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before we start, i just want to say if anyone still doesn't have fios, please stay out of the way so your lag doesn't get us all killed, ben. what's so good about fios anyway? uh. what's so great about a 100% fiber-optic network that makes your gaming system actually work awesomely? hey. did you take out the trash? haha, garbage boy! dad, i already took out ben. it's not funny. gaming is best on a 100% fiber-optic network. so get fios. now, just $79.99 per month with a 2-year price guarantee with a 2-year agreement. now at 11:00, new reaction to those explosive comments from the president allegedly using vulgar language to describe african nations and haiti with no denial from the white house. the son of a c
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mega-church pastor convicted of indecent liberties with an underaged girl. new tonight, why his sentence will be measured in months not years. and her ancestors were sold by georgetown university. how this descendant of slaves is bringing her family's story full circle. >> it's so beautiful to be able to connect who owned your family, who sold your family and why. news 4 at 11:00 starts now. >> and we begin tonight with the weather, and what's going to be a very wet end to your work week. good evening to you, i'm jim handily. >> i'm doreen gentzler. the rain has already started. it may not be cooling down much out there, but just wait, doug says cold air is on the way. doug? >> take a look at that flag down towards union station. any time it's blowing in that shot from right to left, that means you're talking about south win
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things that are very, very warm temperature wise out there. the high temperatures today really quite amazing, 62 degrees d.c., 69 in richmond. look at charleston, 71 degrees today. we'll get on the warmer side tomorrow, even warmer than what we are out there right now. temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60 even at this hour. an incredibly warm night tonight. look at the rain. we did have a few showers come through. now we've got heavier rain that he be here just in time for the rush. then thunderstorm activity tomorrow night. and the cold and i do mean cold moves in right behind it. i'll see you in about ten minutes. storms of controversy today as president trump made some explosive comments about immigrants during an oval office meeting with lawmakers today. this is a story that has everyone talking tonight. first, the original comments confirmed by a democratic aide to nbc news. while discussing immigrants from african countries and haiti,he
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we having all these people from expletive-hole countries come here, end quote. new tonight we've learned the president wasn't done there. sources tell nbc, he also said this. quote, why do we need more haitians? take them out. then someone in the room -- it's not clear exactly who, responded, because if you do, it will be obvious why. condemnations from lawmakers on both sides have been pouring in. louisiana congressman cedric richmond said the president's comments reinforce concerns that his make america great again slogan is code for make america white again. a reporter who spoke with haiti's ambassador to the u.s. was on rachel maddow show on msnbc. >> the haitian government has actually formally summoned a u.s. official to come before the haitian government to explain what president trump meant by these comments. >> ironically, tomorrow is the eighth anniversary of the haitian earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands of people. the president has been tweeting a lot tonigh
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nothing about this controversy so far. and again no denial coming from the white house. doreen, back to you. >> leon, thank you. more breaking news tonight. nbc news has learned former trump white house adviser steve bannon will testify before the house intelligence committee next week as part of the investigation into russian meddling in our election. sources tell nbc news it will happen next tuesday. bannon ran the trump campaign during its final months, then served as the president's top adviser until he was fired last august. then last week the new book "fire and fury" came out quoting bannon, referring to a meeting between russians and donald trump jr. during the 2016 campaign as treasonous. the comments drew the ire of president trump and days later bannon left his job at breitbart news. >> the president's health will be a hot topic tomorrow when he undergoes his first annual physical since taking office. the president has faced a series of questions about his
