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at the tidal basin. good morning, tom. >> reporter: good morning, guys. you know, after the idea, after the fund-raising, after the construction and after the hurricane, thousands are gathering here to dedicate the martin luther king memorial on the west part of the national mall. initially 250,000 people were expected more or last august. now 50,000 or more. the weather is spectacular. we're in the early parts of the program now from 9:00 to 11:00. various speakers in music. president obama is scheduled to speak about 11:00 a.m.. he was actually be on television here for even the people on the mall. there's a big jumbo tron for us to see that. this is where probably someone was telling me, this is probably one of the last great gatherings of all the civil rights gatherings of the '50s and '60s getting old now. this is a chance for all of them to relive millions of memories
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as we dedicate the martin luther king memorial statue on the mall. the only african-american hero on the mall. any questions for me? >> i've got a question for you, tom. we talked all morning about the road closures around the monument, what it's like getting to the area. tell us, you're down there. what is it like? is everything blocked off right now? >> well, for anybody who marks in the civil rights marchs, it's just a walk. for a lot of people they were a little bit surprised that so many streets around the tidal basin, and lincoln memorial are closed to any kind of traffic. if you take the subway or bus, there's a long walk here. but the crowd has been growing steadily down here. there have been no reports of any problems in police, fire or anything like that. it's a pretty good crowd. gospel music started earlier. even i was feeling pretty good. >> that certainly says a lot.
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thank you, tom sherwood, reporting live down by the tidal basin and feeling good under sunny skies. and you can see all the ceremony live on nbc washington nonstop starting at 10:00 a.m. on comcast channel 208, verizon vios 460, cox 803 and over the air at 4.2. and we're going to stream that ceremony live online at so if you aren't planning to brave the crowd and the traffic and join a very happy tom sherwood, at least you have weather by your side. >> he likes to play the role of the old crumudgeon. >> it is just an act. tom is a sweetheart. >> go say hello. if he looks grouchy, go up and say hi. that will do it. beautiful day for tom and everyone you also. it's going to be wonderful for everyone who wants to be out enjoying a little bit of
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festivities and celebration. hopefully we can mark a few big wins from local teams later today. for now, we're just off to a sunny, crisp, cool autumnal start out there. the second half of october under way. 58 degrees right now at the naval academy in annapolis. 57 in beautiful california, maryland. 53 in waldorf. 59 in stafford. 52, winchester. 54 in frederick. 55 in about thes tkafplt not much going on on the radar today. in fact, no chance for rain on any of the outdoor activities. there are showers, though, up across parts of the great lakes. most of that is headed eastbound and not southbound. so we'll stay dry around here for the rest of the day. i think most, if not all of us, will stay dry tomorrow as well. here's your day planner. temperatures on their way up. near 60 degrees by 10:00 a.m. 72 at 2:00. 70 degrees at 6:00 p.m. here you go. the temperatures down there at the national mall for the
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speaking of the president, 62 degrees at 11:00 a.m. this morning. redskins at 1:05 this afternoon with the eagles. perfect weather for football today. sunshine and 70 degrees. good weather for the ravens game and everything you want to do. so get out and enjoy. >> thanks, chuck. today a volunteer party of friends, family, and classmates and teammates will join together to search for a missing 11-year-old germantown boy. he was last seen at school on september 30th. his mother was murdered and the ex-husband was charged with the crime. volunteers are gathering. derrick, good morning. >> good morning, john. indeed, that search is expected to get under way in just a couple of hours now. and this is being organized by folks who just say they just cannot sit idly by. now, to sort of recap where we
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are, 11-year-old william mccain is still missing. his mother, 51-year-old jane mccain was found dead in her condo wednesday night. now, she was beaten and stabbed. her estranged boyfriend, curtis lopez, was arrested. he was found in north carolina on thursday with mccain's vehicle. he awaits a court appearance tomorrow in north carolina. we'll deal with the possible extradition back here to montgomery county. now, william mccain has not been seen since september 30th. an amber alert is still active. light-skinned african-american male, about five feet tall, weighing 85 pounds. he attends martin luther king middle school not far from here. joining me now is roger anderson, one of the organizers of the search. mr. anderson, we talked earlier. you said this is doctor there are several reasons the search is going on and your organizing it. >> yeah.
