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04:02 min | 2 years ago

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"Miss a moment top news from W. T. O. P. twenty four seven three sixty five listen on air on Alexa and while the W. T. O. P. app good morning it's five oh three Thursday morning the twenty first of may forty eight degrees now going to a high in the mid sixties today some isolated showers possible it sees Washington's top news one oh three point five FM and W. T. O. P. dot com here is Bruce Allen good morning Maryland state department of education has announced a child care is being expanded under the state's phase one plan to re open but one child care operator sees problems is announced that along with the day care provided to children of essential workers slots for families were going back to work will be available under the department of education's recovery plan for day care operations but Richard Hoffman CEO of celebrate school which operates early education centers throughout Maryland said he was blindsided by Wednesday's announcement is the fear is that these essential workers that are still out there serving our communities and these new families that are returning into the work force there's going to be no place for their children to go under the state's plan twenty one thousand five hundred slots will be open to returning workers Kate Ryan WTOP news Maryland Democrats on Capitol Hill are asking governor Larry Hogan about some of the next steps in fighting the corona virus for more than a month now the state of Maryland has been releasing coronavirus cases by zip code in the highest outbreaks have been in zip codes but a majority black and Hispanic that as lawmakers from Capitol Hill asking Maryland governor Larry Hogan what's next the delegation safer Republican Andy Harris says the governor was right to target nursing homes and poultry plants on the eastern shore after outbreaks there but that infections and mortality rates in communities of color justify a similar plan they also say more testing is needed in those communities to contain the virus there John dome and WTOP news the spring of twenty twenty has been anything but normal and Memorial Day weekend won't be much different even at the beach if you want to stroll the boardwalk and curl your toes into the sand Ocean City is ready but it won't be the weekend you're used to our bars are open our views vents are open all restaurants are only open for carry out but mayor Richard me and says the hotels and shops are open and safety conscious he also expects a good sized crowd that follows the rules people realize that they were I continue to enjoy the beaches ocean city or any other outdoor activities they're gonna have to comply with the orders that are in place that means social distancing and preferably wearing a mask he thinks that's a fair exchange for a much needed get away and a little ocean air Hilary Howard WTOP news it won't be a popular decision as people struggle financially during the pandemic but a college in Virginia is raising tuition many Virginia colleges have decided to keep tuition flat including the college of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University but at George Mason University tuition will be going up following a decision by the school's board of visitors it's an increase of four hundred fifty dollars for in state and out of state students the board says the increase is significantly lower than what it originally planned for before the pandemic and it says if more state or federal funding becomes available the school would prioritize reducing tuition neckline Elie WTOP news we have more than eighty two thousand reported cases of the corona virus in DC Maryland and Virginia with more than thirty six hundred confirmed deaths from it more than sixteen hundred new cases were reported yesterday new numbers come out in a few hours for recovery numbers and more data check our custom infographics at WTOP dot com search coronavirus coming up more kids in the area developing that mysterious illness that appears to be corona virus related it's five oh seven and now a word from Andrew Fairbanks the IBM federal services leader IBM would like to thank the thousands of government professionals who are leading our fight.

