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claiming momentum. >> republicans are uniting behind this campaign. >> reporter: he's in pennsylvania, one of the states voting next tuesday. trump polling first in all five, but cruz claims trump cannot win the 57% of remaining delegates for the total he needs for the nomination. >> nobody is getting to 1237. >> reporter: actually trump could if he keeps winning big. hillary clinton won big in new york and targeted cruz and trump. >> are pushing a vision for america that's divisive and frankly dangerous. >> reporter: bernie sanders' campaign today admits catching clinton will be tougher. >> we'll have to win a lot of states and a lot of delegates. >> reporter: but sanders plans to try. >> i think both camps are eager to unite behind the presumptive nominee and make sure we are strong and can take on donald trump. >> reporter: but
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not uniting and republicans are not presuming their nominee just yet. maryland could matter a lot. this gop battle could stretch out into july and the convention. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. more now on maryland's presidential primary. there are 118 democratic delegates and 38 republican delegates at stake on tuesday. donald trump is holding a rally about an hour from now in this high school gym in berlin in worcester county. today, the entire community came together to say good-bye to a firefighter who was shot and killed in prince george's cou y county. he was a husband and a father. and the crowd for his funeral was so big they couldn't all fit into the church. tracy wilkins was there for the final
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good-bye for a hero killed in the line of duty. >> we're doing as well as can be expected. >> reporter: and how he died is weighing heavily on his firefighting brothers. >> i think we're in shock and just heartbroken. >> reporter: the investigation into how john ulmschneider was shot and killed in the line of duty continues. kevin swain was shot also. the homeowner opened fire, shooting the two firefighters and his own brother who was with the men at the time. the shooter has not been charged. he told police he thought someone was breaking into his home. >> i actually had to go into two doors my last shift. you start thinking who knows what's there. >> reporter: maryland governor larry hogan spoke during today's mass. for baker, it is
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funeral for a public servant killed by gunfire. >> we're family. we're going to take care of each other. we're going to get through this. >> reporter: now the next phase begins with ulmschneider's wife and 2-year-old girl living without dad. >> we will stand behind them the rest of my days. >> reporter: during today's funeral mass, the fire chief promoted firefighter ulmschneider to lieutenant. i'm tracy wilkins, news 4. flames ripped through a duplex in wheaton. tonight two families are looking for a place to stay. it happened on berry street. firefighters said flames were coming from the back of the home, but it quickly engulfed one half of the complex. two neighboring homes also suffered damage. nobody was hurt here. three people walked into a hospital with gunshot wounds and now d.c. police are
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figure out who shot them and where. police say two men and a woman walked into united medical center this afternoon. they have no idea where the three got shot or the circumstances surrounding that shooting. new information about the two people who died in a small plane crash near the bay bridge yesterday. richard hess and his friend janet metz were killed when their plane crashed into a field yesterday. we were told hess was the pilot. the plane burst into flames when it hit the ground. the national transportation safety board is working to find out what went wrong. tonight we're hearing from a woman who got mugged at a local mall. police are hoping new images will track down who attacked her. i know this goes back to the holiday shopping season. what are you learning now,
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time, chris, but finally now we're getting the pictures and pieces of this crime puzzle together. we begin our story now with a key car clue. this is a getaway car in an armed robbery at the westfield montgomery mall. there's a car clue here. can you spot it? i'll get back to it later. meet now sonia. she was robbed at gunpoint at the westfield montgomery mall. the thieves took her purse and everything in it. it turned into quite a loss. >> the total amount is almost $5,000 for me to replace everything. yeah, my purse, my wallet. i had three credit cars, sh, and gift cards. i'm diabetic, so i had all my diabetic supplies in my bag. all of my keys. >> reporter: this happened back on
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but we're now just getting the clues and the surveillance pictures to tell the whole story. sonia she was in the parking garage when she was approached by two men. there was a struggle for her purse. then one of the robbers pulls a gun. >> after he pulled a gun, my instinct was just to drop it. i wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible. >> reporter: the robbers made their get away in a dark-colored dodge avenger car. they went on a shopping spree downtown. police say the robbers used a woman to make the buys. now back to that car clue. take a look at the right front wheel. notice the gap in the wheel. >> do you want these guys caught? >> absolutely. i think these are the type of people that would do this again, and i don't want this to happen to anyone else. >> reporter: so if you know that car, if you know the
