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>> the next president of the united states, donald trump! >> reporter: no warning, chris christie and donald trump just showed up together in if the worth. >> america, america must have a strong leader again that can restore american jobs, that can restore american confidence, and donald trump is just the man to do it. >> reporter: and trump can beat hillary clinton, christie said. >> and i think that this is the one endorsement that i felt very strongly about i wanted to get. >> reporter: before he dropped out christie had battled trump. now the fight is for super tuesday. >> i want texas to be trump country on tuesday. >> reporter: last night's debate was fiery. for ted cruz winning at home on tuesday in texas is a must. >> if donald trump is our nominee, hillary will be very difficult to beat. >> reporter: marco rubio is in super tuesday attack trump mode. >> the charade is up. this is a con job. we unmasked him last night, and let me tell you, it's time for you to unmask him as well.
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rubio as melting down. >> it's rubio! >> reporter: democrat hillary clinton had hoped for today's spotlight. >> thank you. i need your vote tomorrow. >> reporter: in south carolina where the primary is tomorrow, clinton has the support of african-americans, the key to a win. >> thank you very much for coming. >> reporter: bernie sanders is seen by many blacks in south carolina as unproven. back to the gop. if donald trump is the nominee, could chris christie be his running mate? christie said today, kiping in mind he was just trying to get the presidential nomination, christie said today his plan is to remain the governor of new jersey until his term ends in 2018. live from columbia, south carolina, steve handelsman, news4. >> thanks, steve. that heated back and forth in this race appears to be a turnoff for some of the voters in virginia only four days before super tuesday. 11 states on that day will cast ballots. the commonwealth is o
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battleground state. bureau reporter david culver caught up with some voters in haymarket today. >> reporter: in what is everyone's hometown, or so the sign says -- >> i'm not interested in hearing name-calling and insults. >> reporter: inside the fashion forward salon, voters like diane gray see today's campaign rhetoric as backwards and divisive. still, she's got her pick. >> i was leaning toward bernie sanders. however, i don't think he's going to be able to accomplish his agenda. i just don't think it's realistic, so i will vote for hillary. >> the name-calling, i just don't like that. >> reporter: a self-described democrat down to two. >> kasich and hillary. >> reporter: in the neighboring cupcake heaven and cafe, this will be student kaitlyn's mccutchen's first time voting for president. >> bernie sanders is my plan at the moment. >> reporter: the most recent
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clinton a 17-point lead over sanders in virginia. the same poll puts donald trump at 38%, ted cruz and marco rubio at 15% and 13% respectively. john kasich and ben carson tied at 8%. >> there's a lot of pockets of trump supporters and i'm not discounting mr. trump. i think he's brought a very interesting element that was needed to be brought because it's bringing out what people think. >> reporter: we met mom of three stephanie taylor. she tells me she favors more conservative values. >> and i think from what i have heard ted cruz is probably in the top of that category. i know marco rubio as well is very conservative. >> reporter: and sitting inside giuseppe's italian restaurant chuck graves tunes out the debates relying on words of wisdom. >> mother always told me if you don't vote, you can't complain. >> inhaymarket, virginia, david culver. >> we wanted to know which republican candidate if any you think is acting the most presidential. here is a look at the results so
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the above. some political mischief in the maryland senate race but it's not clear who is to blame for it. democratic candidate chris van hollen's website is van hollen.org, but if you type chris van hollen.org, you are redirected to the page of his primary rival, donna edwards. her campaign told the capitol news service they have no connection with that redirect. that domain is registered to somebody in new zealand. van hollen's campaign spokeswoman says van hollen is, in her words, confident that misleading vote wers these kind of tactics only reinforces that he is the best choice for maryland families in this senate campaign. metro transit police are out in force inspecting trains as part of their beefed up patrols. it comes hours after officers busted a teenager they say was involved in a brawl last month at g
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riding the rails. derrick word joins us from l'enfant plaza with more on that arrest. derrick? >> reporter: doreen, if you're riding through l'enfant plaza today, you might notice a stepped up police presence, and it might make you nervous but it's actually there for the complete opposite reason, to make you feel safe. this in light of some violent incidents that have happened on metro in the past few weeks including the one that happened last month that had a development already just today. an arrest at the tenley metro station on the red line this morning. police picked up a teen who was part of a group ordered by a judge to stay away from the subway system. transit police already patrolling the station thought he looked familiar, so they stopped him. >> and determined that, in fact, he was one of the six of the students who is under a stay-away order by the superior court. >> reporter: he had been among a group of wilson students. one of the students punched a 35-year-old man and that the group set upon t