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07:31 min | 2 years ago

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"Twenty four seven three sixty five W. T. O. P. at three forty one weeks ago DC's department of corrections had been ordered you'll remember to do a better much better job of cleaning and improving conditions in its rail facilities to limit the spread of covert nineteen but now the ACLU American civil liberties union claims this morning things have gotten even worse back in April when the judge ordered DC corrections to do more cleaning and for residents had access to medical care and keep their distance from each other five inmates were sick in DC's trails one month later the ACLU says one hundred eighty inmates have confirmed cases of twenty five fold increase making the risk for inmates thirteen times that of everyone else in DC the ACLU is asking the judge to appoint an expert to help determine how many and which residents to be released so the DC corrections can make sure that CDC guidelines are followed behind bars Neolog constrained WTOP news need to be careful of your many drivers are apparently taking advantage of less traffic these days and speeding down the local highway snarling state police seeing a record number of traffic stops they say is drivers break the law on the open road speeding down the open highway may tempt some drivers but Greg Shipley with Maryland state police said troopers are out in force to shut them down we see people out there excessively exceeding the speed limit you know it's several weeks ago someone was stopped in the capital but we region doing a hundred and thirty six miles an hour simply said just like speeding tractor trailers which have crashed in the same spot along the outer lips big curve troopers know where to look we know the routes that people are on especially during the summer months over the weekend trooper stopped nearly five hundred drivers breaking out of the house and breaking traffic laws there's no sense in you know trying to keep yourself healthy if you're not keeping yourself safe on the highways Meghan clarity WTOP news there was windy and Courtney Shiloh in Marin Matt and Kim and it was Katie and Jamie they will always be heroes to me because they were the nurses who took care of my daughter Kayla when as a teenager she was hospitalized for weeks at a time I watched as the listener made her laugh and then for an unimaginable thirty six hours when she was violently ill patiently cleaned her up Caillaux lives today in large part because the love for nurses now in our time of great crisis the nurses are here again they are the super heroes we have dispatched to vanquish this terrible foe that has brought the world to its knees one day we will once again laugh we will hug we will dance and play sports again and when we do we can thank our nurses this is Jonathan cotton with a good feet store we are closed temporarily but when we open again if you are a nurse or any healthcare worker for that matter come by the good feet store so we can thank you good Tuesday morning three forty four one double duty okay you know pandemic restrictions are being relaxed in some places around here but not everywhere local officials to that end want to remind people this morning venturing out for exercise say for example you need to take proper precautions for folks that are coming out and want to do so responsibly national mall spokesman Michael Hurst follow the the guidance from the centers for disease control and prevention follow that local health guidance a DC police spokesperson says people getting out for fresh air should do so close to home and avoid crowded areas officers who see large gatherings on public spaces notify the gathered group of health and safety risks as for memorials on the mall being accessible they are accessible under the the the mayor's stay at home orders seeking WTOP news you know plenty of families these days are drawn to DC's real estate along Connecticut Avenue one couples decided it's the perfect neighborhood to raise their kids stop along Connecticut Avenue not far from the national zoo and meet Walter and Libby red shouldered hawks named by freelance photographer Jennifer Packard she names of the couple and their three checks cove it Cleveland and Dorothy and says it's not surprising that Washingtonians are drawn to stop and watch them nature is good for you it's good for the mind it's good for the soul the chicks were born in late April and will leave the nest before too long and like any parents Walton Libby will encourage the checks to take off the parents will demonstrate flying and encourage them and that's when you need to come back out with your binoculars or your camera to to see this but one reminder to spectators it is important to maintain social distance while we do this Kate Ryan WTOP news got it right out of this half hour early Tuesday morning here on double duty of a an unusual social distancing table unveiled by an Ocean City restaurant I'm taking only on sports at fifteen and forty five brought to you by your local Honda dealer don't settle for less than a hundred all everybody's still trying to figure out what the new normal will look like in colleges sports Maryland athletic director Damon Evans on ESPNU radio does think that there will be fall sports in some form this year I don't know if it's going to be modified in some format as it relates to what we're going to push the start date are we going to have a different type of season whether the conference only are or what have you so I'm gonna say this I'm gonna remain cautiously optimistic about it starting on time but should be prepared to Jackson and that as far as the professional ranks California New York and now Texas also getting ready to welcome professional sports back in Texas governor Abbott announced the state will allow professional sports return on may thirty first without fans governor Newsom in California said June first teams can begin to play on the professional level without fans and governor Cuomo in New York said he's as professional sports teams to begin planning to play in the state again said New York is ready for such a return without fans in attendance Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer appeared in court on multiple felony charges stemming from an incident early Saturday morning in which he is accused of threatening a friend with a gun discharging his weapon after an argument at a poker game college basketball Brenda Frese gets a six one guard Tyson because lava from Russia play the prep academy has four years of eligibility remaining toward walls to be to be sports WTF D. nine CBS news update president trump has touted a malaria drug as a potential treatment for the corona virus even as some of his top government experts doubt its effectiveness now the president says he's been taking Hydroxycut or Quinn for more than a week and feels fine it's been around for forty years for malaria for Lopez for other things I take it frontline workers take a lot of doctors take it experts say there can be side effects including to the heart rhythm more from CBS is Natalie brand during a round table with restaurant executives the president revealed he's been taking the drug hydroxy caloric went along with zinc for nearly two weeks to try and prevent the corona virus the FDA has set hydroxy chloroquine should only be used for covert nineteen by patients being monitored in a hospital the president says he consulted the White House physician before taking it the seventy three year old president is tested daily for the virus he continues to refuse to wear a protective mask CBS news update I'm Jim Shannon it is may nineteenth welcome in this Tuesday morning glad you're with us this early hour three forty traffic.

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06:14 min | 2 years ago

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"W. T. O. P. are we any closer to finding a cure for cove in nineteen there's a new glimmer of hope in the push for a vaccine I spoke via Skype with the Washington post science reporter Carolyn Johnson on what we learned today Massachusetts biotech company called mature non reported some very early but encouraging results from their first small safety trial in people so it totally lit up the stock market everyone got excited how did Madonna study work what were signs is looking for after the vaccine was administered so this is a safety trial primarily they're looking for any adverse effects like fever or any kind of reaction to the vaccine but they did of find and they had eight patients who received boastful low and medium dose and they had it levels in their blood a month and a half later of an virus neutralizing antibodies and this is a sign that they may have immunity it's a sign not a guarantee how many more people would have to be useful more trial runs to nail this down that this is a factor of on a grand scale we need a lot more testing before they can say anything about whether it works so this was kind of like an early hint and a good that tends to keep on going but already an internet has approval to start on a larger trial with six hundred people in it which will begin to test more rigorously whether it's effective or not and after that they've announced they're going to do a much larger trial with thousands of people in it in starting in July so we'd still have a ways to go any possibility about when this mode journal vaccine could become available if it's approved for public use the White House has been trying to speed up vaccine development so that they stink hundreds of millions of doses could be available by the end of the year other experts have had some doubts about whether that's really reasonable but it certainly is a goal so much depends on what happens in the next few months so if during this larger trial there are a lot of cases in the group that doesn't get the vaccine like they might get enough data very fast get a signal that it's effective in the fall but it's also just very much up in the air right now so everyone shooting for by the end of the year as early as possible really but it's hard to know to predicted date right now again that's a Washington post science reporter Carolyn Johnson via Skype eleven forty three here on WTOP Republicans will not hold a virtual convention this summer RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel saying today that there probably would be some in person element to the events but she told reporters it's too soon to know exactly what their convention will look like the GOP convention is set to take place in Charlotte was rescheduled to late August because of the pandemic Democrats also have yet to finalize their convention plans for the summer do you want to vote in the primaries Maryland wants to remind you that registration deadline is may twenty seventh eligible voters can submit an application on the state's online voter registration system but it's got to be in by eleven fifty nine PM that Wednesday the twenty seventh the primary is June second will mostly be done through the mail because the pandemic and that is a first one month after a federal judge ordered the DC jail to improve health safety conditions during the covert nineteen crisis the number of cases as apparently explode when the judge ordered DC's department of corrections to do more cleaning in DC jail and make physical distancing improvements to limit the spread of Colbert nineteen five inmates were sick the ACLU says that number has ballooned to one hundred eighty a twenty five fold increase and that makes the risk for inmates over thirteen times greater than the rate of infection for the general population the ACLU wants the judge to immediately appoint an expert to help determine which residents should be released to thin the population enough so the DC corrections can abide by CDC guidelines will log in staying WTO Pinos William and Mary has named the first African American dean to run its law school Williamsburg Virginia schools saying the new dean will be a Benjamin Spencer and nationally renowned civil procedure and federal courts expert he's currently a law professor at the university of Virginia Spencer graduated from Harvard Law School holds a master's from the London school of economics he got his bachelor's at Morehouse College sports at fifteen and forty five brought to you by your local Honda dealer don't settle for less than a Honda read eleven forty five here's George Wallace well everybody still trying to figure out what the new normal will look like in college sports Maryland athletic director Damon Evans on ESPNU radio does think that there will be a fall sports in some form this year I don't know if it's going to be modified some format as it relates to how we're going to push the start date are we going to have a different type of season whether it operates only we are or what have you so I'm gonna say this I'm gonna remain cautiously optimistic about it starting on time but to be prepared to Jackson and that as far as the professional ranks California New York and that Texas also getting ready to welcome professional sports back in Texas governor Abbott announced the state will allow professional sports return on may thirty first without fans governor Newsom in California said June first teams can begin to play on the professional level without fans and governor Cuomo in New York said he's as professional sports teams to begin planning to play in the state again said New York is ready for such a return without fans in attendance Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer appeared in court on multiple felony charges stemming from an incident early Saturday morning in which he is accused of threatening a friend with a gun in discharging his weapon after an argument at a poker game college basketball Brenda Frese gets a six one guard Tyson because lava from Russia play the prep academy has four years of eligibility remaining toward walls to be to be sports just ahead after traffic and weather what will travel look like in the months ahead we spoke with a travel expert about what the future holds eleven forty six now a message from our advertising partners a crop Metcalf the.

