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kelley was sentenced before being discharged for bad conduct in 2014. before that attack, kelley worked as a night security guard at a texas vacation resort. so let's talk about that bad conduct discharge. it's different that be a dishonorable discharge, which is reserved for very serious officials, including desertion, rape, or murder. under a bad conduct discharge, the va will determine whether you're eligible for benefits. you're not eligible for benefits if you receive a bad conduct discharge from a court- martial. kelley was able to purchase four guns in the last four years. >> the victims killed in the massacre range from 18 months old, to 77 years old. one
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annabelle pomeroy, the daughter of the pastor. >> bell was surrounded yesterday by her church family that she loved fiercely, and vice versa. our church was not comprised of members or parishioners. we were a very close family. we ate together, we laughed together. we cried together, and we worship together. now most of our church family is gone. our building is probably beyond repair, and the few of us that are left behind lost tragically yesterday. >> also among the victims, joanne ward, and her 7-year-old daughter emily. a friend confirmed joanne's passing on facebook, writing, is it possible to physically feel your heartbreak. >> the carnage may have been even worse
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the brave actions of an unlikely hero. johnnie langendorff was driving past the church when he saw the shooter engaging in gunfire. >> the gentleman with the rifle came to my truck as the shooter took off, and he briefed me quickly on what happened, and said we had to get him. so that's what i did. we hit about 95 going down i-39 trying to catch this guy, until he eventually lost control on his own and went off in the ditch. he just hurt so many people, and affected so many people's lives. >> the men stood guard until police arrived 5 to 7 minutes later. churches everywhere are wondering how to prevent an active shooter. some local police departments here are actually giving training sessions to churches. peggy fox is inside of a woodbridge church in virginia, that has taken the training to come up with its own plan. f
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service at this church, there will be people here, packing heat, carrying concealed weapons. it is this church's answer to any possible threat of a mass shooting. >> you can't plan for this, because you don't know how it could happen, but you plan in a way that you have people prepared to act. >> the detecter of all saints church says they're blessed to have members trained to respond to an active shooting. >> we live in a military community, so we have people who are prepared to act if anything should go on. they have their eyes open. for the most part, you wouldn't know. there are ushers and greeters and people doing other things on sunday mornings during an event that they just wouldn't try it in. >> the church's security team took the worship watch training. >> most of the training is kind of geared towards more property crime related issues that the churches face more often than
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>> the training involves showing the controversial movie. >> almost anything can be turned into an improvised weapon. >> if you can get away from the situation, that's your best bet. if you can get out, go. if you can't, your best bet is to hide. if all else fails, and you're at that moment where this is life and death, you've got to fight. >> reporter: director morgan believes it's part of a good plan. >> just like we never want to have a fire at the building. i think churches now need to take a level of precaution they never thought they would have to. but it doesn't have to become a spirit of fear. >> reporter: he says they are careful. >> you wouldn't want anybody just to sort of saturday shooter to bring their gun to church. >> reporter: virginia is an open carry state. that means it you own a gun, you can carry it in public places, except for scho
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private places, it's up to them. morgan thinks it would make people uncomfortable to open carry in church. >> there are more than 380,000 churches in this country. president trump called kelley deranged and said the church shooting was a mental health issue. he made that comment overnight in a joint news conference in tokyo with the prime minister of japan. the president is wrapping up his five nation stop in asia. he will head to south korea tomorrow, before stopping in china. angry gun control activists staged a rally today on capitol hill. they were outside the heart sent office building. a group called gays against guns called on lawmakers to break the grip of the nra, and the gun industry. when there are 91
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to death every day it's time to enact real gun control legislation. the flag at the u.s. capitol reflects that. it will remain that way, and other buildings on public grounds in it's united states and abroad until thursday. we're covering over news tonight. have you seen this viral picture. we fuzzed it out here, but you know what's going on there. a virginia woman is out of her job after flipping the middle finger to president trump's motorcade, and she's not apologizing. we're going to hear her story in just a bit. it's a statewide election. what's on the line when voters head to the polls tomorrow. the washington redskins still flying high in the team win over the seahawks. why they're pitching in to make sure students in our area have clothes to wear to school.
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showers and storms. one south of warrenton. east of leesburg, and gaithersburg. this is all moving off to the east at 20 miles per hour. it's going to be slow going, as you go up 270. maybe toward white oak, as we get into the next 15 or 20 minutes. we will come back, and talk about why we issue the yellow weather alert for tomorrow evening, and tell you when the best time to vote tomorrow evening will be, narrator: ed gillespie's false attacks. independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members
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candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because i'm a pediatrician, and for ed gillespie to say i would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable.
