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remembering a legend. >> this is truly a day of mourning. >> you have just about an hour to get home on metro as the system shuts down early. >> probably going to do uber to get home safe, early. >> wet weather is heading our
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hello, i'm debra alfarone. first we have severe weather headed our way. we're talking about rain and high winds. let's go straight to first alert meteorologist howard bernstein. >> looks like tomorrow is going to be a very active day. we could get storms south of dc. off to the west and southwest it is rocking and rolling. showers trying to get close to culpeper. they had a little bit earlier then it fizzled. harrisonburg have been hit time after time today. between charlottesville and lynchburg, look at all the flood warnings. warning extended till 12:15, east of harrisburg. this is trying to move up culpeper, and we'll see if it can make it up to dc. tomorrow, the afternoon, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. the critical time. maybe dinnertime here in the metro. this orange is the enhanced risk of severe weather from the
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we could get a little hail and even an isolated tornado out of that. our day planner for tomorrow, we start with clouds. maybe an early shower. sunshine and more sun we see, worse it can be. we're thinking mid 80s with a scattered strong to severe storm through the afternoon and early evening. better weather early next week. we'll talk more about tomorrow's severe weather threat in your 7-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you, howard. muhammad ali being remembered tonight as a boxer who redefines stardom and a symbol of silent grace in the face of parkinson's. tributes are pouring in from around the country and the globe. >> reporter: tributes to muhammad ali's extraordinary life came from all corners. >> a champion in the ring. a hero beyond the ring. >> reporter: paul mccartney remembered a beautiful gentle man with a great sense of human. michael j fox who also battles parkinson's called him a warrior
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his daughter mourned the loss of a humble mountain. >> here at madison square garden where ali had two epic fights with joe fraser the sign honoring him simply as the greatest. >> reporter: george forman told 48 hours what it was like to trade punches with ali. >> you'd good etin to the ring and you weren't fighting a boxer. you weren't fighting a slugger. you were having to contend with the presence of one of the greatest human beings i've ever met in my life. >> reporter: in a statement president obama called ali a man who fought for us. he stood with king and mandela, stood up when it was hard, spoke out when others didn't. >> he started as one of the most despised and hated men in the country. and our children need to know the real story. everybody was not on our side. >> reporter: basketball great kareem abdul-jabbar, who also faced criticism for his conversion to islam, counted ali as a mentor. i may
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never felt taller than when standing in his shadow. >> the city of louisville will say goodbye to their beloved champion on friday. a private ceremony set for thursday followed by a friday morning service. both of those events are for family only. a family spokesperson says next week ali's motorcade will travel throughout the streets of louisville. so people can pay their respects to the greatest of all time. and tonight we're learning that billy crystal and president bill clinton will deliver eulogies at an interfaith service friday afternoon that will be open to the public and it will also be streamed. flags are flying at half staff in kentucky tonight. a make shift memorial is growing out the muhammad ali center in his hometown. people have been flocking to the center and leaving cards and flowers since his death was announced. his accomplishment stretched all around the country. and ali left his
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>> reporter: the greatest fought at the old capitol center in landover twice. this is a flier from a 1976 fight where he beat jimmy young to retain his heavyweight title. later ali's battle with parkinson's became the fight of his life. he was the most famous person to battle the disease. >> muhammad did not want people to concentrate on his illness. he wanted them to see muhammad, not parkinson's. he never was one for self-pity. >> reporter: he fought on capitol hill for money for a cure. he returned in washington in 2005 to receive the presidential medal of freedom from president george bush. and in 2009 to receive the presidential citizens medal from president bill clinton. despite all of his accomplishments, there was a time when it was hard to imagine muhammad ali becoming the beloved figure he is today. for the champ, it was a long
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is not easy. muhammad ali paid the price for greatness. >> he was hated. he was maligned. he was berated. >> reporter: rock newman says what ali did in the ring attracted eyes, but what he did outside the ring attracted hearts and minds. >> you'll hear me talk very little about his boxing. no athlete ever in history has had the kind of reach, the kind of impact, the kind of influence that ali has. to stand up, to be somebody, to claim your greatness, to claim your dignity, to claim your man and womanhood. >> reporter: even here at urban boxing dc, it's not the jabs and quick feet, right hooks and championship belts that ali is remembered for. >> we all took a lot, whether you boxed or not. >> he was a tremendous fighter but he really became the greatest when he showed his social consciousness. >> reporter: ali may have at times seemed like a not
