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chris van hollen has a clear advantage among men. getting half their votes, while donna edwards is at 34%. among women, voters are split with, both candidates getting about 40%. there's also an age gap driving the support. van hollen has got a 10-point lead among voters 45 and older. and he and edwards are splitting the young vote with, each getting about 39%. but veteran pollsters say neither candidate should feel all that comfortable with any of these numbers. only 53% of the democrats polled say they strongly support their candidate. leaving 31% to only somewhat support van hollen or edwards. and take a look at this last number. full 14% say come election day, they may change their minds and vote for another candidate. and when it comes to race, van hollen is ahead among white voters, while edwards is leading with african-americans, if you want to take an even deeper
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here's the washington app and search senate poll. our team coverage continues with a look at lou candidates are reacting to the poll. >> chris gordon, he's at the silver spring civic center where early voting begins on thursday. chris? >> well jim, as we said, in the news4/marist maryland poll, chris van hollen has a six-point lead among likely democratic voters. so today i went to both campaign headquarters to ask them, to respond to these results. >> at van hollen campaign headquarters in kensington, volunteers are busy getting out lawn signs and mailings, reacting to the van hollen's lead in a poll with a statement, maryland vote remembers clearly responding to chris van hollen's proven record of getting results and vision for the future. but with 18% ofli
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undecided, it's clear that the democratic senate primary is still up for grabs. >> people worried about holding on to what they've got. >> donna edwards' campaign is launching a new tv ad. her statement on the new news4/marist poll says we're confident that voters will stand with donna on election day, because she's championing the values of maryland's working families. it's the theme she stresses in ads and in recent debates. >> i'm proud of my progressive record in the united states house of representatives and i'll be proud of it in the senate. fighting for workers and for women who want equal pay. >> van hollen focuses on his record as a congressional representative. drawing a sharp contrast to edwards. >> ms. edwards' office is quote notorious for lack of constituent services, lack of attention to local issues. >> now this is the early voting center in silver
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early voting begins on thursday. and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day including saturday and sunday. through april 21st. the maryland primary is two weeks from tonight. that's the latest live in montgomery county. jim, back to you. on the republican side, the maryland senate race is largely unsettled tonight. kathy szeliga is in the lead with 20% of those who would vote. richard douglas, records 13%. chris kefalas comes in with 9%. but a huge 57% of the likely primary voters say they're still undecided. >> which presidential candidates are leading in maryland now? that's part two of our new news4/marist maryland poll. i'll have the results tonight at 11:00. count me out. i simply believe that if you want to be the nominee for our party, to be the president, you
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i close not to do this. therefore, i should not be considered, period, end of story. >> that's house speaker paul ryan. he said today he does not want to be president. and he will not accept the nomination. >> ryan has been suggested as a potential contender for the republicans if neither donald trump nor ted cruz nets the delegates that are required to win that nomination. nbc's brian mooar is live on capitol hill. he sounded pretty adamant, brian zblext sounded adamant today and he sounded adamant the five times he said no, i will not run for speaker of the house, i don't want the job. but today he said to nbc news, that's apples and oranges. that was a house position. ways already in the house had been voted in. this is something completely different. and he really does appear to be making a good-faith effort to put it aside. he said he doesn't want to be involved in that end of the intraparty politics. he has a job
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and he says that he wants to make sure that this is a fair game. he doesn't want people acting like he's being coy or political here. he says he has a job and he's going to go ahead and do that job. and that's to make sure that the the nominee, somebody who is running or has run for the office during the election cycle, will be the party's nominee and he says he'll work with that person, the nominee who is not him, to work for the white house. >> brian mooar, thank you. our team coverage on politics now. in less than ten minutes we'll look at how the equal pay issue is playing on on capitol hill and the campaign trail. edward lawrence will report at 6:15. we're learning new details tonight about a stabbing that killed a 15-year-old boy inside a d.c. metro station. >> tonight it appears an ongoing dispute between the victim and the suspect may have led to that deadly attack. the suspect who is also a teenager is now facing
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charges. we're learning about his extensive criminal record. we have team coverage tonight. adam tuss has a look at safety on metro. we'll begin with news4's pat collins who is at d.c. superior court. pat? >> javonty hall, held without bond tonight on murder charges. this is his fifth court appearance in the last ten months. according to court documents, javonty hall, the suspect in the deanwood murt is no stranger to the law. he turned 18 last june. he's been arrested four times since. including two incidents at metro stations, in one case, he was charged with assaulting a police officer and carrying a knife. now hall is charged in the murder of 15-year-old john evans. john evans,
