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temperatures in the 50's with wind demetrius thompson a round 5 miles an hour -- 52 in frederick. a cool start in gaithersburg. lots of sunshine this morning and this afternoon. highs around 73 degrees. let's check the commute. >> earlier we told you about a stalled vehicle at colesville road. they're trying to get that moved to the right should. they have stopped all the trouble lanes. they should start to let things move back. elsewhere, it works loans on the virginia beltway of the inner loop as you come across the woodrow wilson bridge. it is causing a bit of a backup across the woodrow wilson bridge. back to you. >> thank you. just two months into the
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academic year, a major shakeup. >> more than 200 teachers heard the final bell on friday. students are now fighting for their js. brianne carter has more about a proposed protest. >> it is quiet at this hour. it was anything but last friday when these layoffs were first announced. teachers and parents are now expected to hold a rally this morning. teachers say they just want their jobs back. >> sheila has been an employee for more than three decades. on friday, and she was stripped of her job. >> i am hurt. >> she is among the more than 300 employees that was handed a pink slip. parents and teachers are not taking action. they plan to hold a rally
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outside mccandless' tech high school. >> the future that i am hoping is that i will return to mckinley technology high school and provide service to my students. >> city officials pot to budget cuts as their reason for the layoffs. some parents believe it is time to take action. >> let us not continue to put this on michelle rhee and adrian fenty. let's forget about for a moment and looked at ourselves. what are we doing for our children? >> the rally is expected later this morning. vincent gray says he plans to hold hearings in the coming weeks. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. we have developing stories. the war in afghanistan. after a deadly weekend, calls for a new strategy could keep
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up. kathy park is live with the very latest. >> the massive attack this weekend happened near the pakistan border. two u.s. bases or storms, killing eight u.s. troops. officials are divided on whether or not to send in more troops. there is concern at the polling soldiers out could put the risk in falling into the control of the taliban. the base that was attacked this weekend was supposed to close in a couple of days. this was delayed because of military bureaucracy. activists were reminded about the cost of war. 800 pairs of combat boots were placed on the ellipse. later, protesters will hold an anti-war rally towards the white house.
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kathy park, abc 7 news. more violence in pakistan. a suicide bomber blew himself up. at least three people were killed. several others were hurt. this comes one day after the new leader vowed no violence response to u.s. missile strikes. president obama meets with doctors from across the country at the white house today. congress picks up what could be a final weeks of debate on the health care proposal. the president will make a speech at the rose garden this morning. the senate finance committee resumes talks on their version of the bill. the supreme court will begin a new session today. it is the first for new just just selling it sotomayor. there will be a challenge to a
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handgun ban in chicago. 6 of the nine justices joined joe biden for the annual red mass. this was at the cathedral of st. matthew the apostle. there was a plea for the rights of the unborn, protesters were demonstrating in front of the church. the deadline to register for the virginia election is today. the governor's race is not sparking a lot of registration activity. many virginians are already in the system. 436,000 new voters registered between january and october of last year. creigh deeds will make a
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campaign stop in the shirlington shopping center in arlington. along with mark warner and jim moran. there will be speaking about the plan to jump-start the economy. it includes a tax credit for any job created. the campaign is getting more money from the democratic national committee. they plan to announce they're donating at another $1 million. they're also planning to donate resources including staffers and expertise in technology. they are stepping up the commitment after seeing the lead by bob mcdonnell lesson. despite another rocky start, coach zorn took home a winner yesterday. >> campbell going deep for santana moss. he has done it. touchdown!
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>> all right. the offense showed some signs of life. but for some, the game was a little too close for comfort. we will have highlights and reaction to the big win. >> you were at that game. >> i was. it was fun. the second half was fun. things picked up in little bit. when we return, a small relief for local drivers. construction is over at one busy part of the beltway. we will tell you which one. >> we had amazing weather this weekend. what will we have for today and the rest of the workweek? >> joe conway was check your commute.
