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attacking us can you give us a question? mr. president elect -- president-elect trump: the drug industry has been disastrous. they are leaving left and right. they supply our drugs but they don't make them here to a large extent. that is something that nazi, germany, would have done and did do. it's a disgrace that information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters. they are the only ones. i don't think so. i won. i became president. no, i don't think they care at all. i don't think they care at all. obamacare is a complete and total disaster. we don't want to own it. we don't want to own it politically. they own it right now. so the easiest thing would be to let it implode in 2017. believe me, we would get whatever we wanted but it would take a long time. don't be -- i'm not giving you a question.
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categorically -- president-elect trump: you are fake news. go ahead. >> can you say -- president-elect that is not appropriate. q: those are some of the highlights. if you missed any of it we have you covered. head to the facebook page, abc7. we facebook lived the whole thing for you so you can catch it there when you have a chance. back to you. maureen: thank you. "world news tonight" will have team coverage analyzing all the issues raised in today's news conference with donald trump. that is coming up on "world news tonight" at 6:30 after our broadcast. jonathan: president-elect now is one step closer to filling his cabinet. today he named david shelkin to lead department of veteran affairs. mr. trump sid he interviewed a hundred people for this position. he is the v.a. undersecretary for health. with that information the only vacant cabinet position is for department of agriculture. as the president-elect works to fill the cabinet, three nominees fac
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hearings including fierce opposition to senator jeff sessions as the attorney general. from two congressman and a senator who testified against him. >> we need someone as attorney general who will look out for all of us. not just for some of us. >> the next attorney general must bling hope and healing to this country. this demands a more courageous empathy. than session' record demonstrates. jonathan: but he is expected to get enough votes to win nomination. maureen: trump's pick for secretary of state faced tough questions as well on the hill including a grilling from republicans and among them marco rubio. >> is vladimir putin a war criminal? >> i would not use that term. >> rubio pressed it further detailing attack on civilian in kre
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he would only say the allegations must be taken seriously and they should hold russia accountable on a world stage. he went on to say on the record he believes the u.s. must work to fight climate change and he does not support blanket ban of muslim immigrants to the u.s. you can watch all the senate confirmation hearings as they happen on the facebook page. owe can watch the hearings in the entirety now. you will find trump's entire news conference search for abc7 news on facebook. jonathan: we are in store for a rainy night but no wintery weather. chief meteorologist doug hill tracking the rain for us. the big warmup ahead. we should normally deal with the snow if we had the normal temperatures out there. doug: give us to saturday. we might get that, too. the good news, what jamie is reporting tonight is the bad traffic in part of the area
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the beltway yet. maybe they will get the traffic cleared up before it moves in. most of the steady rain west of the city. through the evening, most of the rain will remain north and west of the city of washington. satellite and the radar in the past few hours show a trend we are basing it on with the yellow and the orange with heaviest precipitation again. moving quickly. the farther south and east from washington the scattered showers. only what we expect this evening. the temperatures will hold steady and will rise overnight. that may lead to patchy dense ground fog in some areas. that will burn off tomorrow. it will turn partly cloudy and breezy. it looks good. 64. friday the temperatures head the other way. 50 for a morning high. falling in the afternoon. join you in 11 minutes we will talk about the possibility of the rain, snow, or the freezing rain here on saturday. maureen? maureen: thank you, doug. caught on the video tonight. flames at the historic watergate complex. the d.c. fire
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13th floor. no one was hurt but there were smoke damage on several floors. jonathan: update now on the tuesday deadly stabbing. in a fight at the westfield wheaton mall. police still looking for the attacker in this case. they have identified one of the two people killed as 22-year-old angel pineda-gomez. the name of the second victim has not been released. maureen: the d.c. mayor and police chief are touting a drop in the city crime rate as they roll out a new crime fighting initiative. in 2016, the d.c. police say the violent crime dropped 10%. to keep the downward trend the police plan to roll out a new sector policing plan as they call it. it will streamline the command for the efficiency and groom future department leaders. jonathan: agreement reforming the baltimore police department is going before the spending panel. that will happen tomorrow. attorney general loretta lynch is expected to announce the details of the agreement after the
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it is believed to make permanent inform after the incustody death of freddie gray that happen two years ago. maureen: still ahead at 6:00, a van used to shuttle seniors around the district disappears. where it went and how "7 on your side" got action. >> congratulate you on winning. >> some might call it a stunt but corey stewart calls it leadership. i'm mike carter-conneen inside a gun store in woodbridge. coming up, reaction to the campaign ar-15 giveaway. jonathan: first though, making gone in 60 seconds seem slow. a rapid robbery in the district caught on video. wait until you see this coming up next at "abc7 news at 6:00".
