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you may encounter a little ice in your neighborhood this morning but things should be drying out. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell here with the changes throughout the day. chuck. >> good morning aaron and eun. a nice change from the busy weather mornings we've been having. weather headlines, good-bye snowman. a chance to dry out and melt things down. it's chilly outside this morning but there are already signs that the week will be delightly warm. the next big change in the weather arrives friday night into saturday night. friday at 3:00, 44 degrees. the winds turn back to the south friday night into saturday. the starting out on friday, only in 40s. by saturday afternoon, low 60s. what about today? you can deal with today, little sunshine and high of 40s. new trouble in montgomery county? >> you're right, new trouble here in montgomery county. this near
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school, apple ridge road at watkins hill road. we're learning to know exactly what is blocked. still piney branch parkway, that crash, 270 at old hundred. showing you this camera, we are slower than typically would be at this part of the morning. inbound suitland crash right lane blocked. we'll take a look at travel times in ten minutes. today, for the first time, the d.c. fire chief will answer questions about the resignation of his medical director in a scathing letter dr. juliette saussy described the department as having a toxic culture. news4's molette green is there with what else they're facing. >> reporter: good morning, this is about council members reassured from chief dean that the agency is still moving in the right direction, that
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a.m. the medical director dr. saussy left after ten months blasting the agency, pointing to issues such as the response time. she even faced some pushback over the time to measure the paramed paramedics' competency. and chief dean intending to make clear what is working. >> you know, how we've been successful in doing the hands-on cpr, we'll be talking about a lot of different areas. the recruitment and the fact that we've given an entrance exam for the first time in a year. >> reporter: memos to the city council, we learned the fire department responded to the medical director's statements saying she did not fulfill the duties of her job. and was basically dissatisfied. that is the latest live from outside of d.c. council headquarters. molette green. today is a sad day for the
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sheriff's office as it prepares to bury one of its deputies. senior deputy patrick daly died after being shot and killed inside of a panera restaurant. deputy mark logton was also killed in a shoot out. his funeral is this weekend. $1300 worth of free school lunches. that's what a former prince george's school board member is accused of stealing. prosecutors say that lynnette mundey and four others underreported their earnings. be sure to check the washington app for updates throughout the day. we turn now to decision 2016, with south carolina's republican primary just days away. the candidates are now getting ready for town hall meetings in that state. donaldmp
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kasich, they'll number back-to-back prime times on msnbc. ben carson and ted cruz and marco rubio will be in a cnn town hall. preparations are underway to honor and remember supreme court justice antonin scalia. the body of the justice will lie in repose friday in the great hall. the public is invited to pay respects from 10:00 in the morning to 8:00 at night. his funeral will be held in the shrine of the immaculate conception on friday. it dates back to 1800s. he died last saturday of natural causes. zbloon and right now, the battle over scalia's replacement is heating up. president obama says there's more than enough time for the senate to consider a nomination to the supreme court. he said he intends to move ahead with his choice despite calls from republicans that
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successor should make the nomination. one republican senator says that confirmation hearing on recommendation are needed. those who says he should leave it to the next president are leaving something into the constitution that just isn't there. a lot of people have requested that the ford change the name of jeff stewart high school. stewart was a general in the confederate army. the change the time has more than 30,000 signatures now. the confederate-affiliated name came under fire after a shooting in a church in charleston last year. vdot is holding a meeting to talk about the southern end of the 95 express lane, as you can see on this map here. the express lanes don't go all the way into stafford county. and it's been a headache for drivers hitting traffic where they end. to fix
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extending the lane south, past garrisonville road. you can say what you think about that plan at an hh pool middle school in stafford at 6:00 tonight. mysterious electric shock. a local family is looking for answers after a routine walk of the death of their dog. several crashes just happening now. chopper 4 just got on the scene. one with details straight ahead. but first, a developing story you're watching right now after apple vows to fight a judge's order to unlock the phone belonging to a suspected terror suspect in california. why kathleen matthews: too many nights, i lead the 11 o'clock news with stories of gun violence.
