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thankful for the people who put this on. it's certainly a blessing for us. >> the event hosted by a nationally recognized youth development program the house incorporated. the first lady is honorary chair. i think that was rg3. she recorded a video message that was played as well. stay with us "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >> well we are here in alexandria this morning where we have a developing traffic story. if you take a look behind me here, you can see the road closure, the lane closures we have here. this is king street headed in the westbound direction. we have a water main break. they have lanes closed down, so traffic is getting by to the left. one lane to the left. if you're headed down on 395 southbound toward alexandria you won't be able to take that westbound exit to king street. they have that closed down as well. traffic is very light at this point so we're not seeing any
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major delays but as this goes into the rush hour we are expecting to some tie-ups. back to you in the studio. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. we want to check our forecast at 5:01. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here to tell us about the rain. >> some of us are sleep deprived from the loud thunder coming through. all the flashes of lightning, that passed over north washington. now into northern delaware. just getting a few light sprinkles here around the metro area. a batch of light rain passing ought of fairfax county in -- passing out of fairfax county and much of prince george's county it is raining very lightly. then it's going to continue to track to northern calvert county and anne arundel over the next hour or so. later today, flash flood watch in effect. all the counties in green, prince george, arlington, the district, and anne arundel
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county. howard and frederick and maryland. all the counties in green could have torrential downpours with one to two inch rates per hour of heavy rain coming on through. watch out for some high water. we could have some flash flooding this afternoon. so a mild morning. your headlines for first day of june. a stormy evening. looks like most of those coming into the metro area later on this evening. now let's check on our traffic morning. we have a water main break causing a few problems. what's going on with that? >> that's right. news4's megan mcgrath gave us an update, this southbound 395 ramp to westbound king street is closed due to the water main break. that's on westbound king street right at 395. one lane is getting by in that area. taking a look at the beltway in montgomery county, new hampshire avenue all lanes are open. all the way down to the melt no reports of incidents or delays there. 66 out of centerville and manassas passing through oakton up to the beltway, we have no reports of incidents or delays.
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looking good on the beltway in prince george's county. >> thank you. there's a funeral service for the family found brutally murdered in d.c. someone killed the savopouloses along with their housekeeper veralicia figueroa last month. a rockville man accused of killing his neighbors will be in court today. scott tomaszewski arrived from alaska days ago. officers arrested him while he was oup a cruise -- on a cruise there. they say he stabbed the vilardos to death last month. i'm angie goff at the live desk. this morning the u.s. has officially fewer tools to track terrorism. the u.s. surveillance program expired after republican running for president blocked the final vote to extend it. rand paul killed the patriot act
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and the government can no longer collect your phone data in bulk temporarily. also expired -- a provision to track lone wolves and the use of roving wiretaps. so what happens now? the senate still trying to figure things out. we could see a final vote on the alternative to replace the patriot act in a couple days. eun? >> angie goff, thank you. today local lawmakers will save the roads you take to work every day. at noon, eleanor holmes norton along with virginia congressman don buyer and tim kaine will introduce the save our national parks transportation act. they'll make that announcement in the arlington memorial bridge. it will authorize more than $460 million to fund repairs on federal roads like the memorial bridge. the kutz bridge will have repairs today. that longs alongside the tidal basin. they'll widen the south sidewalks so that means with americans with disabilities act,
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it provides more room for pedestrians and cyclists. montgomery county police investigating why two cars slammed into each other and leaving one person dead. police are on the scene investing in derwood. that happened 11:30 last night. you can see the damage that the impact did to both cars. montgomery county fire says on condition. the police department now saying that the other driver, a woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. an american held in prison in egypt for two years is now recovering on u.s. soil. with one hand in the air, that's mohamed soltan. he was jailed in 2013 for his alleged involvement with the now outlawed muslim brotherhood. his father remains in prison.
