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straight ahead at 6:00, finally a deal. >> under this law more than 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up. >> details of the deal reached in the house just hours ago in a live report from capitol hill. while the fiscal cliff drama is over for now, another battle lies ahead. what the new congress faces in the months ahead. fox 5 morning news continues
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right now. straight up 6:00 right now. here is a live look outside. we'll take a live look at the u.s. capitol dome where lots of wheeling and dealing has been going on, finally a compromise reached on the fiscal cliff deal, but, of course, our troubles are far from over. we'll be continuing to follow that story coming up. good morning, everyone, it is wednesday, january 2nd, 2013. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. let's get right over to what's happening outside in the weather world. and for that we say hello once again to tucker barnes. >> hi. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> everybody headed back to work and school, at least parts of the area. >> get the seat warmers going. >> get the seat warmers going. 30s to start your day. here's a big change from yesterday. we'll have more sunshine than we've seen in the last couple of days. so it should be fairly nice looking out the window. still on the cold side. highs only about 40, maybe 42. let's go right to radar. we've had a few light showers and sprinkles overnight south and east. you're getting it across the bay down towards cambridge and
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ocean city. i'm looking at the last 15 minutes or so, looks like the last of it has exited to the east. so quiet conditions area wide here. cloud cover, it is hanging tough for parts of the area, but we should see a gradually clearing trend during the morning hours and be mostly sunny by afternoon. there'll be a bit of a breeze, as mentioned, a cold front has come through and we've got some colder temperatures on the way for the next couple of days. current temperature at reagan national 36 degrees. 34 out at dulles, bwi marshall 33 degrees. so temperatures currently hanging out in the mid-30s in parts of the region, particularly north and west we're at or below freezing your there you go. not a bad looking day. plenty of sunshine, highs in the low 40s. we'll be cold tonight but we will be dry and be dry the next couple of days. we'll have details on that coming up in the next couple of minutes. >> tucker, thanks. time now to get over to julie wright and see what's happening with the commute. >>reporter: smooth sailing back to work just came to an end. here we are live inbound on the dulles toll road before you reach route 7, two left lanes squeezing by at the scene of this crash. delays are starting to form now
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as you guys work your way inbound this morning. head up coming from hunterville road past wolf trap, past the capitol beltway. two lanes squeezing by. already lanes are -- volume building headed for the capitol beltway. let's continue now with the cameras and show you what else is happening on the roads. 395 looks good leaving the beltway to the 14th street bridge. we'll pull that up in just a second. southbound 270, easy trip so far leaving 109 headed out towards clarksburg. the volume is increasing, but incident free southbound trying to get past 121. here's a live shot of traffic coming across the 14th street bridge. nice and easy across the potomac headed toward the southwest freeway. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. now to a news alert for you this morning, the house has approved a last minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the bill was approved late last night in a vote of 257-167. >> fox 5's melany alwick is live on capitol hill this morning with the very latest. and, melanie, even though a deal has been reached at this point, clearly congress still has a lot of work ahead of them, right? >>reporter: absolutely,
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wisdom. what we saw here on capitol hill over these last few weeks just to get the fiscal cliff bill passed is just one battle in this big fiscal war where compromises are really hard to reach, even in moments of crisis. it was literally the 11th hour, after 11:00 at night when house speaker john boehner finally put the senate plan up for a vote. as i said 267-157 with mostly democratic support. republicans voted against it almost 2-1. for pompano beach of the day house republicans -- for most of the day the house republicans debated on spending cuts. senate leaders warned that would blow apart the entire deal. the deal does mean taxes will only go up on americans making $400,000 or couples making $450s. these fewer people than president obama initially wanted. it also extends long-term unemployment benefits, fixes the alternative minimum tax and prevents a spike in dairy prices. it delays the $109 billion in automatic spending cuts for
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just two months. now, those cuts are the result of congress' naibility to agree on -- inability to agree on deficit reduction measures the last time the debt ceiling had to be increased, that was just five months ago. president obama last night warned republicans not to hold the government hostage over the debt ceiling again. >> we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic, far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. >>reporter: now, the u.s. went over its debt limit of $16.4 trillion debt limit on monday. yesterday treasury secretary timothy geithner sent a letter to congress telling them that the treasury has begun to take extraordinary measures to keep paying its debts but warned that those measures will run out on february 28th. wisdom and sarah. >> all right, melany, thank
