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later portions of this week. we're still seeing areas of drizzle around parts of the region. notice here, a lot of rain earlier, coming through. that coming with rather breezy conditions. it was nasty. but now we're tracking couple of light showers moving thru parts of the area. and baltimore through prince george's county, anne arundel county and more shower activity just down to the south and east. this is a storm, here it is spinning just down toward the south of norfolk. the storm is moving up and we'll see more of this rain coming off the atlantic, in our region through the rest of the evening hours. we'll still see more rain, keep the umbrella handy. still breezy, rainy and cool through the night tonight, but sun late tomorrow, a lot of clouds, but sunshine late. here come the 80s, we'll talk about that and a difficult weekend forecast. yesterday we had 90
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saturday and sunday. i don't have that today. >> we better stay tuned, thank you, doug. you can download the nbc washington app and set weather at your home screen. developing now, the man responsible for killing two people outside of two different shopping centers in montgomery county last year, has pled guilty to those murders. chris gordon was in the courtroom today when prosecutors outlined a motive and played his confession for the first time. >> this was a man who knew there would be innocent lives lost, even wrote in his musings, he was apologizing to his potential victims before they were their victims. >> reporter: prosecutor john mccarthy laid out the evidence against 63-year-old eulalio tordil, who was arrested when police surrounded his rental car in aspen hill. the prosecutor said the gun police found inside the car matches the bullets and shell casings from all three shootings. tordil's shooting
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he shot his wife gladys and wounded a good samaritan. her daughter saw it and called 911. the shooting in prince george's county is not part of today's plea agreement and will be tried separate. tordil today pleaded guilty for the shootings that occurred the next day, on may 6th of last year. at montgomery mall, he tried to carjack a woman. two people came to her assistance. tordil shot and killed malcolm winfelt. his wife told prosecutors -- >> she is honored that her husband mike died a hero. as she wanted me to comment that she was honored that he was able to, because based on his actions, save another life. >> reporter: tordil also pled guilty to the murder of claudinea in the parking lot of the giant in aspen hill approximate. prosecutors say she fought back,
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glasses in her grasp as she died. >> the maximum sentence in maryland is life without the possibility of parole. that is the appropriate sentence in this case. >> reporter: prosecutors played a video in court showing tordil telling a detective during interrogation that she whe was g financial trouble. prosecutors say the motive for these murders was fueled by his anger and frustration and his failed marriage, that they were cold and calculated killings. he will be sentenced here in july. doreen, back to you. >> thank you, chris. now to a story you saw first here on news4. metro and its largest union are locked in heated contract negotiations. and that could mean longer wait times for you. adam tuss broke this story. he said workers are threatening a sick-out this weekend. they've told their supervisors they're not coming in friday. an e-mail has been going around telling supervisors they'll have to staff up and work 12-hour shifts this entire weeke
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front line workers like bus and train operators don't show up. metro says it's upping its staffing this week just in case. metro transit police are also trying to figure out how they man how a man on the tracks was able to get away from them. somebody jumped on the tracks and a chase followed. a source with direct knowledge said that person was armed with a gun. green line service was shut down for a time, but that suspect was never found. a source says metro transit police found an emergency exit hatch open. it was a crime that haunted friends and family for years. well, now the case against a man who is charged with murdering his girlfriend will move forward. jose rodriguez cruz is accused of killing pamela butler. she was last seen eight years ago at her home in northwest, d.c. her body has never been found.
