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right now nearly 5,000 verizon workers are off the job and on the picture line. i'm barbara harris with new information about the local workers striking and how it could affect your service. new information about an atlanta braves player being questioned by police after an assault at a hotel. and it's beautiful out there today, but a little on the cool side. when can you expect that warm-up? we've got the information coming up. i'm melissa
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atlanta braves hector oliveira was arrested. police were called about a dispute between a man and a woman. the victim had bruises and was taken to the hospital. charges are now pending. police say he and the victim do know each other. the braves, though, are in the middle of a four-game series against the nationals. they play tonight at 7:00. the workers are on strike demanding better treatment on the job. kristin wright is live in falls church. she was there when it began this morning. kristin, what's happening now? >> reporter: it's been about five hours now, and these workers promise they're going to stay, really, for as long as it takes. the workers on strike, they work on land line services, internet and tv, and that is what could potentially be impacted.
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that, but they simply have just had it. >> when do we want it? >> now! >> verizon workers are on the picket lines. one of their main grievances, 12-hour days six days a week. steve fletcher is shop steward here, and he's had enough. >> it's not about the money. you want to see your family. >> reporter: like thousands of other very eye zizon workers, h striking to protect his benefits package. >> really it's about keeping verizon jobs here. >> reporter: customethey say it won't affect customers, but these workers are just another corporate line. >> i know verizon says they have people that can do this job. well, they don't have people
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statement and they told us they have trained workers to step in now to make up for the strike. they also add they have been negotiating in good faith and made several generous offers. we'll definitely keep you posted on what happens next. back to you. >> all right, kristin. metro's general manager will be in the hot seat this afternoon on capitol hill. paul weidefeld is testifying to the house panel about the system. they are expected to talk about metro's systemic issues. he'll tell the panel the confidence is shaken when it comes to metro's safety, and he's expected to explain why he order that had shutdown last month. he is expected to call for better funding for metro. next month there will be a new executive to make sure metro's rail and bus lines
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safe. there is a new safety officer who has 30 years experience in rail operation. he is expected to start may 9. more on the new hire and the hearing at 11:30 this morning. we will be joined live from capitol hill. well, it is a gorgeous day out there. we've got plenty of sunshine. thank goodness, high pressure in charge, and just looking good across the region. i got good news for you. it looks like it will be with us for quite some time, and you can see clear skies out there. just a wonderful day. it was a little chilly when we started this morning because we started in the 30s. we're right around 51 right now. it might be a little cool to eat lunch outside, but temperatures will continue to come up as we go through the day. the good news is we still have that light wind. yesterday we were on the breezy side, but today doing much better. nothing to show you on the radar. we are going to be dry and we are going to be clear, and for the rest of the day, we are going to be sunny and beautiful. another
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then we're warming up. we're going to show you exactly what we're going to have in terms of temperature. do we have any 70s? that's coming up in just a minute. today a mother accused of stabbing her three-month-old daughter heads to court. leah ha leah errington stabbed the baby because it wouldn't be quiet. she called the father and he immediately called 911. the ambush led to the death of officer jakai olson who was killed in deadly fire. michael ford opened fire at the district 3 station in palmer park as part of a suicide mission. they say his 18-year-old brother elijah recorded it and 21-year-old brother
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them. the officer died after they shot him. a police officer is facing new charges. a grand jury added two capital murder counts against robert hamilton. he's already facing charges for capital murder and first-degree murder for allegedly killing his wife and officer ashley guindon during an argument in his home. two capital murder charges were added for shooting two other prince william officers who survived. hamilton will be back in court later this month. no matter what the crime is, d.c. now has a way to quickly get you help if you need it. the d.c. victim hot line officially launched today, although it's been active for a while now. to call the hotline, you dial 1-444-4helpdc. the personal on the other end of the line can help you with all kinds of legal or emotional problems, however, if y
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need police or fire, you should call 911 first. i'm melissa mollett at the live desk. it happened, an accident and it's reopened at 10:00. the person who bought a winning $1 million powerball ticket back in march is claiming their prize today. the virginia lottery is holding the ceremony at the 7-eleven where the winning ticket was sold in woodbridge. today in just a couple hours, you can rock the red right here in d.c. the capitols are in the playoffs and muayor muriel bowser and th caps manager is holding a ceremony. the caps' first playoff game is
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tomorrow night. we have some new information on the senate race in maryland and a new ad hitting the airwaves. also 2016 decision news. the
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it's looking like a close race for maryland's senate seat. marist polls show chris van holland with a six-point lead over donna edwards. new this midday, the edwards campaign has released a new ad detailing the congresswoman's new efforts to fight gun violence. >> there are just too many guns on our streets in the wrong hands. and nothing will change until we break the gun lobby's strangle hold on washington. >> nearly one in five likely democratic voters report being un undecided in our new poll. some say they could change their minds before the primary. now, how maryland feels about the presidential candidates. the polls show both frontrunners with double-digit leads heading into the april 26 primary. trump leads cruz 41 to 29%.