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that incident and other recent violent crimes has riders worried. >> i have been concerned hearing the things on the news about people who have been getting assaulted on the metro, and it kind of makes me feel a little uneasy. >> sometimes you see young adults out here on the platform, and they're unruly. >> reporter: in response, transit police will be stepping up their presence on trains by stepping onto them. on this day in l'enfant plaza, some riders were worried at first about the high police presence thinking there was a threat. some found kmpt in knowing it was all about trying to deter any threats. >> i guess i feel safer seeing them. >> when i saw the officers presence, i felt more safe. >> reporter: still other passengers said they were worried that the effort would not be long term enough to make any difference. metro's made some moves in police personnel to get more officers on foot patrols in the system, but the police can't be everywhere and this rider says personal safety requires some personal responsibility. >> just be cautious, you know. police are
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everybody 24/7. >> reporter: now, this effort was taking place at l'enfant plaza today. it willing going on throughout the system in the coming days. as for that stay-away order for the teens, this is first time metro was gotten one against juveniles. they will stay in place at least until those kids go to trial in april. we're live at l'enfant plaza, derrick word, news4. jim, back to you. >> thanks. the national weather service now confirms seven tornadoes touched down in virginia on wednesday. volunteers and donations are now pouring into the small town of waverly, virginia. that's where a toddler and two men were killed in the storms on that day. officials say people are driving to the area. they're dropping off water, food, and toiletries. the red cross, the salvation army, and local churches are all helping people who lost their homes in the tornado there. volunteers are also helping with
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over some of the homes that were damaged. a blast of winter weather in the mountains overnight as the tail end of that system moved through with all the cold air. snowshoe mountain in west virginia got more than a foot of snow. these pictures were taken by the ski resort this morning. it's expected to be a busy weekend on the slopes up there. let's get right to doug with a look at what we can expect down here in the valley, doug. >> down from 5,000 feet, they're at 5,000 feet, and, yeah, they got snow all day yesterday. for us we saw a few snowflakes yesterday but today it's the cold. but look at this. a beautiful way to end the day. high, wispy cirrus clouds. take a look at the numbers. 36 degrees right now in d.c. 32 degrees hagerstown. 40 in richmond. but with the wind, the wind has really been the factor. gusting 30 miles an hour still at this hour in d.c. 24 in leesburg. 24 in fredericksburg, and 26
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the windchills right now down around 20 degrees in many areas. so a very cold night for sure. but that's it. a chilly night, a much nicer weekend. some areas even getting near 60, but guess what, kids? winter not over yet. talk about that in my full forecast a little bit later on. >> thanks, doug. if you're about to head out the door, you might want to avoid route 1. at least five people were injured in a violent crash there. four cars were involved. one of them ended up on its side. route 1 at buckman road was closed in both directions late this afternoon. police are now there directing traffic, so you certainly can expect some delays. investigators are still trying to piece together a motive after a man killed three co-workers in kps before he was killed by police. authorities served cedric ford with a protective order just 90 minutes before he opened fire at a lawnmower factory where he worked yesterday. happened in the rural town of
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hesston. three people were killed, 14 others were wounded. workers who survived recounted the chaos. >> everybody was running, people were screaming, people were crying. we just didn't know what to do. >> today the governor of kansas praised the officer who shot and killed that gunman. 200 to 300 people were inside the factory at the time. after two years of discussion, some heated debate, pepco and exelon can now go ahead and merge, but some conditions must first be met. the d.c. public service commission today voted 2-to-1 for the $7 billion merger once those conditions are met. both companies are required to agree to several changes, including solar power and financial accounting methods. the companies say the merger will help pepco improve their platio operations. opponents say the agreement holds no lasting benefits for those who pay the rates.
