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the scene here on oak street southwest inside they found a woman with stab wounds to her upper body. she's been identified as 47- year-old sabrina titus. she was taken to the hospital where she passed away. minutes later, about a mile from the home, officers found a man with self-inflected gunshot wounds. we now know he is 53-year-old ralph titus, sabrina's ex- husband. they had two children together. none of the the kids were hurt. today marks exactly one year since the massacre at the pulse nightclub in orlando. 49 people died, and dozens more were injured in the deadliest mass shooting in america history. andrew cooper showed his support for a community that is still in mourning. >> i feel like one year later, is it any different the day after? >> jus
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we all remember it just like 9/11. >> the message in orlando tonight, hate will never win. the city is taking its worst day in history, and turning it into a celebration of life. police shot and killed the gunman omar mateen. he pledged his allegiance to isis before opening fire on the crowd. and in just about two hours from now, more than 1,000 people are expected to gather at dupont circle to remember the pulse victims. the vigil is organize the by an iraq war veteran what saw the carnage and started an organization to help end gun violence. mike will bring us his interview with the veteran. we learned today that at least 100 potential witnesses have been interviewed by montgomery county police as they try to unspool a web of relationships they hope will lead them to
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promising teens in montgomery village last week. >> high school youth, they're connected, they talk to each other. our hope is that someone knows something, maybe they're a little afraid right now, maybe they're not quite sure what to do. our message is very simple. come to us. let us help you. give us the information we need to find the people responsible for this. >> shadi najjar and artem ziberov were both shot last week. police don't know if they knew their killer or what the motive might have been. you've probably heard how companies can use your dna to tell you where you came from. now for the first time in our area, police are using similar technology to tell us and show us what a suspect might look
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our scott broom is with police in montgomery county, trying this out on a 25-year-old unsolved murder. scott. >> reporter: yeah, i was fascinated by this. it kind of works like this. let's say even if you don't know who i am, if you have a dna sample, you're going to be able to figure out with the right technology that a i'm a white person, i'm prone maybe to baldness, got blue eyes, and trace my ancestry back to northern europe. if it's really good technology you might be able to tell what shape my nose or mouth might be. it helps detectives narrow down a list of suspects from everybody to somebody. now they're hoping it's going to work right here in montgomery county on a cold case. >> in the case in question that somebody might be someone who looks just like this. >> we predict skin, eye, and hair color, as well as freckling. >> reporter: ellen
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with a company called parabon nano labs. using dna to predict what a suspect might look like, with some traits like hair color, with better than 90% certainty. now to the 1992 unsolved murder of james essel. the suspect might have been driving a a pontiac fiero like this, but they don't know what that person looked like. a complete mystery until now. dna in the case has allowed parabon to determine the suspect's ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling, and face shape. that most certainly narrows suspects down from nearly everybody, to somebody. in this case, a man with roots in latin america. >> i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. >> reporter: it's the
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as, or 23andme, except with much more detailed. already cases have been solved in other states. look at the resemblances. detectives here who have been trying to solve mr. essel's murder, are cautiously optimistic for the first time in decades. >> the suspect is dna. we've produced a composite from was absolutely involved. >> dna was considered to be just a fingerprint for a very long time. so what this can do is actually tell those investigators something new that they couldn't have known. >> so thanks to this very interesting company in northern virginia. dna is now a predictive, analytical tool. it helps narrow down suspects to a much smaller group of people. >> and shining a new light on
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this very cold case. if those pictures jogged your memory in any way regarding that murder that happened out near sugar loaf mountain, don't hesitate to contact montgomery county police. they're eager to provide closure for mr. essel's surviving family. the white house says president trump is confident the supreme court will ultimately green light his revised travel ban, despite its latest legal defeat. today, a federal appeal's court upheld a freeze on the ban. the court said mr. trump exceeded his authority in temporarily blocking visitors from six muslim majority countries. tomorrow, jeff session will openly testify. he is expected to face questions over his contact with russian officials when he worked with the trump campaign, and whether he played a role in former fbi director james comey getting fired. president trump is now facing a