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03:46 min | 2 years ago

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"News from W. T. O. P. twenty four seven three sixty five listen on air on Alexa end of the W. T. O. P. app it's one oh three on WTOP it's Friday the first of may we have sunshine sixty three degrees now in the nation's capital sees Washington's top news one oh three point five FM and W. T. O. P. dot com here is mark Lewis good afternoon and thanks for joining us it's sure looking like kids won't be returning to the classroom this spring and with memorial day less than a month away parents are now wondering whether summer camps will be called it's a complicated frustrating issue right now for parents some summer camps have kept registration open others like those hosted by the city of Alexandria have suspended registration until further notice we're kind of in limbo Maria Farnham lives in La Plata Maryland two of her four kids were scheduled to go to camp in western Maryland but that's been canceled she's still waiting to hear from a local baseball camp on whether that one is going to be canceled as well she says of all the summer camps are called off that is going to be a huge challenge I'm not sure what kind of activities there are going to be available for children neckline Elie WTOP news a spokesperson with Montgomery county's recreation office tells WTOP they do not know what will happen with summer camps in the county this summer they say it all will depend on state guidance many are trying to file for unemployment in Maryland or not having an easy time of it the system accepting applications is still beyond capacity and it's leaving customers in hours long virtual lines there was apartment of labor unemployment division is still experiencing an unprecedented volume of customers it says it continues to take the beacon one step application system offline overnight for maintenance and is instituted a virtual line for customers Jacqueline Dubin rates WTOP that she and her husband who was a disabled veteran have a newborn baby and both lost their jobs in March she says they've been unable to get into the new and improved website to file their weekly claims calling the situation unacceptable the department of labor is instituting a gating system now only customers filing weekly claims can get access Sunday and Monday to ensure timely payouts new claims can be filed Tuesday through Saturday Meghan Chloe WTOP news we have all these numbers for you now there been more than three thousand new confirmed cases of corona virus in the DC Maryland and Virginia area in the past twenty four hours that breaks down to more than seventeen hundred new cases in Maryland the largest single day increase in the state more than a thousand new cases in Virginia and more than three hundred new cases in DC since the outbreak began Maryland has now recorded more than twenty three thousand coronavirus cases nearly seventeen thousand cases in Virginia and DC with more than forty six hundred more than two thousand people have died in DC Maryland and Virginia since the start of the outbreak we have recovery numbers and much more data you can check out our custom info graphics at WTOP dot com search coronavirus to honor those on the front lines of the covert nineteen pandemic the airforce Thunderbirds and the navy's blue angels will fly over the region tomorrow it'll be quite the spectacle to watch and participate in our national security correspondent JJ green takes us back now when he flew with the Thunderbirds a few years ago that was the craziest moment of my life I could.

