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insulator problem. fire crews were called after the insulator started sfas eed spar. metro tells us there was never any smoke or fire emergency but they did have to shut down bethesda station for 45 minutes. again, everything back to normal tonight. church services interrunted in riverdale park today after a carbon monoxide leak. 60 people were attending services inside the refreshing spring church of god when they started feeling sick. emts had to rush six people to the hospital. they were all expected to be okay. firefighters found high levels of carbon monoxide inside the church. they shut down the hvac system. washington gas also responded to the scene. a soggy morning on the national mall. there's some rain showers today, of course, that you saw, but we are expecting a lot more for the workweek. amelia is com
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you're watching news4 at 6:00. >> right now a group of leaders from d.c., maryland, and virginia are in cuba. our own david culver was thered a d.c. mayor muriel bowser and the delegation arrived. they're on a networking visit looking for economic and cultural opportunities. delegations like this are becoming more common since relations between the u.s. and
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cuba were reestablished. president obama will visit in march. david culver will have more on the local delegation's trip. his live reports start tomorrow on news4 at 5:00. their budget proposals that defy traditional partisan divides. both chambers of the virginia general assembly unveiled their budget proposals today. the gop proposals include raises for state workers and more money for public schools. the gop did not include money to cut the corporate income tax which governor mcauliffe wanted. they also refused to expand medicaid. ak you a life said he believes a bipartisan agreement can be reached. they're calling it the francis effect. more than 1300 people took one more step towards joining the catholic church today. cardinal donald wuerl presided over a special ceremony. several new catholics said they were inspired to join the faith after the pope's
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officially initiated and receive their sacraments at easter. on again, off again, rain today, and, boy, there just seems to be a lot more in store for the workweek. >> yeah. so at least tomorrow as we head back to work and school, it's going to be a dry day from start to finish. not the case though on tuesday, wednesday, main even dealing with a little bit more rain on thursday. so here is the latest. find the umbrella for tuesday, keep it handy on wednesday. thursday there's the chance of some lingering rain showers maybe transitioning to some snow showers but we're looking at little or no accumulation. just some conversational snow potentially around on thursday, and only a chance at that. after the system exits midweek, it's cold friday intohe weekend and blustery as well, especially on friday. but the weather having a low impact on your monday. cooler with a mix of clouds and sun throughout the day. our high today was 57 and currently temperatures are in the upper 40s and 50s across the aa.
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48 in frederick and 54 back in manassas. some areas of drizzle still out there. some scattered rain showers, all that comes to an end around midnight. tomorrow know it's cold at the bus stop with the temperature around 42. maybe some patchy isolated fog, especially in parts of southern maryland and over around annapolis. i'm giving recess a "b" just because it's chilly but compared to tuesday and wednesday, it should probably get an "a." by dismissal temperatures in the low 50s and we'll have plenty of clouds across the area. want to show you the rain tuesday and wednesday with future weather. here we are at 9:00 a.m. notice future weather already bringing showers into the area. drizzle and showers are likely on tuesday. they could arrive as early as 7:00, 8:00 a.m., they could potentially hold off until the midday hours. nonetheless, we'll be tracking rain tuesday afternoon and evening, and we're going to be keeping a close eye tuesday as well as wednesday for a bit
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wintry mix but for 90% of us it's only rain. wednesday morning, maybe some dry time but that gives way to more rain showers around the mid to late morning hours on wednesday and then some heavy rain potentially wednesday night. so a high on tuesday of 46. so it's chilly, it's damp. definitely want the warmer jacket on tuesday. you're dealing with wet roads especially during the evening commute. exercise, you will want the rain gear. it's going to be chilly, maybe some light running gloves. a recess could be indoors tuesday as well as wednesday. wednesday though the warmest day out of the workweek with the high temperature near 60 degrees keeping a close eye on i-81 for the potential of a wintry mix. could include isolated pockets of sleet and freezing rain and heavy rain looking likely for everybody wednesday night, maybe some lingering rain/snow showers on thursday. 54 degrees. it's windy on friday. that 43, erika, feels more like 20s and 30s with the winds and next weekend at least it's dry but it's looking chil
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highs. >> thank you, amelia. still ahead, terps turn it around. plus, the closest finish ever at nascar's biggest race. carol is up next. (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk. give us a plan.
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this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. >> big win for the terps. >> yeah. >> they needed it. >> they had two-game losing
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streak and their coach today said that felt like two months because that's how they were just desperate for a win at home. mark turgeon said he needed to get the terps' confidence up, get them playing better. surviving a furious michigan team today, that definitely was a step in the right direction. to the xfinity center. gold rush. first half maryland up 13. passer robert carter jr. who drives the lane, contact and-one. terps led by as many as 16. second half, wolverines clawing their way back in. zach irvin, the floater to go and then the inbounds, they catch maryland sleeping. the bucket ties the game at 47. a few plays later it's a two-point game. pass over to the junior knocking down a three. later in the half, terps back on top. rasheed sulaimon. terps up 8.
