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good evening. the 6:00 hour with developing breaking news in the weather. hill is the latest on a tornado-warning hill is the latest on a possible tornado warning. >> according to the national theyer service, they say confirmed a tornado on the area nearthe halloween. . just a short distance east of the river. that is hollowing point road moving west at 5 miles per hour which is very slow. backrea will be moving benedicte river toward a tornado warning for the next
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minutes or so. a little bit north into southern george's county. lot more in a of minutes. >> we will get back to you in a minute. onto dangerous moments for people riding the escalator. but this happened this morning metro station. passengers are wondering how was able to happen. story. gibson has the on theive with more incident. the big question tonight. should point out the evening going fairly well. this morning, the commute came screeching halt for many people on an escalator. it happened in the midst of the morning rush-hour. think it is terrible. >> a metal strip came in contact something and ripped out. escalatorople on the
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time, their blood the steppes and platform from cuts and scrapes they sustain it. three people were taken to the with minor injuries. >> that is dangerous. wille when they fixed it again.pen >> the metal strip was about 12 long. the spent the day i wrong.gating what went was a medium-large size bag that pulled out the lining. >> you can understand why some are doubting that theory. be hard for a bag to any of this. a bad cannot do that. but she thinks it must have toeady been exposed for it make contact with the bag. >> whose fault is it? it is not the passenger. it should not be easy to do that.
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>> metro officials did not address that concern. or notd not say whether metal strip is already dislodged when the accident took place. minor, scrapesre scratches and cuts. meantime there is an investigation ongoing. the escalator is shut down. >> the faa is suspending a procedure at all airports after the air at reagan national airport. suspend all opposite direction operations while it new procedures. the miscommunication between air overic controllers reversing the flow of traffic on runways nearly led to an between three plans last week. >> arlington police are investigating the deaths of two and at an apartment building. investigators are calling the
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because bloodous at the scene, but no has in -- has been located. of yet to say if they are looking for a suspect. >> police have arrested a man who objected two girls on two separate occasions. gross say amofa took two a thrift store and --xually assaulted them in a atwo girls away from a store and assaulted them in a park. >> now for the rest to the white house. words under way between president obama and mitt romney. taking in plenty of money and cranking out new ads bringing down the other. thuman has the latest. >> almost every word these days calculated for maximum effect. has hitident thinks he
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a home run by labeling him hood, saying taking from giving to the rich. the average voter what is most concerning these days, to compel money back into their pocket. who have good references cannot find jobs. >> put us to work. >> who will that be? but i cannot believe either one. >> the strategy has been print mitt romney as a the wealthy. >> it is like robin hood in reverse. claims the tax plan will cost voters $2,000 a year some millionaires can enjoy bigger cuts. the so-calledng romney calculator. >> i would have to pay $5,400 more on a romney plan.
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>> the gop candidate would not address said but did fire back new ad.s under obama's plan you would or train for ak job. you a welfare check. >> obama is creating a culture dependency. >> gasoline prices have doubled. the american middle class is struggling under this president. >> both are hitting the road to over the coveted group. be inesident will colorado in iowa. the attacks over welfare and hood is getting reaction from both camps. romney says he is long on one- but short on ideas. he called it falls and dishonest. >> thank you. still to come, some good news on the jobs front. see how the help wanted sign is
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hanging up in more places than in years. >> people are getting to know their neighbors and local police officers. [ male announcer ] in 1996,
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president clton and a bi-partisan congress helped end welfare as we know it, by requiing work for welfare. but on july 12th, president obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements. under obama's plan, you wouldn't have to work, and wouldn't have to train for a job -- they just send you your welfare check. and welfare to work goes back to being plain, old welfare. mitt romney will restore the work requirement, because it works. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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>> communities come together to are notminals they welcome in their neighborhood. >> it is national mine eye out. people are gathering to fight back against crime. -- national night out. >> this is one of the bigger national night out it's in the area. event brought in 500 just to get to know each other. they pull out all the stops. are drilling out. a lot of kids have started tonight. are here people meeting each other under
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good circumstances. not a lot of people can say they neighbors these days. a lot of us are busy with work family. a neighborhood in alexandria, two neighbors are trying to change that. he helps organize national night out. >> one day you may need them. vacation and you want somebody to call if is breaking into your home. >> despite crimes happening elsewhere, said the porter is concerned about the possibility. taken self-defense class in case. >> you need to be aware of what going down. take advantage of opportunities. >> events are going on all over justation starting on now and lasting two out 9:00 tonight. >> coming up next, see how part appears to be
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from the drought more than others. >> we are watching severe in part of the area. [ obama ] i'm barack oba o and i approve this message.
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i think mitt romney's really out of touch with the average woman's health issues... this is nothe 1950s. contraception is so important to women... it'sutbout a woman being able to make decisions... i don't remember anyone as extme as romney... i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood.
