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last year, thousands of maryland kids, second grade and younger, got suspended or kicked out of school for misbehavior in class. these are 5, 6, 7-year-olds. but that's changing in maryland. the new law is going to force schools to keep kids in class no matter what. research shows the effects of suspensions. the 2016 study published in social problem found students who had been suspended earned lower test scores. sarah cosmo talk to a father who had seen the impact of the suspensions with his son. >> reporter: you might be surprised to hear just over 2300 students, aged grade 2 and younger were expelled or suspended during the 2015-2016 school year in maryland. what's more, that number was on the rise. >> i think for him, they must have felt that these people who were
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want him anymore. >> reporter: he was suspended formally three times, and sent home informally too many times to count. it all happened in kindergarten, and grade 1. shaw says he was often forced to bring his son into his law office while he worked. once the school called us, he was about to appear in court. >> what if i don't come, because i really couldn't. i was told at that point the school could just call the police and come and take my son out of the building. >> reporter: running away, disrupting class, being difficult to handle. these are some of the reasons, kids 4 through 7 got kicked out of school. >> you found that children of color, specifically african americans and children with disabilities were disproportionately suspended. so it
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impact. >> reporter: in zakir's case, he was often considered a threat due to his then undiagnosed anxiety disorder. >> he's not a bad person. he's, sorry. he's a good kid, going through a bad time. >> the state of maryland is commissioning a study to look at alternatives for suspensions for all grade levels. right now, the fbi and d.c. police need your help to find a man who stabbed and killed a woman on a bike trail in southeast d.c. and tina pratt's body was found november 8 around 3:00 in the buena vista bike trail. authorities are looking for this man. 34-year-old elliott avery starks. they say he is armed and dangerous. if you know anything, contact the fbi or d.c. police. if
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the total for this year to more than 2800 car break-ins. police say they haven't seen poweramplifiers used in the area, but they are spotting trends like residents leaving their doors unlocked, especially if they have those keyless cars and use a key fob to start up their car. and he's back. former president barack obama will appear at a democratic fundraiser in d.c. this week. it's one of the first times he's appeared on behalf the party since leaving the white house. the fundraiser for the national democratic redistricting committee chaired by obama's former attorney general eric holder wants to address what it
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calls unfair gerr ymandering practices. the spot, which is larger than the earth itself is a storm that's been drewing on jupiter. it will be a few days before the data and pictures can be down linked to earth. there was this beautiful celestial show here on earth. sky watchers thrilled by a spectacular full moon there. this is time lapse photography over rhode island over the weekend. more than 600 firefighters are battling over a dozen wildfires across california. one of the largest is in santa barbara county. hundreds of people were forced to evacuate the area, including 80 children
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camp barracks. >> i prayed that if i didn't die i would go to church. right when i prayed, the firefighters came. >> it was coming down. it was loud. we had to get the hell out of here. >> north end sacramento crews say they're making progress battling the fires. slightly cooler temperatures that are diminishing are helping them today. still ahead, winning the lottery is an unforgettable experience. but twice? see how one woman won more than half a million dollars twice in one week. >> see which game of thrones actor wants to quit. >> 89 at 6:00, 85 by 8:00. and still 81 by 10:00. those are not heat index values, those are actual temps. when we come back, we're going to show you heat index values that are out of sight by thursday.
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let's roll the dice as we go trending tonight, and see if we can get lucky. most people go their whole lives without ever winning the lottery. but a 19-year-old won twice in one week. >> that's pretty incredible. she won $655,000 in the california lottery. she bought two $5 tickets within about a week, and after she found out she won on the first ticket, she went back and bought another ticket and won again. >> no way. rosa plans to go shopping and buy a new car. >> got a lot of new friends after this week. jay z is hitting the road, and coming to d.c. he will be at verizon center
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29. according to ticketmaster, the prices range from $40 to more than $320. we're just days away from the season premier of game of thrones. one of the show's stars already says he wants to quick. amelia clark says she's ready to bring her character's story to an end. don't worry fans, she is going to do the final season, which will air next year, after that, she says she is done. as for hints about the season, she says it's an interesting season in terms of wrapping up loose ends. j.k. rowling says she's finished another manuscript. it's a political fairy tale for kids. the most interesting thing, is where that narrative lives. it's in her closet, and she explained for her 50th birthday, she hosted a party with a theme
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own private nightmare. hers was a lost manuscript for a political fairy tale for children. less than a year since the last presidential election and people are already looking ahead to 2020. what we owkn about the official committee formed to get dwayne the rock johnson to run for president. >> two veterans endearing a long walk spread the message to give soldiers hope. that's next on wusa9.
