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last 30 minutes. new overnight, the trump administration asking the u.s. supreme court to allow one of its most controversial policies to take effect. and just when metro riders thought repair work was over, the new 24/7 work zones we're learning about. our crews are up and working for you this morning. check on the weather and traffic. first an update on the overnight barricade. molette green is following the story. molette, what do you know? >> reporter: just moments before we came on air we got word that it ended. it started before midnight in the 500 block of 2 1st street. there was no car or pedestrian traffic allowed in that area from g to e streets northwest. this was south of the gw campus. all clear. still working on what happened. back to you now. >> molette, thank you. we want to also turn the attention to your weather because it is a beautiful start
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to the day. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell down on the national mall with a look at that. no jacket on, chuck. >> no jacket required today, phil collins. beautiful morning outside. skies are clear. it is in the 50s across most of the area. even right here in downtown. we made it down to 58 degrees here on the national mall. absolutely spectacular day to be outside. we'll be coming up in a few more minutes in the show talking to someone from the national science foundation about astronomy night out on the national mall, that is tonight. plan to come on down and take a little tour of the sky with some star gazers. temperatures 50s and 60s. what a great day it's going to be. come if i and cool. upper 70s notice shenandoah valley. it will be a fantastic friday. sheena's going to take a closer look at the weekend forecast
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for now it's time to go back to melissa mollet in the warm, col comfy studio. westbound i.c.c., it's cleared out. we're waiting to see if we're still diverted at layhill. the rest of the beltway inner loop and outer loop looks okay. prince george's county into town, out of town no worried there. two things on 95 to mention. brand new one here, northbound after 610 garrison has a crash on the shoulder. after lorton on 95 two right lanes are getting by the milling and paving project. right now this pennsylvania doctor is in an area hotel barred from going anywhere near the trump international hotel and the white house. brian moles will be in federal court later today on charges that he drove to d.c. in a car
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and checked into the trump hotel. court documents say moles wanted to meet trump and his goal was to, quote, bring down big pharmacy and big business medicine. the judge said moles suffers from ptsd and he had no legal basis to hold the man. there was a security scare at the white house last night. a man was taken to the hospital and charged with a felony once he's released. let's go back to molette green at the live desk with breaking news from the white house. now let? >> reporter: the trump administration taking its travel ban to the supreme court. they want it fast tracked so it can started enforcing the executive order while it appeals the case. now trump's order imposes a 90 day ban on entry into the u.s. from about 600. it
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program for 120 days. opponents say it's based on religious discrimination. back to you, aaron. >> molette, thank you. 5:04 here. the wilson building, one world trade center and sites around the world lit up in green in a show of solidarity. that signifies a continued agreement for the paris agreement. now the u.s. now joins syria and anythinicaragua as the only cou not part of the deal to curb global warming. france says this is a mistake for the u.s. and the world. this morning d.c. mayor muriel bowser is sticking with france and agreeing to stick to the plan. renewable energy will still be required in the city. the district will continue to deploy solar energy and integrate more electric cars. the head
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we should continue. >> mayor bowser is standing with mayors across the united states and in solidarity with mayors across the world to say we will not turn our back on responsibility for mitigating global climate change. >> coming up news 4's tracie potts will have the latest. an urgent call for action after a noose is found inside the national museum of african-american history and culture. ♪ we shall overcome >> this comes as people are coming together over that symbol of hate. news 4's justin finch is live this morning outside of the museum with a look at why president trump is being asked to take action. justin, good morning. >> reporter: eun, good morning. texas congresswoman sheila jacksonli
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charged incompetence dents across the country including the noose found here earlier this week. her sentiments being echoed here that hate has no place in american society ♪ we shall overcome >> reporter: smithsonian staff joined together singing "we shall overcome." a heartfelt reaction to the noose found at the national museum of history's african-american center. it was found on the floor of the second level exhibit of the kkk and segregation. out of that the founding director lonnie bunch is saying now an outpouring of unity has come. >> what i love is look at the faces. it's america at its best. unbelievably diverse. it's a group of people that help us remember what america c
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>> the congresswoman calling on the president to condemn the death of richard collins 3rd, the bowie statement killed. she wants attorney general jeff sessions to probe deeper into this noose incident. back to you. >> justin finch live outside the national museum of african-american culture and history. 5:07. two people in the hospital. one of them in serious condition after this crash on the intercounty connector near layhill road. the crash happened just before 9:30 last night. you can see a tractor-trailer on its side. it collided with a car causing that car to go up in flames. chopper 4 also flew over the scene of a fatal crash in virgin yeah they say a 45-year-old man was killed while riding his motorcycle south on telegraph road. his name was thomas jeffrey duty iv. his