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for office including claims he displayed symptoms of dementia. the white house called those claims disgraceful and laughable. today reporters asked president trump about his checkup. >> very well. i'll be very surprised if it doesn't. it bert go well otherwise the stock market will not be happy. >> a little tough to hear there, but mr. trump joked the stock market could tank if his physical doesn't go well. the white house position will release the results after the exam at walter reed medical center. new at 11:00 for the second night in a row someone has been killed on a section of branch avenue in temple hills. an suv struck a pedestrian near iverson street about 6:00. the woman died at the hospital. investigators say the driver of the suv that hit her remained on the scene. we now know the name of the man killed last night on branch avenue just a couple of blocks away. police tell us sean sims died at the hospital after his car
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near st. barnabas road. the woman behind the wheel of that second car was critically injured. new tonight, a local youth leader and the son of a mega church pastor in prince william county sentenced to five months in jail. jason baird convicted of exposing himself to and touching an underaged girl. she told jurors it happened multiple times from 2014 to 2015. we spoke to one of the jury alternates who was excused after two days. he said he agrees with the guilty verdict. >> what did she have to gain? it's like to me, i believe her. >> this is video of jason baird performing in the fall of 2012 on the cw singing show "the next." he even made it to the finfinal. prosecutors say baird misused his position as a church youth leader. prince george's
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police are investigating what caused a student to stab another student today. the school resource officer initially responded to the fight and the school was briefly on lockdown. one student who was not involved in the fight told news 4 he wants better security inside his school. >> the school doesn't really take the proper precautions of what's being brought into the school. it's really a school thing. they have to get it under control. >> all the students involved are expected to be okay. the student with the knife turned himself into school officials. >> developing tonight, new video shows the muddy mess in southern california. look at the muck that's taking over homes. contamination from the floods now forcing health officials to close more than a dozen beaches in santa barbara county. we get an update on the search and rescue efforts. >> jonathan benitez, 10 years old.
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>> reporter: four children were among those who died in the mud slides, two belonging to one family where the mother survives but a third child is still missing. also on the list, the father of the 14-year-old girl who was rescued on tuesday and hayden gower's mom josie. >> i don't know how anyone can survive this. >> reporter: santa barbara county officials announce that as many z 43 people may now be missing. >> this remains a very active search and rescue mission. >> reporter: the u.s. army corps of engineers arrived to help clean up the tsunami-like aftermath as dogs looked for clues they may have missed. no show you just how powerful this mud slide was, behind me there used to be three homes. now all you see are the foundation and the rest are strewn anywhere between here and the ocean, which is about a mile away. >> people think of water like a
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two seconds. it's a blender of huge 50-foot logs and five-foot by five-foot boulders grinding. >> reporter: in all 446 homes damaged. the 101 freeway remains shut down until monday. reporting from montecito, california. a university of maryland hospital is calling it a breakdown, a failure. a video of a young woman wandering near a baltimore emergency room. she was escorted out of the hospital and left at a bus stop wearing nothing but a hospital gown and socks. one woman says she saw this patient in the e.r. and described what she calls a disturbing exchange with hospital staff. >> she was sitting like on the ground like on the hospital floor. and they were telling her to get up. it's not what she was saying, it was how she was saying it. like really nasty. talking to them. like get up. get off the floor like that. you ain't no child.
