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good afternoon we begin with breaking news from fairmount park. a woman's body has been found near the mann center for performing arts. she w she was handcuffed. >> reporter: here is a live look at the scene here. we are at fairmount park. it was here along the wooded edge of a picnic area where the woman's body was found this morning. they found the woman handcuffed and she had been stabbed. they have removed the body but police are here looking for clues. no weapon has been found. we spoke to a man that drives the area taking his kids for school and pulled over this morning to find out why this
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spot is teeming with police. >> to find out a woman is dead is horrific. there is a nut running around handcuffing women that is a lot to think about when you have family and kids, it scares the hell out of you. >> reporter: police describe the victim only as an african-american woman in her mid-20s. more on this story coming up on "action news" starting at 4:00. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. there is new revelations today about the man that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in orlando. and a key witness is cooperating with the investigation. lauren lister is live from orlando. >> reporter: sara, that key witness, omar mateen his wife and she is considered for possible criminal charges and they believe she may have known
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something before the attack and she claims she tried to talk her husband out of it. >> the community mourning the tragedy of that shooting rampage. as fbi agents hear from witnesses, the suspect, omar mateen was a regular at gay clubs including the site of pulse for years. >> the shooter used to come into the bar on a regular basis, sometimes a few weeks at a time and on the weekends. >> fbi hearing accounts that mateen used gay dating websites to make contact with men. >> he was asking like what clubs are popping and things of that sort and good places to go. >> now a key witness cooperating with authorities. the suspect's ex-wife. they brought her back to her
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apartment to pack up her things. >> and the victim's family speaking out about the snap chat video capturing this gunshot. 25-year-old amanda alvear documenting the chilling moments before she lost her life. >> you notice the fear in her eyes you want to be there and you can't. >> and the fbi reporting they have been able to open omar mateen's cell phone to see who he was contact with and scouted other places for his attack including disney properties here in the city. >> thank you. doctors who treated the nightclub victims just spoke alongside a survivor. angel cologne told his story and thanked the surgeons that saved his life. we'll maryland more in the next half hour. philadelphia police are trying to track down the vehicle and the driver involved in a deadly hit and run and the crash
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happened last night in the somerdale section of the city. a car went through a red light and hit the woman on adams after into. the woman was thrown 200 feet in the air and pronounced dead in the scene. the striking vehicle was last seen going east on adams avenue. traffic is moving again after a rough morning commute on the schuylkill expressway, because of a crash on the eastbound lanes approaching girard avenue. other vehicles including a septa bus collided and nobody was hurt. all lanes were reopened by 8:00 a.m. but traffic was backed up throughout the morning rush. another nice afternoon with partly sunny skies and a nice breeze. sky 6 hd taking a look at the center city skyline, temperatures in the 70s and we could hit maybe 80 later today. skies are mostly clear and may not need the umbrella until perhaps thursday and for the rest of work week as well.
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lets get the latest from david murphy basking in the sunshine or partial sunshine. >> a great batch of weather into our tuesday afternoon, let look at satellite as we have a little more cloud cover around. there was some of this earlier this morning. right now over the terrace hardly anything. but to the north and west there is more streaking in most of what you see is high and fairly thin and we'll have partly sunny skies and the winds have died down a bit too. single digits most of the region and a 9 miles per hour breeze in philadelphia and not going much higher than the 14 in the poconos and 12 in millville. a comfortable breeze. we are looking at temperatures climbing, we have hit 70 in philadelphia. 71 in trenton and allentown and 70 at the shore in cape may. a.c. 73 at the airport. it's comfortable and that is
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because the humidity is so low. dew points well below the threshold of 60 where we start to feel humid. we are looking at dew points in the immediate region in the 30s in some cases than is dry air. what to expect the rest of the way -- it's going to be warm. a high of 80 through 4:00 and tonight we fall to the 60s and 70s by midnight. 60 tomorrow morning also not too bad. a lot of people will get down into the upper 50s overnight. when i step inside we'll talk about thursday when damp conditions return and what about the weekend? and father's day david. thank you. closing arguments are in the second day for the corruption trial of chaka fattah. his lawyers argue that he had
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financial problems but gifts that a friend gave were not part of a scheme. he is can an accused of paying back a campaign loan illegally. and the jury could get the case later today or tomorrow. david creato is back in court, the judge is hearing a motion to suppress evidence. the man is accused of killing his son brandon last october. he is asking for some of his testimony to be thrown out. we'll have more coming up in our next half hour. hillary clinton is set to meet tonight with her rival bernie sanders. after the polls close in this year's final primary, today the democrats in washington, d.c. will head to the polls, clinton is expected to do so as well. sanders says he will remain in the race until at least today despite clinton clinching the
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nomination last year. presumptive republican nominee donald trump will meet with republicans next week. he met with paul ryan several weeks ago he will spend the evening campaigning in south carolina. and today happens to be his 70 and birthday. a cash infusion for the tsa could help ease the security lines at the airport. >> the famous hotel in las vegas that was demolished earlier this morning. we'll show it to you when we come back.
