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the warning is not enough to sway some conservatives. >> this particular point there's still not enough votes in the house to pass the gop plan. >> reporter: vice president mike pence personally lobbied the chairman of the house freedom caucus tuesday afternoon. >> our primary objective remains unchanged and that's lowering premiums. until we can be convinced it will do that we're still a no. >> reporter: republican leaders have already made some changes to the bill hoping to win over holdouts. they're telling members the time to negotiate is up. >> we don't want to put something many this bill the senate is telling us is fatal to the bill being brought up in the senate. that's why we're going to pass the best possible legislation we can. we got it there. the president helped negotiate these changes. >> paul ryan also addressed the fbi's investigation into whether trump aides colluded with russian officials during the 2016 presidential election. >> we have
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that donald trump or his staff were involved in this with the russians. >> reporter: the white house echoed that on tuesday. now the house plans to vote on the healthcare bill on thursday. senate majority leader signals today that he'll also use the president's clout to pressure republicans in the that the to get on board with the same bill. president's supreme court nominee -- [ overlapping speakers ] -- judge neil gorsuch told the panel he would not be swayed by political legislation. lindsey graham wanted to know if if president trump had brought up roe versus wade. >> did he ever ask you to overrule roe v. wade? >> no, senator. >> what would you have done if he'd asked? >> senator, i would have walked out the door. >> pressed gorsoon the legality of president
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>> anyone, any law is going to get a fair and square deal with me. >> that's about as testy as it got today. no major fireworks. no obvious flubs. nasa will not face deep funding cuts under the next budget. today president trump signed a bill that gives nasa more than $19 billion to spend next year. the funding places an emphasis on deep space exploration. mr. trump signed that bill in the oval office surrounded by astronauts. public broadcasting could take a budget hit and that concern brought these parents and children to public broadcasting entities. all of them going to capitol hill to have their voices heard. they plan to deliver boxes containing 660,000 petition signatures. president trump wants to
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corporation for public broadcasting which received $445 million this year. arnold sha ming -- took to twitter to criticize the president's approval rating. >> the ratings are in. and you got swamped. wow. now you're in your 30s. what do you expect? you take away after school programs for children. and meals on wheels for the poor people. that's not what you call making america great again. come on. >> the latest poll shows president trump's approval rating at 39%. that's down 6 points from last week. president has repeatedly mocked the terminator for poor television ratings. in the video schwarzenegger invites the president to visit a middle school in southeast dc to see the fantastic work bein
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done there with children. >> it is a great school. new at 6:00, critics call it a group with a 27 page manifesto. supporters say it's the answer to the tea party. we're talking about the group called indy craze visible. it is disrupting a multitude of town hall meetings. wusa9 ease mike valerio has the story. >> it's a group that started on capitol hill. it's poised to send waves across the potomac. it's a call to show up and be heard. you may have never heard of them but the group known as indivisible is disrupting town halls on tv and across the country. >> he only banned immigrants that are state sponsors of terror -- >> that's not true, sir. >> this one was here in virginia. with republican congressman under fire. it all started with democrats in dc putting together
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google document telling people how to organize more effectively. that document is now the blueprint for democratic disruptions across the country. >> i think we're all blown away. doesn't speak to our credit. it goes to show the energy that there is. >> reporter: one of indivisibles top members explains their tactics look just like this. >> hope you'll listen to all of us and not just your supporters. >> reporter: the most important race in the nation is for governor of virginia. a possible referendum on president trump. the question now, who will they support and who will the group protest. republicans are on guard. but on the other side, two democrats have still duking it out. one of the founders though, leah greenberg is already on the campaign. all candidates should be on notice. >> when folks in the democratic or republican side begin to step awe way from that resistance, they might see indivisible
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opposing that. >> reporter: reporting on capitol hill, mike valerio. >> indivisible has more than 4500 local groups across the country. president trump has vowed to bring jobs back to america. his family's winery in virginia is doing the opposite. this story is causing a lot of online outrage in dc today. trump winery has asked to hire 29 foreign workers through the federal visa program to cultivate grapes at the vineyard. the president's son eric owns that winery. at least three other vineyards in the area applied for foreign help. the united kingdom has joined the united states in banning laptops and other electronic devices from the passenger cabins of flights entering from several middle east and north african nations. those devices must travel in checked baggage. passengers can still bring their smartphones and medical devices on board. 19-year-old college student om
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spring break is dead tonight. died today after being struck by gunfire last night near being road. -- one of several young people taking part. welling up at 7:00, i'm talking to a panel, including young women and men and council member vincent grey about the violence and what is being done to protect the young people. major break in the mysterious murder of a young woman in spotsylvania county. two men have been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of heather ciccone. the 21-year-old's body was found in her car on the night of december 6, 2015. it was parked in a stranger's driveway some 20-miles from her
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the subjects, joshua williams and and jonathan vejarano were already in jail on unrelated charges. get ready for what may be winter's last gasp. >> chief meteorologist topper shutt is on the weather terrace. >> could be. looking at colder air tonight and tomorrow. really want to focus on windchills. windchills storm at lunchtime. 32. it's what it's going to feel like downtown. mainly it's going to feel like it's in the 20s. when the windchills come up. also when spring moves back into town.