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woman was disoriented and not able to verbally communicate. a family friend says the woman suffers from schizophrenia and is on the autism spectrum. the hospital says it's taking the matter very seriously and conducting a thorough review of what happened and how to respond. it's a $32 billion a year industry. and there are more than 20 million victims worldwide. today is national human trafficking awareness day. and tonight in the district, advocates are raising awareness about what is essentially modern-day slavery and what parents can do to protect their families. shomari stone has our story. >> i feel very passionate about this topic. >> reporter: rocsi farrell says she was the victim of human trafficking when she was 7 in d.c. >> when i was forced into situations and forced to work. >> reporter: she escape and today she helps victims through the exodus project. she was on a panel of
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advocates and the u.s. attorney for the district and the anacostia library. >> human trafficking is often a hidden crime, one that draws people of all ages, backgrounds and genders. >> reporter: the d.c. attorney general says children account for half of the victims of human trafficking. in fact, he says that the average young person to become involved in sex trafficking is just 12 years old. he says sex traffickers prey on the vulnerable, often luring them with protection, love and adventure. he says that sex traffickers target these vulnerable people, young people, on the internet, particularly on social media. >> traffickers use ploys like i can be your boyfriend, i can be your daddy. >> reporter: her program is called fair girls. what advice do you give to parents who are watching right now? >> look at what your child is doing online. >> reporter: police say there are five open missing persons cases in the district. they say they have no evidence that any are c
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trafficking. in southeast d.c., shomari stone, news 4. next at 11:00, the latest fallout from the newest tax law, how it can lead to mistakes in your paycheck and what the irs says you should be doing about it. and all new tonight, the remarkable journey of a 63-year-old freshman at georgetown university taking classes at a school that was built on the sale of her ancestors. >> i am living the dream and the
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look at your upcoming paychecks, it could cost you. today the irs rolled out new tax rate guidelines for companies trying to figure out how much to withhold from our paychecks. but uncle sam says you should double-check your employer's math starting next month. for now experts are warning against changing your exemptions to increase your take-home pay. >> their real savings might not be as large as they think. so if they make a large change to their withholding deductions, they may end up owing taxes. >> next month the irs will provide an online calculator so that we can all figure out whether we're getting paid the right amount. now, to a story, another one, affecting your wallet. metro has a plan to refund your money if its trains are late during rush hour. you heard about the so-called rush hour promise first here on news 4. for the rails, if you're delayed by 15 minutes or more, the cost of your rush hour trip would go strgh
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smarttrip card. for metro bus, you would have to fill out a form. any rush hour delay because of anything but weather and a scheduled service, would apply. it's expected to pass by the end of the month. we've been clooking forward to this next story. a 63-year-old former chef is going back to school. >> she's a freshman and living on campus in a dorm room. her journey here started last year after georgetown officially apologized for selling slaves to raise money for the university back in the 1800s. news 4's jackie bensen takes it up from there. >> right down there in that cemetery are the graves of the men who thought it was a good idea to sell my family. >> reporter: from her dorm room -- >> this is the tiny
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>> reporter: melisande short-colomb can look down on the grave of the jesuit priests who owned her ancestors as slaves. >> we have greatly sinned. >> reporter: after much prompting from students yorjtown university publicly apologized for its ugly history of slave ownership. short-colomb, a chef by profession, seen here in a photo by gus bennett, part of his new orleans people project, remembers reading something about it in the newspaper. but it was only last year after getting a call from a genealogical researcher that she learned her great-grandparents were among the slaves sold to plantation owners in louisiana by the jesuits in 1838 to raise money for georgetown university. >> to be able to connect in america who owned your family, who sold your family and why, to be able to put that together never associating it with my family. >> reporter: when short-colomb learned that as part of
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reparations the school was offering her and other desce descendants special admission status, she hesitated, then decided to see what it would be like to walk the same path as those who enslaved her great-grandparents, abraham mahoney and mary ellen queen. >> little girls grow up thinking about being princesses. well, my grandmother always told me i was a queen. and she knew her grandmother, mary ellen queen. >> reporter: she says she feels their spirit cheering her on. >> i couldn't do this or be here without feeling them. >> reporter: short-colomb has a little bit of time before she has to declare a major. but she says right now she's leaning towards history. at georgetown university, jackie bensen, news 4. >> i bet she's getting a warm welcome on the campus. >> you know she is. >> we're proud of her. so, doug, a lot of rainy action out there tonight. >> yeah. we saw some rain out there. if you went to dinner -- i know