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went on to a sidewalk and hit the wall. it is 5:08. we have breaking news from the filly peensz. >> reporter: following tragic events at a casino in the philippines. police say most of the people who died suffocated in that thick smoke that was inside. they say a man with a gun went into the casino, started firing. he didn't actually shoot any people. instead he lit tables on fire. police are you now looking for a second person of interest but they don't believe this was an act of terror. molette, thank you. we have a traffic alert to tell you that will impact your drive over the weekend. starting tonight three lanes along rockville pike will close near the metro station and national institutes of health. at 10:00 p.m. crews will shut down the two southbound lanes and the
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between woodmont avenue and center drive. those lanes will stay closed between 5:00 a.m. and until monday. metro has repairs to make from august 5th through the 20th the branch avenue and suitland stations will be closed on the green line. red line station tacoma will close from november 25th to december 10th. next year the huntington and eisenhower stations will be closed on the yellow line for two weeks in may. we'll cover all of these closures for you of course throughout the year. there is a new scripps national spelling bee champion this morning. >> marocain. >> she knows what it means. >> marocain. >> that is correct. >> congratulations. >> how about that. >> she's not phased at all. >> no.
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anania vinay. she had to spell marocain to clinch the title and the $40,000 cash prize. her father was proud rushing the stage to hug his little girl. >> he's more excited than she is. she's like, look, i'm glad this is over. unfortunately our local speller was eliminated in the first round of last night's finals. the fact that he went that far at 11 years old, listen, congratulations. tulez. >> all of that sounds good. >> all right. let's head back down to the national mall now where chuck bell is this morning. in for another dry day, chuck? >> absolutely right. dad's excited there because 40,000 bucks for someone in middle school, that's a lot of early savings for college money. tonight at the national mall
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there's astronomy night on the national mall. all kinds of telescopes will be lined up on the national mall. we'll talk to someone in just a little bit and talking about your weekend forecast. another day, another development in the arrest of tiger woods. the new video just released of the athlete being booked for dui. and you know there's a national day for everything, right? but you will want to get in on today's celebration. when and where you can grab yourself some freebies on this uttional don
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welcome back. we've been enjoying some nice weather here lately. >> we have and so we sent meteorologist chuck bell outside to enjoy it as well. tell us more about it. chuck? >> reporter: love it out here on the national mall this morning. bikers and runners all starting to come by as i always say, come on by and say hello. hugs, hand shakes and
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you can see our nearby celestial neighbor venus. we're down here because it's astronomy night out on the national mall. there will be 20 super expensive telescopes that you'll have the opportunity to look through, take close up views of the moon. going to be able to see the rings of saturn from some of these telescopes. if you haven't got a telescope of your own, this will be one of the great events. also, really big news coming up this summer. august 21st, monday, there's a full solar eclipse coming and the folks from the science foundation will be here to tell you how you can safely view the solar eclipse. for today, no solar eclipse. lots of sunshine. in the 50s and 60s. 84 right here on the national mall. back to you. sheena has the weekend forecast coming up. >> thank you, chuck. taking a look at the i.c.c., we have cleared this out of the way. we did have
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at layhill road. tractor-trailer was over turned. inner loop and outer loop of the beltway, all of that work is out of the way. in bound river road between golds borrow and ridge field, only getting by on the left side of the roadway because of the paving project. looks much better than it did here a couple of weeks ago. bottom of the beltway, everything there looking good as well. no major problems. take a look at 270 coming up. melissa, thank you. 5:16 right now. happening today pennsylvania doctor brian moles will answer to a federal court judge. >> he is facing serious gun possession charges after being arrested at the trump hotel. news 4 is live. tell us about what's going on today. >> reporter: good morning, guys. brian moles told to stay away from the trump international hotel as well as the white house, but he is no longer in police custody. in fact, hepe
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local hotel under guard. take a look at this video here. here's brian moles leaving d.c. superior court. yesterday a judge saying he saw no legal basis to hold him prior to a federal court appearance which is happening later on this afternoon. court documents say that moles came to d.c. because he wanted to meet with president trump. his goal, to bring down big pharmacy and big medicine. police got a tip that he had guns and ammunition. he is facing guns and ammunition charges. he is due in federal court later on this afternoon. back to you guys. >> megan, court documents show that moles recently drained his bank account. do we know anymore about that? >> yeah, that's right. he drained a bank account of $10,000 but he did leave 4:19 in that account. those digits 4/19 significant because that's the date of the