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i'm the parent of an 11-year-old. and i can only imagine what she would be going through if she were living. she would probably be a basket case. there's really no word in what the police activity is or whatever. there's a lot of anxiety. so we're here to exercise that and try to, you know, see if we can find any leads about william. >> and how many people are you expect something. >> oh, at least 100. mostly from jane's church that will join us later. and we're getting e-mail and texts from other people who are willing to join in. >> and i spoke to one of the people that will be joining you who said jane would be doing this. >> oh, yeah. jane, you know, jane would definitely be doing this for any of us if she was here. unfortunately since she's not here, we're picking up that slack and doing it for her. like i said, we're all parents, so we definitely understand. >> well, indeed. the amber alert is still out there. montgomery county police are
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asking anyone with information to contact them. again, this search effort will get under way probably in a couple of phases. some folks will start early. then when the church lets out, members are going to organize again. so there will be another wave of folks here hoping to find some information and hopefully solving the mystery now, the tragic mystery of the whereabouts of william mcquain. we are live in montgomery county. back to you. >> derrick ward, thank you so much. a word of warning in herndon, virginia this morning. police there are looking for a man who pretended to be a cop and sexually assaulted two men. the first on magnolia lane. this police impersonator approached a 17-year-old girl as she was going into her home. now police have a composite sketch. police say the man depicted fondled the teenager as he pretended to search her. we are told he forced her into his car, took her to a nearby parking lot and sexually soughted her. police are reviewing surveillance video to help in
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their investigation. friends and family of a missing alexandria man can continue their search thanks to their community. a fund-raiser was held for lenny harris this weekend. a popular community activist was last seen september 21st at the charles houston rec center where he was a mentor. police suspect foul play in his disappearance. harris's cell phone was found on the wilson bridge. a security camera caught someone using his credit card. and then this week his car was found abandoned in prince george's county. >> good story about a community coming together. >> hopefully they can find him as well. it is 9:08. it's the video everyone is talking about. >> a mcdonald's worker seen beating two women with a metal rod. why many people said he shouldn't even have had that job in the first place. >> and the search intensifies for that missing baby in missouri. what the state's governor is to go to help find baby lisa. >> and we're streaming the dedication of the martin luther king jr. memorial live on our website,
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if you're headed out and about, you can scan this qr code on your smartphone. that will take you to the link where the event is being streamed. [ mom ] hey guys.
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welcome back. to a story who has everyone talking this weekend. an argument between two customers and a cashier at a mcdonald's in new york city turns violent as the cashier beats the customers with a metal rod. we want to warn you the video may be disturbing to some. the confrontation starts when one of the customers slaps the cashier. 31-year-old macintosh grabs the metal rod from the kitchen and begins beating the customers from behind the counter. macintosh, who just finished serving manslaughter sentence in
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may, continues beating them even as shocked co-workers plead for him to stop. now family members of the victim want to be why a convicted felon was behind the counter in the first place. >> we have questions as to why this gentleman would be behind a counter at a public facility like mcdonald's. you know, why wouldn't he be in the back working as opposed to being in the front with the criminal history that he has. >> after the video was posted to youtube, the owners of mcdonald's released this statement. it reads, i am extremely disturbed by the event the captured on tape and am concerned for those injured. the actions of this individual are unacceptable and not characteristic of my employees. this individual no longer works for my organization. macintosh has been charged with first and second degree assault. the national guard is now helping in the search for a missing missouri baby.