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you. after days of dealing with fiscal cliff negotiations, president obama will return to hawaii to finish his vacation. the president left last night and the obamas began their annual end-of-the-year vacation back on december 21st, but the president, of course, forced to return to the white house last week for fiscal cliff talks. the obama family returns to the white house this weekend. well, one piece of business the house failed to act on in a bill to help the victims of superstorm sandy. that particular move has left some new york lawmakers furious with their fellow colleagues for failing to take action. >> i truly feel betrayed this evening. i've left this floor -- i left this floor with an understanding that this bill was going to be brought to the floor. one of congress' most basic responsibilities is to help families, communities, businesses recover. >> and now i have to go home and tell them their new year's gift is that they're going to
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wait even longer, even longer for something they should have had over a month ago. >> the bill calls for more than $60 billion to be directed to the relief effort. and it already passed the senate, but now the house must way wait for the new congress to be sworn in before any further action can be taken. the d.c. council is set to begin its new session today by officially welcoming its newest member. david grasso, an independent won the at-large council seat back in november. he has said education and ethics reform will be his priorities. five incumbent councilmembers will also be sworn in to new terms today. they include evet alexander, meurial bouser, jack evans and vincent orange. still ahead, remembering a fallen police officer, how a prince william county community is honoring chris young's life and years of service. it was a long time coming for several maryland couples. plenty took advantage of the new same-sex marriage law to usher in the new year. we'll take a closer look at
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that coming up. 
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welcome back. a prince william county community gathered last night to honor a police officer killed in the line of duty. chris young's motorcycle collided with a minivan on route 28 in bristo while responding to a call on new year's eve. both vehicles caught on fire. two citizens pulled him from the wreckage, but he died at a local hospital. the two women in the minivan will be okay. no charges have been filed. sandy hook elementary students and teachers prepare to return to school. their desks, backpacks and other belongings left behind following the shooting rampage last month are waiting for them in a new building nearby. families have been coming to see the new school over the past couple of weeks and an open house is scheduled for today. classes are set to resume tomorrow. marine experts are waiting for a storm to ease up before going aboard an oil drilling ship that went aground off an uninhabited island in the gulf
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of alaska on monday. two planes flew over the scene and did not see any signs of the vessel leaking fuel or that its hull had been breached. the cullic is carrying more than 160,000 dplals of lube oil and hydraulic fluid. coming up, same-sex couples all across maryland spent their new year's day at the altar. coming up next one place that was extra busy. and if you use the dulles toll road, a reminder this morning about some changes as you head back to work. what you need to know when fox 5 morning news continues after the break. 
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several same-sex couples in maryland rang in the new year with wedding bells. the proprietiors of the black wal dhp nut point inn on tillman island invited gay couples to get married for free on new year's day. maryland voters approved same- sex marriage last november. 6:15 right now. let's check in with tucker for more on the weather. >> should be a brighter day. last couple of days we've had a
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lot of clouds around and today finally our front is going to get south and east of us and we're going to be looking at a good amount of sunshine. going to be chilly for early january, but, you know, nothing unusual, and powder looks dry this week. last week we had a series of storms. >> oh, yeah, we didn't want to go outside. >> this week we're looking nice and quiet here right into the weekend. not a lot going on. let's get going with a look at our headline. here comes the sun. >> i keep thinking of the song every time you say that, here comes the sun . >> sing it, sarah. oh, boy. >> i'm really asking, i don't know. >> tony is not going to be happy with you. tony is not going to be happy. >> we're going to pretend. >> who sings this song? >> oh, my gosh! >> i mean, really. >> i mean, of all the songs. 37 in washington, 35 in annapolis. off to the north and west we're 30 in gaithersburg and
