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paisley park studio outside of minneapolis. there they found prince unresponsive. he was in an elevator. hours later, prince's publicist confirmed he was dead. ♪ tonight i am going to party like it's 1999 ♪ >> born prince rogers nelson, his sound and style were unmistakable, a blend of funk, rock, r and b soul and dance music. his t firscommercial hits came in 1982 with the release of 1999 and little red corvette. he became an international movie star in 1984 with the release of purple rain. that album won an oscar for best musical score. he was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2004. >> one of the interesting things about him is that he did keep his private life so shrouded. we are talking about an artist
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interviews. >> a lot of folks are trying to figure out what his cause of death was. last week after performing at a concert in atlanta his plane made an emergency landing and he was hospitalized. he said it was the flu at the time. saturday night he held a dance party at his studio. he appeared to be okay. tonight hundreds have gathered there to mourn his death. >> if you are not familiar with prince, drive around d.c. the tributes can be heard from passing cars as radio stations throughout the city celebrates the life and music of prince. delia goncalves is live at magic 102.3 with reflections. delia. >> reporter: i was lucky to see prince in the 2,000. donny simpson sat in the recording studio with prince. he is here live in the studio sharing stories and calls about the man that meant so
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than just music. today this local legend to about the legend prince. >> go back to the oscars. when prince walked out on the stage, you are talking about the biggest stars in the world. these are movie stars. 25, $30 million a movie. prince walked on that stage and oh, they cannot believe that they are in the same room with this dude. that's his influence. that's beautiful to me. that's what i celebrate today, you know. those thoughts, those moments like that help me to get past the tears. >> reporter: down the street, reflection. >> i was deeply saddened. my aunt is a big prince fan. i
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she was so distraught. she couldn't get out of the car. >> incredible voice. his style, of course and also for -- can i say sex appeal. >> we just lost david bowie, prince, a huge gap in the music community. >> he will be remembered by everything that he brought, his passion, love, energy for what he did. >> he definitely will. no other man like prince. those are the words of done any simpson -- donny simpson. he is remembering his friend. the contribute will continue on the air and on the street. there is a vigil of sorts planned outside the studios here in downtown silver springs. when folks get off work they are encouraged to come down and remember the artist and the man. back to you in the studio. >> delia goncalves, thanks for that. president obama released a statement calling prince
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most gifted and prolific musicians of our time. oprah tweeted prince, the doves are crying now listening to your music, remembering you. #rip prince. from justin timberlake, numbed, stunned. this can't be real. katy perry tweeted just like that the world lost a lot of magic. thank you for giving us so much. rip to the king prince. thank you for inspiring me to be a musician first and using this tool to heal people. ♪ dig if you will the picture, of you and i engaged in a kiss ♪ >> you knew this was coming. sales of his music soared since news broke about his death. four of his albums jumped to the top of itunes bu
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prince fans are flocking to record stores in hopes of grabbing hard copies of his music and album covers, cds flying off the shelves in college park, maryland. store employees expect to be sold out of all prince music by the end of the day. we continue to follow the story on your only local news at 7:00 this evening. i will talk live to done any simpson who knew prince and is stunned by his sudden passing. download the free wusa 9 app. you can weigh in on your favorite prince song by going to the wusa 9 facebook page. there are just five days to primary election day in maryland. republican presidential candidate ted cruz brought his campaign to frederick. the texas senator took aim at donald trump. this time accusing trump of giving into political correctness. scott broom was there. >>
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ted cruz pounced on the transgender bathroom. >> adult men, strangers should not be alone in the bathroom with little girls. >> reporter: ted cruz on the attack after donald trump told an interviewer thursday morning he would be okay with caitlyn jenner using whatever room she liked in trump tower. among republicans cruz is running third, considered too far right to win in a moderate to liberal state. but the candidate is battling nonethels, not to win the state but rack up every delegate possible. >> i don't care if trump is ahead by one or 21, short is short. we will go to the convention and get ted nominated. >> i like his conservative principles. >> reporter: a small group of protestors accused republican front runners of appealing to
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bigotry. >> rallygoers liked what they heard. >> don't let your anger force you to vote for trump. >> reporter: they are not concerned about double agents that say they will vote for donald trump but who want to vote for ted cruz once they get to the convention. in frederick, maryland, scott broom, wusa 9. john kasich campaigned in maryland last week. donald trump held a rally last night on maryland's eastern shore. trump vowed to supporters that he will be more presidential and hold unity with the republican establishment. he revealed he will deliver a series of policy speeches beginning with an address next wednesday on foreign affairs. today is the last day for early voting in maryland. polls will be open until 8:00 tonight. primary april 26th. one of the most watched races is for u.s.