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missouri governor jay nixon said 25 members of a guard police company will help look for 10-month-old lisa irwin, who went missing on october 4th. her parents say she disappeared from her crib sometime overnight. police searched an abandoned home after receiving a call about diapers and a backpack inside. but investigators say the items appear to have been in there longer than two weeks. stkpwhraot rural area just outside richmond was the epicenter of the east coast earthquake back in august. it was hit by a hurricane in the same week and then a tornado last week. no one was killed, but the damage tops $18 million. most of it uninsured. communities have held fund-raisers but some say they're just frustrated that the government will not help. and i know they had a fund-raiser wasn't it yesterday that they did? >> uh-huh. >> a lot of that money is going to go help rebuild a lot of
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their schools. that must be frustrating for a lot of residents out there. >> no doubt about it. sometimes natural disasters, i don't know what the thresholds are, it's the size of the community and the damage. a relatively small community unfortunately they probably did not have enough damage, as weird as that sounds to say. >> yeah. >> tell that to the people who lost whatever they lost. good news for us, you don't have to worry about anything severe weather related on your sunday afternoon. how long the great stretch of sunshine will last coming up next. ♪
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this was supposed to take place two months ago, but was postponed because of hurricane irene. we will be checking with tom sherwood who is at the event, in just a few minutes. we will be carrying the ceremony live on digital channel starting at 10:00 and live on our website, you can watch it on your smartphone too by streaming the qr code that you see right there. it will take you to a link where the ceremony is being streamed. white house visitors get the chance to see beautiful gardens on the grounds this weekend. first lady michelle obama's kitchen garden is one of many on display. the others including jacqueline kennedy garden and rose garden. white house garden tours have been a tradition since 1972 when first lady patricia nixon opened the grounds for seasonal tours. fall garden tour started yesterday. they are free, but you'll need a ticket. we know they got plenty of rain. i'm sure gardengoers will be
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impressed for sure. >> it's rare we have had so much rain. we are 11 inches ahead of rainfall just since august 1st. so in the last two and a half  months we have had 11 inches more rain than average around here. that's actually hurt the pumpkin crops and the apple and grape crops for the winemakers out in virginia. all have had real struggles because of clouds, lack of sunshine and the extra moisture around here. we need a few more days of sunshine. we have at least one more coming our way for today. that is welcomed news. bright and sunny. a crisp, october afternoon is coming your way. temperatures will be three or four degrees warmer than averages for the middle of october. so get outside and enjoy your sunshine, everybody. a lot of great things to get outside and do today, up to and including perhaps the best thing of all which is being able to do nothing on a sunday. just sit down and relax. sunshine out there. a beautiful blue sky over washington. a thin ribbon of clouds
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overhead. they're not rain-making clouds. no chance for rain in the forecast for today. that is welcomed news. a little bit of a breeze out there, but it won't be anywhere near as windy as yesterday. temperatures are starting to climb up into the mid-50s in washington. light breeze south-southwest at 8 miles per hour. still cooler in the suburbs. gaithersburg, rockville, hovering around 50 degrees. mid-50s in prince george's from college park to camp springs, brandywine. 56 in huntingtown, maryland. 52 in manassas and also in warrenton, virginia. temperatures mostly in the 50s pretty much area wide now. 52, hagerstown. 55 degrees in winchester. fredericksburg into the the low 60s. here's a look at your radar. no rain out there on the radar just yet. no rain in the forecast for today. these rain showers way up here across northwestern parts of pennsylvania part of a weather front which is trying to slip our way. it will be running out of moisture the further south they
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come. as a result we'll be dry today and 95% of us will be dry tomorrow as well. sunshine is expected all through the course of your sunday afternoon with temperatures in the low to mid-70s for highs this afternoon. there goes most of the clouds staying up to our north. there's this ribbon of cloud cover over northern maryland right now and right over parts of northwest washington. again, just dimming out the sunshine for the next couple hours. high pressure. more clouds the further north you go. eventually that weather front will slide down through here. that will increase the clouds through the course of the day tomorrow. then it restreets back to the north as a warm front during the day on tuesday. so we'll stay on the mild say with highs in the 70s today, tomorrow and tuesday before this real organizing shot of rain comes our way as we head towards late tuesday and especially wednesday. wednesday looks like the rainy day this upcoming week. today just plenty of sunshine. nice and mild out there with a light breeze.
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highs today, upper 60s in the high spots to mid-70s south of town. redskins are taking on the eagles. it's a 1:05 kickoff. no weather-related excuses for the redskins today. and the ravens, same deal. bright and sunny up there at the stadium for the ravens and the texans. tomorrow, back to work and school. increasing clouds, but staying mild. can't rule out a few sprinkles northern and western maryland, southern pennsylvania. in and around town, no major threat for rain tomorrow. rain chances return for everybody on tuesday. wednesday looks kind of sloppy around here. but as we get towards thursday and friday, breezy, cool, sunny, dry into next weekend. >> fantastic. >> thank you, chuck. a preview of what's in this week's kids post, here's eun yang. >> good morning. this week on kids post on tv, european kids put on a show, children's doodles from a long time ago and helping a libyan school start to grow. nice to see you, tracy. good morning. >> terrific to be with you, eun.
