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. i wish they didn't let you in the country. >> excuse me? >> it's the video seen by more than 2 million people in the last 24 hours and it is starting quite a conversation on facebook. hello. i'm debra alfarone. the video allegedly shows one woman harassing another for being muslim at a western virginia trader joe's. we have been digging into this one. >> the video was posted by comedian jeremy mclellan known for his comedy about muslim advocacy. he said the video is real and that it shows his friend being harassed yesterday at a reston, virginia trader joe's. we tried to reach out to the store and friend but neither could comment. what is definitely real is
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reaction. take a look for yourself. >> i wish they didn't let you in the country. >> according to this facebook page, it all happened after the muslim woman let a woman jump ahead of her in the grocery line since she just had one item. >> excuse me? i was born here. i don't know if you -- >> oh, you were? >> nearly 2 million people have now seen the viral video since it was posted yesterday. >> obama's not in office anymore. we don't have a muslim in there anymore. >> yeah. i wish he was. >>. he's gone. he's gone. >> yeah. >> he may be in jail, too, in the future. >> the council on american islamic relations said it has had 10 times the number of harassment complaints over last year, more than 1,500 since january. >> many people get self- empowered. it's very unfortunate. >> you look a little crazy. maybe you need to get some help. >> i'm fine. >> no, you're not because you don't just strike up
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line talking about stuff like that if you're normal. >> i'm very normal. >> yeah. it looks like it. >> the video has also had moral than 5,000 comments. most -- more than 5,000 comments, most people expressing outrage by the racist exchange, many others saying they're impressed by the muslim woman's composure. >> my message to the muslim woman, kudos for you. i'm very proud of you. you stood your ground and you're confident. you turned on the video and exposed the racist. >> here's what some of you are saying online tonight. home says, "wow -- hope says, "wow, i would lose it." rick said people are too outspoken and cannot mind their own business. >> another said she clearly didn't have a problem speaking her mind and therefore shouldn't have a problem being exposed for the simple minded person she is jen said. we at wusa9 know we have a responsibility. what we air and put online
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lives forever. sarah said we try to independently confirm that the incident happened the way it was presented and was unable to verify this is what it appears to be in. an abundance of caution we chose not to show the woman's face now. we are still working on this and will let you know about any new developments. of course, we always want to hear from our viewers. you can join the conversation on our wusa9 facebook page. share your thoughts there or tweet us at wusa9. the search is on tonight in arlington, virginia, for a man who sexually assaulted a woman just before 10:00 this morning in an apartment building in the 1500 block of key boulevard. arlington police say the man posed as a maintenance person to get the victim to open her door. once inside her apartment police say he sexually assaulted that woman. >> i have two young children. we have walk around here all the time, so just to always tell people where i am, not to open the door
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recognize and to share this with my other girl friends just so that they're aware as well. we'll be keeping her in our thoughts and prayers. >> the suspect described as a man in his 20s about 6 feet tall with a slim build. police say he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. they say he was carrying a backpack. anyone with information should contact arlington police. he was the head of security at a montgomery county high school, arrested for having a sexual relationship with a high school student. now he's behind bars facing even more charges. 57-year-old mark yantsos was arrested in april for sexually abusing a 17-year-old female student who attended montgomery high school where he worked. he was out on bond and told not to contact the victim, but police say he met up with that student several times and had sex with her at least on one occasion. >>sw
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a new president tonight. the election of centrist emmanuel macron ends a divisive campaign the world was watching. wendy gillette has reaction from paris to the u.s. on the man who will become france's youngest president ever. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: a joyful roar erupted in paris as supporters of emmanuel macron learned he'll be the next president of france. in his acceptance speech macron said he would protect interests of france and europe and fight against terrorism. the campaign had some similarities to the u.s. presidential election in november. a centrist candidate whose platform centered on european unity and an open economy running against far right leader marine le pen who focused on a message of anti- immigration and nationalism threatening to take france out of the eu. hacking was also part of france'sct
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of a widespread hacking and data dump online. projections though macron winning by a larger than expected margin. le pen conceded the race shortly after the results were announced saying she spoke to macron to congratulate him and wish him success and called for patriots to join a new political force. there were fears that violence could interfere with sunday's voting. a bomb scare forced an evacuation at the famous louvre museum, but the tens of thousands of police officers on duty nationwide served as a deterrent and no other problems were reported. french citizens headed to the polls. macron who is 39 years old will be the youngest leader of france since napoleon. wendy gillette for cbs news. >> president trump sent a tweet congratulating macron. the new president will next work to get a majority for his party in june's legislative election. north