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yesterday at the deanwood station. according to court documents, the two teenagers were engaged in a verbal altercation, stemming from social media. and that they both threatened to harm each other physically. yesterday at that deanwood station, the two teens got off the same train. there was a fight, and john evans was stabbed in the neck. >> these are not school yard incidents, these are real-life altercations, that have led to this homicide. >> john evans is the second teenager murdered at the deanwood metro station in less than a month. in fact. a month ago his mother moved john to richmond to try 0 get away from the violence in washington. >> what do you make of this? it's terrible, it's terrible for both, both families. because now his mom, his dad, will have to deal with their child being in jail. but i'm going to have to deal with my son, not seeing
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ever again. >> in this case today, on social media today, threats of revenge. police say they're aware of that. they say they're keeping an eye on that. live at superior court, pat collins, news4. > after the latest deadly incident here, the second in just a matter of weeks, met r transit police and d.c. police have promised to increase their patrols here. but coming up in the the next couple of minutes, i'll tell you why it's not as easy to get metro transit police officers out here into the system. the news4 i-team has learned more information about a scandal involving a fairfax county high school teacher. he lost his license after an overseri
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students. tonight we'll learn about some new information from internal emails at the school. >> i firmly believe that my 27 years of firefighting was a major contributing factor in my acquiring this disease. >> a d.c. firefighter is dying. but determined to use the time he does have left to help others in his situation. and we're seeing plenty of sunshine today, but it's going to be a cold night tonight. a frost advisory in effect for parts of the area. i'll show you how cool things get overnight and what to expect as we move through the next couple of days. finally, finally getting s
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delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't leave a child having less
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just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, and i approved this message. i'm chris van hollen, stronger is blasting without risking her bones. it's training her good cells... to fight the bad guys. stronger is less pain... new hope... more fight. it's doing everything in your power... and everything in ours. stronger, is changing even faster than they do. because we don't just want your kids to grow up. we want them to grow up stronger. but jamie raskin is the only abdemocrat for congress who led the fight for tougher gun laws. only raskin took on the nra to ban military-style assault weapons. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
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they have now arrested nearly 500 people in two days of protests on capitol hill. 85 more members of an outfit called democracy spring, were arrested today and charged with unlawfully demonstrating. more than 400 people were arrested yesterday. that group is holding a week-long sit-in. they're calling for campaign finance reform. in total, 3600 people from across the country are here in the district now for that protest. and they have pledged to risk arrt if their demands for reform are not met.
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it is a symbolic day that suggests that the average woman has to work until april 12th, to catch up to what a man earned by the end of last year. >> and it is fast becoming an election year issue. republicans say pay is not a partisan topic. but democrats are talking about it on the campaign trail. edward lawrence has our report. >> women's national soccer matches can be just as exciting as the men's. but a lawsuit by five members of the u.s. women's soccer team highlights the salary gap. many women find in the workplace. the women's soccer players say they're paid less than half of what the men get if they make the world cup tournament. today president obama says american women need equality in pay and hit the republican congress for failing to act on pay inequality bills. >> your work should be equally value and rewarded. whether you are a man or a woman. >> the data show as wide gap in pay for some
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industries, for example, a female financial manager will make 33% less than her male counterpart. a woman accountant will make 19% less and for a manager in a retail sales, a woman would be short-changed by 25%. on average, women make 79 cents on the dollar compared to men. >> they want the whole damn dollar and they're right. >> there's no discount for being a woman. groceries don't cost us less, rent doesn't cost us less. so why should we be paid less? >> senate republicans say democrats are trying to make it political. >> today is equal pay day. and this is not a partisan issue. >> activists want action now. >> and at this point now we've, we've -- we've reached a breaking point. >> edward lawrence, news4. and a new congressional report highlights werwith that are wage gap is better or worse for women. d.c. ranks number one