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the attorneys general of maryland and d.c. the ag's say the president is violating the constitution by retraining ties to his global business empire. because he has not distanced himself from his businesses. no comment on today's lawsuit from the white house. but the president called a similar lawsuit from earlier this year totally without merit. tense moments here at a woodbridge hotel this morning. prince william county police responding to the quality inn after reports that a woman had been shot. she told police, she took a bullet from a man she knew inside one of the rooms. police evacuated the hotel, and tried to make contact with the guy. after that failed, teams stormed the room and found the guy who had a gunshot wound as well. both of them were taken to the hospital. they did have life-threatening injuries. police did recover a gun from the room. beginning today, driver who is park around the national mall are going to have to reach for their wallets betwee
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a.m., and 8:00 p.m. parking is going to cost $2 in the areas around the mall. that includes weekends and holidays. the park service says 90 pay stations went up last month. the revenue will help fund the d.c. circulators national mall route. the draining continues tonight at the lincoln memorial reflecting pool. the crews are going to scrub the pool down to get rid of a water born parasite. the pool is slated to be refilled and back in operation by next monday. tomorrow, voters in virginia will head to the polls to cast their ballots in a race the whole world will be watching. on the republican side, we've got a three way context. gillaspie. frank wagner currently serves in the senate, and corey prince
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lieutenant governor ralph northern is taking on tom pirello. we've got a voter's guide on our app with all of the candidates and other frequently asked questions. tonight, for the first time, we're hearing from the family of a general manager who was shot a understand killed at a prince george's county restaurant last year. they say the pain doesn't stop with the murder. >> plus keeping kids safe during this dangerous heat. >> and in addition to the heat, there is an air quality alert for today. topper's going to tell us what that means, and how dangerous it really is. >> and d.c. gets ready to replace some unsightly graffiti with something a bit more beautiful.
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nendorses dr. wralph northam. mr. northam would make the better governor. and virginia progressives agree. ralph northam is the only candidate who stood up to the nra after the virginia tech shooting. dr. northam led the fight to stop the republicans' transvaginal ultrasound law. ralph is a leader for education, expanding pre-k for thousands of families in virginia. ralph northam: making progress means taking on tough fights, and as governor, i won't let donald trump stand in our way.
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i want you to check out this picture. if you look closely there in the center of the screen, you can see firefighters helping a dog with an oxygen mask. the pooch wasn't doing so well after a house fire yesterday in damascus. investigators say it was either this dog or the family's other dog that chewed through a battery. that caused a chemical reaction that started the fire and caused about $10,000 in damage. >> poor pet. other than staying inside and cranking up the ac, you may be wondering what's the best way for you and your kids to spend a safe and sunny day outside. sarah cosmo has some answers. >> reporter: it's dripping hot, and those dangerous rays of sun are bouncing everywhere. it's the last thing those kids are worried about. >> we usually have, but they end up exploding in the puddles somewhere. >> reporter: as for sunscreen, a big question for
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>> i do a spray in the morning, and then usually a spray in the afternoon. i think you're supposed to apply it more than that, but it's hard when they're splashing around. >> reporter: they say put it on 20 minutes ahead of time, so it can bind with the skin, and leave the house with greasy skin. we apply every two hours. the thing about spf, is it's only as effective as it is if you use the recommended month. studies have found that people are usually using only half to a quarter of that. the most dangerous thing about intense heat is the potential for dehydration. track how often kids are going to the bathroom. >> they may be playing and playing and not want to stop, and not realizing that their body is thirsty. >> reporter: it's just as important for the adults in
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sun too. you may have heard the widely touted myth that 80% of sun exposure happens in childhood. that's actually not true. a recent study found it's really just 25% so damage isn't already done if you're already grown up. in northeast d.c., sarah cosmo. we're dealing with a double whammy of heat. >> if you want to exercise, exercise in the morning, not in the evening. because the air quality is worse in the evening and it's hotter in the evening. the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups. if you have asthma or something like that, you ought to limit your time outdoors, because it can be harder to breathe. if you have no problem, you're okay, but you still should exercise in the morning. if you can, carpool, use public transit. ll