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has detained another american. kim hack song was working at the university of science and technology before he was detained saturday for what the north koreaian government says are hostile acts. he's the fourth u.s. citizen being held in north korea. former new mexico governor bill richardson has led talks with north korea over american prisoners. >> reporter: why do you think north korea keeps detaining american citizens? >> they keep detaining american citizens at a time of great tension when the u.s./north korea relationship is in bad shape and they basically do it to get some bargaining chips with the united states to negotiate their release. >> the state department says the security of u.s. citizens is one of its highest priorities. u.s. officials say they'll work with the swedish embassy in pyongyang for the release of american prisoners. ousted justice department offici
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testify before a senate subcommittee tomorrow about russia's attempts to interfere with the u.s. presidential election. yates was a deputy attorney general under president obama and was fired in january by president trump reportedly for refusing to defend the trump administration's travel ban. former national security advisor michael flynn resigned days later for misleading white house officials for his conversations with a russian ambassador and u.s. sanctions against russia. a serious crash on the capital beltway tonight sent eight people to the hospital at 495 and central avenue in landover, maryland just after 8:30 tonight. prince george's county fire and rescue say several cars were involved. all of the injuries are said to be nonlife threatening tonight. the cause of that crash is under investigation. now for the latest on healthcare, house speaker paul ryan says the senate is likely to make changes to th
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passed by the house. ryan says the house measure gives states flexibility to set up high risk peoples -- pools for the very sick so that no one is denied coverage. critics say the gop bill may leave millions of low income americans without insurance and older voters will see their insurance go up, but on face the nation the director of the office of manager and budget john mulvaney says while obamacare offered insurance, republicans are now focused on affordable care for everyone. >> remember what obamacare gave you. obamacare gave you insurance but not healthcare. a lot of folks who were technically insured either couldn't afford the premiums or couldn't afford the co-pay and that's what we've been driving at, giving people the care this they want, the quality they need, the affordability they deserve. that's what we're talking about, actual medical care, not just insurance. >> mulvaney also said the house bill has more money set aside for americans in their
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60s. political analysts meantime say it's likely the senate will come up with their own version of the healthcare bill. we're waiting to see what that will be. let's turn to our weather. are we in for a dry spell before more showers? let's find out from the man who knows, first alert meteorologist howard bernstein. >> it looks like the week starts off dry and then the second half of the week into next weekend looks kind of unsettled. unsettled tonight, big storm still spinning in the northeast. we've had some persistent light showers for the most part, fewer now than a few hours ago and you can see everything moving off toward the east, southeast. locally about the heaviest thing i'm looking at is coming in here towards stafford county on the north part of the county, quantico seeing a few sprinkles there. this guy is going to past north of garrisonville probably over on i-95 the next 10 minutes or so and then in towards charles county, generally the southern part of charles county. we're also looking at light showers near newland
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the river in toward southern st. mary's county and one or two stragglers into west virginia south of hancock, a couple sprinkles in the next few hours. one thing about the breeze and clouds, they're keeping temperatures up at the moment, right now 57 in town, 40s in haymarket and garrisonville upper 40s with 55 in andrews, 53 in rockville, but i expect lows to drop into the 40s and maybe a few upper 30s near the shenandoah valley tomorrow morning. tomorrow futurecast, sunny, breezy, cool, 50s by lunchtime with highs in the low, maybe mid-60s, looks like tuesday just add a few degrees to this. the second half of the week looks unsettled. be back in a few minutes more to discuss that seven-day forecast. >> thank you, howard. a lot of us have been told not to swim in the potomac, but is that always the case? >> there may be a lot of tired
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more than 10,000 people gathered at freedom plaza
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northwest d.c. today for the 20th annual race for the hope. the event has raised about $27 million to increase awareness and money to held find a cure for brain cancer. this is the big highlight of today's event. you're looking at it right there, the wall of hope, as pictures and photos of loved ones who lost their battle with the disease and also those who are surviving are posted. >> she's here to run today for her mother that died almost two years ago. >> to have somebody tell you they're going to cut into your brain and take this malignant gross thing out of it, it's unbelievably scary and that's why it's so wonderful to have this organization trying to raise money so that people don't have to go through that nightmare. >> all these people banding together and standing together. the wall of hope was created by the roth family in honor of their father jey ffrewho died from a brain tumor 17 years ago. the 2017 avon 39 came to a close this afternoon in southeast washington. thnd
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two day journey to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. the avon 39 took participants from southwest washington past the monuments up to chevy chases, maryland, and it -- chase, maryland, and it wrapped up at an emotional ceremony in nats park. since its inception in 2003 they've raised more than $550 million to help end breast cancer. so here's a question for you. is it fact or urban legend? stay away from the potomac no matter what. with steaming scorching summer days around the corner we can only hope we wanted to investigate if you're putting your health at risk if you decide to dive in. wusa9's mike valerio has the story. >> reporter: it's about that time of year ago when people are ready to take the plunge into the potomac, but just how clean is the water here in the nation's capital? tonight we separate fact from fiction so you're ready for your next trip to the river.
