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very long celebration of his life and his legacy. as i said, he meant more than just music to the folks here in washington, d.c. he embodied the culture, the people, and the energy of washington, d.c. so coming up at 5:00, we're going to have an expert interview, a woman who has been writing a book about go-go and what go-go meant the for washington, d.c. she's going to give us a little more indepth analysis into the importance of this man and why this day and the following days to come, including the final goodbye on thursday, is such a huge historic moment here in washington, d.c. so we're going to have much more on this story and continue to follow it throughout the morning. we'll see you again in a half- hour. back to you. >> thanks, delia live at howard theatre. to recap what delia just said, public viewing for chuck brown is today at the howard theatre on t street in northwest.
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the viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on thursday the community can attend a memorial from noon till 3:00. that is at the washington convention center. if you plan to attend this week's farewells, you are asked to please use public transportation. it's expected to be very crowded. many streets around howard theatre and the convention center will be closed for these events. to see a complete list of those closings, go to our website. if you can't make it to the thursday memorial, wusa9 will broadcast them live on our air and our website wusa9.com. you can pay your own tribute to chuck brown's life and his legacy on a special facebook page we created. log on to facebook and type rip godfather of go-go. faa investigators are trying to figure out what led to a deadly air collision in fauquier county, virginia. the planes collided around 4:00
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yesterday afternoon. two people died and another person injured in the crash. >> the trail of plane parts and debris is scattered between the two crash sites. >> never had so much activity in your front yard. >> reporter: john said he thought his house may have been on fire when he saw all the emergency vehicles surrounding his property. when he got home? >> the crash site is probably about 16 feet long, part of a right wing. >> reporter: turns out one of two small planes that collided in mid air over bealeton, virginia had crashed in his backyard, burst into flames and killed two people on board. >> you could tell that whoever was in that probably did not survive. >> reporter: the other plane, a single engine piper cherokee landed relatively smoothly in a field about a mile away from the other crash site. >> there is a debris field in the area so there were pieces around. >> reporter: the pilot of the cherokee was conscience.
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>> never forget that, especially on memorial day. >> reporter: the names of the victims have not yet been released. the ntsb says a preliminary report on the accident should be released in about ten days. matt jablow, 9news now. >> no one on the ground was injured. police shot and wounded a man who confronted officers with a knife yesterday in fairfax county. this happened at an apartment on old mill court in the mount vernon area. police kay came to serve the man with a warrant for destruction of property. they knocked on his door and he answered it holding a knife. an officer ordered him to drop the weapon and when he refused, the officer shot him. the man is currently being treated as inova fairfax hospital. a virginia man is facing multiple charges related to a deadly hit-and-run in ocean city, maryland. witnesses say a group of people was crossing coastal highway in ocean city when a vehicle slammed into 22-year-old matthew chesswick of maryland.
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he was pronounced dead but the driver took off. he was caught a short time later. he's charged with homicide by a motor vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a fatal collision and dui. the price of airline tickets could be going up again because this time of an increase in flight security fees. fees will jump from $2.50 to $5 per one-way ticket. $10 round trip that is. tsa says the new fees will make up for budget cuts that will kick in soon but airlines say their customers should not be the ones penalized. >> air security is a national security function and something that all of us need to be behind as americans and the government should be picking up the cost of that. >> republicans want to cut from social programs to avoid the security increase. the tsa needs the dispute settled so the agency can figure out what its -- what its funding is going to be. mitt romney is expected to
