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the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ♪ kimberly: this the scene on many football fields today, nfl players, coaches, and team owners uniting after potentially divisive words from the president. what happened at fedex field? we are there live. and an expanded travel ban unveiled. the new countries added to the list and how soon it could take affect. >> now, abc 7 news at 11:00, on your side. >> they have to respect our flag. president trump doubling down, saying that nfl player should be fired if they protest to the national anthem.
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arms, some kneeling, or not even the field during the "star-spangled banner." tonight at the redskins-raiders game, much of the same. owner and team president joined the team with the locked arms and sent a message about unity. q mccray is live at fedex field. fans were divided in their responses, q? q: that's for sure. i spoke with at least a couple dozen fans. they did not agree on much, but that also included the demonstrations on all fields around the country and overseas. they did agree on one thing. werestrations like this carried out at every nfl game sunday. andns of players kneeled entire teams decided not to take the field during the singing of the national anthem, all sparked by president trump's comments
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nfl owners to fire players who demonstrate during the star-spangled banner. his tone adding fuel to the fire. >> making a statement. >> i would like to remove politics from the game and play the game. q: outside fedex field, differing opinions on the president's comments. this fraternity back to their fret brother colin kaepernick, but all agreed with the poor choice of words. >> to call somebody's mom a female dog, i don't like seeing that. q: the president later tweeted sunday, standing with locked arms is a good show of solidarity instead of kneeling. hannah supports the players movement, but agrees with mr. trump even if she disagrees with his politics. >> i would rather see them come out and link arms and stand together and unify
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show him we are not backing down. field, theredex were protests that took place. some fans booed before the game and some fans did not enter the stadium until after the star-spangled banner was sung. the team sent a statement saying, for one, they support the players 100% but also support all members of the armed forces past and present who fight to preserve american freedoms. players and teams can be fine for not taking part in the star-spangled banner, but the fines are at the discretion of the nfl. as it stands today, the nfl does not plan on finding anyone. q mccray, abc 7 news. kimberly: the protests extended to other sports. thw wnba
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remained in the locker room while their opponents the minnesota lynx locked arms. the sparks were booed when they came on the court. and oakland athletics catcher bruce maxwell took a need during the anthem today. at this hour, president trump issued an expanded travel ban, north korea, chad, and venezuela on the list of affected countries, bringing the total to eight. the restrictions vary by country and include a phased-in approach. in most instances, travel is broadly expanded. the new rules go into effect october 18. the president's previous controversial ban expire today. and president trump's son-in-law and senior white house adviser jared kushner used a private email account to talk to white house officials. lawyer say less than 100 emails went through the
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through august. they said that nonpersonal emails were forwarded to his official account and preserved. now the developing story and tennessee, a church near nashville is a crime scene tonight. a federal investigation is underway to pinpoint why. the police say a gunman killed one and injured several more as services were wrapping up a stop the authorities have charged the man with murder. cheryl conner is live at the news desk, following all the details on this. cheryl: the shooter was also shot, but tonight we know he is out of the hospital and in jail. a congregation that had just wrapped up sunday services now prayers, one dead, six injured after a man fired a gun at the church near nashville. the time i got over there,
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the green explorer. then he turned around and shot her in the face. died wasoman who 39-year-old melanie smith. her children were not at the service. >> i'm still in shock. cheryl: the other victims were taken to area hospitals, and so was the gunman, identified as 25-year-old emanuel sampson. the police said that sampson accidentally shot himself in the chest and is expected to survive. it happened when an usher held him down. >> the church of sure was pistol whipped. they struggled. >> just an outstanding young man, even before today. the police say that sampson shot smith in the parking lot before walking into the church and shooting randomly yet people. witnesses say he wore a mask while firing. another story coming fro
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jeremiah helped his teacher high children in a classroom and barricade at the door to keep the gunman from coming in. church members told investigators the suspect had attended services a year or two ago. cheryl conner, abc 7 news. a messagethis was projected onto the trump national hotel, reading, "trump is a bomb threat." the projection featured other messages including a statement from the president. turning now to the weather, a summer-like weekend in the dmv. how long is the heat wave going to stick around? meteorologist molly cochran has a first look. molly: we are still running very mild into the overnight, still at 78 degrees in the d.c. metro. off to the west, that is where temperatures are in the 40'
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be moving through the d.c. area by the later half of the week. overnight tonight, temperatures staying in the 70's through the time that you wake up in the morning. another mild day coming up monday. we continue to focus on the tropics, hurricane maria and also hurricane lee. lee is expected to stay out to sea, but we are watching react closely into the early half of the week. the latest update, it has been downgraded to a category one storm. maria is over cooler water, downgrading the hurricane. the track still pushing to the east of the outer banks wednesday and thursday, in the same cold front will push maria out to see later in the week. coming up, the impact possibly for the d.c. area and a look at the extended forecast. kimberly: new images of a massive fire at an abandoned home in stafford.