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moles said he wrote a term paper once on timothy mcveigh. >> megan mcgrath live downtown. thank you. >> reporter: i'm molette green at the live desk. staying on top of power outages. about 1500 customers we're hearing in the area of second and i streets as well as the area surrounding union station. pepco is working on the problem. back to you. molette, thank you. 5:18. here is a look at the other top stories we're following today. new video of the man police say set off a suicide bomb at the ariana grande concert in manchester, england. police say sal 34 an abedi arrived in the city. police are asking the public to track his movement during that time. we now know two people were killed in an explosion in washington. a third person is unavailable. 20
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blew up. investigators say that center is not safe to enter. kathy griffin talks about why she took a picture of herself holding president trump's dead. she lost her new year's john with cnn. 5:19. sheena parveen joining us as we start to get a bit of the sunrise behind us. >> doesn't it look gorgeous? >> i want to keep the weather going for the rest of the year. >> move to san diego. >> we'll have it all year round. it is going to be really nice. yesterday was gorgeous. here it is, beautiful sunrise. very clear skies this morning. the clear skies and light winds are actually responsible for some areas in the low 50s this morning. so depending where you are, you could probably get away with a very light jacket.
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expect sun glare as you're driving. exercise. like the short sleeves. back in the 80s. dinner out, mainly going to be nice and dry. maybe a few more clouds moving in. currently at 64 in the district, there's the low 50s. 52 in gaithersburg, dulles, 51 in warrington. comfortable morning. walking the dog, nice for that. here's lowell lla. by 8:00 a.m., 64 degrees. very nice. sunny. by noon, 80 degrees. mid 80s. if you're heading to the beach, cape may starting with that. late chance of rain looking good. sunday's looking pretty good. rehoboth beach looking at pretty nice weather today, tomorrow. chance of rain as we go into sunday and temperatures in the 80s. we'll talk more about the beach forecast. i'll show you more areas on that. let's check the roads with melissa mollet. >> good morning. metro
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lines between addison road and stadium armory. taking a look at 270 from 70 down to the spur, you can see nice and clear here this morning. inner loop and outer loop of the beltway, all of that earlier road work out of the way. top of the beltway into town and out of town. want to share something with you that i did yesterday afternoon. children's advocacy center at fairfax county at the westfield country club in vienna for a nice day. safespot helps children every year. we're gearing up for a big old fashion show and gala. great organization there. eun? >> thank you. we want to say a big congratulations to my co-anchor, friend and partner in crime, aaron gilchrist, for an honor he received last night. look at you. he received the impact award from covenant house washington
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d.c. that's nbc's vice president of community affairs donna weston there. she accepted an award on behalf of the station. they raised awareness about youth homelessness and you did the sleep out. you slept outside on the cold, hard ground. >> supports the organization that does incredible work for young people, education, housing, food, the whole nine yards to hem people get a solid foundation. supporting them is a no brainer for me. >> it's important to have people who are visible like you, a role model. congratulation, my friend. >> thank you. my mother came to town for that. >> if she's up, hi, val. >> 5:22 right now. the move in the district ruffling some feathers. >> the cdc is weighing in when it comes t
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we're seeing more new video of tiger woods' dui arrest. this time inside the station. standing in a cell handcuffed and barefoot. woods was slurring his words and at times seemed to falla sleep. he was arrested on monday in florida after officers found him asleep at the wheel of his car. woods did not have any alcohol in his system and told police he had an unexpected reaction to prescription drugs. in news 4 your health this morning, after nearly 400 people got sick, the centers for disease control is investigating eight different salmonella outbreaks in 47 states. the cdc blames this on backyard chickens. no deaths have been reported, but 71 people were sick enough to be put in the hospital. most patients have been in contact with live poultry the week before they
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keeping poultry as pets is a growing trend. d.c. mayor muriel bowser ruffled a lot of feathers when she tried to ban them earlier. if you start the morning with coffee like we do, i do. >> tea. even my routine, tea first, coffee. >> maybe you want to add a donut today. >> or every day. national donut day. that means you can get one or two for free. try not to be too greedy. crispy cream will give you a free donut today. at dunkin' donuts if you buy a drink you will get a free donut. >> if you're a little adventurous you might want to try a new or rio. take a look at this. it's the jelly donut cookie. >> that cookie's not even chocolate. >> it's a golden cookie with a custard outer ring and a raspberry center. i'm a little curious maybe. >> no. no.