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it seems like a murky mess below the surface, not exactly the crystal clearwaters of jamaica or aruba. it is tempting to dive in when temperatures soar. to talk about whether going for a swim makes you a goner, we talked to the potomac river keeper network. on a perfect summer day is it safe to swim in the potomac? what say you? >> yes. it's definitely safe to swim in the potomac on a perfect summer day if it hasn't rained very much the last few days beforehand. absolutely. >> reporter: of course, right now it has rained. so the benchmark is to wait for three days of runoff, debris and bacteria will then have time to recede, but if you go in after waiting for that long, can you stay in for a while? >> you'll be fine if you're in the river for a few minutes or if you're in there an hour or couple of hours if you're paddle boarding or kayaking. >> reporter: part of the
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there's no effective citywide system that tells us if it's safe to swim. there's just this light which may be broken. so this warning light system is d.c.'s effort at trying to notify the public when there's raw assuming being dumped into the potomac river. it's supposed to flash when rain mixes with sewage, but nothing at the moment. so what would you say to all the people who would tell everyone here don't ever go in the river even on a beautiful summer day? what would you say to those people? >> i think unfortunately they have an image of the potomac river that came from our history which is it used to be extremely polluted and no one wanted to go near it for decades, but we've had 40 years of the clean water act and epa working to clean up the rivers. the potomac river keeper has been around 15 years working to clean up the potomac and the water quality has gotten a lot better. >> reporter: a refreshing change as we start the season of our return to the river. in washington mike valerio, wusa9. >> so phillip added if
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and let's say you have a band- aid or something, use plenty of soap to clean off any bacteria after your swim. i think mike picked the right word, murky, when he put that camera in the water. that was murky. >> we had 1 1/2, 2 inches of rain on friday, so winchester, for example, had over 2 1/2 inches of rain. you get that runoff in the potomac, it takes a few days to flush itself through. let's do a little business, 3-degree guarantee, a forecast high temperature today of 64 degrees. a little sunshine popped us to 55, but i'll take that any day of the week. tomorrow i'm forecasting a high of 64 for a 3-degree guarantee. let's show you what's happening with satellite and radar. we looked at doppler a few minutes ago. we had a lot of clouds this evening. so while the moon and jupiter were kind of neat, they were very close to the sky,
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might not have seen it. you'll have another chance tomorrow. not quite as close and this little guy there is the star spika. the moon and jupiter will still be a cool picture, tomorrow in the southeast sky, 10:00 the depiction of that view, but obviously you'll see it in the evening. temps still in the 50s in the metro, 40s in westminster. shenandoah valley mid-40s from front royal to luray with 30s in the mountains. . our weather headlines this sunday night 30s and 40s tonight and monday night, but tomorrow looks actually more concerned about the threat of frost north and west of town. we'll have a cool dry start to the week with the threat of showers returning i think by thursday
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into the weekend coming up and a lot of things are going on this coming weekend. middle of the country nice and toasty, tomorrow 80s in kansas city, st. louis, little rock and dallas. what's going on if you haven't been with me all weekend, been talking about the omega block, the greek letter omega with the dip in the west and east. we call this a block because when you get this sort of setup, systems move very slowly because that setup is persistent. here's an example of a slow moving system. this is the same storm that brought us the rain friday and cool and unsettled weekend, bringing some snow to parts of canada, northern new york state, even snowshoe, west virginia, and parts of the smokies with snow over the weekend. we'll get rid of the sprinkles quickly and be in good shape monday and tuesday as well. for tonight any showers around will taper off. we'll see some skies clearing, unseasonably cold, mid-30s to
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the morning with a breeze, so some wind chills in the 30s. then in the afternoon breezy and unseasonably cool but sunny, 59 to 64. tuesday and wednesday, that's not bad. mow your lawn the first half of the week but after wednesday all bets are off, showers around and hopefully not too wet, but we'll have to watch the models carefully because into saturday now not looking pretty at all. >> perfect day for a lemonade stand, though, right? >> definitely. absolutely. how one is
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narrator:to do time is what is right. ralph northam. army doctor during the gulf war. volunteer director of a pediatric hospice. progressive democrat. in the senate, he passed the smoking ban in restaurants, stopped the transvaginal ultrasound anti-choice law, and stood up to the nra. as lieutenant governor, dr. northam is fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare. ralph northam believes in making progress every day. and he won't let donald trump stop us. how do you become america's best-selling brand? you make it detect what they don't. stop, stop, stop! sorry. you make it sense what's coming.