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with some big news about type 2 diabetes. you have type 2 diabetes, right? yes. so let me ask you this... how does diabetes affect your heart? it doesn't, does it? actually, it does. type 2 diabetes can make you twice as likely to die from a cardiovascular event, like a heart attack or stroke. and with heart disease, your risk is even higher. you didn't know that. no. yeah. but, wait, there's good news for adults who have type 2 diabetes and heart disease. jardiance is the only type 2 diabetes pill with a lifesaving cardiovascular benefit. jardiance is proven to both significantly reduce the chance of dying from a cardiovascular event in adults who have type 2 diabetes and heart disease and lower your a1c. jardiance can cause serious side effects including dehydration. this may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, or lightheaded, or weak upon standing. ketoacidosis is a serious side effect that may be fatal. symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness, and trouble breathing. stop taking jardiance and call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of ketoacidosis
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symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, swelling, and difficulty breathing or swallowing. do not take jardiance if you are on dialysis or have severe kidney problems. other side effects are sudden kidney problems, genital yeast infections, increased bad cholesterol, and urinary tract infections, which may be serious. taking jardiance with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar. tell your doctor about all the medicines you take and if you have any medical conditions. so now that you know all that, what do you think? that it's time to think about jardiance. ask your doctor about jardiance. and get to the heart of what matters. the 2020 presidential election is
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days away, and a campaign has already formed for the rock as president. run the rock 2020, it was filed with the fcc yesterday on behalf of johnson by a man from west virginia. that man's connection to dwayne johnson and his motivation aren't clear, but johnson has joked about a white house bid, and earlier this year, he said a presidential run is a real possibility. so which party is he going to lean with? turns out he spoke at the rnc in 2000, and attended the dnc the same year. johnson says he's registered as an independent. a high school newspaper landed an interview with somebody that national papers don't often get to interview. defense secretary james mattis. how did they get the big interview in according to the hill, one of mattis's aides inadvertently leaked his cell phone number to the public. it was visible in a photo run by "the washington post" in
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one high school journalist saved it, and mattis agreed to do an interview. he was asked about repairing the arab world after isis, foreign policy, and what high school students should be studying. mattis says he did the interview, because he thinks he owes it to young people to pass on what he's learned so they don't make the same mistakes. two men are walking from los angeles to washington, d.c. with a message of healing for their fellow soldiers. monique caught up with those veterans in northern arizona. >> reporter: healing is different for everyone. >> it all depends on who you're talking to. >> reporter: healing is walking with a purpose. >> we never left a fallen man behind in combat. why would we do it at home? >> reporter: they will walk more than 2,000 miles. >> came up with this
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about minute and a half, i was stupid enough to say, i will do it. then we had more things to go on, lost some more friends. we're going to do this. give it a little purpose. >> reporter: in 22 weeks. for the 22 veterans that commit suicide every day. >> the worst place you can be is alone inside your own head. the va can only do so much. psychologists can only do so much. the guy that's been there can do is much more? we figure, we can give you 22 weeks. can you give us 22 minutes a day? you stop and think about the friendships, and the brotherhood. friendship really becomes a friendship when somebody's in need. you've got to do that hard 20 minutes. that might give you 20 more years, that person. >> reporter: and remind them, it's all about the journey. >> making this walking thing a whole lot easier. >> that's kind of the way life is. that's why we're
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walk of life. the whole goal is to make it to the end. how you make it there is up to you. >> reporter: the two men started their journey on june 22. they will follow route 66 to st. louis, where they will hop on route 50. also known as the loneliest highway. they plan to end their walk at the arlington national cemetery on veterans day. vehicles were stranded on flooded streets in madison, wisconsin. 5 to 6 inches of rain fell in the area. flooding on the metro, in paris france. summer storms bringing torrential rains to the area. flooding tunnels, and metro stations. 12 stations were shut down last night after 2 inches fell in 1 hour. some of them were still closed today. a big threat here, we've
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seen that. >> water cascading down the escalator. >> the big threat here is not the rain, it's the heat. >> it is a serious thing. heat indexes. remember, take care of the pet. check on the elderly too. looking at the hottest air of the season. maybe the first time we've hit 100 since last august. a live look outside it's 88 right now. notice the dew points in the 70s. that's uncomfortable, and it jacks up the heat index to 95 degrees. that's why we sea don't exercise in the evening, because it feels like 95. muggy tonight. low's primarily in the 70s. morning camps, 70 to 86. near record heat tomorrow, and particularly thursday. not so much on wednesday. then dangerous heat indices
