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a touch point come the fourth here. it's going to be top of mind here, lots of crowds expected over the long weekend for the concert. the fireworks and much more happening here, even a festival happening right now. the national parks has made necessary changes to accommodate this as well as a new security plan as well. they say lots of law enforcement will be on hand here and you may not see all of their actions either. as you make your way over to the mall here, there are a list of things not to bring. including alcoholic beverages, bicycles, fireworks, large bags or boxes. large umbrellas. service animals are okay. posters, large signs or weapons. most importantly here, they say for visitors, if you see anything, they want you to say something. lots of officers will be on hand. they're asking to talk
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or call 911. there is a looming possibility across the world of vehicles being used as weapons. we'll tell you what parks are doing for that. >> justin finch, thank you. many of you are up early to hit the road for the holiday weekend. >> here's a live look at traffic along the bay bridge. megan mcgrath joins us live with what you need to know if you're debating what time to leave. it's always a tricky proposition, megan. >> reporter: it is. there's that sweet spot. that window that you want to leave. right now it's a perfect time to get into the car and go. take a look at the bridge behind me here. you can see the traffic is running at speed. no problems at all. i went across a little while ago. literally, encountered no line whatsoever. i drove right through the toll booth. that's good news. of course, as the day wears on, that is going to change. we're expecting a record number of people to travel 50 miles or nor this year
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more than one million people will be traveling. most of them, nine out of ten, they're going to travel by car. many will go across this bridge. so when should you leave? if you're leaving today and going across the bay bridge, here's the rule of thumb. leave before 8:00 a.m. if you can. if you can't, they're suggesting you wait until after 10:00 tonight. tomorrow, they want you to leave before 6:00 a.m. or after kl 8:00 p.m. to avoid traffic. tuesday and wednesday, the rule of thumb, either leave early. if that's not possible, trying to get as much time at the beach as possible, then they suggest that you leave late in order to miss the brunt of this traffic. no way around it. it is going to be busy. right now, regular configuration on the bridge. more on that in a half hour. back to you. >> megan, thank you. be sure to download our nbc washington app before you hit the road. check in with us for everything you need to know, including the fourth of
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loved ones were welcomed with open arms at the dulles airport after a limited version of the travel ban took effect. just hours after the ban was in place, hawaii went to federal court challenging the administration's definition of a close u.s. relationship. that is an area some immigration attorneys we spoke to expect to stay busy challenging. >> it doesn't include grandparents. another thing it doesn't include is fiances and cousins. there are a lot of people that are going to be excluded still. >> the justice department has until monday to respond to hawaii's challenge. it is what a lot of folks are talking about today. president trump's tweets about morning
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owe and mika brzezinski. >> people across party lines are criticizing the president for what he did. virginia congresswoman barbara comsto comstock. she's a republican and said yes, the tweet went too far. please stop. another republican, senator susan collins said this. this has to stop. we all have a job to do. three branches of government and media. white house deputy press secretary, sara huckabee sanders says the president was defending himself against personal attacks in the liberal media. coming up, we'll go to capitol hill where tracie potts will have more reaction on this controversy around the president and the impact on his agenda. we'll find out whether the doctor charged with illegally bringing weapons to the trump hotel will face a psychiatric evaluation. in court, it was revealed that he has a history of mental health issues. he pled not guilty last week. his attorney says he is
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the virginia man accused of selling u.s. government secrets to china is home this morning. kevin mallory has to wear an electronic monitoring device and be confined to his home in leesburg. the former government contractor allegedly sold classified documents to chinese intelligence officials. prosecutors unsuccessfully argued that mallory is a flight risk because of wigs and disguises found in his house. the 60-year-old was released on bond. prince george's county executive baker officially kicked off his campaign for governor of maryland. in addition to his campaign talk, the democrat defended the ceo of the school district against allegations of grade fixi fixing. those are being investigated by the maryland state board of education. prince george's ceo kevin
