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over the last hour. the activity is prince william, loudoun county, into upper montgomery county. the rainfall rate in the red, 1 inch per hour with lightning popping up around leesburg. these showers are becoming more intense and the atmosphere is becoming more unstable and will continue to do so until about 1:00, 2:00 in the afternoon. we have heavy rain through leesburg, warrenton. pick a road or artery to make you leave town and you will have a slow commute home, no doubt. hey market towards aldi, 50. upperville, further north towards leesburg. in montgomery rain, frederick, rainfall rates an inch per hour and moderate rain, 301 and route 5. we'll tell you what that means and have the weekend forecast. >> thank you, top. the third republican presidential debate gets underway in a few hour and for
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the first time, donald trump will not take the stage as a gop front-runner. craig boswell is live in boulder, colorado, a preview for us tonight. good evening to you, craig. >> reporter: good evening, jan. if the past few days are any indication, expect quite the verbal volly in center stage. donald trump and ben carson are standing side by side and as you mention, trump is not the front-runner. carson, in recent polling, has taken the lead. they're both under pressure to be more specific on economic issues and that's the topic of tonight's debate. donald trump has led the field of candidates seeking the republican presidential nomination for weeks, but the polls are changing. >> i don't like being second -- second is terrible -- to me. >> reporter: a recent poll shows ben carson lead the republican race nationwide. >> my strategy would be to be me and i don't get into -- [ indistinct ] >> reporter: an associate professor at the university of
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denver expects fireworks when the candidates meet on stage at the university of colorado. >> donald trump is going to have to attack him a little bit and carson will have to fight pack >> reporter: the c it's news poll shows seven out of ten republican primary voters have yet to make up their mind. in this swing state, undecides will want to hear specific proposals about the economy. >> the pocketbook vote is historically and will continue to be the most important issue. >> reporter: jeb bush is under the most pressure to deliver a strong debate performance. >> i got a lot of really cool things i could do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demon eye me and me feeling compel to demonize them. >> reporter: bush, rubio, and fiorina will home one of top candidates slips. also flanking donald trump is marco rubio, standing in the spot where jeb bush stood in the previous debate. that puts measure pressure on jeb bush to get into the conversation and places rubio in the center of the action.
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jan, he has been very outspoken of donald trump's policies. >> a lot of folks watching rubio. how will the candidates' positions on the economy, jobs, and taxes play into the debate tonight? >> reporter: that's the topic. it's not just wide-ranging topic of questions. if you have an attack, you're going to have to be, spell out your plan as well and that will be a task for ben carson. he hasn't spelled out many economic policies to the letter as of this point. also, jan, keep in mind this is a two-hour debate with scope closing statements and commercials. not only do they have to be specific but quick. >> craig boswell for us from boulder, colorado. thanks. and there's plenty of action on democratic side of the presidential race tonight. bernie sanders campaign in northern virginia, where he's holding a town hall meeting with college students. his campaign will be broadcasting that event online. garrett headache is in george
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mason university with a preview. >> reporter: the sanders campaign hopes to fill the arena with 1500 young support and share it online with thousands more. these are people he will need if he wants to beat clinton. students waited for hours in the rain for a chance to ask the vermont senator a question. sanders trails clinton by double digits. that leaves a paradox for the supporters. they will back him if he thinks he can win but he won't win unless young people support him. >> i support bernie sanders as a potential candidate. i'm not sure about his electable because it's lack of experience other than domestic issues. he doesn't have a lot of experience with foreign policy so i'm interest to seed if anybody will ask him about that. >> reporter: sanders campaign said he will increase the amount of contrast he show with clinton. tonight we'll see how much he's willing to take the gloves off. at george mason university, garrett haake, wusa 9. >> the house passed a
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bipartisan two-year budget and debt limit bill that will prevent a government shutdown in december. paul ryan has been elected to be the next speaker of the house. the vote by the full house is expected tomorrow morning. >> but tomorrow, we are turning the page. we are not going to have a house that looks like it's look the last two years. we're going to move forward. we're going to unify. our party has lost its vision and we're going to replace with it a vision. >> ryan thanked outgoing speaker john boehner for his years of service and leadership but also said house republicanning feel the country is "heading in the wrong direction." the defense department has recovered a military blimp that broke free from aberdeen proving ground in maryland.