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04:48 min | 2 years ago

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"The W. T. O. T. mobile experience available free at your favorite apps store not just WTOP your WTOP it's eleven eighteen traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks in case you missed it the good news was that three oh one north found had re opened at the intersection of McKendree road in Cedarville road again traffic able to continue through now north on three oh one through Brandywine and continuing north or points north toward eight AM branch Avenue as well leaving three oh one looks good headed up toward the valley early as well after driving over laurel Chrysler was westbound one ninety eight just west of the Baltimore Washington parkway that has since been cleared all lanes have been reopened I have no concerns on I ninety five the Baltimore Washington parkway running between the two about ways to seventy north and south also moving well Virginia side George Washington parkway continues to move all of both directions no incidents ever reported either direction as you pass the Potomac River bridges and Reagan national airports so far without early issue of bell in Virginia also looks good between Alexandria McLean sixty sixties found active works on your the Fairfax county parkway blocked the right lane for you get by without the life there's also now an active work somebody of Jersey wall set up now for a long term works on I. sixty six eastbound on the ramp to the interlude about why and there you go by that works in single file after remember you come upon that the closure where they set up the New Jersey while kind of without notice so please watch your speed one exiting from sixty six east to join in a loop of the beltway three ninety five south between king street Duke street two left lanes gets bother works on but as of late getting by without delay American military university is the number one educator to US military members joined fellow national security and public safety professionals making a difference Hey I'm you push your mind M. U. online dot com rich under WTO the traffic showers are likely to stick around folks tonight at least a shower chance through the overnight hours into your Monday morning tomorrow morning is gonna be pretty cloudy and it's going to take a bit of time for us to shake the clouds but once we do we should get a good amount of sunshine breaking through in the evening high temperatures tomorrow will be in the upper fifties to around sixty noticeably cool it'll also be rather gusty day as well Tuesday looks dry to start mostly sunny and then clouds build on the back end of the day high temperatures on Tuesday will be in the mid to upper sixties by mid week we get this nice little warm up Wednesday low seventies but it does come with its own cloud as well some rain chances heavy rain Wednesday night into Thursday highs will be in the sixties and we will also be looking at a chance for rain I'm searching for meteorologists Ammar Theodore checking the temperatures around the region right now it is forty nine degrees at Dulles International Airport fifty two degrees at Reagan national and north in Baltimore forty eight degrees a B. to B. Y. at eleven twenty one it is also forty nine degrees outside our studios here in friendship heights right to buy Lynn the plumber trusted same day service seven days a week Charles county police officer has been placed on leave after shooting and killing a gunman in La Plata police responding to a report of a home invasion in the ten thousand block of spring oak court around ten twenty this morning reports indicating the man was armed with a military style assault rifle approaching a number of homes police say they saw him breaking in to one house and firing shots at another one officer shooting the suspect who died at the Charles regional Medical Center police have not yet established a motive now the latest on the corona virus pandemic close to three million people worldwide contracting the virus more than two hundred thousand have died US says nine hundred forty thousand cases and fifty fourth and plus deaths according to Johns Hopkins Maryland governor Larry Hogan on ABC's this week well we have some encouraging numbers on hospitalizations and I see you with her which are leveling off we're still going up with the spec for the number of cases in the number of deaths in Ireland sing its worst day of coronavirus seventy four confirmed dead thirty on Saturday alone bringing the death toll state wide eight hundred twenty seven a technical issue forcing Maryland to take down its unemployment website for a while governor's office says it's back up though is there anyone working on an app or an application should rest assured that their information has been stored in DC corrections officials say thirteen more inmates testing positive fifty four being isolated sixty eight others recovering and thirty seven staffers at DC jails also testing positive for rotavirus it's eleven twenty three stress has been a by product of the outbreak Maryland National Guard has been working on it from the very first day with the very first team the Maryland National Guard sent out we tried to send out behavior health support.

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02:30 min | 2 years ago

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"Your time with us here at W. T. O. P. at four OO eight prevent the spread of viruses with Michael and sons germicidal UV C. go to Michael and son dot com traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks are traveling in Alexandria the incident that was on route one Richmond highway near the intersection of Potomac Avenue looks like they're just about done clearing from the scene we did have traffic stopped in both directions we believe now the traffic is that once again moving each way so good news there after traveling southbound on three ninety five still working south king street headed down towards seminary road two lanes to write catch bother work sound if you're traveling on northbound three ninety five between the bombing the fourteenth street bridge are in good shape so far no incidents reported in your way I still waiting to see if they re open the express lanes on three ninety five north ninety five north found the overnight paving project north of the truck scales and it's with the prince William parkway that is wrapped up and cleared all lanes are open headed up toward developing Springfield in good news is the express lanes are open to northbound traffic on ninety five now and rest and they had the crisis seven westbound at Reston Avenue that has since cleared from the roadway lanes were re opened in both directions down in Dumfries a push the whole triangle road closed each way just north of Grant Park Road they do the wires down again authorities are out what I have with it crews are arriving on scene that that is closed until further notice closure from yesterday evening's rush hour I'm trying out on six nineteen Joplin road just west of I. ninety five near the Quantico national cemetery as of early this morning may still have that shut down in both directions to repair a Paul wires that are knocked down by yesterday's wins after traveling on route fifty in Maryland headed westbound first works on west of freeway airport headed toward route seven oh for that portion of the paving project cleared still working as you travel west approaching and passing the beltway last single file records by the work sound if you're coming off the inner loop of the beltway specifically to go west I'd route fifty No merge Jerry there please use caution as you make your way on the fifty westbound headed toward the district from the inner loop WTLV reporter Jim by fitz Gerald autumn all come see the all new Hyundai palisade at fitzgerald Hyundai Gaithersburg and Rockville transparency entrust that stuff it's way rich hundred WTOP traffic another cold night in store as a freeze warning is in effect across the entire area right on through your Wednesday morning temperatures in the low to mid thirties by the time you wake up to step out the front door going to be a chilly start but a nice afternoon.

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01:30 min | 2 years ago

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"Bridge are now open off peak work remains with minimal traffic impacts get traffic updates at one eight seven seven based band I read a Kessler WTOP traffic the W. T. O. P. four day forecast now storm team four Samara Theodore is joining us live as we watch the clouds build and look toward the possibility of seeing some severe weather later yeah we have two opportunities to see some rain showers some thunderstorms as well so first round this evening and then again through the overnight hours any storms we see will be on the stronger to severe side and those storms the biggest threat will be gusting winds damaging winds heavy rainfall and hail again that's this evening so I'm thinking probably after four PM the chant starts to really Rev up and then again overnight temperatures even this evening are gonna top off in the seventies tomorrow will be really close to eighty degrees upper seventies by the afternoon pretty quiet mostly sunny I'm sorry partly sunny Thursday mostly cloudy start with another round of showers but after that front passes through were cool and breezy in the afternoon with increasing sunshine and highs in the low sixties Friday even cooler low fifties with breezy conditions but partly to mostly sunny Saturday plenty of sunshine highs near sixty and then for your Sunday highs in the mid to upper sixties with a chance for more rain showers seventy three right now the district sixty six in Frederick Maryland and seventy in Gaithersburg Samara thank you it's one fifty one new information today on the corona virus in our region the DC council passing its second.