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maxwell says the changing of grades to help graduation rates is false. >> not at all. absolutely not at all. we signed the contract and i decided when we reappointed. he's doing a good job. >> baker says he does not think thousands of teachers changed grades. i'm erika gonzalez at the live desk. we have an update to a story we've been following. a resort town in brian head in utah, that town was evacuated for two weeks due to the massive brian head fire. you can see how people have had to live in tents. as of late last night, the fire had burned more than 58,000 acres and 20% contained. meanwhile, firefighters are battling wild fires in california, new mexico and arizona and washington state. back over to you. >> erika, thank you. it is now 4:36. another
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>> we'll check in with chuck in a second. first breaking news from the traffic. >> unfortunately, we've got indian head highway closed in both ways because of the crash investigation at points between maryland 227 and 228, south of pine lane and north of independence road. this crash investigation is ongoing and the indian head highway remains blocked. now, in virginia a crash involving a truck southbound, south of thornburgh. mile 118. all southbound traffic is held south of fredericksburg. that's the latest from the traffic center. weather with chuck bell is here. i thought i had to change my tie to a red tie. hope you're okay with that. >> we've got a lot of firm rules, dave. if you have a red tie, you may want to put it on. otherwise, a quiet start to the day. honestly, today will be good get away weather for anybody getting
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weekend and for those expecting company sbop town for the holiday. four things to know about the forecast. 91 yesterday. there are many more 90 degree days dead ahead including today. our most concern for the holiday stretch will be some strong storms possible tomorrow afternoon and evening. turning slightly less humid but not any cooler on sunday. we'll be dry for the fireworks on the fourth. that is good news. here's a look at the broad radar. showers to the south and west. we'll be tracking those on future weather and give you the ten-day forecast. chuck, thank you. it is a major blow to an area senior community. why they lost their metrobus service and how they're coping with that loss. he was trusted with the safety and security of students. instead, he sexually assaulted one. the mother of a 13-year-old killed by a vre train speaks out.
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welcome back. here's a look at four things to know as you get your morning started. british prime minister teresa may appointed a retired judge into the london high-rise apartment fire. at least 30 people were killed, some residents don't think the investigation will ever uncover the truth. texas prosecutors are filing more charges against a former nurse blamed for the death of up to 60
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a prison sentence for killing a toddler. now she faces new murder charges for the death of two babies in the early '80s. she was set to be released from jail next year but the new charges could change that. senate republicans have not reached an agreement on their plan to replace the affordable care act. we're learning what could be in the new bill. sources tell nbc news, republicans are considering keeping a tax on wealthy investors. that is part of the affordable care act. and adding as much as $45 billion to help people struggling with opioid addiction. they went to work out one morning. they came out to find their car wasn't there anymore. not stolen. swallowed up by the street. a giant sinkhole hoped up in downtown st. louis. an 8-inch water main was broken for a while underneath the street. crews were able to remove the car a few hours later. can't drive that, though. >> senior citizens in our
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several bus routes. >> on sunday, service for the 2 t metrobus -- about 300 seniors who live at tysons towers have to find another way to get to the store and their appointments. some will have to walk a half mile up the hill just to get to the closest fairfax connector stop. >> i cannot walk. what do you mean half and hour to -- >> it's a big burden on our seniors here. it's devastating for most of them that use it on a daily basis. >> the building's managers are paying several thousands of dollars to provide transportation to their resident. they want metro to provide the service. metro says the line had low ridership and the fairfax connector runs the same route. we're going to give you a live look right now at some of the current temperatures this morning. i know you felt the change. a lot of people in our area waking up to the 70s. we're going to heat up fast. chuck bell will
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warm wegoe ngi to get when we check back in with him. bad news if your kids plan to go to college at least for your wallet. why it will soon cost more to pay off those loans. the fallout continues after president trump's latest twitter controversy. we're live with a look at whether or not he can pass his agenda in theiddle of m
