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steve handelsman is on capitol hill with the latest on all this. >> reporter: thanks. it is not like donald trump to walk anything back, to say he didn't mean it, it's rare. write down the date, but that's what he's done. he was squirming on msnbc, and then said, yes, he does want new laws to ban abortion. he's certainly not alone among republicans in saying that, and then saying that with laws come consequences, punishment, and then saying before he tried to unsay it later today that women who have abortions ought to face punishment. interviewed by chris matthews on msnbc, donald trump said he wants abortion made illegal. on the consequences, he hedged. >> no, should the woman be punished for having an abortion? >> look -- >> this is not something you can dodge. do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principle? >> the answer is that there has to be some form of punishment. >> to the woman? >> yeah. has to be some form. >> john kasich is anti-ti
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punished. >> reporter: and hillary clinton tweeted, just when you thought it could not get worse, horrific and telling. and trump took it back saying in a statement the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. the woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. trump, kasich, and ted cruz made news earlier going back on their pledge to support any republican nominee. trump is angry that party leaders might let former candidate marco rubio keep control of his delegates. to deny trump a first ballot convention victory. trump warning what the party could lose if he leaves. >> tremendous number of democrats that like trump, tremendous numbers of independents, and something that i love, people that have never voted before. >> reporter: ted cruz today put his wife, his mother, and carly fiorina on stage in madison. >> women are a majority of the united states of america,
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>> reporter: the abortion issue sure to resonate now even though trump took back his call for punishing women who have illegal abortions. the whole chris matthews interview with donald trump airs tonight on msnbc at 8:00. jim, back to you. >> thanks, steve. here is a closer look at the race in wisconsin. a new marquette law school poll shows ted cruz with a ten-point lead over donald trump. on the democratic side, the poll shows bernie sanders with a four-point lead over hillary clinton. although that is within the poll's margin of error of 6 percentage points. hillary clinton campaigned in wisconsin earlier this week but appears to have pivoted over to the new york primary. her campaign released a new ad today that talks about that div. while it does not mention native new yorker donald trump by name, it shows his logo
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clinton continued the theme at the apollo theater. >> you know, loose cannons tend to misfire, and in a dangerous world that's not a gamble we can afford. >> hillary clinton served two terms as senator in new york but bernie sanders is also claiming the state as home turf. the vermont senator was born and raised in brooklyn. news4 highways learned there is a problem with getting bernie sanders' name on the d.c. democratic primary ballot. sanders and clinton campaigns both filed the proper paperwork and registration fees, but the city's democratic party missed the deadline to notify the board of elections that the fee was received. clinton's campaign is not affected because a d.c. voter only filed a challenge against the sanders' campaign. the board of elections is expected to hear the challenge next week, but if necessary, the d.c. council may have to resolve the issue with an emergency vote.
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the cyber attack of this week has not impacted quality health care at its hospitals. nearly 800 surgeries have been performed since the computer virus was detected on monday. but serious questions remain. chris gordon joins us with more on what a former white house counterterrorism expert has to say about all this. chris? >> reporter: well, doreen, experts say that hospitals are targeted because they provide critical care and cannot afford computer down time. that's why last month a california hospital paid $17,000 in ransom to get its computers back. and experts say that's when other hospitals around the country, including med star, should have seen more attacks coming. med star is not saying whether this was a ransomware attack, but paul kurt says it looks like one to him. kurtz is a former counterterrorism director at the white house before he started his own
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true star technology. >> if this is my client, i would want to stretch time out as far as i could and not pay. however, i have to look at the welfare of patients, and if my doctors and nurses cannot serve my patients that are in beds today or in a surgical suite, it's very clear what needs to be done. you pay. >> reporter: "the washington post" cites a number of employees reported seeing a message on their computer screens seeking payment of about $19,000 in bitcoins over the next ten days suggesting after that it may be impossible to recover computer files. this patient who doesn't want to be identified says he got a message yesterday from medstar that shocked him. >> you have a physical appointment scheduled with us tomorrow at 1:30. our computer systems are still down so we need you to bring a list of our current medications and a list of allergies. if you don't have a list, you are welcome to bringu
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if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. >> i have an extensive list of medications, multiple health conditions. i'm seeing a new physician, first-time appointment. it's absolutely essential that they have something to rely on called a medical record, which they don't have access to. >> reporter: the fbi tells nbc news we've been fortunate that no one's lives have been put in jeopardy because of these computer attacks, but the fbi says if that occurs down the road, the consequences are going to be severe. that's the latest live in northwest washington. doreen, back to you. >> thank you, chris. the metro shutdown earlier this month may be just a sign of bigger things to come. metro leaders were at a summit with area leaders and said the system can't keep going from crisis to crisis like it
