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good morning, washington. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> glad you are with us this morning. it's monday, august 20. i am steve chenevey. i am cynne simpson. we're keeping an eye out for nasty weather. students headed to the bus stop the first time this year. let's get to adam caskey. >> thursday of school in prince george's county. bring an umbrella for your backpack. think you will need much. we will have a spotty rains throughout the day. much as yesterday, but as cool outside as yesterday. 66 in northwest d.c., 65 in hill, 65 inon gainesville. to about 80 degrees for the gh temperature. locations in the upper 70's sunnyh a few breaks. baden, what's the latest?
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>> off to a pretty good start as far as the beltway, interstate travel. been watching the commute begin to unfold. 81, route 11, interstate 70, 2790, looks good out of southern maryland and in prince george's county. looks good. normal between fredericksburg springfield on i-95 and good between washington and baltimore. >> summer is over for thousands youngsters in prince george's go back to school today. using the tools to keep. them keep that involves speed cameras in school zones. john gonzalez explains from mitchellville. >> much like the students, speed in the area have also been on vacation. they will be turned back on this morning. the superintendent of prince george's county schools is month. in less than a he will start his busy day in
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mitchellville. >> these are our children. >> speed cameras ticketing to the in $5 million year. last more than 300,000 automated ineding tickets were issued while class was in session. but nobody wants to get a $40 ticket. roadways are more congested thousands of schoolchildren to class, the first in the d.c. region school. cameras will once again be snapping pictures. >> i have gotten tickets from it, so i know it works. the school's on-camera program does have its critics. some believe it's more about making money than children safety. >> i am think they are going it.board with >> back here live, the deputy f of d.c. special-education e over as interim princetendent in george's county on september 4.
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as for the cameras, there are 56 currently. be added in october. john gonzalez repor andting. the district is one of the nation's 25 largest school districts with 125,000 students and nearly 18,000 employees. the school district as an annual of $1.6 billion. >> a man in a hospital after a george's county police forced toaid he was shoot him. is when police responded to suspicious person n hill.aby lane in oxo police found the bloody man high on pcp. emergency crews tried to help man and he became combative. officer used a taser on the suspect. but the man managed to pull the prongs from his body. police say that the later threaten to kill the officer. weaponicer fired his man charged and him. the suspect was taken to a
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hospital with non-life threatening injuries. two other officers sustained minor injuries. the officer who discharged his been placed on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. hollywood is mourning the of famed movie director tony scott. he jumped to his death sunday off a los angeles bridge. note was found in his was parked on the bridge. he directed enemy of state and gun. is survived by his wife, sons, brother fell director .idley scott president obama will be interviews with the media today of the white house. this evening he and the first will host the winner of a contest for dinner at the white house. on the republican side, mitt romney and his running mate will voters in manchester, new hampshire. then romney will fly to orleans .or a fundraiser
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we are about a week away from republican national convention in tampa. maryland governor o'malley virginia governor bob mcdonnell battling in the presidential race, coming to the defense of their party's candidate. >> mitt romney is somebody you never want to play basketball with. and isways crying fall always following. r pac ad that supe romney actually killed somebody's wife. this is over the top. says medicare, o'malley ronnie's plan would cut an n seniors. mitt romneyrom it denie denies. one of the primary runways at in marshall will be closed preparation for a project. people living near the airport
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may notice a change in flight over the next few months. local father is upset after paying $99 to have this 12-year- accompanied to a connecting united flight off to had to find girl your own way without an escort. says that is dollars mature, but he whend the peace of mind she was traveling from wyoming. he learned through a text that navigate through .'hare airport all alone >> i said; to reagan or bwi? >> this is a child. not just i missed my flight. despite minor confusion, she did catch the flight to reagan national by herself. her dad said opinion united has to do something about this. it's the second time it has lost an escorted child recently. it's monday morning. >> still ahead, there's no relief for drivers at the pump. prices keep rising. for drivers at the pump. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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mitt romney's middle class tax increase. he pays less. you pay more. good morning, washington. monday, august 20, the princeay of school in george's county. quiet on the highway right now. if we're you see the strobe , slow and yellow buses
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down. the beltway in county and it's a in virginia. 66 and 95, complicated right now. good inside the beltway and the thes church pentagon. travel times in our favor if across the american legion between father and the beltway if it is 17 minutes. now to adam caskey in the weather cent >> . temperatures man in the 60's on this monday morning. we don't have anything on the screen right now. we have low clouds. at any time we could see a or two throughout the again in the afternoon. 69 now in washington for. 62 in martinsburg, 66 in dullesr along with airport and 72 in lexington start your monday morning if. we will be in the upper 70's to near 80 degrees for high with a 45% chance of light rain throughout the day. as ma as yesterday.
