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right now, new information on the men who carried out the attacks in brussels. i'm barbara harrison with what was found in the suspect's house. i'm kristin wright at the live desk with a busy morning at the supreme court. right now justices are hearing a case challenging the affordable care act and its birth control plans. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist erika engel. rain cools us down on friday. i'll let you know by how much in the forecast. and the weather sounds absolutely perfect for this! cherry tree blossoms.
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are all gone? news4 midday starts right now. a manhunt stepped up security and travel warnings all happening alongside a city in me mo moriam. crowds are gathering to honor the people who were killed and hurt in the brussels terror attacks. we're learning more about the bombings this morning and a manhunt for a suspect police say is on the run right now. for several hours, it wasn't clear whether najim laachraoui is in custody. he's not only responsible for the brussels attacks but the paris attacks as well. another person was arrested in a raid today. police said they found bomb-making supplies with more than 30 pounds of explosives along with an american flag.
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but they lived in brussels for two years. they were at the airport saying goodbye to stephanie's mom, who was getting on a flight. we are told she made it back safely. nobody has heard from them. at 11:15 we're live from the embassy of belgium here in washington where the president arrived to pay his respects just a short time ago. as they continue the manhunt for the people responsible for these terror attacks, we'll tell you any breaking news in that investigation. now to a developing story back in our area, right now police are on the scene of a homicide investigation in prince georges county. officers found a man's body in a townhome community early this morning. we're going to get right to news4's molette green who is live on the scene in district heights. molette, what can you tell us? >> reporter: barbara, good morning. this investigation is sti
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still on the scene here outside surrounded by evidence markers. it all started with a 911 call for an unresponsive man, and it turned into this murder scene here in the crown meadows townhome community. neighbors say it's an unusual scene in this townhouse community, a homicide investigation blocking part of the street along hillmar drive in district heights. >> i see all this, and hey, i just don't know. >> reporter: prince georges police say a 911 call came in about 9:30 this morning for help. >> when we arrived we found a male victim suffering from trauma. he was pronounced dead at the scene. >> reporter: police found the body outside and placed a number of evidence markers along the sidewalk. officers spent a lot of time poring over this black suv. not what neighbors want to see. >> nothing like this happens over here. t
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like the kids come out and run around the parking lot on their scooters, their bikes and stuff. >> in my neighborhood? very concerned, very concerned. very concerned, you know, because i've been living here ever since they built these houses, and this is like the first, what you say, homicide that i'm familiar with over here. >> reporter: back live here along hillmar drive. police right now are talking to people in this community. they're still working to find out how -- we are still working to find out how this man actually died and whether he lived in this townhouse community. there is no word yet on a motive or suspects, but prince georges county police say they do want the public's help to solve this case. live this morning in district heights, molette green, news4. back to you. temperatures right now in the 50s and 60s across the area. washington one of too
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at 63. some cloudiness out there right now, but as we move into the afternoon hours, those clouds will continue to spin. all in all, a really nice day. it's comfortable, it's mild. we're looking at plenty of sunshine. a kind of easy sun for your afternoon hours. highs today warmer than yesterday, in the low to mid-70s. 71 for a high here in the district, gaithersburg coming in at 73 degrees. tomorrow for your thursday, just as mild. i'll break down your day hour by hour coming up in 10 metz,inute erica. to decision 2016, clinton won arizona. trump won arizona and took all 58 delegates. sanders won idaho and utah.
