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protect their own borders and blamed the president. >> the president failed to address immigration. the states have rights to address policies. >> reporter: both sides anxiously await the ruling on the constitutionality of the president's health care law that is expected on thursday. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the romney campaign chartered an airplane to keep the press nearby so the candidate could address the supreme court's ruling when it comes on health care. the supreme court has ruled that most of arizona's immigration law has to be thrown out. however, the most controversial part of the law, the part many call the show me your papers requirement will stay. >> that provision requires police officers to check the nationality of individuals suspected of being illegal immigrants but while investigating those people for other crimes. here in our region, that means officers in virginia's prince william county can continue to check if people are legal. gary nurenberg explains why.
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>> do you have your papers? >> i don't think i have them on me. >> reporter: arizona's law requires people to check the immigration status of those stopped or arrested. the scour monday ruled that's okay, but throughout -- but throughout other provisions making it a crime to apply for a job or making it a crime not to carry identification for those who are illegal. >> it's great news for prince william county. >> reporter: cory stewart spearheaded the county's own controversial efforts to expel those in the county illegally sparking intense hearings and eventually an amendment likely to pass muster after monday's court ruling. >> no one in prince william county is judged on the color of their skin or what language they speak or anything like that what we do is we check the immigration status of every single person who is arrested and we haven't had a single case of racial profiling. >> reporter: what it has had is an exodus of 12,000 persons who
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left the county after the law was instituted. >> i think that's probably one of the things that have hurt the economies here in prince william county. >> reporter: stewart says no. >> as the quality of life has improved, more businesses moved into prince william county and now prince william county is number one in job growth. >> reporter: day laborers still gather each day on route 1 looking for work, some telling 9news now they've been harassed, some saying me have not. some residents want a broader fix leading to citizenship. >> i think the process should be quicker instead of taking years and years at a time. >> reporter: the comprehensive immigration reform remains a stated goal of both political parties albeit with different solutions. unlikely to happen, though, till after the coming presidential election. gary nurenberg, 9news now. the high court issued several other rulings on monday. justices ruled that to men convicted of murders when they were 14 cannot be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. the rule coming have a far- reaching effect. there are currently 2500
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prisoners who are serving life sentences for crimes committed as juveniles. the supreme court says it will not hear a complaint against maryland's congressional redistricting map. the high court affirmed its 2010 decision which allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence the nation's elections. on thursday the high court is expected to deliver its opinion on president obama's health care reform law. the ruling could be one of the court's most historic. whatever the opinion issued, it will likely play some kind of role in the november election. today the university of virginia school board plans to meet and discuss the ouster of president teresa sullivan b. 1500 people gathered sunday for what was billed as a rally for honor on campus. students and faculty demonstrated in support of dr. sullivan. they're furious about what they call the board of visitors lack of transparency in reaching the decision. governor bob mcdonnell has threatened to replace the entire board if it fails to
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resolve the crisis. labor unions in maryland want governor o'malley and top state lawmakers to open the way for more casinos. they say it would provide thousands of jobs for the state. prince george's county wants a casino built at national harbor in oxon hill but last week a special committee in annapolis could not reach agreement on recommending that the general assembly meet to consider what would be the state's sixth casino. >> they're saying it's not good for our elected officials to throw up their hands and say we can't figure out how to get this done especially when so many jobs are at stake. >> the trades building council represents 15 local unions. it says a casino at national harbor would be one of the largest union construction projects in the country. an 8-year-old and a 7-yard along with an adult are roarveg after being shot in -- recovering after being shot in southeast d.c. all three were standing in line waiting for a free food program in the 1900 block of savannah street when someone opened fire. as many as 30 children were in line at the time.
