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. a terror plot targeting new york city. >> a suspect caught in the sting. details on what investigators say was his plan to, quote, troy america. >> the two presidential contenders appearing together tonight. but this time, they will have a little fun. little fun. . 6:00 on this thursday, october 18th. we are taking a look at the woodrow wilson bridge where traffic seems to be moving pretty well this morning. very lucky this that regard. we've had some other issues throughout the morning. we'll check in with julie on that in just a bit. >> i'm sarah simmons. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning nurse. we've been following this breaking news from the roadsen aperson was hit appear killed while walking along route 1 in alexandria. this happened just before 2:00 a.m.
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in the northbound lanes of route 1 near hunting to be avenue. this is just below the beltway. investigators cleared the scene within past hour and we'll continue to follow that. let's check in with tucker barnes to get the latest on your forecast. another nice day in store. >> at least the start of the day will be nice. plenty of sunshine for the first half of the day. some clouds later this afternoon and eventually rain showers, maybe thunderstorms tonight. that is the timing on our next rain. the good news is it is a quick mover. we'll be right back in the sunshine by tomorrow. there is your september nell radar. nothing locally. nice and quiet to start the day. it will be nice and dry for moaght the morning session and headed home from school. showers out to the west into eastern kentucky and portions of ohio. that is our next approaching system and it is a cold front that could bring us a period of showers later tonight and perhaps thunderstorms into the overnight hour. -- it will be nice and dry for
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most of the morning session and headed home from school. remember yesterday, dulles was bottoming out in the upper 30s. this morning, it is 51 at dulles. here is your forecast for today. high temperatures, upper 60s and low 70s just like yesterday. increasing clouds with, again, a chance for rain late, particularly west and i think the rest of us will get it tonight. >> okay. thank you. time now to say hello to julie wright and see what is happening during the morning commute. been very busy this morning. >> we've had some major tie-ups to report around town because we had late-clearing construction on the beltway mps we had accident activity on the northbound side near father hurley boulevard. that has cleared. now, 66, wall-to-wall traffic early this morning coming in fr manassas but right here heaving fair oaks towards 123. heavier than usual but the lanes are open continuing in towards that capital beltway. no trouble spots to report for those continue ago long the
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beltway between the will -- wilson bridge and the springfield interchange. this will complicate the commute coming in. southbound 270, no issues reported leaving hyattstown. it is heavy and slow headed out toward the truck scales. three tractor-trailered collided along southbound i-83 between freeland road and old york road. you will find it remains closed off at this time. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. n-timetraffic. . federal agents have foiled a bomb plot to blow up the federal reserve building in manhattan. the investigation all part of a terrorism operation sting. >> now, a 21-year-old man is in custody facing some pretty serious charges. fox 8's melanie alnwicks live with an update now. >> reporter: the bomb plot may have been a fake but the intent surely was not. the 21-year-old suspect saying he wanted to quote, destroy america, citing quotes from osama bin laden to justify when
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he expected would be the killing of women and children in the tax. prosecutors say quazi nafis came to the u.s. from bangladesh in january on a student visa. he attended southeast missouri state stying cybersecurity nall, he contacted a confidential informant saying he wanted to form a terror cell. he met with undercover agents in september telling them he wanted to become a martyr for al-qaeda. he chose the target himself and was supplied with inactive materials to make a to 1,000 pound bomb. officials say nafis made several attempts to detonate it in lower manhattan yesterday and was then arrested. new york representative peter king says the fbi rightly let this one play out. >> they did not want this case to break out in the open as quickly as it did because they wanted to try to get more information out of him as to possible other al-qaeda operatives here in the united states. but i have no reason to believe he is night lone wolf other than the fact that during the course of the investigation, he
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did talk about having contacts back in bangladesh and in yemen all i believe. >> he faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al-qaeda. he was order held without bond and did not enter a plea. new york city police commissioner ray kelly says this is the 15th plot since september 11th to commit a terrorist act in new york city. each one so far thwarted by law enforcement agencies working together. >> thank you. to politics now. president obama and republican nominee mitt romney will be back on stage together again tonight but this time, it's okay for them have a little fun. >> they are he keynote speakers it alfred e smith fundraiser. during election years, it often gives presidential candidates the chance to take some lighthearted jabs at each other. romney, let's get back to what he was up to. he was in virginia yesterday