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kasich at 24%. the margin of error there is five points. hillary clinton has a margin of error of 3 and a half points over bernie sanders. here's what's ahead for the campaigns today. >> reporter: donald trump's complaints about losing colorado's delegates raising new ire from the republican party. the party's chief insists everyone knew the rules. complaints now, he tweets? give everyone else a break. but trump may be trying to -- ts they may be trying to derail his nomination. he is challenging delegates. paul ryan made it clear his name won't be in the hat, but with the "today" show, he left the door open for a former candidate to win. >> i'm not going to foreclose anybody's
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>> reporter: ted cruz admits april could be rough for cruz. several new york contests favor trump. but nevada's republican governor now says he may not support trump if nominated. here's john kasich on trump politics. >> that could drive america down into a ditch and not make us great again. >> reporter: meantime, the democrats -- >> this is our moment. >> reporter: -- are preparing for tomorrow night's debate. that debate is happening tomorrow night in new york. hillary clinton has a 13-point lead over bernie sanders. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. in a few hours, ohio governor john kasich will become the first gop presidential hopeful to visit maryland. he's holding a town hall today in savage, maryland just outside laurel. former president bill clinton will campaign for his wife in silver spring around 4:00 this afternoon. senator mark warner will meet with merrick gand
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than an hour. judge garland has been meeting with lawmakers all week, hoping to push his nomination to a vote. president obama nominated him to replace justice scalia earlier this year. some republicans are against a vote on garland's nomination, saying the next president should fill the seat in the supreme court. a jobs fair in the district. >> active duty, military guard and military spouses are invited to attend. here's more on the day's events. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. we're here at the verizon cente just a few moments ago, the workshop portion of the day started. you've got a number of people actually upstairs right now. they're learning tips on how to get their resumes going, linkedin, facebook, the difference between the two and how to use those in order to land a job. there about 250 servicemen
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for this event, and they'll be able to visit this concourse and about 100 different employers that are here and eager to talk to them about how to get that next job. joining us today is president of hiring our heroes. first name eric, last name, forgive me? >> eversol. >> thank you for joining me today. tell me about hiring for heroes. >> this stems from the united chamber of commerce to help connect a vast framework around the country. we started five years ago when the unemployment rate was really high, and for five years now we've done 180 hiring events throughout the country and in overseas locations, too. >> reporter: you all have a really good success rate with the number of people that come here and get connected with employers. tell me about that success rate. >> 15% that come through the door today will end up with a job offer at this event. it's about helping veterans,
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active duty service members find that great civilian job opportunity and connect them with jobs around the country. >> reporter: there are real hurdles and obstacles that everybody faces when they look for a job, but particularly servicemen and women. tell me about those challenges. >> young military, especially, don't know what they don't know. they've had one job, it's been in the military, and how do you transfer those great jobs they learned in the military to the civilian sector? this event is really about allowing them to come out and connect directly with employers to understand their value proposition. we've seen great success because we have great employers throughout the country that want to hire veteran and military spouses. >> reporter: thank you so much for your time, and let me give you a run of the rest of the show today. after this, we have a full kind of kickoff to today's events, and of course our very own aaron gilchrist will be emceeing that event. after that, everyone will
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to 3:30 in the afternoon, they have an opportunity to meet with employers to land that next gig. if you haven't already registered, you still have time to come down here and get your resume ready to go and see where that next job leads you. we look forward to seeing you down here. i am erika gonzalez live. back to you. after the break, if you are a tepco customer, you could soon be getting a refund. and a scary video. a roof collapsed at a school and its all caught on' the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "every time i think about those kids... it gets me mad" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole
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but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. 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?