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officials say a man has killed two people in an isis inspired attack in paris, france. the suspect barricaded himself inside of the policeman's apartment and killed the policeman's female partner. the suspect was killed in a standoff with authorities, he posted a video online pledging loyalty to the islamic state. a girl recovers from a scary
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fall on a cruise ship. she was carried off a stretcher in texas yesterday. she fell 15 feet to the lower level of the ship while taking pictures. she was knocked unconscious. elevated levels of led is discovered at the water at several additional chicago public schools, 19 buildings are included on the list and they found elevated levels at five more schools. officials are in the process of testing the water at all of chicago school buildings constructed before 1986. a new round of federal funding could improve the long lines at the airport. the tsa will use the money to convert part-time employees to full-time and that will translate into dozens more
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screening lanes. and the hiring of 600 new employees. earlier this morning the crews demolished the riviera hotel in las vegas. the riviera was shut down last year, the first high rise on the vegas strip and featured in some of the most famous movies in sin city including the original oceans 11 and casino. they plan to use the property to expand the city's convenience center. still ahead, drivers in delaware could be hit with higher penalties for texting behind the wheel. >> and a new safety feature could help from leaving children in hot cars.
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lawmakers are considering higher fines for drivers caught texting behind the wheel in delaware. the legislation would double the penalty from a first offense from $50 to $100 and increase the fines for repeat offenders, the house is considering the proposal today and governor jack markell indicated he would sign the bill and it must also pass is the senate. and again motes came up with a system to monitor the rear doors to indicate they have left someone behind. the driver will get a dash board reminder to check the backseats. it will come standard on the
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arcadia suv. adding more whole grains to your diet could help extend your life. harvard researchers looked at studies on bread. people that consumed 50 grams of whole grains per dead were less likely to die of heart disease and cancer. they are made with the whole kernel that means they have protein fiber and other nutrients that are removed in the refining process. it's possible that people that choose whole grains may have overall healthier habits. lets go live to the president with the latest on the orlando massacre and the fight against isis. >> the loss of life shaped much of our life today. in all of our efforts foremost is the loss and grief of the people of orlando. those who died, those who are still recovering, the families
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who have seen their loved ones harmed. the friends of ours who are lesbian and gay and bisexual and transgender who were targeted. i want to remind them that they are not alone. the american people and our allies and friends all over the world stand with you. and are thinking about you and praying for you. as director comey has said we currently do not have any information to indicate that a foreign terrorist group directed the attack in orlando. it is increasingly clear however that the killer took in extremist information and propaganda over the internet. he appears to have been an angry
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disturbed unstable young man that became radicalized. as we know all too well, terror groups like isol called on people around the world and here in the united states to attack innocent civilians, their propaganda and videos and postings are pervasive and more easily accessible than we want. this individual appears to have absorbs some of that and during his killing spree the shooter in orlando pledged allegiance to isol. as i have said before, these lone actors or small cells of terrorists are hard to detect and very hard to prevent but across our government at every level, federal, state and local -- military and civilian, we are doing everything in our power to stop these kinds of
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attacks. we work to succeed 100% of the time. an attacker as we saw in orlando only has to succeed once. our extraordinary personnel have prevented many attacks and saved many lives and we cannot thank them enough. but we are all sobers by the fact that despite the extraordinary hard work, something like orlando can occur. in our meeting today director comey updated us on the meeting in orlando and secretary johnson with the measures we take in our homeland security. we reviewed the campaign against isol and i want to thank secretary lui and his team in the treasury to cut off the money that isol relies on to
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fund its terror network. at the outset i want to reiterate our objective in this fight. our mission is to destroy isol. since i last updated the people two months ago we find this continues to be a difficult fight but are making significant progress. i start steps including additional personnel and additional forces to help people in syria with forces there. and additional assets including attack helicopters and additional support for forces in northern iraq. our aircraft continues to launch from the uss harry truman in the mediterranean. they are hitting isol with precision strikes, they are identified and hit quickly.
