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sleeping, so they're looking at individual behaviors for each animal. but they're also be looking at how they interact. >> they're just so cute. remember when they almost broke the internet? 55 million views. but look, his baby bi, he's like taking all the glory right now. super duper cute. in his own little eraser cap there. >> you go into the store, you can get a panda themed thinking at the national zoo right now. >> good for them. >> good for them. >> adorable.
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we're under another weather alert. a lot of you are waking up to dense fog advisories this morning. it's really hard to see out there. so if you're heading out to drive, be careful. let's check in with chuck bell. visibility was down near zero about an hour or two ago, but as drier air is working in, it is eating up the fog. so the advisory go until 7:00 a.m. could still be pockets of dramatically reduced visibility and areas of high water. fog impacts mainly now through 7:00 a.m. by later today, no problems. fog will be gone. but clouds will be a bit of an issue for much of the day. storm team 4 radar tracking a couple light rain drops. that is literally the leading edge of the colder air that is wringing out a couple raindrops
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along route 50 in southern prince george's county and charles county. temperatures in the in metro area mostly upper 40s to low and hid fifth, but still 59 at joint base andrews. so temperatures will trend downward through the day and there may be a collapse for height rain, maybe a snowflake or two tonight. let's take a look at 66 with melissa mollett. >> as promised here, 66 west of ox road here this morning, you're just fine. again, as chuck mentioned, a lot of the fog is now lifting out of the way. so not having to worry about that as much. but we're getting some complaints in frederick and kind of the upper part of 270 here this morning. big look at the beltway, no problems on the beltway and all the main routes in and out of town right now. we do have that little situation outer loop at allentown with the broken down tractor trailer. sound like that will be out of the way here in just a little bit. and 390 5 south, two lanes getting by on work zone.
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molette green is out monitoring the fog for us this morning. how is it looking? >> reporter: good morning. you yeah, looking pretty good right now. we're just entering the pentagon city arlington area and not seeing much in the way of fog right now. we're getting reports that will is fog in some spots in alexandria and arlington. and so we're on the lookout for that as you can see out of our window here. it's a pretty good drive. wet roads, wet pavement, but no problems thus far on our drive here. you now, of course as we made our way to this area, in upper northwest, that was an area where we saw a lot of patchy fog. and low visibility. but looking pretty good right now as we are in the pentagon city area. that's the latest live from the storm team 4 x 4 on the lookout for fog, but not seeing much in the way of that where we are right now. back to you. right now we're working to learn how the people involved in
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this serious crash in northeast washington are doing. this happened on c street and 14th street. you can see the force at which the cars collided. police aren't telling us what led to the crash, but the road was shut down for some time while they investigated. the road is back open now and we'll keep you updated on the story throughout the morning. and new video this morning of the aftermath of a deadly pedestrian accident. prince george's county police said a minivan hit and killed a person on piscataway road in clinton. the car did stay on the scene. the driver is cooperating. investigators believe the pedestrian was not in the crosswalk. 5:05. today family and friends will say their final good-byes to 13-year-old nicole lovell. her funeral is in blacksburg, virginia. hundreds of people showed up for her wake last night. the teen's body was found last weekend days after she was missing. investigators say virginia tech student david eisenhauer stabbed lovell to death. and natalie keepers helped eisenhauer dump her body off a here in north carolina.
