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Jan 28, 2010 5:00pm EST
to cover it up. >>> also, delicate cargo i being packed up from the national zoo to china. we'll tell you about the final preparations to move a panda. >>> president obama is following up last night's stud of the union address by handing out money to create jobs. today, the state of florida received a hty stimulus grant. the president traveled to tampa today where he attended a town hall. he also said florida will receive a grant of up to $1.25 billion to develop a new high-speed rail corridor between tampa and orlando. trains will run up to 168 miles per hour. officis say the project is part of an $8 billion plan to create and save jobs while laying the groundwork for high-speed intercity rail service. >>> while the president devoted more than half of last night's speech to the economy, he covered a whole wide range of other topics from finishing health care reform to repealing the military's don'tpolicy. some critics say he's trying to do too much. john harwood has more on last night's state of the union. john, the president also talked about tax cuts for small business. is tha
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Jul 21, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. area quarantined in china this evening because of concerns about the swine flu. the students are from d.c. from schools across the d.c. area. and including walter johnson high and montgomery county. tonight they are being quarantined in beijing. julie carey is following the story and is in the newsroom. >> as many as eight of the students have also shown symptoms of h1n1 or swine flu including a montgomery county teen whose test results came back positive today. the local parents say they are comforted by the care and attention the teens are getting during the difficult time. many of the student group landed in beijing they were whisked into quarantine at a hotel. one of the male students in the hotel had a fever as they got off the plane and was stringent precautions in place in china that meant quarantine. and video taken of potomac 16-year-old natalie cheney that attends the national cathedral school and spoke to reporters for british television. >> i think they are take good care of us. i spoke with some of the my friends in the hospital. they said they have been treated real
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Mar 31, 2010 5:00pm EDT
statues were crafted for the first emperor of china who ruled from 221 to 210 b.c. >> he wanted everyone and everybody that took care of him in his earthly life to take care of him in his afterlife. he commissioned this terre cotta army. >> reporter: it is believed 7 thousand statues were placed in the tomb to protect the emperor. what is unique that no two of these hand krachted faces are alike. that's just part of the draw of the nearly 275,000 visitors who flocked to the exhibit since november. >> you are standing by five feet away by something that's 2,000 years ago. not having access to something like this. >> i would like to see tall warriors. it is like you can imagine what they were holding. >> reporter: for those unable to get a ticket, there is one more chance to get inside. 200 free tickets will be handed out for the 6:00 show. people have been lining up behind me since early this morning. what time did you get here? >> 9:30. >> 9:32. two minutes after her. >> it is a good cultural historical thing and much cheaper than a chip to china. >> reporter: with 15 terre cotta warrior
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Feb 3, 2010 5:00pm EST
national zoo, heads to china tomorrow morning. he's old enough now to join that country's breeding program. tom sherwood was at the zoo today as the final visiting hours ticked away. tom? >> this panda has been a great tourist attraction. it's clear people are going to miss him. the popular panda was drawing a good-bye crowd wednesday. >> we have been so lucky to have him living here among us. >> reporter: everyone was trying to get the best angle, the last shot, the one to remember as the nearly 5-year-old panda spent his last minutes in the outdoor panda pen. >> i am a freelance photographer and that's one reason of being here. trying to get all the pictures i can get. >> reporter: there were silly panda hats. >> put your head down so we can see it. now make a noise like a panda. >> i don't know if i can do that. >> reporter: and a man with not one but two panda pinky rings. >> i actually got them off of ebay from a seller in singapore. >> reporter: one woman who had volunteered in china to care for pandas was here for her good-bye. >> i'm sad to see him go, but he's going to ful
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Nov 20, 2009 5:00pm EST
. relations with china are not very strong. the administration would like china to become a real partner with the united states and fighting the tough issues. china is doing a lot of things to serve china well, and they feel like the united states is in a weaker position because of the economy. they feel like they've got a greater voice with more influence to exert. this was, the administration says, kind of a down payment on a better relationship that will take time. it doesn't make for great headlines when you get back. >> thanks very much. we know a big focus this wkend in your broadcast on health. we'll look forward to that. >> thank you. >> that's "meet the press" 10:30 here sunday on nbc 4. >>> a dedicated teacher. was there every day for students for 16 years. tonight she is gone. about the freak accident that took away a beloved school leader. >>> weight loss wonder drug is not just a magic pill. finally a medication some say really works. >>> oprah's big announcement. if you missed it, don't go >>> we begin this half hour with our top story at 5:30. a popular teacher kil
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Aug 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
pumpings. an exhibition game in china turned into an all-out brawl. john schriffen is here with a look at what happened. john? >> reporter: pat, this certainly was a wild finish to this game. if you haven't seen it for yourself, hold on, i will show it in a moment. first, i want to put this game in perspective. according to georgetown university, the men's basketball team is in china for a two-week trip in order to promote a dialogue and understanding across cultures. at the same time, vice president joe biden is also in china in order to promote goodwill between the two countries. now, vice president was at their game wednesday night. he was not at this game, which happened thursday night. and it's a good thing. i'll show you right now. take a look at this video. georgetown university is wearing the blue jerseys. it is an exhibition game against the rockets, a professional team from beijing. you can see right here, senior guard jason clark was fouled hard. he took exception to it, words were exchanged and immediately both benches cleared. this was an all-out brawl. now, according to publ
