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work to learn more about the two men for the murder. three men were charged with the murder. the graduating seniors were killed two week ago in montgomery village. the shooting may have been retaliation for an earlier drug-related robbery committed by that jar. >> his father doesn't believe he robbed anyone. they still need people to come forward with information about the case. breaking news at the live desk. >> what's the latest on the london attack. >> the british police are investigating this latest attack as a terrorist incident. we first brought you this story as breaking news at 11:00 last night. these are live images out of london right now. as you can see, cops on high alert there. here's what happened. moments after a group of worshippers left evening prayers around midnight, a van plowed
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one person is dead, ten others injured. we do know there is a man in custody and we've learned that nypd is sending extra officers to patrol mosques in the new york city area as a precaution. earlier this month, extremists drove a van into i crowd on a london bridge killing eight there. >> thank you, molette. a developing story. u.s. navy identified all seven sailors who were killed saturday morning when a destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of japan. they range in age from 19 to 37 years old and two of them are from right here in our backyard. xavier martin is from baltimore county and dakota rigsby from palmyra, virginia outside charlottesville. rigsby's death is hitting one community particularly hard. he graduated high school in fluvanna county. he's a firefighter.
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as the type of guy who would give the shirt off his back. >> can't believe somebody that young. i mean, he had a great life ahead of him. but he served our country and he did what he loved. so i'm proud of him. >> flags are flying at half-staff in that community to remember the 19-year-old sailor. it's 4:32. foreign policy and american technology will top president trump's agenda. he will meet with the president of panama this evening. they'll talk about the fight against organized crime. the president will host a roundtable and reception to technology industry leaders. regarding russia investigation, that still looms over the president's agenda. coming up, we'll go live to capitol hill where tracie potts will have a look at the lawyer contradicting the president over whether he is under investigation. molette is back at the live desk with more breaking n
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overnight. molette? >> thaefrt's right. an apparent terror attack in mali. smoke and flames there. this is an area popular with westerners. here's what we know happened much gunmen stormed that resort just outside the capital, taking hostag hostages. two people were killed, one a citizen of france and gabon. no word on the other victims' nationality. security forces rescued 36 guests and took out the jihadists. that's the latest from the live desk. chris? >> thank you, molette. if you're headed to metro this morning, we've got good and bad news. crews are doing safetrack work on the red line. but this is the last safety surge. you'll see stations shut down for the rest of this week. but it's all going to wrap up on sunday. so if this is your usual route to work, you'll need to hop on a shuttle
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station or start your commute in other area as well. we're learning more about a plan to overhaul -- prince george's in montgomery county legislators are calling for an equitable funding plan. the proposal would require the district, maryland and virginia to give metro $170 million a year and each jurisdiction would have to figure out how to fund that outlay. officials will release the full plan later today. water is filling up the reflecting pool once again today. this is what it looked like over the last week, work crews from the national park service draining and scrubbing that pool after 80 ducklings were found dead. the ducklings died because of a parasite found growing in snails that were inside that pool. officials plan to continue to monitor the water quality. it's 4:35.
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weather and traffic. >> that's right. we're going to get a look at the roads with miss melissa mollet in a minute. chuck bell busy in the weather center. we're in weather alert mode. >> we started putting this on the social media platforms over the weekend. promising a round of strong to severe thunderstorms today. a flash flood watch just issued. does include all of the immediate d.c. metro area. prince william, parts of southern loudoun county, arlington, the district, prince george's, montgomery, anne arundel and howard counties all under the flash flood 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. storm team radar, not much out there yet. there are thunderstorms in southeastern parts of ohio. they're coming in our direction along that front. be weather ready today. have the app ready. find me on twitter and facebook as well as the
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facebook page. today 87 degrees. a chance of thunderstorms today. melissa mollet, 80%. that means be umbrella ready. >> i will be. thank you for that warning. >> prince george's county, no issues there. into or out of town. no roadwork or anything. 270 from 70 to the spurt, you're on time. 26 minutes if you're speeding a bit. if you're headed out of town, same situation. no big problems that way. southbound rock creek parkway before virginia avenue in northwest. again, left lane gets by that bridge work here. this morning, southbound 95 at 17 falmouth, right lane getting by the pachg. live look beltway forestville road, no problems there. he's accused of posing as a maintenance worker and raping a woman at a condo building in arlington. this morning, still on the run. the new
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hopes help to find him. the congressional baseball shooting, what representative scalise's family wants more people to do as well as an update on his condition. it's going to cost a bit more to take the bus. why metro is
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♪ we want to show you new video
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assault that put an entire neighborhood on edge. >> people rattled by this. back in may, a man assaulted a woman inside of her apartment at the atrium condominiums on dee boulevard. he posed as a maintenance man. this is the new video. it shows a man entering the building just before that assault took place. you can see the suspect walking up to the door, signaling someone to open it and walking inside. the suspect knocked on several doors before convincing a woman to open hers and then he forced his way inside. arlington police say that they are devoting a lot of resources to getting this man off the streets. >> while we continue to work our leads and this is a top priority of department, we're using lots of resources from different areas, working with our regional partners, but the public plays a key role. we want you to look at surveillance. somebody will recognize that individual. we need you to come forward and report that information. >> so you can go
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coverage of the case and surveillance video which you can sharon your platform to get the word out. search arlington sex assault. >> pretty clear picture there. another maryland state trooper has been hurt, this time in prince george's county. the trooper was on the shoulder along i-495 when he jumped a barrier to get away from a car barreling towards him. this happened early sunday morning near the allentown road exit in andrews air force base. a driver slammed into the police car and sent it lurching into the car that the trooper had pulled over. that driver has been charged and according to a news 4 i-team report, at least 38 troopers were hit by cars on the job last year alone. take a live look if you can at storm team 4 radar this morning. that line of storms, yep, headed across the country. we're going to see some of this here and it's going to be severe in areas. chuck is back with what you need to know on this weather alert day. also an update
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it he or is he not under criminal investigation? what we're learning about the fbi looking into president trump.