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the emotional outburst in court as a former d.c. police officer is sentenced for sex assault. the zika virus continues to grab headlines. we'll report on the impact it's having on pregnant women in the u.s. and donald trump steals the spotlight again. nbc's chuck todd joins us next as we go in depth on a big endorsement. how do you stay on top of your health? ahh... ahh... cigna customers have plan choices and tools to take control. so they're more engaged, with fewer high health risks and lower medical costs. take control of your health at cigna dot com slash take control.
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here is the difference between me and donald on this one. he thinks the government and he is going to make america great. what i know is america is already great because of the american people. you need a strong, tough leader to restore america's greatness, and this is the best person to do that. >> back now. governor christie's surprise, i guess, endorsement of
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trump. >> "meet the press" moderator chuck todd joins us. >> it's interesting, jim, you said -- i'm trying to decide if i'm surprised or not. on one hand, i'm not surprised he didn't endorse marco rubio, okay? and if you look at the campaign christie ran, he ran against the two senators. he constantly said those two senators, they don't know what they're -- so where else was he going to go? i guess he could have gone john kasich. i think the surprise was that he became -- he is now the validater in the establishment for donald trump, and i think that's what's surprising folks is that, wow, of all people to become the validater, the guy who bucked his own party and appointed, i believe, the first muslim-american to a judgeship in new jersey, endorsing the guy who is calling for a ban on all muslims, temporary ban on all muslims. that's the part of this i think is hard for some people to put their arms around. >> what does chris christie get out of the deal? >> i'd be --
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ticket. trump is going to need somebody and personawise, they are similar in their bombasticness sometimes. christie is a little more grounded in policy than trump is but -- >> christie and rubio apparently don't like each other very much. rubio must hate him even more now because today should have been his day, don't you think? >> this was becoming about marco rubio. it is funny you say this and people that know christie well say he can take things personally. the campaign that ran the ad that undid christie in new hampshire was marco rubio's. he has a long memory. it absolutely has stepped on. endorsements i think can be overrated but the timing of this one, real stomach punch. rubio is going to be the lead for all of us tonight. rubio's taking on trump. that was our story tonight at 6:00 and 6:30. no, now it's chris christie endorses trump. >> any behind the scenes stuff on who
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>> that's what i'm trying to find out more about. look, this is a -- we're seeing a sophistication inside the trump campaign i think some of us didn't believe was there, and this is what front-runners do. you have a bag of tricks, and can you pull one out when you need one? and the fact they had this in their pocket, you can't help -- because the timing is too perfect. it wouldn't have been an accident. this is a much more sophisticated campaign than you realized. >> you have to give them props. >> it was well orchestrated. >> who do you have this weekend? >> cruz, kasich, and we'll probably add one or two. and chris christie. we have a primary tomorrow and 17 more endorsements may come between now and then. >> thank you, chuck. >> as always, you can watch "meet the press" on sunday morning at 10:30 right here on news4. new fallout tonight from an i-team
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as congress investigates whether the government is squandering taxpayers' money on things like cars and gasoline. scott macfarlane here now with more details on that. >> it was a few months ago an i-team investigation revealed more than $2 million in taxpayer money was stolen by federal workers who used their government purchase cards to buy gasoline for their personal cars. we found a series of cases in the d.c. area and nationwide including on military bases, among public safety workers, even an employee of arlington national cemetery. the feds caught some of the crooks in the act and ordered them to repay the treasury but our report got the attention of the u.s. house oversight committee today which says it's an indication the government is vulnerable in part because it may have too many vehicles and too many workers carrying those gas cards. more than 600,000 cars owned or leased by the feds and thousands of them, the committee said today, aren't even used. the committee's chairman said the u.s. government should thin out the fleet. >> all
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amounts of money, but you add it up, you're talking about a fleetwide considerable savings that could be realized for the taxpayer. >> also today the federal agency that oversees so many of those government vehicles, the general services administration, told the congressional committee they are taking steps to get out of some of their more, quote, costly leases of cars. doreen? >> scott macfarlane, thank you. the zika virus has been confirmed in nine pregnant women in the united states. ten additional reports are being investigated. of those nine confirmed cases, three babies have been born, one with a brain defect. there have been two miscarriages and two women chose to have abortions. a new task force is also being formed in virginia to fight zika. governor terry mcauliffe says much of it will rely on mosquito surveillance and control programs. the announcement comes as other countries try to combat the spread of zika. this is new video in from havana, cuba, as
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building to building. president raul castro ordered 9,000 troops and officers to fumigate against the mosquitos. a local man busted for his eighth dui. he's now heading back to prison, but some people say the punishment is not tough enough. the first test ride of the d.c. streetcar here on h street. i'm adam tuss on
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for a cup of coffee just because you're a woman. so why does congress think it's ok that women get paid 20% less than a man for doing the same job? i'll fight for pay equity, to protect planned parenthood, choice for women, and expand paid and family leave. now some politicians will belittle this as a women's agenda. more proof that we just need more women in congress. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message.
