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better weather in charleston. their issues around that. bill clinton is one of the headliners. few people can excite the crowd as much as bill clinton. he will be a big part of the focus this evening. >> it looked like new york city at christmas time, teeming with people. except they are hot and sweaty. most of them are democrats. there will be chanting, her four more years. a couple of topics out there tonight. michele obama's performance and what bill clinton will say tonight. >> free enterprise on the streets. danny davis has represented president obama's home town. >> i've not seen the impact of a speech since 1984 when jesse
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jackson, the rev. jesse jackson gave his speech at the convention. >> all eyes will be on for president bill clinton. would you have thought that he would be speaking at this convention after the dustup with hillary and the president? >> bill clinton and barack obama share the same vision. there were competitors four years ago but they share the same vision. bill clinton is one of our keynote speakers. where was george w. bush a week ago? >> what happens when the delegates leave? >> will go out to the neighborhood and start making sure people are registered to vote. >> michael morrissey will be one of those hitting the road for president obama. >> there is no bigger flip-flop than mitt romney. he was pro-choice when he ran against ted kennedy, now he is pro-life. some of the things i think that
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we have witnessed the rest of the country is fighting what type of person he is. >> i look at the averages. 63% think we're headed in the wrong direction. elizabeth warren, a candidate for the u.s. senate against scott -- against scott brown will be in that prime 10:00 p.m. hour. >> would like to talk about speakers but we're talking also about setting. the weather is causing a problem. democrats have had to move about the speech from the facility outside to the indoor one, 20,000 seats. republicans have their own issue with hurricane isaac. the conspiracy theory, is it because of the possibility of lightning or it doesn't have to do with the challenge of filling the seat? >> we were very confident we would have a big, enthusiastic
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crowd and fill that stadium. unfortunately, the chance of severe weather which would put those people at risk was too high. >> the next step is a phone booth. >> you do not think it is the weather. >> whether or not people would show up. >> john sununu, never one to shy away from a comet or an opportunity to strike out. >> tomorrow, the unemployment numbers come out tomorrow and will be a concern. >> much more coming up including highlights from president bill clinton's big speech. >> our coverage continues tonight right here at 10:00 p.m. followed by abc 7 news at 11:00 p.m. you can check on the convention at any time just by heading over to >> northwestern high school has
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put on lockdown after a student there was stabbed at a nearby airport complex. this happened in the delphi -- adelphi. the victim was taken to the hospital with a non-life- threatening industry -- in-entry. >> rain fell in parts of the area. >> should we expect more showers tonight? let's get the word from doug hill. >> we will have some showers and a few downpours but they will stay south of the washington metro area. partly sunny and warm and humid. there are the showers. moving from left to right and from west to east. we will watch more showers around virginia and kentucky. that line is continuing. of rain will keep an eye on that for you. check in with him at 11:00 p.m.
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it is the heat and then he read the meantime. these are the temperatures. when you factor in the moister and feels much warmer. 91 in washington and feels like '95 in gaithersburg. partly sunny and warm and muggy. the chance for showers south and southwest. >> some big changes are in the works for the board of the metropolitan washington airports authority. greta cruz joins us from this room. this involves reports and some lavish spending by members of the board. >> that is right. they have taken a real beating lightly. you remember that nine dozen dollar plane ticket to the czech republic. the board passed new travel rules for itself and its employees. the metropolitan washington airports authority warned it was
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time to act. >> we have been experiencing a lot of negative press and many different issues. >> including lavish travel spending. it approved a new policy. all travel must be okayed in advance and they can fly economy class domestically. business class still allowed internationally. alcohol is no longer pay for. boley board member robert brown voted no pre he says it goes too far. >> it takes some of the flexibility that we should have reserved for selves. >> the board discussed starter policies after complaints about cronyism. the ses said rl -- ceo said riley was qualified but it looked bad so she has been
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terminated. >> the need to end those relationships is something that has been cited. >> a hearing is starting tomorrow to increase rates on the new dulles toll road. it is hoped they can get back on track. >> we need to move forward. >> the board will vote on its new policy at its next meeting september 19. may riley is leaving at the end of the month but she gets $183,000 in severance pay. >> the southern maryland man is behind bars after his 5-year- old son took with the down -- methodone. they found sizable quantities of marijuana cocaine, and
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methamphetamine. he is facing a number of drug and weapons charges. >> a powerful earthquake hit custer recover. what changed in the minutes after it struck. >> the impact still being felt in the gulf. we're not talking about flooding or wind damage. what the coast guard has been called in to investigate. >> why this man was asked to take down his american flag. the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america. but mitt romney doesn't see it. uerhe romney plan, a middle class family will pay an average of up to $2,000 more a year in tes. while at the same time giving multi-millionaires like himself
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a $250,000 tax cut so, romney hits the middle class harder... and gives millionaires an even bigger break. is that thway forward for america? i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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>> take a look at this. the 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit customer it -- hit the coast to reckon this morning. -- costa rica this morning. the beach areas where cleared as a precaution but people were allowed back in later. >> more than a week after hurricane is it hit the gulf, the impact is still being felt. dead fish have been washing up on shore. people who live nearby say it is hurting their livelihood. the coast guard is investigating reports of oil and chemical releases related to isaac. several brown pelicans dive after exposure.