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>> a great festival that celebrates different cultures. great thing, it's free. >> this is amazing. the festival kicks off this weekend. it continues for a month. we write about it in sunday's kids post. highlights really fun acts, magicians, puppeteers, live theater. this is a group that creates plays from trash. 150 performances all over town. imagination stage, kennedy center. everything is free. >> wow. >> is so kids read about all the wonderful cultural opportunities in the next month for kids. >> you got me sold. wow. up next, proof kids always love doodling and drawing even thousands of years ago. kids do it all the time. it's not even something they
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think about. >> i just love this story. for any kid who has ever gotten yelled at for drawing on the walls, scientists have discovered cave markings 13,000 years ago in a cave in france that were made by 3 to 7-year-olds. >> get out. wow. >> and the archaeologyists think it may be as simple as a rainy day activity. >> they didn't have a whole lot to do in a cave 13,000 years ago. finally, a story about a school that our students and teachers could learn from. >> you know, in monday's kids post, we look at -- schools are starting to open up again in libya after the civil war and the ouster of moammar gadhafi. kids are starting to go back to school and teachers are really struggling because the textbooks reflect moammar gadhafi in a
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light that perhaps our history textbooks would not. so i think kids would learn a lot about the struggles and the power of going to school in libya, going to school is a real thrill for these kids after having been out so long during the civil war the last few months. >> a privilege we have a in this school. i saw that strawberry shortcake in the photo. >> go figure. >> thanks so much, tracy. as always, for fun family activities visit or and click on kidspost. that is kids post on tv this week. i'm eun yang. all right. the time right now, four minutes to the half hour. up next, we'll go back out live to the dedication of the martin luther king memorial where the king family is getting ready to speak. and the dedication isn't the only event drawing huge crowds to washington this weekend. a look at some of the
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you are looking live at the memorial for the dedication of martin luther king jr. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm john schriffen. >> i'm angie goff. thousands of gone to the tidal basin. >> a dedication ceremony is under way for the new martin luther king jr. memorial. and we have live coverage. right now to tom sherwood who is in the thick of it. good morning.
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>> reporter: i'm down here on the mall. i'm sorry. i didn't hear you. john, are you guys there? thank you very much. the crowd is really growing. i want to show you all the white hats people are wearing out here. it's the king -- it's not an organization. show the hat here. every person who comes in today is getting this hat as a memory of this memorial dedication. mayor vincent gray welcomed the crowd to the nation's capital. it wasn't just a polite welcome. he said he told that martin luther king, back in 1966, said it was unjust that the people in the district of columbia didn't have a right to vote in congress like all other americans. and gray specifically called on president obama to say something publicly and to support in congress the voting rights for citizens. that's been one of the most dramatic moments here this morning. gray said the country needs to
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remove the yoke of injustice and the shackles that keep the americans in the city of washington from voting in the national congress. there's a big crowd here. mostly a friendly, upbeat crowd. the national anthem started the program. lift every voice which is often considered the black national anthem. got everybody in a good mood. everyone was anxious to hear president obama speak at 11:00. back to you guys in the studio. >> thank you, tom. you can see all the ceremony live on nbc washington nonstop starting at 10:00 a.m. comcast, channel 208. verizon fios, 460. cox channel 803. and over the air, 4.2. >> we can all empathize with tom. when you're down doing the live events for folks at home, you have the little piece in your air where you have the question and the booming loud speaker coming from the other side. it's almost impossible sometimes to hear.
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good job for tom. i like the hats. >> it looks like they needed them. a lot of sun coming down. >> beautiful day for it. anything you want to do outside today will be a good day for it. get ready to sit outside and relax for a while. enjoy crisp, october sunshine. it's going to be a wonderful outdoor activity day. blue skies overhead. nowhere near as windy as yesterday. a nice breeze out of the west at 10 to 15 miles per hour. nowhere near as ferocious as yesterday when winds gusted over 30 miles per hour at times. today, though, with sunshine, temperatures are now uniformly in the 50s. warm spots, fredericksburg, virginia, cambridge, maryland and petersburg, west virginia, all 61. everyone else in the 50s. no rain drops on the radar. no rain in the forecast for today. closest drops to us way up towards the north side of pittsburgh, cleveland and chicago. they won't make it here to interfere with our outdoor plans today. sunshine starting to finish. sun came up at 7:18. down at 6:30 this evening.
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6:29 to be more precise. for tomorrow, increasing clouds. chance of a few sprinkles coming in late in the day tomorrow, especially north and west. but i think around town will be dry today and tomorrow. rain chances for tuesday and wednesday. we'll talk about the rest of the seven-day forecast coming up in just a couple minutes. >> all right. thanks, chuck. >> thank you. well, as thousands gather for today's mlk memorial dedication, thousands more are taking to the streets to protest everything from voting rights in the district to more jobs. three different groups converged on freedom plaza this weekend. local advocates for district voting rights stood next to protests for occupy d.c., who have been here more than two weeks. their goals converged as they all marched to the washington monument for a rally they called jobs and justice.