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she's charged with being an accessory before the crime. keepers high school a bo s has today. the search is on for whomever shot the four people in butler street last night. two adults and two teens were shot there. all expected to be okay. no word on a motive in that shooting. a d.c. firefighter is recovering after being hurt on a fire on m street. you can see the flames shooting out of the window. no word on what sparked the fire. one firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. democratic hopefuls have their first chance since iowa to head to head in the race for their party's nomination. msnbc hosting a debate that starts at 9:00 tonight. it's only been three days since hillary clinton's razor thin defeat of bernie sanders. cnn hosted a town hall discussion in new hampshire last night where the attacks got much tougher and more personal. >> i do not know any progressive
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who has a super pack and takes $15 million from wall street. >> i was somewhat amused that senator sanders has set himself up to be a gatekeeper on who is the progressive. >> chuck todd and rachel maddow will moderate the debate. and the next republican forum is saturday night. in just a little bit, the different being a ticks dwits will use to try to win new hampshire plus how iowa changed the race for the white house. tracy pots will join us at 5:30. d.c. politics now where former mayor dwra announgray an run for d.c. council. sources tell tom sherwood that gray will run against yvette alexander in ward 7. alexander says she'll be ready. >> i'm ward 7, i'm continuing to do the work. so i'm going to continue to do the things that i do know matter who runs. >> prosecutors ended a five year probe of gray's scandal-plagued
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mayoral run in 2010. gray was never charged. today you can be a part of one of the annual prayer gatherings in the nation. this is 1rid i donis video of l prayer breakfast. president obama will address the gathering and paul ryan will also speak. prince george's county interim police chief will be appointed to the permanent job today. he took over in december after chief mcfwchltgaw retired. and also today the public safety committee for the county count council will appoint wittington as corredirector of homeland security. fog is making things a little difficult for some of us this morning. chuck will be back with a look at the impact it could have on your drive to work. if you planned on filing
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your taxes today, think again. the problem the irs is trying to sort out. have you got anything to say at all? >> and searching for answers. this morning the family of a woman and her 2-year-old daughter gunned down in cold daughter gunned down in cold blood wants to know i do everything on the internet. but it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here? i heard that. switching to better internet is now easier than ever. only fios has the fastest internet available, with uploads up to 5x faster than cable. get 100 meg upload and download speeds plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. switch to better. switch to fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v
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tax season is not getting off to a smooth start for the irs. the agency says a hardware failure hit several of its computer systems yesterday while the problem could affect how soon you receive your tax refund, the agency sgn expect major disruptions. you can't submit your fors until the system is up and running again. we'll let you know as soon as the problem is resolved. good morning. i'm chuck bell keeping an eye out for what is an improving picture from a fog perspective. still a lot of high water around the area, so remain alert on your way out this morning. temperatures are trending downward. 61 in southern maryland.hagerst.
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a little ribbon of rain showers here moving through southern maryland over the next little bit. we're keeping an eye out for high water, as well. so know that the weather may slow things down here bit this morning and a chance for a little light snow tonight. more on that in ten minutes. so right now don't have any major problems to speak of here on any of the major routes. you can take a big look at the beltway and all of those route and see just a little bit of that moisture as chuck said kind of on the southern side of things. still have the report outer loop at allentown with the prison down track totor trailer. you can get by on the right. 395 south at seminary, two lanes getting by the work sozone. zip ties, plastic wrap and a belt, the shocking details about
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child abuse allegations. and she's the first person to be diagnosed with the zika virus in virgini
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right now at the live desk, a car slams into a house and the driver just runs off. this is the story that we've been keeping our eye on out of south florida, just outside ft. lauderdale. take a look, our sister station shared these pictures from the fire department there and reporter there from our sister station reporting that these people were asleep when this happened. three people have been hurt and again the driver of the vehicle, nowhere to be found. eun, back to you. also right now, a lot of you are you waking up to some dense fog advisories. it's hard to tell in this picture, but you can see some of the fog in the back look of this district picture. this is a live look at some clouds, too. chuck bell is monitoring your
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weather and putting together a weekend forecast for you. why did you kill that little girl? can you say anything to her family? >> prince george's county police arrested 25-year-old darren boswell johnson for the murder of his daughter and her mother. he confessed to waiting for neshante davis outside her townhouse and shot her and her daughter several times. tracee wilkins talked to neshante's mother. >> why? because you didn't have to shoot her. or high grandbaby. >> court documents say johnson was upset it that davis refused to drop a petition that would require him to pay $600 a month in child support. he's expected to be held without bond. zip ties, plastic wrap and a belt. those are the items police say a