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>> mohamed soltan was unjustly imprisoned because of his peaceful demonstrations in egypt. we welcomed his release today and we called on the egyptian authorities to release all political prisoners including his father dr. salah soltan. >> soltan has been on a 16-month hunger strike before his surprise release. six minutes after the hour now. today some of your kids will get a long weekend in alexandria. the air conditioning is not working at the francis hammond middle school. 12 month employees should still show up for work today. following a developing story out of california this morning after a car slammed into a terminal at l.a.x. how authorities think the driver ended up plowing into the building. talk about a job hazard. what this dragon did that sent a
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zookeeper to the hospital. and some people are waking up to wet pavement. what will it be like when you drive to your job? chuck bell will join us at 5:11.
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this morning a reptile keeper is recovering from a komodo dragon bite. the dragon bit the woman on the
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hand at the henry durly zoo in omaha. there's the komodo dragon right there. pretty big. they're predators and they have a poisonous bite. the woman is expected to recover. yeah, i'm not putting my hand in that cage. never. >> why people do get surprised when animals do what animals -- okay. the record rain is over apparently in the lone star state. may was the wettest month on record there in texas. it claimed the lives of at least 30 people. the hardest hit area ares only looking at isolated chances of storms over the next week. you're going to feel the humidity. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is live in vienna with your out the door forecast. is your hair wilting out there? >> is my what happening? >> is your hair wilting out
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there? >> it's gray anyway. i wish it was on someone else's head. but outside, very humid. it's a full scale hair alert day. temperatures are in the 70s still this morning. so a very mild start. i have my storm team 4 weather umbrella at the ready. you should have yours ready for later on today. off to a generally dry start. i've been rained on three times since i got up this morning. but the heavier, steadier rains are coming our way for later on today. temperatures well up into the 80s once again. finished up number one warmest may on record. check on your monday morning traffic with alexis. good morning. >> good morning. we have a vehicle fire southbound b.w. parkway at powder mill road. it's out, but the police are pushing the cars on to powder mill road. elsewhere, we have a water main
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break in alexandria king street at 395. one lane is getting by from 395 and elsewhere, montgomery county muncaster mill road is closed due to the accident investigation. 270 at old hundred road looking good out of old frederick this morning. and for more traffic, tune into our friends at wtop. >> thanks alexis. more fallout from the fifa scandal. one of the biggest soccer stars is weighing in. what he has to say. a day at the park turns into the crime scene. now ♪ take me into your darkest hour ♪ ♪ and i'll never desert you ♪ ♪ i'll stand by you ♪ yeaaaah! yeah. so that's our loyalty program. you're automatically enrolled,
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you're watching "news4 today." >> your time is 5:15. one person is dead and three others hurt after a drive by shooting at a prince george's county park. this happened yesterday in springdale. dozens of people were in the park and enjoying the weather
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when someone drove by the basketball courts and started shooting. >> we were facing the basketball court and all of a sudden i heard something go pop pop pop pop. i couldn't believe it. i couldn't believe it sitting in the park with our backs turned and people shooting behind us. >> four people were hit. the person who died was taken to the nearby fire station before being transported to the hospital. the police are trying to figure out the motive behind the shooting. family members are now planning a funeral for a fairfax county woman who died in a fire. this happened late saturday. burning incense set a bedroom on fire in the townhouse on brad water street. 87-year-old chow nguyen breathed in too much smoke. the home did not have any working smoke alarms. a developing story out of california now. a 9-year-old girl seriously hurt after a car slammed into a wall
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at one of the terminal's in l.a.x. take a look here. you can see the car wedged into the wall in los angeles. the girl was stand on the side walk when the car veered out of the outer lane and jumped the sidewalk. a second pedestrian was seriously hurt. police says it looks like the 67-year-old driver mixed up the gas and brake pedals. a tragic story out of missouri. someone shot a 3-year-old boy in the head. the boy died. according to police, the toddler was at home when that shooting happened yesterday. they say someone driving down the street fired into his house. the death toll from the blistering heat wave in india passed 2,200. it started in mid april. yesterday, temperatures peaked at 113 degrees in new delhi. forecasters say the sweltering conditions will be there for the next few days. the top prosecutors in two maryland counties now say