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women here earn 89% of what men make. maryland comes in fourth, with 85%, virginia is 23rd, with 80%. all are above the national figure, which is 79 cents on the dollar for women. that report also found the gap is worse for black and latino women who earn between 55 and 60 cents for every dollar a white man earns. in just the last couple of weeks, two young men have been murdered at the deanwood metro station, a lot of people with calling for more police officers at all the metro stations, but turns out transit police have to go through more hurdles than most just to start doing their job. transportation reporter adam tuss is at the deanwood station now with more. adam? >> that's right, jim, you talk to police chiefs and most would tell you that they would welcome new police officers, but you talk about me
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and they simply take longer to get out here on the street and it has to do with their training. metro transit police officers have to know the laws and procedures in d.c., maryland and virginia. and for that reason alone, it's simply takes longer for them to hit the streets. as far as the number of transit police officers, metro concedes it can't be everywhere all at once. >> to have an officer to every single 91 stations, 186 entrances and exitings would be a phenomenal task. >> transit police and d.c. police have agreed to extra patrols at the deanwood station, that was clear at points today. even as we were filming sirens on as a call for an incident here which ultimately turned out to be nothing. all of this has made for a tense feeling here. >> you watch your back, watch who you talk to, watch who you be around. >> candice rivera waiting to catch a train on the same platform where a teenager was shot and killed weeks ago. yesterday a teenager
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death inside this station. does she think metro has enough police here? >> now they do. they didn't at first, but now they do. >> for other riders like kerry woods, an unsure feeling waiting for a ride. >> i don't think it's safe enough. >> why not? >> there's too much stuff going on that i hear. >> for right now, this particular metro station under a watchful eye. now it turns out that metro transit police just graduated a new class last friday. they're currently in the field, training. wendy, back to you. >> adam tuss, thank you. well imagine dying of a work-related illness. and then being told that you do not qualify for full benefits because lawmakers have not funded a law that they passed. that's the situation facing local firefighters. news4's mark segraves introduces us to a d.c. firefighter who is dying. and is using the time he has left to help others who might end up in his situation. mar
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firefighter races out of a fire house, they know they could be ricking their lives. and they hope if something goes wrong that the department or the local government will have their backs. but d.c. firefighters tell us that's not always the case. because in the district, if you die or you fall ill to an illness like cancer, it's not always considered line of duty. and they say they want to change that. so that these firefighters can get the benefits they desperately need. >> because we're not being supported. >> four years ago, the d.c. council and mayor approved the presumptive disabilities act. so firefighters who get cancer or other work-related illnesses could retire with full benefits. but the council and mayor never set aside the $7 million a year to pay for it. larry dipietro is dieing from pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease caused by exposure to toxins. >> i believe that my 27 years of
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contributing factor in my acquiring this disease. >> today he pleaded with the d.c. council to fund the law. he's not the first firefighter to make that plea to the council over the past four years. >> preston williams testified alongside of me in 2012. knowing full well that he might not ever see that come to fruition, and he didn't. he ultimately succombed to his occupational illnesses. >> chief dpregry dean supports the presumptive disabilities act. but said it's not up to him to fund it. >> the council will look at ways to be able to figure out can they do this and when can they do this. >> you feel discarded. that you know while there's plenty of recognition and the mayor and the council have been very supportive at all levels, but we're at the last piece. the money. >> dipietro hopes the council and mayor will find the money, so the next generation of firefighters won't have to worry about money if they find themselves in his position. >> there's going to be a lot of people that will not be able to
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myself or another disease, and they're going to be put in a very bad position. >> now council member kenyan mcduffy who oversees the fire department's budget refused to answer any of our questions about why this hasn't been funded. we also reached out to mayor bowser's staff by email and phone calls. they never returned our calls. wendy, back to you. >> mark segraves, thank you. well police say they're disgusted the neighbors are horrified and a mother is sitting in jail. what we could soon learn about this woman who is accused of stabbing her 3-month-old baby. doug tells us it's going to get warmer around these parts. but not right away. stay tuned for t
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well are you ready for spring? because now it feels like it's coming. >> finally, right? >> finally. >> we've had a little taste here and there, you know yesterday was 70 in the low 70s for the most part and everybody is like yeah we got it. and now we have a frost advisory in effect. cold air will move in overnight. it will be a chilly start to our wednesday. we've seen colder air this past weekend. temperatures in the 20s. and tonight lower 30s. not as quite as cold as the past weekend, but with more moisture in the air, we'll get some frost in some suburbs. heads up for that, you might need to scrape off the khartoom morning inome areas in the suburbs. 61 degrees now, winds out of the northwest at 21
