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behind the story. >> i just saw some crazy stuff. i picked up a group of three girls. they were describing what they were going to do when they get there, check for guns, get the money before you start touching up on the guy. >> this girl looked like she was 12 years old. can you believe that? 12 years old. police arrived fast. i mean, they do not play. not when you are doing child sex trafficking. >> people call you a hero. what do you think of that? >> i think there is a lot of uber drivers that would do the same thing. she was young. she was really, really young. >> you may have saved this girl's life. >> i looked into her eyes and you can see the insecurity in her eyes. you could see the innocent where she was just kind of going along. i've been that age before where you are just trying to go along and people give you stuff and you go along with it.
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that same hotel i dropped her off at, the last time i was at that hotel, i had seen this case. >> in a way it's just being an observer. something struck you with this young girl. >> there is a contrast. i'm working with these girls. their life is all good and beautiful and then you compared to the situation so you immediately spot, hey, it's out. what do you want people to play with? >> i think the people that speak up, the more people that know about it or actually know this, you'll be able to spot it and you'll be able to call it out more. >> we are so grateful. this all happened in december back in sacramento, california. he is here in dc for the hope
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thanking the people who go above and beyond to help missing children. we are saluting him. you know, these children here are all missing. they are on the side of our building facing wisconsin avenue. they are kids from our area who are not home tonight. these windows of hope are just one of the ways we are trying to help bring them home. go to our website. you've got an entire -- we've got an entire section devoted to this. a federal lawsuit filed against howard university claiming administrators dropped the ball on how they handle the rape cases the last three years. the victim say the school discriminated against them. they say the clear violation of title ix. the complaint explains that howard took forever to turn phone calls and the e-mails in two victims and didn't give them proper access to counseling. the attorney says they were not given a fair shot with equal education. >> what we want to do is to compel
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investigative procedures and policies to make sure that this doesn't happen to other students in the future. this is something that will be with them for the rest of their lives. >> howard university released a statement saying they take all allegations like this seriously but they will not comment because it involves pending litigation. also facing a lawsuit tonight, the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. five former female students say administrators allowed a sexually hostile environment to fester. they say they received violent threats on social media and the school did nothing to protect them. the school disagrees. they've hired an investigator, formed an assault task force, and created an awareness training program. today is a yellow weather alert day. now, here's your first alert whether. the good news, the heavy rain is moved out. light ran across most of the
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your lawn is probably looking tough as well. we see the back edge of precipitation. northward, you are pretty much done with the rain showers. moving northwest to southeast. in town, just moderate to light rain. nothing crazy heavy right now but the roads are wet and that slowing folks down. we zoom in again. some slow going here as well. even toward fairfax and down 95, we've got some slow going. heaviest rain by far and away just inside the district. left over showers tonight. upper 40s, low 50s. feels like march. by morning, the only good news we have for you, it's cloudy. not much is happening tomorrow morning. a little bit of drizzle is about it. again, just clouds, temps in the low to mid 50s. we will let you know if we ve
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more rain moving in by the evening commute tomorrow. look ahead to mom's day. >> he's a showboat. fbi has been in turmoil. everybody knows that. >> president donald trump explaining his decision to fire fbi director james comey. there's still a lot of talk in washington about that firing. first, from the president himself doing an interview with lester holt. the president said he didn't need the recommendation of deputy attorney general rod rosenstein . >> very smart guy. the democrats like him. republicans like him. regardless of recommendation, i was going to fire him. >> deputy rosenstein met behind closed doors with the heads of the senate investigation. president trump says he asked comey th
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under investigation and the russian probe. he was assured all three times, according to the president, that he was not. the man who took over for comey on an interim basis testify before a senate committee. acting fbi director shot down one of the white house reasons for firing comey. he told senators he had brought support within the fbi and he still does to this day. the acting director also said the firing will not stop the investigation of possible trump campaign ties with russia and republican congressman calling for the department of justice inspector general to look into the firings of director comey. president trump claimed millions of people voted illegally last november and cost him the popular vote. he's never backed up that claim with evidence and now he's created a commission to look into voter fraud. the vice president will head that panel. about a dozen people from both sides of the aisle will be part of it.