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we are the think pink society. past the protection act. good morning, washington! whoo! and a good morning we're having right now. high pressure will settle into the area. that means plenty of sunshine. 45 in warrenton. front royal, 45. 54 in rockville. our forecast calls for a loss of sunshine. a few scattered clouds.
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temperatures up to seven the three degrees. >> as we were showing you earlier, there was a stalled vehicle before colesville road. they have moved back to the right shoulder. there's now a bit of a back up from college park. there is a bit of a slow down as you come across the woodrow wilson bridge. i am told all in the left lane is getting by coming north out of principle and county and heading into fairfax county. back to you. >> thank you. one more traffic note. some good news for your commute. the ramp closures near tysons corner will be lifted. this is at chain bridge road. they have been closed since mid august. they were lifting steel beams in
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place as part of the hot lanes project. 6:12. >> when we continue, explosive allegations against a federal government. didbout the banking crisis? >> a show of support. parents and students will be protesting the decision to fire hundreds of teachers.
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go. they are planning to protest in northeast this morning. 229 teachers are part of nearly 400 employees given pink slips because of budget cuts. >> iran has agreed to open up a once secret iranian department. this comes days in after meetings with iran and six world powers. >> firefighters are still battling a growing wildfire in the san bergmann do you know forest. the fire has destroyed three homes. thousands have been ordered to evacuate. more than 7 million doses of the swine flu vaccine are ready to go today. >> health care workers will be among the first to be vaccinated. doctors will receive 600,000
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tubes of the nasal spray vaccine. another 50 million vaccine doses should be ready by next week. >> this is the most ambitious vaccination program ever mounted anywhere in the world. the number of doses of vaccine, the quickness with which the vaccine has been produced. >> a new study finds about six in 10 adults are not sure they will be vaccinated. for in 10 adults are not sure their children will be vaccinated. 6:15. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we begin a with traffic. >> things are all right. we're looking at some of the cameras on the beltway in maryland as you approach the woodrow wilson bridge. there is a work slow down in the local lanes in alexandria.
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there were some problems earlier. there was one on the antelope and colesville road that has been cleared -- there was one of the outer loop act colesville road and it has been cleared. >> we're looking at a nice start to our monday morning. sunrise in less than an hour. mostly sunny skies expected. winds out of the whest. leesburg, a 52. fairfax, 54. easton, a 54 degrees. we're looking at mostly clear skies. i high layer of clouds. expect plenty of sunshine. high pressure continues to dominate the forecast. a cold front will arrive late in the day tomorrow bringing
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increased clouds and a chance for some showers in the new clearing by wednesday. loss of sunshine today. it will be beautiful out there. temperatures in the low 70's. for tonight, a few scattered clouds. we'll see loop 50's downtown. the low valleys could see temperatures in below 30's, allowing for some frost to develop. afternoon clouds tomorrow. near 70 for a daytime high. i promised windy conditions on wednesday. 72 degrees. " the temperatures by friday and into the upcoming weekend. nighttime lows in the upper 40's to the mid 50's. a nice day ahead. some changes on the way. >> thank you. it looks like today is the
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pick of the litter. the government lied about the health of some of the nation's biggest banks. >> a horror movie takes the top spot at the box office. jeremy hubbard has all of the numbers. a damaging new report on the bank bailout. it watchdog said the treasury and federal reserve lied when they said the first banks receiving bailouts were healthy. there were concerns about several of those banks. the government said the misleading statements could underline the public's support in the future. corporate earnings. investors are looking for some upbeat news. the benchmark fell 177 points last week. results from companies including pepsi and costco are
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due this week. september retail sales will be closely watched. people will be looking for clues about the holiday shopping season. stores will be adjusting inventories in hopes to avoid huge price cops. "zombieland" opened in th top spot. "cloudy with a chance of meatballs" slips to second place. "toy story" finished in third. mcdonald's is causing an uproar. they're opening a franchise just feet away from "the mona lisa." the location should not come as a huge surprise. france is mcdonald's biggest market outside of the united
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states. art swine flu vaccinations safe for pregnant women and babies? and that is your "money scope" report. i'm jeremy hubbard. 6:20, 54 degrees. >> the redskins show some signs of life. we will hear from some players. >> a win is a win. later on "oprah," he went from singing on the street for money to singing for the band journey. you'll not believe the story.
