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ove this message. i've been blind since birth. i go through periods where it's hard to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. learn about non-24 by calling 844-844-2424. or visit my24info.com. we begin with breaking news from sterling virginia. police looking for 23-year-old emily king. she's connected with the shooting this morning and loudoun county sheriffs offered said she shot a man during a fight
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o'clock this morning on east dartmouth drive. investigators found the gun they believed was used. medics brushed the victims to the hospital with nonthreatening -- non-life-threatening injuries. i am mike hydeck and early voting starts today and you have a week to take advantage of it. candidates have been out all morning long meeting with voters and mikea turner caught up with one of the candidates and people casting ballots.>> reporter: metro station is one location where you will find the candidate spending time today meeting early voters and campaigning for other candidates. reading donna edwards on her way into work. her campaign team handed out articles on her backgrounds. she's one of several candidates meeting voters today and something people say they
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we want to see this more. >> reporter: she represents the fourth congressional district and she's running for the maryland u.s. senate seat the same seat, then holland is vying for. he joins voters at the sports and learning complex and landover. >> it's an election about how we grow opportunities for people struggling to keep their places in the middle class. >> reporter: marylanders have a week to cast an early vote for the primaries. the polls are open between 10 am and eight >> reporter: marylanders have a week to cast an early vote for the primaries. the polls are open between 10 am and 8 pm. primary day is april 26. election officials using paper ballots instead of touchscreen machines because every candidate's name can't appear on one screen. what is one thing you want to see changed? >> for the children i would like to see them have more resources. >> reporter: one of the changes that voters would like to see. mikea turner wusa9. we just learned president barack obama
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will deliver the keynote at howard university and they will give him the honorary degree doctor of law which is the highest honor. the democratic candidates hillary clinton bernie sanders debate tonight at the navy yard and polls show clinton leading sanders by 10 points but sanders won't concede the state where he was born. 70% of the votes in the last primary came from new york city and that's where both candidates are concentrating efforts. donald trump field with party leaders is not subsiding. after accusing the republican party of rigging colorado's delegate selection processes predicting the same thing in pennsylvania. this morning
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to be leading the gop race nationwide but the leader shrinking. ever since barbara mikulski announced she is retiring the field to replacer is growing in out 24 people fighting for her seat. we asked the candidates to answer your questions right here at wusa9 studios. chris then holland is the first that he serves maryland's eighth congressional district and he will be on wusa9 news at 7 o'clock tonight and you can send questions using the wusa9 app -- wusa9 facebook page or the twitter account. and make sure you download our app and the maryland voter guide that includes the voting locations and profiles of candidates. national park service about to miss out on a big opportunity to fund repairs to the memorial bridge. over the last six years $15 million spent on temporary repairs but still more work to be done to finish the job. nikki burdine reports. >> reporter: the memorial bridge needs work but it might not happen and it's all because of a missed the deadline.
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>> that would be good for me. it's bad for traffic. >> reporter: that's one way to look at it. this commuter walks across the bridge every day and knows about the infrastructure problem. >> right now it's really bad in the bridge is in such bad shape that there are portions with patches over it and they are dangerous. >> reporter: the concrete is pump -- crumbling in the park service that it can only function in this condition for five more years before it needs a complete overhaul. it will cost $280 million but that money might not come through. our news partners at the washington post say the deadline to apply for funding is tonight and because the park service hasn't made contact with leaders to get cosponsors for the application it might fall throug
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difficult with multiple jurisdictions. >> reporter: this man tweeted traffic nightmare. nationwide the national park service has $12 billion in deferred maintenance projects from repairs put off from a year or more because of lack of funds. >> everybody has to be creative and pulled together on this. everybody needs to be a team. >> reporter: it's not clear why the national park service waited sngo lo to get sponsors. at the memorial bridge nikki burdine wusa9.'s >> that bridge was built in 1932. washington wizards are getting ready for a be bold and looking for a new coach. randy wittman is out and given the news minutes after the game last night where washington beat atlanta and finish the season with a 500 record of 41- 41. the gm will make comments anytime and you can watch them by downloading the wusa9 app. weather getting better day by day which would be great
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tonight's home game between the nationals and braves and melissa nord joins us with more on the forecast. >> sunshine will continue throughout the next several days for the weekend. it will be a little bit cruel to chili every night and we have clear skies and cumming's. noel gusty winds like we saw earlier this week. nothing but sunshine and blue skies. present was sunshine and light winds. 59 in the last hour in washington and sunshine and east, northeast wind that 5 mph. the lightest of breezes making it feel comfortable. 55 frederick. winchester 55. winchester 58. 57 baltimore and washington international airport. not much going on on first alert doppler.
