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to new york city later this week to mark the death of bin laden. the president will visit ground zero on thursday. the site of the attacks led by bin laden 10 years ago. he will meet with families killed in the 9/11 attacks. crowds have been gathering at the sites since mr. obama announced bin laden's death late sunday night. local officials are at a heightened state of alert. tracee wilkins is live at union station now with details. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: eun. police chief made it clear when she said d.c. is undoubtedly the most important city in the world. it's important that washington be proactive. that's exactly what's happening. you will see increased uniformed security on vre, marc, metro and airports.
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expect more bag checks and random screenings. d.c. police are working with federal law enforcement and reinforcing transportation security around the city. police are also keeping a watchful eye on area mosques and synagogues. tsa is coordinating with mass transit agencies to duplicate efforts where it's necessary. it's not clear on how long or how much thissen ceased security is going to cost. but all security officials are saying their first line of defense are the people. they're asking folks to report any suspicious activity they see specifically when it comes to mass forms of transportation. we're seeing increased security here as well. back to you all in the studio. >> thanks very much, tracee. 4:45, an inside look at the navy s.e.a.l.s and the man who started s.e.a.l. team 6, the team that carried out the mission to kill or capture osama
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bin laden. 4:31. looks like storms are on its way. >> going to feel like summertime in may, early may. right now no storms around. here's a look at the radar. no precipitation. patchy fog has been forming in the rural areas. temperatures on the mild sigh. right now 65 at reagan national. upper 60s in parts of southern maryland and central virginia. washington monument, no fog around the city right now. day planner. sunrise 6:08. and by 9:00, should be partly sunny. sunshine in and out. quite a bit of cloudiness. by 9:00, near 70. by noon time, up around 80 degrees. may get into the low to mid-80s for article to midafternoon. late afternoon is when we have the possibility of severe thunderstorms. unfortunately some of the
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isolated storms could produce wind damage, some hail and maybe even an isolated tornado. we will keep you posted on that. if you hear thunder, get inside. turn on nbc 4. we'll certainly let you know what's going on. looks like the time for any strong late this afternoon into this evening. a look at your night planner, that will be coming up in 10 minutes around 4:41. now let's check out the traffic for this tuesday. jerry, how's it looking? >> tom, doing pretty well. a lot of overnight road work. some may be still in the roadway as you leave springfield up towards i-66. be aware. some of the construction barrels still along the far right side of the roadway. outer loop, no hangups down to braddock or springfield. top side of the beltway, quiet morning. outer loop, college park to silver spring. one more stop. we will update you at the woodrow wilson bridge.
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so far so good. skwroerb joe, eun. some midwest cities are trying to save their homes and businesses from flooding. it is at historic heights in illinois. they were filling sandbags to stack up around their property. army corps of engineer is exploding a levee in hopes of diverting up to four feet of water. a surging ohio river is threatening several illinois times >> a race against time in southern alabama. heavy rains are expected in tuscaloosa today. people are trying to get tarps up before the storms move in. the tornado cut their school year short, but many are staying in town just to lend a hand. >> we use tuscaloosa nine months out of the year. when something like this affects all these people you can't sit
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around and not help. >> 226 tornados touched town in the united states last wednesday making it a new record. the last record was 146 tornados in a 24-hour period back in 1974. >> a man is recovering after a neighbor helped him from a house explosion in triangle, virginia. you can see the house was blown into bits and pieces. no one was living inside. firefighters reported a heavy gas smell. firefighters found what looked like a gun while battling a blaze at a housing complex for american university students. this happened last night off wisconsin avenue here in northwest. firefighters called in d.c. police. they determined it was a b.b. gun. british royalty is heading to the washington, d.c. area. just days after his son's wedding, prince charles is coming to the u.s.
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he has a busy schedule during his three-day trip. first stop today, the supreme court. he will receive a scholarship alum any reception. and this evening a reception at the british ambassador's residence. as for his son, prince william is reportedly back to work today. just four days after his luxurious royal wedding, according to britain's daily mail, the duchess of cambridge not seen here, postponed their honeymoon. he initially asked for a two-week leave after his wedding for travel but still no word on when or where the pair will spend their honeymoon. i guess he has the same problem we all have, putting in for vacation and waiting to see if you get it. the montgomery county council is taking up the bill
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that could vote on a bag tax proposal introduced by isaiah leggett. the business would retain one cent of each tax to help cover administrative fees and four would go to the county. the and the council will consider several other measures. one resolution ask that they be excluded from the initiative. it would require them to submit fingerprints of anyone arrested in the county to the department of homeland security. they will consider a rapid transit system on a bill that would prohibit county employees from soliciting donations on the county's roads. 4:37. who is making sure the navy s.e.a.l.s keep their lips sealed. an area hit hard by one
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welcome back at 4:40. take a look at this. this is amazing weather video of water spouts in hawaii. they were seen near the honolulu international airport. there were no reports of damage from those water spouts. but the island is under a flash flood warning due to heavy rain. power was also knocked out on much of the island. and a tornado in new zealand. the tornado ripped across parts of auckland today. the funnel cloud cut across a
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suburb of new zealand's largest city around midday today their time. the roof of one small shopping mall reportedly collapsed. reports of one death and other injuries cannot be confirmed. this area is the same area hit by an earthquake earlier this year. certainly had swirling wild weather around it seems. >> across the world and across the country. >> more people with video cameras and cell phone cameras to be able to capture it. >> it's a mild warning and partly to mostly cloudy in some areas. patchy fog in the rural areas. weather watchers reported around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley and around the bay, eastern shore, mid-60s. mid-60s in washington. prince george's in the mid-60s. arlington, fairfax, low 60s to upper 50s. frederick and loudon county. washington monument under a partly cloudy sky. a little bit of haze in the air.