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the victims are expected to recover. police are searching for the person who pulled the trigger. a man linked to a serial stabbing spree in michigan and an unsolved murder in leesburg, virginia was sentenced to life in prison. all of the victims were men. most were african-american. a fairfax county gym teacher who was falsely accused of molestation will get about $73,000 from the school board. sean lanigan was acquitted of molesting a 7-year-old girl. she made up the story because she was mad at lanigan. had worked in centreville for 13 years. the redskins newest sensation robert griffin iii is the subject of an extortion plot. a man in waco, texas has been arrested for attempting to
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extort the redskins quarterback. he was arrested friday night after he took money from an undercover agent. he claims he had embarrassing information on griffin and threatened to reveal it if he wasn't paid. he was a walk-on basketball player at the university of baylor in 2004. florida's gulf coast is feeling the effects of tropical storm debby. the storm bringing high winds, heavy rain and strong surf. >> the governor has already declared a state of emergency. gigad spaitz shaban reports the worst may not arrive till late they are week. >> reporter: debby inches her way toward landfall. the storm which has been moving slowly eastward across the gulf of mexico since saturday has already claimed at least one life. a highlands county florida woman was killed sunday by a tornado. family members say the woman held on to her young child as the to were blown around by the
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-- two were blown around by the twister. she died holding her daughter so tightly that the child suffered broken ribs but survived. >> i can picture her holding the baby, not letting her go. >> reporter: another likely tornado sent this tractor- trailer flying through the air in polk county. >> i had just enough time to grab the cat, the dog, get in the house, hunker down in the closet and then boom, it hit. >> reporter: the coast guard had to use a helicopter to rescue a family of 9 and their dogs from their vacation home on dog island. because debby is a slow moving storm, it could dump as much as 2 feet of rain causing severe flooding in coastal communities like here in panama city beach. florida's governor declared a statewide emergency. >> everybody needs to be very, very cautious. don't take thing for granted and take care of your family. >> reporter: debby is expected to make landfall sometime wednesday and may not exit the state into the atlantic till the end of the week.
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bigad shaban, florida. >> residents and tourists are also being warned to avoid flooded streets. several bridges in the tampa bay area have already been closed because of flooding. fire crews continue to battle wildfires from colorado to utah. seven fires are now burning in colorado. dry and windy conditions in the region are only helping them spread and grow. as many as 13,000 homes are being threatened by the waldo canyon fire which began sunday just outside of colorado springs. so far no buildings have been damaged by the 3600-acre fire. that is just massive. our time right now is 4:38. you might want to grab a light jacket as you head out the door. today is going to be much cooler, refreshingly cool than we've been used to the past few days. howard is up at 4:40 to w your forecast. more come forward asking for financial help. >> a new study suggests a ceam
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cal used -- chemical used in several products can lead to skin problems for your unborn child. >> we're back in to minutes with your weather first. keep it here.
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4:41. a glorious morning out there. we start 50s and 60s. it's just going to be a great day. a little bit of a breeze. temperatures will be climbing up toward the mid-70s for lunch time. this afternoon's highs only about 81, 82. but we've got a lot more heat than that in the seven-day forecast. i'll tell you the goods and the bads coming up in about five minutes. here's monika samtani. light volume is the good. the bad is that canal road at
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arizona avenue and reservoir road, between the to there's a tree down and wires as well. you want to use mcarthur boulevard as your alternate route through the area. an incident in falls church as well at 4:47. the time right now is 4:42. i am watching your money on wall street. the bad news out of europe keeps piling up. stocks fell after spain and cypress asked for bailout help from their eu partners in order to shore up their own banks. spin vestors have -- some investors have little faith that this week's meeting in brussels will solve anything. checking the numbers here, the dow stands this morning at 12,502 after dropping 138 points. that was about 1%. the nasdaq fell by 2%. got clobbered, down 56 points. the s&p 500 was down by 21 points. investors worry europe's problems will threaten profits
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at u.s. companies. earnings season begins in less than two weeks and economists predict american companies will suffer their first profit decline in three years. meantime, though, microsoft is throwing around a lot of money. it's paying $1.2 billion to buy the internet start-up yammer. the company built a social network similar to facebook for the business cord and has more than five -- world and has more than five million corporate users. the older you are, the better chance you have of finding a job. of the 4.3 million jobs created in the past three years, nearly three million of them have gone to people over 55. the firms say older workers are in demand because of their experience and that eliminates the need for training. so there you go. >> something to look forward to. >> some good news out there. >> a little bit. parents usually keep an eye out for their children's allergies but they're not always successful. >> we'll take a look at some of the reasons why and also have your weather first when we
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return in just two minutes.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. 4:46 on this tuesday morning. you're going to step outside and love what you're seeing. definitely not the scene in florida for people in the path of debby. >> this is the day of the week for us, the best day of the week, maybe the best day of the month coming up. we're going to have unfortunately down in florida more heavy rains dinning there. they have flood warnings because of all the heavy rain that persists. you're going to see the rains continuing along i-10 from jacksonville to tallahassee moving into southeastern georgia as well. the rains are persistent because debby is not really moving much. she is going to drift slowly off toward the northeast here over the next couple of days crossing florida. you'll notice the winds are down to 45 miles an hour. so this is not a big classic storm by any stretch.
