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kensington. >>reporter: in some ways, it echoes of hillary clinton and bernie sanders in this battle for the democratic nomination. and, a clear path to the senate in this heavily democratic state. chris van hollen's, the candidate, several will be here with the big rally, a get out the vote rally and they plan to start in about one hour. donna edwards said she is running to shake up the establishment. >>reporter: much of the following -- much of the fight is in baltimore. they tried to persuade the last remaining persuadable voter. >> they do what they say. >>reporter: in west baltimore, there is some anger that maryland's political establishment, including many african-american politicians, hali
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county. >> it's disgraceful. >> my entire public life i have worked to bring people together. >>reporter: he said he has been an effective progressive and it may be working. >> i have to come out here and pray i don't get shot. i need somebody to help me. >>reporter: van hollen hammers edward suggesting she is ineffective at passing bills and helping constituents. >> sound bytes and rhetoric don't produce change in people's lives. >> powerful interests don't want donna edwards. >>reporter: they called chris van hollen and insider. >> my first act is to make sure that hungry children in maryland get breakfast, lunch and dinner. and a member congress could have done that and mr. van hollen could have done it but he didn't. i did. >>reporter: polls have econ black
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forth. recent polls suggest chris van hollen is ahead and gaining momentum. bruce leshan, wusa9. donna edwards said if you don't have a seat at the table, you will be on the menu. she would be the first african- american in the u.s. since carol moseley braun who left in 1999 and she was the first african-american female in the u.s. senate. the most expensive race for congress is taking place. several well-known candidates are competing to replace chris van hollen, who you just saw, is trying to move up to the senate. businessman david drone has ported more than $7 million of his own money. that is a new record for self- funded candidates. he is in a crowded field that includes former news anchor, kathleen matthews and jamie raskin. the race to replace donna edwards is a hot one, three wa
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former lieutenant governor anthony brown is running against constructive county states attorney attorney, glen ivy and the state delegate. john kasich campaigned in maryland ahead of the primary tomorrow. the ohio governor rallied support is in rockville, one day after he and ted cruz formed an unprecedented alliance to keep donald trump from winning the nomination. kasich said he will give cruise a clear path in indiana and ted cruz said he will clear for kasich to compete in oregon and new mexico. trump is crying foul. >> a few colluded business or the stock market, they put you in jail. >> this is about winning the votes of the hoosier state. >> ted cruz is pulling five points behind trump in indiana and the primaries next tuesday. fi
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predicted to win them all. front runner hillary clinton will perform well tomorrow. if she wins big, it would be nearly impossible for bernie sanders to catch up, effectively knocking him out of the race. the candidates will hold rallies in philadelphia ahead of tomorrow's presidential primary in pennsylvania. we have the complete voters guide to all the republican and democratic races on our free wusa9 app. tonight at 7:00, we will be joined by republican candidate, richard douglas. if you have a question, you can send it to us on our wusa9 facebook or twitter pages. president barack obama is sending u.s. forces to the front lines in the fight against ices. before leaving europe, he confirm deployment of some 250 troops to support opposition forces battling isis in syria. that is in addition to 200 troops and apache helicopters being sent to iraq. >>
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ground troops into fight. we are going to try to find out what works and double down. >> during the meeting with european allies in germany, the president urged leaders to send a clear warning to terrorists', by stepping up support in the war against isis. >> the suicide bombing killed 14, including two police officers. 38 were injured. investigators believe isis is responsible. and vesta gator said it was sparked off in a downtown commercial center. in bangladesh, two men were killed. one worked for a u.s. agency and edited a local magazine for the lgbt community. the other victim was the editors friend and the state department has condemned the attack and is working with local police. the fairfax county fire chief had strong words for
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bullied firefighter nicole mittendorff. her body was found in the shenandoah national park after a five-day search. she took her own life. suspect they're looking into whether the fire officials knew anything about the lurid online postings which mentioned her. what did she tell you? >>reporter: the internet is full of trolls who bully and defame people. we know this. we have freedom of speech in this country. the question, is weather coworkers and county employees were behind the comments. the chief said he will thoroughly investigate and if employees are responsible, he will take action. >>reporter: nicole mittendorff killed herself in shenandoah national park. she left her suicide note but you don't know what she said. the horrible things cyber bullies wrote about her. they claim to be firefighters as they ridiculed and harassed mittendorff and other female firefighters
