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aftershocks, still being felt now, as we're getting a new look at the aftermath. jummy olabanji begins our coverage.. jummy? right now - rescue crews are on the scene in central italy helping the injured and searching for survivors from the six-point-two magnitude earthquake. it hit as most italians were asleep - around three thirty in the morning local time. the epicenter - the town of norcia, about 100 miles from the capital of rome, which also felt the tremor. but the biggest which also felt the tremor. but the biggest damage in central italy, where the aftershocks continue and the death toll is rising. right now - cnn reports at least 21 people are dead. this part of central italy has seen several significant earthquakes in the past century. several significant earthquakes in the past century. in 2009, a six-point-3 magnitude quake
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the u-s, officials already responding.. suzanne kennedy continues our team coverage live at the italian embassy.
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breaking news from montgomery county. just in the last thirty minutes -
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just in the last thirty minutes - police confirm a shooting in burtonsville is now a homicide. it happened at a home on sandy spring road just east of route 29. police say a man in his early 20s was found inside with a gunshot wound. he was taken to the hospital wwhere he later died. right now police still don't know a motive but they do believe the victim and a possible suspect may know each other.
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on the scene getting more information. we'll have a live report from him, still ahead. right now.. benning road is back open after an accident that left a car looking like this. the crash happened just before eleven last night. a witness who lives nearby says he ran outside when he heard a loud noise - and saw the car flip over at least four times. incredibly, d-c police say the woman driving is expected to be okay. she was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. happening in about two hours - shuttle bus drivers at the national institutes of health are going on strike. this comes after a months-long labor dispute between private contractor "w and t travel services" and n-i-h. the rally begins at seven this morning at the medical center metro station. damage to the washington monument from the 2011 earthquake is still causing problems for the historic
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national park service officials now believe that damage could be contributing to the on-going elevator issues. today - d-c delegate eleanor holmes norton will meet with national park service officials to discuss solutions to the chronic problems. earlier this month- a malfunction trapped some workers inside -and forced dozens to evacuate the monument. today is the first day of school for students in saint mary's county! meteorologist eileen whelan will be there later this morning - starting in our six o'clock hour. we want to see your firstday photos! thank you to everyone who has shared so far. you can upload yours at burst dot com slash wjla. we may show some of them on-air or add them to our gallery at wjla dot com. sunny skies - to go back to school. coming up.. meteorologist veronica johnson is tracking how many days we'll be rain-free! and- she was homeless for 17 years. now -- she's proving social security owes her thousands.
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ahead.
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fighting back - for a life lost. a woman who lived
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nearly 20 years, gets a second chance. the amazing story of how she fought the government for her money, next. amd we are staying on top of that deadly italian earthquake. we are gathering brand new informatoin coming into the newsroom as we speak. an update is just two and a half minutes away.
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y21mty yi0y earthquake hits central italy overnight it hit as most italians were asleep - around three thirty in the morning local time. cnn reporting at least 21 are dead we've just learned all the victims are in 3 badly-affected villages in a mountanious area of the country 10 people killed in the village of pescara del tronto, 6 in accumoli, and 5 in amatrice the epicenter - the town of norcia, about 100 miles from the capital of rome, which also felt the tremor. this part of central
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several significant earthquakes in the past century. in 2009, a six-point-3 magnitude quake killed 309 people. calls to ambassador armando varricchio.. a former high school athlete charged with two counts of sexual assault will not face jail time. assault will not face jail time. a judge sentenced massachusetts teen david becker yesterday to just two years of probation. he was accused of sexually assaulting two female classmates with his finger at a house party in april. becker told police when one of the girls didn't protest, he assumed it was ok. he denied having physical contact with the other girl. if becker doesn't violate his probation, the case will be dismissed. and he won't have to register as a sex offender. the wildfire in san bernardino county, california is now 100-percent contained.. but firefighters are now focusing on another blaze.. this one in california's los
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forest. the "rey" fire north of santa barbara has now burned nearly 30-thousand acres.. and is 30-percent contained. nearly 15-hundred firefighters are battling the flames, with the help of 14 helicopters.. and six air tankers. federal regulators are proposing to ban humans from swimming with dolphins in hawaii. the national marine fisheries service says dolphins are being deprived of rest during the day, and are becoming stressed out. scientists fear.. the stress will harm their ability to reproduce. the proposed ban could imperil one of hawaii's most popular tourist activities. public hearings are set for next month. a homeless woman in d.c. is now off the streets, after proving.. social security owed her 100-thousand dollars. 80-year-old wanda witter, a trained paralegal, moved to d.c. in 1996. she couldn't find work, and ended up in a shelter. she says after qualifying for social security, the government eventually stopped sending checks, because she didn't have a fixed address. she wrote letters, but says they
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a few months ago, a social worker pored over documents that witter had saved. now that witter has money, her lifestyle has changed. last week she moved into a small apartment in northwest d.c. time now for weather
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my giant. earthquake leveled entire italian town. brand new information coming in right now - plus how you can help the victims. also breaking right now - troluble on the beltway. a jacknifed tractor trailer - that appears to be going nowhere fast. good morning washington. toss to eileen
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continue to follow major breaking news 6-point-2 mag
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central italy overnight it hit as most italians were asleep - around three thirty in the morning local time. cnn reporting at least 21 are dead we've just learned all the victims are in 3 badly-affected villages in a mountanious area of the country 10 people killed in the village of pescara del tronto, 6 in accumoli, and 5 in
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the epicenter - the town of norcia, about 100 miles from the capital of rome, which also felt the tremor. this part of central italy has seen several significant earthquakes in the past century. in 2009, a six-point-3 magnitude quake killed 309 people. calls to ambassador armando varricchio.. toss to suzanne at italian embassy happening today in ellicott city.. parts of main street that
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no damage in last months deadly floods will be reopened. main street from ellicott mills drive to court avenue will be open. old columbia pike will also reopen down to main street. parking is still prohibited. the changes will allow businesses at the west end of the street to get back to work. meanwhile, the rest of the street will remain closed as crews start to rebuild the area. the countdown is on! we are excatly one month away from the opening of the smithsonian museum of african american history and culture. president obama will attend the museum's opening ceremony scheduled for 9 am on saturday, september 24th. and right now the museum is getting a big boost from sponsors.. bank of america, target, and kaiser permanenete are among five chipping in 2-million dollar sponsorships for the grand opening and inaugural events. breaking news on the beltway - a tractor trailer on it's side, and it's not moving any time soon. julie wright is tracking everything you need to know - next.
