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leon: a surge in deadly violence in d.c. devastated families try to put a stop to it. what police and city leaders are promising. plus, a rare sharp citing close to the beach in ocean city. what you should know if you're headed there. and, making d.c. a state? who is pushing for that? and what it would be called, next. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] >> now abc 7 news at 11:00, on your side. leon: we start with stormwatch tonight. am unsettled pattern is going to be lingering with us into the weekend. steve rudin here now with the outlook for us. unsettled? steve: absolutely. big changes are on the way as especially as we move into the day on saturday.
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we had heavy rain out there earlier this evening. inside the capital beltway, the heaviest is now long gone. it is quickly moving off toward the east. chesapeake beach, prince frederick, golden beach, long beach, you have a lot of rain on the way. take a look at our weatherbug totals for you. over an inch and a half in quantico. over an inch in springfield. closing in on that one inch mark in woodbridge. tomorrow morning, sunglasses. temperatures upper 60's. by midday, around 80. showers and storms on the way. more on that coming up. leon: families in pain, speaking up to stop a surgeon d.c. violence. 54 murders so far this year. many of them are unsolved at this point. tonight, there were calls for
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change and promise is from police and the mayor. live in northwest tonight with a look at the crime, concerns, and what is being done. what are you hearing? reporter: a lot of worry about this. it was at this basketball court where 17-year-old anthony benson was shot and killed after a game . he was one of the 64 people you mentioned. now, his mother is looking for answers. this photograph shows her and her 17-year-old son in happier times, before he was killed. she, like many at the meeting wants answers about why homicides in the district are on the rise. may was a violent month in d.c. the sacvopoulos family were found inside their torched home.
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a journalist was gunned down while walking a bus stop. police chief catherine lanier says authorities think the homicide spike is largely due to a rise in domestic homicide and drug abuse especially domestic drugs. she says her son was a good kid. he was gunned down after a basketball game. >> my heart is heavy right now. i live in d.c., i pay my taxes i do everything. what is going on? >> we have reengaged our all hands on deck effort. i had to make some changes, but we will be moving forward with all hands on deck during the summer. reporter: all hands on deck is the d.c. crime initiative, where virtually all of the cities 3800 police officers blankets the streets, especially on the weekends. the chief also talking about
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having foot patrols in high crime areas. clearly, these drug disputes, that is a rising concern here. richard reeve, abc 7 news. leon: family and friends were out tonight for a candlelight vigil in honor of the murder victims. mourners gathered in d c southeast, where antonio lee bryant was shot to death last wednesday night. family members urged anyone with information to come forward. >> if you see something, if you heard something, please say something. it could be one of your family members next. leon: d.c. police are offering a reward of up to $25,000. anyone with information should call police. new at 11:00, several senators have signed onto an effort. senator tom carper of delaware reintroduced the bill.
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that bill would shrink the district, making it an enclave including the white house, capitol, supreme court, and national mall. the rest of the city would become known as new columbia. >> i'm pleased to announce that the bill was introduced in the senate with a record number of cosponsors to make the district the 51st state. leon: that bill and its 17 cosponsors, all of them democrats. a historic supreme court ruling means that the justices affirmed subsidies that help americans by their health insurance. jay korff tells us about the impact and the reaction to it. reporter: the u.s. supreme court upheld a landmark law that allows some 6.5 million americans to get subsidies for health care insurance regardless of what state they live in. president obama said this ruling
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ends discrimination for people who get sick. >> today is a victory for hard-working americans all across this country, whose lives will become more secure. the affordable care act is here to stay. reporter: opponents argue the law as written should only allow people in states that established health insurance exchanges the get those tax credits. a majority of justices is agreed including republican appointee justice john roberts. obamacare is one of the hottest topics on the campaign trail. one candidate called the ruling. a, another saying the decision was lawlessness. republican leaders are vowing to dismantle the law, which they've already is a side -- they've already tried to do. >> it is raising costs for families. it is raising costs for small businesses. it is fundamentally broken.