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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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big honor today at the white house where president obama is hosting the annual science fair. young adults from all over the country are there showing off their science projects. and that includes a few from our area. neil davey will be there to show a device he invented to detect cancer. and this one dreamed up an idea to store vaccines safely and keep them from spoiling. if you are a tepco customer, you might get a $50 refund on your bill. customers will get the credit this week. a second $50 installment will go out to customers next year. the credits only apply to residential customers, not to
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♪ native owen danoff who is from d.c. serenaded us last night in his bid to get to the next round of "the voice." he sang "hero, my family of the year." it was a hit with judges, but now it's up to you to vote on danoff. joe may of baltimore is also in the running. you can watch the live results tonight at nbc4 starting at 8:00. >> we're always rooting for the hometown person, aren't we? >> yes, and the show is really good. it's hard to decide who you want. of course, we have to go for the hometown guy. a new kind of fitness competition will hit the airwaves right after "the voice" tonight. >> "strong," it's called. it works on people's physical and mental fitness.
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>> can you take it? >> reporter: for years trainers have prodded customers on "the biggest loser." but the new series "strong," expands the trainer's work. >> he's right there training with her. he's right there competing with her. he's right there winning and losing with her. >> i chose the good-looking athlete. sue me. >> reporter: they train together and compete together as a team. >> i raise babies, that's what i do. >> reporter: taking on a series of challenges. >> crazy things i've never seen or even done before. >> reporter: sylvester stallone an exec tif putive producer for "strong." he said physical fitness is very important, but mental fitness is just as important. >> you come to a point where you say you're done. i want to start a new life. >> reporter: the potential grand prize is up to half a million dollars.
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can be inspired, i can be entertained, but also i could be reminded, yeah, i could do that. >> reporter: even if there's not a lot of money at stake. nbc news. we have some amazing video out of mississippi. security camera video showing a roof collapse at a prep school in jackson. school officials were mopping up water from leaks in the roof when -- take a look at this -- the ceiling just comes crashing down. you can see water came flowing in like a river. this happened monday morning during a heavy rainstorm. the school's basketball court, the art gallery and the theater all suffered major damage. i'm glad the rain seems to be behind us for a while. >> i agree, and they had grapefruit-sized hail. grapefruit. and it was just pummelling their cars, as you can imagine. >> it must have pummelled that roof. >> because it collected so much water because they've gotten so much rain down there. they're still seeing rain down there. high pressure is ac
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keeping them on the wet side. but we are going to continue to see sunshine. no rain in the forecast just yet. as far as our weather headlines go, we've got sunshine, which i think is all right with everybody, because out of the nine of the last 12 days, we've had some rain. so yes, it's due time we get some sunshine here. chilly for thursday morning. yeah, it was chilly this morning and we're going to be chilly again tomorrow morning. but we are headed back to the 70s. not today, though. i think we'll end up right around 60 degrees. that will be our daytime high, but it's going to be gorgeous out there as we continue through the day. it's already beautiful, and you might need a light jacket. temperatures right now still in the 40s in the shenandoah valley. they started in the low 30s today where they had some frost advisories. but other than that, we're just looking good throughout the remainder of the day. if you're headed out to nats park tonight, not looking too bad. i think this is game 3 out of 4. they play tomorrow at 4:35 or 4:30, but tonight it'
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it will be a little on the chilly side even though it's clear. the sun goes down at 6:58, so once that sun goes down, we'll end up in the 30s to low 40s tonight, so there could be some frost around. when you wake up tomorrow morning, you might want to grab the winter jacket again because temperatures will be on the cool side, but don't worry, we're warming up. today right around 60. by the time we get to monday, we're right around 80 degrees. if you're headed to the cherry blossom parade on saturday, another chilly start. not quite as chilly today and tomorrow, but they're going to warm up to about the mid-60s on saturday. it's going to be dry, just looking wonderful. what you can expect for the rest of the weekend, coming up. i'm melissa mollette at the live desk.