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again. we've seen a lot of wind over the last few days. 61, well below average, we did hit 63 earlier. but temperatures are starting to fall. 57 in gaithersburg, 57 around frederick. urbana and clarksburg and towards dulles airport. sterling and herndon, chantilly and warrenton, fredericksburg, spotsylvania coming in the low 60s, not a bad afternoon at all the with the sunshine. another we're clear across the region and the best news about the forecast, we don't have another chance of rain for about a week, if we really needed it, i would say that might be a bad thing. but it going to good thing here, we've got a great stretch of weather. the only area that might see cloud cover all day will be southern maryland. calvert and st. mary's county. around the d.c. metro area, all sun. colder air filter in from the north is why we have the frost advisory. tomorrow morning a cold start. 42 in the city. most of you in
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30s. even with plenty of sunshine. and tomorrow it will be cool, but nice. cool for this time of year. we're talking upper 50s to around 60 degrees as you make your way out and about. should not impact the traffic as far as that's concerned weatherwise. 59 for tomorrow morning or tomorrow afternoon in frederick, 61 in manassas, 60 d.c. about five to ten degrees below average during the day tomorrow. now what's happening? we've got an area of high pressure dominates. and any time that happens, most of the time we're talking sunshine and nice weather. that's what we'll have. but notice the area of high pressure is to the north. we're on the cool side. we need it to slide south and that's what it starts doing late they are week. so this weekend looking spectacular. lots of sunshine this whole week, seasonably cool through friday. but then friday into the weekend, really, really looking great. let's look at the numbers. 60 degrees for your day tomorrow. starting off on the cold side. we'll start off cool each day. the average low around 47. 'l
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cool in the morning, 63 on thursday, 65 beautiful on friday. speaking of beautiful, the nationals taking on the braves again for the fourth time on thursday at 4:05 game. looking good for that. saturday, a high temperature of 67 and yes, we get even warmer. we'll talk about the seven-day forecast and the 70s sticking around for a while. i'll see you then in about 6:45. a mother accused of stabbing her infant daughter. ahead on news4 at 6:00, what neighbors here wish they could have done. the news4 i-team has obtained internal email from a high school in fairfax county county that suffer something of a scandal involving one of its former teachers. >> an overseas trip that ended up costing that teacher his job. now what some school officials
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and at 6:30 if you're just joining us, results of our new news4/marist maryland poll on the u.s. senate race, we told you at the top of the hour the poll shows the lead has changed hands, chris van hollen has a six-point lead over donna edwards with a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points. but 18% of likely democratic voters remain undecided. leaving the race quite
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that primary is two weeks from today. and we're going to tell you which presidential candidates are leading in maryland. that's part two of this new poll, news4/marist maryland poll. we'll have it for you tonight at 11:00. a new questions involving a scandal at a high school in fairfax county. last month news4 i-team reported on the case of christopher rademacher, a former teacher of german at langley high school. they took his license away after misconduct allegations because of an overseas trip with students. the school district said it did not sponsor, nor did it sanction the trip to germany. and it tried to distance itself from the case. but internal emails obtained by scott mcfarlane and the i-team reveal this those trips had been going on for years. >> chris rademacher's trip wi
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teaching license and his job. he was investigated for misconduct. allatalcohol to the students, encouraged some of the students to drink to the point of intoxication. strip naked and engage in other inappropriate sexual conduct. he was never charged. police said the alleged incident happened overseas, outside their jurisdiction. in ohio-based company called friendship connection helped organize the trips and like many langley high school parents and students, the organization told us they had no idea about the allegations surrounding rademacher until the i-team reported it in march. fairfax county public schools acknowledged it told only the parents of the suspected victims of the trip in 2014. in a letter to parents, the same head of our i-team investigation said the germany trip was not sanctioned or sponsored by the school district. that was organized privately by rademacher. and the spokesman said the friendship connection not an ov
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relationship with the district. >> it happened during an open house where all the parents were in attendance. >> march, one parent and others said they assumed the overseas travel was approved by the school because recruitment of students happened in the building. internal emails obtained undered freedom of information act showed langley high school and district administrators have known for years about friendship connection and its germany trips. last year one teacher wrote to the school's principal to say langley has been working with friendship connection for about ten years. that it's proactive in helping students feel safe and secure. and that she trust the organization's judgment. in december a fairfax county school administrator wrote to the principal to say he wanted to get formal approval of the germany trips to get them officially sanctioned by fairfax county public schools. quote since it seems like langley has a relationship with the organization in the past. we submitted a series of questions to fairfax county public schools about the