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in congress, i'll fight to expand background checks on guns and ammunition, ban assault weapons, and mandate gun safety locks, because too many kids die from accidental shootings. let's show the nra we're not afraid of them; as democrats, as americans, as parents. i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
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- there are times when it's nice that things go up, and it's sometimes even better when things go down. novec, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, provides wholesale power to its customers at cost. any changes in that cost are passed along through an annual power cost adjustment on bills. in 2016, the average home's power bill from novec will go down by an estimated $15 a month,
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making down a very good direction for power bills. just in -- a big development in a story involving the role of technology and national security. if you haven't heard, you'll want to listen to
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apple will fight a judge's order to unlock the alleged san bernardino shooter's iphone to get that data that it wants. in an open letter published by ceo tim cook he wrote that they have provided data that is within their possession to the fbi but that they're not going to create a back door or another tool as requested. cook said it would, quote, be the equivalent of a master key capable of opening hundreds of millions of locks and put the security of iphone customers worldwide at risk. the iphone belonged to suspected terrorists farook who with his wife murdered 14 people in december. prosecutors allege that farook may have disabled the icloud data to hide evidence. apple has five days to respond to all of this in court. aaron. today, there are new noise rules that you have to follow in fairfax county which affects kids and others.
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8:00 a.m. if your pets are loud in your home between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., you could be fined. you can also not operate lawn equipment, 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. residents can not use loud speakers 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. sunday through thursday. your friday night party is okay. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom kierein is out on the weather deck. hey, tom. >> reporter: yeah, what a change here from yesterday morning when this was all snow-covered and ice-covered. presto, change, the water washed all of that snow away. track all of these big changes with the nbc washington app and storm team 4 forecast. cool day, might be a little patchy ice on standing water. temperatures are near freezing. and recess time, a bit breezy.
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dress like me, you'll need a winter coat, mittens, wool hat, scarf. but you won't need an umbrella. we are off to a dry start with calm winds, i'm happy to report. melissa, what's going on. >> we do have this problem chopper 4 over the scene. we have report of an overturned vehicle. chopper 4 not seeing the overturned vehicle but we are, of course, seeing that the roads are now being treated. so perhaps it had something to do with slick spots. central avenue at kettering drive. prince george's county, crash there. 66 east of 50, report of an accident there. travel time, 66 to the belt kwae, 14 minutes. north quantico to the beltway looking good. taking a look at 270 southbound to 95, top of the beltway to 270 just 79. listen to our partners at wtop 105 fm in your car. he is credited by f
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saving the redskins season. back in burgundy and gold, what we're hearing about contract talks. and
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you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates, answer the call already.
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it looked like she slipped on the ice but i didn't see any ice, it was wet. she actually went off of all fours on her right side and ended up over by a wall. >> a family in the district wants answers after its dog was electrocuted outside of an apartment in northwest. this happened on van ness street on monday night while the owner was walking the dog through a courtyard area. other residents say their dog has shied away from that area for months. lakai has been pamela kelly's best friend since she adopted the dog eight months ago. her son tried to help the dog and got shocked himself. >> as soon as i got there, i was shocked immediately. i was electrocuted the
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time grabbing her. >> that courtyard area is now closed off as a hazard. equity residential which manages the building says the incident was tied to very unusual electrical issue. there was no composed wire. but a licensed electrician identified a wire inside the concrete as the issue. it's not clear how elementlakai electrocuted but it may have been something called stray voltage. nbc showed us last year with another voltage to turn on a light bulb. experts say bad insulation can allow current to leak to the streets. it's enough to give a shock. a swimming coach in st. mary's college in southern maryland faces child pornography charges. andre barbins
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friday. investigators found evidence of child pornography on devices in that home. barbins has been the coach for the last 18 years. the assist sant coach is now fulfilling that rowland. eleanor high school basketball coach will have to finish the year without their coach. "the washington post" reports that fuller held practices and played in a tournament in new york's last month's blizzard. it's against regulations to play games when school is closed in bad weather. d.c. police and the mayor's office angry about this video released by d.c. police shows a robbery on h street at a cell phone store. investigators say 22-year-old rondelle mccloud and another man
