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caused by illegal immigration while that process continues, but the states may not pursue policies that undermine federal law. a key provisional howing local law enforcement to check im-- allowing local law enforcement to check immigration status while enforcing other laws is drawing sharp reaction from both sides. >> we will be involved in the illegal alien laws and our police officers will be able to at least try to determine if they're in this country illegally. >> i think that he is going to believe that he now has a green light to continue that kind of activity. well, we have news for sheriff arpaio. this law will not stand. >> reporter: the hot button issue of immigration now bounces back into the political arena this election year. the obama administration is responding to the ruling by saying at the end of the day the federal government sets the enforcement agenda and decides who is removed from the united states. republican presidential candidate mitt romney is
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responding by criticizing the obama administration for failing to set effective immigration policy. i'm stacy cohen. >> the supreme court also ruled today it is unconstitutional for states to make it the law juveniles automatically are sentenced to life without parole in murder cases. the 5-4 decision stemmed from an alabama case in which a 14- year-old was sentenced to life in prison for being an accomplice in a murder. the case still hanging out there tonight the constitutionality of the president's healthcare reform plan. we should learn that decision thursday just before the justices break for summer recess and the court still has yet to decide if the stolen valor act is constitutional. that's the law that says it's a crime if you lie about getting a military award. a hail of bullets in southeast d.c. caught three people in the crossfire and when it was all over, two children and one of their counselors were injured at 19th and savannah streets. >> reporter: this is bruce
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johnson in southeast washington where earlier today some shots rang out, two of the victims 7 and 8 years old here for a free lunch program. >> the intended target was another individual running past, apparently may have been chased by other individuals. certainly we don't think the children were the intended victims. >> reporter: the shooting victims had been standing on the sidewalk on savannah at 9 tonight streets when several shots rang out from -- 19th streets when several shots rang out from nearby woods. a 7-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder, an 8-year-old boy shot in the ankle and an adult hit in the ankle. >> it's pitiful. the little kids can't even play outside. >> reporter: the adult who was shot has been identified a vance page who is also a minister. the three victims were part of the free breakfast and lunch program moving from one feeding station to another because the meals had been late. >> for whatever reason innocent people get shot, but babies,
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like babies. >> reporter: they get shot, too. >> they get shot, too. >> reporter: all the wounded are expected to survive. bruce johnson, 9 news now. new information tonight on a story yeah saw first on 9 news now, authorities -- you saw first on 9 news now, authorities in fairfax county have brought criminal charges against the director of the privately run reston zoo. she's meghan mogensen and faces misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty and possession of a controlled substance. investigators allege mogensen euthanized a sick wallaby by drowning it. mogensen turned herself in friday and was released on her own recognizance. police arrested a teen for allegedly stabbing and slashing animals at frying pan farm park in herndon. three horses were stabbed a couple months ago and last month two goats, a chicken and calf were all slashed. fortunately those animals survived. police say they received an anonymous tip that led them to the arrest of a 17-year-old over the weekend.
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at last check that teen was in the custody of fairfax county juvenile detention center. after a two year hiatus at&t is back at congressional country club and we'll be on the course all week long. >> mike hydek kicks off our coverage tonight it. looks gorgeous out there. >> reporter: absolutely stunning, a beautiful breeze. boy, do we hope this weather holds out here. we have one of the most gorgeous views of this course from the veer rabid annex to the historic -- historic congressional country club. we have seen some amazing golf from the 1920s and the stories that come with it, but equally impressive, the things that happen behind the scenes here in this historic clubhouse and we got a tour that most people never see. some of the greatest names in golf and american history have walked the halls here, tiger, ernie els , congressional leaders, presidents, perhaps one of the most compelling,
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this man. >> you can see he looks flushed even then. >> he looks totally exhausted. >> reporter: in the 1964 u.s. open ken venturi nearly collapsed from heat exhaustion before winning the tournament and that is just one of a long list of amazing stories here at congressional. the ceo shared a few others. >> this is a picture of hoof actually laying the foundation -- hoover actually laying the foundation stone at the ceremony. >> reporter: five presidents, taft, hoover, coolidge, harding and wilson were instrumental in the congressional country club. >> none of them were presidents sitting at the time that this club was established. >> reporter: also a founding member, silent movie legend charlie chaplin. vince lombardi is one of four honorary members at the club. >> every picture on this wall has some significance to original founding members of the club. >> reporter: the reverence only grows with each passing
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year. that 1964 u.s. open champion had hoped to be a part of the club forever, so ken venturi donated his u.s. open trophy, scorecard and -- >> the set of irons he used which really -- >> reporter: those are the clubs he won with? >> those are the clubs he won the u.s. open with in 1964. >> reporter: so who will be the next to make history in these halls? we'll fine out -- find out this weekend. that really is just the tip of the iceberg of the stories we could tell you here. we are having a great time and we are just getting started. when the tournament play starts thursday, we are not done. in fact, even starting wednesday night we are going to have a special broadcast after 9 news now at 11:00. it is called the clubhouse report. there it is, wednesday through friday, 11:30 to 11:50 p.m. and we'll bring you all the highlights, players, analysis and a whole lot more. live now from congressional country club in bethesda, site
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of the at&t national, this is mike hydek. guys, back to you. >> he's a golf fan and he's loving it. >> that breeze looks divine. coming up tonight at 7:00 on 9news the supreme court is out with its ruling, but what does that mean for immigration laws in virginia and some other laws? i'll have legal experts right here to weigh in. still to come he hasn't stepped foot on an nfl field for a game yet, but rg3 is already being targeted. >> the cold front is through. the winds picked up. it's a refreshing breeze, if you will. 89 and 74 goes in the books today, 74 probably changing as it gets cooler before midnight, just a trace of rain. record high 100 back in 1997, record low 53. we'll come back, talk about the wind and also about how long it's going to stay comfortable before the heat returns. >> but first five current and former post al workers take on capitol hill, a look at what
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they're protesting is next.