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gm paul wiedefeld and board chair jack evans both say there are no easy solutions. metro may have to shut down entire lines for months. two weeks ago news4 transportation reporter adam tuss told us that extended shutdowns were possible to fix maintenance issues. japan, south korea, ukraine, and algeria are only some of the countries that have sent officials to our area for a two-day summit on nuclear security. they will be meeting at the washington convention center and that will mean major problems with roads in that area. our pat collins now with what this all means if you have to be in that area downtown. pat? >> reporter: jim, take a look over there. you can see the cops are starting to drift in now. they're getting ready to shut down the roads here. in a short time life around the washington convention center will change dramatically. the
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the cops getting into position. soon the security around the washington convention center is going to get secret service tight. >> we're always in a heightened state of alert around here just for the nature of the federal city. our city here, our capital, but, yeah, we'll be even tighter in this particular area and around the city for this event. >> reporter: it's got navy tags, it's painted army green. i don't know what it is or what it does, but i wldn't do anything rash around it. but you look around and you see these fences, what does it remind you of? >> prison. >> reporter: it is a little daunting, isn't it? >> yes, it is. it is daunting. but they have to keep people safe, and this is the price you have to pay these days. >> reporter: now, for people who live in the secure zone, life will be something less than normal. some have an escape plan. you're g
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>> reporter: get out? >> yes. >> reporter: before you're trapped. >> yes. >> reporter: when you look at these fences, i mean, my goodness, what do you think of? >> i just arrived from nashville. there were no fences. >> reporter: others plan to stick around and work around the various checkpoints. >> i'll be out and about but i was told you have to have your i.d. to even get to your house to prove you live here. >> reporter: can't park on your street. you need an i.d. to get into your own house. >> yeah. >> reporter: beginning tonight, road closures, including about a 20-block area around the convention center. now, i'm no melissa mollet, but my traffic work around for this summit, stay far away from the washington convention center. jim, back to you. >> of that sounds like good counsel. in case you do need to get around the convention center, we have posted a map with all the
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shutdowns and the timing of the shutdowns. just search road closures in our nbc washington app. right now devastation in haymarket after a home was destroyed by a fire. happened just before 3:00 this afternoon on poplar hill drive. there were no fire hydrants in the area. by the time firefighters got there with a tanker truck, the damage was done. one person was inside when it started and was able to get out. however, several pets could not be saved here. there's no word on how this fire started. the investigators are also searching for a cause after this deadly fire. it started at a town home on windjammer way in gaithersburg last night. a man was found dead in the basement after all the flames were out. his name hasn't been released, but we talked with a friend who came to the scene when she heard the news. >> i'm just devastated. two days ago i talked to him on the phone, and i told him that i miss seeing him, that i'd like to come over and bri h
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something to eat and that i'd be back in touch. >> two people who live upstairs in the town home were able to escape. we're told it could take several days to figure out the cause because there was so much damage here. merrick garland, the supreme court nominee, had two more meetings on capitol hill today. both of them with democratic senators. garland met with al franken of minnesota and kirsten gillibrand of new york. democrats are urging republican leaders to hold hearings and a vote on garland's nomination to the high court. republicans say they don't want to do that because the next president -- because the next president they say should fill the empty seat on the supreme court. president obama joined a group of former inmates. they had lunch at bus boys and poets on 14th street. that meeting came after the president's announcement that he is commuting the prison sentences of 61 people who are se
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crimes. among those getting a shorter sentence is byron lamont mcdade. he lives in bowie, maryland. back 27 years ago a federal judge sentenced him -- i'm sorry, back in 2002 a d.c. judge sentenced him to 27 years in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine and other charges. mcdade and most of the other prisoners will be released in july. 62 degrees right now. that's also our high temperature so far today. nice this evening and not as cool as it was last night. here is what you can expect as we continue on into the evening hours. 9:00 temperatures in the mid-50s. a little bit breezy out there right now, and it will stay breezy at times on into the overnight hours. it's not windy though by any means and we'll have a few clouds out there. by 11:00 just a bit of a chill in the air with the temperature around 54 degrees. now, tomorrow later in the day, have the small umbrella