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fredrick. hagerstown, good morning, you're 27 degrees. you can see temperatures here north and west are falling at or below freezing as we got this cooler air that's working in from the north and west in the wake of our cold front. we have had a few -- there we go, we got a few leftover showers and sprinkles south and east down towards ocean city. i don't think much of this is touching the ground. it's outta here and we should be looking at a brighter day today. eventually the cloud cover that we've had the last couple of days will start to break up and we'll be in for a decent afternoon. there we are in washington. still dealing with morning cloud cover. but out to the west, out into kentucky and ohio, we're starting to see some clearing. and as this front continues to press south and east, more and more sunshine today, and a cool day. highs will only be in the low 40s for afternoon highs. here's your forecast. we'll go 41 later today, becoming sunny, a little cool for this time of year. we should be in the mid-40s. winds north and west five to 10. and plain old cold tonight. clear skies, or partly cloudy skies, 30 overnight. we have a meteor shower if you're up late. a few cloud, cool overnight, we should be able to see some
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meteors. winds northwest at five. there's your seven-day forecast, look at all the dry conditions, plenty of sunshine for the next several days. going to the redskins game sunday afternoon, it looks cool but sunny and a warming trend, by 50 -- near 50 by next tuesday. that's a look at weather and let's do some traffic. look who's back. julie wright. >>reporter: "here comes the sun that's how it would sound if barry white were singing it. you were doing that and i said, wisdom, john, paul, and then he started naming the books of the new testament. i can't help him. i can't help him, folks. i'm trying. mark, luke, yeah, whatever. on the dulles toll road, an accident before route 7. now it's the squeeze in the right lane as you guys work your way inbound this morning. heads up making your way in from wolf trap headed toward the capitol beltway. you want to stay to the left in order to get by. let's pull up the maps, other problems to deal with this
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morning. those traveling out of la plata, beantown road before you reach the 301 interchange for the accident, that's tying up the right side. we'll pick up the cameras once again and show you what's happening on the roads. outer loop on the beltway slowing past coldville road headed over to georgia avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> annually, thanks. a reminder as you head back to work today, it's going to cost you more to drive the dulles toll road. tolls at the main plaza will increase by 25 cents to $1.75. the tolls on the on and off ramps will now be $1. the rate hikes will help pay for the dulles metro project. the gaithersburg planning commission will meet today to discuss whether to overturn a ban on fortune telling. fortune tellers are not allowed under a zoning law. that law was struck down by the maryland court of appeals saying it was a restriction of freedom of speech. now, if it's approved, the mayor and council could vote on overturning the ban later on this month.
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coming up next markets around the world like what happened in congress last night. will the same happen on wall street? we're going to go to live -- going to go live to fox business network in new york. and you can buy a stamp celebrating the emancipation proclamation. the limited-edition stamp is one of civil rights stamps which will be released in 2013. it's now 6:20. we'll be back. 
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. it's back to work today on wall street. so the question is how will the stock market respond to the news of the fiscal cliff deal? lauren simonetti with fox business work is live. good morning tou, lauren. i haven't seen you since last year. >>reporter: oh, yes, it's been a while. good morning. happy new year to you. >> happy new year. let's talk about how the markets did respond to this news. >>reporter: brace yourself, wisdom, i have so much good news for you, i don't think you're going to be able to
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contain yourself. so monday, that was our last day of the old year. it was the best last day in history. dow up 166 points, up more than 7% for 2012. that's behind us now. but as january goes, so goes the year. guess what the dow is up right now, 185 points. we are going to have a big bounce at the open on this first trading day of 2013, and the reason is that the fiscal cliff deal has been made, for the most part. we do still have some problems ahead, but many investors definitely breathing a sigh of relief, not just here in the u.s., but around the world. that is some good news to start off the new year. so we're glad to hear about that. >>reporter: yeah. >> let's talk about some of the things that could be going up in price in 2013. >>reporter: yeah. this is the fot-so-good news, but if you expected to save money, everyone makes a new year's resolution to save money, right? you might be a little bit disappointed this year. so healthcare premiums will go up by an average of 6%. food expected to go up by as
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much as 4%. electronics like high end tvs, they're going to hit record prices. smart phones at t-mobile are going to lose their subsidize, so they're going to cost perhaps full price, some cars like certain luxury lexus models because of upgraded engines, they're going up. and finally, and this is a a big one, copper prices are going up. but that affects everything copper is used in, your pots and pans, your home water pipes, and your beer can because much of the brewing equipment is used for beer, copper is used in. a lot of things are going up. >> that's not good, you can't watch tv, it's going to be phones -- i mean, phone, food, beer? i mean, that's bad news. >>reporter: i know. i gave you a pretty broad sector of the economy that we use everyday. we started with good news today. >> that's good. we'll just hang onto the good news. lauren simonetti, good to see you, have a good day.
