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leon: thank you. keep us posted. high-takes talks inside the washington convention center downtown. maureen: but outside a traffic alert for drivers and the metro riders. the nuclear security summit forcing station closures. >> tom roussey has the latest for us. you were moving slow last time we saw you. how is it looking now? >> tom: it got worse. we have gone a couple of miles. sometimes you have red and then dark red for real hi bad traffic? dark red day here on 11 street. show you the view from the front of the car. this is a red light and nothing is moving. you can see why. blocking the street. as soon as the jeep gets out of the way you will see. members of the u.s. army blocking the streets. this is causing the
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traffic jams throughout the entire area. we went two blocks in an hour. you can see this is not moving. even when the light turns green which it did. see the light is green at the top of the screen. you will see not only is the street to left of us blocked but the street to right of us is blocked as well by the u.s. military. they are taking no chances. today is bad and it will be equally as bad tomorrow. streets will be shut down around the convention center tomorrow as well. maureen: the reason the conditions exist is president obama is hosting
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from 56 countries and organization at the nuclear summit. they include leaders of japan, south korea and china. sessions with the asian leaders are focused on north korea's nuclear weapons. the group talked about the fight against isis and how to make sure isis does not obtain the weapons. leon: we have a listing of the street closures around the convention center for the nuclear security summit. check things out at click on the link at the top of the home page. we will keep you up to date here. maureen: materials used in the explosionive training found on loudoun county public school bus. the material used by a training exercise in federal agency last week. the bus was parked at the high school in the exercise. and served rock ridge buffalo trail and the pinebrook school. the district is contacting parents of students who may have ridden the bus with the materials on
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leon: they are searching for the metro station at the addison road station. he and the victim started arguing and fighting. police trying to determine exactly what triggered the argument maureen: having isolated showers tonight. the rain may linger into tomorrow. let's get the latest forecast from the chief meteorologist doug hill. doug: first look at the planner. cloudy skies. breezy and warm now. look through the evening hours and the overnight. temperatures are mild in the metro area. dropping from 70 degrees at 8:00 p.m. and holding in the upper 60's to the early morning hours. satellite and radar shows patches of storms west and southwest. these are developing ahead of a col
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we will work on the timing and coming up the with the drop in temperatures in a few days. leon: thank you. step forward for noah's law in maryland. the state house and senate both passed the bill. however, they have done it in different forms. today, supporters are in annapolis to push the legislators to resol ever the difference. this is for noah leotta hid and killed by suspected drunk driver in rockville. the maryland lawmakers weigh the punishment but what else can we expect in the future of the free state? brad bell sat down with governor hogan and got the one-on-one time with him. they join us live to tell us about it. how did it go? >> the governor is feeling good these days. cancer free, his health is improving. you mentioned the noah's law. he says he is in supp
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he hasn't seen the final version yet. we talk to them about a number of things as the second session winding down. he is claiming a victory on a balanced budget. he is no fan of donald trump. >> it has been challenging and interesting. brad: after more than a year in office. >> cancer batm. >> i'm very pleased that people support their habit. >> the second balanced budget. >> 98% intact. and as he did this morning near fort meade he is crisscrossing the state, announcing road repairs and construction. >> we put unprecedented $2 billion in the road and the bridge improvement.
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>> the basic democracy. we don't have that in maryland. we ask about the front runner. >> i am sick of talking about trump. i couldn't care less about trump. >> any guidance for voters? >> they ought to vote the conscience and vote for whoever they feel is the best person. i will probably vote for kasich. we have to wait to see. >> is that an endorsement? >> not really. >> he is going to vote for kasich but not endorsement. he is not entirely happy with the candidates for republicans and for the democrats.
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them now to have time left to override vetoes. brad bell, abc7 news. leon: still ahead at 6:00 -- new fallout after controversial comments about donald donald trump about abortion. >> plus, i'm mike carter-conneen. today the vdot crew kicked off work to extend express lanes north to the pentagon. no details how they are extending the express lanes to the south.
