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prexy is giving new meaning to a strip search. the man who got naked at the portland airport in protest, we are hearing from him. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> glad you are with us on this thursday morning. good morning, washington. its april 19, i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. we want to get started with traffic and weather. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> yesterday we put a little dent in the rainfall deficit of about 5 inches so far in 2012. we got about a quarter inch around the beltway and more than that in parts of the shenandoah valley. back to sunshine today. let's look at live super doppler 7 radar. the rain is on the eastern shore and moving out of the washington area. dry today, 49 right now and the district, 47 in leesburg, 50 in
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newington, 53 in chesapeake beach. we will start today with clouds. by 11:00 a.m. we will break out into a lot of sunshine and it will be a bright afternoon with a high near 70. i will have the extended forecast coming up. now to steve. >> restart with a look at 66 near the roosevelt bridge, moving nicely. looks good from arlington county into the district and to constitution avenue and independence avenue. looks good. 270 at 109 past hyattstown, still looks pretty good just past the exit, you see a little volume building, but not a major delay. so far this morning it's normal. in springfield, everything is moving smoothly. northbound from dumphries, hov lanes open up to 395. main
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lanes also moving well. back to you. >> thank you. we are following a developing story from india. that's where the government said that it has successfully test launched nuclear missile. this will give it the capability of hitting beijing and shanghai, but government officials say this -- should not be considered a threat. a spokesman for the u.s. state department said that all nuclear capable states are urged to exercise restraint and noted that india does have a solid nonproliferation record. >> expect a lot of activity in chantilly this morning. >> it's where the space shuttle discovery is moving into its new home and at the smithsonian's national air and space museum. >> this morning the space shuttle discovery is preparing for its grand entrance into its final destination, the smithsonian's udvar-hazy center. >> mission completed. thousands are expected to get an
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up close look at the shuttle that just two days ago flow over monuments and museums, creating memories. thanks to mother nature, it stayed strapped to the 747 longer than expected, giving people an extra chance to get a glimpse. >> it was like right across the street from me. it's wonderful. >> crews have been working hard to ready the hangar for an exchange ceremony that would put discovery nose to nose with enterprise john. glenn and 10 former discovered commanders are expected to welcome the most travelled shuttle into retirement. >> pretty amazing. it's nice to see a pair. we-- see it there. >> overnight cruews separated
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the shuttle and it will be towed to the museum at 10:30 this morning ahead of the ceremonies scheduled for 11:00 a.m. brianne carter reporting. >> closing arguments will begin in the trial of five men charged in a deadly shooting spree in southeast d.c. orlando carter, carter jeffrey best, robert bost, and lamar williams face first-degree murder and other charges of in march 2010 shootings which killed five people. four victims died on south capitol street shooting. the jury could get the case next week. >> a man allegedly sexually abused a 3-year-old boy at ad.c. day care in and the mother was not told about it right away. >> for about a week or two he had been telling me did not want to go to school. to find out this is the reason why he did not want to go to school really hurts. >> the mother says an employee at the zion baptist church datacenter if saw the alleged abuse but did not call her until
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2 days later. a police report said the facility wanted another day to call authorities. the man has not been arrested. the center is closed. >> and night out in colombia has cost three secret service agent their jobs. they are part of the 11 agents under fire for prostitution scandal. jummy olabanji is following the story. she is in the newsroom with the latest. >> one agent is being allowed to retire. another has resigned. a third has been forced out. another 8 remain on administrative leave this morning with their security clearances suspended. this morning we are hearing more from the women at the center of a scandal. a new york times reporter said that interviewed one of the alleged prostitutes. the woman told the reporter in the evening started at a local strip club where she agreed to go back to the hotel with american man for $800. >> the next morning this woman asked for her pavement and the guy said i was drunk and you
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cannot expect me to pay that. she insisted and he called her name and got angry and left the room. >> in most cpollock's of columbia it i -- in most of columbia, prostitution is legal. >> most secret service agents are so overworked and forced to do so much overtime that they barely have any life whatsoever. but i think it is a symptom of the management culture of corner cutting. >> homeland security officials do not believe the women at the center of this investigation were spies or obtained any classified information. as many as 10 other people from branches of the military are also under investigation this morning for potential misconduct. in the newsroom, jummy olabanji,
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abc 7. >> he was known as the pop culture icon. fans are mourning the loss and dick clark. >> he died yesterday in santa monica of a heart attack. he was often called the world's oldest teenager. he hosted american bandstand and went on to become a producer and entertainment tigtan. d.c. film producer and worked with him closely on several projects says that clark broke down racial barriers. >> it was not just a white show or a particular type of music show. he mixed it up in all one program. everybody to london. >> #generations remember dick clark goes to new year's eve telecasts for four decades. he was 82. it's 50 degrees outside. >> still ahead, a big honor for a potential psychotics -- for a psychiatrist who has been named one of the most influential
