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replacing torches of hate. the same streets where white supremacists once rallied - now a place of healing. the powerful scene at the university of virginia overnight. and new fallout for president trump.. the request from to cancel a planned rally, and the response from the president this morning. good morning washington. toss to eileen - hot and humid to round
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- storms today and tomorrow - nice, august weekend ahead - still dry for the solar eclipse monday today: partly sunny. scattered afternoon and evening storms. highs: 87-89 winds: s 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. mild and very muggy. patchy fog. lows: 68-75 winds: s 5-10 mph friday: partly sunny. hot and very humid. pm storms likely. highs: 88-92 winds: ssw 5 mph
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candlelight - a
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scene out of charlottesville overnight.. thousands singing and gathering in a vigil for peace, on the same streets where hundreds of white nationalists marched over the weekend. the vigil - a stark and moving contrast to saturday's deadly violence. those protests this weekend were about moving this statue of robert e. lee in charlottesville. in the days since.. we've seen these scenes... play out all over the country. monuments swiftly removed- covered- and protested -- all for being symbols of the confederacy. and now in virginia - a sweeping new recommendation from the governor to move them all our question of the day - should confederate monuments be removed from city and state owned land? go to wjla.com/votenow and let us know.. suzanne kennedy is live in old town alexandria- where one of those monuments stands.
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new this morning - the direct
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confederate general robert e lee- are weighing in about the removal of monuments. his great-great gandson- condemning the violence- and saying, it might be quote "appropriate" for these types of statues, to be exhibited in a museum. he told c-n-n - we must have a conversation without hatred and violence. new this morning - sources telling c-n-n president trump has no regrets after explosive comments about charlottesville. you'll remember tuesday's "off the rail" press conference- where president trump re-blamed "both sides" for saturday's violence at the rally. and now - new fallout/ the mayor of phoenix - asking the president to delay one of his planned rallies there next week. but the president - ignoring that request in a tweet last night- inviting everyone to join him on tuesday. we'll keep monitoring the situation to see if the planned rally actually takes place. stay with abc7 and wjla dot com for comprehensive coverage of the events in charlottesville- and the continuing fallout from president trump's
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happening now. the search for a critical missing teen in fairfax county. take a good look at this picture. 17-year-old christian perry drove away from his home in the chantilly area just before 8-30 last night. police say he may be in need of medication. he was last seen driving a silver 2003 honda odyssey with virginia plates v-a-m-4154. perry has a camouflage cast on his left hand. if you see him or the vehicle..please contact fairfax county police. and in prince william county.. the fbi is now assisting with the search for this young woman - 16-year-old tomisha johnson. johnson went missing back on friday august fourth in the bristow area..but was last seen in springfield a day after. anyone with information on her whereabouts..plea se call the fbi washington field office. happening today- a celebration of n-b-a great - and prince george's county native kevin
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festivities are shrinking. here's what we know. it was supposed to be an all-day event in seat pleasant. instead -- the parade will go on as planned this morning. but the festival was shut down at the last minute. that's due to what's being called unforeseen circumstances and scheduling conflicts.' coming up - still no winner! the powerball jackpot now surging to half a billion dollars! and a stormy end to the week. eileen whelan is timing out the rain on the way today and tomorrow.
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powerball drawing..and again..still no winner! here's a look at the winning numbers from last night. 9..15..43..60..64 and the powerball was 4. since there was no winner the powerball jackpot is now up to 510 million dollars - the 8th largest jackpot in u.s. history. the next drawing is saturday. toss to eileen - hot and humid to round out the work week - storms today and tomorrow - nice, august weekend ahead - still dry for the solar eclipse monday
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scattered afternoon and evening storms. highs: 87-89 winds: s 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. mild and very muggy. patchy fog. lows: 68-75 winds: s 5-10 mph friday: partly sunny. hot and very humid. pm storms likely. highs: 88-92 winds: ssw 5 mph
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hit by hackers again! the warning on twitter overnight. plus - a tornado caught on camera. the storm system packing a punch that's headed our way
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safety. the solar phenomenon now just 4 days away. the fake glasses to watch out for, and how you can still snag some in time for monday.
