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pregnant teens as young as 15 saying "i do." it's legal, but is it okay? fake news in real-time. we will show you how to track what russian operatives want you to see on-line. as halloween comes to a close one story will have you reaching for the candy, another might have you putting it away. up first tonight, terror in new york city. we've just received new information on that deadly attack. the news at 11:00 starts now. let's get right to the latest headlines. this was a terror attack according to new york city mayor bill de blasio. eight people are dead, five of them from argentina. 11 others were rushed tolt hospital with serious injuries. but there's a little bit of good news. all of them are expected to recover. >> a cowardly attack on the
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the suspect drove a truck along a wide bike path starting from houston street extending down to chambers. where we're talking about is a half mile away from the former world trade center site where freedom plaza is. he ran into a small school bus, the suspect did, once he hit claim bears street, injuring two adults and two kids. he then jumped out of his truck waving what would turn out to be a pellet gun in one hand and a paintball gun in the other, shouting "allah akbar," which is "god is great" in arabic. here's the truck. investigators say he rented it earlier today in new jersey and then drove it into manhattan to commit his crime. this is the first terror attack using a vehicle on u.s. soil since terror groups started urging their followers to use vehicles as
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>> the suspect's name is sayfullo saipov. he is an immigrant from uzbekistan. that led president trump to order homeland security to stepping what he calls the extreme vetting program. the president tweeted, being politically correct is fine, but not for. this there are reports the suspect left a note claiming he carried out the attack in the name of isis. the terror network has not claimed credit. investigators believe this was a lone wolf attack. determined to show that new york city is stronger than terrorists, the mayor and governor joined in the annual halloween parade through greenwich village. there were extra police officers there, but that did not stop the partying. our wake-up washington team is already in-housekeeping tabs on this. they will have the very latest starting tomorrow morning at 4:25 a.m. and, of course, you can follow all the developments in this story on your time through our wusa9 news app. es
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the oath here in congress. they work for facebook, twitter, and google. they were on the hill to deliver some bad news. russia tried to use their platforms to deepen the divide in this country before, during, and after the election, and they did it in a big way. google found 1100 youtube videos connected to russian efforts. twitter identified 131,000 tweets. and facebook, they estimate as many as 126 million people saw posts created or paid for by russia. just as lawmakers were demanding answers from social media companies, russian operatives were trying to change the conversation on- line, and pete muntean saw it happen. >> reporter: this is the hamilton 68 dashboard. it monitors 600 ruia
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accounts. you can see how they tried to control your feed today. all of the inks are about the new york attack but most of the stories are from a fake news site called breaking 911. what about yesterday? as paul manafort was arrested russian bots were pushing stories about hillary clinton. one alliance says this tool is key as russians will keep watching our elections. >> this is bigger than just donald trump. this is about what's going to happen in 2018 and 2020 and what happens on a daily basis. >> you can try this yourself. dashboard.securingdemocracy.org pete muntean, wusa9. >> fake news posts are one big reason we created our
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segment. every night on the news at 11:00 we either bust or verify the reports that you are seeing in your news feed are legit. so if you see something suspect, let us know about it. you can find me on facebook or twitter at adam longo tv, or e- mail the team at wusa9.com. the civil war is trending on twitter, seriously, all because white house chief of staff john kellie called robert e. lee an honorable man, and he said it was a lack of ability to compromise that led to the war itself. his story is described as strange and kind of depressing, but that didn't stop the white house. >> there's pretty strong consensus, family from the left, the right, the north, and the south that believe that if some of the individuals engaged had been willing to come to some compromises on different things, than it may not have occurred. >> one of our missions on the news at 11:00
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john henry did that for us at the african-american civil war museum. >> reporter: the civil war happened about 150 years ago, yet it's still dominating discussion today thanks in part to this fox news interview. >> i would tell you that robert e. lee was an honorable man. the lack of an ability to compromise led to the civil war. >> the founding director of the african-american civil war museum weighed in on those comments. he said he took exception to the idea that confederate general lee was honorable. >> the difference i think that explains robert e. lee and george washington is they were fired on, the american flag. he never killed a bunch of american soldiers, he never fought against the united states of america. >> reporter: the director added there was only one result that would have come from compromise. >> any compromise that would have come about would have had to involve allo
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let's face it, by the time the civil war started, the north had given up on slavery. >> reporter: in the end he says the confederate states and their leaders could not forget that the civil war was about slavery. >> reporter: another perspective on the war a century 1/2 later. >> thank you. it's halloween night. we wouldn't be doing our jobs if we didn't sneak on over to georgetown and check out some kids wearing costumes, bro-ups dressed up, cops riding horseback, having all the fun, and tourists wondering why their phone didn't warn them about this. get out there, boys and girls, the street party should be raging for another few hours. since the kids are probably ed