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they're going to review each other's cases if they involve fatal shootings by police officers. that's according to "the washington post." the new agreement is between howard and montgomery counties. it's believed to be the first of its kind in maryland and the prosecutors say this is all about keeping the justice system transparent and building trust in the communities. are 5:18. a new study giving new hope to families with young children suffering from cancer. child survivors are living a lot longer than they may have decades ago. in the 1970s, about 18% of kids who had cancer for five years ultimately died within 30 years. today only 12% die from health issues. researchers say it's because of improvements in treatment. keeping your kids safe around water is critical as we head into summer. one way to do that is getting your kids into the water while still young. infant swimming classes are designed for kids 6 months to 6 years old. instructors teach the children
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how to jump in from the steps and swim all the way across the pool. whenever they feel the need to breathe they learn to float on their backs. the instructor says that nothing replaces watching your children closely. >> just because the children are skilled and they can save themselves no one is ever drown proof that's why supervision is critical. >> now, if you have a pool or just live near water, you should install proper locks and alarms and gates around the perimeter of the pool. mental health america says 300,000 screens have been taken for depression anxiety, bipolar disorder and ptsd. that's about a thousand screenings a day. it will be tailored for 11 to 17-year-olds. 75% of the screeners are women. mental health america is holding
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the conference on june 3 through the 5th. they're honoring nbc4 for our changing minds campaign. 72 degrees outside our studios this morning and you can feel some of to humidity starting to build in. >> let's find out if that's going to come with some heat. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein, weather and traffic on the 1s. >> yeah. it was a steamy weekend and good morning. starting off the first day of june it is humid this morning. we had some overnight loud thunder, flashes of lightning. that passed just north of the metro area, but those are well north and east of us. up around philadelphia now. a few light sprinkles that have passed through over the last half hour. this area in light green, now exiting washington, along the beltway. along route 50 over toward annapolis. the road is wet there from light rain. down 97 from baltimore to annapolis as well. the road is wet. as long as route 1 in 95, roads are wet there. some lingering light sprinkles
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from silver spring over to bethesda and rockville. later today, we have a flash flood watch in effect for the counties in green for the afternoon and evening. it includes washington, arlington, prince george's, anne arundel, frederick county. torrential downpours could produce some flash flooding so creeks and streams may come out of the banks. watch out for high water. don't attempt to drive through high water. it's mild and muggy. low to mid 70s from the shenandoah shalivalley to the bay. we'll have our temperatures in low 70s between now and 8:00. a little sunshine breaking out around 8:00. may hit upper 80s around 2:00 or 3:00 and then the storms move in. that will begin to push on through this afternoon and into the evening. looks like timing is between
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5:00 to 8:00 p.m. maybe a lingering shower on tuesday morning and cooler weather moves in tomorrow. it will be in place on wednesday and thursday low 70s. might get a passing shower on wednesday. and then back to the upper 70s on thursday. could get an afternoon thunderstorm. then toward the weekend, we still have a chance of showers and maybe some thundershowers. mainly afternoon on friday saturday sunday. with highs back into the low to mid 80s each day. next weather and traffic on the 1s a look at neighborhood highs today. a look at our road conditions with alexis davies in for melissa. what's happening? >> good morning. we have a vehicle fire southbound b.w. parkway powder mill road. now, the vehicle fire has been put out, but it is's still there and they're still waiting on a tow truck to get to the area. overall looking good.
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we have that water main break at king street at 395. one lane is getting by. and taking a look at 95 in maryland, looking good. 270 at father hurley boulevard, looking good. we have some difficulty with that camera. 66 from manassas looking good. >> thank you. 5:23 right now and iraq is fighting isis. it called in air strikes north of baghdad this morning. you're looking at video from the iraqi army and it killed several isis extremists. more than a month after a deadly earthquake students in nepal are back in the classroom today. 8,000 classrooms were damaged when that earthquake hit on april 25th. most have been rebuilt temporarily using bamboo and
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plywood. there won't be formal classes but instead they're focused on help them recover from the disaster. baltimore just ended its deadliest month in 40 years. three deadly shootings yesterday brought may's homicide count to 43 and not since the early 70s has the city seen that many murders in one month. there have been 116 homicides in baltimore so far this year. by this time last year, homicide homicides had not hit triple digits. pele says that he stands behind fifa president sepp blatter. he won another term as president last week, despite massive outcry over corruption in soccer. the story has dominated newspapers in the country, south africa. the scandal is disappointing. starting today, it is going to cost you more to visit great falls park in mclean.