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>> they said to me, reverend al, is this about the election. no, this is about our survival. >> the name is jobs and justice. it resonates completely. occupy wall street had its largest event after four weeks of demonstrations. thousands marched to protest what they call corporate greed and unfair economic and political system. a month of demonstrations inspired similar events across the country and around the world this weekend. crowds took up similar causes in south carolina and california and even london, australia, and japan. new finance reports revealing the strict of gop decision 2012. says texas governor rick perry reported raising $17 million in his race for president. former massachusetts governor mitt romney brought in more than 14 million. ron paul collected $8.2 million. and herman cain reports $2.8 million.
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reports also show candidates in debt, including former house speaker newt gingrich, john huntsman and michele bachmann. president obama is calling on lawmakers to take a second look at his job bill. he's reintroducing the plan after senate did not pass it last week. the president urged lawmakers to reconsider in his weekly address. >> we're not focused on the concrete actions that will put people back to work right now. well, we're going to give them another chance. we're going to give them another chance to spend more time worrying about your jobs than keeping theirs. next week i'm urging members of congress to vote on putting hundreds of thousands of teachers back in the classroom, cops back on the streets, and firefighters back on the job. and if they vote no on that, they'll have to tell you why. >> president obama also said he will travel the country next week to tell lawmakers to stop
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partisan fights and vote in favor of the bipartisan plan. it is 9:36. still ahead this hour. she's won many awards for her excellent work behind the desk as an anchor but she was
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here at nbc 4 we are very proud of our wednesdays child program. through the years barbara harrison helped hundreds of kids find permanent and loving forever homes. >> and her long-time commitment to children was recently recognized during an awards ceremony on capitol hill where we were joined by freddie mac. barbara harrison takes us on the gala where the prestigious award was presented. >> 600 people gathered for the angels in adoption gala. the event sponsored by the congressional coalition on adoption recognizes the work of individuals and groups nationwide for work on behalf of orphans and children in foster care. the coalition was conceived by louisiana senator mary landreau when she came to washington six years ago. >> there are 600 people coming from all over the country who
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have received recognition from their member of congress or senator to say thank you for doing something special for children that did not have a home. >> the wednesday's child program was one of the ones singled out this year. freddie mac foundation ceo said getting the word out about the plight of these kids is important. >> the more people of influence who know about the need and who know what can be done. that's the great thing about wednesday's child and the great media ambassadors have had, you and the folks at nbc 4 really embraced this wednesday's child concept. >> while the program began here at nbc 4 washington, freddie mac has taken the idea across the country. news anchors, producers and support staff from those communities were among those on the stage to receive the angels in adoption award. >> thousands of children.
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now with the internet these children aren't broken. their families may be. they need someone to reach out and say it's not your fault, you're beautiful, you're bright and you can have a future. that's what we're hoping for. >> the crystal statuette represents three decades of service for those children of the washington metro area who wait and hope for forever homes. barbara harrison, news 4 for wednesday's child. >> and if you have room in your home and heart for one of your waiting wednesday's children please call our special adoption hotline at 1-88-to-adopt-me or we say we because we are such a team here. but barbara harrison deserves a lot of credit here. she works countless hours on this program. wednesday's child is now nationwide. she is really a pioneer in
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trying to get these great kids homes. >> a pebble in the pond. you never know how far those ponds will go out and what kind of impact when they get where they're going as well. it's a very, very impact barbara has had and anybody who has adopted a kid or even mentored a kid. it makes a big difference in people's lives if you just touch them a little bit at times. >> you're making a different in a lot of people's lives this weekend. >> well, mother nature -- i'm just the messenger. i'm leery of taking too much credit when the sun is out because eventually it will rain and my name will be mud again. we'll talk about mother nature's sunshine when we come back after this.
