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court. new details on the lawsuit you'll be hearing about today. news 4 begins now with storm team 4. it is 6:00 a.m. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm angie goff. grab an extra water bottle before you head out the door. >> temperatures climbing just after 6:00 a.m. and we're at 74 degrees. we have team coverage with you with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell and megan mcgrath. we'll check in with melissa mollet with a look at your commute. >> yes, indeed. it's a warm and humid morning today. it's not going to get any better until probably wednesday. get ready to sweat it out here. we may tie or break record high temperatures at all three of our local airports today and tomorrow. there's a live view looking southbound towards ragan national airport over the kennedy center there. muggy, you can almost tell how thick the atmosphere is o
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poor air quality in addition to the humidity. reduce any of your strenuous outdoor activities. runners and bikers and the like may want to trim some of the miles off of your route today. stay extra hydrated. 60s and 70s now. it isn't too, too bad just yet. it won't take any time at all before warming back up. we should be well into the 80s by 10:00 a.m. and 90 degrees by noon. 95 record tieing degrees. not much of a breeze to help out either. rain chances go up and temperatures come down later in the week. five day forecast coming up. now it is time for first 4 traffic. good morning, melissa. >> good morning. chopper 4 over in bound 295. you can see that volume looks nice and light as you're coming from the north. yellow line delays to mount vernon scare, earlier problem there. red line to shady grove, switch pr
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glenmont this morning. here's the other issue on 295 near malcolm x avenue, the milling and paving project has some slowdowns. it looks a lot better than it did earlier here this morning. right now no major issues on any major roadways. 95 northbound after woodbridge is a little bit slow and 66 in bound near manassas, same situation there. aaron? >> melissa, thank you. news 4's megan mcgrath continues our team coverage of the heat at the vienna metro station. >> megan, how are people getting ready to deal with the heat? >> well, they're wearing light clothing. we're seeing a lot of people in shirt sleeves and sun dresses and the like because it's going to be very, very hot later on today. right now actually though, not too bad. about 69 degrees at my last check here. not bad. we know all of that is going to change as the day wares on. we are expecting temperatures in the mid 90s.
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like that, you need to take a few precautions. here are a couple of tips. first of all, limit outdoor activity if you can. stay inside where there is air conditioning. also, stay hydrated. that's really, really important to make sure you have enough water. also, keep pets inside. last year in fairfax county, 22 cases of incidents with dogs. also if you have to exercise, either exercise early, like right now is perfect, or exercise late. now some people not too keen on the heat, but a little while i talked to a man who works outside and he said, you know what, he's ready for a little summer heat wave. >> it's about time. because we had like a mild winter, but it was cold. i'm out here for four hours enjoying the company and doing my job, meeting great people. and it's nice to have heat. i'd rather beho
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>> reporter: so he'd rather be hot than cold. other people though not looking forward to this heat and humidity. but it is coming, folks, so plan accordingly. i don't know, guys. i didn't wear the right thing. i wasn't thinking when i left the house. i should have worn a lighter color. >> hey, that makes two of us, megan. thanks so much. and make sure that you do have the nbc washington app. that is where you can find updated forecasts from all of our meteorologists. you can also get heat safety tips. 6:04 now. new this morning, maryland and d.c. preparing to file a lawsuit against the president. molette green has more on that. molette? >> reporter: yeah, we're talking two attorneys general, both from the district and maryland, both democrats, preparing what could be maker potentially historically conen
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from violating anticorruption laws. we first heard about this from "the washington post." they'll brief the justice department on how this could work. the justice department earlier in the year said it didn't have legal standing. first lady melania trump and baron are waking up in the white house this morning. they made their move to d.c. official yesterday. they had been living at trump tower in new york city with barron to finish school there. the first lady tweeted out the picture #moving day" she wrote. looking forward to the memories we are making at home. barron will attend school in the fall. this morning it is still
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unclear when upward bound restaurant roof started to bow. this was the scene in northwest d.c. yesterday afternoon. they opened a little over a year ago. it was part of the area that started to shift. d.c. fire and ems said excessive weight caused the deck to shift. thankfully no one was hurt. maryland state trooper is out of the hospital this morning after being hit by a suspected drunk driver. this latest incident happened in upper marlboro early saturday morning. police say the driver showed signs of being under the influence after that accident. ♪ ♪ the capitol pride festival has wrapped up along pennsylvania avenue, but now we are learning that one local lawmaker says she was left out of the weekend festivities.