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Aug 31, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, china was the spark to today's sell-off. the chinese's market dropping 7.1% and a lot of concern that government efforts in china to restrain growth in that country is going to spill over to the rest of the world. given that we've seen such a runup in the markets investors took the money off of the table today. >> as we head into september, do the analysts think that the gains might continue from last month? or are there some road blocks ahead. >> reporter: you know september's always a tough month for the market. in fact the toughest of all o the 12 months, on average the s&p 500 is down 1.3% for the month of september. this since 1928. so typically what happens in the month of september is you see a lot of companies come out and issue warnings or forecast for the third quarter and so that tends to make it a rather choppy month. additionally, investors will be waiting to see if autoales continue to climb or if they start to slump because the cash for clunkers program is over and watching home sales as well because keep in mind a tax credit will expire at the end of october and s
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Jun 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
key parts of that memorial from china to washington. tom sherwood reports. >> reporter: for months, construction workers have been preparing the king site. nestled in the corner of the famous tidal basin. >> it's really a premier site, directly on access between the lincoln memorial and the jefferson memorial. and on the edge of the tidal basin. >> ed jackson is the executive architect for the king memorial, due to open in the fall of 011. but 1600 tons of statuary are right now stuck in china. >> that's because the world's economy forced greece to renege on its $250,000 promise to use its shipping industry to dlir the material. >> we were given a gracious apology from the greeks. they indicated to us that they could not fulfill the promise that they had offered to us. we're well aware that he was steeped in philosophy. and the greek philosophy as well. >> the shipments were due in april. now memorial officials say they will pay to get it all here by august, so it can be assembled beginning in september. >> in approximately eight weeks, they can take the product as delivered from c
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Dec 17, 2009 5:00pm EST
. position on transparency when it comes to action by china. >> so if there is not even a commitment to pursue transparency, that's kind of a deal-breaker for us. >> u.s. officials insist they need to know just how china is going to cut its carbon dioxide emissions and how those cuts will be independently verified. the u.s. is the second largest producer of greenhouse gases. china, the first. >>> archeologists in egypt today say they may have found part of cleop cleopatra's tomb. it's part of the temple of isis found near the underwater ruins of a palace believed to have belonged to cleopatra. the rock was discovered 11 years ago and it's believed to date to 30 bc. the pylon will be the centerpiece of a planned underwater museum to showcase the sunken city toppled by earthquakes in the fourth century. >>> when we come back, holiday shopping and snowstorms, not a good mix. but this weekend, it may change. how it may impact the bottom line for local stores. >>> and for all of those of us addicted to our blackberries, we'll tell you about a very inconvenient service outage. >>> and are you
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Jul 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
china. three miners trapped for 25 days in a flooded mine have been pulled to safety. a government spokesman says the miners survived by drinking water that seeped through the earth. the coal mine in southern china was flooded in mid june. rescuers have recovered one body but they have not found the bodies of the 12 other miners. despite government promise to improve miner safety, china's miner industry is the world's deadliest. >>> the spotlight got to sarah palin is what levi johnston told the "today" show's ann curry this morning. johnston is the father of sarah palin's grandson. the marriage broke off and johnston and the palin family have exchanged harsh words since. johnston was not surprised that palin resigned as alaska's governor and after she lost the vice presidential race, she didn't seem the same. >> being up there running for vice president, it's totally different than governor. cameras every day. she had secret service. you name it. you know, just seeing how she acted after it was gone, it was just -- i just think that she definitely got to her head. >> johnston says
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Jan 7, 2016 5:00pm PST
drop is what is happening in china. the country has suspended trading for the second time in four days and has begun devaluing their stocks. >>> president obama is taking his push for more gun control on the road tonight. he is holding a town hall meeting on the topic at george mason university in virginia. but as the senior political reporter shows us, it may be a tough sell. >> reporter: gun control, it is one of the most divisive debates the president can have and hosting tough topics on college campuses has put him on friendly turf. and while he'll certainly find support at george mason university tonight -- >> there are so many guns. >> reporter: so you think there should be more control? >> there has to be some kind of control. >> reporter: it is in the as clean-cut among younger americans as it once was. >> it is okay to protect yourself, but it is not safe because there is a chance of misusing the weapon. >> reporter: partisan divide remains strong. very of gun rights other gun control, and the opposite for democrats. but the dynamic has changed among millenielses. in 2000, 18
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Jan 26, 2010 5:00pm EST
of offset by some concerns about tightening lending in china and things like that. but consumer confidence is at its best levels since 2008. that's critical to any economic recovery getting traction. so every little bit helps. but, yeah, it didn't really help us do much in the stock market. we ended just a little bit off, a little bit lower. >> home prices are starting to climb back up. is that just in certain parts of the ye? that's a good sign somewhere. >> it is, but this index of 20 leading markets has shown a sixth straight month of increases. mo home prices are increasing. but they're still down about 5% from a year ago. we got news that sales of existing homes were down sharply from a year ago. so it's still a bit of a dicy housing market. >> ben bernanke, his term ends on sunday. a lot of -- some people are for him. other people, he's not real popular. >> the vote counting has been the big game upere in new york as well as down there in washington. it seems to be that the votes are just about there. the administration has said they spa expect that he will be confirmed. i
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Dec 4, 2009 5:00pm EST