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possible. on friday a better chance of rain and some heavier rain in the forecast. i'll have more on the timing of the rain tomorrow and friday coming up in my full forecast. >> thanks, amelia. up next, disturbing new allegations about a former teacher's aide accused of producing child porn at school. why one student says she was afraid to come forward. we're going to hear from -- >> reporter: and the lawyer area of howard county, police say they have unfolded a murder for hire scheme. the one thing that the suspect allegedly did yesterday that resulted in his immediate arrest. we're going to hear from one of the people on a hijacked airplane yesterday. there are new questions about the suspe and security lapses.ct
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in maryland a girl gave birth to a baby and then called the police, told them that she found the newborn on her back porch. she is not going to be charged. police were called to a home in hagerstown this morning after the girl said she had found the baby girl wrapped in a plastic bag in near freezing temperatures. the newborn was flown to children's national medical center here in d.c. she is said to be in stable condition now. police say the girl gave birth to the child inside the home from which she called. the mother was taken to
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doing okay now. a new lawsuit was just filed in a child pornography case that rocked a prince george's county community. deonte carraway is charged with taking part in sex acts with 11 children between the ages of 9 and 12, many of those at an elementary school. this new lawsuit accuses carraway of abusing an 11-year-old girl at sylvania woods elementary where he was an aide. the girl says carraway threatened to kill her if she told anyone. he's facing 13 counts of exploiting children. a d.c. man was arrested and accused of driving toward the gate of the cia with methamphetamine in his car. in a court filing, a cia police agent said he spotted the car driving from the george washington parkway toward the entrance to the agency. the agent said he found crystal meth, syringes and a liquid called poppers that the driver acknowledged he was using to get
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the driver was said to be shaking and struggling to speak. he's been charged with possession of meth. he was scheduled to appear in court today. we're hearing first happened accounts from the pilot on that hijacked egyptair. the pilot said the man let him decide where to land. he chose cyprus because it was closer than his other options, greece or turkey. the new questions being raised about security. >> reporter: this morning authorities say the man has a criminal record that includes forgery, burglary, and drug dealing. surveillance video shows him breezing through airport security because his explosive belt was fake. an egyptian foreign ministry official telling the media, quote, he's not a terrorist, he's an idiot. tuesday morning egypt air flight ms 118 took off from alexandria bound for cairo before being
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including 8 americans. among them noha saleh from new york. i texted my husband saying, okay, i got kidnapped. >> reporter: she said the flight attendants were calm and didn't tell passengers about the hijacking until they landed. >> and at this moment the people started to really panic. i stayed like shocked for 15 minutes. are you serious? >> reporter: the hijacker kept the fly crew and men with foreign passports on board. one of the pilots scrambled out the cockpit window. the hijacker eventually surrendered. this whole incident has raised new questions about egyptian airport security six months after isis claimed it brought down a russian jet. as for the motive in this incident, that remains unclear, but authorities say the hijacker demanded to speak with his ex-wife who lives here. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, cyprus. the d.c. police union is asking everyone to take a moment
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was injured protecting president ronald reagan. it was 35 years ago today that the officer was injured during the attempt on president reagan's life. the union says the incident is a stark reminder that even the most routine assignments can become matters of life and death for officers. president reagan was coming out of the washington hilton hotel when john hinckley fired six shots at him. the president was hit in the chest. the officer was shot in the neck. white house press secretary james brady and secret service agent timothy mccarthy also were injured. brady was permanently disabled and died in 2014 of complications due to his injuries. some important news about the zika virus tonight. a case in this area from children's national medical center is helping to answer questions about a link between e
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according to a study just published by the new england journal of medicine, ultrasounds in a 21 week old fetus showed evidence of zika virus which showed extensive damage to the fetus' brain tissue. early ultrasounds though looked normal. problems were revealed only at 19 weeks and later tests showed severe brain atrophy. that pregnancy was terminated. the mother contracted the virus while pregnant and traveling in central america. there are still traces of zika in her bloodstream months later. his will you have cut short in a senseless act of violence. tonight the tribute to a local teenager who was murdered waiting for a metro train. it's a new place in fairfax county where those who have overcome addiction and mental health challenges are helping those still struggling. >> i did not want to live. i didn't want to face my reality. >> reporter: coming up, one woman's dramatic turnaround coming here to the peer
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oh, great sunshine out there today, but kind of cold. >> a little chilly. >> it was and the chilly side. highs were in the low to mid-60s and breezy for the afternoon hours.