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this month has repeatedly denied involvement, but today a judge said there was enough evidence to continue with this case. cruz will stay in jail until his next court hearing in july. president trump moves to build his list of accomplishments in his first 100 days. a federal judge blocked the president's order to cut off federal funding to sanctuary cities. meanwhile, republicans seem ready to prevent the government shutdown, without the border wall funding. this as congress raises new questions in the russia investigation. blayne alexander is on capitol hill to try to break it all down for us. >> certainly a lot to digest and some of that breaking news coming this afternoon. that federal judge out in california ordered that block today of the president's executive order that he signed back in january. so another setback as he tries to mark his accomplishments, nearing the end of his first 100 days. mean whil, the
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russia continue to plague this white house. and now today, one lawmaker is calling on now fired nsa adviser michael flynn to come to capitol hill and testify. as he approaches his 100-day mark, president trump unable to shake questions about russia and the national security adviser he fired, michael flynn. >> i'm fairly curious as to how widespread this is. >> reporter: today key lawmakers demanding to know whether flynn broke the law when applying for security clearance by not disclosing travel to and payment from russia. >> i mean, he was supposed to get permission and report it and he didn't. period. i mean, there's no evidence of it. >> reporter: in a statement today, flynn said he did nothing wrong. the top democrat and republican of the oversight committee also pointing at the white house, which they say refused to supply flynn's documents when requested. >> the documents in question, the department of defense possessed and sent over to them. the documents that occurred before he worked here would be
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>> reporter: this as the threat of a government shutdown seems to be diminishing. the president now backing away from his demand for border wall funding in a spending bill that has to be passed by friday. >> in case anybody has any questions, the wall is gonna get built and it's going to stop drugs and a lot of people from coming in that shouldn't be here. the wall gets built, hundred percent. >> it's frankly not as important as funding the entire government of the united states. >> reporter: four days shy of day 100, the white house now launching a new website touting the president's accomplishments as he looks to add another -- tax reform. we're now getting our first glimpse at the tax reform plan that the president is set to announce tomorrow. we're told it includes major corporate tax cuts, already questions being asked about how that would be paid for. >> thank you, blayne. and as the president's first 100 days in office wind down, we wanted to know if you think a president should be judged by those first 100 days in
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half of you say yes and about 23% of you say no. president trump's education secretary betsy devos visiting a northern virginia school. david culver was in manassas for the visit and will tell us how it compares to past school visits. >> when you think about the past school visit, you think about devos, the images that come to mind, back in february. this was jefferson middle school academy in southwest. the secretary was blocked by demonstrators from going inside. so she had to use a back entrance. today's visit at prince william county, much calmer, but we noticed a larger security detail. in the rain, they stood outside a ashland elementary school in manassas. a small group showing their disapproval of betsy devos, calling her
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welcoming her. stepping out of her suv, security close by, the reception inside, youthful, warm, patriotic. >> it was a wonderful, wonderful welcome here and just seeing the faces of the children that i had the opportunity to meet, that's the best. >> reporter: compare that with one of the secretary's first local school visits, to jefferson middle school academy in february. protesters blocking the doors. her bodyguard having to guide her back into the suv, taking her through a back entrance to get into the school. she's now guarded by u.s. marshalls. their presence clear through the halls of the school. it didn't stop the secretary from stopping along the way to greet students with special needs. >> you're doing great. >> reporter: and to meet with military families. april is the month of the military child. >> i hope to encourage her and others to advocate to not cut, you know, childcare in general. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel robe obligate showed up in uniform but speaking mostly
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mom, she expressed concern over after-school care. her and her united states both work. >> and summer programs are a real need. i'm hoping if not yourself or ivanka trump takes it on and solves it for us because it's a need. >> reporter: the secretary listening on. >> i hear that. >> reporter: so we know about all the controversy surrounding her appointment. it was interesting though to see in a controlled more intimate setting how she was interacting. i gotta be honest. she doesn't talk much at all, she didn't make any promises and she seemed very intent on listening to these military parents. one thing she did do was praise ashland middle school, saying it was really kind of the model when it comes to accommodating military families. >> it's a good thing. >> but they want to see action too, so we'll see what happens from here. >> david culver, thank you. first daughter ivanka trump is in germany on her first
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president. there was an awkward moment during a forum. the audience jeered trump when she defended her father on women's issues. >> he's been a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive. >> the hostile reception may be due in part to anger over the reception angela merkel received at the white house last month. president trump did not shake merkel's hand during a photo opportunity in the oval office. the german media were critical of his behavior that day. complaints about bedbugs, rodents, reports of mold, there's no heat. now the city is stepping in to help d.c. residents who say they've been forced to live in these terrible conditions for years. five days since the retirement home murder. so far, no suspect, no motive. residents are talking. we're listening. the story coming up.