. > suldn't come as a surprise to anyone that tai shan is now returning to the people's republic of china. >> i'm sorry. we're going to miss him. we love him. >> you heard it here first. tai shan, the beloved panda is leaving our national zoo. he's heading back to china as part of an agreement with the chinese embassy, and tonight the rush is on to say good-bye to tai shan. eun yang joins us live from the national zoo with more on this big announcement. >> reporter: hi, jim. a lot of people in the next couple of months are going to make a mad dash for the national zoo to get one last look at tai shan. that 's what he can do. he can draw a crowd. he's had a huge impact on the zoo, his fans and the local economy. there he is devouring another juicy treat, oblivious to the fact he is the center of attention and source of delight for young and old. >> we are counting ourselves lucky that we showed up. >> reporter: tai shan, the first surviving giant panda cub born at the national zoo captured hearts 4 1/2 years ago and is now breaking them as he prepares to head to china the at the beginning
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Jun 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. in police lingo, it means officer in trouble. and indeed that was the case here in china totown. and it could have been much worse had it not been for this man, lee, cited today for his heroic actions. he got it all. the medal of honor, the plaque, not one, but two certificates of valor. but i'm getting way ahead of this story. to really understand what happened, you have to know more about mr. li, and how hard he works at this restaurant on sixth street. yik li, 58 years old. he's from china. he's been here for 30 years, and for some time, he's worked at the china boy restaurant on sixth street northwest. now, mr. li doesn't know much about english. but he knows when someone's in trouble. and he knows what to do about it. let's go back now to june 11th in this 800 block of sixth street northwest. an officer encounters a man with an open container of alcohol. words are said. the man breaks. they say he had a pipe, a big pipe, and he started to use it. >> it's metal and wrapped with tape. >> and he used that to strike on the head multiple times. >> that and hand to hand. >> reporter:
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Jan 20, 2011 5:00pm EST
will be joint cooperation with china tbreedhe pair. but there is a catch. >> we have still got a l to lear about these very special species. if after two years our collective group o experts believe that either panda isn't suitable for breeding and the research on cubs, together we're going to discuss the psibility of exchanging these pandas, one or both, for beding pandas from china. >>> any cubs born at the zoo will get t stay four years instead of tw as for the cub bn back at the zoo in 2005, china's ambassador says he's living a happy life. >> too bad we couldn't have worked him into the deal. bring him back here. he was a lot of fun. >> he was. >>> still to come, $1 million in drugs ized. weapons recovered, and more than 2 arrests and an inside look at operation bull runnd the local effort to clean the reets of crime. >>> plus, a he roundup of suspected mobsters. more than 120eople arrested. we'll tell you where. >>> a new study now ranks the d.c. region number one for worst traffic in the country. i' john schriffen here on the beltway. coming up i'll tell youow much time you los
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Dec 22, 2010 5:00pm EST
stations i china no have vending chines that offer crabs. temperature contlled machines keep the seafood fsh d the company offered three fre crabs if you happen to buy a dead one. not a bad deal. they say the quicknd healthy option is aocal delicy found in markts and restaurants. >> what are you supposed to do? cooit? like in a subay station? good luck with that. good old fashioned cookingwith a jetson's twist. an owner has replacewaiters with robots. whether they're pushing carts or carrying trays, they serve 100 bestst21 tables non-stop. >>hy didn't we go to china for chstmas? talk about feeling -- >> should have gone to australia. this is better. this homeis in sydney. tt there armore than 40,000 lights, animat santa and snowmen. the decorations e all handma. e overtones began with a mple sleigh 17 years ago. now, their house is a mega attraion c it takes the family two and a halfonthsto set upnd around six months to get down. in june, i don't wa to looking at that. >> don't want to boxing that up in june. > next at 5:00 growing acklash or metro's plan. >>> new clues inhe murder of a
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> the district government today announced initial results of a new effort to use the internet and social media to grade city service. the three-year, $500,000 project is soliciting complaints and compliments. tom sherwood reports. >> now serving e-542 at counter number 13. >> reporter: at the district dmv in southwest washington, modern technology and training in recent years has sharply reduced wait times and complaints. how was the service in there? >> the service good. i didn't have no problem. >> we had a little -- little hiccup but it was taken care of very, very quickly. >> if how were the employees? >> the employees fine. the employees fine. >> reporter: how is the city doing at other major agencies that deal with the public? mayor vincent gray tuesday announced initial results from six weeks of monitoring social media and the city's own grade d.c. website it used a private firm that normally f
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Aug 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
closer look. another tip they were imposters, they were transported on a cargo ship from china. the real ones are made in italy. >> the tipoff was the goods were coming out of china. they're manifested as footwear. the officers had had to take a closer look and how the shoes are made. >> if you were to buy an original pair of shoes, you wouldn't have a different shade of red on the bottom of the shoes. >> with authentics retailing for thousands of dollars a pair, the counterfeiters stood to make a heft had i have profit. now they face fines for trademark violations. the shoes will be destroyed. >>> stopping patients from using cheaper generic drugs. companies have started offering coupons to drastically lower costs. they are already available for popular cholesterol drugs like lipitor and high blood pressure drugs. it makes the brand name drugs cost about the same as the generic. drug manufacturers lose billions of revenue every year because consumers opt to get cheaper generic drug options. >>> here's doug with another check of our lovely weather today. >> most of us have seen a pr
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Aug 31, 2010 5:00pm EDT
is a device in play here in china town to get the loiterers to leave. gallery place. it's sort of our little times square. a popular hangout for young people, maybe sometimes too popular. >> they need to be home reading a book, doing something constructive. >> hey, you. hey, you. come over here. got some teenagers hanging outside your place? making noise doing all those teenage things? want to move them away without a hassle or confrontation? maybe it's time for the mosquito. yes. it's the mosquito. a little tiny box that broadcasts a high frequency sound. they say it keeps students moving, causes teens to flee. depending on who you want to drive away, you can vary the levels of the mosquito. the higher the age, the higher the sound. see what happens in our newsroom. now back to the mosquito and china town. they've got one installed near the gallery place metro. the management company says this one is set so everybody can hear it. do you hear anything? >> yeah. >> reporter: what does it sound like? >> a beeping noise. >> reporter: does it make you want to get out of this place? >> yea