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afternoon on marlborough point road. firefighters had a difficult time as the home started to collapse and water supply was an issue because there were no hydrants in the area. the fire marshal is investigating. the family of a man who d.c. police a is responsible for an armed robbery before he was stabbed to death wants to clear his name tonight. the siblings say the story does not add up. they held a vigil to remember him tonight. the police a wednesday night the 19-year-old try to rob a 16-year-old, who tried to defend himself with a pocket knife. one man was shot to death, and the other also died. >> what was it that made him leave from right here and end up all the way from where he don't even go, like where he don't even walk at? >> he could never stay on
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make you laugh. kimberly: his family says he might have just wanted to use kelly's phone. family and friends tomorrow will hold a vigil for kelly. the vigils will be held at thurgood marshall high school in southeast where he was a student. coming up -- a battle brewing over health care again. the latest obstacles to the gop measure. ♪ an all-star lineup at a concert for unity in charlottesville. the message from a grieving mother, next. plus, puerto rico still reeling from recent hurricanes. the meeting concerns for medical
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what i do on behalf of my clients. narrator: the clients john adams and his team are so proud to work for? banks accused of money laundering. big corporations accused of defrauding taxpayers. and mortgage lenders accused of unfairly foreclosing on homes. now he wants to be attorney general. john adams: the best attorney general the powerful and well-connected can buy. i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. kimberly: on capitol hill, the republican health care bill is in critical condition, more gop senators signaling they will not support the graham-cassidy bill
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to repeal and replace the obamacare. this would give states more flexibility to come up with era own coverage, but with less federal funding. guarantee about how it would cover americans with pre-existing conditions. >> is very difficult for me to envision a scenario where i would vote for this bill. >> right now, they don't have my vote. kimberly: despite the struggle to get it passed, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said he would bring it up for a vote this week, with a hearing set for tomorrow. ♪ kimberly: tonight, concert for healing and unity in charlottesville. performers included the day matthews band, ariana grande, justin timberlake,
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williams. the crowd was massive. the concert was in response to last month's deadly violence at a white supremacist rally. because heather stood bravely against racism and hatred, she was taken from us. as heather said, if you are not outraged, you are not paying attention. kimberly: that was heather hyer's mother. she was killed by somebody driving a car into a crowd. the concert was free. attendees were encouraged to donate for a fund that benefits victims of last month's unrest as well as local support organizations. authorities in puerto rico are starting to see firsthand the devastation left by hurricane maria. in san juan resumed operations. however, the medical center only has a few ys
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to keep the facility running. another dire need, medical equipment and medication. virginia task force one went to the center to check the situation. right now, red cross officials aftermping up aid hurricane-devastated territories. volunteers are heading out to help puerto rico and the virgin islands. one man just returned from texas after hurricane harvey. you meetlk into it, the people personally, and it's the first day they have seen somebody for a few days. and of course hearing the stories, how they were rescued. week, andback over a it did take me a couple days to recover, just emotionally. kimberly: sounds like he is still emotionally
