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pick up delegates and the chance for slog the momentum. >> hillary clinton adopted new york as home state when she served as senator for two terms. she's counting on a win here. >> this is a joy during the last two weeks to be here all over the state. >> terry norran was a clinton supporter until she got into the voting booth. >> i like hillary a lot. but i think i want more change than what she could provide. >> reporter: bernie sanders hit the city streets this morning and greet new yorkers. >> -- greeted new yorkers. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: sanders is referring to a state deadline of last october to register, for either primary to vote for the primary. if you're looking at a live -- and you're looking at a live picture now. where presidential hopeful john ch
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we are just one week away from primary day in maryland. >> winner is going to replace democrat barbara mikulski, who is retiring am we asked candidates who are at the top the polls to come to the wusa 9 studios to discuss the issues that are important to you. tonight will be democrat donna edwards, joining bruce at 7:00. and you can seend the question -- send questions in. you can also keep up-to- date on your phone. download the wusa 9 app. get updates from today's primary. plus voter guides for area races. new tonight, a federal appeals court has moved on a policy which prevented a transgendered student from using a boy's bathroom at the virginia high school. the court says the policy is discriminatory and controversial. after
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they adopted a policy requiring students to use bathrooms of the gender of their birth. the ruling establishes legal precedent in every state in the fourth circuit, including north carolina. that state, you might recall, recently passed a law, banning transgenders from using the bathroom of choice. two people, a man and woman, following a plane crash in stevensville, maryland. the rented plane went down before 1:00 this afternoon. right now, the ntsb, faa on the scene investigating the cause that was crash. an emotional plea today from the husband of a missing fairfax county firefighter. nicole was reported missing when she didn't show up for work. an avid runner and trainer. her car was found with no note or sign of where she could be. her husband, who is a virginia state trooper, pleaded for his wife's safe return.
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>> before i begin. i would like to thank the chief and all members of the fire department [ crying ] searching for my wife. >> rescuers that include members of the fairfax county fire department and task force search and rescue team are all involved in the search for nicole mitten dover. mittendor of. right now, a huge line of people are wrapped around to honor prince george's county firefighter, john olmschneider. tonight has the honors. died friday night, after a homeowner mistook him for a pair of attackers. friends said he had a hard head. his brother-in-law spoke to us within the last hour. >> it's often been said, when he laid down at night, that if he couldn't think of
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one person he had helped during the course of the day, that he was unable to sleep. >> i believe that is the motivation that he had to become a firefighter. . >> now, the funeral for the man known as skillet, will be held tomorrow. 19-year-old firefighter kevin swain was also wounded that night. he is expected to recover. the homeowner is not been charged. 21-year-old aaron ray watkins left home yesterday to take a bus to the campus of montgomery college. he has not been seen since. wat kibes -- watkins uses a blue wheelchair with the words channel 19 and channel 21. if you've seen him, please contact police. 10. embarrassment among rank and file. internal affairs now looking at allegations that a
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weapon at another officer's weapon. >> and they said it was on orders from another sergeant and part of a training exercise. >> reporter: the mayor said she is confident the chief will figure out what happened chief says she is still not sure. but gun safety experts say this is a huge mistake that could have easily turned deadly. >> co-owner corey brown say they dry-fire empty weapons all the time. but what they never do is point them at anyone. >> our best practice is always treat the gun as if it's loaded. nerve point it at something you don't wish to destroy. >> reporter: but they said, that is just what an officer did, during role call saturday, at the first district station. under orders from a sergeant, the veteran officer walked into a room, with 10 to 20 armed officers, who were all unaware of what was going on. the officer allegedly
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his unloaded weapon at the head of another cop and pulled the trigger until you could hear it click. >> not everybody was privy to the exercise. and you're dealing with folks siting in an audience with loaded weapons that are trained to engage on instinct. when they see something happen in a split second. it was a very unsafe scenario. >> reporter: the new chair of the d.c. police union, declined to comment saying the union might have to represent both the sergeant and the officer, if there are any disciplinary proceedings. but a spokesman for d.c. police says at this point, both officers remain on regular duty. while internal affairs investigates. in southwest d.c., bruce leshan, wusa 9. >> gun safety experts say people often think their weapons are unloaded only to find there is a round still in the chamber. they say the officers could have easily opened fire, not knowing it