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he failed to tell authorities about a plot to kill worshipers inside a black church in charleston, south carolina nearly two years ago. today joey meeks was sentenced to 27 months in prison for failing to report and lying to the fbi about dylann roof's plans to go on his racially charged rampage. during a night of drinking roof told me he wanted to kill blacks at the church. roof was given the death penalty for killing nine parishioners. chicago police say at least 40 people watched live streaming video and failed to act adds a pack of guys sexually assaulted a 15-year- old girl. >> it is
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her attackers. the victim's mother saw the video and contacted police. >> they were streaming it on facebook live what they were doing to her. like five or six guys. i didn't want to look at it that much. from what i saw, they were pouring stuff on her and just -- her face -- she was so scared. they were pushing her head and doing everything. >> this all happened shortly after the girl went missing on sunday. officials aren't saying whether she ran away or whether she was kidnapped. but she is now back home with her family. a teenage boy uses a bouquet to make a girls dream come true. montgomery county schools comment publicly for the first time since the arrest of those two teens for the rape of a girl inside a high school bathroom.
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administrators will meet with parents tonight at rockville high school. two students were arrested and charged last week with raping a girl inside a school bathroom. >> yeah, ileana diaz is in rockville. school officials just reacted publicly to the incident for
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>> reporter: we just heard from the school superintendent for the first time. while he agrees this is one of the worst incidents that could happen on campus, he also says he does not want this violent attack to become political. a 17 and 18-year-old are charged with raping a 14-year- old girl in a boys bathroom stall in a remote part of rockville high school. the superintendent says it happened early in the morning. >> a terrible, horrible thing for this young woman to experience and will have on going negative effects for her. >> reporter: as news gets out that the 18-year-old henry sanchez is an undocumented student, dr. smith says he wants the focus to remain on what happened and security moving forward and not on his citizenship. >> it's entirely inappropriate for any of us any time, anywhere to say that we're going to deprive a 6-year-old, an 8-year-old, a 15 and 18-year- old of an education because
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horrible incident happened last thursday in one of our schools. >> reporter: school officials are working with security resource officers and police to make sure there is heightened security and more protocols in place to ensure this doesn't happen again. >> we're very interested in reviewing all of the things we do now to make sure that nothing like this can ever happen again. >> reporter: many parents and students are not satisfied with how the district has handled this and their lack of information which is why tonight they are having a community meeting at rockville high school at 7:00 p.m. reporting in rockville, maryland, ileana diaz. white house press secretary sean spicer talked about this story in today's press conference. he says part of the reason why president trump has been cracking down on illegal immigration is tragedies like this one. new jersey school officials are apologizing for suggesting a mock slave auction as part of a history course. several fifth
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posters of fictitious slaves for sale. many parents found out about it. others saw it while they visited the school. >> i don't think the school should allow that. >> i'm not upset. it's fact. the question really is what's the context. >> i can see how out of context people would get angry about that. i can see. it's a tough assignment. >> some on social media are asking why there is such outrage now when that school has been assigning the project for students for at least ten years. surgeons outside of chicago say an operation was successful on a 10-month-old girl born with two spines and an extra set of legs that were growing out of her neck. child was from the ivory coast. doctors explained the extra limbs and spine that were removed were actually that of a partially formed conjoined twin. >> as if the twin from the
