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another sport was in the building. what do you make of what our military did last night. >> isn't that fantastic. it is an amazing story. it is that feel good closure in my mind to september 11th. >> reporter: hats off to our military. bob barnard, fox 5 news. another note here. the nats beat the giants 2-0. we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. we'll take a look at the u.s. capitol front and center. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. you may notice today, it is a little thick out there. a little warm to start off the day. >> yes, it is. >> don't you think, tony perkins? >> i would say so.
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it is an indication of things to come. it will be a warmer day today than it was yesterday. we are looking for highs today into the 80s. that will be short lived. let's take a look at what is going on out there. let's start with hd radar, we have a dry start to the day. there is a little bit of mist here and there but for the most part, we've got dry conditions. there is your frontal boundary and out to the west, there is your rainfall and thunderstorm activity. that is well off to the west. it is gradually moving eastward and we think the earliest anyone will see any of this activity will be late afternoon for areas out to our west and then it will move across the washington area during the evening and nighttime hours. we get some showers and thunderstorms, maybe even some strong thunderstorms out of this system. we are in the 60s. 65degrees at reagan national. bwi marshall is at 59 degrees. your forecast for today, a mix of clouds and sun. breezes will be out of the south. it will become increasingly breezy, a warm one with highs into the low and mid-80s. a chance of showers and
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thunderstorms developing late in the day. i think primarily during the evening except for those of you out to the west, you may see it late this afternoon. more details on all of that coming up in just a little bit. >> let's check in with julie wright and get a look at traffic this morning. >> so far, so good. no incidents to report. overnight roadwork cleared on the beltway near 66. you will find lanes are open as you continue in from manassas head eastbound towards fair oaks. inner loop looking great leaving annandale headed up towards merrifield. new york avenue, fourth street, that is where the road has been narrowed from four lanes down to two as you work into the third street tunnel, very little delay at this time. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. president obama will travel to new york on thursday to mark the death of osama bin laden. the white house says he will visit ground zero and meet with the families of those killed
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nearly 10 years ago during the september 11th terror attacks. meantime, u.s. homeland security officials say there is no plan to raise the terror level alert as of right now. in our area, metro police have beefed up security until further notice. metro's police chief says there may be additional random bag searches as a precaution. also learning more about the raid that killed osama bin laden and the moments leading up to it. >> audrey barnes is live at the white house with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. u.s. officials first learned about osama bin laden's trusted courier from cia detainees after the september 11th attacks. it took years to identify him and to locate him. but once they did, they were able to track osama bin laden to that compound that was built to go unnoticed. insiders are telling us this was a kill or capture mission being monitored in real time by the president and his security
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team presumably by a live satellite feed or video equipment carried in by the navy seals. they located bin laden on the third floor and when he resisted, they had to take him by force. >> the concern was that bin laden would oppose any type of capture operation. indeed, he did. it was a fire fight. he, therefore, was killed in that fire fight. >> reporter: now, bin laden was shot twice, we're told once in the chest and a second time above his left eye. his courier and his brother were also killed in the pre- dawn ride. the navy seals did not leave that compound empty handed. they took dvds and hard drives with lots of intelligence probably about future plans for al-qaeda. back to you. >> thank you. we are also learning that the navy seals got a lot more than just the terror leader in the raid on bin laden's compound.
