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y mastill have to take it a little slower this morning. also, the fraternity fallout continues but one of the students caught singing a racist song is saying about the video that got him expelled. an extended summer break. somewhere in schools shoongs open until after labor day. -- schools shouldn't open until after labor day. good morning. welcome to wusa9. it's 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. we begin with weather but larry ha so much to talk about. wait for his list because it's a long one. the fog is starting to lift? >> we're seeing fog lifting, a couple of sprinkles but 65 late dear and tomorrow. >> golfable. >> golfable today and tomorrow for sure. we're finally inching our way up to spring. let's take a look at doppler 9000. these have barely reached a ground, just a couple of sprinkles out there. they will continue through the morning hours and parts of your afternoon, especially for areas
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off to the south. you'll see some rain linger through early afternoon but everywhere else we're going to see increasing sunshine working its way from the north down to the south. visibilities still an issue. fog is around for areas off to the north but we'll see that go away pretty fast. temperatures today, yes, you can look at this. mid-60s by the afternoon and a lot better afternoon. all right, larry, i know you have a lot to tell us. it's certainly been a busy morning this morning. good morning you to, by the way. want to let you know that things on canal road still no progress at this point. we do know that emergency crews are on the scene again canal road closed between fox diss hall road and reservoir road -- foxhall road and reservoir road because after doubled tree injuring two people there. if you're going to be traveling on 66 we're just talking about building volume on the eastbound side. westbound free and clear. maryland 270 free and clear as you make your way from
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frederick toward the beltway. back to you. >> thank you, larry. we're following breaking news out of florida. seven marines and four soldiers are missing after an army helicopter crash. >> that helicopter went down during a routine night training mission on a remote beach between pensacola and destine near eglin air force base. it was reported missing around 8:30 last night. search and rescue crews didn't find debris from the crash till 2:00 this morning. we'll continue to update you as we get more information and you can continue to follow it on our mobile app. there is a push now to start schools after labor day in maryland and it's starting to pick up speed. >> the man behind the movement is maryland's koch patroller peter franchot. he's scheduled to testify this afternoon before lawmakers in annapolis. delia goncalves is live in upper marlboro outside kettering school with more. in my old school district when i was teaching, the start date was august 11. they're getting out may 20 this
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year. >> reporter: you know, i just looked up arizona has a really early school start, too, around august 11. you can only imagine how hot it is at that time of year. and even though there's been a push in arizona and a couple of other states to start school after labor day, there's just a handful of schools that are actually doing it. maryland hoping they will be one of them. i checked the school calendar and in prince george's county, students returned to classes he -- return to classes august 25 after their summer vacation and students here come back august 25. if peter franchot gets his way, they'll get an extra two weeks of vacation. labor day is september 7 this year. peter franchot is calling this let summer be summer. that's the initiative. he says he and the common sense caucus will be testifying in annapolis that a recent study found that drying the start of the school -- that delaying the start of the school year is not linked to student achievement
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and is a huge boost to the economy. it could bring in $74 million tourism dollars to maryland and 3.7 million in jobs. as you can imagine the mayor of ocean city is on board and now so is governor larry hogan. in fact the new poll suggests 72% of marylanders think this is a good idea. as i mentioned earlier, just a handful of statements are actually required by law to start school after labor day. that includes south dakota, minnesota, michigan, west virginia and of course we know about virginia's kings dominion law. d.c. actually starts school in mid-august and some charter schools are year round. coming up at 6:30, why some top maryland educators and parents don't think this is a good idea. i'll see you in a half-hour. back to you in the studio. >> delia, thank you. a viewing is planned for today to remember a prince george's county police officer killed in a crash over the weekend. officer brennan rabain was killed saturday while he was trying to make a traffic stop.