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off the maryland miss, wolverines on the run. all alone for the slam. 25 points in the game. michigan within two. coach turgeon did not smile much. layman's three off the mark but robert carter, jr. with the follow-up slam. 27 points for carter, jr. maryland holds on and ends the two-game losing skid with an 86-82 victory. an encouraged and thirsty coach turgeon after the game. >> i want to get back to being us and who we are -- do you got water for me -- just be who we are. were we desperate? i don't think so. but we were dialed in so -- but we've been dialed in most of the year. >> good time of year to be dialed in. one of the kids doing their own thing,g w. they host la salle today. colonials rocking and
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later in the first, ball worked around to garino. knocks down a three. 7b 7 of 7 for 19 points. tyler cavanaugh, you've got it, top of the key. big-time up gw at half. second half colonials could not miss. cavanaugh again with a three. he was feeling it. game high 22 points for him. gw shoots 70% from three as a team. they crushed 90-50. some more a-10 action. dave paulson and george mason on the road visiting umass. otis livingston comes up with the steal. patriots on the break. livingston passes ahead to deandre abram for the slam. great pass from livingston. abram finishes off. he had 13. mason down 8. it's a six-point game. hines on the drive. nice move. pretty layup off the glass. 17 points. late he
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five. old zool with the hook shot. mason within three. he's good enough you have to pronounce his name right. umass beats mason 70-64. rutgers know they have their hands full as the sexth ranked maryland women invade. pass over to confoy. you cannot leave her open. she hits that three. maryland up by four. a couple plays later, quick pass to walker kembo. maryland up 13 at the break. in the third, walker kembo off the glass with contact. 21 points for her. maryland beats rutgers 73-58 the final. day ttona 500 is, wait for , 500 miles long. >> thank you, carol. >> it takes four hours to complete. so
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4 hours, first place today decided by four inches. closest finish in daytona 500 history. dale earnhardt, jr. the overwhelming favorite to win. with 30 laps to go, he works into the top ten. but then he just loses it. no contact from any other car. he hits the wall. the sport's most popular driver and fans not happy as it brings an end to his day. jump ahead to the final lap now. we have got some controversy. matt kenseth in the lead. denny hamlin at the top of the track making a move. kenseth tries to cut him off, but hamlin able to get low. kenseth would fall back and it is a race between hamlin and martin truex jr. trading paint as they approach the finish line and it is hamlin by a nose! what a finish. closest in history. hamli
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daytona 500 winner. history on the track. history in the making on the ice. you're washington capitals, the first team with 90 points through 57 games. first since the 1979-1908 flyers. t.j. oshie scored his 17th goal of the season but an unlikely hero won it for the caps. brooks orpik scored his first ever game-winning goal. caps host the coyotes tomorrow night. from a game winner to a showstopper. ryan kerrigan joining us tonight. we'll talk about staying motivated in the off-season and how a year ago he was in kirk cousins shoes. ryan kerrigan, coming in studio to join the round table. i have a lot of questions for him. >> i'm sure you do. we look forward to it. thank you, carol. he's known as
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tonight the stars come out for a special tribute for acclaimed director james burrows. watch tonight followed by news4 at 11:00. he directed sitcoms for more than four decades. he co-created cheers and worked on "friends" and "will and grace." that's the news for now. we will see you tonight for news4 at 11:00. good night, everybody.