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at salt force now has his computers and other electronic equipment that officials call the motherlode of intelligence. the navy seals shot bin laden in the face and then found the computers. hundreds of experts are now combing through the thumb drives at a secret location in afghanistan. terrorism experts are warning of of possible revention attacks for bin laden's killing. security agencies now on high alert. there is concern that groups connected to al-qaeda will carry out the retaliatory attacks but some say the threat should not be overblown. >> i think we need to be very careful about exaggerating this. will there be some attempts? almost certainly. is it possible that one or more of them can succeed? yes. but having said that the chances for any one individual of getting caught up even in a
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dramatic strike by terrorism is also negligible. >> the fbi warns people to be on alert but there is no specific information about any immediate plot against the united states. local law enforcement is stepping up security around the nation's capital in the wake of osama bin laden's death. officers with long guns have been ordered to patrol the grounds of the capitol, the national mall and the downtown area. there is also increased security outside the white house, the naval observatory where the vice president lives as well as the embassy of pakistan. metro has also promised to increase patted rolls and even conduct additional random bag -- increase patrols and even conduct additional random bag searches. >> that is always a possibility once we've got approval to move those forward. those can be expected throughout the life of metro. >> law enforcement officials say there are no specific threats to worry about at the moment but officials are keeping in touch with
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intelligence officials. a house in our area blown to bits. coming up next, this video shows the total destruction. >> we have the details of what may have caused it and more headlines coming up after this. on ar eanc
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site blast blew out the second floor walls of a house on wayne drive in dumfries. there were reports of a gas smell before that explosion. the house was vacant but undergoing renovations for the new owners. the prince william county fire department is still investigating. victors say they've now arrested and he is keepee from a juvenile detention facility. he was arrested monday after escaping from the new beginnings correctional center in laurel april 18th. he is accused of stealing a counselor's car to get away. d.c. police found the car too. he is accused of assaulting one. the correctional officers before running. investigators found the second of two black boxes from the doomed air france flight in
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2009 that went down over the mid-atlantic. they discovered it more than 12,000 feet below the ocean's surface. flight 447 was headed for paris from rio when it crashed killing everyone on board. we have a consumer alert for you. a major car recall involving in air bags. see if your car is on this list coming up. from the royal we hadding for a royal visit. -- from the royal wedding to a royal visit. britain's prince charles in town today. we'll run down the latest on where he will be. we could see some showers and thunderstorms late today. and julie wright is here to tell us what is happening on the area roadways. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. va ♪ ♪
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we are going to have a royal visitor soon. britain's prince charles visiting washington later today. he has two visits related to his interest in sustainable agriculture. this afternoon, the prince of wales visits a farm. he will denied a reception for a program that gives american students a chance to do graduate work in the united kingdom. >> who knew he had an interest in sustainable farming. >> it was a mystery. >> we have temperatures in the 60s out there today. it will get rather warm today. temperatures well above normal. we'll look for highs in the 80s and that follows a day where the highs were well into the 70s. a little warm streak going on. let's start by showing you yesterday's high temperatures. as the i said well into the 70s.
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we've got a little more sunshine and so that took us up to 77 degrees. dulles knocking on the door of 80. they got to 79. bwi marshall made it up to 74 degrees actually warm day, our average high for this time of year is about 71 degrees so we are well above normal. right now, it is 63 degrees here in the nation's capital. 61 in gaithersburg. quantico is at 66 degrees. baltimore, 59 there, manassas, 61. winchester is at 59 dealings out that way. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite. we have clouds out there again this morning. also some areas of some light fog being reported early this morning so there is some moisture in the atmosphere but nothing in the way of any rain showers. nor do we expect to see any until late today as this frontal boundary, which is pretty much stalled out for now begins to make its way eastward. this will move eastward as a cold front. along this front, a series of impulses are moving creating
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precipitation. there have been some thunderstorms with this and with the daytime heating we expect to get today, this will set us up for the possible of some thunderstorms. some could be strong to severe to the west of the district. forecast for today looks like this. it will be a mix of clouds and sun. partly sunny skies, warm breezy, high about 84 degrees. we have a coastal flood advisory in effect as well because of the winds kind of pushing those waters up the chesapeake bay. now, for tonight, here what is we're look at. showers, thunderstorms possible during the evening, nighttime hours and overnight. it will be cooler overnight with our lows dropping down into the 50s. winds rather gusty out of the northwest. tomorrow, much cooler. 63 for your high. some of you may not get out of the upper 50s tomorrow. some early showers will linger. thursday night, 68 sunshine, a
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good amount of sunshine. friday, we've added some clouds and the possibility of a few showers. right now, saturday looks to be partly sunny and 71 degrees. now, let's get more on this morning's rush hour traffic. for that, we go to julie wright. >> looking pretty good on the roads right now with no incidents reported to and from the wilson bridge. traffic volume behaving nicely there. in virginia, duke street at jordan and n. alexandria, signal lights are not working properly. treat that as a four-way stop. overnight cop instruction before 66 cleared. top side outer loop leaving university boulevard headed around towards 270. light traffic volume right now and southbound # 70 in good shape leaving hyattstown headed in towards germantown. -- and southbound # 70 in good
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shape leaving hyattsville headed in towards germantown -- and southbound 270 in good shape leaving hyattsville headed in towards germantown. honda is recalling 800,000 cars due to faulty air bags. they are adding some 2002 odyssey models, some 2002 and some 2003 acura models to the list. honda said it will stop taking orders for cars made in japan until further notice. honda says parts shortages are forcing it to delay launching a
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new version of the crv. back to our big story, the death of osama bin laden. in new york, people continue to celebrate at ground zero. as we mentioned president obama will visit ground zero thursday and meet with familiar families of 9-11 victims. the families of those on the plane that crashed in shanksville returned to the crash site. even though bin laden is dead, they say there is still work to be done. here at home, there has been a steady stream of visitors to the pentagon memorial. we get more from wisdom martin. >> reporter: the pentagon memorial has always been a place of reflection for visitors, a place filled with the memories of the lives lost on september 11th. >> i feel fortunate to be here today in d.c. >> reporter: on this day in this historic place, there is an additional significance.