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clinch the republican nomination. >> he will likely surpass the delegates he needs to clinch the nomination. that's when texas voters go to the polls. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: mitt romney is expected to formally clinch the republican nomination for president later today. after months of primaries and caucuses, romney will likely pass the 1144 delegates needed when texas voters go to the polls. >> what an honor it is to be here with you today. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor returns to the campaign trail after appearing at a memorial day service in san diego. romney has been critical of president obama's plan to downsize the u.s. military and he appeared to take another shot without naming his rival. >> we have two courses we could follow. one is to follow in the pathway of europe to shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay for our social needs. >> reporter: congressional republicans and the white house have agreed to cut $487 billion
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in defense spending over the next decade. the plan includes removing u.s. troops from afghanistan by the end of 2014. american soldiers are no longer in iraq. >> after a decade under the dark cloud of war we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. >> reporter: a new poll shows veterans prefer romney over president obama but veterans also supported john mccain in his failed bid for the presidency. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. gulf coast residents who were forced to live in government-issued trailers because of hurricanes katrina and rita will soon be getting some money for illness they suffered after being exposed to toxic fumes inside those trailers. a 14.8 billion settlement announced in april required nearly two dozen manufacturers to pay out these claims. the new deal requires any company which manufactured and installed or refurbished those trailers is going to have help
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out those settlements. jury deliberations resume dad in the john edwards trial after six days behind closed doors, there's growing speculation the jury is deadlocked. edwards faces six felony charges. prosecutors contend two wealthy political donors provided $1 million to help hide his pregnant mistress during the democrat's 2008 run for the white house. jurors must decide and determine not only whether he knew about the secret payments but whether he knew he was violating federal law by allowing them. beryl is no long area tropical storm but the massive system is still pushing people in the southeast -- punishing people in the southeast. residents in northeastern florida, georgia and south carolina can expect more heavy rain and coastal flooding today from beryl's remnants. time 4:37. coming up at 4:41, google is going to make some changes to several of its search links. >> the down economy is forcing many people to find different ways to make money, even if it
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means cutting it all off. jessica will tell us about that at 4:42. >> it's not even 5:00 in the morning and it's 77 degrees already. we're heading for the 90-degree mark. we'll have your weather two minutes. stay with us.
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at 4:40, very muggy and humid outside. we have mainly clear skies. we'll keep sunshine through midday. watch for the clouds to move on in. by late day showers and thunderstorms will start to develop west to east. could be a wet ride home. on the beltway in alexandria, everything is fine here at eisenhower avenue, but inside the beltway, watch out for police and fire activity at
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a building fire in the 4900 block of eisenhower avenue inside the beltway. in my next report we'll take a look at 95 and 395 at 4:47. it is time for the first your money segment of the morning. >> i didn't get a chance to look at the numbers today. fill me in. >> we were closed yesterday. >> that's why. so i didn't miss much. >> you didn't miss anything. back to business today. of course we had the long holiday weekend. traders are returning and this week investors will get the latest numbers on home sales. the housing market has dragged down the u.s. economy for years but there is evidence a recovery is gaining some traction. recent figures show more americans are buying homes, records low mortgage rates may be the reason why there. the average rate on a 30-year lane is now just 3.7 -- loan is now just 3.7%. the markets did drop again because of concerns over the economy in europe, but it was an up week overall. the dow was down 75 points. starts this morning at 12,454.
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the nasdaq slid by 2 and the s&p 500 was down about 3 points. google is being asked to remove more than a million websites from its search results because of concerns over copyright and piracy infringement. according to recent data, microsoft put in the most requests. the tech giant asked google to remove more than 500,000 sites last month alone. in today's economy some people are turning to their long locks to make a buck. the booming wig and extension business has companies looking for more hair. in the urchlts k., one wig -- u.k., one wig shop says 50% of its air came from locals. the wig industry is a multibillion dollar business. a head of extensions can cost you a thousand bucks easily. >> remember on amazing race, one woman who won last year cut her hair and this year one contestant said i just spent $550 on them.
