >> i think it's a good thing. >> do you want to go shopping on thanksgiving or have turkey. >> want to have turkey. >> reporter: an online petition asked target to take the high road and save thanksgiving. more than 170,000 people have already signed. one person calling the early opening a tad evil for making people work that day. but for some, it seems worth it. >> last year, the black friday weekend accounted for 11% of total holiday spending. before you know it, it will be a week before thanksgiving and these stores are going to be open. >> and then christmas will be
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like in june. >> oh, don't say that. >> more post-season hardware handed out in baseball. >> more misery for the washington wizards. still looking for the first win of the season. we're checking sports coming up next. how far will people go to relieve their sore throat?
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checking sports. another loss for the washington wizards. they are now the only team in the nba without a win. the wizards fell to the dallas mavericks 107-101 dropping to 0- 7 on the season. that is just one short of the franchise worst start that they set last year when they lost their first eight games. the wizards host utah on saturday and yet they still have the same coach from last year. interesting. >> georgetown beat liberty 68- 59. up next for the hoyas, ucla on mon.


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