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leon: the fall-out of from trump's comments about punishing women who get abortions is reverberating this evening. until five days until the wisconsin primary, senator cruz and governor kasich trying to capitalize on the controversial. trump met with the r.n.c. chairman reince priebus and met with advisers at the soon to open trump hotel. maureen: developing now, five players of the u.s. women's national soccer team are making allegations of wage
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discrimination. they filed action for the equal opportunity commission this week. the players alex morgan, lloyd and hope solo say they were paid four times less than their counterparts on the men's soccer team. the union representing the players is already involved in a legal dispute with the u.s. soccer federation over their collective bargaining agreement. >> coming up next on "abc7 news at 6:00" -- scattered rain and clouds today. but the skies could clear up this weekend. chief meteorologist doug hill with the full storm watch forecast next. robert: i'm robert burton. coming up in sports, playoff hopes for the wizards are dim. bradley beal is upset the teammates aren't acting like it. vernon davis coming home and details on his return to the d.m.v. as "abc7 news a time magazine called chris van hollen "a hero to environmentalists, education groups, and gun control advocates"
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leon: tonight, abc7 confirmed the suspect is dead. maureen: richard reeve just got to the scene and is live with the latest
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rich? richard: a councilmember in richmond calls this the saddest day in the city. you can see behind me this is still a very active scene. you can see the police blocked off the area. we are going to pan over to the entrance of the greyhound bus station. we are getting different reports. a report in the state police this apparent gunman was in that entrance when he was confronted by officers. there was exchange of words. are you carrying, that kind of thing. then the gunman opened fire. they have the area sealed off. this is part of a training exercise. the exercise was a classroom exercise to teach officers how to approach people and checking them to see if they have drugs or
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we are told the wounded people injured civilians with non-life threatening injuries. you mentioned that the state trooper has life hreatening injuries. he is at v.c.u. hospital right now. his family are en route and prayers of people are out there for the officer as the investigation continues in richmond. live, richard reeve. leon: good hustle to get down there. get back to you later. meantime today, vdot started the environmental adecemberment preparing to expand 395 express lanes eight miles to the north from edsallve street near the pentagon. this sumer the vdot crew will expand toll lane to the south beyond garrisonville. and as mike carter-conneen reports maybe even further. mike: traffic along the 95 corridor is notorious. >> a mess. four or five hours in the morning and in the everything. on
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>> with the planned extension of 395 north and 95 south and factoring in the toll lanes for 66 as well, vdot celebrated the express lanes across northern virginia. it's seeking the federal grant dollars that it hopes to use to extend the 95 express lane further south. >> there are critics who call the express lane the lexus lane. >> people with money. who can afford it? >> the vdot pricing not worth to pay it. >> some say it kicks the bottleneck down the road. >> it gets more congested. >> the transportation secretary acknowledging no matter how far north virginia extends the lanes the drivers will reach the bridges feeding to the dense d.c. but he says that
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communicating with the transportation colleagues in the district and maryland working to find solutions to work around the bottlenecks. >> it has to be multimodal and the amtrak set has to help to get people that choose to out of the cars. give them the opportunities. mike: in arlington, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. maureen: it was a bad night in tulsa, oklahoma, last night. we have a clearer look at the destruction caused by a tornado. seven people were hurt including one in critical condition. tonight neighborhoods littered with debris and the damage to the businesses and churches. leon: looks like something landed on top of that house. maureen: really sad. doug: severe weather season. we don't expect thunderstorms tomorrow morning or the afternoon. the front comes through. 73 at the reagan
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airport. there are cooler spot closer to pennsylvania border in the upper 60's. mild day. now the winds at 21 miles per hour. 74 is the official high. official low is 54 at reagan national. the averages are 61 and 42. no question this final day of march goes in books above average. we have only had five days below average. so at the end of the day we are 6.6 degrees above average in washington for porch that will put us in fourth place for the fourth warmest march since records kept in 1871. what will april be like temperature wise? check with me on april 30 and i'll let you know. i think we will be a little warmer than average. 28-mile-per-hour wind gust in washington. gusty winds
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will see it tonight and tomorrow. this is a cold front flu st. louis. there will be several opportunities for scattered showers early in the morning. 1:30 in the morning, showers could pass by. we will get to 7:30, 8:30, 9:00 in the morning and another batch of showers. isolated thunderstorms come through. in the afternoon, that is when we have the best chance of isolated thunderstorm with the cold front. in between windy an warm. we could approach 80 tomorrow morning. clearing skies on saturday afternoon. high of 63. change there. upper 40 it to near 50 with the windy conditions and the sunshine on saturday. turning cold on tuesday. chilly trend through middle of next week. that is l
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leon: home boy coming back. robert: vernon back in the d.m.v. he was drafted in 2006. it's 2016 now. leon: see what is left in the tank. robert: exactly. coming back to the d.m.v. the end is near for wizards. at least it looks that way. we hear from frustrated
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robert: the playoff hopes for the wizards are slowly fading. loss last night added to the woes. they are three and a half games back from the final playoff spot in the east. every game from here on out is crucial. seven games left in the season. you need to win out. to have a chance for the postseason. beal doesn't seem happy with the teammates right now. >> we bark too much. we say what we need to do. we scream. either you want to play or you don't. leon: g.w. getting ready for n.i.f. final. taking on valparaiso. a team with 30 wins on the season. at the most famous
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madison square garden. the first n.i.t. final appearance for the colonials in program history. let's talk football. former denver bronco tight end vernon davis coming back home in a one-year deal. several connections to the d.c. area. he played the high school ball at dunbar and went to star with the terps. he was drafted with the 49ers. ten season he has caught 461 passes. hockey, the caps forward shamera took a hit off the ice. off the ice. he was fined for hitting a flyers player in the second period. opening day is this weekend. we will get you pumped for opening day this monday against the braves. back to vernon davis, though, drafted in
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league ten year. see what he can do. leon: see where the needle is. is he on e? maureen: are you saying he is old? leon: only in football years. doug: same age as my oldest son and he is not old. maureen: thank you fur straightening that up. doug: isolated shower tonight. tomorrow maybe one in morning and another chance in the afternoon. cold front will be approaching but in between the times is partly sunny and breezy. sunny and 63. it could be rain on saturday. sunny and high on the day on sunday. tonight at 11:00, steve rudin have more of the timing of the showers and the storms tomorrow. leon: thank you. maureen: "world news tonight" with david muir up next.
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breaking news tonight. we're on the scene. a deadly shooting at a greyhound bus station late today. several people shot, a state trooper among them. also breaking, the severe weather hitting right now. tornadoes touching down already. the pounding hail, blinding rain. that whole system moving east. the firestorm growing tonight after what donald trump said about abortion, women and punishment. and tonight, trump's surprise meeting in washington with the head of the republican party. the reserve deputy who said he used his gun by accident, that he thought it was his taser. tonight, the new video here, and what it might reveal. the horrific moment. the massive collapse. the overpass crashing down on drivers and people below. the urgent rescue effort. and made in america is back tonight. the simple thing sold in your


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