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. jonathan: new video to share with you. this could be called rapid robbery from the c.v.s. pharmacy in carroll street in the district. they jump in, jump over the counter and they run out. it's like ten seconds. if you recognize anybody the police would like to hear from you. maureen: with nine days until the inauguration, the secret says it is ready for whatever happens. agents spoke with abc7 today telling us they have a robust security plan in place for months. the secret service is reaching out to thousands of the
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that will be affected by the festivities and the security. >> we have been aggressive with this. we started reaching out in october. to the folks that live and work in the area so they have an idea of what to expect in the inauguration week. maureen: the secret service says right now there is no information indicating any credible threat in the inauguration period. we have the breakdown of the schedule and the road closures at the top of jonathan: federal grand jury now has indicted six high-level former volkswagen executives in the emissions cheating scandal. v.w. will plead guilty to fraud to name a couple. it will include billion dollar fines and civil penalties in addition to the $15 billion in the settlement with the consumers and other agencies. maureen: up next at 6:00, a man who wants to be virginia's next governor gives away an assault weapon. why
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just a stunt. jonathan: plus, a warmup followed by the wintry weather. chief meteorologist doug hill will check back in and let us know what the roller coaster has in store. maureen: jummy olabanji has a look at what to expect tomorrow on "good morning washington." >> we are live with a sneak peek of president obama's new neighborhood. don't miss the exclusive interview with if new neighbors on what it might be like to have the obamas as a family next door. >> plus how to know the difference between symptoms of the flu and the common cold. >> we have weather and tr now at havertys furniture, it's our new year savings event. save up to one-thousand dollars in bonus discounts to create your perfect home. plus you'll get twenty-four month, no-interest financing. hurry, the new year savings event ends january 16th.
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increase security and safety. maureen: maryland lawmaker has resigned in the wake of a bribery scandal. prince george's county delegate michael vaughn resigned today. two current lawmakers are investigated in a bribery scandal surrounding the prince george's county liquor board. the scandal has seen two board members arrested and a former delegate plead guilty to corruption. virginia's general assembly also convened for the final time under governor terry mcauliffe. the governor will give his state of the commonwealth address tonight. for this session the democrat will again have to work with a republican majority. jonathan: well, one of the candidates hoping to become virginia's governor held unique campaign event today that some call more of a student. as mike carter-conneen reports republican corey stewart presented a free a.r.-15 rifle to the winner of a giveaway contest.
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on winning. >> corey stewart acknowledges he created the contest to focus attention on his gun rights record as he campaigns for governor. >> we have second amendment rights. they are god-given rights. >> 3,000 people are participated in the contest. three to enter but donations were encouraged. >> the winner was a woodbridge resident that supports stewart. reacting to the event, the two gubernatorial candidates said this is the kind of political substitute that makes response -- political stunt that makes responsible gun owners look bad and this is inappropriate and shows that stewart does not approach the issue with seriousness or sobriety. stewart dismisses the democrats as the fun-grabbing liberals but saved the biggest swing for fellow republican ed gillespie who did not reply to request for comment. >> establishment ed. he doesn't do anything unless the
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>> he wants to get rid of the permits altogether with a principle that he calls constitutional carry. >> the background checks and the existing laws are more than efficient to keep citizens safe. >> gun control groups like mom want action would let violent criminals, teens and others carry in crowded town centers. at a gun shoppe today a customer who declined to speak on camera saying he agrees that permits are needed. in woodbridge, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. maureen: "7 on your side" gets a bus used to drive senior citizen disappears. the bus was taken out of service by the d.c. government. the city paid for maintenance and the driver. in september, the decker of the office of -- director of the office on aging put the brakes on the shooting citing legal issue. >> the bus has been here for 15 year
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all of a sullen they want to take -- sudden they want to take the bus. that means the office on aging don't care nothing about the seniors. maureen: abc7 got involved and today the agency director laura newland told the residents the service will be restored on monday. newland would not explain why if service was cut in first place. jonathan: you think about the weather. the old saying if you don't like the weather stick around it will change. maureen: happening here. doug: that is the story. it will warm up tonight and beautiful tomorrow and then it goes downhill for thursday and friday. longer term is a noticeable warm up again. let's get you started and start off with the live doppler radar view. you can cecum berland, southward in the area through the valley areas. there is a fair amount of rain. yellow color indicates the moderate rainfall. the big body is moving northeast to spare the metro area. we won't get out of it altogeth