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norton said she never got an invitation from parade organizers. she was put on a wait list and she was told she would have to pay $600 in fees not to pay. capital pride organizers are looking into what happened. the festivals are taking the time for those who are killed. sarah rosario will show us how vision orlando are remembering the victories. that sealed it. the pittsburgh penguins are stanley cup champions again after defeating the nashville predators last night. it is the second straight championship for the penguins, and the second consecutive mvp win for penguins star sidney crosby. pittsburgh has now won five stanley cup finals which is the sixth most in nhl o
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wow. good for them. the nba finals continue as kevin durant and the golden state warriors try to close off the cleveland cavaliers. >> friday night cavs won 137 in cleveland. if we know anything about basketball, the cavs could still very well be in this. >> very possible. 6:08 is your time. prime parking spots come at a price. now spaces you're used to having for free will cost you quite a bit. what you need to know before you take your guests to the national mall. and good morning, everybody. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. weather alert mode to help you get ahead of your heat. we're in the muggy 60s and 70s now. record high tperatures, item
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the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello, and i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality, raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate. together we really can build a virginia that works for everyone.
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weather alert for you. it is going to be the heat, haze and humidity of mid summer outside for today and tomorrow with heat indexes up near 100 degrees the next couple of days. be sure to stay hydrated and take your ac and shade breaks for sure. download our nbc washington app and get the hour by hour updates. i'm back in a few minutes with a check of our forecast. live look from chopper everything looking good from the top of the beltway. i'm molette green at the live desk with breaking news just in. there'sew
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london bridge attack. we've just learned that police there have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of violating the terrorism act. police are already holding six other men in that car and knife attack that left eight people dead. that is the latest from the live desk. back to you. >> molette, thank you. 6:13 right now. more than half the people voted for referendum for state hood in puerto rico. it was the lowest voter turnout since 1967. congress will have the final say in any changes to the island's political status. it is a day of remembrance in orlando and across the country. it's been one year since a terrorist stormed into the pulse nightclub and killed 49 people. over the weekend mourners have been honoring those killed. the memories of that tragic night still haunt so many
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still live with the wounds from that shooting. nbc's sarah rosario is live in orlando now. the look at this day being called orlando united day. sarah, i remember being there last year and they were talking about orlando being strong and that's the theme carrying over into this year. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, aaron. we saw the city of orlando come together like never before in the aftermath of last year's shooting. that's what today is all about. this is remembering those 49 men and women who were killed here a year ago odd and now their message is we will not let hate win. it's a message they continue to spread today as they honor and remember those lives lost. today pulse nightclub stands as a public memorial with many people lighting candles, putting out pictures, laying flowers for those victims. this as survivors, families and loved ones
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still struggle. for many people these are haunting memories that linger. it's the deadliest terror attack since 9/11 and the doors haven't opened since. it now serves as a symbol of love, resilience and unity. as part of the orlando united day today is being considered a day of kindness and love. there's several memorials taking place throughout the day. the first one started early this morning at 1:00 a.m. and they're set to run throughout the day through midnight giving everyone the opportunity who has time to stop by here and pay tribute. reporting live in orlando, sarah rosario. aaron, back to you. >> sarah, thank you. after the pulse nightclub shooting the pride fund to end gun violence was created. that organization will bring together people tonight in d.c. to remember the lives lost. d.c. mayor muriel bows ser plans to attend. tonight's candlelight vigil starts at 7:00. today the security camera