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record highs are possible. not necessarily likely. we're fasting 97 tomorrow. we're forecasting 99 on thursday. record high tomorrow, downtown is 99. record high on thursday is 100. so flirting with this record high on thursday. so beat the heat. we'll exercise in the morning, or just exercise indoors. you can't exercise at home. it's just too bloody hot. keep your doors closed, it does a world of good. wear loose, light colored clothes, and remember the pet, and the pet paws they get hot. 95 on wednesday. 99 on thursday. 93 on friday. back to 90 on saturday. that's going to be hot on saturday, but that's our relief from the heat wave this week. so here is the future cast of heat index. this is the most important aspect of the forecast. 10:00tonight, it's going to feel like it's 85 downtown. it feels like the mid- to upper 70s elsewhere. we get into the
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this is as good as it gets. feels like it's in the low 70s in the burbs. 75 in buoy, and 75 also in fairfax, but still feels like it's 80 downtown. by 9:00, look what happens. it's going to feel like it's in the 80s everywhere. even as far north as age had aers town. by 1:00, we got temperatures heat index anywhere from low 90s to 100. feels like 99 downtown. even by this time tomorrow night, we're going to have heat index values around 100. 100 for fredericksburg. 94 in frederick. a little better tomorrow. hagersburg, martinsberg. in the immediate metro area, it's going to be pretty miserable tomorrow at this time. so again, take it easy. hydrate, small meals. 70s to start. low 80s by 9:00. upper 80s by
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92 by 1:00. wednesday, breezy, but still hot, 95. dangerously hot on thursday. yellow weather alert. highs near 100. friday, our best chance for storms, 93. then a little better over the weekend. finally, back into the upper 80s next monday. well it's the major league baseball all-star week. tonight is the home run derby. area native, and marlins player, justin borne will participate. frank hanrahan has a recap on the nats season so far. it's been a heck of a first half of baseball for your washington nationals. 88 games down, and 56 of those have been w's. plus, five nats are going to the all-star game tuesday night in miami. arguably, the nats could have had more. the nats have
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in the nl east. that's your inside pitch. i'm frank hanrahan. all right, coming up at 6:00, a possible reprieve for people facing eviction because of a broken sewage system. >> but up next, if you're a coffee lover, drink up. new research shows that drinking coffee could help you live longer. turns out i'm going to live forever. you have a story idea, we want
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double fisting cups of coffee. two new studies including the largest of its kind suggest drinking more coffee can help you live longer. >> reporter: marian is always up for a good cup of coffee. >> i love coffee. i drink coffee way too much. >> reporter: turns out, that could be a boost to her long term health. two new studies find drinking coffee, either caffeinated, or decaf is associated with a lower risk of death. especially when it comes to cardiovascular, and digee stiv tract diseases. antioxidants found in coffee have a protective effect on the body. >> better markets of liver function. >> reporter: more than a half million people from ten european countries. they found people who drink one cup of coffee a day
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less likely to die than noncoffee drinkers. people who drink 2 to 3 cups a day, reduce their chances of death by 12 to 18%. >> ranging from boiled coffee, and espresso coffee. tyany ofpe coffee consumed seems to confirm this health benefit. >> i like the taste, it wakes me up. i guess i should drink more, right? >> reporter: he won't think twice about having another cup. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. >> here in the studio, we've got a lot of questions about this study. coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. about 62% of americans say they drink coffee every day. i'm waiting for the chocolate study, adam. right now at 6:00, who turned up the heat? by this time tomorrow, our comfortable weekend is g
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seem like a distant memory, and it's only going to get hotter from there. i'm here with the chief topper shutt on the hottest air of the season so far. you're kind of concerned about this? >> we are, because we've got three or four days. thursday, which will be the hottest day, always a problem in terms of generating enough lektivity, and heat exhaustion. so hottest so far this week. these are not heat index values. 97 tomorrow, 95 on wednesday. boom, 99 on thursday. that is the hot day. 93 on friday. our relief will be on saturday when it goes back to 90. in temples of the temperature. this is a forecast of the heat index. it feels like 70s in the burbs. as we get into say noon, it's going to feel like it's 98 downtown. you're walking to lunch tomorrow downtown, your body is going to tell you it feels like 98, 99 degrees. by this time tomorrow night, it's going to feel li
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downtown, and 94 in frederick. even into the 10:00 hour, it feels like it's in the 80s. stay hydrated with water. eat light meals, smaller meals. get to the air conditioner. check pets and check their paws. cool video from a waterspout in north carolina. and we'll talk about if any records will fall. president donald trump's eldest son is in the spotlight today. he surprised some when he confirmed he met with a russian lawyer who claimed to have damaging information about hillary clinton. donald trump jr. is now offering more details about that previously undisclosed meeting. virginia senator, mark warren says donaldal jr. should testify before the committee. >> reporter: a


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