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a merging backup probably in the atlantic as we head into friday morning. it could strengthen a little bit and then continue to move northeast. it should come up this way. i don't think it's going to be a problem here in the mid- atlantic but as we get toward the weekend or next week even, it's possible she comes up a little farther north, that riptides may become an issue. if you're going over to ocean city or any of those areas, virginia beach, the outer banks, you'll have to pay attention to exactly where debby goaz because ever the rip -- goes because of the riptide concerns. today a beautiful day. 75 at noon. by 4:00 81. going to be about the high, 81, 82. very, very comfortable humidity levels. big front came through yesterday with big storms to our south. we had some isolated showers and storms here. this morning you'll notice the clear skies and then beautiful temperatures. down in the 50s in many areas. hagerstown is 57. baltimore 58. still mid-60s at the pax river naval air station and locally, though, lots of 50s.
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fairfax county, vienna is 55. 59 for rockville out in loudoun county. we've got 50s as well and 55 in manassas and prince william. 57 in baden so a beautiful start with clear skies this morning on our michael & son weather camera. dew points in the low 40s so the humidity only 45%. the weather headlines? well, got a gorgeous day today. it will be cool again tonight, 50s and 60s. so one more good night to open the windows. warmer tomorrow, mid if for the upper 80s. with the drier air it will feel good still. should be in the mid-90s as early as thursday. the big key, that's in the middle of the country. these are the forecast highs. nebraska 108. locally 110 in parts of western kansas. oklahoma city, dallas 105. 106. this heat is going to expand off toward the east. this ridge right here, this is going to be building in toward us as we head toward the end of
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the week. in the short term, there's another look at debby in florida and the gulf. northeast as this storm which pushed the front toward us and we're going to sit with northwesterly winds the next couple of days before all that heat i just showed you blasts in for the end of the week and the weekend. today good, 82. a little breezy. tonight 50s and 60s. another nice night. ath breezy wednesday, 87. hot thursday, 96. by friday i still think we're headed toward 101 or 10, 102, somewhere in that range with an isolated afternoon storm. the upper 90s to near 100- degree heat, i think it will be with us right through early next week. ouch. monika samtani stepping in now at 4:49. hopefully she's got better news with time saver traffic. at least i can tell you what's not good and then you can work your way around it. so that's good news. the beltway absolutely fine. that construction on the west side of town should be cleared up within the next few minutes. that's usually there in the tysons area and on 66 as well. but you want to be aware that
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in falls church, there's been a closure on hillwood avenue. basically it's closed between cherry street and cleve drive because after police barricade. you can can use route 7 or 50 as your alternate route west of seven corners. let's take a live look in falls church. no problems to report. this time we'll head into the downtown area where canal road is shut down at clark street because of a tree down on top of wires. you want to use mcarthur boulevard as your alternate route. a quick look at 270 on the southbound side. no problems at shady grove road. i'll be back once again with more information at 4:55. >> thank you, monika. in health news this morning, researchers have found prenatal exposure to a chemical found in vinyl flooring, artificial leather and other materials may increase the risk for childhood eczema. the chemical is slowly released into the air over time. the study shows mothers who are exposed to higher
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concentrations of the chemical had children who were more than 50% likely to develop easy ma by age -- es ma by age two. the number of people who died after contracting the h1n1 virus in 2009 could be three times higher than recently reported. the death toll could be as high as 150 to 575,000 compared to the previously reported total of more than 18,000. more than half of the deaths were in southeast asia an africa. most of those who died were people younger than 65 years old. parents do their best to keep an eye out for the foods their kids are allergic to. >> but despite the best efforts, a new study in the journal of peed tattics find -- pediatrics finds that 70% of proschoolers still have at least one reaction per year. randall pinkston takes a look at why. >> reporter: barry was just a baby when her mom gave hereo