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state fraternity pledge was fatally hurt. timothy piazza died from traumatic brain injuries after he fell down the stairs after a night of heavy drinking. fraternity members waited 12 hours to get piazza help. today we'll find out if there is enough evidence to put those members on trial. and today marks 50 years since the supreme court struck down state bans on interracial marriage. the case known as loving versus virginia was brought by richard and mildred loving. they spent a year in jail for violating the ban on interracial marriage. the main question, did this violate the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment? the justices unanimously decided in favor of the lovings and ended all race base restrictions on marriages. the couple's story was made into a movie last fall. ♪ ♪
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>> well, that's kevin spacey hosting last night's tony's awards. performing his own rendition from the musical "dear evan hanson." it won six awards. other winners were kevin kline for best actor. laurie metcalf won best actress for "a doll's house" and bette midler won for best actress in a musical and ben plat and best play went to "oslo" and james earl jones won the lifetime achievement award. very big night. big stage. >> for sure. >> a lot of fun there. chuck bell, not so much fun thinking about the heat we're in the middle of. >> it's good movie watching weather. >> stay inside a cool theater. >> a little binge watching. >> very hot today. back in the '90s. yesterday was our fourth day 90 or
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tomorrow will be number six as our little stretch our first real heat wave continues. 67 degrees in gaithersburg, maryland, this morning. 65 out of dulles airport. 66 in lorton, virginia. points east of the bay, low to mid 70s. also in the mid 70s this morning. so a very muggy start today. if you are running today, you might want to take a couple of miles off of your distance. biking, bring extra water. good day to go to the pool. it will be a hot one on the concrete. this kid has the right idea. away he goes down into the pool for the pool forecast, 87 degrees at 11:00 a.m. 92 at 2:00 in the afternoon, 94 degrees at 5:00 this afternoon. a sizzler of a day to be outside. going to try to beat the heat this evening by going down to the nats game. first pitch at 7:05. te
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os by the seventh inc. stretch. it would still be 80 degrees or warmer as there's not going to be a big drop in temperature as the sun goes down. high pressure remains in charge for the next couple of days. not anything in the way of a rain chance. thunderstorm chances do ramp up quickly though on wednesday afternoon. our weather alert to keep you ahead of the heat today, have your nbc washington app downloaded. today might tie the record and tomorrow 96. back into the 80s because of added clouds and thunderstorm chances for the second half of the week. we'll take a look at the weekend and the beach forecast in a few more minutes. it is now time for first 4 traffic. good morning, melissa. >> good morning, chuck. chopper 4 over the top of the beltway, outer loop there at new hampshire avenue. taillights and we're looking quite good. inner loop, moving as it normalles
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slowdown there on the outer loop. you can see that here on the map as well. on the map, inner loop and outer loop, rest of the beltway, no issues. everything looking pretty good going into and out of the town, not bad. a little bit of a delay on malcolm x. metro, yellow line, service back to normal. same situation on the red line this morning. no big worries on metro right now. it seems to have cleared up. travel times, 270 looks good. top of the beltway getting typically slow. 66 and 95 just fine. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 when you hop in your car today. aaron? >> melissa, thank you. these days there's an app for just about everything out there. that includes tree watering in the district. today d.c. mayor muriel bowser will launch the
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watering in all eight joords windows smashed, valuables stolen. it's not the way anyone wants to find their car but it happens often. ahead at 6:30, how one police department is fighting back and the tips to remember before you leave your car. first, are your kids financially fit? it's never too early to teach them about money. up next,ome si smp
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you're watching "news 4 today." welcome back. at 6:24. gone are the days of using a piggy bank as a way to teach your kids to be financially fit. this week news 4's working with you for some money tips for all of the stages of their lives. >> that starts as soon as they are born. consumer reporter susan hogan is here with advice you can use even if you're not a parent. >> reporter: as you know, there's a lot
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family. the one thing you don't want to forget about is your finances, so here are four things you can do to set your newborn on the right path to financial success. number one, start saving for college right away. >> i think 529 is a great way to grow tax deferred. >> reporter: family members who want to contribute, they can open their own account in the child's name and get the tax benefit for it. number two, open a bank account in the child's name. transfer a small amount of money into the account each pay day, even if it's just 5 or $10. it will add up over time and can be used down the road for things like a car. number three, consider stocks. if you pick the right ones, your child can make some money in the long run, but when applying for college financial aid, remember this -- >> it becomes their assets and it's counted against them on the