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his viewing is from 3:00 to 7:00 at borgwardt funeral home in beltsville. funeral services are tomorrow. a 23-year-old laurel driver faces a series of charges after a crash that shut down i-95 near the intercounty connector. crister rodes is charged with following too closely, driving recklessly and making an unsafe lane change. an oil tanker flipped over after the crash and spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil tying up traffic for much of yesterday. the man accused in a series of shootings in maryland including one at the nsa is linked to two more shootings. hong young is also responsible for a shooting and vandalism. young is charged in shootings at the columbia maul and along
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the icc. convenience on one hand. concern about the environment on the other. montgomery county board of zoning appeals is expected to issue a ruling on a proposed gas station at the costco in wheaton. the discount retailer wants to build a 16-pump gas station at its store at the wheaton mall but it's faced opsig from local residents -- opposition from local residents. nikki, this isn't just new opposition but long-standing. >> reporter: this has been going on since the very beginning when cost co. first -- costco first proposed the idea of building a high volume gas station here at the wheaton-westfield mall five years ago. it was at that point that people who live around here and attend the schools around here at the community pool around here and she said they want nothing to do with that. this is the costco that is not causing problems but is proposing the gas station. people who live around here say they actually like this costco because it's convenient but this all started with the kensington heights
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neighborhood. and they say it would be too busy to have a gas station around here near their homes because it would just be 118 feet from there. this is a popular costco store. costco says not everyone is against the gas station. in fact, they say they have thousands of supporters. so today at 9:30, a montgomery county council building, the board of appeals is expected to make their final disietion after five years -- decision after five years of debating. we should finally know if they'll be allowed to build a high volume 16-pump gas station at the wheaton westfield mall. coming up in the next half- hour, i'll explain why it's not just the location of these pumps and where they would be in terms of how close they are to the schools or to these homes but they also have environmental schools, at least according to the people who are opposing these costco gas stations. i'm have more on that coming up at 6:30. for now back to you in the studio. >> nikki, thank you, in wheaton, maryland this morning. hillary clinton insists she
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didn't break any rules when she used a private e-mail account for official business during her term as secretary of state. >> she answered some questions yesterday about the issues. susan mcginnis has the latest. >> i saw it as a matter of convenience. >> reporter: the e-mail saga dogging hillary clinton's likely presidential campaign continues to intensify despite attempts tuesday to explain why she used a private e-mail account to conduct business during her time as secretary of state. >> i fully complied with every rule i was governed by. >> reporter: clinton claimed every e-mail related to official business was preserved and turned over to the state department, something she did two years after she left the administration. any private messages were deleted. >> any e-mail abouts planning chelsea's wedding or my mother's funeral arrangements, condolence notes to friends as well as yoga routines. >> reporter: many republicans
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want more answers. no one but hillary clinton knows if she handed over relevant e-mail, said in a statement. they want clinton to turn her private server over. an arbiter will determine which documents should remain public and which ones should remain private. >> i believe i have met all of my responsibilities and the server will remain private. >> reporter: they plan to call clinton to testify before the benghazi committee at least twice saying serious questions remain. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. a vote is expected in the senate next week for loretta lynch to be the country's next attorney general. if she's confirmed, she'll become the country's first black female attorney general and replace eric holder. democrats have been pushing republican leaders to confirm link. some republicans oppose her because of her refusal to criticize the president on its executive orders regarding
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immigration. family members of a missing gaithersburg man prepare to talk about their loved one. >> witnesses describe the moments when a man fell from a metro train platform. wusa9 is back right after this. >> temperatures in the 40s right now. even 30s north. we have a warm day coming this afternoon as we're going to go into the 60s and the fog is lifting on the ground and on my head. we'll be back wi in one year 5.6 million hospital workers helped perform 26.6 million surgeries deliver 3.7 million babies and treat 133 million e.r. patients. now congress is considering cuts which could increase wait times reduce staff, and threaten your community's health. keep the heart of america's hospitals strong. for you and your family
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tell congress: don't cut hospital care. no. not possible. we're the settles! when we go on vacation, it's hard to find, like, those little activities that are kind of fun and educational. i think with williamsburg, you have all of that educational part rolled into the fun. it's already here. this is probably the most fun i've had all summer.