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i'm not going to cut them and she didn't. >> people want that hair. >> spend that kind of dough. thanks. that's a big business. who knew. many veterans have returned home with visible injuries and thousands more come home with injuries that no one can see. coming up, we'll take a look at the number one injury affecting veterans which no one knows about. we're back in two minutes with more on that story. plus, your weather first. stay with us.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. 4:45. what a muggy weekend. heat indexes and more of the same today? >> absolutely. we're not going to get quite as high today. most of us upper 80s to near 90 but the humidity has been high day and night. we're not even getting that relief yet but the cold front on the way is going to give us a little boost as we head from tuesday into wednesday but we've got to get through a little stormy weather first. the forecast for today, your day planner is looking pretty
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good. again, we're starting off in the middle to upper 70s around town. we'll get to 80 degrees in no time this morning through midday and late afternoon. that's when the clouds start to build in. i think your lunch time is going to be just great. by about 4:00 and 5:00, we'll see some clouds start to move in from west to east and definitely by 5:00, that moisture will be very close to the beltway. before that, though, most of us should make it up to about 90 degrees for a high and then we're going to back down once we get cooled by the rain. it will be a very muggy day. we've had the benefit of high pressure that was fantastic for the holiday weekend. it's kempt us high and dry and yes, a little bit on the humid side. but as that front gets a little closer and the high pressure moves off to the coast, we're opening the door for some showers and thunderstorms developing on your commute home. our michael & son camera right now looking pretty good. we have mainly clear skies for the overnight. we are looking at very high dew points. whenever it gets close to that temperature reading, we're saturated with that moisture and the southwest winds continue to pull in some of that muggy air.
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the satellite and radar is going to keep us in the quiet for the short term but our future forecast model reveals what's coming in our direction over the next several hours. i think we'll be okay through lunch time today. a little bit of cloud cover starts to develop late afternoon, early evening. that's when we'll see the first rain shower into the northern and western mountains of maryland. then that starts to pull on through from virginia into the d.c. area and continues to move on off by about midnight tonight we should be okay. just a little bit of moisture, a little bit of mugginess lingering but as the front crosses tonight, we're in for a much better day as we get to the second half of your wednesday. highs today again upper 80s, near the 90-degree mark. lows tonight still on the muggy side. not quite like this morning's temperatures but tomorrow morning will be a little bit warm, upper 60s to lower 70s and overall the short-term forecast features a pretty significant change. we'll be keeping our temperatures fairly hot through today and tomorrow afternoon, but by the time we get to
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thursday, we have partly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70s and even the seven- day forecast cooling down even more as we head down toward the weekend with highs in the middle 70s. monika? >> thank you so much. no problems to report right now in terms of the major thoroughfares. we're looking good early this tuesday morning. if you're just rising and trying to get back to work after a holiday weekend, i think you're going to be okay. no problems to report on 95 coming out of dale city into woodbridge to springfield and on to 395. we'll take a live look now on the northbound side of 95 here in springfield it's still i'd say relatively light trying to get on to 395 or the beltway. let's go further north to the 14th street bridge and still light here across the bridge span and into the downtown area. let's go to the other side of town now. as promised a little weil ago southbound 270 -- while ago southbound 270 all lanes are open. we'll go live to the beltway north of town over in silver spring and georgia avenue. very light.
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left side is the outer loop as you leave the 95 interchange to georgia avenue and beyond. you can see all lanes are open. in my next report, we'll go to southern maryland at 4:55. back to you. many times veterans suffer in silence when they come home from a tour of duty. post-traumatic stress is one of the injuries that's not apparent right away, but there are others, too. >> many veterans are experiencing hearing loss. as manuel gallegus reports, it affects as many 6 on% of all returning troops -- 60% of all returning troops. >> reporter: army veteran rebecca nava sometimes has trouble hearing her daughter. >> i have to be able to listen to her, hear what she has to tell me. >> reporter: she was often exposed to loud noises during her tour in iraq. >> from the weapons going off, you know, firings going off. >> reporter: those noises left her with hearing loss and and a ringing in her ears. >> i try to concentrate on something and all you hear is
