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a u.s. senator back on the job tonight just hours after he collapsed during a run. a former fbi director will now lead the investigation into possible links between russia and the president's administration. >> would you trust your ride to the bar to get you to the er? >> members of congress refuse to stand up for the pledge of allegiance. we'll verify. >> and what happens to those old metro cards after they are off the rails? here's a hint, wusa9 at 11:00 starts now. and developing tonight, we are about to see a lot more of this familiar face. former fbi director, robert muller is now a special prosecutor. his past, investigating whether or whether or not there are ties -- in last year's presidential election. if molar finds enough evidence, he'll have the power to prosecute people if he believes they committed
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muller is widely respected on capitol hill. but mitch mcconnell didn't have much to say. >> the justice department has a special prosecutor. all of this comes days after president trump fired fbi director, james comey, and word that the president might have leaned on comey to drop the investigation into ties against russia and former national security adviser, michael flynn. muller has a lot of work ahead of him. here are a few fast facts about him. a career prosecutor, and he was fbi director from 2001 to 2013. normally, serve a ten-year term, but president obama asked him to stay on two extra years. denying any collusion between his campaign and russia. he hasn't tweeted about his thoughts since yesterday. he did share one today during hi
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academy commencement. >> look at the way i've been treated lately. especially by the media. no politician in history, and i say this with great purity, has been treated worse or more unfairly. >> the president faces some growing trouble on capitol hill, too. republican leaders are worried that all this chaos could blow up their legislative agenda. and the democrats, well, take it away, congresswoman, maxine watters. >> this president is one that i have focused on in ways that some people say, oh my god, she said the word impeachment. >> the california democrat was among the first to step forward on the hill and a call for president trump's impeachment. today she picked up support from
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>> if the allegations are true, yes. >> that's congressman jussen. not justin. sign a petition supporting the creation of an independent commission to investigate the president. >> now this investigation rising to impeachment. whether the president obstructed justice. these are complicated issues. let's break down what could happen next. here is mike. >> tonight we took our white board to @ white house answering your questions as to what is happening with the investigation into the trump administration. to answer those questions, we're speaking with somebody who represented individuals during the clinton scandals, jeffrey. how are you? >> thank you, good to see you. >> so our first question is, what constitutes obstruction of justice? we have intent, you have to show the president had the intent. >> okay, so intent is
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element right here. and then element number two is you need to impede. >> if the investigation leads to impeachment, there are five basic steps. >> what needs to happen for impeachment to proceed? where would it begin? >> it would begin by the special prosecutor or a house member to a house committee. >> articles or charges against the president are written. the house votes whether to move forward and then the final step is a trial in the senate. and that could remove him from office. something that's never happened before. nixon resigned and the senate didn't have enough votes to convict clinton. the senate right now is controlled by republicans. trump's party. they also control the house. so, that makes it tough at this point for a possible impeachment to take its course. in washington, mike valerio, wusa 9. >> all this turmoil to the special prosecutor, it is
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it it was the worse day for the market since last september. the dow down more than 370 points. the nasdaq up 158. the s and p goes down 43 points. >> you take uber to the bar, you get lynt ft to the game. our special assignment unit learned a growing number of people are doing -- comes with a risk for the drivers and the patients. here's investigative reporter, eric black. >> reporter: this chat room is filled with uber drivers sharing their crazy stories about what happens when people use them to get to the er. for everything from a child having respiratory problems to a guy with a bone sticking out of his leg. wait, what? >> we're going to put uber to the test. >> i had to find out if this was a real thing, and why? so, we called an
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>> our uber is on the way. >> i have no idea where he's going. >> we quickly learned the first problem with using a ride hailing service to get to the er, they don't always know where they are going. >> i will be in big trouble. >> you're not going to make it. >> torres felt like she was going to die when she got violently ill on new year's eve. >> i was pretty much screaming in pain, in tears. try to lay down, didn't work out. i threw up. i was like, okay, i can't do this anymore. >> instead of calling an ambulance, she ordered an uber. >> that was my only alternative at the moment. i needed to go to the er. i wasn't going to call an ambulance. >> why not? the last time she did that, insurance didn't cover the ride. and she ended up with a $600 ambulance bill. is calling an uber to go to the er
