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her fired, but juli briskman says she has no regrets about giving president trump the middle finger salute. in fact, she says she would do it all over again. now, i talked to her at her door, but she did not want to go on tv. still, she did tell me about what happened when she was out biking here by the trump national golf course on her day off. she says she saw the president leaving and her first thought, as the motorcade past here, oh, my gosh, he is golfing again. so she flipped him off. then she started thinking about the immigrants that the president was talking about deporting, she started thinking about the people who had been killed in las vegas. she started thinking about her old friends at the state department who felt embarrassed at that point, and she decided to cut around the corner and flip the president off again. the picture
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it went absolutely viral, with supporters calling her a she- ro. even though the photograph was from behind, friends started to figure out it was her, and she got some threats from people who weren't her friends on social media. she figured she'd better tell her boss at akima, llc. as she did, she was pretty quickly led into a conference room, and unceremoniously fired. what makes her even more irate about that, is she says somebody else who worked at the company, a top official, had an even more profane statement on some of their social media, and was not fired, but simply disciplined. she is now talking to the aclu, and considering the possibility of a lawsuit. in sterling, bruce leshan, wusa9. >> the salute was not very diplomatic, but briskman is a er
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job works as an advocate for a cause she believes in. possibly planned parenthood, or peta. right now, authorities continue to investigate that deadly shooting at a small texas town. 26 people were killed in the mass shooting in sutherland springs. 20 others were hurt. police and the fbi say it all stemmed from a domestic incident. senator ted cruz was in sutherland spinnings today. >> we've seen this before. evil. there is a peculiar evil that can worship god, can pray with people, and then come back and murder those same people. >> the suspect, devin kelley had a hong troubled past, including divorce, domestic battery, and a failed air force career that ended with time in a military prison. in30 minutes, we take a look at how the suspect got his hands on the guns,
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violent history on wusa9 news at 6:00. this move comes after the death of a student on friday. andrew coffee was a pi kappa phi pledge. nearly a quarter of fsu undergrads belong to a greek organization. they're no longer allowed to have any events. alcohol is also banned at all student organization events. the man accused of attacking senator rand paul could be facing more serious charges. that's because the republican from kentucky is suffering from several broken ribs that could prompt prosecutors to charge that man with a felony. senator paul was attacked on friday outside of his home in bowling green, kentucky. the attorney for the man charged said the dispute had nothing to do with politics. it was merely a dispute between two neighbors over something most peopleou
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was. it was the talk a grandmother had with her grandson. a conversation about what the first time drivers should do if he's ever pulled over by police. how that chat motivated the grandmother and virginia lawmaker to push for a change to keep traffic stops from ending tragically for young drivers. here's a preview of that report. ♪ [ music ] >> i will say, my big concern would be a police officer pulling my mother over. >> he grabs him or something. and something escalates. years ago, it happened to me. so it could happen. >> reporter: orlando crouch wants his son darius to learn more than just the do's and don'ts behind the wheel of driving around
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old will obey the rules of the road, but father and son share the fear of an unexpected police encounter that could turn deadly. >> young black people are just getting killed, or injured. >> reporter: cases covered in the news and shared on social media. >> a turn signal not made, is a big enough of a crime to make it feel like you have a disservice. >> i feel like we should all know the correct way to solve this. >> tonight at 11:00 we take a look at a law that requires some teens in our area taking drivers ed to also learn how to deal with police on a traffic stop. that is right here on wusa9 at 11:00. >> looking forward to that. still ahead, a tv reporter criticized for her body, her wardrobe, and her hair. see her response, and why
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vi will have power over your health care. adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged more for health care; premiums would go up. and adams supports giving employers the power to block birth control access for female employees. john adams: wrong on health care, wrong on birth control, wrong for virginia. disclaimer: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad.
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ralpand as a doctor, nobody ever asked if i'm a democrat or republican. they just want my help. so if donald trump is helping virginia i'll work with him. but donald trump proposed cutting virginia's school funding, rolling back our clean air and water protections, and taking away health care from thousands of virginians. as a candidate for governor, i sponsored this ad because i've stood up to donald trump on all of it. ed gillespie refuses to stand up to him at all.