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have to go with the chocolate cookie and the regular frosting, right, chuck? i love me some oreos. what you're looking at, there's a live picture from nearby neighbor venus. foach
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dozens killed and many missing as we learn more about this vacation nightmare. news 4 i-team investigation. a veteran who went to a hospital for help found dead in the parking lot. what the v.a. hospital is saying this morning. plus, disturbing discovery. peaceful protest and the pressure on president trump after a noose is found inside a national museum. "news 4 today" starts now. now to a look outside on this friday. isn't that so pretty? it won't all be sunshine though this weekend sadly. we shouldn't see too much rain. working for you to get you ready and out the door this morning. melissa mollet has your first 4 traffic. first though from sheena parveen and chuck bell. he's at the national mall this morning with the forecast. >> reporter: that's right. it is a great looking day to be outside today. clear skies. cool and comfortable outside. everyone coming out for the early morning walk, jog, bike
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kind of weather. clear skies. temperatures around the region are nice and low. mostly in the 50s, low 60s around downtown. there you can see 51 degrees down in warrington. 52 in st. mary's county. cool and come iffy. today will be the warmest of the next couple of days at the beach. temperatures upper 70s to near 8 80 today. as you get into saturday and sunday, a smidgen cooler. temperatures in the mid 70s. looks perfect and dry. a chance for thunderstorms late on sunday. by the time you're leaving the beach, that's when it is allowed to rain. let's go back into the studio. go to sheena or maine slays? >> it's melissa. i'll take it. metro, blue line single tracking between addison road and stadium armory. wanted to warn you about that. southbound 27 as you're getting on the ramp to southbound 270, have a crash reported.
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have a camera showing there. 270 it's switched around. must not be too bad. inner loop or outer loop of the beltway, you're okay. top of the beltway, g.d. parkway, looking good. take a look at travel times coming up. melissa, thank you. 5:33. breaking news this morning. dozens of people died during an attempted robbery inside a casino. >> just finding out a little more about the suspect. molette green has another update from the philippines as well. molette? >> yeah, we have new video of that casino there. you can see the casino terrorized by the gunman. this is the daylight video we're seeing hours after this nightmare started. you can see that smoke coming out of it. 36 people died. suffocated in the smoke inhalation there. police say the man set gaming tables
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well later found dead in an apparent suicide. police are saying this was not an act of terror. they say this motive was robbery. back to you, eun. >> mow let green. molette, thank you. it is 5:34. in your other top stories this morning, there was a chance the president's travel ban will take effect in the near future. the trump administration asked the supreme court to allow it to enforce the ban even during an appeal. a federal court in virginia said the ban is likely unconstitutional. d.c. is vowing to stick to the paris climate deal to curb the effects of global warming despite president trump's decision to pull the u.s. out. they lit up in green to show solidarity. coming up news 4's tracie pots will tell us how long it will take to get out of it. doctor brian moles will be in a federal court to answer to charges that he drove to d.c. in a car loaded with ammunition and
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international hotel on tuesday. he wanted to meet president trump and his goal was to bring down pharmacy and big business medicine. one of the d.c. snipers who terrorized our area could get a new trial. they report that prince county may prosecute malveaux. they opted not to try malveaux because he was sentenced for other murders. last week a federal judge in virginia ordered malveaux must be resentenced because the life sentences imposed when he was 17 are unconstitutional. police are now calling the death of two people in anne rundle county a double murder, not a murder/suicide. the police found lesli smith and linda mckenzie dead near their car near scott town road and
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they lived on a house boat in beal, maryland. they called police after they heard arguing or gunshots. police say they have several leads into the investigation. if you spot a number of people wearing orange today, it is likely in honor of national gun violence prevention day. it is a day to honor those people who have been killed in shootings. a group of supporters will gather at a vigil at the national cathedral starting at 8:00 tonight. the wear orange campaign started in 2015 after a 15-year-old high school student was gunned down in chicago. if you live in fairfax county your kids are about to get a brand-new superintendant as long as the school board votes to approve scoot bree band. he has a long history with the fairfax county school district. he was assistant superintendant and principal at fairfax high school. currently he's superintendent for lynchburg city