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>> number 4 will help with free tax money can be used for child care and medical costs. now coming up tomorrow what age should you start having this conversation with your kids about money? and how do you teach them the value of finances in a cashless society. we're working for you. we're working all week to bring you tips to make your kids financially fit. >> we asked you to weigh in in the nbc washington page. amelia said she gives her kids no money because she provides them with everything they use in her house. >> susan's house her 10-year-old receives $10 a week. he's responsible for buying everything he wants. >> we want to let you know how it works in your home. we'll share more responses on "news 4 today." found and freed. incredible video of a kidnapped woman's rescue. ahead at 6:30, hear how she
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survived months in captivity. it's a storm team 4 weather alert day. temperatures could break records. chuck is headed outside to tell us how it feels out there and for the hot day ahead.
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good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. we're doing our best to get you ahead of the heat and help you stay cool as we challenge record high temperatures. along the national mall where, now, yes, it's going to cost you to park here. i'll tell you about the big change that starts today coming up. and break-in warning. no one wants to find their car like this as they start their day. how one local police department is fighting back using social media. news 4 begins now with storm team 4.
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good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm angie goff. eun yang is on assignment. you are going to feel why today is a weather alert day the moment you step outside. >> so, of course, storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is outside on the weather deck for us. going to check in with melissa, too, with a look at the roads. chuck, how's it feeling? >> this time i walked out i went ahead and shedded the jacket before i came out. it's already very, very muggy out here early today. be very cautious today. make sure you stay hydrated. there's a picture of our rising sun now. poor air quality to boot. in addition to the heat, haze, humidity kind of a gujy sky overhead. in the 60s and 70s now. it's going to be a sizzler of a day to be outside. afternoon highs low to mid 90s across most of the area. make sure you have your spf on. nbc washington app will help you plan out the heat for the next
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later in the week. we'll take some of the edge off of the heat. let's go into melissa mollet. let's hope the traffic is taking it easy on us this morning. >> you know what, it's actually pretty nice out there. perhaps some people on vacation on this monday morning. chopper 4 over 270 southbound at the split, you can see those folks there headed onto the inner loop of the beltway. northbound 28 after compton road, do have a new disabled vehicle there causing some slowdowns there. wanted to warch you about that. 66, 95 in virginia, no major issues. slowdowns headed into quantico. the beltway looking quite good. take a look at travel times coming up. melissa, thank you. 6:32 right now. our top story this morning, d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton was missing from this year's capital pride parade. her office said it would cost money to be put on the wait list. attorney general jeff sessions will testify tomorrow before theat
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committee. it comes a few days after former fbi director james comey's testimony raised questions about the attorney general and russia. meanwhile, president trump is facing a new lawsuit. we'll tell you why the attorney generals of d.c. and maryland are filing it. if you have friends or family in california, you might want to find out if they are now a multi-millionaire. that's because one winning powerball ticket was sold in the golden state. it's worth $447.8 million. >> yikes. well, the number of car smash and grabs in prince george's county is steadily rising. >> our county bureau chief tracee wilkins shows us how police plan to stop it. >> reporter: thefts from auto is the number one crime in the county right now according to police. around this time of morning when folks are getting up and going to work and finding out their vehicles have been broken into, sometimes because doors are being left unlocked,