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on into the weekend. i'll have more details on the strength of the winds coming up at 6:45. that's going to be the first weather headline. as we look to the rest of the workweek, it's going to be warmer. highs tomorrow and friday in the 70s. not too bad tomorrow throughout the day, but, again, noticing the winds. next chance of rain later in the day tomorrow but especially friday and maybe now even on saturday, unfortunately. dining out tonight not looking too bad. cool but nice. temperatures in the 50s. a bit of a breeze. tomorrow night some showers are possible, scattered and light in nature but they are potentially out there tomorrow night, and then on friday we could be dealing with a line of rain right around dinnertime. a good idea to download the nbc washington app where you can check the radar in the palm of your hand. here is the hourly planner for your thursday. not as cold to start off the day. maybe it was a little too chilly for the run or walk this morning. tomorrow temperature around 51. around the noontime hour, temperatures are in the mid-60s and we'll have some limited sunshine throughout the day but overall the clouds win
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spectacular sunshine. unfortunately, just not the case tomorrow. 4:00 we'll hit our high of 73 degrees and really noticing the winds by the dinnertime hours. there's the chance of scattered showers across the area but still balmy with a temperature of 71. want to show you the timing here with future weather on friday's rain. what it's suggesting and what i agree with is two lines of rain. i think it's a little early on the first line but you get the idea. 5:00 a.m. notice some rain. notice the brighter colors as it pushes towards the east. i think that lynn could linger on into the midday hours. friday during the afternoon hours looking mainly dry and mostly cloudy. you can see future weather at noon we're completely dry, and then the second line of rain moves through during the dinnertime hours, around 6:00. now, there could be some strong rain, some heavy downpours moving through the area on friday, especially with that first wave of rain, and there's the potential, a moderate risk
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produce an isolated wind damage. no risk for tornadoes though and a very low threat of any hail. really not a severe weather day but you'll probably want the bigger umbrella, especially if you're going to be out in the first line of rain and hopefully that will bring down the tree pollen which continues to run at high. a high on friday of 76. cooler on saturday with a high of 63. unfortunately, some showers now in the forecast on saturday. it looks like that cold front that moves through on friday moves back northward and brings us potentially some rain throughout the entire day, especially the d.c. metro area and then south and east of the area. a high on sunday of 63, and, again, best chance of rain on saturday is south and east of the area. monday looking dry with a high of 56. we'll tell you the one thing that man allegedly did that led to his arrest.
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at a metro station. >> i was crying about it. he was real young. he didn't get to grow up and do anything. >> we'll take to you a vigil getting under way tonight. >> having trouble when you see at night? it might not be your eyes. danger discovered on many vehicles. plus, an amazing 7-year-old girl honored for saving her father's life. >> it has my name time magazine called chris van hollen "a hero to environmentalists, education groups, and gun control advocates" for his accomplishments as a young legislator. now a respected leader in congress and key ally of president obama, protecting planned parenthood and social security...
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a man from maryland is facing charges tonight in a murder-for-hire plot. >> police say he wanted someone to kill his wife. they say his plan unraveled when that someone turned out to be an undercover police officer. news4's darcy spencer is in laurel with more on this story. darcy? >> reporter: well, doreen, police tell mee th that the cou lived together in this gated townhouse community behind me. they say the wife had no idea that her husband was allegedly plotting to have her killed, but yesterday morning when he allegedly made a down payment, that's when police moved in. police say afad m-- aafaq manejwala met with an undercover police officers three times to arrange to have his wife killed. police say tuesday he sealed the deal with a down payment, 100 bucks, and was immediately
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arrested. >> it was indicated to the detective that the suspect advised he'd have to pay in small payments as to not arouse any suspicion, so his intended first payment was yesterday. there was supposed to be a second on april 1st, and the murder was supposed to happen in a short period of time after. >> reporter: police say someone gave them a tip that manejwala was trying to find someone to kill his wife. that tipster became an informant setting up a meeting with the suspect and an undercover cop posing as the hit man. any idea why he would want his wife killed? >> right now we don't have information about motive. for us it was a very clear-cut case. as soon as he began to offer money and information, that made it very evident he was serious about this homicide. >> reporter: police say he wanted the hit man to do the job right here at their town home in this gated community on polished pebble way in the laurel area of howard county. he wanted it staged to look like a home invasion robbery or
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burglary. when asked if he wanted his wife to suffer, he allegedly said, just end it. he's being held on solicitation for murder and attempted murder charges. right now he is being held without bond. he is due back in court this coming friday. jim, back to you. >> thanks, darcy. a guy hired to do repairs on a house is accused of sexually assaulting of a 6-year-old child in montgomery county. tonight police say there could be other victims. they say 44-year-old jose compose gonzalez assaulted the little girl in her room while he was doing work inside the house. the girl told her mother after gonzalez left. police say gonzalez admitted to the assault after he was arrested. detectives are asking any other possible victims to come forward. in fairfax county there is a new place for anyone facing a