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coming up on fox 5 morning news, a big sigh of relief this morning for millions of americans. that's because late last night the house finally reached a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. but it's what condepress failed to do that still has some people up in arms today. also ahead, we've got the morning line. dave ross joins us to talk about the redskins as we inch closer to the playoff matchup against the seahawks and another rookie quarterback. we're back in a moment. 
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back now on fox 5 morning news. as most of us head back to work today, president obama is trying to salvage a few more days of holiday vacation. shortly after addressing the nation last night following the fiscal cliff vote, the president boarded air force one to head back to hawaii. mr. obama will rejoin his wife and daughters before the first family returns to d.c. this coming weekend. not like hawaii here now, that's for sure. >> that's a lot of frequent flyer miles. >> yeah. he sure was. locally, hey, we look fieb around here today. not going to be hawaii weather.
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our high is only going to be about 40 or so. but we should see more sunshine than we've seen in the last couple of days. so getting better. and the good part is we'll be nice and dry later today, not expecting any rain and/or snow anytime soon. the pattern nice and dry. >> good. >> let's get to satellite and radar, take a look at what's happening. here we go, cloud cover continues across the region. one or two sprinkles south and east of town down towards ocean city early. you can see that slipping out to sea. and if you look carefully, we're starting to get some breaks in the clouds. and after some morning cloudiness, we should gradually turn mostly sunny by afternoon. it is going to be on the chilly side. right now the temperature at reagan national 36 degrees, as we switch maps, magically, there we go, 36 at reagan national. look how cold it is to our north. new york city 22. binghamton 10. 15 in columbus. there's a lot of very cold air just north and west, and that will continue to work in here over the next couple days. in fact, for the remainder of the week here our temperatures are going to actually trend a little below average for early january.
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41 today, becoming sunny, cool afternoon. should be dry for you. winds north and west at five to 10. coming up in a couple of minutes "ask tony and tucker." tony is back with a few questions. football related, of course. >> i knew it. just for him. >> we've had a lot of football questions and we figure this week we might as well get them in. >> that's a good idea. let's check in with julie right now. >>reporter: all right, you guys, we got troubles again this morning on thed of town. earlier the accident was inbound on the toll road before route 7 and that has cleared. this is eastbound 66 before you commit to the capitol beltway. the accident activity was tying up that left h.o.v. lane, plus the shoulder. now you can see the activity is still here along the left side of the road. heads up as you guys travel inbound this morning. again, it is the left lane that's going to be blocked, and, of course, the shoulder with fire and rescue units still on the scene. overall 66 is backing up through manassas and centreville, and, again, leaving fair oaks headed eastbound all the way in towards the capitol beltway. so a slow start on the west side of town. a crash on the eastbound dulles
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toll road before route 7 has cleared. thanks, chopper brad. we'll show you the maps and show you what else is happening on the roads. for those continuing northbound along route 5, beantown road before you reach pinefield, before that intersection of 301 interchange. the accident is in the right lane. that's causing slowdowns for you guys traveling on north 5. northbound i-95 not a bad ride. we are slowing through staffford leading courthouse road headed toward the quiet harbor, across occuquan and again at the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. a deal for the so-called fiscal cliff is now on its way to the president for his signature. this comes after the house approved a plan late last night. >> if no deal had been reached, the nation faced billions of dollars in tax hikes and spending cuts. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live on capitol hill with more now. good morning, mel. >>reporter: good morning, sarah. this bill halts the big tax hikes on all but the wealthiest americans. it also extends long-term unemployment benefits for a
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year. it fixes the alternative minimum tax and it also prevents a spike in dairy prices. but by merely offering a promise of spending cuts to come, most republicans were not happy with the compromise. >> on this vote the yeas are 257, the nays are 167. the motion is adopted, without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. >>reporter: the republican- controlled house of representatives has moved to pass the fiscal cliff bill. >> the central premise of my campaign for president was to change the tax code that was too skewed toward the wealthy at the expense of working middle class americans. tonight we've done that. >>reporter: republicans dropped their demands for additional spending cuts, clearing the way for the vote. but not all were in full support of the deal. >> and the problem is we set up three more fiscal cliffs. we're going to have to deal with the debt ceiling, we're going to have to deal with the continuing resolution expiration and we're going to have to deal with the