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heart of india and bangladesh. no immediate reports of any damage or injuries. it was centered about 250 miles north of the capitol there, so a lot of that area is very sparsely populated. low rise structures because they are so prone to earthquakes. again, no reports of any damage or injuries. we'll keep you updated as things change. pat? >> thanks, melissa. there is new information this morning about the shooting death of a former nfl player. plus, who made out with a set of andy warhol prints for big
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verizon workers are in strike right now in maryland, virginia and some other states. technicians walked off the job today trying to keep jobs from getting outsourced and for more time with their families. verizon says it has trained non-union employees to work right now. prosecutors are presenting evidence in court for three mena ku men accused in an ambush in prince georges county. officer jakai colson died after a case
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police arrested hector olivera this morning after talk to go a woman who was a victim of sexual assault. olivera plays outfield for the braves. as of now he hasn't bent charged with anythi -- hasn't been charged with anything. paul weidefeld is testifying on the panel. reporter adam tuss is covering the hearing and has a breakdown of what we can expect. do you think metro's need for money will come up at this hearing? >> reporter: i would say that's a pretty safe bet, barbara. in fact, metro's current board chair has been saying that a couple weeks now, really hitting on the fact that he thinks the federal government needs to kick in more money. jack evans, who has been a previous board chair at metro before, has come back and said nothing has happened financially r
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of good repair. of course, you roble heard it lately. no transit in the entire country doesn't have a source of funding. something like a sales tax or gas tax that goes with it and foil the enemy. he dent want to do any you're in the critical that means. seeing that metro carries so many federal workers to and from work every day really needs to contribute at share. >> last month's emergency shutdown is sure to be talked about today. how about future shutdowns? do you think that will be a topic of discussion? >> well, the general manager has sort of backed out comments before month-long shutdowns, bit do think in looking at some of the prepared testimony about
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today, the question will come up. there are initiatives that he says will put metro back on track from a safety or reliability standpoint. he'll talk about some of those initiatives on the hill today. he's got a busy day today. he has a meeting at 1:00 with the local delegation, and at 2:00 e jumps over to the full scale, full on congressional meeting. that will last several hours. a number of questions for the metro general manager. he's sure to get asked plenty of them. >> adam tuss live on capitol hill. i'm sure you'll have more for us later this evening, 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. a gofundme page has been added to help pay funeral expenses for dean evans stabbed at the metro station. evans died monday after being stabbed by 18-year-old javonte hall. the two got in an argument that may have stemmed from social media. we put
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search john evans. evans' death comes three weeks after 15-year-old davon williams was killed at the metro station. now police are stepping up patrols in the area until further notice. the transportation officer responded to the stabbing five minutes after the initial call, however, people have noted there is no officer presence in the metro station. new details from an eyewitness and from police in the shooting death of nfl star da will smith. it looks like smith's suv bumping the hummer. police in new orleans also say they found a loaded gun in the former saints player's suv. they said the gun had not been fired, though. the man driving the hummer shot and killed smith. sm
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says his son was targeted. >> did he kill my child? yes, he did. can i forgive him? yes, i can. but am i going to forgive him? i'll never forgive him. >> an eyewitness is also speaking out about the investigation. he says he was riding in the defendant's car when he claims smith was going to shoot them. in a statement he said, quote. someone assaulted a woman in her unlocked apartment april 5. spoke to her and then allegedly sexually assaulted her. he also stole money before taking off. a neighbor we spoke with who did not want to be identified said the community needs more security. >> i would like to see more security in this place because, you know what? i am a disabled person.
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and we need more security. how come we don't have it? >> residents tell news4 that during recent construction, the door to the apartment building is often left open, allowing anyone to walk right in. a security system at a st. mary's gun store worked just like it was supposed to when a would-be robber broke in. take a look at the surveillance video. the lights are off when the man smashes through the door of the acme gun store. the lights go off as soon as he gets in the store. he freezes and then decides to run off. sheriffs are searching for him. there is a $25,000 reward being offered out there to help find paintings worth 25% that much. we see what happened to the very, very valuable
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soup. so -- valued at just under half a million dollars were snatched from. >> it feels like the loss of a family member. >> reporter: created in 1968 by that pop star/pop artist andy warhol, they were part of a series called "campbell soup i." >> when they think of andy warhol, they think of the soup cans. >> they say it's a big time frame. these were picked up by video surveillance in norway. . they had.
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hollywood action flicks. it took pete brosnan just seconds to relive the robbery. tonight a $25,000 reward is being offered to anyone who might help lead the authorities to seven very cherished tins of soup. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >> and there's so many copies of those iconic silkscreens, it would be hard to figure out which one is the real thing. >> yeah. they've got quite a task on their hands to find those. after the break, curbside service from one of the city's biggest retailers.