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struggles to turn for help. the experts there have faced the same challenges. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey shows how the peer resource center is changing minds and changing lives. >> reporter: she's already reaching out to others, but just six months ago it was sue who came to the newly opened peer resource center desperate for help. once a star student and athlete, her alcohol and drug addiction eventually led to jail. >> i wanted to commit suicide. i did not want to live. i didn't want to face my reality until my mom came to save me. >> reporter: but while in jail, sue heard about the community services board and the new center in its building, a place where everyone is called a guest. here sue and others struggling with addiction and mental health issues get help from peers who have overcome the same challenges. >> we sit down and start to talk to somebody. they instantly relate to us because we do have
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experience and we can share the things that we've done to help ourselves in our own lives, and we do it from a standpoint of this is what's helped me. it might help you, but we never use, oh, you should do this. >> reporter: sue had a chance to speak at today a official grand opening about what the center meant to her. she stops by at least three days a week. >> they make me feel welcome. they make me feel safe. i can share. >> reporter: there are support groups, help finding a job, applying for benefits. and sor some of the guests therapy comes through art. they might drop in to do some colors. for sue the center is key to continued progress. >> i'll doing better, yes. i mean, i have ups and downs, i'm telling you, but i come here and i regroup. >> reporter: in fairfax county, julie carey, news4. >> if you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, we've listed some local resources where you can find
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just search changing minds on our nbc washington app. it's a common complaint, but now there is new research that might explain why some drivers have trouble seeing at night. a vigil for a 15-year-old shot and killed on a metro platform. i'm tracee wilkins. coming up on news4, the message organizers are hoping to send. and over the next few days we'll trade off warmer temperatures for increased winds and rain chances. i'll have the latest on what kind of windy conditions you can anticipate tomorrow and friday coming up in my updated forecast.
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there's a new study shedding light on a dangerous situation. if you're one of the many people who have trouble seeing at night, it might not be your eyes. turns out many headlights are not working as they should. nbc's mark barger reports. >> reporter: trouble seeing at night while
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a new study by the insurance institute for highway safety suggests it may not be your eyesight but your headlights. the research shines a light on more than 30 midsized car models, the toyota prius v is the only model tested to receive a good rating. of the rest, about a third were rated acceptable, a third marginal, and another third poor. the prius v easterned the top s for its ability to illuminate a roadway up to 387 feet away. it gives the vehicle traveling up to 70 miles an hour time to stop. among the poorest performing cars, the bmw 3 series. they were only able to light up to 128 feet away. the organization based its study on how well automobiles project light down the road rather than the intensity of the bulb at the source. according to the study, nearly half of all traffic deaths occur at night or during dawn and dusk when visibility is poor. mark barger, nbc
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the washington monument is open again after its latest elevator malfunction. that monument closed yesterday afternoon when the elevator got stuck at a level that's about 20 stories up. 19 people were in the elevator at the time but they were all able to get out and walk down to the stairs. it was a much longer hike for the 23 people up on the observation deck. they had to walk down nearly 900 steps. this is the ninth time in ten months the elevator has caused the national park service to close the washington monument. coming up next, family and friends gathering tonight to remember a teenager shot down at a metro station. plus a pint-sized hero. the honor for an impressive little girl who stronger is rebuildi
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a 15-year-old shot and killed on a metro station platform in front of his mother and sisters. another teen charged in davonte washington's murder. as bureau chief tracy wilkins show us, activists planning a vigil say getting help for at-risk kids is vital to preventing tragedies like that. >> reporter: people are starting to gather here. folks who want to pay their honors to this
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honor his short life. and part of that is also going to be talking to folks about mental illness and trauma and passing out these buttons that they have here for folks basically reminding them that it is important that the city and everyone take advantage of resources whenever they're available. >> we just ask the community to come out and make a statement. >> reporter: community activist ron moten and robert brennam are helping the family to organize a vige i vigil to honor the life of the murdered 15-year-old. >> a lot of people young and old have mental health issues or are just lost and have haven up and are hopeless. >> reporter: the largo school junior and student athlete was shot in northeast d.c. on saturday. the 15-year-old was with his
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bellamy shot him for no apparent reason. he approached asking what do you keep looking at me for? do you know me from somewhere? davonte responded, what? bellamy then pulled out a gun and shot washington multiple times in front of his mother and younger sisters. the document also says 17-year-old bellamy had been committed to a group home but was recently living with friends. >> we don't know the other guy's story right now. i'm sure it will come out later. when we do a forensic schick on everything he's been through, i'm sure he has a lot of pain too that wasn't addressed. >> i think about it every day. >> reporter: these largo high school students say they plan on taking a break from spring break fun to honor the memory of a classmate tonight who was shot and killed. >> i was crying about it because it's real sad. he was real young and didn't really get to grow up and do anything. >> reporter: this vigil gets under way at 7:00 p.m. at deanwood metro. i'm tracee wilkins.
