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could shift both democratic and republican contests. big endorsements and a big push by the never-trump movement to deliver a loss to the gop frontrunner. garrett haake has been monitoring it for us. >> reporter: politically speaking, wisconsin is sort of on an island right now. no other state has voted in the primary last week. and no other state will vote in another primary for another two weeks, until new york votes on the 19th. and on the republican side, there are no more debates happening either. whoever wins tonight, doesn't get all of its votes or delegates, they also get momentum. >> reporter: donald trump barnstorms through the suburbs, looking for last-minute votes. despite trailing in six of the last seven surveys of the state, trump predicted a big surprise when the polls close tonight. >> i think it's going to be a great day in wisconsin. and i think we're going to do
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well. based on the enthusiasm. how do you think we'll do in wisconsin? >> across the state, reports of high turnout. potentially good news of the frontrunner and reflective of wisconsin's bigger than normal role this year. but ted cruz has pulled ahead in wisconsin. backed by the state's popular republican governor, scott walker, and millions of dollars, spent by anti-trump groups, cruz has largely kept quiet today. last night, he targeted trump, only briefly in his final wisconsin round. >> you know, it's easy to talk about making america great again. you could even print that on a baseball cap. [ laughter ] but the real question is, do you understand the principles and values that made america great in the first place? >> reporter: the third man in the three-way gop race, ohio
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governor john kasich, kasich. >> i'm not getting out. why would i get out? particularly when trump is worried i could get his vote. which i always knew i could do. we're not going anywhere. we're going to be fine. >> reporter: on the democratic side, vermont senator bernie sanders wins narrowly. so unless he wins big there, a win doesn't necessarily help him get in the lead. reporting live, garrett haake. >> there are 42 delegates in the wisconsin gop contest. 18 are awarded to the state wide win. district are battling for 86 delegates there. wisconsin primary and election alerts throughout the race, you can download our free wusa 9 app. placing bernie sanders' name on the ballot.
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mayor muriel bowser will sign the measure. the party did not submit the paperwork to the d.c. leaks board until the day after the deadline. the primary is june 14th. back to donald strump. he said he would force mexico to pay for a border wall, by threatening to cut off a billion dollars, sent by immigrants coming here to live in the u.s. trump would withdraw the threat, only if mexico pays a one-time payment of $5 to $10 billion. some call the proposed law hurtful and dangerous. >> i'm a u.s. citizen. i work hard and send money every month or two months to my family. so why is he going to stop me from that? again, that is offensive. >> reporter: the economic impact that everyone is up in arms about is to the impact of mexico. when the trump campaign and administration's concern would be the economy of the united states. >> president obama called trump's proposal a half-baked
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impact on the economy in mexico would force more to flee to the u.s. in search of jobs. a factory in mexico will create about 2800 jobs. ford would not identify what vehicles the plant would build. but they plan to shift focus and hybrid where they can be built at a lower cost. tax inversion. when a u.s. company buys a smaller company and changes its address to another company. president obama said such a tax loophole hurts the economy because that money has to be made up somewhere else. and he called on congress to close up the loophole. >> so i'm very pleased that the treasury department has taken new action to prevent more corporations from taking advantage of one of the most insidious tax loopholes out there in the country, just to get out of paying their taxes. >> president obama also spoke on
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for the first time today. he called money laundering and tax evasion by world leaders, a global problem. >> a lot of it is legal. but that's exactly the problem. it's not that they're breaking the laws. it's that the laws are so poorly designed that they allow people if they've got enough lawyers and accountants to wiggle out of responsibilities that ordinary citizens are having to abide by. >> iceland's prime minister became the first casualty of the panama paper's investigation. he was pressured to resign, after being identified as one of the heads of state, who allegedly stashed money in hidden, offshore accounts. in other fallouts, ukraine's president could soon face impeachment hearings. concerns over stray bullets continue to mount in prince williams county. >> at least 10 homes have been hit by gunfire. stephanie gayle hart reports live -- stephanie gailhard reports. >> bruce, this is
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at this point, police do not believe the shootings are connected and say they're random. >> that's really disturb. if it's random, they could be shooting at my house. and my wife and i could be in bed and next thing you know, you hear gunshots. >> hoo lives just a few door -- he live the joust a few doors -- just a few doors down from where gunshots were fired. just a mile away, six homes were also hit with bullets on banjo court february 18th. both are close to fanny fitzgerald elementary school. >> we heard gunshots and it sounded really close. we started running. >> reporter: saturday, another home was hit with multiple gunshots. a parked car was also pierced by two bullets. this street also borders an elementary school. >> this is not good more my kids. because i have nine years my daughter. and 4 years old, my son,
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and sometimes we are outside at nighttime. it's really, really scary for us. >> reporter: during the last six weeks, there have been 10 incidents of bulleteds hitting homes. our camera captured this bullet. that went right through a bedroom. some neighbors say their community has gone downhill in recent years. >> what i see might be neighbors. >> these shootings are crazy. it's not normal. >> police have recognitioned patrols in those affected neighborhoods. and police continue to investigate. reporting live tonight, stephanie gailhard, wusa 9. >> and if you know anything about these shootings, prince williams county needs to hear from you. coming z$up, the sweeping re
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just signed into law. a former d.c. high school star takes a victory lap, after hitting the game-winning shot in last night's thrilling ncaa game. and breaking ranks and calling for hearings on president obama's supreme court nominee. i know it's only tuesday. but if you have plans tonight. look at this. 32 downtown. 25 in gaithersburg. 24 in olney. and also silver spring. 25 in manassas. and 24 in leesburg and sterling. when we come back, we'll talk about how much milder it will be tomorrow. and we'll look at thursday in
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now a respected erongress and key ally of president obama, protecting planned parenthood and social security... chris van hollen is the only candidate who fought the wall street banks and the nra...and won. that's why he's endorsed by the post as the "talented successor" to senator mikulski who will "deliver results." i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message.