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a pedestrian pass will be $2 more expensive at $5. a three-day car pass is going up to 10$10 and the motorcycle pass is $10. well if you're looking to save money visiting a national park stop by shenandoah national park. mark your calendars for june 20th. they're offering to pay your entrance fee for those residents in page rappahannock and warren counties. show your virginia's driver's license. this is a fun event every year. ry had -- i had a chance along with angie goff to take part in a fashion show for a good cause. it was in georgetown. there's angie with her daughter. the event benefits make-a-wish foundation. a great organization. i think this is my sixth year running. i think angie did it one more
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year. our girls were babies when we started so it's amazing to see them grow up and try to show them that it's important to serve the community and not just wear the cute dresses which they think is fun, of course. >> they'll grow into the cause too. 5:26 is our time right now. the nsa now operating with limited powers after a senate showdown. what lawmakers failed to do that just gave you a lot more privacy. an air conditioner plunges from a skyscraper. what's to blame for the fall? and looking live outside this morning most places are seeing
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looking at the stories making headlines right now at 5:30 funeral services will be held today for a norther west washington family. someone killed the savopouloses along with their housekeeper last month. the savopoulos family funeral lot at st. sophia orthodox cathedral at noon. a man accused of killeding his neighbors will be in court
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today. tomaszewski arrived from alaska a few days ago. he stabbed the vilardos to death last month. people could see some flash flooding today. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it's 5:30 now on this monday morning and big-time warmup and the chance for storms in the forecast. tom kierein is in storm team 4 weather center. >> yeah we had the thunder and lightning pass north of the metro area and that's up way past philadelphia and we're getting springcals -- sprinkles along the beltway over to annapolis and along route 1. pavement is wet there. a few lingering sprinkles in southern montgomery county. rest of the region the cloud cover will break up and later too ud is when we have the flash -- today is when we have the flash flood watch. also includes anne arundel,
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howard frederick county, northeastern maryland. rates of one to two inches per hour can cause high waters. some roads may be closed later this afternoon. right now we're in the low to mid 70s. neighborhood highs should be reaching upper 70s in the mountains and the scattered thundershowers. mid to upper 80s for later this afternoon. a look at your bus stop weather and your what to wear forecast for later today at 5:41. next weather and traffic on the 1s. now alexis davies in for melissa has an update on the car fire on b.w. parkway. >> that's right, tom. we are seeing two-mile backups southbound b.w. parkway, due to the earlier car fire. at powder mill road. police are pushing the traffic on powder mill road so some delays. and taking a look in alexandria water main break at king street at 395. this is a look at the southbound
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ramp from 395 on to westbound king street it's closed. it's affecting the traffic. 270 southbound at germantown road looking good. typical slowing in dale city. back over to you. it's 5:32. in a few hours a woman accused of killing her husband become in court. lorraine brown and alizadai are facing charges in the death of cecil brown. he was found beaten to death last august. brown said she didn't know who would kill her husband and that one saw what happened to him. the browns had been married for 51 years. a woman accused of murdering a virginia tech student will be sentenced today. jessica ewing was charged with strangling the woman last year. there was never a trial in this
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case. ewing maintains her innocence but admits the state has enough evidence to convict her. new this morning, the government's power to collect your phone data is suspended. civil liberties advocates declaring a victory, but intelligence officials say americans are at risk. nbc's tracie potts following this story from capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's because it's not just about the phone records the program that snowden exposed. a couple of other tools that the government has been using to track terrorists roving wiretaps and being able to track lone wolf foreigners who come into this country not connected with the particular terror group. all of that went away at midnight when the senate failed to approve the alternative, the usa freedom act or extend the patriot act for any amount of time. john mccain said the mideast is on fire. this is a bad time to do this, but his fellow republican rand paul insisted that we have been
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handing over our privacy to the government and that needed to stop. the question is -- can they fix it now? some of those provisions the obama administration argues need to come back. it looks like senator mitch mcconnell who had opposed the freedom act to replace it is now supporting that. they voted to move forward with the vote on it in -- basically what that means, aaron, by tuesday or possibly as late as wednesday we could see a final vote on this bill that would replace the patriot act or the expired portions. >> tracie potts, thank you. tributes continue to pour in as the political world mourns the loss of beau biden, the son of vice president biden. he succumbed to a battle with brain cancer saturday at the age of 46. the president and first lady visited the bidens over the weekend. biden was a promising politician and an iraq war veteran.