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that's the best time, and of course, don't idle your engine when you're under a code orange. and exercise in the morning, or indoors. certainly not in the evening. our 3-degree guarantee. we went 95 today. i think we're going to be in pretty good shape. 95 is a record high for tomorrow. tallying everything up at 11:00. the dew point, 63, again, the larger the span or distance between the temperature and the do you want, lower humidity. so 38% is not that bad. winds west-southwest at about 10. making the heat index about 1 degree higher. that's it. so a little muggy tonight. dry. look at 9:04, to 9:19. we're launching a rocket. we're not, but nasa is. you might be able to see cool colors in space. bust
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82. so we're looking at low 80s by 9:00 a.m. the best chance of thunderstorms will be wednesday. a cold front approaches. 94 tomorrow. 90 on wednesday. 87 thursday, friday, and back to 90 on saturday. it does look like we're going to get hot again over the father's day weekend. 10:00tonight, we're still hot. 83 downtown. 77 in manassas. 79 in leesburg. the record high low is 77 tonight, if you're tracking that sort of thing at home. by 6:00 a.m., we're still 76 downtown. that would not be a record. close to record. but some 60s. maybe 69 in gaithersburg. 68 or so up in damascus. by 9:00, everybody is in the low to mid-80s, with clear sighs. by 1:00, lunchtime. future cast trying to pop a few showers. i agree with that in the mountains. i think it's a little too aggressive east of the
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we have a much better chance tomorrow night and also wednesday. by 6:00 a.m., about this time tomorrow night, a couple of isolated showers possible. still upper 80s to low 90s. day planner, 70s to start. look at this, 89 by 11:00,and 92 by 1:00. the next three days, showers and storms. still warm. a feshowers and sto thursday. 87. the next seven days, friday more storms, 87. 90 on saturday. a little more storms. a little better on sunday. more storms next week. the fairfax county school board moved one step closer to changing the name of jeb stewart high school. but today, just how complicated that decision is came into play. peggy fox is with
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fairfax school headquarters. >> reporter: after a 5 hour meeting the school board was following the one piece of policy they is have about re- naming schools. is there a compelling reason? and today, over the debate about whether to change the name of jeb stewart high school, they got deep into the weeds. the cross sabres of the jeb stewart high school logo is similar to a loose that represents white supremacy, and racism. that's what a speaker who wants to change the name told the school board today. >> in my own family, i have a black niece, and if she came home and told me that she felt that the school mascot represented something completely offensive to her, that would be of concern to me as a parent. and i think that we absolutely have to be sensitive. >> reporter: much of the discussion revolved around what's next. if they decide to change
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because jeb stewart was a confederate letter, they might be asked to change the name of robert e. lee high school. >> do you see the same thing happening with lee high school? >> potentially. that's why we want to do it right. it's complicated because the community is split. >> reporter: but then there's shreve road elementary. named after george shreve, a confederate leader. so you can ask, where does the school board stop? but school board chair, sandy evans believes the jeb stewart can be changed by itself.
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i think that this is the stewart community has had a discussion for two years about what we want for that school. not everyone agrees, obviously. it's very contentious. >> reporter: very, very contentious. both sides are split on this. the jeb stewart district, you've got the facts. the school board now says it will vote july 27. reporting live in falls church, peggy fox. we pivot now to images like these that plague images across d.c. we shot this in the u street area. today, kicking off the greatgraffiti
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in its place will be an expansion of murals d.c. that's an effort to replace graffiti with works of art. last year, publics works crews removed over 2,000 posters and stickers. justice catches up with crooks who steal packages from your front porch. but we'll tell you why some say the cops are going too far. >> right after the break, why we could see ♪
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so the sixth time might be the charm for what's expected to be a spectacular nasa rocket launch. it is scheduled tonight. after the rocket is in the air for a few minutes, it's going to deploy some canisters that release different colored vapors to form artificial clouds. these vapor tracers, that's what they're called, they allow scientists on the ground to visually track particle motions in space. if conditions are right, those psychedelic looking clouds could be visible in our area. the mission has been scrubbed five times so far. the mission launch is scheduled
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during that time, look out to your southeast. in tonight's consumer alert, by now, most of us have seen these videos. right now, you see these porch pirates. they just come right up to your door an help themselves to whatever they can find. after a california man was hit, he teamed up with his police department. officers are packing common delivery items along with a gps tracking device. >> we found that a lot of times these thieves are opening up the boxes before they even leave. >> so esthe thieves are actually getting picky. >> they are getting picky. >> law experts have a couple of concerns. first, the ability to have all of this access to tracking technology. and second, some police departments are putting higher priced items in those boxes