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in on a secret. it's a guide showing you what wipes pair best with different kinds of halloween candy. no kidding. i'm glad we told you about that first, because adam over here is about to ruin your candy cravings with tonight's verify. >> i normally don't like to rain on anyone's parade, but this is straight up going to ruin your night and your appetite. hit it. >> reporter: torhonda cole and her friend came across this cringe worthy video on facebook. crawlers worming their way in and out of these chocolates. they asked us to verify. >> are there really worms in our favorite chocolates? >> reporter: our verify team tracked down the woman who shot that viral post. rachel
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you heard right. she said she bought the candy but her roommate stopped her. >> she says don't eat that. and i said why, and she said she found a maggot in each candy. we went to the candy company. a representative told us once the chocolate leaves their facility if it's not stored properly, critters can make their way inside. we contacted the smithsonian institute's etymology department. he loves to talk about bugs, and bugs clearly love him. he backed up the candy company saying if products aren't stored properly after they leave the manufacturer, insects can get in. so that's a big old worm ridden
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videos are real. not maggots, but she still received a $25 gift card and an apology. it was a horror film that was the first of its kind and most of it was shot in montgomery county 20 years ago. what was it? think about it. we'll share the answer with you right before d.c.'s most accurate forecast. and speaking of, how about a little preview, topper? >> tomorrow morning is going to be cold. clouds will be on the increase. by 5:00 46 downtown, 39 in manassas. by 8:00 it's still in the 40s. 40 ingaithersburg. showers showing up back to the west. we'll talk about whether or not we had to issue a yellow weather alert for tomorrow and look ahead to the weekend. pregnant and married as a teenager. does that sound wrong to you? well, get this. it's completely legal. tonit
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unit is looking at whether it's time for a change. and later, meet the redskin who rocks a specific mouth guard in honor of family members battling breast cancer. you're watching
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independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because i'm a pediatrician, and for ed gillespie to say i would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable.
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how young is too young to get married? in some states kids who aren't even in high school can say "i do." lawmakers say the laws are out of date and it is time to make a big change. here's our special assignment reporter whitney wild. >> reporter: these are just a few of the faces of teen marriage. 5300 kids got married as young as 15 in maryland from 1995 through 2015. so we spoke with the people who live teen marriage. the lawmakers who want to ban it, and the
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questions every time he hears a teenager say "i do." >> you've got to be gentle. >> these are the moments that keep brittney miller from dissolving into darkness. >> can you show me your ears? yep, ears. >> i'm a little more hopeful now, and once you get to the lowest point, you can only go up, right? >> reporter: brittney is raising her daughter and son alone in annapolis. she was married at 17. her husband was 18. >> i was happy at the time. i didn't think anything could go wrong. but i was mistaken. >> reporter: two years later she's getting divorced. >> we began to argue a lot, and it seemed like we just didn't know each other any more. >> reporter: her voice is on one side of the debate about the right age to get married. on the other side
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debate? >> we knew each other in school. >> reporter: you might meet this couple in damascus. >> i proposed three or four times. >> you're twiddling your thumbs constantly. >> that's when i get nervous. >> reporter: they are two love struck teens who stayed that way. >> what does that dress mean to you? >> a lot. >> that's our great grandson. >> reporter: five children, 11 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren later it's clear nothing has cracked their bond. >> i kind of like hanging out with her, still. >> reporter: let me explain why teen marriage can be so controversial. brittney and her husband and sharon and douglas, they were all about the same age when they got married. but that's not always th
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child sex assault laws are supposed to stop these relationships with huge age gaps. when a 15-year-old starts having sex with someone who is at least four years older, that's a crime in maryland. the adults in those relationships are supposed to end up in criminal court. but because they're getting married, they wind up here in a wedding chapel, walking down the aisle in a tux instead of a jump suit. in anne arundel county, the man signing those marriage licenses is robert duckworth. >> that was surprising to me that people that young could come to the courthouse and get married. >> reporter: he's dedicated to the law even when he questions it. >> we don't want to be part of the process when someone is exploiting the law. >> do you worry? knife at times. >> reporter: would you have let your kids get married under 18? >> no, i wouldn't. >> reporter: why? >> too young. >> reporter:
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5300 kids got married in maryland from 1995 through 2015. in that time, a 15-year-old girl married a man who was at least 40. a 16-year-old girl married a man who was at least 50, and a 17-year-old girl married a man who was at least 45 years old. those are just a few cases. some maryland legislators want to change that. delegate vanessa atterbury and state senator will smith. >> i'm 35, and when you think about someone 35 potentially marrying someone 15, it's a little disturbing. >> reporter: they brought bills this last session to raise the minimum marriage age. >> it results in early divorce rates and sky-high dropout rates. >>