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your situation is. >> believe it or not, even some emergency workers say there are times when calling an uber is okay, but only if you're headed there for something that isn't an emergency, which happens all the time these days. but montgomery county fire and rescue says if you are really in bad shape, calling an uber to get to the er is a terrible idea, not only do they not know how to help you if your condition gets worse, they also have no clue if the er you tell them to take you to is equipped to handle you. >> some hospitals don't take pediatric patients. so, an uber driver isn't going to know that. >> also help with ride share drivers can actually find you. >> we're finally off to the er. taking us to anova high
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hospital in fairfax. >> isn't a doctor, but he has been asked to play one before. a couple months ago, he landed a mom and sick kids in the back of his uber headed to the er. that's just not what he signed up for. >> you have another call and you knew they were going to the er, would you do it again? >> you would say no? >> that's not my job. >> uber and lyft agree. both told our special assignment unit, in my medical emergency, people should be calling 911 and they are not a substitute for medical professionals. >> after a successful uber ride to the hospital. one that ended with her being admitted for three days, carmen torres said she would do it again, despite her friend's reaction. >> his response was, are you crazy? >>
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-- >> where's the er? >> how much of a hurry are you really in? >> so, how often does this really happen? well, firm numbers are hard to come by. neither ride hailing services or the hospitals are tracking the stat. wusa9. >> most insurance companies cover the cost of an ambulance ride in an emergency. but, if you end up having to pay, it will be an average of $164 per mile. curious about what each county in our area charges for an ambulance ride? we have you covered. head to our wusa 9 app or our website and look under the special assignment section. >> breaking news, police are questioning the driver who admitted to hitting a six-year- old boy with his car. this happened in the 5300 block of livingston road inside the district line. that young boy was rushed to the hospital, but he later died. police say the driver
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accident and turned himself in. the other breaking story in arlington, this is on the off ramp leading from i-35 to greeve road. the driver said the two officers pulled over, hit one of them with his car. that's when one officer opened fire. the driver is in the hospital. one of the officers is hospitalized as well with serious injuries from being hut by the car. >> adam, i know several of you and our colleagues joined hundreds of runners in a charity race today in anacostia. one runner is a senator who collapsed. tom of north carolina. debra was coming around the bin when she saw a runner down and good samaritans helping and she took these pictures, but it wasn't long after that, that the senator posted this video. >> hi, i'm tom, back on the hill. back from the event this
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responders, the good samaritans and people at the hospital. >> he over heated. it was warm out there, right? >> a little bit. >> and doctors gave him a clean bill of health. >> he took some of the punches that were met for me. that's what the victim of a vicious beating on a metro platform said. it's a good samaritan who stepped in and stopped the assault. his identity remained a mystery until tonight, when he met the man he helped and our john henry. >> i have taken the rened li -- i had no idea i would be assaulted by five to six people. one of these guys kicked me in the face. as far as my hand goes, i'm having surgery on monday. you know, nobody stopped. nobody except one person stopped. it's this guy right here. the incident was kind of happening in front of me. the individual thing, so they turned their attention to mr. valley over to me. they stepped over
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me. they threw one punch. >> you took some of the punches intended for me. >> everyone had left, turned and ran off. >> was there any point when you were afraid? >> there isn't much time to be afraid. what bothers me is i was the only person willing to step forward. when there's a crowd of people there. it's time that we actually are willing to put our money where our mouth is and stand up for people when they need it. the word hero is thrown around casually. this guy is a hero. >> there has been one arrest made in this case. the victim is asking that any witnesses to the incident come forward. >> speaking of metro, old rail cars pull out of service for good. at one station, turn into popup shops. we'll take you there in a few minutes. >> record high today at dulles
