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to that in just a moment but first-- major breaking news in baltimore overnight. amid a growing national debate about the future of confederate memorial statues-- crews in baltimore have began removing them from the city while you were sleeping.. this state of roger taney statue was removed overnight. construction crews also removed the robert e. lee and "stonewall" jackson monument at wyman park dell. the statues had become a flashpoint for criticism. baltimore mayor catherine pugh is promising to remove two additional confederate statues. it's unclear when they will come down. we have a crew on the way to baltimore, and will have a live update at the top of the hour. dense fog advisory for the entire area through 9am - foggy early, then sunny, hot & humid - pm storms thursday and friday - seasonable august warmth through early next week - still expecting fair skies for the eclipse - 5 days away today: fog early. becoming mostly sunny. hot and humid. highs: 87-90 winds: nw to s 5 mph tonight: mainly clear to partly cloudy. patchy
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thursday: partly sunny. scattered pm thunderstorms. highs: 85-88 winds: s 5 mph winds: s 5 mph
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back to our big
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fallout after the violence in charlottesville. later this morning, a memorial service will be held for heather hyer, the woman killed in a car attack at the "unite the right" rally. the event will be held at the paramount theater in charlottesville. heyer's family is asking that attendees wear purple, heather's favorite color, in honor of her memory. you can watch the memorial for heather heyer on wjla.com -- or on our sister station newschannel 8. it starts at 11 o'clock. meanwhile-- the violence at the "unite the right rally" as been widely condemned. but this morning, president trump is doubling down on an unusual defense-- blaming both sides for the confrontations. our question of the day - do you think presidn
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the charlottesville situation propertly? go to wjla.com/votenow and let us know. more now from abc's emily rau. in the wake of charlottesville, several states are
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charlottesville, several states are seeing renewed calls to remove confederate monuments. president trump blasting those critics, asking if abraham lincoln statues would be next. and as tom roussey reports-- those comments also generating a lot of reaction. in virginia-- the city of
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postponed thursday's meeting... to discuss new names for jefferson davis highway. the move is designed to give people more time... to take part in a survey. the questionnair
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september 15th -- with public hearings -- now scheduled for september 25th and october fifth. new this morning-- well he may not be president anymore but barack obama is still influential enough to break the internet. following the white nationalist rally in charlottesville on saturday-- the former president tweeted this message. it's now the most-liked tweet in the history of twitter. nearly 3 million people have liked it in the last 4 days. the picture shows him greeting children outside a school in bethesda. the tweet is also the fifth most-retweeted tweet ever, according to twitter. developing now.. riveting new information about the explosion and fire at the flower branch apartments in silver spring.. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives is out with a new report. it says federal investigators found a disconnected vent pipe in the building's meter room. that's where they believe the natural gas explosion that killed seven people last august originated. but the report says the cause of the explosion and fire is still
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coming up-- new details about a fatal accident on the set of a big budget movie. plus-- some more bad news about an a-list star. the details.. ahead.
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dense fog advisory for the entire area through 9am - foggy early, then sunny, hot & humid - pm storms thursday and friday - seasonable august warmth through early next week - still expecting fair skies for the eclipse - 5 days away today: fog early. becoming mostly sunny. hot and humid. highs: 87-90 winds: nw to s 5 mph tonight: mainly clear to partly cloudy. patchy fog. lows: 72-75 winds: sse 5 mph thursday: partly sunny. scattered pm thunderstorms. highs: 85-88 winds: s 5 mph
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coming up-
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kirk cousins delivers some good news for washington sports fans.
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the accident on the set of "deadpool two" that killed a stuntwoman. and we're hearing newly released 9-1-1 audio of the tragedy in vancouver. gio benitez has more. that injury to tom cruise is worse
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thought. officials say he broke two bones in his leg. production on his latest "mission impossible" movie is now halted for the next four months. a dramatic end to a police chase in los angeles. police say officers were pursuing a stolen car when the vehicle eventually came to a stop. the driver though, did not seem like he wanted to surrender quietly. with cameras rolling, police have to take action. and-- pow. a bean bag to the stomach seems to take the fight right out of that suspect. he is now facing car th
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entrepreneurs are already cashing in on next week's solar eclipse. and it's not just those specialized glasses. companies are making all types of souvenirs.. from t-shirts to hand sanitizer to whiskey. on august 21st, people in every part of the u.s. will be able to see at least a partial eclipse. the "total" eclipse will pass from oregon to south carolina. cities and towns in that path are ready for record crowds. if you miss this eclipse, you'll have to wait seven years to experience another one. the next eclipse that can be seen in the u.s. will happen on april 8th, 20-24. next week's eclipse is five days away. we'll be tracking it -- as it makes its way across the u-s, with a special report starting monday at 12-30. you can watch that on our sister station, newschannel eight -- or streaming at wjla dot com. at xx time for weather.
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toss to eileen dense fog advisory for the entire area through 9am - foggy early, then sunny, hot & humid - pm storms thursday and friday - seasonable august warmth through early next week - still expecting fair skies for the eclipse - 5 days away today: fog early. becoming mostly sunny. hot and humid. highs: 87-90 winds: nw to s 5 mph tonight: mainly clear to partly cloudy. patchy fog. lows: 72-75 winds: sse 5 mph thursday: partly sunny. scattered pm thunderstorms. highs: 85-88 winds: s 5 mph
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in one of his most definitive statements, kirk cousins says he wants to play in washington for his entire career. cousins is set to become a free agent in seven months. he told sal paolantonio of espn that he loves playing where he is and is not looking to sign with another team. now the question remains...will washington give cousins the long term deal he wants? there is much more ahead on good morning washington. sam sweeney.. what are you working on?
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baltimore - now gone. the statues.. taken down while you were sleeping. the empty bases left behind right now. an explosive news conference at trump tower - president trump

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