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the grass is growing all over the place right now, but should it be growing at this memorial to metro crash
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now to the murder in the local retirement community where the man was found dead last week, and there are no new leads
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investigators are taking new steps to try and solve this murder mystery. news4's pat collins is in fairfax, talking to the residents in that community. pat? >> reporter: wendy, so far no murder -- no motive in this murder, no arrest in this murder. police have questions and so do some of the residents. at the place where it happened, police. police periodically stopping by to make sure residents feel safe, that everything's all right. you see, it was just last thursday that cong huu nguyen was found murdered in his apartment here at the little river glen retirement community. so far, no arrests. and in the days to follow, different reactions from some of the residents. they asked that we not show their face. >> we're all wondering, is anybody gonna catch this person who committed this crime? we certainly would hope so. >> is it the kind
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shoulder? >> a little bit. there are a lot of people who are concerned about the security, but i've been living here for over six years and this is the first time something like this has happened. >> are you concerned? >> no. i'm not. because if people keep their doors locked, it's safe. >> reporter: police say they've been working this case nonstop but so far have little to go on. today the focus, nine miles away at the eden center. police posted flyers in both english and vietnamese in an attempt to develop more leads. >> mr. nguyen was known to frequent the eden center on a daily basis around noon. so we're hoping that somebody that's familiar with him may be able to think back to last week, even, and remember perhaps him walking with somebody, or seeing him with sne
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>> reporter: if you know something about this case of murder, fairfax police, they want to hear from you. doreen? >> pat, thank you. d.c. attorney general carl racine is suing a columbia heights landlord, citing a pattern of neglect that goes back many years. the apartment building is at 11th street northwest, it has 26 units. according to the lawsuit, tenants have been forced to live with long-term infestations of bedbugs and vermin, mold contamination, and a lack of heat. an attorney representing the owners of the building tells news4 the lawsuit is utterly baseless and the owners have never been cited or fined by the district. he went on to say the owners wanted to rehab the building, but the tenants don't want to move out during renovations. this june will mark eight years since the deadliest accident in metro's history. nine people killed when two red line trains collided just outside the ft. totten
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in northeast democra.c. but a memorial honoring the victims has been unfinished. >> reporter: the grass and weeds grow. the landscape, patchy and raw. today's rain hangs on tall blades. this isn't some random stretch of parkland. this is the memorial to the victims of the deadly metro 2009 red line crash. it overlooks the tracks where the accident happened. this is what legacy memorial park looked like the day it was dedicated nearly two years ago. today, though, it wallows. >> see this over here, this is ridiculously scrubby. would you sit on a bench and contemplate the people you loved or read a book? >> reporter: barbara is the sculptor commissioned to create the work for legacy memorial park. she is not happy
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sees. >> and this shouldn't be mulch. it should be lovely. i loved doing it, i was really proud to get the commission, and i feel so powerless not to get it done. >> reporter: she believes this isn't a huge fix, maybe two days of landscaping to make it look great. the department in charge of the project tells news4 landscaping and utility work does remain. weeds, tall grass, really an unkept memorial here, something that should be way more sacred. the city does confirm that this project has not been fully finished. for the families of those gone, like yolanda who lost her stepdaughter, this park should be more. >> and it can be start with some lighting. just the bare minimum. they could put a flower bush along the wall or something. it has enough there, it's enough property that they can do a lot more. >> reporter: the city tells us the project here willet
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all of that expected in july of this year. in northeast, adam tuss, news4. nearly $40 million in damage. tonight as investigators sift through the rubble, there are new questions about what sparked this massive fire in college park. a mother's mission. how two women forged a friendship while raising children with autism and how their educating others
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monday was dreary. tuesday, not much better. i feel like i live in london. >> wouldn't that be nice? >> well, it would be a lot like this, so maybe not so nice. >> i've been there once, it's a pretty cool town. anyway, let's talk about the weather across our region. looking pretty good right now. the rain came through earlier, still dreary, still dealing with a little fog. but now, pretty