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i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. we have an en lanced risk for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening. your afternoon/evening commute could be heavily impacted by severe weather. i'll show you the threat coming right up. let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction. >> one of
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personal attorneys sending mixed messages. he's denying the president is under investigation for obstruction of justice despite the president's own tweet that appears to say he is. that is one of several interviews the attorneys did sunday morning proving the team is on offense. >> tracie potts is live on capitol hill trying to help us understand all this. it's the big question over the weekend. tracie, how is he explain the president's tweet from last week? >> he says the president is directly referring to an article based on unnamed sources that said that the president was being looked at by the fbi as they take a look at this russia collusion question, possible collusion with the trump team. but there is a direct conflict here. the president tweeted and i quote, "i am under investigat n investigation." twice he calls it a witch hunt. his attorney on the talk shows said the president is not under investigation. he also said
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under investigation. >> you know, i know russia has been dominating all the talk here in d.c., but we know they're working on health care which is going to affect all of us. how close are they to pitching a new plan? >> could be pretty close, chris. they're talking about two weeks for a possible plan to be thrown out there as a new bill. mitch mcconnell the majority leader says they may have something to show in a couple of weeks. other republicans, like marco rubio say that may be too soon. >> all right. tracie potts. thank you very much. we'll check back in with you a little later. 4:46. a heartfelt message was posted to the account of house majority whip steve scalise. the post said steve's greatest joy is being a father to his children. it goes on to encourage all of us to, quote, take the time to be close to the ones you love. the congressman is in serious condition. he and several others were shot whil
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congressional baseball game. people living in the delray community in alexandria where the shooting happened are still waiting for that baseball field to reopen. but they're happy that they can once again enjoy the things that they're used to doing. >> i feel good because i feel there's no more danger. >> get back to normal. >> for real. >> we're coming today because we have friends who were here, like how they've been. >> matt mika remains in the hospital. he could soon leeftave the icu. a person found dead inside a burning car. police calling the circumstances surrounding that death suspicious. the car was found burning saturday morning at a home an excalibur lane. we could learn the identity of the
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lake in gaithersburg. they were searching for a missing 13-year-old when they discovered a body the ground keeper found and teenager's personal belongings near that lake on saturday. if you ride your bike or walk in arlington county, you know how dangerous it can be at busy intersections. now changes are coming to several spots to improve safety. the arlington county board approved the $1.7 million project to put new traffic lights and sidewalks on arlington boulevard at park drive and manchester street. the county will also spend $2 million to improve several intersections along the trail and the washington and old dominion trails as we know it. starting next week, it's going to cost you more to ride the bus or rail on metro. that's because fare increases begin on june 25th. that means that you will pay an extra 25 cents to take the bus. it's going to cost between $.10 and $.25 more to take
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run that system. let's hope the ninth time is the charm. tonight, nasa will try to launch a rocket in virginia. it contains canisters of colored vapors and once released, scientists are hoping to be able to study how air moves at high altitudes. now, the launch had to be delayed last night because it was too windy. if it happens, you're going to be able to see the show between 9:00 and 9:20. looking forward to the -- >> all kinds of colors, right? >> i think the tenth time may be the charm. >> i looked at the forecast and i'm like, yeah. >> right now we -- the process of elimination, keep the cloud and the wind, i don't know whales can pop up. >> it's likely to be a stormy night here and in highland. if we can get to tomorrow, things really look much quieter around here for tomorrow on into wednesday and thursday. so three possible launch days
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an uphill struggle. we have a flash flood watch. that was just issued a few minutes ago by national weather service. a flash flood watch that does include all of the d.c. metro area. prince george's county, arlington county, fairfax county, prince william county, loudoun, anne arundel, all under the flash flood watch from 3:00 to 9:00 today. the timing is where we are most likely to see strong or severe storms. not much going on, on radar. but there are even thunderstorms here in the early morning hours across parts of ohio, pennsylvania and new york. so already thunderstorms out there. a risk of severe weather around here. marginal risk in the shenandoah valley. an enhanced risk in the d.c. metro area. primary threats, damaging winds and hail. but because of the slow-movin
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nature of the storms, heavy rain. you could easy pick up 1 to 2 or 3 inches of rain in less than an hour's time from the individual storms. early this morning, i couldn't rule out a passing shower or two between 7:00 and 9:00 this morning. then we start of wait it out for late morning into early afternoon. temperatures mid to upper 80s. once we're above 85 degrees. there's that line of thunderstorms expected to be on the i-95 corridor between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. the evening commute could be severely impacted by severe weather. temperaturewise, in the 730s and breezy this morning. again, highs today generally speaking up into the mid to upper 80s. severe storms are likely here in between 3:00 and 9:00. have your nbc washington app downloaded and our interactive radar feature ready to go to track the severe weather as it comes towards your neighborhood. low humidity the next couple of days. chance for thunderstorms on
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this upcoming weekend looks pretty nice for the final weekend of june. now, it's time for traffic. let go to melissa mollet who can't have this much bad news. >> no i can't. it looks good right now on the roads. top of the beltway, all these into and out of town. gw parkway, route 1, 95. everything is good northbound and southbound. 66 still fine. still have this situation hanging around southbound 95 near u.s. 17 falmouth. not too much of a slowdown because of that. bemt w beltway, inner loop and outer loop look good. p a angie? >> thank you. it is the one side effect to online ordering we do these days. this is what the front of my door looks like all the time. the boxes of packaging.