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where he got an introduction from comedian dennis miller but romney's message was serious. he addressed his plans to maintain the u.s. military criticizing president obama over defense cuts. president obama will be campaigning in fairfax tomorrow. an election night rally is in the work in chicago supporting president obama. plans enter the work to hold the event as atta the mccormack palace convention center although a contract has not yet been signed. been signed. . the final debate for virginia's senate seat is tonight. tim kaine will face off against george allen. it is scheduled for 7:00 tonight on the campus of virginia tech in blacksburg. fox 5 news edge, you decide 2012 will focus on local and national candidates and issues during the final two week of the campaign. it is a show that starts monday at 6:30:00 p.m. right here on fox 5 running
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until the election. still ahead on fox 5 morning news, 'tis the season to get christmas tree lighting tickets. the holidays are still a ways off but soon you can get your chance to be a part of one washington, d.c. tradition. >> first, honors today for jfk. why he will be remembered in a certainly ceremony at arlington national cemetery this afternoon. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising.
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making headlines this morning, disturbing new statistics. violent crime rates are up across the country for the first time in almost 20 yearsen the 18% raise is due to a large increase in assault. nearly four million people were assaulted last year. sexual assaults, property crimes and thefts are all up. violent crime had fall bin 56% since 1993. president john f. kennedy will be hahnored tut at a
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special ceremony at arlington national cemetery. in october 1961, jfk visited ft. bragg, north carolina and named the green beret of the official headgear of the army special forces. its roman catholic church will canonize its first native american catholic saint in a ceremony this sunday at the vatican. she was born in 1656 about 40 miles outside of what is now albany, new york. this is a statue of her in northeast d.c. history has it her parents died in a small box epidemic when she was a young child and she converted to catholicism as a teenager after her death, many miracled were reported. she is one of seven new scientists saint who will be canonized this weekend. a new way to breeze through the beltway as much as can you breeze through it. >> we'll tell you how much can you expect to pay to ride the express lanes to take the pain out of the traffic.
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>> but first, if you want to see the national trim tree lighting, you got to be in it to win it. details on the upcoming ticket lote when we come back. [ [ female announcer ] as youe making your decision...
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and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
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. & just hear those sleigh bells jingling &&. >> all right. can you hear the sleigh bells ringing. you can't hear them just yet. can you hear them in that song. you better start planning now if you want to attend a national christmas tree lating on the ellipse. the ticket lottery opens on october #th. wins are will be notified on the 1st and the actual event is december 6th. we've got more information on under web links. good luck to you. >> i like the christmas music even if it is a little too early. it is too early for it. >> it is early. >> no christmas-like weather out there to have to deal with on the woodrow wilson bridge. nice and easy day hopefully out there for folk at least during
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the morning rush, tucker in. >> i think both rush hours will be fine but later tonight, we'll get rain showers moving in. we could get locally heavy downpours. >> we'll take it. >> this is our only opportunity for rain here in the next week or so. >> really? >> yes. wait until you see the seven- day forecast. it's a good one. temperatures, 55 at reagan national right now. we're cool but we're in the as cool as we were yesterday when we had temperatures in the 30s. 46 in baltimore. 41 in frederick. 43 this morning for you in manassas. 50 in fredericksburg and 54 in quantico. a cool start to the day. definitely want to bring a jacket. yesterday being we got to high temperatures at 69. i think we might even been be a degree or two warmer. shoulding a nice comfortable afternoon for you. here are the changes, cloud cover and eventually some rain showers. not so much early. your morning commute will be just fine when the sun gets up
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in about an hour. we should be looking at plenty of nice sunshine here for the first parof your day. eventually the clouds will move in. eventually, a decent chance for some rain showers. i think the rain showers will generally hold off until late today. hon of thely, tonight here if you're close to washington. if you are further west are, you will seat rain showers earlier. this whole thing is moving so quickly, it will be over and out of here late tonight and early tomorrow morning. the good news is it is a quick mover and we should be right into the sunshine by tomorrow i think late morning after some overnight rain here. let's do the service map and show you what is going to be happening again. cold front will be moving through. that will bring late showers to the region. could be some thunderstorms too. we are officially under a slight risk for severe weather tonight. if you hear a rumble of thunder, that is what's going on. we are setting up for a nice