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vehicle that people can see and they're breaking in and taking them. it's such an issue that today we'll be riding along with the prince george's county police department as they show us how they're responding to these cars for theft from auto. join us at news 4, and 5, and 6. prince for prince george's county, they're putting up their count for thefts from auto. in hyattsville, i'm tracee wilkins, news 4. it's an interview you will only see here on news 4. the once beloved mayor in prince williams county is opening up. scott silverthorne spoke exclusively with david culver about the police sting which he handed -- in which he handed meth to undercover cops. >> i handed it to them and they held it up and i thought, something's not right. within a
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they both jumped out of the car and two or three suvs descended on the car that i was sitting in. >> you can watch much more of the interview here on news 4. if you plan to head to the national mall for lunch or visit a museum, expect to pay for prime parking spots. >> the national park service has installed meters in downtown d.c. that were once free. transportation reporter adam tuss apparently with us this morning joining us live with a look at just how much all of this is going to cost you to do what you're doing, park your car. >> reporter: that's right, exactly, angie. it's going to cost to park here along the national mall. for so long you can park for free, but look what's here now. the multi-space parking meters that you've seen all across the district. gone are the days of free parking across the national
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there's about 1200 spaces that now have multi-stays meters. the enforcement starts today. there is no grace period. it's going to cost two bucks per hour to park. you have about three hours of a time limit to park at these multi-space meters before you have to move your car. you have multiple payments here. you can use your park mobile app or use your credit card. a lot of people simply would come here and leave their car all day. take a listen to one guy that we talked to. >> i would routinely see the same car in the same spot day after day, which would indicate to me it wasn't a tourist just coming to visit the museum for an hour or two. >> reporter: remember, guys, this is seven days a week. it is from 7:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night that you have to pay the multi-space meters. two bucks an hour and
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to park on the mall. >> adam, thanks. and if you're going to be out on the national mall today doing a little tourism, a little sightseeing, oh, is it going to be a warm one. near 95. that will tie the record today. we may be near the records coming up tomorrow, too. ten day forecast coming up at 6:51. plus, new video from a kidnapping rescue. a woman saved after being held fo months by an accusedr s
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the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello, and i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality, raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate. together we really can build a virginia that works for everyone.
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monday morning. the most important thing to do on a monday is start thinking about next weekend already. if you're beach bound, friday, saturday, sunday, a little chance of thunderstorms down at the coast line friday and saturday. sunday looks pretty good. best of all, no 90s at the beach this weekend. what about here this weekend? that may be a different story. i'll give you the ten-day forecast coming up. brand-new problem on the roadway. chopper 4 on the way. sounds like a truck lost its load and they're trying to clear that out of the way. we'll look at the beltway with the travel times coming up. for the first time we are seeing the dramatic rescue of a woman who was held captive by a serial killer in south carolina. prosecutors released the video showing deputies cutting through a locked shipping container to get to kayla brown. she had been calftive fptive fo months. >> officers entered the container, as you can
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found kayla handcuffed. she had a chain around her neck. she was chained to the wall that way. she had been sexually assaulted by her kidnapper. minutes after finding her they asked her about her boyfriend, charles car very. >> he shot him. >> he shot him? >> he shot him. >> who did? >> todd kohlhepp shot charlie car very three times in a chest, wrapped him in a blue tarp, put him in the bucket of a tractor, locked me down here and i have never seen him again. >> they found three bodies on his south carolina property including car very's. kolhepp confessed to those murders along with the shooting death of two others in 2003. he pleaded guilty to those and other crimes. denied by pride? the local lawmaker says she was left out of capitol pride festival. congressman norton's explanati
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details on a new l tom went to washington to take on the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello, and i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality, raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate. together we really can build a virginia that works for everyone.