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people in the world by "time" magazine. >> many more people are suffering with allergies. we have the results of a new survey. >> first, traffic and weather. the roads are starting to (bell rings)
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>> 7 is on your side with morning with a survey that says there are more allergy sufferers than in years past. >> according to a recent gallup poll nearly one in five americans suffer from allergies last month. higher pollen counts across much of the country are being blamed for this uptick in allergy sufferers. >> i will not dispute that at all. although maybe the rain helps a little. >> it sure did yesterday. some of the rainfall accumulations out west were the 10th of an inch. yesterday in stephens city, 0.42. those were some of the highest rainfall accumulations. we got about 0.2 around the beltway. we will take it. 70 degrees later on today with morning clouds and then a lot of sunshine later on today. it will turn into a beautiful
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day. tomorrow patchy clouds and a little warmer, back in the mid 70's. still looks like rainfall on the weekend. its low uncertain for how much rain we get on sunday. afternoon and evening storms will develop on saturday. now to steve >> . we start with a report of an accident. police are looking for this. reported on the inner loop heading toward georgia avenue between connecticut and georgia headed eastbound on 495, but not seeing any delays so far. but watch for a little activity it. in virginia, 395 northbound and across the 14th street bridge, very smooth all the way into the district, across the bridge, or onto 14th street, no trouble. 270 at 109 looks good so far. you'll see a couple of brake
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lights after 109, but it's good after that all the way to the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. it's 50 degrees. to you don't have to go far to find one of "time" magazine's most influential people. she lives in bethesda. we will hear from her. >> just because you wanted a greetings from the windy city of chicago. people here sure are friendly but some havhad a hard time understanding my accent. so to make sure people get every word of the geico savings message i've been practicing how to talk like a true chicagoan. switching to geico could save you hundreds of dollarars on car insurance... da bears. haha... you people sure do talk funny. geico®. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve chenevey. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> on newsstands today will find a new edition of time magazine with this year's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. let's a lot of people on the list are familiar names like jeremy lin warren buffett, and president obama. also on the list is a bethesda woman.
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yesterday i start with barbara van dahlen about giving free mental-health services to military veterans and their families. >> it is a huge honor. it is humbling to be on that list of those people making such a difference in the world. initial reaction was this is a gift and i'm a messenger and i get to now go out and have a platform to tell our message to more and more people. >> when you first had the decision to give up your own time and then were able to parlay that to other people across the country giving their time, how did you feel when you saw that come together to help so many people? >> it is amazing, the desire that our citizens have to help, but there have not been any direct ways that people with skills could step up and give to service members and their families. so i feel proud we have created a vehicle for our mental health community to take care of those
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who serves. >> did you change your focus when you determine what the needs were for the especially returning members of the service? >> we did. initially it was we will provide direct service like someone comes in for counseling. still do a great deal of that, but we also realized that there was a tremendous need for other organizations to have the skills are providers can give. so we now consult other nonprofits if and we help that reintegration events. our providers also give talks in the community. >> when we look at it from the outside, we see troops coming home now more so than are being deployed. some people may think the war is over and we're getting closer to being over so maybe the help does not need to be as much. >> in fact, people i spend time with at the pentagon and department of veterans affairs and our administration talk about many people are coming home and not all are damaged or broken but many will need
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assistance to get back their lives. they are just coming barely out of recession. the needs will be significant and ongoing for the next decade or longer. >> the time issue is on newsstands starting today. go pick it up. i asked her about a big party coming up and you can see her answer to that on wjla.com. >> it's 5:18 right now. we are wondering if you seen one of our new metro buses on the roads. >> there are a bunch of them out there and we have been hearing from you. this mom snapped a picture for us. thank you. if you see it, tweet it to us. >> there are plenty of dumb
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moves you can make with a smartphone. >> paula faris has details. >> a milestone for the internet. internet advertising a record $31 billion last year. that is up 22% of. the fastest-growing category was mobil, which doubled about. half of its ad revenue came from search results. sony has a tv remote for your smartphone. it patrols what music is playing on your phone and more. ed feels the concept is promising, but the execution lacking. >> the touchscreen was not very responsive. i cannot make it out in bright sunshine. i have issues with some of the applications. i cannot answer the phone from application that was supposed to do that. >> its $150, the watch. a survey finds 10% of arec text messages are accidentally sent to the wrong person -- of racy text messages.