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welcome back. 6:23. the redskins rallied late in the day. the offense finally caught fire. >> we have a look back at the game. >> first half could not have gone much worse. >> what else could go wrong? >> jason campbell was sacked on the third play from scrimmage and fumbled. the fans were fed up. the boo birds were out. >> everyone was booing left and right.
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>> deangelo hall intercepted joshed johnson. that led to a field goal. on the next possession, campbell hit chris cooley in the end zone. >> we got into a rhythm. >> jason campbell went deep for santana moss. perfect pass. 59 yards. 16-13, the final. >> i liked the way the offense and bounced back. >> the win should quiet the critics and speculation surrounding jim zorn's job, at least for now. >> i think he was happy to get the win. >> they needed it big time. it was a good second half. 6:25. >>oming up, was a rough summer
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behind some of metro's big losses? we'll check out their ridership numbers. >> a deadly attack kills eight u.s. troops in afghanistan. i will tell you how this could affect the war overseas. >> a beautiful start to wear a monday. how long will last? more and more,
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good monday morning, everybody. 6:28 is your time. welcome back. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. brian is out. steve is in. is it too early to speak about the colors it changing? >> some counties do have some color changing. everything is still green around here. >> i saw a red leaf on the ground and a very excited. >> western maryland and parts west virginia. cooler nights ahead. >> i kept forgetting it was october of this weekend. it felt pretty warm. >> temperatures are aware they should be. about a half-inch deficit of
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rain so far for this year. we're pretty much on target. look at outside. high pressure influences our weather and bring us plenty of sunshine. temperatures will be in the lower 70's. showers are in the way in the form of a cold front late in the day tomorrow. let's check in on the rush-hour commute with joe. >> a bit of a problem on 95 southbound. there was a crash as you approach 198. this is the delay. two separate crashes. there was another wanear 216. there was a report of a crash near colesville road. they are working on the inner loop of the beltway at the local lanes of the woodrow wilson
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bridge. you need to stay to the left to get by. there was also a crash on route one along the right. delays are building. >> thank you. starting today, some party patients will get vaccinated against the swine flu. >> it is a big step in the fight against a disease that could overwhelm the world. >> the flu season has started and medical professionals say it americans need to be vaccinated. >> this is the most ambitious vaccination program ever mounted anywhere in the world. the number of doses of vaccine and the quickness with which the vaccine has been produced. >> there will be 600,000 nasal tubes of the vaccine and another 50 million vaccine doses should be ready the following
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week. many americans are not so sure. about six in 10 adults are not certain they will get vaccinated. about four in 10 parents are not sure they will get their children vaccinated. >> i am not terribly concerned about the swine flu. >> if i can keep it childra chie from being out of school for a couple of weeks, that is important. >> people with chronic health conditions are most susceptible. caregivers are on the front lines. >> we have increased employee absences because of fever and flu-like symptoms. >> pregnant women are vulnerable. 100 have been sent to the
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intensive care unit and 28 have died of the disease. 6:32. as the fighting rages in afghanistan, the debate over strategy heats up on capitol hill. >> there could be more heat for a plant after a deadly weekend. kathy park has the latest. >> the a massive attack this weekend increases the pressure on president obama's administration and his strategy in afghanistan. officials are divided on whether to send in more troops or scale back. hundreds of insurgents armed with rifles and grenades stormed this outpost. eight u.s. soldiers were killed, the deadliest attack in more than a year. this is fueling the debate of the direction of this war.