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this is the day they learned the mastermind behind the 9-11 attacks had been killed by u.s. forces. >> it brought justice to the people who die and all the soldiers who have died as a consequence of this. so it is just about justice basically. >> reporter: major jose if he were nan des came here with his family to share the moment, to share history. >> i wanted to take a picture this day with my younger son so when he grows up and i explain why i came here to d.c., i who be in puerto rico doing my business if it hadn't been no 9- 11. this was wasn't that brought me here. >> this middle school class planned their trip to the pentagon months ago. >> i think our students will go back on the bus with a whole different perspective of what today means. >> reporter: now, as all who come here reflect and remember the lives lost, they can also reflect on some sense of justice, some sense of closure. >> this is something we need to do with our students.
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we need to show them this is what we're fighting for. >> finally, we did it. justice was brought to these people and i guess for all of us in the u.s. >> that is wisdom martin reporting. news of bin laden's death greeted with jubilation on wall street. but the good vibes didn't last too long. >> first up then down. what should we expect in the near future? we'll hear from a financial expert coming up. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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good morning. we take a live look over northwest d.c. this morning. news of bin laden's death had a roller coaster effect on the stock markets. it certainly felt like it was going to be an uptick before the markets open giant food but by midday, it had returned to reality. >> melanie alnwick has a report. >> reporter: just like the jubilant crowd celebrating at the worlder world trade center site, just steps away, wall street also reacted to the news of osama bin laden's death. stock market opened strong and oil futures were down the most in seven weeks. bernie mcginn, chief investment officer for the union street partners value fund explains the relationship between the
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two. >> incorporated in the price of oil is some premium for terrorism and so that premium who have been reduced by that type of news. as a consequence, the markets who be looking up because any reduction in the price of oil who be good for consumers. it would be good for manufacturers. it is pretty much good for effect. >> the exuberance was brief though. the reality is that bin laden wasn't the causes of our recession and traders shift the their focus to fundamentals like earnings and economic news. >> once you get past the good' gone, he deserves what he got, you get back to there are 8.8% of people unemployed. >> warren hathaway agrees. >> in terms of earning power of american businesses or anything, i don't think that factor should change dramatically because of this. but how we feel about the country and how we feel about what our government has accomplished and everything has changed dramatically. >> reporter: it will take several more months of positive
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for those good feelings to continue. melanie alnwick. the dow ended monday down just three points. the nasdaq was off i abit more losing nine points. sphoks in japan are closed today but in europe, they are mostly -- stocks in japan are closed today but in europe, they are mostly up. time magazine coming out with a special bin laden edition. what is on the cover? we'll show you coming up. i'm audrey barnes. we are learning more about the 40-minute kill or capture mission that netted u.s. security forces america's most wanted terrorist, osama bin laden. i'll have more in a live report coming up.
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we tax a live look over the nation's capital this morning and you will wake up to what would be a nice morning. kind of sticky out there but just wait until you hear what is coming up later on. let's check in with tony perkins. >> it will be another little preview of summer for the day. we had that yesterday. today, we'll see our highs in the 80s. let's take a look at how we're starting the morning with temperatures primarily in the 60s. a warm start to the day. a little muggy out there too and some fog here and there.
