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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm wisdom martin. >> and i'm erin como. today is friday. we have made it to friday, march 24th. >> mike thomas, cold outside. >> watch out for a couple late morning showers that could linger into the early afternoon but then the warm air gets in here. sticks through the weekend as well. weekend forecast coming up in just a bit. >> looking forward to that weekend forecast for sure. right now our top stories at 4:30 and we begin with decision day on capitol hill. the house is and expected to vote on the republican healthcare bill after president trump says get it over with no matter the outcome. a planned vote yesterday was delayed as gop leaders and the white house desperately tried to make changes to the bill that would convince moderate and conservative republicans to support it. president trump reportedly gave members an ultimatum saying he's done negotiating and that if they don't approve the bill today he's moving on to other priorities and obamacare will stay in place.
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tough. we knew there was a lot of ideas out there and it's a balancing act to get to 216 in this case to make sure we can pass it. the president is putting everything on this. >> those last minute changes include repealing healthcare benefits that affordable care act requires such as substance abuse treatment and newborn care. >> permit needed to road with construction of the pipeline. days after he took office president trump signed an executive order for construction of keystone and the the dakota access pipeline. thousands of people protested work on that pipeline saying it threatens water supplies and infringes on native american's sacred ground. the d.c. council will hold a final hearing on peter newsham as police chief. more than 80 witness set the testify t acting chief newsham will also testify. >> still no word on what led to a shooting inside of a charles county home. police say a man and a toddler were found dead last night inside the home along west
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a woman and a teenager were also found shot inside the home. they survived but they're in critical condition right now. police say the shooting is domestic in nature but haven't said whether the victims are members of the same family. >> rape charges against two teens accused of raping a 14-year-old rockville high school student have inflamed the political battle over illegal immigration. both came into the united states illegally last year. they were caught and targeted for deportation hearings but that never happened r in an exclusive interview with fox news the lawyer for henry sanchez milan says that his client is innocent a claim refuted by police. >> the physical evidence is not there. there's no scratches, there's no bruises, there's no injuries like that. also, this is a bathroom in the middle of the day where it doesn't appear that she was screaming or that anybody heard anything going on. >> there's physical evidence of a rape and sex as its very clear from the investigation that there was no consent in this whatsoever. >> no matter what the outcome
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of strong immigration reform say both accused should be deported anyway since they crossed the border illegally. coming up in our 7 o'clock hour we'll speak with the suspect's defense lawyer and his immigration attorney. >> and a prince george's county county police officer is in and trouble with the law again over alleged drunk driving in his police cruiser. officer christopher brown charged with dui after investigators say he clipped a truck on the beltway early yesterday and then crashed into a guardrail. they say he temporarily left the scene as well. brown was off duty at the time. investigators say it's the second time brown has been accused of dui in his cruiser since he joined the force eight years ago. fox5 spoke to with brown's mother and she didn't want to be identified because she is in law enforcement herself. >> well, i'm just glad that he's okay and i'm glad that no one is hurt. i don't tell him what to do, of course, but i taught him right from wrong, so i believe he -- he's a standup kind of guy. i believe he made a mistake, i
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do, and he's going to have to pay for it. >> police chief hank stawinski included a statement saying i apologize to the community for the appearance of impropriety. know that as always when i have the facts i will take appropriate action to remedy this and i will make the facts known to the public. >> all right, 4:34 is the time right now. well, after back to back losing seasons the first time since 1972 and 1973, georgetown university has parted ways with jt, john john thompson, iii. he was helped by future nba stars like jeff green and roy hib barred but it's been largely downhill since then. his fate was the topic of discussion losing their last six straight. georgetown is in the market for a new coach. all right, mike thomas what's going on. it's cold outside but it's going to get better. >> cold outside. te
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good weather coming in and guess what, more importantly for the weekend, 70's, 70's back for your seven day. today we got some good weather to look forward to and it starts this afternoon but not yet because temperatures outside right now on the chilly side. satellite and radar showing clear skies to start but clouds will quickly build in from the west and then you see some showers scooting into eastern -- western portions of pennsylvania and west virginia. those will arrive in a scattered isolated nature later on this morning and into the early afternoon hours as well. very hit and miss and they won't last too long. once they get through we'll get warmer air in here and start getting rid of this cold. 37 degrees at reagan national, 34 at dulles. bwi is at 31 trees this morning. here's your planner for the day today t46 by 11:00 a.m., that's the best chance for showers right around that time. by the afternoon we're still cloudy but we start warming it up. mid 60's by 2 o'clock. by 5 o'clock this afternoon we're talking lowerly 60's around the region and we'll be about 10 to 15 degrees warmer that a and that as we head into your