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pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money. mccloud was one of clean arrested in a single week. but he is now out on bond and so are three other suspects. the mayor's office says it wants this to change. >> the yor knows and the numbers back this up knows that when there's a gap in the system when someone gets repeatedly rearrested for violent offense, we neat the culpability around that individual. she has legislation to do this. >> mayor muriel bowser's legislation would keep violent offenders behind bars while they wait for trial. developing story this morning, the fda is working to keep you safe from the zika virus here at home. it's recommended anyone disposed to the virus or travelled to at risk areas should not donate blood for at least a month. there have been no reports of zika entering the supply. but
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the duchess of cambridge is working to break the stigma attached to health issues. she's got an editorial in the huffington post. the duchess's essay is part of a new series for the magazine called "young minds matter." 6:20, deep breath, everybody, it's going to be okay. all of these mixed reports, things about kirk cousins and his future with the redskins, we have learned the sides are discovering a long-teller contract. they're still talking. that's a contradiction to some of the outside reports that cousins and the team had cut off those discussions yesterday. the source told our sports reporter carol maloney that the two sides are still talking. the team could also give him the prfranchise tag which would be worth ab $
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season. videos georgia veterinarian comforting a dog are going viral. take a look. this is the doctor comforting a scared animal while sitting in the cage with him. the dog named gracie was found abandoned and in terrible shape in january. gracie has been with the doctor and made progress after being treated for multiple issues. the video was posted and already 6 million views. dr. mathis hopes to socialize gracie to be adopted. how about dedicated. >> i thought he was teasing the dog. here's my soup. >> no he's sharing the space with gracie. well it's time to show you the winner of the pat collins presidents' day snow stick challenge. >> i was one of the zwruchs fju this. going over the patriotic pictures. >> wait, is that
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>> that's mark segraves. and the howard family, you see the one. >> that's great. >> here's the winning entry. >> love it. >> they built a snow sculpture of teddy roosevelt. i got to say, you look at that, it's pretty spot on. >> that is really good. especially since there isn't a whole lot of snow. i guess there's some left over. the coveted pat collins snow stick. i'm hoping the snow challenge is done for the season. >> chuck, say yes. >> i really like a good snowstorm. i know you're getting weather we'r weary. no worries, things are looking up. visibility around the metro area, there could be reduction in visibility along the western shore of the chesapeake bay. just about wear of that. meanwhile,
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definitely tell there are clouds in the sky. overall, the impact will be low. sunshine, a quiet weather stretch coming our way not just for today but the next couple of days. the weather, really the only impact on your plans will be early this morning. it's cold enough for a few icy spots. sun's up, by 8:00, 9:00, nothing to worry about at all. afternoon, no worries. seasonably chilly. but if you're planning on doing something outside today the weather is not going to interrupt it. here's your hour-by-hour forecast. pockets of ice, watch out for that. partly sunny today. wins out of the northwest 10 to 15 miles an hour. we'll be dry today, tomorrow, on into the weekend. our next chance for any rain or snow comes up on tuesday of next week. more important than anything else, though, i've got good news for your weekend. saturday and sunday both will be dry and mild with temperatures in the 60s.
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of an overturned vehicle. >> we have two problems in gaithersburg. just talking here with a meteorologist saying maybe there are patches of ice here and there that we haven't quite seen yet. longdraft road, looks like outbound lanes blocked as well. that is the overturned vehicle in the middle of the road. we're getting around that one, albeit quite slowly. watkins mill road near the high school, northbound lanes are blocked box of a crash as well. prince george's county, central avenue at kettering drive. had that accident. big look at the beltway, getting back to that normal morning commute. 66 east of 50 had a crash reported there, that's now out of the way. more on this problem in gaithersburg coming up. we're watching
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response from north korea. take a look, the u.s. deployed these fighter jets to south korea. the video shows them flying over the area. it shows amid tensions rising between north and south korea. the u.s. saids, quote, maintaining an ironclad commitment to maintain south korea's defense. as a lot of you are getting your taxes done or maybe just starting you want to make sure you get back all the money you can. this is where consumer reporter susan hogan shows us how you can save money on your taxes. >> low interest rates have prompted homeowners to refinance their home, if you refinanced took cash out and used money to make home improvements, the interest on that money is tax deductible. here's another tax break. if you work out of your home. you may be eligible to deduck the cost of a home office. that deduction can reduce your tax bill. this tax break is good for homeowners, asl
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as long as you itemize. now, details on these tax deductions just get the nbc washington app and search "tax breaks." still ahead in the next half hour, another tax break people overlook. our kids have been spending a lot of time at home with the snow days. does that mean the school will be making up those school days. plus, the plan to raise your taxes in fairfax county. we'll show you why it may still not be enough to avoid cuts in your kids' schools. a clear but dry look outside there. chuck bell is tracking changes for your weekend.