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looking weekend. 71 today. early sun. here come the clouds this afternoon. we should be mild for much of your day today. you got outdoor plans today, no problems with t58 tonight, rain showers a definite possibility. mild overnight with the rain showers. overnight lows in the upper 50s to about 60. that is what you call a nice- looking seven-day forecast. saturdayened sunday look fantastic. a nice warming trend here early next week. look at high temperatures tuesday and wednesday right back in the mid-70s with sunshine. if you are not done with the nice fall weather, we've got some in the seven-day forecast. let's do traffic with julie wright. >> i'm digging the hair, man. the hair looks great. >> thank you. >> it looks good. i like it. >> on the roads, you will find accident activity to report now along 301 much like where we've had the problem the last couple of days, 301 at billingsly road. no problems to report on
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northbound 5 leaving clinton headed back out towards the capital beltway. we do have delays southbound kenilworth avenue headed past eastern out towards burrows. heavy and slow from 234 south headed out to the car rest area just cease of manassas. the slow traffic from fair oaks headed eastbound towards 123. no problems reported close in at the beltway. southbound 270, traffic busy approaching and passing 109. ss that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. . construction on the express lanes and the virginia beltway is nearly done. they will be available for 14 miles. cars who use the express lanes must have an e-zpass transponder. tolls will vary as the express lanes get more crowded. the costs will go up so traffic is expected to ease off. the average speed will maintain at a minimum of 45 miles per
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hour, they say. to ride for free, hov 3 drivers must have the new e-zpass transponder. drivers will likely be charged between $3 and $6. off peak could be around $1 to $2. next, we'll go life to fox business network in new york. looking for a degree that pays? find out why you may want to look at the more affordable schools first. >> can't seem to clear that brain fog out. try take a nap. researchers found both sides of the brain communicate better during naps even when they only lasted for i afew minutes. the brain takes care of things during a resting state tunderst we got all that? >> i don't understand.
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>> we're going to take a nap.
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. welcome back to fox 5 morning news. two-year degree are paying off. we'll have more on that in just a moment. first, a look at the markets. lauren simonetti with fox business network is live in new york with the business beat. >> good morning. >> let's talk about these modest gains first. >> yeah, know. the dow actually would have been higher by about 100 points if we took ibm and intel out of the equation yesterday but we did eke out a small gain across the board. small steps on wall street yesterday. there was a report overnight that china's economy is slowing down, worst level of growth in three and a half years but we're being pretty resilient in response to that. we have mixed futures but ultimately relatively flat. >> all right. we also want to talk about this. we've been told that four-year degrees and master's degrees equal more money. we've got some new information that says a two-year degree is not all that band and it may be better for you now. >> right now, it seems like those with the associates
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degree, the two-year degree are getting hired at a pretty rapid clip. over the past six months, more than half a million jobs were create for those with if two- year degrees according to the labor market. these are x-ray technicians, other kinds of workers in the medical field, factory workers with a decent skill set. they are getting hired for a couple of reasons. lower skilled workers are the first to go during a recession and now that the recession is over, they're getting hired again. also, as higher level managers are indeed hired, those with four-year degrees plus, they're more inclined to bring on mid- level managers which oftentimes have the two-year degree. >> the good news is people are getting hired. that is the bottom line. >> right. >> that is the silver lining in all this. always good to see you. have a great day. >> you too. a terror plot focusing on a high row file target in new york city. this man was never even close to getting off the ground. we'll explain coming up. ain co
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. >> but first, would you be ready if we got hit by another earthquake? what is happening today to make sure everyone is ready. fox 5 morning news is back in just a moment. maryland schools are number one in america because
