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>> this policy is unjust. >> and they had a colorful spokeswoman in lady gaga. >> i'm here because don't ask, don't tell is wrong. >> in the end, they thought they had id. greivis i think it is the right thing to do. i think -- >> i think it is the right thing to do. i think it is only fair. to playnot the time politics. simply because an election is looming in a few weeks. >> many fear they have lost a crucial chance to change the law before the election and perhaps a less sympathetic congress. >> it does not matter whether a service member is a lesbian, gay or straight. >> and a california court has overturned the ban on gay troops, but without a repeal,
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that law could remain on the books for years of legal challenges. >> don't ask, don't tell has been in place since december of 1993. it is estimated that 13,000 people at been discharged from -- have been discharged from the military under the law since it began. >> in afghanistan to night, nato is investigating a helicopter crash that killed nine nato troops. the taliban claims it shot down and nato on the copter, but denita says there are no reports of enemy fire. one civilian was injured in the crash. he was the deadliest of chopper crash in four years -- it was the deadliest chopper crash in four years.
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we have more money nationwide plan to keep people safe while on the road. >> russell and kemberly have been on a mission since their daughter, heather, died while driving to meet their wedding -- their wedding planner. >> we could not believe that our dollar could be taken by -- our daughter could be taken from us by summerlin texting la driving. >> the secretary of transportation calls a distracted driving an epidemic. >> there is no call or e-mail so important that it cannot wait. >> two new laws went into effect recently to combat distracted driving commercial drivers are banned from using mobile devices while on the job and train operators as well. >> we need good laws. but most of all, we need
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research -- personal responsibility. >> the governor and acted as if it were drunk driving -- of the governor wanted to attack it as if it were drunk driving with the tough new laws. >> within three or four seconds your entire life can change. certainly, i will never be the same again. >> 30 states have passed laws restricting texting behind the wheel and 18 states have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. >> virginia governor bob macdonald denied a request to consider clemency. the supreme court could still intervene. burress was convicted in a murder for hire plot that took the life of term has been an
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stepson -- of her husband and stepsons are she collect the insurance money. >> blouse is the nation's in 1958, richard h. berger single-handedly held off enemy attackers before he was mortally wounded. the mission had previously been classified. his sons received the award on his behalf. >> sources say republican leaders will outline an agenda on thursday at a hardware store in virginia. the plan includes ideas from hundreds of thousands of republican voters in an online poll. thanks to an anonymous donor,
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the nonprofit party -- tea party patriots have received money that and to the terms of agreement will not be used for a specific candidates. >> donovan mcnabb tackles an important issue for kids. now he is trying to set an -- a different type of record on the for delafield. >> -- on the football field. and a local library is turning of the heat on some bedbugs. >> and other spectacular weather day, but changes on the way. ♪
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call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. >> this is abc7 news at 6:00 p.m., on your side. >> we are following breaking news from montgomery county where firefighters have rescued a woman that was trapped in a fire. this is live picture on the 9800 block of brokerage court. she was rescued from an upstairs window. she was taken to an area
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hospital. her condition is unknown. >> bedbugs are hitting the books at a frederick county library. since friday, this library has been closed because employees found bedbugs inside two children's books. the insects spread easily and have built a resistance to some pesticides. >> people should not feel like my house is 30 or this is an issue where i have been unsanitary -- my house is a dirty or this is an issue where i have been unsanitary at all. this could affect anybody. >> the urbana drop box should be open again tomorrow. of >> a judge convicted nagle to
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possession of a controlled substance. because dr. nagle did not provide steroids to any athletes and admits that he boarded them for his personal use. >> senator harry reid says new york democrat kristen gillibrand is the hottest member of the senate. he made barracks monday morning and a democratic fund-raiser. -- he made the remarks monday morning at a democratic fund- raiser. an assistant for harry reid admits he made the remarks, but when on to praise her for her other qualities as well. >> the vatican police say they are looking into alleged mistakes mean to italy's anti- laundering laws. the vanaman -- the vatican's spokesman says he is perplexed by the investigation.
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coming up, doug has details of these complete forecast. >> the washington redskins and a bunch of local children, and i mean a bunch, broke a world record today. >> not only that, but the redskins make a move -- make a move at running back. speaking of which, why can't they do this anymore? speaking of which, why can't they do this anymore? they say they can't, the
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning stronmeans opportunity.d and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row.
