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news 4 today starts now. we begin with a violent start to easter morning. two killed in the fiery wreck while others are trying to recover. investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened. decade later, how the campus community is remembering the victims of the virginia tech community. easter diplomacy. vice president mike pence landing overseas for a ten day trip. tensions rise over the threat of a nuclear north korea. welcome back in to news 4 today on this sunday morning, easter sunday. happy easter to you. i'm david culliver in for adam tuss. >> and i'm megan fitzgerald. and it looks like it's going to be a beautiful
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the sunday morning show, tom. >> yeah. >> hey tom. >> good morning. it's anything but a regular sunday morning. it's sultry when you head out the door this morning. you'll be comfortable in short sleeves. we've got balmy breezes coming in out of the south and west. everything has gone green. it's a live view overlooking spring valley. you'll be comfortable just in the long sleeves or short lea sleeves now and shorts, sleeves, sunglasses during the afternoon. it'll feel like summer time climbing well into the 70s. reagan national is now up to 74, look the leesburg, 79 degrees. hovering in the mid-80s through the afternoon. look at rain chances for the next ten days. that's coming up this half hour. >> tom, thank you. a child is spending easter morning recovering after being involved in a bad crash. maryland state police say two people were killed after the suv, the child was riding in slammed into another car. this happened just before 11:00 last night on leonard town
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right near crackling town road. this was in the hughesville area of charles county. you can see how bad that damage is by looking at that car. just incredible. two other adults who were in that suv were injured. the person in the other car is expected to be okay. many of you are preparing to attend an easter sunday service and folks are gathered at the little river united church of christ and they've been out there son-in-law of them since before dawn. >> yeah. the church was one of the targets of hate received this past week. derek ward is live there this morning. good morning to you, derek. >> reporter: good morning. well you know that offensive graffiti was cleaned off and it's still on the minds. folks here. you can feel a sense they have indeed moved on spiritually and mentally. look, earlier this morning, there was indeed that sunrise service. and they do this every year. they start in a memorial grows in a nice little area out behind the churchs
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well of course, there was a special significance to this this year after monday's instance where the graffiti was found. now the person responsible has been arrested, but also made it's way into the message this morning as we hear from the minister. from the pastor of this church. >> fairfax county has come a long way in 50 or 60 years. this is where the civil war began in the 1860s. this was a place of, you know, segregation and deep segregation, the '50s and even into the '60s. and i think part what have we're seeing, we saw at the community vigil last night and what we're continuing to see is that this is an incredibly diverse county. we don't always come together, but when we do, there is a lot of love for neighbors here. >> reporter: and it's irony here, back in the '50s, it was integrated. and that made them the target of some hateful actions and words
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it comes full circle, but they are beyond it now. derek ward, news 4, back to you. >> thanks. right now vice president mike pence is in south korea. he and the second lady attended easter church service on the young military base and participated in a reclaimed ceremony. you can see video right there. the visit comes as indications point toward another nuclear test or missile launch from north korea. during the next ten days, pence will be out there to discuss the military's response. he'll have meetings with leaders from south korea, japan, indonesia, and australia. and this morning, north korea had an unsuccessful missile launch. vice president pence says it was probably a medium range ballistic miss that will blew up within four to five seconds. the missile was launched less than a day after north korea's staged this huge parade displaying it's latest military hardware. defense secretary jim mattis says president donald trump who is in palm beach right now, is aware of the launch, but has n
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trump has been leading on china to put pressure on north korea. wait until you see this. chaos erupting during a pro trump rally. this was in berkeley, california. because of that, police arrested 20 people after trump supporters and counterprotesters clashed. only an orange barrier separated the two groups. you can see that there. police say things escalated when heated words were exchanged, some of the activists threw anything they could get their hands on. including fireworks. about a dozen people got hurt. things label the calmer at other rallies including this one on the national mall. thousands of protesters packing city after city for the tax day marches. they wanted to turn up the heat on president trump and force him to release his tax returns. trump says he will not release his taxes because he's under audit. today on "meet the press" chuck todd will sit down with jack reid and john mccain a
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homeland skurlt secretary john kelly to talk the actions by north korea and what that means for the u.s. you can watch "meet the press" at 10:30 right after news 4 today. >> and we'll chat with chuck for a few minutes from now. thunderstorms might dampen your travel plans. we have tom closely tracking when those storms might be from your neighborhood. and a nail biter in double overtime, but it wasn't quite enough. the next challenge for the caps and the rust to
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in the quest for the stanley cup. alex and the caps may need something to wake them up earlier in the game. many fans are waking up disappointed in last night's playoff game two against toronto. that was at the verizon center. the game went into