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92. 93 at vwi. what about tomorrow? realistically, the only record high is near 91. 96 downtown. 97 in baltimore. we'll come back and talk about if we'll add thunderstorms to the forecast tomorrow and friday. we'll look ahead to the weekend. and is this photo for real? did members of congress really not stand up for the pledge of allegiance? you asked, we'll verify wh narrator: "the time is always right to do what is right. ralph northam. army doctor during the gulf war. volunteer director of a pediatric hospice. progressive democrat. in the senate, he passed the smoking ban in restaurants, stopped the transvaginal ultrasound anti-choice law,
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to the nra. as lieutenant governor, dr. northam is fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare. ralph northam believes in making progress every day. and he won't let donald trump stop us. to take on the "tom insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks... that's what tom perriello is about." progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello... and before and after congress
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poverty and president bush's attacks on civil rights. now i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality. because together, we really can build a virginia that works for everyone. as i was growing up, my dad told me, adam, don't believe anything you read and believe half of what you see. that's why i was surprised when he sent me an e-mail. this e-mail that was forwarded to him by another friend. it reads, you don't have to be a football player to make an as of yourself. that's a reference to colin kaepernick. if they won't site the pledge of allegiance, in my opinion, they have no place in our congress. this tweet is being shared. it proports to show members of congress who are refusing to stand while the
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allegiance is being resited. the only problem is, look at the names, look at the rooms. this isn't congress. >> one odd thing happened when the republicans started their session with the pledge of allegiance. the democrats refused to stand or participate and when one tried to stand, he was pulled down. yup, this video was shot in 2009 during the same protest where this photo was taken. but this isn't congress. it's the new york state senate. i can verify that e-mail and that tweet. they are full of it. we can verify it's false. sorry, dad, if you see something on tv, social media, if your parents are sending you e-mails, send it to us. we'll verify it for you. send me a big old juicy e-mail to >> does anything come
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those juicy e-mails? if you're a metro rider, head's up. there's a new stop at the metro station. it may stick around if all goes well. stephanie ramirez hops on a train to check it out. >> i'm eating. and drinking on the metro train. >> it's okay, i promise. i'm in a shop. behind it, another local stop called grandma vera's a bakery. it's part of a retail plaza located just outside of the grove near metro station. >> i think it's fantastic. this is just what they need. they have 10,000 people a day coming through here and you can't buy anything either coming or going. >> a partnership between the retired car. five squares development. that's the company that is building the use mix delo
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>> they have already torn down it. and they have huge plans up there. it's a great way to introduce the community into some of the things that are coming on. let the locals get their beak a little. let them have part of this. >> the popup shop will be in this area monday through friday from 3:30 to 7:30. it's an evening you'll partially avoid. stephanie ramirez, wusa 9. gets all the cool assignments. how fun. >> we need more unique spaces. >> yeah. >> outstanding food. >> snow cone machine. >> they didn't have snow cones out there. their stuff looked much better. >>
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tomorrow on friday as well. let's start with the three degree guarantee. i thought we would have a bulls eye today. we went 92. it was 91. we are going to go 91 tomorrow for a high at national. live look outside. still 76. we're now sort of in the throws of a little mini heat wave. more like june or july. winds are calm. dew points in the mid 60s. 62 to start this morning. tomorrow, a little more humid. bus stop temperatures, 56 to 80. around 90. either side of 90 thursday and friday. a cold front approaches friday. that will give us a good chance of showers and storms. that said, it's not going to rain or shower or storm everywhere. weekend is looking much cool every and dry. i saw some information tonight that has the weekend in had the 60s. i don't buy it being that much cooler, but it will be much cooler with a couple showers here and
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we're forecasting 91. we hold you the record high at national, 96. record high at dulles is 91. that would be two in a row for our friends out in dulles. summer heat the rest of the week. 91 tomorrow. we fall to the 70s. 80 saturday and sunday, and 77 on monday. look at this other model and you fall in the 60s. for tomorrow morning, muggy, downtown, 74. a few clouds. upper 60s in had the suburbs. not nearly as comfortable in the suburbs in the morning. we are already 76 downtown. 73 in fredericksburg and already 75 in bowie. by 1:00, we're knocking on the door of 90. some showers breaking out along i-81, that will be the best chance of showers and storms tomorrow. much better chance on friday as a cold front pushes through. day planner goes like this. we start out muggy.