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Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> a fast forward through the headlines. james holmes, the colorado man accused in friday's deadly theater shooting faced a judge today for the first time since the attack. his hair dyed bright orange and red, just like the gunman witnesses described to police. he appeared to struggle to stay awake at times during the brief procedural hearing. charges will likely come next monday. >>> the ncaa hit penn state with crippling sanctions today in the wake of jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal and subsequent coverup. the punishment includes a $60 million fine. the school has been stripped of 14 years of wins, banned from postseason bowl games and it's on probation for the next five years. the school says it will comply with all of those conditions. >>> d.c. police investigating a weekend attack on a gay couple as a hate crime. group of teens allegedly beat up michael hall junior and his boyfriend in
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. ♪ >> it's a greeting song. >> reporter: many had political scien science signs, asking china to free tibet from political control. organizers say this event has one main goal. >> our object is to bring all of them together here, to plant a seed for nonviolence, and we hope that when these people go back to their places, they promote world peace and nonviolence. >> reporter: in china town, john schriffen, news4. >> what a turnout this week. >> i'm not surprised. >> yeah. >>> let's get the forecast now from doug. we saw some wet areas earlier. how about the rest of us, doug? >> right now, most of the area is dry. and if not -- when i say most, probably 95% of us on the dry side, 85 degrees out there now with plenty of sunshine. dew point of 73. that puts our heat index at 92. so everybody is also seeing very warm and humid conditions. the rain well down to our south and east. southern st. mary's county around the st. mary's city area, down around scotland beach, you're seeing rain and persistent rain, at that. 74 overnight tonight in washington. 70 in warrenton. it's going to be a very
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
romney's plan to get tough on china. >> when you see these ads he's promising to get tough on china, it feels a lot like that fox saying, un, we need more secure chicken -- you know, we need more secure chicken coops. >> reporter: the new poll also shows a majority of likely voters in ohio, florida and pennsylvania now give president obama an edge when it comes to handling the economy. the economy is governor romney's key issue and in bedford heights, ohio, he worked to convince voters he has the bess plan for getting americans back to work. >> we -- best plan for getting americans back to work. >> we have got to open more trade to get more good jobs for americansen and i'll do that. >> reporter: the presidents -- for americans and i'll do that. >> reporter: the president and groups supporting him have outspent romney on the campaign in ohio. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: ohio begins early voting next week. the survey shows romney does best among most likely voters
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Jan 19, 2011 5:00pm EST
preview of th state dinner honoring the president of china. some pusthormen are lk -- some fisherme are lky to be alive tonight. >>> thanks. >>> here's john schriffen now with a look at what's next at 5:00. >> these shelv are stock with meat and produce. we're not in a super mark. instd at target. cong up, i'll tell but produce war that's benefiting you e coumer. >>> and forll your news, be sure toollow news4 online. sure toollow news4 online. just search nbc washin fty years ago, he wasn't worried about retirement. he'yet to hear of mutual funds iras, or annuies. back then, he had something more important to do. he wasn't focused on his future but fortunately, omebody else was at usaa we provide retirement soluons for our military, veterans and their families. from investments... toife insurance... to health ca options. learn more with our free usaa retirement guide. call 7-242-usaa. [ male announcer ] before he changed the wld... tear down ts wall. [ male announcer ] ...or led a nation... i ronald rean do solemnly swear. [ male announcer ] ... governed a state... u and i have a re
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Sep 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> pigeon takes on technology. >>> and thrillseekers head to china to test their homemade fly ing devices. >>> a ban were passed, you could still drink a soda in a city building, but you would have to bring your own bottle. >>> call it the power of flight, a pigeon carried a computer memory chip across britain faster than a computer could upload it. it w erased to drive home the rural broadband problems in the u.k. activists released birds carrying a memory chich a five minute video. they tried uploading it to you tube at the exact same time. the pigeons won. and only a quarter of the video ever uploaded. aviation enthusiasts tried out their homemade contraptions in china today. the machines had a chance to stay in the air for a few moments. there were 40 conttants, the winner managed to travel more than 200 feeteforehanding in the water with belly flops. >>> up next, bed bugs creep into a local library. see what's being done to get rid of the pesky problem. the fda is deciding whether to improve genecally modified salmon. would grocery stores be allowed to carry fish injected wit
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Nov 10, 2010 5:00pm EST
exhibit opens next weekend. it is impressive. 40 sculors were brought in from china to hand cash colorful theme featuring the mean, green grinch. >> reporter: the chinese artisan put the finishing touches on the frozen world of the grinch. the cassic dr. seuss christmas tale is the classic for this year's ice attraction. >> it is a story people people already know and loveromtheir childhoodful we are bringing it to life this year in ice. you can walk through the pages of the story book. we're so excited. when people come, they are going to be amazed. >> reporter: there's whoville and the grinch as he first steals criminal. later he has a change of heart. 5,000 block of ice have been transformed by dozens of trained sculptors like this one who came from china to create whoville. he spent 12 years training. >> he learned art in school. and then as you know, it is a cold city and they have a lot of ice there so it gave him a chance to learn icecarving. >> reporter: keeping the ice at the oper temperature is tricky. the 15,000 square foot extent kept at a brick 9 degrees. everyone is
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