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. walmart is expanding free curbside pickup of groceries to
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eight more cities including kansas city. they can choose from about 45 products on line and a grocer will bring your order to your car. facebook allows new users to sign in with just a phone number or e-mail address without filling out an app form. they're cutting down on people who never go further than just filling out an app form and never going on facebook further. a major cancer research collaboration is under way with the help of a tech icon. cofounder shawn parker is spending $250 million for cancer research. it will be used to get researchers and drug makers to team up like never before. the researchers will share their findings and drug manufacturers will help fund the tests needed to get drug approval.
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cars says it's basically impossible to tell if they're going to be safe. the rand corporation says you would have to test self-driving cars for hundreds of millions of miles to find out if it's safe enough for the roadways. according to the reports, that could take hundreds of years. the national highway traffic safety administration says more than 90% of traffic accidents are caused by human error. new today, an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the capitol dome. the restoration project is almost completed, and by summer all that scaffolding is expected to come down with the project on budget and ahead of schedule. and then crews will focus on the inside of the rotunda. nbc's peter alexander followed along as house speaker paul ryan got an update on the work. >> reporter: on this stunning d.c. day, a rare look at the top of the symbol of democracy.
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up-close look of the restoration of the u.s. capitol's iconic dome. now in its final stages after two years of painstaking repairs. >> this august we'll take all that scaffolding down. >> reporter: in our tour, steven ayers and house speaker paul ryan, his office just beneath the dome. >> mits first time up here. >> looking down the potomac -- >> reporter: a view that's unobstructed in all directions in a city where capitol is king. >> georgetown over there. >> exactly. >> reporter: the dome remains partially hidden by more than a million pounds of scaffolding, fresh paint now gleaming in those areas now complete. >> i feel like this is a pretty good metaphor for what people think of washington. it was broken. >> symbolism is not lost on me here. we had to repair this organization, we had to repair this place. >> reporter: constructed just after the civil war, the dome was in bad need of surgery.
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is its first significant restoration in more than 50 years. no detail too small, even a couple hundred feet above ground. >> what person could actually see this, yet it's so meticulous. the level of detail and the level of craftsmanship is just amazing. >> reporter: while it may look like stone, looks can be deceiving. >> you look at monumental buildings across this country or anywhere else, these are carved marble, carved stone. >> all this is cast iron, right? >> reporter: the view from inside the rotunda equally stunning. >> about 550,000 pounds of scaffolding in here. >> reporter: a $112 million project with one crucial deadline: inauguration day. >> he answers the tough questions. >> no predictions? all right. >> it's
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work. >> finally it's all coming down, looking good. and it's looking good outside as well as we have plenty of sunshine. pat was saying just a second ago he already has a little bit of a headache. maybe that's from allergies, pat? >> i think so. >> i think so, yes. because we are going to continue to see that pollen pretty high and those numbers are only going to increase because we're not going to have any rain. maybe a few sprinkles on monday but that's about it. it's a beautiful day out there right now, a good day to be up on that scaffolding, i'll tell you that. no wind at 51 degrees. we're looking at shenandoah valley where they started in the low 30s. here's your allergy report. we're looking at high in the tree sector. again, maple, oak and box elder being the main culprit. the high numbers of those probably lending to some of the sniffles. go ahead and grab that allergy medication. you'll need it all
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those numbers are only going to increase. we've got plenty of sunshine today. a little on the cooler side. our average temperatures should be in the mid to upper 60s this time of year. we're only topping out to the mid to upper 50s. then we're falling tonight into the 30s and 40s. if you're head to do nats park, go ahead and grab that jacket because you'll need it once the sun goes down at 7:45. thanks to high pressure, sunshine today, sunshine tomorrow, sunshine friday, sunshine saturday. that's the cherry blossom festival so we're looking good for that. light winds all the way through. by the time we get to sunday, we jump that temperature up to around 70 degrees and high pressure slips off the coast. then we have a cold front coming through on monday. that's why i have clouds increasing late. a few sprinkles possibly on monday with mid to upper 70s nearing 80. around 70 by the time we get to tuesday. scrabble is a fun way to help your kids learn vocabulary, and today it could be a good way to take them to the