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answer them. issuing a statement saying its relationship with friendship connection was quote informal. and the school district said it notified friendship connection in 2014 about the allegations involving rademacher and he was dismissed because of them. we checked, friendship connection says it was never notified and rademacher wasn't dismissed, he resigned. >> do we know where this guy is? >> we've tried over the last few months to reach him and so, too, has friendship connection, nobody so far has succeeded. thanks, scott. hours after the i-team story first aired, back in march, federal prosecutors announced that they were going to formally review the case of christopher radematcher, the school district says it will cooperate with any investigation. tomorrow a prince william county judge will determine whether to release a mother on bond. that mother is accused of stabbing hernf
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david culver has the latest on the child's condition. he's in woodbridge. >> outside the home where neighbors say the family lives, a baby stroller. folded up by the door. >> i'm a mother myself and my daughter just had a baby. >> in the apartment below we met a neighbor still struggling to comprehend what happened here saturday. >> when you heard what happened -- >> i was -- i was shocked. i was really shocked. >> police explained how it started. >> the baby was crying and the mother just got agitated with the baby because she would not stop crying. >> police say that the mother reacted to her baby's cries by stabbing her own child. she then called the child's father. who in turn called 911. emergency crews got here and rushed the baby to the hospital. >> well right now the baby is still in critical condition. but we're hopeful that the baby will survive. >> 35-year-old leah arrington is in jail. wednesday morning a judge will determine if she'll be set free on bond. >> it seem
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cried out to somebody. >> willie and others here wishing they would have known something. >> she could have knocked on the door, did something, you know. and like i said, you know, it just hurts me. >> in woodbridge, david culver, news4. maryland governor larry hogan today signed more than 100 bills into law, among them, noah's law. that law requires anyone convicted of driving drunk to have an ignition interlock device in their car. it is named after a montgomery county police officer who was killed by a suspected drunk driver last year. another law aims to crack down on the abuse of opioids, it creates a database for doctors and pharmacists to track potential abuse and the overprescribing of pain killers. thousands of workers in montgomery county may be getting a raise. the county council introduced a plan today to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. right now it is at
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set to go up to $11.50 an hour next summer. the new proposal would raid it to $12.50 in 2018, $13.75 the next year and $15 an hour in 2020. the federal minimum wage of $7.25 has not changed since 2009. north carolina's so-called bathroom bill, sparked so much controversy inside and outside the state. the government today felt he needed to clarify a few things. and bono tried to stir hearts on capitol hill today. what the rock star told congress about the middle east. and a frost advisory in effect for parts of the area. you can see the frost advisory well west of d.c. through the leesburg area, close to gaithersburg and fredericksburg, we'll talk about it in a couple of minutes.
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u2 frontman bono brought his star power to capitol hill. testifying before congress on the refugee crisis and on violent extremism. he traveled to parts of africa and the middle east, witnessing the impact of the refugee crisis. he said preventing more extremism is much better than intervention in a place where it's already taken hold. and the way to present it in his opinion is with foreign aid. >> if there's one thing i would like you to take away from this testimony, it is that aid in 2016 is not jazzy, it is national security. sand when it's structured properly with a hard focus on fighting corruption and improving governance to qualify for that aid, it could be the best bulwark we have against the violencext
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gaining traction. >> bono wrote an op-ed in the "new york times" today coinciding with his testimony. >> perhaps you've heard of the president's club, the very unique relationship between former presidents. it's one that often crosses party lines. today, there is a new book out called "first women." it examine as similar relationship between our country's first ladies. one of the more controversial parts of the book refers to a chilly relationship between michelle obama and hillary clinton. the author also says that mrs. obama does not really like being in the white house. >> it's something that i think people don't understand about michelle obama. she doesn't like being in the white house. and hillary clinton clearly loves it and can't wait to go back. >> the clinton campaign did not comment on the book. today michelle obama's office called the assertions in the book unequivocally false. her office says that the obamas and the
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and have a warm relationship. breaking news tonight in the investigation into the death of a former nfl star. we'll tell you what police have said that will smith had in his car when he was shot. and windows shattered, roofs damaged, tonight texas is in clean-up mode after hailstones
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delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, and i approved this message.