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karen garza, resigned in september. school is almost out for summer, but get ready for more backups on the way to the beach. why a plan to make the drive easier will cause extra traffic this season. plus, have you seen these flyers in your neighborhood? they are sparking fears for thousands. that information on the flyers is n ot
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the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello, and i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality, raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate. together we really can build a virginia that works for everyone.
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you're watching news 4 today. welcome back. 5:40. these immigration flyers are popping up in parts of the district. take a look. although they may look real, d.c. mayor muriel bowser wants to make sure you know that they are fake. she maintains that d.c. is a sanctuary city and urges residents to tear down those flyers. >> even though the flyers are fake, they are still real -- they are instilling real fear in families. we spoke with a young man who says his parents are immigrants and he's worried by the message on those flyers. >> whoever's doing this should be ashamed of themselves and they're causing concerns for these illegal immigrants. >> now u.s. immigration and customs enforcement confirms the flyers are fake. they say any person who actively inci
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panic or fear of law enforcement is doing a disservice to the community, endangering public safety and the very people they claim to support and represent. new troubles for a local va hospital. a veteran found dead in the parking lot. the news 4 i-team investigation on why it took days to find him and what's being done now to make sure this won't happen again. >> reporter: a congresswoman is calling for the president to denounce that noose found here at the african-american history of culture. i'm justin finch with that development. and you'll want your sunglasses today, not just today but tomorrow and even for sunday as we go through the day today. while your commute forecast doesn't look too bad, we have nice, dry conditions. there it is. 79 degrees by noon. by 5:00 p.m., dry roads. temperatures in the mid 80s. tgif, melissa mollet. >>
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right now at 5:45, calling for action and a federal investigation. the pressure being put on the president after a symbol of hate is found inside a black history museum. and new overnight, fast tracking the travel ban. details on the white house's newest attempt to push its proposal forward. beware of extra backups on your way to the beach. why a plan to speed up your route could actually slow it down this summer. "news 4 today" starts now. ♪ we shall overcome a show of solidarity as well as a call for action. an urge gint message is being s to president trump after a noose is found inside the african-american
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good morning. >> reporter: eun, good morning. enough is enough says sheila jackson lee. she is calling on the white house to denounce a series of what she calls racially motivated incidents from coast to coast. among the reports is that noose that was found here at the museum ♪ we shall overcome >> reporter: now smithsonian staff did gather yesterday singing "we shall overcome," a loving counterreaction to that message of hate. that noose found wednesday afternoon in an area of an exhibit on the kkk and segregation. that is an act that will not deter or distract them from their important work. they say they will continue to press on despite all of this. we should also tell you that miss jackson has called the attorney general jeff sessions to investigate this case and bring those responsible to justice. she also wants the white house to denounce
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rather, the president to denounce the death of lieutenant richard collins ii, the student killed on the bowie campus. president trump pulls the u.s. out of the paris climate agreement because of a campaign promise kept, but reaction here in d.c. was swift and harsh. >> dozens of people protested the decision outside of the white house yesterday. news 4's tracie potts is live on capitol hill with the world's reaction to a major shift in u.s. policy. good morning. >> reporter: eun and aaron, good morning. we're seeing reaction here where dozens of mayors and states have said they'll stick to the deal even though president trump wants to pull out of it. we're seeing reaction worldwide including from china this morning, the world's biggest polluter just ahead of the united states. they're saying the president's decision is reckless and it will be selfish and irresponsible to pull