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current temperature in washington is 63 degrees. in fredericksburg, we are at 64 degrees at this hour. here is a look at the satellite- radar, kind after mixeled bag out there. we've got a good amount of cloud cover out there this morning. it will be another day where it is a mix of clouds and sun. i think we'll see a fair amount of sunshine and those skies will cloud up late in the day as the frontal boundary gets here. there is precipitation associated with that front. that will work its way in here too. first areas to see that rain will be out to the west and then across the rest of the area as it moves eastward. could see some thunderstorms tonight late this afternoon and tonight. your forecast for today looks like this. partly sunny skies. warm, breezy. winds will be out of the south at 10 to 15 miles per hour. they will shift to overnight out of the south and west. look for a high today of 84 degrees. that is an update on the weather. more is coming up in just a little bit. >> i could do without a day of
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precip. it seems like every day we're talking about precip. >> you get some today. >> but you get some sunshine too. >> and some heat. you get that too. >> i like it. >> she's dressed for it too. >> then the rain will come in and it will be time to go to bed. we all go to bed before 10-year- olds now. >> that is very true. >> dry pavement and it looks good traveling the top stretch in montgomery county. no incidents to report all the way over to 270. southbound 270, traffic still in great shape south of i-70 passing urbana. odenhall will be shut down at # 55 until further notice. -- at 355 until further notice. traffic volume leaving the prince william parkway still at speed headed for the occoquan.
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the latest now on the killing of osama bin laden. president obama will travel to ground zero in new york city on thursday. the white house says he will meet with some families of those killed nearly 10 years ago during the september 11th terror attacks. meanwhile, u.s. homeland security officials say there is no plan to raise the terror alert level as of right now. in our area, metro police have beefed up security until further notice. that could include more random bag searches. here is a closer look at what is left of the million dollar compound where osama bin laden was hiding out. this amateur video shows the wreck ang of the helicopter lost during -- the wreckage of the helicopter lost during the raid. a u.s. official said # children and nine women were all found inside the compound. they have since been turned over to pakistani authorities. we continue to learn more about the raid that killed osama bin laden. >> for more, we go to audrey barnes live outside the white
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house this morning with more. >> reporter: that 40-minute kill or capture mission was made possible after u.s. security forces were able to locate and identify osama bin laden's trusted courier, sheik abu ahmed. he took a call on a phone that was being monitored and that ultimately led that team of elite navy seals right to bin laden's doorstep. president obama and his security team were able to monitor the mission's progress by a video feed essentially brought in by the navy seals. team of seals swooped into the compound by helicopter and dropped to the ground. they located osama bin laden on the third floor and shot and killed him when he resisted. this was what you didn't see sunday night in the white house situation room. the president and his national security team sweated out the tense moments before the words the world would soon hear. >> the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> reporter: the trail began
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several years ago as basketball bin laden's most trusted courier was identified by cia detainees. then, last fall, that courier was spotted at this house in the pakistani city of abbottadad. the family inside burned their garbage, had no phones and internet. officials determined it was osama bin laden behind those walls. >> we have actionable intelligence about high value terrorist targets and president musharraf won't act, we will. >> reporter: the entire assault took 40 minutes. as the president monitored the progress, u.s. navy seals out for their way through the building. >> a fire fight ensued. women were used as human shields. osama bin laden himself found on the home's third floor and when he resisted, he was shot and killed. >> the concern was that bin laden would oppose any type of
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capture operation. indeed, he did. it was a fire fight. he therefore, was killed in that fire fight. >> reporter: osama bin laden's body was removed by u.s. forces, transferred to a ship and then in accordance with muslim tradition, wrapped in a sheet and buried at sea. u.s. officials addressed bin laden's supporters directly. >> to those who seek trough destroy boy preying on innocent human life, we will not rest until we bring you to justice. >> reporter: after nine years of searching, president obama monday praised the hard fought conclusion for a long sought after terrorist. >> the world is safer. it is a better place because of the death of osama bin laden. >> reporter: bin laden's trusted courier and his brother also died in that pre-dawn raid. back to you. the death of bin laden may weaken al-qaeda but it could also make the terror organization even more dangerous. the fbi and department of homeland security are warning police department as cross- country that bin laden's death
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will likely inspire home grown extremists here in the u.s. government has issued a bulletin warning that the core al-qaeda group is less likely to carry out attacks against the u.s. in the immediate future but its spinoff groups around the world could use bin laden's death to step up attacks on the u.s. homeland. local law enforcement is stepping up security around the nation's capital in the wake of bin laden's death. a greater security presence outside the white house, the naval observatory and the embassy of pakistan. more headlines are next including drastic action taken to protect thousands from massive flooding in the midwest. a temporariliful apology from one state lawmaker. up next, why she is being reprimanded. donald trump versus david letterman. we'll check more headlines when we come back.