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this morning cruz picked up an endorsement from former president george bush. >> nominating donald trump would be a disaster and it would elect hillary clinton. the delegate count 468 to 744. republican hopefuls need 1,237 delegates to qualify for the gop nominati nomination. we are monitoring the supreme court, an interesting case on access to birth control and the affordable care act. protesters right now are rallying outside the court. justices are hearing arguments now. several religious non-profits are challenging the obamacare provision that requires employers to include contraceptive coverage in their health plans. without justice scalia, this could be a tie. the rulings by the lower courts would hold, but they were split. that would mean women who worked for the
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would get the coverage in some states but not others. in the 2014 hobby lobby decision, you may remember the supreme court ruled that the chain of craft stores and other businesses, with religious objections, don't have to offer birth control to employees. we'll see what happens and we'll let you know. >> thank you, kristin. after the break, adele's moving tribute to the brussels victims from the
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i'm aaron gilchrist and here's some of the stories lighting up social media. british songstress adele dedicated one of her songs to the victims of the a
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her concert last night. she asked fans to turn on the flashlights on their phones as she sang "make you feel my love." you've heard of judge judju. brace yourself for judge sarah. sarah palin has a new gig as a daytime tv judge. the program is still unnamed right now, but they told nbc news that the republican star will do her best. judge judy type fictional stories brought right to her court. the coffee giant starbuck's says it will donate food to food banks across the country. the food share program hopes to provide almost 5 million meals to famil
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right now we want you to take a look at those cherry blossoms along the title basin. we understand they are at peak bloom right now. the spring tradition means you'll be able to catch a glimpse of these japanese flowers for about 4 to 10 days. it also ushers in the start of the national cherry blossom festival. >> my thinking based on the weather, based on the stage that they are right now, it's going to be a gorgeous weekend, and i'm thinking it's going to go beyond the weekend. >> the cherry blossom festival's opening ceremonies are on saturday, and the fun will go through april 17. amelia, can you promise us a few nice days for the next few days? >> some spectacular days, barbara, but we don't want it to get too warm. 75 today, 76 tomorrow is quite warm and will certainly bring out the flowers, but after that we want calm, cool weather, and that will help to keep the flowers on the trees. i was down there this morning. it is spectacular. you must go down if you haven't been down t
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tomorrow morning we'll start off comfortably cool once again. nice for this time of year. temperature around 54 degrees. great running weather, going out for a morning cycle ride. by lunchtime hours, temperatures are already near 70 degrees. plenty of sunshine throughout the day tomorrow. we'll notice a bit of a breeze tomorrow with a high temperature of 76. i'll have a look ahead at the weekend in 10 minutes, erica. >> thank you, amelia. if you are one of the millions of allergy sufferers out there, spri springtime can be a challenge, we know that. jackson, mississippi one of the top capitals with allergies, memphis, tennessee, richmond, virginia, and d.c. ranked towards the bottom, actually, at number 84. well, there was another strong show of support for brussels today. we will bring you the very latest from that area coming up after the break. and after the break, the vice president visiting the
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in brussels right now, hundreds of people are recovering from bombings at the airport and on a subway train, an isis terror attack. some of them are in critical condition, some in medical comas, and some are americans. ll, 34 people were killed in the attacks. we are hearing from the witnesses this
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including one who was in the subway on a train. >> it took a while for things to register. every now and then, metro will stop because of time problems, metro is a little slow, so at first i thought it was a regular occurrence. the air blast i felt was nothing more than you would feel with a breeze coming through a window or a fan. >> a few minutes later and he could have been on the train that was bombed instead of feeling the blast in the tunnel. we'll have more from witnesses coming up later this hour. meanwhile here in washington, metro has ramped up security after the deadly terror attacks in brussels yesterday. one of the bombs struck a metro station, you'll remember. you can expect to see more security on the rise to and from work in our area today. airline passengers will see it, too. nbc's pete williams has the latest. >> reporter: on commuter trains and subway systems from washington to los angeles, police are out in a highly si
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beefed up security, too, in miami, chicago and atlanta, with heavily armed foot patrols. more security, too, at many of the nation's airports, specially in the outer lobbies where the airline tickets are. specialized units and bomb-sniffing dogs, more plainclothes officers, too, and extra searches of bags. >> we want people to feel confident that we're here, we're able to respond. we have enormous capability if we need it tactically. >> and police with randomly screening luggage before you board the train. officers are surging into town square. the mayor made a point to ride the subway to demonstrate its safety. >> expect to see extraordinary nypd presence out over the coming days as a sign of our readiness to protect people at all times. >> reporter: new york police say protecting mass transit there is a big chore.