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and now your storm team4 forecast. >> and that forecast a cold one tonight, but then it gets a lot warmer as we head into the weekend. take a look outside right now. i mean, this is really just a beautiful, beautiful shot, almost like painting out there right now across the area. lots of nice beautiful oranges as we look at just some high cirrus clouds trying to move through on our city cam. sunset tonight was at 5:57, so just about a half
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winds gusting 25 to 30 miles an hour. but the winds will subside. temperatures dropping through the 30s. by 11:00, it will be a cold night. windchills already down to 19 for a windchill in gaithersburg. 27 in manassas. 23 in martinsburg. and right now camp springs at 25 degrees. so it's a cold night for sure on this friday. if you're heading out maybe to dinner, maybe to the movies, if you're heading out around the chevy chase area, it's going to be a cold one for you. less wind, still cold tonight. 30 to 34 degrees. if you're taking the kids out to dinner, dress them nice and warm too. on the radar, there's no rain, there's no snow to mention, at least not today, and really not for the next couple days. we're entering a nice quiet pattern across the region. one area that has not been quiet is just to the west. we have the cold air. the flow coming from the northwest, but the mountains just eat up all that moisture, and they do so in such a way that they provide snow.
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up 14 nvens inches of snow. liberty, 24 to 30-inch base. good ski weather this weekend. here is shoe snow at 56 trails, 14 inches of new snow over the last 24 to 36 hours. so they've been loving this pattern there, and this weekend is looking like a good one for skiing. tonight a cold night. 25 gaithersburg. 26 in fredericksburg. again, not the wind chills. these are the actual temperatures tonight, so you know it's going to be on the cold side. this weekend exercising looking really good for that. everybody in the green here. hiking, doing a little biking maybe on sunday. sunday going to be up near 60. if you are thinking about maybe skiing, doing a little ice skating, looking absolutely perfect for that. once again a very nice weekend and a great start to early next week. near 60 on sunday. a little breezy on sunday. winds 15 to 25 miles an hour, but they're out of the south so it helps to warm us. on monday 59 degrees. and then on tuesday we get to 64. that's the warmest of the day. we've got a storm on wednesday, another storm onr
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little bit of snow. way too early to tell what's going on but we'll continue to monitor for it. i'll have it for you at 6:45. we're following breaking news at the live desk from the district. one person has been hit by a metro train at the l'enfant plaza metro station. we're told -- we're hearing this person is being taken to the hospital right now and that there are delays in both directions on the blue, orange, and silver lines. now, we don't know the circumstances of how this person was hit, but news4's derrick ward just arrived on the scene. he is trying to get us some live pictures of what's going on. you want to keep your nbc washington app very handy. we'll be pushing out alerts, and as soon as derrick gets those pictures up, we'll be bringing them to you live. vance? >> thanks, chris. new dashcam video shows the crash involving a drunk driver. tonight some people say the punishment rendered to him does not fit the crime.
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18 years for a former d.c. police officer who pled guilty to sexually say althouassaultin teenagers. and the long awaited d.c. streetcar rolls out this weekend. it will be free at first but we'll tell but some of the ideas
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for a cup of coffee just because you're a woman. so why does congress think it's ok that women get paid 20% less than a man for doing the same job? i'll fight for pay equity, to protect planned parenthood, choice for women, and expand paid and family leave. now some politicians will belittle this as a women's agenda. more proof that we just need more women in congress. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message.