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02:24 min | 2 years ago

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"Morning morning it's it's twelve twelve forty forty one one among among the the increasing increasing cases cases of corona virus in the region are more and more first responders we here and now local police departments to that in our expanding what it means for them to socially distant at this point if the crime you're reporting isn't putting you or someone else in imminent danger police all across the area are more likely to take your report over the phone or by email and even if police do show up to your dorm in DC officers are being told to speak with residents outside if at all possible but for things like vandalism identity theft or say you woke up and found somebody broke into your car that's going to be handled over the phone or online now in places like in Arendal prince George's Montgomery and Fairfax counties just note that filing a report that way does it tend to get an immediate response John Doberman WTOP news

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03:20 min | 2 years ago

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"Oh three point five FM and W. T. O. P. dot com Stephanie gains Brian good morning while bad news at the corona virus pandemic encouraging information is coming out of Montgomery County we have a total of six cases in Montgomery County and I'm happy to report that the first three cases are reported last Thursday have all cleared and have been cleared to return back to their normal daily life schedules that's Montgomery County department of health and Human Services health officer Dr Travis gales who also says the other three cases are doing well clinically and are stable as expected yesterday afternoon president trump declared a national emergency over the corona virus the action I am taken will open up access to up to fifty billion dollars of very importantly very important and a large amount of money for states and territories and localities in our shared fight against this disease in his remarks from the rose garden he says all states have been told to open emergency operations centers and hospitals nationwide should kick in their emergency preparedness plans the announcement also includes news about a new testing approach which would pave the way for drive up testing for people who have symptoms of the illness it's four oh four we can now say that all schools in our region will keep their door shot through at least March twenty seventh yesterday afternoon Virginia governor Ralph Northam ordered schools to close for at least two weeks the same move Maryland's governor made Thursday DC public schools will close through March thirty first more now from WTOP's Michelle bash in a statement governor Northam says he recognizes that this move will create a hardship on many families but it will allow schools to be cleaned and disinfected and help slow the spread of the corona virus some Virginia school districts plan to stay closed longer than two weeks because of spring break for example Fairfax county public schools are closed through April tenth and schools in falls church and Manassas city are closed through April thirteenth Michelle Basch WTOP news we're also getting an update from DC's mayor and that includes news on mass gatherings in the nation's capital mayor Mario Bowser announcing B. L. H. is requiring a ban on mass gatherings and lowered the definition of a mass gathering to two hundred and fifty individuals he also says more than half of the city's work force will be tele working some operations will be performed fully remotely that won't include some essential services also for students who depend on free lunches we have announced that mill sites will be open for students as well as for seniors across the district and deputy mayor Paul Kahn says as for students that are at home we will have remote learning opportunities for all our children Mike Morello WTOP news the Washington Monument is closed to the public today and it is closed indefinitely also VP concerns are prompting major changes on the rails WTOP's Max Smith is tracking metro twenty four seven metro is cutting service until.

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01:34 min | 2 years ago

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"Slash radio certified operating Virginia by chef welcome in this early Wednesday morning lunch with us here at W. T. O. P. it's four twenty eight traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks right here's the situation sixty sixties down the ramp to the interludes the beltway that ramp is blocked as a result of that action of offering an overturned tractor trailer this debris spill and a fuel spill because of the fuel spill in the amount of equipment they needed to get to that deal with this you'll spell I they've also blocked the ramp from the inner loop of the beltway that takes you to the east and west sixty six because of the large number of fire rescue apparatus so if you're running into a little ball you cannot go west or east on sixty six but the three lines of the eneloop remain open if you're eastbound I. sixty six obviously you cannot get to the end of the valley because traffic is stopped on that ramp and it is backing up folks are barely able to get to the rats the adult for this point I don't recommend you going that way however blisters have confirmed if you're eastern on sixty six you can easily get to the access for the interleukin sands in outlook express lanes but again you need to have an easy task to do that said that's the situation that closed these closures are gonna remain in effect for quite some time overnight work on the bay bridge was wrapping up should have the westbound span reopened and works on overnight northbound to seventy approaching route eighty Abana also clear from the roadway rich hundred WTOP traffic also drive start this morning and all the sunshine we're going to get today will come in the very first few hours of the morning clouds are coming back later this afternoon maybe a drop or two of rain but not a really big.

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03:30 min | 2 years ago

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"Campaign twenty twenty and W. T. O. P. former U. S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan rice has publicly endorsed former vice president Joe Biden and his run for the oval office by ms also picked up an endorsement from former presidential candidate Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar withdrew from the presidential race a few hours ago and gave her support to Biden former south bend Indiana Merope booted judge is also expected to give biting his support after dropping out of the presidential race after disappointing results in the South Carolina primary Dimitri talks about Biden's new found search with Edward Isaac to veer who covers the campaign for the Atlantic starting with one brother with two of Biden's rivals dropping out about the reality that both of them are looking at having had very poor showing in South Carolina on Saturday seeing that likely meant that they were going to have trouble with African American voters over all around the country on super Tuesday and looking at the trouble anyway of mounting a national campaign essentially over those fourteen states that are going tomorrow trying to figure out how they would save face intensely also looking at a party that has been trying to sort its way out over the course of the last year but in the last two months or so been looking at Bernie Sanders and the people who are not supporters of Bernie Sanders very frightened about the strength of his campaign and looking to stop him from winning the nomination either by winning a majority of the delegates are there or by what he is currently aiming for saying that he'd be happy with which is the windows the plurality of delegates and say that would be is there a good reason to believe that people who had been strongly supporting mayor Pete and centering the clover shark will go to biking there are reasons to suggest that some of them well we've seen much more of an overlap between good a judge and warned boaters and a lot of the way to the polling has been done by the polling itself has been somewhat off at least over the course of the year and we're saying that it just hasn't been playing out quite like the polling has been trying to say that what would you say it is still a pretty monumental task for Joe Biden to meet and then maybe you surpass Bernie Sanders in this race it's going to be tough that is what he is facing and the reason why his campaign is so excited that he has club charm but a judge flying to meet him in Dallas this evening to do an about with him sensually unity event he has had a lot of supporters who just in the last seventy two hours since he won the set Carolina primary on Saturday have started jumping on in favor of notable that this support has just come so quickly and it wasn't there to this point there was a lot of skepticism about Joe Biden seventy two hours ago and then he won South Carolina he wanted resoundingly and that seems to have gotten people to a place where they say okay let's go for it but a lot of that again is driven by this feeling like someone has to stop standards among the people who don't want Sanders to be the nominee and looking to find the person and it seems like for the moment Joe Biden is the beneficiary that will also see over the course of Tuesday whether Michael Bloomberg's plate will come out the way that he wanted and whether Elizabeth Warren can shows that her attempt to be the person who appeals to both Sanders voters and non Sanders voters can get her to a better position than should have the race so far as many campaigns reporter Edward Isaac dovere air.