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technology, and we pay very close attention and learn from attacks that have gone on around the world. and we deploy and train accordingly. >> reporter: but most riders say they're taking the extra precautions in stride. >> i just make sure i'm aware of my surroundings. >> reporter: passengers will see more security for at least the next several days. >> that was pete williams reporting. security at our area airports isn't the only thing that's been impacted by the terror in brussels. airport workers had planned to go on strike at midnight last night to lobby for better pay. instead they decided to hold a vigil in remembrance of the victims of the attacks. workers also said they wanted to recognize the brussels airport workers and their bravery during the attacks this morning. there is also a growing memorial at the belgium embassy in northwest d.c. flags also flying at half
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there. as we look to the weekend, saturday cooler than sunday, but both days looking nice. both days lending a nice hand to going town to the title basin and checking out the cherry blossoms there. that sunday morning easter egg hunt, a little cool. jackets and the kids will be the coldest time period will be saturday morning when we start out the day in the upper 30s to lower 40s. we'll be tracking rain on sunday. i'll be showing you the timing that far rain when we come back later, barbara. students say they want howard university to change how they handle victims of sexual assault. >> no means no! >> those chants as hundreds of students protested yesterday. they're upset over the fallout of an alleged attack in february. an r.a. there said she was rape bid another student,
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resident adviser. since then she has lost her paid job as an r.a. and left school grounds. the suspended rapist is still at the school. both d.c. police and howard university say they are investigating. d.c. mayor muriel bowser has big plans for d.c. she unveiled her goals, and one of the big items is raising the city's minimum wage. >> when the council returns from its break early next month, i will concede to the council to increase our minimum wage to $15. >> mayor bowser's minimum wage proposal received a standing ovation, as you see there. also on the mayor's agenda, she said she's adding another $75 million to the education budget, which is the city's largest in history. also, the mayor wants to renovate schools that have not been modernized beginning in and when it comes to public safety, the city will add an
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streets during peak times starting next week. and mayor bowser also urged support of her neighborhood shelter plan. after the break, new information coming to the label of your favorite candy bar. and don't forget, you can catch nbc4 from anyone. all you need is yo ur it's about taking a stand. for too long, wall street banks had their way. they crashed our economy. but democrat donna edwards won't take their money because she stands up for us. 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.
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well, how would you like a free tree to be planted in your yard?
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1,000 trees to the district of columbia and maryland. it's part of an energy savng trees program. if you were on a waiting list to get a tree last year, you will be first in line this year. the rest of the trees will be it's first come, first serve for people who want them, so be quick about it. for more information on how to get your free tree, head to the nbc washington app. another story about trees, but this one getting a negative reaction from people in seattle. check this out. police had to close down this street in downtown seattle because they couldn't get a man out of an 80-foot-tall sequoia. officers aren't sure why he was up there in the first place. there were reports he was throwing things at medics last night as they were trying to get him down from there, snarling traffic. >> wow. imagine climbing up that way. >> imagine being in the traffic. a lot of unhappy people. >>
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the american bird conservency needs your help on who may have killed 13 bald eagles last month. they were found dead on the highway. they don't rule out disease as cause of death. bald eagles are protected under state and federal law. the conservency is offering a $5,000 reward for someone's conviction. four were found dead last week. no word on whether the two incidents were connected. the timing of rain a little tricky. here's what i'm thinking with future weather. friday we're dry, some clouds in place. it looks like the best chance of rain is ear
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afternoon hours. showers starting to push east out of the district, and we'll get in on some limited late day sunshine. if you have plans to dine out on your friday evening, i think for the most part the weather cooperating. notice, though, showers still impacting parts of southern maryland over on the eastern shore. i'm going to have a look at what kind of temperatures we can expect tomorrow on into the holiday weekend in 10 minutes. >> you really did the job. the winner is owen. well, you watched him advance through the battle rounds on "the voice" last night, d.c. singer/songwriter aaron danoff. as he prepares for the live shows, we spent some time with him and his grammy-winning father. two generations of musicians taking a very different path down the same road. >> he and his father have been playing music together for ye
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he had his first hit when john denver recorded "take me home, country roads" which danoff wrote. ♪ >> now his son owen is 26 and is a contestant on "the voice." ♪ i gave her my heart but she wanted my soul ♪ >> i consider myself a huge paul simon fan, bob dillon fan. i love john mayer. >> reporter: notice he didn't last his father among his musical influences. >> we have to keep him humble. >> reporter: a few years ago, when the two were asked on stage to play their biggest hits, he had to ask his father how it went. >> i had to ask for the chords minutes before we went on stage. >> when they got a standing ovation,
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path to success wasn't going to be like his. >> getting a hit record, that was the ticket to then maybe getting an album. >> reporter: it's his song writing that he hopes the fans will come to know. >> everything comes together, but for me it's about the lyrics more than anything else, so that's my big focus. who we . >> reporter: while owen didn't learn his dad's songs until later in life, there were early signs he wanted to be like his dad. >> once i took it and tried to photo shop my name onto it. >> reporter: listening to the father and son share a song, it's clear it may not be the same path, but it's very much the same journey. ♪ >> reporter: in the district, mark seacrest, news4.