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. 6:12. the fog is lifting we. have a couple of sprinkle itself well -- sprinkles we'll be dealing with the next few hours. we start the day with fog,
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showers. if you're farther enough south, you may stay with showers most of the day. temps going into the 60s today. more rain chainses before the week is out -- chances before the week is out. more on that coming up. happy wednesday. want to let my marc train riders know we still have limited service at the odenton station and the bowie state university station remains closed today. if you're going to be heading out on metro, good news there. trains and buses running on schedule so you'll have no major issues this morning. andrea, we'll send it back to you. >> thank you, larry. a former high school football coach is expected to go on trial this morning on sex abuse charges. andre brown say the coach and education teacher engaged in sexual activity with a 17-year- old student on school grounds. his trial is scheduled to start at 9:00 this morning. family members after missing gaithersburg man are going public in a plea in the
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hope he will be found safe and sound. bakshi harmohinder was last seen at his home on quince valley court. the 64-year-old man has dementia and is known to visit businesses in the kentlands area. if you see him, please call montgomery county police. this man lucky to be alive after falling on to the train tracks. two sounds ago is when it happened all caught on video. brian rose on your left-hand side leans up against the tr ain, appears to be drunk from people who were there, stumbled and fell through the gap between the cars. >> i thought somebody may have left a bag on board or left a kid on board and then the train started pulling away and everybody started getting much more frantic. >> they waved and the train kept pulling away. some witnesses helped him back on the platform. amazingly he only suffered bumps and bruces. >> very lucky man. some say it's the wild west all over again as lawmakers
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today following up on a march to the capitol that included 1500 people monday except for 19-year-old tony robinson shot and killed by police last week. the family is calling for peaceful protests while the investigation remains ongoing. in ferguson, missouri another city leader is on the way out. last night their city council voted to partways with city manager john shaw after a just department report accused the ferguson police department and municipal court system of racial bias. it's already led to the firing of the city clerk and resignation of two cepoli officers and a municipal judge. out west utah could soon become the only state to make death by firing squad legal. state lawmakers have passed a bill making that the backup plan for execution if there's a shortage of lethal drugs. supporters say it gives utah an option amidst the nationwide shortage of lethal injex drugs. op-- injection drugs. opponents say it's a cruel holdover from the wild west
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days. investigators are on the site of a devastated crash in argentina. a pair of olympians were among ten people who died. one suddenly swerved clipping the other. they were in the middle of filming a reality show at the time. tennessee is one step closer to allowing -- tennessee is one step closer to allowing people to carry their guns in playgrounds. a bill approved by a house committee yesterday would change that. we're also following a story about r&b singer angie stone in a georgia jail this morning arrested for allegedly assaulting her daughter. according to police, the 53- year-old grammy nominated singer knocked out several of her daughter's teeth. stone is charged with domestic aggravated assault. the lines are pretty clear for pharrell williams and robin
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thicke. a jury found they breached the copyright of marvin gaye's song "got to give it up." they were awarded $7 million as a result. according to rolling stone, the song "blurred lines" made $17 million so at the end of the day everybody won from this. >> we don't hear it. we think the jury is wrong. >> you can hear a little bit of it. come on now. >> we don't give it up here. we're not saying. >> howard, what did you think? >> i think there's similarities. whether it's stolen or someone paying homage to somebody, it's up for debate. >> i'm a huge country music fan. every one of those songs sound the same. >> it's all about the story. the story with weather is an improving one. the fog is lifting. we still have showers around but they will exit towards the southeast. we'll finish the day with
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sunshine and a comfortable temperature range in the mid- 60s. here's a look also of the dense fog advisory. that's been canceled. you have to go to garrett county where they still have dense fog there. visibilities are better. low visibilities are a mile or better in most spots except for oakland at zero at the moment. good visibility in d.c. expecting the clouds to thin out some this afternoon as we get into the low to mid-60s for highs. winds will turn toward the west, northwest at 5 to 10 and tonight 30s to about 40. the moisture comes in from the gulf flew alabama, mississippi -- through alabama, mississippi, up through us. other than the scattering of showers, it's not as heavy as it was yesterday afternoon, last night. d.c. south and east light to moderate showers. this area of yellow coming across 301 north of waldorf, coming out of areas in southern prince george's county making its way toward northern calvert county in the next few minutes. temps ranging from 37 in frederick to 61 in fredricksburg. a mild start down south and
