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the last hour. you're here now with more. there were a will lot of things. herman cain said he would take a lie detector test to prove he is telling the truth. >> he didn't say he would take it right away, but he would take it. this is just amazing. this is like better than reality tv. it's happening right in front of us. herman cain said if you thought he would pull out of the presidential race, it is not going to happen. cain not only denied these allegations, he insisted he had never even seen sharon bialek, he couldn't remember her name. as for karen kraushaar, the woman that settled the harassment claim against him, he said her allegation was baseless. >> i am herman cain and i'm running for president of the united states of america. >> four different women now accusing him. two have come forward, sharon bialek and karen kraushaar.
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>> as far as the accusations cause me to back off and maybe withdraw from this presidential primary race, ain't going to happen. >> sharon bialek was clinical in her allegation. >> and he put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals. he also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch. >> my first response in my mind and reaction was, i don't even know who this woman is. these unanimous allegations are false and now the democrat machine in america has brought forth a troubled woman to make false accusations. >> he also rejected the settled allegation of karen kraushaar. >> that is the one that i recall that file add complaint, but it was found to be baseless. >> he was accusing rick perry
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now, he's accusing the democrat machine. he was willing to take a lie detector test, but it doesn't sound like he is willing to do it right now. he's not just facing these unanimous allegations anymore. karen kraushaar, the federal employee and registered republican from germantown tells the washington post that now that her name is out there in the public, she wants to hold a news conference with all the other women so that all the allegations against cain can be reviewed by the public as what she calls a collective body of evidence against him. >> and that would be a revelation, because as you know, it is rare that women step forward to make any kind of sexual harassment claim for the reasons that have been layed out for the other women remaining unanimous. that their lives would be torn apart. that their stories would be torn apart. so to hear of this particular accuser suggesting that all four of them come together, it sounds like this is not going
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anywhere any time soon. >> sounds like it's drip, drip, drip, but lynwood who is the attorney for cain and the attorney for richard jewel, the olympic bomber, he held this against him. he says, you know, i wouldn't parade my clients out in front of them and that makes it sound like it's not true. we'll see. it's going to go on and on. >> bruce, thank you for that. anita. >> new at 6:00 tonight, an appeals court says president obama's healthcare plan is unconstitutional. the u.s. district court of appeals for the district of columbia upheld a lower court's ruling that congress did not overstep its authority by requiring americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty. that law is set to take effect in 2014. the supreme court could decide by thursday if it will take up the case. today the high court focused on another issue out of d.c. can police use a wireless gps to track a suspect without getting a court order first? bruce johnson is live in northwest with more on the
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argument. >> this case is getting a lot of tang of attention from diverse groups. the fbi is standing on the corner. they're watching you. they can follow you without a court warrant, right? nothing wrong with that. what if they attach a gps device to your vehicle and don't tell you about it? is that going too far? that's exactly what the supreme court is being asked to decide right now. let's face it, local and federal police already able to watch mess of us on camera or on the public streets. but should police be allowed to track a suspect using a global positioning system that has been secretly placed on his car? that's what happened to antwon jones, a dc nightclub operator that led authorities to a stash of drugs and weapons. >> this is fundamental police work. >> these cars driving by us right now, they don't have an expectation of privacy. they are tracking them on public roads. >> the issue of privacy in
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this 21st century was front and center. did police violate jones' constitutional gain constitutional guarantee against unreasonable search and seizure. >> the police without his knowledge and without his consent installed a device on his car, which would be a criminal trespass if any of his neighbors did it. >> he is still in prison. he served five of life sentence and he doesn't get out unless the supreme court rules against the government. >> justice soledo wanted to know what is the difference between following someone for 12 hours and monitoring someone using a gps for 12 hours? >> we aren't saying don't use a gps. if you are going to use it, get a warrant. >> chief justice roberts said how far police could go in such investigations. if authorities wanted to track the justices, if you put a gps on all our cars and monitored our movement for a month, would that be okay? justice department lawyers said yes. the fbi could put surveillance
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on any individual. obviously an appeals court overturn thad conviction. that's how it got to the supreme court. now the attorneys for the government didn't come out for comment today. the supreme court could rule on this by spring, we're told. anita, back to you. >> interesting debate. bruce, thanks so much. a shocking new development in the penn state sex abuse scandal. the "new york times" is reporting that the university football coach, joe paterno may be out of a job. anny hong is live in the satellite center with details. what happened this afternoon? >> they are saying that he could potentially be out of a job very soon, days, perhaps within weeks according to that report from the "new york times," siting two people who had conversations with top university officials. now the report comes after the university canceled a weekly news conference with paterno shortly before it was scheduled to start earlier today. it was supposed to be the first chance for reporters to ask paterno about the sex abuse scandal involving his former
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assistant coach, jerry sandusky. he has been charged with sexually abusing eight boys across a 15 year period. and paterno has been widely criticized for failing to involve the police when he learned in 2002 of an allegation of assault on the young boy. now meanwhile, scott paterno is telling reporters that his father had no talks with penn state officials or trustees about stepping down. he told reporters outside his father's home today that joe paterno plans to not only coach in this weekend's game, but is in it for the long haul. meanwhile, another potential victim has contacted authorities after seeing sandusky arrested recently. the board of trustees will have to detail the exact timing. talks how to manage the departure are apparently already underway. their next meeting is friday. derek. >> moving very, very quickly. tonight at 7:00 on 9news now, a
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local county school system changes its policy. now students can fail a class and still suit up. why the change? we'll tell you what the board of education had to say. >> a lot of parents want to know about that. still to come, we're going to the polls to look at some of the big races in virginia and maryland in today's election. i guess we had a nice of day in november. but i can't remember one. what a gorgeous day. 68 and 41 go in the books. average is 61 and 43. a record low 27. we'll come back and talk about a cold front that will change things dramatically. and talk about that asteroid and if you'll be able to see it with the naked eye. but up next, the winter holiday is coming early across our region. 9news now continues right after the break. blain.