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gurt for the first time. >> she broke out head to toe. >> reporter: she was allergic to the milk in the yogurt as well as soy, nuts and eggs. a new study finds more than 70% of preschoolers who have food allergies still experience reactions to the foods they're supposed to avoid. >> there have been times where she'll break out in one small hive and we say oh, there may have been something in what she ate. >> reporter: researchers say misreading ingredient labels and cross contamination are two of the biggest problems. the study's authors also note half of the reactions happen when someone other than the parents was watching the child. >> we need to talk to the parents to make sure everyone that takes care of the child understands the nuances to successfully avoid the food. >> reporter: the study found that parents and caregivers
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gave medicine only 30% of time. >> it's better to inject it. you're not going to hurt anyone if they didn't have to have it but you could save their life. >> reporter: barry's mom makes sure she always has the epi pen ready. >> there is nothing that would stop me from saving the life of my life. >> reporter: she will always have to be careful about the food she eats. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. >> symptoms include swelling in the throat, fainting and nausea. doctors say when in doubt about a food reaction, shoe give the epi pen. it is 4:53 on this tuesday morning. that makes it time for the question of the morning. >> during the bad economy, sales of these increased. is it a, cookbooks, b, perfume, c, socks? >> that's a tough one.
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i'm thinking cookies because we need that food. log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page. leave your response. we'll reveal the during the 6:00 hour.
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welcome back. 4:56. your weather first. we're looking at a beautiful tuesday. we have 50s and 60s out there now. a little bit of a breeze out of the northwest but still a gorgeous temperature. temperatures in the low 80s. driving home at 6:00 still sunny and 80 degrees. monika samtani, top that. i can't top that, not that. on canal road where there was a tree down on top of wires at clark street, you want to watch out for that if you're coming inbound on canal road, you might want to veer off on mcarthur boulevard. more on that coming up if my next report at 5:01.
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>> thank you, monika. this year's 134eu9 seasonnian folk -- smithsonian folklife festival will feature more than just crafts, food and music. it will also offer up a series of evening concerts on the mall. it starts wednesday and ends on july 8. the evening concerts start at 6:00 p.m. the folklife festival is centered on the mall between 7th and 14th streets. the smithsonian national museum of the american indian native foods cafe won a ram my award. it's been named casual restaurant of the year. i got to tell you, it's one of my favorite places to eat. i love it there. >> i've been there and i love the museum inside and out. >> got to check it out. check it out, people. you won't be disappointed. spiderman make it is to the top of the especial pair state building glndz -- of the empire state building. >> we have those stories and
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more in this look at entertainment. >> reporter: new york's empire state building was lit up in red and blue lights to celebrate the premier of the amazing spiderman. actor andrew garfield told us what he liked best about playing spidy. >> the swinging i guess, being able to simulate that. ever since i was 3 years old, i wanted to do that. >> reporter: there are several other events planned in manhattan before the movie opens on july 3. the trevor project honored susan sarandon in new york. the organization provides crisis intervention for gay, lesbian and transgender teens. >> we're finding out more and more about attitudes and now there's so much internet and everything, it's so relentless when a kid gets on the wrong side of ignorance like that. >> reporter: she was presented with a trevor hero award for her outspoken support for the gay and lesbian community. >> a well known tv actress is
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joining the drama "the good wife." >> these people don't know how you think. >> reporter: when the new season kicks off in september, he will have a recurring road as a self-made millionaire. tierney starred on er and rescue me. eric christian olson is now a married man. he tied the knot over the weekend. "people" magazine reports several of his co-stars attended the wedding. that's your eye on entertainment. teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. good morning. thank you for -- who was that person? i don't know. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. i'm jessica doyle feeling very old this morning because i don't know who the celebrities are any more. mike hydeck has the day off or actually he's on assignment. he's off for us. >> he's out there. >> monika will have your

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