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recorded at buckingham palace a few days ago, the queen spoke about pausing occasionally to take stock. >> we all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. >> reporter: and she looked back across 60 years. >> i myself had cause to reflect this year. at westminster abbey. on my own pledge of service, made in that great church on coronation day 60 years earlier. >> reporter: after reflecting on the past and the many changes that have occurred since she came to the throne, a nudge towards the future. prince charles was shown deputizing for the queen at a commonwealth summit. and then, the birth of the new third in line to the throne. >> here at home, my own family is a little larger this christmas. the arrival of a baby gives everyone the chance to contemplate the future with renewed happiness and hope. after the christening, we
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gathered for the photograph. >> reporter: its significance is that it shows three future monarchs. >> it was a happy occasion. bringing together four generations. >> reporter: nicholas witchell, abc news, at buckingham palace. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great thursday. >> live from the abc 7 broadcast center, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute a delay this morning in downtown d.c. as a water main break ties up traffic. this is a live look. amanda meadows is standing by with everything you need to know.
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if you are heading out to bring back some of those holiday gifts or exchange a few, you're not alone. what to expect if you hitting stores and why retailers hope you do. i am jummy olabanji. >> i am autria godfrey. >> i have one pair of shoes that i have to get another size for. weather you will have stepping out today, eileen whalen is in the weather center. we you be doing any shopping today? >> i don't know. i think i may avoid the shopping today. for shoppers, it will be cold this morning. degrees this morning in manassas. 9 inegrees downtown, 2 annapolis. start to rollill
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in within the next half hour or so. there are a few flurries possible in the north, but nothing that will accumulate here in the district. milder ends to the week with temperatures in the 40's. i am watching a system that could bring us some rain by the day on sunday. we will have more in just a little bit. >> thank you so much. new this morning, crews have shut down the eastbound lanes of michigan avenue in northeast d.c. because of a water main break. this is near irving street. they opened a fire hydrant to relieve the pressure on the main. it broke overnight and d.c. police are telling us that the repairs could last until 10:00 this morning. for everything you need to know about how to get around the mess, let's head over to amanda meadows. >> we have the water main break. that is going to be the main thing on the radar this morning. we don't have any other
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incidents or accidents to report on major highways. this is the live shot at the main break. you can see it has the roadway covered. very slick conditions there as well. for now, here's what you need to know. you have michigan street northeast closed down, that is just east of capital. that will be between franklin and irving. he prepared for detailed -- d towards around that area. around that area. no problems at the bay bridge. no window warnings in effect. 95 is moving along nicely in both directions. for now, i will send it back to jummy and autria. for the a one-day break holiday, stores are trying to entice reluctant shoppers. areome of those stores
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opening as early as 5:00 this morning. most of you are hoping that when you return that unwanted gift, the stores are hoping you buy something else you like. goesday, america returning. taking back all of the guest that don't fit or you just don't want. >> we have seen a move towards friendlier return policies and i think that will help us out. >> before you go to the stores, do your homework. a study ranks return policies. costco,e most lenient, nordstrom, and walmart. the most restrictive, sears and best buy. look out for more megadeals. >> you are getting a very good deal because the week after christmas, retailers need to go through merchandise to transition to the next season's goods. offering deals of up to 70, 60, 50% off.
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navy, up to 75% off in-store and up to 60% off online. the sales are so good because the pre-christmas shopping season was disappointing. them i think the retailers are struggling. there is a little too much inventory. down 21%raffic was since last year. as the numbers come in from online shopping, ups is more returns. speaking for returns, look for extended hours during this post holiday rush. the man accused of killing a tsa agent during a shooting at lax will be in court today. indicted policy on seah on charges -- paul ciancia
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. he is accused of killing the agent and wounding three others. was a data breach, and then lawsuits, and now target may have a customer loyalty problem on their hands. >> linda bell joins us with a look at that and how trading is expected to go this morning. you said it right. target is trying to get customers in the stores. it is offering free credit reports and discounts and told customers targeted in the data breach that they will not be responsible for fraudulent charges. they are also opening up a new website to communicate with customers. elsewhere until they feel comfortable shopping at target again. they are facing almost two dozen lawsuits over the security breach. up with my next report,
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retailers are scrambling to make customers feel better after the ups failure on getting delivers -- deliveries on time for christmas. up in the is coming next hour. get ready toople return holiday gifts, some haven't gotten them yet. >> it is because of a mixup with ups. there could be good news in the long one. we will explain straight-ahead.
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>> we are back in two want to get a check of your weather. it is cold out there. >> when i walked outside this was on my carrost and i had to run the defroster. >> i did, too. it was cold this morning. it was very cold yesterday. since 2000 christmas or the hyatt reagan national was 33 degrees. 29 degrees this morning in d.c. 22 degrees in fredericksburg, virginia. clouds are beginning to rot -- role in. bring a few snow flurries along the mason-dixon line, but most of us may remain dry.
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a little bit of a breeze out of the north and west. inser to where we should be the temperature department this time of year. it looks like there could be some rain in the forecast by the end of the weekend. i will join you in a little bit with more on that. for now, we turn it to amanda meadows in the wtop traffic center. get back andait to check out all of your loop from christmas. we do have delay free conditions across the board. we are starting off with a live shot of a water main break. this is along michigan avenue in the northeast section. this has the roadway shut down. you cannot access michigan if you're coming in between franklin and irving. you are going to get detoured around that stretch. heading over to 95 in virginia, we can see things moving nicely through woodbridge and newington.
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the lay free from fredericksburg. no problems on 66 or 267. have 270 moving along nicely through maryland, urbana, no problems there. see 270 at 109 moving along very quietly. just a few cars here and there. tosome families have room spare under their christmas tree because of a mixup between the largest mail carriers. >> a lot of packages did not get to where they were supposed to go. could mean some extra spending money for you.