they made it all way to the u.s. from china. news4's derrick ward was in laurel today. he has more on the stinky critters and how to get rid of them. >> in latin, it is called the shield bug because of its shape and it is commonly call the stink bug because of its smell. it smell like anner h er haherb sort. do you think you're seeing more? especially this time of year. >> this is the time of yea they get the cue. the national cue to move to the buildings. they want to find a nice warm spot to spend the winter. >> they're relevantly new to our area. they've only en around since the mid to late 90s. they've made their presence south and they've made their presence known in a big way. in places with agriculture, they're a big problem. >>> the wug has the abity to puncture fruit and cause some damage and make it unmarketable. for a few years, we've been watching this migration. watching the number build up. >> he's watched the numbers build up around his home. >> in the last two or three days, i've been seeing 15, 20, at left a stink bugs on the outside of the house and four or five on t
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Jun 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
may recall was born in 2005. >> and under the zoo's agreement with china, tei-jiang was returned to china last year. >> this time the zoo's preparing for huge crowds again if this panda pregnancy is the real deal. i don't think she moved a centimeter. >> no, she's asleep. i would too if people were watching me all day. >>> a popular attraction in northwest washington is offering free admissions for kids. the new zealand wave admission for anyone 18 years and under this summer, saving parents nearly $13. the deal starts on friday and runs through labor day. the museum off of pennsylvania avenue is centereded around journalism and the first amendment. >> there's a lot for kids to do down there. >> especially with the heat wave coming up. >> you heard my forecast early and went with heat wave right away. i think a lot of people are going to do just that. as we head into the holiday weekend that's what we could be talking about. extremely hot, we got up to 94 degrees so far tonight. and now we're dealing with strong thunderstorms, no severe thunderstorm warnings right now in effect. but
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Aug 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, originality, facial expression, hair, and outfit. ♪ >> this is for real. an armless muse nigs china who plays the piano with his toes. he had his arms amputated at the age of 10 after he was electrocuted. he took up piano a few years later and he is competing in china's got talent. he received a standing ovation after his first performance and did he make it through next week's competition. he also surfs the web with his toes. >>> still to come, the district's first and only female football coach is just hours away from her first game. we're live with the historic moment. >>> and the redskins take on the jets tonight in quarterback rex grossman will start in place of injured donavan mcnabb. of course, dan hellie >>> football history is being made and it is not the redskins. >> it is in northwest washington. that's where pot collins is. that's where all the excitement is. we've been waiting for this one. >> reporter: there is a huge game at 7:00 tonight. not the one with the jets way up there. but right here in northwest washington. carroll versus coolidge. you see it is natalie randolph
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Apr 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
carmax. the way car buying should be. >>> authorities in china say an unemployed man with a knife invaded a kindergarten filled with 4-year-old this morning. he stabbed 28 children along with two teachers and a security guard who tried to stop him. everyone survived but five people were seriously injured. this is the third school stabbing spree in china since last month. >>> it appears military prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the ft. hood shooting. army major hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. premeditated murder carries the death penalty. jurors must determine there is an aggravated factor in the case. aggravating factor in this case could be that more than one person was killed in the incident. prosecutors have not publicly said what punishment they plan to seek. >>> two of the minimumers trapped in that mine collapse in western kentucky died. the collapse happened late last night near providence. it is about 150 miles west of louisville. senator mitch mcconnell announced the death of one of the miners this aftern
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Aug 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
water show will soon be making a splash in china. and the housekeeping olympics take over vegas. all stories that make you say, what? a man's need for speed in switzerland cost him his vehicle. a 570 horse power mercedes-benz which he drove through a speed trap at 180 miles an hour. the sports car cost him $240,000. but his final loan could be $962,000. the driver is out of jail but his car and driver's license are still with authorities. >>> it looks fit for vegas but instead of a stage and acrobatic show in china has perform 3.7 million gallons of water. bigger than five olympic size swimming pools. it involves 75 performers, took five years to plan and cost about $250 million. it is being billed as the largest water show in the world. and cleanliness may not be the first thing that come to mine when you think of las vegas. but they they told housekeeping olympics there on monday. cleaning team from 16 hotels took part in a bed making contest. a mop race, and a vacuuming test. each winner of the first place prize received a queen size bed and a new set of sheets. second place, a va
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Aug 6, 2009 5:00pm EDT
in recent weeks. >>> it's torrential rain that is causing all the trouble in southern china. government tv there is reporting that at least ten people died in recent floodin relentless rainfall since sunday has caused landslides in mountainous regions. more than 100,000 people have been forced from their homes in one province. the chinese government estimates the flooding caused almost $100 million in damage. >>> we had a cool-off today. >> more rain coming into china. there is a typhoon approaching taiwan. i'll show you at 6:00. they closed schools there and closed the stock exchange. that flooding was from a typhoon or tropical storm. >> pretty rough. >> they are getting it here. around the atlantic, nothing going on. wead a few sprinkles, a few light showers. everything about on schedule with our temperature. our current temperature is our high for the day. 79 degrees. out at dulles, only .04 inch. downtown national airport, 4.12 inches. look at temperatures right now. hard to believe this is almost the middle of august. 79 here. haigesttown, 82. salisbury 71. new york ci
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Oct 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