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03:40 min | 2 years ago

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"Campaign twenty twenty on W. T. O. P. some Democrats in Congress are growing up on easy over who will become the party's presidential nominee WTOP's Mitchell Miller has more on Capitol Hill Democrats took power in the house by winning more than forty seats in the mid term election and most of those victories came in districts that supported president trump there's concern among moderate Democrats that if senator Bernie Sanders wins the nomination that could spell political trouble for hanging on to the house but house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's focused on her caucus while leading the presidential politics play out my responsibility is to make sure that those we elect it last time return to Congress keep the majority and add to our numbers and whether it's Sanders Joe Biden or someone else whoever the nominee is of our party will wholeheartedly support on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news two thirty three following the South Carolina primary the democratic presidential field has one less contender billionaire activist Tom Steyer's ended his campaign Saturday night in South Carolina he finished third in the primary behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders despite spending nearly twenty four million dollars on television advertising in the state one of two billionaires in the democratic primary race Stiers spent more than two hundred and sixty million of his own money during the ride the governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of covert nineteen the first reported deaths from the corona virus in the U. S. health officials say the man who died was in his fifties had underlying health conditions and more than fifty people in a nursing facility or sick and being tested for the virus a woman in her forties who works at the facility and a resident in her seventies have tested positive for the virus officials in California Oregon and Washington state are worried about the noble corona virus spreading through west coast communities because people are being infected by unknown means two thirty for almost five years after the Charleston Emanuel A. M. E. church mass shooting South Carolina is considering to open carry bills arm in arm describes themselves as a nonpartisan group of gun owners and gun and non gun owners dedicated to promoting responsible gun ownership the group says that open carry is being challenged by law enforcement mayors in groups such as safe schools project the group also promotes gun safety laws such as background checks Towner McGill listen arm in arm board member background checks is Liz largest for us because of the all the shooting that took place in the manual A. M. E. church here in twenty fifteen but we like to invest more resources in our background check system to make it more efficient and effective we all strong supporters of extreme risk protection orders that can prevent a lot of suicide domestic violence type shootings and the local school system is expanding a program that helps kids who are deaf or hard of hearing to keep to also help them win just navigating life what's unique about the expansion of the program at Canterbury woods elementary school in Fairfax county is that the students will be paired with mentors who are also either deaf or hard of hearing so when they tell the kids they know what it's like to be them they really do the mentors will share their life experiences and me with kids.

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05:38 min | 2 years ago

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"Twenty one degrees going up to fifty one this is Washington's top news one oh three point five FM and W. T. O. P. dot com here is Stephanie games Brian warning the fall here county teenager named as a suspect in the death of his mother and his little brother on Friday is now in custody in North Carolina we're learning more about the circumstances of his arrest suspected of shoplifting and target Saturday night I was told by Durham PD he was in the sporting good section detailing some of what seventeen year old Levi Norwood was said to be carrying around in the store Parker county sheriff's sergeant James Hartman he had hair dye clothing and a backpack when authorities were searching for nor would **** your share of Bob measures as the team's purple hair was a distinguishing characteristic you talked about that that was part of what you guys did in the media that helped us so we appreciate that Kristy king WTOP news a developing story we're following a man is dead after a shooting in northwest Saturday evening DC police say the shooting happened just before six PM and the one hundred block of N. street northwest police found thirty four year old Eugene Isaac junior had been shot and was taken to a local hospital where he later died Isaac junior had no fixed address according to police no one on the circumstances and no word rather on the circumstances of the shooting as it's an ongoing investigation investigators are looking for a large black SUV Fairfax county's top police officer says he wants to set the record straight this after the department of justice claimed the county failed to cooperate with the feds as it investigated exactly what happened the night wind bichon gays are whisks shot and killed by two US park police officers in twenty seventeen that is absolutely not the truth Fairfax county police chief ed roster is taking issue with the claim by US assistant Attorney General Eric dry band it came in a letter to the Fairfax county Commonwealth's attorney who has begun investigating the shooting now that the federal investigation concluded the officers wouldn't be charged we assisted the FBI greatly with this investigation Ross was officers were assisting US park police when the pursuit and subsequent shooting took place he says they offered police reports officer interviews and more and Ross are released emails which appear to show a major or the department offering to assist a special agent WTOP has reached out to the DOJ for comment Mike Morello WTOP news do you know where the safe spaces on metro rail tracks in metro stations it's called in under platform refuge area and demand used it at the capitol south station yesterday morning additionally people thought the man had been hit by the train a metro spokesman says the passenger apparently intoxicated stumbled and fell onto the tracks a train entering the station could not stop in time but the man called into that refuge area then when the train was gone jumped back on to the platform he refused treatment from medics and left the station appearing to be okay it's three oh seven sometimes the apple your smartphone doesn't give you the full story a crash involving the overturned tractor trailer near the Woodrow Wilson bridge the earlier flooding has receded and both of your lanes are open outer loop before river wrote it down three along the right side but it's an ex of mine with a fuel leak their training the saddle tanks right now there's a hazmat crew on the scene WTOP he gives you the why behind the what's in your traffic woes traffic reports every ten minutes on the aids on WTOP it's three oh wait get a fifty nine dollar precision furnace tune up by calling eight hundred nine four eight Mike traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks up if you're traveling through Annapolis headed toward the bay bridge to crash eastbound on US fifty just before you get the extra for came saying clear road exit twenty nine the crash long right side stay left to get five west bound or in down fifty headed toward Annapolis and beyond toward the belly not affected your moving well still working on the end of the valley in prince George's county assured south of arena drive in passing Central Avenue single file right did you buy the works and they were working on Central Avenue underneath of the beltway he's value we're getting by single file to laugh but no complaints of delays with either works environments very light on this federal holiday after driving on a in Silver Spring aren't on Georgia Avenue approaching Spring Street stay last past the work and I'm cold soul Rhoden blocked each way I between East West highway in Wayne Avenue that for our work near the Silver Spring metro station is all part of the purple line construction and the traffic on the Virginia side because I ninety five nine three ninety five a moving well early on no issues on sixty six east as far west as Haymarket two rows and rows of all bridge in the district as I two ninety five in DC two ninety five moving well early if you've been tasked with setting in the state you need a professional cough addition wary services seven oh three to six seven sixty one hundred or more online that we settle estates dot com we settle estates dot com rich under WTOP traffic as we had the your presidents day we're gonna warm up we're headed to the low fifties this afternoon pretty mild by February standards mix of sun and clouds with more clouds tonight tomorrow high temperatures.