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an emotional outburst in court today from a father of a young girl who was sexually assaulted. >> former d.c. police officer darrell best was sentenced to 18 years in prison for assaulting two girls that he met at church where he was also a pastor. but as news4's mark is he graves reports now, the judge wanted to hand down a much stiffer sentence. >> reporter: emotions were high inside the federal courtroom today. more than 40 friends of the former d.c. police officer and pastor darrell best were there as a sign of support, including two former
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there were also family members of the victims, including this man, who said his daughter was one of the victims. he lashed out at those who were in court to support best. >> [ bleep ]. they supported a pervert. yo >> reporter: he yelled and cursed at best. court officers removed him from the courtroom but judge reggie walton agreed the 18-year sentence wasn't enough. you should be put away for life, judge walton told best. best had admitted to sexually assaulting two teenage girls, one inside this church where he was a pastor and the other inside police headquarters. the judge said the only reason he was accepting the plea deal of 18 years was to spare the victims of the trauma of having to testify in public. the sister of one of the victims told the judge, i still see the pain in my sister
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and added her sister no longer feels safe going to church. judge walton sympathized with the victims' families saying, i can understand how a child who has betrayed by her minister can give up on god. best will serve 18 years in prison and will be restricted from being alone with minors for the rest of his life. in the district, mark segraves, news4. a second woman has been sexually assaulted in the alexandria section of fairfax county. police say she was walking near richmond highway and claiborne avenue about 11:00 wednesday night. a man approached her. he inappropriately touched her and then exposed himself. she ran away. that crime comes days after another attack just a few miles away. three miles away, in fact. police have now named a suspect in that case. edwin ponce martinez is wanted in connection to a burglary and rape on blankenship road. he's accused of breaking into a woman's apartment early saturday morning and raping her. police say he got in through a
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after years of delay, the district's long-awaited streetcar program is about to launch. with your first chance to ride, that will come tomorrow. in new line runs along the bustling h street corridor in northeast d.c. initially and for a while, it will be free. our transportation reporter adam tuss has a preview. >> reporter: tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m., you get your chance to ride the d.c. streetcar. today though we are taking you along for the first test ride. yes, the first ride up and down h street in northeast, a smooth one. also a chance to check out the inside. from the outside the streetcars don't look that big, but you step inside and you start to get a little better understanding of the room that's actually in here. 150 people can fit inside the streetcar seated and standing. >> 203 departing
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>> reporter: from one end to the other, it should take you about 20 minutes. it will be free at first and once the fare is finally set it could be a sort of honor system where you pay on the street, get a ticket, and keep that ticket with you. periodically someone could come and check the ticket. opinions on the streetcar, well, let's just say there are plenty. >> i hate them and they ain't even started running. >> it's not going to help me. it may help other people. >> reporter: but for raymond patterson, a lifelong resident of h street, someone who remembers riding the old street cars here, he sees potential. >> it's going to create jobs. if they got something that's going to create jobs and help the people out, it will make the place a better place to stay in. >> third and h doors opening on the right. >> reporter: the streetcar is touted not just as a transit line but something that will spur economic development. that has already happened here. h street has changed. the next chapter in this long saga though starts tomorrow.
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adam tuss, news4. and adam will be there for that debut tomorrow. you can watch his live reports tomorrow morning on news4 beginning at 8:30. still to come tonight a repeat dui offender heading back to prison. we will hear from the man he almost killed, and we'll report why the victim says the justice system failed him. and you can call it a sign of the times. how a local artist is helping preserve history inside the smithsonian's newest museum. and still cold tomorrow but not night as cold. 32 degrees to start off at 7:00 a.m. but rising to 46 degrees. much warmer weather moving our way. yeah, we've got some storms to talk about too. i'm see new a minute.