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montgomery county couple used to abuse their 7-year-old son. craig and nicole williams were arrested in december in clarksburg and are now facing child abuse charges. according to court documents, the boy was frequently restrained with zip ties by his father. the boy was treated for multiple abrasions and bruises. an attorney representing craig williams says i don't believe police looked as deeply as they could or should have in to the back story of this case. he also says right in you what is out there for public consumption is no where near the full story. today the controversial pharmaceutical executive accused for hiking drug prices will be on capitol hill. martin shkreli and others will testify on the rising cost of drugs. in december shkreli was arrest order federal security fraud charges. he raised the price of a life sifing hiv and cancer drug by 5,000%. it is 5:19. the sex all assault case against
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bill cosby will move forward. a pennsylvania judge handed the comedian's lawyers two defeats in courts wednesday. the judge rule that had a promise from a former strict attorney was not legally binding and doesn't bar prosecutors from pursuing charges against cosby. legal analysts say the case now only relies on the accuser's credibility which a jury may not believe. >> basically what you're doing is you're leaving the prosecution only being able to use the evidence from 2005, which there was no physical evidence and you have all these other things about the accuser. >> cosby's lawyers can appeal the ruling, but have not said whether they will. news 4 your health now, could a stem cell treatment cure type one diabetes? johnson & johnson joining forces with a biotech company to speed development for a cure. it involves implanting a scalpel under the skip which would use
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embryonic stem cells to turn them in to inside lynn producing cells. the companies have started a test on a small number of diabetic patients. good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. weather alert was very thick fog out there about an hour or two ago. fortunately this is an improving weather picture and we can now see all the way into downtown washington. moths of the fog how is along the bay and down into parts of southern maryland. the advisory officially go until 7:00, but visibility is start to go improve a bit now except for bay side communities, and down towards the northern neck, that's where the thickest of the fog is at this point in time. temperatures a big, big range this morning. mid-40s in northern maryland, mid-50s around the metro. and low 60s still in the 60s down in st. mary's and calvert county. not much of a rain threat today,
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a little ribbon of rain showers moving in to southern prince george's county, northern charles county. so waldorf down in to eventually st. mary's, just a quick little sprinkle here early this morning. flood potential here, flood warnings remains for small creeks and streams and there is a little a. lot of high water around. so know that if you travel through some of the typical low spots. be on the lookout this morning. keeping an eye out for tgoose creek, as well. so what as to expect today, falg temperatures. a lot of clouds around today. farther south and east, the more you'll see clouds. so for today then clouds and fog early this morning and a risk of a couple of light rain showers mainly south and east of i-95 after #:4:00. so future weather, dry but cloudy in the metro. overnight as the cold erd air
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settles in, there may be a touch of snow. early tomorrow, subfreezing across northern maryland and a chance for a coating of snow down into southern mother laary. nowhere gets an inch. and then tomorrow improving weather picture with sunshine coming back. more importantly as we head toward the weekend, saturday and sunday look nice. sunshine, a chance for everybody to go aah and have a day or two off. brand new problem along bw parkway southbound at 50. just got a report of a crash there. no word yet on what exactly is blocked. so we'll keep you updated. beltway south of river road, right now looks just fine. a lot of the earlier fog is lifting out of the way. 66 into town and out of town just fine. 95 northbound a little slow here through woodbridge southbound you're fine.
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so right now seeing a little bit of a low down there. brok town tractor trailer outer loop at allentown. it is 5:23. a virginia mother outside of harrisonburg is speaking out after becoming the first known case of the zika virus in virginia. heather baker has spent her life doing mission work overseas. over the last 16 months, this mother of three took four trips to yacguatemala. she started to feel strangely and headed to the doctor. it wasn't until last week that doctors made it official. >> began with a swollen lymph node and progressed to body aches and a we're raird rash ant pain. >> she's not sharing food or drinks, but she says she will continue her mission work
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overseas once she recovers. if you have a young child at home, they could soon be getting some free books. in just a few hour, officials in the stridistrict will launch an early childhood literacy program that will mail a book to each child every month from birth through the age of five. charles allen will join the d.c. mayor to announce the promise. we'll have more information on the app how you can sign up. >> terrific program. today is the first day you can apply to vote by mail in montgomery county. you have to have a maryland driver's license or mva issued i.d. card to do this. if you request to vote by mail, keep in mind it will be your official ballot, you cannot vote using the digital machines on primary day. maryland's primary takes place april 26th. you can make a vote by mail request online. just visit the website www.777
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vote.org. we'll tweet that out for you. another push to get rid of requirements for have a are a republican virginia republicans. a request to drop the statement of affiliation. it require voters to affirm that they are republican. the board will hold a special meeting later this morning in richmond. storm team 4 weather alert day around here. take a live look outside our studios this morning. pretty clear outside our doors, but what about yours? chuck has what you need to know on thick fog in some spots. clinton versus sanders. trump versus gloves are coming e frontrunners get ready to square off. what we can expect to hear from the camps as early as tonight. (phone ringing)