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hear from you. doreen? >> pat collins. thank you. it's likely only the tip of the iceberg. three people now charged with crimes in connection with the flint water crisis. two are state employees who work at michigan's department of environmental quality. the third person charged is a water treatment adviser for the city of flint. he's accused of tampering with evidence in changing water test results. there are more to come, but did not specify any kind of timeline. president obama is in saudi arabia tonight pushing gulf leaders to do more to defeat isis and rebuild iraq. now the visit comes during heightened friction between our two countries and the tension showed immediately when the saudi king sent a lower ranking official to greet the president at the airport. the
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pressing the u.s. government to declassify secret portions of the september 11th congressional report. some think the redacted pages implicate saudi arabia in planning that attack. the saudis deny that and the issue didn't come up with president obama's private meeting with the king. a man arrested and accused of threatening to blow up the u.s. capital, he claimed he was going to use his experience in iraq to build explosives. the suspect's name has not been released. on march 28th, larry dawson of tennessee was shot and injured by capital police after pulling out a bebe gun. he's facing charges of assaulting a federal officer. a secret service officer murdered and a teenager gunned down at a metro stop. now we're learning what's connecting these two crimes. tonight, police looking for the man who tried to
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his truck. all new 6:30, how the parents of those children successfully prepare their kids for this real-life stranger danger scenario. breaking down the travel trends that could save you time on your commute. the one thing local leaders are pushing to help alleviate gridlock. another nice day across our region today. temperatures go up tomorrow, and then the rain may try to fall on friday. we'll talk much more about that. there's aive l
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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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crimes connected. tonight a 17-year-old is charged with two murders in d.c. police say that he killed an off-duty secret service officer last year and a teenager at a metro administration last month. >> reporter: police say after a long and lengthy and thorough investigation they're now able to connect 17-year-old maurice bellamy to those two murders that happened in the last three months. they're not elaborating on the evidence, but they are thanking the community for their help. it was december 15th and in broad daylight. d.c. police say 30-year-old arthur baldwin, an off-duty secr
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gunned down on first street and southwest. the motive was robbery. on tuesday, 29-year-old charles sims was arrested for the homicide and today 17-year-old maurice bellamy is now the second suspect also charged with murder. >> these investigations take a lot of time. while we were able to make charges in both of these individuals over the past couple of days, one of the individuals was already in jail. >> reporter: bellamy was arrested and charged with killing 15-year-old devonte washington on the platform of the deanwood metro station. bellamy didn't like the way washington was looking at him, so he killed the young boy in front of his mother and sister one day before easter. y >> we do get a lot of help from our community. i think we owe it to them to let everybody know when we make an arrest in these cases. >> reporter: despite the recent arrest of sims and the latest charges brought aga
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they still consider this a very active and ongoing investigation. some house democrats want to end the silence that follows violent tragedies in the u.s. they've introduced legislation that would force congress to hold a hearing on gun violence if it observes a moment of silence after a mass shooting. supporters say these tragedies demand more action and more than 100 democrats have cosponsored the resolution. hillary clinton is going to be in hartford tomorrow campaigning with an ally who has a powerful voice in connecticut. >> my wedding was one of the last things i planned with my mom. it was a very bittersweet day. my mom was the principal of sandy hook school. she was murdered trying to protect the children in her care from a kwgunman. no one is fighting harder to reform our gun laws than hillary clinton. she is the only candidate who has what it takes to take on the gun lobby. she reminds me
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she isn't scared of anything. >> today the campaign started running a 60-second version of that spot in connecticut and tomorrow erica will join the democratic frontrunner at a forum on gun safety reforms. we wanted to know what do you think is the most important issue in this presidential primary. now the majority of you say the economy followed by national security. voters here are also seeing new campaign ads from the leading candidates in maryland's democratic senate race. the primary is next tuesday. a new poll suggests chris von hollen may have the upper hand. that's according to public policy polling. 25% of maryland voters still say they're undecided. the poll's margin of error 3%. today both candidates tried to drum up support from union workers. chris gordon has more on