deliveries in china nearly doubled. >>> up next, privacy on the web. the new initiative to protect teenagers from cyber criminals online. >>housands have lost weight because of it but now a popular diet drug is being pulled off the market. >> take a look at this wrt band. it has become a weapon in the fight against cancer, helping raise money for research. wait until we tell you how much money is a synctaxes 60 percent. property woman 1 syi didn't owatrnor man 3: he worked fork 10 billion doanother bamillion.sed.axers 17 h big: he worked fork 10 billion s don't need help. middle class marylanders do. dairy producing area in the state of california. many of the dairies have gone by the wayside in thisrea. [ jill ] so my sisters and i came back to the farm to help my father realize his dream of produci a finished pruct here on the dairy. yoknow it's a way to keep this farm in our family. [ bob ] we were born and raised up here and we'll be up here the rest of our ves, i'll guarantee you that. ♪ >>> the diet drug merry 8 will no longer be sold here in the u.s. abbott laboratories vo
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Dec 29, 2009 5:00pm EST
became away of hem. >>> condemnation as china executes a man who apparently suffered from a mental illness. acmall shaikh was caught with four kilos of heroin. a death sentence was ordered but supporters hoped that the chinese would consider the fact that he suffered from bipolar disorder and they asked the government to spare his life. the authorities did not accept the request and today shaikh was executed by lethal injection. >> the chinese courts refused to even undertake a medical assessment prior to proceeding with this execution. by any standards of human rig rights, that cannot be acceptable. >> the chinese foreign minister says it had been given no evidence he had a mental i illness. >>> still ahead, there's a lot more coming up on "news4 at 5." >> an investigation tonight after authorities find dozens of animals inside a fairfax county home. >>> a family's plea after a maryland man is critically injured in a hit-and-run accident that happened after he left a recent redskins game. >>> holiday shopping at a walmart lands a man in jail after he assaults a worker who asked fo
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Apr 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
tian are on loan from china through the end of this year. tai shan was sent to china earlier this year. >>> still ahead on "news4 at 5:00," dirty dancing in the classroom. led to a teacher facing jail time. had his day in court. we will let you know what the final ruling was. >>> what changes are being made at the pentagon after a shooting there last month. >>> breaking news, a look at the day ahead and weather and traffic 30 minutes earlier. start your day with news4 today starting at 4:30. >>> the army doctor accused of a massacre at ft. hood could be moving to a jail sale. the doctors at brooke army medical center gave him a discharge physical last night. however, no official word on whether hassan is being moved. nadal is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in the shooting last november. nadal hassan was shot by police during this and is now paralyzed. >>> the pentagon says it is completely reinventing at the arlington complex. new safety measures have been implemented in the wake of last month's shooting outside of the pentagon metro sta
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May 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
fossil returned to the government of china. a rowdy protest against d.c. budget plans today. and a jury makes a life-changing decision for a man in a trial for murder. >>> welcome back, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm wendy rieger. we begin with new insight into the night of the murder of robert wone. the trial of the three men accused of trying to cover it up continues. today the police interview with victor zaborsky with unof the men, introduced as evidence. he along with joe price and dylan ward are on trial for the 2006 death or in the 2006 death of the washington lawyer. the they are on trial for allegedly covering it up. pat collins has more on today's testimony. pat? >> reporter: what a day in court. it started off nice and easy. the good cop. who would think that a stranger would come in your house and then kill your guest? then it got aggressive and ugly. the bad cop. somebody in that house killed robert. somebody is going to go to jail. you don't want to go to jail, do you? you better start telling the truth. the good cop. the bad cop. the defendant. more drama today in the
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Jul 9, 2009 5:00pm EDT
countries, including china and india, to the conversation and on the agenda, of course the world economy. some of the countries have been very hard hit by the worldwide recession. also, climate change. yesterday the leaders agreed to keep the temperatures, world average temperatures, from rising more than two degrees. they couldn't get the developing countries to sign on to even tougher goals. >> baselines of the solutions and carbon emissions, the -- chinese and russians certainly are not onboard for the 50/50 agreement 50% reduction by 2050. >> reporter: tomorrow the president will remain in itly and has a meeting along with the first lady and with the pope. savannah guthrie, nbc news, rome. >>> after the presint wraps up his trip to itly tomorrow, he heads to ghana where he is expected to make a foreign policy speech. the leaders of the g-8, including president obama, are getting around italy with the help of an ecofriendly car, appropriately it is the new quadra cycle. it looks like a golf cart. runs on electricity and travels up to 30 miles an hour and has no emissions. the quadracy
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
beloved panda tai shan who was born here. he has a live webcam from his new home in china and for each person who likes or shares tai shan's new live stream, $1 will be donated to replant a bamboo field which will help feed giant pand pandas. the website is experiencing some technical difficulties as they do from time to time. hopefully it will be fixed by tomorrow in time for his 7th birthday. he was born in 2005 at the national zoo. and moved to china in 2010. he was a cute little baby. we remember him. visit our website nbcwashington.com. it's down right now but it will get back up shortly we hope. >> for his birthday. >>> hey, feel like you're getting sick? need a quick pick me up? now some celebrities are turning to iv drips of straight vitamins and minerals. >> reporter: hi, jim. this has been in the news. rihanna and simon cowell have been talking and tweeting about intravenous infusions of witt minimum cocktails. some say it has anti-aging and immune boosting properties that not only keep you looking young er but can also erase the effects of a night out on the town. >> it's a
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Nov 18, 2011 5:00pm EST
space. visitors will see a variety of portraits, white house china and personal possessions. curators say the goal is to showcase how each first lady brought her own style to the presidency. >>> you don't have to go far to find the second best bathroom in the country. these are the digs at the renaissance arlington capitol view hotel in crystal city. take a look. wow, tens of thousands of people voted online. tens of thousa s of thousands v clenliness and accessibility and usability. first place went to the bathrooms at the field museum. we could use some of that style here. >> i was going to say, i know where we want to go tonight. we want to go to the bathroom. >> it's a good place to sit and relax and enjoy. >> wash your hands. soap smells good. >> it's nice. >> i hope they are warm. it's going to be another chilly one. >> temperatures in the mid-30s in some locations. this before we hit 6:00. right now at the airport, 44 degrees with a windchill of 41. winds out of the south at 6 miles an hour. it feels that much cooler. satellite radar showing clear skies. anytime we are clear an