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we have some breaking news coming from the secret service and the u.s. park police. we just received information about a man now in custody for allegedly making threats to
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white house employees. montgomery county police had issued a be on the lookout alert for a man who claimed to have been coming from texas. this is a story developing, and we'll have more information as soon as it becomes available. now to the race for virginia's governor, with the latest fox news poll showing democrat ralph northam holding a lead. if democrat ralph northam wins, it would be a rebuke. >> if northam wins, it's going to then continue the debate among the republican tribes, you know. oh, it was establish ed, we never should have gone with this guy. we should have gone with a
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populist that would appeal to the forgotten forgotten men and women. if northam loses, it will be the same on the democratic side. saying i told you this guy was milk toast, he doesn't have any passion. he doesn't stand for anything. >> we've already seen an absentee ballot record. you can't turn on your tv without seeing vicious attack ads from both sides. virginia is the only southern state that hillary clinton won in the 2016 presidential election. polls open at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, and close at 7:00 tomorrow night. we've got a complete voters guide on this election. >> topper's coming back after the break with more on tomorrow's yellow weather alert, and your workweek forecast. plus, he's not dangerous, so why is a judge in d.c. keeping president trump's former campaign chairman on house arrest. and there's
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the grade inflation scandal in prince george's county, we're going to hear will have power over your health care. adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged more for health care; premiums would go up. and adams supports giving employers the power to block birth control access for female employees. john adams: wrong on health care, wrong on birth control, wrong for virginia.
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candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad.
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in the prince george's county school system. >> two are being warned to turn in whistle-blowers or face possible removal from office, all of this after a scorching state audit on friday, that cast doubt on the county's improving graduation rate. scott broom is in upper marlboro tonight to tell us more about what's going on. all right, scott, what's next? >> reporter: that is correct. graduation rate, this is important. the graduation rate here in prince george's county is up. but the question is, is it real? as you just reported, these two board of education members who were most vocal with that question, have received a letter essentially telling them to shut up, turn in their whistle-blowers or face the possibility of removal from office. and those two board members are having none
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in may, they complained maryland governor hogan that the county's rising graduation right might be a fraud. friday, some proof that their allegations might be true. nearly 25% more graduated even though the county has no documentation to explain grade changes. other irregularities included large numbers of graduates with excess, and dozens of complaints of teachers and staff about grade changes. the two got a threatening letter from the chair. the letter demanded they turn in whistle-blowers immediately or could face removal from
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this. >> this is to make an example out of whistle-blowers, showing if you do come forward, this will be consequences for it. >> my guess is they could sensor us, they could look at removing us. >> we're talking about teachers, guidance counselors that are afraid. so under no circumstance, are we going to betray their trust they've placed in us. >> is it retaliatory? >> it is not at all retaliatory. these board members have ever right to speak to anyone they want publicly, but they don't have the right understander policies and procedures they agreed to as sitting board members to conducted their own investigations, to collect their own evidence, and to not share that evidence the administration or with their school board members. >> importa
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it was the maryland state department of education that conducted that audit. not the members, but it was only after they complained to the governor about the allegations in the county. it's also important to report that thataudit did find no evidence of fraud. reporting live in prince george's county, scott broom, wusa9. >> all right scott. a few moments ago, governor larry hogan released a statement about the board chairs action, saying the obviously implications are very concerning. hogan is calling on whistle- blowers to receive the full prerequisite they deserve under the law. officer todd archer responded to that area at stoney mill square shopping center. a man inside a car called police, saying a gu
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suv, and ramming his vehicle. when officer archer responded, he opened fire, shooting the driver of the suv. he was taken to a hospital where he is expected to survive. he is assigned to the patrol division. the officer is object paid administrative leave. paul manafort and rick gates will remain under house arrest. manafort, and gates are accused of being involved in a complex money laundering, and tax fraud conspiracy. the men may need to offer more bail money to show they will show up. disgraced congressman anthony weiner has reported to prison to again his 21