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right now brussels, belgium is picking up the pieces from yesterday's deadly terror attacks. suicide bombers killed, dozens of people in a subway station and the brussels airport. the airport now says that it will be closed for at least
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clear when exactly it will reopen. and it's a major international hub for travelers, specially over easter weekend. some brussels subway stations are back open and schools are running, but all with extra security. in belgium and around the world, they're honoring the people who died. there is a big memorial at the belgium stock exchange right now. in many countries flags are flying at half staff and world's landmarks are lighting up in the colors of the belgium flag. here in d.c., vice president joe biden made a visit to the belgium embassy this morning. meagan fitzgerald is live at that embassy this morning. >> reporter: vice president joe biden made it to the embassy this morning and he was accompanied by his wife, jill biden. we were rolling as they were escorted with their motorcade, and when t g
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were welcomed by the embassy ambassador johan yobeca. he signed a book of condolences. he stayed inside for about 15 minutes before they left, but the ambassador says he's been speaking with everyone in the area here, other ambassadors, as well as secretary of homeland security, jeh johnson. we had an opportunity to speak earlier with the ambassador who said he just got off a phone call with officials from belgium telling him about the ongoing investigation, trying to get the latest details about what's happening. he says right now the community there is holding strong, they're bonding together. you'll see those vigils out in the streets, people trying to show and send a strong message to terrorists that they will not change their way of life. the ambassador did tell us investigators are going door to door. they're going to homes they think are suspicious
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be investigated. they're also interrogating people, he says, trying to get to the bottom of this attack and get more information, more info about possible attacks that might be to come. of course, he says, it's still a very fluid investigation and ongoing, but he gets regular updates. we've been in communication with him. as soon as we get more information, first we'll share it on our social media pages and our nbc washington app. back to you. missionary is lucky to be alive after one of the airport bombs went off within feet of where he was standing. 19-year-old mason wells has shrapnel in his legs, severe burns and a torn achilles tendon, but is expected to make a full recovery. he was at the airport with a fellow missionary when the bomb was detonated. his parents say it's a miracle their son is alive. >> having gone through the attack, he was very close to the bomb, he said, when it exploded. it's a miracle he made it through
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lower leg injuries. >> this is not the first time the wells family has experienced a terrorist attack. three years ago mason and his dad were just a block away from the finish line at the boston marathon when the bombs went off there. his mom was running in that race. president obama is in argentina. it's the first visit by a u.s. president since 1997. mr. obama will meet with the country's president this morning. he hopes to strengthen ties between the two countries after years of tension. they will meet at the historic pink presidential offices. the president will hold a town hall meeting and attend a state dinner while in that country. pleasant today and tomorrow with high temperatures in the mid-70s. a bit of a breeze tomorrow afternoon and breezy throughout the day on friday with some showers likely. temperatures a little bit cooler. a high of 66. as we look to the weekend, saturday, highs in the
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so still running above our usual highs this year. sunday balmy. a high of 71 with plenty of sunshine in the forecast. on monday a cold front moves through. that cold front has more success cooling us down. you can see our high temperature on monday around 70, and then tuesday we drop to a chilly 54 degrees. but for the remainder of the work week on into the holiday weekend, overall looking quite nice, but you do want to have the umbrella handy for friday, barbara. new details this morning about a deadly stabbing in the district. a witness says there was a fight between two young women at a benning road bus stop southeast yesterday morning. a teenage girl repeatedly stabbed a woman in the head and body. we now know the 16-year-old suspect is pregnant. she was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. the pregnant teen has been charged with second-degree
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man killed by an officer on friday. he got into a fight with the officer on lafayette boulevard. he led police on a chase and ended up in a ditch. the officer was not seriously hurt. the state police are handling this investigation. local grocery store workers fios is not cable. we're wired differently. we are a 100% fiber optic network... and fiber optics move at the speed of light. over the last 10 years, our cable competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more. including pc magazine's #1 for internet speed 10 years running. and jd power ranked us highest in customer satisfaction for the third year... in a row.