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>> give the general what he needs. >> i would not commit to more combat troops. >> it is not in a number of the numbers. >> the base that was attacked was supposed to close in just days. troops were to move away to more populated areas. >> we must focus our resources in the areas where the population is most threatened. >> activists were reminded about the cost of war. 800 combat boots were placed on the ellipse, this weekend. >> i was in the vietnam war. i have friends that have gotten killed. it brings back memories of how it changes family. >> protesters will hold an anti- war rally beginning at mcpherson square and ending near the white house. president obama plans to meet twice this week to discuss a
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strategy in afghanistan. kathy park, abc 7 news. >> thank you. cleanup continues in the south pacific. villagers gathered to mourn the dead. at least 176 people were killed. hundreds of responders are now on the ground including fema and the american red cross. they're transporting medical supplies. heavy rains triggered another landslide in indonesia. the search has been called off for the hundreds still missing from wednesday's earthquake. that death toll is now at 1100. metro is losing millions because fewer people are taking public transportation. trent ridership wasdown nearly 4% in july.
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the red line has seen -- the scene of the deadly train crash, saw the biggest drop, more than 10% in july and more than 80% in august. metro could lose over $22 million in revenue if the pace continues. trains have been running slower between the takoma and fort totten stations since the june crash. metro pushed the date back to early september to fix the rails. they say the work is taking longer than expected. 39 people arrested are expected back in federal court today. the suspects have all pleaded not guilty. prosecutors say they paid more than $300,000 in bribes to get cab licenses. the chief of staff for jim graham has already pleaded not
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guilty to charges of taking bribes to influence legislation. graham is not been accused of any wrongdoing. this year's army race is being called a big success. >> wounded warriors took place yesterday. soldiers who lost limb joints nearly 30,000 others ran through the streets of arlington and the district. during them was a soldier who was blinded while serving on the front lines in iraq. >> i think about how fortunate i am to still be able to run. i have not felt pain and it lets me know i'm still alive. >> he completed his third race in 84 minutes. there were other shall races in the rock in afghanistan. ken lewis is out.
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now bank of america is looking for a new leader. >> linda bell joins us now. bank of america colorado ken lewis has put the bank back in the spotlight. we hear the plan to make a decision on the appointment of an emergency ceo this week. they are working on a contingency plan in case ken lewis steps down before the end of the year. the bank did not name a replacement after ken lewis said last week he was stepping down. stock index futures are higher ahead of a report that may show the services industry stabilized last month. simmons bedding will soon file for bankruptcy protection. the bnkruptcy move is part of an agreement by owners to sell
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the company. it marks the seventh time simmons has been sold in a little more than two decades. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. back to you. >> thank you. 55 degrees outside. 6:38. >> when we continue, pro football goes pink. the nfl is helping to tackle breast cancer. >> a planned protest. i am brianne carter. i will have the latest on the d.c. teachers layoffs.
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good morning. i'm steve rudin. we're looking at a really nice monday morning. mostly clear skies. a beautiful sunrise at 7:08. another half-hour to go. we will look for lots of sunshine. temperatures at this time in the 50's. 40's out to the west. here is the bus stop forecast. temperatures in the 50's. daytime highs in the upper 60's to below 70's.
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>> good morning. there was a crashed on 95 south as you make your way out of laurel. delays forming from 32. the vehicles have been moved to the shoulder. there were delays out of a college park heading towards silver spring. their work a few earlier crashes. one mirror colesville road, but it has been clear. >> thank you. the fight against breast cancer is getting a boost from redskins fans, players, and coaches. >> nfl teams are teaming up with the american cancer society to raise awareness about breast cancer. players showed support by displaying pink on their shoes and their gloves. >> it untouched any family member, anybody.