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>> the unmanned blimp snapped its cable and moved north. two fighter jets tracked its movement. the blimp came to rest 125-mile from aberdeen near muncie, pennsylvania. no one was hurt, but the cable took out power lines, knock out electricity to thousands of customers. a south carolina sheriff's deputy seen on video slamming a student to the floor and dragging her out of a classroom has been fired. the richland county sheriff said while deputy ben fields has the right to take the student out, he went too far. >> he did not follow proper training or procedure when he threw the student across the room. >> the justice department is now investigating deputy fields' actions but the sheriff said it's important not to lose sight that the incident would not have happened if not for the disruptive actions of the student. >> the virginia department of transportation said they lynn spect the intersection where two men died after crashing into a residence in fairfax
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county. police said they were speeding in the stolen car when driver lost control on beacon hill road off route 1 and crashed into the house around 8:00 last night. the driver is 28-year-old antonio body. the house has seen before and the corner has seen its share of accidents. >> it's not out of the ordinary. i think last year there was a couple accidents on this turn and i believe last year one of the accidents was, uh, a firetruck. >> signs are posted and flashing lights warn drivers of the curve, although one light was not work after selecting a foreman this afternoon, jury chose to begin deliberations tomorrow morning in the charles severance case. severance is accused of killing three alexandria residents inside their hopes. dunning in 2003, i can bi, and ledat opo. he could face a maximum
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sentence of house in prison. dennis hastert pleaded guilty to evading banking laws for trying to conceal cash payment to an individual to hide misconduct. a charge of lying to the fbi will be dropped under the plea deal. he could serve up to six month in prison. sentencing is set for february 29. coming up, an interview with kaiya henderson about the good and bad from test scores. prince harry stops in d.c. on a whirl wind trip to the u.s. we'll tell you why he's here up next, thousands of police officers lined the streets for blocks outside the funeral for a slain new york
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mourners filled the church for the wake of randolph holder. he was responding to the reports of shots fired and a stolen bicycle. the suspect is in custody. randolph holder will be buried in his native guyana. classes are canceled for a third day in rural kentucky as the manhunt continues for an accused police shooter. floyd ray cook faces attempted murder charges for wounding a tennessee police officer and accused of shooting at a kentucky trooper who tried to stop him. the cumberland county superintendent said the decision to close schools is a matter of student safety. a georgia father could face charges after his,-year-old son
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shot and killed himself with the father's gun. police said the toddler found the gun on a bed and somehow went off. it happen neither atlanta yesterday and at this point, investigators are not sure if the child play "the weapon or if it accidentally discharged. no sign of three men whose single-engine plane disappeared over the mississippi sound. debris from the plane has been found and federal investigators are on the ground, but as jers remain missing. the wife of one of the men said everyone still remaining hopeful they will be und alive. there's a lot more work to be done as school may get longer. longer. the investigation into
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the washington post endorses democrat jeremy mcpike for state senate. applauding mcpike's "ideas about getting traffic moving." the post warns republican hal parrish "holds rigid positions against medicaid expansion and common-sense gun safety." and parrish was the deciding v to restrict women's health clinics in manassas, forcing women to go elsewhere for cancer screenings and birth control. jerecpmy m is the better choice. i'm jeremy mcpike, candidate for state senate, and i sponsored this ad.
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new details into allegations the nurses at sibley hospital have taken drug from the emergency room. six nurses are under investigation. two had their license suspended by the d.c. health department. the department's investigators said coffman repeatedly took narcotic from an automated dispensing machine in the e.r. regulators accuse paula britt of taking medicines without a
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doctor's order and twice withdrawing meds after the patient left the e.r. i interviewed kaiya henderson. she is moving to extend the school day and the calendar year for city public school students. she points to higher test scores at the lower grades and need to step up efforts to get high school students ready for college and careers. she is coming up on her fifth year as chancellor of d.c. schools. in there's a 24 hours, he's gotten good and bad news from different standardized test scores. >> across the nation, scores fell, and d.c.p.s. was one of the bright spots in terms of seeing our scores continue to soar. >> reporter: that's the good news. fourth-graders' reading scores are up 8 points, a bigger increase than public charter schools. math scores for fourth graders are up 4 points. better teachers, resource, and early childhood education are reasons. >> we have had a consistent
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strategy thanks to stability and leadership and i think those are the things that are why we can claim progress. >> reporter: on separate standardized tests, only 27% of tenth-graders were proficient in english. only 12% were proficient in geometry. >> we have never tested geometry before and the first time we have taken the test so i'm really confident that we will be able to move numbers fairly quickly. >> reporter: without the teachers union okay, she's implemented longer day with results in several schools. >> in nine out of ten schools, we have seen tremendous improvements. >> reporter: chancellor henderson want a longer calendar year for d.c. students. a pilot program has been launched. what does she need?