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and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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>> redskins quarterback donovan mcnabb is getting involved in childhood obesity. >> we are live with how he broke a very different kind of record tonight. >> history has been made just moments ago at fedex field. virtual workout involving 60 kids. today, he made a worldwide statement. it is not an entire professional football field, but rather, 600 schoolchildren on this very well
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known field. >> i love -- i like to read the guinness book of world records. >> redskins players were led by donovan mcnabb. of the facts about 12 years ago my father was diagnosed with diabetes -- >> about 12 years ago my father was diagnosed with diabetes and that is something that continues to take the lives of our friends and family. >> it is more kid-based than game-based. >> veazie as one of the highest obesity rates in the nation -- d.c. has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation. >> i think it is important to learn not only about yourself, but about your families. >> the pressure to work out for
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at least 30 minutes is on. >> you can stay in shape and be nice and healthy. >> this perhaps has a different meaning for mcnabb. interestingly, he already made it into the guinness book of world records 2004 for passing. >> sunshine, low humidity, warm temperatures. -- not yet. out and enjoy it >> this is a view of chesapeake beach. if you cannot see the other side. if you could, you would do that -- he would be looking directly across the bay toward tilghman
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island. 75 degrees right now. a top 75 in martinsburg. the dewpoint is nice and though -- and local. dewpoint is nice and low.slo 78 and 60 are the averages. right now, 77 degrees in gaithersburg. b-7v in la plata. a little bit more to the -- 70 in la plata. a little bit warmer to the west. the atmosphere is said to bring
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some of these-this heat in. probably lower 90's on friday. the reason for it is this area of high pressure that has given us this delightful weather will move off to the atlantic and shift just far enough south to wambach the temperatures here for a few days. at the same time -- to one of the temperatures here for a few days. at the same time that is happening this is going on over here. however, it could be kind of block. there could be some isolated thunderstorms, especially north and west of the city. temperatures will warm up nicely into the every deposing near 90 and a chance for an afternoon dharam -- thunderstorm -- into the 80's mirren 90 and a chance for an afternoon thunderstorm.
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the tropic of capricorn will be the first day of winter and then the first day of spring willie back. this season's go around again -- .pring will be back a if the seasons go around again. >> the doretta sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> who is the running back? >> lloyd johnson. we talked about it during breaking news. the redskins have cut back larry johnson and immediately replace him with simpson from michigan state. johnson ran backwards and he ran right off the redskins' roster. they are dead last in the nfl,
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averaging only 54 yards per game, which is an incredible 10 yards less than anyone else in the league. >> simply put, when they have won, they have won. but for two games they have essentially taken a pass on their running game. >> tell me about the running game. yak to be in there with all cylinders. if cracks they have -- >> vehrs rushed for just 107 yards in two games. during the denver game mike shanahan ran for an attack, but with his son, kyle, calling the plays, the redskins had their first success. >> we have just got to capitalize on the race. >> as the weather cools and the rugged nfc east he said, the redskins know they need to run tuesday in the hunt. -- to stay in the hunt.
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>> the bottom line, you get it done will unite and we did not. >> lloyd johnson did not get it done and tonight, he is gone. simpson is on and the nfl said he could play. the 2009 all-pro wide receiver will have to serve his full six games suspension. the saints and 49ers last night, sensational. smith drew barry davis, but it is ruled no good. look where davis is. he's a cross the line. he makes the catch. they said it was finally good after review. the game was tied. garrett finally gets through with one second on the clock.
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the saints beat the 49 years in a thriller, a 25-22. a arrested this morning on charges of driving while intoxicated. police pulled him over because his s.t.v. at excessive tinting on these windows. they smelled a call and gave him a test and he was twice the legal limit. -- they smelled alcohol and gave him a test and he was twice the legal lamenlynn said. -- the legal limit. ii never like to show the idiots who run on the field during the game, but how about diaz?matt he trips and has he runs out on the field. and he was arrested. diaz was a hero.
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i am not hiding the idiot. i am praising -- highlighting the idiot. i am praising the reaction. >> former white house correspondent collins is the in back -- is back in the spotlight. >> on tuesday, the american anti-discrimination committee plans to hold a gala in his honor. the 90-year-old journalist resign from a post after making comments that some found to
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a renewable electricity standard today. >> those who enjoys and generally having a ball. >> summer is not quite finished with us even though it becomes fall tomorrow night. highest close to 90 degrees. a little bit cooler as we head into the weekend. captioned by then national captioning institute
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