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sequester. and all that's left is spending cuts. >> we're gonna look back on this night and regret it. >>reporter: senate lawmakers voted 89-8 overwhelmingly in favor of the legislation in the early morning hours of new year's day. and although the house has finally supported the bill as well, representatives from both sides suggest it now sets the stage for more work in the coming weeks. >> virtually no one believes that what we have before us tonight is a long-term solution to this problem. >> this legislation is far from perfect, and the process that has led us here is an utter disgrace. yet in this time of crisis, we must act first and foremost to try to protect the american economy. and today's legislation will do that. >>reporter: and there is another financial crisis brewing. in just two months, the new congress will have to vote on whether to increase the u.s. debt limit or risk government default. and, wisdom and sarah, that new
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congress gets sworn in tomorrow. >> all right, melanie, thank you so much. and it is being hailed as a victory for middle class families, but you'll still take a hit on your pay check this year. the social security tax cut is ending, so the payroll tax will return to 6.2%. for an average family making about $50,000 a year, that amounts to about $1,000 less that you'll take home in 2013. we're talking about this on our facebook page right now and want to know, do you plan on changing your budget this year? we're getting a lot of comments on this one. denise ferguson says there are always adjustments in life, just add this to the list. good way to look at it, denise. sharon thomas puts this on facebook. just search us on fox 5. the d.c. council is set to begin its new session today by officially welcoming its newest member. david grasso, an independent won the at-large council seat back in november. he has said education and ethics reform will be his top
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priorities. five incumbent councilmembers will also be sworn in to new terms today. they include evet alexander, marrian berry, meurial bouser, jack evans and vincent orange. a check of this morning's other top stories now, a prince william county community paid tribute to a police officer killed in the line of duty. officer chris young died in a fiery crash on route 28 in bristo on new year's eve. police and residents came out for a candlelight vigil last night. young's motorcycle collided with a minivan that was turning left from nokesville road. both of those vehicles caught on fire. two citizens pulled the officer from the wreckage you see right there in that photo, but he died at a local hospital. young's brother, brian, reminded the crowd at the vigil of chris' sense of selflessness. >> this wasn't all about him. he wanted this to be about all the fallen officers, all the fallen firefighters, all the fallen emts, all the marines.
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>> officer young worked with the department for seven years. he leaves behind a wife and three children. the two women in the minivan will be okay and no charges have been filed. fire investigators still don't know what caused a church in prince georgia's county to go up in flames. the fire broke out in at first wesleyan church in oxen hill. fortunately no one was hurt in this. but due to severe damage, members will have to look for a temporary place of worship. time for the morning line. dave ross, tucker barntion barnes. finally a guy in here that knows sports. we talk about the ravens. >> we're going to talk raven? >> actually, no. wisdom, get in here. >> yay. >> sorry, tucker. >> i thought i had my chance. >> how's your agent doing? >> you don't want to know. >> getting a raise? >> you don't want to know. >> you know who's getting a
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raise? rwi. who's the hottest team in the nfl right now? >> seattle. >> wrong. that would be denver. that's why i wanted tucker barnes in here. i'll tell you this, it should be one heck of a game come sunday. the redskins have won seven in a row, seattle has won five in a row, and, again, yes, they're a favorite, if you can believe that at fed ex field. >> have the redskins won more than denver in a row? >> no. the redskins have won seven in a row, denver has won 10 in a row. >> we don't care about denver, why are you talking about denver? >> because i asked you a question. >> are we in denver? >> no. but they're still the hottest team in the nfl. that's a fact. do you like the way the nfl is going with this wave of rookie quarterbacks, with bringing the young bucks in here that can run this pistol offense here we have here with rg3 and they have with rw1? >> it's a long time coming. it's overdue. now coaches are actually having to coach the talent instead of having the stupid concept of i'm going to have a system and i'm going to grab some guy and
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i'm going to stick him my system. why don't you fit the player into what the player is comfortable with and that's what's happening with tease rookies, that's what's going on. >> that's what's happening with shanahan. >> that's what's happening with these coaches and the shanahan. >> big coach wisdom martin. i agree, wisdom, it's about the time we see rookie young talent taking over, not sitting on the bench for a couple of years and learning behind the veterans. >> the nfl coaches for the most part are all copycats. they do what the other coaches do and that's why they always get fired. the good ones are the ones that create their own thing. >> what did your agent say to snu >> you don't want to know, trust me. >> what was your favorite bowl game yesterday? >> northwestern and mississippi state. i'm kidding. it was wisconsin. >> speaking of productive quarterbacks, have you seen this aaron murray kid for georgia? >> yep. >> dow like him? >> no. >> why not? >> he's a combine guy. he's going to get in the combine and run over everybody. >> taylor martinez steps off his back foot here.