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all right, here's what's fiending, a tv news reporter
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criticized her look. one person wrote on facebook, saying she looks like she wears a size 16 and looks ridiculous. >> here's part of her message getting a lot of attention. >> the controversy is coming from people who aren't too happy with the way i look on television, saying oh, her body is too big for that dress. or she's too curvey or her hair is unprofessional. a word for those people. this is the way i was built. this is the way i was important. i'm not going anywhere, so if you don't like it, you have your option. >> dmitri said she's thankful to people out there sending her love, including chance the rapper. i think she likes fabulous. >> stunning. for sure. sean diddy combs, no longer diddy, or p diddy, or puff daddy. no, he has changed his
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love. he said he knew it was risky, because it would come off as corny. >> he is brother love. >> you know people are going to call him p diddy. >> of course. taylor twist's upcoming album isn't even out yet but it's already breaking records. preorders for reputation makes its target the biggest music presale of all-time. her album is due out this friday. speaking of music, a broadway crowd got a surprise when elton john surprised them at the lion
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♪ the circle. ♪ and the circle of life >> yeah, he wrote the music for the hit, and its stage adaptation. >> we're going to have to get you out more often. the burgundy and gold player on a mission, and it's much more than just a laundry project. you're going to see how a new school washer and a dryer will make a big difference for students. >> yellow weather alert for some showers
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whbeat the odds so i can play with my grandkids. so i can celebrate 50. when i was 14, they saved my heart so i could bring family together. so i can help cardiac patients just like me. so i can serve my country. so i can do what i love. so i can give back. so i can play in the junior olympics. so i can make plays. so i can do this. so i can race my friends. children's national didn't just help us grow up, they helped us grow up stronger.
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the correlation between clean clothes, attendance, and academics might not be ab, but studies show it's a real issue. it's at the heart of an issue, one redskins player has made his mission of love. here diane roberts. ♪ here we go redskins here we go ♪ >> reporter: this might seem like a pep rally, but really, it's a big thank you to burgundy and gold long snapper nick stafford and his wife. a program in california was having success addressing the problem. >> this is such an out. box solution to kind of an epidemic we have in
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rates aren't what they should be. i shared it with nick, and i was like, wow, let's look at this. this sounds like an amazing program. wouldn't be it great if we could do something like this? >> reporter: one thing led to another. with an initial $25,000 from sundberg. one of two shelters in d.c. that are the first beneficiaries of the program. >> how important it is to keep your clothes clean and fresh. we just don't have the resources, we don't have the means. it can be sad, frustratin
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they carry that weight to school. >> do you personally know some children who have issues having clean clothes? and how do you feel about it for them? >> i don't, but i feel like it's very important. i feel like it's one of their needs, not one of their wants. >> the day is here. how does it feel? >> it feels wonderful. seeing all of these kids, and how excited everyone is, it's wonderful for them. >> reporter: a feeling sundberg hopes to recreate across schools across d.c. >> nick gets special kudos for being on time to this event that started at 10:00 a.m. this morning, he only got a few hours of sleep, but said he didn't mind for the kids. >> made it easier, because they won. >> i don't even care if you're a fan of either team, it
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heck of a game. >> were you yelling? >> i was yelling. >> i could hear you at my house. >> my wife was doing a crossword puzzle. do you have any interest in this game whatsoever? >> no. we're tracking a couple of thunderstorms. it's still awfully warm. still 67. our average high is 62, 63. this is a ridiculous number, and that's semi ridiculous. the front's not quite through national. although it's close. the front's just to the west of i-95 now. we can see the showers moving out of montgomery county. this is the shower that was on our weather terrace, it's now headed toward fedex. it's got heavy downpours, and gusty winds heading toward kiterling. further south and west, this is the strongest storm. just in the last 5 minutes, e
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this is moving offto the south and the east, across 95 here shortly, and heads into fredericksburg, with heavy rain, and gusty winds, i don't think we'll see any hail, but there could be a tiny bit of hail. for tonight, everything moves out quickly, we just get a little cooler. 42 to 52. bus stop temps in the 40s. chilly tomorrow morning. 6:00a.m. to 9:00 a.m. dry. if ut to vote tomorrow, and stay dry, vote in the morning. it's going to be a very miserable afternoon and evening. we're looking at falling temps with rain. some of the rain actually heavy in the afternoon. the heaviest rain appears to be 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that will make a delightful evening rush tomorrow. the daytime high, dress for that number. dress for the 40s. 48 on wednesday. back to 58