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ringing. >> reporter: 60% of veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan have damaged hearing. >> total number for the current conflicts over the decade are 840,000 members where hearing loss and just over -- with the ranging and just over 800,000 with the hearing loss. >> reporter: ear protection can be inconvenient in combat. some noises are so loud that protection won't help. >> we have army, navy, air force programs that are looking at developing the policies, identifying the best standards to best prevent hearing loss. >> reporter: nava is now studying business administration. she wears hearing aids but still struggles. >> i try to sit up close in the classroom. i try to like focus really hard and read the professor's lips as they're talking. >> reporter: she helps other --
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she hopes other veterans listen to her story and get help for their hearing like she did. blue fin tuna along the california coast contain radiation. it was carried by the tuna six,000 miles across the ocean from japan. radiation off japan's waters, that was figured out but scientists didn't expect all this fallout to linger in larger face which are capable of met bol losing and shedding the substance. the scientists say the sun that are still safe to heat. a study finds lungs donated from smokers are better than not having a transplant at all. research shows lung transplant patients in united united kingdom who received lungs from smokers have a better overall survival than those on waiting
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lists. aspirin and other commonly used painkillers not only help your aches and pains, they can also help protect against skin cancer. researchers analyzed medical records from denmark. they found individuals who filed more than two prescriptions for pain relievers, including aspirin and ibuprofen, lowered their risk for developing two types of skin cancer. this proved through if the drugs were taken for seven or more years or at a high intensity. if you're looking to get your hand out of the cookie jar, just try getting off the coach. a study found simply eliminating one bad habit will have a domino effect on others. researchers also found the two most effective ways to change unhealthy habits are to cut down time spent in front of a tv or a computer screen and to eat more fruits and vegetables. it is 4:52. time for the question of the morning now. >> the question is 45,000 of
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these or 45,000 of these are consumed every minute in the united states. every minute. is it a, hamburgers, b, fremple fries, or c -- french fries, or c, soft drinks. >> log on to our facebook fan page and leave your response. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 hour. we'll be right back.
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good morning. the clouds move in late other this afternoon. we'll definitely see highs peaking toward the 90-degree mark before the showers and storms arrive for your drive time home. mo problems to report in from southern maryland as you head for the beltway and through oxon hill across the wilson bridge. in my next report, another look at area roads at 5:01. 4:56. maryland's largest cuisine foe opens its doors for a media preview today. maryland live casino located at anne arundel mills mall scheduled to open to the public on wednesday, june 6. the gambling and entertainment complex costs $500 million to build. it's going to have 450 slot machines more than any of the other two casinos in maryland. a northern virginia girl six years old is about to become the youngest person ever
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to compete in the national spelling bee. no one expects little lowery ann madison of lake ridge, virginia to win. just being part of today's preliminary round here in washington is a unique accomplishment. she can spell with the best of them and she's 6. kids twice her age are considered prodigies. no one younger than 8 has qualified a at the nationals. she's home schooled and adorable. a photographer is claiming he was roughed up by justin bieber. >> ma don that, is she taking a swipe at lady gaga? teresa garcia has those stories and more at this week's look at entertainment. >> reporter: madonna kicks off her world tour in israel this week. her performance may sample a lady gaga song. at rehearsals in tel aviv, madonna was heard inning ising
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the lyrics to gaga's -- singing the lyrics to gaga's song. some say lady gaga ripped off madonna's hit. the '70s band the sex pistols is rereleasing their controversial song god save the queen right in time for the queen's diamond jubilee. the song which is critical of the monarchy was originally released to coincide with queen elizabeth ii's silver jubilee. it was a top ten hit in 1977 despite being banned from air play. an eternitity with the king could be yours for the right price. auction ears are selling el-- auctioneers are selling elvis presley's original crypt at a moss see hum in a memphis cemetery. he was originally buried there. the sheriff's department wants to question justin bieber. investigators say a
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photographer complained of being roughed up by bieber at an l.a. shopping center. the photographer said it happened when he tried to take pictures of bieber and his girlfriend selena gomez. the pair left before deputies arrived and authorities want to hear bieber's side of the story. that's your eye on entertainment. teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. >> just can't get over how mean and vicious that bieber is. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> hand in your man card, dude. i'm mike hydeck. i'm talking to the photographer that is. here's monika santami. she has traffic momentarily. that's ridiculous. come on. >> olga breeze is in for howard bernstein. >> people tend to have a short fuse when temperatures get like n. you'll feel the muggies when you step out the door this morning. we definitely have high humidity. it's going to stick around till the cold front moves on

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