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>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. good evening. on a night when donald trump is still riding high off a big victory in south carolina and jeb bush is out of the race, the question tonight, does trump have the republican nomination locked up, or can he, will he be stopped? and in the democratic race, a similar question. is hillary clinton slowly making her way to the nomination with a win in nevada yesterday? we begin tonight with katy tur in atlanta, where trump held a rally today. >> it's beautiful, thank you. >> reporter: donald trump's grip on the nomination is getting tighter, and he knows it. to a crowd of more than 5,000 in atlanta. >> we won with
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people, short people, fat people, skinny people. just won. >> reporter: trump sweeping all of south carolina's congressional districts, banking all of the states' 50 del grats, despite marco rubio's high profile endorsement and ted cruz focus on evangelicals. 34% to cruz's 26%. trump may have won, but it was a rocky week starting with him calling the last republican president a liar. >> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction. >> reporter: by thursday, smearing the pope as disgraceful. >> no leader, especially a religious leader should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. >> reporter: and on friday, in his last rally before the vote, recounting an internet myth praising mass killing by a u.s. general more than a century ago. >> and he took the 50 terrorists, and he took 50 men, and he dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood. >> reporter: exit polls showing that like in new hampshire, the majority of trump's voters
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meaning his myriad of controversies and outrageous statements just didn't matter. and nighter do his inconsistencies. on republican hot button issues like funding planned parenthood. >> planned parenthood does a lot of good -- a really good job in a lot of different areas but not on abortion. so i'm not going to fund it if it's doing the abortion. i am not going to fund it. >> reporter: and what he meant in a 2002 howard stern radio interview where he staid he supported the iraq invasion. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. >> reporter: today unable to clarify where he stood. >> i really don't even know what, because it was a long time ago and who knows what was inside my head. >> reporter: that same exit polling showed nearly half of south carolina voters did not decide until the last minute and they mostly did not decide for donald trump. that means going forward, since the field is winnowing, he's going to have to gain not just maintain support. and if this crowd here in georgia is any indication, the campaign is comfort they'll be able to do that. >> thanks so much. among t
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momentum for hillary clinton today after caucus voters in nevada decided to place their bets on her. clinton's victory over bernie sanders puts her in a stronger position going into the democratic primary in south carolina next saturday. we get more on that tonight from kristen welker. >> reporter: hillary clinton riding a wave of fresh momentum. >> is this a great night or what? >> reporter: after a decisive victory in critical nevada. >> some may have doubted us, abobut we never doubted each other. >> reporter: to bernie sanders, the loss is a big blow, today courting african-american voters at a baptist church in south carolina. >> reporter: and it was black voters who largely delivered clpt's victory, choosing her by a chopping 76% to 22% after she aggressively engaged them. and rallying with congressman jim clyburn and morgan freeman, who released a new ad today. >>
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with us. >> reporter: secretary clinton's embrace of president obama's policies as well as her increasingly up close and personal style may have also propelled her, evident during the nsnbc telemundo town hall, speaking to a woman who's husband had been deported. >> i want to tell you i will end the three and ten-year bar provision so that you do not have to face that ever again. >> reporter: but there were also obstacles she must overcome. latinos chose sanders by single digits, and younger voters picked the vermont voter by 72%. >> we will do well when young people, when working class people come out. >> reporter: today clinton celebrating her victory, but also questioning some polls, showing a sanders' lead among latinos. >> there's a lot of evidence we did very, very well with every group of voter. >> reporter: both candidates now looking forward to south carolina, where clinton has a big lead and super tuesday when 12 states will be in play. >> if she w
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she will do, then she's going to have tremendous momentum going into next weekend and the super tuesday states. so i think it's just a real problem for bernie sanders. >> reporter: clinton is now on a two-day fund-raising swing in california, and while sanders outraised clinton for the first time last month, clinton has more than twice what sanders has on hand. kate. >> kristen welker, out of las vegas. thank you. when we come back, one little girl's emotional plea for president obama. you totaled your brand new car. nobody's hurt, but there will still be pain. it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay three quarters of what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do? drive three quarters of a car? now if you had liberty mutual new car replacement, you'd get your whole car back. i guess they don't want you driving around on three wheels. smart. with liberty mutual new car replacement, we'll replace the full value of your car.
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this is of course president obama's last year in office, a fact that has at least one of his supporters quite upset. watch what happens when this 4-year-old girl's grandmother, caprina harris, explains that mr. obama will no longer be the president. >> no! >> i know. he can only serve two terms, and his term is up. >> no! no! >> it's okay. we've got to vote for another president. >> i'm not ready. >> huh? >> i'm not ready for a new one. >> the video has had well over 2 million views on facebook. even the president himself responded, saying, the girl should dry her tears because i'm not going anywhere and that once i leave the whiho
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when she grows up, she can get involved right alongside me. speaking of the president, a pair of bald eagles who happened to be known as mr. president and the first lady are nesting a pair of eggs at the national arboretum in washington, seen her on a 24-hour eagle cam. they're expected to hatch in the middle of next month. the eagles built their nest in 2014 and raised one eagle last year. these are the first bald eagles to nest in the national arboretum in almost 70 years. and that will do it for "nbc nightly news" on this sunday. lester holt will be here tomorrow. i'm kate snow reporting from new york, and i'll see you tomorrow on msnbc from nevada on the eve of the republican caucus. for all of us here at nbc news, have a great night.
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what is going on? why are they calling for crime scene tape? i felt helpless. i started crying and screaming because i knew it was my worst fear. >> a beloved couple found murdered. >> it definitely seemed to be personal. >> their bodies found in their home along with a lifetime of curiosities. >> i remember seeing bayonets and cannonballs and all kinds of stuff. >> was there any connection between the memorabilia and the murder? >> did you ever wonder about that stuff there?

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