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get 100 meg upload and download speeds plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. switch to better. switch to fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v just about 5:30 now. want to check in again with molette green monitoring the dense fog advisory across our area. >> reporter: we have been very lucky this morning in the 4 x 4. we're in southeast d.c. not seeing any fog here. just the wet roads. and of course the road spray being a little bit of just an irritant this morning. we came in from the pentagon
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city arlington area, didn't see much in the way of fog there, but we do want to show you video from clarksburg. we can show you what it was looking like last night when we got a good look at some of the fog that has impacted vez ability visibility on the roads there. this fog advisory is suosed to be lifted at 7:00 a.m. the good thing to report here from southeast d.c. is that your ride this morning is very clear. no problems in the way of fog. we're not seeing a whole lot of eye standing water either, just a wet ride to work this morning. that's the lightest from the storm team 4 x 4. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. molette talking about the fog and we both drove through quite a bit of it this morning inside the city. >> receiplet's check in with ch bell. >> fortunately the visibilities
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continue to improve as colder drier air works its way into the region. so fog will be lifting this morning. keeping an eye out for high water in the area. no big problems to report, but we're watching out for it. a risk of a few flurries tonight mainly in southern maryland. quieter weatr moves in just in time for friday and the weekend. visibilities here two miles in annapol annapolis, 1 1/2 in frederickburg. so most of the visibility problems are south and east of the immediate metro area. a couple raindrops in charles county near waldorf headed down toward the northern neck. no real heavy rain anywhere in the region. temperatures now are mostly falling into the mid fourth in northern montgomery county, still mid-50s town towards joint base andrews. and the next 24 hour, fog lifting out. a lot of clouds around. farther north and west you live or travel, the more likely you'll get to see a little extra sunshine. southern maryland will stay cloudy. maybe a risk of a raindrop this
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evening. maybe a snowflake tomorrow. but no tig accumulations. >> sounds good to me especially right now. we're kind of over that, right? brand new problem here barnesville road at peach tree road, just got a report that the lanes there are blocked because of flooding. so trying to find out more about that one. the other issue, southbound bw parkway at 50, krcrash reported there. not sure exactly what is blocked. it just happened. # 95 at spring field interchange, no problems there. 66 also looking good right now. 5:31. barely 72 hours after the iowa caucuses and a day after a cnn town hall, democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders gearing up for a debate tonight. you can watch it live on our nbc washington app. republican candidates have a series of town hall meetings this morning ahead of their debate on saturday. tracie potts joining us now from
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capitol hill. the tone going into tonight really changing. >> reporter: no question about that. the tone that we saw in iowa not the same here in new hampshire among the democrats. bernie sanders already with a double digit lead in this state is going after hillary clinton saying she's not a real progressive. clinton said yesterday she thinks that that is unfair. we'll see if that comes up again at this msnbc debate tonight. he's also going after her on the six figure speeches that she's done, connections and ties with wall street. her response to that was simply that she took what they offered her. but bernie sanders who has already got a huge lead in new hampshire really seems to be bearing down on hillary clinton. he wants to win this one about that>> and let's look at the republicans now. senator ted cruz unleashing his harshest criticism yet of donald trump's campaign. >> he's saying that donald trump as he put it is losing it. he says he's having a trumper
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tantrum. now trump is saying that he may challenge the results because of the flyers that cruz september out questioning whether voters could face some legal trouble for their records of participation in the caucuses. and falsely saying ben carson was dropping out. trying to pull in those supporters. cruz has apologized for it that, it was not true. carson is not dropping out. but now donald trump is saying he could have won iowa if not for those carson supporters that went to ted cruz. so we'll see what happens with that. trump also has a double digit lead right how in new hampshire. >> tracie potts on the hill for us. thank you. and remember you can wracan the debate tonight at 9:00 on the msnbc. count on a actual debrief from news 4 ta"news 4 today" tomorro. hillary clinton's campaign is calling for a day of action across northern virginia. you can participate in a series of events geared toward building
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support ahead of super tuesday. if you're interested, you canal volunteer at two phone banks tonight, one in fairfax and the other in reston. for the third time in recent week, a vicious dog attack in northwest washington. this time a secret service agent who was supposed to be protecting clinton this week is instead recovering from a pit bull attack. ross yeager says the dog bit him on water street. he was off duty walking his dog when he says a woman across the street lost control of her pit bull and it charged. you can see the marks on craiger's dog's head. he had tried to defend the dog. >> after i stuck my hand town its throat, i then punched it for a good three or four minutes in the will head. and it was like i was scratching its ears. >> neighbors say someone had to grab a snow shovel and hit the pit bull to stop the attack. animal control is not commenting on this weekend's incident.