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Sep 1, 2009 5:00pm EDT
kids b me menus, healthier food and kids-f chinas,g' bnahi be chees thr eifirst-everidr ks k menu s y' ve mores removed some of its fatty items and there is a method to this madness. kids push up the bill by an average of $8. >> finally, water bottles, specifically this sig water bottle, advertising age records that the sig, which became a badge of eco consciousness, these bottles contain bpa in some of the liners. the bpa bottles were produced before august 2008 and contain trace amounts of bpa. sig says consumers can get old bottles replaced with new ones if they pay part of the shipping cost. some call them a poste child for brand deception and corporate dishonesty. not what you want to hear if you sell an expensive device with the cache of cool on it. a little backfire. if you think you bought it back then, contact the company to see if you can get an exchange going. >> something tells me you might be able to. >> thanks, liz. >>> 5,000 teenagers die in car crashes every year. ford motor company developed a new feature to help parents help their teens become safer drivers. the my k
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Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
dollars. bankrupt. so where did the obama stimulus money go? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> he blocked her make-a-wish trip because he felt it wasn't appropriate. donations flooded into the family. angie gonzalez has more. >> reporter: for four years she's battled leukemia. now she's beat the disease but dealing with the sad effects. >> lost the ability to walk and talk. >> reporter: her mother and grandmother were told by hospital officials that she could qualify for a make-a-wish trip. >> her wish she wants to go disneyland. try to get her there. >> reporter: the only thing standing in her way a policy enforced by make a wish. >> their policy that both parents have to sign off. >> reporter: the dad admits he doesn't want his daughter to go. >> she's now cancer free. i wasn't completely comfortable with trip that they had set up. >> reporter: her father says now that she's cancer free they can taker later in life and whe
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Jul 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
report around china town. talking about pouring down rainfall. got a couple of reports of hail. out there still raining in parts of the region. 84 degrees the current temperature. winds out of the southeast at about 9 miles per hour. temperatures around the rest of the region. you can tell where the rain it. 72 in winchester after rain cooled air there. here is where the rain is now. you can see numerous showers and storms. most of us have remained on the dry side today but a lot of us saw the rainfall. i'm talking about areas right around metro d.c. d.c. was under one big thunderstorm earlier. still storms through fredrick county and northern portions of montgomery county. this is probably one of the strongest storms. intense lightning. i don't have lightning on there right now. watch what happens when i put the lightning on. boom. there it it is around centerville. also just south of the city of fairfax making its way towards the north. watch out around the rusten area. damascus, mount airy seeing very heavy rain. this heavy rain will persist for a good 15 to 20 minutes before it
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Dec 18, 2009 5:00pm EST
up in just a few minutes. >>> but there may be last-minute progress in copenhagen. the u.s., china, india and south africa have reached a meaningful agreement on climate change. details not yet clear. the deal follows a chaotic day of meetings that began with the president underscoring the u.s. demand for transparency. >> we must have a mechanism to review whether we are keeping our commitments and exchange this information in a transparent manner. >> it now appears that newly reached deal includes a way to verify the reductions of heat-trapping gases. >>> the president is also hoping for movement in the debate ovhealth care reform. it's one of the topics coming up on this sunday's "meet the press." moderator david gregory is here with us. wreerb got this fighting in the democratic party, vows from the republicans to block this, to delay it. is there any hope for passage before christmas? >> i think there is. i want to make sure we get to storm watch before we're done. i want to know about sledding before we're done here. >> all right. first things first. >> yeah. i want to get tha
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Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
way car buying should be. >>> a 3-year-old in china getting lot of tanks around the world. the child has become a sensation by walking on a tightrope above six hungry siberian tigers at the zoo. the girl holds no balancing pole and simply uses her little outstretched arms to try to maintain her balance. safety rope is attached to her waist to save her from tyingers that are watching from just 29 feet below. her father has been criticized for letting her do this with some calling this child abuse. what do you think? >> as they say, i think that -- that ain't right. look at that. >> i don't think i would let may da my daut doer that. >>> an 11-year-old autistic girl wandered away from home to find herself an alligator infested area near her home. >> she may be nursing a few bug boyts but survived five days all alone. after a certain much by air and on the ground, a church volunteer found the little girl. she was covered from head to toe with bug bites and was dehydrated but officials say bluhm will be fine. her father made an emotional statement about her safe return. >> i thank god wh
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Jun 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the day fulfilling his civic duty. >> reporter: he's heading to china on a mission. first, he spent monday morning on jury duty. >> it is a civic duty. one would hope the people would understand the importance of it. >> do they call you mayor or not say that word? >> they didn't say anything. i was a citizen like everybody else. i like that. >> reporter: many in the group were dismissed without a trial, it's something of a trial to get citizens to show up. >> if you don't participate, you don't get to help others and decide their matters fairly. >> reporter: a jury of your peers. >> it is. that's the way it should be. >> reporter: d.c. superior court says many people don't respond. he summons as many as 80 every friday to his office for failing to answer a summons. no shows can be arrested even if they are stopped for a traffic violation, face $300 fines, face up to seven days in jail. no shows are a problem. this year, 64,000 jurors have been sent a summons. some have excuses. 21,000 show up. 42,000 didn't. what is the best excuse for someone or are you not going to tell us? >> eve