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light north end easterly breeze the next few days keeping us comfortable outside. high today in the 60s and i will tell you when rewarm into the 70s coming up in a few minutes. seismologists say there is no danger of a tsunami after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that shook southern japan. footage on japan's national tv network showed it shaking violently and falling debris everywhere. the extent of the damage isn't known yet but at this point no injuries reported. paralyzed from the neck down for years, coming up on the news at noon see how one man is getting use of his hands again because of modern technology.
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out clbut sierra club chooses jamie raskin for congress because only raskin wrote laws to reduce our carbon footprint and is leading the fight against fracking in maryland. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
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welcome back. new video appears to show 15 of the more than 270 schoolgirls boko haram militants kidnapped two years ago. the proof of life video was leaked to cnn and from this past christmas. it shows girls wearing headscarves and reciting their names. over the past two years dozens of girls have managed to escape and our home with their families but 219 still missing. many say the nigerian government needs to do more to rescue them. five months after the terror attacks in paris we learned the concert hall were 89 people were killed will be open before the end of this year. right now the bataclan has a concert planned for november 16 and pete doherty is scheduled to perform that night and it may open sooner. at this point the owners won't say the exact date it will reopen. they were trying to make it from turkey to greece but more than 50 migrants and refugees
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brought to an island instead of picked up by the greek coast guard. they are expected to be deported under an eu agreement with turkey. according to the government there are more than 4000 migrants and refugees on the island that is serving as a detention camp. pope francis will visit in two days. melissa nord up next with the forecast and delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from.
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leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, and i approved this message.
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for a cup of coffee just because you're a woman. so why does congress think it's ok that women get paid 20% less than a man for doing the same job? i'll fight for pay equity, to protect planned parenthood, choice for women, and expand paid and family leave. now some politicians will belittle this as a women's agenda. more proof that we just need more women in congress. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message.
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a coded message says it's a call from the internal revenue service but in reality it's a scam used to steal millions of dollars from americans. and we have surely here to tell us about it and how you can protect yourself. >> i got five calls within two weeks from supposedly the irs saying they were going to sue me for back taxes. i do not. what happens is they call you up and try to scare you. they leave a phone number and ask you to call it. don't do it. it's a scam. they're trying to get your money and convince you know you will have often illegal things happen to you. some people get concerned and you may look at the caller id and see irs on it. don't believe it. >> what can you do? is there any recourse? >> will respond to that kind of call. contact the irs through other
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the website so call or send an email to report the number so they know the scam that is going on. they need reinforcement from consumers. >> good advice and we thank you so much. for more information go to wusa9.com and go to the action link if you want to volunteer or file a complaint. it's available on wusa9.com and click on the call for action link. medical breakthrough, a paralyzed man able to move his hand with just his brain waves. ian burkhart has a chip in his head connected to the sleeve on his arm and it moves his hand and arm and muscles when he thinks about the task. >> when they first hooked everything up for the first time and i could move my hand it was a big shock. it's something i haven't moved in 3 1/2 years at that point. now it's more something where i expect it to move.
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>> researchers say the technology used to help them could one day assist others with paralysis and the findings are published. a new tool may help police figure out if you are distracted driving before a crash. police in new york state could be equipped with phone scanners which analyze text. opponents say it's a violation of civil liberties and supporters say the technology would not access personal data. it's not a band of rogues quarrels but a cadre of criminals behind the theft of california grown walnuts and pistachios. growers lost nearly $5 million just last year and the thieves hacked into a trucking company computer, stole an identity, and pose as legitimate truckers. a truckload full pistachios could be worth as much as half $1 million.