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back to where we should be for this time of year over the next with and a few isolated tuesday andrs wednesday later in the day. >> gas prices are still rising. >> average for a f regular is $3.72. that's 27 cents more than a ago. more than a year ago. the average price in the $4.rict is almost in maryland, $3.69. in virginia, $3.58. 5:11 on this monday morning, 66 degrees. a
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve chenevey. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> checking our top stories. a warning to drivers in prince george's county. students heading back to school this morning. speed cameras will be activated today in school zones. in more than $5 million to the county last year. a prince george's county police
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officer was forced to shoot a pcp in who was high on oxon hill. this happened in the 5000 block of harney lane. was combative and threatened to kill the officer charged at him. the suspect suffered minor injuries. barnaby lane. famed movie director tony scott from a loser jumping angeles bridge. they found a suicide note in his car. directed top gun and enemy of the state. old.s 68 years >> and other u.s. service member an been killed by a man in afghan police uniform. is fatal shooting raises the 10 in two weeks in such attacks. a u.s. military top general senior officials today in afghanistan in an the wave ofop attacks by the afghan soldiers on coalition forces. akinlican congressman todd of missouri backpedaling from s abouttroversial remark victims and pregnancy. now this story.
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>> you have been pro-life your career. >> while defending his hard-line abortion in an . louis tvwith a st akinon, congressman todd that rape rarely leads to a pregnancy. if it. pe, the female body has ways try to shut and holding down. t work,ssume that did no punishment, but the punishment ought to be on rapist and not the child. >> said in response, it's clear that i misspoke and it does not the deep empathy on hold for thousands of women who are raped and abused every year. went on to say that he is to abortion even in the case of rape. the romney campaign quickly itself.d spokeswomanaid in a statement, "governor romney and congressman toddryan disagree with
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bryan disagreey- yan -- >> he will face incumbent democratic senator claire l in november's general election. she says that she is stunned by about the women. 10:40pace walk started at cosmonautsg and the will complete the installation and deployis shield a small science satellite. that's coming up in a couple .ours >> by the clock 79 now. let's check in with adam caskey.
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of rainfalllot yesterday. game a fewed the hours. >> they got it done. >> light rain today. nothing like yesterday, but you will want grab the umbrella just you happen to be under a sprinkle this morning or showers later on today. terms ofhat much in rainfall on our monday. start with looking at the in d.c. 1.7 inches. around the district and chevy ofse is where we had some e heaviest rainfall and highest accumulations. under an inch and a half in ijamsville. germantown. in 0.6 inches in ashburn from the showers yesterday on sunday. right now on live super doppler what you see on the screen is ground clutter. in southern maryland. ofeptionexp county, that'sl t sprinkle early this
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morning. we have significant cloud cover, especially along and east of the blue ridge. and even some areas of fog in central virginia. fogeper as well reporting with reduced visibility. is in northrain offshore. most of the north carolina rainfall will move to the east of washington later on today. 69 right now in the district, 66 culpeper, 63 in winchester. highs in the upper 70's to near with a few sunny breaks later on today. not a washout. spotty showers. through wednesday, isolated high temperatures of. mid '80s the rest this of lisa baden. >> unfortunately, there's a collision in virginia on 95 traffic canefore access the exit for the beltway
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springfieldnconia 7100.y after all lanes are closed on 95 northbound. traffic is sitting still in the main lanes. the center of your screen. is headlights are not moving collision in springfield before the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. there is a new warning for users. details. >> a warning for iphone users. apple is urging customers to traditional text messaging and opt for its own i service. texts can appear to be from there are a strategic facebook games geared for players of all ages, grinn. >> it's really cute and charming. cutout of as paper esthetics and lots of