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a flood levee along the mississippi river in missouri is blastedded by the army corps of engineers. it is their plan to save several towns from being inundated by flood waters. however, destroying the levee is expected to flood more than 100,000 acres of farmland.
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not everyone is happy with the move. missouri lawmakers tried to stop it but were unsuccess. there are some calls this morning for an oklahoma state representative to resign after she talked about blacks and women in a negative way during a key bate on affirmative action. sally kern broke down and carbon monoxide as she apologized for saying there were more blacks in prison because they didn't want to work hard in school. state lawmakers in oklahoma voted to recommend rim and her and she even voted for her own rep i'm and. she said women don't work as hard as men because they tend to think a little more about their families. the oklahoma naacp says she should resign. donald trump has found himself in another war of words, this time with david letterman t all stems from the late night host's on-air suggestion that trump is a racist because of his persistent questioning of president obama's birthplace. frump fired back play letter saying there is no one that is less of a racist than him. trump even canceled his upcoming appearance on the show
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planned for may 18th and letterman says trump better be prepared to apologize if he plans to come on his show again. many newspaper headlines blared the world dead in bold letters when talking about osama bin laden. time magazine taking a different approach in its special edition. bin laden's face simply covered in a bloody red x. it is now or maybe never for the washington caps. down 2-0 in the second round of the nhl playoffs. tonight's game about as close to a must win as you can get. we'll talk to the sports junkies.
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we have an update on the deadly southern tornadoes actual cording to a preliminary government estimate, there were more nndz a single day last week than any other day in history. noaa says there were 362 tornadoes during the outbreak including a record-setting 312 in one day. 350 people were killed during a 4-hour period. tornado also touched down in virginia and maryland though they were not as destructive as
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the ones farther south. >> we are looking okay for today, tony. >> yeah, it will be hot. kind of a warm, muggy, steamy day. humidity levels fairly up there. late today, we could see some showers and thunderstorms develop across portions of the area so you want to be aware of that. in fact, that leads to our weather headline for today. it is another day where we have summer-like conditions and we will see summer-like late afternoon and evening storms i think for those of you viewing out to the west, out towards leesburg, places like that, you will get the storms first this evening during the -- maybe during the evening rush shower, something like that. for the rest of us, it will come somewhat after that, after 6:00 p.m. or so into the nighttime hours. 6 # degrees is the current temperature here in washington. baltimore is at 59. frederick, maryland at 57. dulles at 54 degrees. manassas, 59 and quantico, 66. so temperatures ranging from the upper 50s into the mid-60s
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across the area. let me take a look at futurecast. show you how things are going to be looking for later on in the day. there is your frontal boundary. that is where it is this morning, well out to the west raifnl showers moving along that front. by late today, this is showing around 7:00 p.m. is what this is suggesting, a line of showers and thunderstorms developing out to the west and making its way eastward coming through the baltimore-washington region. we have rain showers but by the overnight rain, it will be rain in the way of thunderstorms. rain lingers into the morning and then will get gradual clearing going on. latter part of the day we'll see sunshine in the afternoon as we head towards sunset tomorrow. for today, partly sunny skies, warm, breezy. winds out of the south 10 to 15 miles per hour. 84degrees for your high temperature today. for tonight, showers and thunderstorms developing. it will be cooler overnight with your lows dropping down into the 50s, the low 50s we believe. winds shift out of the northwest. it will be rather gusty up to
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20, 25 miles per hour. tomorrow, those early showers. by the afternoon, some sunshine works in but much cooler, 63 for your high temperature. thursday i think is a nice day. probably the nice of the day of the week. friday, a few showers possible here and there with clouds building in. saturday, partly sunny and 71. that is the latest on this this morning's weather forecast. let's get the latest on this morning's traffic. for that, we go to julie wright. >> so far, so good with no incidents to report. traffic volume flowing freely along the top side of the beltway between college park and bethesda. as you travel eastbound 66 coming in from business 234, traffic volume increasing as you continue eastbound towards centreville but no accidents to report overnight roadwork cleared between route 7 and 66 on the outer loop. you will fine duke street at jordan in alexandria. trouble with the signal lights there. behind me, the live shot of southbound 270 already slowing headed out towards the truck
