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temperatures back in the 90's. summertime feel is back. hey, erin. >> i had a great pool day yesterday. right now inner loop construction by bradley boulevard coming off the 270 spur. we'll get you around those slowdowns. >> we'll check back in a few. let's get the headlines out there at 4:30. we'll begin with breaking news from the district. a man was shot and killed just after midnight in northeast. now, this happened in the 800 block of 46th street. no word on who the victim is. police do have a lookout though for a suspect but the description at this time pretty vague. developing overnight from northern virginia vre confirms normal service will resume on the manassas line this morning. this after a 13-year-old girl was tragically hit and killed. the teen who attended lake braddock secondary school was playing with her cousin yesterday afternoon on the tracks near bull run. sources tell fox5 the kids could hear the train coming and the cousin was able to jump to an opposite track but the girl was t too scared and the tried to
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the ntsb trying to piece together what led to an accident which left 2csx workers dead. the workers stepped off a csx train to fix a problem with the wheel. for some reason they crossed the tracks and that's when they were struck and killed. >> ♪ >> part of president trump's travel ban go into that effect tonight after the ruling from the supreme court from the ban targets travelers from six muslim match report countries but now homeland security is out with new rules for t.s.a. screenings that will impact many more people around the world. >> fox5's annie yu is live at dulles airport this morning with the details. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, ladies. yeah, certainly not what you want to hear as we dive into the holiday weekend, big travel weekend as well as summer travel. this could mean longer lines at area airports international airports. we're here at dulles international. we do see some traffic picking up early this morning even in this 4 o'clock hour. but you know, this t.s.a. announcement basically
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limited information on this rules for flights coming intog- the u.s., we're talking from more than 100 countries will go into effect in the next few weeks about 120 days from now and that means a stricter screening process for every international flight entering the u.s. of passengers as well asurity- luggage especially those personal electronic devices. we're talking laptops and things like that for possible explosives. we're told that the announcement follows multiple new threats related to explosives hidden in those electronic devices and so that raised some concern and u.s. security officials say that if the airports do not comply, their passengers, the travelers could be stopped from carrying laptops and other electronics onto the plane. so, very serious here again information a bit limited but we'll get more for you and again, this now going into effect for another 120 days. back to you in the studio. >> annie thank you. 4:32 is the time.
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mcconnell is trying to send a revised version of the senate's bill to the congressional budget office by tomorrow. now, this is an attempt to push for a vote before congress' august recess. it comes as some republicans are reportedly frustrated with what they call president rump's lack of understanding of the bill's principles. >> ♪ follow-up a story you first saw on fox5. this morning there are new developments stemming from allegations of grade fixing in public schools. the county's naacp prince george's county's naacp chapter is that asking for the stoppage of ceo maxwell's contract. the chapter sent letter to county executive rushern baker which said in part hundreds of prince george's county school employees were based on administrative leave. in every case dr. maxwell removed these teach freers their buildings out of an abundance of caution and feared the employees would that interfere with the investigation. we believe dr. maxwell should be
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imposed on these employees p prince george's county schools ceo dr. kevin maxwell spoke to fox5 as the maryland state board of education approved the hiring of outside investigators to look into the allegations. >> i want to resolve this matter. there is no systemic corruption, there's nothing from me or anyone who is on my direct team that is telling people that they should do anything illegal. >> it is unclear when the investigation will start but dr. maxwell says he's fully cooperative. the state board of education president tells us they want it done soon. the state has to go through a bidding process though to hire an outside investigator. >> heads up if you ride metro's red line. a new project will that disrupt service for at least a month. metro is beginning a pilot program to test a tunnel waterproofing technique. red line trains will single tracking every week night between friendship heights and medical center starting at 9 p.m. red line train service will also be suspended on both tracks for four
