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>> reporter: authorities are exploring workplace violence. one person left the holiday party at the facility after an argument, authorities say. it's unclear who the person was, what that argument was about, and if that person ever returned to that holiday party.
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still a lot of unanswered questions at this point tonight. live in the satellite center, wusa 9. >> more details to unravel. many of the injured were taken to a hospital in loma linda, california. the university medical center is a teaching hospital. a reporter on the scene was able to shoot this video earlier today, as ambulances carrying the injured rushed in. tonight, the waiting rooms there are filled with family and friends of the victims, as they wait for word. tonight, dc police chief kathy lanier talked about the option citizens have when faced with a situation like the one in san bernardino. >> you've got really three options if this happens. one running out, if you can. two, hide, barricade yourself behind a blocked door, if you can. but if there's no other alternative, you can't get out,
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you can't hide, your other option is to fight. it's an individual choice you have to make. >> lanier said most active shooter scenarios are over within 10 minutes. first responders typically arrive within 5 to 7 minutes. president obama offering his condolences to the victims of today's shootings. in an interview with cbs news, he said government leaders need to work together to keep mass shootings from becoming some kind of new normal. >> we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world, and there's some steps we could take not to eliminate every one of these mass shootings, but to improve the odds that they don't happen as frequently. common sense gun safety laws, stronger background checks. >> the full interview will air tomorrow on "cbs this morning." the san bernardino shooting is the 355th mass shooting in
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the united states this year. >> that is according to a group that tracks shootings, in which at least four people are killed or wounded by gunfire. that group says multiple mass shootings have taken place literally every month this year, including two today, hours before the blood shed in san bernardino. one person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting in savannah, georgia. and two of the mass shootings that commanded our nation's attention occurred within the past week. it is leading some to search for words that form more than just thoughts and prayers in the wake of another spasm of violence. we posted this image on our facebook page tonight and the response was overflowing. >> our facebook family responding to the post. christine said, i agree. enough hatefulness! not enough love in this country. sarah wrote, it's not going away. and lisa put it this way. this about sums up the mood today. enough is enough. no more violence, please. >> reaction on twitter was
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explosive. taylor tweeted a few simple words with a strong feeling. she said we don't need prayers anymore. we need action. >> zach tweeted today was not a very good day. we've had a lot of those lately. too many. the time for serious reform is long overdue. you can weigh in and let us know how you feel any time. join the conversation on facebook and on twitter and stay with us both on the air and on your phone to get the latest on this developing story. if you haven't downloaded our app, you'll want to do that now. get breaking news, live coverage and important updates whenever you need them. even before today's california shooting took place, hillary clinton spoke about gun violence at a presidential flmpaign rally in orlando, orida. >> 90 americans a day a day, 33,000 americans a year. >> she called for comprehensive
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background checks for people buying guns and tighter restrictions on gun shows. clinton's competitor, bernie sanders, feels the shootings are becoming an almost daily occurrence in this country. republican presidential candidate ben carson called the mass shooting a hate crime. fellow republican candidate ted cruz praised the first responders who willingly go into harm's way to save others. well, the gop presidential frontrunner was in our area tonight and called for a moment of silence to honor the victims. >> donald trump addressing the tragedy at a rally at the prince william fairground in manassas. garrett hake was there for the rally. what did trump have to say about the country's latest mass shooting, garrett? >> reporter: adam, trump touched on the shooting only very briefly tonight before moving on to a host of other topics. he ripped his republican rivals, mocked those of us in the media, and also promised die-hard supporters he will not change for the benefit of a republican establishment he now
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says is afraid of him. ♪ [ cheers & applause ] >> reporter: the republican party's unlikely and seemingly unstoppable frontrunner brought his outsider message to dc's doorstep. >> we're going to start winning and big. we're going to win. we'll win. we're going to win. a lot. >> reporter: trump paused briefly at the start of his remarks for a moment of silence to acknowledge the victims and first responders at today's mass shootings in california. >> this is when we appreciate our great police and our law enforcement. remember that. [ cheers & applause ] >> remember that. [ cheers & applause ] >> reporter: trump made note of a new national poll today, solidifying his position atop the gop field, with a 10-point advantage over his closest competitors. trump said his rivals must go through him to win. >> i love it when they attack. so far everyone that's attacked me has gone bingo! right? they have gone down. they have gone down big league. >> reporter: trump also defended his rette pianodly debunked claim of muslim americans celebrating on 9/11. >> how many people would have
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taken that abuse without saying, i'm sorry? i'm right. >> reporter: i asked trump supporters about this claim. every one of them believe trump's account over that of media and fact checkers they deeply distrust. >> the sort of professional fact checker folks say he's throwing whoppers. >> he can say all the whoppers he wants, but he'll take it all the weigh to the white house. god bless donald trump. >> reporter: not everyone agreed with that assessment. >> dump donald trump! >> reporter: a coalition of activist groups welcomed trump outside the event. [ protesters ] >> reporter: now, unlike trump's event in richmond a few weeks ago, there were no flare- ups, no confrontations between demonstrators and trump supporters. some even managed to get inside the event tonight, however briefly. trump will be speaking in dc tomorrow morning. reporting live in manassas, garrett hake, wusa 9. >> garrett, thank you. another big story tonight, jurors begin hearing testimony