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the d.c. fire department is confirming a news4 report of computer communication problems affecting ambulance service. we reported last night that computers used by the city ambulances cannot send patient records to or from new private ambulances that are being used for some calls. a spokesman for the fire department told news4 today the city is aware of problems and hopes to have a software update to fix the issue within eight to ten weeks. in the meantime, ambulance crews are having to fill out paper reports and some say that is slowing down service. the department maintains the paper reports have not had a significant impact on transport time. a 7-year-old girl got some special recognition today for saving her father's life. >> my dad is on the floor, and he's on the ground sleeping. >> jenna viloria called 911
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seize your at their home. today he was honored as an everyday hero. she also met the dispatcher who helped save her father's life. >> do you feel like a hero? >> yeah. i do because i saved my dad for the first time, and it was my really first time to save him because that was really scared to me but i did it by myself. >> at the beginning i knew she was young so i knew it was going to take more effort and not so much medical terminology to get through the phone call, but she's very smart and she did a great job, and she helped me a lot. >> she is adorable. jenna also got to tour the 911 communication center. she says her mother taught her how to call 911 when she was 3 years old. >> that kid is going places. she's probably telling them
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right now. >> i think so too. >> smart kid. we're proud of her. so it's going to get even colder before we're back into spring again? >> kind of. so we're going to be up and then we're going to be down. roller coaster temperatures. this is the season for it. tomorrow will be in the 70s. friday will be in the 70s. and then by sunday we're back in the low 50s. so maybe you're thinking about doing some planting this weekend, probably not the best idea. i'll show you the numbers on the seven-day, but here is a look at what you can anticipate right now. now, currently we're at a temperature of 62 degrees. winds out of the south at 14 miles an hour. so the southerly wind helping to bring warmer air in, and we'll continue to see for the most part southerly winds overnight tonight throughout the day tomorrow. that's why tomorrow we'll have warmer temperatures. our high today 62 where we're at right now. tomorrow the weather having a low impact on your day. plenty of clouds. it's windy, and there is the chance of some scattered showers mainly during the evening hours. most, if not all, of your thursday
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tomorrow morning not as chilly as it was this morning. temperatures start out in the upper 40s and low 50s. a low temperature in washington of 51 degrees. the wind strength tomorrow, windy. friday and saturday it's breezy. sunday we're back to windy. so really quite blustery the next few days. not until monday when we'll stop talking about the winds on storm team4. high temperatures tomorrow will warm into the low 70s. a high in the district of 73. 70 degrees back in leesburg and, again, you're not going to need the sunglasses for the most part tomorrow with plenty of clouds. similar situation on friday. cloudy skies. it looks like we'll have two lines of rain move through the area, the first one during the morning and midday hours. the second line looks to move through around the dinnertime hours. of course, i'll have updates tonight on news4 at 11:00. high on friday of 76. cooler on saturday with a high temperature of 63. now looking like we could be dealing with some rain on saturday, especially around the metro area and areas off to the east and south
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we'll keep it dry but windy on sunday. highs in the low 50s. mid-50s on monday. plenty of sunshine and potentially some rain on tuesday with a high temperature of 52, vance and doreen. >> thanks, amelia. we have sports coming up. we're told some bad blood between the caps and the flyers. jason is going to tell us about that. first, here is lester holt with a look at what's ahead on "nbc nightly news." >> hi, jim and doreen. ahead, donald trump calling for some form of punishment for women who undergo abortions if they are banned. lots of reaction to that coming in. also patients left in the lurch after cyber crooks hold a health care network's computer hostage. and a new study takes a dim
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women vote! is responsible for the content of this advertising. this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. >> jason has sports. the caps have the flyers, and we could see them again we're saying, huh? >> these two teams, they don't like each other and it could be a possible playoff match-up. tonight a very important game for the capitals. the nhl regular season comes to an end april 10th. until then the capitals will try to find ways to stay motivated. tonight shouldn't be too hard. no one can stand the flyers. plus, philadelphia is a desperaea