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. it has been morning a year now since our region was rocked by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. it could happen again. tuesday night, a small earthquake centered in maine was felt across much of new england. this morning, our region is taking part in what is call the great shakeout. at 10:18, everyone is encouraged to practice their quick safety drills. they say you should drop to the ground, take cover under something sturdy like a desk or a table and cover your head and neck. then hold on until the shaking actually stops. this is the first year our area
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has taken part in the great shakeout. so at 10:18, you better stop, drop and hold on. >> that would be better than the way i handled it last time when i just yelled earthquake. >> and unnoe one was here. >> i definitely wasn't prepared. >> it was the afternoon last time. >> it was unexpected. we are off to a nice start. we do are have changes. we'll get morning sunshine but later this afternoon, really tonight, we'll get some showers and maybe some thunderstorms moving through. you can time out your day, most of your day will be dry. let's go right to the radar and we need to show you the shower activity. same showers and thunderstorms that brought delays to the giants-cardinals game yesterday and postponed the yankee game last night in detroit. just a thin band of rain but when it comes through here, it
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will get favorable dynamics in the upper atmosphere. try not to get too technical. we'll get some rain and thunderstorms around here later tonight. temperature, 55 right now in washington. 50 in new york. it is cool out there. much of our area in the 40s this morning. so bring along a jacket. we should top out in the low 70s and most of your thursday dry. the rain will move in tonight. >> okay. thank you, tucker. let's check in with traffic now. busy ride right now. late start off on the south side of town where i've got accident activity along 301 this morning out near billingsly road. watch up out for fire and rescue units responding here. northbound 5, the pace still good to go headed out towards the capital beltway. heavy volume approaching route 80 head out towards route 109. 58 out to the split, about a 45 minute commute at this time.
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eastbound 66 coming in out of centreville, heavy volume leaving manassas headed eastbound. you will find northbound i-59 below speed here out of the woodbridge continuing northbound across the occoquan. traffic will stack up leaving lorton to the franconia springfield parkway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. . a bank bangladeshi man is under arrest this morning after his plan to blow up the federal reserve building in new york is stopped by federal agents. >> those agents insist the public was never at risk saying the investigation was part of a terrorism sting operation. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live now with the details. >> reporter: the 21-year-old suspect came to the united states? january on a student versace a he studies cybersecurity at southeastern missouri state until may and then according to the criminal complaint against him, he began to hatch his plot in july intending to kill a large number of americans. >> new york is the to haveen the terrorist target list in
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this country. >> i bomb plot in new york city just blocks away from the world trade center has some people on edge. >> i don't like it. i was here for 9-11 and my building was -- you know, we were affected that whole day. i didn't want it relive any of that. >> reporter: authorities arrested 21-year-old quazi nafis on wednesday in what the fbi called an elaborate sting operation. officials ate bangladeshi man has ties for a terrorist organization. >> he was a very strong supporter in yemen. >> reporter: police say nafis set out to detonate a car bomb outside the federal reserve building in manhattan. but as it turns out, the device was a fake planted by undercover agents. the fbi has release a statement that reads in part, quote, it is important to emphasize that the public was never at risk in this case because two of the
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defendant's accomplices were and fbi source and and fbi agent. agent. fast east and in federal court to face charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al- qaeda. he was ordered held without bail and did not enter a plea. his court appointed defense attorney is keeping tight lipped about the case. ut the c . >> correct. i have no comments. >> reporter: and we are learning more about quazi nafis. his father is a vice president of a prominent bank in bangladesh. his sister is a doctor. his family says he is not a radical type and they are stunned by the charges. he face as a maximum punishment of life in prison. a group of al-qaeda militants has been killed ahead of an apparent attack in yemen. suspected u.s. drone strike
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took out at least seven militants. the strike came after local residents provided tips that an al-qaeda attack on the town was imminent. imminent. . president obama and republican nominee mitt romney will be back on stage together again tonight. they are the keynote speakers at the the alfred e smith dinner. this is a chance to take lighthearted jabs at each other. romney was in virginia yesterday where he got an introduction from dennis miller. he addressed his plan to maintain the u.s. military criticizing president obama over defense cuts. president obama will be campaigning in fairfax tomorrow. democrat tim kaine and republican george allen are preparing for the final debate tonight in the race for the virginia senate seat. a poll released last week by nbc news found 47% for kaine