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across the region. just dealing with cloud cover. areas of drizzle. and look how green everything is. and take a look at parts of the area to the northwest. notice around northwest, d.c., over towards finleytown, and friendship heights. we're on the dry side, but i don't think we'll say there. 61 degrees, showers around, drizzle and shower activity through the rest of the evening. temperatures won't go down that much more through the evening. 56 in martinsburg, 63 along the eastern shore. i mentioned the shower activity. it's trying to move back in. one area of showers coming through i-95, around college park, another area towards portions of the chesapeake. let's zoom in, show you where this one little shower is, coming right through college park, 95, around laurel, right down the 29 area from columbia, right towards college
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keep the umbrella handy. today's a purse umbrella day. where earlier this afternoon, it was not a purse umbrella day. i saw a lot of umbrellas put inside out with 20 to 30-mile-per-hour winds earlier. this is what i'm watching now, the area of low pressure down to the south. and i'll zoom into this region, because this is what's happening. we're watching this area of heavier rain around the chesapeake. that's moving fast across our region. the heaviest rain will stay north and east of us. but we'll see more showers this evening. so don't put away the umbrellas just yet. here it is on future weather. timing it out, 8:00, here come the showers from the east, moving across our region. still a few more this evening through around 11:00, but that's about it. tomorrow morning, waking up to some areas of fog, not too bad. it will be worst east of 95. but heads up for fog, cloud cover, you'll need the jacket when you step out the front door. around 1:00, starting to see clearing back towards the mountains. ea,
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clearing until late in the day. i think we'll see some sunshine tomorrow, but it's going to be way late. take a look how the temperatures respond to this. early tomorrow morning, everybody in the first. around 1:00, still -- or around 4:00. still dealing with some clouds. 70, d.c. near 80 in charlottesville. warm warm warmer air coming in. we'll continue to watch that for you. high temperature tomorrow, 73, if we can get enough sunshine. and it will be warmer thursday and friday. i want to show you what's happening on saturday. 84 degrees here, but i'm watching this front. we'll be watching this very closely. extremely warm air to the south, cooler to the north. what does this mean? we'll talk about it and i'll have that forecast for you coming up at 6:45. >> thank you, doug. is it a neighborhood nuisance or an added source of income for
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tonight a battle brewing over plans to license airbnb rents in our area and it all comes to a head tomorrow. firefighters are calling this college park apartment building fire the most historic
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6:00. first at 6:30 tonight, students are walking the campus of the university of maryland. >> the smoke that canceled class yesterday, it's now clear but the investigation is just beginning into why that vacant apartment building near the campus went up in flames. meagan fitzgerald is at the scene with new footage of the destruction and more about what happened there. hi, meagan. >> reporter: hi, wendy and doreen. what we know right now, investigators believe this fire started on the sixth floor. they don't think it was set intentionally. but investigators did have a chance to go inside the building today to take a closer look. firefighters here are preparing for a long and busy week. >> the fire is deemed under control, although we do have three significant hot spots that continue to burn on the roof. >> reporter: this is new footage of what the top of the building looks like now. assistant fire chief alan
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collapsed to the ground trapping fiver underneath. >> we've put over 100,000 gallons on this building. >> reporter: thousands of gallons of water were used on monday, while more than 200 firefighters worked quickly to try to get this burning apartment building under control. >> fire department will stay on the scene now until the fire is completely extinguished on the hot spots. building engineers are going through and trying to determine the structural stability. >> reporter: now part of the focus is to determine what caused the fire to ignite. >> the fire started in the far corner of the building. it appears, on the fifth floor or the sixth floor and rapidly went up into the attic space. >> reporter: doubleday says investigators were able to use a tower to lower themselves inside the building where they took pictures of the possible origin. but so far, he says, there's still much more work that needs to be done. now, at this point,