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after weeks of back-to-back disasters, the national capital region of the red cross says they are expanding their capacity. volunteers have served nearly 2 million meals and items. time to check in on our weather. it certainly felt like summer today. we are all wondering what it will feel like this week. molly: the early half will feel like today, very warm. in anticipation of the fall cooldown, looks like it will arrive later in the week. this time of year we should be in the mid to upper 70's. we broke into the 90's today. overnight, a few degrees above average, calm and quiet. for the bus stop tomorrow, lots of bright sunshine, 70 degrees. recess in the low 80's. mid to upper 80's for the daytime high. another warm afternoon, plenty of bright sunshine as we go through monday
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much of the d.c. area, so for sensitive groups, asthma, heart or lung issues, limit your times outdoors as the air pollution will be quite high monday. we continue to track hurricane maria, a category one storm, the latest eight at 11:00, maximum perained wind of 80 miles hour. it is expected to stay category 1 as it runs over cooler water. it is tracking to the east of the outer banks and should be bringing tropical storm force winds by wednesday. that will be about 70 miles per hour for the outer banks and the north carolina coast. a cold front is moving through the d.c. area thursday, helping push maria out to sea, but the impacts will be felt -- rough surf, rip current threat, advisories to the south. a tropical storm watch in
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north carolina coast. definitely a threat of higher swells and recurrents -- rip currents from the carolinas into ocean city and rehoboth beach. a little breezy tuesday, some of the peak wind gusts in the teens. the eastern shore, upwards of 30 to 35 miles per hour tuesday night into early wednesday. the extended forecast, cloud cover coming in tuesday and wednesday as we track murrieta offshore, but looks like we stay relatively dry. thursday into friday come increased sunshine and a cold front moving through. it will be dropping temperatures in its wake by next weekend. looks like the fall preview we had been hoping for is coming to town, and we could be tracking just a few showers. kimberly: kids fest and fairfax county. all eyes on fedex field today. erin:
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we have an update on that game. and then trea turner has set a new single-season record for the nationals.
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>> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. erin: the redskins got off to a much-needed fast start at fedex field against the raiders, very impressive. right now it is 27-10 in the fourth quarter for kirk cousins three touchdown passes, and we had a josh doctson sighting. the defense forced a couple turnovers. the skins trying to hang on late. countryers across the eltmed arms, raise fists, knwe t and even refuse to come out of the locker room during the national anthem. the redskins and raiders even partic
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the sideline. all demonstrations were from criticism from president trump, who slammed players opting to protest during the anthem. stay up after the news. i will be hosting "sports sunday " with former terp and former raider lamont jordan. scott abraham and robert burton are at the game and we will have reports. the nationals' lineup could get a boost soon. bryce harper is poised to come off the disabled list. he isot official yet, but expected to be back in the lineup tomorrow in philly. first the nationals had to take care of business in new york. top of the third, nats trailing 1-0. trea turner with a two run shot. 2-1 nats. in the fifth, jose lobaton with a hit. michael a. taylor scores. nats win
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three from the mets. and the orioles beat the raise, 9-5. j.j. hardy homered in what could be his final game at camden yards. kimberly: still to come, new questions about drone safety.
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about the danger of drones after a drone clipped a black hawk helicopter over new york city. it's the first accident involving a drone in military aircraft. the drone was flying at 500 feet, higher than allowed by law. the pilot of the helicopter landed safely. they are still looking for the operator of the drone. >> sooner or later, we are going to lose an airplane because of a collision. kimberly: this summer a drone came within 100 feet of a state police helicopter in massachusetts. another came dangerously close to a helicopter in north carolina. local dance students took their talents to the national stage today. they danced to a hit song during closing ceremonies for this big soccer tournament in new jersey. the students
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