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and 46% for allen. another poll showed 51% for kaine. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 starts monday here at 6:30:00 p.m. on fox 5. on fox 5. . the trial resumes today for the two prince george's county police officers charged with beating a university of maryland student. it happened in 2010 during wild celebrations after the terps beat duke in a basketball game. yesterday, first degree assault charges were dropped against reg natural baker and james harrison. the judge said there is no evidence john mckenna had suffered a permanent injury. the officers are still facing charges of second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
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some teachers are out of a job follow a disturbing incident involving some kids. four toddlers at the lynbrook child care center wandered away from a play tbrowpped and into the streets on monday. man pearments think this was just a freak accident and won't appear againen but the mother of a 2-year-old who was among the group that wandered off has now thane her son out of the facility. >> i was so angry, i was shaking. i could not stop shaking. as i pulled not school parking lot being, i heard this man yelling outside lynbrook, lynbrook, avenue lost your kids. >> it is a very good facility. teachers are very loving. the crick limb, there is a nice balance of play and structured activity. and i think this was just something really out of the ordinary. >> the day care center says it conducted the investigation and has fired the teachers involved. it says it has reported the
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incident to appropriate oversight agencies. a pepco worker is being called a hero this morning. the crew was working on a home under construction in prince george's county when he spotted a fire inside. 19-year-old ripe kal happen rushed in several time to put out the fire. >> the flame actually started back up and started burningthe whole cabin again. i walked back in, put my hood over my head and put the fire on the again. >> the home owner was walking her two other sons to the bus stop and ran back to tell the workers that her 3-year-old was sleeping upstairs. they both ran back into the house and got the boy out. she is thankful that pepco crews were there and calls them heroes. coming up next, when is barbecue sauce worth $10,000? >> it must be some mighty good barbecue sauce. this stuff is long past its expiration date but someone out
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there was still willing to pay a pretty penny for a giant jug of mcjordan sauce. we have to wrap up all your championship series action. all that rain couldn't keep the cardinals from another victory. coming up next. maryland schools are number one in america because
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we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland.
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it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven.
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. if you could only see what tucker barnes is doing right now. >> time now for the morning line. we begin with game three of the national league championship series. the cardinals and giants came in split at one game apiece. bottom of the third, matt carpenter who came in for an injured carlos beltran takes matt kaine deep for the two-run homer. that would prove to be the game winner. cards win 3-1 and take a two games to one lead in the seery. can you catch goal -- game
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four here on fox 5. first pitch at #:00 p.m. the yankees got an extra day to lick their wounds. rainy weather in detroit postponed game four of of the american heying championship seer usc against the tigers. it has been rescheduled for today. first pitch is at 4:00 p.m. detroit can close out the series with one more win. they lead three games to none and a-rod is still collecting numbers at this point. ers at t because he is not playing. it is week seven and the skin are just now starting their slate of nfc east opponents. sunday's visit to the meadowlands to face the giants marks the longest they've ever gone into a season before playing a divisional foe since the merger in 1970. these two teams have plenty of history but most recently, the redskins have controlled despite the giant super bowl run a year ago. the skins swept the series in 2011. sunday's meeting will be an nfc east debut for robert griffin
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iii. >> both of these teams have played each other a bunch. they know each other really well, know the personnel really welsh coaches know each other really well. it will be fun to do somethingtive report out there, get to play against a division foe of the new york giants football champions. i look forward to it. >> it is different. it make it more fun. it make the end of the soap more important. i think that is what hear going for with the schedule. it is good to see afamiliar opponent and it is good that we have a chance with this first twigs game. >> that should be some good football on sunday. here's one for you. special mcdonald's sauce endorsed by basketball legend michael jordan raked in some pretty big bucks on the internet. mcjordan barbecue sauce sold for $10,000 on e-bay. somebody paid $10,000 for mirrored michael jordan barbecue sauce.