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then quick look at highs today. most heading for the upper 50's to lower 60's later on this afternoon. all right, that's a check of the forecast. over to erin como now with traffic. >> all right, 4:35. i will say, mike thomas, our producer og told wisdom and myself that it is not cold outside. we say grab a jacket. i say the warmup isn't here yet. right now looking at your commute gw parkway is quiet from 123 to the key bridge. a lot of green all over so if you're waking up early this friday morning maybe you want to start the workday early try tom sneak home enjoy some of that many warmer weather later traffic is super quiet in have a. 95 northbound at speed. route one north and southbound looking good. problem free on 66 and then 395 as well once you pass through dale city and get to the beltway across the mixing bowl you're in great shape. 66 from 234 to the beltway i like what i'm seeing. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. >> 4:36 is the time right now. coming up on fox5 news morning senate democrats vow to
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judge neil gorsuch's path to the higher court. >> the most addictive game is coming to a television near you. >> the time right now is 4:30. i'm watching the clock. 4:37. just turned 4:37. >> good job. >> it is 37 degrees outside so it was very important that it turn -- that we said 37 and 37 at the same time. we're back in a moment. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> time now is 4:39 and we're back on this friday morning with what's hot on the web, the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. >> first up a political showdown over the future of the supreme court. democrats say they'll use the filibuster to delay judge neil gorsuch's path to becoming a supreme court justice. they believe he's a threat to civil rights and was too evasive during
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republicans hoop control the who control thesenate. >> gop members expected to see members that some can prove president trump's claim that the ob administration spied on had imduring the transition. >> a judge has ruled that dominion's coal ash site is polluting virginia water. the judge found in arsenic is illegally flowing from one of dominion's coal ash sites. he didn't impose a civil penalty saying no evidence the discharge is harmful. >> the state of utah getting strict when it comes to alcohol. the state's governor signed a bill giving the state the strictest dui threshold in the country. the measure lowers the mood alcohol limit to 0.05 from 0.08. now the governor says the legislation will save lives. some people aren't happy with the new law and had a rally outside of the
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capitol. >> lastly, mario lopez is returning to prime time. he's going to be hosting cbs's candy crush. >> candy crush. >> it's based on the popular game that everybody plays on their phone. >> not going to lie i played it before. it's pretty addictive. >> never played it, never had any interest in sitting on my phone playing it. >> i fully admit that on flights beforehand at the airport waiting i've played. it's addictive. i deleted the app from my home. just saying. >> you'll get a chance to watch mario lopez. >> i'll let you know. i don't know how that show is going to go. coming up on fox5 news morning metro fares are going outpatient. we'll let you know how much you'll be paying. >> engineering students at one local university are being targeted by google as we head to break, we'll take a live look across the d.c. region. time now is 4:41. it is 37 degrees. mike promises a warmup is on the way. we'll have that full weekend forecast coming up. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> 4:44 and today on fox5 news morning, pass it or else. president trump giving members of his own party an ultimatum regarding the plan to repeal obamacare. >> live look outside right now. the cold air is already here. but the good news is that there's a warmup that's moving in. mike thomas is going to have all the details in the forecast coming up in just a moment. >> but first we say good morning to you. thank you
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us. i'm erin como. >> and i'm wisdom martin today. is friday march 24th. mike thomas talking about that warm air that has to move in at some point but first we have to deal with the cold. >> uh-huh. >> just got to deal with the cold this morning and then later on this afternoon we'll get the warm air in here and then wisdom can stop complaining because it will be here all weekend long. >> wisdom never complains. >> no, not at all. let's get to the forecast. futurecast showing you we'll have to dodge a couple showers later on this morning. there we are at 8:30 for those of you in the panhandle in maryland. in d.c. around 11:00, 11:30 best chance for a few showers that kind of get out of here as fast as they get in. later on in the afternoon we'll start to mix in with a little bit of sunshine once again. not as bright and blue as yesterday. the skies won't be but warmer conditions with temperatures expected to reach the low 60's later this afternoon. look at your weekend. 75 saturday. should be cloudy but dry. sunday cool kerr. we'll dodge a few showers in the afternoon. that's a look at the forecast.