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>> reporter: they have been colleagues in congress, but when donna and edwards chris van hollen to do just feet apart, they appeared to ignore each other at this labor rally today. they both support the communications workers of america in its strike against v verizon. >> why i said no to the social security cuts chris van hollen said he would consider. >> reporter: he fired back with his own attack ad. >> donna edwards, will she say anything to win an election? >> when i hear from people of all different races is what they're looking for is somebody who has a track record not just of talking about these issues, but actually getting results. >> reporter: edwards says she is proud of the campaign she is running. >> and i'm proud
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support of pro-choice women all across the state. i'm looking forward to voters finishing out early voting and going right to election day on april 26th. >> reporter: polls show this race is neck and neck just days before the primary with 1 in 4 voters still undecided. in silver spring, maryland, chris gordon. you saw the candidates standing there with some of the striking workers. we're heading into the ninth day and the union strike against verizon shows no sign of compromise. they want a better raises for workers and better benefits for retire retirees. >> the average unionized worker in verizon is making $130,000. we believe we have given
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generous contributions to retiree pensions. >> the issues have been on the table since last august when the workers' contracts expired. still no sign of a missing firefighter, investigators are revealing new details about a phone call she made before she vanished. do you telecommute? i'll tell you about a new report and what it's recommending coming up. relief from chronic headaches. many have suffered for years. tonight the new treatment is giving patients and professional
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love the sunshine out there today, but there is no avoiding that pollen. it is sick. >> at times it is almost like a snowstorm it is employblowing a so much. >> you can feel it sometimes when you inhale it. it is that thick in parts of the region. we really do need to see some rain, but there's not much rain in the forecast, even though we have some showers moving our way. take a look outside. we have seen this picture for about the last week and a half. beautiful weather. plenty of sunshine. bright blue skies. it has really
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we do need to see some of that rain. most likely a good idea to water that lawn. currently 70 degrees. plenty of sunshine around the region. some of you have made your way into the low 70s. 72 degrees in leesburg. warrington coming in at 73 degrees. tomorrow we'll be warmer by about five, ten degrees in the area. this is something we have shown you day after day. tree pollen very, very high. we need the rain. there is no rain right now at least for the next 24 hours, but all we have to do is widen out. widen out a little bit and you see clear skies from boston down towards d.c. and down towards r raleigh. i-95 corridor looking beautiful. just back to the west here's that big storm. it's
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almost a week now. over the weekend, it gave parts of denver two to four feet of snow. it's the same system that brought all of that rain down towards houston. they had more heavy rain today. fortunately that rain has now moved out, but they're dealing with a lot of problems. three days of downpours have really taken their toll. more people had to be rescued from their homes late last night. taking only what they could carry through the floodwaters. officials, they've made over 1,000 rescues. about 1,000 homes were also flooded. the first day that happened they made 1,000 flash flooding rescues of people who had driven into rushing waters or had those waters come up over their cars. that rain will move our way. it's not going to be tomorrow. tomorrow's dry. here's friday morning at 7:00 a.m. notice the cloud cover. we have the clouds around the region. only a few showers even around
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showers, so, yeah, take the umbrella, but we'll see a pretty nice afternoon on friday. the showers will come through. if we see a thunderstorm develop, that would actually be some good news because that would bring some heavier rain. but as you can see, it's not going to be very widespread during the day on friday. tomorrow if you're out there at the bus stop 7:00 to 8:00 a.m., cool and 49 degrees. bethesda, looking a little cool. you may need the jacket. the jacket coming off around recess. by the time you're out of school, 75 degrees out there. looking really good for that. here's the highs tomorrow. into the mid to even upper 70s across the region. 78 down towards culpepper. the weekend looking beautiful. if you have some baseball games, soccer games this weekend, no problem.
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thank you, doug. it happened twice in a matter of minutes the quick move that kept some children safe during an attempted abduction in virginia. searching for answers after a local woman vanished from home. could her cell phone unlock the mystery of what really happened? a look at how our currency kathleen matthews: in the race for congress, i don't believe that big money can buy votes -- not in our district. and i won't claim to have single handily passed just about every bill in annapolis. we can't settle for the same old politics, not when our basic rights are being threatened by trump and cruz. i'll stand up to their bigotry and be a passionate voice for maryland women and families. in tv and in business, i built relationships.