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face them in the first round of the postseason. the caps want to send a message tonight in philadelphia. >> it's a huge game for them. they're playing for their playoff lives and that's a good situation for us to help us get battle ready and get into that mode as well. >> if we go in with the right attitude and are ready to go and ready to play and all that, it will be a good experience for us no matter what. the environment, the intensity, the emotion that's part of the game, it's really big. >> you don't want to give anyone an inkling they can have some success against you. you want to always have that element of doubt. anytime we play a team you have to try to send a message. there's a lot of incentive to play the game and play hard and play strong. >> let's go to the hardwood now. the warriors inching closer to history while the wizards getting closer to finding themselves out of the playoffs. late game in golden state. for a little while the wizards looked like they were going to pull off
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second quarter. then steph curry happened. the reigning mvp went nuts. the warriors extended their home unbeaten street to 54 games. just 6 wins from breaking the bulls' record for most regular season wins in a season. that was the '95 bulls team. they won 72 games that year. the golden state warriors obviously on pace to break that. the wizards will be back at it tonight in sacramento. their west coast road trip continues. late tip-off in that game at 10:00 p.m. just eight games remaining on the schedule for the wizards. they are currently three games back of the eighth and final playoff spot. over to college basketball for a moment. george washington is the only local team standing in the tournament. tomorrow night the colonials will play in the program's first ever nit championship game. gw not pouting about missing the big dance. they're taking care of business in the nit. they took down san diego state st
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garden. a 19-point win for gw. it sets up tomorrow night's match-up against valparaiso and for head coach mike lonergan he's more than ready to cut down nets. >> i have been carrying around a net for about a month. one of my buddies sent me a net. i hung it in the locker room even after we lost to st. joe's. we still had that net. i said i haven't cut down a net since i've been in vermont. we want to cut down the nets tomorrow night. stop watches out early today in college park as maryland had their pro day. 11 terps showcasing their skills in front of numerous scouts. nfl coaches and media members. several players from this year's squad expected to be drafted. they have been looking forward to this day for quite some time. >> it's definitely what i expected it to be, very busy and things of that nature.
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not everybody is able to be in this position so i'm just taking it and i'm thankful. >> it's like a dream come true, man. always dreaming about this and i'm finally, you know, in the midst of it and now it's final, you know, hitting me that, you know, in less than a month i might be a professional football player. let's go to florida. mets and nationals. both teams packing up. final spring training game for both of these squads. first inning. the nationals with a great start against matt harvey. that is ryan zimmerman. three-run shot there. his third home run of spring. later on in the fourth, jayson werth getting in on the action. the nats go on to win this game. your final score 12-1. next up for the nationals, they have an exhibition game friday at national's park. they will host the minnesota twins in that exhibition game. baseball season already here. >> should be a turnout for that because what a promising season -- >> i think the nats will be a lot better. h
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>> yes. wroo joo when you were playing ball did your body ever look as good as those guys? >> not even close. >> how about yours? >> me? >> we have "nightly news" coming up next.
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breaking news tonight. trump's abortion bombshell on msnbc. calling not only for a ban on abortion but saying women should be punished for having one in it's outlawed. tonight pro-abortion rights and anti-abortion advocates slamming him, and late today trump with a rare reversal. violent night. a major outbreak of severe weather threatening tens of millions. tornado warnings and flash floods sweeping across the country. hospitals held hostage. filled with patients and paralyzed by hackers creating chaos, demanding ransom to gain back control. tonight another hospital giant hit. and headlights surprise. how well do the lights on your car work? you might be stunned by many of the most popular cars o


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