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scales. no incidents, just volume. accident activity cleared and lanes are open on odenhall and 355 out of gaithersburg headed in the direction of rockville. kenilworth avenue southbound, all lanes are open moving at speed south of the bw parkway headed out towards good hope road. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the caps head out on the roads for a must-win game three tonight. nats take three of four from the world champs. let's join the junkies this morning from 106.7 the fan. >> we keep talking about this game tonight as a must-win. >> they have to win like four of the next five games and we were just saying it. cakes grew the beard for the beardathon. he does this every year and it always gets cut short. i'm already tempting him just prepare to shave this weekend. it is a negative outlook but the only way to turn it around is if they win tonight. >> the only positive is the capitals get swept and i go to my brother's wedding without
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this grisly looking thing this weekend. >> they have for find a way to get the power play clicking. we've seen the lightning shut down the caps for the first two games. the capitals including last year four for 60 with the extra man advantage. it is funny how the dynamics of the two series have changed. the caps had all that confidence and swagger against the rangers. they need some breaks to go their way so they can win this game and get right back in it. if they can win tonight, they are right back in the middle it was. >> also playing a much better team by the way. >> i agree. let me ask new. lurch, we can start with out this one. we have some people here in our weather department who say that, if they don't win this series, boudreau should go because he is not getting it done. what do you think? >> well, you know that has been your mantra. >> of a been calling for it. but i think it's failed season if they don't beat tampa. how many times they going to go
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in as a one seeds and get bounced early. i think there should be a change, whether it is boudreau or a personnel change, i don't know. i don't think they can go back in the next season tweaking that team. i think they have to make a major change if they want to get beyond this. >> i would say that is why those guys are working in the weather department and not in the sports department. ted lee son is is a very patient observer. he has seen his team not achieve what he wants. he wants a stanley cup here. i think he might consider a change but i think he is patient enough to stick with bruce boudreau and this team for another season. >> it may not be boudreau. but you have to admit if they don't get to the eastern conference finals, there is something fatally wrong with the team. >> it is a broken record. >> cakes said the same thing last year. so did eb. i'm with lurch. i would change the coach. >> we've got about 30 seconds left. last night at the ballpark,
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nats park military appreciation. nats respond and that is a cool night at the ballpark. >> they won three out of four against the world champs. >> they had a really good pitching series. long season, they are 500 but they still have a problem at leadoff hit are and they are not hitting the ball. so nice weekend but it is a long season. >> the good news is, steve, all of this stuff that is going on in the world with bin laden and everything else of course it puts everything in perspective. you know what? even if the caps don't win, even for the nats struggle to the most part this year, there are bigger fish to try. >> we want the caps to win. >> love the nationals uniforms last night. enjoy the game tonight. hopefully, we'll have good things to talk about tomorrow. local elementary students with a special interest in bin
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laden that is coming up next. today's fan of the day, alicia geohagen. she has been trying for a long time. findous facebook by searching for fox5 morning news and most a comment under alicia's photo.
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reaction has been pouring in from those directly touched by the 9-11 taxs. >> students at lieceke elementary are remembering a student and teacher killed when their plane crashed into the pentagon. muir even umeh has their story. >> reporter: they are two young to remember the september 11th attacks but these sixth graders at liecke elementary in southwest d.c. are forever links for the tragedy. >> we could have been in the pentagon at that time and plain who have cashed and willed -- plane would have crashed and killed all of us. rotor plane carrying 64 people including hilda taylor and sixth grader bernard brown that crashed into the pentagon. cheryl robinson knew both of them. death of osama bin laden, the mastermind behind the attack,
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is closure. >> it helps to lighten my heart to know that 10 years did not go in vain and their names will not go in vain. >> reporter: this monday morning, students gather to share their thoughts about the tragedy, the victims and the death of bin laden. >> today is a victory because bin laden was brought to justice by our president. >> it makes people feel more safer to walk around places. >> reporter: the discussion is a reminder of what was lost that day and the victory many now feel. each year, the school commemorates the anniversary of the attacks by paying tribute to those lost in a special garden with dedication plaques outside the school. students say it is a way to honor those who tied. >> every year we go out and like plant something on the day or we have an assembly in the cafeteria to take a moment to reminisce on the day. ## i think the school is stronger because even though our people died, they are trying to be strong and trying to still have have memorials every september in remembrance of the people that died.
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>> reporter: lost but never forgotten. the death of man responsible for the killing of so many is long awaited justice. thank you. stay with us. we'll be back at 6:00.
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