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republican senator susan collins met with supreme court nominee, merric garland today. she is the second republican to meet with garl abdomen. she believes -- garland. she believes there should be hearings on his nomination. turning now to the race for maryland's senate seat. today, chris van holland accused donna edwards. in this, she accuses holland of cutting social security. >> congresswoman edwards and her campaign launched a tv ad, and a radio ad, designed to mislead maryland voters about
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my record. and congresswoman edwards is doing this because she doesn't have her own record to run on, on these important issues. >> reporter: a new poll from the washington post and university of maryland shows edwards with 44% of the vote. that primary is april 26th. trending tonight on twitter. mississippi's governor signs a law that allows businesses to refuse services to gay couples for religious reasons. governor phil bryan said the bill is intended to protect the rights of people who believe marriage is between one man and one woman. some say it legalizes discrimination. a similar bill 8├žirwas recentl passed in virginia -- georgia. but the governor there vetoed the measure. pay pal is pulling the plug on plans to bring hundreds of jobs to north carolina. they say it's because the state passed laws for precks
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lesbian and transgender community. -- protects lesbians lesbians and transgender community. there is something suspicious about a townhouse fire whose body was found in a basement. >> up next, anothe wall street. the nra. they're powerful. they usually get their way. but not with democrat donna edwards. she won't take cash from wall street banks. and when washington insiders wrote a loophole to let the nra spend dark money to kill gun safety laws, donna edwards said 'no' she's fighting to ban assault weapons and putting the safety of our communities first. because to democrat donna edwards, the special interests aren't special. we are.
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prosecutors in baltimore want to force a second police officer, charged in the freddie gray case to testify against the fellow officer. they have filed a motion that seeks to compel officer garrett miller to testify at the trial of officer edward nero. both officers have pleaded not guilty to reckless assault endangerment and misconduct. last month, maryland's highest court ruled another officer, william porter can be compelled to testify at nero's trial. freddie gray died last april while in police custody. thousands gathered. officers from more than 20 police agencies attended today's funeral for trooper chad curmyer. durmyer. they said he left a lasting impression on anyone who met him. he is ew
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survived by his wife interest two children. a judge turned herself in to police, for an attack against her boss. judge joan davenport is facing assault charges tonight. be davenport is administrative law judge. davenport is accused of lunging at her officer. davenport tried to put her hands around the victim's neck. you'll face that accusation next month. montgomery county police say that dramatic townhouse fire may be a case of arson. >> yeah. and they're treating the death of a man found in a basement as a homicide. >> two residents of this gutted townhouse made it out, live. 63-year-old steven scalabron did not. >> smoke and flames. they
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scalabron's lifeless body in the basement. >> we're treating it as a homicide. >> a shocking turn of events in this community. neighbors recall a constant flow of visitors to the home. >> i am not surprised in that there vehicle -- there have been problems in the house before. >> it's crazy. sometimes you see people. >> scalabron was baptized less than a year ago by the mormon church. >> in order to be baptized, he had to 14 from coffee, tea or drugs. so i can't imagine that he was involved in that. if he ever was, i don't know. >> reporter: friends remember scalabron, as a skilled craftsman who made jewelry. he is viewr biefed -- survived by a son and water. >> investigators interviewed the two
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considered a person of interest. in gaithersburg, andrea mccarren. wusa 9. >> the fire in that townhouse was so intense, 100 firefighters responded to the scene. the bureau of tobacco and firearms has offered its expertise to determine origin and cause. the pilot to tried to break out, was sentenced to nine months in prison. you're looking at them trying to restrain david poughkeepsie. last year, he became agitated and started making threatening statements shortly after the plane took off. he will also undergo psychiatric treatment. network exploited a design flaw warned about years ago. according to the source, mixing the problem involved picking a manual update. the hacking forced med star