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sentence. weiner was convicted of sexting with a 15-year-old girl. weiner has been undergoing therapy. this massive tornado near portland, indiana. the national weather is the team on the ground today, and they're out there assessing that damage. >> we forget, still in the tornado season a little bit. >> november, you're not out of the question. it's producing a couple of thunderstorms here, but nothing crazy like that. not a really nice november day. i cut the grass, for, i hope was the last time. i hope was the last time. >> why would it not be? >> because if it stays warm, i will probably have to cut it in december. we'll see. let's start with the 3-degree guarantee. we went 70 for a high. i think that's going to be okay. w
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the cold front is pushing through now. actually south of hagerstown, we're looking at winds turning to the northwest. the front is still to the west of d.c. look at the dew points. low 60s. that's really high for early november. you can clearly see where the front is. it's through leesburg, through frederick, through clarksberg. these are the two areas of storms. looking at this storm now, essentially rockville. that's going to continue to move off to the east, over toward laurel, and probably go across i-95 as well. on stormtracker, i think it's going to hold together. just brief, heavy rain with this, and gusty winds. aspen hill about 5:29, and colesville at about 5:40. as it crosses
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a little cooler this evening. 52. bus stop temps will be chilly. in the morning, it will be dry. polls up at 6:00 a.m. in virginia. the yellow weather alert tomorrow afternoon. falling temps with rain tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow afternoon looks like just a raw day. a cold november day, the song. what's going to be tomorrow afternoon. 48 wednesday. we get milder briefly on thursday, 58. then boom, 46 friday. probably the coldest shot of the season, and back to 52 on saturday. so future cast, about 8:30, all the showers are gone. clearing skies, west of 95. by 10:00, it's still 56 downtown. 48 in gaithersburg. by morning, a little bit of sun north of town. notice the high clouds already streaming north pretty quickly, and temps in the 40s. then we get into 9:00, some showers already along i-81. winchester to la ray. temps in the
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still dry though, in the metro. by lunchtime, boom. by this time tomorrow night, look at the rain. 49 downtown. only 44 in manassas. only 44 in la plata. only 43 in hagerstown. notice the winds. it would be a great snow if it were january, but alas, it is november. get ready, a yellow weather alert for tomorrow afternoon. 40s to start, maybe. maybe we get to 50 at 11:00. then temps start falling again with rain by 1:00. wednesday, models are all over the place. some rain is possible at 48. it may stay south of us, and milder on thursday. we're back to 58. it doesn't last long. we're back to 46 on friday. what a busy weekend. terps in town. navy, bison. looks okay. we're hosting the vikings on sunday at fedex at 1:00. maybe a passing shower. still not bad. 60 next monday. next, body shamed, and
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uber has faced multiple allegations of misconduct by it's drivers. the company is trying to improve the experience that victims have with call center employees. those employees have gone through additional sensitivity training for speaking with trauma victims. >> to approach them from an outsider stance, to where people feel like they can have trust in the person that they're talking to. >> some riders say the company needs
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an in-app panic button. cameras in the calls, and even fingerprint based background checks for the drivers. the company does not have plans to may be those changes. they're sending out sexual harassment awareness information to their drivers. right now, speech scientists in the uk are developing a system to analyze when people are too tired to drive by examing their voice. changesin pitch, and quality of the worker's voice, can change. british drivers say spotting fatigue can change lives, and they hope to create a commercial device in the next few years. any worries about an iphone
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the iphone 10 sold out in 20 cities around the weekend. it went on sale friday morning, and started selling out by saturday afternoon. apple says delivery time for online orders is 3 to 4 week. amazon is slicing prices on products from third party sellers on its website. amazon has been trying to lure people away from low priced rivals like wal-mart. that's wusa9 at 5:00. the news at 5:30 starts right now. >> a middle finger salute seen around the world. the cyclist protest, fuzzed out, but you know what's going on there. this happened in northern virginia, and it became an instant viral photo. turns out the photo has cost this woman her job. bruce leshan talked to her today, and she's actually got no regrets. >> it
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her fired, but juli briskman says she has no regrets about giving president trump the middle finger salute. in fact, she says she would do it all over again. now, i talked to her at her door, but she did not want to go on tv. still, she did tell me about what happened when she was out biking here by the trump national golf course on her day off. she says she saw the president leaving and her first thought, as the motorcade past here, oh, my gosh, he is golfing again. so she flipped him off. then she started thinking about the immigrants that the president was talking about deporting, she started thinking about the people who had been killed in las vegas. she started thinking about her old friends at the state department who felt embarrassed at that point, and she decided to cut around the corner and flip the president off again. the picture

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