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a demise of diamond tour. also, coming up. support of the confederate flag flag. they rally to try to save statue. wusa 9 at 6:00 back right after this. going to be a little cooler tomorrow. but you know what? still nice. start in the 80s. drop to 70. that's pretty comfortable. 70 in gaithersburg. maybe 72 in frederick. when we come back, we're tracking showers friday. we'll tell you what that means
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a federal judge had to approve an agreement. it's aimed at improving ferguson's police department and force. the shooting of michael brown in 2014, led to a federal review that found profiling in ferguson's criminal justice system. in charlottesville, virginia today, protestors rally to save a park and statue that honor federal general robert e. lee. the group says the proposal to remove it in the wake of taxpayer's time and money. the vice mayor wants the city statue removed, saying it's a symbolism of racism. >> there are a lot of things you can say about ari lee and racist wouldn't be one of them. if you study the history of him, that would be something
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but this is proof of that. >> demonstrators start pepigz. there are 7,000 on that right now. >> a new study suggests dinosaurs were done. while large dinosaurs like t- rex were on the decline. the population of smaller dinosaurs were on the rise. however, they're not sure what caused that long-term decline. they released that report. right now, you can't use them. but new lanes could make life a lot easier for commuters in northern virginia. and the d.c. council approves a bill, limiting the use of more marijuana. we'll explain how this affe
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i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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communities in northern virginia are getting faster than commutes that run through alexandria and arlington. >> traveling from alexandria to arlington. the project has been nearly 16 years
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>> reporter: arlington county officials tell me that the new bus lanes are really meant to do two things. decrease the amount of time that people spend commuting during the morning and evening rush. and increasing the number ever people that use public transportation. >> reporter: the new bus-only lanes, open sunday. and monday was the first official rush hour with the new lane restrictions. during the morning rush. one northbound lane and one southbound lane of clark street are restricted for buses only. the lanes are marked with a diamond. these updates are part of a crystal city public transit way, that connect crystal city. it allows buzz travel -- bus travelers to travel with greater ease, bypassing congestion. >> i'm shocked. because i work in that building right there. i'm really glad that it's right here. >> reporter: she still managed to get to her office on time. a few days in, she's already impressed with the changes.
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every day. >> because i don't drive. i park and kept the bus. >> for terry jones, her commute wasn't exactly this. maim because she wasn't aware of the lane changes. >> it's more convenient. it's a little further than i normally get off. because it's used to separate in front of the building. >> reporter: we actually saw a police station, along crystal drive, actually pulling drivers over and ticketing them. we're told for the next 30 days, police will be handing out warning tickets. reporting in arlington, larry miller, wusa 9. >> since alexandria's portion of the transit way opens, city officials have seen a 25% ownership in ridership. something officials in arlington also expect to see. the deform c. city -- d.c. city council has voted to ban smoking in clubs. possession of pot fo
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use remains legal, though, in the district. >> reporter: emotional moments out at fort bel worth this afternoon. an army soldier received a helmet which saved his life in afghanistan. staff sergeant lewis and fellow soldiers were searching for hidden explosives in 2012. suddenly, the group came under attack. the enemy fired the bullet. and the helmet absorbed the shock of the bullet. >> he walked away. >> and there's so many that didn't. but he was blesdz to be the one that did -- blessed to be the one that did. >> lucky soldier. >> tomorrow staff sergeant lewis and his family will visit aberdeen proving grounds in maryland, where the army develops and produces helmets like the one that saved him.
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warehouse in ashburg. the $1 million investment will create 10 more jobs and make the company the largest. it provides parks around the world. and uber hopes to attract more hearing-impaired drivers. partnering with a nonprofit group, it claims large populations of the hearing impaired. once drivers sign up. they'll be able to use a video guide. one of televisions most beloved mothers. doris roberts. she played the sharp-tongued mother of star ray romano. her character often sent jabs into the television daughter- this-law, patricia heaton. >> when i go, if there is a show, it will say, she doesn't give in, she doesn't give up, and she ne
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answer. >> the tv family shared their grief on the news of her passing. ray romano said in a statement, that she had an energy and spirit of amazement, i will miss her dearly. patricia heaton said roberts was funny and tough and loved life. the producers of the hit home and design remodeling show, love it or list it. dana murphy and sullivan were listed on the tv show last year. they're suing over what they say were poor renovations. and they are were left with damaged floors, holes in the walls and windows that were painted shut. the contractor involved is also named in that suit. >> here's the thing. people are too lazy to move. they don't want to list it. >> in this case, they listed it. >> anyway. let's talk about this.