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new legislation could make it harder for legal voters to cast a ballot. >> regulation of the vote is likely to affect eligible voters as opposed to identifying ineligible voters. >> president trump expecting the commission to file a report sometime next year. a large police presence as workers remove a second confederate monument in new orleans. that before dawn this morning. the statue honoring the former confederate president davis. it's tucked away in storage. it is the second of four civil war era monuments scheduled to be removed. supporters of the statue say they honor their heritage. they see them as symbols of racism. a lot of back-and-forth on the facebook page about this. mike says there is reason to have statues
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enslave an entire race of people . but george asked, why are you trying to erase the past? a country that forgets its history will repeat it. will you get rid of slavery mementos too? me to 79-year-old maryland woman who proves it's never too late to go back to college. the dangers in deadly new opioid cocktails
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new developments in the emergency at a nuclear site in seattle. the hole in the nuclear waste storage tunnel had been filled area it took more than 50 dump trucks to get the job done. this happened tuesday when there was a collapse. the energy department says no one was hurt. that plant once made weapons grade plutonium used for u.s. nuclear weapons. it looks like a chunk of concrete, right? well, it can kill you with one does. it's a new dangerous and deadly drug getting attention on our facebook page tonight. so far it's been found in ohio, alabama, kentucky, and tennessee. now there is concern that it can make it to our region. police say it lives up to its name. >> to call this russian roulette is an de
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you would have a better use surviving one round of russian roulette then you would injecting this in your body. we seen an explosion of opioids and now we see these concoctions of this more potent. the unfortunate thing is when they hear about these more potent cocktails, they rushed to them. >> police call it an opioid cocktail because it just has so many different drugs in it. we're talking heroin, synthetic opioids, sentinel. that's a tranquilizer for large animals like elephants. why would you put that in your body? experts say it's 10 times more powerful -- rather, 10,000 times more powerful than morphine. if she can do it, you can do it. coming up, be inspired by the 79-year-old member of the class of 2017. up next, police
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narrator:to do time is what is right. ralph northam. army doctor during the gulf war. volunteer director of a pediatric hospice. ralph northam. army doctor during the gulf war. progressive democrat. in the senate, he passed the smoking ban in restaurants, stopped the transvaginal ultrasound anti-choice law, and stood up to the nra. as lieutenant governor, dr. northam is fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare. ralph northam believes in making progress every day. and he won't let donald trump stop us.
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are you tired of paying through the roof for show tickets? sometimes the price just won't drop. ticket b
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the problem. the program grabs online tickets before you can, thus jacking up the prices. tonight at 11:00, our special assignment unit investigates. police say social media helped to find the parents of this little boy. he's either three or four and his picture was everywhere online this morning. he was found walking alone in baltimore. a staff member at saint agnes hospital stopped the boy and took him to be checked out. police say he was just fine and it's not clear why he was out alone or if his parents will face charges. so this story has a lot of you talking online tonight. someone says, the parent should be disciplined, monitor, and go to parenting classes. someone please explain to me why the child is fully dressed at 4:00 a.m. serious lack of parenting skills. and this from ronald, this happens in all neighborhoods. it's about protecting and watching your kids.
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new at 6:00, talk about persistence and love of learning. a nearly 80-year-old great- grandmother is graduatirong fm the university of maryland university college this weekend, and today she inspired our own. >> introduce yourself. >> you are 79 years old. >> april 6th. >> you were born in alabama. >> when you started in school, it was a segregated school. >> all the grade one through six were in the same room. >> but you remember from the beginning that you loved to learn. what was your favorite subject? >> mass. >> you loved math. 1957, you get your ged. did you think about going to college? >> not been. until i was married
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>> when did you get started at the university of maryland? >> 2012. >> do you wish your husband could be here to see you? >> yeah. go as long as you want as long as you don't tell me to go. >> when you got that final class finished -- >> i've got it made now. >> you are graduated. i did it. >> you have six great grandkids. what kind of example do you think you are setting for them? >> i hope that if an old lady can do it, you can do it. >> she did it. she is
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she gutters back leaders degree in computer science, not because she plans to go back to work but rather just because she loves to learn. >> i love her spirit. i got it made. that's fantastic. we switch gears. it's a little different here. it's something this woman says she wouldn't wish on her worst enemy. having a child ripped from her arms and she couldn't get to them. that's how one mother describes the moment but tornado through generations of her family from her home. shooting this video on her cell phone and the storm blew closer to her father's home. in the video, you can see it over my shoulder, you hear her call for her father to move away from the window, and then her 12-year-old daughter screams and the video goes out. stacy describes what happened next. >> she was hollering and screaming at me. i was just telling her to pray, just pray. the next thing i know, i could feel her being pulled for me. she's reaching for me.