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serious character, merely in search of the spotlight, but newman says he was in search for so much more. >> he had a childlike wonder and a childlike heart, and a beautiful spirit. but he was a socially conscious revolutionary. a muslim saying that i am the greatest in a time when tolerance -- there was no tolerance. >> reporter: in the 1960s, that was daring. today, that's a legacy. >> you have to be proud of who you are. not only do you have to be proud but you have to understand how to love, how to devote and really how to be passionate. >> that's what warmed the people of the world's heart i think to him eventually. >> reporter: and in the end, the people were in his corner. in the district, wusa 9. >> at the smithsonian museum of american history boxing fans from across the country came to see
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boxing gloves. the gloves and robe were donated to the museum in 1976 as part of a bicentennial exhibit. ali used the gloves and robe while training for his 1974 rumble in the jungle fight against george former in ziair. >> he over took the media. he was a champ. boxing will never be the same. >> our mom was telling us this morning about how he changed his name and the two of us, we had no clue he had so much history behind him and it was really cool to see how big of a hero he really was. >> this fall visitors to the national museum of african american history and culture will be able to see a pair of leather practice gloves signed by ali in 1964 that ready
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cassius clay, best heavy waict in the world. we caught up -- best heavyweight in the world. we caught up with local fighters to see how he influenced them. >> muhammad ali was my generation's floyd mayweather. if you didn't know anything about boxing, you knew muhammad ali, float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. >> he motivated me to work hard in the gym. he motivated a lot of us young fighters. >> when he passed away, i was just in shock because i look up to him. he was a great boxer and i want to be just like him one day. >> muhammad ali was just 12 years old when he began training for his own boxing career. he won his first heavyweight championship 10 years later. local islamic leaders gathered at the nation's mosque in northwest washington today to remember ali as one of their own. speaking to
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reporters, they reflected on what ali's accomplishments in life meant to the muslim community. >> we would not have been able to achieve the impact that this organization and the building of the muslim community in north america without the help of the leaders like muhammad ali. he was a bridge between the african american muslims and the muslims coming from different countries as immigrants. >> as a mother, on a more personal note, i'm going to definitely refer to muhammad ali as a role model to my kids. he really truly was the example of a true american success sorry. his life emulated what it meant to be american and muslim. >> other islamic leaders said not only was muhammad ali an american hero, he was also a great humanitarian. social media has been on fire since word of ali's death. here's what some people are saying tonight. ice cube
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rest in peace, muhammad ali, the greatest. sean says rest in peace, muhammad ali. the world still has much to learn from the legacy you left behind. and gary says the world has lost one of the greatest men to walk the earth. your legend will live on. if you're looking for more muhammad ali memories and quotes, all those quotes, go to our wusa 9 app. the champ once shared how he'd like to be remembered. quote, i'd like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times, who was humorous and treated everyone right. as a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him. who helped as many people as he could. as a man who stood up for his beliefs no matter what. as a man who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love. and if all that's too much, then i guess i'll settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and champio
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and i wouldn't even mind if folks forget how pretty i was. great man. in other news tonight, metro is closing at midnight, and it's not just an inconvenience. it's putting a dent in people's wallets. one bartender says the price for him to get home after work could go up ten fold. matt is live at dupont circle. >> his friends call him lou lou. he works in the morgan neighborhood. dupont circle is his closest metro stop. >> what do you do here? >> i bartend, security, bar back. >> reporter: he makes minimum wage plus tips. his busy time is at midnight. he says it's a $3 ride on metro for him to get to his home in northeast. >> now i've got to catch a lyft or uber or taxi which is between $20 and $17 a night. >> does that count for the surcharges? >> that's without the surcharges. >> reporter: some nights the surcharge can cost riders
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this means lou lou could have to pay around $50 to get home. >> anybody who works late hours, they're the ones who are going to suffer a little bit more. >> you going to call it quits early? >> i take lyft or uber or ride my bike so i'm not worried about it. >> i have my bike parked outside. >> reporter: other riders aren't thrilled. >> i guess i go to bed before midnight now. or we have to uber. >> reporter: metro is closing early and delayed because workers are repairing pieces of infrastructure like cross ties, fasteners, and insulators between the east falls church and boston stops. >> this is stage one of metro's safety surge. workers tell us it's going well. stage 2 will begin around june 18th and will require multiple stops to be closed including the stop lou lou gets off to go home. >> thank you. lou lou said he's willing to make the
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right. still ahead tonight on wusa 9, a stormy sunday is on the way. howard has what you need to know when we come back.