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all this week we've been giving you a look at the soon to open national museum of african-american history and culre
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us with a story of a local artist who is helping bring music to life inside the museum. barbara? >> well, vance, he's not a musician but an artist who is resurrecting some of the most iconic pieces of history that have a connection to music. his anacostia studio is not that far from the new museum and that studio is one of the few places in the country with an artist who works in neon. neon is nothing new, it was a sign of the times in the '40s and '50s and ret trro fascinati has kept it glowing. it has dotted our landscape for decades calling out to us to come on in. it's not surprising neon will find a home in the museum of african-american history and culture. signs like this one evoked some pretty powerful memories of times gone by. minton's playhouse in its
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heyday was one of the places to go for jazz. >> there are people who had been there and reminisce. >> reporter: and dizzy gillespie, charlie parker, duke ellington, miles davis, and many, many more. those jazz greats are gone now, but their music lives on. preserving something as simple as this neon sign can say come on in, calling museum guests to learn about the music and people who played it. >> this will be a rich place and, you know, a place where people can think about all those cafes and music houses where these stories happened and minton's is one of them. >> reporter: making neon signs is an art and a craft. at this little shop in anacostia, artist craig kraft has made a business of creating and repairing neon signs. his workshop is filled with neon art in various stages of creation. he's often sought out by museums across the country to
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restore pieces of significance. minton's playhouse signs because one of the more recent and difficult reconstructions. >> the job was so big we couldn't haul the signs back here. we did the work at the smithsonian warehouse. >> reporter: he says a job like this is more than replacing brokenubintubing. >> it's an elaborate process. you have your wiring that has to be inspected, ul inspected. >> even more difficult was this sign, the soul train iconic logo. this one will bring back memories to a lot of people. >> so when you're out at a party and you see people form two lines and they dance down the middle, that's the soul train line, and it came from that show. >> the soul train sign was the worst, it was of the most complicated. it was just a stack of a hundred tubes in like a 12 foot by 10 foot area that made up that image. so it was daunting. >> reporter: his team worked on
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repairing tubes and replacing wiring. and one more sign sure to evoke memories at the museum, this one, not music, but millinery. hats, from church to presidential inaugurations, the ones worn by great ladies in african-american history. craig kraft says he can't wait to see the signs as they take their place in the knew african-american museum of history and culture. >> i see it as our cultural history and an important part of it, and it was bail an honor and a privilege to work on it. >> a lot of unexpected things there. amazing things there. the museum will open its doors september 24th. the grand opening will include a week of celebration with celebrity guests from around the country and no doubt there will be a lot of music that week. for extended coverage of what's inside the museum open the nbc washington app and search black history. >> looking forward to going there because it's just -- and we thank you for your reports. it's just some amazing and wonderf
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that are being preserved there. >> so interesting to see the behind the scenes of how they're put together. >> we loved it. it's going to be an interactive museum. a lot of things you see will lead to you something else, you'll want to open something or do something. it will be quite an interesting place to go. >> i wish we could go back to the time when women wore hats all the time. remember that time? your mom probably never went out the house without a hat on. >> i know. >> just bring it back. >> i like looking at them. i don't like wearing them. >> thank you, barbara. >> thank you, barbara. still ahead, a maryland casino is offering the opportunity of a lifetime. how you could win a free trip to space. >> our -- are ignition interlocks the a
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for a cup of coffee just because you're a woman. so why does congress think it's ok that women get paid 20% less than a man for doing the same job? i'll fight for pay equity, to protect planned parenthood, choice for women, and expand paid and family leave. now some politicians will belittle this as a women's agenda. more proof that we just need more women in congress. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message. we've got some new information on that breaking news we brought you just a few minutes ago about the person who was hit by a metro train at the l'enfant plaza station. the metro transit police are telling us they've gotten a look at some of the camera footage and it shows this was
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intentionally got in front of that train, and they're considering this a rescue operation at this time. we should tell you trains are single tracking on the blue, orange, and silver lines between federal center and the smithsonian due to that incident. they have also got about a block of d street southwest closed off due to the investigation. doreen? >> chris lawrence, thank you. dashcam video shows a montgomery county police officer getting swiped by a drunk driver. a drunk driver with multiple prior convictions. he got some prison time, but many wonder why he was still able to get behind the wheel that night. news4's chris gordon has the story. >> reporter: this police dashcam video taken last october shows officer michael murphy at a traffic stop hit by a passing suv. despite rib injuries, the officer pursued the hit and run driver down clapper road. >> you hit me with your car and you didn't stop. toud ce