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>> a huge praying mantis became star of sunday's nationals game. the game for a couple minutes. there is. glovegrabbed it with a and passed it on to groundkeepers. the nationals won the game after two-hour rain delay. f their series against the braves today. today at 6:00 this morning we by the assistant from theanager nationals to talk about the
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record, the best in the overs, and the debate strasburg. that's coming up after 6:30. the tigers hosted the orioles, win,he orioles went on to 7-5. d.c. united hosted the philadelphia union on sunday. it should of been a display of two of the league's .lashiest but there was some offense. the game ended with a 1-1 draw. >> a tough season. jasmine thomas launches 3- pointer. they get the lead and they get the win. . >> 66 degrees. it's back-to-school day for prince george's county students.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. ahead, a warning for drivers and students in prince george's county. speed cameras in schools zones will be rolling. monday, august 20. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. be with you this morning. caskey has a look at the forecast. >> a little cloudy on this monday morning. school -- the first school in prince george's county today. theeratures will reach 70's, low 80s, with a few
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rain later on today if. currently in the 60's at chesapeake beach, 69. 65 in oxon hill. winchester, 63 degrees. here's the express forecast. seven we7 at lunchtime with a few sunny breaks. 5:00 p.m., a few sunny breaks. showers with highs around 80 degrees by then. now to lisa baden. >> complicated accident on 95 in northbound at the decision. northbound has been sitting 20 minutes now. hov is moving, but look at the headlights. moving northbound of newington to springfield. everybody is stopped prior to the beltway. southbound 95 looks good. 70 off to a good run. nothing out of the norm on 66. rail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. the alarm clocks going off soon students across george's county and
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heading back to school this morning. in operation today are speed in school zones. john gonzalez is live in mitchellville, maryland, with more. there are 56 speed cameras around the county, many of them in school zones. 60 more will be added in october. as a school children head back to class this morning, the the school zones are being turned back on. the speed cameras brought in to prince$5 million george's county last year. than 300,000 of these tickets wereeding while in school zones school and was in session. the roadways are more congested thousands of schoolchildren to class forack the first time. it's the first area in the d.c. region. cameras dormant all summer will pictures once again. schools on-camera program does have its critics. some believe this is more about
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money than children's safety. that is the issue outside the schools. inside, there are changes. the superintendent is resigning. will even less than a month and head to a school system in philadelphia. special-education program will take over as the soon.intendent august 4 ofhe is the deputy chief for the district's special education office. he will start his new job in onorge's county replacer 4 and will jr., who stepped to lead the philadelphia school system. will name a permanent replacement by sometime next
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spring. >> the prince george's county police officer says that he was suspect highot a on pcp. officers were called to the 5000 barnaby lane for the report of a suspicious person. found a bloodyey man. when emergency crews tried to him, he became combative. used a taser, but e man pulled the prongs from body and then threatened to kill the officer. the officer fired his weapon when the man charged and him. was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. officers sustained minor injuries. officer who discharged his onpon has been placed leave pending the outcome of the investigation. looking at the day ahead, a man charged with fatally shooting catholic university grad scheduled to go on trial. >> eric forman shocked neil godleski and stole $60 from him of 2010 at german
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wasles northwest as the man home from his job at a restaurant. eric forman is charged with felony murder. who is served almost 12 years in prison for 1996 murder will be in court today. h fatally shot 74- at herd thelma scroggins home. aside thet prosecutorssaying deal with a known jailhouse snitch and did not thateral judge has ordered on august 28 he will be recharged or given unconditional freedom. >> following a developing story from the district. the search continues for those attack of abrutal o man at eastern market. now details from jummy olabanji. >> good morning. we got an e-mail late last night thomas maslin, wife.