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in paris the river remains
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above average, stilling in to the streets. several landmarks were forced to closed as the river surged to its highest level in nearly 35 years. french authorities say the water level has started to decrease but they warned it could take up to 10 days for the river to return to normal levels. heavy rains there, heavy rains here. >> yeah. i know it's going to be bad when you start running around this place. >> we talked about this for a couple days, how sunday was going to be an active day. we believe tomorrow is going to be an active day. if we get under a warning, that means you've got to take some action. happy to tell you that today's forecast high was 84. had extra clouds but we still managed to get to 82. 16 of the last
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85 is my forecasted high for tomorrow. 3-degree guarantee. tonight i'm tracking all sorts of showers and storms to the southwest. here in dc we didn't have any rain today. we had some well west of us, in the mountains of western maryland. harrisonburg has been hit several times. heavy flooding rains. notice a couple showers earlier in to fredericksburg. they've fallen apart. here's harrisonburg. there's a little bit of lightning between them. a flood warning in effect from shenandoah down toward grato. that goes to 12:15. watch out for high water. and farther to the south, a lot of lightning early. not as much right now. just to the north of charlottesville where they've got a flood warning going till 1:30. it looks like it's going to try to get closer to us during the overnight. those areas till 5 a.m. sunday. culpeper to fredericksburg west. flood watch in effect. tomorrow we may be seeing other watches posted, not just severe weather. here's my c
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damaging winds are the more likely scenario in any strong thunderstorms than hail or a tornado. isolated threat for a tornado but damaging wind gusts, the bigger concern. and heavy rains, potential flooding in some of those slow moving thunderstorms. i think over the same areas. we could get 2 inches or more rain in a few spots. ground is still fairly saturated. very muggy night. most of you in the low 70s. rain cooled 60s in parts of the shenandoah valley. it's a really humid atmosphere out there. not bad on the michael & son weather cam. humidity way up. in the west, sizzling heat. earliest phoenix has ever gotten to 115. in the south, across areas of the gulf coast, this upper storm keeps pumping all this moisture northward in to louisiana and the deep south. this is coming our way. part number
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is up there in the midwest. this thing spinning across wisconsin. strong upper level dynamics are going to combine with the how much and squeeze out strong storms tomorrow. we'll look at the futurecast. these storms going to try to make it in to dc or points south overnight. early shower sunday. not bad middle of the day. if we see sunshine, that will help further destabilize the atmosphere, the energy. threat for showers and storms as we get in to the mid to late afternoon. maybe around dinnertime in the metro. heavy, heavy downpours till 8:00, 9:00 then drier air moves in overnight in to monday morning. tonight scattered showers and storms. 66 to 72. could have heavy downpours if you get hit with one of those. tomorrow morning, early shower. 71 to 81. yellow weather alert. hopefully not a red weather alert. we'll watch this carefully. mid to upper 80s. as we head toward monday, much
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but dryer. less humid. 87. tuesday may an afternoon shower. 85. wednesday and thursday, can you take a couple days off? it's going to be gorgeous until we warm up a little. >> i like the monday and tuesday. >> upper 70s to around 80. i'll take that any time of year. >> i'd take any of those days. i'm not going to take tomorrow though. sorry. >> oh, it's okay. we're remembering the life and impact of the people's champ. he was the greatest.