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all of this wintery weather we've been dealing with has given your kids a lot of extra days off. the question we're asking, will they have to make them up? where your child's school district stands right now on makeup days. right now, snow isn't the issue. take a look, many of you are seeing temperatures right around the freezing mark. we're going to see changes, though, as we head into
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week. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is watching that. >> good morning, aaron and eun. welcome to hump day, everybody. halfway through the work week. things you need to know, isolated icy spots. not everybody is below freezing. but if your thermometer in the car is below freezing, be on the lookout. on the cold side for now, it will be mild bit weekend. that is it excellent news. wait till you see the seven-day at 6:51. next 24 hours, 32 this morning, so it's cold. highs will be in the mid-40s. by 7:00 tonight, clearing skies temperatures back up to upper 30s. by emergency room tomorrow morning, a bit of a northwesterly breeze. windchills will be back to the teens. travel time, melissa, new troubles? >> brand-new problem, top of the beltway. outer alone, just after colesville road, has a crash off to the right side of the road. this one just popped
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right now, we're seeing slowdowns basically because of folks looking to the right. still with this problem at gaithersburg, great seneca highway. longdraft. that is an overturned vehicle, folks. i know it's hard to see. overturned vehicle, watkins mill, at watkins mill high school and apple ridge road. we're shut down there because of a crash, aaron. no matter how hard you try, you just can't avoid them. we're talking potholes, folks. as the snow and ice melts it seems that the nation's roads are crumbling away. according to aaa pothole damage has cost the nation's drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs. that's about $3 billion a year. aaa says stay alert and be cautious. the conditions are prompting some school delays to start your day. take a look at your screen,
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spotsylvania and stafford all starting two hours late. >> in west virginia, jefferson, hampshire and hardy counties on two-hour delays. we did the homework to check whether your kids will have to spend any extra time because of the snow days this year, starting in virginia, fairfax, arlington all used eight days so far. they had eight days built into the calendar. none planning to make up those days right now. alexandria, the school district planning to change two teacher work days. and d.c. public schools extending by one extra day. and maryland, montgomery county schools adding two calendar days. prince george's county has two days to make up but they're waiting until the end of winter to decide what to do. homeowners are facing higher taxes to fund schools in f
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county. but it may not be enough to keep all schools going. erika gonzalez with more. >> reporter: hi, good morning. i want to show you a look at the scene last night. this is definitely a contentious deba debate. a rally with student performances to stop the cuts to school funding, leaving programs like music, language and sports in jeopardy. the county executive has laid out his 2017 budget proposal, while it's higher than last year, when it comes to spending, it's still less than have of what the superintendent is seeking. the proposed budget set for april. the proposed budget set
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april. back to you. d.c. schools are hoping that a new plan to help students who fall farther behind in classes proposing an extra $4 million to add new teachers and administrators at alternative high schools for struggling students in d.c. it's part of a new $900 million budget according to "the washington post" also in the budget, $14 million for more ap courses and career planning courses for kids. in addition, $5 million will pay to extend the school year for students in some neighborhoods. today, the fight to get better wages for contractor workers at reagan national airport will get a little star power. act actor danny glover will be at the airport. glover will meet with workers to discuss wages and to help them fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union. coming up a
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ever rented from airbnb, that popular site that lets people runt out their homes. in virginia, the site may soon be recognized and regulated. both the senate and house passed legislation to allow virginia homeowners to rent their homes through the site. it also sets up procedures for airbnb to pay taxes. the company favors it saying it will boost tax revenue. if you smoke in maryland, it may cost you more. maryland lawmakers are discussing a plan that would raise the state's tobacco cash on a pack of cigarettes by an extra dollar. to $3 on a pack of cigarettes. the law would increase taxes on other tobacco products. the house ways and means will take a closer look in annapolis. the bill will require $20 million in funding to go to a tobacco preference program. a florida teen is in big trouble after opening a practice and posing as a dock
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second time. 18-year-old malachite robinson opened a practice in palm beach. police say he gave physical exams and medical advice for people. robinson was arrested last year for posing as an ob/gyn last year. he's facing charges including practicing medicine without a license. pope francis' trip to mexico. the issues he's trying to draw attention to. and how texas is preparing for the nearby visit. a controversial school may now have the debate where you can weigh in as fairfax public schools consider a name change. and right now, slowdowns at t
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6:39 now. in just a few hours, we will learn more about one of the winners of the powerball jackpot in florida. the