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they've been preparing their young children for stranger danger encounters for years, and tonight arlington county police say it's likely the reason that three young children safely escaped a possible kidnapping. >> david culver is joining us live from arlington's yorktown neighborhood. what are you hearing out there, david? >> reporter: chris and doreen, tonight i can tell you police are on the lookout for that suspect. in just a minute, i'll give you the full detailed description of that suspect's vehicle, but while we've been out here today we have seen police patrolling this yorktown neighborhood. police officials tell us they're praising the parents of the children involved for how their kids reacted in the face of danger. >> i have a 9-year-old daughter, so of course it's terrifying to think this is happening in your neighborhood. >> reporter: parents walking a little closer to their children in this yorktown neighborhood today and for good reason. >> so i'm shocked,
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shocked, what you're telling me. it's creepy. >> reporter: the creepy encounters happened tuesday evening as several neighbors were enjoying the outdoors with their kids nearby. >> there was a number of children playing hide and seek as a matter of fact. >> reporter: innocent fun. here's where the first incident happened. 30th and florida involving two little girls. >> all of a sudden an older model chevy pickup truck stopped for about 30 seconds and kept waving these two little girls over. >> reporter: after the two little girls ran off, the suspect drove along the same block for another potential victim. just a few feet up, it's here where he approached a little boy. >> he said, hey, get in and i'll get you home faster. once again, this little boy ran back to where all the parents were and reported it. >> i was very, very proud of him. he was very shaken up, but he was very proud of himself that he
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>> reporter: we caught up with that little boy's mom. we won't identify them, but we wanted to know how she prepared him to react. >> i've said never get in anybody's car unless i say it's okay. >> they have been well schooled by their parents about what to do in a situation like that. we're so fortunate that's what happened. >> reporter: they helped police come up with this very detailed description of the suspect's vehicle, a dark blue, dark navy chevy pickup. a dent on the side. a ladder on the roof, and tools in the bed of the truck. back to you. new at 6:00, a search for a missing man takes a tragic turn in fairfax county. police say the man wandered off round tree parkun
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afternoon. they were trying to take him into custody and get him back to his caretakers, but he started struggling and had some sort of medical emergency. firefighters rushed the man to the hospital. rescue crews performing cpr the entire time, but he didn't make it. now they've launched an internal investigation to find out what happened. today, we learned a missing fairfax county firefighter called in sick the day she disappeared. nicole mittendorff's family last heard from her a week ago today. her car was found parked at a trail head saturday night at shenandoah park. >> it's a very rugged terrain. it is a huge area, and they have to work under daylight. a lot of effort, a lot of work. >> nicole, if you can hear us, reach out to somebody. give us a call. your home is still here
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we're waiting for you. >> investigators are also working with her cell phone provider to get access to mittendorff's records. a candlelight prayer vigil is scheduled tonight at the fairfield fire station. isn't it nice to be home right now while people are fighting traffic in the evening commute? while our population is growing our roads aren't necessarily becoming more congested. a closer look at a new report that shows us why. >> reporter: positive news about our congestion. you take a look at 14th street here at northwest loaded up and you might not think that's the case. experts say it could be worse and we can actually make it better. optimism with some commuters. >> once you figure it out, it's pretty simple. >> reporter: what a lot of people are figuring out around here is teleworking makes sense. >> work is becoming less of someplace you go to. it's something you do wherever you are. >> reporter: ta
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graphic. you can see as a whole we are now driving more miles during the weekday ever. but even as more people have moved into the region, the numbers haven't spiked dramatically. that's because we're also now embracing telework as a major option and it's having an impact. these are all the people who either drive, take metro, the bus, or commuter rail who telework occasionally now, but look how many more of them could actually be telecommuting. it's recommended that people who come from long distances take a look at telecommuting to improve everyone's commute. >> they put the greatest stress on people's commute. >> reporter: demetrious davis, he doesn't enjoy the day-to-day commute. >> it's a hard obstacle getting on metro. sometimes the bus might be 20 minutes late and cause you to be
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>> reporter: so he says working from home is the best option. in the district, adam tuss, news 4. the caps are hoping to do something tonight that they've never, ever done before. >> that's right. they've made the playoffs 25 years. one more win could sweep the team for the first time in franchise history. >> carol maloney is live in philadelphia. this is a change from what we have grown accustomed to with the caps playoffs. >> reporter: indeed, doreen. closeout days have historically been the toughest for this franchise. we're about to find out just how different the washington capitals are this year. holtby was the first one on the ice. holtby left practice earlier, caused a stir around cap nation, but he's fine today. says he feels no ill effects. he'll be at net