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we had a shootout going on between these two teams, 31-23 nebraska, but here's your prototypical quarterback. there's your in-the-pocket, throw-it-deep quarterback. you don't like him. 427 yards, that's a bowl record, and georgia beats nebraska 45-31. >> i'm not impressed. >> and his dock goes up. >> of course it does. >> quickly, wizards yesterday taking on dallas. the reason why i want to show you this is because we have an old man sighting. he's a young kid, still a teenager. knocking down the three here. wizards let by -- led by as many as 14 points. a teenager, isn't that weird? shawn marion is not a rookie, veteran, a guy in his 30s. the next guy is your guy, vin- sanity. >> he's one of the top five game dunkers of all time. here we go at 35. oh, wisdom. you know what he says?
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coconuts. dallas gets a win 103-94. 35 year old years old and he can still get up like that. >> he like 6'8". >> yeah, but he's 35. >> he's like right there. >> can you touch the rim? >> of course i can. >> you cannot. there's no way that martin can dunk nor touch the rim. vince carter still can. that's the end of this edition of "morning line." late get tucker back in here. >> we need to bring a rim in and see for ourselves if he can do that. all right, dave. >> no chance. >> thanks. using art as a way to heal, coming up what a virginia woman is doing to help the victims of hurricane sandy. and on the other side of the break, we are checking world headlines, including an alarming report about a deadly measles outbreak in pakistan. we'll be right back. 
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the taliban is speaking out about the planned withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan, comparing to america's pullout from vietnam in 1975. in a statement released today, the militant group called it a declared victory and run strategy. american-led nato forces are expected to pull out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. over in pakistan, a dramatic rise in the number of measles cases there. the world health organization says the disease killed over 300 children last year, compared to just over 60 the year before. in response to the search, pakistani officials are launching an immunization campaign to reach children in the worst-hit areas, hoping to vaccinate about 3 million children. time now to talk weather again. here's tucker again. >> things are looking brighter. we'll get some sunshine finally after a couple days with lots of clouds around. temperatures will remain a little on the cool side for early january, but we don't have -- we're not concerned with any winter weather this week. so there you go. >> makes it easy for you. >> last week we had a rapid
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succession of storms. this week all is quiet. >> you even said sunshine in there. >> and sunshine later today. we have some cloudiness hanging tough right now, but a little later this afternoon we'll have sunshine. let's get to temperatures. reagan national now in the 30s. in fact, we're falling below the freezing mark here early north and west. those temperatures are close to 30. in fact, they are 30 now in gaithersburg. 30 in the city, 30 in gaithersburg and fredrick. let's see, 34 this morning out at dulles and we're in the 20s down in hagerstown. so there is colder air just off to our north and west. in fact, temperatures as you get out into ohio are in the teens right now. we're not going to be in the teens later this afternoon, but we will be a little on the cool side with highs expected to be only in the lower 40s. one to two sprinkles or showers well south and east. we're talking the lower eastern shore here early this morning. there you go, you can see it kind of fading off to the south and east. and it's a cold front that's been pushing through. it's been pushing through since this time yesterday and dragging with it a little bit of moisture and a lot of cloud cover. and the clouds will start to
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break up, we'll show you the clouds here, they're just starting to break up. you see we're getting some thinning here in the clouds and off to the north and west and breaks out in ohio. so the trend will be after a lot of clouds early to get more and more sunshine in here this afternoon and it will become sunny later today, but cool with highs, as mentioned, in the low 40s. and cold tonight, our temperatures overnight even here in the city are likely to fall back near freezing. here is a look at the jet stream pattern for the week and we do have a dip in the jet stream. that's what's going to give us the cold conditions for the next couple of days with highs expected only to be in the upper 30s and low 40s. but it is a rather quiet weather pattern here for the next several days. in fact, we're not looking at any winter weather or even a chance for any rain around here for the next seven days. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast, 41 today, cold tonight, overnight low about 30. we'll be chilly thursday and friday. redskins game on sunday right now looks dry with temperatures in the low 40s, and a bit of a warming trend by early next week. we'll be back near 50 by tuesday.