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02:15 min | 2 years ago

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"Breaking news on W. T. R. good morning at nine OO four here W. T. O. P. we are following some developing news this morning if he is severe weather that has left a real mark on this area let's go live right now to start team fours Matt reader and get the latest Matt we've had some tornado warnings in the last hour or is it all over yes for most of the year you yes but it is still moving through parts of Maryland right now the latest warning is for eastern animal county until nine thirty in particular from the Riviera beach area down the green haven lake shore Severna park Arnold Cape Saint Clair heading towards Skidmore and the bay bridge itself down towards Annapolis this line of very heavy rain racing to the east at a good fifty to sixty miles per hour and within that line probably some sixty mile per hour wind gusts about to move towards the bay bridge so if you're on the bay bridge it looks like it were if you're about to get on to the bay bridge especially if you're heading westbound on to it just be advised you could be driving right into this line be prepared for it because it's pretty much imminent this point but this line is moving through it with the cold front now moving east Baltimore over the bay down through extreme southern Maryland and it'll move on to the market and then slow if you've already gotten a severe weather this morning you're not going to get any more today in fact it behind the cold front you're seeing temperatures fall from the fifties into the forties and that'll be the trend for the rest of the day what were details coming up the next weather on the gates well how damaging the winds that we've seen with the storm so far this morning that we'll be seeing some a wind gust reports of of forty to fifty miles per hour of course we fight and the the tree damage reports that were near Leesburg and also northwestern Montgomery County the first of the warning came out the first of the warnings came at a good to a two hours ago that was the first will need a warning for near the Leesburg area and with the Montgomery County that's were getting lots of reports of that tree damage to the National Weather Service will of us by birth presume will be investigating that because the warning was in effect of these are definitely some really strong gusty winds with a strong cold front but again the worst is over if you've already had the severe weather if you're near the Chesapeake Bay brace for it it'll be moving through between now and about quarter of ten all right in that match just a quick question for you is this unusual for this time of year it's unusual for this time of the year but lower.

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01:31 min | 2 years ago

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"Naturally call metro men's health today at two OO to nine OO to nine thousand W. T. O. P. three twenty eighths on your I think and whether on the aids and when it breaks starts off in Maryland to seventy south Frederick Downton doubly looking good early I know issues on I ninety five the bald washed are paid south toward the capital beltway our food was also moving all inside the belly headed down toward the district headed into the district I still have a couple of incidents in northeast one was on eleventh street between age and I streets as a result of a crash involving an overturned car there was also a crash in West Virginia Avenue northeast in the area Fenwick St dented and blocked each way as a result of the accident bother you dump trucks so again a tortoise route with that as well New York Avenue for now running well in both directions between the Anacostia and the third street tall are the overnight working ban on that and Casterbridge cleared IDC to ninety five nineteen ninety five as of late without issue no problems on the freeway in either direction still in good shape early losses when parkway south capital street in Maryland in Bethesda W. SSE doing some work to follow me a water main break yesterday at last report still had Woodmont Avenue closed between Norfolk Avenue in old Georgetown road as a result of that works again you are being redirected from the area's result rich honor WTOP traffic it has been a very warm very of time but now the cold air starting to make its way into by the morning hours it is gonna be a lot colder you'll need the codes as well as the umbrellas wind chills to be in the.