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right now on "news 4 today," weather alert. preparing for a scorching hot day. we're bringing you team coverage as the temperatures go up. we'll remind you of ways to cool down and keep your family safe and hydrated through the heat wave. ♪ ♪
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pushed out of pride? it's an event celebrating inclusiveness, but one local leader says she was left out on purpose. and where in the world is eun yang? we'll check in with my co-anchor on her adventure to south korea ahead of the olympics. first 14 before the hour. it is a storm team 4 weather alert day. it is going to be hot today. >> a scorch cher. we have everything you need to know to stay cool. chuck bell will have a look at how hot things are going to get but first let's go straight to news 4's megan mcgrath live from the vienna metro station. hi, megan. >> reporter: yeah, guys. first heat wave of the season, and right now though not so bad. it's about 70 degrees here in vienna, virginia. as we know, that is all going to change as the day wears on. take a look at this video. the sun is up and of course that's going to rm
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up. we're expecting a dramatic change here in our weather pattern. it's going to be a scorcher here today. we've been watching folks going off to work, getting on the metro here. people seem to be dressed appropriately. we've seen a lot of sun dresses. people in shorts, t-shirts and the like. certainly you'll want to take precautions today because it is going to be hot. here are a couple of tips, limit outdoor activity. if you can, hide in the air conditioning. that's a perfect place to be today. also, be sure to stay hydrated. drink plenty of water. keep your pets inside. a terrible time for pets to be outside in the heat. fairfax county had 22 cases of dogs left in cars. one of those proved to be fatal. that was last year. also, if you are going to exercise, you just can't go a day without it, exercise either early, now's a pretty good time, or wait until the sun starts to go down later on in the evening when things start to cool off. we've been talking to folks all morning long asking them whether they are ready for this heat
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not. >> no one is ever ready for the summer heat. with all the climate change, we can't be surprised. >> i'm ready for the heat finally. the winter was mild. >> you look like you're dressed appropriately. >> i am. i don't like to be too hot so, you know, just keeping warm. >> reporter: well, if you're ready or not, it is certainly coming. we are expecting mid 90s this after fwhoon. be prepared. back to you guys. >> megan, thank you. 6:48. new this morning, maryland and d.c. are preparing to file a lawsuit against the president. molette green has details on that from the newsroom. molette? >> reporter: good morning, aaron. attorneys general from the district and maryland are joining forces taking aim at trump hotels. we expect to hear from them later today about this case they're building against the president accusing him of violating the constitution. now the washington post first reported the lawsuit's focus on payment from foreign governments. the justice department has
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filed earlier this year, that it does not have legal standing. look for new details on this potentially historic and unique case coming up in just a few minutes on the "today" show. i'm molette green in the newsroom. back to you. >> molette, thank you. it is official. melania and barron trump are now living at the white house. the first lady tweeted this picture with the hashtag #moving day. looking forward to the memories we'll make in our new home. the first lady had been living at trump tower in new york city with her son barron so he can finish school there. now he'll attend school here in the fall. today bill cosby's defense team will begin presenting his case in his sexual assault trial outside of philadelphia but there is a question of whether cosby will take the stand to testify. his lawyers are not saying about it. last week accuser andrea
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drugged and molested her. cosby has denied all allegations. d.c. representative eleanor holmgren norton was not at the pride festival. in a statement to news 4 her staff says she was put on a wait list but that she would also have to pay at least $600 in fees to be on that list so she decided not to go. the capital pride organization said it respects eleanor holmes norton very much and they are looking into what happened. a maryland state trooper is -- >> i'll take it from there, aaron. trooper is out of the hospital this morning after being hit by a suspected drunk driver. the latest incident happened in upper marlboro yesterday. it happened sunday morning. the trooper was working an accident on pennsylvania avenue when his patrol car was hit from behind. police now say the driver did show signs of being under the influence after that accident
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we are looking at ten minutes away from the 7:00 hour. >> you might be wondering this morning where eun is. my partner here is out this week, but she is not on vacation. >> that's right. she is working. she's a working woman. she's in south korea exploring ahead of next year's olympic games and joins us now on the phone to tell us about her trip. eun, i've been following your instagram and i see you've already got a good meal. >> i finally ate. listen, eating has been very hard to do because our work schedule has been so full and so we just had our first meal of the day today, and it's 7:50 at night here in pyeongchang. we've had a very cool schedule but it's been really exciting. i've never been to this part of korea. this is the northeastern part where the olympic venues will be come february of 2018. there are two
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clusters. gorgeous, lush mountains right now. we should be covered by snow. and then we have more of a beach area and that's where the ice events will be, hockey, figure skating, speed skating. we had a chance to tour each of those venues today. they're really ahead of schedule at this point. a lot of these buildings have been built and they've had test runs already so it should be really exciting come olympics time. >> we know you're staying busy. we appreciate you making some time for us. stay safe. see you when you get back. >> thank you. i'll see you. 6:52 right now. we do want to get a check on the traffic with melissa mollet. >> good morning, guys. taking a look right now, chopper 4 headed to westbound 214 central avenue near the beltway. sounds like a truck lost its load. could have some delays there. inner loop and outer loop of the beltway, fine here this morning. no big problems.