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coming up on good morning washington - we're following the breaking news out of italy.
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rocking the central part of the country, overnight. another update, next. johnny live tease and - a warning for residents in one local county. the new scam you need to watch out for, next.
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6-point-2 magnitude earthquake. the epicenter - the town of norcia, about 100 miles from the capital of rome. the biggest damage in central italy, where the
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continue and the death toll may rise as crews continue to search rubble for survivors. this part of central italy has seen several significant earthquakes in the past century. in 2009, a six-point-3 magnitude quake killed nearly 300 people. this morning here in the u-s, officials already reacting suzanne keneddy with a live report on how local agencies are responding thats coming up at 6.. and we're following more breaking news closer to home. just in the last hour - a shooting investigation in montgomery county, becomes a homicide. john gonzalez is live in burtonsville with more.. john? developing right now.. d-c police looking for these four people of interest in
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northwest. police say the suspect robbed and tried to sexually assault the victim in the 900 block of "m" street at around 3 a-m on sunday. a bystander came to help the victim- and the suspect ran away. if you have any information - you're asked to call police right away. 7 is on your side with health matters- and growing concern about the zika virus. one county in florida- considered ground zero for infections. abc-7 spoke with a pregnant woman who's relocating to our area -- to protect her unborn chld
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an easy decision -- but they were living in fear at their home in hollywood, florida. so this weekend- they packed up the car -- and drove 987 miles to fredericksburg, gigi will stay with family. jarod is going back to florida - and the couple says they're prepared for what will be a tough separation. they say the relief of protecting the baby's health -- is enough. now to the race for the white house. immigration and email dominating the campaign trail. hillary clinton facing tough questions about her time as secretary of state and links to donors from the clinton foundation. meanwhile, donald trump attempting to redesign his plans to deal with illegal immigration. abc's maggie rulli has the latest. happening today... beating the lines at
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getting a little easier.
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getting a little easier. the department of motor vehivles in tysons corner is opening up a t-s-a precheck center. the virginia d-m-v is the first in the country to offer the services. tsa precheck lets eligible travelers have expedited security screening. it's 5: and time for a check on weather. seven is on your side with a consumer alert this morning. a new scam -
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county residents. jummy olabanji has more. right now a warning is out about an i-r-s telephone scam aimed at arlington county residents. many have reported phone calls from individuals posing as members of the arlington county
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the irs. during calls, the impersonators accuse victims of owing money to the irs and tell them to pay immediately using i-tunes gift cards. in some cases, scammers have falsified information transmitted to the victim's caller id to disguise their identity as the non-emergency police line. if you receive a call like this, hang up and call police. seven on your side is looking for viewers who want to become smart shoppers. if you're about to make a major expenditure... like a new roof, new furniture, or expensive veterinary services for your pet, go online to wjla-dot-com-slash- shopping survey. answer a few questions and we'll see if our troubleshooter horace holmes and the professional shoppers at consumers' checkbook , can help you save some big bucks. we'll show how our viewers became smart shoppers in reports later this fall. new this morning.. the olympic flag arrives in tokyo - the host city of the next summer games.
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carried here by tokyo's governor, who is returning from rio, where she received it at sunday's closing ceremonies. preparations are already well underway for the 20-20 games and construction of the main stadium is expected to begin at the end of this year. japan's capital also hosted the olympics in 1964. bethesda native and olympic superstar katie ledecky will throw out the first pitch at tonight's nationals-orioles game in southeast.. hopefully it will provide some inspiration for the nats. who've dropped the first 2 games of the beltway series.. baltimore catcher matt weiters would get things going early with an r-b-i double in the second. next inning jonathon scope rips a pitch to left field.. chris davis scores..orioles go on to win 8 to one. breaking right now - a risisng death toll in italy. just minutes ago - officials confirming at lea
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dead. how the vatican is responding - coming up at six. z2392z zi0z y2392y yi0y
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z23cwz zi0z y23cwy yi0y >> now, "good morning washington," on your side. we begin with a breaking news alert. larry:
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devastating earthquake outside of rome. the death toll rising dramatically. autria: the vatican checking in, at least one small town on. first let's start with jummy olabanji who has the newest details. as you just learned, 37 people now confirmed dead after this 6.2 magnitude earthquake central italy overnight. the bbc reporting this morning that 150 people are ordered missing. worry that the number of evil missing will continue to rise as daylight rakes and crews are able to reach the bubble. 100 mileshit a town away across the roman capital. seat -- on thehe scene reporting that the earth is still moving in tremor after tremor. these buildings are conducted -- are made out of stone

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