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he was able to squeeze our hands yesterday in the hospital. neighbors are wondering who would do this to him. old thomas maslin is after his second surgery in two days. >> this incident is very seems likebecause it our neighbors has been assaulted for no good reason. before 1:00 saturday aftert a pub celebrating a friend's birthday d was hit in the head and ugged. >> this should not happen. he managed to get to some the street to ask for help and no one was home. the collapse on a front porch arounde was discovered y morning.da his neighbors are hoping police
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will increase their presence in normally safe capitol hill neighborhood. >> i believe it would increase of security and make are out to commit a violent crime think twice. >> we are hoping to get some information later on this morning from d.c. police as information about a suspects. meantime, the victim's begging anyone who might friday nightg late saturday morning to give d.c. police a call. g live in northwest, jummy olabanji. where students of the universe in maryland don't want to eat chicken if it comes from chick-fil-a. those upset over their stance on sex marriage has filed a the university offorce the restaurant out the student union. company tolowing the operate on campus of goes against the spirit of equality. 650 people have signed the petitions of our.
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>> good morning, washington. :39 on a monday morning. picture in springfield,
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virginia. out ofhts are stuck woodbrige to the beltway. northbound just before the beltway exit. now you can see traffic moving. folks decided to try to chance in the hov lanes of depressed and had 20erstate blocked for minutes. lead.ble in maryland we had a minor crash on southbound 95 near route 1 hundred. i think report on 15 maryland. 270. good on nothing complicated on 66. now adam caskey with the weather. clouds overhead this morning. rainfall. patchy fog reducing visibility in a few isolated locations, especially in central virginia. 69 degrees in the district, 73 annapolis, 64 in gaithersburg, 62 in martinsburg. much in the '60s start the day. around 80 degrees for
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the high temperature. around 80 in the metro area couple. little cooler in the up 70's and mid 70's in spots out west. good amount of clouds. from time toreaks time. showersw light especially later on today. rest of the week, cloudy the next few days isolated late-day and the showers tuesday and wednesday. harper seven is up to the near 80s today. s with sunny skies friday through the weekend. back to you. >> thank you. over the public over pepco's self assessment. evening at the atrch there is a meeting hall.ster >> mrs. obama has invited
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between the ages of 8 all across the the white house for dinner. movepart of her let's initiative aimed at stopping child of obesity. and children created recipesthe, affordable submitted them. feature somewill of those recipes or. sounds like a great event. 5:42, 66 degrees. >> the latest on the wildfire battle
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in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with job training,
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working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence, or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c., what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. and i would like say good morning, washington. >> i love that energy on a monday morning. it's 5:45 right now. coming up at 6:00, the nationals maintain their hold on record in the major and their grip on the nl
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east in a big series against the this week. you talk about the team's the timetable for pitcher steven strasburg. the assistant general manager from the nationals will join us. and why women from hong kong live longer than anywhere else in china. and who's talking about hates somebama things. first lady michelle obama will be meeting with some of the sikhms temple shooting. they want the first lady to concerns. >> i hope this brings us together so she can deliver our message of peace to everybody harmless.e >> the gunman was associated
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supremacists and neo- nazi groups. investigators say they may never prompted his what attacks. attorneys for the ohio a deadlyaccused of rampage of filed a motive to have the trial moved. t.j. lane opened fire at chardon february, killing e students and injuring three others. defense lawyers have requested extension in order to analyze their client's mental state. hearing is at 10:00 this morning. >> an fbi investigation reveals congressional trip to israel resulted in drinking and nudity. a kansas republican says during he and somet year other congressmember's, staff, and families had a late-night in the sea of galilee. . ntse jumped into the water naked. says he regrets his actions. admits that he jumped into the water naked. >> julian assange says he's the of an american witchhunt
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his wikileaks website. british police want to detain him. he thanked his supporters and of privatee release wast class bradley manning, maryland for ain scandal. >> bradley manning spent 815 days of detention without trial. the legal maximum is 120 days. >> ecuador granted julian assange asylum, but british officials give him safenot ir.sage out of the western statest dealing with the wildfires. are roads closed and of emergency as to saveters tried homes. >> more than 10,000 square miles have burned so far this year.