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and snoring.... does your bed do that? the new 360 smart bed is part of our biggest sale of the year where all beds are on sale. and right now save 50% on the labor day limited edition bed. with a sad update. a dramatic situation at the port of los angeles, coming to a deadly end. a man who led police on a high-speed chase.. then climbed on top of a giant crane, has fallen and died. the man had been up there for hours overnight... at one point dancing - hundreds of feet in the air. he was pronounced dead at the scene. new developments out of texas this morning.. a federal grand jury has indicted a truck driver... in connection with the deaths of ten people. authorities arrested james bradley, last month in san antonio. when police searched his truck -- they found dozens of people. investigators say they were smuggled across the border with mexico. ten had already died from conditions inside. bradley could
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penalty if convicted. i'm adrianna hopkins at the live desk. new overnight - another hbo hack. this time it's the companies social media pages falling victim. social media pages of hbo's entire slate of shows began displaying messages from "ourmine" , a security hacking group. the cryptic message read: "hi, ourmine are here, we are just testing your security, hbo team please contact us to upgrade the security." twitter and facebook pages for both hbo's company accounts as well as its programs, including game of thrones were affacted. this comes just days after the latest episode of game of thrones was leaked online. for weeks the cable network has been blackmailed by an unnamed hacking group. with just 4 days now to the solar eclipse, many of you might be looking for those glasses to protect your eyes. but where can you find them? and how do you know they are the real thing and not counterfeit? consumer reporter john matarese has an
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we'll have live coverage from coast to coast starting at 12-30 on our sister station newschannel eight, and streaming live at wjla dot com. right now - a major clean up underway in minneo
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tornadoes reportedly touched down in the twin cities. take a look at this funnel cloud recorded by one person as storms moved through the state. and the twisters left their mark..tearing down trees..and tossing farm equipment. luckily..no one was injured. time now for weather - hot and humid to round out the work week - storms today and tomorrow - nice, august weekend ahead - still dry for the solar eclipse monday today: partly sunny. scattered afternoon and evening storms. highs: 87-89 winds: s 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. mild andv
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hundreds gather for a candlelight vigil against hate and violence. this morning - president trump moving foward with a large rally next week. why the phoenix mayor is calling on the president - to hold off. and its kevin durant day in seat pleasant. how the city plans
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to honor and celebrate the prince george's county natives n-b-a success good morning washington i'm autria godfrey. and i'm larry smith. good morning washington. toss to eileen - hot and humid to round out the work week - storms today and tomorrow - nice, august weekend ahead - still dry for the solar eclipse monday today: partly sunny. scattered afternoon and evening storms. highs: 87-89 winds: s 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. mild and very muggy. patchy fog. lows: 68-75 winds: s 5-10 mph friday: partly sunny. hot and very humid. pm storms likely. highs: 88-92 winds: ssw 5 mph
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at least a thousand people holding a vigil overnight on u-v-a's campus. the large crowd gathering in the same place where white supremacists rallied just days ago. the show of peace comes after more fallout for president trump in response to his comments on shared blame in charlottesville. abc's emily rau has more. the city of boston
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and a warning for a planned rally this weekend. the event which organizers say is designed to promote free speech has drawn lots of criticism because some of the orginally scheduled speakers have ties to the alt-right movemement. organizers expect about 100 people to attend - but outside groups could boost that number into the tens of thousands. the city's mayor is calling on both protesters and counter-protester s to assemble peacefully. police met with the rally's organizers and a group pla
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rally's organizers and a group planning a counter-protest to lay down ground rules. the event is set to take place saturday in boston common. the rally in charlottesville - centered around plans to move this statue of robert e. lee. and now, virginia governor terry mcauliffe calling for the removal of all confederate statues, in the commonwealth. in a statement the governor said in part.. "monuments should serve as unifiers. i believe the path forward is clear". meanwhile - new jersey senator cory booker announcing he will introduce a bill to remove confederate statues from the u-s capitol building. he says quote - this is just one step. we have much work to do. right now - there are ten confederate monuments in the nat
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hall.. including one of robert e. lee - contributed by the commonwealth of virginia. coming up - seven on your side fighting back. thieves targeting your debit card information in virginia stores. but you can protect yorself. the four things to watch out for before you swipe - still ahead/ z2gv6z zi0z
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tomorrow - nice, august weekend ahead - still dry for the solar eclipse monday today: partly sunny. scattered afternoon and evening storms. highs: 87-89 winds: s 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. mild and very muggy. patchy fog. lows: 68-75 winds: s 5-10 mph friday: partly sunny. hot and very humid. pm storms likely. highs: 88-92 winds: ssw 5 mph
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it appears both sides -- the u-s and north korea are backing off the harsh rhetoric and threats. happening now - five u-s soldiers still missing after an army chopper crash in hawaii. military officials say they lost contact with the black hawk late tuesday during a routing training mission. crews have been searching since then.. but so far all that's been found is a helmet and what appears to be a fuselage. the arrest of a former charles county school employee on sex abuse charges is leading to change. a meeting was held last night at benjamin stoddert middle school for concerned parents. former teacher's aide and coach carlos bell is accused of sexualy assaulting at least 24 students, and producing child porn. he's admitted he's h-i-v positive. we spoke with one man who says his godson is one of bell's victims. school officials now plan to install more cameras in
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they'll add an administrator, and two teachers to reduce class size. more psychologists will be there at the beginning of the school year. a vigil will be held tonight in memory of a teenage girl who was shot last thursday in northeast d.c. 17-year-old jamahri sydnor died saturday of her injuries. police say the bullet was intended for someone else. a suspect is in custody. tonight's vigil begins at eight.. at brookland manor at 14th street and saratoga avenue in northeast d.c. d.c. public schools reopen monday, including duke ellington school of the arts in georgetown. that school has undergone a three-year renovation project. the school now has state-of the art dance and music studios, a rooftop terrace, and an 850-seat multimedia auditorium. but the school is reopening more than a year behind schedule.. and about 100-million dollars over budget. seven is on your side as school starts up again. we want to see all your back to school photos. send them to us at burst dot com slash wjla.
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prince george's county. its kevin durant day - and the city of seat pleasant is celebrating the nba star with a parade this morning. john gonzalez is live in seat pleasant with more on what we can expect. a new food choice for fans at the atlanta falcons'
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tomorrow - nice, august weekend ahead - still dry for the solar eclipse monday today: partly sunny. scattered afternoon and evening storms. highs: 87-89 winds: s 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. mild and very muggy. patchy fog. lows: 68-75 winds: s 5-10 mph friday: partly sunny. hot and very humid. pm storms likely. highs: 88-92 winds: ssw 5 mph
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mission impossible 6? we first told you monday about tom cruise being injurued while doing a stunt, we now can tell you he cracked his ankle during that stunt and the production of mi6 has been shut down while tom gets better. in this tmz video, you can see tom cruise jumping from the rooftop of one building to another when he didn't quite make it, and slammed into a wall. but paramount says the break won't change the release date of m:i 6 - it's still set for next july. coming up at six - a new call to remove confederate monuments - suzanne live tease
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>> it is a healing phase. we are here to stay. instead ofdles torches. the massive message of peace after a weekend of violence. larry: president trump not backing down. the defense he is mounting and how it is already costing him. autria: there is some rain on the horizon. the potential for heavy downpours.

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