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the cause of the fire could be determined as early as tomorrow, but at this point, fire investigators say they're also looking at whether or not that sprinkler system inside the building was working when the fire broke out. back to you. >> thank you, meagan. montgomery county public schools just completing a security review of rockville high. this is the first of about 200 schools that will be reviewed after that alleged rape inside a bathroom at rockville. the school district wouldn't say what if any changes have been ordered, but an official tells news4, there's a follow-up review that will be conducted next week. last month, two teenage boys, 17 and 18, were arrested and charged with raping a 14-year-old girl during school hours. thousands of people in our area make extra cash renting out rooms through airbnb, but now the district for the first time is looking into licensing and regulating some of those owners who are making it a full-time business. news4's tom
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>> reporter: the nation's capital, more than 30,000 hotel rooms here from luxury, to business, to budget. but airbnb has been a growing disruptor in d.c. homeowners getting a little cash with the extra room rented out for a night. >> we're all over the world, and we have several thousand hosts here in the district of columbia. >> reporter: airbnb's will burns is the first name on the list, a long list of witnesses set for wednesday's hearing on how to regulate and license airbnb operators. >> we think the regulations are important, protecting neighborhood quality of life and affordable housing. >> reporter: kenyan mcduffy said his legislation is targeting commercial airbnb operators who operate multiple rooms and undercut the city's housing shortage. >> we think this sets in place a regulatory framework. >> reporter: although
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mcduffy welcomed a suit against a landlord using airbnb in part to fill apartments subject to rent control. >> we want to make sure we keep our long-term rental housing for residents. >> reporter: mcduffy told news4, homeowners renting a room are not the target but could face some new regulation. in the district, tom sherwood, news4. a new fire storm over a state department article that described president trump's estate in florida in glowing terms and called it the winter white house. ethics experts said it read more like an advertisement. the estate was donated in 1973, hoping it would become a presidential retreat. but the government balked at the cost to maintain this property and returned the gift. mr. trump purchased it in 1985 and turned it into a private
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$200,000 after his election. state department officials removed the article earlier this month. they say they intended to inform the public about a place where the president entertains world leaders. they're also considering additional oversight on some online articles. the anti-defamation league and other jewish groups have been harsh critical of president trump at times but today they are praising his remarks on capitol hill. president trump delivered the keynote address at the holocaust memorial museum and took a forceful tone. >> those who deny the holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil. we will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again. >> the ceo of the anti-definition league called president trump's remarks overdue but powerful and a bold
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it started as a fender bender, but spiraled into a life-saving mission. how strangers jumped into action to save a woman's life on a congested intersection in d.c. plus a big break for college-bound students and their parents facing weeks of red tape trying to secure financial aid. and the rain has stopped in some areas, but still tracking it in others. we'll talk about where the rain will be later this evening and what to expect for the next couple days temperature wise. as the numbers start to go in a better direction. at least for most plac. seese
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usually she's the one saving lives, about you a local firefighter said she's alive and well because strangers stepped in when she was in distress. today she had a chance to thank them. angela has been a d.c. firefighter for 20 years. while driving down pennsylvania avenue she had a fender bender, six bystanders realized she had suffered a medical emergency and they took quick action. >> i thank god for the guy that pulled me out the car, that turned the engine off, the ones that performed the cpr, without people in place and my co-workers, i wouldn't be here today. >> she's not returne
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duty yet but hopes to do that soon. as for the young man who pulled her out of the car, he says the whole thing has inspired him to become a paramedic or doctor. it's called national decision day and it is monday, the day when millions of high school seniors must decide where they're going to go to college. but there are thousands who are still waiting on their financial aid packages. consumer reporter susan hogan has a major development that will impact those students still left in limbo. >> well, the department of education just announced that it's changing the verification requirements for students still waiting on those federal financial aid packages are going to get them faster. so this is part of an ongoing effort to help students and parents impacted by the suspension of the irs data retrieval tool. the irs removed that link off the fafsa website in march when it detected a security breach. as a result, thousands of students were unable to complete th