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
getting new images from china after a series of deadly earthquakes ratsed that region. there is a very specific reason why this quake was so bad. >>> friday night lights. it is here. high school football is upon us. every friday we'll feature a high school game of the week. kicking off our coverage, in the district, that's where you find zachary kiesch, more on a coolidge team looking for its first win. >> reporter: hey, dan, i appreciate it. i can't think of any better way than to kick off a bit of high school football. they're playing host to mckinley tech. both are winless, and hungry to get a victory. >>> things started to change in 2010 for coolidge when science teacher natalie randolph was asked to be the head football coach. she agreed under one condition. they could change the team into a program that developed young men to win not only on the field, but also the game of life. >> i'm a teacher first, and i'm also a coach. hey, charles, what position do you play? that don't mean you have to run like a lineman. >> i teach on the field, my coaches teach on the field. we come at it
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Aug 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, and one each from china and indonesia disqualified after they were accused of intentional throwing matches to receive more favorable placement? >> a very clear message has been sent to other athletes in other sports that we expect sporting behavior and proper competition. >> reporter: that was on display today at hampton court palace, the cycling time trial where kristin armstrong won her consecutive second gold medal. it was the usa's tenth gold of the games on a day where host nation great britain won that are first. princes william and harry were on hand to lead the celebration at the same venue where the u.s. women's quad rowers took a bronze. >> we came to win a medal, and we did our jobs. >> venus williams eliminated in straight sets in singles. she still has a shot when she pairs up with sister serena in doubles. the u.s. men's archers silver medalists as a team were each eliminated in singles competition. the morning after winning his record 19th medal, michael phelps moved forward in the preliminary round of the men's 2 hundred dollars-meter i.m. the mayor of london got st
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Aug 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
u.s. can claim the gold for most medals. america won 104 total medals, 46 of them gold. china was the next closest. it's the fifth straight summer games with the most total medals going to the u.s. >>> bethesda's golden girl katie ledecky spock talked about the " show. and what stood out as her favorite part. >> well, i was fortunate enough to go to opening ceremony. it was just very surreal and very, very neat to be a part of. >> ledecky took home the gold and a new record for the 800-meter freestyle. th she's the youngest gold medal winner. she says she wants to go to rio, but first needs to focus on her upcoming sophomore year in high school. >> welcome back to tenth grade. >> back to reality. >> it will be challenging to come back down. doug has another check. >> a beautiful day out there, a very nice evening, no matter what you'll be doing outside. 87 the temperature, winds out of the south at about 3 miles per hour. partly cloudy skies. that has allowed temperatures to move up to around 90. but only 81 in gaithersburg. we have the montgomery county fair going on up there. i was
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Dec 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
crenshaw is here with her latest tricks of the trade to help make your china and dinner ware sparking. hi, liz. >> scrubbing the bottles of the pots and pans and the stress of making your glasses sparkle. the ritz carlton shared their tricks. here at 22nd and m streets in washington, d.c., every day is a holiday. the man who needs to make it all shine, the director of stewarding. he and his team make sure every piece to a place setting sparkles. for a recent event, they cleaned 7,000 glasses, 5,000 dishes and 4500 pieces of glassware. >> we want to make sure our guests walk in the door, everything is sparkling clean. >> a huge undertaking. he says there are tricks to making it all shine. dig out your old tarnished silver. he has simple remedy. line the bottom of a glass or plastic tub with aluminum foil. fill it with hot water and let the silver soak. >> this is environmentally safe? >> you don't need to use a chemical. >> no rubbing? >> no. >> it's been ten minutes. let's look. >> oh my goodness. wow! >> sparkling. >> you have a second trick for cleaning silver, what is it? >> toothp
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Oct 2, 2009 5:00pm EDT
really together on this, namely russia and china, are they going to provide tougher sanctionsgainst iran? will they provide real consequences? that is the question as well as whether iran is sharing what it's got. there is a lot we don't know about nuclear weapons program. >> you brought up the olympics. sad day for chicago. >> yes. >> the president and first lady, oprah winfrey put it all out there. something they had to do, but is this a one-day story or is this going to be a disappointment for a little while for the white house? >> i'm sure it will be a disappointment for a while. the president put some prestige on the line. he used the power of the presidency. he is a chicagoan, he made the case and came up short. this is not great timing for him. the economy, these jobs numbers are a problem for this administration and represent a central test to his presidency. had he not gone? he would have been criticized, as well. he was in a tough spot. they made the economic case and made the case for it. it's tough. you are dealing with a secret ballot. >> again, sunday morning your focu
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Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
born here at national zoo, moved to china back in 2010. for a link to his web cam -- he has his own web cam, how cool is that -- visit nbcwashington.com. >>> and an international following. what a guy. the fourth of july will be on friday the 13th. the city leaders have rescheduled the fireworks show that was postponed because of the storm cleanup. >> it's going to be a lucky day. this new show will be at the montgomery county fairgrounds featuring like music, food, doors opening at 5:30. the fireworks display starts at -- there were some really good ones last night. >>> the heat is on. >> definitely on. we hit 100 today officially. we need some thunderstorms to come in, but some may come and be quite strong. how much longer the heat lasts. >>> also, please raid a shop that sells marijuana. >>> and why more babies are being forced to start drug rehab as soon as they're born. matters. pioneers in outsourcing us jobs supports tax breaks overseas. insourcing. industry and favors bring jobs home. it matters. this message. >>> police in long beach are going criticized for how they handle
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