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s an area larger than. the state than. >> flames on the road on either side. i looked up and everything was black. zachary lost his home in and narrowly escaped . raging inferno >> felt like i was in a black box. it and cannoth breeze. 170 miles north of is ripping fire through california's forests if, 13,00 -- threatening three houe 3000 homes and businesses. started after a series of lightning strikes. will be using aircraft and to slow down and put out this fire. >> in idaho, more than 1000 to saveters are trying ofville after a consumed thousands of hundreds ofng
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leave.s to >> everybody is afraid. our nerves are shot. >> in neighboring washington state, the situation is improving. weather has helped on aighters gained ground scorched homes east seattle. for those coming back to see what's left, there's a deep pain as memories are lost and lives are torn apart. like a deck in the family. abc news, new york. >> weekend's storms delayed the of aerial spraying the west nile virus in texas. pesticide spray is designed to kill a mosquito larvae that may have passed since they first sprayed on thursday. lasthad to wait until late night to begin spring again. west nile virus has left 10 dead than 202nd in dallas county. in business news, ikea looking into the hotel business. >> dulles international wants to make your travel more convenient. a bad thing,t be
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linda bell. good morning. it would not be bad for anyone. taking into account everything from the weather to dry conditions, and now you can time you the amount of will wait in long security lines. and you can see your computer.n , byt now it's 10 minutes the way. of ikea, you may think of furniture. planning to get into the hotel business. to build at least in and don't forget dorm rooms. it's also considering building s.commodations for student that is business news live at headquarters in new york. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 5:51 right now. >> is there more rain on away?
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>> just a few spotty areas of light wen, but nothing like what had on sunday. was beneficial rain. >> slow and steady. is what we needed. let's look at the rainfall totals, and the forecast. even the current temperature is on the screen. degrees at lafayette elementary school in d.c. they had 1.7 inches yesterday. ijamsville had just about 1.5 inches. 64 degrees currently. degrees in germantown. 1.17 inches. if ashburn, 66 degrees by now. nothing on the radar screen right now. some clouds shown in white and grey. that's the cloud cover. d.c. is right in the center. mostly cloudy to start the day. a few sunny breaks in the midday and afternoon. we do have areas of fog today
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n parts of north virginia this morning, reduced visibility. rain over north should head off to the of washingtoneast later on today. 59 degrees right now in the district -- 69. quantico, 66 in manassas, 63 in winchester. 61 in cumberland. in the 60's for the most part on monday, the first day of school in prince george's county. on our way to about 80 degrees for the high temperature. if harper seven is in some locations. 77 in hagerstown. 80 in waldorf and staffer for the high temperature. inighs in the upper 70's some locations. a few showers later on today. patchy fog developing tonight. in the 50's in outlying areas town to start tomorrow morning.
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below average high temperature today of 80 degrees. rising back into the mid '80s where we should be the next couple days. sunny skies by the weekend. what is the latest on the beltway? >> let's go to newschopper 7. in virginia, the city torom dale collision ifith a moved into a safety zone at the decision point for the inner loop and outer loop of 395. northbound delays out of dale city on 95. route 1 is taking some of the traffic. a lot of folks taking a chance in the hov lanes. that is unusually heavy. nothing on 66. normal delays out of frederick 270. looks good on 95 in and out of baltimore. metro rail is on normal service. it is 66 degrees outside. >> a woman from texas making what she used to off a home invasion suspects.
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[ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> following this story. prince philip is now out of the forital after treatment blood infection. he was hospitalized for the same in june during the events marking the queen's diamond jubilee. prince philip has suffered a couple of help scarce in the year.
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an american woman trying to now.history right becomeyad attempting to the first swimmer to complete a unassisted off of a shark cage from florida to cuba the 62-year-old is safe and strong this morning even though she's been in a storm through much of the night and by numerous stung jellyfish. the 215-year-old u.s.s. et sail toon and said commemorate the battle of 1812. over 1,000 a little yards. commemorates victory over british warships in the war of 1812. its nickname ship side. iron >> russian activists are suing for millions of dollars. they were offended by her gay rights during a concert in st.
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petersburg. it's illegal to promote thomas to promote homosexuality in russia. two dozen staff members being the tonight show. it remains the top-rated late- onlygram, but it's from a financial standpoint. salarys current is over $25 million, but these volunteering to take a pay cut. a 73-year-old woman from houston, texas, grab the nearest t off a homegh invasion suspects. her weapon was a barbecue


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