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were chosen for further verification by the school they applied to. as of today, colleges and universities are no longer requiring to collect that tax return transcript or verification on non-filer forms. this change is crucial because the sooner students get their financial aid packages, they can make an informed decision. if this impacts you, contact the school's financial aid office immediately, ask what is needed and get that out as soon as possible. most financial aid offices will be able to give you an answer on your reward package within a day or two. we have been on this story since we first broke it. and we have a ton of helpful information for you on our nbc washington app. just search fafsa. we also want to let you know about an important story we're working on tonight for 11:00. it impacts any of you who pay a utility bill. did you know that you are actually at risk of being what they call switched to a
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the practice is called slamming. we'll tell you how it happens and the steps you need to protect yourself from it happening to you. >> thank you, susan. coming up next, two mothers unite to teach a lesson in acceptance. >> what if you
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comes up often for two alexandria mothers. how does it feel to have a child with autism? it's the kind of question that they encourage, though, because they're on a mission to get students to accept kids with disabilities. the women recently won an award for the work they've done. julie carey went to check out what they're doing and how they're making a difference. >> reporter: they start with some of the basic facts. >> autism is an invisible disorder. >> reporter: but soon they offer the kind of information only a parent could provide. >> when marcos was little, he did prefer to play alone. >> reporter: some of it, hard to hear. >> for brandon, meltdowns consist of falling and flailing to the ground. >> reporter: it's what this presentation so unique. they're both raising sons with autism. >> it's not a tragedy. it's not easy, but it's not a tragedy. >> reporter: carrasco's son is 19, rivera's twins are 14. the women met when their boys were in elementary school. they start
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>> whenever the teacher could fit us in, we would go. >> reporter: but now they do bigger assemblies. they don't shy away from introducing their sons. on this day, brandon rivera was in the audience. >> my disability is autism. >> is it okay to have autism? >> yes. >> reporter: while rivera said her sons have never complained about bullying, carrasco has painful memories. >> he was called the r word, he was called a glitch. >> reporter: that kind of experience just fuels their efforts all the more. in some presentations, they broaden the talk to include other disabilities. >> we really want the kids to be accepting and not just tolerating. >> reporter: perhaps the most lively and challenging part of the program, when they open it up to questions. any question and the students form a long line. >> she asked, do the kids have to take their medicine every
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>> reporter: these eighth graders say the programs are changing attitudes, erasing fear. >> compared to what i realize, what i thought, they were separated for a long reason or they were dangerous. but here we learned it's just because they have different learning needs. >> reporter: right now, the moms just do presentations in two schools. they hope to soon add the high school and they're helping parents from other school districts follow their examel. in alexandria, i'm julie carey, news4. in just a few minutes, a new type of pta is kicking off for parents of children with special needs. there are 25,000 children with special needs. tonight's meeting at circle church in fairfax. one high school in our area is ranking among the best in the country, no surprise, it's the thomas jefferson high school for science and technology in alexandria, ranking sixth in the nation. the top three schools in virginia, are in our
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state. thomas jefferson, then mclean high and langley high. the top four schools in all of maryland are also in our area. winston churchill, thomas wootoon, poolsville and walter johnson all taking top honors. doug, we were talking earlier about all the rain and all the green around us. i feel like the first -- soon as we get a little bit of sunshine, the vines are going to take over my whole house. >> the weeds will be attacking us. >> that's what happened last time when we saw these conditions and then the sun came out, pollen went sky high. >> we remember. >> that won't be quite as high. but i think we'll get more pollen the next couple days here. that's one bad thing, but everything's growing pretty good. you might have had to mow the lawn for the first time over the past week or so. if you haven't done that, this week's probably going to be a good week to do it. tomorrow, you may be able to get out there. for the first part