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patience and continued funding, she says. henderson has gotten budget increases every year from the mayor and d.c. council. the city is spending $900 million annually to educate roughly 50,000 students and d.c. public schools. that doesn't include public charter schools. >> the sooner you get to students, the belt better result. >> reporter: early childhood education providing results. only 64% graduation rate for d.c. high schools. that's low. it's higher than it happen but that 64% not acceptable. >> she's not asking for more money. i didn't hear anything about money. >> i was shocked. she didn't say she needed more money. when was the last time you heard that? >> never. pope francis marked the 5th anniversary of a declaration, the turning in relations with other religion and called for collaboration in the face of
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religious extremism. prince harry is in washington, wrapping up a visit with president obama at the white house. earlier today, he took in a wheelchair basketball game with first lady michelle obama and vice president's wife dr. jill bind. harry is in the u.s. to promote the invictus games, an international competition for wound service members scheduled for next may in orlando. >> announcer: today is a yellow weather alert day. now, here's wusa 9's first alert weather. it's just nasty. nasty weather day. >> looks really gloomy. it was warm. you're both right. >> we'll be in the clear north of town around 1:00 or 2:00 a.m. still 70, wind out of the southeast at 16. we have had gust over 30
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leesburg and i-66, that's the heaviest activity we can find. north of warrenton, hey market. it's over the airport and pushing north and east towards bo wie. you've got nothing heavy. further north, up 270, especially into frederick county and almost an inch per hour. light activity and this is where it will have a line moving in. storm possible until 2:00 p.m. a few could be severe. some could be heavy. 56 to 66 at the bus stop, which
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is good, and mild. breezy and warmer tomorrow, then breezy and cooler friday but still nice. it's october. it's going to be about average in terms of temps. a break early tonight. this is about 10:00. and then you see big activity towards cumberland and martins burg. we'll stop it right there around midnight. big storms from d.c. southward into fredericksburg either side of i-95. that will kick out and move eastward and become heavy through prince georges county so until 2:00, we're not out of the woods yet but clear out by dawn and stays warm with upper 50s to low 60s for lows. 63 at 7:00. 67 by 11:00. just a few clouds by 1:00 and near 70. friday we're okay. just much cooler, kind of a shock after 74 tomorrow. 64 on halloween. temp in the 50s for the trick- or-treat and will be a nice night. okay, we have the ravens on sunday, showers possible, a couple of sprinkles, better chance of showers on monday,
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>> announcer: now, wusa 9 game on sports with kristin bessette, brought to you by xfinity. >> reporter: welcome back. we're live at the verizon center. it's rivalry night here. the caps hosting the pittsburgh penguins. the caps really having a great start to the season, riding a five-game win streak, currently sitting at 6-1, looking to keep that going tonight. the capitals' big, big matchup,
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these two teams always rivals, of course. folks love to see alexander ovechkin and sidney crosby, the face of respective franchise. coach trott explains why they have become big stars. >> the nhl was have been a down period when, you know, ov came in to the league and when crosby came in to the league and they sort of were the, uh, two faces of the league for a decade and they still are faces of the league. but there's new, fresh faces always. it's always -- you know, the next new thing. >> reporter: the washington wizards back in action tonight. they will start their regular season in orlando. not only is this the debut of one player, but we will see the revamped new wizards playing style in full force tonight. >> we are much better as a team right now. we are running, much quicker team. hopefully we will eliminate a lot of bad shots and we gonna take all we gonna take, good
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three-pointer. a lot of people will get opportunity in this system. now, from basketball to soccer. the leading goal-scorer in international soccer was in washington, d.c., this afternoon, a very special treat for those that were able to talk to abby wombach. she spoke in northwest d.c. this afternoon. wombach recently announced her retirement from soccer and plans to help grow the game. she also addressed president obama's comments at yesterday's white house event where he used the term "badass" to describe the women with's team. >> being an american, um, you know, americans tend to follow champions and i think having won fist us an outlet and gives us this game that is so rare and so hard to come by. >> reporter: a special thing here tonight at the verizon center -- a young boy, sam becker, in remission from cancer, will drop the puck
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tonight. he got to hang out with the team yesterday as part of make- a-wish. it's part of a month-long initiative for the nhl called hockey fights cancer. that was the purple heart i was wearing earlier -- everything's gone purple. everybody has their sign. "this is who i fight for. shane, tom, and carol." who to you fight for? photofacebook and let us know. a very special event. i'll send it back to you in the studio. >> good stuff. >> thank you. want to recame? >> we're concerned about another line of shower and storms between 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. and then okay shape tomorrow. between 70 and 74 and then nice. >> wusa 9 at 6:00. >> we'll be back at 7:00. see you then.
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>> pelley: a military blimp goes rogue across two states, knocking out power along the way. all the tonight, the deputy who roughed up a teenaged girl is fired. >> what he should not have done is thrown the student. >> pelley: an investigation into potentially deadly automobile seats. >> i looked and i realized that there was blood coming out of her face. i knew that something else was wrong. >> pelley: and finally tonight, we'll report from the indian ocean, mozambique island, with a story of slavery you've never heard before. what does a black man see that i can't see? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: we spent much of this day literally chasing the news after a military surveillance blimp designed to
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