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>> 4:45. i love when mike thomas gets to use the word friday and warmer weather on the way in the same forecast. right now 395 northbound is wide opened past king street. just very light volume. at speed from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. the freeway by the third street tunnel nice and quiet. top of the beltway in college park where taillights are making their way on the outer loop. look at that, you res are at spd from 95 to the 270 spur. inner loop quiet from connecticut avenue over top baltimore-washington parkway. we'll pop over to our maps. everything is green. crash free around the area. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. metro service picking up at 5:00 and we'll let you know if anything else picks pup on the roads that you need to be aware of. >> all right. 4:46 is the time right now. in the news this morning, you either vote today or plan to replace it or obamacare stays. that's the word from president trump in a message delivered by his aides on the hill last night. >> the president he's now
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the weekend and republicans seem to be listening. a vote is scheduled for sometime this afternoon. >> fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel has more. >> for seven and a half years, we have been promising the american people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it's collapsing its failing families. >> reporter: white house vice reince priebus steve ban onkellyanne conway and and budget director rick mulvaney came to capitol hill this evening urging a vote tomorrow. >> mr. mulvaney made it clear the president is done negotiating that this is a conservative package that lower healthcare costs and so at his request and the leadership's we're moving forward with the vote. >> reporter: and a source in the room tells fox if it fails mulvaney said "it means we're stuck with obamacare." uncertain of the outcome there's concern about impact on the legislative agenda. >> if we don't get this done, where are we going to go when it comes
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immigration reform? this is step one. so without step one we really don't get to step two. >> reporter: the leader of the house freedom caucus mark meadow said the threat of moving on from healthcare turns up the from essure as leadership sources are raising questions about whether he can deliver votes. meadows says he's still a no himself. >> nothing has changed at this point. >> reporter: among the latest changes allowing each state to choose its list of benefits which could appeal to conservatives. kevin mccarthy said they don't expect another late night. >> it's our anticipation to be done in the afternoon but the gentlemen may know longer how long it will take based upon as were he move through during the day. >> i'm not going to tell you. [laughter] but it was good fishing trip that you were on. >> reporter: leadership has set a finish line for this bill clearly hoping deadline pressure will helde
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result. on capitol hill, mike emanuel fox news. >> 4:48 is the time. let's talk about a story fox5 has been following for months, the high number of teens missing in d.c. today d.c. mayor muriel bowser will hold al facebook live town hall meeting to address ongoing concerns specifically concerns of whether an increase and social media media awareness about the missing teens is causing unnecessary panic in the community. the mayor's discussion follows a meeting earlier this week which sparked high emotions among concerned residents. >> some are run aways. some are missing and if you get on top of it and stop looking at everyone as a run away, maybe the problem will be solved faster than what it is. >> police also clarified that most of these cases do not turn into amber alerts because they do not meet the specific qualifications including abduction or imminent danger of injury. >> bad news for metro riders. listen to this. come summer you'll be paying more for less service. yesterday metro's board
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to raise fares and cut service. in july rail fares will be going up by 10 to 25 cents. bus fares will go up by a quarter. during rush hour trains will arrive at stations every eight minutes throughout most of the system and some bus routes will be eliminated. changes are expected to help metro save an estimated $29 million. coming up on fox5 news morning, google sets its sights on hiring howard university students. >> and deliberations resume today in the criminal trial of a disgraced university president. >> now, as we head to break we'll take a live look across the d.c. region. time right now is 4:50. fox5 news morning is back right
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it's time to talk about that weekend warmup. >> and good weather coming our way this weekend erin. i think most will be happy with the warm weather coming our way. >> it is springtime so eventually it's going get warm and stay warm. >> that's good wisdom. >> i like that your glass is half full today. let's do the radar because we have to get through maybe some showers later on this morning. see that system pushing into western portions of pennsylvania, west virginia have just about to enter the panhandle of maryland. that could come through here in d.c. later on this morning and maybe linger in the early part of the afternoon as well. we'll keep an eye on that. that is just about it for today and then sunshine with warmer air spilling in the rest of the afternoon. your pickup temperature at the bus stop this morning, 29 to 39 degrees. we'll call it partly sunny skies. still jacket weather. by the afternoon much better than
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. >> 75 aren't tuesday. maybe a couple thunderstorms in the afternoon and we keep our highs in the 60's as we head into the middle part of next week. all right, that's a check of the forecast. over to erin como now with traffic. >> 4:56 and it is a hundred percent friday morning. i can feel it. one cup of coffee down, several more to go at 4:56 as you wake up around the dmv if you want to take that time to have your breakfast this morning maybe bacon and eggs, living the dream you won't worry about any delays. beltway quiet through oxon hill. not seeing any problems on
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the 11th street bridge. all area bridges quiet right now and metro gearing up for service at 5:00 it's on time except for safe track impacting the blue and yellow. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. we're going to keep you moving so you can get to the weekend a little faster. >> all right. time right now is 4:57. coming up on fox5 news morning, jt3 shown the door. >> trump administration throwing its full support behind the keystone pipeline. >> 4:57, the the 734 degrees. back in a moment.
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>> ♪♪ this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning, pass it is or else. president trump giving members of had us party an ultimatum. >> a live look outside. the cold air is preparing to move out and warmer air is moving in. i think we can all agree we like the sound of that. we're talking temperatures in the 60's. >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm erin como. today is friday march 24th. >> all right mike thomas we have been talking about that cold air we're dealing with now so the warm air can move in. >> frosty out there this morning but most dropping back into the 30's. by the time we get to this afternoon, though, temperatures back to the 60's. good news coming your way. >> we'll talk more about that later this morning. in the news this morning if you're just waking up at 5:00 a.m. we're following de


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