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overtime, but the caps not able to get ahead of the maple leaves. >> if you want to win these games, i think we have to capitalize on the chances we got. in the third and overtime. we got some good looks, but 1-1. move over to toronto. >> over to toronto. that game, tomorrow night at 7:00. all right. talk about a quick transition at the verizon center. crews busy swapping out that ice for the hardwood. >> washington wizards will take center court this afternoon. the nba playoff, they face off against the atlanta hawks during game one tonight. some players have never been to the post season. >> we have a couple guys on the team, anxious to see what the playoffs is like. like i told them, totally different than the regular season is. the crowds are amazing. it's fun. and nothing more you could ask for. it's what you work hard for. >> wizardings play today at 1:00 this afternoon here at home. quickly warming up out there
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but you might see a few thunderstorms today. tom's tracking that plus your easter forecast and whether the kids will stay dry for that egg hunt. preserves history. how a local church is fighting to safe the sounds of service for generations
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moment of silence about a half hour ago. it was to mark ten years since the mass shooting at virginia tech which killed 32 people. >> northern virginia bureau chief julie kerry is live on the school's campus with a look at the remembrance ceremonies happening today. good morning to you, julie. >> reporter: hey, good morning. probably notice that across the area now, a bigger crowd gathered around the memorial. that's because those folks came here to take part in the first commemorative event of the day. it was around 9:30 this morning when there was a ceremonial wreath laying at the memorial. the governor helped place the two wreaths at the scene. and then at 9:43 as you mentioned, that statewide moment of silence to remember the 32 lives cut short here ten years ago today. this afternoon, we're looking ahead at 2:30 to what's being called a university commemoration, senator tim kaine will be speaking. and the victims will be remembered with readings of short
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the most emotional event of all coming at 7:30 tonight. the candle light vigil. it echoes the powerful scene here on the drill field ten years ago as a heartbroken campus community came together in the hours after the shooting. we talked to one virginia tech employee today about his reflections on this weekend. >> as you walk around, it's just, when you see the memorials and think back to one of those events over the years that you remember what you were doing and where you were at type of thing. just couldn't imagine what the family's went through then and even now, i'm sure they've gotten some closure. still, it's been ten years and lost the loved ones. it's tough on them.
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>> reporter: virginia tech alone that just feel like they need to be here this weekend to show their support for the families of the victims. and stand strong as a virginia tech community. we'll be following the events throughout the day and full report coming up tonight on news 4 at 6:00. for now reporting live, i'm julie kerry, back to you in the studio. >> thanks, i'm seeing several alums posted on social media this morning as well. everyone trying to be part in that community. on this easter sunday, small and historic church in d.c. trying to save it's 100-year-old organ. >> and news 4's tom sherwood reports the congregation is hoping to preserve it's unique sound for years to come. >> reporter: palm sunday, st. mary's church in foggy bottom. 150 years
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here now integrated, a community fixture. this 1885 photo from the washington monument shows the churches original four dormer windows. they are still here today. church organist and choir master julius tillman takes the train from baltimore several times a week. he has played this organ since 1973. >> as they say, it's the king of instruments. >> reporter: but this organ, 100 years old has seen better days. veteran organ builder and cure rater says it's more than 1,000 pipes are showing their age and more. >> it's received some damage from leaky roofs. this is all falling because it's water damage and at falls and gets to the pipes and chokes them. >> reporter: the smool congregation, about 1100 members can ill-afford the full $300,000
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so hart does what he can for the organ valued at more than a half million dollars. >> the organ is a gift of the statement of faith to future generations. >> reporter: the church celebrates it's 150th anniversary in june into national opera star jesse norman once a member of the choir, honorary chairman. in the district, tom sherwood, news 4. >> tom sherwood, tom keirein. >> i think we should be snaps for tom, beautiful day, 80. perfect day for the easter egg hunts. that's the main focus. wonderful weather and looking at the nbc 4 washington app, shows us 74 degrees here in washington. and it's already climbing into the upper 70s across parts of northern virginia. when you're away from the tv, check the latest storm team 4 forecast and radar. there is resten town center and the dallas
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sunday morning and there is certainly a feeling of summer in the air already. as temperatures are really rapidly warming. look at leesburg already 79 degrees. indianapolis up to 78. and still climbing, only just getting under way. great afternoon for baseball at nats park. take on the phillies, first pitch 1:35. breeze coming in out of southwest gusting 20 miles an hour and all around the region. hovering in the mid-80s throughout the rest of the afternoon. right now, all clear and dry on storm team 4 radar, however, later today, coming out of the mountains, maybe thundershowers this area in color and that's the panhandle by about 3:00. shenandoah valley 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. they may be rolling on through. they will likely not be severe storms. just some passing downpours with thunder and lightning. then they track east. generally weaken as they get closer to washington between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. coming on through. breaking up and after that, few clouds in and out and by daw