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he was considered the front-runner to become delaware's next governor. but he didn't take that for granted. >> he didn't want to rest on his dad's laurels. i think that was part of why he didn't run for senate and wanted to run for governor. >> this type of cancer takes the lives of 15,000 adults in the u.s. every year. a government watchdog says the u.s. paid more than $20 million in social security benefits to former nazis. this is according to the associated press. the justice department used the social security payments as a way to persuade former nazis to leave the u.s. as many as 133 suspected nazis war criminals and others received benefits for decades. secretary of state john kerry plans to return to the u.s. today to be treated for a broken leg. he broke it in a bicycle crash. he had been in geneva for six hours of meetings with the iranian foreign minister. the two are working on details of a controversial nuclear
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agreement. there are some concerns that a lengthy rehabilitation could hamper those talks. for now, kerry is participating in some of the meetings remotely. legendary journalist bob schieffer has officially signed off from his role as host of cbs' "face the nation." he signed off in style too. he shared it with a team that wakes up to produce that show every sunday. he began his career at the age of 20 and he's now 78. a class act. he thanked the viewers. a great guy. 5:36 now and gas prices are going up right now. but analysts say they could top out pretty soon. you're paying 10 or 15 cents more per gallon than in mid may. in d.c. you're paying $2.85 a gallon. it will cost you about $2.71 in maryland to fill up. and in west virginia the average for a gallon of gas is
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$2.75. a woman on a flight headed to d.c. is claiming discrimination. and all because a flight attendant wouldn't give a diet coke. the bizarre details coming up. gunned down on her way from work this morning, we're learning when funeral services will be held for a d.c. reporter as well as the message her parents are trying to spread now. a live look at storm team 4 radar for you. you can see rain moving through the area but will you need the
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a very scary video of a serious construction accident that hurt ten people in new york city. look at this damage on the side of the skyscraper. a huge air conditioning unit plummeted 30 stories down the side of the building. it rained glass and metal on to sidewalk which was closed at the time. two construction workers and eight others were hurt. none seriously. united airlines is facing a big backlash after refusing to serve a muslim an unopened can of diet coke. tahera ahmad said a flight attendant might use it as weapon. she wears a head scarf and a man
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sitting nearby said to shut up because he thought she'd use the can as weapon. 5:41. when you walk out the door on this monday morning it's going to feel pretty humid out there. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is live in vienna with your out the door forecast. how did it feel? >> it's mid 70s out right now. i have the app showing me where the rain is because it's raining in prince george's county. here's storm team 4 radar for you to view at home. no app required just yet for you until you're on your way out the door. a couple of showers now eastern side of the capital beltway. those are outbound rain drops. it's all dry here in vienna. mild, 73 on your way out the door for the next hour or so. mid 70s by 8:00 or 9:00 this morning. headed into the 80s later on today.
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that means you need your sunglasses and your shorts and sunscreen, but you'll want to have your umbrella at the ready because we have a chance for some very heavy rain coming our wa flash flood watch for the district points north and east going into this evening. watch out for heavy rain later on today. umbrella ready, alexis. over to you for traffic. >> good morning. we have three mile backups southbound b.w. parkway due to the earlier car fire. police are pushing the traffic on to powder mill road. westbound king street water main break at 395. we are seeing that southbound ramp on to westbound king street shut down right now. southbound b.w. parkway, 26 minutes to the beltway because of the earlier car fire. outer loop is running on time. so is 66 headed to the beltway. and northbound quantico, it's 20 minutes slow this morning. back to you. a dying dog is fulfilling his bucket list right here in d.c. how his owner is making the most of the time he has left. the race for the white house gets
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you're watching "news4 today." >> the family of a d.c. reporter who was murdered is calling for justice for charnice. charnice milton died in a shooting last week. her funeral is this coming saturday. at a vigil yesterday her parents prayed for peace. >> lord god, i pray for the mothers who have lost theirbabies to the street. i pray for redemption. i pray right now for holiness. >> milton's family held the vigil where she died. police believe she was an innocent bystander caught in the middle of a shooting. a 22-year-old college student is charged with killing his mother during an argument over his grades. police in alabama say that tyler banslet beat his mother to death. during the argument, he hit her in the head with a baseball bat.