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sunrise at 6:08. by 9:00, near 70. sunshine in and out. up near 80 by noon time. low and mid-80s by midafternoon. going to feel like summertime in may. so dress accordingly as you head off to work and school. by late afternoon and into early evening, a chance of severe storms. unfortunately isolated storms could produce wind storms, isolated tornado. should dissipate by midnight. a look at the rest of the week and weekend at 4:51. a live look this hour to the american legion bridge. river road across the bridge span to tyson's corner,ern loop, a couple of construction cones in the roadway getting through tyson's corner. very shortly that should be picked up and you should be good to go. interstate 66, no issues to report. a little volume. that's about it between haymarket and centreville. everything around dulles airport looking good so far.
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joe, eun? >> thank you, jerry. >> jerry, thanks a lot. 4:42. still to come, which local utility is asking permission for three rate increases? inside one of the most elite military units on the planet. hear from the man who created this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for takeoff. looks like it's bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic! ♪ [ child ] the train is now arriving. [ male announcer ] the train has arrived indeed. in honor of amtrak's 40th anniversary, kids ride free for 40 days. details at
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members of the senate will receive a briefing on that operation today. that as the white house is debating whether to release any photos to avoid any doubts over his death. meanwhile, the president of pakistan has denied his country harbored bin laden or knew of his whereabouts. they are poring over hundreds of hard drives and documents in hopes of finding inside information on al qaeda. the navy s.e.a.l. team first
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learned of its target there was a thunderous cheer we're told. make no mistake, this mission was carried out with intense preparation and pinpoint tail.acy scripted down to the news 4's jackie benson spoke with the man who started s.e.a.l. team 6. >> this isn't just chasing anybody. th symbolic figure. >> richard founded s.e.a.l. team 6 in 1980. he says it's no surprise they would be the ones to take down the legendary, elusive osama bin laden. nbc news learned the team practiced since april in a full-sized model of bin laden's compound set up at a u.s. military base. >> you don't need hand and voice signals. they eat, sleep, drink together. it is a team effort and it's a team job.
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and that's why they're s.e.a.l.s, why they have the edge. >> aided by intelligence from cia interrogations of high-ranking al qaeda prisoners. >> we picked up items that had been collected during the clinton administration and worked those aggressively for eight years, and passed that onto the obama administration. >> marsinko said rather than bomb it from the air increased the degree of difficulty. to get out of a 40-minute firefight with the man behind 9/11 dead and no loss of life to u.s. forces, priceless, he says. >> they got invited to the world series and they won. nobody got hurt, so they won the oscar too. >> the men involved in this operation will likely never receive public recognition and the inside story of what
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happened inside bin laden's compound may never be told. admiral winters, the head of the s.e.a.l.s, sent an e-mail congratulating him and warned them not to talk of the raid. it is not over. the team gave away hundreds of free tickets to active and retired service members for last night's game. some said they had the work of the navy s.e.a.l.s in mind as they watched the game. >> well, i knew it would just be a matter of time. clearly, you know, you can run but you can't hide. >> it's a good feeling to know good things, positive things are going on with this war effort. >> large crowds made their way to the pentagon memorial as well. many paused to reflect on lives lost in 9/11. it is going to be an answer evening for anyone rocking the red. oh, boy. >> the caps will take on the lightning in game 3 tonight and it could define the series and
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the rest of the lives for a lot of fans. caps lost the first two games of the series at home. and find themselves in a bit of a hold to say the least. primary culprit for the caps's lack of success has been the power play. they were 0 for 6 in sunday's game with an extra man. and for local hockey fans it brings back memories of last year's first round loss to the canadiens. coach bruce boudreaux says they're trying to improve. >> we're going over these things with a fine-toothed comb. we made it -- we're trying to make adjustments as we go. and it's those guys who have to do it. we all want it to happen. but it's not going our way. >> the caps will try to take their first game of the series tonight in tampa bay. you can watch the game on versus channel. the puck drops at 6:30 tonight. >> a d.c. public charter school will shut down at the end of the year for failing to educate its
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students. d.c. phrbg charter school board revoked the license in southwest. they don't believe school leaders can turn the situation around >> in the day ahead, prince george's county schools will kick off breakfast in the classroom. it's part of five major school districts across the country are receiving a share of a $3 million walmart foundation grant. the money will expand free breakfast for all students and moves it from the cafeteria to the classrooms at 21 different county schools. it is to improve grades and childhood development for all schoolchildren. bob mcdonald moves to times square today. he is not sight-seeing. he is representing the state. he will ring the closing bell for the nasdaq this afternoon at 4:00. tom is here now to take a look at our forecast for today. warm up and get wild, he says. >> yeah.