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was driven around for 45 minutes in the back of a police van without a seat belt, which violated department policy. gray died a week later. prosecutors saying in their opening arguments that porter is partly responsible for gray's death because he criminally neglected his duty. >> he said he was sick and he needed medical attention, and he didn't get it when he should have gotten it. >> reporter: defense attorneys dispute when gray was injured and when he asked for help, and that assistance was not provided because he wasn't wincing. four of the jurors are white, eight are black, many of them middle-aged. >> the defense was very clear in not wanting younger african american men on this jury. >> members of the gray family are attending the trial and porter is expected to take the stand in his own defense. the trials for the other five police officers are set to start next month. new tonight, dc police chief kathy lanier led a demonstration of police tactics
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at the department's training center in southwest dc. the training center is used by police agencies from across the washington region. >> there's an awful lot of law enforcement agencies in this city. we work together in this facility here, built and designed, took me six years to get this facility built so we could train with our partners from park police and capital police and any other agency around the region. >> tonight, members of the public got to see how police respond to common patrol scenarios. antiwar protesters gathering in london tonight, as the british parliament voted to begin launching airstrikes on isis targets in syria. the british military already is conducting strikes in iraq. now, its royal air force fighter jets could be flying over syria within hours, joining forces with the u.s., france and other allies. the washington post says its journalist who is being detained in iran is in, quote, immediate danger. the paper says jason rosion is
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suffering from poor health and mistreatment. tomorrow will mark 500 days since his arrest on espionage charges, charges the post and the u.s. state department call absurd. nevertheless, iranian state tv reported last month he had been sentenced to than a unspecified prison term following his conviction on those charges. now an update on a story we brought you last night. the watkins hornets peewee football team from southeast dc collected donations outside tonight's wizards basketball game at the verizon center. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> they got to hustle. they need $30,000 to travel to orlando this weekend to play at a championship game, and at last check they had raised about $3000. >> we want to be out here as long as we can, you know. it's crunch time. like i said, we're down to the fourth quarter, 2-minute warning. we got to do what we have to do. >> and the team canceled their practice tonight to go out and try to collect those donations.
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tonight, the director of the national zoo met with neighbors in woodley park to discuss a cutback in the hours the zoo is open. now, the shorter hours could affect folks who like to take an early walk or jog through the exhibits. but the zoo says it's shortening hours for reasons of both safety and security. >> the mornings have a lot of vehicles moving around, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., around the zoo. we're trying to make it safe for people so workers can be safe and get their jobs done and then when people come into the zoo it's ready for them. >> starting january 1, zoo grounds will open at 8:00 a.m. instead of 6:00 a.m. they will close one hour earlier at night, 5:00 instead of 6:00 in the winter, and 7:00 instead of 8:00 in the summer. it is beginning to look a lot like christmas up on capitol hill. >> that's right. the capitol christmas tree has been lit. earlier this evening, house speaker paul ryan flipped the switch with help from anna devoid, a fifth grader from alaska, where the tree came
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from. >> 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! [ cheers ] >> and it's a beauty. the capitol christmas tree is a 74-foot spruce, decorated with thousands of lights and hand- crafted ornaments. >> it came a long way. the national christmas tree will be lit tomorrow on the white house elipse. there will be plenty of music, some provided by crosby, stills & nash, hoping the tree lighting ceremony will offer a break from the chaos of the world. the lighting ceremony is set to begin at 5:00. plenty of street closings going on in that area. you know how it is. find all the details over on our wusa 9 app. . and, boy, you hope the weather's going to cooperate tomorrow. what do you think? >> we've been to a lot of those. actually, in the scale of things, it's not going to be
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bad. it will be windy, but temps in the 40s. >> listen, we just need sun. it won't be sunny when they light the tree. >> right, but sun is coming back tomorrow. we're going to get sun, finish strong and finish on the brisk side, though. first things first. 3-degree guarantee. didn't make it yesterday, did i? >> no, you did not. >> i got a feeling you're going to nail this one. shut up. >> bulls eye! >> bulls eye! >> actually, the high temperature occurred about 7:00 p.m. tonight. high tomorrow will more than likely be the midnight temperature. i'll stick with 51, probably end up being 52 or 53. a live look outside through our michael & son weather cam, still 54. dewpoint's back in the 40s. drier air is moving in. winds out of the north- northwest at 9. headlines, windchills in the 30s tomorrow morning. keep that in mind. temps won't be that crazy low. windchills will make it feel a little bit colder. bus stop temperatures, in the 40s. again, blustery. keep that in mind if you're hanging out for any length of time with the kids. a fine finish on friday. about the same temps as
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tomorrow, but with less wind. pretty nice. then milder and warmer over the weekend. make plans! you could do all kinds of things. it's going to be warm enough to take a walk on the canal, put the lights up, even golf if you want to do that. going to be probably 60 by sunday. 6:00 in the morning, 40 in manassas, 45 downtown, 39 in gaithersburg, 40 in fairfax. then by 9:00, we're back in the low to mid-40s. by 1:00, you can walk to lunch. upper 40s, near 50. remember the strong northwest wind. 40s across the board in the day planner. 46 at 11:00. 49 by 1:00 p.m. friday, a little nicer just because we'll have less wind. same temp as thursday, 51. then 56 on saturday. check this out. i went ahead and did it. i went from 59 to 60 on sunday because i'm a mad man. low 50s on monday. nice for the game. then a cold rain develops tuesday and wednesday. but nice stretch of weather to, well, wash your car if you want to. >> okay. >> we like that. the man himself, kobe bryant, back in town. after having a lack luster
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season so far, he showed up against the wizards. >> tonight, vintage kobe. we got a good showing. the fansi mean, they were lined up early. it was really unbelievable, all the purple and gold there. the mamba dominates tonight in his farewell tour making a stop in dc. coming up, a look at vintage kobe bryant news reporters: it's a fish, but it's been changed. genetically altered by scientists. critics call the process creepy, and label it frankenfish. narrator: genetically engineered salmon was just approved by the fda - no labels required. disturbing, right? get this. if your state wants to label gmos, congress is trying a year-end sneak attack to block your right to label. call congress. demand clear labels, not high tech gimmicks. don't let them overturn state gmo labeling.