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one of the victim's brothers today. >> reporter: the bartender accused of gunning down two owners. the family of cherwood morgan spoke to me today all the way from houston, texas. because they say their nightmare extends beyond the murders. >> if the suspect could hear you now, what would you want to know from you to him? ♪ [ music ] >> that he took the life of a great soul. he took the life of a, of a son, a brother, an uncle. his actions has totally devastated the lives of thousands across this country. ♪ [ music ] it
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5:32 pm the trial for carly moy will be august 8. he's charged with three counts of murder, three counts of robbery. a developing story out of the district. a new lawsuit facing trump filed by the attorneys general for d.c. and maryland. they say the president is violating the constitution by letting his businesses accept payment from foreign governments. they call it a conflict of interest that threatens our democracy. president trump has placed his assets in a trust that his sons handle. dozens of people have lost their homes to a big apartment fire in hagerstown, but there were no serious injuries to tell you about. that fire broke out about 5:00 this morning at a place called the courtland apartments on little elliott drive. residents say they heard the fire alarm, grabbed what they could, and raced for the exits. it's not clear what caused
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fire this evening. a jury has found a capital heights man guilty of killing his girlfriend. prosecutors say he shot her in the head while she was driving and he sat in the passengers seat. the car crashed into an apartment building. this happened back in 2015 in district heights. after all this time be and even with a guilty verdict, prosecutors still do not know why petite pulled the trigger. a maryland community is divided after a former silver spring teacher was convicted of sexually abusing some of his students. a jury found john vigna guilt late friday night. he was first arrested in june on charges of abusing two girls. since then, more people have come forward. montgomery county officials spoke about the case today. and the state's attorney for the county had a message for people who continue to support vigna. >> i think that you have to grow up and realize that people
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many times groom them. and from our perspective, not only did he groom them, but in this instance, he groomed their parents and care providers so they also gave him they're trust. >> one of the women abused was a former student, now in her 20s, whose allegations date back to the year 2000. one of the three soldiers killed in afghanistan over the weekend was a young man from baltimore. sergeant eric houk was 25. he and the other soldiers were gunned down. they were part of the 101st airborne division. the pentagon says they are still investigating the incident. bill cosby's sexual assault trial is headed to the jury. cosby is accused of drugging and molesting andrea constand back in 2004 at his home in
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philadelphia. he maintains she was a willing partner. and today, defense attorneys tried to portray them as lovers. the prosecution pointed to an interview from 2005, in which cosby admitted fondling constand after giving her pills he knew would put her to sleep. vice president emil michael resigned today as more changes are expected from the ridesharing company. tomorrow, uber is expected to release recommendations made by attorney general eric holder. it follows reports of sexual harassment, bullying, and other workplace problems that cbs news financial contributor melanie hobson says the timing of the changes could be problematic for the country. >> reporter: this brash culture is what led this company going from zero to being worth $70 billion in seven years.
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standards, and has some significant fallout. >> uber is considering a leave of absence for its ceo. still ahead, a teenager couldn't vote for trump last year, so he showed his support by wearing some trump merch on picture day at school. why he says he was censored. pretty hot evening for baseball, but you know what? it's kind of baseball weather. 89 at 6:00, as you head to the ballpark. 88 first pitch. the time you're heading home, temperatures back until the low 80s, but really not crazy humidity yet. we'll talk about humidity narrator: the washington pos
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a truly bizarre photo of a dog is causing some controversy. a twitter user posted this picture of a husky fully shaved except for its head. >> the poor thing
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hasn't eaten in a while. it's gone viral, because many of you think it's wrong. advocates also say shaving a husky could also ruin the coat, disturbing the proper shedding process. this is more than just an image thing. another furry friend getting attention. a police officer found a kitten over the weekend and saved it. >> the animal welfare league of arlington tweeted their thanks. the foo fighters are coming to d.c. the group will headline the new concert venue, the anthem when it opens in october. a good fit, because the group's front man, dave grohl has talked about how influential the area was for him when he grew up in maryland. tickets cost 100 to $175.