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everything through prince george's county headed into town, you have the normal slowdowns. might be a little lighter volume than normal. that is good, of course. northbound 28 after compton road, disabled vehicle causing problems. 66 speaking of manassas, slow spot will be manassas 95 northbound slow spot going to be as you're approaching quantico. 270 montrose road, northbound, southbound all those lanes looking good. travel time, everything looks pretty typical. 270 at the top of the beltway, 66 into town and 95 northbound as well. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 f.m. good morning, chuck. >> good morning, melissa. quiet day outside from a precipitation perspective but, oh, man is it going to be hot again. yesterday a preview. 93 yesterday. probably going to be a degree or two warmer than that today and in addition to that, not as much of a breeze and
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more of a humidity. much more miserable day to be spending a whole lot of time outside. 74 in washington. not that much of a wind. up to 10 or 15 miles per hour made all the difference yesterday to be outside. today a lighter wind, higher humidity means the heat index will be a tick higher today. 72 leesburg, 67 in gaithersburg, 76 in arlington. 74 in edgewater, maryland. 71 in prince george's county. martinsburg, 72. as early as lunchtime today with afternoon highs up near 95. 95 would tie the record today, and in addition to the heat and humidity, poor air quality as well. code orange on air quality as well. if you have respiratory issues, asthma and the like, reduce all of your outdoor activities. the baseball game tonight will be in the 90
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course of the game. 100% chance of sweat today, 0% chance of rain. tomorrow maybe an isolated shower. going to have strong ger storms wednesday and heit-and-miss rai temperatures. it will take the edge off of this. >> he scores. hagelin with 13.6 to go. >> pittsburgh penguins are stanley cup champions again after defeating the nashville predators last night. it's the second straight championship for the penguins. the second consecutive mvp win for penguins star sidney crosby. pittsburgh has five stanley cup titles which is the sixth most in nhl history. 6:55 your time right now. here are four things to know before you head out the door this morning. the attorneys general from d.c. and maryland are going after president trump. they are filing
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accusing him of violating the constitution. details on this potentially historic case coming up in a few minutes on "today." services to remember the victims of the pulse nightclub shooting will be happening all day today. today marks one year. head to our app for more on the tributes. we're not sure when uproar restaurant and lounge will reopen after part of the roof started to bow. part of the newly expanded roof area started to shift yesterday. we're told excessive weight compromised the deck's floor support. head to the nbc washington app forupdates. you'll need to start paying $2 an hour to park along the national mall. up until now you could park for free. parking is limited to three hours in order to increase turnover. chopper 4 over the problem we were talking about westbound central avenue near the beltway. looks like it
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had reports a truck lost its load. everything looks pretty good to me right there. pliing with the records? >> yes, indeed. the record is 95. that's the forecast. tomorrow 96 is also within reach. thunderstorms second half of the week should take the edge off the the temperatures a bit. today sweltering. >> thank you, chuck. that is the "news 4 today." we appreciate you waking up with us. the "today" show. that's straight ahead. back with more local news and weather back at 7:25. >> make it a great monday, everybody.
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