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>> tillerson runs one of the most profitable companies. he's been a long time republican donor and he's never worked a day in government. that's not what's going to cause problems. that's his long standing business ties to russia. donald trump ending the suspense around his secretary of state choice this morning with a tweet. in it he calls exxon mobile ceo rex tillerson one of the truly great business leaders in the world. but when he emerged in the trump tower lobby this morning, trump had nothing to say about the man he hopes will be his top diplomat. he left that duty to mike pence. >> we just couldn't be more grateful that someone of rex tillerson's proven leadership and accomplishments has been willing to step up. arer his international business record appealed to trump. his dealings in russia and reportedly friendly relationship with vladimir
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and some republican senators. that's why the trump team rolled out three big endorsements of tillerson today. former secretaries of state and former defense secretary bob gates. mr. trump will soon name former texas governor rick perry as secretary of energy. perry lacked the wattage of trump tower's other major visitors this afternoon. bill gates and nfl stars ray lewis and jim brown. >> couldn't have been a better meeting. graciousness, the intelligence, the reception we got was fantastic. >> and right now mr. trump is on his way to wisconsin for another stop on his thank you tour. guys, these stops have been fairly newsy so far. it remains possible we'll get another appointment tonight. >> all right. thank you. the nypd says a teenager showed up at trump tower with a knife, some handcuff the, fireworks and a water pistol. didn't go so well. the 19-year
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around 6:30 last night at a security check point. he was due to be arraigned this afternoon. more than four years of fierce fighting, the syrian government has retaken control of aleppo and all fighting has stopped. the deal has been worked out with rebel forces allowing this tome leave the city. along with any civilians who wish to go. un is calling for immediate access to confirm all that and wants to monitor the evacuations. isis is claiming responsibility for sunday's suicide bombing at a church in cairo, egypt. the bomb exploded during mass. killing 25 people and injuring 49 others. most of them women and children. it is the deadliest attack against egyptian christians in years. a source tells the associated press that president barack obama is canceling weapons sales to saudi arabia. it's due to concerns over killing of civilians in yemen. the white house announced the review of military pp
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the saudi coalition after an october bombing of the funeral home in yemen. new at 6:00, for the first time the victim of an apparent american drone strike got a hearing in a u.s. court. >> an environmental engineer from yemen is asking a judge to declare that attack unlawful. bruce leshan was in had the courtroom and joins us now with the story. bruce. >> reporter: yeah, still has a hard time talking about the drone strike in yemen in 2012 that killed his brother-in-law and his nephew. by all public accounts both were innocent civilians who had nothing to do with terror. soft spoken, looks somewhat lost outside u.s. district court in dc. he's asking three appellate judges to rule that there are limits to the president's power to order drone strikes that kill innocent bystanders. >> we all agree the president has the right to take action against teis
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president doesn't have the authority to massacre civilians. >> his brother-in-law and nephew were killed in the attack on a small village in yemen. a cleric who had spoken out against al qaeda. he and his cousin -- a police officer -- were arguing with three angry terrorists when a volley of remotely operated missiles incinerated all five of them. he chokes up as he remembers the deaths. officials gave his family $100,000 and told them it came from the u.s. >> this is a bad -- [ unintelligible ] -- they paid under the table. yeah. they tell us that your blood is so cheap we can kill whatever --
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you the money and keep silent. no. this is very bad. >> reporter: rather than hurt al qaeda, he says the drone strike actually helped the recruited more people to the terrorists? >> yes. >> reporter: he's offered to drop his lawsuit if if the white house simply apologizes for the deaths of his relatives. the president did apologize eight months ago when a missile killed two western hostages in pakistan. one was warren winestein of rockville. the white house has refused to acknowledge the deaths in yemen. courts simply do not have the expertise to assess the merits of the president's decisions to launch an attack on foreign soil. the human rights group reprieve is helping with the lawsuit. president obama signed legislation today to
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more than $6 billion for cancer research and to combat drug abuse. that money will be spread out over ten years. the legislation will also make it easier for the food and drug administration to approve medicine and medicinal devices. but some patient safety groups believe that portion of the bill is dangerous. late today ohio governor john kasich vetoed one controversial anti-abortion bill but signed a second one into law. the most controversial, the so- called heart beat bill called for a ban on abortions following the first fetal heart beat, which could be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. kasich did sign a bill that bans all abortions at 20 weeks with no exceptions for rape or for incest. a kkk hood's drawings of nazi symbols. officers testified they found all of that in dylann roof's bedroom. he's on trial over the killings of nine
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church bible study last year in charleston, south carolina. prosecutors say they're close to wrapping up their case. the man accused of bringing a gun to a popular pizza restaurant in northwest washington and firing it faces federal charges. local charges have been dropped against edgar welch as a result. he went to comet ping-pong to self-investigate a theory that a child sex ring was operating there. wasn't true. he'll be held until a hearing on friday. if convicted he's looking at ten years in prison and possible fines. sentencing is set for february for the man who sent a crowd running for their lives at the capitol visitors center. larry dawson pleaded guilty for causing that commotion by pulling out a bb gun inside the capitol visitors center. the 66-year-old man was shot and wounded by a capitol police officer. he says he did it to push for a $15 federal minimum wage. dawson faces up to 20 years in prison. new fo
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deadly warehouse fire in oakland. >> but first metro faces another hurdle winning back customers. these are rain showers. tomorrow they could be snow showers. a little bit of rain as you go down 301. we'll come back though, we'll talk about our prospects for some snow showers tomorrow and just how low the windchills are going to go.