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in annapolis, she battled republicans joseline peña-melnyk for congress... yes! and the nra to pass the toughest gun safety legislation in the country. i'll take on the tough fights to expand social security and keep the doors open to planned parenthood. my mom is so tough she's willing to fight anyone who's going to pay him more than us for doing the same job. i'm joseline peña-melnyk, and i approve this message. today north li
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governor announced that he is rolling back the state's controversial bathroom bill as it's called. but only slightly. governor pat mccrory sign an executive order that expands employment protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity. but the governor left in place that part of the law that restricts which bathrooms transgender people can use. even as the announcement was being made, deutsche bank announced that it is calling off its proposal to expand its presence in that state. breaking news from new orleans, where police there have just announced that former nfl star will smith did have a loaded pistol inside his car when he was shot. in comes as new surveillance video may show the beginning of a car chase that ended with smith shot and killed on the streets of new orleans, jay gray has the latest. >> this rhett
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video shows will smith's mercedes suv bumping a hummer driven the defense attorney says by cordell hayes. the silver suv drives off and the upper follows. minutes later shots ring out two blocks away. >> there's a male down with about six gunshot wounds to the chest. >> the scenario fits the description provided by heys' defense attorney, who insists his client was not the aggressor the night the former nfl star was gun down. >> i believe the evidence will support my client is legally not guilty. >> hayes' attorney has asked the judge to make sure that all ballistic evidence in the case is preserved, suggesting there may have been another gun here at the scene. >> i believe that when the new orleans police department reveals everything that they've learned, what you all will have a different impression of this case than that that's been created thus far. i. >> i need people who saw things. >> he said witness accounts of the deadly should
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quote blow the lid off this case. >> witnesses i have talked to and the stories that they've given me, is completely inconsistent with what was reported initially by the nopd. >> don't forget that is a defense attorney. >> the police investigation continues as the city continues to mourn the loss of one of its heroes. jay gray, nbc news, new orleans. metro posted a video today of a 1000 series rail car being taken off the tracks and loaded ton a flatbed. the transit agency is getting rid of all of the 1000 series cars which have been in service since the system opened in the '70s, being replaced with what they called 7000 series, they've already begun debuting on the red and the green lines. >> where does that go? >> you know that's a good question. i don't know, doug, luts put our crack inv
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those big cars somewhere? >> maybe they recycle them. >> let's call adam tuss right now. >> let's get him on the scene. >> lets us know what's going on. what's going on weatherwise is nice weather. we've had i really think we have. we've had some cold days, but we have one day where like yesterday, temperatures in the 70s, we had one day last week that was pretty nice, but we haven't been able to string a couple of them together. today we can, let's show you what's going on outside across the area. first off we're looking at sunshine across the area. plenty of sunshine. what's that? all right. i'll take a look at it i wanted to show you guys this, this is hail -- >> this isn't sunshine in our area? >> no, this is hail coming in texas this was baseball-sized hail that made its way through. this produced hail so large baseball, even softball-sized hail. it took siding off of houses and damaged hundreds
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windshields, all kinds of roofs dented, windshields broken. this was a monster hail storm in the wylie area of texas. just amazing what's happening down there they've seen severe weather the past couple of days, nothing like that for us. look at that hailstone. my goodness. that doesn't happen here, good news. right now we're seeing plenty of sunshine across the area. 61 degrees with the sun. 58 by 7:00, 55 by 9:00, 11:00 at 49 degrees. it will cool fairly quickly tonight. we have the frost advisory. right now gaithersburg at 57 degrees. up towards the clarksburg area, also around the 57-degree mark. leesburg up towards lub otsville around the upper 50s. radar high and dry. it's going to stay like that for a week. we're not talking about any rain chances. we've got this front that's moving down to the south. that has allowed for clearing just about everywhere, except for extreme southern maryland, parts of the northern neck. the cold air coming in ovgh
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few days, cooler than average. so lows tonight will be quite chilly, 33 in gaithersburg, 32 around leesburg, back towards loudoun county, upper fauquier county in the low 30s, in the city around 40, there could be frost in some areas outside the beltway. temperatures tomorrow morning around the 42-degree mark. with plenty of sunshine. starting off chilly and tomorrow a nice day and it will be cool for this time of year. we move on for the next few days. it will get really nice and warm. 63 on thursday, 65 on friday, 67 on saturday. you see the trend? temperatures continuing to go up. 74 on sunday. and near 80 by monday. about time, we get all of these together and they just keep on going. good time to start mowing the lawn. >> or not. we got sports coming up, caps getting ready for the playoffs. jaysing tells us these guys believe this year is going to be different. here's lester hoelt with a look at