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day and montgomery county is holding two giant games. one is about to end in woodside urban park in silver spring, the other starts at 1:00 at elm street urban park. alfred mozer butts introduced the game of scrabble 70 years ago. >> do you ever play scrabble? >> i have, but i don't get to play it much. >> i played with what i call professional players because they know how to win. tonight, kobe bryant. talk about practice makes perfect. he will play in his last nba game. coming up, the huge price some fans are paying for tickets to that game. >> she asked what i was doing. this woman's incredible survival story. the 72-year-old was missing for
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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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here are some of the stories lighting up social media this morning. lakers fans paid a heavy price to see the season finale, but it's not because of the team's impressive season. kobe bryant will play his final game tonight against the utah jazz. average ticket prices earlier this week would have set you back about $2,000. the cheapest seat was about $800, and the most
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and the game is sold out. and we spotted this one on the internet today on google is trying to make you a better person. today the company will launch a new feature called "goals" in its google calendar. say you want to get into yoga or something like that. the app will help you find time in your calendar and remind you when you need to practice. it will roll out globally at midnight tonight. and tax day, yep, that's coming up. tax day freebies are up for grabs now until april 18. lots of restaurants in the area are offering deals. if you order on line at noodles & company, you'll get $4 off every $10 you spend. bruegger's bagels and others start their deals on friday. actress and comedian
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schumer appeared on jimmy fallon. >> i love glamour magazine, they've been so nice to me, they've done great things for women. but what i've learned is people don't want to be classified as plus size. we don't need these labels. why say what size you are? >> in a detailed instagram post, schumer says there's nothing wrong with being plus size, but incorrectly classifying a woman's body can send the wrong message. she says plus size is typically intended to be size 16 and up. she says she wears between a 6 and an 8. a 72-year-old woman survives nine days stranded in the mountains and she lived to talk about it. >> nbc's patricia hendricks shares ann rogers' story of survival. >> as soon as my ford fusion broke down, the electric went down, i could go no further. >> reporter: looking back, she said she would have stayed with her
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one night with her car, she tried climbing other ridge lines to try to get a stronger cell phone signal. that was the beginning of nine days stranded with her dog queenie. >> i had a lighter with me. i had a jar with me which became my water vessel. >> she started surviving on pond water, building fires at night. >> everywhere i looked, there was nothing having to do with human habitation. >> she made messages out of sticks, hoping someone would see her. >> i grabbed the rest of the ribs and drug it out on the sand and pointed toward my help sign. >> reporter: after nine days when she finally saw the dps unit hovering above, words exchanged? >> thank god, thank god, we were expecting to only find a body, not alive. >> rs
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my life. whoo hoo! >> i finally had human contact and to see that they were there, it was overwhelming. what i feel like is a survivor. >> she is a survivor. >> she certainly is. amazing story. >> amazing story for her. good for her. ellen has a big announcement coming on her show this the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "every time i think about those kids... it gets me mad" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons.
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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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about some completely different candidates for president. and ellen degeneres won. she came in first about the poll which celebrity people would vote for to be the commander in chief. here's what ellen said about the idea. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, and not interested. thank you. that sounds like the worst job in the world to me. >> the poll was released on ellen was one of the only women in the top 10. oprah came in eighth. the actor samuel l. jackson took second place, so maybe he could be the celebrity vice president. who knows. >> i think i would vote for him for president. he's a pretty good guy. i'm not sure who i would have picked in that. how about you? >> i'm not sure. i'm not saying. >> do you have any idea who you would like to have, lauryn? >> no idea. i have
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well. we're all in the same boat. and we're all in the same boat with sunshine. a good day to be on a boat, actually. our daytime highs in the mid to upper 60s. yesterday we topped out at 68 but that was at 1:13 in the morning and then we continued to drop off from there. it was a little breezy yesterday. it's going to be much nicer today. temperatures rise tling through 50s, just gorgeous conditions out there. tonight going to be a little chilly as we fall into the 30s and 40s around d.c. we'll take a few degrees up tomorrow. low 60s for tomorrow but plenty of sun thanks to high pressure. we'll keep that sunshine going. cherry blossom festival looking good. a gorgeous end to the week, a gorgeous weekend. maybe a slight chance of sprinkles monday night. that's news4 midday. thanks for being with us this morning. we're back on the air this afternoon first at 4. you can get your news and weather updates any time with the nbc
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