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>> it is 5:20. let's check in with adam caskey to look at the weather. >> we had a little dent in the rain deficit. this weekend we will put more of a dent in it. the sunday rainfall is rather uncertain as to when and how much we could see and where. something we need to keep an eye on and update accordingly. let's look at some of the rainfall accumulations from yesterday. stephens city, virginia, that was the highest amount i could find, 0.42. shepherdstown had just under 0.4 inches. mount airy had 0.3 inches. close to the beltway, sterling had zero points -- had 0.28. it's 47 degrees in berkeley
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springs. 49 in clarksburg and chevy chase. 49 in helen, maryland. we still have lingering morning clouds. rainshowers are on the eastern shore and moving offshore into the a atlantic. the clouds will break up within the next several hours this morning that by about 10:00 a.m. we will start to see a good amount of sunshine and it will be a bright afternoon. here's a look at saturday opposing rainmaker that's developing in the rockies at this time and moving into nebraska. this low will travel east and passed just west of us in washington and a cold front will sweep through on saturday. that could trigger showers and thunderstorms saturday afternoon into the evening. blue skies this afternoon. 70 degrees for the high temperature, comfortable today. 74 and tomorrow. on a weekend with rain chances if temperatures dropped into the 60s by sunday and monday.
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that's the forecast. ? what about the -- the commute? >> the beltway at colesville road, an accident on the outer loop heading westbound on 495 near colesville road in silver spring, blocking two right lanes. if the backup is forming at the top of the screen trying to get past the accident on the outer loop in silver spring headed toward georgia avenue and connecticut avenue. over 395 near duke street moving pretty smoothly up from the beltway all the way to the 14th street bridge and into town. in springfield, northbound 95, bought a building across the occoquan. there was a reporter broken down vehicle near route 1 in woodbrige. that's on the shoulder drawing little attention. otherwise, just the usual volume. >> it is 60 -- 50 degrees. >> to washington national
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pitchers have the best in baseball? jordanfind out if the nationalists could win. >> susan powell's disappearance remains unsolved. her family is here for a daytime exclusive.
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and then at 11:00 this morning they will begin the celebration. we will also see enterprise will be towed out of the museum and they will have them nose to nose. the gates will open at 8:00 this morning. they are telling people to get here early. they are expecting once again in a big crowd. this has drawn so much attention since a flyovers that happened to route the city two days ago and quite a sight that was. we will get to see two of those
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shuttles side-by-side today and there will be even more excitement. enterprise has been here since 2003, so it's a little bittersweet trustee the first shuttle that was here begin its process of moving out if and headed to the intrepid at new york city. this afternoon they will start to will discover a into a hanger into place for years to come. there will be music and entertainment throughout the day. we will bring you more proud the morning. reporting live, brianne carter. >> 5:34. a local conservation is wondering what is next 01 of the region's megachurches >> . the pastor of jericho city of praise was let go and the turks was placed on lockdown if. john gonzalez is in landover with more. >> if we can tell you this morning it is still on lockdown. the 11th thousand member church is where joel peebles grew up and where he got married. he wakes up no longer the pastor of this church.
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he was fired last night. security has been advised to keep them off the property. >> on sundays we drop our money here. are we trespassing if we go to bible study? are we trespassing if we enter? >> the new board of directors has been working for months to oust the current pastor joel peebles. it changed the locks of his office door in the past if. now he and his congregation had been locked out. of the out >> we have been instructed to keep everything closed for tonight for. >> instead of the wednesday bible study, the scene turned tense. >> if you are really falling christ and they are supposed to be christlike, then what are they afraid of? >> it is the latest development in the controversy that has surrounded the land over megachurch if after the church founder betty people's passed away in 2010. the new board decided that her son was not fit to run the church, going as far as taking him to court claiming these were the wishes of the former pastor in her will.