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awarding the winners with their share of $1.58 billion in the jackpot. a great hump day for somebody. today, the capitol crossing project in the district taking big steps forward. the first beam will go up. you've probably seen this construction while driving through downtown washington. the $1.3 billion project will create three new city blocks on seven acres of land, above 395. you can see there. the beam will go up after 10:00 tonight. don't get too excited though, because the road closures and detours will remain in place for a long time, because construction isn't expected to be done until 2019. baby steps. the beam goes up, have patience. a little patience, too, as we deal with still some cold weather around here until things warm up nicely. >> let's check in by storm team 4 meteorologist
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how is it feeling? >> reporter: the snow and ice gone in most areas. still watch out for patches of ice. i just posted a peacock in a puddle here on my social media. no problems on the rails, no problems flying around. no delays at the airports locally. driving, you have icy spots for the next hour or two. by 9:00, above freezing. and a little sunshine breaking it up. it will be breezy by the time you're driving home, dry pavement. >> good morning, tom. top of the beltway here still slower than it norm appeal it, outer loop at colesville, you see the crash is off to the right side of the road just ahead here as people look to the right with curiosity. great seneca highway and longdraft. an overturned vehicle. if you don't want to get stuck
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perhaps going have to take copper road instead. taking a big look at thing overall in spots, travel times okay in maryland and virginia. no major issues to pass along. the beltway, of course, slow on the outer loop. guys. thanks, melissa. a war of words between the president and the man who hopes to take that job. what president obama said about donald trump that has the candidate fired up this morning. major concerns about your safety were raised after a high-profile resignation with d.c. fire and ems. now,
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right now, we're working on a number of developing stories as we get you up to the minute. the minute you're up first. bracing for a tough day, the chief of d.c. fire ems is prepared for tough questions about your safety. we're also watching the developmentings from the u.s./mexico border as pope francis plans to visit the town of juarez. first chuck bell has the out-the-door forecast. chuck. >> good morning, aaron. many neighborhoods below freezing. watch out for water rung off the lawns and driveways could be frozen. heading out for a run? could be dry fob a nice run. a couple of big slowdowns
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colesville road to get to 270 going to take you 25 minutes instead of 15. allow for extra time. 6:46 now, d.c. fire chief will face tough questions from the d.c. council. hale address the resignation of medical director dr. juliet saussy, in a scathing letter she described the department as having a toxic culture. molette green is live with now the chief will address the claims. >> reporter: you know what, aaron, this setback coming as the fire chief is prepared to dispatch private ambulances next month. that is a big deal in the plan to handle the growing number of medical calls. this hearing is set to start at 10:00 a.m. this morning. council members want reassurance from the fire chief that reform plans are on track, despite the medical director's sudden exit just seven months into the
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but her scathing resignation cannot be ignored. pointing to issues with response time. also, her plan to measure paramedics' competency getting pushbacks. and then the use of those private ambulances. chief told our mark segraves that the department had success us. and the department responded to saussy's statement saying she did not fulfill the duties of her job and was dissatisfied. we're live this morning outside of the district building, news4. today, a prince george's county school board member heads to court. lynnette mundey is accused of stealing $1300 worth of free school lunches for her children. prosecutors say she and four co-workers underreported their income. or report no income at all when applying for the free lunches. she now faces theft and fraud
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washington app for updates. today, brothers and sisters in uniform will say farewell to one of their own from the harford county sheriff's office. senior deputy patrick daly died in a shoot outin a restaurant in abington, maryland, la of the week. his funeral is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. he was shot and killed as he approached a man inside of a pain they're r panera restaurant. his partner's funeral is this weekend. president obama says there's more than enough time for the senate to consider a nomination to the supreme court this year. mr. obama said he intends to move ahead with his choice despite calls from republican that his successor should make that nomination. one republican senator says a confirmation hearing on the nominee may be needed. obama says those who say he should leave the nomination to
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readinging into into the constitution that just isn't there. preparations are are now under way to honor and remember scalia. the body of the late justice will lie in repose at the great hall of the supreme court. the public is invited to pay respects from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on friday. the funeral will be held in the shrine of immaculate conception on saturday. scalia's chair was draped in black, a tradition that dates back to the ate 18late sea1800s. with the south carolina prep can primary just days away, republicans are prepping for a town hall. ben carson and ted cruz and marco rubio will appear at a cnn town hall in greenville. meanwhile, president obama is sounding off on donald trump. it a war of
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president and gop candidate donald trump. the president said the nation's highest office is not a reality show. referencing the real estate's past hosting as a television show host. >> i continue to believe that mr. trump will not be president. and the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people. and i think they recognize that being president is a serious job. >> as you can expect, trump did not hold his tongue when asked to respond to the presidential remarks. >> this man has done such a bad job, he's set us back so far. for him to say that that actually is a great compliment, if you want to snow the truth. >> a nbc survey found 56% of voters believe that trump will be the eventual nominee. that is up from 32% a week ago. ohio governor john kasich will make an appearance in fairfax county today. the republican candidate