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similar from germany and france. they're saying it's irreversible and the president can't renegotiate it. by the way, this is going to take time to get out of. it's a big deal involving nearly every country in the world. the president can't begin that process of pulling out until 2019. it will be 2020 before it will be final. >> tracie, want to ask you about the president's travel ban if i can, too, here. the justice department asking the supreme court to reinstate the ban. is that something they can do? >> reporter: they're asking for two things, reinstate the ban while it's working its way through the courts and to fast track it so the justices might hear it this term instead of waiting for october, the beginning of the next term. we knew it was going to happen after the last appeals court turned him down. the aclu, washington state filed one of the original suits saying the supreme court will follow every other
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far. the courts have said it's really just discrimination. >> tracie potts on the hill. thank you. it is 5:49 right now. the house committee on veterans affairs is calling for an investigation after a news 4 i-team investigation into the death of a veteran from northeast d.c. the i-team reported that the feds are looking into whether that deceased man went undiscovered for two days in the parking lot of the d.c. va medical center. scott mcfarland reports on how the feds and d.c. investigators are looking at what happened. >> reporter: a military veteran never returned home two weeks ago monday after a treatment session. they called the center to get help and get a search for the man. 36 hours they say no one found him until his sister drove to the medical center, searched the parking lot and herself found the man's body in his car in that parking lot just outside the entrance. the man's death
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a police report and multiple sources and the new head of the center says the agency is investigating what might have gone wrong. >> we met with the veteran's sister and expressed our condolences and reached out to see if she needs anything. >> reporter: we learned the u.s. house veterans affairs committee has launched its own investigation into the death. the d.c. va medical center already under audit. a scathing audit said the medical center suffered supply shortages and was using expired supplies during procedures putting patients at risk. 5:50 now. survivors of sex abuse and domestic violence are receiving improved care at one virginia hospital. innova fairfax is using an infusion of cash to help keep its special forensic unit staffed 24/7. the hospital is receiving more than half a million in grant funding. that money wl
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full-time and two part-time nurses. that means sexual assault patients will get faster treatment. last year more than 700 adults and children were examined at the hospital's sexual assault unit. we have an update to a story that received a lot of attention online. the fbi says the man you see in this picture turned himself in to officials yesterday. his name has not been released. he is accused of inappropriately touching a minor during the wreath laying ceremony monday morning at arlington national cemetery. there is no word on what if any charges he may face. if you are headed to the beach this weekend, we have info on construction that could impact your trip. it has to do with route 104 which leads to hot spots like rehoboth and dewey beach. they're widening the lane. this is meant to increase capacity and improve safety. while this will likely impact your trip to the beach this summer, things should be
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work is expected to wrap up by thanksgiving. you may have seen it if you headed to the beach for the memorial day weekend. mounds of straw like grass have washed up in ocean city and beaches around the mid-atlantic. >> this morning officials say you and your kids should avoid them. take a look. this is what it looks like and this is dangerous because the grass could contain hazardous debris and sea life. if you step on it, you sink in, you don't know what's in there. officials with the maryland based coastal program say they have no idea where this grass is coming from, but stay away. >> that's part of the reason why i don't go to the ocean. you don't know what's down there. >> oh, come on. >> i'm not froliking in the sand. >> what are you doing in. >> i love the beach, the froliking, the sunshine, the sound of the ocean. >> waves. the sound of sea gulls. >> all of that from the pool deck, beautiful. wonderful. >> pool by the ocean. >> we'll get