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. fans arrived super early tonight to the verizon center to get a glimpse of number 24. kobe bryant calling it quits after 20 years in the league, making his final stop in the nation's capital. the verizon center was taken over by purple and gold. plenty of dc love for kobe bryant. signs, jerseys, cameras everywhere. we got a glimpse of vintage kobe in the remaining seconds of the game. a clutch three gave the lakers a 101-99 league. moments later, he does it again with a clutch jumper. both in the final minute, pretty much sealing the deal. sadly for the wizards, this
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felt like a road game. kobe took control, 12 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter. wizards on the other hand, one too many mistakes. crowd gave kobe a standing ovation, as he walked away victorious. >> felt really good to play the game in front of the fans and to have that amount of appreciation and love, you know. it's just -- it really is a beautiful feeling, to have that. for myself, i hope i can, you know, stay injury-free. i would hate to go into a building for the last time and not be able to perform, not be able to play. for me, it's really about being healthy and going out there and trying to do the best i can. it may not be the rivalry it once was, but still fun to talk about dallas week, especially since the burgundy and gold are playing meaningful games in december for the first ime in a few seasons. frank hanrahan has more on the redskins outlook. >> reporter: well, here in the wusa 9 sports department, doing
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a lot of research for this big game against the dallas cowboys on monday night. you can scratch the research, because we know how big this game is for the redskins. first place at 5-6 in the nfc east, really holding their own destiny when it comes to making the playoffs. and for the dallas cowboys, you know, this guy, tony romo? he's not playing. so with this wet weather outside, i thought this would actually be a really good way to dry off our feet when we come in from the outside. >> going to the dallas game, that's another big opponent. no matter what our records are, it's always a knock-out, drag- out type game. it's always up for grabs. we have to bring our a game. we can't sleep on the dallas cowboys. >> it's good to have december games be megfaninul. this is going to be an exciting time. and big news in college park today, as the terps announced their new head football coach. they will officially introduce dj dirken tomorrow morning. dirken spent last season as defensive coordinator under jim harbaugh at michigan, fourth
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ranked defense in college football. he's also coached at florida, stanford and notre dame. not the splashy name that everybody was hoping for for maryland, but dirken is only 37 years old, a young guy. and from what we hear from everybody, he's very much a player's coach. something good that this team-- >> as long as he's bringing the energy and he can get the recruits. get everybody on the same page. >> the recruits and he's got stamp of approval from both harbaugh brothers, former head coach, and john harbaugh. coach, and john harbaugh. >> we'll it's the holidays. and of course, everyone wants to get online at once. to watch things. buy things. but slow internet makes it hard. that's why it's time to get fios. it has the fastest internet and wifi available. with speeds from 50 to 500 megs. and right now, you'll get 50 meg fios internet, tv and phone for 79.99 a month online for your first year. and with a 2 year agreement, we'll give you all the premium movie channels for a year. plus, 400 dollars back. so go online or call now. get out of the past. get fios.
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. want to get you updated on tonight's breaking news. the fbi is looking at several possibilities for what drove shooters to kill 14 people at a social services center in san bernardino, california. more than a dozen people were hurt. police say two suspects, one male, one female, have been killed in a shootout with police. >> just a short time ago, law
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enforcement officials identified a man named sayid farouk as one of the suspects. as for what sparked all of this, fbi officials say one possibility is workplace violence. another is terrorism, but they did not elaborate. before we get out of here tonight, we want to take you out with the forecast. nice stretch of weather heading our way. brisk tomorrow, in the 40s. 51 friday. 55 on saturday, 60 on sunday. thank you for joining us tonight. >> colbert is next.
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