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weekends between july 15th and august 6th. shuttle buses will replace trains between grosvenor and friendship heights. the project ends august 11. >> if you take metro this afternoon you'll likely see staff out thanking riders for their support during safe track. nearly 700 administrative employees office workers managers and other none operation staff will be out at all metro stations today handing out thank you notes that include a small token of appreciation. safe track end last sunday. >> happening today the d.c. council will hold a public hearing on a so-called fair elections act. if passed, the bill would ensure local politicians stay committed to their constituents and not big donors and encourage local politicians to spend more time with voters. the hearing begins at 9:00 a.m. at the wilson building. >> more than 1,000 young men and women will be become members of the naval academy's class of
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>> the plebes coming already. >> see how fast the summer goes. >> don't say that. >> let's forget we reported on that. hey, mike thomas. >> a pretty good summer day coming up. couple clouds to start. later today more sunshine. temperatures warming up. let's get to it. satellite and radar showing some of those clouds coming across the region early this morning. again, we'll have a few of those from time to time today but it's not a bad day. not expecting any rain. 68 degrees your current number in -- at reagan national. dulles is 63 as well as bwi. suburbs still feeling pretty comfortable this morning. humidity starts to creep back in today but it won't be overly bad. by 11 o'clock 80 degrees. by 2 o'clock 86 degrees. by the time we get to those early evening kind of rush hour time period that's when we'll hit our high temperatures in the lower 90's today. erin como is back with traffic. >> hey, mike, good morning. 4:36 right now. keeping an eye on the roads this inner loop construction zone should be cleared
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now that we hit our 4:30 half hour. it's right near bradly boulevard. one of those overnight construction zones. all lanes getting back to normal right now. 270 spur looking good. 270 dealing with a little bit of construction but not enough to cause any slowdowns right now. you can see the beltway in college park looking really nice on the outer loop. i'll let you know if that changes. as for your commute in vienna looking good in virginia. 66 problem free. 395 looking good. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you holly and maureen. >> 4:37 is the time. coming up on fox5 news morning, a driver smashes his car into a 10 commandments monument and it's not the first time he's done it. >> former redskins running back clinton portis said he'd considered murder as a way at getting back at a financial adviser. >> it's 4:37, 68 degrees. we are back with more news news,weather and traffic after e break. >> ♪ ♪
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>> we are back with what's hot on the web. these are the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. >> first up on what's hot on the web senators seeking a military ban on products which is a moscow based cyber security company because of fears the company is vulnerable to russian government influence. recently fbi agents visited homes of employees in multiple cities. the senate and house would fox5 pass a bill and president trump would have fox5 sign it in order for it to be law. >> an arkansas man filmed himself running his car into a newly placed 10 commandments statue at the arkansas state capitol. tate read has a history of destroying property. back in 2014 he destroyed a 10 commandment statue in oklahoma. read is facing several charges. >> former redskins player clinton portis revealed to sports illustrated he want the to kill
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drove him to bankrupt z he said he planned to confront one of the investor its back in 2013 until a friend actually talked him out of it. according to portis' banking filing notes he lost $11 million t the money he lost was intended to take off his mother and children. >> academy of motion picture arts and sciences released its list of new members. betty white is 95 years old and started her career back in 1939. additional invitees include debbie allen and a fanning. >> the san diego splash is past san diego senior basketball association which welcomes teams made up of women 50 and older. the splash is the oldest team of the league. the whole squad is over 80 years old. one of the players says if you can stand it and move purchase legs you're welcome to join the team. squad goals, right there. that's what i'm saying. >> exactly. >> we
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i was. >> love it. police are searching for the person distributing anti-semitic flyers in several northwest neighbrhoods. >> a new debate brewing about the separation of church and state after kentucky includes a high school course on the study of the bible. >> let's go to break. live look across the d.c. region on this early thursday morning. 4:42 is our time right now. we are at 55 degrees. >> 60. >> 65 degrees, i'm sorry o confirm that it's blurry. is it blurry. maybe i just need my glasses. we're back right after this. >> oh, man. >> i swear it was just a fuzz. i couldn't even make out the numbers. >> ♪