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let us get it on. and get this thing started. >> thursday cannot get here soon enough. caps/flyers, everyone is looking forward to the series. >> especially them, i'm sure. the players. >> they want to make this the flyers at least a very physical series against the capitols. >> i'm talking about the caps. >> they're ready for anything. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> the overwhelming thoughts around the series is that the caps should have little to no trouble with philly. it's hard to think otherwise when you look at the numbers. but more so than the stats. the capitols team has unbelievable chemistry this year. that started during the off-season when the organization made a few key moves. those moves turning out to be really good. this morning,
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their first practice of the postseason. there's a difference between the first 82 games and the second season more intensity, you see the t-shirts, they read nothing is entitled and hats, with roman numeral xvi the number of wins it will take to hoist the stanley cup. one of the most playoff-savvy players justin williams is also one of the most encouraging this time of year, carol maloney has more. >> the dressing room is excited. you see our practice today, a lot of whooping, a the lot of skating a lot of guys having fun. >> that fun tempered with determination not to repeat disappointing playoff history. >> almost everyone on this team, well everyone on the team has been through heartbreak. has been through failure. and hopefully is a springboard to success this year. >> nobody in a caps sweater knows more about success than justin williams, he's hoist tleed stanley cups. and come up clutch in every
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series. >> when you have a nickname, mr. game seven, now mr. perfect -- is that pressure? >> well they're just messing around. that's good locker room talk. and you always make fun of the guys thaw care about, right? you always razz everyone and everyone gets razzed in this dressing room. >> i'm just a cog in the wheel. hopefully part of the solution. and all of us working together, i feel like we can do something special. and it's it starts with one game. it starts thursday. >> in arlington, carol maloney, news4 sports. thanks so much, carol. the series starts this thursday, tomorrow the team will hold a pep rally for fans at the carnegie library at mount vernon square. the rally will take place at 2:00 p.m. we're going to move to baseball now. for a moment for the first time this season it finally feels like the nationals are getting into their normal routine. despite the many cancellations and interruptions this season, the nats continue their hard start against the braves last
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night. they beat atlanta for the 11th straight time nationals park. the longest home winning streak against one team in that franchise history. daniel murphy is a major reason. he's batsing nearly .500 with two home runs and seven rbi. if you're thinking historic season for murphy, you might want to pump the brakes on that. >> yeah, i probably won't hit however many home runs i'm on pace to hit. i think right now again, talking about the lineup, you just keep pressure on the opposing pitcher. bryce lives on base. he was on base all night last night. graham had four hits and big spots. this is a tough league and those guys over there are good. no matter who we're playing. >> we're not even going to make it just because we won a few ball games here does not mean anything. this means nothing. we'll talk about fast starts in may. >> all right. good times up the road in baltimore. birds off to a 6-0 start this season. belt in oriole franchise history. the only undefeated team left in th
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orioles started this season this hot in 1970, they went 5-0 and ended up winning the world series. since 1961, 29 other teams have started 6-0. six of those have won the world series, 1 made the postseason. the orioles go for lucky number seven tonight against the red sox. in the nfl, redskins running back sil aas red has been suspended by the league for violating the substance abuse policy. he was suspended four games last year for the same violation. he tore his acl, mcl, signed with the skins in 2014 as an undrafted free agent. >> cannot wait to get the series started. you talk about the players and their disappointment. the fans would be disappointed. >> we've got to get through the firsou
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they'll be fine this round. >> nice call. >> i'm going to write that down. "nightly news" is coming up next. kathleen matthews: imagine paying 20% more for a cup of coffee just because you're a woman. so why does congress think it's ok that women get paid 20% less than a man for doing the same job? i'll fight for pay equity, to protect planned parenthood, choice for women, and expand paid and family leave. now some politicians will belittle this as a women's agenda. more proof that we just need more women in congress. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message.
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