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89 by 1:00. a few more storms on friday, we'll monitor that evening. morning shower on saturday, 79. next seven days, 80 on sunday, isolated storm. the better chance will be showers and storms on monday. nats come back into town on tuesday and wednesday. slight chance of a shower on wednesday, but it
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if you have a teenager, chances are right now, they are in the room. but don't you wish you knew what they were thinking? what they are worried about? tonight, we open that door with, if my parents only knew. >> i'm personally just scared of what, you know, my future holds. >> every time at a family gathering, are you going to go to college yet? >> you're on your own for the first time. for the first time, you're on your own. >> i have no idea what i want to do with my life. as you can hear, i'm very afraid. >> so, the biggest fear that i have in life is honestly, the
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friends. >> you're not good enough. you're not this enough. and i feel like those are amplified in high school. and it really sucks. >> might have problems sleeping, irritation, their diet changes. a parent might say, that defines a regular teenager. but if you start to see these reactions going on for at least two weeks or longer, that's when you might need to get some help. every time i do say something, it goes from one ear and out the other. >> i don't want to tell them, hey, i'm feeling depressed, because they may feel like, what am i going wrong? >> you should never worry about it, making me feel bad. if it's something i can help you with, i want to do at
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>> the pressure to perform. forget having a social life. i constantly find myself working and over extending myself. >> the expectations are so high that when you jump -- >> for me, i'm sorry about pressure, but i'm going to always be proud of you no matter what you do. because you're my kid. that's enough. i'll always love you because you're mine. >> our conversation continues online. an expert weighs in on how to talk to your teenager. how to spot the signs of depression and where to go for help. you can find that on our wusa 9 news app.
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now, wusa 9 game on sports brought to you by exfinty. >> first place, wusa 9 got fist place in the big running event this morning. we weren't the fastest, but we won for the best team name. stand by for breaking shoes. we had a runners take place in the capital challenge. the three mile run that includes congress, judges, cabinet level people and media to raise money for the guide dog foundation. >> one, two, three, win. >> senator, we just ran three miles, how are you feeling? >> tired. >> he could have blow
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but he didn't. >> never leave anybody behind. >> all right, guys, here's the wusa 9 running team. you're amazing. how do we look out here today? >> awesome. >> larry miller, how did you do? >> it was good. back half, the last half was the hardest. >> if we're trying to drain the swamp, do we need to go quicker than this? >> there's plenty, these drains, i got a few ideas. i'll talk to you about that later. i don't have anymore questions. >> we don't have anymore time. we're out
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to take on the "tom insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks... that's what tom perriello is about." progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello... and before and after congress i led non-profits to battle climate change, poverty and president bush's attacks on civil rights. now i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality. because together, we really can build a virginia that works for everyone.
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me to listen carefully. i'm ralph northam,aught and when survivors of the virginia tech shooting asked me to support an assault weapons ban and close the gun show loophole, i took on the fight. i saw what those weapons can do as an army doctor during the gulf war. now, i'm listening carefully to donald trump, and i think he's a narcissistic maniac. whatever you call him, we're not letting him bring his hate into virginia.
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>> congratulations to the class of 2017. >> last week, president trump gave a commencement speech at liberty university. not to be outdone, kim jong-un also gave a commencement street at pyongyang state. >> today is the first day of the rest of my life. nothing worth doing is easy unless you have a wealthy and powerful father. then it's real easy. just look at the size of this stadium. i thought, "how am i going to fill it up?" then i thought, mandatory attendance, punishishable by death, and, wow, what a turnout. your


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