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people the first guy in line got here at 3 o'clock and i want to ask, sir, i just want to ask you real quick, it's been 19 years since a d.c. sports team has gotten to a conference championship. twice this team has had a chance in a game five at home. didn't do it. how do you feel about tonight? >> great . >> [laughter] we're going it tonight. >> reporter: it's just done. >> it's done. >> reporter: you don't think at all about the past. >> the past is past. >> reporter: everyone i talked to super upbeat. a lot of times d.c. sports fans not so upbeat but they feel really good about this one tonight and part of the reason gio gonzalez is on the hill. what does dusty baker think about him taking the mound after he lost a game five back if 2012. >> gio had gone game five couple years ago, a few years ago and, you know, didn't do too well so i'm sure redemption is on his mind as
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went into choosing the -- today's starter. >> reporter: so, gio has a bit of a chip on his shoulder and d.c. sports fans, you guys have a bit of a chip on your shoulder. all right. most combined seasons for the four major sports without a conference finals appearance, minneapolis 30 seasons, cincinnati 43 seasons, washington, d.c. it has been 66 seasons since any major sports team in this town has gotten to a conference final. so, while a lot of places you might think that a division series win isn't that big for this town and these fans it is a huge deal and let me tell you, marina and shawn, so, i think i'm getting ready, 'cause after the game, you know they got -- they got those champagne showers. [laughter] >> i'm glad to see you are ready, brody. >> reporter: i'm getting prepared. >> you are ready. >> reporter: i got my hoodie. >> don't jinx us just yet, though. [laughter] >> he's shaking his head no. >> no, thank you. we are
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champagne tonight. the other big event happening tonight, the grand opening of the wharf. >> tens of thousands of people are gathering tonight along the potomac for the world class shopping dining and of course entertainment. fox5's lauren demarco live in southwest tonight with all of that. hey, lauren. >> reporter: hey, there. just gorgeous out here despite this drizzle that we've been dealing with. i want to show you -- i know people have been talking about the traffic getting down here so i want to start off, show you 395. a little bit slow inbound here and that continues right here to the entrance of the wharf and then it seems to open up. so, it's not too bad. but definitely as folks get& off work heading out here tonight, kevin bacon on stage right now with his brother, the bacon brothers performing on this concert on the pier. there's a good crowd but it's not like it's packed. it's very nice, people walking around. however, there are a ton of people online for the foo fighters so this is the brand new concert hall anthem. it is a soldout show. it holds 6,000 people and many
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line up because it's the -- tickets are general admission. take a listen so, you guys were here early this morning. why so early? >> we were here at 10:30. we wanted to check out the venue and see what the lineup looked like and there was a bit of a line going -- starting to go around the corner. >> reporter: are you excited about this whole new wharf area? >> yeah. i can't believe it. oh, my god, we live around the corner and i was not expecting politics and pros or any of this stuff. it's awesome. >> there were people standing up on huge stilts walking around. you see lots of different nationalities and even the venues that have been used cover a wide variety. i think they did a job. >> i think it's fantastic. i just posted on facebook great job d.c. in putting together a great destination. >> i think it's awesome that you're here even though the nats game is going to be happening you're going to be inside watching foo fighters. are you keeping up on social media. >> yeah, like two phones. we're ready to go. >> we'll figure it
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make do there. so, again, there's about that 20 different restaurants and retailers here opening up. many of the restaurants weren't able to get their permitting in time and some are opening and hosting parties and later this month they'll open for good. included in that is the sort of main hub here. we talked with chef and owner mike isabella. >> requinn means shark in french. it's not a seafood restaurant, it's a french restaurant. >> ♪ >> reporter: well, we want to talk a little bit about 14th street. >> ♪ >> reporter: okay, so, i don't know if you can hear all that of but he went on to talk about the difference between the 14th street corridor how we've seen that boom over the last few years. he hopes this isn't too much competition but h