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n neuvirth will get the nod. >> that's the dangerous part of our game. very fortunate. as a young 17-year-old, i went in like that. wasn't as fortunate in terms of being able to -- i was ougt six to eight weeks with a hit like that. >> reporter: the caps expecting a tougher, but not rougher game to be the here in philadelphly game four. if you can hear me okay, i'm going to send it back to you. it's already getting to a fever pitch here. >> we can tell it's gett
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george washington's mount vernon estate is still a working farm and now a nonprofit is teaching veterans there how to be sustainable farmers. arcadia has been providing fresh food for low-income families for years, and now it is training a new crop of farmers. veterans are very excited about the possibilities. >> this is awesome. you get to work with other veterans, working on land that was developed and first put into production by a veteran, george washington. >> despite the early success, there is one thing the vets and the nonprofit need and you can help them get it. mark segraves will have that part of the story tonight on news 4 at 11:00. paying more for power. how much pepco customers will shell out each month. a decision to put a legendary woman on the $20 bill. and we're talking nice weather across the area for
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tomorrow. take a look towards our reston live camera. looking good, but rain is on the y. atwa
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> pepco is asking for a rate hike in maryland less than a month after it was acquired by epsilon. if approved, the average monthly bill would go up by about $15. the money will be used to support reliability and technology investments. pepco says the increase is not related to the merger and would have been made regardless. now to the changing face of america's money. civil war icon harriet tubman will go on the front of the $20 bill, making her the first woman to appear on our paper currency
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>> reporter: even in the digital age, american paper money is important, but only men have been the face of that money for 100 years. >> i thought it was time for that to change. 100 years is too long. >> reporter: civil war icon harriet tubman, who saved the lives of hundreds of slaves, will become the new face of the $20 bill. alexander hamilton stays on the $10 bill after national controversy over losing him, but willi women's suffrage will be highlighted on the back. the back of the lincoln $5 bill will have icons. >> i'd love to see a woman and particularly a woman of color on our currency. >> i think it's a great
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diversify the pap currency in our wallet. >> reporter: these joggers were happy to stop and comment. >> a great tribute to her. i think there are a lot of people that were in the running for that, but why not harriet? >> i think it's awesome. >> why? >> why not? it's black history. it's about time. >> how would you like on there? >> i think i would look good. >> reporter: the bills will debut in 2020. how a doctor is helping people heal after many have suffered for years. >> i go in there with
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guess which airline added more nonstop straight-shot flights hey, d.c., than any other out of reagan national last year? here's a hint. did ya catch it? no? here's another. their colors are yellow, red, and blue, and they save you tons of green. stilnothing? that's okay. just go to for the answer. on this airline, everybody wins. sfx: clap, clap, ding
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because only raskin wrote laws to reduce our carbon footprint and is leading the fight against fracking in maryland. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message. injuries in sports are a pretty familiar combination, but later we're hearing more about the long-term damage caused by concussions on the playing field. the nfl shared some new data right before the super bowl showing a 58% increase in concussions. tonight we offer relief and it is done by cry
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diz dizziness, blurred vision. >> reporter: today she's seeing dr. scott, a chiropractor, who specializes in the vertebra that connects the neck to the spine. >> maybe it can give me some relief so i can live a normal life again. >> reporter: nfl quarterback jim mcmahon led the chicago bears to a super bowl win in 1985, but this cover story reveal eed the high price he paid for success. >> i think it was around 50 when i started getting bad headaches. didn't want to do anything. all i wanted to do was lay down. i spent weeks and months just laying in my bed in a darkroom looking at the
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i had no desire to do anything. >> reporter: at times he even thought about taking his own life, but two doctors who read about mcmahon's struggle reached out and they led mcmahon to dr. scott's office. >> the first treatment when he first did it within two minutes it felt like the toilet flushed my head. i felt the stuff leaving my head. >> reporter: hits on the football field had knocked his vertebra out of alignment and that was blocking the flow of cerebral spinal fluid. >> the name of the treatment is the image guided atlas treatment. we utilize the mris we take to realign the spine. >> the images pinpoint the misalignment and targeting the correcti
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just a few painless seconds. >> as soon as he gets into the right angle, he hits a button and boom. >> i go in there with a crazy headache and i leave feeling so much better. it is immediate relief every single time. >> they said it was all in my head and it really all was in my head. i can function fairly normally. >> reporter: other athletes in contact sports should be elevated before their injured. >> i think screening is a very simplistic way to look at their necks to see if we find bi biomechanics that could lead to increased risk of injury. >>