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gossip site, fairfax underground. richard bowers is addressing the online posting. >> i don't have any tolerance for this, the physical nature or the written nature or verbal nature. i will address that and eradicate that completely. >>reporter: bowers said the men and women of the fairfax county fire department are good people who are grieving and the focus on lurid postings detracted from the goal to remember and pay tribute to nicole. he declined to take questions, but said he has a plan in place and will investigate when state police finish their investigation. >> if there is anybody responsible for any piece of this, i will hold them accountable. >> anyone on the clock, computers or anything, obviously, it has a connection with the county. there is already existing laws
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in sexual-harassment. >>reporter: supervisor john cook who oversees public safety also said the issue needs to be investigated. >> while nicole mittendorff's family prepares her funeral, she will be remembered at a building in tysons corner by a light that you can see. it will be lit up in red in memory of nicole mittendorff. peggy fox, back to you. the viewing and funeral for nicole mittendorff will take place this thursday. weather could be a big problem for much of the midsection. the national weather service said there is a possibility for powerful, long track tornadoes and enormous hail in central plains states. the bulls i could be 55,000 square miles stretching from northern oklahoma to southern nebraska, including oklahoma city. >> a separate weather system could bring showers and
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chief meteorologist topper shutt is here with more. not everybody will see a shower. i want everyone to get out and vote. if you are worried about a shower, vote in the morning. the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. there may be a shower by 4:00 and still 81 at 6:00. nothing in the morning and a warm day. we will come back and talk about a temperature swing on wednesday and the possibility of more yellow alerts further on down the road. coming up, a man is accused of stealing money supposed to be donated to the family of a slain virginia state trooper. information on a
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jakob wagner was targeted by bullies and didn't return to school. friend of the men charged in charleston intends to plead guilty. they said twenty-one-e world joey meek's
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plan to carry out the shootings but failed to warn police. is charged with lying to authorities. investigators say he gun down nine black parishioners at the historic emmanuel ame church last june during a bible study meeting. the city of cleveland reached a $6 million settlement for the death of tamir rice. was shot via police officer when playing with a pellet gun. an officer stopped in his cruiser and under the terms of the settlement, cleveland did not admit to wrongdoing and a grand jury decided there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges in the case. the city will pay the family over the next two years. >> a man is under arrest for swiping a donation jar intended for the family of a virginia state trooper shot and killed. he stole the jar full of money
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the money was supposed to go to the family of 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.
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sfx: clap, clap, ding high school steen -- senior stabbed as he walked to school. police are looking for his attacker. dc police said it happened around 9:00 a.m. the woodrow wilson high school student was stabbed in the leg. >> officers say he will recover. there have been three stabbings in that area since november. ellen brian talk to the women in that neighborhood. >>reporter: this is woodrow wilson high school and blocks from the dead-end street where the stabbing happened earlier this morning. this is a street where people walk every morning to go to their cars and they are shocked by what happened. >> i was totally zoned out. i had my headphones on and wasn't paying attention to my surroundings. >>reporter: samantha never
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thought this street become a crime scene. >> i've heard a couple of people who have been followed in cars but i never felt unsafe in this neighborhood. >>reporter: she said it is worrying that a high school senior was stabbed during an attempted robbery in this neighborhood. >> gangs are knocking people over in the street. >>reporter: this woman didn't want to go on camera because she fears being targeted. >> there were break-ins and other attempted break-ins. >>reporter: they said the teenager had to walk from where he was stabbed to the high school where administrators called 911 and got him to the hospital. they said the injury is not life-threatening. ellen brian, wusa9. if you have seen the attack or can help identify, notify police. the 18-year-old killed in a
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brutal assault took place last his name is oscar benitez. they are looking for more evidence. wooden plank with nails on it was taken at evidence. there is growing gang violence. it was freaky. my son sought on the news and told me. i had never seen anything go on at all. >> frightening. i come here a few times a week to walk and i realize that this happened that night, but it could be anytime. >> police are trying to determine if it was gang related. the victim was at holy cross hospital and no arrests have been made. the fire chief in bowie, maryland is apologizing for a tweet from the fire department that suggested a meteorite may have caused a small brush fire in woods near scarlett oak terrace. it was a crater at the fire and
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the tweet went viral. meteorite and the fire department is investigating the fire as a possible arson. they said it could not have been a meteorite. >> what do you think? >> they are not cool, but they are warm to touch. they burn up in the atmosphere and we would have heard it if it hit the ground. we would have heard that. impossible. >> has that ever happen? >> never. scientifically impossible. it was started by humans at work. [laughter] the 3-degree guarantee, we are warm enough today. we had 84 the high. i will let you know how you do tonight at 11:00. you may want to download the app before the thunderstorms roll in. it is free.