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reporter: as early as friday, the justices are expected to rule on another landmark issue, same-sex marriage. they are looking at whether or not states have to recognize legally performed same-sex marriages from other states. they are also looking at whether certain states can outlaw same-sex marriage altogether. jay korff abc 7 news. leon: a homicide investigation happening now in montgomery county. a 16-year-old victim died after police say he was assaulted earlier this month. officers say that bradley comes was attacked along ridgeline drive and later died the cause of injuries suffered to his head and face. no arrests have been made. new tonight, sentencing for a woman who abused vulnerable adults. she will spend the next 24 years in prison. she was convicted of praying on
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seniors, running an illegal assisted-living facility in her apartment. conditions there were deplorable, no heat, little food , and a roach infestation. today, maryland governor says he supports the project which would connect bethesda. he asked two counties to contribute more. the reaction has been mixed. some say it would create jobs and alleviate congestion. others argue that it will ruin the landscape and force some businesses to lose money. watch out for sharks. that is the warning in some parts of ocean city today. tonight, we are learning some more about the species that was spotted there today. tom roussey live in the newsroom with details on shark watch. reporter: it appears to be one
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hammerhead shark that has become a star of social media. a lot of people getting up close and personal shots. this one is about to get better. look at that hammerhead swimming through the water. a lot of folks in ocean city have seen it in the ocean and the bay. officials believe it may be pregnant. police near ocean city estimate the hammerhead is actually eight feet long and 300 pounds. it has now been captured on video all over the water surrounding ocean city and has become the talk of the town. >> we are driving by and the thin rises out of the water. reporter: maryland natural resources police believe the shark left the ocean and went into a bay, possibly to give birth. while it was still in the ocean beach patrol forced swimmers out of the water at times. some had already gotten the surprise of their life.
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later in the day, swimmers were allowed back in. >> it doesn't really pose a danger. reporter: despite the precautions taken by the ocean city beach patrol, there was little risk of an attack. >> a hammerhead shark is one of the most docile types of sharks. reporter: although it is uncommon for a shark to make so many public appearances, an expert in baltimore says it is not uncommon for sharks to be close to shore. >> white sharks are there, tiger shark's are there. reporter: off and on today, the beaches were shut down from about 30th street on down. tonight, officials believe the shark swam this way into a bay where it may be pregnant and about to give birth. reporting live in the newsroom tom roussey. leon: still ahead, out of the ocean, closer to home. poolside health alert tonight. that burning in your eyes is not
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chlorine. and, the video that caused this huge
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leon: another jurisdiction removing its confederate flag. pensacola's mayor once the symbol to be taken down. no vote is required. this comes as the nine victims are being laid to rest. tomorrow, funeral services are being held. president obama will be giving the eulogy. new developments in the new york prison break. investigators are looking into whether prison guards were asleep during their evening shift. it has been 20 days since richard matt and david sweat escaped. 7 on your side now with health matters. an alert for your next day at the pool. your eyes may burn a little. lots of folks think that is because of chlorine in the water. the cdc says it is because the
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chemical in your pool is mixing with urine in your pool. experts also say a strong chlorine smell means there is more germs in the pool. a texas woman lost sight in one eye after participating in a popular mud run. brittney williams was infected with a flesh eating bacteria. she said her i began to hurt after the run. the next morning, she was blind in her left eye. it turns out debris cut her i and that allowed bacteria to get inside. to make matters worse williams didn't have health insurance at the time. >> i had health insurance before, and i never used it. i never went to the doctor. leon: williams' family and friends have launched an online fundraising effort to help cover the medical bills. take a look at this. this is not someone's bathtub.
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it is an eight-foot swirling vortex in a lake in texas. this is after days of intense rain and flooding. the floodgates to a reservoir were opened up. the result is that gaping vortex of swirling water. safety signs are posted on the warning people to stay away. you know why? that sucks. [laughter] steve: it does. it is pretty cool to watch. we had heavy rain here. it only lasted about 10 or 15 minutes. i just looked out the window and a little bit of clearing out there. that means sunglasses tomorrow morning, but umbrellas tomorrow night. 87 degrees was our high temperature today. 101 setback in 1952 for the record high. we have now cooled to 74.