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on-line fantasy sports sites like draft kings could be outlawed in maryland if lawmakers decide to ask voters what they think. the "washington post" is reporting that a proposal in maryland would regulate the fantasy sports industry if voters decide that the games should be legal. this week draft kings and fans will both agree to stop operating in new york. the maryland senate is said to take up the issue tomorrow. runners, get ready. what you need to do in the next week if you want to take part in the marine
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right now springtime snow is falling over denver, and it is not expected to stop very soon. there is a blizzard there. it could dump as much as a foot of snow on the city and the state today. i have a really good friend that works for the nbc denver station. i'm going to send her a picture of the cherry blossoms just to make them jealous. here's a live look at the cherry blossoms where the festival is getting under way today. tomorrow just spectacular out there with color. you can see the pictures of the title basin on my website taken this morning. 54, a really pleasant day. it's comfortable. we're talking about mostly sunny skies, kind of that hazy sunshine. another look down here at the title basin. a lot of folks heading down there to check out beautiful cherry trees. once the blooms come
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typically expect them to stick around for four to ten days. obviously the weather plays a huge part in that. we don't want it to be too warm and we don't want it to be too windy. as we move on into the afternoon hours, low to mid-70s. eat dinner outdoors tonight. temperatures still in the upper 60s to low 70s. if you're one of the thousands hoping to run in this year's marine corps marathon, there are a few things you need to know to get ready. the marathon director nick ellis is here with us. welcome again. >> hi, barbara. it's always exciting. >> it sure is. and although the race is not until november? october. >> october. >> october 30, is it? >> that's correct. >> there are some things people have to do if they want to participate, right? >> absolutely. on noon, march 24, we now have the marine corps marathon lottery. for about six days, the lottery goes, and we expect somewhere around 40,000 runners wanting
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>> 40,000 signing up. how many will actually win a spot? >> around 30,000 is the magic number that we put across the finish line with our -- which also includes our marine corps marathon 10k. >> is it a first come, first serve? >> now with the lottery, it's not. it really takes a little bit of the anxiety out of our runners. there's still anxiety because they all want to be on the start line, and it's spring, and they're motivated, and they've got those new goals for 2016. and, of course, they just want to be out there with the marines showing support and their love of running and love of country. but it's a lottery, and you have to wait till the day after the lottery at noon is when we will start selecting those lucky runners. >> will that all be done in one day? you'll have 40,000 names in there and pull out about 30. >> about 30,000.
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it? >> it is, it is. with technology today and the logorhythms they throw in there, it kind of makes it a little bit simple. and as the good news gets out, we're always reaching back out to those who don't get in to let them know we have other events. >> so how will runners know if they've been picked? >> it's an e-mail process. they'll get a confirmation e-mail within about 24 hours as we go through those. >> if you're not picked for the lottery? >> then we let you know about our other marine corps events that we have that's coming up, and one would be the marine corps historic half in fredricksburg, virginia. >> it's so great to have you with us. we'll remind folks again that it's march 24 at noon for the lottery. where can they do it? on line, right? >> on line. >>. a longer school year for me
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the brussels community is coming together right now. you're looking at the proud memorial, very crowded, in brussels for the people who died and for all the others who were injured in yesterday's terrorist attacks. right now a suspect is on the run and security ask rais rampe across the country. we're hearing from survivors of the attack.