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that's probably the coldest shot of air we've seen so far. 52 on saturday, but staying dry. clearing off to the north and west briefly. 59 downtown this evening. a little walk will be pleasant. by morning, clouds roll in. still dry. temperatures in the 40s. 43 in bowie to start. 48 by 9:00 downtown. by mid-morning, this will be rain and showers out 81 and westward. see the magenta there? there could be a mixed bag of precipitation. on the day planner, 40s to start. light rain or showers by 11:00. plain, old fashioned rain by1:00. some
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further south now. friday, coldest air of the season. only 46. nice on saturday for the games. on sunday, a media shower for the game hosting the vikings. all right, so we reached the mid-point of the redskins season. that means it's time to take a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly so far. we're going to start off with the good. here's the top offensive play so far this season. it took place on sunday's game. kirk cousins to josh datsun. yes, that set up the game winning touchdown. since 2002, the skins are the only team with a winning record at seattle at 4-
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go way back to week 1. ryan carrington, pick 6. he hasn't missed a game in his career. the skins end up losing their 5th consecutive season opener though. now our worst play of the year. it took place on sunday. hands it off to rob kelley. i call that the sacrificial lamb play. yeah, it doesn't work good at all. kelley is a teammate. kirk cousins says in every sense of the world, i think kirk cousins is dead wrong in every sense of the word. skins win. if you look good, you play good. our best dressed so far this season. a close one between josh norman's cleats, which i
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countries, and swearingers game day swag. you are our winner for best dressed. it goes to d.j. swearinger there. how about if these arlington little leaguers? they decided to dress up as the running presidents during halloween, and they knocked it out of the park. after the nationals saw this photo, the real running presidents surprised them at their school. they got nat gear, and tickets to this year's winter fest. pretty cool. >> all right, they didn't mow anybody down, hopefully. on the way next, we're going to meet wally, and we're going to learn about his mission, serving alongside firefighters. >> plus a look at ho
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it's not a new debate, but it's back again. should homework be required in schools for youngsters in it's a topic that divides parents and teachers. nicky batiste reports. >> this is wally, our newest member, and we love him. >> reporter: by the end of this story, even you will be left stressed. this 11-year-old golden doodle has a way. >> every time i walk in this station, every firefighter is playing with this canine, and they're smiling, and laughing, and joking. if that's what it's does to these firefighters when they come off call, it's worth it. >> reporter: it could be said that wally is saving
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sisters do every day. >> the presence of a therapy dog reduces stress, reduces depression, and lowers blood pressure. >> reporter: wally is the only certified therapy dog to live full time at a firehouse in the country. >> good boy. >> he has two handlers per shift. they usually make sure that he gets fed in the morning, and evening. >> reporter: wally listens. he's well trained. watch what happens when there's a call. just like the other firefighters knows he has a place to be. >> he's pretty laid back for an 11-month-old dog. in truth, he loves the fairer sex more than men. >> an organization called caring angels donated wally to the firehouse. his food and health insurance had been donated too, so he doesn't cost taxpayers a thing. brng
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a possible motive in the deadly texas church shooting. >> there was a domestic situation going on within this family. the suspect's mother-in-law attended this church. we know that he had made threatening, she had received threatening texts from him. >> more than half of the victims are children. >> authorities say devin kelley opened fire on the first baptist church in southern texas. then he kept firing. a man who lives across the street engaged him in a gun battle. the neighbor, and a second man driving by, chased the gunman, as he tried to get away in his vehicle. >> we hit about 95 going down 539, trying to catch this guy, this will he eventually lost control on his own, and went off in the ditch. >> we know
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pursuit, the suspect used his cell phone to notify his father he had been shot, and didn't think he was going to make it. subsequently, he shot himself. >> the sheriff's department says kelley's inlaws, and ex- wife occasionally attended services at the church, but they were not there on sunday. there are questions about the suspect, including how he got his hands on the guns in the first place, even though he has a violent history. >> reporter: the suspect was not licensed to carry, but police recovered three firearms. a semi automatic rifle left at the church, and three firearms in his car. the 26-year-old former air force member with a reported history of violence towards women and children should have never had guns. >> the suspect did not have a license to carry. >> reporter: investigators say he recently

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