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quarterback rg3 chiming in? the greatest inspired us all to believe in ourselves and to take risks. let's make him proud. no matter what age or generation, you knew who muhammad ali was and the impact he had. no different right here in dc. >> he set the benchmark. he was one of the pioneers to start giving back and really sticking up for what you believe in and speaking out against the things you don't agree with. so things have evolved since the time he was doing it way back then, but he's the godfather of it all. >> he's done a lot of great things where it's not one thing that stands out. it's the whole career, whole life time of boxing, off the boxing ring, things that he did so that was the most impressive thing was off the boxing ring. out of the boxing
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almost like a little kid, in awe really. you don't know what to say. and you hope that he was able to talk. especially when he was younger. he did most of the talking and he did most of the talking. >> in the local boxing community, certainly the passing of ali is felt. a top ranked welterweight here in dc. >> the impact of muhammad ali passing away will be felt throughout the boxing world, including my next fight, june 11th, madison square garden, i'm pretty sure we'll do a tribute. i have ties to muhammad ali in that situation. like i said, it's a sad day in the world of boxing. the world pretty much in general. to baseball. so far this season when stephen strasburg takes to the mound, they'renb
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other ideas in cincinnati. reds outfielder adam duvall played with muhammad ali's son and wouldn't you know, after a rain delay, duvall crashes the shot to left off nats pitcher sean kelly and that's the game winner. reds win 6-3. before the game, duvall talked about seeing muhammad ali at louisville. >> playing at the university of louisville on the baseball team, he came around frequently with his son being on the team and seeing his presence in the stands was pretty awesome because you know what kind of thgure he is to the city and to e nation, to the world. stanley cup finals, game 3 began with a moment of thoughtful reflection to honor the greatest. now to the game itself. sharks down 2-1. not anymore. look who scores here. joel ward. wardo! you think the caps miss him in crunch time? you bet they do. he ties t
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that's where we stand right now in overtime. as the sharks are looking for that first win in the cup finals down 2-0. good to see joel ward. >> absolutely. so many great muhammad ali stories and quotes. sunday could be a severe weather day. howard will have a quick update next. thank you. ordering chinese food is a very predictable experience. i order b14. i get b14. no surprises. buying business internet, on the other hand, can be a roller coaster white knuckle thrill ride. you're promised one speed. but do you consistently get it? you do with comcast business. it's reliable. just like kung pao fish. thank you, ping. reliably fast internet starts at $59.95 a month. comcast business. built for business.
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tomorrow could be a serious weather day so it's one of those days where you need to stay alert. if you can't join us online, download the wusa 9 app. you can keep abreast of the radar and any warnings that come out. 85 tomorrow. the critical time i think would be 2:00, 3:00 for a start time. maybe 7:00, 8:00 when it starts to push away to the east. and damaging wind gusts a real possibility and some of the strongest storms along with heavy downpours. much better monday. warm but humid. isolated storm tuesday and
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>> i love when you say the word glorious. actually we get through tomorrow, looks like we have a lot of nice stuff ahead of us. >> next week looks pretty good. >> no run tomorrow, no going to church or anything? >> in the morning you may be okay. it's that mid to late afternoon, dinnertime. >> you can get updates any time on our usa 9 app. tune in for news at 7:00. thanks for hanging out with us. goodnight. ♪ ♪ double down on your candy and coffee cravings with dunkin's new heath and almond joy candy bar flavored iced coffees.
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