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august for the date reasons why. but the sunday they had to cancel because of power outages, trees down and all the other craziness because of the hurricane. but the sunday that was going to happen was actually a beautiful day here. the whole mess, everything ended and it was bright, beautiful sunshine. nothing like a little yellow color on the trees out there. a little crisp feel in the air. >> it feels like fall. it's just beautiful. >> such a nice time of year. washington is a great city pretty much year round. this is one of the sweet spots. the next 10 to 15 days as the fall color peeks around the washington area. this will be pretty the next 10 to 14 days. if you live here, get ready for it. it will be beautiful. today also a fine looking day to be outside filled with sunshine. after a very cool start this morning. nearly every reporting station dropped below 50 degrees early this morning. a nice cool start to the day. now, with all that strong
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sunshine out there, there's the jefferson memorial. martin luther king memorial. 14th street bridge. commerce department. beautiful day outside. 56 degrees with bright sunshine. winds southwest at 8 miles per hour. starting to warm things up quite nicely. everybody here out of the 40s now. manassas, 54. dulles, 51 degrees. 58 towards huntingtown, maryland. and 50s pretty much area wide north to south. from the mason-dixon line to the north towards richmond, virginia to the south, temperatures now mid to upper 50s and climbing quickly with all that sunshine out there. no threat for rainfall. closest rain drops still north of pittsburgh. that's where they're going to stay for today and for most if not all of tomorrow as well. so a beautiful sunday afternoon coming up. plenty of sunshine. 6:30 this evening the sun goes down. it will be a very cool night once again. temperatures with mostly clear
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skies overhead. drop into the 40s, to near 50 once again overnight tonight and into tomorrow. tomorrow, some of these clouds across the upper midwest will start to sneak in. for today, high pressure and sunshine and mild. more clouds further to the north. this is by 7:00 tonight. so you folks in northern maryland, southernmost pennsylvania, dimmed out sunshine later in the day. still relatively mild. this weather front comes through tomorrow morning. it will turn our winds around. we may have a few extra clouds around. so sunny and beautiful today. temperatures up into the mid-70s. if you're headed out to fedex field, eagles and the redskins kicking off at 1:00. 70 degrees your kickoff temperature. 73 for the ravens game up in baltimore, which kicks off at 4:15. tomorrow, clouds sneak back into the picture once again. might be a few sprinkles north and west of town. but in and around washington our rain chances hold off until tuesday. wednesday is washout day.
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we clear it out, pull it down and dry into next weekend. >> this weekend so many things going on. can't ask for better weather. >> absolutely. two weeks ago we would have been hating life. >> with that we have to ask what have you done this weekend? gone to the movies? perhaps gone for a little jog. >> pretty safe to say you didn't jump off a bridge with a parachute attached. up next, 100 people who did just that. and we'll explain why they didn't get in trouble with police even though it's illegal. state farm. this is jessica.
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good morning, washington. coming up at 10:00, her main kaine is not expected to have the staying power.
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and rick perry missed a big chance this week. so is romney perfectly situated and right in tune with the center of the country that likes barack obama but is disillusioned with his phgt and leadership? plus, the wall street protests the start of a huge movement that could grow and become part of the major political fight next year. join me for a great discussion. now, for a look at what's coming up on meet the press, here's david gregory. david? >> thanks, chris. good morning, john and angie. coming up, herman cain vaulted to the top of the wall street journal poll. what is fueling his popularity and can it last? this morning our meet the candidate series continues as i go one on one with her main kaine. and two top supporters for romney and perry. for romney, minnesota governor tim pawlenty. for perry, louisiana governor bob jindall.
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and inside president obama's reelection strategy. it's all coming up this morning on "meet the press." be sure to stay tuned for a special press pass conversation with anchor of pbs news hour jim lehrer to discuss why presidential debates matter and the strategies behind winning only here on nbc 4. >> this building has been jumping with all the people here. >> i know. >> two great shows coming up today. i can't wait. >> it is west virginia's biggest festival. >> and it can also be one of the world's most extreme. more than 400 people took a leap of faith from the new river gorge bridge yesterday for the annual bridge day celebration. the more than 30-year-old celebration draws about 200,000 people a year to watch b.a.s.e. jumpers hurl themselves off the world's third longest steel arch bridge. it stands 876 feet above the
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whitewater rapids. >> whoo! >> it is one of the largest b.a.s.e. jumping events in the world. i guess to put this in perspective, washington monument, 550 feet. 876 feet. that's like jumping off the washington monday. . more than that. >> and then some. >> yeah, and then some. all right. that's going to do it for news 4 today. thanks for joining us. >> we'll be carrying the dedication of the martin luther king jr. memorial on our digital channel nonstop. it's just a few minutes away. we're streaming it live on and also on your smartphone by scanning the qr code you see on your screen right now. >> have a great sunday, everybody. ♪
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