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storm alert probably this afternoon. so pay close attention to the forecast because here we go again. another round of spring storms likely for our region late this afternoon. right now, though, things are tranquil and settled. temperatures in the mid-60s. 65 at reagan national. and it's in the low to mid-60s in arlington, fairfax and montgomery. prince george's, mid-60s. st. mary's, near the bay, low to mid-60s there. loudon county, northern shenandoah, near 606789 lower part of the bay and virginia tidewater, low 60s there. 50s out of the mountains of western maryland and west virginia. over the last 12 hours, a line of showers and storms moving across kentucky, into ohio, indiana. some of the storms are slowly advancing to the east. for us we have clouds coming through. looks like that storm system will not be arriving until late this afternoon.
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washington monument under a mostly clear sky. building as the morning progresses. sunrise, 6:08. near 80. sunshine in and out. midafternoon may peak near mid-80s for a brief time. then late afternoon, some strong thunderstorms will likely be developing. maybe some of those storms producing damaging winds, hail and cannot even rule out an isolated tornado late this afternoon and early this evening. after that, maybe some lingering thunderstorms around midnight. down into the 60s by then. and much cooler by this time tomorrow morning. in fact, it may be down in the low 50s with scattered showers around tomorrow morning. a much cooler day on wednesday. could get showers from time to time all the way until noon time. sun breaking out in the afternoon but highs only around 60 tomorrow. and then mid-40s by dawn on thursday. thursday afternoon, bright and sunny, though. high the upper 60s to near 70.
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then on friday, upper 60s, near 70 again. partly cloudy. a chance of a passing shower mainly in the afternoon. here's a look at the weekend. saturday looks to be partly cloudy with a high near 70. a ought to make it into the 70s on sunday. there is a chance of a passing shower late saturday night perhaps through midday sunday. partly cloudy and into the 70s. the hurricane plane is right now at pax river naval air station from 10:00 to 6:30. free tour open to the public. jerry, how is traffic? >> i love that plane. you have to be brave to go in that, i'll tell you. still relatively quiet yes or no bound on kennel worth avenue. all the major roadways into town through northeast and southeast doing very well. let's see how the commute is doing on 270. dry pavement right now. looking good out of frederick, headed toward the capital beltway. one more stop this go round. check things out on 395.
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light volume edsell to and across the 14th street bridge. joe? >> jerry, thanks very much. consumer alert. honda expands its a bag recall because some may have had faulty air bags installed when they were fixed after a crash. they can deflate with too much force causing the casing to break resulting in serious injury or death to the driver or passenger. 2001 and 2002 accord and civic, 2002 odysseys, 2003 and 2003 cr-vs, and two and 2003 acura 3.2 tl and 2003 acura 3.2 cl models. owners will get a notice in the mail by the end of the month. 4:54, 66 degrees. coming up, the local utility seeking a double-digit price hike >> next,
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later today a bronze statue of president ford will be dedicated in the rotunda. workers deliver it on friday. after agnew resigned and the corruption charges, he then became president when nixon resigned under threat of impeachment. ford was the only president to hold both offices without being elected either president or vice
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president. president ford died in 2006. dominion virginia power wants to raise rates to cover its fuel and transmission costs and pay for a new power plant. richmond based energy provider filed a request with state regulators adding $12.76 to the average monthly bills of its residential customers. they want to build a new energy plant near front royal. the launch of the space shuttle "endeavour" has been delayed again. it will not happen before the 10th of may. it will be friday before they decide on a new launch day. they will need most of the week to make sure there are no problems with the shuttle once they replace a faulty switch. that repair is scheduled for tuesday. the first launch attempt last friday was scrubbed when a problem was found in the shuttle's fuel line. gabrielle giffords had to go back to houston because of the
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delays. she plans to go back, though, to florida when the new launch date is set. >> her recovery has been so remarkable. but i can only imagine it is taxing to wait and see when she is going to have to go back and travel to florida. >> plus, all the travel is taxing itself. pretty amazing they're allowing that to go on. so she must be making great progress. >> stay with us now. news 4 continues at 5:00 a.m. the death of osama bin laden this morning is weighing whether to release proof of his terror mastermind's death as more questions arise as to what pakistan knew. good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang for this tuesday, may 3rd, 2011. a live look outside at 4:59. it's 66 degrees. a warm start to your morning. and it's going to be a warm day today. it's going to feel like summer


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