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can five people on a hunger strike change the mines of members of congress. -- minds of members of congress. five current and retired postal workers started a hunger strike on capitol hill. they hope to draw attention to action taken by congress that requires the postal service to prefund its retiree benefit 75 years in advance. that is money the postal service could use instead to avert cutbacks in job and services, but a house committee says the postal service must save now or it won't be able to afford retiree healthcare later. spain has formally asked its european partners for a loan to help support its troubled banking system. it hasn't said yet how much money it's going to seek, but last week two international audits said spain's banks could need the equivalent of 77
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billion u.s. dollars. leaders of the european union welcome spain's request and said they hope to hammer out a loan agreement in weeks. many of the leading unions in this state deliver letters to maryland's governor, house speaker and senate president today calling for expanded gambling. this comes less than a week after the working group examining whether to call a special center on building a sixth casino at national harbor said it didn't have enough consensus to recommend the general assembly meet. >> voters are saying it's not good enough for our elected officials to throw up their hands and say we can't figure out how to get this done especially when so many jobs are at stake. >> the d.c. trades building council represents 15 local unions. it says the national harbor project would represent the largest union construction jobs project in the nation. still ahead on 9news protests ahead of tomorrow's big meeting about who is in charge at the university of virginia.
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i'm anita brikman with this health alert. cancer rates keep going down thanks to better screening and fewer smokers. there are two notable exceptions. melanoma cases are still going
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up and the obesity epidemic is fueling esophageal, pancreatic and kidney cancers.
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relentless wildfires are burning in seven states. how bad can it get? that's tonight on the cbs evening news. thousands of people literally protested in support of ousted university of virginia president teresa sullivan this weekend. take a look. organizers of the rally for honor say another 7,000 people around the world logged on to watch a live stream of this event. they want the board of visitors to reinstate her when it meets tomorrow in charlottesville. time is running out for congress to stop those interest rates on student loans from doubling this sunday. 7million borrowers would see their interest go from 3.4% to 6.8% unless they can reach an agreement. the sticking point is how to pay to keep the rates low for
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another year. an indiana woman has been helping save for her god daughter's college education since 1997 and she's been doing it by saving her pennies. now she has 500,000 of them which adds up to $5,000 for keila gilbert's college fund. >> hard work that they've put into me, i had to put it into something to show them that i'm a good student and they're doing their investing in me and they're investing in something good. >> a good return on that investment. gilbert says the money from her godmother and scholarships will help cover the cost of nearly her entire tuition when she enrolls at indiana university this fall. awesome story. kids read a lot of books during all their years in school, but what books help shape this nation? the library of congress is out with a list of 88 titles it feels fits that bill which includes experiments and observations on electricity by none other than ben franklin, thomas payne's common sense and the novels the women, moby
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dick, scarlet letter and the great gatsby and some children's classics, the wonderful wizard of oz and the cat in the hat. you can nominate titles you think should be on that list of great books that shaped our nation. a link is on prince george's county wants to make sure anyone who had damage in friday's storms gets the help they need. while residents say things look better tonight, hundreds still have no place to live. >> reporter: i'm anny hong in bladensburg, maryland, where residents say the area looks a lot better, but the clean-up continues and so does the damage assessment. one of the hardest hit areas from friday's fast moving severe thunderstorms in bladensburg is this residential neighborhood on newton street between 52nd and 57th avenues. several apartment buildings were damaged, some roofs ripped off forcing officials to condemn those buildings. the clean-up continues three days after the microburst which
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is a concentrated intense downdraft capable of producing 60 to 80 mile-per-hour wind gusts. residents were allowed to get some belongings while more than since hundred were still displaced. huckier -- 600 were still displaced. luckier ones were able to return home. what does it feel like to be back to your home? >> very good. they're still working on the water now. >> reporter: prince george's county emergency managers are assessing the destruction to see if there's enough structural damage to qualify for federal assistance. >> now we're talking about debby, not little sticking around. >> she's not like a huge storm in terms of winds, but it's always the rain is what usually gets us and gets many folks in the southeast. now we'll show you video of debby. we're talking 5 to 10 inches in rain, an additional 6 to 12 inches of rain possible. this is waves crashing over the seawall there which is never a good thing. some folks had to be rescued