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the 22-year-old attended the university of alabama birmingham. it's now 5:47. leaders are learning about lyme disease. this morning the morn council of governments is holding a special forum about this illness. the people there will learn the best ways to keep hikers and foresters, outdoor workers from getting lyme's disease. they plan to talk about preserving forest and trees in our area. that's a possibility new case of ebola in maryland. the baltimore health commissioner says the doctors at johns hopkins are treating him right now. he recently returned from sierra leone. doctors have not confirmed this is an actual new case. today, senator lindsey graham will become the latest republican to join the race for the white house. he's a national security hawk and a close friend of john mccain. he wants to send an additional
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10,000 u.s. troops to iraq to help stabilize that region and he has blasted the president for nuclear talks with iran. he's a 59-year-old senator and retired air force lawyer and he's considered a long shot due to low poll numbers. martin o'malley continues to hit early voting states. he told voters in new hampshire that he relishes tough fights. new hampshire is the home of the first presidential primary and hillary clinton's strong hold. o'malley is the third democrat to jump into the race. today, the rockville city council will discuss building new schools. the new proposal would halt development when a school reaches 120% of the program capacity. the current standard is 110%. supporters say it helps to protect the schools from overcrowding. councilman moore said the current standard is ineffective. fewer students at montgomery
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county public schools are getting suspended. since 2009, suspension rates have dropped 47% at schools. the suspension rates dropped across the different racial group, however, black and hispanic students receive more suspensions than white and asian students. some fairy tales are coming true in downtown washington. it happened this weekend at the tenth annual cinderella ball. it was held at the intercontinental hotel. the guests of honor are children of military families who have disabilities or special needs. the guests looked gorgeous, especially one man who couldn't wait to dance with cinderella. >> she was adorable. >> they catered to his needs. he's like a prince and, you know he's danced with a lot more girls than i ever did when i was at prom. >> we're so happy for everyone and so happy for the people who put this on.
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it's a blessing for us. >> the event hosted by nationally recognized youth development program. the first lady is an honorary chair. >> dapper young man there. great event. >> i love that he was like, yep, i danced more than my dad has. tom kierein is back with us this morning. we are -- it's summer. we are there now, right? >> we are there now, it's june 1st. you know what happens, we opened the door to the humidity. >> here we go. >> it will stay. it's going to be with us for much of the week ahead, but somewhat cooler weather will move in tomorrow. storm team 4 radar showing an area of light rain that's passed through the metro area into the northern eastern suburbs. a patch of green showing this area of rain is now exiting prince george's county into northern anne arundel county. light rain from annapolis and from near shadyside all the way up to the river. over to the eastern shore, a
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little bit of light rain. behind that the cloud cover will break up a little bit and then the flash flood watch for all the counties in green, montgomery, the district, anne arundel, howard, frederick, for some heavy downpours could be up to one to two inches per hour. and now here's the storm timing. looks like we'll be fine all the way through around 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon. it's after that we'll begin to see a line of showers and thunderstorms begin to develop in the shenandoah valley. we'll be getting closer to the metro area, but that's not until 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. much of the heavier downpours in the flash flood watch zone north and west of the metro area. then the heavier downpours between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. flashes of lightning. could have some high water. watch out for that. then it tracks to the south and the east. maybe a few lingering thundershowers in northern
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virginia. right now, it's rather mild and it's muggy. we're in the 60s to near 70 degrees. and there's the low cloud cover that's hanging over washington. a few breaks in the clouds. a little sunshine breaking out by 8:00 and partly sunny by noon and temperatures soaring to the mid to upper 80s by 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. and then we're back into the 70s overnight. 60s tomorrow morning. partly sunny tomorrow. highs only low 70s and more of the same on wednesday, maybe a passing shower. and a bit milder on thursday. back to the 80s again on friday saturday and sunday. now what's going on on the b.w. parkway? >> we had an earlier car fire that had been cleared out of the roadway. all lanes are open, but three mile backups as you can see from chopper 4. elsewhere, king street at 395, a