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tracking metro. the latest incident with the agency's new trains will be under the my do scope on thursday. metro will present findings into why a 7000 series train decoupled yesterday near twin brook. stalled out cars were left on the red line tracks. passengers hadto be evacuated. this comes as metro is trying to put more new trains into service but there have been problems. the trains are failing too often. new details on the sinking of the el faro ship. an ntsb transcript shows the ship's captain believed he needed permission from the company to take a longer, safer course home. something the company disputed. in october 2015 the 790-foot freighter tried to sail south of hurricane joaquin instd
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going around the storm. all 33 people on board died when that ship sank. 11 days following the deadly warehouse fire in oakland and investigators don't know what caused it all. they are focused though on some electrical appliances plugged into the back of the building where the fire started. the last time the warehouse was insected was 1986. investigators will soon turn over a final report to prosecutors who will determine whether murder charges are possible. 36 people died there. it is now estimated the deadly wildfires in east tennessee caused more than half a billion dollars in damage and two teens are charged with starting it all it killed 14 people and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and dozens of businesses. a source close to the investigation says those boys tossed lit matches uon the ground along a trail. coming up, the united nations fires wonder woman. up
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in prince george's county, white nationalisst
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found on the campus the the university of maryland in college park. >> more on what was said and what students think should be done about it. >> the two posters were found on campus. two posters and 24 hours. this was the poster professor found at tidings hall from a white nationalist group. the professor snapped this picture and reported it to the dean. the second poster was also from the american vanguard group and referenced the national policy institute. an alt-right movement based in northern virginia. there's no room for this kind of belief add the university of maryland. >> movement makes others feel uncomfortable or oppressed or scared then that movement isn't something to be proud of, in my opinion. >> i wouldn't say i feel unsafe. but i feel kind of disappointed to be on the same campus as people who have these opinions. >> if these signs continue to pop up on campus s
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more should be done. >> nothing that makes people feel uncomfortable in their own campus. >> the posters have been removed. university of maryland police are investigating. in college park, i'm nikki burdine. umd police are labeling the incident as vandalism. prince george's county police say an attempted drug ripoff may be the motive behind a disturbing home invasion in maryland overnight. as many as five attackers claim they were police conducting a raid when they forced their way into a home on franklin avenue around 1:00 in the morning. they were all dressed in black hoodies. at least two had guns. the individual they were looking for wasn't home. suppose that's a good thing. nothing was stolen and nobody was hurt. he'll spend the rest of life in prison for killing his neighbors last year. scott tomaszewski was sentenced today. he pleaded guilty in september to murdering dick and jodi vilardo. thea
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cruise the next day. prosecutorsplayed the 911 call from their daughter who found her parents dead on mother's day. ed roessler is recovering after being rear ended by a driver who was drunk. roessler was sitting a the a traffic light in his unmarked ford explorer cruiser on lee highway at stone road when police say a nissan suv plowed into him. they say the driver, 40-year- old christie edgar of centerville was arrested and charged with dwi. roessler was taken to the hospital where he was treated. >> how angry are you over what happened? >> i was -- i still am. i'm mad as heck. this is horrible. i thank god i'm wearing my seat belt. i'm buckled in. i don't think i'd be here. i think of the victims of this throughout my career. >> the fairfax county police department
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nine officer strike force in place. a young waitress at the center of a controversial photo has learned a tough lesson about the power of social media. this picture of flipping off a texas patrol car has been shared thousands of times. fired her after pressure from people commenting online saying the photo was disrespectful. >> it was a stupid decision to put it on social media because people are going to take it all sorts of ways. i mean i regret posting it to where anybody could just see. it was careless. >> she says the same night the photo was taken she took another one. she's seen waving a peace sign in front of the same patrol car. she doesn't hate police and speaking out she's hoping to get her job back. >> united nations abruptly fired wonder woman today. the comic book heroin played by linda carter in the 70s tv series, well she