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been expensive, up to $7,000. if you're looking for more information about this treatment, we've put a link on our nbc washington website. just search concussions. and we're getting some new video in just in from the eastern shore of maryland where donald trump is about to hold a rally at 7:00 tonight. take a look at this. you see the protesters with their signs. thousands of people showed up for this rally. many of them waiting hours just for the chance to get into stephen decatur high school for the rally tonight. donald trump riding high after his big win in new york. already looking ahead to the maryland primary next tuesday. people waited hours outside just for the chance to get in and hear from donald trump. the one thing you see no coats, no jackets, no hats. actly
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outside. outside at a rally or outside at dinner. whatever you have in mind. >> but you go through berlin to get to ocean city where the temperatures were only in the 50s today. a lot cooler there right along the water. temperatures inland 70s all across the area. we did hit 70. 71 today out at the airport right now. a beautiful night for sure. if you're thinking about getting out there for walking the dog, a late jog, a nice little bike ride this evening, sun doesn't go down until 7:50. you have an hour before the sun goes down. a half hour of light after that. dropping into the 60s by 7:00. by 11:00, we'll be around 63. a cool night tonight, but still very nice. 69 in reston. 72 in manassas. annapolis the cool spot right now at 64 degrees. no rain to talk about
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storm team radar is all dry. we're tracking a storm system. not even cloud cover around our region, but back to the west here's that storm spinning around down to the south. more rain today for the houston region. it's all moving off towards the new orleans now. eventually it will come towards our area, but we're not expecting a lot. what we will see out ahead of it is warmer numbers. 71 in d.c. 72 in richmond. 80s back to the west. i do think we'll get into the mid to upper 70s. 50 degrees a little cooler to start off our day. a great afternoon with plenty of sunshine. the rain comes in on friday, but it is just shower activity. you'll need the umbrella at times. 77 for the high. on monday, we get to 85 degrees starting off the workweek on another good note. guys? >> all right. looks good. still ahead, the caps
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believe it or not, i think about 40 years in the nhl the caps have never swept a team in the playoffs. >> this could be historic. >> we hope it is a historic night. philadelphia, what a better team to do it against than the flyers. they better come a lot stronger tonight in game four. the capitals are ready to break out the brooms. it's the flyers making changes in net. steven mason is out while former cap michael neuvirth is in. carol, why are these closeout games so difficult for teams? >> reporter: just the desperation of the team trying to keep its life alive. the flyers know their season could end tonight. if the game gets out of hand, the caps now they definitely have the advantage. game three, the caps scored six
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the power play, which is a franchise record for the playoffs. in this series, caps success rate an astounding 47.1%, which means half of the time the flyers commit a penalty, the caps punish them with a goal. >> it's dangerous to have them go on the ice. hopefully they can continue to be that backbone for us. >> i think it will be just as physical. maybe just a little smarter with the physicality. maybe guys not running out of their way to get hits and to get hits when they're there and finish checks. >> our teams are very poised. you're not going to get much energy coming at you than you had last game. we'll stay with the game plan. we'll just do what we do. if we do it well, hopefully we can get another victory here. >> reporter: the caps know they have to bring their
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they say they know they have to get better each game. they did hand out these paper giveaways. they do make noise. expect to be annoyed by that all night long. >> thanks so much. puck drops tonight at 7:00. you can catch the game on comcast sportsnet. the nationals offense really starting to come alive. we'll see if the bats can stay hot tonight in south florida. the nationals exploded for seven runs last night in the seventh inning. the nationals record was set for most homers in a single inning, including two sets of back to back bombs. the first mlb team to do so since 2010. this nats team, they are winning and they are also having fun along the way. >> well, i mean, we're a pretty fun bunch, so we have a good time
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you start throwing a bunch of home runs out there. then it becomes just a really good time. >> if we can get everybody swinging the way they're capable of swinging, we're capable of a lot of those beginnings, which goes to show us we should never be out of a ball game. elsewhere in the nfl, the philadelphia eagles making a trade for the cleveland browns for the second overall pick. they also get a fourth round pick in 2017. here's what the eagles gave up to the browns. philly gave up a third and fourth round pick in next week's draft and a first rounder in 2017 and a second rounder in 2018. i remember people ripping the redskins for rg3. >> is
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the league? >> thanks jason. "nightly news" is next. i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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