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just feels like the place to be right now and it certainly feels like that being out here. again, this is phase one of the wharf, phase two will get started next spring with construction supposed to wrap up in 2021. back to you guys in the studio. >> looks like a lot of fun out there. >> yes, it does. the big worry tonight is how are people going to get home? metro said it wouldn't stay opened unless someone paid them to do so. well, someone did. exelon the parent company of pepco stepped up to the plate and paid $100,000 to keep metro opened late which means after metro's normal closing hour, four stations will remain opened. that's navy yard, waterfront heavy font plaza. all other stations exit only. >> we're going to talk to sue. hey, sue. we saw a lot of folks out there bundled up. >> did you notice that. >> what is it 20 degrees out there. >> i know with the jackets and everything. probably a good idea because they're down near the water so it is going to feel a little cooler whether you're
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the wharf or heading to the nats game tonight it's exciting to see so many people coming downtown but you want to prepare for the weather. i don't think it's going to be t-, last night we had heavy rain showers come through late. that's not happening tonight but we see as we look at satellite and radar and you can see that it's a little bit murky out there. there is still a little bit of light mist and drizzle moving forward and it's coming off the ocean again. it's not as heavy as it would appear on this radar. in fact, let me get you a closer look at our live radar and you can see it's just showing up as spotty drizzle but, you know what, that can make you uncomfortable so if you're heading down to the game, take a jacket with a hood. wind breaker would be fantastic and you're going to be good to go. this game is not going to be bogged down by weather, that is for sure. we're forecasting a temperature of 61 at first pitch. 8:08 tonight. maybe some patchy drizzle and the maybe a quick shower. the worst case scenario would be light rain. it will be a little bit breezy though and on the cool side. just warranted to show you futurecast which doe
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much at 8 o'clock but again, clouds, spotty, drizzle, a little bit of mist, that's about it. i think you'll be dry coming on home with the exception of maybe a little bit of mist which doesn't show up well on radar. hey, it's 62 degrees right now. we do have a little bit of light rain at reagan national. winds out of the east at 14 miles an hour. and you can see those temperatures quite a bit chillier but you know what, still doable. we can play baseball in this weather. so, i say go nats. we are excited for you. we're rooting for you, too. can you see it? all right, back to shawn. >> ♪ >> thank you, sue. now to a fox5 exclusive. a northern virginia family says bullies targeted their daughter because she wore her natural hair to school. in a video that was posted on social media you can see a student throwing a pencil into the victim's hair and then laughing. fox5's tisha lewis is live with the story. tisha, this is troubling. >> reporter: well, shawn, it's troubling, it's disturbing to say the least and you're about to see the video that we're talking about in just a few moments. now, the i
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here at brentsville district high school. letters went home to parents over the weekend addressing the incident. since it happened a couple weeks ago, there have been more than a million views and counting on social media of the incident. the students involved are only in ninth grade. [laughter] >> reporter: this video first appeared on snapchat and then facebook. it shows a white student using a pencil like a dart and throwing it into an african-american student's natural hair. that student is darlene taylor's 14-year-old daughter who is a ninth grader at brentsville high school in prince william county. >> thought it was funny to find a girl who has hair that's not like -- that was not like theirs and maybe they thought it was funny to try to see if something was going to stick in her hair. >> reporter: a prince william county school spokesperson says the incident is deeply concerning and the behavior is not condoned in any way and taylor agrees. >> my daughter was doing exactly what she was supposed to be doing. she was doing
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when they posted the video, they were supposed to be working. as soon as i saw the video, my husband and i decided to e-mail the school. we e-mailed the principal and we waited for a response, which he did respond on sunday saying that she -- she saw what happened and that they would talk to my daughter on monday. >> reporter: taylor says after that initial exchange radio silence from brentsville's administration for more than a week. that's when she reached out to the school's principal again and learned the student seen on the video using the projectile received a slap on the wrist. >> they told her to apologize and then the teacher was at some point moved the students around in the classroom. the message here is to learn how to treat people even if they don't look like you. >> reporter: and the message tonight at a 6:30 p.m. meeting at chin regional library will be cyber bullying. no doubt