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shut down several communications systems last week. all health facilities remained open. the i.r.s. building in washington, on constitution avenue will remain closed the rest of the week, we're told. the transformer fire broke out yesterday in the basement of the offices. no injuries were reported. but the building was evacuated. the building is still without full power. and irs employees are being told to work from home. that fire will not affect the processing of tax returns, which are done elsewhere. turning to weather right now. a little cold snap today, huh? >> i mean, impressively cold for april. >> full sun, you're under 50. >> it's so deceiving, too. looks so sunny. >> inside looking out. you're like, it's april. not so much. let's start with the 3-degree guarantee. i was going to lower it last night. we went 49, which again, is pretty darn cold for april. how did we do? we'll tally everything up tonight at 11:00. you can also download our app and tr
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you can also watch all the broadcasts and breaking news on your phone, too. live look outside. michael and son weather cam. it's 46 now. that's good. dew point still in the teens. so the air mass is extremely dry. this is almost like a midwinter air mass. winds out of the north at 12. gusting to 18. but they will settle down and become light and variable tonight. hard freeze tonight. in fact, we're looking at temperatures mainly in the 20s, across most of the metro area. all right. terms of dates for the hard freeze. downtown, april 23rd. frederick, not until may 2nd. fredericksburg, not until the end of the month the and the general rule of thumb here is to wait until mother's day to plant anything. just isn't worth it. all right. rain and showers for the nats game. that's looking more and more likely. there's a chance we could have a little respite in between. but 60 to start. 56 at 6:00. 51 with more showers at 8:00. you can watch it right here on channel 9. if it is play
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so day planner looks like this. 30s to start. 42 at 9:00. up to 52. clouds coming in. by 1:00 p.m. next 7 days. more showers on friday. and temps go down again. 54. only 45 on saturday. we told you about that snow shower yesterday. i left it in. i'm more emphatic about it today. sunday. back in the mid-60s monday and tuesday, with showers late in the day. >> okay. >> whoo. >> some shot last night. >> that was great game. >> and a local kid. >> i know. we're extremely happy for him. we didn't really know what to expect. those blowouts in the final four. but we were still talking about last night's championship game. and it didn't disappoint at all. we will hear
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you are looking live at the national champions of villanova wildcats have returned to campus in philadelphia. the crowd, the fans just packed in there. waiting to welcome back the national champs. they're going to party like it's 1985 today. that's the last time the wildcats won the national title. and of course, an incredible game. both north carolina tarheels, 77-74. it's being hailed as one of the best championship games of all time. top-seeded north carolina. underdog. we thought the talk of the town would be marcus page's 3- pointer to tie the game. it's
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chris jenkins, 3-pointer at the buzzer. he played ball here at gonzaga. and this victory will always be remembered as one of the best games. beating north carolina meant beating his brother, nate brit. it was a bittersweet moment for the championship hero. >> it was a good game, a tough game. and unfortunately, one of us had to lose. i'm happy it was you. you know. but you know, i love my brother. and there's no one in the world i want to beat more than him. it was good to get that win. yeah. because he's the ultimate competitor. he wants to win at everything. i know that's burning him up aside. when i shot it, i kind of like thought it was short at first. then i realized that man, that might go in. so i gave it a little paul pierce look. and when it went in, i was like, man. and before i knew it, i was on the ground. >> it was the
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pointer. i've been watching the video all day long. we posted some on our facebook page if you haven't seen them. there's another one people are talking about today. check out charles barkley's reaction to the game-winning shot. here's on the set waiting. you see him on the left-hand side. jumping up and down. there you go. >> charles barkley said his daughter graduatedded from villanova. -- graduated from vil nov -- villanova. and. >> and tired of talking about north carolina. >> they were really going at it, too. >> still an incredible night, though. >> absolutely. that's wusa 9news at 6:00. cbs evening news is next. we'll be back with your only local news at 7:00. hope to see you then.
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>> pelley: look for a win in wisconsin. >> it's a beautiful day. we can have a big surprise tonight, folks. >> we're going to be fine. this race has national implications. >> help me keep the republicans out of the white house. >> pelley: also tonight, cbs news exposes a danger behind bars, a broken health care system. >> he didn't desire a death sentence at grant county jail. >> honors for an american hero. >> she's absolutely the only reason i made it home to my family. >> pelley: and the mother of all three pointers. >> she was captioning sponsored by cbs like, your baby just hit the shot.


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