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with the flooding. there's no place for it to drain in florida. it's basically flat and guys are having fun wake boarding in the streets, but probably you shouldn't be doing that, but it does look kind of like fun. let's look at where she is now. her winds are 45 miles per hour. so she's not very strong in terms of wind. gusts are 60, about 30 miles south, southwest of apalachicola. we're going to put this into motion. where is she going to go? this is the national weather service official forecast. it's going to move so slowly, kind of like this graphic really. by wednesday it's still over central sections of north florida and we think it will eventually cross northern florida, get over into the atlantic and probably reform. it will probably go down to a depression and then a little area of low pressure and back to a tropical storm when it gets off the coast of florida or coast of georgia, but this is quite comical. this is the forecast models. you know how we like to say have confluence and all these
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lines going in all directions? the models are all over the place. some take it west, east, northeast up over the appalachians. i think this is the track we're going. it's going to be very slow and will impact florida in terms of rainfall probably through wednesday night, possibly through the entire week. live look outside brought to you by our live weather cam brought to you by michael and son. beautiful, 86, winds north, northwest at 14, open the windows and rest the ac, 81 frederick, 82 manassas, still 85 downtown. strong northwest winds are ushering in some cool comfortable air with low humidity, winds generally 20 to 25 miles per hour, one higher gust in manassas of 30 miles per hour. turning breezy and cooler, especially tonight, sunny morning commute, breezy and low humidity tomorrow. it's warming up wednesday but still comfortable. for tonight look for clear skies, breezy, much scholar, rest the ac, 54 -- cooler, rest the ac, 54 to 64.
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low temps kind of like may, we're talking mid-50s in gaithersburg and rockville, 62 downtown, upper 50s in ellen park and bowie, upper 50 -- college park and bowie, upper 50s in fairfax and manassas. tomorrow partly cloudy, breezy and pleasant, high temps around 80, wind northwest 10 to 20 with higher gusts. the next three days our 9 weather alerts all green, 86 wednesday, but 93 thursday, heat returning by the first round of the at&t nationals. next seven days it will stay hot, under 90s friday and saturday and sunday, just isolated thunderstorms and then even next monday we're looking at partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-90s. we'll watch debby because debby could affect the delmarva over the holiday weekend, july 4th. >> we're talking upper 70s going up to the upper 90s. >> i bet dave owens is glad he's sitting there right now and not at the end of the week
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just yet for this huge heatwave that's going to come in. a lot of activity out at congressional accident wonder why, dave. >> reporter: yeah -- congressional, wonder, why dave. >> reporter: yeah, ladies. tiger's tournament returns for the first time since 2009. so what's the former no. 1 golf player in the world feel about this country club? he's going to tell us and some football news, too. robert griffin, iii in the news but not for the reasons his camp would like. sports is next.
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and now 9 sports with dave owens, the best sports in town. >> reporter: back here at congressional country club, at&t getting underway officially tomorrow. we'll talk more golf in a second, but first redskins and robert griffin, iii, of course, most of the news following this guy since he was drafted in d.c. has been relatively squeaky clean, that until today. a man in waco, texas, was arrested for trying to extort the redskins quarterback. fbi agents arrested richard khamir hurd after he took monday friday night from an undercover agent. hurd claims he had embarrassing was in on griffin and threatened to reveal it if he wasn't paid. what the information was, we don't know it. hurd a walk-on basketball player at baylor in 2004 will
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be in federal court in three days. you guys saw me out on the course today. it was pretty ugly. i suppose tiger woods and the rest of the field will do a lot better than i did, especially woods. of course, he won this tournament in 2009, the last time it was here. lots going on since then for woods, though. something that hasn't changed is his love of congressional. tiger has always felt strongly about this place and for media day a month ago he reiterated that. >> i think it's a fantastic golf course. you have to drive the ball well to get into some of these lines, but once you get on these greens there's a lot of movement usually back to front and placing the ball in correct spots is vital giving yourself a chance. >> reporter: baseball news, nice award today for ryan zimmerman, the nationals third baseman winning major league baseball's lou gehrig award for humanitarian work off the field. zimmerman heads up the zim
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foundation which aims to raise funds for multiple sclerosis. he's the first nationals/expos player to win the award. finally shocking developments at wimbledon today. venus williams gets bounced in the 1st round for the first time since her debut at the all england club 15 years ago. the seven time grand slam champion was eliminated 6-1, 6- 3 by elena vesneva of russia. that's going to do it here at congressional. coming up tonight more on the at&t and any more updates we get on robert griffin, iii and next torsion issue, we will have that at 11:00. -- and the extortion issue, we will have that at 11:00. for now back to you. >> thanks a lot. >> that's it for us. the cbs evening news is next. >> derek will be back with your only local evening newscast at
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7:00. >> good night.


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