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, watch! mom. relax! i'm relaxed. you make it for 16-year olds... whoa-whoa-whoa!!! and the parents who worry about them. you saw him, right? going further to help make drivers, better drivers. don't freak out on me. that's ford. and that's how you become america's best-selling brand. there are more than 25,000 sikhs in the washington d.c. area, but many say their neighbors know little about today, so today a sikh spiritual center opened its doors in hopes of providing a better understanding of the sikh community. >> so our national sikh campaign is an effort to inform americans about sikhs and what our turban stands for and there are over 600,000 sikhs throughout the united states. >> today's open us
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rockville. community leaders, first responders and neighbors all invited to learn more about seek traditions including how and why turbans are worn and how sikhs share a meal with the community. some sad news to share with you, 16-year-old austin cohen has died. in february we took you inside of a very special basketball game to honor the quince orchard high school student. he'd been bravely battling osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, for about two years. at that time his parent shared with wusa9 the game was to raise money for research so maybe the next teen who is diagnosed wouldn't have to go through what austin did. some kids in san jose are using their lemonade stand for a good cause trying to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes. s before -- diabetes. >> this is about my lemonade
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raise money for jdrf to try to find a cure. >> we did a smaller one last year and we raised about $5,000 and then this is the second one that we kind of spread the word a lot more and used our . >> could she be any cuter -- our resources. >> could she be any cuter? this year they hope to raise more than $5,000 and say every little bit helps. my wizards are looking to even their series with boston. we got a game on overtime preview next.
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>> the wizards had a huge run when they needed it to even up their series 2-2 with the hated boston celtics. 26-0 run in the 3rd period put this one out of reach. the wizards blow by the celtics 121-102. d.c. is loving it. game five will be wednesday night in beantown. >> the first game we was up 20 in the 1st quarter and we was up 15, 16 in the 2nd half. we just got to put our foot on the pedal and keep pressing forward. we're the better team and feel like we've been the better team. we go out there and play like that, i think we could win. >> capitals even up their series with pittsburgh, will try to tomorrow down 3-2 visiting the penguins, this season hanging in the balance for the capitals. maryland men won the big 10 yesterday, today the women's turn beating northwestern to capture their second straight crown. coming up on game on overtime a great story on wheelchair basketball and ho
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healing process for those on the court straight ahead on game on overtime. >> that's going to be a good story, can't wait. tomorrow morning cold, 30s and 40s, low to mid-60s tomorrow, nice start to the week, but they say finish strong. i don't think this week will finish strong. >> i don't like that, but we'll take it. you can get updates any time on our wusa9 app. this guy, game on overtime, is next. see you.
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this is game on overtime. both teams said they don't like each other, wizards and celtics facing off in another key battle downtown. >> he's a machine! >> could the wiz even up this series? >> and they score! kuznetsov! >> the capitals are not done yet, a comeback win in game five makes their playoff series just a little more interesting. >> maryland women's lacrosse has been dominant for so long could they continue their domination and win another big 10 title? get ready. game on overtime starts right now. gerald green is in for offense, wall. >> the


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