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still warm and on the sticky side. temperatures are beginning to cool just a bit. 10 degrees warmer in fredericksburg. the showers took a little longer to arrive. they had a severe thunderstorm warning earlier this evening. that warm, humid air to the south of us. they are dealing with some strong storms in the richmond area right now. take a look at our stormscan. you can see the line of thunderstorms moving off toward the east. this is well south of the d.c. metro area. this is what moved through the district earlier this evening. all this continues to move off to the east. behind it, just a few lingering showers. that will move across the area later on tonight. scattered thunderstorms, areas of heavy rain will come to an
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end. 68-75 degrees for an overnight low. you may hear a rumble of thunder. our futurecast looks like this. tomorrow, waking up in the morning, a little clearing. the clouds will increase as we move through the late day hours. a few showers, maybe even a rumble of thunder off to the the big event, that is going to come on saturday, with areas of heavy rain in the late afternoon and evening hours. we could be looking at one, too, maybe three or four inches of rain by the time all this trips on out of here. that will give way to an absolutely beautiful sunday. let's talk about the beach forecast. saturday for ocean city, rain, then we hope for conditions to improve. 84 for a high tomorrow. a chance of late day showers. saturday will be a washout.
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indoor activities only. sunshine on sunday. warmer next week. leon: we heated things up a little bit tonight. >> a lot of changes in brooklyn. the wizards make a deal. here's hoping the wizards fans are happy about it. better than the knicks' fir ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> now, the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> kentucky becomes the first school to have three number one picks in an nba draft. john wall in 2010, anthony davis in 2012, and tonight karl-anthony towns wearing the hat. as for the wizards, they had the 19th pick.
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he won't be coming back to the dmv. grant going to the knicks in a three-way deal and the wizards getting kelly oubre, a small forward out of kansas. those shoes, christian lobaton. here's what the gm has to say about oubre. >> he has natural physical abilities. he can get up and down the floor. he can get to the basket. i think he can play both positions. it is going to take him some time obviously, like every player. >> knicks fans may like grant them about this is how they felt about number four. knicks nation clearly looking for a known talent, not a 19-year-old from latvia who last
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played in a spanish league. maybe they are going because of their last player, who was an absolute bust at number eight in 2000. ok, the nats team is playing with our emotions and it is not fair. stop showing up these impressive stretches that have a saying, like bryce harper, where are our rings, and then have us shaking our heads later. the streak is now at six after a sweep of the braves. bottom of the third, ian desmond coming correct again today. it is of the two-run variety. 7-0 the final. max scherzer takes the bump in philly tomorrow. >> out there, playing defense putting at-bats together. we have some momentum together. we have some good spirit in the clubhouse.
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guys are in midseason form right now. >> if this doesn't make you smile, i don't know what will. a's-rangers this afternoon. made moreland hits a home run. ball bounces off the top of the wall. the young rangers fan catches the ball. look at his face. "i can't believe i got the ball!" pure joy. that is why we love baseball. and, usa faces china in the women's world cup tomorrow. basically, the wizards just replaced trevor. leon: we like watching. something else for you to watch here, a step closer to a self driving cars.
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♪ ♪ (vo) you can pass down a subaru forester. (dad) she's all yours. (vo) but you get to kekeep the mememories. love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru.
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leon: self driving cars are cruising the streets of california as we speak. if all goes well, google says they will get clearance to remove the steering will and breaks from these cars.
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the technology will be on all roads by the end of the decade.
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steve: tomorrow morning, sunglasses. it is going to feel pretty nice with temperatures in the low to middle 70's. through the afternoon hours, a high of around 85 degrees. saturday is going to be a washout. wherever you may be, we are talking maybe three or four inches of rain. sunday, we turn around nicely. 80 degrees. the heat and humidity is back next week. leon: the sharks are going to love it.
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>> jimmy: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight -- jada pinkett-smith. from "terminator genesis," jai courtney. "this week in unnecessary censorship." and music from nate ruess. with cleto and the cletones. and now, moving on, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hi, everyone.


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