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later this month. hi fives for everyone. jimmy carter surprised a plane full of people, when he shook the hands of every passenger on the flight. this comes from james parker sheffield. it shows the 92-year-old works his way down the aisle, with a smile on his face, saying hi to the other travelers. the nation's 39th president was honored with the gerald r. ford medal for distinguished public service, and apparently he stl shakes hands pretty well. a teenager says his high school yearbook photo was censored. and he had a chance to save the game last night, but
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so there's an elaborate ad campaign, trying to capitalize off of possible russian interference in american campaigns. that's the washington monument wrapped in a russian flag. underneath it says the russians are here. and a link to a website. now it doesn't connect any dots to russian hacking, the election, or the saga with james comey. instead, it's an emmy pitch for the fx tv show the americans. voting begins today. washington might not be what ivanka trump thought it would be. today, she says she was surprised by how vicious the media is. >> it is hard, and there's a level of viciousness that
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intensity of this experience. but this isn't supposed to be easy. >> ivanka says she was blindsided by some of the distractions, especially during the ongoing russia investigation. she added she keeps her head down and doesn't listen to the noise so she can make an impact. president trump's son baron wore this shirt, and today the thing solid out. it's a simple gray j crew shirt with words the expert. it's no honor available online. j crew posted it has sold out. there are imitations of the shirt available online, for about $22, but they're made in china and they say the imager. so not really the same thing. >> got it.
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censored in his high school t- shirt. he had a trump shirt on, and got permission from his parents. when he got the yearbook, he was surprised, because the picture had been photoshoped. it didn't look like that in the picture. that's what it looked like in the picture. the school superintendent says she was disturbed by the whole thing. it's not clear if it was done by another student or the company. a 4-year-old houston boy died after swimming in a lake. >> a heartbreaking situation. many people had no idea this could happen, and of course as temperatures continue to rise, many of you will be spending more time by the water with your children. we put together a list of ways that you can prevent dry drowning. first, what is it? this happens when someone breathes water into
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lungs. when little ones struggle to swim or they get dunked in the water this can happen. >> signs you should watch out for, chest pain, and feeling extremely tired. if you notice a behavioral change, it it could be a sign that the brain isn't getting enough oxygen. >> if you notice those systems, you want to monitor the child, and get them medical help if the problems don't go away. any problems are are treatable if you get help and get it quickly. the big question is about water safety. i guess, simply knowing that dry drowning can occur. there are going to be a lot of warm days. and this is important information. we don't talk about this too much. >> i hadn't heard of it until this weekend. >> that little boy in houston, he was in knee deep water, and they were watching him the whole time. >> that's good to know. parents, take heed. we're looking at one more super hot day tomorrow, and then, you hate to use the word relief, but it will t
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little better. let's start with a live look outside. temperatures still 92. we did tie the record high so far of 95. humidity again not bad. i keep pointing that out. only 38%. that's not so crazy high. for tonight, muggy, but dry. again, look to the east and south at 9:04, to 9:19. you might be able to see cool colors in the sky. bus stop temperatures. 68 to 82 tomorrow morning. 6:00a.m., to 9:00 a.m. this is the last week for kids in virginia as well. very hot tuesday, and yes, a bit more humid. then a cold front approaches on wednesday. could be our next yellow weather alert. some relief. temperatures 94 tomorrow. 90 on wednesday. 87 on thursday and friday. that's our relief folks. back to 90 on saturday. looks pretty toasty for dad
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sunday. by morning, we're in some upper 60s. maybe 69 in gaithersburg. 76 downtown. by mid-morning, we're back in the low to mid-80s. by lunchtime, future cast still trying to produce showers along 95. i think they're going to be generally convinced to the mountains. i-81 westward. i have them in the forecast. 92 by 1:00. by 5:00, temperatures still around 90 downtown. even cumberland, and romney, and martinsberg will all be knocking on the door of 90 degrees by 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. tomorrow night another muggy night. let's talk heat index. this is a forecast. just what i showed you. 10:00tonight, heat index of 86. the temperature you feel when you go outside. which is why we say exercise in the morning. because 6:00 a.m., it on
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feels like 79. by lunchtime, boom. heat index at 97 tomorrow, downtown 96 in leesburg. noon to 4:00 p.m., will be the toughest time on your body in terms of heat index. take frequent breaks if you're outside, working find shade, and of course, stay hydrated. if you want to keep your house cool, close the shades on the west side of your house. 7:00, still going to feel like it's 95 degrees. the day planner goes like this. 70s to start. 89 by 11:00, and 92 by 1:00. showers and storms on wednesday, 90. a few storms on thursday. 87. the next seven days, friday more storms 87. more storms on saturday. father's day, just afternoon storms. but kind of an unsettled period here. 87 on monday with more storms. but you know what, we need it, we haven't had any rain yet in june.