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we'll all get into the mild air with sun this afternoon, 65. 30s to about 40 for the overnight low. pretty quiet tonight. tomorrow looks good, just cooler, 57. on friday, though, we start with sun. the clouds thicken up. we could have showers by the end of the day. we'll be in the low 50s. friday night into saturday more rain but sunny on sunday, cooler and 54. larry miller, it's wednesday. get us over the hump. if you're going to be heading out of the house right now, no major issues from frederick to a 34-minute commute. from sudly road -- sudley road to 50, 36 minutes. not bad there. if you're traveling up 95 from dale boulevard up to backlick road, you're looking at a 15- minute commute. from laurel bowie road to south capitol street southeast, you're looking at a 30-minute commute. back to you. prosecutors are trying to put new restrictions on a man's already -- on a man already jailed for trying to carry out a terror attack here in
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the to students have been expelled from the school because of that video. >> reporter: two days after this video of a racist fraternity chant at the university of oklahoma surfaced, one of the men involved has apologized. in a statement to the dallas morning news, parker rice wrote, i am deeply sorry for what i did saturday night. it was wrong and reckless. rice is from the dallas area and said in his statement that he withdrew from the university monday. meanwhile the parents of levi pettitt another ou student from texas apologized for their son's part in the video. in a statement they said he made a horrible mistake. he will live with the consequences forever. his parents called him a good boy but, quote, what we saw in those videos is disgusting. the video was recorded saturday night during a bus ride to an event celebrating the 159th anniversary of the sygma alpha epsilon fraternity. a former pastor and football
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player at ou says the university responded to the video too quickly. >> it is not always the answer to remove them from a situation but to help them grow in a situation. not saying the suspension is wrong. i'm sichly saying how are you going to rehabilitate them, how are you going to help them? >> reporter: since the video surfaced the fraternity chapter has been shut down and hundreds of students have protested against racism. don champion, cbs news, new york york. federal prosecutors are fighting to restrict phone access to the man accused of plotting an attack on the u.s. capitol. prosecutors say christopher cornell is a self-proclaimed isis supporter. they say giving him easy be says to phones is a security risk. he called a tv station last week and said if he had not been arrested wee have put a gun to the president's head. two additional reactors
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will be built at a power station in a northeastern province of china. china is the world's biggest energy consumer. nuclear power play as key role in government plans to sush surging demand for imported oil and gas. a pair of billionaires are refusing to let democratic lawmakers know whether they've paid for climate change research. charles and david coke run an industrial -- david koch run a conglomerate. the koch brothers have dough fated heavily to conservative causes while criticizing efforts to combat global warning. maryland's issue on climate change could have more power. it was voted to increase the commission's responsibilities and scope. [indiscernible] those include coming up with a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year
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2050. morning fog is giving way to a warmer, brighter day. it is 6:29. and thank you for watching wusa9 this morning. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. two amazing things about spring in d.c., snow on the ground and 65 degrees. thank you for joining us. this is larry. he has plenty to talk about. >> we're talking about a situation on branch avenue. we had an accident there causing delays as our make your way toward the beltway. came natural road still closed. wele have the marc train alerts as well so i'm busy. >> earlier this morning we were concerned about fog coming to wok. when is that going to lift? >> it already has lifted. the advisory has been canceled. visibilities improving. once we get rid of the showers, most of us will see a pretty decent afternoon. >> the showers will linger around the district in areas especially off to the south through the afternoon. fredricksburg over to la plata, charles town or charles county compute me.
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as you head along 95. so we do see a couple of sprinkles. these are really pretty light but if you take a look back off of # 1, we still have a -- of 81, we still have a couple more showers to go through. once you head to the north and things are drier, you get a nicer day and the temperatures will be pleasant as well. the dense fog advisory is dropped. we're just looking at patchy fog hagerstown a quarter mile visibility. sunshine for areas off to the north. they will slowly work their way down. the afternoon hours are going to be great. temperatures making their way into the 60s. good morning, larry. what's going on? we're keeping a close eye on that accident taking place right now on branch avenue between the 301 interchange and -- and surratts road. volume starting to build on the inner loop. outer loop free and clear of any problems as we. for those of you traveling from virginia making your way up towards d.c. on 66, you'll see that things are free and clear
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for the most part. just some volume starting to build as we get toward the height of the rush hour. back to you. should public schools in maryland delay the start of the new school year until after labor day? that question is the subject of a senate committee hearing in annapolis. >> it's the subject around many kitchen tables for sure. is this idea popular or is there a lot of pushback? >> or is it all about money? >> reporter: well,well, a little bit of that. the tourism industry is really pushing this. if you look at statistics around the country, the school systems that have started after labor day, it really was initiated by the tourism industry. so andrea, yes, it is about money and, mike, there is a lot of support. 72% of marylanders think this is a good idea. i checked the calendar before coming here to kettering middle school. students in prince george's county start school august 25 and here at kettering middle, they start august 25.