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76 a few clouds and milder and breezy. bus stop temperatures are 56- 73. yellow weather alert tomorrow afternoon. not everybody will see a shower or thunderstorm. there will be a few tour the afternoon and evening. a great night to take a walk after dinner. 69 in silver spring and bowie and by morning, primarily in the 60s. downtown in gaithersburg, and 61 in sterling. by 9:00, a couple of sprinkles north of frederick. by afternoon, 1:00, we are okay. by 5:00 or 6:00, some showers to the south. the lion share will be to the
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north in new jersey. the day planner, 72 by 9:00 and start the day. it will be a wet day on wednesday and cooler with 64 on thursday. i'm contemplating yellow weather alert's for those days, as well. near 70 over the weekend with possible showers on sunday. rain on monday with highs in the mid-60s. >> could he be as good as darrell greene? >> he can be. i don't know if he has as fast as darrell greene but he has proven the burgundy and gold think he can be.
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how does he feel about the top b the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "searing tragedy struck in a place parents felt their children were safe" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edsdwar said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator.
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women vote! is responsible for the content of this advertising. in annapolis, she battled republicans joseline peña-melnyk for congress... yes! and the nra to pass the toughest gun safety legislation in the country. i'll take on the tough fights to expand social security and keep the doors open to planned parenthood. my mom is so tough she's willing to fight anyone who's going to pay him more than us for doing the same job. i'm joseline peña-melnyk,
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and i approve this message. now, wusa9 game on sports with kristen berset brought to you by xfinity. when josh norman hits the field as burgundy and gold, he will have his hands full with top receivers including odell beckham jr., who he will face twice this year. let me refresh your memory. and the giants panthers game, they battled with trash talking before, during and after. it was physical book in the end, both players were penalized and back and was suspended for a head to normans had. when asked about that, he said this is god's way of playing a joke on him. >> [laughter] god has a way of smiling at people.
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he's got jokes, st nothing more, nothing last. let's go to the next one. let's go to the next one. at the end of the day, four quarters and let's see who will spend it. >> that will be a fun matchup. over five years, washington defensive end chris baker crashed today, wanting to know what is left for everyone else. >> [laughter] what's up? >> anymore money left for guys like chris baker? >> i've got you, bake. [laughter] you will be all right, don't worry. [laughter] >> it is a valid concern, right?
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deflate-gate, you thought it with the nfl and reinstated the original four game suspension. a federal judge had originally dismissed his part in it. steph curry suffered with injuries. over the last four seasons he played nearly every game and helped lead the golden state warriors to a history making season. now, they have to navigate the next few weeks of the playoff without them. he slipped and hurt his knee at the end of the first half last night. he has a sprain and will be out for two weeks, at least. the team won without him. curry missed two games with an ankle injury which plagued him through his career and now the knee injury. >> health means everything. you have to be healthy. >> he only missed three games all year.
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he will be fine. >> pelley: cruz and kasich gang up on trump and a political food fight breaks out. >> i have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion. >> pelley: also tonight, the president tells charlie rose why america must send more troops to syria. >> being able to distinguish between those who we can work with and those we ct,an' all that's really important. >> pelley: a federal court rules against the patriots' tom brady. and art imitates life in an all-female broadway play about women in war. >> we didn't know we were going to be making history. >> no. no, no. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.


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