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the nats will be looking for a fresh start tonight as they take on the braves at home. the team, they lost all three games against the rangers. one of the losses they could be blamed on a bad shower. wusa9's frank hanrahan explains this incident. >> reporter: in what goes down as one of the more bizarre injuries, cody glover reportedly hurt his back in the shower before the game and didn't tell the coaching staff until he blew a save in the loss. he bent over to get his body wash, stood up, and had a little kink. he tried to push through, and it cost him. glover was placed on the 10 day dl. here's the question. why are you taking a shower before the game? that's your inside pitch with frank hanrahan. >> ask topper. he takes like 19 showers a day. >> he sure does. >>e
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president trump at the white house today. they got a tour of the capitol as well. i'm going to show you that tonight at 11:00, in addition to talking to some of the local players. clemson defeating alabama in the national championship game. two of the team's biggest stars also joined the team today. the houston texans flew out watkins to join in on the celebration. they were sweating out there on the south lawn. >> they sure were, but all smiles. a local man's mission to make sure the orlando club massacre does not fade into the background of the gun violence debate. >> a new study finds the world's obesit
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new study shows that the entire world is gaining weight. obesity skyrocketing in rich and poor nations around the world, and it's affecting both adults and kids. >> reporter: researchers say it's a growing, disturbing public health crisis. new research finds 2.2 billion adults and children are now overweight or obese. that's 30% of the world's population. >> a number of different chronic diseases that are related to obesity. they include diabetes, heart disease, stroke. a number of different cancers associated with obesity, or being overweight. >> the new study looked at 195 countries over 25 years. researchers say the findings are startling when it comes to children and young adults. the united states has the highest percentage of
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children in the world. >> more screen time. decrease in physical activity, changing diads. we need to shift the framework. >> millions of people are dying every year from unhealthy weight, even though they are not considered obese. >> researchers analyze nearly 70 million people come up with the worldwide estimates for this study. right now at 6:00 -- ♪ [ music ] ♪ this is my fight song ♪ >> they're coming together to mourn the past and look at the future, exactly one year after the orlando nightclub massacre. it is the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history. 49 people were killed when a man who declared his allegiance to isis opened fire inside the pulse nightclub in orlando. the place had been a safe haven for the city's lgbt community. >> it breaks
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sanctuary was taken from you, but i know we are resilient, and i know we will not let hate win. >> this is the kind of club and the kind of place i wanted to see in my district, where you didn't have to be segregated by being gay or hispanic, or being african american, where everybody can be together and be friends. >> president trump noted the day with the tweet that shows all of the men and women who were killed that night. he writes we will never forget the victims that lost their lives one year ago today. >> in honor, d.c. mayor bowser proclaimed today, united orlando day. mike alairo joins us of the story of a man who organized the event, and why this man was moved to do more.
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[000:59:59;00] simply wants to prevent this issue from fading into the background. this event that started as a gathering of about 300 people has morphed and evolved into a vigil where we could expect more than 2,000 people to cram into the park here at dupont circle. the first question of our interview was simple. what has changed in the past year after 49 people were murdered? >> i see an incredible amount of progress. out of tragedy has come triumph in a lot of different ways. >> reporter: jason lindsey is a veteran of the iraq war, with a new mission here at home. keeping the subject of gun violence at the forefront of the conversation. remembering those we lost one year ago. >> seeing the strength of so many of these people. especially in such a divisive, political environment, how people can really come together. >> reporter: in terms of what's changed from a year ago, lindsey tells us, there's a growing conversation on the local level about whether gun laws should change, while gridlock continues at the


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