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discussed. in the meantime school administration here at brentsville district high school, they are not at liberty to speak directly to the issue of how the school addressed this incident, saying discipline issues are confidential and cannot be discussed. darlene taylor says that the incident happened not once but twice before the video was posted on social media. now, an attorney for the student who is highlighted in this video did e-mail me yesterday. i spoke with him tonight. he says that his client in no way were her actions racially motivated, nor was it bullying. tisha lewis, fox5 local news. >> ♪ >> and now to a developing story in college park. police tonight are asking for help after another racial bias incident at the university of maryland. it is the third incident in recent weeks. last monday someone scrolled swastikas onto the walls of a dining hall. police have conducted several interviews but the most recent case remains uninvolved. they are now offerin
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reward for information that leads to an arrest. >> it's kind of growing and festering and getting worse and worse and we just have to do something to stop it. >> just last week campus police arrested a campus employee for painting swastikas on a garbage can. the university has since fired him. well, coming up tonight some people say they are like a nascar crew. >> fast moving thieves targeting cars in fairfax county. fox5's paul wagner has a preview. hey, paul. >> reporter: hey, guys, they do move fast. this is just one of four cars targeted here in northern virginia stealing all four tires. we're going to have more on this story coming up in just a few minutes. back to you guys. >> ♪
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>> alexandria section of fairfax. this is just one of four cars that was targeted. you can see two tires gone from this side. there's two fi tires gone from the other side as well. this is not a high end luxury car and these did not have high end rims worth thousands of dollars. this is an acura, a sedan that was targeted along with other cars in this parking garage. let's show you some video now of another car in this garage. its a camaro. she says she didn't have a fancy wheels on her 2017 chevy camaro. she says they were wheels that came with the car when she bought it in august. on monday she learned about the theft when a fairfax county detective knocked on her door. police dusted the car for prints all around which was left on two concrete blocks. it's unclear what the police got, if anything. now, the owner of the car says she had wheel locks on all of the tires
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able to defeat them. now, she's out hundreds perhaps thousands of dollars for new tires. a rental car. and any damage to the car that the thieves may have caused. there's no word on any leads at this point but there are cameras at both of the exits in this garage. it's unclear, though, if those cameras are capable of recording. >> the first thing to me wasn't shocking, it was just upsetting because like here i am, i'm the victim now. i have to pay 500 deductible and then a deposit towards my rental. it's just a headache. it's a headache and then when you go to management and you ask them what can you do for me, can you compensate me for the things that's coming out of my pocket because we're on your property, we should feel safe, and they're telling you there's nothing we can do. >> reporter: these car thieves have hit all the jurisdictions in the washington area. now they've hit this section of fairfax county. we want to show you three things that experts say that you can do to try and prevent this.
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put a wheel lock on each one of these lugs right here and that would slow the thieves down. you could also put on what's called a shock sensor which would be connected to your alarm system. in addition to that, the other thing they say you can do is when you park your car, don't park with the wheels straight out. turn the wheel so it's this way and it's into the wheel well so it makes it a lot harder for those thieves to get to those wheels real quickly but these guys move quick, i can tell you that. we're live in fairfax, paul wagner, fox5 local news. >> ♪ >> some good tips there. coming up, take, matters into his own hands. president trump signs an executive order on healthcare. how the measure could impact you and your wallet. >> and a controversial tweet from the president. we'll have the backlash over his comments about hurricane relief efforts here in puerto rico. hey, sue. >> hey, shawn. speaking of hurricanes we have a category two in the atlantic its hurricane ophelia but it is so far east it's setting a
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and also so strong this late in the season. it may affect the british aisles by monday. we have baseball with maybe a little bit of drizzle. wait until you see what we have in store for the weekend. that's coming up when we come back.