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keep praying. and i did. i did until it took her right out of my arms. >> when it was over, all three of them were picked up by the storm. they landed in the rubble of what was their home. they've got broken ankles and other wounds. she'll be in the hospital for a while, but they are so thankful to be alive. that is one incredible story. >> it goes to show the power of prayer. that can make a lot of difference. >> it's probably an ef-5. probably around 200 mile-per- hour winds. >> most people are going to survive. let's talk about what we got going on. pacific northwest. >> it's not great. we have to get through tomorrow and saturday. let's start with a look outside. nothing heavy right now in terms of rainfall. it's foggy. light rain
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degrees. winds east northeast. here is the radar over the last hour. now we are getting to frederick and south where the rain showers have moved. moving from northwest to southeast. you folks will clear out later. we will zoom in a little more and see darker green around the district and in the beltway. a little heavy rain, but nothing for heavy downpours. one to 2 inches of rain across the metro area today. here is a moderate rain as you head toward clinton. again, nothing heavy. just showers. these showers linger much of the night at least until about midnight. bus stop temps, 46 to 54. we will put a shower in, but i think it's going to be dry at the bus stop. those will still be wet. not much happens friday. just a few showers till you get into friday evening. showers reappear and then friday night overnight heaviest rain 1:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. saturday.
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tomorrow, 15 -- 50 the high. almost near 80 by next tuesday. in fact, speaking of mom, partly cloudy, breezy and warmer, slight chance of a shower. i think north of town 73 on sunday. just some leftover showers west of town. by morning, notice the clouds. 40s and 50s. by midmorning, clouds and 50s. by 1:00, clouds and 50s. 6:00 p.m., here comes more showers and that leads to heavy rains. it's a miserable date night. by saturday, more rain and it tapers into showers. 73. and then monday we are in the mid-70s to near 80 on tuesday. mid to upper 80s next wednesday with the slight chance of an isolated storm. the collective feeling of the city last night. >> we are wondering what if.
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now, wusa 9 game on sports with frank hanrahan brought to you by the eight. >> it's got to be an awful day for players, management, and fans after a gutwrenching loss in game seven to pittsburgh and another season. not doing much in the postseason. apparently, they were hurt. a r
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get this, apparently, he was getting injections to kill the pain. out way too early in the postseason. >> emotionally right now i don't want to answer that question. i think as i said this is we win and lose as a team. that's probably my stance right now. emotionally, i don't think i want to answer that question. >> what team was that in boston last night? that was noe t thsame wizards team we saw in dc. we got the doors blown off at the celtics series 3-2. the wizards have been undefeated so far. they've got to stay that way or else. >> every team is different at home than they are on the road. you've got your fans there.
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in these areas, we have to do what we have to win and come back to try to win monday. that could be the last game. it ain't going to be another home game. >> maybe the wizards on the verge. only 122 days till the season starts. first round pick jonathan allen out of alabama. he would be in camp a couple months. >> biggest game ever for the wizards? >> yes. >> it's all on the line. we've got a yellow weather alert tonight and tomorrow. >> light showers tomorrow but heavy rain tomorrow night into early saturday. showers early saturday afternoon. >> cbs ev
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>> mason: the president's last supper with comey. >> i said, "if it's possible, would you let me know, am i under investigation?" >> director mccabe, is it your experience that people who are ceinnont of wrongdoing typically need to be reassured that they're not the subject of an investigation? >> mason: also tonight, constituents go to town on republican congressmen. >> answer the question! answer the question! >> hi, you guys need to quit calling my phone. >> mason: his number was spoofed. >> anonymous scammers make it appear robocalls from others are coming from your phone. >> mason: and... ye i'm carson hueyou and i'm 14 olars d. >> mason: he's about


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