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he encouraged supporters to continue to pray for the church then he's no longer a loud in. >> do good for those who keep you out of a church that you participated in building. exports of the action was necessary to protect the church and to comply with the irs. joel peebles and his congregation which has rallied behind him the past several months they say they will be here for sunday morning service even if they have to hold it outside john gonzalez. reporting. >> thanks so much. it's 5:36. depot's attorney general said that he will sue former city employees who collected unemployment benefits while they were working. 51 of 92 employees have been fired a. washington post reports more firings are still expected and more workers have fallen under suspicion. city may have paid up to $800,000 in benefits to working
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employees since 2009. it's virginia will not face a government shutdown at the end of the fiscal year as the state senate narrowly approved a budget yesterday. prince william county democrat broke with his fellow democrats to vote in favor of a compromise plan. the budget was held up by a dispute over funding for the dulles rail project. house had already approved the plan. it's 51 degrees outside. >> much more to come on good morning washington." some republican and some independent voters are asked to the extinction be mitt romney's running mate. it might be surprised mightwho. >> and the passing of dick clark. >> and a check on traffic and
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i am specialist andres ryan with the u.s. army drill team. good morning, washington. >> thursday morning, 5:40. still a little damp outside, but all the rain is far east of washington over the delaware bay and into the atlantic ocean. we put a small dent in the rainfall deficit yesterday. some of the rain gauges got a quarter inch. stephens city, virginia,
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received 0.4 inches. 48 degrees in centreville, 48 in woodbrige, 46 in leesburg to start this thursday. it will be a comfortable afternoon. we will have morning clouds through sunrise. still kind of damp outside. bright sunshine this afternoon temperatures near 70. tomorrow, mid 70's. on the weekend, still some areas of rain possible. how is the commute? >> very difficult especially on the maryland beltway. this is the beltway outer loop at colesville road heading from college park to silver spring. accident is blocking two right lanes. the backup is building quickly back to college park on the outer loop headed west on 495. extra time is needed heading for prince george's county into montgomery county toward silver spring. 270 at 121 still looks pretty good. everything is open, no problems
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getting all the way down to the beltway. we are looking at prince george's county. there was an accident just reported inbound on route 5 branch avenue, just inside the beltway off the road. watch for police getting there right now. back to you. >> thank you. it is 5:42 right now, 49 degrees. >> paying tribute to the late dick clark. we will look at his impact on american culture >> . getting the naked truth from a bold passenger. is reason f
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>> , alisa clark a holocaust museum communications director will join us with ways the region will mark a special day of remembrance. that's coming up next hour. -- coming up at 6:00. >> and political news.
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>> that's coming up the top of the hour. >> now, the tributes are pouring in this morning for entertainment legend dick clark. he died yesterday at the age of 82. >> he had a major impact on american culture from the music to how we would bring in the new year. now more from tahman bradley. crco.. from times square to hollywood, americans are remembering the legendary dick clark. he was like a member of the family. >> live from philadelphia, it's time for america's favorite dance party. >> starting in the 50's and running into the late 1980's, his american band pstand played records and kidnapped. >> this one is called rock around the clock. >> we have great memories of dick clark, every saturday at 1:00.
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he was one of a kind. he will forever be young in my heart. i love him. >> his influence was enormous. introduced the world to the artists and bans spanning several generations. >> this is madonna. >> he helped sued parental shocked about rock-and-roll and helped break racial barriers in music by inviting black artists on stage. >> you send me. >> ♪ >> their first visit, the jackson five. by the time it went off the air he had become a media titan with its production company producing countless movies and tv shows. every new year he counted america down. >> i am sad and i am grateful for what he has given all across. -- given all of us. >> he never liked good buys.