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our dinner break a little bit on the wet side. >> mm-hmm. >> i didn't have my umbrella with me. >> you didn't hear? >> i knew it was there, but we had a little bit of drizzle coming through, too. a little bit of drizzle, i hope you had the umbrella. you'll need it tomorrow for sure off and on throughout the day. it won't be a washout, but keep that umbrella handy. a little bit of drizzle but not a lot going on in the area. winds out of south at 9 miles per hour. look at the temperatures here. 57 degrees in gaithersburg. 57 in d.c., 62 degrees in fredericksburg and 59 in leesburg. the average high for this time of year is in the low 40s. so this is quite incredible to be this warm in late in the day. we do have shower activity, but not a lot. this will increase as we move on through the night. you can see what's happening. notice all the rain down to the south. this is one storm here that's going to move up. we've got another storm that's down around the memphis area. that will ride right up this frontal boury
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our area during the evening tomorrow night. so once again, not a complete washout of a day, but keep the um brel ha handy. most of the showers back to the west. overnight we'll see showers move in, but notice this right here is 7:00 a.m. on future weather and we're expecting a rather wet rush hour. you might need to give yourself a little extra time. and there will be a few slick spots out there. temperatures still around the 60-degree mark. as we move on through the day at noon, 1:00, the rain moves back in. earlier the computer model had this right over d.c., but but now this has moved to the east. i-95 east, the heaviest rain. but then we get a break. we've been calling for the break the last couple of days. that break maybe during the evening rush. that will help that evening rush. any time it rains during the rush hour tends to slow things down. it would be nice to get that rain out of here. look what happens tomorrow night. 11:00 p.m. to around midnight, very strong
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through. nothing severe. not anticipating severe weather. but very heavy downpours. strong thunderstorms. maybe a few lightning thunder strikes out there and we could see very gusty winds at that time. that's something to think about if you're heading out. what's this, guys? oh, look, snow on saturday. we go from the 60s to a chance of light snow during the day on sunday. so keep that umbrella handy for sure. look at the temperatures here as we move on through. 60s tomorrow, but by saturday, look at this, midnight at 65, by 8:00 in the morning, look at the feels-like temperature, down into the teens out there. 16 in gaithersburg, 14 in leesburg. the next couple of days, temperatures sunday only the upper 20s. a little bit of snow chances coming up tuesday and wednesday. and the cold looks like it wants to stick around for a while. >> hard to keep up with the fast changes around here. >> that's why i'm here. >> i was so worried about you guys. >> i forgoy
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call geico and see how affordable homeowners insurance can be. this is the xfinity sports desk. >> all good things must come to an end and they did for the caps tonight. >> they did. they were having -- the longest home win streak. but the luck has run out. heading into the first game and the first home at home series with the carolina hurricanes the capitals owned longest home win streak. carolina came into capital one arena and did what the last ten teams couldn't. braden holtby
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invited to the all-star game yesterday. but a bad pass from john karlsson leads to a breakaway from jordan staal. that's ovechkin trying to catch up. they take a 1-0 lead. later in the period caps answer. lars eller with three goals in his last five games, that made it four in his last six. eller, nicknamed the tiger, pounced on this one. and caps even things at one. a delayed penalty on the capitals. here comes carolina trying to stop the puck. faulk with the shot. brooks orpik swats at it, but there to bury the rebound. capitals thought the play should have been blown dead but the canes cash in. they get an empty netter and end the capitals home streak. they can't linger long on this one. they play at carolina tomorrow
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men and women's basketball team, struggling also in conference play tonight. on a 13-game winning streak but at the same time tonight the men own the road. the terp men have only found success away from home in conference play once this season. it was just one of those kind of nights for mark turgeon. not a good showing. pass to michael tchaikovsky. the buckeyes using their defense. he throws it down. ohio state taking over. later the pass in the corner buries the three. and second half same story. he knocks down the three. and he led the way with 26. buckeyes bury maryland
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the terps head to michigan monday. brenda freese. frazier was tough to stop down low. 17 points and 8 rebounds for frazier. but mccutchen, the sophomore, was on fire. 6 of 10 from behind the arc. michigan state with an 11-0 run to end the third quarter. michigan state pulls off the big upset beating maryland 82-68. other local men's scores for you. mount st. mary's won their third straight. and the american university eagles beat loyola, maryland, 76-65. a couple good scores in there. >> yeah, finally.
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. mary j. blige, singer/songwriter, now an actress. today she got a star on the hollywood walk of fame. she's in a new movie
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- sam rockwell, tig notaro,


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