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>> 4:45. if you are just waking up here's a look at some of the top stories we're following for you today, thursday june 29th. president donald trump's travel ban began at midnight. the 90 day ban applies to people from six muslim majority countries. the supreme court allowed to portion of the ban to go into effect with one exception. to enter the u.s. people from those countries must have a bona fide relat relationship wia person or entity already in the u.s. the white house clarified what a bona fide relationship means under a new guideline sent to u.s. embassies and consulates around the world. they say applicants must prove a relationship with a parent child son-in-law
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u.s. anyone who is not a immediate family member will not make the cut. >> after putting the vote on healthcare on hold for the july 4th holiday gop leaders are pressing their members to reach a deal by friday. some are worried the longer this debate lingers the worst results will be. it's not just democrats who are opposed to the bill. at least nine gop senators say they cannot support it in its current form. >> top vatican official says he's innocent. cardinal george spell pope francis' chief financial adviser. he's the highest ranking vatican official. >> as of friday students in kentucky will be legally allowed to learn about reading writing and revelations. kentucky governor matt bev vin signed a bill into law which allows public schools to teach courses on the bible. the bill allows high school systems to include a bible literacy class as part their
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the course would be an elective for students. the aclu raised concerns about how the law might be used in school and whether or not it will lead to bible study and preaching in public schools. >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm holly morris today. is thursday july 29. >> mike thomas on deck with our weather headline and erin como has our traffic headline. what's it looking like. >> a pretty good summer day today. temperatures headed back up to closer to where they should be even a little bit above that into the 90's later this afternoon. that high pressure brait us that comfortable air is now headed off to our east. once it gets there we'll kick up a southerly flow and that will bring our afternoon temperatures into the upper 80's and lower nights around the region. good news is we'll keep it dry today and humidity won't be that bad but you'll start to notice it a little more especially as we head towards the evening hours. 91 degrees today t the heat is back. tomorrow hot and humid 93. can't rule out a storm on your friday but m
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dry t it will just be a hot and humid summer day. that's a check of the forecast. erin is back this morning with traffic. >> 4:47 right now on taking a look outside, you can see 95 out by 234 business traffic is flowing freely. we don't have any slowdowns to report. southbound side looking really g also really quiet through stafford and fredericksburg this morning. once you cross the mixing bowl 395 by duke street like what we're seeing in the main lanes and hov lanes southbound side quiet as well. getting a good start in alexandria towards the 14th street bridge. 270 southbound little bit busier than we typically see dr. 5 o'clock before 5 o'clock not morning. that volume is not creating any slowdowns any. that any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you maureen and holly. >> 4:48 is the time. more developments stemming from allegations of grade fixing in prince george's county public schools. it's a story fox5 has been staying on top of since we first broke it more than a week ago. >> the county's naacp chapter is asking the county's executive not to renew the contract
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maxwell. the request comes after the state board of education approved an investigation into the allegations. >> good morning, mel. >> reporter: good morning. and so even though they are asking for the contract not to be renewed t-the process is already in place. back in march that's when will county executive rushern baker rea pointed schools ceo dr. kevin maxwell to a second term and he's the first superintendent in more than 25 years in prince george's county to be given a second term or to accept a second term. the county school board applauded the reappointment saying continued growth of the school system is beth served with dr. maxwell at the helm. after allegations of grade fixing and records manipulation at prince george's county naacp wants to put ahold on dr. maxwell's second term. its members are asking county executive baker to call dr. maxwell the
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until the investigation is complete. robert ross says dr. maxwell does not have the confidence of the community parents or students and adds that the problem would be made worse by continued tolerance in their words of dr. maxwell's conduct. now, dr. maxwell did speak to fox5 for the first time since four board members brought their complaint to the governor. he said basically bring on the investigation. they will not find anything and again, strongly denying the allegations. want to let you know that dr. maxwell's contract is up for renewal so the -- basically the documents, right, those are up for renewal july 1st and they would continue for another five years until june 30th of 2021. fox5 did reach out to county executive baker's office for comment on the naacp's letter but we have not received a response yet. live in prince george's county i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> 10 minutes before the hour. anti-semitic flyers are popping up in neighborhoods in