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airport. some of the people who were right there talked about the terrifying moments. >> i felt it before i heard it, and i still didn't know what was going on. i didn't really understand what was going on until he was coming towards me. i thought, oh, an accident happened, i don't know, but it was pretty clear after seeing the terror on his face that that wasn't an accident. >> she was among the americans at the airport. there she is with another. several americans were hurt in the blast, and at least one couple is missing right now. i'm kristin wright at the live desk. just in from the prince georges school district, the school year is going to be extended a few days, and the last day will be june 20. they're making up for days lost during that big snowstorm. prince georges county schools got a state waiver for some of those days, but they do have to add four on to the end of the year. last day again, june 20. back to you. 59 degrees right now in the
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70-degree mark, including fredricksburg coming in at 67. frederick, one of the cooler spots at 55, a beautiful afternoon in store. highs today in the low to mid-70s. we'll continue to track kind of that hazy sunshine over mostly sunny skies today. you definitely need the sunglasses and you don't need the jacket. 73 for a high $73 for a high in. the weather this weekend cooperating, whether you want to go to the title basin and check out the cherry blossoms, that easter egg hunt sunday morning, or just want to head out. tomorrow pretty much a repeat performance of today. highs in the mid-70s, plenty of sunshine. some rain likely on friday. the timing a little bit quickly. right now is looks like best bet for rain showers will be midday in afternoon hours. this could change.
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little bit cooler, in the mid to upper 60s. for saturday highs in the mid-60s. plenty of sunshine but it will be a chilly start saturday morning. starting off with a chilly temperature in the district, 41. easter looking spectacular with a high of 71, barbara. >> it's beautiful. i haven't seen a peak bloom week like this in a long time. well, believe it or not, d.c. is not being called the worst area for traffic and congestion. in fact, it doesn't even crack t tom-tom's top 10 list. mexico city comes in at number 1. number 10 city, los angeles. d.c. is at number 79, and you drivers out there probably think that may not be right. meanwhile, a missouri mom is spending time in jail after police say she smoked meth next to her baby. police found out because of this photo posted o
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you can see a woman holding a glass pipe with a lighter, a young child lying on the couch next to her. the mother is now charged with endangering the welfare of a child. after the break, the caps
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i'm aaron gilchrist. we're following the stories you are clicking on this morning. washington capitols took to twitter yesterday to rock the red. al goreson scored his 34th goal to clinch the win last night. a 4-2 victory over the ottawa senators. the nationals have added two local food companies to the vendor line-up at nats park. they are the winners of the pitch your product competition, a contest designed to promote local entrepreneurs and help them exnd
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nats fans can purchase these tasty treats throughout the 2016 season. now, we spotted this story on that man versus superman is said to hit the big screen this friday, but it's facing a rocky start ahead of its release. the film has met lukewarm reviews at this point. there are a still few positive reviews, but most are calling out the film for its messy, less than spectacular splash of comic book titans. this weekend. we'll
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taking a live look at the title basin this morning, the cherry blossoms in peak bloom. that means 77% of them, their buds are out. you can see the pretty, pretty pink colors in that beautiful livvi
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them out, the weather is supposed to be spectacular on this peak bloom day. of course, the cherry blossoms mean crowds and tourists here in the district. destination d.c. tells us that during last year's national cherry blossom festival, more hotel rooms were booked than the year before. hotels saw about an 88% occupancy rate. anything over 80% is considered to be pretty good. prices for those rooms were also up. many tourists spent on average $243 a night to be able to be here, have a room to enjoy the cherry blossoms and all the fun activities that come with the festival. >> if anybody guessed it right, it's incredible to have the festival open on saturday when the blossoms are at their peak -- >> it's
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see these trees. no heavy rain today, right, amelia? >> no heavy rain, but we're tracking rain on friday. i feel you allergy sufferers out there. yesterday they came out as moderate, today they come out at high. the main culprits, oak and pine. dining out tonight, though, aside from the high tree pollen in the air, gorgeous weather. maybe a light jacket if you get chilly easily. in the early evening hours, in the 70s falling to the mid-60s. and looking ahead to the weekend, looking quite nice for the cherry blossoms or yardwork. friday morning, however, will be quite chilly because of a cold front. that will cool us down on saturday. we'll be back on
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