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okay, so it may only be november 8, but we are already
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seeing signs of the holidays, santa hats, and wreaths popping up in store windows and we're told the big guy himself will start making appearances this weekend. apparently he has some down time. >> that's too early. finding the perfect bargain is front and center for a lot of people heading into the holidays. >> our area doesn't mind spending money when it wants to. according to a study by the website, d.c. is the biggest shopaholic city in the country. can you believe it? >> i can. >> an average of $263 a month on clothing, shoes, and other apparel and arlington falls second on the list, spending $254 a month. the national average is $142. so clearly we are up there. >> we like to spend. >> one thing that is going to cost you more this year. thanksgiving dinner. according to the virginia farm bureau, feeding a group of ten adults will cost $48.03. >> that is up about $4.50 from
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last year. on that menu, turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberry and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. >> we want everybody to be able to enjoy that, lesli. >> absolutely. putting a traditional meal on the table is sometimes easier said than done in a lot of households and that's why we are proud to team up with the boy scouts again this year for food drive 9. you may have received a bag last weekend. if you did, please think about filling it up and leave ting for the scouts to pick up this saturday. >> you can also make donations at some safeway stores in d.c. again, while you're shopping, put something extra in your card and drop it off on your way out. log on for those locations. >> still ahead, images may not look that impressive, but what they show is. topper takes a look at that massive space rock headed our way, coming up. >> so, ah, your seat good?
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got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru.
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the polls in virginia and maryland in the commonwealth, you have about 45 minutes to cast your ballots for state house and senate seats as well as a slew of local elections. now in maryland, the polls will be open until 8:00. and you can watch the results come in all night at
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>> control of the state senate hangs in the balance. peggy fox is here with a closer look at the impact we could see from today's elections. that's up, too. >> you know, what's more important than the education of our children? control of the fairfax county school board could change hands. nine out of 12 seats are up for grabs. several of the challengers are parents who are angered by several recent controversial decisions, such as boundary changes, the discipline policy and elimination of honors courses. there's been controversy over how the school system spends taxpayer money and whether the school needs an increase or not. if you live in fairfax county, you can find interviews of school board candidates in all the races right on our website on the front page. >> let's talk about the virginia state senate race. how close are the republicans to gaining control? >> if the democrats lose just three seats, the gop will have the clear majority and will then control all the governing bodies in richmond.
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here are a couple in our area where sparks have been flying. vying for the seat is republican businesswoman, karen merrick. a first time candidate and tea party favorite against democratic, barbra, who has been a member for 14 years. the 31st district comprises arlington and part of mcclane. now in the 39th district, it is republican miller baker challenging senator, george barker. if the senate flips to gop control, it could mean a turn to the political right on a number of social issues, such as abortions, same sex marriage. former congressman believes if republicans have total control in richmond, it will mean a strong it happens plan, because the party will be held accountable if it doesn't come through. >> let's say there is republican control. what does that mean for the governor? >> great news. bob mcdonald's final two years in office and his political legacy rests on the outcome of
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this election. mcdonnell has been mentioned as a possible gop vice presidential candidate. his stock certainly rises if his party controls the entire state government. consider this, if republicans win complete control of the general assembly, it will be only the second time since the civil war that their party has simultaneously held the governor's mansion, house, and senate in virginia. pretty incredible stuff. >> we'll be looking at those races, lots to talk about and have the latest tonight at 11:00. >> thank you. okay, one of the key races in maryland is the city council contest in bowie. there's a council race in college park and in greenbelt. voters are deciding whether it's time for a new mayor. they are also voting in a city council race. lots to talk about. we'll have it through the evening. and watching two big votes in other parts of the country this election day. in ohio, voters are deciding the fate of a law that limits the ability of 350,000 unionized workers to engage in collective bargaining.