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honorary ambassador for womens issues but critics complained that a white, scantily dressed american prone to violence wasn't the best role model. and they add that there are real life heroines out there fighting sexual exploitation, abuse and gender inequality. >> i didn't know wonder woman was prone to violence. i think it's a stretch. >> i think it's a bit much too. >> it is the times we live. >> looking at super cold air. probably the coldest couple days in december since 2000 and the coldest air of the season. let's start with the 3-degree guarantee. i think we're okay. i raised it last night to 46 at 11:00. i think that's going to hold up nicely. we'll talk about that tonight at 11:00. we're 22 of the last 23 days. live look outside. it is our live michael and son weather cam. it's still 44. winds out of the southeast at 8. the arctic air is not here just yet. we'll know between the dew points and wind. showers off to the
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we'll zoom in a little bit. light rain and showers. this is moving essentially east- northeast. it's going to move into places like calvert county, st. mary's county. it's very, very light. as we go through the night we'll keep a chance of a shower or snow shower in overnight. not a huge deal. bus stop temperatures, 30 to 42. again, parents enjoy that because windchill by thursday morning going to be in the single digits and teens. seasonable tomorrow. arctic air tomorrow night. in fact, pretty nice tomorrow. windchills thursday 5 to 17. think layers, think covering exposed skin. 10:00 tonight, future cast. painting a few showers. low 40s downtown. mid30s in the suburbs. by morning we clear out. temperatures, low 30s in the burbs. by 9:00 we're still in the 30s. 38 downtown. about 36 in bwi. by 1:00, temperatures go back in the 40s. sunshine. really not a bad day ahead
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the arctic air. sunshine, temps in the 30s to start. 40 by 11:00. then 43 mostly sunny by 1:00 p.m. okay, now thursday. 31. couple snow showers possible. only in the upper 20s on friday. that is with full sun. next seven days. well, there's our mix after midnight on saturday. changesto rain during the day. 41. showers on sunday, 55. we'll keep next monday dry for the big monday night game. >> more football. >> they're not done yet. regular season is over but the terps have plenty of football left to play. they have a special christmas trip this year. what it means for the team to go bowling in his first year. one down, three to go. the burgundy and gold need help to make the post season. might mean their fans doing something they won't like very much. sports
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afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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redskin nation probably doesn't want to hear this but burgundy and gold fans might want to root for the dallas cowboys to win this weekend. i know. it's total blasphemy. if you want your beloved redskins to have a shot at the post season, it's what you need to do. washington got a much needed victory on sunday. they're still on the outside looking in. one spot behind the buccaneers who have won five straight. the bucs and cowboys play sunday. a bucs loss would go a long way to help washington but of course they still need to do their job and that means beating carolina monday night. >> we got a lot of guys banged up. an extra day of healing will be great. just try to get re
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carolina is defending nfc champions. obviously cam newton, awesome player. we have a lot of work to do. it's going to be a great challenge for us. hopefully we'll get our guys healthy and get a good week of preparation. >> the maryland terrapins football team may have had its share of struggles to close out the season. you can consider it a success. considering he helped his team bounce back from a three win season. although the term lost six of their last eight games they got one they needed. now the terps have a shot at their first bowl win since 2010 when they take on boston college december 26th. an achievement his team deserves to enjoy. >> it's one of those benchmarks in college football. it's an accomplishment. i'm always happy for our guys, especially our seniors. one of the cool things about college football is going to a bowl game and you know
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christmas time at a bowl. for our guys toexperience that, i'm really proud and happy for them. >> tonight the red hot washington capitals have taken a trip up 95 to face the new york islanders. the caps have won four straight games and one of two metropolitan divisional road games. they lost to the islanders earlier this month. looking r a little redemption as they appear to be turning a corner and heating up when they need to. >> good for the ter, s. >> yeah. it was a struggle of a season but under first year head coach going to a bowl game. >> something to build on. >> we're okay tomorrow. low windchills on thursday. >> bruce will be back at 7:00. you know he's going to have more to
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he wears his army hat, he gets awalks aroundliments. with his army shirt looking all nice. and then people just say, "thank you for serving our country" and i'm like, that's my dad.
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that's why we're hiring 10,000 members of the military community by the end of 2017. i'm very proud of him. male vo: comcast.
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