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holding a town hall at george mason university set for 10:00 this morning. kasich is making his way here after a two-day swing across michigan on monday and tuesday. candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders are making the rounds. clinton holding a get out to vote event today and sanders making his presence known in the south. today is one of the most anticipated days of the pope's visit to mexico. he's traveling to a city on the mexico/texas border where he's expected to address immigration. nbc's jay gray is on the texas side of el paso this morning with more on preparations. jay, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you. across the border in mexico, 10,000 police officers added to the force that's already there to protect the pope. more than 1 million expected to attend the mass. the final stop on his five-day tour of mexico. on this side
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here at the sun bowl in el paso, 50,000 or more expected to watch the mass through a two-way video feed. that means the pope will be able to see and hear them as they're watching and listening to his mass. they'll gather here long before this afternoon's mass. many saying that they'll be here to sing and pray and celebrate the papal visit. that's the latest live here. i'm jay gray, back to you eun. >> jay, thank you. we turn to meteorologist chuck bell now to talk about the forecast. rain to talk about. no no to talk about -- >> got nothing. got nothing. >> there's always something to talk about in the weather? >> you're right. and now we're focused on the weekend. already hump day. all eyes on the weekend. man oh man, are you going to like the change in temperatures between now and then. outside this morning, still waiting for the sun to come up. plenty of clouds in the sky. sun's up before 7:00 a.m., on
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11 1/2 degrees in month of december. one or two degrees below average in january and february. the average highs starting to go back up. average high 48, right about average. a couple of cold days. tomorrow the coldest. by the weekend, saturday and sunday, a huge warmup. into the 60s both days. right now pockets of freezing temperatures. 28 in gaithersburg, 28 in manassas. plan out the morning, 28 out the door. 32, 7:00, 38 by 9:00, into the 40s by lunchtime. the afternoon is looking very nice. a mix of clouds and sun. breezy at times. back down to 40 degrees by 6:00 or 7:00, into the 30s by 9:00. on the whole, a cool day, but dry. not much of a rain/snow chance for today
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low pressure here. that's the reason for the cold day tomorrow. here's your seven-day forecast. 48 today only in upper 30s tomorrow. a little breezy at times. chills in the teens early tomorrow morning but the winds go south friday into saturday, still look for a chance of rain or snow next tuesday. melissa mollet with the "first alert" traffic. take a look at a crash out of way, still you're going to have a bit of a delay from 95 over to 270 on the outer loop of the beltway. chopper over the scene, great seneca highway longdraft road at gaithersburg. take a look at an overturned vehicle. we did see potholes this morning. remember, they're all over the place and causing problems for a lot of folks. alternate is clopper road if you want to avoid that. northbound watkins hill, apple ridge, northbound lanes
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in front of the watkins high school. 270 overall slow. 295, 50 inbound, 11 miles per hour right now. 66 at west ox road no major problems there. developing this morning -- apple says it will fight a judge's order that would require it to help the fbi unlock an accused terrorist's phone. syed farook and his wife are the accused shooters who killed more than a dozen of farook's co-workers in san bernardino. the agency needs to find fought the iphone include this terrorist contacts or plans. apple ceo tim cook says breaking encryption could be a back door that might be used in future devices. today, the fairfax county school board may consider changing a name of a high school. a lot of people have requested that they change the name of jeff stewart high
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stewart was a soldier in the confederate army. the confederate name came under fire after a shooting in a church in charleston last year. good morning, i'm landon dowdy at cnbc. starbucks is getting smoky and scotchy. the butterscotch and smokey latte. and a spicy chorizo, monterey jack breakfast switch and a panini. all four items available through march 21st. i'm landon dowdy. 4 things to know as you head out the door. u.s. military officials say they are committed to maintaining south korea's defense. they deployed fighter jets there in an apparent show of force against the north. with the republican primaries on the way, the candidates bracing for town hall
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time specials. ben carson and marco rubio will tear in a cnn. and senior deputy patrick daly died in a shooting in abington, maryland last week. and the d.c. council will vote on a hearing for the fire department. that is the broadcast this morning. appreciate you waking up with us. >> "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes with w
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good morning. the government versus the tech giant. apple's ceo vows to fight a judge's order forcing it to hack into the iphone of one of the san bernardino killers. is the company taking a stand for its customers or making it harder for law enforcement to keep us safe? southern discomfort. the republican presidential candidates brawl in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary. even the president gets in on the action. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. >> donald trump, quick to respond. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran, because you would have been a one-term president. >> fresh polls from south carolina and nevad


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