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i'm erika gonzalez from the live desk. police in alexandria say two suspects armed with guns barged into a store on edsall road and robbed the place. police say the robbers are were able to get away, about you no real description on the pair just yet. good news here, nobody was hurt. back to you. it's 5:35 right now. police have arrested upper marlboro rom after a shooting. she's charged with first-degree murder accused of killing gilbert hall. police say the crime appears to be drug related. we're learning more about the thousands of refugees in maryland today. the montgomery county council needing to get an update on the people who is been settled in the state since 2010. about a third of the refugees in that time period moved to-to-montgomery county. more than half of people seeking asylum were settled there. you may remember seeing this
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surveillance video of a brawl at the gallery place metro station. we now know six d.c. students have been charged with assault in connection with that fight last week. police say the group rushed the man getting off the train at gallery place p. the victim beaten and kicked to the ground. the students attend wilson high school in northwest washington. mark your calendars. tomorrow we will be six months away from the start of the olympic games in rio. many of our u.s. athletes ramping up training and they're talking about the countdown to the games. michael phelps says he has a passion to get back in the water and he has some unfinished business. gymnast gabby douglas says the pressure is on and expectations are high. >> we'll have high expectations for me because i'm the reigning all-around champion, so i have to crust put that out of my head and just do the normal gabby. >> there is no normal. look at her. she's amazing. >> the networks of nbc universal
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will be your home for the summer olympics. rio just an hour ahead of us in the eastern time zone, so a lot of the events will be live. >> just seeing her smile makes me excited. and don't forget katie ledecky. >> more gold. if your kids are walking to the bus stop this morning, you might want to dress them in bright colors. could be a little hard to see them in some places. which you can is putting together his school day forecast. a man on fire sucked out of an airplane. the new details coming this about the shocking moments of a flight from somalia.
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as early as today we could see a preliminary report on the shocking story out of somalia. one person died in an apparent explosion on an airplane. take a look at the scene. it blew a hole into the cabin. officials are working to find out how it happened. the pilot thought it was a bomb, but investigators have not confirmed that theory. witnesses say a man was pulled out of the hole. the rest of the passengers managed to land safely. police in virginia say a man hired an uber car are to take him to the scene of a crime. steve casper was arrested on sunday after an assault. police say casper took the uber to an ex-girlfriend's house, let
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himself in and attacked her new boyfriend. casper is charged with assault and battery. weather alert because we had a lot of fog around early this morning. still pockets of fog mainly southern maryland and along the northern neck and western shore of the bay. so just be on the lookout for that. and also still a lot of areas of high water around the region. so remain careful at least until the sun comes up as you're driving. bad visibilities and high water is never a good com beb nation. radar shows the last of the raindrops here moving through parts of central charles county and southern maryland. so kiddos at the bus stop, watch out for the fog. temperatures near 50 now and falling in to the 40s by the time you come home from work and school. here is melissa mollett are a check on traffic. more flooding right now. take a look, manassas observation road, a report there that we have all lanes blocked because of blooding through that
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area. no access to the broad run vre station off of piper lane. so no access there. barnesville road at peach tree road, all lanes blocked because of flooding, as well. low lying areas seeing issues. 66 into town is fine. 95 north, no problem either direction there. 270 looks good and so does top of the beltway 95. listen to wtop 103.5 when you hop in your car. which would you rather have, lower gas prices or fewer options to get around on the bus? why some say one is causing the other in prince william county. and a lot of us may be thinking about spring break. so when is the right time to book your trip? tips you'll want to hear. and a new milestone for my beloved bei bei. what the panda cub is now doing as well as a behind the scene look from the smithsonian's
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we're tracking rain drops through parts of charles and calvert county headed down towards st. mary's city and colonial beach. complete check of the forecast coming up in five minutes. and we still have this problem southbound bw parkway at 50 with a crash reported there and several different spots around town, one in virginia, one in maryland where we have lanes blocked because of flooding. we'll talk more about that in a couple minutes. it's 5:46 now. the search is on for whomever shot four people in southeast d.c. this happened just before 9:00 last night in anna a coanacosti. all are expected to be okay. no word on a motive for the shooting. and c street at 14th northeast in d.c. is back open after a serious crash. it happened late last night. you can see the force at which the cars collided here. police are not telling us what led up to the crash, but the
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road was shut down for some time while they investigated. new details this morning in the case against wikileaks founder julian assange. he says he will accept the arrest by british police if a u.n. panel investigating his case rules against him. he's been hold up inside the ecuadorian embassy in london for the past three years. assange took refuge there too avoid extradition to sweden. he tweeted that if the u.n. finds he lost his case, he will turn himself into police at noon tomorrow. the man who orchestrated and armed protest at a federal wildlife refuge is facing serious charges. a i mond andmmon bundy and ten others we indicted yesterday. a new request fromhe
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superintendent. this appointment will require the final approval of the state superintendent of schools. special meeting expected to start at 6:30 tonight in rockville. this of course comes about a year after former county school superintendent joshua starr resigned from the post. opening up about her ordeal with the zika virus. the woman first to test positive for the disease in virginia is speak buildingler simping about precautions she's taking.

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