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and many mississippi, they are weighing in on a constitutional amendment that declares that life begins when an egg is fertilized. if it passes, that could set up a new challenge to the roe versus wade supreme court decision on abortion. anita and topper. >> we're going to start weather with talking about a really, really big rock. >> a big rock, yes. it's going to miss us. we want to mike sure we are clear on that. you won't be able to see it with the naked eye. 6-inch telescope, you might be able to see it. it's going to be clear. the problem is, you are competing with the full moon. another ten minutes or so. but here's the deal. it is hurdling at 29,000 miles an hour. it's the size of an aircraft carrier. it's going to be closer to us than the moon. it's going to be about 200,000 miles away from the earth, which is sort of close in terms of space. but you are going to need at least a 6-inch telescope to get a picture. and it's moving so fast, the
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hobble telescope won't be able to capture an image. >> good thing it's missing us. >> we'll have something for you tomorrow. let's start with the satellite picture combined. three things, first thing is this huge storm in the baring strait. perhaps hurricane forced winds, a tremendous amount of snow inland. not so much toward juno, but north of that a tremendous amount of snow and some winds at least 60 miles per hour, possibly gusty to 70. now this is the second thing we have to point out. this was producing severe weather this time last night, through oklahoma, into kansas. still packing a pretty good punch. some big thunderstorms in southeastern sections of missouri and northern arkansas. it looks impressive. that's the same front that will get here. it's not going to have much punch in terms of moisture. this is tropical storm shawn, which is in the atlantic. it will pass to the west of bermuda, but not affecting us.
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clear tonight. for us, we're in great shape. 56 in bethesda. 60 in arlington. 59 downtown. 55 in springfield and 52 out toward reston. so here's the deal. big changes on the way. chilly tonight. wednesday still mild. you'll need your sunglasses and showers by thursday. but again, in the a lot of moisture. for tonight, clear and chilly. we'll call it a one blanket night with light winds. not as cold as it has been. in fact, inside the belt wail, you're going to hold in the 40s. there will be 30s. 39 in reston and 39 in college park. tomorrow morning, sunny. rapid warmup. temperatures in the 30s and 40s. by afternoon, another fantastic day. maybe a few clouds, but still mild. high temperatures around 65 degrees. all right, next seven days. thursday the front comes through. some showers. lowers temperatures a little bit to 59. then it really drops temperatures on veterans day. temperatures will struggle to get to 50. but good news, boy scouts picking up the food this
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saturday. 59 and sunny. and flirting with 70 next tuesday. almost made 70 today. >> came really close. all right. thanks top. well the capitals are in action and they are trying to rebound. they need to. >> yes, they need to. saturday was a tough loss for them. they blew a two-goal lead. they are looking to rebound, but it's not going to be easy. they may be meeting their toughest opponent yet tonight. we'll have a preview of that. plus the tear pins are prepping for a prime time televised showdown. those stories and more coming up next in sports. [ male announcer ] the chicken marinara melt
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so far, the washington capitals are unbeaten at home, but if there's one team that can end that streak, it's the dallas stars. they won the last two against washington and they are red hot. the stars and the caps play tonight. they have similar styles of play. don't be surprised if this one becomes a gold set. the stars scored 12 goals in their last two games. to prevent that, they need to disrupt their flow early on. we have a lot of skills there, we have to try and get on them and make them turn as much as possible and get a hand in there. >> michael gets the start tonight. his last start was november 4. he has been the capital's go to
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guy for most of the season, but he has a 2-11 record in his last 14 starts against dallas. the maryland terrapins play their final home game this saturday. i say sudo, because they are playing at fedexfield. prime time television. despite losing their last five games. randy is taking a page out of charlie sheen's book, saying the terps are winning. despite not adding any w's in the win column. >> i understand that that's how we are judged. okay? but it's more than just about what is on the field. it's about what can we do to make these young men better people, better students, and better athletes. >> all right. the redskins making moves to get better. they have released donte and signed david anderson. anderson playedness kyle shanahan in houston and most recently in denver. they are hoping anderson can be a big play maker while santana
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moss sits on the sidelines. >> and albert haynesworth in search of a new team. after proclaiming that new england could be the place he stays, the patriots have said it was rotation related and basically wasn't any room for him on the d line. and multiple reports coming out today saying the nationals are making a push for philly's pitcher. provide some veteran experience to an otherwise young rotation. all right, here's your list to vote for the game of the week. include lake at oakton. thomas jefferson at seneca valley. you can vote. the winning game with lead our coverage friday night. we are getting into playoff time. >> that's it for us. the cbs evening news is next. >> and derek is back at 7:00 with our area's only local newscast. have a great night.
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