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that's two weeks before labor day. peter franchot, the state comptroller is leading this charge. he says let summer be summer. he promises to bring in $74 million in tourism if schools start after labor day. he says it will be a big boost to the economy. even though supporters say starting after labor day will not affect student achievement, the site's top ed -- state's top educators say it would hurt preparation for assessment tests which are already preset for march and june and there are studies that show less prep time equals lower test scores and a post-labor day start means school would end late june, even later with possible snow days and lots of schools in maryland don't have air conditioning. parents have another challenge. >> i would say child care. that is the biggest challenge. >> i'm absolutely opposed to the idea. i'm for more school for children. >> reporter: but again 72% of
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marylanders are supporting this post labor day start. they sign add petition to make this happen. so they will go to annapolis and make their pitch today at 1:00 this afternoon. back you to in the studio. >> all right, delia. former prince george's county state attorney glen ivey could be jumping back into politics today. he's expected to announce he will run for the congressional seat being vacated by donna edwards. she just announced she plans to run for senator mikulski's seat. ivey challenged edwards in 2012 but later dropped out of the race because of lack of funding. decision is expected in the controversial proposal to build a 16-pump gas tietion in -- gas station in wheaton. >> why are they trying to stop this? >> reporter: for several reasons. it's mostly coming from the people who live in these
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neighborhoods near costco. the gas station would be number one, high volume butle too close to their neighborhood, their schools and also to the people who live around here as well as a community pool. this is the costco right now which people are not upset with. they say it's conveenlts. it's the gas station they have a problem -- convenient. it's the gas station that they have a problem. they announced in 2010 the plans to put a gas stietion. the people who live -- station. the people who live around here say no way. they say the high volume gas station would bring too much traffic so they formed a coalition to stop the costco and that's when the appeals came in and the delay. opponents say it's not just a case of not in my backyard. it's a case of in no one's backyard. because if the gas station does happen, it will set precedent for other retailers around here to do the same thing. opponents of the gas station say they have concerns over environmental problems this could cause.
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cars idling and that could lead to bliewtion but today at 9:30, we could get a final decision after this debate has been going on for five years at the montgomery county council building. the board of appeals will make their final decision and determine if the gas station is going to happen or not. we'll be there and have updates on >> thank you, nikki, live in wheaton. mothers who breast feed celebrate a victory this morning in virginia. that's because a new law allowing them to do so anywhere will go into effect. virginia was one of original three states that did not protect breast feeding moms from being kicked out of buildings. >> i will plan on and i also recommend to my fellow moms you keep a copy of the new law in case you run into problems. >> the law goes into affect july 1. watch out. we have a warning to you from our wusa9 pothole patrol team. take it easy on broad branch
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road. it boarders rock creek park in the district. allison of silver spring told us about this spot. broad branch is more pothole than roads she says and that could be a slight exaggeration but look at that. look at that. deep, deep potholes along there forcing drivers to cross the center line to avoid it. it's particularly bad heading west approaching 32nd street. we want to thank allison for lets ug know about it. we called -- letting us know about it. if you want our pot patrol team to get a pothole fixed for you, go to give us the location, include the city and a cross street or block number. >> congratulations to our facebook fan of the day. lillian becker from glendale, maryland. >> lillian says, we watch you every morning. good morning, lillian. while getting ready for work so
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we're prepared and up to date on the news. >> you win two tickets to see "blithe spirit." >> it's easy to become the fan of the day. go to our facebook page, fill out the form and don't forget to include a picture. >> the fog is lifting if you're traveling today. up north still chilly. in buffalo, it's 40. look at charlotte 77. showers to the south. the fog will burn off in pittsburgh and 50. philadelphia looks good this afternoon at 62. we look good this afternoon as well and i'll give that you forecast
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it's 67:-- it's 6:40. we have cloudy skies. it will get sunnier, especially north of town. look at the temps. we're going into the 60s today. pretty good news for thursday and then a mixed weekend. i'll detail the seven-day forecast at around 6:47. larry miller, help wednesday. help wednesday. if traveling on the -- happy wednesday. happy wednesday. if traveling on the beltway, be careful. not fun for a wednesday. if you're going to be driving along, be careful. canal road between foxhall road and reservoir road now open after some downed power lines and a tree in that area. remember, if you're going to be traveling on the marc train, limited service to the odenton station. bowie state university station remains closed today as well.