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raft. you never have to touch the bottom. get you a camera so you can see everything. there's aaron on the beach. where is he? oh, you can't see him. he's not there. here's a beautiful look outside right now. we have the sun coming up. beautiful sunrise this morning. i don't see one cloud in the sky here, and this is how most of the day will be. some clouds later on this afternoon. 64 degrees in the district very comfortable outside. some areas clear skies. low 50s in gaithersburg. 52 degrees in warrington. 55 in lorton. nice start to the day. back into the 80s. nice and dry. we have no rain heading our way right now. not going to be until late sunday when we see our next rain chance. most of your weekend does look very good. if you're dining out today, i encourage it. happy hour. mid 80s. mostly sunny. we'll see clouds moving but the clouds should not be bin
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beach forecast as we look at ocean city, 78 degrees. mostly sunny. tomorrow mid 70s, mostly sunny. by sunday we have a very late chance much rain 73 degrees there. virginia beach, 82 degrees. 78 degrees tomorrow. mostly sunny. by sunday 80 with a very late chance of showers. we're looking at mostly sunny skies tomorrow, 80 degrees. 87. we have a chance of light showers and storms. that will carry over into monday. look at your extended forecast coming up. let's check the roads on friday. how does that commute look melissa mollet? >> good morning. couple of problems. first of all, when we're talking about metro, single tracking on blue line between addison and stadium armory. running between vienna and stadium armory. chopper 4, pretty picture. b.w. parkway, nice, light
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i love that we're not seeing clouds or rain. southbound 27, ramp to southbound 270. that crash has cleared out of the way. 270 looks fine. in bound river road between golds borrow and ridgefield, the left lane is the only thing getting by there as you're passing kenwood country club up to the whole foods. that is slower this morning. inner loop and outer loop of the beltway looking okay. travel times 270 looks all right, nice and green here. 66 in bound and 95 northbound. no major worries. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop into your car. aaron? 5:55. talking about traffic we're working to make sure your weekend is as stress free as possible. you can try to avoid i-95 in the dale city. starting tonight at 10:00 crews working to repair a hole in the
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not far from the mall. the hole is the size of a football here. it's expected to last through monday at 6:00. they warn that this work could cause extensive delays in both directions. good morning, i'm landon dowdy at cnbc headquarters. facebook wants to create a messaging app just for kids. they're working on a chat app aimed at teenagers. it's likely it would be restricted to users 13 and older. it would come with strict parental controls. the app would require users to have a separate facebook profile. this morning i'm landon dowdy. if you want to jump out of work a little early to start your weekend, apparently today is the day to do it. today is national leave the office early day. there really is a day for everything, isn't there? this holiday apparently celebrated each year on june 2nd to inspire those who o
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do you think it's a could inches dhaens this is national donut day? i think not. if june 2nd falls on a weekend then it's celebrated on the closest working day. >> finish your work. you don't want tomorrow to be national looking for a new job day. >> you need to be here. >> i'm sticking with you. it's correct. >> congratulations. you are the champion. >> one student isn't cutting anything. next at 6:00, we'll tell you about the newest spelling bee champion and how far our local finalist made it. we will check back with chuck bell with the forecast from the national mall. gorgeous sun. a live picture.
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right now on "news 4 today," no storms in sight. a cooldown is coming tonight. why you'll want to pack a jacket for your friday night plans. live from the national mall. >> reporter: brian mols is due back in court today. there's new information about why he dime d.c. and who he wanted to talk to. and new overnight, push forward a proposed travel ban. the white house's latest push taking its case to the
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court. "news 4 today" starts now. 6:00 on the dot. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. thanks for joining you the. there's a whole lot to know. melissa mollet will have a look at your traffic. >> the all important weather from sheena parveen and chuck bell out on the national mall. good morning. >> reporter: what a great day to be outside. clear sky. sun is already up. got my cool solar observing sunglasses. we'll tell you what that's all about coming up in a bit. what a great morning that it is outside. 50s in some of the cooler suburbs to right around 60 degrees in downtown on your friday, finally friday forecast. how about full sunshine today? temperature 84 right here on the national mall. 79 the high in gaithersburg. basically low to mid 80s for most and upper 70s for the


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