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the choice in this election for governor is really pretty simple: do we move virginia forward by continuing the pro-business economic policies that i helped put in place... or do we go backwards with the failed economic approach that ruined our economy? creigh deeds knows keeping taxes low and controlling spending is the right way to keep virginia the best place to do business. and i agree. because rebuilding confidence in our economy starts with responsible leadership from a new governor like creigh deeds. >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side.
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welcome back. 6:46. >> we begin with the war in afghanistan. the pressure to increase troop levels is growing. eight u.s. soldiers were killed over the weekend in an attack by militants. >> president obama is meeting with his advisors to now considered the best course of action. >> more than 7 million doses of the swine flu vaccination are ready to go today. doctors will receive 600,000 tubes of nasal spray, 6 million doses of intractable of passing. >> president obama talks health care today. he will be backed by some of the nation's doctors. the senate finance committee continues debate on its version of the health-care debate. president obama is hoping it
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will be approved this week. >> a win is a win. the redskins were able to pull one out after a dismal first half. the redskins scored all of their points in the third quarter. >> today is the deadline for filing your paperwork if you want to vote in the virginia november elections. many are already in the system because of the early push to register new voters. when the school bell rings, there will be some empty seats in one d.c. school. >> students and parents are joining together to fight for hundreds of fire teachers. brianne carter has more. >> good morning. the protest is expected to happen around 8:45 this morning. pink slips were handed out on friday. more than 300 employees were
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laid off. a lot of support as to the reason behind this. it is because of budget cuts, to help the budget shortfall. things got really hectic here on friday. a lot of clashes between some of the police officers that were here. arrests were made. teachers were allowed to come back over the weekend to collect their belongings. many want an explanation and their job back. there will be a protest this morning here at mckinley tech. parents and teachers are expected. >> thank you. 6:48. yor traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> ok. we are on a roll. we are not complaining. >> 20 minutes to go and the sun rises. 19 minute a really pretty shot outside.
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it is dry air outside. a few high clouds will not amount to much today except sunshine. temperatures will be in the low 70's. some to the west of d.c. will see temperatures in the upper 60's. 49 in bristow, va.. suitland, a 53. upper northwest, up 51. annapolis, 50. school bus forecast shows mostly sunny skies. temperatures will rebound into the 60's later this morning and eventually the low 70's. high pressure will be the dominant feature. it will move off shore. we will seek a cold front arrives late tomorrow afternoon into the evening hours. lots of sunshine today.
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tonight, scattered clouds. temperatures in the 40's. 50's downtown. afternoon clouds tomorrow. possible showers late in the day tomorrow through tomorrow night. windy conditions on wednesday. cooler temperatures thursday and friday. let's check the busy monday morning traffic. >> busy indeed. there are a couple problems in maryland. delays to get to 216. 29 southbound will slow you down. it will be complicated making your way south through howard county. a work silent on the road to get towards rich one. it is slowing you down across the woodrow wilson bridge. -- to get towards route 1. the through lanes are moving better. more and more,here.ight
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watch out for. big changes for d.c. libraries. schedules and every branch will change. this is to help the district cope with a budget crunch. >> creigh deeds will talk about his plan to jump-start the economy. >> the supreme court will begin a new term today. it is the first day on the bench for justice sonia sotomayor. there is a tattoo parlor in denver that is offering a free permanent way to raise awareness for breast cancer. >> it is giving free pink ribbon tattoos. >> we get the honor of making women happy with the tattoos they receive and offering back to them just some are worked
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that has strong meaning to them. >> the shop is booked solid with people wanting these tattoos. they have 600 hedule. there will be offered again next year. >> that is a nice idea. >> it is a lasting way to make a statement. let'check in on the traffic. >> the volume and delays on the inner loop coming out of oxon hill. there is some paving on the ramp to route 1 in alexandria. a couple of crashes have been cleared out of the roadway. >> a quick look at the extended outlook. a nice look today. lots of sunshine. tomorrow, showers will rowland. daytime temperatures around 70
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