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>> checking our top stories, a water main break is causing traffic obstructions in northeast d.c.. eastbound michigan avenue is shut down near irving street. a 12 inch main broke overnight. commercial properties are affected. repair work is expected to take several hours. after a one-day break for christmas stores -- for christmas, stores are trying to entice shoppers. some stores are opening as early as 5:00 this morning.
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most are hoping when you return that unwanted gift, you find something else you like and pick it up. many stores are offering big discounts today. the man accused in a deadly shooting rampage is set to be arraigned today. ciancia is accused of killing an agent and wounding three others. in the day ahead, a virginia businessman accused of trying to ship weapons to lebanon has a detention hearing today. on saturday.ed documents say that he and a former employee planned to send weapons by hiding them inside automobile parts. the former employee was then undercover source for the fbi. he could face five years in prison and a $50,000 fine. critical condition after a fire broke out in her apartment in northwest bc 00 blockpened on the 36
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of -- avenue. elsa zambrano fell asleep with food on the stove. another christmas fire left another family without a home in prince george's county. the flames were so intense that firefighters had to evacuate the home. the home was destroyed, but there were no serious -- no injuries reported. man is dead after a christmas morning fire. flames engulfed his home in a wings -- in owings. a neighbor woke up to popping noises and tried to get the victim out. flames were too intense. >> it was too intense. i heard him holler twice, help, help. there was nothing i could do. the house was in flames pretty bad.
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>> neighbors say the victim was in his late 50's or early 60's. the city kept to himself and enjoyed activities like fishing and diving. investigators believe the fire was accidental. >> some people do not see everything they wanted under the christmas tree and they are blaming ups. the company failed to deliver packages that were guaranteed to deliver -- guaranteed to arrive for christmas. >> all across the country it has for thousand ious who counted on ups to get christmas gifts delivered on time. waswoman says it disappointing for her family, especially her 72-year-old mother. >> she had a meager christmas. northern virginia woman said that she played -- paid an extra, expedited takes -- shipping fee. of the things she
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ordered never arrive. sad trying to explain why it wasn't coming. that ups isny said experiencing heavy holiday volume and making every effort to get packages to their destination. airver, the volume of packages in our system exceeded the capacity of our network. bad weather slowed things down, and a spike of online shopping this season. company -- the company did not ask its drivers to deliver on christmas day. >> none of this is new. for them to make a commitment to retailers that they're going to be able to rot -- to provide this service, i think everybody loses. >> fedex had some delivery of viewers some could go to an outlet to pick up some of those gifts. as for the family, they postpone
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christmas dinner and are hoping to have a christmas reboot on thursday, if the gifts arrive. after all of this, amazon is trying to make amends. it e-mailed those affected customers and pledged to refund the shipping costs and provide $20 gift cards to some of their shoppers. a d.c. police say they are taking this attack on santa's helper very seriously. someone shot the volunteer santa with a pellet gun. he was handing out gifts in southeast. person willing to shoot someone in a santa suit is willing to do anything else. officers are still looking for the shooter this morning. >> thank goodness he was ok. they took him to the hospital, but he is going to be ok.
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let's switch gear and talk about the forecasts. >> it is chilly. there is no easy way to put it. >> yesterday was, too. our average is 44. this was the coldest christmas in 13 years. yesterday morning, we woke up to temperatures in the upper teens and lower 20's. today, much of the same. look at this record for today. 72 degrees. not going to be quite as warm. a few showers this morning. they may be to the north, moving through northwestern maryland, cumberland, hagerstown, maybe martinsburg seeing a little bit in the way of flurries. in the d.c. area, i think we are going to remain snow free. it is 25 in dulles. 23 degrees in fredericksburg. i had a little bit of ice on my car this morning. i had to sit in my car for a few minutes and warm it up.
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this week weather system will slide east. the snow was moving through west virginia. a lot of that will dissipate as it moves over the mountains. --thern maryland, and alumni and along the mason-dixon line are the best chances of seeing snow. tonight, clear and cold. 19 degrees to 29 degrees. tomorrow, a little bit milder. to 48 degrees. saturday looks pretty good. weather systemd moving in as we head into new year's. things will be relatively quiet. how are things looking on the roadways? >> we are relatively quiet on the roadways. we are probably going to see things pick up as people head out to the stores. we're going to start off, this is a live shot coming into downtown georgetown. street.near m you are good to go.
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no big problems or delays. it will probably get easy. it is one of those shopping areas in georgetown. the only problem we have right now is in the northeast section of the city. this is along michigan avenue between franklin and irving. there is a water main break that has the section close off. no problems through prince george's or montgomery county. 95 in maryland also moving good this morning. 295roblems along to 95 -- as you come in. you can see things are moving along at georgia avenue at wayne avenue. withlebrating christmas family and friends isn't enough, wait till you hear this story. >> this woman hits a major milestone. >> this woman hits a major miles[ male announcer ] this is jim,
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owner drove back up. >> my husband ran over and stop her from going in the house. withincouple says minutes of dialing 911, police stormed the house. 20-year-old franklin harris was hiding in the basement. he is now in jail, accused of breaking in and grand larceny. >> a north carolina woman is celebrating a milestone. on turned 100 years old wednesday. friends and family celebrated at a party in virginia beach. after 100 years of life, she has some words of wisdom. [indiscernible] love thy neighbor, that is a good one. she has three children, 12 grams should win, and 21 great-grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
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that is a lot of packages under the christmas tree. >> congratulations to her. floodwaters in the north is turning worse. what people are having to deal with. that is stil
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