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>> after several failed attempt by the gop led congress to repeal and replace obamacare, president trump kind an executive order this morning that he says will provide what he calls obamacare relief for millions by giving people more competition, more choices and lower premiums. >> so, this is promoting healthcare, choice and competition all across the united states. this is going to be something that millions and millions of people will be signing up for and they're going to be very happy. this will be great healthcare. so congratulations
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everybody. [applause] >> president trump says the healthcare system will get better with his action and it won't cost the federal government anything. he says he still wants congress to repeal and replace the affordable care act. >> and a warning from president trump tonight to the island of puerto rico. in a tweet the president said "we cannot keep fema the miller to and the first responders who have been amazing under the most difficult circumstances in puerto rico forever. ." the president tweets come at a time when 90 percent of the residents are still without power. puerto rico is facing a growing health threat from disease brought on by conditions after hurricane maria. a third of the island's drinking water is still unsafe, hospitals are running short on medicine and business is incredibly slow because tourism is down and businesses remain closed. >> ♪ >> and marina and shawn now you're talking about hurricane maria, we've got hurricane ophelia but i wanted you to see that while it's a category two and this late in the season it is far
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east coast. in fact, ophelia is going to be a threat to the united kingdom as we watch the path of the category one and then becoming extra tropical but still very strong losing its warm core going to a cold core and possibly affecting the british isles on monday so hurricane season runs until november 30 and it's still rather busy out there. it's a drizzly repeat for us on friday and we're seeing patchy drizzle today. it hasn't been terribly wet but there is a little bit more pushing onshore with those east winds that you've noticed all day that has kept us a little bit on the cool side but as we get closer in on radar you don't see much in the way of measurable rain and drizzle and mist don't really show up that well on radar but keep it in mind as you head down either to the wharf or to the nats game tonight we'll have some very light passing drizzle areas or maybe at worst a light shower, that should be it. as we go through the overnight hours, it's primarily dry but we can't rule out that we wouldn't see a little bit more tomorrow and you can see it's quite spotty going
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the clouds hang around, the cool temperatures hang around and you know what, it might be hanging around for part of our saturday as well. yesterday we thought saturday might break into sunshine in the afternoon. still looks like it may but i would also expect that clouds could be hanging tough a little bit longer into saturday now and maybe even a little bit of spotty drizzle. we've got a few spots already down into the '50's. 59 degrees in gaithersburg. 55 in winchester. d.c. is 62 but look at that wind direction. it's breezy out of the east at 13 to 14 miles an hour and you will notice that so keep that hoodie handy for the evening forecast. 62 at 7:00. 9 o'clock temperature 60 degrees and 11 o'clock 60 degrees and of course we continue with the onshore flow tomorrow as just mentioned which is why we'll have clouds, cool temperatures and a few spotty showers or a little bit of drizzle. temperatures staying in the 60's once again tomorrow. last look wants you to see that the weekend forecast, saturday may include a little bit of drizzle especially in the morning. hopefully some brightening of
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at 78 degrees. the heat is back on sunday at 84 and so it's kind of crazy we're talking about cool weather for baseball and really warm weather for football this weekend as the 49ers come to town to take on the redskins, kickoff at 1 o'clock, 80 degrees but we will head for 84 degrees. that is really warm for this time of year. next week starts off warm as well. but this frontal boundary coming on through means we will be cooler by the time we get into tuesday and midweek of next week. so, this seven-day forecast is all over the place. 68 degrees tomorrow. we jump up 10 degrees on saturday. it's summer-like on sunday. monday some showers as we are going to transition to actual real feel of fall minus the humidity as w as we go forward o next week. >> well a sixth grader from prince george's county didn't want the typical kind of presents for her birthday. >> how her
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benefit puerto ricans devastated by hurricane maria next. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> i am a sixth grader. >> that's sixth grader from prince georges county with a big heart. instead of gifts for her birthday 12-year-old deshani morton wanted to give back. she collected 500 cases of water you see there for victims of hurricane maria in puerto
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after two weeks of fundraising just two weeks, the sixth grader from north forestville elementary school surpassed her goal. she is now looking for someone to come in and help deliver all of this water to the island and i hope there's somebody out there who is watching right now 'cause we've seen so many stories of folks even from our area who have flown -- >> where is that guy with the plane. >> if you're watching. >> anybody, we need to get that water down to puerto rico. >> go nats. >> yes. >> rock the red. >> 5 at 6:30 is next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> repeal and replace still at the top of the president's agenda. he signs this executive order today. the question is what does it mean for the affordable care act and for you. >> turmoil in the trump white house. the president's chief of staff spoke out today. he talked about the rumors and as you can see from the rundown on the side of the screen over there this is what we're talking about tonight at 6:30 so let's get to it. >> i will sign an executive order taking the first steps to providing millions of americans with obamacare relief. it directs the department of health and human services the treasurtreasury and dep


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