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news atr: now, abc 7 noon, on your side. reporter: the epicenter of your alert. 31 people were killed -- the epicenter of europe on alert. 31 people were killed. the search is on for the third suspect.
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and the terror group, isis, has taken responsibility. national mourning period is underway. has the latest on the search for the attacker. th: silence across belgium, attribute for the victims killed just 24 hours earlier. as survivors speak out about their harrowing ordeal, one woman spoke about her boyfriend shielded her. >> as the second explosion went off, he was on top of me, threw me to the ground. elizabeth: the belgian prosecutor confirming two of the bombers have been identified as brothers. was killed in an explosion, another in an airport attack. >> said, "i don't know what to
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don't know what to do. peoplere looking for me everywhere." authorities say they are focused on tracking down this fugitive in the picture on the right. bag which contained explosive detonators. the manhunt is continuing from the air and on the ground. police arrested tita overnight -- arrested two overnight. one has already been released, another is still being questioned. a taxi driver told police where he picked up three men with big bags. police discovered bomb making materials and the nicest
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flag. melanie: the memorial is growing. the situation of continues to set in for the people inside the belgian embassy and the entire community of washington, d.c. the memorial continues to grow. ago, twow moments police officers came by, walked over, took off their hats, and had a moment of silence. earlier, joe biden stopped by with his wife, dr. jill biden. they signed a guestbook inside the embassy and gave their condolences to the staff and spoke with the ambassador. llce president biden: they wi
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they are going to school. they are not letting terrorism when. -- wom/ win. he said he would do whatever it takes to bring the people responsible to justice and provide any intelligence needed. the united states is standing by. sam sweeney, abc 7 news. melanie: stay with us as we continue to follow the latest developments in this story. continuing coverage this afternoon on abc 7 news at 4:00 and online at county polices are on the scene of a homicide investigation in district heights
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on the 500-block of hilmar drive . jeannette reyes is live with what we know now. jeannette: a man is dead right now. still a lot more questions than answers. still pretty active scene here. we are in a townhome community. , where we are now, is completely blocked off as the investigation continues. arrived and found the man's body this morning. we have seen at least a dozen evidence markers. a neighbor tells us he heard gunshots this morning. officersrriving, our discovered an adult male victim suffering from trauma. he was announced that here on scene.
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there were three bodies on hilmar drive. that ain't nothing new. you have to watch out. daytime, nighttime. jeannette: this is proving to be a difficult case for police. they are asking for help. any information, however small you think it might be. reporting in district heights, i'm jeannette reyes. nie: we are warming up just in time for the peak of the cherry blossom trees. our chief meteorologist doug hill has the first look at the forecast. doug: it's looking great out there. lots of sunshine. we do have some high clouds at times. they will go away during the afternoon. everybody will hit 70. the only exception is ready national. -- reagan national.
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warmer. current temperatures, 61 at reagan national. 70 in manassas already. fredericksburg 69. the closer you get to the water, the cooler the temperatures. an ill keep an i on it -- eye on it. lots of sunshine, wind out of the southwest. tomorrow even warmer. plus, the latest on the easter weekend forecast in just a few minutes. melanie: that sounds great. thanks. let's get a check on the road with jamie sullivan. people playing hooky, maybe trying to get downtown to see the cherry blossoms. if you live in virginia and want to get to d.c., crossing the 14th street bridge is a little tough approaching because of an accident. this is the gw parkway -- ramp
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to the gw parkway from 395 northbound. you have two lanes continuing to get by. the issue is going to be if you have to get onto the gw parkway. currently, you cannot. this talk about the backup is causing. single digits, five miles per hour, behind that. we are seeing these delays in another spot, the top side of the beltway. the outer loop, pretty jammed get into route one, because of road work. on the brakes again 95 to new hampshire avenue with an accident. let's take a look at our waze map. we have someone saying it is a complete standstill. this is the outer loop as you approach new hampshire avenue from 95. that's a look at traffic. back to you. melanie: coming up on abc 7 news at
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thosew warning following deadly terror attacks in brussels and how it could impact travelers in the u.s. plus, the candidate who took home the big prizes in last night's races. predicted peak bloom for the cherry blossoms. we are checking on the fragile petals. lots of big events this week. doug is back in a minute with whether this warm weather will stick around for them.
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melanie: today, a major challenge to president obama's health care law is being heard
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is outside-conneen of the supreme court, where protesters have been gathered all morning. good afternoon. mike: just a short time ago, the oral arguments wrapped up. lawyersa lot of the here on the steps of the supreme court. gathered of protesters here, singing, chanting, gathering. these groups object to the arrangement to ensure that employees can get free birth control under the affordable care act. this is the fourth time the 2010 law has been reviewed by scotus . with injustices -- eight justices, it could be difficult to attract the eight votes needed to prevail.