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cold front came in. temperatures still made it in at 80. let's talk about the 3- degree guarantee. i think we'll be all right today. even though the cold front came through. winds turn westerly and northeasterly. we'll tal -- tally up the numbers tonight. and you can download the app. it's free. and you can track us that way. since it's clear right now. it's a good time to do that before showers roll back in on friday. live look outside. 76 now. humidity still low. winds have shifted a little north/northeast at 16. they'll become more northeasterly tonight. clearing and a bit cooler tonight. bus stop temperatures, 44 to 60. a little cool early on. beautiful day. nice tomorrow. nice thursday. cooler, but actually seasonable. and then some showers. some showers are possible. not a lot of activity. good news is, like we said yesterday, they might be
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10:00 tonight. clear. 57 in gaithersburg. but notice the 60s. low 60s in la plata, andrews, and even 64, fredericksburg. and by morning. it's chilly. 44 in cumberland. and about 47 in silver spring and bowie. and 46 in fairfax. so a cool start. but beautiful day. by 9:00, we're back in the 50s. and by lunchtime, you can take this outside. light wind. full sun. 66 downtown. gaithersburg, 65 in hagerstown. and by tomorrow evening. about 24 hours from now, we will be around 70. either side of 70. 70 in leesburg and sterling. 70 downtown. 70 in silver spring, rockville and even 68 in la plata. and 69 in fredericksburg. then we get into tomorrow night late. temperatures still in the 50s. not that cold tomorrow night either. tonight, clearing. a little cooler. 44 and 52. winds will turn north/northeasterly. only about 10, though. day planner. baear as a bell.
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we're back at 66 for full sun at 1:00 p.m. clouds come in on thursday. showers come in thursday night. that's the good news. most of the showers happen thursday night and early friday. a little more confident showers will end before the game starts. 75 on friday. next seven days. nats in town over the weekend. gorgeous. low 70s. near 80 monday. a few more showers next. >> these guys -- >> they look good, right? they look really good. and they're keeping their cool, too, which is nice. but the flyer asks the fans -- and the fans, kind of living up to the perception of philly. showing anything but brotherly love last night. and fans, ooh,it got ugly. a look at it last night in
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "searing tragedy struck in a place parents felt their children were safe" 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 edsdwar 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.
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washington capitals hopeful, has been the star of the first round series, with the flyer, close to a 98% save percentage. stopping 91 of 93 shots in three games so far. so imagine the collective breath that was held, when a teammate collided with a net minder today at practice. we do not have video of the collision. but reports say hopi and another player got tangled up. hopi left the ice, favoring his left leg and did not return to practice. however, the coach said hopi got mixed up but expect them to play tomorrow. you can all exhale. monday's physical game, however, did take its toll on the roster. dens
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tomorrow, after being injured in this hit by ryan white. the team has experienced playing and missed 40 games in the season. caps lost just six games during that time. >> you know, he's been out. i've been out this evening for extended periods of time. and the guys stepped up. and -- accept us for great hockey players. and we're all confident. and they were --ue know, i think -- you know, i think success this year. just people upset that. >> so, it was a physical feisty game full of brawls and hard hits. they got even more out of control as they continued to rack up the score. but what has everybody talking today is the actions of the phillies fans. they showed anything but brotherly love when they started throwing things into the ice. third period, you can see alex ovechkin and simmons. >> also,
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they asked the fans to stop. >> okay, ladies and gentlemen. [ inaudible ] >> custody. >> they, of course, continue to do that and got a delay of games. but i love it. >> this is philly. i don't know if any of us are like that. >> great evening. great evening. we're looking at temperatures tonight in the 50s. 40s in the burbs. 70 tomorrow. cooler. >> wusa 9 at 6:00, cbs evening news with coming up. >> we'll be
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>> pelley: big primary, new yorkers go to the polls and these two vote for themselves. >> it feels great. >> it's a proud moment. it's a great moment. >> pelley: also tonight, security lapses by the secret service. >> i mean, it's really unacceptable that somebody wearing crocs who already had a foot problem could make his way all the way in past security into the white house. >> pelley: a race against time to find earthquake survivors. and government and corporate power prove no match for a woman out to save her neighborhood. >> it was an act of survival because, like, this was our home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from washington.


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