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rain associated with the warm front we are on the southeastern edge of it. we will get the rain through metro at times tonight for the next couple of hours. but it looks like the bulk of the rain will stay north and west. future cast and the stormwatch7 weather center picks this up nicely as we go through the next few hours to see the main area push quickly north. temperatures hold steady and they rise overnight. the rain will come to an end in overnight hours and the warmer temperatures come in, there is a good chance we will see theazes of fog develop overnight and in the morning. that could be an issue tomorrow. later in the morning it will clear up. low to mid-60s tomorrow. 66 in fredericksburg and 36 in the district. nice day. the same warm front will turn around tomorrow night to come south as a cold front to bring colder air in friday and setting the staple for a wintery mix on saturday -- stage for a wintery mix on saturday. 45 in the morning for fog. midday. 59. partly cl
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64. a nice afternoon. it will change, the future cast show what is is coming friday and saturday. but first let's look at tomorrow afternoon on the big picture. then the moisture gets closer early friday morning. we get through friday night to saturday morning. colder air has time to get in place. getting down to the surface. so this will indicate freezing mix of freezing snow and rain. temperatures are a couple degrees above freezing on saturday. it will make potential for messy saturday. it will hopefully clear up later in the afternoon. the temperatures will return to the warmer levels once we hit sunday. the numbers show 34 on saturday. 40 on sunday. dr. martin luther king junior day. cloudy on monday and looking ahead to next week. we see the temperatures warm up again to 65 on tuesday. 60 on wednesday. holding in the 50's through thursday with a chance of showers and right now next friday
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to be partly cloudy with highs 57 degrees. maureen, john, erin, back to you. jonathan: thank you. time to talk sports. erin: the redskins bring in a former nfl coach for an interview today. the penguins are in town. to face the caps. they aren't the only thing that washington will have their eye on. details next. z231yz zi0z
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announcer: now the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealer. >> the stanley cup champion pittsburgh penguins are in town to face cab talls. a difference -- capitals. a difference now compared to when they met in the playoffs is mark andre flurry is in goal. there is no doubt they don't like each other. tonight captain ovechkin has a chance to become the 84th player in league history to reach a thousand points. >> nice to get home. >> amazing accomplishment. he is in the same boat as the rest of us. focused on what to accomplish as a team. >> if redskins
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bradley for the open coordinator spot and gruden tells me it went well. he worked in seattle when the redskins g.m. scot mccloughan was in the seahawks organization and was on the buccaneers staff when gruden was in tampa. they spent one of the best in the league. he was recently let go. the offensive coordinator had a second interview with the rams today. it's getting serious. mcveigh would be the youngest coachin nfl history if he gets the job. if he gets the job espn reports the top coordinator pick is wade phillips. the athletes are always surrounded with drama. duke star grayson allen, that seems to be the case. he was recently suspended for a game for t
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last night he appeared to push a coach. on the opposing team. after the game the coach said it wasn't a dirty play. the wizards are on the road at boston to make it four in a row. jonathan: sometimes it swims around one person like that. erin: i know! like lane kiffin. it just follows. jonathan: just stop. doug: there is arizona of rain and fog, too, but it will burn off to turn partly sunny and breezy. 20 -- 60 on friday but it will fall in the afternoon after the colder air moves in. steve will very more at 11:00 and track the wintery mix for the weekend that shows up in the extended outlook with the rain, snow, and the freezing rain. maureen: lovely. thanks. "world news tonight" with david muir is coming up next. jonathan: thank you for watching.
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tonight, fireworks at trump tower. the president-elect donald trump, his first news conference since july. blasting unconfirmed reports being investigated by u.s. intelligence about russia and whether vladimir putin has material on the new president to blackmail him. and what we now know about that report. brian ross standing by. and that very tense moment today with a reporter. >> you are attacking our news organization. can you give us a chance? also breaking tonight, the family business. since election day, the president-elect promising to offer a plan to avoid conflicts of interest. tonight, his big reveal, and the government of ethics calling it, quote, wholly inadequate. trump's pick for secretary of state, rex tillerson. a


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