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it was only sold in limited markets identify short time back in the '90s. the man who used to open mcdonald's restaurants in north dakota put the 20-year-old gallon container up for sale. e-bay says the buyer is from chicago but says it is not michael jordan. >> maybe that is something michael jordan would rather forget. it looks like motor oil. it probably has been sitting around so long. >> what do you do -- >> i don't remember the mcjordan meal. >> maybe it is just in chicago. >> the guy owned some of the restaurants in north dakota. >> michael jordan and barbecue sauce? i don't get it. >> you eat the sauce and it makes you like michael jordan. >> i guess can you score a bunch of points. >> if you do that, i'll have the current barbecue sauce. >> it's expired now. so it doesn't work anymore. >> no more magic left in it. >> i got it. >> the forecast, magic to start. lots of sunshine out this. should be a pleasant day.
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a little cool at the moment but we'll see highs near 70 later. and eventually, some rain showers, perhaps thunderstorms arrive. timing on that will be late today. unless you are well to the west, most of us won't get the rain until tonight. 55 in washington. 43 in manassas. remember yesterday, we had some 30s off to the north and west. frederick, 41 degrees. leonardtown, 52 in southern maryland. should be a nice, mild afternoon. going to get a pretty good wind here up ahead of our frontal system which will be moving in later today. that will warm things up into the low 70s. sunshine for the next couple of hours, not quite yet, hang in there. by late morning, early afternoon, you will see the high clouds move in. eventually, a decent chance for rain showers. i know this particular band of rain doesn't look terribly impressive at this hour but it will regenerate itself as it
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moves through later this afternoon and tonight. it will be a quick mover. we'll get it out of here late tonight appear early tomorrow morning. that will set us up for a nice friday and great looking weekend. 6:00 a.m., there we go at 6:00 tonight. most of the rain shower activity still holding off to the west. it does get in here later tonight. there we are at 10:00. futurecast indicating some showers. perhaps some thunderstorms as well. officially, we are around a slight risk for severe weather across the mid-atlantic. it is possible we could get some thunderstorms with gusty wind. we get the whole thing out of here by early tomorrow morning. there we are by 7:00 a.m., we are already starting to clear out. most of your identify looks great with temperatures back in the 70s. 71 today, early sunshine, afternoon clouds. breezy, mild, wind out of the south gusting to about 15 later today. and there is your accu-weather seven-day forecast. get the rain out early. 74 tomorrow. saturday and sunday look great. i no he we got lots of outdoor activities. various football games and soccer games and that kind of thing. should be just fine for you
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going to the pumpkin patch. looks good for that as well. a nice warming trend early next week, back in the 70s. ck in th . >> good morning. we'll jump right in because we have a lot of information. guess what it is time for. that's right. ask tony and tucker, the segment where tucker and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions. others got involved in this one. quite the question here. today's question actually comes from dave ross, our own dave ross asked this. and he wanted to know, i don't mow what made him think of this, but how were the four faces on mount rushmore selected? excellent question. you ready for this? >> sure. >> they were selected by the person who sculpted, who carved the faces. but here is the history and
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we'll share this obvious will you, tucker. in 1923, south dakota state historian doan robinson came up with an idea for attracting tourists to the park there and to the black hills of dakota. and originally, the idea was to have someone sculpt local heroes, some local heroes like local indian heroes. >> local western heroes. >> i had on my list, lewis and clark, red cloud and buffalo bill cody. >> there was some thought of sculpt sculpting those figures out of the needles. he wrote to a famous sculptor. he liked to celebrate america. he was known for sculpting this great bust of abraham lincoln and was supposed to do some