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impacting the environment. as a result, yourself. >> coming up at 5:00, the final safetrack surge is under way. a look at which riders will feel fios is not cable. we're a 100% fiber optic network. now with our new fios gigabit connection, you get amazing download speeds up to 940 megs, 20 times faster than most people have. and the price is amazing too for $79.99 a month online for the first year you'll get our fastest triple play with hbo included for 2 years. leave cable's slower internet speeds behind. so hurry up and switch to fios gigabit connection for $79.99 with tv, hbo and multi-room dvr service for two years all with a two year agreement.
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i'm molette green at the live desk with breaking news out of thailand. we're learning about a
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four others wounded. all of this happening in the southern province of that nation. muslim insurgents are suspected. we're going to stay on top of the developments out of thailand and bring them to you at the live desk. back to youment. >> thank you, molette. we have new numbers about the level of gun violence in the united states, specifically how it affects children. the cdc says that 19 children are hurt or killed in a shooting every single day. about 1300 die in shootings each year. shootings are the third leading cause of death for american children. according to the study, the homicide rate for children fell from 2,070 -- suicides increased 60% during that time. if you ever had trouble with allergies or sinus problems, there's a new way to breathe easier. it's called saah salt therapy. imagine a room with
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lights with himalayan salt. you sit inside the room and breathe in the air. i'm getting clearer just reading the story. those who operate these salt rooms say it can give people relief from breathing machines. >> sodium chloride is ground super fine it can reach the bottom of your lungs and work like a toothbrush to clean the inner sides of your lungs. >> a doctor with the american lung association says these salt rooms can help some people but the association says there have been no studies to back up this therapy. you should talk to your doctor before giving it a try. >> i believe there's a salt room nearby. there's a salt room within the spa there. >> have you ever tried it? >> oh, yeah. you can be for hours in there. it's nice and warm. >> more than ever, people are doing this. ordering things online and having them delivered. but you ever wonder where all of that hard box --
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>> honestly, yochlt turns out all that packaging poses a big challenge for recycling centers. out in san francisco, one company collects 100 tons a day of cardboard. six, seven years ago, they mostly saw news print magazines. shippers may have to change the way items sent. >> we're asking the consumers to be thoughtful and to tell companies, hey, i don't want all this waste. i want to buy products in reusable packaging. >> amazon says it's trying to do its part by cutting down the number of boxes being included in the shipping. >> it's interesting. the people who work in land fills say they ship in the color of the trash that they get and everything has that brown tint. >> responsible for 60% of online shipping.
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right now at 5:00 a.m. good morning, i'm chris lawrence in for aaron gilchrist. >> i'm angie goff in for eun yang still on assignment in south korea and eating goodbye the way from her instagram account. >> we're working for you to get you out the door and to work and school on time. >> melissa here, keeping an eye on the roads early as well as the rails. we do want to begin with you, chuck. it is a storm team 4 weather alert day and a lot of important information that you need to pass along. >> absolutely right. most important, it's windy outside this morning. be ready for that. my hair is looking messed up. more humid and more stable air. >> quite the breeze outside early this morning. severe storms likely later on today. less humid tomorrow. wednesday looks nice. back into the 90s on thursday. but today, flash flood watches have been issued for
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the timing on all this is between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. temperaturewise, we're still 80 degrees in washington this morning. mid to upper 70s outside across parts of northern virginia and suburban maryland. that's a warm start. showers in western maryland. that 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. window as a weather front comes our way this afternoon into this evening. temperatures, highs today around 87. we'll talk temperatures the rest of the week coming up in a few more minutes. i'll go back inside and fix my hair. for now, back to melissa mollet. >> i'd have a real problem there if i was out there if you're getting messed up. reminder, safetrack surge 16. this is the first weekday for in. we'll talk more about it throughout the morning. those buses replacing trains between shady brook and -- inner loop and outer loop of the beltway, no big problems on the beltway. 66, no issues 95. situation southbound near


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