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>> used to say so long and then. he then. >> so long. >> right back at you, dick clark. >> it's 5:48. another scandal rocked the u.s. military. top u.s. officials are condemning the conduct of soldiers who were photographed posing with dead insurgents in afghanistan. the los angeles times published photographs which were taken in 2010. the papers as they were provided by a soldier who wanted to draw attention to the safety risk of a breakdown in leadership and discipline. an investigation is underway. >> vote 2012, speculation is growing on who the likely gop presidential running mate will be. they asked republican and gop- leaning independent voters who they would want. condoleezza rice received 26% of
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the vote, followed by rick santorum, chris christie, and marco rubio. >> you have to look at this video. an oregon man really took his free-speech rights to a new level. correct john brennan was going through a security checkpoint at portland international airport on tuesday when they picked up traces of explosives on his clothing. he figured the best way to show them he did not have an explosives was politically show them. >> the solution was easy, to me. take off my clothes. i am not ashamed of my body. that is how we can get to an answer. unfortunately, the tsa chose to take a different route. >> he was arrested after they told him to put his clothes back on and the refused. he was charged with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure. the disorderly conduct charge has been dropped. cracks he does not seem to have
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any regrets. >> he is not shy at all. >> sounds like he's trying to make a point. >> i pimco. -- i think so. >> we put a little deficit in the rainfall totals yesterday. we got about a quarter inch on average across most of our region. some places got less than some places got a little more. good prospects for rain this weekend. sunday accumulation locations are little uncertain. sunshine today, koppel temperatures. 52 in the district, 50 degrees in cumberland. not much of a temperature spread all across the area currently this morning. here's the forecast. we will have a bright sunshine this afternoon with blue skies. clouds will hang on through the early morning. and we will break out into sunshine) 10:00 or 11:00 and it will be beautiful, 70 degrees later on today, near average. here's a look at the clouds
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still lingering overhead through the eastern half of west virginia and all of virginia and maryland. showers are on the eastern shore and in the atlantic and moving out of our area. we will shift our focus to an area of low pressure developing east of the rockies parts. of colorado, nebraska, parts this will be part of our rainmaker this weekend. as that lautrec's to the north and west of washington on saturday it will drop a cold front on to our area. if that will trigger showers and thunderstorms for saturday afternoon and saturday evening. then by sunday we could see a coastal low pressure. system develop kind of like the winter storms we talk about, a similar situation, just warmer outside. we will be looking at rain. it's hard to tell exactly where and how much we will get. we still have a pretty good chance of seeing some rain on sunday. temperatures dropping into a 60's by the end of the weekend and early next week. below average.
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steve, any issues? grex big issue on the beltway, outer loop the beltway. backup begins at interstate 95 at college park try to get past the accident before georgia avenue in silver spring blocking two right lanes. this is the pace all the way to georgia avenue, barely moving between college park and silver spring. accidents in the two right lanes. 270 is very heavy from frederick county passed 109. no accidents or incidents. the accident in prince george's county inbound route 5, branch avenue just inside the beltway off the road. police still on the scene. back to you. >> thank you. 5:52. honda is apologizing for offensive language in one of its casting of sheets for a commercial. >> and blackberry continues to lose its appeal in more and more offices. ellen braitman has details from new york.
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>> the number of companies ditching blackberry for the workers is growing. nationwide mutual is the latest business that includes j.p. morgan chase and halliburton that support the switch to apple and and droid phones. the blackberry does remain the official smartphone ntc with half a million federal workers. honda is apologizing for instance the language in the casting sheet for a commercial starring jerry seinfeld. the casting ad called for a black actor who was nice looking, friendly, to, tonot too dark. honda says it is taking appropriate measures to ensure such language is not used again. we have heard about food trucks. the next biggest thing maybe fashion trucks. we are talking accessories from major designers. this originated in new york and
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is making its way to d.c. in may and june. look for that on m street and its wisconsin. ellen braitman reporting for abc 7 news. -- m street janet and wisconsin. >> it's 49 degrees. >> the hologram of tupac shakur got a great reception in california at the "coachella" festival in california. who
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>> fans were amazed after seeing the hologram of the late rapper tupac shakur. some have questioned who will be the next artist featured. >> it probably will not take long. it could be the king of pop. if michael jackson's brothers going on tour this year are considering adding a hologram of the late singer. jackie jackson said they had the idea couple years ago when they consider making holograms for the circus show that's coming around later this year so we will find out. >> there's more to come in
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>> the slow journey from the runway to retirement. be alive at dulles as the space shuttle discovery moves into its brand new home. -- we are live. >> and the latest in the secret service sex scandal. >> a good buy to america's oldest teenager who changed music forever. "good morning washington" continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is thursday,.

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