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pay directly for contraceptives under this arrangement, their insurers and health plans do, which would make them complicit. the administration already has an exemption encouraging americans who are not get contraception through their employers to use health care exchanges. saysbama administration tens of thousands of women would be disadvantaged. >> who we are is about our faith -- and upholding the god-given right to life we believe in. for us to be silent or to pass that off where it is under our name and under our home, under our work -- that is giving consent. >> it is the moral and right choice to use contraception in all of our faiths. we support the well-being of people.
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people as basic health care. mike: ultimately, this case is yet another conflict over the debate of religious liberty in our country. outcome could result in a legal patchwork across the outcome could-4 result in a legal patchwork across the country, an outcome both sides do not want to happen. melanie: big day at the supreme court, thank you. back to the latest on the terrifying attacks in brussels. intelligence officials are warning of the risk for copycat attacks. security is being stepped up in many american cities, including here in washington. is at reagan national airport with the changes many travelers will notice. john: we can tell you that commuters from around the country and major transportation
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not only increased police, more canine sweeps, even longer security lines. here at reagan national airport, no exception. ub,s is a major health -- h not just a busy terminal. over to the curbside check-in, we can show you that the metro station, the busy metro station is right across the street. is working closely with homeland security and intelligence from all around the globe. even though there is no specific or credible threat here in the u.s. today, tsa has decided to increase security. u.s. customs and border's will againstng all travelers the u.s. terrorist screening database. metro is working with local police departments, adding more police on trains and platforms. >>'
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i expect more checks. regularly best get here extra -- get here extra early. john: today was going to be the day that airport workers staged a work stoppage, a strike. out of respect for the families and victims in brussels, they have canceled that event and are instead holding candlelight vigils at the airports. obama ispresident holding a news conference with the president of argentina. we have live pictures to show you. a long day for the first family with air force one landing in buenos aires around midnight. -- already tight security was beefed up even more following the attacks in belgium. a state dinner was planned for tonight. af
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winless last week, senators ted cruz and bernie sanders each got he wins in western states. 40 delegates in the utah republican caucus. he received an endorsement from jeb bush and the influential club for growth. hillary clinton and donald trump won their respective contests in arizona. blossome, the cherry festival is in full swing. the trees are predicted to hit full bloom. eileen whelan is along the title -- tidal basin checking on their progress. een: the cherry blossom festival is underway. the cherry blossoms are almost at peak bloom. take a look at the flowers. a lot of petals starting to emerge. the national park serce
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of the cherry blossoms out and day orwithin the next so. these warm temperatures are just what the blossoms need. people have been flocking down to takeidal basin photos of these beautiful trees that were, of course, a gift to us from the japanese. we are going to be seeing a lot more of these school trips and tourists coming down. a lot of people excited to be here. we are also excited to be partnered with the national cherry blossom festival. i get to judge the cherry blossom kite festival happening april 2. we hope you will join us april 16 for the big cherry blossom parade. find out much more online. i'm eileen whelan at the tidal basin. back to you. melanie: looking very pretty. i'm jealous that i'm not down there. doug:
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temperatures in the 60's to about 70 now. everybody that is cool, hang in there. this is about 25 miles southeast of denver. they want looking -- let me go back. let me snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. they are dealing with a snowstorm. take a look at this. the snow is piling up all around that portion of colorado. , on the other hand, celebrating cherry blossom blooms. high tree: -- have pollen today. spring is definitely here. we are on a roll for a couple of days.
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pleasant. 69 in fredericksburg. 65 in baltimore. reagan national with a southerly wind coming up the poem -- the potomac, keeping a little cooler , 61. many parts of the area will hit at least 70 degrees. columbustsburgh, 62 in . even as we get a little cooler on friday, we will still be well into the 60's. the high pressure has moved out to shore. southerly and southwesterly wind s are developing. the temperatures will respond. highs today, 70 to 72. 75 or 76 tomorrow. you can see a little cloudiness disappearing today. skies will be mostly sunny. the wind will help push us into the middle 70's. keep an eye on this cold
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we think the front and some rain showers with it will move in early on friday morning, maybe during or just after the rush-hour. it looks like we will be finished with it with clearing skies on friday afternoon. today, 72. 75 tomorrow. 65 with morning rain showers on friday. it'll be headed cooler friday with the rain, 65. 622 degrees on saturday with some -- 62 degrees on saturday with some high clouds. some rain living in by sunday evening, but we think it might -- some rain moving in by sunday evening, but we think it might wait till midnight. melanie: ready for the easter egg roll on monday. coming up on abc 7 news at noon it's about taking a stand. for too long, wall street banks had their way. they crashed our economy.
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as a single mom, she knows the challenges our families face. she'll be our voice. tightening regulations on the big banks and fighting to keep dark money out of politics. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator.
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investigators are now offering a next to $5,000 for an extra offering $5,000 for anyone who can help baldsolve the case of deaths, bringing the total rewards now to $30,000. eating disorders and your children. did you know signs of a problem can show up as young as seven years old? tonight, our investigator will host a phone bank. 7 on your side will have families
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through the heartbreak of anorexia. questions andour concerns about eating disorders tonight from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. still ahead,
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