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good morning everybody. temperatures are in 70s at 4:46 this morning. they'll be in the 90s later on today. it will be a nice day for outdoor activities. only a few thunderstorms in the shenandoah valley. high rain chances coming in tomorrow. more on that and the ten-day coming right up. celebrating her life instead of mourning her death. we sit down with the mother of
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virginia teen hit and kimd lled a train. is college enough for the ever changing workforce? what more and more students are doing just to hold down a job. the yeas are 257. the nays are 167. the bill is passed. >> with that, the house passed an immigration bill yesterday known as kate's law. named after kate steinle, a woman shot and killed by an undocumented immigrant. the immigrant was previously deported five times. the bill would increase penalties of undocumented immigrants who re-enter the country after deportations. it now goes to the senate. president trump's partial travel ban is in effect. >> the limited version is facing a legal challenge. news 4's tracie potts is live on capitol hill. what exactly is hawaii challenging at this point? >> hawaii says the limited travel ban in effect is too narrow in the way that the trump
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that. specifically, you have to prove a bona fide relationship to get into the country. they've defined bona fide as parents, children, spouses, siblings, fiances and some in-laws, like a mother or father-in-law living in the country. there are others included, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and hawaii went back to a federal judge last night to argue that's too narrow and the ban needs to be blocked again. >> tracie, we're still getting a lot of reaction to the president's tweets about morning joe host mika brzezinski and joe scar borough. >> lawmakers here condemn the president's tweets, specifically republicans who came out quickly. paul ryan and others who said that it was inappropriate what the president said in his tweets. but that it won't affect the working with him on things like health care. they have big things to get done here, health care, tax reform and they're trying to
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don't like the way the president is communicating, they still want to work with him to get things done, like health care. although health care is still up in the air and today is the day that lawmakers wanted to get that over to the congressional budget office. no deal yet. >> tracie potts on the hill for us. thank you. 4:49. more fallout from the shooting at the congressional baseball practice. the news 4 i-team has learned that a congressional committee voted to spend millions of dollars to better protect the capitol and members' offices at home. yesterday 12 million mds was approved to be set aside for police and the sergeant at arms to beef up security measures. u.s. house committee records show safety measures could include new panic buttons and video surveillance equipment. the committee specifically cited the shooting that injured u.s. house majority whip steve scalise. she was a cheerleader, athlete and had dreams of becoming a
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train wednesday afternoon. she was walking on the railroad bridge near manassas with her brother and cousin when the train came. the cousin jumped out of the way. he gelled yelled for her to jump too. but she kept running. >> god loved her so much that he wanted her in heaven with him. and one day we'll be reunited. >> family members started a go fund me page to raise money for her funeral. her mother says she would want it to be a celebration. a northern virginia community will celebrate the life of a beloved teacher and coach today. a visitation will be held for leonard schultz this afternoon. he died in a crash on the beltway over the weekend. he coached the varsity football team at james madison high school in vienna. the visitation and the funeral tomorrow will be held at vienna presbyterian church on park street northeast. a school employee and
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sex offense involving a student. police say martin leon brown jr. was arrested on wednesday. police say the victim said brown would send her text messages and inappropriately touched her on top of her clothes. brown has been at north county high school in glen burnie since 2015. the redskins won a legal battle over their copyrighted name. they have conceded the redskins would win a fight over their trademark because the supreme court ruled that names could be copyrighted even if they're offensive to others. the u.s. patent and trademark office wanted to void the trademark protection because some native american groups find it offensive. despite public pressure, dan snyder said he will never change the team's name. the prince george's county police chief is about to take on a very different role. listen to this.