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>> the homeowners association said he had to take down the american flag. there is a happy ending. >> not enough to dampen expectations and excitement. what an explosion at nationals park last night. the nats gave chicago some deep-
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>> a flag flap. a neverland association did not appreciate one man's patriotic display. >> when the committee association asked them to trim these bushes here they did not have a problem with that but when it asked them to remove this american flag, that they did have a problem with. >> it is a small flag. we did not think it was offensive in any way. >> they were stunned when they got an e-mail last week say they needed to take the flag of their mailbox to keep their property within community standards.
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>> i am a navy veteran and i believe strongly in our flag. i cannot see how it would be an eyesore or would detract from the property. >> the letter thanks stan for working with the matching company. >> i almost thought it was of a joke. quex that flag that is back there, it is not the only one in the neighborhood. >> i am a former veteran myself. cresskill conrad had not got the letter but said it is ridiculous the coreys did. >> we should fly the flag of we want to. >> both households say their flags are not coming down. the management company said they were doing what the board of directors told them. the president e-mail us and said this was a mistake, this never should have been done and he was apologizing and will not be
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trying to enforce making them take the flag down. he said it is a good thing when people fly the flag patriotically. >> a smart move. rex good flag flying weather tonight. >> a good breeze. storms did not publicly in arlington. this is where you find most of them right now. very warm temperatures and humid. 84 in the district. 90 degrees again today. this summer seems that will never end. 12 degrees above the average low of 66.
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showers and storms will continue. more showers and storms further west than the smuggled where keeping an eye on. this big area of storms will diminish. " i would not at the bank enclave that one. what some of these could force late-night. very warm temperatures locally. much cooler weather in new england and a taste of cooler weather. we're getting cooler temperatures but it will take until sunday and monday and tuesday for that to happen. as we get through friday, no rain in the forecast. just hot sunshine. and the weekend with this next storm and i could bring rain here for the weekend and cooler
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weather. here is our express. 71 degrees, clothing -- up to the 90's. still hot in the lower 90's. showers ending sunday and a string of beautiful september days. >> >> that lets keep coming -- moving forward. >> the orioles are tied with the new york case. the nets play the cubs again tonight. the pitching has been great but the offense has to live as well. the nats hit six round trippers. an offensive explosion. >> we're in pretty good place. we have been building to it.
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we have not had the lineup together very long. everybody is capable of going on in the ballpark. >> the orioles have won 10 of the less 13 ballgames and they erupted last night. the orioles are tied for first place. let's go to the nfl. as the redskins prepare in new orleans, more bad news for the skins. robert griffin is chomping at the bid. they're thrilled to open in new orleans. he is excited of the buildup to his career and the privilege to the season. he is ready to go for real but he has worked all his life for this moment. >> it is every kid's dream to
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play in the nfl. we made it through the preseason. all these guys working extremely hard to make the team and we will move forward from there. i am excited about the opportunity to go to new orleans and play and move on from there. >> the since continue to work through their offseason problems and suspension. the head coach was suspended for the season. aaron cromer is set. >> what a guy has a gap, he fills public debt. as long as the guys are doing their job obviously with a lot of attention on this, it will be big to stop him but if everybody is doing their jobs, things do not change. >> for tennis fans maria had
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everyone's attention. she had to come from behind and rally past hot hot and " the grand slam winner goes on to the u.s. open semifinals. the washington redskins are worth $1.60 billion. the patriots are worth $1.63 billion. the cowboys, the first and only $2 billion franchise. >> half of that is the stadium. >> we will be right
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>> an amazing display of strength and coordination. the performer from the new show wowed the crowd with his balancing performance. totem is playing at national harbor through october. >> that is where the heavier showers are. bob ryan will give you an update of what to expect in the morning. >> thank you. >> abc world as is next. >> have a good night.
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the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america. but mitt romney doesn't see it. under the romney plan, a middle class family will pay an average of up to $2,000 more a year in taxes. while at the same time giving multi-millionaireses like himself a $250,000 tax cut so, romney hits the middle class harder... and gives millionaires an even bier break. is that the way forward for america? i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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