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they fetch top dollar on the black market. a huge bust, the colombian navy and u.s. drug task force seized more than 6 tons of cocaine. the smugglers loaded up the drugs on a semi submersible vessel but caught near the colombian ecuadorian border. it was believe it was destined for the united states with a street value of more than $75 million. a chimpanzee that escaped from a zoo in japan sleeping it off after a wild afternoon on power lines. he was on the run for an hour and they tried to use food and toys to coax him back but it didn't work. he had to be shot with a tranquilizer dart. he gets tired and then falls off the wire
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below. he is expected to be fine. it looked like he hit the wire on the way down. a male octopus escaped from the national aquarium of new zealand through a pipe and has returned to the ocean. he slept through a small gap in his enclosure and slid across the floor and squeezed through a pipe 5 inches wide. it was given to the aquarium two years ago after being rescued from a crayfish pod. after 20 seasons with the linkers and more than 33,000 career points and five nba championships kobe bryant went out in style last night and dropped 60 points in his last game. >> reporter: the night belonged to kobe bryant who ended one of the most successful careers in nba history. he scored a season-high 60 points and a win in his final game. >> it's been 20 years here. you can't write stuff better than this. >> reporter: bla
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kudos from famous friends. >> it's beautiful and i can't believe it's coming to an end mac. you will always be in my heart. >> reporter: the sold-out crowd was 19,000 fans inside and hundreds outside. >> he is one-of-a-kind and he changed the game. >> reporter: capped off his legendary career with a storybook ending and love or hate him a true baller to the end. jack nicholson was there and tom brady, a list of other stars gave him hugs and congratulations and fans for 2/2000 dollars on average for tickets. the most expensive one was $25,000 each. first alert weather time. it's brisk but gorgeous. >> belen's are not
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and that's why it's comfortable outside. next few days don't look windy as a whole. in general a nice stretch coming. enjoy it. the grass may be thirsty for rain but unfortunately i don't think we are going to get any but after the start of the month we had a lot of people happy. i want to show you the difference what we see with the dry stretch of whether with highs and lows. low temperatures this morning, look how chilly we were. lots of spots in the 20s and low 30s this morning. it got down to 32 in gaithersburg and culpepper 29. 30 martinsburg. now we have warmed up this afternoon and clear skies with relatively calm winds and humidity low. that's a set of four the next few days. nicely cool to chilly and afternoon sunny and pleasant. already by lunchtime in the upper 50s and east, rt
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pushing close to 50 degrees to the south. 50 now fredericksburg. 59 manassas. 55 martinsburg. we have sunshine and pleasant outside. we continue the rest of the afternoon in this pattern. kyle at night and 63 this afternoon. we will fall into the mid-40s tomorrow morning and tomorrow afternoon we do it again. that is the pattern we are in and that continues into the weekend. sunny and in the 60s today and tomorrow and the weekend more in the 70s continuing into monday. no sign of rain in the next several days. pretty dry and the lawns and flowers might want water but at least we have sunshine so good news for soccer games and golf games that didnap
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with snow showers on saturday. present across the region and if you're heading out to nationals park, you want a jacket because even though we're in the 60s with first pitch at 4:05, total 8 o'clock temperatures fall into the 50s. winds light but in general will turn cooled by the end of things. tomorrow warm up and that's a trend all the way into the weekend. more sunshine in store but keeps warming. mid-60s saturday and perfect day sunday. around 70 degrees on sunday and both afternoons fair weather clouds passing by. rain chances low not only sunday but in too much of next week. they will weak sun coming through wednesday and want to more than bring extra clouds
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in annapolis, she battled republicans joseline peña-melnyk for congress... yes! and the nra to pass the toughest gun safety legislation in the country. i'll take on the tough fights to expand social security and keep the doors open to planned parenthood. my mom is so tough she's willing to fight anyone who's going to pay him more than us for doing the same job. i'm joseline peña-melnyk, and i approve this message.
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "every time i think about those kids... it gets me mad" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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kids: he came here from rocky married 27 years. raised 6 kids. including 5 boys. he had grandpa move in with us. glenn: we loved having him as part of the family. it's what you do. kids: in congress, dad will protect president obama's legacy. he'll fight for jobs and protect
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glenn ivey will never quit on you; and we should know, we're his kids. glenn: i'm glenn ivey and i approve this message. i'll take on the republicans for all of us. coming up tonight on wusa9 news at 5:00 the family of an elderly man who died after wandering off from a picnic in maryland wants answers from the assisted living facility that was supposed to care for him. they walked off the job yesterday and now the dmv starting to feel the impact of the verizon strike. does size matter when it comes to wedding rings? will explore that and we have chris van holland on wusa9 news so you can send questions and
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and if you're going to the nationals bring in extra coat tonight. >> it will be nice this afternoon with temperatures in the 60s. she's melissa nord and i'm mike hydeck and see you back here at 5:00. but jamie raskin is the only abdemocrat for congress who led the fight for tougher gun laws. only raskin took on the nra to ban military-style assault weapons. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
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>> summer: i just wish i could wake up and it would be tomorrow morning and this would all be over. >> luca: go with the truth. you'll be fine. >> summer: okay, and my mom and billy? how do i live with myself knowing that this could do something to them? >> luca: how will you live with the lie? you know in your heart honesty is the right thing to do. it's who you are. >> phyllis: who are you, luca? certainly not an expert on doing the right thing. >> luca: and who here really is an expert on what's right and wrong? >> phyllis: i'd like a moment alone with my daughter. >> luca: i'll get us refills. >> summer: thank you. >> phyllis: you're choosing the wrong side of this battle, starting with your new bff. >> summer: luca is the only one who understands. he is not forcing me to choose sides, and he is not trying to

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