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work in the south stone mountain of confederate leaders there. that project fell through so he was able for mount rushmore. he actually came up with the idea. >> maybe it is a good thing that project fell through. there you go. >> it depends on your perspective. >> mount rushmore, so yeah, he selected these four presidents and i didn't realize the symbolism behind the four presidents that he chose. >> okay. >> george washington, the first president, of course, was picked because he represents the birth of the united states. >> that makes sense. >> and washington, since he was the first president, his figure is dominant. it is out in front. the other presidents. >> i didn't realize that. >> that's right. >> thomas jefferson, the third president was picked. he represents the growth of the united states and sort of an interesting story. >> yeah. i'll tell you that one here. there is a picture of mount rushmore as we know t i want to show you a picture after
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washington was completed. the sculptor and his team began work on jefferson. jefferson originally was on the other side of washington. isn't that interesting? >> that is a great find. >> they worked on it for almost two years and found a crack in the stone that made it not stable. they had to start all over. they blasted the work he had done off the stone and started on the other side. >> real quick, teddy roosevelt represents the development of the united states, 26th president and abraham lincoln, the 16th president represents the preservation of the united states. >> so it is kind of a shrine to democracy. it represents the early history of the united states, first 150 years. that is why he chose those people. the project was begun in the 1920s, not fin underred until 1941, unfontly, shortly after the original sculptor died.
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his son finish the works. -- unfortunately, shortly after the original sculptor died. it was not done without controversy because the area the home to the lakota indians and consider that land sacred. it was built. later, some of the native americans sided to have a sculpture of chief crazy horse built about 17 miles way from this. that was completed in the late '90s. >> i didn't realize that the nats presidents that are running -- >> i thought the same thing. >> teddy is kind of tucked back in there too. >> my brother wanted to see this really bad. he was driving across the country. drove six hours out of his way to see it because it is in the middle of south dakota. he drove six hours out of the way, foggy of the day of the year and he couldn't see it. he never saw it. >> he didn't stay until the fog went away. >> i guess he was in a hurry. >> fascinating history. it is in the black hills of
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south dakota. mount rusore national park. i did not know this. it was not formally dedicated -- it was finished in 1941. it was not farmally dedicated until 1991. i didn't know that. >> really? >> we have to go apparently. thank you, dave, for the question. if you have a question you want answered, go to and click on the weather tab. >> let's check in with julie wright and get the latest on traffic. >> still very busy out here on the highways this morning. eastbound 66, you're delayed coming in from 234 south leaving manassas headed in towards 123. about a 30-minute ride and that is with all of the lane open. you will find we do have trouble out here along 301 at billingsly road. police are on the scene at charles county. northbound on i-9 5, the accident activity here at the prince william parkway crowding the left lane. state police are here with you. traffic remains slow continuing out past the capital beltway. 395 checking for a stalled car across the 14th street bridge. >> thank you very much.
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good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. i hope you are in the mood for a little disney magic. we have some the biggest stars in town. we are live at the patriot center. this is a show that showcases the most memorable musical moments in disney history, with the rocking royal remix, we could say. we have an amazing preview set up for you. we're already in the castle and
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the flat ware has come to life. we have young girls from a group that helps empower young girls. and they'll be here and they'll get to meet merida and they'll learn dance moves. you can't have a morning with disney and not have the fab four show up. mickey, minnie, donald, goff e. back to you in the studio. >> thank you very much. now we want to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day, and it's daniel. daniel says he loves tuning into fox 5 every day. for your chance to be tomorrow's fan, log onto our facebook page, leave a comment under daniel's picture. that will do it for the 6:00. now over to tony and sarah.
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