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this isn't the first time pamphlets like this have appeared in the area. the fliers appear to be from a self proclaimed white supremacist group and they say defending your duty a social duty. d.c. police say they're aware of the fliers and they're investigating it. >> happening today, it's that time of year again, time for the annual music on the mall series. the event features performances by a wide variety of local audiences. you'll have a chance to enjoy every tuesday and thursday from noon until 1:00 p.m. through july 25th. >> coming up on fox5 news morning fire investigators search for the cause of a massive six alarm fire in boston. >> the state of michigan filing suit against the city of flint. >> live look across the d.c. region. 4:51 is our time and i can read this one. 68 degrees. it says it right there on the screen. fox5 news morning back right after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> happening in boston, fire crews are sifting through a building which was the scene of a late night six alarm fire. the building was still under construction. it was almost complete. tenants were supposed to move in just two weeks from now. unfortunately the sprinkler system had not been activated yet. there are no reports of injuries. the cause of the fire still unknown. >> a massive explosion at murray state in kentucky happened tap university dorm. school employee was inside at the time and injured in the blast. no students were inside because of summer break. the atf is investigating. >> fallout from the flint water crisis is taking a new turn. the state of michigan is now suing the city. the suit claims the city council's refusal to approve a deal to buy water long term from a detroit area system is actually endangering public
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health. the council has only signed off on a short term extension of the contract. >> kicking off today the first weekend of the smithsonian folk life festival. it will explore american identity and creativity in honor of the event's 50th anniversary. programs include exploring circus tops and circus school and using hip hop poetry and tort explore immigration. that starts today through july 4th. >> folk life festival is awesome. they do a great job with in every year. we're only two days away from our next zip trip. this friday june 30th, that would be tomorrow, right? >> yeah. >> we're going to be live in stafford, virginia. tucker is going to be there starting at 6:00. we'll be there until 11:00 a.m. we'll be outside the rouse swim and sports center that's on mine road. we have a a lot of fun things planned. i'm going to be there starting at 7:00 along with allison and tucker of course. we would love, love, love for you to come out and join us. >> all righty. >> ♪ >> 4:55. mike thomas it's going to be a
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hot one today and. >> yes and actually for the next -- the bulk of the next seven days we're looking at much hotter temperatures back in the region so hope you enjoyed the little spring break from summer 'cause summer is coming back later on this afternoon. let me get you started with the beach. i know it's a big weekend around the region. if you're headed to ocean city or any beaches along the eastern seaboard, along the delaware and maryland, this is what you can expect. temperatures generally mid to even upper 80's out there. water still cold at 67 degrees. chance of a hit and miss storm saturday sunday and monday. looks like july 4th is looking pretty good. quick look at your fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast shows 90's taking over best chance of storms is going to be saturday afternoon. all right, that's a look at your forecast. over to erin now for traffic. >> all right, 4:56 right now and as metro service picks up at 5:00 so far we have no service alerts fora. everything should be on time across all of our rail lines. as we move over for a look at our roads traffic looking good -- really quiet on the beltway through oxon hill. branch avenue that of prince george's county all the way into alexandria across the wilson brie
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50 coming from bowie problem free and then before that point out in annapolis you're in great shape. if you have any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you. >> thank you erin. coming up on fox5 news morning we continue to follow new developments in the prince george's county grade fixing. >> a man in the netflix making of a murderer will remain locked up. >> it's 4:57 r-58 degrees. back right after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning president trump's travel ban goes into effect today just hours after stricter screening rules are approved for the t.s.a. >> red line riders you need to prepare for delays and schedule changes thanks to a month of repair work. >> looking live outside, it is a little cool but the afternoon temps are expected to be in the low 90's so things heating up quite a bit. good morning to you. thanks for joining us i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm holly m morris. it is thursday june 29th. >> mike what's it looking like. >> beautiful sunrise. later on dam summer -- today


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