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so not a bad -- you know, this is january, not bad at all. >> that's right. >> hey, welcome back. >> happy to be back. happy new year to you. happy new year to you. happy new year, everybody. can i tell you how happy i am to hear you say redskins game on sunday in january, that's unbelievable. >> the happiest of new year's. >> absolutely right. >> at home too. >> that's right. fantastic. good morning, everybody. guess what it's time for? ask tony and tucker with a little help from our friend dave ross. this is a segment, of course, where we all put our heads together answering questions, weather or otherwise. the question from nicole johnson, she writes in, i'm a football fan, mostly the redskins. as i watch games, i notice the players will give their touchdown-winning footballs to a group of their prospective fans in the crowd. i am curious to know, if they, the players have to pay the nfl for the lost balls and if so how much? >> excellent question. >> good question. i notice this more and more this year than in past years >> that they're giving them
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away? >> yeah. >> they used to give them away all the time. then they stopped for a while. >> that's right. >> and now often if it's a significant touchdown, the player will keep the ball. but sometimes they flip them up into the stands. >> from my understanding, yes, it does come out of the player pay check. >> that's what i understand too. >> i understand it's not very much, like a $25 deal. >> that's it? >> it's not like an exorbitant amount of money these guys pay. you're right, these guys are doing this more often this year. in the grand scheme of things, what is that? it's just a minimal amount of money. have your fun, throw the ball in the stands, do what you want to do. i always think of terrell owens because t.o. was the king, the signed ball. it was always a show. now, they would fine him. i think where people were getting confused, they would fine him for the celebration. >> for the theater. >> but the actual ball itself -- >> phenomenal theater. >> exactly. >> now, many, many years ago, the players didn't pay for it, the nfl just paid for it. >> correct. but then i think it became
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happening every time, what do you care if it's not coming out of your check. >> i got a question. if you keep a football after scoring a touchdown, do you pay for it then? >> yeah. that's your ball. that's the nfl's property and you're taking the property, you gotta repay for the ball. that's my understanding. >> now, are more and more players keeping the balls, after a typical touchdown? >> i think so. i think a lot of these guys -- emmitt smith back when he played for the cowboys kept every one of his touchdowns and that's a lot because he scored all the time. >> you could sign them and give them away to charity or something. >> he would keep them, an equipment manager with hold onto those things. certainly for any milestone touchdown the guys are going to keep it. even if they don't ask for it, they'll say, here's the ball. i don't know that everybody keeps every one of them, unlime em et smith. he happened to be a guy that packratted every single score. >> i happened to see on the nfl channel during the last week or so their whole conspiracy thing
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about the emaculate receptions. you know that guy has that ball and has it in a vault? a fan, who knows how much that ball is worth. but he's got it in a climate- controlled vault. >> did you and connor get any of the touchdowns sunday night? >> no. >> highlights. >> well, it was 90,000 of us out there. it was fantastic, one of the best games i've ever been to, so happy to be there with my son connor to share that moment with him. it's the loudest i've heard fed ex field. it was amazingly special to beat the cowboys, to really beat them, it meant something and on the board it went up nfc east division champs, the place just went crazy. my favorite moment from the game was as its winding down and the cowboys are desperately trying to do something and the clock is ticking down, it was like new year's eve, everyone is counting, nine, eight, seven, and at zero the place erupted. >> who probably wasn't counting