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if you're going to be traveling on metro, good news that the trains and the buses all running on schedule. mike, andrea, over to you. a fight over minimum wage is brewing in seattle. >> more green jobs are coming to our neighborhood. nick giovanni is live in the newsroom with more on both of those stories. >> good morning. as you said, in a matter of hours, a federal judge is expected to rule on whether to block part of seattle's new minimum wage law before it takes effect next month. a group has argued this law that it unfairly discriminates against local franchise owners. the proposed increase to $15 hour is being faitzed in sooner for large -- faced in sooner for large businesses than -- phased in sooner for large businesses than small ones. yesterday employees were cut from target's headquarters. they also won't be filling hor than 1400 -- more than 1400 positions. the goal is to save $2 billion over the next two years.
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more than 200 new jobs are coming to maryland, though, thanks to an expansion of the solar power industry. the company astrum solar plans to triple its company in howard county. the company is headquartered in annapolis. dominion virginia power is under attack this morning for allegedly trying to keep details about its rates hidden from public view. the company claims a new law that freezes base rates makes the information irrelevant to this year's review from the state corps commission but according to attorney general mark herring's office, the request is, quote, inconsistent with company statements regarding transparency. and finally, the millionaire club isn't as exclusive as it once was. research firm spectrum group says the number of millionaires in the u.s. reach add new high of 10.1 million households that had a net worth of a million dollars or more not including their primary residence.
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that's 500,000 more than 2013. good for them i say, mike and andrea. isn't that nice. >> mike just got into that club. >> mikey, welcome to the club. >> thanks, nick. it 16:43. the iraq -- it is 6:43. the iraq army makes progress in its fight against isis. >> and protection from poachers. conservation is airlifting these massive animals
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look at aimed to help rhinos from poachers and potential extinction and from chivalry to naked selfies. results after survey on sex and dating in america. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. guys, i'm amazed at how many people are sending naked selfies. i don't get it. >> they're not coming from here, i'll tell you that. >> ilhe -- i'll see you later. >> good luck on eliminating sugar from your food. >> yes, yes, no thanks. >> that was hysterical yesterday. >> she and charlie said, you know, what about people who really enjoy-- >> she said about people who -- [indiscernible] we'll see improvement and sunshine this afternoon. i know it's a little crummy in
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spots, a little fog, couple of showers but we'll see improving conditions. our day planner calling for the temperatures to climb nicely this afternoon. i think we could be in the mid- 60s with increasing amounts of sunshine as we get through the late afternoon and sunset 7:11. we should see that nicely here on this wednesday after starting out cloudy and in some cases foggy. still visibility quite low up north but up to a mile in hagerstown. the dense fog advisory no longer in effect and going up to garrett county shortly. visibility real low there down near zero. rain continues to flow in from the southwest with light showers for the most part scattered across the region. not so much as you head west of the blue ridge but around the metro and southern maryland seeing some of the darker greens show up. saw this one area that was moving pretty quickly to the the east from huntingtown now back toward eastern charles county, hughesville, aquasco toward mechanicsville and prince frederick, maybe a more moderate shower but they're
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moving quickly. low 60s in fredricksburg. reedville 61. low 40s in the shenandoah valley and still some 30s in frederick and westminster. lots of clouds in washington. reagan national 46. just some light rain being reported and thankfully light wind. sun will build in this afternoon from north to south. could see a lingering shower south. 55. 40 tonight with a few 30s north and west. tomorrow we're in the 50s. a good looking thursday. friday clouds thicken up. late afternoon could see some showers. that's why locally' a-- that's why yellow alert because the drive home could be impacted. rain saturday but better by sunday. larry miller is coming in with more timesaver traffic. if you'll be heading out in the next five to ten minutes no issues from frederick toward the beltway from buckeystown pike to west montgomery avenue. a 43-minute commute right now. for those of new virginia traveling from prince william parkway on to 50, you're looking at a ha-minute -- 45- minute commute. the 95 corridor in virginia