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water main break is causing delays. megan mcgrath will will give us an update in ten minutes or so. and no reports on sudley road. elsewhere, route 50 at landover road running slow as you're heading in toward the district but no reports of incidents there. 270 out of frederick at old hundred road looking good. the smithsonian museum of african-american history and culture will put art afacts from a sunken slave ship on display. it is on schedule to open in the fall. the slave ship sank off cape town south africa. among the items are iron ball lusts to weight the ship down. more recalls to tell you about related to the potentially deadly air bags in some cars. general motors is recalling more than 350,000 chevy silverados
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and gmc sierras with takataing air bags. facebook's real name policy could create some problems today. landon dowdy joins us from cnbc with more on that. good morning. what's this all about? >> so native americans, and drag queens are planning a protest outside of facebook's headquarters over the real name policy. facebook requires users to create accounts using their given name and lets others report made with fake names. facebook says it's been working with groups on how to implement the rules. one man's trash is literally another man's treasure. a recycling firm discovers a rare find thrown away by an unidentified woman. a rare apple computer made by steve jobs and steve wozniak.
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she had cleaned out her house and didn't know what she had. the company sold it for $200,000 and wants to give the woman her half of the proceeds. back over to you. it's june 1st, the first day of hurricane season. forecasters are saying this is looking like there won't be a whole lot of dangerous hurricanes this year. even one bad storm can be devastating. the national weather service says you should make an emergency plan with your family. know what to watch out for as well. >> it's the water that kills, not the wind in a hurricane. >> emergency teams say to keep your family safe in a hurricane, stay inside, stay away from doors and windows and exterior walls. d.c.'s public library offering prizes for kids and adults who read this summer. some of the prizes are free meals at chipotle. and kids under age 5 can win a book and adults can win an amazon kindle. well a sick new york dog's
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bucket list apparently includes a trip to d.c. even dogs like to come to the nation's capital. look at from his instagram account. he has an instagram account. after he was diagnosed with kidney failure last january, owners decided to make the most of what time they had left together with a cross country road trip. here in washington, he stopped by the sites including the white house and mount vernon. great locations there. so far, poe has stopped in 35 cities spanning 25,000 miles. some breaking news we're following for you right now that could slow down your drive to work. i want to show you live pictures of the mess lehind after a water main break early this morning in alexandria. this has a busy ramp on to 395 -- from 395 closed right now. what we're learning about the break. when it can be repaired and what you need to know to get around the mess. next at 6:00. and 72 degrees out there. humid start to your day.
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wet weather is gone but we'll find out what other
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"news4 today" begins with breaking news. >> water no longer gushing into the streets in alexandria but you can see when it was there was a water main break in the city. >> it could be a big problem
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during your drive to work today. news4's megan mcgrath has more on this breaking news. megan? >> reporter: well if you look behind me here you can see that the water has receded. this ever been -- they have been able to shut off the water from the water main break, but all of the gravel and the debris that we have here across the roadway. now this is westbound king street. you can see that we're down to one lane getting by to the left because of the water main that broke overnight. we have an issue with 395. headed south on 395 that ramp taking you westbound on to king street that ramp is completely closed. we'll make you go off to the left, head east. at that point you could do a u turn. a light volume of traffic. still kind of early this the morning so we're not seeing any major traffic tie-ups. but of course they haven't begun the repair work yet. so this is going to be with us for a while. this is obviously a very heavily travelled road. king street, so we are expecting some traffic tie-ups later on
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this morning as they wait for this repair truck to come and then get their work underway. now with more on traffic, we'll send it over to alexis. >> southbound parkway at powder mill we have delays because of the earlier car fire but all lanes are open. southbound 395 ramp to would be king street is closed. you can take a u turn at left to make that area -- to take that road. 95 right after the fairfax county parkway, heavier volume. but looking good otherwise. elsewhere looking good as you're traveling on 270 at montrose road. no reports of incidents or delays in the area. back to you. >> thanks alexis. today t victims of a brutal killing in northwest washington will be


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