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mid-60s at a dry day for the commute tomorrow. noontime temperatures near 70, midafternoon tomorrow will be in the mid-70s. and then maybe a rain shower on monday night. tuesday looks dry, greater chance of maybe light rain on wednesday. again, afternoon showers on thursday and next weekend, week from today, that's our next chance for substantial rain with temperatures in the 60s. >> not too shabby. thank you. it's a holiday, but it's already shaping out to be a busy week for president trump. >> joining us now to talk this and much more, moderator of "meet the press" chuck todd. let's talk about north korea first. a couple of things there. one is yesterday we see this massive parade, this big show of force, and then today, the failed launch for their missile. and then we've got in the south korea, we've got vice president mike pence. so what do you make of everything that's going on there? >> well look, i think it's all about trying to shore up south korea right now. look, in the middle of a political crisis. impeach a president,in
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president. there is been a concern that at this moment, you know, because of the south korea political pummel that it's important for the united states to just show that it's going to be there no matter what's happening in south korea. i think that also explains vice president pence's decision to be there or the decision to send him there. look, the bigger picture in this is sort of the administration's taking away my understanding is the good news is the missile failed. the missile launch failed. and it looks like, particularly "new york times" is leaning into this this morning, that it's perhaps the sabotage campaign that united states has been on. they did it with iran. the technology is there to do with nrk they've been able to infull trait, perhaps via describer to disrupt that. but what was of concern was in that parade, the weapons that he showed off, there were new weapon systems that indicate that he is pursuing a system that would allow him to deliver a nuclear weapon. >> do you think those are real or props. >> well, there was a couple of in there that -- there were some, one or two that could he
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that a couple that -- >> doesn't mean they have figured out the technology yet, but they are certainly further along than we were even a couple years ago. that part of a concern to some people. >> all right. so switching gears to the protests that we've seen across the country. >> yeah. >> they want donald trump to release his tax returns. is he going to do it ever? >> he probably won't, but the fact of the matter is and this came up on the show, and frankly, you know, wasn't sure how much the tax return could come up today. the president tweeted about the protest march which also makes those protesters feel more empowered. he's worried about it, he thinks about it. look, i don't think -- i think some government entity might force him to release tax returns at some point, but he will not do it voluntarily. it'll come from a subpoena from congress, could come from a state legislature that passes a law that says if you want to be on the fwloot run for president, you have to release your tax returns from the previous year. i think at some point we will see them, but it will will be because some l
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>> chuck todd with the religious discussion as well on "meet the press." >> how interesting it really is. >> i knee sometimes people think it's a really good discussion with three thoughtful things. >> we can watch that starting eight minutes from now. now rush to studio a from here, okay? >> yep. >> thank you. and we're back at p rerdue, we take some unexpected extra steps to raise healthy chickens with no antibiotics ever. like putting oregano in their water. it has natural antioxidants and we don't have to use antibiotics in their diet. perdue. over 200 products no antibiotics ever.
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top advisors. i only have one photo in my hand. that's right. tonight is elimination night. there's ban lot of drama in the house and that's okay, but one of you must go. now. who gets to stay? jared, you take the most beautiful photos. >> oh boy. snl's holding nothing back when it comes to politics and of course no surprise there. >> right. the show poking fun at the feud between president trump's top aid steve bannon and jared kushner. also poking fun at white house press secretary sean spicer. >> all right. get out of here. get out of here. go. get out of here. get out of here. shut up, shut up. shut up. don't push me, i'm sweating my easter eggs off in this thing. and everybody, shut up! so i can apologize. yes. al
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didn't you? huh? spicy got finally made a mistake. >> all right. this is all snl's first ever live broadcast in all time zones in the u.s. and canada. okay. 10:26 is your time now on this sunday morning, easter sunday. start you off with four things to know as you head out. in maryland, state police there say two people are dead after this crash in the hughesville area. happened just before 11:00 last night on leonard town road and crackling town road. two other adults and one child got hurt. a moment of silence at a wreath laying ceremony took place on virginia tech's campus this morning. more events will continue today to mark ten years since the tragic mass shooting there follow northern virginia bureau chief julie kerry on twitter. vice president smens in south korea during the ten-day visit. he'll be meeting with leaders of south korea, japan, indonesia, and australia, of course focussed on north korea as they're out there. tens of
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gathered in st. peter's square to hear pope francis's easter message. he says to keep pushing forward and say despite the uncertainties in the world. and tom's easter message today, going to be nice. >> summer like, sunday afternoon, the mid-80s, we need some rain. we have a few chances in the coming weeks. have an umbrella handy as you start off your workweek. >> sounds great. >> that's going to do it for news 4 today on this easter sunday. happy easter. "meet the press" coming up next. >> indeed. wake up monday morning, we begin at 4:26. until then, have a great day and a great rest of your weekend. did you know slow internet can actually hold your business back? say goodbye to slow downloads, slow backups, slow everything.
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this sunday, president trump then and now. then, on nato. >> it's obsolete and we're paying too much money. okay? that's my instincts. >> and now? >> i said it was obsolete. it's no longer obsolete. >> then on syria. >> if we did nothing, if we did absolutely nothing, we would be in great shape. and now? >> tonight i ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in syria. >> then on china. >> i will direct my secretary of the treasury to label china a currency manipulator. >> and now, the president says they're not currency manipulators. do these shifts represent a change in mood or a change in stra?


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