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advocate says banning marriage turned 18 is a bad idea. she wouldn't talk to us on camera but she did point us to her oral testimony during hearings when she testified against these bills. she said banning marriage under the age of 18 takes away options for teenagers. >> similarly, a blanket ban of marriage ignores that some women are choosing marriage for a variety of reasons that might benefit them and their families. >> reporter: the bills failed. it's not the end of the story. attarbury says the bills will come back. for this couple, teen marriage has been a treasure. >> i think it's just worked because we love each other. >> reporter: for brittney, it's been an obstacle she is still trying to overcome. >> everything that i've been put through because of the one word, marriage. >> you kissed a prince. >> reporter: it kind of kills the soul a little bit. >> reporter: an
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that tracks child marriage laws says no state has an all-out ban. we will follow any other attempts by maryland lawmakers to try to raise the age again. whitney wild, wusa9. and we have a breakdown of marriage age laws in virginia and d.c. posted on our wusa 9 website and our mobile app right now. so, real quick, we asked you earlier if you remember which horror movie was filmed in montgomery county. can you take that shot? you see him waving his hand in the air? the answer is the blair witch project which was filmed in gaithersburg. >> you knew it. >> we've talked about it. >> i have actually never watched it because i heard people say it's so shaky that they kind of got nauseous. >>sc
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3-degree guarantee. not scary at all. we might have a bull's-eye today. very close. went with 62, and we were 63, which, by the way, is almost spot on average. we close the book on october, the third warmest on record. we had no days with haze in the 50s. we had eight days in the 60s. we had 17 days in the 70s. and we had six days in the 80s. almost the same number of days in 80s as the 60s. that is one warm month. we start november on a cool, somewhat damp note. right now it's 50. dew points are in the upper 30s. temperatures are falling in the burbs already. it will be chilly in the morning. it will be dry. the exception could be cumberland west. you could have a shower by 8:00. a lot of clouds tomorrow but not much bite to the bark, so to speak. milder and nice
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warmer on saturday. i tell you what, if we get the temperatures in the mid-70s on friday i think that's a fair trade. mainly above average. 61 tomorrow, 72 thursday, 74 friday. mid-60s on saturday. i did put a drop back in on sunday. so early in the morning on wednesday, 6:00, a lot of clouds. a couple of sprinkles. there's your sprinkle. 36 degrees. only 46 downtown. but if we go through the morning, 50 downtown, but not much happens. a little bit of shower activity along the maryland/pennsylvania border with temperatures in the 40s. and that is just about it. kind of a dreary start, if you will, for november. day planner. 40s to start. 56 by 11:00. 62 by 1:00. now, on thursday, morning clouds, then really nice. 72. friday, afternoon clouds, but really nice until then. 74. next seven days. we have the heart walk on saturday. mr. bernstein will be leading the charge there.
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nice day. sunday, maybe a shower. mid-60s. sunday night a cold front, and that will cool us off on tuesday. fond memories. you weren't here. >> no, i'm not even looking at the cam ?roo. you can't unsee this now, darren. >> what is adam wearing? >> that was last m mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. female narrator: what would john adams do to women's health? adams argued before the supreme court to give employers control over your access to birth control. adams also supports giving employers the power to block access to affordable contraception for 1.6 million virginia women. and adams opposes abortion
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john adams: wrong for women's health. wrong for virginia.
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now, wusa9 sports with darren haynes, brought to you by xfinity. >> all right. here is what is on my mind tonight. colin kaepernick's lawyer expects him to sign a contract within 10 days. he filed a grievance against the nfl because he feels like he is being black bald because of protests. i believe if his legal team didn't have strong evidence of collusion, he wouldn't make that connection. someone needs to disprove that. one team that needs a quarterback, the patriots. yeah, i said it. because after tom brady, they have no quarterbacks
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roster, period. let's move over here. how about in the hip pop world? usually you tip your 40 to remember a lost home -- homie. we can't tip a 40 but we can show you what his locker used to look like in this edition of 9 cribs. >> brown in a foot race, and they're not going to get him, no. touchdown, mac brown. >> hey, i'm mac brown. come inside my locker. a shot-out to the gators. my alumni. let me show you my helmet. i wear a kicker's face mask so i can see the
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more vision, more precise. >> does anybody ever make fun of you fort? >> people say all the time it makes my face look small, but i ain't worried about that. just trying to see the ball, trying to score. small thigh pants. the lighter you are, the faster you are. i got this here from vernon. and this jersey right here, it's one of my closest friends in the world, trent brown. we played in florida together so we traded jerseys. jordan reeves signed these cleats. i wear a pink mouth guard because both my aunts got breast cancer. i make sure i
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world, i'm fighting for you. hey, i'm mack brown, thanks
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hope you had a happy halloween. enjoy that candy. >> we'll see you tomorrow, everybody. take it easy. look at prince
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ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians. enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you.
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havertys furniture helps even when life isn't.t are you sure you don't want me to call an exterminator? (muffled) aw, come on. it's just a raccoon that got in the attic. and there she is. oh, look. babies. [loud hissing.] darren! daddy! [crashing from above. loud and violent.] they're on the move! honey!?! what's going on? she's got me cornered. how big is she? make the call!
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ys. life looks good.
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