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so far 13,000 air strikes, this campaign is firing on all cylinders and as a result isol is under more pressure and loses key leaders including the senior military leader in mosul. including isol's military leader in the anbar province and the top isol commander in fallujah. isol continues to lose ground in iraq. in the past two months coalition support has routed the town
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of -- and iraqi forces have surrounded fallujah and begun to move into the city, meanwhile in the north iraqi forces continue to push up the river valley making gains and now preparing to tighten the noose around isol in mosul. isol has lost half of the territory it has controlled in iraq and will lose more. isol continues to lose ground in syria as well. assisted by our forces, the coalition of local forces is pressuring a key town. and that means it's pressured around rocka as well. isol is on defense and it's a full year since isol has been able to mount a successful operation in either syria or iraq.
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as isol continues to lose territory it continues to lose the money that is its life blood. as a result of our strikes against the oil infrastructure and supply lines, we believe we have cut the revenue from oil by billions of per month. we have deprived isol of many millions more. thanks to the great work of secretary lui and many others today, working with financial institutions around the world, isol is cut off from the international financial system. cutting off the money may not be as dramatic but it's critically important. it's resorting for more extortion and by isol's own admission, some leaders have been caught stealing cash and gold. isol's true nature is revealed.
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this he are not religious warriors but thugs and thieves. continuing to push on this front i want to mention that it's critical for our friends in the senate to confirm adam, my nominee for secretary of terrorism and intelligence. adam has served in democratic and republican administrations, everybody agrees he is imminently qualified and working on these kinds of issues for years. it's now been more than a year since i nominated him. more than 420 days and he still has not been given a full vote. there is no good reason for it, it's inexcusable. it's time for the senate to do its job and vote on adam to help fight against isol and keep our country safe. isol's ranks are shrinking as
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well. the morale is sinking. as one defector said, isol is not bringing islam to the world and people need to know that. the flow of foreign fighters including from america to syrian iraq has plummeted. our intelligence community assesses the ranks that it's reduced to the lowest levels in two and a half years. even as we continue to destroy isol militarily, we are addressing larger forces that allow the terrorists to gain traction in parts of the world. with regard to iraq that means helping iraqi stabilize communities and promote governance, to isol cannot return. it's support for the fragile cessation of hostilities there. it has not stopped most of the
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hardship on the syrian people and the hardship on civilians and the rashad regime is the major culprit. isol, and al qaeda's affiliate in syria continue to terrorize syrians, but as fragile and incomplete the cessation is, it has delivered some life saving aid to syrians in desperate need. and as difficult as it is, we'll continue to push for a political process that can end the civil war and results in a transition away from assad. beyond syria and iraq, isol is also losing ground in libya. forces of the libyan unity government are going after isol in their strong hold. and we'll assist the new libyan
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government as it works to secure its country. lastly, here at home. if we really want to help law enforcement protect americans from home grown extremists. the kind of tragedies that occurred at san bernardino and that now have occurred in orlando, there is a meaningful way to do that, we have to make it harder for people who want to kill americans to get their hands on weapons. it's absolutely true we cannot prevent every tragedy but we know that consistent with the second amendment there are common sense steps that could reduce gun violence and could reduce the lethality of someone
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that intends to do other people harm. we should give atf the resources they need to enforce the gun laws we already have. people with possible ties with terrorism who are not allowed on a plane, should not be allowed to buy a gun. i'm talking about being tough on terrorism. actually be tough on terrorism and stop making it easy for terrorists to buy assault weapons. reinstate the assault weapon ban and make it harder to use these weapons to kill us. otherwise despite extraordinary efforts across our government by local law enforcement. by our intelligence agencies and our military, and despite all the sacrifices that folks make, these kinds of events will


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