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from courthouse road to backlick road a 45-minute commute this morning. from prince george's county from laurel bowie road down to overlook avenue southwest, you're looking at a 35-minute commute. a quick update. canal road is open this morning. no major issues there. you can see no issues on the beltway either on the inner or outer loop. back to you. a major announcement expected hong the political elite in prince george's county. >> and a fight to end those storm water fees hits a snag in
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>> reporter: i'm delia goncalves live outside the kettering school in upper marlboro. students in prince george's county start their school year august 25. what about another two weeks of summer vacation? the state comptroller peter franchot will be heading to annapolis today to push an initiative to start school after labor day saying it will boost the economy and it's a big plus for a lot of folks. 72% of marylanders also agree but parents say students will take a hit in the classroom. nikki? >> reporter: i'm nikki burdine outside the wheaton westfield mall where after five years of
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debating, a decision could finally be made. will costco be able to build a 16-pump high volume gas station right outside the wheaton mall despite concerns from people who live in the community? a decision could be made with the board of appeals. a maryland senate committee has voted down an effort by governor larry hogan to repeal storm water management fees. you know, those rain taxes? the senate committee on education, health and environmental affairs voted down the bill along with two other bills which proposed the repeal of the fees. the house version of governor hogan's bill was voted down last week. family members of a missing gaithersburg man are going to speak out today with hopes of bringing him home. bakshi harmohinder was last seen monday night at his house on quince valley court. family members say the 67-year- old has dementia and they're very worried. he's known to visit the businesses in the nearby kentlands area. he was last seen wearing a blue long sleeve shirt, blew pant --
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blue pants and sandals. if you've seen him, call police. glen ivey is expected to announce his candidacy for maryland's fourth congressional district. the seat is currently held by donna edwards but became open when she announced her candidacy for u.s. senate. ivey considered challenging the seat in 2012 but decided not to run. hillary clinton is facing even more questions now that she's finally spoken out about using a private e-mail account and server baseness her house all for official business during her time as secretary of state. the head of the committee investigating the 2012 benghazi attacks says he plans to call clinton to testify about the e- mail issue. yesterday hillary clinton defended her actions saying she used the account as a matter of convenience so she didn't have to carry two cell phones. she insists she followed all federal rules and regulations and that every business-related e-mail has indeed been turned over to the government. we're looking at a few
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showers this morning. the fog is lifting. sunshine builds in north to south this afternoon. relatively mild, 65. tomorrow nice, too. 57. then some rain arrives later friday, friday night and saturday but turns nice again by sunday. larry? >> i want to give you an update on the accident on branch avenue heading north. this is between the 301 interchange and surratts road. still causing delays on branch avenue so be mindful if heading towards the beltway this morning. >> cbs this morning is next from chivalry to down right creepy. what is acceptable sexual behavior. a new survey shows the gap in perception between of course men and women. >> honoring the best and brightest of young innovators. meet some teenagers making advances in cybersecurity, alternative energy, even the treatment of deadly diseases. >> i will be back with larry for traffic and weather updates throughout the morning. >> for news, weather and traffic 24 hours a day and video, just post it online i believe of one mike hydeck.
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good morning. it is wednesday, march 11th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." a military helicopter crashes in florida. search and rescue teams are on the scene. hillary clinton deletes tens of thousands of e-mails and asks the public to trust her. did she do enough to calm the nt corsrovey? plus rushing to save rhinos from extinction. cbs cameras are in africa to capture the dramatic rescue operation. but we begin this morning with today's "eyene op yer,"our world in 90 s


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