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is tony romeo. >> hey, tony, here's your third interception. dpl they might be charging him for all kinds of things. hey, i'm a redskins fan through and through. so glad we beat the cowboys. feel bad for tony rommiesto. >> as we talked about before we started this second, 30 or 40 years from now connor will look back on and say i was there with my dad that night before he won those 10 super bowls, i was there when it all started. do you have any idea what the value of a football that the player throws in the stands is? >> well, it really depends on whose it is. certainly if rg3 throws the ball in the stands, that's going to go. they gotta be able to verify too. but if you can verify it's the actual football with rg3, boy, you put that sucker on ebay, look out. >> dave, thank you for joining us. appreciate. >> absolutely. >> nicole, hope we answer thad question for you. if you have a question you want answered, go to and click on the weather tab. before we throw to julie,
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i just want to mention you'll notice her voice is a little scratchy this morning. you want to know why? >> perhaps she can tell you. is it from partying from new year's. >> maybe on sunday night she was at a certain game where it didn't go well. >> julie. how are you, julie? >>reporter: i tried. i was screaming. dave ross, work with me here. when they did that two-point conversion, weren't you, like, okay, this is getting interesting? >> i plead the fifth. >>reporter: i just knew it. i knew it. >> you deserve it, julie. >>reporter: i was thinking we're going to tie this up, we're going into overtime, this is what's happening, and he throws an interception. >> guess what. it didn't happen. >>reporter: you know what? i will say this, though, it was very, very just -- words cannot express seeing rg3 in person, honestly. that was awesome. i did enjoy that. >> it's like seeing the beetles. >>reporter: we'll leave that
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to wisdom. earlier tony we played "here comes the sun," he didn't know who sang it. >> oh, wisdom. >>reporter: that's okay. eastbound 66 before the capitol beltway, the accident pulled over to the shoulder. lanes are open. you're backed up on manassas through fair oaks to the beltway. quickly let's pull up the cameras now we'll show you what's happening. southbound bw parkway gridlocked in laurel. there's also a delay for those traveling inbound on 50 leaving 202 headed in and to chefferly. southbound 270 tied up out at germantown to 124. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> julie, thank you. a virginia woman is using her art to help the victims of superstorm sandy. erin hutchinson asked fellow quilters to send her colorful squares of cloth after seeing the damage in new york and new jersey. by christmas she received more than 1400 quilt squares at her home north of lexington. so far hutchinson has sent about 20 quilts to families affected by sandy. wow! a lot of good work there. one of the most popular
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new year's resolutions, you know, it's to get in shape. everybody makes that resolution. >> yeah. nobody was at the gym yesterday. >> not very many. this morning fox 5's holly morris is helping you get started with the latest diet and fitness trends. we'll check in with her after the break. 
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1/2/13 good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. happy new year to you. you know what they say new year new you. this morning we are live at vita fitness. and here's what we've got planned. we're going to talk about health and nutrition. what do you need to drink before and after you workout. we're going to talk about individual workouts, the latest trends and for those of you who don't like to workout by yourself, we'll talk group workouts as well. 2013 is going to be the year. this is going to be the year
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we're going to do it. and as for me, let's see, i've been doing this for 45 seconds, can this count as my workout today? >> i think so. you didn't want to hear what wisdom said his preworkout regimen was. chick-fil-a. >> and large. got to get the cashes in there. >> that's it for the 6:00 hour. >> now over to allison and tony to take us the rest of the way. the gang is back together. >> thank you so much. coming up at 7:00 , the bungee jump from the fiscal cliff. >> less than 24 hours after the nation fell from the edge, a compromise snaps us back. but another big fight looms. we'll breakdown the deal in a live report and sit down with one of the law makers who helped it pass. >> deal or no deal, millions of americans is taking it in the wallet. why you are likely to a


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