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a new poll out shows chris van holland holds a double digit lead over donna edwards in the democratic primary. the same poll shows hillary clinton with a commanding 25 point lead over bernie sanders in the maryland democratic primary with 57 to 32%. we asked the candidates leading in the polls to come to wusa 9 to discuss the issues important to you. tonight republican chris will be on set with us at 7:00. if you have a question to ask, send it to us via wusa 9 facebook and twitter pages. president barack obama wrapped up a trip to saudi arabia today. he met with leaders from six persian gulf nations. the white house said they agreed to various security initiatives all designed
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defeat isis and counter irans actions. >> even withed nuclear deal we recognize collectively that we continue to have serious concerns about iranian behavior. >> president obama met with king solomon to address suspicion about u.s. intention behind the deal. the president said the deal could not have happened without support from arab allies and that it makes the area safer. a deadly collapse in rio ahead of the super olympic games. >> volkswagen says for the first time it will buy back some of the emissions cheating vehicles. topper? >> a little bit of sunshine in the weather terrace and the smell of smoke from the fires in the shenandoah valley. heaviest activity to the west of charleston around route 11 heading to martinsburg.
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now to a consumer alert. volkswagen reached an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit over the emissions cheating scandal. the german automaker agreed to repair, buy back or cancel leases on 480,000 vehicles. they have a two litter diesel engines and sold between 2009 and 2015. evacuation wagon admits that it
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emissions tests. >> some of the people that own the cars, even if they could be fixed and made clean are done, ready to move on. >> details have to be worked out. a judge is requiring that the company set aside money to make the future cars more environmentally friendly. two people are dead and a third is missing in rio. authorities are trying to determine why the 50-foot section gave way. it follows a beachfront highway perched above the shoreline. it opened in january and soon after local newspapers began to run stories questioning the quality of the construction. coming up, the former u.s. postal worker that landed a gyrocopter on the lawn of the u.s. capital reaction to his sentence.
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tomorrow is the yellow alert day. you
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>> the sunshine is just so bright and yellow. >> but here is the deal. i had to change the weekend forecast. so, if you have plans saturday morning, now we have showers lingering saturday morning. lingering into the early afternoon in southern maryland. >> i was going to go to a game. isn't there a game here. >> saturday and sunday. >> i think by the time the game starts we will be okay. let's talk the three-degree guarantee. we went 74 today. we will tally up the numbers and let you know how we did at 11:00. the smoke, you might have smelled it. i put it on facebook and twitter. it was really in the air today. 74 right now. that is good. winds out of the south at 11:00, gusting to 21. a little breezy but a warm wind. that's a good thing. around the beltway, nothing going on. out to the west some showers west of leesburg particularly on i-81. we zoom in north of winchester, to the west of charleston, we will zoom in
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lightning. notice a little piece, a little fleck of red. heavier in this particular storm. west side of 81 moving to the north and to the east to inwood. it will move on route 11, inwood 6:22 and martinsburg about 6:40. tonight the rest of us, a lot of clouds. mild, bus stop temperatures, 56 to 68. that is nice. yellow weather alert for tomorrow. we had to do it with showers. showers friday afternoon all the way into and possibly through saturday morning. 10:00 tonight, look at the crazy temperatures. upper 60s clouds. by morning sun to start. showers on the west side of i 1. i think the morning drive will be dry. coming home you may have showers. then we get to the game, this advertise 6:00. these showers could roll through nats park between 6:00 and 7:30. i think worse case a delay. the game will be played. if you can't go to the park, you can
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to mid-70s by 1:00 with showers and maybe a thunderstorm. morning showers on saturday. then okay. 71. want gorgeous sunday, 70. next seven days, 80 monday. 70s tuesday, wednesday showers possible tuesday night. a few showers wednesday -- thursday. temps in the low 80s and the nats in town through thursday as well. more breaking news now at shenandoah national park in the search for missing firefighter nicole mittendorff. >> as andrea mccarran reports remains have been found and the search has been suspended. >> reporter: a devastating discovery this afternoon in the eastern boundary of shenandoah national park. we are right now in rural madison county. a short distance away from where nicole mittendorff's mini cooper car was found in an isolated parking lot last saturday. here is how the afternoon played out. shortly after 4:00 we were in the middle part of shenandoa