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35-year-old lenwood saunders, pleaded guilty. his sentence, three years for driving under the influence and cocaine possession. he has at least four prior drunk driving convictions. this happened just two months before officer noah leotta died from injuries when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver. leotta's family wants maryland to pass noah's law requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers. montgomery county's top prosecutor john mccarthy says it wouldn't have stopped lenwood saunders from driving drunk the night he injured officer murphy. i'm not sure that that law will solve all situations, and in this instance i don't think it would have helped us at all. he wasn't driving his own car. he was driving somebody else's car. >> reporter: but supporters of noah's law say that it will begin to save lives as soon as it becomes law. chris gordon, news4. you can forget about hitting the jackpot. if you really want to win something, next time y
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win a trip to space. >> what? >> yes, indeed, doug. it's a promotion that starts next week. it's just for you. reward members can earn entries by playing games between maench 1st and the 26th. four people will win a trip into space with one of several companies who are currently testing their flight vehicles. drawings will take place every saturday night in march. other prizing include zero gravity flights and trips to the kennedy space center. >> really cool. >> you might want to win one of them. >> because who knows if you win and you live long nuenough for e space ships to actually take you up there but maybe you can transfer it to your kids. >> do you know the game? >> no, doug, i'm not sure. >> just making sure. i want to make sure i get in there. >> and if it's texas hold 'em, you surely want to be a part of the game. >> i have a nice game tomorrow. >>
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good for the weekend. >> looking pretty good. she is a pro, 100%. 36 degrees out there right now. winds out of the northwest, 16 miles an hour. so it's a cold night tonight, but, yes, we are going to see a very nice weekend as we move on through. look at the numbers, down to 33 already in rockville. 30 in gaithersburg. it's a cold friday night and that means it will be a cold start to the day tomorrow. we're not talking rain or snow at least tonight, although look at this. a little bit of snow flurry activity. maybe around martinsburg or winchester. should not make its way over the mountains. but with that strong northwest flow we've seen, we've seen smee of the moisture make its way over. tomorrow temperatures 41 to 47. it will be a pretty nice february day tomorrow, but we get really nice on sunday. 60 degrees, high temperature in the upper 50s in most locations to around 60 in the city. plenty of sunshine, a little bit of wind. 59 degrees on monday. now, mondais
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tuesday a high of 64. then we start to get a little stormy. wednesday a high of 56. watching a storm system that comes through not nearly as big as the one two days ago. rain will be likely. maybe a chance for strong storms. it's something we'll be watching. falling temperatures and behind that 45 on thursday and maybe some rain or snow next friday. the pattern is right for that next friday but it's not right for a huge storm. so at least you can cross that one off the books. that's something i'll be watching, so not -- the odds are there, doreen. >> thank you. >> the odds are there. >> thanks, doug. we got sports coming up. a question for you, do you think kirk cousins is worth 20 million bucks?
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it a quarterback controversy. so let's call it a quarterback situation. it's becoming even more complicated now for washington. chris is in the csn studios. >> jim, doreen, the redskins might be parting ways with kirk cousins. that's right, i said cousins, not rg3. once this past season started, we knew robert griffin iii was on his way out of the town but cousins had a great year and led this team to the playoffs. according to one report, the redskins have placed cousins on the trading block. two other reports suggest redskins are trying to determine if they're going to place the franchise tag or the transition tag on cousins. the franchise tag would pay him $20 million in 2016 while the transition tag would pay him $18 million. let's head out to the nats first spring training game. that's not untilex thursday against the mets. however, new manager dusty baker
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is busy in florida getting some quality time with his new players. his first impressions? >> well, i'm very impressed from top to bottom. not only the players but the dedication, you know, to excellence and dedication to the players and trying to get us the best players to succeed, and, you know, i'm very impressed with mike rizzo. i knew bob miller from before, and just getting to know the lerners and their commitment to the community. i tell you, this is as happy as i have been in a long time. even my friends and family, they say, hey, man, you seem really happy, and i am. >> the capitals have won 9 of the last 11 as they continue to run away with the metro division. one of the two losses came to montreal. the good news, the caps have been outstan t
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following a loss posting a magical 10-1-1 record after a defeat. yes, that also means the caps have lost back-to-back games just twice all season. one of the losses came in the shootout. washington has made late-game come banks a st comebacks a staple this year but they fell short on wednesday. the caps are confident they have the answers to bounce back tonight. >> we definitely can take care of the puck a little bit more in a few key areas. execution is always a big part of it. it gives your team speed and allows you to get up the ice and play to our strengths. >> you look at it as you want to bounce back from a loss. at the same time we're trying to win every game and keeping that focus that way. >> all right. let's -- here we go. the wizards and the caps are both playing at 7:00. catch the caps on csn. the wizards on csn plus. i will see you guys back here at 11:00 with a full recap of both games. ba
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