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the back of her neck. >> the surgery took place on march 8th. they predict she'll be able to live a normal, fully functional life. >> that is incredible. >> what medicine and surgery can do these days is amazing. promposal is going viral. talking nearly a half million likes in five days. >> we didn't have those back in my day. you want to go? you said sure. a high school senior in kansas asked his best friend's little sister to the prom in a rather interesting way. >> oh my gosh. >> reporter: 15-year-old carly whitman knows she's in for a surprise. it's her older brother's best friend. >> will you go to prom with me? yeah? is that a
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>> the tweet liked nearly a half million times. >> i was like, this is really neat to see this positivity. >> his shirt says -- >> i knowi'm not yo typical dorito but i'm going to be cheesy and ask will you go to prom with me. >> he also came with presents. >> she's loved doritos. >> a rose. >> he brought you a rose too? >> yes. >> this smile is why he asked carly to his senior prom. >> i didn't do it for the publicity. i just did it to make her happy and stuff. >> as we watched the video, carly relives the moment. her reaction to the huge response online. >> the best. >> yes, carly has down syndrome and she's also your typical teen girl. who is now a very excited freshman going to the senior prom. >> they deserve everything that everyone else does too. >> i'm sure you're going to be very beautiful. >> i
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>> yes. >> something they would like to get across, how she's touched their lives. >> she's brought nothing but joy to my life. anyone who is around her, she makes them laugh. she always has a smile on her face. she's amazing. so cool. today, march 21st is known as world down syndrome day. the developmental disorder is caused by an error in cell division. love that story. so cute. you have friends at the caliverton school in huntingtown, maryland. got to spend some time with the wonderful lower school, middle school and high schoolers today. >> you had a big group. >> i had a big group. a lot of fun. and a great
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is. >> it'll turn around. it'll turn around. live look outside. live michael and son weather cam. we're still 62. average high is up to 58. winds north-northwest at 10. not exactly headline yet. they will become a headline late tonight and tomorrow. if it felt warmer today than it did this time yesterday. that's because it's 10 degrees warmer. 10 degrees warmer in charlottesville and richmond. nothing in the immediate metro area. way to the west now of us. moving through columbus. by and large they'll go south of us. winds will pick up when that front goes through tonight. 10 to 20 and gusty. they're going to generate windchills tomorrow at the bus stop in the 20s. that's what you want to think about when you're picking out your coat tomorrow. you need a winter coat, not just a jacket. bus
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cold tomorrow. dress for the 20s and 30s. it'll be cold on thursday. the good news is not much wind. it'll be warmer on friday. something to look forward to. 50 tomorrow. 50 thursday. but 64 on friday and boom, 75 saturday and almost 70 sunday. thousand showers will keep us under 70 on sunday. still 53 downtown. couple of sprinkles possible south of town as a front goes through. we're clear by morning with temps in the upper 30s and 40s. by lunchtime, only about 43 downtown. windchills are going to be in the 20s and 30s all day long. here's the day planner. 39 at 7:00. notice temps don't move much. 41 at 11:00. 45 at 1:00. more than likely a midnight high tonight. again, cold on thursday. not much wind. 50. then 64 on friday. perhaps we pay the price with a shower. still not bad. next seven days. there's our nice day. 75 on saturday. still mild. showers, maybe
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sunday, monday and tuesday. back to 64 on tuesday. we'll be back after this.
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what do you say we skip over spring and start talking about fall? the 42nd annual marine corps marathon seven months from tomorrow. and tomorrow at noon the lottery opens up for everyone who wants to run. 30,000 runners participate in the annual race. the lottery starts
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it will remain open until march 29th. picking a perfect ncaa bracket is hard. you know it. come on. sports illustrated puts the odds at 9.2 quintillion to one. picking a perfect first round is no easy feat either. espn though reporting that a back core worker in west virginia got 31 of 32 games right. but that one miss cost him a million bucks. the man works for a company owned by warren buffet. buffet made the million dollar offer for a perfect opening round. the winner still gets $100,000 for having the best bracket. speaking of poor brackets. the wusa9 bracket challenge. topper is in 48th place. lesli in 69. bruce in 119th. me in 516th. >> we're winning
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