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cover. you see the clouds, current temperatures, 61. winds northeast at 16. gusts up to 20 and 25 miles per hour. that made it hard to get around at times. but now, not much rain at all. couple of showers that are moving in from the east. couple of showers through parts of montgomery county, around bethesda, towards kensington and a heavier band, let's zoom in here. through anne arundel county. heads up, around annapolis, prince george's county, buoy, the next hour or so and down towards portions of calvert county as well. what we're watching is the low pressure down to the south. you see it spinning down here. look at this rain right here. that's what is spinning in. we'll see more showers tonight. i always love looking at a visible picture too, because this is a radar and a visible satellite. look at all the vortices in here, the
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circulation coming through. out there right now, tomorrow, a little bit different. temperatures warming, 56, cloudy and cool at 7:00 a.m. 64, noon. 72 by 4:00 with the clearing sky. nice thursday and friday. temperatures in the low 80s. great on thursday and friday. but we live in an area in the mid atlantic this time of year, it gets hard to predict temperatures because we get these fronts around our region. this front object pop down here and if it does on saturday into sunday, we call it backdoor cold front, it could be significantly cooler and that's why we have warmed things down. where is the front? the 90s will be to the south. to the north, cooler with clouds. right now, sunday at 72, we could be in the 60s on sunday with clouds, maybe some showers. so we'll have to watch the weekend closely. monday, 83
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moves out. and most every day now looks like it's going to be pretty nice. next week, late next week, another chance for shower activity. >> vortices, i didn't know that was the plural. i thought it was vortexes. coming up in sports, how the wizards plan to bouncing back against atlanta. d ov givesan
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. this is the xfinity sports desk. >> all right. seems like just two days ago was wrapping it up in toronto. >> ready for round two. >> yeah, the playoffs aren't going to be getting any easier for the capitals. up next, their rivals and second best team in hockey, the pittsburgh penguins. first practice of the week for the caps, defenseman karl alzner on the ice, progressing from his upper body injury, but still no word on if he'll play against the penguins. this time of year, longs of bangs and bruises. tom wilson had to leave practice early after taking a puck to the foot. you can see him wincing in pain here, but barry trotz says wilson w
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ovechkin has a lot of history with the pens, including pittsburgh knocking them out of the playoffs last year. ov advantaging the past with a no-fear attitude of the present. >> you just have to put a prayer in mentally, because we don't have success against them. we play them twice in the playoffs and we don't have success. we lost in game six and game seven. i ju you just have to move forward. you have to realize, you don't have to be free. you know you play against stanley cup champion and they are a very good team. but so is i, so we are. you know, we knew, like, this battle has to be done if we want to get success. >> and game one on thursday at the verizon center. the wizards are feeling the fire of heading into tomorrow's game five, unable to steal a win
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the wiz returning to the verizon center tomorrow knowing every game is a must-win. a big reason for the hawks' win last night, eight-time all-star dwight howard. atlanta's big man with first double-digit performance of the series. 16 points, to go along with 14 rebounds. after leading the series 2-0, the wizards now head back to d.c., things knotted at two. head coach scott brooks feeling good despite back-to-back losses. >> we're still very excited about the opportunity to go on our home court. it's obviously an earlier start, but our fans have been great all year. it's 2-2. it's evenly matched series. we knew that going into it. we're excited about our opportunity tomorrow night. we definitely have to play better. and i have a lot of confidence our guys will. >> we'll be fine. just continue to make shots and gotta defend a little better. we did a great job of playing harder last game, gave ourselves
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the end of the game. >> you heard scott brooks mention the early tip time, tomorrow's game at 6:00 p.m. at the verizon center. to nascar, dale earnhardt jr's racing career coming to an abrupt end. he will take his final lap at the end of the season and retire. earnhardt voted the most popular driver the last 14 years straight. said he wanted the opportunity to go out on his own terms. he missed most of the 2016 season with concussion-like symptoms. his 26 career cup victories, including two daytona 500s, he's currently in 24th in this standing with one top-ten finish. and talk about a powerful bunch. according do multiple reports, a group led by jeb bush and former yankees star derek jeter has won the bidding rights for the miami marlins. the selling
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talk about a big price tag. >> can't put that on a credit card. >> you're involved, huh?
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