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police of prince george's county. he'll be the ringmaster for his performance. he will be at center stage 7:00 p.m. at fedex field. wishing the chief the best. i don't think that's an easy job. i think the chief job is harder, obviously. >> clearly, right? >> what i'm saying. back to dave dill dine with breaking news. >> it's been eight hours for this investigation. indian head highway is still closed in maryland. it's blocked between 228 and 227. this was a serious crash, unfortunately. traffic is still being rerouted. there's no telling how long police will continue this investigation. so if you are headed out this way, indian head highway, you may want to plan ahead. that's the very latest, eun and aaron. back to you. >> dave dildine. thank you. a look at the forecast with chuck bell. >>
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can feel the mugginess back. >> it's totally back. it's going to be here for quite some time. you get a brief respite sunday and monday. but today, tomorrow, most of next week is looking rather on the sticky side. unfortunately. not a big fan of heat and humidity myself. we have a nice day to get you started here if you're traveling up and down the i-95 corridor today for getaway weather for your holiday weekend. looks pretty good. a couple of clouds early this morning. no real rain threat out there for the next couple of hours. there are some storms well to our north across the north of pittsburgh. they're going away from us. there's a lot of moisture pooled up across southern virginia and western north carolina. that humidity may try to sneak in here a little bit later on today. then a little bit better chance coming up for tomorrow. a dry start today. nothing to worry about. our highest rain chances today will be along the i-81 corridor. here's future weather now. notice, not much of a rain
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here's 1:00 this afternoon. maybe a couple of thunderstorms up here near berkeley springs and martinsburg and winchester. that's 1:00 today. by 5:00, i think most will be fading away. notice how the rain chances never get into the d.c. metro area. as we get into tomorrow, here's 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. clouds a lot thicker tomorrow morning and tomorrow afternoon. it doesn't look like much on future weather. but isolated storms could be on the strong sto perhaps severe side. keep that in mind. what about the fourth you ask? >> i think we'll have dry weather for the fourth of july. that is excellent news. highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. the ten-day forecast coming up in a second. chuck, thank you. all-day kindergarten is on the way to another school district. it could be a while before the changes take effect in your children's classroom. we'll tell you why. going to college is getting more expensive. it's not just the tuition you
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this morning. kindergartners in loudoun county are a step closer to being in school for a full day. the school board unanimously adopted plans for universal kindergarten. loudoun is the third largest school system in virginia and one of the last to offer full-day kindergarten to all students. heads up if you or your child is concerned about paying for college. >> student loan interest rates are going up again. the rates for new federal undergraduate and graduate loans will rise from this year's rate of 3.76% to 4.45% this weekend. the increase also applies to new federal plus loans that parents take out. as the economy strengthens, the treasury department is charging more to borrow money. not much that families can do now. however -- >> it's possible to get a lower rate after you graduate by refinancing your loans. but you have to have good credit typically in order to qualify for that. americans currently carry a
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staggering $1.3 trillion in student debt. technology is evolving in the workplace but some employees are struggling to keep up. half of the highest paying jobs in america require some coding knowledge. there is help for people wanting to get new school. flatiron school is part of a growing sector in tech education. to close the skills gap through short term tech focus training. stay with us. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. good morning he shall. i'm aaron gilchrist. i'm eun yang. a lot of people are getting ready nor work this morning. if you are one of the lucky ones. you might be up and packing the car for an early start on your holiday weekend. >> our team is helping to get you going where you need on time. we'll start with a check on your weather and traffic first. we're following overnight breaking news in prince george's county. police say one person is dead, another injured
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this happened just before 9:00 last night on pine drive in ak keek. reckless driving may have been a factor. one of the cars was crossing indian head highway when it was hit. the driver is dead. let's check in with dave dildine at wtop for the latest. dave? >> aaron, we're talking about detours for the crash investigation. maryland 210, indian head highway remains closed eight hours later north of independence road and south of 228, near pine lane, near where the crash occurred. indian head highway remains blocked. you probably want the alternate route. in virginia, focus on i-95 today. it will be a busy get away. so far so good. traffic not so bad in woodbridge northbound and southbound. light volume. that's the latest from the traffic center. we've got a hotter forecast now with meteorologist chuck bell. chuck, good morning. >> good morning dave and good morning everybody. off to a lovely start here on a


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