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05:22 min | 2 years ago

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"W. T. O. P. dot com here is dean late we do indeed thank you for joining us this early morning here on this trusted him to the WTOP news for we begin this half hour with new caucus results from Ohio this Wednesday morning and people to judges still this hour in the lead we hear twenty seventy one that is seventy one percent of the free scenes are not reporting in the former self in mayor has almost twenty seven percent of the vote for first place Bernie Sanders is second with twenty five percent Elizabeth Warren is third with eighteen percent followed by Joe Biden again seventy one percent of the precincts now reporting in this morning reaction now we turn to to president trump's state of the union address last night not surprisingly sharply divided along party lines Virginia democratic congressman Jerry Connelly says for his part he can't remember seeing the house chamber so clearly divided during such an address our heroes and she there bridge builders they try to bring us together at least that's part of what they do as to what he did was take a hatchet and whacks away what little was left of that bridge but Virginia Republican a Denver riddle men who represents the fifth district says he like the issues the president focused on last night really it looks like a talk right to our district role broadband opioid addiction he talked about deregulation he talked about the issue in America based immigration talk about the border issues with our district so he was right on point I think was a fantastic speech members of both parties said they were glad that the president did not mention impeachment at all WTOP at twelve oh six new on WTOP this morning former in double A. C. P. leader Kweisi Mfume has won the democratic special primary for the Maryland congressional seat held by the late Elijah Cummings the two were good friends Infoway prevailed in a crowded primary with twenty three other candidates he's trying to regain the seat he once held for five terms Kimberly placing wins the Republican special primary for the Maryland congressional seat Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than four to one in the district that includes a significant portion of Baltimore as well as Baltimore and Howard counties if implemented wins in the April twenty eight special general election he will Sir about the rest of congressman Cummings term he would then have to stand for election again in November to win a full two year term WTOP trouble seven Wednesday morning proponents of a Maryland bill on salary history say women generally earn less than men and they say the problems perpetuated should he win an employer can ask about an applicant's salary history they say a woman looking for a new job may never close that earnings gap the solution to the wage gap that affects women and people of color according to supporters of Maryland house bill one two three require employers to propose a wage range and then bar them from asking about past earnings delegate Christopher Adams a business owner from Maryland's middle shore worries the bill makes it too easy for an employer to run afoul of the law so this is my message to the committee if this is going to be a bill that passes find ways to have easy examples that are clearly defined Tiffany point with the Montgomery County commission for women says people can still negotiate people want to do the right thing but sometimes they need a little bit of structure to put in place practices that will help them do that in Annapolis Kate Ryan WTOP news ahead this half hour minutes away this early Wednesday morning a WTO people talk with the national journal's Jeff before about the president's address last night to the nation W. 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P. at twelve OO eight good morning welcome in our one day bathroom project made easy long baths dot com traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks right on the valley in Maryland on the island for forging to fourteen Central Avenue still getting father works on two lanes laughed as of late doing so without delay in a repair that stretch all lanes are open this continue past Central Avenue in past injuries and down toward the Woodrow Wilson bridge no incidents anyway for G. about we're in good shape motivations between Alexandria McLean no incidents so far in your way was works and scheduled for the end of the valley between river turnpike and route fifty Arlington Boulevard and that was supposed to block the two left lanes but still no word yet that they are actually in the roadway so just be aware they've been checking for crash on New Hampshire Avenue south of valley near few drive no word yet if anything's been found out police and fire rescue running both sides in New Hampshire Avenue check your mirrors headed into the district in down your cavities you cross the Anacostia river bridge single file left fast works on occasionally sing is lay there as a result I ninety five the Baltimore Washington parkway in good shape no problems to seventy north and south Virginia sixty six east and westbound essentially between Fairfax in Vienna down to a single left lane in each direction as they continue bridge demolition work along that stretch of sixty six you may find yourself and stop traffic from time to time in any event down to a single left lane in each direction and it does remain slow each way as a result of those work sounds WTF he reports are driven by fitz Gerald autumn all of the all new genesis sedan experience a luxury car that's the highest rated on the road is a fictional genesis luxury the fates why return WTOP traffic a very mild night right now but colder air making its way and by the time you wake up in the morning on your Wednesday temperatures will be in the twenties and thirties at least that'll be the wind chill during.

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03:45 min | 2 years ago

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"Point five FM and W. T. O. P. dot com here's del Walters and Good Friday evening keep an eye on the skies tonight and tomorrow some of you will see a combination of snow sleet and rain some local school systems already canceling activities tomorrow schools in Culpeper Fairfax county is in Virginia and Prince George Justin and Randall counties in Maryland canceling everything that might have been on the schedule tomorrow Montgomery County is canceling activity Saturday that are scheduled to start before at eleven ten in the morning eleven thirty would be the earliest that anything happens there but they will keep you updated and stay with WTOP for the latest on the forecast coming up in just about five minutes and we are following breaking news out of Richmond tonight Virginia state Supreme Court saying it won't block a weapons banned the went into effect tonight at capitol square governor Ralph nor the making that emergency declaration earlier this week WTOP is Max Smith picks up our coverage from Richmond direct credible threats prompted this extra security in a weapons ban governor Ralph Northam ordered through Tuesday on the block immediately surrounding Virginia state capital it doesn't change Virginia's open carry laws elsewhere in Richmond so police protecting the event have put out a reminder especially for visitors it's fine if people are walking around with guns outside the secure area police are urging those who do carry to keep handguns holstered and long weapons on shoulder slings muzzle down the pro gun lobby day happens every year on Martin Luther king junior day an opposing annual rally to stop gun violence has been canceled over safety concerns several people have been arrested on weapons charges ahead of lobby day conspiracy theorists are also planning to attend the new democratic majority in Richmond is advancing bills to expand background checks restore Virginia's one hand gun a month law into what local governments keep guns out of their parks and buildings Max Smith W. T. opinion there is a high profile coaching change to tell you about tonight involves a local high school football coach who led his team to championships hand and controversy a little over a month after the Damascus high school varsity for ball team won its fourth state championship in the last five years coach Eric Wallich announced his resignation in a Facebook post Wallich says he loves the players coaching staff and the program but with his twin children starting high school next year he needs to be more of a dad and less of a coach well it will continue teaching at the school Damascus highs entire football program was under probationary oversight this season as a result of the twenty eighteen locker room rape scandal involving members of the junior varsity football team for JV players admitted their involvement in juvenile court after taking the state title in December well look told The Washington Post it feels different because of everything we went through adding it's just about a suite of a win as I've ever had Michelle bass WTOP news and still ahead on WTOP an in depth investigation into the death of Caitlyn Jones she is the mother of three who is frowned found dead in Frederick Maryland let me know seven years rob carry a vice president and general manager global public sector solutions with RSA security discussing digital risk management you think of your response was a system of your network inside that far well that's what you have to deal with now you have an interconnected nature of networks you have contractors you have third party suppliers that are connected to you whose identities you trust navigating your network so now you have to cover down on that generally you have to stare at something and realize that there is probably something I want to protect and then mitigate understand who's again touching my network how do they touch it what applications a touch what data they touch and then be able to sort of prioritizes again like RSA provides mission critical cyber security and integrated risk management capabilities including threat detection and response integrated cyber risk management identify an access management and fraud prevention.

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