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big meadow command center where all of the searchers have been meeting each day scouring the rugged terrain of the park in the desperate search for nicole mittendorff. shortly after 4:00 we noticed nine state police cruisers leaving the command post heading with their lights on at a high rate of speed down the mountain. we followed them down and ended up at the very place where nicole had parked her car last saturday. unfortunately we have confirmed now the remains of a woman have been found not far from the white oak canyon trailhead. short distance away from where her car was discovered on saturday. a grim discovery this evening and a very sad conclusion to a search for a missing firefighter. the national park service confirms the search
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in madison, county, virginia, andrea mccarran. wusa 9. >> we will have more on wusa 9 news at 7:00. arlington police charged a 31-year-old man with neglect and involuntary manslaughter after he left a 2-year-old girl in a hot car. the mother's boyfriend returned home after tag the toddler -- taking the toddler's older siblings to school but forgot the girl. around 3:00 in the afternoon the boyfriend went to pick up the child's mom at pentagon city and after arriving there he looked back and discovered the little girl unresponsive. >> i feel so bad for the family. i know this wasn't intentional. i can see them playing outside with her. she is a pretty girl. i feel bad that this happened for them. i can relate to the pain. i just hope, you know, they don't see it as something that was malicious. they were sweet parents. >> the victim's two older siblings are staying with relatives
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the man who flew a gyrocopter from gettysburg to the capitol lawn last april is going to jail. the judge sentenced douglas hughes to four months in prison followed by 12 months of probation. the judge didn't think hughes realized the safety risk he took flying over such a populated area and he was solely focused on get publicity for his cause. >> it is not my intend to break laws in the future, okay. it is my intend to get the money out of politics and every time i'm faced with a choice, i am going to look at getting that done as part of my decision. >> hughes later said he would go back to jail if it helped get money out of politics. we turn to sports with breaking news for the wizards. >> yeah. a new era coming on, bruce. >> big name coach. >> didn't take long. >> didn't take long for the wizards to ge
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they are sparing no expense on the new head coach. coming up, the the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "searing tragedy struck in a place parents felt their children were safe"
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that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donnaar edwds said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. guess which airline added more nonstop straight-shot flights hey, d.c., than any other out of reagan national last year?
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did ya catch it? no? here's another. their colors are yellow, red, and blue, and they save you tons of green. still nothing? that's okay. just go to for the answer. on this airline, everybody wins. sfx: clap, clap, ding delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, and i approved this message.
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get ready. a new era in wizards basketball will begin. scott brooks will became the 24th head coach, a five year deal worth $35 million. brooks coached the oklahoma city thunder to the nba finals d
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was fired when the thunder missed the play-off last season. he was the only candidate the gm met with about the position. the $7 million a year salary is almost double that of former head coach. brooks coached d.c. native and soon to be free agent kevin durant for seven seasons. okay. so, they couldn't make franchise history with the first sweep but the capitals said that fourth game is harder to get and a sweep is harder. but if they did play like they did in the third period wednesday night, this series could be over tomorrow. it has been a problem, a slow start. it happened letting michael settle in for a stellar night. the caps look to carry it into the game on friday. only four teams have ever come back from a 3-0 devito win a series but the flyers was one of them
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moving forward. >> it won't be easy. you won't win every series. forget about it. >> we are confident. forget here. this is the play-offs. we expected them to have a good push back. >> we knew we wouldn't win them all. there are good teams in the play-offs. sometimes it doesn't go your way and tonight wasn't a bad game by any means but definitely areas where we can do better at, you know, creating luck for ourselves and creating, you know, better chance. >> i would talk caps but i know what you want to talk about, scott brooks. >> do you think it's contingent upon kevin durant coming here. >> they have a good rip but th
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♪ why do we scream at each other this is what it sounds like ♪ when doves cry >> pelley: he was music royalty. the death of the artist who will forever be remembered as prince. ♪ purple rain purple rain ♪ also tonight, flooded texas gets the last thing it needed -- more rain. >> reporter: how much mne you think you will have lost? >> a lot, a lot of money. from a tough man on a delegate mission. >> certainly by june 7th we think we'll be the nominee. >> pelley: and day for a queen. elizabeth reaches a milestone. ♪ happy birthday


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