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i don't think mitt romney can even understand the mindset of someone who s has to go to planned parentho. planned parenthood. we're going to get rid of that. i think romney would definitely drag us back... >> there are more jobs. >> most job openings since 2008. according to the labor department, this is an sign.aging it suggests job hirings will coming months. virginia'sersity of bias president resigns. downel strine stepped today. as executive vice since july 1 of last year. county residents will get their chance to speak up about pepco's response to the june 29
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storm. public hearing will take place tonight at 7:00 at the county office building in rockville. a lot of customers would use another power company if given the option. found 42% say they wish different pick a company compared to 29% of bge % of dominion customers. >> a drought warning for the eastern shore. they have seen 30% less rain normal this year. businesses are urged to cut back on a non-essential uses of water see some good rain. drought is-- severe the next level up. i hope their reins before that happens. waterspout, the kind we
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have around here could flip the over. shore and noton some branches down. we never got any indication from doppler that any of these -- there was some lightning and rain. was most likely a waterspout. they confirmed by the benedict a bridge, a waterspout was spotted. he still have that until 6:30. that little area. it is a very small feature. given the atmosphere, getting a waterspout makes total sense. at the area, that is benedict. to 31 and hallowing point road, there is some homes and a park there. diminishing quickly. follow -- further south there is
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and we will keep an eye on that as well. we will see that move to the north. heavy rain and thunder and as talk about the bigger picture that shows a lot of finally beginning up along portions of the carolinas. this tends to happen. he king begins to abate. of showers and storms across the entire region. heating begins to abate. have severe weather, just a waterspout. for the moment, you still have warning. county, prince george's county. fact until 6:30. 90 is the official high and the average is 87. are past the hottest. in the summer. during the next couple of days see the stage set for a
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hot and humid air mass. chances of pop-up thunderstorms thursday afternoon. it will be friday when this area out in thearve atmosphere. that cold front comes into the hot humid air, we will have showers and storms. for tomorrow a monday start. be a partly cloudy day. a better chance of storms on thursday. on fridayhance comes with a front. a lean during shower early saturday. the rest of the weekend with highs in the mid 80's. more than 48 hours seeing what rgiii will do. only redskin getting a scoop. davis, we have not seen him in a while.
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for the first time since 4, trent williams and fred davis will get the chance football again. both have learned their lesson from their suspensions last season. ready they areow to hit the other guys. not their teammates like brian orakpo. he said to williams is one of top three tacklers in the game. they improved drastically going from 31st to 13th last season. they are ready to find out where now in buffalo. >> guys are very loose right now. it is tuesday. the butterflies start kicking in thursday.ay and we have been playing very hard. the heat and everything. think these guys are going to
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well.m >> the redskins are not the two anes cranking out days. are gearing up for thursday. tim brant has the latest. >> we are at the baltimore ravens facility. for thegetting ready atlantic falcons on thursday night. baltimore it has been success since he took the team over. of thear within a breath super bowl. we asked this afternoon, what is it about winning? >> this has been one heck of a run. been.has i do not see any end in sight. this team is not built to peak. baltimore will get one sooner or later. the baltimore ravens and the
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falcons on paris tonight. coverage begins at 7:00. -- it thursday night. wondersseries could do game lead ine their division. things easy make themselves last night. going into extra innings, watch this. three astros to know each other over, not heads, and he says, go all the way to home. -- in on ad on a bunt bunrt. it was up in the air. they crashed into each other. i saw the ball past me and i running. i love these types of games. >> interesting acrobat 6.
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they are on a hot streak. yet to win on the road since april. >
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>> isolated storms the next couple of days. still some storms south of washington. that little box you see, that is warning. will in some -- that will in three and a half minutes. the warning will expire. hot and humid, a whole lot more at 11:00. >> to bring on the rain. over the next four months, you have a choice to make.
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not just between two political parties, or even two people. it's a choice between two very different plans for our country. governor romney's plan would cut taxes for the folks at the very top. roll back regulations on big banks. and he says that if we do, d our economy will grow and everyone will benefit. but you know what? we tried that top down approach. it's what causethe mess in the first place. i believe the only way to create an economy built to last is to strengthen the middle class. asking the wealthy to pay a little more so we can pay down our debt in a balanced way.
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so that we can afford to invest in education, manufacturing, and home-grown american energy for good middle class jobs. sometimes politics can seem very small. but the choice you face, it couldn't be bigger. ♪ i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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i know what it's like to hihire people and to make ends meet. from those experiences, i had the chance of running the olympics. the games were in real trouble. there'd been way too much spending. and in massachusetts i found a budget that was badly out of balance. our legislature was 85% democrat. and every one of the four years i was governor, we balanced the budget. i want to use those experiences to help americans have a better future. we believe in our future. we believe in ourselves. we believe the greatest days of a america are ahead. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.


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